Sunday, February 24, 2013
As some of you know, I work full time and I'm a college student, so I don't get out much.
I've also been dealing with a sinus infection for nearly 2 months, but I've been getting acupuncture each week for the last 4 weeks, so I'm actually feeling really good despite the crud that is living in my face.
Aaaaanyway, my boss is on hour roller derby team (Hel'z Belles for those of you who live in Montana) and I love going to support her!
Sidenote: How cool is it that - working at a law firm - I have a boss who does roller derby?!
So, some of you also know, from past blogs, that I have a hobby of doing artistic makeup. Well, derby bouts are one of my favorite things because it gives me an excuse to play with my colors and actually go out in public!
The theme of this particular bout was Masquerade Mayhem with Mardi Gras colors (yeah, we're a week or two late for that) so here it is:
Just in case you were wondering, WE TOTALLY WON! My poor boss took a helmet to the face and actually got knocked out. I'm going to check on her tomorrow.
Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
I'm dealing with a sinus infection that I've had for over 6 weeks now. I've maintained a fever hovering between 100 and 102 the entire time. Three rounds of antibiotics plus nasal steroids have not touched it. Oh yes, don't forget I'm still working full time AND I'm in college.
I'm exhausted. I'm having a difficult time being motivated. When I get home from work, knowing I have hours worth of homework to do before bed, I just don't feel like cooking. As a result, I'm not making very good food choices.
I have an appointment with a specialist on the 26th, but that's 2 weeks away! Since none of the meds they've given me so far have fixed my face, they basically told me I have to suck it up until my appointment.
So, now I'm exhausted and irritated. I'm ready to feel good again. Or at least 'normal'!
Does anyone have any advice?
I've also spent ridiculous amounts of money at the natural foods store, I've done 2 acupuncture treatments (those actually seem to be helping), I'm doing oil pulling, the neti pot, colloidal silver, grapefruit seed extract, apple cider vinegar, just about everything I've read/heard to do for this stuff.
I'm tired and so is my wallet.
Friday, January 18, 2013
I've released enough of my body weight that it was beginning to get painfully obvious that I needed to buy smaller clothes, particularly for work.
Don't get me wrong, I'm still in the 'obese' category. I don't have any delusions of being a model or anything. However, I'm starting to appreciate my body for what it is instead of hating it. I think this has really helped on my journey. It's pretty hard to want to fix something when you're so busy resenting it.
Anyway, I raided the clearance racks at my local JC Penney's and found a few things I thought would work. I also FINALLY bought a new pair of jeans, one size down from what I had been wearing. Turns out that I needed to buy two sizes smaller. *sigh* Champagne problems I guess.
It's pretty amazing how much more confidence I have when I know that my clothes fit me correctly, instead of just wearing whatever would cover everything. I think fear was what kept me from letting go of that old stuff. What if I gain the weight back? Well, that's not part of this plan, so stop preparing for it. There really is a limit to how much 'preparedness' is appropriate. I decided to stop being a collector of things that I thought might make it slightly less painful if I everything falls apart and I go back to the hell I had put myself through before.
So, I'm at work in a beautiful, inexpensive new out fit and feeling really good about myself today. This would be the moment where other women would call a girlfriend and suggest they go out after work.
Yeah, in addition to working full time, I'm also a college student, so I don't have time for that. I have to go home and do homework if I'm going to keep up with my course load.
At least I'll feel attractive while working on my Psychology reading! Hey maybe there's something in the book about that... RAWR.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Let's all set politics and opinions aside and pray for the families and community so needlessly, horribly devastated this morning.
Thursday, December 13, 2012
Finished my Research class with 103%. Ohhhh yes.
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