Well, sure enough I got myself sick by burning my candle from both ends and from the middle! The strep came on so gradually, and I'd never had it before, so it got its claws in my throat nice and deep before I got it treated.
It's been a week since I ate solid food. From last Sunday to Saturday, all I had was liquids and not even filling ones. Everything burned so bad when I tried to swallow, even pudding and jello! I had 1% milk, tea, hot cocoa, and coffee to keep going. Work didn't stop coming in while I was sick. My son didn't stop needing me when I wanted to cry from the pain. He's sick as a dog too, but of course not with the highly contagious strep but with a hacking cough. *sighs*
Sadly, I thought I'd lose weight from the all-liquid diet all week, but it's not looking good. Normally I weigh right when I get up before a shower (naked) and was at 127 the Sunday it started. On Wednesday, I weighed mid-day, fully clothed and was at 134. How is that even possible?! HOW?! I'm doing a real weigh-in when I get up. I'm totally blaming PMS and 'water' weight. Hmph!
I'm also working my butt off this month to be able to add that gym membership to my budget in January. Ohhhh, since it's just the membership sign-up fee that's really pushing it out of reach, maybe requesting it as a present from someone in my family! Ha, I'm brainstorming like the Imagination Movers my son watches. Must follow up on that idea later.
I'm headed back to sleep feeling more positive at least. Now if only my household could shake these colds we keep getting. The resting part of sick I'm all for, except my son didn't get that memo. Crazy kid.