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Day Eight: March 8th 2021

Now you might be sitting here wondering, day eight? What happened to days three to seven?

You didn't miss them, I didn't forget to upload them, or anything like that.

I've just been so completely drained of energy I physically haven't been able to do it. I managed to get out for a walk in the woods last Wednesday and then it all hit me like a train until today when I managed to get something done.

I've been suffering with fatigue and just pure exhaustion (sometimes mental, sometimes physical, and unfortunately sometimes both) for a bit now. I had some issues with my thyroid before so I went and got it checked out.

As well as being severely deficient in vitamin D (take your supplements people, everyone really should, especially this time of year), I tested positive for thyroid antibodies. It's an autoimmune thing where my immune system is attacking my thyroid gland.

The thyroid is key for your metabolism as it produces so many different hormones. And mine is under attack by my own body (thanks, body!).

So while we're trying to get the right dosage of my medication to try and help alleviate the symptoms (as we can't stop it happening now), I'm still left with these symptoms sometimes.

I can wake up after a full nights unbroken sleep, and just have no energy. Some days I get an hour in to the day and then it hits me. Sometimes I get lucky and have a good day. Often I have to take a nap in the middle of the day just to be able to function.

So, long story short, that's why I haven't been updating the blog. Even just the mental effort to sit down and type this out seemed like a monstrous task at the time.

But today I did a bit of an abs cardio workout, with as much energy as I could muster. I didn't do it as good as I know I could have, or as good as I used to be able to, but I did what I could, and that's good enough for me.


Happy International Women's day to everyone out there, have a fab day.

Alicia x

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