I have not been sleeping well. It has been ongoing, but I think it is getting worse. I am exhausted but not able to sleep. I don’t get a lot done during the day because I am so tired. And, since I am awake I go online, which I am sure does not help. I start looking at ideas for new projects. I am fermenting vegetables so now I am thinking of planting a vegetable garden in my backyard. But, I have no idea where to begin. So, I surf the web looking for information on that, instead of relaxing,
My psychiatrist prescribed a medicine, trazodone, for sleep. It is not helping too much. I asked if it interacted with supplements, like melatonin, and my dr said it would be okay for me so I am going to take both tonight.
I have projects stacking up, but the fermenting is taking off. My pickles turned out good. I set up a second batch with a different type of cucumber. I know you use pickling cucumbers but I can’t find anything with that name. I have sauerkraut and kimchi that should be done in a week. I just set up beets to make kvass. The kimchi tasted good fresh. That is a short ferment, 8 days.
I see my new therapist for second appointment tomorrow. The insurance said pending and I was worried they would deny it, but it was eventually approved. I don’t really know what to talk about except the lack of sleep.
I have been putting off trying to learn to crochet. I have a kit that has a YouTube video but I don’t get it. I looked at wiki how but it confuses me. I have not put much effort into it. I guess I could bring the Internal Family Systems workbook to therapy. I did not know where to start but maybe she will have suggestions.
I have a number of projects that I have trouble completing.
I am interested in internal family systems therapy. I have a book and workbook to use on your own but I have trouble getting started. I have an appointment with a new therapist in Jan and hope she can help.
I am in the process of reading Brain Energy about how mental illnesses are metabolic disorders. I skimmed through looking for explicit directions for how to deal with anxiety and schizoaffective disorder. He talks a lot about keto but I like to have targets for macros and he does not get specific or I missed it.
I got an activity journal that looks fun but I have only glanced at it.
My cousin, @AnnSloan, wrote a book called Suffer, that I have on kindle waiting to be read
I have a gratitude journal by @matthiasjbarker (pictured) that I just started today. It has prompts for everyday for 6 weeks. He also has a motivational zoom I signed up for. Maybe I can get some sense of priority with these projects and a timeline.
I started keto last month. I slipped a little eating some more carbs than I should. I have type 2 diabetes and keto really helps me with glucose control. My sugars went higher than normal and I am having trouble getting to a level I would like. I have not lost weight but I lose slowly usually.
I had a scare where my blood pressure was high at a Dr , not PCP. I tested at home and it was high on several days. I contacted PCP and she said to decrease salt and exercise more. Still high. I went for office visit and she read bp manually. It was normal. She thinks for some reason the automatic readers don’t pick it up right on me. I can go for manual checks if I need. I am a little confused about sodium. Usually you increase it with keto but my Dr wants me to stay to below around 2 g. I had been drinking bullion but I stopped. Grateful my BP is normal.
My sleep had not been well. It is improving. I can get 6-7 hours straight, the problem is it is shifted. I don’t fall asleep until about 3 am and am tired during the day. I cut back on caffeine and my psychiatrist reduced my medication. It is easier to stay asleep with the cooler weather.