Good morning... yay me - I'm finally posting when it's still actually morning. lol It's a dark dreary day today and I think we're going to end up with rain before it's over. We had quite a bit of rain yesterday. We did need it, but it sure was inconvenient... haha, isn't it odd that Mother Nature doesn't work on my schedule?? :-)
Anyway, it's been a strange week for me but I think I'm finally coming out of it. On Tuesday, we had to take my neighbors (walking partner) to the airport for their return to OR for the summer. It's strange not to have her here, but something I deal with every year.
Wednesday, we mowed the yard and most of mine was done with the push mower. Thursday, I "crashed". My whole body hurt, including my head and I was SO tired, I ended up spending most of the day in bed (or sleeping in my recliner). I even went to bed about 7:00 that night and slept approximately 10 hours. When I woke up Friday morning, I was feeling much better and have been okay since.
I'm coming up on 3 weeks on my new thyroid medication dosage, so I'd guess that had something to do with the crash. It takes several weeks for a dosage change to take full effect and sometimes we get to the point at which we simply can't keep going without extra rest. I'm sure pushing the lawn mower for 3 hours after not having used those muscles for several months contributed to the soreness.
I've also been working on cabinets in the room I've commandeered to do my calligraphy. I've collected so many bottles of ink and other supplies and had no where to store them. Imagine that mess. lol Anyway, I bought one new cabinet and found another at our local flea market. The new one had to have some adjustments to be put up and the flea market find had to be well cleaned, sanded and repainted. Both are up now and one is almost full. I'll begin loading the second one, today.
Anyway, since my neighbor is gone and I'm not out walking every day, I have to be extra mindful of what/how much I'm eating. I've really curbed the snacking especially, at night. This is partially because of the calories and partially because of GERD. I've found that I can't eat much of anything within 3 hours of going to bed or I wake up choking with acid. This has a tendency to make evening snacking much less attractive.
That was the long way to tell you that because (or in spite) of everything, I managed to lose another pound this week and I'm pretty proud of that. That's a pound each for 2 consecutive weeks and I'm likin' it. :-) I'm hoping it's a sign that my thyroid dose is kicking in and also that I'm doing "something" right. The hard part will be to figure out what I'm doing right and keep doing it. :-)
So - how about you? What's happening in your world? I hope you were able to reach whatever goal(s) you set for yourself for the week and look forward to hearing about them.
~~Wishing everyone a wonderful, successful week~~
**Stay safe and wash your hands**