“Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish.” John Quincy Adams

Ah, yes, obstacles. More specifically, dieting obstacles. I encountered an obstacle last week in the form of the FLU. I know we’ve all heard how bad the flu season is this year, and now I personally can vouch for it. I started to feel run-down and achy Wednesday night, only cold like symptoms Thursday, the cold-like symptoms intensified dramatically (or “dramastically” as I heard it pronounced on a reality show recently!) Friday, but then the cough reared it’s ugly head this weekend. Never had a true fever (mid 99s, no big whoop), but the extreme fatigue was taxing. Children #1 and #3 had it too, and child #4 is currently down for the count. (Children #3 and #4 were tested are confirmed with influenza B.)

This flu did distract me from the diet last week and over the weekend, but no necessarily in a bad way. I had no appetite, so overeating never happened. I didn’t eat the healthiest choices, but I simply had little appetite so all the bad thing I did eat were in much smaller portions. No matter how tired I was, stuff still had to be done, so I was up moving a lot. I have barely slept for 3 days now, though, and it’s really wearing on me. Putting kids down for nap right now is tempting to doze off with them, but I’m not allowed to sleep so I must power through!

I’m going to catch up my song challenges and call this post good for today…I’m worn out from moving my fingers…blehhhhhh…

Day 8, a song about drugs or alcohol…Justin Timberlake’s “Pusher Lover Girl.”

Day 9, a song that makes me happy…Pharrell’s “Brand New.”

Day 10, a song that makes me sad… Sara Bareilles’ “Gravity.”

Day 11, a song that I never get tired of…Michael Jackson’s “Human Nature.”

And for today, day 12, a song from my preteen years…Bel Biv DeVoe’s “Poison” (1990).

Until later…wash your dam hands people, and cough/sneezing into your elbow, and stay HOME if you are sick! There, I’m done with my PSA!

~~ Amie


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