I say “unofficial” because it’s my second day on the new meds. And for even longer, I have cut out alcohol, tried my meal supplement shakes and have started to not overeat at dinner/snack after.
I’m going to meal plan and prep tomorrow into Saturday officially start the calorie counting and nutrition around Sunday.
I actually cut our alcohol as of Monday. Can’t drink on the meds I’m on. So it’ll be about four months. Gulp.
The doctor also told me to get more sleep, which normally means go to bed earlier. However, I’m a night owl! I do fall asleep early some nights, but most I don’t. So I started overly getting things ready for the next day and waking up at 7 a.m. instead of 6 – 6:15 a.m.
I think I’ve noticed benefits sleeping in a little later since changing my routine last week. I knew it was important but the doctor really drilled me on making sure I sleep more.
Going back to the meds, today was the second day on the medications and the nausea is settling in. It’s the kind where you won’t actually get sick. Just that lingering feeling. Yesterday it hit me around 4 p.m. and today it started this morning into the afternoon, then eased up a little bit this evening. I’ve had a headache on and off too, but not anything so far that has been distracting.
I’m not sure if it’s the nausea or the meds, but I didn’t feel the need to have a crazy-calorie dinner. And I genuinely didn’t really feel like snacking either – and night snacks are a weakness. When I thought about the popcorn I had, I just thought, “eh.” Between that and not going to Starbucks on my way home from work (also a habit), that’s a good sign.