I got nothing done last week. Nothing at all. I am suffering from a Vitamin D and iron deficiency, recently diagnosed. At least now I know why I'm so tired. So every day last week, I took a nap. And nothing got done. Charles disagrees. He says I look more alert, so clearly napping was what I needed to get done! Thank God for an understanding husband who cares so much for me!
I tend to balk at such diagnoses. I mean, I know so many people who suffer from debilitating illnesses. A little vitamin deficiency is nothing compared to that. But guess what? It IS a big deal. Left untreated, Vitamin D deficiency can play a role in autoimmune disorders, depression, and weakening of the bones. And that's just a few of the potential problems.
So I'm a vitamin/mineral regimen designed to boost my D and iron levels that will hopefully help me to feel better. My doctor warned me it could take some time, though. I want to take a pill and feel better in the morning. We'll recheck the bloodwork in six weeks and see if I've made any progress. My body will let me know, too.
I'm keeping my meals simple this week. The easier, the better. Here's what I've got planned:
Crockpot roast beef, carrots and potatoes
Herb crusted tilapia
Sesame chicken and rice
Baked egg rolls, sesame noodles
Asian meatball subs, fries
Chicken verde tacos, corn
For more meal planning inspiration, visit Organizing Junkie's Menu Plan Monday.