I am happy that, though my scale says my water % is low, the number is under 176. I woke up today feeling rested and refreshed. It's getting ever so slightly easier to do things, movements, sitting down next to KDog, or getting up off the couch, or climbing into the car, or yesterday when I had to climb up the river embankment. I am eager to continue experiencing these little micro-freedoms along the journey, as they bring much joy and positive reinforcement.
Its a Sunday morning and Proggy is home where I sent him yesterday as I need some space to work on financial stuff before the phone call tomorrow. So, even though I slept in, I can enjoy some nice peaceful wakeup time at my own pace. I will take KDog for a walk after her breakfast (chicken breasts are in the oven and she gets a bit with each meal). Then hit the books after brunch.
The glory of a slow lingering wake-up like this, among other things, is the ease with which I can combine breakfast and lunch into one nicely sized lunch which will readily tide me over until dinner time. Maybe I find it easier to have larger meals than smaller meals which leave you wanting to snack again in a few hours.
Today I plan to eat particularly clean after a few days of sport food heavily influenced by Proggy. This includes both the beer and sausage at a winter market Friday (planned treat), coupled with kettle corn/popcorn and flatbread later (unplanned, and he was hungry, I wasn't). Then burgers for lunch yesterday. The Napoli pizza had come up in conversation earlier Friday but the sourcing of it after my time looking for cougar tracks was all me - he had gone home after lunch.
Overall, a key to my success has been keeping Proggy's snack foods out of the house since he is no longer staying here all the time. No chips, no dips, no wafer cookies, etc. The other key is this medicine, which silences the food cravings, and my life is no longer controlled by food addiction.
And, I firmly believe that the difference for me is being on the standard and not the time release version of this medication. My body must process it differently. Maybe I absorb it better, or maybe it leaves my system better and doesn't build up so badly. Maybe the extended version feeds anxiety, esp at the higher dose I was on. Anyway it is working and I am so grateful to my new doc for listening.