In the evening, I started scheduling things on my calendar and, based on how I was feeling yesterday, I realized that going to the pool every day is not an option if I’m going to get up and go write at a coffee shop. Going to the pool on the same day that I shop is too much. And as I made out this loose schedule, I was frustrated because how will I ever lose weight if I can’t be as active as I need to be? How can I get healthy if I can’t move more than a couple hours a day? Yesterday, I went to the gym and had a massage (really mostly body work, stretching), then I swam five laps (not Olympic length) and did a few exercises in the pool, soaked in hot tub a wee bit, drove to see my counselor, dropped by Nutrition World which was trying as I was in pain at this point, then met Dale for lunch and was so tired I could barely stand the idea of driving home.
Lots of energy I ain’t got. And I have to accept that. And I hate that. But there it is.
Fifth day on Lithium. Feel much clearer this morning. Slept seven ½ hours. Woke up with bearable back pain. Had a couple sips of a beer last night.
The most irritating thing is the afternoon, staying awake. Afternoon into early evening, how can I stay awake? Is the Lithium making me even more tired?
mood=steady, though sometimes I feel dulled and stupid. that seems to be getting a little better.