Welcome to the group!
I also have idiopathic dilated cardiomyopathy, resulting in congestive heart failure (EF is still only 20%, after 5 years of weight loss, medications, etc.) and an ICD because of ventricular fibrillation.
The thing is, one has good days, and bad days. On the bad days, give yourself permission to rest up, to say no to extra chores and excursions, to just sit there and read a good book and nap; on the good days, enjoy them. For me, the cooler autumn weather brings more good days - I feel less exhausted, and while I still can't walk very fast or very far, I don't feel totally wrung out.
Make notes on what you did/ate/how you slept each day, and see if there are patterns - do you always feel worse on the day AFTER the afternoon you spent out in the sun? Do you feel better the day AFTER the day you ate an extra piece of fruit and no red meat? If you keep track - use those Nutrition Tracker tools and other goals for that! - you will begin to see patterns like that, and will be able to better control your health.
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| current weight: 161.0