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Yesterday Taxed Me

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

As suspected, the agitation experienced yesterday afternoon was a result of being energetically taxed. The short, gentle walk is simply too much for me right now. My body does not have the energy to sustain much activity.

Had to force myself to eat dinner last night. I was so tired that I just did not feel like eating. Dug deep to gather energy to prepare a nutritious protein smoothie and did consume all of it. I'll consider that emoticon

How did I know that I was physically taxed? Well, I slept nearly 10 hours last night which is about 2 hours more than what I've been averaging during the month of May.

That short gentle walk did not even amount to a mile. Just to give you a sense of how deep and debilitating this fatigue has been.

It is also quite possible that yesterday's walk was simply 'the straw that broke my back'. A sister called on Friday and asked me to join her as she shopped for an upcoming business trip. That was physically taxing. Saturday, dear hubby and I took essentially the same short, gentle walk. Sunday was quite.

Clearly, my body did not have enough energy to address the demands placed on it yesterday without repercussions. When energy stores are taxed to the point of agitation, it often leads to quick tempered behavior. I don't like that and neither does my dear husband.

I have the appointment with the primary care physician this afternoon and I'm already feeling like that is going to be an energetic stretch. Yeah. The past 4 days have been too much.

And, bless my husband's heart, as he headed out the door this morning to meet the guys for coffee he says, "Today's our day off, right? We walk again tomorrow?" I reflexively responded, "Yes."

We'll talk more about it when he returns home ...

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