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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou

Back to the diet for now while I try and sort all the rest of that mess…

Soooooo….! Horrible news! During the last 7 days, while I have been feverish and fatigued, was barely able to muster the strength to choke down 1,000-1.200 calories each day, drank nothing but ice water and hot tea (with at least one big cup of Hydrate each day to try and replenish) — I GAINED 7 POUNDS! Are you frickin’ kidding me?!?! Let me be your living, breathing proof that weight loss encompasses your entire life; every emotion, every stressor, every illness, every minute of lost sleep will impact your weight loss. *sigh*

If simply eating the appropriate number of calories each day and making sure we still get all the necessary nutrients is all me need to loose weight, then it shouldn’t be possible for me to have GAINED 7 pounds. Everything factors in, whether it be positive or negative…unfortunately, in my case, the last 7 days have been all negative.

Speaking of that illness, whatever it is that I’m apparently still dragging around, I was all set to run straight over to the urgent care clinic as soon as daycare was done yesterday. Instead, I needed to run 3 errands before places closed up by 6:00. Then, ran home to make dinner really quick, returned a few calls, ran over the Aggieville to pick up child #2 from a day out with friends…got all way back home and looked the clock as it hit 9:00pm. Urgent Care closed two hours ago. 🤦🏼‍♀️

I am still hovering around 99.5° and the fatigue is still unreal, the only other time I experienced fatigue like this was during my pregnancy with my fourth child (don’t worry, that’s not even a possibility). So, I’ll try again to run over today as soon as kids are gone. One other thing that has popped up it I now have this pain up under my ribs in my left side when I cough and sneeze, or even try to take a big, deep breathe. It almost feels like I pulled an abdominal muscle or something…oh well, I’ll see what they say about it later today.

One thing is certain, I need this virus GONE! Since I came up with my early morning exercise strategy for the gym, I haven’t been able to go once. The hope of wearing the little red dress to my cousin’s wedding in 1.5 months is quickly slipping away. I have other dresses I can wear, but that red one was the goal for this summer 😕 I’ll do my best with what little time I have left and see where I end up.

This weekend is going to have to be file cabinet organization, I probably need a day or two of productivity that requires me to sit on my butt and sort/organize papers and receipts. Saturday night, though, I’ll be heading into Salina for the Symphony at Sunset…I also may be checking out their horn section, just in case they may need someone next year…😏

I also need to write down some clearly define goals, including steps towards all of them. No matter what happens with my personal life, I can’t anything get in the way of doing things that make me happy.

Today’s song…Kenny Lattimore’s “Stay On Your Mind”, for no reason other than the fact that I really love this song.

~~ Amie

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