Good Morning, Headache

I woke up at my normal time this morning, 4am.  I wake up this early, so I can take a little time to relax, check e-mail, etc. before exercising or anything else.  However, this morning I was greeted by, of all things, a headache.

It’s unusual for me to wake up with a headache (at least for the last several years anyway!).  I tried to ignore it first, but it persisted.  It even got to the point it was annoying.

I tried to continue with my day for a little bit, but I finally decided to give up.  I took two Aleve and went back to bed!

I slept like a baby until about 8:30am.  That’s right through my entire morning routine and my commute to work.

Needless to say, I was already way off track for the day.  So, I had to focus on getting myself to work.  No exercise.  No time to cook something healthy.

When I got to work, it was non-stop, as usual, until I left at 6pm.  I went home and watched television.

Although I didn’t exercise, I did manage to stay within my daily goal of 2100 calories on MyFitnessPal, so that is a win.

Tomorrow will be a better day.  I won’t wake up with a headache, and I’ll continue on my slow and steady plan to weight loss success.

How was your day?




One Response to “Good Morning, Headache”

  • Melissa:

    Hi Derek! :) I wanted to write and tell you that I found your videos / websites via YouTube. I had typed in NutriSystem and there you were! I myself am going back on the plan and was just looking for some online motivation. Even though you don’t have many recent videos and posts, I have thoroughly enjoyed watching and reading everything you’ve done!! I love your honesty and humor as well ;) I’m 36 years old and have a little over 100 lbs. to lose. I can’t seem to get over my love of baking, that’s what I love to do, it makes me happy! :) I won’t write a huge novel here, but do know that I’d love to be friends and support each other through our journeys. I’m wanting to set up a blog myself, any suggestions? I’ve never reached out to anyone online before, but knowing what support I do have around me (which is more detrimental than supportive), I figured this would be a great way to do it.

    Thank you and hope to hear from you soon! If you also want to email back instead of forum posting, you can. My email is

    Have a Happy 4th of July!
    Melissa in Minnesota

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