This past week has been uneventful as far as dieting and working out. I came down with flu-like symptoms on the afternoon of Feb. 15 and ended up with the flu and pneumonia until late in the afternoon on Feb. 19.
I was supposed to officiate the district diving meet at BGSU on Feb. 18 and Feb. 19 and had to cancel because I was in bed hacking, coughing and tearing up my rib cage muscles.
I did manage to get to the swim meet Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 without too much discomfort, but several people said my skin was even paler than the white shirt and pants I have to wear while officiating.
My food intake consisted of a grilled cheese sandwich and some soup for the four days and some diet soda, and only on Feb. 21 and Feb. 22 did I find the ability to eat much of a solid nature.
There was certainly no working out, but I did manage to lose a few more pounds. It will be interesting to see what the actual weight and measurements are on March 1. I’m not sure how much weight I have lost, but I think the inches may be good. After being away from work for a whole week, I got a number of positive comments about looking thinner and how my clothes fit, along with the usual hassle about being a part-time employee. I am only working three days this week because of the state swim meet in Canton.