Three Meals, a Light Dessert, and Extreme Fatigue

The eating is always good the day after a cleanse day. I broke it with a blueberry shake. Vanilla with some blueberries tossed in.

I wish I had anything interesting to report. Absolutely nothing going on but yet everything happening at the same time. Just work and planning this move.

I have been EXTREMELY FATIGUED since Saturday. I had mentioned before I have no idea whether it was from the shot, the move, taking the new supplement Moringa, blood pressure, lack of sleep, too many supplements with cross effects, too much exercise without having a recovery period, or what. But my muscles have been to the point where I had to work hard to exert my muscles to work. I’ve just wanted to stay seated and have wanted to be in bed, but of course couldn’t be. The last two days have been about 40% better. I also quit taking the Moringa just in case that was the culprit.

I’m very close to going to the doctor for help. I keep taking vitamins and supplements and usually that will keep the fatigue down, but I’m really struggling here. I want to take a day off but need to save my PTO days for all we have to do this year. So I keep pushing.

This salad was so good yesterday. I have to say I think we get about 3 to 4 less chicken than we used to with this salad from Cracker Barrel. It used to cover more of the salad, but oh man this was good. I have thought about this salad for two days. I used to have these the day after cleanse day before and so when I did cleanse day Tuesday, the craving kicked in. This salad made my day.

I cooked up a meal yesterday, inspired by one of my YouTubers that I watch, Traveling Robert. He has the micro Minnie and travels around doing the videos, but he often will take us inside the micro Minnie and fix a one pot meal. I like this style of cooking as it is usually similar to how I make my spaghetti and my soups. He’ll start with some onion and garlic and meat and will add veggies and sauces, hot sauce, and will continue to build it up with whatever is on hand. So on instagram, I mentioned Traveling Robert in my story, thanking him for the inspiration – and guess what! He mentioned me in his! Made my evening!

Feel free to follow him on Instagram but the most important place is on YouTube. I think you can find him by searching for Traveling Robert or “Free in My RV” which is his slogan. His style of YouTube makes you feel like you have come along for the entire trip – scenes from the road, the campground, his mini trailer, hikes he goes on, restaurants he visits, historical places. He gives you a feel for the town as he will drive through and point things out. And he’s known to stop for an IPA every now and then and often will take us inside a brewery. Always enjoy his videos. Sybil, I know you like short videos – his are a bit longer but a lot more interesting than mine as he is actually going somewhere and not stuck at home, lol!

We finished off the evening with a bit of fruit and jello. I bought some squirty whip cream this week to go with the fruit. We are trying to work fruit into our week and also really have to work at getting the greens in. I put green peas in our dinner. Anyway, I just wanted to pop in and say hello. I don’t have anything exciting. Can’t even get time to work on many projects.

But the video I have worked on some. It’s down to 22 minutes. I just need to tweak it a bit more for reader/watcher Sybil, LOL. And maybe add some more music. I’m picking on you Sybil – she is my honest and best critic! I’m not sure if she wants the title, but she earns it and she lets me truly know what she thinks. And while that is hard sometime I have to remember that it is for improvement sake and that she cares! So it’s all good! But I laugh when I think of how I have to get it shorter for Sybil! ;-). Tell Mary hello and I hope the Mahjong goes well. Who usually wins?

So off to work I go here in a few. I’m hoping to beat the storms today. And I’ll be eating lunch at my desk and will leave a bit early today. I go to Columbia to get Mom and bring her here so she and George can go to the Low Voltage Meeting tomorrow.

The photo crew comes in today at her house to video it. She was very tired yesterday and a bit annoyed with the whole process when I talked with her and sounded like she needed a loooooong rest. She is like me and thinks of so much at once and then worries over it. She had worried herself into a knot yesterday over so much. I was even a little anxious myself afterwards.

I’m hoping we don’t have to do three trips to Columbia in almost as many days. George is still pondering about Sunday. I just need a day off to do some things around here. I told him if we go to Columbia he will most certainly not have clean laundry! lol. He is just trying to get as much here as soon as he can because he fears when the house sells we won’t have time to get things moved and he panics about that some.

So I’m going to get her today, we will take her back on Saturday and then Sunday depends on how much we get done Saturday I think.

These are certainly tiring times but I really need my body to work for me! So prayers for feeling better are coveted. If it continues I’ll go to the doc with pleas for help. Which will probably mean a sync up with my BP machine and his. Mine is so sporadic that it’s not dependable, and I’ll ask for bloodwork. I usually try to doctor myself, but this week it has not been working too well. And there are so many variables that it’s hard to know what it is. I think all in all, I just need some rest and that does not appear to be happening any time soon!

I often get some kind of auto immune response when life gets too busy and I think that is what is going on. I probably just need rest but as they say, “no rest for the weary” so I’ll just have to pray for strength, from the one who sustains us!

Getting Rid of the Fat, Intermittent Fasting, and Bad News

As you know I’ve been using a health/wellness program and system the last few years. During the pandemic and about six months before that too, I cut back on doing the intermittent fasting, and I have always had a hard time doing the cold shakes on a cold winter morning. My use of the products dwindled more during the pandemic and we began eating comfort food as we needed the comfort and ate whatever the heck we wanted, if we were all gonna die anyway! lol

I’m a die hard though over some of their products. I never gave it all up. No way. Some of it is my lifeline. There is so much nutrition packed in one shake that when I’m out of energy and hurting, it makes me feel better.

And I no longer sell it- actively anyway – I still am a consultant as they call it but no longer like to consult. I wouldn’t turn anyone away if they wanted it though, but I’m not going to sit for hours trying to convince people it works. It does. I just have more things to do with my time.

I’ve tried to cut back some and change the way I eat, but nothing is happening. George can cut back and immediately lose. For a woman it is much harder. The ONLY way I’ve ever lost weight is one of two ways: 1) exercise 2) intermittent fasting.

I don’t get much time to exercise. But I do plan on doing some periodic walking and I downloaded an app. I’ll let you know how it goes. Yes, I have the same time as everyone else – 24 hours a day, but am not willing to give up blogging, nor my last hour of the day TV show watching with George which is about our only quality time together – and that is while we eat dinner. And yes, I know it, we eat late and then go to bed and that doesn’t help either. But I was able to lose while doing the cleanse days. And I think the red berry cleansing liquid is helpful as it helps rid of the toxins and fat deep within your cells. But not the exercise front – I’ll have to fit it in somehow with all we have going on, but it likely won’t be a scheduled time. It’ll be haphazard as our free time is mostly spoken for, for much of the year this year.

So yeah, I’m at it again – here I go. I know for some of you this is not your favorite topic. But most of you said when I took a poll, just write about your day and do as you do, it’s YOU we want to hear about. I appreciate that.

Here was my schedule:

So I got 30 minutes off somehow on the schedule and just wasn’t hungry for the “next thing” and ended up skipping 3 p.m.’s chocolate square and hydrate drink. I had mixed the cleanse with water and ice and made it a big drink I sipped on so it lasted a while. So I wasn’t really hungry at all yesterday. Sure someone fixed BBQ in the break room and that smelled incredible.

The 6:00 p.m. egg – which ended up being at 7:00 as we had a conf call with Mom first, was my literal “golden egg prize” at the end of the day. I normally have a few protein plant based “chips” from the wellness company but I was out of those and so I fixed two scrambled eggs. I also had another cleanse drink I forgot to slide in there. I had the cleanse drink at 5 and bubble water at 6 and the eggs at 7. A shot of protein before bed time was good. This was doable yesterday.

Doing it on Tuesday was good as I was working on payroll. So I may just adopt that day instead of Monday. That worked well.

So I began using my health chart. The one I created below. And I have some BAD NEWS…..

Bad News

I was surprised that my blood pressure was 156 over 88 when I took it for this chart reading. Usually my blood pressure meds do a good job. So this was concerning. I will keep a separate chart of BP’s as the above chart is really only my once a week tracking. So I’ll have to do a recheck and make sure the supplements I take do not stamp out my blood pressure meds. Til then I’ll start taking my BP meds in the early morning and take the supplements at noon. That will give the BP meds a head start. It may not work that way.

There’s been a lot going on lately and rest and rejuvy have been minimal, stress and anxiety has been out the roof, so I just have to be careful and try to keep this under control.

Instead of taking the BP once a week I’ll be taking it morning and evening to try to keep tabs on what is working and what is not. Geez!

COVID Vaccine

So I am scheduled to get my shot tomorrow. Still not sure if it is what I want to do, but I’m scheduled for it. I have mixed feelings. I really don’t want the stuff in my body. The flu shot gave me 12 weeks of “issues” we will call it. And I’m not giving up my cleanse now that I started it. But I guarantee you my cleanse will try to wash the stuff out of me! And then you just don’t know what will happen so we are basically lab rats. I know they did testing already but long term, will we grow a 2nd nose or an 11th toe? I can still cancel but just feel that we will all be required at some point to get it anyway. And all those I work with are getting it. And Mom is going to be staying with us and she won’t get the shot. That doesn’t help my decision as many of my family members are not getting it and some of my friends won’t. So it really plays with my head. I suspect I will get it and doing so, I’m doing it out of love for those and respect for those around me, and out of respect for our leaders. But I don’t really wanna! And if this thing makes me ill – I am gonna cause a stink and a really big one too! Unless of course I die from it – blood clot or something -and then it’ll be too late.

Weekend Plans

We are going to Mom’s to begin packing up things not used and bringing it here. While I get my shot tomorrow at Walmart, while there, I’ll get some big florescent stickers and some sharpies, so I can put “MOM’s” real big on there and what it is inside. Since we have a lot of storage in the basement in boxes it will help make sure we know whose is whose and what is what.

George talked with the Real Estate guy yesterday and the price is set and date set. It’ll go on the market on May 1. I suppose we will help clean some this weekend too, for showing.

In the mean time ya’ll. Just know this.

I AM SO TIRED! And there is no rest for the weary.

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Extreme Lethargy and Ice Storm Approaching Nearby

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Well we have icy weather in our area today. The worst is to our north. We are right on the line of a little of ice versus enough ice to be really really bad. Temps are hovering at 33 with rain and ice coming. I’ve chosen to stay home today. I brought my laptop. Swaying my decision whether to go or stay, is the fact that this morning I could hardly get out of bed. I’ve been tired and was thinking it was kind of a depression setting in. But I’m EXTREMELY fatigued. Enough so that even typing this I’m wondering if I should go back to bed. In addition I’m getting a stuffy nose. I’ve taken my temp and I do not have a fever. I have the opposite. I’m down a degree. No other signs of any virus though. Just a debilitating tired. We’ll see how the day goes. If I get better – great. If I get worse, and develop any other symptoms, I’ll likely need to be tested.

I am probably going to need to work Sunday to get ahead of the “Payroll Snow Storm” that seems to want to wind itself up on my most important days. So if I’m not getting sick, I need to go in Sunday. I’ll recheck the weather but I think it’s time to plan for that.

I brought my laptop home in case of the ice, but really didn’t think that I’d be home today. But, here I am. It may just be that I am totally exhausted – which often when we go through Christmas and a stressful January – I end up run down and crash AFTER the stressful period is over. So it could just be my body doing its “annual need to recover from life” day.

I’m able to do this blog entry with breaks in between putting head in hands and resting between paragraphs. The coffee is good this morning. And I am hungry so that is a good sign I guess.

I have now showered as if it is a real work day only I’m in sweats. I will fix a bite to eat and then will set up my computer. I will have to borrow George’s monitor from his home work station and I will enter w-2’s and do what I can, but I will likely be taking many naps through the day. And may need to be tested before going in tomorrow if this lethargy continues. But at this point no signs or symptoms of the virus other than being tired and a bit of a stuffy nose. I am those things often, but the tiredness is not usually to this level. Being borderline diabetic and having high blood pressure can also make you tired so who knows. I’ll just see how the day goes.

I think it’s good that I’m craving egg on toast and also spaghetti. lol. I will not have them both but I’ll go with the egg on toast. Could have the other one for lunch if I’m able to withstand standing up and making it.

So prayers please for feeling more energy, no virus, and for figuring out the snow storm early next week. Ok off to fix something to eat and set up the computer.