A better week. Once again, there is that underlying feeling of depression, but I was able to be productive and have a few laughs. Like many others, it can hard for me to accept the good times, because I’m always waiting for the bubble to burst. I’ve done a much better job of being optimistic. I’m usually optimistic about the long distance future, but not so much the short term. I’m working on that.
During the middle of the week I did get sick, so it brought my mood down, but that’s situational. Anyone can have a low mood or even depression as a result of being sick, but that’s not the depression I’m usually talking about.
Weight and Fitness
Weight on Aug 13 – 258.6
Weight on August 20 – 256.4
Total loss = 2.2 lbs.
I ate heavy for the weekend, very heavy. The middle of the week was an entire different thing. I had a horrible stomach virus. I couldn’t eat for about 2 ½ days. The last time this happened I lost 4 lbs and kept it off. Fortunately, I had a similar experience last week. The virus cleared up a couple of days before weigh in so I’m fully confident that it was not water weight. I maintained my goal of staying below 260 lbs.
Since my short term goal is to lease 6 lbs. a month, I believe I’m pretty well set for September. By the end of the month I should be just below 250 lbs. and I’ll make the commitment to never see 250 again. Baby steps, though. Baby steps.
I didn’t go on any major walks, or any exercise at all. The virus had me down and when it was gone I was so weak and exhausted that it took several days to recoup. This week that will change.
I was unable to read or write last week. I tried numerous times and just couldn’t focus. I spent most of the time trying to binge watch on Netflix, but that didn’t work either because I kept falling asleep. I think my body was screaming at me to just chill out a bit, and who was I to argue?
I’m looking forward to writing again this week.
Well, as I said repeatedly, I was a bit under the weather, but I did the best I could based on the circumstances I was dealt. For that reason, I’m going to classify last week as good.