I woke up in kind of a funky blue mood this morning. Only around noon, as my head started to clear, did I realize that I was probably "hormonally confused." I realized kind of belatedly that I would be on the period week of the pills during my Friday appointment if I didn't do some swapping, so I was on the pill until last Thursday, off of it until Tuesday, on it again Tuesday through Thursday, and now I'm off it again because I want to start the new pack on a Sunday so it's not confusing. So I think my body is miffed at the inconsistency. But I'll be back on it tonight, so hopefully I'll feel right as rain in the mornings from now on. Or, well, as close as I ever do. I'm really not a morning person.
I picked up some calcium chews today. I don't know whether I actually need them, but it can't hurt, right? I'm sure it would take more than that to overdose on the stuff. They have vitamin D in them too to help absorption, and I'll be taking them with breakfast anyway, when I drink milk. I think I'm going to stop there though. She specifically mentioned calcium, and I'm already on a multivitamin for extra iron, but the world of dietary supplements can get very complicated. I have a theory that the whole reason we need to bother with this stuff is because we don't get enough exercise. As a society, we are more sedentary than we've ever been. So in order to keep our weight down, we have to cut our calories down far lower than we would if we moved more. And it's hard to get all the nutrients we need from food with the more limited calorie intake. Maybe impossible in some cases. If we moved more, we could eat more, and getting it all in would be easier with a little guidance. It would probably be better too, I've read that the body absorbs nutrients from food more readily than it does from supplements. But what can you do? Without all the 9-to-5 desk jobs, society as we know it would collapse. The best you can do is try to exercise on your off hours, try to eat as healthfully as possible, and supplement the difference. In a perfect world, we could get everything we need from food and exercise, but the world isn't perfect and neither are we.
In the past, summer has always been my favorite season, but I'm getting sick of this heat. It's been in the upper 90s nearly every day for the past month--not unheard of, but usually we at least get more breaks than this. I love sunshine, and I would rather be too warm than too cold, but my enthusiasm for summer is quickly disappearing. I'm hoping for a nice long fall. Spring and fall WOULD be my favorite seasons, but the ideal part of the season is usually so short. In fall it usually stays hot through September, and then sometime in October someone flips a switch and suddenly it's freezing. We don't get very many of those perfect autumn days, warm but not hot, sunny with a breeze that has a hint of chill in it, weather made for jackets in the morning and t-shirts in the afternoon. It's a similar story in the spring, stays cold cold cold until BAM, it's suddenly summer. But every once in a long while we get a truly gentle, idyllic spring or fall. I'm hoping for fall this year.
Anyway. This entry is thoroughly pointless. Mostly I'm just sleepy and I was giving myself an excuse to stay sitting in my desk chair a little longer. But I need to get moving or I'm going to wind up just sitting here yawning and staring all afternoon. I think I'll go play some Wii, and maybe that will wake me up enough to inspire me to do some house cleaning. I like that line of logic, anyway.