I saw my pdoc on Friday and told him how well things have been going. No mania, no depression, no hypomania for about a month now. He was as happy to hear it as I was to say it. I did bring up anxiety, though. I mentioned that I still am getting it and it is affecting me when I want to shower, as always. I said there are days that I’ll stand there holding my towel and breathe heavy before I get the energy to step in. Seriously and I mean seriously, he suggested that may come from movies, such as Psycho. When I told him it seems to be a common thing with people who have BP or depression and he pretty much ignored it and started talking about other movies with scary shower scenes. Normally I’d consider getting a new pdoc, but it’s hard to argue with the results I’ve had lately. I have a great therapist to bounce things off. The pdoc is just my pill pusher.
Weight and Fitness
Weight on June 18 – 264.6
Weight on July 02 – 259.8
Total loss = 4.8 lbs
I feel totally stoked about last week. I ate well, with few weak moments, and I exercised every day.
On last weeks review I said that my therapist and I came up with a great idea of me walking 5 miles to the library to get exercise and then I’d be there in a good environment for writing. It also would keep me from snacking too much, since there’s not a good eatery nearby. As it turns out, I only did it one day, but it worked perfectly. I got my 10,000 daily step goal in, and successfully got some serious writing done, and didn’t snack all day. I will be doing it more often. I didn’t do it all week because I had other appointments. There was one other day that I could have done it, but chose to go to the beach instead where I wound up walking 25,000 steps, which was over 10 miles. Damn, my feet hurt after that.
I look forward to seeing how the rest of this week will go.
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I didn’t get much novel writing in this week and that’s okay. Instead I’ve been writing a sermon. Our previous minister at church left last month and our new minister doesn’t arrive until next month. Most of the Sundays in between we have members of the congregation subbing. I was pleased to be asked if I would like to do one and am now scheduled to be behind the pulpit on July 24th. Like the last couple of times, I will post a transcript of the sermon. Hell, maybe I’ll post a video while I’m at it.
I’d like to have had the sermon done by now, but as I was researching the topic my perspective of the subject changed. This required me to nearly start from scratch.
A small amount of anxiety countered by no manic and no depressive episodes. Ate well and exercised, and wound up losing weight. I wasn’t writing my major project, but still kept writing. How would I rate last week? Purdy damn good.