Wednesday, June 05, 2013
Saturday night was my mother's birthday. Everyone was enjoying wine, beer and soda....I had a pitty party and decided to join them with a glass (well two) of wine. So why did this happen? Why did I give in to old habits? Looking back, I did not eat my 3pm snack....whenever I miss my 3pm snack, I make really bad decisions in the evening. It is easy for me to slip when I have low blood sugar. Learning lesson here....plan my meals in advance, pack my meals, follow my meal plan.
So Sunday night, after my two glasses of wine, I took a Zyrtec to combat my allergies that keep me up at night. I woke up Monday with a clear nose, but I was tired. I decided that the wine kept me up the night before so I deserved a third cup of coffee. Tuesday morning - I gained a little weight - again I was extremely tired throughout the day - talked myself into a third cup of coffee in the afternoon. Wow - I felt terrible after this cup of coffee: anxious, restless legs, easily agitated. My first thought was, "I don't like this feeling - I know what I have to do - no more coffee!!". When I got home from work - I thought, "A glass of wine would really help me relax".....but I didn't do it :) I stayed away from the alcohol!!
So, Wednesday morning - more weight gain, but why?? Finally it occurred to me, my negative feelings, the tiredness, low motivation, all started when I started taking the Zyrtec at night. I did a quick Google search this morning and the first post that came up was a Spark Blog :) After reading that blog and a few other search hits, I now realize that Zyrtec can cause water retention, depression, mood swings, plus other symptoms. Wow, just wow!!
Well, at least I figured out what was going wrong. So tonight - NO ZYRTEC!!! I will start using my Netti Pot before bed and first thing in the morning to see if that removes my allergy problems. Friday starts the first day of my true 98 day challenge. I need to believe in myself and reach my goals!!!