I've thought about writing for sometime, but I just haven't. Sorry about that. I hope all of you are doing well and kicking ass on your own weight loss journey.
I have been okay. I am still on the medication to help with my depression and I do think it has been helping. I feel less anxious about things, and although I have my up and down days, I feel more like myself. The only side effect that has been challenging is fatigue. This medication has made me very tired. I do take it at night to help, but some days I still wake up feeling drowsy, and if I have a glass of wine in the evening...forget it... I'm a zombie the next day! It's pretty bad. Yesterday, I slept most of the day and today I also had to take naps. I'm not getting anything accomplished.
I tend to push through on my work days and drink caffeine to help, but on my days off it takes everything for me to get out of bed. I have talked to my doctor about it. He says about 20% of patients have this side affect. Hopefully will get better the longer I'm on it when my body finally feels rested, but I wonder. I wonder because I'm not a woman with a normal sleep pattern. I'm a shift worker, so my sleep has always been up and down. I never feel rested! I go back to the doctors in March so we'll see. I might reduce the medication. I might ask to switch it. Either way, I'll get the help I need.
My father and I are going away again on another european adventure together in mid-June. I'd like to see how much I can lose before then. Lately, my hips have been bothering me again, along with my back and I know it's because of my weight gain and being in bed all the time. I need to do better. No more candy. No more chips. No more fries. Enough. I must do better. I will reach my goal. So help me god.