So I have now been officially sick for an entire week. I started feeling crappy last Wednesday, and here it is, Wednesday again and I still feel yucky. The original diagnosis was strep throat. I had some tests done yesterday and signs seem to be pointing to mono. I am 90% sure that my 30 year old life is not exciting enough to include mono. Isn't that something you get when you are 16 and stupid? We'll see. Where would I have even picked that up?
Anyway, I will tell you, though, it is a heck of a weight loss plan. Have a few pesky pounds you can't get rid of? Try not being able to swallow for a week - the weight will just melt off. As of last week I had lost 14 pounds since December. I have been on a year long quest to get into shape and loose the baby weight that has lingered for two years. I have been doing it slowly and methodically so I would be more likely to keep it off. After this week I am down a total of 19 pounds! That is right - I have lost 5 pounds this week. I fully expect to gain a bit of it back, until I can muster up the energy to get back on the treadmill, but it feels nice to be back down to my pre-pregnancy weight. It is kind of like cheating.
As I suspected, I am not exciting enough to develop "late life" mono. It appears that my issue of the throat was indeed a wicked case of strep! I went grocery shopping yesterday and bought food like I hadn't eaten in the week, because I hadn't. Me want food.