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post #81 of 167
Uggh, I was doing well exercising and taking better care of myself....and then yesterday I got rear-ended and now my head and neck hurt too much to exercise.


One step forward, two steps back.

post #82 of 167
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Originally Posted by A&A View Post
Uggh, I was doing well exercising and taking better care of myself....and then yesterday I got rear-ended and now my head and neck hurt too much to exercise.


One step forward, two steps back.

A&A - I hope you see a doctor about your aches and feel better soon.
post #83 of 167
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Originally Posted by Surfacing View Post
A&A - I hope you see a doctor about your aches and feel better soon.
Thanks. I did go to the ER and I'm going to see a chiropractor tomorrow.
post #84 of 167
Hugs A&A!

That's funny, bejeweled!

I did pull it together today. I jumped in the shower, dressed nicely, put on jewelry... I did some laundry and dishes and stored my freshly finished bone broth. DH started dinner for tonight this morning and I did the middle steps. Then, I walked to pick DD up from school and the chaos began. Snack, neighbor's house, Grandpa's, ice skating with friends, Girl Scouts cookie booth, home for dinner (DH finished while I was at the cookie sale), and then going over our camping list for this weekend. Finally got DD to bed by 8:20 pm and replied to an email from a mom of one of DD's slumber party guests about gift ideas. I'm in my jammies and in bed now!
post #85 of 167
Today is a great day!

I woke up early, showered, dressed nicely (black pants, fuchsia sweater, cute black shoes), put on my rose quartz necklace, and walked DD to school with my dad. Long story, but he and I have had a challenging ride in this life. Anyway, we actually discussed FINANCES and STOCKS (you know, money, one of those touchy topics) and it was all good!!!!

Okay, when I got home, I ate a donut for breakfast. Not healthy. Guess what.... I really tasted it, like Jon Gabriel recommends, and it tasted exactly like corrugated cardboard and oil. It didn't even taste sweet to me. WOO HOOOOOOO!!!!! Donuts are a major weakness and I currently have no desire for a "better tasting" one. I am drinking a green smoothie and headed out the door for an appointment. Busy and good day ahead.

Best wishes to everyone for the best day you've had in a long time!
post #86 of 167
I hope everyone has a great day. My day has been off to a rough start (2 cranky little girls) and me feeling a bit stressed and overwhelmed. I am going to try to exercise and shower before I take my oldest DD to school, my youngest DD to Grandmas and then I have a full day of running errands!
post #87 of 167


Thanks, Bunny, for starting this thread.

You all inspired me to get myself another pair of jeans. I have two pairs of sweats and ONE pair of jeans. That's it. I'm a sahm so I can get away with that, but I'm tired of it. I hate trying on pants. So I'm ordering them online and will try them on at home.

I finally called the hair stylist and am waiting for her to call me back. It's way past time to get a hair cut!

We're walking distance to ds's school but most mornings I drive him. Well the weather's getting nicer, it's sunny but cold today, so I told him we'd walk to school. Hurrah! We didn't get ready on time, so I ended up driving him to school. Boo!

But that sort of counts, right?! Tomorrow morning we'll be better organized and leave early enough to walk to school.
post #88 of 167
^I know how you feel! I have one pair of jeans and several pairs of sweats and that is it. Not caring about what I wear or how I look is prob. part of what caused me to gain weight. Weird as it sounds I am doing my hair and makeup everyday now regardless of if I am just wearing sweats. I feel a lot better!
post #89 of 167

Public Service Announcement

Just got back from a 30 minute walk with the dog!

I had a fasting blood test done recently and got the lab results back yesterday. All the various numbers are right within range of normal except vitamin D.

Normal range of vit. D is 30 - 100 teeny-tiny units per milliliter of blood. Mine is 23.3. Oh my! My doc's note with the lab results says I'm to start D supplement at 2000 per day and calcium at 1200 per day.

Why is this important? I read up on it, and I had no idea. It's vitally important for calcium absorption. Well, I knew that part. But I didn't know that deficiency is linked to breast cancer, colo/rectal cancer, heart disease and osteoporosis.

And... deficiency is linked to seasonal affective disorder, depression and the mental fog associated with it. Something a lot of us deal with.

So I marched out and got myself a bottle of calcium and a bottle of multivitamins. I've taken vitamins inconsistently my whole adult life. But I'm committing to taking them regularly now.

I've been taking such bad care of myself, especially the last 7 years. I mean, hardly any veggies or fresh fruit. Lots of starches and meat. VERY sedentary. Like, literally sitting at the computer for 4 hours straight.

All things that are really bad for my heart, my bones, my mental health!

I'm turning that around, have been for several months. It's such slow progress! I see a therapist and have been making real progress knocking down those walls that are keeping me back.

In any case, I just want to encourage all of you ladies when next time you have one of those comprehensive, fasting blood tests done to check various levels of this and that, ask your doctor to have them check your vitamin D level.
post #90 of 167
I really dislike wearing pants and jeans sometimes. Even if they look good, they're so uncomfortable. So today I decided "F it", I'm going back to wearing my skirts. I love wearing skirts and I feel good in them.

So I put on my skirt, did my hair w/a jewelled barrette, threw on some lipstick and perfume and went out to enjoy the sun. I really need to be kinder to myself sometimes...
post #91 of 167
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I'm turning that around, have been for several months. It's such slow progress! I see a therapist and have been making real progress knocking down those walls that are keeping me back.


This is Slow and steady steps...
post #92 of 167
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Originally Posted by *bejeweled* View Post
I really dislike wearing pants and jeans sometimes. Even if they look good, they're so uncomfortable. So today I decided "F it", I'm going back to wearing my skirts. I love wearing skirts and I feel good in them.

So I put on my skirt, did my hair w/a jewelled barrette, threw on some lipstick and perfume and went out to enjoy the sun. I really need to be kinder to myself sometimes...
Good for you, that sounds wonderful. I need to be kinder to myself too.
post #93 of 167
Thread Starter 
I am not doing so well here

I have gone back to my ponytail, no makeup ways.

I am keeping up with washing my hair every other day. This is something I don't personally understand, but my Mother insists that there must be something wrong with me for not wanting to wash my hair every other day I don't *do* anything to my hair. I don't blow dry it, I don't apply product to it, heck, sometimes I don't even brush it But anyway, I am washing every other day.

I have kept on my gold necklace and pendant my Mom gave me and I get compliments every day on it from people. I don't know if that counts because I don't actually take it off But I mentally feel prettier with it on.

And I have been more active lately too.

I think maybe I need some defined goals here. Sunday seems like a good time to start, so I will ease in to them until going full force on Sunday.

Goals:
1. To have a meal plan every night for the next day. This is important for me because if I do not have a plan, I get nervous and I obsess about food all day long.
2. Drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day.
3. No more regular soda!! I have been doing this for a while but occasionally I slip up. I don't want any more slip ups next week! I will stick to diet if I must have something.
4. A flattering outfit that fits well every single day!
5. Washing my face nightly (water alone does not count).
6. Making- and keeping- a hair appointment to highlight my hair because Mom is paying and darnit, I deserve it!
7. Hair worn down or pulled back with cute accessories every single day.
8. Earrings every day in the bottom holes.
9. Body lotion applied each night after my shower.
10. Small spritz of perfume each day.

Wish me luck
post #94 of 167
Good luck bunnyflakes!

My DD & I are headed camping tomorrow with Girl Scouts. I'm not bringing any makeup or cute hair accessories, but I am bringing two rings and my rose quartz necklace (first time bringing jewelry while camping EVER) and my outfits have been carefully selected to be both functional and a teensy bit fashionable. I downloaded my nighttime meditation (from CD) from Jon Gabriel onto my iPhone today and plan to bring my ear buds. Shall be interesting falling asleep with ear buds in and my phone in my sleeping bag. Still pondering a better solution to that.... I only have the bare basics in toiletries and nothing scented. I did bring a real brush (travel size), so my hair will survive three days! I will probably braid it or ponytail it. Clips are giving me headaches and barrettes and headbands don't cut it for camping....

We come home Sunday afternoon, but who knows when I'll make it online. DD has a science fair project due next week and her birthday slumber party is next weekend. We'll be resting up for another busy week! DH gets to go to traffic school while we are away.
post #95 of 167
You have a great list of goals. You can do it! I love making lists like that. I need to make one for myself!
post #96 of 167
BTW I feel so ugly and gross today. I just started AF but I am determined to still do my hair and makeup regardless of how yucky, crampy and bloated I am feeling!
post #97 of 167
Thread Starter 
How is everyone doing?

Tonight I begin moisturizing after my shower. I have no idea why this is important But it seems to be something a lot of ladies do. So I bought a big ole bottle of lotion and put it right beside the shower
post #98 of 167
Hi Bunnyflakes! Good for you with the lotion! Do it. Your skin will thank you as you age. That's one good thing I've done for myself since...oh...junior high. Moisturize face, neck and whole body after showering. And I do have great skin. Using it in the bathroom while it's still steamy is the best. It penetrates the skin better. And make sure your lotion (especially your face lotion) has SPF in it. Ok there's my lotion commercial.

Today DW and I went to lunch with a friend so I took a shower, put on makeup and wore a cute outfit with nice earrings. I rarely wear earrings so that was a nice addition. Yay me! We then walked around the city. Tomorrow we're going for a walk along the beach. That will be nice!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and doing lots of good things for yourselves!
post #99 of 167
Thread Starter 
I feel like such a girl I washed my hair tonight, put on a face cream, then a lovely baby powder scented body lotion. Then I put on some powder, some deodorant and some leave in conditioner.

I smell fabulous

Too bad I sleep alone
post #100 of 167
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Originally Posted by Beautiful~Life View Post
BTW I feel so ugly and gross today. I just started AF but I am determined to still do my hair and makeup regardless of how yucky, crampy and bloated I am feeling!
I hope you are feeling better

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Hi Bunnyflakes! Good for you with the lotion! Do it. Your skin will thank you as you age. That's one good thing I've done for myself since...oh...junior high. Moisturize face, neck and whole body after showering. And I do have great skin. Using it in the bathroom while it's still steamy is the best. It penetrates the skin better. And make sure your lotion (especially your face lotion) has SPF in it. Ok there's my lotion commercial.

Today DW and I went to lunch with a friend so I took a shower, put on makeup and wore a cute outfit with nice earrings. I rarely wear earrings so that was a nice addition. Yay me! We then walked around the city. Tomorrow we're going for a walk along the beach. That will be nice!

I hope everyone is having a great weekend and doing lots of good things for yourselves!
That does sound nice

I have always applied lotion at night. However, I have never in the day so no SPF I should thought, I know! I am so naughty! Maybe I should add that to the store list!
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