I went to the doctor this morning, and she agreed with my plan to get on an antidepressant for a while, and an anti-inflammatory. So I got started on those today. It will take a couple of weeks or so for it to have its full effect. She put me on the one I was on a number of years ago. I hope it does a better job than it did then, but then I don't have the negative environment (an abusive husband) I did then. Hopefully it will give me the little boost I need to follow through on the changes I am trying to make. The ways it did help me were that I coped better with stress and I was not as hard on myself -- my self-talk improved. I guess that would be a good thing.
After the doctor, I went to get new tires put on my car. This may be the first time I have bought four tires at the same time. These should last as long as my car, since it is getting up in years and I average less than 25 miles a week on the road, thanks to living a 5-minute walk from my work. I would love to be able to get my car painted in the not-too-distant future. I also need to fix the passenger side mirror which got broken when a woman forced my son to swerve into a construction barrier. That and a good detailing, and the car would look fairly decent for being 8 years old. It took 3 hours to get the tires done, which was trying on my patience (and every other customer's there, too). Not exactly how I wanted to spend my Saturday, but it needed to be done. I was concerned every time I got out in my car that I was going to have a flat.
After that, I went and got a few groceries. Actually, more than a few. I can't seem to master this buying groceries for one thing. But between that, what I buy for my pets and drinking SF Red Bulls regularly, it adds up quick. I really need to kick that habit, but as long as I am having to take medication that makes me so sleepy, I have a feeling I am not going to get that done.
I finally got home after 4:00. Bringing in groceries at the loft is quite a chore. There are a lot of doors to go through, so multiple trips is not fun. I have a basket I could use, but it is not very efficient either. I need to find a better one. After all that I am worn out. But being this busy is better for my appetite -- less time to think about eating.
Breakfast this morning was a peanut butter sandwich (2 slices light bread with 2 T. peanut butter). Lunch was a grilled chicken sandwich and some fries at Braum's. It was the only place close to the place where I got the tires. At least I stayed away from the ice cream, etc., which, of course, is what Braum's is known for. When I got home I had some grapes and a few crackers with peanut butter. For dinner I had some French toast made from reduced calorie bread, spread with some SF jelly, scrambled eggs and 2 slices of bacon. I had some more fruit during the evening, and that was it for today. I used weekly points, but I tracked everything. Today is the beginning of a new week.
I haven't gotten nearly enough done today, but I was worn out when I got home. I did put away all the groceries and did some picking up around the loft (but need to do a lot more). My tummy is giving me fits this evening, for some reason. Maybe it was the Celebrex? The prescription anti-inflammatory I got is not Celebrex, but she did give me some samples since I told her it worked well for me in the past. However, it does not have a generic and I had to take that into consideration. If I find it works for me better than the other (which is Meloxicam) after taking the samples and I felt it was worth the cost, I am sure she would change it if I asked her to.
I gave Cas a meaty bone to chew on, and when he is not chewing on it he is either trying to bury it or walking around with it in his mouth and whining. I wonder what that means?
That's it for today. Hoping to be able to report a positive weekend on the eating front this time. Night all!