Last weekend was a bit tough in the depression zone and it carried over into Monday and Tuesday. It made it difficult to get as much done. I was able to get a little bit of writing done during those days, but I was easily distracted. Fortunately, the rest of the week was much better and allowed me to get more done.
On Friday I met with my pdoc. When he asked how my eating has been I told him that it was bad. I informed him that much of that had to do with celebrating, but much of it had to do with depression. He nodded his head and weighed me before I left. I have no idea why he asks, or goes through the bother of getting me on the scale. He doesn’t seem to do anything with the information and ignores me when I tell him I need a med adjustment. I go to a county clinic and my suspicion is that asking the question about eating, and logging my weight, are just requirements that he has to input into the computer.
Weight and Fitness
Weight on Sep 10: 260.2 lbs.
Weight on Sep 24: 261.6 lbs.
Gain + 1.4 lbs.
I gained 1.4 pounds over the past two weeks and I’m ecstatic! Yes, I’m serious. I am thrilled. I was absolutely certain that I had gained 3 – 5 lbs. Maurice and I both have our birthdays in September and I don’t think I’ve ever eaten so much in one month. Being taken out for multiple dinners, cakes, pies, and much, much more. I felt bloated for weeks and still kept eating.
Part of my saving grace was likely exercise. I didn’t get as much in as I’d like, but I didn’t do too shabby either. While I prefer to exercise during the morning, I’ve been waiting for Maurice to get off work and we’ve been walking during the evenings.
Not only does it help to have someone to walk with, it also helps to have someone online to support you. The support I get from Dyane has been invaluable. Her excellent blog is Birth of a New Brain. We both have been struggling lately and it’s nice to have someone cheering you on during the ups and the downs. We stay connected via the Lose It! Website. If you’d like to join us, sign up for FREE at www.loseit.com. and search for the “Wondrous Writers group”. Next week I have every expectation that I’ll be giving a better report.
A good week. Going to the library to work turned out to be a great idea. Sure, my mind wanders, but I don’t have all the distractions I have at home. I’ve learned I enjoy the library for writing fresh and new material and I prefer Starbucks for editing. I don’t know why Starbucks works best for editing, but there’s something about the hustle and bustle that puts me in a good place.
My goal is still to complete the first draft of the manuscript by March (6 months) but I’m not engraving that in stone. Quality is more important than just getting it done.
Weight gain wasn’t great, but was better than my expectations. I dealt with depression about half of the week. A good week for writing. It’s a tough call, but I’ll give the week a generous C+