Song: “Tom Sawyer” by Rush
When I went to bed last night I was worried that I would wake up today in a poor mood, but fortunately, today has been a pretty good day. I didn’t do much but that was just fine by me. J went grocery shopping this morning and when she got home we put the groceries away and then had lunch. We hung out for most of the afternoon until she took a nap and I did some writing.
After J got up, we chatted some more and then had supper. J and I have been married for over fifteen years but we still always have something new to talk about. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I’m very lucky.
This evening we finished watching The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly again. We started it last night but forgot that it was three hours so we stopped about halfway because my medication was kicking in and I was falling asleep. This is the second time we’ve watched it, and it made a lot more sense this time than the first time through.
I’ve been thinking a lot about what happened yesterday evening at the store. I think part of the reason that it bothered me so much is that I’m not a young fellow anymore and carrying all this extra weight isn’t healthy. There’s also a lot of diabetes in my family, so if I’m not careful, that’s probably in my future, too. I’ve been tested recently and there’s no sign of anything yet, but who knows how long it takes for diabetes to “turn on”. Another part of it is that I’ve cut back on what I eat and J and I are eating a lot healthier now but the numbers on the scale keep inching upwards. I think I’m on three medications that are associated with weight gain, but it really feels unfair when I’m eating salads and cutting the amount of food I eat by a third or a half and I still gain weight.
That being said, there’s no way I would even consider stopping any of those medications. My mental health comes first because without it I can barely function, nevermind take care of myself properly. I might talk to Dr W about it at my next appointment and see if he has any suggestions.
I’m not sure what we’re going to do tomorrow. If it’s not too hot I think I’m going to try and get out to do some welding – even if it’s just running a few practice beads.