September 19th, 2010


Day 4 Postmortem

Well, I took two pills this morning, having taken one the last few days and seen some effect. Today was full of cleaning house, something I'm normally lousy at accomplishing. I tend to find distractions and time wasting activities rather than dive into the "real" stuff. Not so much today.

Specific notes:
1) Actually managed to keep an ear on the laundry. Often we'll go an extra hour or so before either of us thinks "oh, the dryer's finally done, gotta go change loads." but I was totally on top of it.

2) Seeing more of the "just doing it" rather than thinking/talking about it. Of course, this meant I was getting REALLY tired by the evening.

3) OK, if I was so tired, why am I still up? Couple reasons. I took a quick (well, no so much) trip to the store late tonight. That got the blood pumping again. I also turned on the TV to watch while sorting LEGO. Netflix is an evil thing when you've got just one more small sorting box to clear out into longer term storage in bags. I really do think it was the activity over the TV, though. I really, really wanted to get so I could use most of the boxes in the next couple of days at work for sorting.

Finally, I asked Amanda if she was seeing a difference, specifically today. Though most medicines take a while, this one has such an impact, it's three days. Plus, I doubled up this morning so I was wondering about a jump. She declared I wasn't as "whiny" (she hated using the word, but I understood, see above) about cleaning all day. She also noted I've been less impatient with the kids, which is funny because Irritability is a side effect. I had, however, been on my last leg lately with the kids, so this is an improvement.

Other than the sleep thing (which I really should just take control of, even though I love staying up) I think we're seeing some definite positive trends.

I mean, going a whole day at work without a caffinated beverage? (Thursday) That's worth the price of admission right there.

Hrm, a couple yawns, time to get what little sleep I can.
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Day 5

Goal meeting - Ha! Making the first, haven't written anything new, but have been working on lots of Lego sorting for the last minute con build, so trading one hobby for the other I guess. Maybe tonight I'll write some. Still not making lunches the night before, despite being up way too late (see Lego sorting).

Last night's late night was weird. I wasn't wired or jittery, I just had spent the whole day getting cleaning and laundry done and felt like I still owed myself the Lego time I had planned on when I packed up nearly everything on my work desk so I could bag up all the sorted stuff I did and bring in some more stuff to sort. Got started later than expecte (of course, too much to do) but I had to run to the store around 8pm last night and that gave me a second wind to get myself set up. Then I started bagging up stuff out of the sorting boxes and watching stuff on Netflix so I just kept going. Then I realized it was 1:30.

Yet, while I did hit snooze a few extra times this morning, once I was up and showered, I'm not really feeling like I only got 4-5 hours of sleep. Tonight, though, I think I'll make myself go to sleep by 10pm just to be sure.

Lunchtime! (food and hunger are shifting too so I'll post about that later)

Day 5 Eating changes

It used to be, I would bring two smaller lunches to work. I work late morning to mid-evening so my lunch at 2pm isn't a time my body wanted a meal. I'd have a good breakfast, but by about noon, I'd want something to eat. I'd usually make myself two sammiches eat one around noon and one around 4-5. The problem with that is that I was still going home and eating a dinner at 7. Not as much as I used to eat, but I was eating four times and I couldn't really say if they were all that smaller.

For the past few days, I've made it all they way to my lunch. Loss of appetite is a big issue with all of these kind of drugs, but it's not like I'm a growing kid or that I've completely lost it. I think I've lost a degree of eating because it's something else than what I'm doing. Also, did I mention I'm not having caffine cravings? I don't drink coffee, but I can put away soda like water and I was having 2-3 Dr. Pepper rip offs a day for a long while. Thursday I just didn't think about it. I did pick up soda, but I got a root beer instead. Nothing so drastic as my tastebuds not liking it, I still can drink it like water, but I'm not hitting a yawning wall that makes me think "gotta drink some soda". Not a bad thing, certainly, but I'm still not giving it up completely.
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