Thursday, April 1, 2010


This afternoon, my wife and I went out for an adventure.  We started at Ikea, then went to the park for a mini photo-shoot and hike, then we went to Target.
When we were at Ikea, I started feeling really light-headed.  I had to sit down a couple times, but I got a carbonated Swedish apple beverage thing and felt a little better.  We went to the park and I felt okay, but not great.  Then at Target I started feeling lousy again. 

We came home and rested for a little bit.  After I ate some food I felt better, but I still feel pretty lousy.  I'm pretty foggy right now.

I'm not used to feeling this way and I don't like it one bit. 

It might be a reaction to the heat and humidity; we hit 80 here today for the first time this year.  I'm also wondering if I've overexerted myself with all the extra exercise I've been partaking in this week. 

I was going to do Mary's #amerryworkoutpledge tonight and spend 90 minutes on the elliptical.  I'm going to have to put it off until tomorrow or Saturday.  I feel bad taking a rest day, but I really don't want to pass out at the gym.

I'm afraid I've hit a plateau.  My last few weigh-ins have been pretty piddly.  At least they've all been losses.  I wanted to make Monday's weigh-in really big, but things aren't looking that way.  I haven't been eating as well as I want and my body isn't cooperating today.

Sorry for the pessimistic post.  I know I'm capable of losing the next 69 pounds.  I just need to figure out the best plan of attack.  


  1. Get rested. Get better. Stay hydrated. with the heat, keep the water coming.

  2. I agree with Seth. I was actually going to say the same thing about the water, but he beat me to it!!

  3. If you're feeling lightheaded just going about your daily business I'd say something is off, perhaps your dehydrated, or aren't consuming enough calories in a day for the amount of exercise you're doing?

    Either way, take care of yourself. I know what a plateau feels like, it sucks, but you'll break through it I'm sure.

  4. Sorry to hear you're not feeling 100% - rest up, take in plenty of fluids, and feel better!

  5. 'Not eating as well' as you'd 'like' and 'plateau' in the same sentence? Could these two somehow (somehow!) be related?

  6. Sometimes moving too fast will get you light-headed. Did you make any fast moves or stand up too quickly when you got out of the car?

  7. @Body by Pizza - Point taken. I need to quit fooling myself.

  8. Have you thought about going to a doctor or nutritionist? Making sure you are okay is the most important thing.