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Day 43: Mind Has Been Racing

Thursday, January 23, 2020

The last few days I haven't been able to accomplish anything really because my mind has been racing. I'm in a very mild mania phase and I've been taking Geodon to try to calm it down and gain some focus back. It seems to be working and I'm gaining some concentration now, enough to be able to really write a blog and gather some focus. I've had a lot of trouble sleeping lately as well and haven't had much appetite. My appetite was a little better yesterday and I've been getting back to my normal self more.

I did some yoga yesterday but since I had trouble sleeping last night, I slept in this morning and didn't get a workout done yet today. I'm having a friend over today so i probably won't get any exercise done today. Exercise has been going well, though, although I've been sore in my shoulders, back, and ribs, and still in my knees and hips. I have been going easier on exercise but I don't want to cut back too much because I've been doing so well with it. I'm going to try to make sure to get my strength training in tomorrow morning even though Bryan will be here. I'm sure he won't mind me working out.

Nutrition has been going really well lately. I did almost perfectly yesterday without even trying. My macros and calories are looking way better.
Calories 2518 (Goal 2240-2590) emoticon
Fat 89 (Goal 50-101) emoticon
Carbs 303 (Goal 252-421) emoticon
Protein 78 (Goal 60-227) emoticon
Fibre 23 (Goal 25-35)
Sodium 5156 (Goal 500-2300)
Sugars 92 (Goal 0-90)
The one thing that I really need to work on is sodium and I know that's my problem area. I even have to take water pills because of my swelling etc. so I know it's an issue for me. It's something I'm making an effort with it's just going to take some time. I've been successful in bringing up my fibre and bringing down my sugars so I know I can be successful in lowering y sodium even if that's the most challenging area for me.

I haven't been meditating lately simply because my mind has been so untamed and multipointed lately. I know that's no excuse and I should try to sit anyway but I haven't yet mastered the ability to meditate even when my mind is in mania.

Haven't been reading lately either. It's really hard for me to read when I can't concentrate. So I had to take a couple of days off from everything. I'm almost finished with the Tibetan Buddhism book, though, and the next books I'll be reading will be A Journey Through Christian Theology and The Martin Luther King Mitzvah.

No podcasts either. No attention span for it.

Today is supposed to be a nonsmoking day but since Bryan is coming over and he's a smoker I doubt I'll be successful with that.

Yesterday I didn't drink any water but I've had a couple of cups already this morning.

There's not much news since I haven't had the ability to focus on anything lately. I'll write more later.
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    Good luck to you. glad the medicine is helping. Tough not to be able to focus!
    277 days ago
    You are doing well and hopefully you will be able to feel more focused soon!
    277 days ago
    Sending hugs your way. Hope your visit with your friend is a good one and that your meds work their magic.
    277 days ago

    Keep on Keeping on!

    Make today the greatest day of your life!
    Until tomorrow!

    “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day; while failure is simply a few errors in judgment, repeated every day. It is the accumulative weight of our disciplines and our judgments that leads us to either fortune or failure.”
    ~ Jim Rohn

    277 days ago
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