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Roller Derby (Yay! Finally doing something social!)

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. emoticon

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?! emoticon

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. emoticon I'm going to check on her tomorrow.

Hope everyone's having a great weekend!
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ANGIEN9 2/24/2013 9:28PM

What a cool mask you painted! Sorry about your boss. Hope she is okay! Roller Derby sounds fun, but risky! I have watched it years ago in some movies. Takes some guts to do that!! Have a great day! Angie emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 2/24/2013 4:46PM

    BAD TO THE BONE!!! emoticon

oh man...you are still struggling with the infection :(

i feel for you :( :( hang in there...

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HSMOMX2 2/24/2013 1:26PM

  emoticon on the win. Cool mask!

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LUCINDARW 2/24/2013 12:54PM

    It's great you found and outlet and get out socially! My Niece was on a rollerDerby team and loved it! Now my 9yr old great Niece is on a team. She is so small compared to some of the big bresers on the other teams! She does great as a jammer. Good luck and have fun!. Lucinda

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MJREIMERS 2/24/2013 12:07PM

    Love the artistic make up! You are really talented!! It looks great! emoticon

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/24/2013 8:32AM

    Love your face painting! By the way, when I was younger I totally wanted to be in the roller derby, so I'm jealous of your boss! (Hope she's okay!)

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TENNISJIM 2/24/2013 6:54AM

    Awesome mask! Very cool. Sorry about your boss.

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CHIBIKARATE 2/24/2013 1:50AM

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I've been MIA for a bit...

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. emoticon

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AMAZINGMOMMY4 4/4/2013 3:02PM

    Did you ever try Kali bichromicum it is a homeopathic remedy you should be able to get it at the natural food store for about $6-8 for a 30c. I have successfully cleared a sinus infection with this treatment. First, take three tabs under your tongue every 15 minutes for 1 hour, then back off to three tabs about every four hours or so. Not a strict regimen. If you don't notice a difference then it will not be the right medicine, but you can ask me to help you find a different one if you still need it. There are not any side effects from homeopathic remedies so don''t worry about that.

You should notice a change in the infection after then first hour or so. Probably you will start draining (I mean, get a kleenex box). This is a good sign.

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MOM4HOCKEY 2/13/2013 3:08PM

    UUUGGGHHH!! That's horrible!! I don't have any more advise other than what you've tried,,hope your next appointment will put an end to it!! Just try and ride it out,,get plenty of sleep,,,water and healthy diet and excersice if you feel up to it. That always helps emotionally too!! emoticon

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SPARKLISE 2/12/2013 8:49PM

    It really sucks that you're that sick for so long!
Having a cold for a few days makes me so irritable, I can't imagine 6 weeks!

Like on2victory said, just focus on getting better and maybe eat more fruits and veggies if possible,but don't be too hard on yourself.
Your body might just be too exhausted to clear out that infection.

Hope you can get some rest and some relief soon! emoticon

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ON2VICTORY 2/12/2013 3:42PM

    oh man, that is so hard being sick for that long. I wouldnt even worry about being "motivated" right now. this is very hard on your body and the stress of a full time job and school isnt helping.

I have no real words of advice except just hang in there. Ive been sick like that too and even after you get over it, it takes a while to really get back to your old self. Be patient with yourself ok?

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 2/12/2013 12:51PM

    I am praying that you are well again soon! emoticon

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KIMCOLLINGS 2/12/2013 12:49PM

    That is aweful! It has lasted so long! I can't think of anything else off hand, except the standard of getting plenty of rest and eating well. Maybe more fruits and veggies that are quick like apples, baby carrots, etc. Who knows....a few extra vitamins can't hurt. So sorry. I hope you get better soon.

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All dressed up and nowhere to go.

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? emoticon 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. emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 1/26/2013 2:14AM

    I envy the situation and wonder if I will ever get there... it took me years to stop buying clothes too small because I would be that thin soon...

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PIXIE-LICIOUS 1/19/2013 8:40AM

    Enjoy the new clothes! I am looking forward to buying some new things for myself when the weather is warmer.

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ON2VICTORY 1/18/2013 6:26PM

    Gotta love the clothes shopping. I hung on to my clothes until it started looking like I was kind of a scarecrow. Isnt it awesome to have more choices instead of just settling for something only because it fits?

I HIGHLY recommend keeping some of your old clothes. NOT because you will regain but because they make great trophies. Nothing makes jaws drop like whipping out my size 52 pants and showing them to my short-memoried friends. They have totally forgotten that I used to be that big.

They will be YOUR trophy...be proud!!!! :)


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HEALTHY-SPARK 1/18/2013 6:00PM

    That's fantastic -- what a great feeling to go buy new clothes, that are smaller and fit you well. For me, whenever I am wearing a well-fitting outfit (as opposed to something to just cover myself up), I feel better about myself, and that correspondingly results in better eating choices and it all just sort of snowballs from there!
Congratulations and keep up the awesome work!

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LARISSA238 1/18/2013 5:58PM

    Congrats! I know i was so happy when I went shopping for new workout clothes that I was a size smaller, and now I'm getting close to the size I wore in college. It's such a great feeling, isn't it? *hugs*

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DOLPHINSINGER72 1/18/2013 5:40PM

    Yes, that is so awesome. Being able to buy smaller clothes is like the most amazing feeling ever!!! emoticon emoticon

I know you are uber busy with school and work, but you really need to find some you time too. Time to go out for just a little bit in your attractive new clothes and revel in it. A little treat for yourself to to speak.

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MISSCUS 1/18/2013 4:46PM

    I'd say you were overdue for buying new clothes. It's good to glam up here and there. Boosts the confidence level quite a bit. Do a happy dance everyday, it's good therapy and good exercise for you!!

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    I decided to dress up today too, but I'm just a full-time college student with a very, very, very part-time job (we're talking like 3 hrs/week- I just do some lab work). It's not about having a place to go or a reason to dress up but rather... enjoying being dressed up, enjoying the confidence we have... It's just about being happy and believing we are beautiful.

Woohoo on the smaller sizes! That is one of the most rewarding things, i think.

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SHARBEAR100 1/18/2013 2:38PM

    Don't you hate that! I'm feeling a bit like that today too. I feel great, look pretty good, and we get off work early today. I thought about meeting a friend for lunch, but decided I wanted to eat at home to control my calories better. But I sure wish I had someplace to go!

Congratulations on the smaller clothes sizes though! Maybe you can show them, and you, off this weekend!
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So incredibly saddened by the news of the school shooting in Connecticut.

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. emoticon

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DOLPHINSINGER72 12/16/2012 8:24PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Prayers to the families and the entire community.

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ON2VICTORY 12/15/2012 9:17PM

    This is simply a tragedy in America. What have we come to, to go to such depths?

I cannot even begin to understand the depth of pain those affected must be living in right now.

My heart goes out to the victims and their families, especially the parents.

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LUCINDARW 12/15/2012 7:36PM

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MEDDYPEDDY 12/15/2012 1:45AM

    Youd blog made me aware, that is so horrible!

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SLFGOLF 12/15/2012 1:04AM

    Prayers are going to be needed for all who were impacted by such a tragedy.

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RDGISME 12/14/2012 7:00PM

    Spent the day busy and then at the Hospital volunteering. When I heard, all I could think was that the families of the 'babies' will never be without all of our prayers. They were so young that "babies" is the only appropriate word. Just such a senseless, cruel and unmerciful way for the many lives taken...

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PICKIE98 12/14/2012 5:29PM

    I was at work all day since five am, and have not been near a tv, what happened?? Praying for all involved...

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Final Exam Update (QUICK)

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Finished my Research class with 103%. Ohhhh yes.
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ON2VICTORY 12/13/2012 7:30PM

    That's 103 woo hoo's for you! You did awesome!

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POISONGIRL999 12/13/2012 6:47PM

    Woo Hoo!! Good for you!

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