As expected at my last doctor’s appointment, my Type 2 Diabetes medication was adjusted. Along with 1000mg of Glumetza a day (a slow-release version of Metformin, which is supposed to be easier on the ol’ tum tum), I now am taking Victoza.
Victoza is an injectable drug, but isn’t a type of insulin. It works in many ways that I can’t be bothered to explain because it’s all medical mumbo jumbo and I’m no doctor, but one of the things it does along with help blood glucose levels is curb appetite… making weight loss a pleasant side-effect.
There is also a list as long as my arm of not-so-pleasant side effects… most resembling a bad stomach bug. Guess who’s had a stomach bug since Saturday? This girl. But so has my daughter. Our symptoms are too similar to blame everything on the Victoza, which is good since it does seem to be helping my blood sugars (when I’m able to keep food down, that is).
My appetite is completely gone though. I was noticing that happening before the stomach bug ever came on. Eating and meal preparation is quickly becoming a chore, something I have never, ever encountered before. Click on that ‘Recipes’ category up there… it’s a glimpse into what my mind has always been like – always thinking of fun recipes or wanting to try something new. Now, it’s like gimme that Vega One shake and let’s call it a morning.
I wanted to end my emotional eating, but this is taking things to the extreme… I’m having a total identity crisis. What if this feeling sticks around? What if I never get enjoyment from food again? We are heading to Turks and Caicos next month and were so excited about all the dining options, it’s who we are… what if I don’t even care anymore? What about my blog? I know I can always focus on the fun and family travel, but AHHHH!
My hope? After all settles and my body adjusts, I hope that I still have a reduced appetite but I can actually enjoy food again. If that doesn’t happen? Well, I guess we’ll see. For now the score is:
Victoza – 1
Food Blogger – 0
Heather – confused.