I have to go to the bathroom, but Shane is sleeping right up against my leg, and he doesn’t do that so much anymore, and I don’t want to disturb him.
I’m expecting good numbers tomorrow because I know I’ve lost weight this week. I want to have a good day today, so I can nip off an extra pound or two before weigh in.
I just got off the phone with Aunt Leenie. We talked for over an hour. She lost her husband, my uncle, just over a year ago.
I should call her much more than I do. I should call a lot of people. The phone’s not my favorite. I prefer texting, but because of the carpal tunnel, I think the phone might be better.
I have a friend with MS I haven’t talked to in a year or more. I have lots of friends I haven’t talked to in a long time. I mostly just talk to Alice-Marie these days, and she calls me.
It’s not that I don’t want to talk to people; I do. I’ve just really never been a phone person. I think it has something to do with my social anxiety. I’m also pretty tired on the weekdays, and talking on the phone is about the last thing on my mind.
I feel like I’ve had slightly more energy since I started taking B vitamins. But it could also be I’m drinking more soda.
I think staying in touch with your friends and family, in addition to being a common courtesy, is probably good for your mental health. I mean, assuming you have a mostly supportive, mentally healthy network of people around you. Obviously, you’d want to spend less time talking to people who make you feel like sh**. Sometimes it can’t be avoided.
I might not take very good care of myself. I overeat, I don’t exercise, I don’t ask for help often enough. I don’t sleep well. I type my posts. With my angrier hand. I don’t reach out to my friends, even when I should.
I did quit smoking, though. And I hardly drink anymore. I don’t use recreational drugs. I go to therapy. I take my meds.
I think to take care of other people, you have to take care of yourself. That’s why I try as hard as I can. Sometimes remembering to take my meds and keeping my appointments is the best I can do.