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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I had my follow up optometrist appointment this morning, and I got my prescription. I also got a demo violet contact. I tried it on a little while ago, and I can't say I was very impressed. There was a slight difference in color, but it just wasn't as dramatic as I had hoped. I want to go back tomorrow and see if maybe they have a sample of the Color Blends amethyst, which looks like it might be a darker color. I guess if that doesn't work either, I'll consider asking for a prescription for hand painted lenses.

I spent a lot of time today trying to get the payment sorted out for a CPU and RAM that I ordered on Newegg.com. I had forgotten that my debit card number had changed since the last time I ordered something from them. When I tried to change the information online, I kept getting error 404s when I hit submit, so I had to call customer service and give them the new card information. After that I got another message in my email that my card had been declined, and it still had the old card number on it, so I had to call customer service again. Finally my card ended up being charged, but not until over three hours after I had originally placed the order...I paid for overnight shipping, so I just hope it still ships today.

Sorry to anyone who actually reads this, I know this wasn't the most interesting blog ever ^_^;;

  


The Past Week

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

I haven't used the nutrition or fitness trackers in a week ^_^;; It's just been a little crazy, since I got my new contacts, and Windows crashed on my MacBook...

Since Windows crashed on my MacBook, I decided to just get a desktop PC instead of reinstalling the partition. That way, I don't have to mess with Boot Camp anymore, and I'll have my entire hard drive on my MacBook for Mac OS. So I'm building a new PC, and today I bought a case with a motherboard and a processor, and I just need to put in a hard drive, an optical drive, and RAM. I'm going to see what I can salvage from my Mac Mini that's been dead for a year (the motherboard went bad); I think it at least uses the right kind of RAM that I need for the new PC.

I bought some new jeans yesterday, size 10s. I also tried on at least one size 8 dress that fit, although I didn't buy it (I found a size 10 dress I liked better, which I did buy). I'm really happy with my weight loss progress so far, so happy that it's difficult to keep myself motivated now...I'm enjoying just being a size 10! But then, I know I'm still overweight and I need to keep going, for health reasons if nothing else.

The contacts are getting easier. Today I got the right one in in 10 minutes and the left took about 20. I have my follow up appointment with the optometrist tomorrow.

I also haven't weighed myself in a week, so I hope I didn't gain any weight back. I doubt I lost any. I've tried to be conscious about what I've been eating, but I did go out to eat a few times and I didn't eat as healthy as I could have. I also haven't been working out as much as I should.

Oh well, tomorrow's a new day!

  


Contact Lense Success!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I had my optometrist appointment today, and now I have contacts! I think it must have taken me almost two hours to get them in...they didn't ask me to take them out this time and just sent me home with them in. Which is a good thing, because it took me three hours tonight to get them out! Of course, that did include time spent looking up "how to take your contacts out" videos on YouTube and a break for dinner. But anyway, I did get them out, so YAY!!!

I finally figured out that I needed to NOT try to look through the contact while I was trying to get it out (sounds simple, but I think the one thing a YouTube video or informational DVD can't tell you is what getting your contacts out actuallly looks like while you're doing it), and to pull it in the OTHER direction that I had been pulling it...I got the left one out a lot faster than I did the right one ^_^;;

I think I just need some more practice, and I'll have the hang of this. Now I just need to get better at putting on eye makeup. I never really wore it much before, since no one could see it anyway.

In other news, my car battery is completely dead, and no one in town has a replacement for it. And when someone can get one for me, it's probably going to cost like $169 (I have a 2002 Prius, and it's some weird Japanese battery)...

Also, I got a 95 on my first midterm (Game Design), but I still have two more to take this week.

  
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ANEWHEALTHYLIFE 3/3/2010 10:31PM

    Yay to the contacts! It will get easier over time..I promise. It took me a few weeks to get used to them, but then they became as easy as putting on a t-shirt. lol.

Great job on the test and good luck on the other ones. emoticon



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Only Slightly Hysteric

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Tomorrow is my optometrist appointment, from which I will hopefully be walking away with my first pair of contact lenses (unless I just decide on the GPs, which have to be custom made). I'm going to try to go in as relaxed as possible this time, so I have a better chance of getting them in and out of my eyes without any problems.

Luckily, as far as weeks go, this one has been fairly stress free! Oh, aside from most of my midterms being this week, my car battery dying on me, having to take my MacBook into the Apple Store because the Windows partition on my computer crashed (which, by the way, they really couldn't do anything about except get me back into Mac OS)....XD

No, really, I'm laughing right now (only a little bit hysterically).

Ever noticed how the Nutrition Tracker makes some really odd suggestions sometimes for possible things that you could have meant to type? This time I typed in "Chick fil a chargrilled" (looking for a Chick-Fil-A chargrilled chicken sandwhich), and it asked "Did you mean 'chick fail a chorally'?"

Why no, I did not mean that, Nutrition Tracker.

Again, I promise I'm only slightly hysteric right now. I think I'm going to go play some video games, and then maybe take a shower, give myself a facial...you know, relaxing stuff.

  
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PAPRINIKA 3/2/2010 11:00PM

    Facial... I should dig mine out. :X

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Getting Contacts!

Friday, February 26, 2010

After writing my last blog, I started doing more research on contacts, and I started getting excited. I decided that contacts are what I want for my birthday this year (which isn't really until April, but whatever). So this morning, I made an optometrist appointment, for Wednesday at 10:30.

I'm considering trying GPs (gas permeable lenses) instead of soft lenses. They're considered to be "rigid" lenses, because they're durable and keep their shape, but they aren't like the old hard lenses--they're made with silicone, so they're still flexible, and once you get used to them, they're supposed to be as comfortable as soft lenses. They also are supposed to give you better vision correction than soft lenses, and here's the thing that gets me really excited--to get them out, you just pull your eyelids back towards your ear, lean forward and blink hard, so that it pops out--they're actually supposed to be good for people who have trouble manipulating soft lenses!

It also doesn't dry your eye out and get stuck to your eyeball like soft lenses--instead it just floats in the middle of your eye. GPs also end up being less expensive, because even though they cost more initially, one pair can last between 1 and 3 years, depending on the materials (as long as you don't lose them!).

The only disappointing part is that you can't get colored GPs, because GPs are smaller than the colored part of your eye. Also, you do have to wear them all the time (you can't easily switch between contacts and glasses, like with soft lenses). I'll have to discuss what kind of contacts I should get with my optometrist on Wednesday, but either way, after wearing glasses for over half my life, I'm determined that it's going to work out this time. Wish me luck!

  
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PAPRINIKA 2/26/2010 10:33PM

    I use those daily, disposable soft lenses because I don't wear them often. Not I realised one box of them expired 2 years ago. *head desk* MY MONEY.

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