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There’s something about sadness that just saps all energy. It’s hard to believe that a week ago I was running over six miles. This weekend it was all I could do to put one foot in front of the other. Yesterday my husband texted me and invited me for a walk in my favorite park. I told him we’d have to drive there and park in the parking lot because I didn’t think I could manage the hill from our house to the park.
We got there and had a pretty nice walk. But I was tired. I was so tired. Not out of breath, but just ….. I don’t know, weary.
A series of unrelated but strong events have hit our household in recent days/weeks. There’s a lot of emotion, sadness, worry, grief, anger, and it is swirling around everything.
On a good note, I am managing not to eat everything in sight. On a bad note, when I walk I feel like I have cinderblocks on my feet.
March 8, 2010 at 12:04 pm
Hugs. BTDT. It’s frustrating and scary but it’s life. It also might be hormones 🙂 I know you’re not going to beat yourself up over this so just hang in there and know that you will feel better again.
March 8, 2010 at 12:09 pm
Thanks, Karen. I do know that it will pass but I think I didn’t realize my energy level would be SO affected. It’s not hormones, it’s a series of outside events that are just battering us from every angle. Just holding on here.
March 8, 2010 at 12:30 pm
Sadness is so heavy. I know it may feel over whelming but know no matter what it is, it will pass.
Breath deep and love yourself no matter what!
I love ya XOXO
March 8, 2010 at 12:59 pm
FM – Sorry to hear about your sorrows. Your natural energy will return and you can take solace in the knowledge that you are not escaping from this with food. Hugs.
March 8, 2010 at 1:01 pm
It really is amazing how emotions can make us physically hurt…
March 8, 2010 at 3:15 pm
It really does seem to take the *life* out of you, doesn’t it!
I wish there were something to say, that would make it that much better for you. *sigh*
March 9, 2010 at 12:54 am
All I can say is I’m really sorry and I hope that some relief or resolution or peace will be soon in coming. Thank you too for sharing this with your larger community. Hopefully it helps in some way.
March 9, 2010 at 1:27 am
(((hug))) I’m sorry that you and your family are going through such a difficult time. Hope you receive the strength and peace that you need to get through it okay.
March 9, 2010 at 11:26 am
I felt your message. I’m so sorry your are experiencing this. I wish you the best. ((hugs))
March 9, 2010 at 4:14 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
March 9, 2010 at 5:06 pm
Sending lots of hugs and warm thoughts…
March 9, 2010 at 5:52 pm
I’m sending some Hugs your way. I know what you are going through, because I have experienced some great sadness as well. It’s tough to deal with, but it’s so nice having some great support and encouragement from all my Blog friends. I’ll be keeping you and your family in my prayers.
March 9, 2010 at 6:14 pm
I am sorry to hear you guys are going through a difficult time now. Yes, feeling sad can really sap your energy level. It’s good you’re not using food to cope because that’ll just make you feel worse later. Maybe watch a really sad movie and just let yourself have a good therapeutic cry? ((hugs))
March 9, 2010 at 8:11 pm
**fill in the blank with whatever might be helpful** You’re in my thoughts and what passes for prayers these days.