Toad’s Weekly Assessment #64

This week has felt like a total slog. Not sure what it is about the halfway point in NaNo, but I know I’m not the only one feeling it. Here’s to a better week coming up!


Mood Score Key:

Sliding Hypomania = 1  ~ Hypomania = 2 ~  Mania = 3  ~  Baseline (My Normal) = 0

Sliding Depression = -1  ~  Depression = -2  ~  Severe Depression = -3 ~ M = Mixed State

Energy Score Key:

Low = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  High = 1

Irritation Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Anxiety Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3

Migraine Score Key:

None = 0  ~  Mild = 1  ~  Moderate = 2  ~  Severe = 3 ~ Extreme = 4 ~ Aura Present = A

Sleep Quality Score Key:

Bad = -1  ~  Normal = 0  ~  Great = 1


Special Notes for the Week

Menses Start Date: 11/15/17

Weigh-In at Med Clinic: ~


Sunday ~ November 12, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at 1am, up at 6am – 5 hours total
took a nap between 9am and 11am – 2 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 2 packets of instant oatmeal, 2 slices of buttered white toast
  • roast pork, mashed potatoes with gravy, carrots

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 21,393
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 5,051
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 2,444
  • Finished Chap.7 yesterday, got Chap.8 done, planned Chap.9 and got it started – so even though I’m above par in word count, I feel woefully behind with my plans (why did I think I could get a chapter a day done?) since I’m three prompts behind at this point
  • gotten half of the total prompts planned scheduled into the blog at this point – really wishing I had planned this better and gotten this part of it all done last month – it’s all written in my notebook but it takes time to type it up, add the links, and throw together the music list to go with it

Monday ~ November 13, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0A (fuck this, not today)

Hours of Sleep: bed at 8:30pm night before, up at midnight – 4 hours total
(I haven’t gotten rid of that damn chest cold yet and it woke me up with a coughing fit)
took nap between 9:30am to 3pm (didn’t mean to sleep that long but I was exhausted by the time I finished Chap.10) – 6.5 hours total – at least the aura is gone now

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 1 tbsp. Tussin at midnight

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 2 packets of instant oatmeal – not sure but it seems the Gingerbread Spice flavor is thicker than the others – 2 slices of buttered white toast

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 25,018
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 4,607
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 3,625
  • Monday Night Ramblings

Tuesday ~ November 14, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at ? (it was late though, just forgot to fill this out first thing in the morning), up at 6am – ? total hours
took a nap @ 3pm-5pm – 2 total hours

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen at 6pm (pain in my lower right ribs again – like someone had kicked me there, still don’t know if this is migraine related as current research suggests, but that’s the point of documenting it – but this is the day after the aura so… yeah… coincidence or correlation? more data needed)

Meals

  • 3 cups of coffee
  • 1 16oz. coffee from gas station
  • 2 packets of oatmeal (yes, the gingerbread spice flavor is thicker than the others – had the pumpkin spice today)
  • cheese and Ritz crackers with hard salami

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 25,909
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 2,982
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 891
  • End of the Day Assessment

Wednesday ~ November 15, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 6am – 6 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 2 packets of instant oatmeal, 2 slices of buttered white toast
  • 3 10oz glasses of Coke
  • steak (lots of it), mangos, green salad

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 26,116
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 4,091
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 207 (I know… shameful)
  • Wednesday Night Ramblings

Thursday ~ November 16, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1A

Hours of Sleep: bed at 9:30pm, up at 4am – 7.5 hours total
napped 3pm to 5:30pm – 2.5 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 7pm for the shoulder pain

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 1 10oz glass of Coke
  • 2 packets of instant oatmeal
  • really BIG handful of Twizzlers
  • leftover steak, green salad, mangos

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 26,615
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 5,884
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 499
  • rib pain again this afternoon (I’m really starting to believe that it is in fact connected to my migraines somehow) and after dinner my shoulder feels like I wrenched it somehow – I suspect that Little Bear walked on me while I napped because God forbid he let’s me sleep like the dead in peace (or I could have just twisted it in my sleep… far as I know I don’t sleep walk anymore, but I don’t have my psych meds right now either)
  • Tuxedo Cat’s piano lesson today was rescheduled due to the parent-teacher conferences at the middle school
  • Nightly Ramblings ~ Thursday Edition

Friday ~ November 17, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: -1 ~ Irritation: 0 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 0

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 6am, back to bed at 8am, up at 2pm – 12 hours total

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

Meals

  • 4 cups of coffee
  • 1 10oz. glass of Coke
  • 2 helpings of homemade pork fried rice

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 28,601
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 7,385
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 1,986
  • Tuxedo Cat’s piano lessons was canceled again – this time because the teacher forgot that Show Chorus practice started today – rescheduled next week due to the coming Thanksgiving holiday – as cute as I think the teacher is, I’m grateful I didn’t have to go anywhere today (no, this isn’t something I plan to pursue, just acknowledging my otherwise unspoken opinion – I’m allowed to do that, right?)
  • also thankful that the rib pain and aura (messed up vision and eye strain is gone) – for now at least
  • I’ve read or heard somewhere recently that flashing lights can not only trigger seizures, but also trigger migraines so I need to be more mindful about what I’m viewing on the computer – I don’t remember seeing flashing lights this past week, so I’m thinking this time it’s from a lack of proper sleep catching up with me
  • Nightly Ramblings ~ Friday’s Report

Saturday ~ November 18, 2017

Mood: 0 ~ Energy: 0 ~ Irritation: 2 ~ Anxiety: 0 ~ Migraine: 1

Hours of Sleep: bed at midnight, up at 9am (kept waking up off and on since 6am)

Sleep Quality: 0

Exercise Activity: ~ Exercise Time:

Meds Taken

  • 600mg Ibuprophen @ 7pm (because now my head hurts without the damn aura – can’t. win.)

Meals

  • 5 cups of coffee
  • 2 bowls of pumpkin spice Life cereal
  • chicken nuggets and potato puffs
  • snacked from a veggie tray along with cheese, crackers, and hard salami

Notes

  • Total Word Count for the Month: 28,742
  • Today’s Word Count Goal: 7,399
  • Today’s Total Word Count: 141
  • Dad started the day in a mega foul mood and Little Bear woke up in a “let’s stir up shit” mode
  • really don’t feel like writing today – especially with Little Bear going at it non-stop – might try after bedtime when things settle down finally
  • Nightly Ramblings ~ Saturday Check In

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