Not a challenge at all. The few times I’ve looked at carbs and thought of eating them, the thought was easy to dismiss, far easier than when I was eating even just a small amount of carbs. I am learning how much salt and fat my digestive system needs, and also that I should not stint on the food. I woke up in the middle of the night last night (early this morning) needing to eat, all because I didn’t make that third burger for supper. Now I feel I’m back on track. It’s noon, and I won’t need to eat for another hour or two.
Yesterday was a difficult day. I picked up a prescription from the pharmacy/chemist’s on Sunday, and decided to get the annual flu shot, a COVID booster, and the first shingles vaccine. The pharmacist put the shingles vaccine in one shoulder, and the other two in the other shoulder. So I was really feeling it, yesterday. A friend took me to the neurologist’s, and the doctor put me through some tests that involved serious electrical shocks. Another series of tests involved being poked with needles, which wasn’t nearly so bad, because I don’t mind being poked, and I didn’t feel the electrical current. But he pulled the needle out of one spot, and so much blood came out that it was startling. I guess the baby aspirin the orthopaedic surgeon has me on is definitely thinning my blood, lol! (Time to stop it, I think.)
Afterwards, I took my friend to lunch to say thank you for all his help during my disability. We both had steak and eggs; he had his with toast and home fries. I did eye his toast for a moment, but the urge quickly passed. When I got home, I was so exhausted from the vaccines and the doctor’s appointment that it was all I could do to get the dishwasher started and crawl into bed. I slept for six hours before getting up and having supper. My sister arrived back from a trip, we chatted for a bit, then I went back to bed around 8:30 and didn’t get up till 11:00 this morning (well, except for that midnight excursion to the fridge, lol!). Boy, I needed that! My shoulders feel better, and I’m over the vaccine reactions. Lesson learned: don’t get so many vaccines all at once, lol!
Today is PT for the ankle. I’m looking forward to it.
P.S.–I vote for “No-Stopping November.” I really like the sound of it.