Sunday and time for a break from the Blogging from A to Z Challenge this month. I was Googling depression stuff and came across this Hamilton Depression Scale. I have heard about some of the other scales but not this one so I of course took the test online. I scored a 28 which is way high! Not entirely surprised by this but it was a shock to see that the scale goes only to 30 or something. Not sure if I should bring this up with the “Quack” at my next appointment.
This week has been rough. I am in a depressive mood and can’t stop eating! I think it is emotional eating or it could be the Prozac I just started. Either way, my weight is climbing and my energy is too low to go for a run. I did manage to do a short run this morning with my partner and our dog, but it was brutally hard and only lasted 20 minutes (walking and running on and off). At least I felt well enough today to run so I have to remember that.
The weather has stalled in this rain, cloud, cold mix for over a week now with no end in sight. This is not helping my mood. I’m stuck inside all day, moping and eating, writing, and more eating. I have gained 25 pounds in 3 months and it is adding fuel to my depression. I am trying to look ahead to warmer weeks and gardening which is something I really enjoy. Once it warms up a bit I’m sure it will boost my mood.