Day 335: Losing My Hunger While Realizing a Milestone

Typically I work from home on Fridays but today I had to go into the office for a couple of in-person meetings. When I woke up my body felt fine and I didn’t have any dizziness or nausea getting out of bed. 

Usually I have Greek yogurt with strawberries, blueberries and granola along with a banana and natural peanut butter for breakfast. However, today being Day 2 seemed to be the day that my loss of hunger decided to kick in.  

I only ended up eating 3/4 of a medium banana along with the natural peanut butter. I did bring a couple of protein bars with me just in case I became hungry but didn’t want a lot of food. Both of those protein bars would come home with me at the end of the day. 

Throughout the day I had to force myself to eat. The only meal that I skipped was my pre-workout snack which usually is a protein bar.  

Possibly due to fatigue or being a bit weak I wasn’t as successful as I hoped to be at the gym today but still accomplished the following workout: 

1 minute per exercise  

  • Mountain climbers
  • Spider-man pushups
  • Planks
  • Inverted rows
  • Medicine ball sit-ups (12 lb medicine ball)
  • Jumping squats 

When I came home I checked and the two previous times that I have done this workout I had only completed a single round but today I felt like I could have done more had I not been so tired going in. 

Again tonight I had to force myself to eat dinner. The only reason why I did was because I ran out of time before my cut-off so that I can go to bed at a reasonable time with taking into account when I need to take my anti-nausea and chemo meds. 

Immediately after finishing dinner I started not to feel well but I know that I needed to eat to keep my caloric intake up. 

As I sat down to type this update I realized that we are exactly 30 days out from the one year anniversary of when I had my first seizures that sent us on this entire journey. 

It is a bit surreal since in so many ways it doesn’t feel like we are 11 months into this journey while in other ways it feels like it has been a really long time. 

Either way we continue to push through each hurdle. While they’re not the same hurdles as they were during those early days or weeks, we still deal with issues such as me losing my appetite today and everything that goes along with that.