Yesterday was a really good day.
Of course, it’s because I forgot to take my medication before I went to bed the night before.
I can tell you the medication does work to put me to sleep because I had a horrible night of no sleep or half sleep. A lot of tossing and turning. No sleep for me turns me into a raging psychopath but it takes a few days to get to that state so I can safely enjoy myself for one day.
Anyway, despite the rough night, I woke up feeling like my old self. I was totally doing something I shouldn’t so I did have some guilt. Nonetheless, it was nice. I felt focused and energized. That great big thumb that is always pressing me down was gone. I happily got some things done that I would normally be dragging my sluggish booty to do. I just had a really good day.
But, when the clock struck 8pm, I took my glass slippers off, got some orange juice and dutifully took my medication.
I remember what one doctor said, “Sure. Fine. You’ll be able to do it one day. Two days. Maybe a month. Maybe TWO months. BUT!! Eventually, the bottom WILL fall out and you’ll be in a mental hospital worse off than before.”
MEDICATION. MEDICATION. MEDICATION. Gots to have it! It keeps the demons away, which are a lot worse than the side effects.
From a diet standpoint, I am doing well. If you recall, I ordered Nutrisystem. I did fine on that for the first two weeks. Lost 8 pounds but started hating the food and having side effects so I gradually turned to goody non-diety deliciousness one bite at a time. A pound crept back on. Then, a half pound.
That’s when I went to the store to get my real food fixins.
4 oz non-fat Greek yogurt
½ cup blueberries
1 slice bacon
Lunch~ Great Big Ole Salad
When I was vegan for a short time, this was the best lesson I learned. Everybody should be eating a Great Big Veggie Fest Salad every day. My grandma also swears by this and she is a healthy, hearty good for another 100,000 miles 80 years old.
Lettuce (like 6 cups)
Tomato (medium size)
Half a cucumber
Real Bacon Bits
Dressing (It’s Ranch for me. I start out that way. It helps me hork down the salad but I’ll taper myself off eventually)
Right now, I am eating my Nutrisystem dinners drowned in Siracha. I’ll be eating those and the lunches for a while.
So far, I am two days strong and have removed the post-Nutrisystem creepin gain. I give myself smiley stickers for every day I stick to nutritious eating.
While I am working away on this blog and some other internet duties, my Ginger-Bear is behind me and has claimed the big comfy reading chair.