Friday, October 5, 2007

VLCD Day 36

Injection #33
Loss Today: <.4>
Loss Total: <31.2>

One very positive thing about keeping these daily blogs is I can look back over my progress and compare notes. I can say now, without a doubt, that the hcg + my menses = day of depression. I thought the last time my bout of sadness hit that perhaps the depression was simply because of my body adjusting to the hcg, etc - but going back and reading my journal, I had just started my menses then as well. I had notes regarding being sad and crying and not feeling like myself. This surely isn't a coincidence. So, while the hcg doesn't seem to affect me by giving me worse cramps, heavier flow, etc - it does indeed affect my moods greatly for at least one day during my menses. So there ya go!

I feel much better today, back to my "normal" self. Now that I have made that connection, I can better prepare myself for it in the future.

Thank you to everyone for their kind words. They really mean a lot to me and did help me in those 'woe is me' moments. :) Big hugs to you all.

Lunch: I had an apple for a mid-morning snack and then had chile chicken with tomato soup. I ended up shredding my chicken and adding it to the soup. Good stuff and sooo filling.


BizAdventure said...

I am SO happy to hear that you are back among the living. WOW! I missed you PLENTY! I am glad also to see the scale move down again. WOW! Even during menses, how bout them apples.

Glad to have you back Renee.

Amy's hCG Blog said...

I'm glad to read that you're feeling better today, Renee. It's great that you still had a loss during that down time. I hope the hump is over for a while. Definitely the depression is some hormonal thing. I get sore breasts in mid cycle which is said to be a sign of high estrogen (according to Dr. John Lee). I had your crab/cucumber recipe. It was scrumptious. I'm having it again tomorrow! :-)

Renee said...

Thank you. I've already said everything else privately, so there ya go. :)

Thanks. :) I'm glad the scale at least went down today. I thought perhaps the stress might make the scale go up or something.

I'm really glad you enjoyed that recipe. That makes me very happy. :)