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Weather Roller Coaster

The sun is back, which means my productivity has increased about 200%.

Today I did some sewing, made 8 rope dealies for our camping gear, and took Luna for an hour long walk (that didn’t feel challenging at all).

I also thought I would mention that I’ve lost about 15 pounds by limiting my snackage and eating much healthier. This is a huge win because after two-ish years of lugging around a lot of extra Zyprexa weight I’ve finally began losing it. (Of course, I wish I could lose it at the same rate I gained it when I was taking the Zyprexa, but that is a little unrealistic!) At this point I’m just happy to be wearing some loose jeans.

I can also report that I somehow made it through our anniversary trip over the weekend without any major mood swings interrupting things, which felt like something of a miracle. Granted I normally get a little hypomanic when going on trips, but the most I felt this weekend was excited which was quite nice. I feel very lucky and appreciative of that fact.

This monday the forecast is continuing to call for sunshine all week, so the outlook (for weather and mood) is good.

Happy Monday!

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Seattle Weather, Again?

The joy I’m feeling because it is friday is a mild one; things have flip flopped and I am now in the middle of experiencing day 5 of depression.

I would say I have barely been functioning, meaning I am eating and sleeping but otherwise generally rolling around miserable, pouting and crying for no real apparent reason except that I feel crummy.

This change is pretty substantial (as I was experiencing mixed and manic rapid blips the week before) and I can’t help but wonder if the weather has something to do with it.

During the period of manic and mixed swings it was sunny (gasp) in Seattle. This week things have changed back to (you guessed it) rain, and my feelings of unmotivation were not far behind.

I’ve heard all kinds of people, doctors included, say that the weather can play a huge role on our moods. If that is even remotely true, I am probably living in the wrong part of the world for having some touchy bipolar disorder.

I mean, this is something I’ve given considerable thought to over and over again. Should I move? Would it give me an edge and allow me to thrive, rather than just survive? Seattle is quite nice three months out of the year, but if I’m spending the other nine miserable, that is a pretty big price to pay.

Anyway, just thinking out loud a little bit this morning, while I am staring at the clouds and scowling. Wishing you some better weather!