As the days are evening out more and there is less fluctuating, I will begin combining days now, unless I experience something that needs to stand on its own.
Day 9 –
I headed out on a photo shoot this evening, which is akin to trying on your old jeans just a week after having a baby, but I was excited to see if any changes had taken place in the arm department, or at the very least in the fatigue I feel following photo sessions.
I’m happy to say that while there was some discomfort, I didn’t feel in pain. When I felt pain coming on, I’d adjust my arm or relax it for a few seconds, but in the end, I wasn’t trying to hide pain behind a smile. I was genuinely happy. And after, I didn’t feel like I’d run a marathon. In fact, earlier in the day I’d already played with babies, gone grocery shopping, ran through regular life, and walked/ran 3.22 miles.
To say this is a huge improvement would be the understatement of the year!
I’m not proclaiming a sudden, miraculous healing. Just that things do feel better.
I’m also falling asleep pretty quickly and sleeping solid, though still waking a few times in the early morning hours.
Day 10 –
I’m officially in the breaking out stage of this process. I like to think this is one big clearance of baddies, but all the same, my skin looks a little wrecked.
Otherwise, I can’t complain tooooo much. My energy levels have been pretty steady from morning to night in recent days, my mood has stayed pretty even (and I’ll add that hormones are on the playing field right now), and my thinking is clear.
Today was, however, a very hungry, hungry hippo day. Whereas in recent days I haven’t felt like snacking or eating between meals, today I’ve wanted to scarf down everything. Nothing I shouldn’t have, so no cravings for the old, but definitely lots of what I can have. But as my belly has actually been full, I am assuming I’m not REALLY hungry.
Also, my energy did go down some. Whereas yesterday and in the few days before I felt very bouncy, today I’m just kind of in a place where I’d rather lie around and read books. Which is not really on the agenda, given my monster to-do list.
Still, not a bad day, just not the best I believe it can be. But, 10 days done, 20 to go. No problem!