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happy-1 - Tuesday May 11, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 217.7

Day 5 off the Metformin... Oh it was glorious… yesterday I woke up in a good mood. Today I woke up with cognitive energy and clarity before coffee and stimulants… Food tasted better and was more satisfying. I’d walk a million steps to feel that way everyday.

Unfortunately I also had higher sugar values overnight... and so I burned through all my energy too fast. My Garmin Body Battery was all the way up to 93 at 6am and was down to 41 by 11 AM. Garmin said I should rest and try to recover because I was burning through my energy too fast. At that point, I realized I might as well take a Metformin at lunch, because if I am burning through energy too fast, what's the difference? I laid in my bed to ice my neck and almost exactly 45 min later I felt my heart start pounding and the room start spinning without any anxious thoughts, tv or other stimuli. 1.5 hours in and I was having problems with basic requests from dad. So, definitely the Metformin. BUT much easier to handle in the afternoon after the majority of stuff is done for the day and I am doing chores and stuff. It's much easier to push off the wrenching panic and think "it's just the med"... then clean something.

About 8500 steps today because I touched something gross looking for a geocache and the park bathrooms were closed and I had to go straight home because I hadn't brought hand sanitizer. I won't say what I touched. Ever.

Miracle from God today... I badgered Dad and made him get another A1C test done prior to surgery. Somehow despite all the junk food and binge eating his A1C did not go up from 7.9 to 8.6 like his Fructosamine indicated... but down to a jaw-dropping in range 7.7. I don't know how. It defies all science, logic and reason. The math absolutely 100% does not work. I praised the Lord... and emailed his endocrinologist for why that might have happened.

Started reading evryone's logs, but the food notes are making me hungry and I'm fasting... So I will comment more tomorrow!

Progress as of today: 99.3 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
When activity trackers begin to age the battery discharges quickly. I learned this the hard way by being cheap and purchased used ones on eBay. Some only lasted 2-4 hours. The new Fitbits I currently use usually last 5 days, on average. They send an email when the battery’s down.

Is it not possible to get off readings on A1C readings? I know it is with the various type of home meters. I’ve found POGO to be the most accurate,

happy-1 on 05/12/2021:
There are a lot of different ways to track sugar... I have a regular meter for checking fasting sugar so I can calibrate my CGM sensor. I also buy the home A1C tests to quality check the data from the CGM sensor. I'm really pushing on this with Nutrisense because I don't seem to to have a uniform typical daily response that I can work around and rely on to control my sugar. It's been the thing that has helped me narrow down why my REM sleep disappeared, why I have terrible insomnia, and now anxiety. I don't have a history of a mood issue... but tons of mood side effects of diabetes. If I nail down the sugar issue, I can dig myself out and get back to work and a real life. Inch by inch with a spoon. Nutrisense has really been the key to identifying what isn't working and advocating for what I actually need. Health care providers are really lazy and not very scientific in their recommendations and they don't like being challenged by real data, but if you email their supervisor, they have to dig a little deeper.


Donkey on 05/12/2021:
I've often wondered if my comments about food - especially those "food fits" and "cake encounters" - are triggers for others. I suppose the best thing to do is to not have fits and encounters, right? Then I wouldn't feel compelled to confess here, because there'd be nothing to confess. I'll work on this.

That is amazing about the Metformin experiment! Wow, I wish there was something you could do to stay off of it for longer. How about a lower dosage?

That really is a miracle with your dad's A1C levels. Wow!...

happy-1 on 05/12/2021:
I think I only got triggered because I was trying to fast! ;-) Normally not. I'm adding apple cider vinegar and berberine before meals. Apparently berberine helps lower sugars in about 7 days once you reach a full 1500mg a day... but you have to give your tummy time to adjust or you will have some issues. Hopefully that will help both my sugars and my lipids.


bearcountrygg on 05/12/2021:
D is very interested in hearing how this goes for you.....he is on 2 metformin a day...up from one....this winter.....and i will say that the second pill made no difference in his daily tests or his A1c.

happy-1 on 05/12/2021:
If he's well-controlled and Metformin isn't moving the numbers, try Berberine?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2410097/

happy-1 on 05/12/2021:
If he's well-controlled and Metformin isn't moving the numbers, try Berberine?

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2410097/

happy-1 on 05/12/2021:
In study B, 48 adults with poorly controlled type 2 diabetes were treated supplemented with berberine in a 3-month trial. Berberine acted by lowering FBG and PBG from one week to the end of the trial. HbA1c decreased from 8.1% ± 0.2% to 7.3% ± 0.3% (P<0.001). Fasting plasma insulin and HOMA-IR were reduced by 28.1% and 44.7% (P<0.001), respectively. Total cholesterol and low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) were decreased significantly as well. During the trial, 20 (34.5%) patients suffered from transient gastrointestinal adverse effects. Functional liver or kidney damages were not observed for all patients. In conclusion, this pilot study indicates that berberine is a potent oral hypoglycemic agent with beneficial effects on lipid metabolism.


Jacky82020 on 05/13/2021:
Sounds complicated. I will have to google some of the things you discuss. They interest me.

Is the home A1C expensive? I wanted the PCP to do a another, but he said the insurance wouldn’t cover it, so I passed.

happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
Your insurance needs to cover 1 A1C every 3 months. If it doesn't you are on the wrong plan, or you need a different subgroup. Why does your PCP make decisions based on insurance anyway?

It's cheaper than not adequately managing my health and not being able to work.

Or losing a foot or an eye, totally miserable and trapped in my body like my dad.

Mom got her A1C down and under control a month before she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. High A1C is a cancer risk.

An A1C through a lab is most accurate, $40.

I'm using these... $22

https://www.cvs.com/shop/cvs-health-at-home-a1c-test-kit-prodid-496010

Take the first one the same day as your lab A1C to get a feel for how different the two results are... Everyone is a little different. My lab one was .1 lower than the home kit. They need to be stored in a temperature controlled room and not in a drawer or a closet. I keep mine in a gym bag under my bed. If they get too cold or too hot they are ruined. You can get them down to $13 if you want to test more frequently and buy a bigger box, but I don't because I don't use A/C or heat in my bedroom and they'll go to waste.

happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
Your insurance needs to cover 1 A1C every 3 months. If it doesn't you are on the wrong plan, or you need a different subgroup. Why does your PCP make decisions based on insurance anyway?

It's cheaper than not adequately managing my health and not being able to work.

Or losing a foot or an eye, totally miserable and trapped in my body like my dad.

Mom got her A1C down and under control a month before she was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer. High A1C is a cancer risk.

An A1C through a lab is most accurate, $40.

I'm using these... $22

https://www.cvs.com/shop/cvs-health-at-home-a1c-test-kit-prodid-496010

Take the first one the same day as your lab A1C to get a feel for how different the two results are... Everyone is a little different. My lab one was .1 lower than the home kit. They need to be stored in a temperature controlled room and not in a drawer or a closet. I keep mine in a gym bag under my bed. If they get too cold or too hot they are ruined. You can get them down to $13 if you want to test more frequently and buy a bigger box, but I don't because I don't use A/C or heat in my bedroom and they'll go to waste.


Jacky82020 on 05/14/2021:
Them’s the insurance rules for healthy thin people. What he’s saying is the insurance won’t cover it. I can request the same test on my own , done at the same lab, but I’m too cheap to pay $69 ( as I recall, may be off) I get the A1C annually as part of my yearly physical. I sometimes monitor at home with POGO, tried Reli first.

I’m into the book The Switch, on lifestyle to reduce many diseases & promote longevity. Low glucose good. Basically advocates calorie restriction and IF.



happy-1 - Monday May 10, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 217.7

 Tomorrow I get to see what it feels like to not have metformin in my system... I can't wait.

Controlling sugar is super hard without meds... not a long term strategy, but it does make it easier to see what drives it up and down. Just shy of 15,000 steps today, which was a lot of work. Fasting since 5pm and hungry... But worth it.

Progress as of today: 99.3 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/11/2021:
I'll be interested to hear about it too! I can't imagine though the extra effort it takes to keep your sugar level low(er).

What do you find works? Does the fasting help? The extra steps?

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
I will post all about it today! It was glorious.


horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2021:
GREAT exercise!

isn't it hard to control sugar while fasting??? can't it drop very low??

anyways, keep us updated on how you feel without the metformin. i've heard of it, but not familiar with it.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
That’s true for late stages diabetic. Mid-stage is a drop, then the liver releases too much glucagon and jacks your sugar up. Then the cells are insulin resistant and don’t absorb the glucose and your sugar goes up, which raises HRV and you wake up exhausted and foggy all day like you didn’t sleep. Fasting retrains the liver to respond more appropriately to sugar drops that still stay above 70. It’s basically seeing any drop as a signal to release glucagon instead of sensing the drop then measuring then responding.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Fasting also literally gives your liver an extended rest period to recover from too much stress, released in the form of cortisol. The cortisol makes the liver release too much glucagon.


Donkey on 05/12/2021:
^^ I've been reading that fasting is very good for one's liver.

happy-1 on 05/15/2021:
Yay! Liver!



happy-1 - Sunday May 09, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 217.7

 Day 3, no metformin, no anxiety attacks... but higher blood sugear overnight raised HRV and so I was exhausted today. I try again tomorrow. I fasted 14 hours, walked 10,000 steps, controlled my carbs, and drank 6 bottles of water. It eventually came down. Giving it 2 more days or so to see what I feel like with it out of my system. Science.

Progress as of today: 99.3 lbs lost so far, only 57.7 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/10/2021:
Metformin is known for causing anxiety and memory issues....it also causes B 12 deficiency......are you taking B12?

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Apparently you know all about it but not a single one of my health professionals. Now I want to sue.

Yes.


Donkey on 05/10/2021:
Fascinating experiment! I can see why you're trying to get the metformin out of your system.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
I've lost 4 years of my life to this mess with my parents. I'm just wiggling every tiny variable I can to see what frees me to get back up. Trial and error. Trial and error. Trial and error.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
I've lost 4 years of my life to this mess with my parents. I'm just wiggling every tiny variable I can to see what frees me to get back up. Trial and error. Trial and error. Trial and error.


horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2021:
is the fasting ok to help you?

also, yeah, if you feel better with taking less drugs, will that ought to be a good thing!

nice job on your water.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Right???????? Here's hoping.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Right???????? Here's hoping.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Right???????? Here's hoping.


bearcountrygg on 05/12/2021:
I was just telling D about you getting off the metformin a few minutes ago....I wish he would!!! He told me to let him know how you do without it....



happy-1 - Saturday May 08, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

 Doing an experiment of not taking AM dose of metformin and seeing if it gets rid of fog and anxiety attacks. Already feel massively better. Takes 4 days to clear your system... so Tuesday should tell me if that was it. Already feel massively better. 2 days and a little anxious, but no attacks. I was so shocked at how much better I felt, I stayed up way too late last night watching Hulu. Just didn't want the day to end... I woke up in the morning, went for a walk, did paperwork, chores, errands, more chores, made dinner, did another walk, then worked on ADHD book club notes... it still wasn't time to go to bed... a whole hour and a half left... so I flipped on hulu and just spaced out... oops. Screwed myself up for today. in bed on time though and will hopefully drift off soon. I know I'm not supposed to be on my phone at bedtime... but logging here is just such a geat way to give it all up to God for the night and try again tomorrow. 

Also, if you happen by a Target they have reusable silicone ziploc bags for your lunches in their dollar days bins for $3. I'm super happy. Finally a good way to pack insane amounts of broccoli in my electric cooler and still leave space for seltzer.

Augh now I am hungry again.

Happy mother's day tomorrow everyone! I miss my mom. I lit electric candles for all the moms tonight.
 

 

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/09/2021:
Just asking out of concern, but should you fiddle with the metformin without talking to your doctor first? (maybe you have and just didn't mention it) It DOES sounds like your days would be clearer and better without that morning dose.

It's been so long since I've been to Target. My daughter went the other day. They have a nice selection of stuff :-)

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
I don't have a doctor until May 19... I go to an establish care appointment. Then I get a physical sometime after that. I'm just hacking it out by calling Teladoc every time I have a question. Weirdly, I get better information and more experience from the doctors on Teladoc than anyone I have seen in person.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
nice entry yesterday, especially with sleep! and you are right that it's just trying to go in a positive direction as much as we personally can do it!

well, along with you, i still go on my phone before bed. i just like to. i know it's not best, but i've learned to be able to still go to sleep afterwards.

hmmm, the reusable bags sound good...why are they better than plastic? more resistant to damage? are they easy to clean?

great idea with the electric candles. they will prob be popular thoughout these next few yrs.

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
More resistant to damage, but also I just feel terrible using ziplock bags for meal prep... I have this feeling of killing the earth so I can have broccoli. It makes me not want to make the broccoli. For $12 I have 4 silicone bags that hold 2 days of broccoli. Takes up less space in the mini cooler I have in my bedroom. If I eat what's in my bedroom before I walkout into the house and deal with my dad, I have fewer hangry moments. Just another little variable to wiggle and see if I can get myself free... More broccoli, weight loss, lower sugar, improved cognition, back to work...

happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
More resistant to damage, but also I just feel terrible using ziplock bags for meal prep... I have this feeling of killing the earth so I can have broccoli. It makes me not want to make the broccoli. For $12 I have 4 silicone bags that hold 2 days of broccoli. Takes up less space in the mini cooler I have in my bedroom. If I eat what's in my bedroom before I walkout into the house and deal with my dad, I have fewer hangry moments. Just another little variable to wiggle and see if I can get myself free... More broccoli, weight loss, lower sugar, improved cognition, back to work...



happy-1 - Friday May 07, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

I did my best again today. I can only do my best. It does not matter how slowly I go, only that I do not stop. Everyday does not have to count. It can be enough to just make it to tomorrow. I got another normal 8 hour sleep/1:34 rem cycle in. I feel human. I got my 10,000 steps in... 2 30 minute walks. I made food. I ate a vegetable. I made the document I was supposed to make. I paid a bill. I booked a caregiver to cover dad when I get my Moderna shot. I controlled the things I can control. I prayed.

Tomorrow I will do it again.

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/07/2021:
Well done! And you're right, all you can do is your best. Sometimes, we fall short, but at least we tried. And it sounds like you succeeded quite well.

happy-1 on 05/08/2021:
Plodding along strong like a donkey ;) Endurance


Jacky82020 on 05/08/2021:
The best one can do is the very best! Congrats on the 10K steps.

happy-1 on 05/08/2021:
Hugs. Thank you.



happy-1 - Wednesday May 05, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

Breakthrough... finally achieved a totally normal REM sleep cycle.

Hope.

I did my best today. I got my blood labs done. I tossed everything in the fridge that will jack up dad's a1c. I bought expensive keto substitutes for his treats. I went for a 40 min walk. I sent my updated stats to my OT for tomorrow's appointment. Why is she so much better than doctors for helping me figure out what I need to do to put myself back together?

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/06/2021:
Glad to were able to get better sleep.


horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
yes, i am really familiar with the "sugar coma" of eating too many sweets and falling asleep...i used to do that too...regarding your comment to me below.

sounds like OT lady is a keeper.

happy-1 on 05/07/2021:
She put my neck back together in 2018.



happy-1 - Wednesday May 05, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

 Dad got one over on me. There's no reason not to do the surgery. Even with his ice cream bucket runs, everything else I did got him close enough... so might as well go ahead with the eye surgery. I am so angry I could spit but to block it would just be spite. Level up, let it go, get away.

More blood labs tomorrow. Sleep study June 16.

I'm worn to the bone.

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/05/2021:
Well... I guess so be it. I'm sorry.


Jacky82020 on 05/05/2021:
That’s a shame, I’m sorry.


horn_of_plenty on 05/05/2021:
hmmm, if your dad doesn't want eye surgery, i cannot see why you should have to get it for him? maybe just do you ;) xoxo

happy-1 on 05/05/2021:
He wants the surgery. There’s just always been something terribly wrong with his secondary logic… “I secretly booked surgery for May, I’ll go eat buckets of ice cream.” Plus food addiction with diabetes… “I have a bad feeling I don’t want to feel so I will stuff myself with bread.” Which if you are diabetic numbs you out in a high blood sugar state and puts you to sleep.


innerpeace on 05/05/2021:
but ice cream! Will he see better?

happy-1 on 05/05/2021:
I buy him 4-6 pints of keto ice cream a week. He didn’t need real ice cream before a surgery.

It’s a toss up. Higher a1c raises risk of swelling in the eye and he could be completely blind.


bearcountrygg on 05/05/2021:
If he doesn't want it.....then ...he might change his mind later..................



happy-1 - Tuesday May 04, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

 One foot in front of the other... one day at a time... inch by inch. I can do this. I can scratch my way out and up and back to work. I can do this.

Eye surgery consult is tomorrow. Printed out some of my dad's notes from his last one where he lost vision in the right eye... his A1C was 10.5... who the $&@# thought that was a good idea? I could screeam. Glad I get to ask the surgeon in person why he did it and get some answers. I can't fing believe it.

Sunday I put another coat of hair gloss on, tidied my nails, and shaped my eyebrows. Today I went to Target and bought new headphones (defective) and my annual bottle of nail polish for summer. Also some bubble bath. I have to wait till I change my cgm sensor to use it... but ah. I can't wait.

i got 1:23 of REM last night. Today I pushed back on my dad everytime he tried to pull me off track and got through most of what I really needed to accomplish. Then I kicked my own *$$, slapped myself in the face, and went for a 40 minute walk tat sunset. I didn't try to get one more thing done when it was time to go to bed. I did my PM reset and set myself up for success in the morning. I even made an agenda I can follow on a notecard tomorrow morning. 

So hungry I can't get to sleep. I ate enough today... Not sure why I'm ready to chew the furniture. I don't want to eat anything and ruin my overnight sugars. I just took my supplements and melatonin. I drank 2 bottles of water. I rubbed weird creams on my face. I rearranged my bed. I finished my pm reset routine. I put in my aligners. 

I can do this. The tide is turning. Like a whale driving a buick through ballistic gel... but turning.
 
Ex-ish sent me progress photos for his tan and six pack. I'd like a time machine so I can go back and show it to my younger self and tell her stick it out, it gets better... this is our love interest in our 40s. He's bearded, tattooed, and can walk across his back yard on his elbows. Not clear why he does it... but it's hot.

 

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/04/2021:
Well...10.5 is not acceptable....but as they will always tell you...He has the right to destroy his health legally......We spent a lot of hours at my FIL's bedside in the nursing home making sure he didn't get out of bed and fall down because he couldn't walk......They said...he had the legal right to fall down.....

happy-1 on 05/05/2021:
It’s just an endless horror show.


Donkey on 05/04/2021:
Good luck at the consultation!

I'm glad to hear that you're giving yourself some TLC.

To answer your comment on my entry, I will try to take a screenshot -- I will need my daughter's help to do that. And then I have to figure out how to post it here. LOL, forgive me with my lack of savviness when it comes to technology.


legcramps on 05/04/2021:
Ah yes, one inch at a time. You and I have the same mentality about getting through each day. We can do this, and PUPPIES!!!!!!!



happy-1 - Saturday May 01, 2021
(Improve lipids, fight fatigue, increase REM sleept)
Weight: 218.5

One foot in front of the other.

Ran ADHD book club today. It's starting to fill up. Just 1 or 2 at first. Today I think there were 8. Contemplating running it again at a different time slot... same book. One of the women who showed up again is a therapist and said she might be willing to work on the middle part of the book chapters that I skipped because they were too hard. Workplace... Family... Relationships. Those chapters really require you to have read the whole book and then circle back. It's weird when people say I do a really good job of it. It seems like an extravagant way to burn the energy I have, but the rigor of having to get something ready and deliver it at a certain time is really helpful in getting the rest of the week on pace. Sometimes the answer is do more not less.

Still hacking around trying to get REM up. Got sleep latency / insomnia solved last night, but then REM dropped out again.

Put a ban on dad going to the grocery store with the caregiver. I made it clear to the agency that if they do it again, I will suspend service until he has surgery and bring them back for aftercare. I can't take it. I don't need to put up with it. I feel better.

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/02/2021:
I wish I had your energy.

happy-1 on 05/04/2021:
What energy? I’m practically crawling on the floor and crying my way through everyday… I’m that tired.


Donkey on 05/02/2021:
That's so cool about the book club! What you said, "Sometimes the answer is do more not less" really spoke to me this morning.

happy-1 on 05/04/2021:
Grrr get after it. Bite everybody.


Horn_of_plenty on 05/02/2021:
I like what you wrote in regards to Donkey's comment about it also. I'm happy to see you taking the challenge of doing something requiring your organization and leadership. HOW NICE!

happy-1 on 05/04/2021:
Hugs!!! It’s just a little thing, but it feels good to do something new and building oriented


Horn_of_plenty on 05/02/2021:
I like what you wrote in regards to Donkey's comment about it also. I'm happy to see you taking the challenge of doing something requiring your organization and leadership. HOW NICE!



happy-1 - Friday Apr 30, 2021
(Neck hygiene. 14h fasts between 5PM and 7AM)
Weight: 218.5

Another day in the can... I got my walk in, ate healthy... tried to be good to my dad. I was supposed to help him pay bills today, but my labs came back weird and freaked me out. Then I got massive cramps. I did pay my bills today so there is that.

Some day I will be the person I want to be. I will do the things I want to do.

Off sleep meds 8 days now. Insomnia is awful but I get way more EM sleep and feel a ton better. Except for the 4 hours I lie in bed trying to sleep and thinking about how badly I want a real pbj.

Super tempted by this hydration tracker... they are building a garmin app so you don't have to be tied to Apple... but not out till November. 
 https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/hdrop/hdrop-real-time-hydration-wearable-device-monitor 

 

Progress as of today: 98.5 lbs lost so far, only 58.5 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
What sleep med were you using? I took zolopidem for 10 years and quit. Wasn’t working anymore.

happy-1 on 05/01/2021:
This round was Trazodone… it was a temp measure to get me off the Lunesta nightmare. Trazodone was good for getting me to sleep on time, but the only way to see if it was encouraging too much deep sleep and suppressing REM sleep was to get off it. Except I couldn’t. Everyone says Moderna makes you tired so I was like… Opportunity! I used that to get over the hump of the first few nights off Trazodone. What did zolopidem do?


Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Plus gave me nocturnal eating frenzies sometimes

happy-1 on 05/01/2021:
Lol!!!!!! I feel you on that.


bearcountrygg on 04/30/2021:
You are right...you will get there...anything worth doing is worth doing well.....You are finding what fits for you and that is a WIN!!! P.S.....Try not to let Dad rile you...it upsets you and possibly him too....of course he may enjoy it and in that case....try to remain calm.....

happy-1 on 05/01/2021:
He does enjoy that. I need to track down a caregiver support group.


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
https://califlourfoods.com/products/pepperoni

happy-1 on 05/01/2021:
Yum!!!


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
what brand / show a link to the aspartame free gum

happy-1 on 05/01/2021:
Xylichew cinnamon is my favorite. Sprouts and Whole Foods carries it.


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
love the costco list...i may look into those things, ask my parents who are Costco members to pick me up something next time! thanks Happy...i'll review the list when i'm able to, later today or tomorrow, from your entry below.

happy-1 on 05/02/2021:
You can use their card number to order on instacart


horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
some people say that their periods are stronger around the times they get the Covid shots. some people. didn't happen to me - yet - but it could next month.

hope you feel better, keep on. Def good to hydrate. Keep on!

again, thanks for the list of Keto Costco treats!

happy-1 on 05/02/2021:
Ha… I was 34 days late and stressing about an ectopic pregnancy. Never been so glad to get it in my life.


Donkey on 04/30/2021:
Ugh, CRAMPS --- full stop, at least for me.


Donkey on 05/01/2021:
I had a client complaint to me, yesterday, about the Ambien that she's taking. LOL... maybe that's what you take too? I thought of you :-)

happy-1 on 05/02/2021:
Augh… No just Trazodone. I think my metformin is causing insomnia and the trazodone is causing deep sleep to displace rem.


Jacky82020 on 05/02/2021:
I tried trazadone without success years ago. Zolpidem is Ambien. A godsend in the beginning. But a tolerance developed over the years, so I quit. Now take .5 mg Xanax. One at night. Works a little.

happy-1 on 05/04/2021:
Mmmm… sleep meds.

I’m having the weirdest adverse reactions to things. Looking forward to the sleep study..



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