Is it Nap Time Yet?


April 28, 2009 by Marj Hatzell

In addition to my now-twenty-two-pound weight gain, I’m exhausted.

As in, I sleep for nine to ten hours a night, take a two hour nap and feel like I can sleept for ten more hours straight.  I never feel well-rested. I never feel like I’ve fully woken up.  I pretty much want to sleep all the time.  ALL DAY LONG.  Like, don’t call me, mmkay?  I’ve got the ringers off.

I am exercising seven days a week.  I’m eating veggies and fruit galore. I have salads every day at lunch. I’m grilling lean meats and eating meatless meals at least three days a week.  Heck, I even cut out most of my tea consumption.  I’m back to drinking over sixty-four ounces of water a day.  I should feel great!  This is the way I lived for years.  So why do I feel like total crap?  No really, feel me. I feel like crap.  Go on. Try it.  I’ll wait.

Don’t you dare tell me it’s muscle weight.  The fact that pants I wore TWO WEEKS AGO won’t fit over my tummy is kinda pissing me off.  I can’t button them.  I’m pretty much wearing only elastic waist bands, yoga pants and skirts.

People. I’m working out for forty minutes to an hour every single day. I am doing One Hundred Situps a night.  WHY THE H-E-DOUBLE-HOCKEY-STICKS AM I STILL GAINING??????

Time for a pee test?

It’s time for something. Monday morning I’m off to the doc. I’m getting iron, calcium, hormones and CBC checked.  If you can think of anything else I need (oh yeah, thyroid, too!) let me know.  I was prediabetic before, perhaps that is an issue. I just don’t know.  I normally have more energy than the energizer bunny.  This is strange territory for me.And those of you who just saw me recently and think I still have the energy of an energizer bunny need to see me when I’m feeling like myself.  It’ll give you a headache. That is, I’ll give you a headache. I’m good at that.  No need to thank me, I do it because I care.

I know, I still look ok.  I’m still smaller than the average woman. But this ain’t me. This ain’t the way I am accustomed to living. I just don’t feel like me. I feel like…I dunno.

Not me.

7 thoughts on “Is it Nap Time Yet?

  1. Gwen Jackson says:

    I feel your pain. I was just having this conversation with my husband last night. I was always a rail and now I’m…not. My husband said that I was too thin before and he’s right.

    I saw you at the party and you are a small person. If you were 20 pounds lighter I would think you were way too skinny. (Just my opinion). Maybe you are just at a healthy weight now? I mean, I understand that it might be uncomfortable because you’re not used to it. I don’t know you, so maybe I’m out of line to write what I think. I can just feel your pain and I want to reach out to you, let you know that I get it. I hope you feel better soon.

  2. RuthWells says:

    A doctor visit is a good idea. Yes.

  3. kelly says:

    I’d have your thyroid checked out. Weight gain, lethargy, depressed mood…all signs of hypothyroidism.

    It’s worth a shot.

  4. Aimee says:

    I was thinking hypothyroidism too. Hope you get answers quickly.

  5. Marta says:

    A lot of sleep, feeling like crap, weight gain… it sounds just like me right now but I know why I’m going through it and it will end soon…have you tried peeing on a “stick”?
    Now on a more serious note: you really should see your doctor, hope you’ll be feeling better soon.

  6. She Started It says:

    Hmmmm. Glad you’re seeing the doctor, just in case.

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