Rat Queen/Mouse Matriarch
Join Date: May 2009
Location: United States
When I was a vegetarian and extremely, extremely depressed (this was before bipolar diagnosis, I had many depressive episodes), I did find it very difficult to find the motivation to eat and cook for myself. I ended up nearly emaciated. My dad and docs had me drink high calorie shakes to help. Now that I'm properly diagnosed and medicated, it's much easier for me to cook and eat. My weight has been normal (for me) and stable for a long time. Due to issues swallowing though, I need to chew pretty thoroughly and eat smaller meals with snacks throughout the day. For example, the cereal I'm eating now is a bit difficult for me to swallow so I eat very slowly. I'm not sure if you're having similar issues or if the texture of solids are just gross to you but would eating smaller meals and snacks throughout the day help? Could you possibly have a large smoothie in the morning to help? I'm sure you know this but if you decide to make any changes, please be sure you're getting enough calories and nutrients.
I can't abandon the person I used to be, so I carry her.