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Baking with avocado
I started eating avocado recently as a no-sodium, healthy fat-containing, high calorie way to boost my calorie intake without making my stomach explode by eating tons of lower calorie food....and it occurred to me that it's got this nice, creamy... Read more
Ankles are so much better!
The last few days, my inflamed ankle tendons have just made a complete turnaround. I love it! Today, I was actually able to walk with a mostly-normal gait, rather than the flat-footed trudging I've been doing the last few days. Lord knows I had ... Read more
The dangers of indoor tanning
I have always thought tanning beds were stupid. Then again, when I was a teenager I definitely laid out in the backyard occasionally to try to boost my tan. Peer pressure to be tanned and all that, though I never bothered to try tanning very oft... Read more
Police officers must maintain under 40" waist or be fired
Interesting video. Part of me feels bad for the policemen because their job security is at stake and they don't make much to begi... Read more
Take THAT, employee appreciation lunch!
I couldn't NOT go because part of the lunch was a basically-mandatory "meeting" where we celebrated various employee-of-the-months of the past year, and the directors all paid lip service to how fabulous all their workers are (when you KNOW they... Read more
Taking it easy
I had planned on going to the gym this morning and using the elliptical machine, but then I was just kind of tired when I got up so I was already kind of debating going. Then I remembered that I had dreamed about being pregnant and how much I en... Read more
Another successful run, and the successful wearing of pants!
Two days ago, I started wearing pants to work again. I've been wearing big skirts and dresses (actually, most of them are from my high school/college closet...and they're too big for me!) to keep pressure off the incision, but I finally started ... Read more
Surprise! I get to have a colonoscopy!
I just loooove these unexpected medical surprises.
I had a follow-up with a surgeon (not MY surgeon, just *a* surgeon from the hospital) to check out my incision and my general health...and to explain to me what the next step was.
I di... Read more
Thank you, ibuprofen!
My ankles feel soooooo much better, and I give most of the credit to ibuprofen! I kept forgetting to take some until this morning, and I think the anti-inflammatory plus reduced walking today did my ankles a WORLD of good. I still had to obsess... Read more
Are SparkDeals legit and safe?
I don't know if anyone has tried to redeem any of these spark deals, but I'm kind of interested in a couple of them for the first time (the vacation, the waterproof smartphone case). I just wish I could find out a little more information about ... Read more
Floppy loose skin can actually cause problems! Weeeiird.
So my incision has sometimes gotten a bit sore...and I kind of wondered if it was because I've been wearing my old, much-too-big-why-haven't-I-thr
own-them-out-yet underwear. I think I'm right.
That sounds so weird. Let me explain: When... Read more
My doctor said that I could probably do some "light jogging" two weeks after my surgery. Two weeks doesn't officially strike until tomorrow....but I was walking yesterday and just got SO BORED and I was going downhill which was aggravating my k... Read more
Tempted to eat just to fill a bit of loneliness
We moved all the furniture but a computer desk and chair and a twin bed out of the apartment today, and my husband went with everything. He starts his new job 6 hours away in a week, and I wanted to stay at my current job a little while longer ... Read more
My husband is moving out this weekend!
Trick subject line!
He's just moving to our new house 6 hours away. :) I will follow in November, when I've had a chance to get some more experience in my current job, since I only started it in June.
I gotta say, I'm looking forward ... Read more
Aaaand 3, 2, 1 - setback!
I feel like 9 kinds of crap today.
Yesterday afternoon on my way home from getting my staples removed (yay!) from my incision site, I started getting a smidge gassy/crampy. It just got worse during the evening, which sucked because I really... Read more