September 2010


This weekend  I traveled to Lancaster and then to Williamsport.

I. Am. Tired. Of. Driving.

I had an appointment Friday afternoon and then immediately trekked to PC to help pack up the house since he is moving down here next Saturday. I can’t wait!

But I hate driving. And moving. And everything that goes along with it.

And I missed my kitten.

I drove all the way home today. Actually, past home and directly to Virginia to meet up with a friend from college.

We met at the LUSH store. OMG. I love, love, love LUSH.

If you have one near you, please go!

I love that their products are natural and have no preservatives. I have seriously never had such great hair before using their solid shampoo. I love that I can go away for a weekend and all I have to pack is a bar of shampoo. I can use it on my hair, body, even as a shaving cream. AWESOME.

Today was a special event where if you RSVPed, you got a free bath bomb. Then, if you spent $40, you got a free gift package worth about $30. Believe me, I had NO trouble spending $40.

I ended up getting some new bath bombs including their new one with pop rocks and glitter! I also got one for PC that is a blue robot (what do we think the probability of him using it is? I vote low). I also got new conditioner, a massage bar (peach–PC loves peach!), a mud bath moisture bar, a bath scrub bar, some new shower gel, a soap slice, and more!

It’s awesome. I love when the holidays roll around and I can get bath bombs shaped like snowmen and other holiday shapes.

Seriously, check out: http://www.lushusa.com. You won’t regret it!

After a rather brief “break” to get myself together…

I’M BACK!!!

I told myself that I had to re-up with WW’s by the end of the month and I was feeling the itch to get on with things towards the end of last week. So, I gathered myself and went back to a meeting Sunday at 12:30. I had the receptionist start me fresh in a new book with a new 5% and 10% goals.

It feels wonderful to have a clean start.

In other news, I’ve started working out with one of my coworkers. She is a certified personal trainer and also teaches at the local college. She’s kind of taken me under her wing and offered to work with me. Believe me, she’s pretty intense! I burned over 130 calories in under 7 minutes yesterday (according to my heart rate monitor!). I was surprised.

She asked me what my goals were for working out, whether it was a number on the scale or to tone or something like that. I’ve been thinking about my ultimate goals and I think that I would love to be at a healthy weight (BMI) and to be stronger overall. We are going to chat about it tomorrow!

So… New things are happening here!

And 8 days until PC moves in! I’m so excited!

Today was definitely interesting.

I woke up and drove to work. At about 8 AM, my vision started getting wavy as I looked at my computer screen. I have been having an issue with my blood pressure being too low, so I trekked down to occupational health at about 9 AM for them to check my blood pressure.

As I sat there, I lost my peripheral vision in my left eye. It was, in a word, TERRIFYING.

My blood pressure was slightly elevated for me, but then, anything over 100/60 is elevated for me.

The nurse suggested seeing a doctor ASAP. I have been searching all week for a family doc, but haven’t been successful. It was off to urgent care.

I got to urgent care about 10:45 this morning. I was seen by 11, bypassing the rest of the patients in the waiting room. This was awesome as I started to tear up in the waiting room due to the nausea and extreme headache that had developed.

The doctor was very kind and did a thorough exam and history. He thoroughly checked my eyes and did a neurological exam (including a stroke test… yay! for EMT classes in undergrad). They did a bunch of tests. And after a medical assistant tried to find my veins for 20 minutes, another person finally drew some blood.

All the tests came back normal.

Eventually the doctor returned to me and explained that he believed I was having migraines. He thinks they are aura migraines based on my vision symptoms. He gave me some medication and my pain level decreased slightly.

I have to schedule an MRI and do a follow-up. Good times since MRI’s in the past have given me such intense headaches that I’ve stayed in bed for three days each time I’ve had to have one. Should be awesome!

The doctor refused to allow me to go back to work, so I headed home and did some work. Then slept for the rest of the afternoon.

Now, I just have pressure, but no pain. Yay!

I’m feeling a whole variety of feelings right now:

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I’m sure if I tried, I could write about each of the feelings on the chart, but for the sake of time (and my sanity), I am going to refrain.

However….

Things are seeming to be on the up and up with me. And I am incredibly thankful!

Despite how hard things have been lately for me, I know that this will pass. Things are not always quite as difficult as they seem and end when you think you are about to break, you can still go on. It’s amazing how resilient the human body and spirit are.

I have much to be thankful for! My awesome boyfriend got a job and is moving down here with me in two weeks. My coworker (a certified personal trainer) wants to work out with me beginning next week! I have an absolutely adorable kitten (Zoey-girl). I am finally feeling more motivated to continue nurturing myself to reach my goals.

I love my life!

I have come across a couple of blogs lately who are participating in this project. From what I can gather, it is called the 101 in 1001 project in which you set 101 goals you want to achieve in the next 1001 days. This is roughly 2.75 years.

There is a lot to be said for goals. I’m definitely a goal-setter. I may not always achieve every goal I set, but I do try. Sometimes just reaching for a goal sets the ball in motion so that other parts of your life begin to work more in concert, helping you to reach other goals you’ve set for yourself.

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At any rate, I think that 101 in 1001 is a great concept and I’ve started a list of my own. I don’t know that I want to make things strictly time bound in that they must all be completed in the next 1001 days or if I just want to complete these things in the next 3 years. I just celebrated my 26th birthday on the first of the month and I feel my birthday might be better and easier for me to remember. I haven’t set just how many years I’d like for my list, but possibly three years. So, essentially my 29th birthday!

As I work on this project, I’d like to direct you to a new page on my blog… The List. I’m hoping to get at least 100 things on my list, but until then I’m going to start plugging away at what I have so far.

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I’m very excited about this project!

What kind of goals would you like to complete in the next 3 three years? Do you have a “list”?

… to peanut butter.

It’s almost out of control.

PC and I spent the day in Hershey, PA yesterday. We had discount tickets to HERSHEYPARK and visited with the park with 3 friends of ours.

It was a gorgeous day!

Sadly, none of us had any energy.

We still rode roller coasters, but spent nearly 2 hours at ZooAmerica and another half hour or so at Chocolate World. Such is life.

By the end, PC was super sick. So we went home to our friends and got changed. He napped and the rest of us went to Red Robin for dinner.

It was a good day!

Tip: NEVER buy full price tickets for amusement parks. Yesterday, we paid $30 for our tickets that retail over $50. Many places have coupons or agreements… you just have to look!

I moved to Maryland two months ago.

My Prince Charming is moving here on October second.

I’m VERY excited. I’ve been missing him like crazy the past 2+ months. The phone just isn’t the same!

I’m thankful that things are finally falling into place.

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