Friday, November 29, 2013

Stitch Fix The Second

Originally I was supposed to get this Stitch Fix on Wednesday. Then shipping was moving slow and it said Saturday. Doorbell rang today. Guess what? Stitch Fix!

J didn't seem to understand my excitement, but then again, I was having a girly moment. It came as we were getting ready to go get some lunch, so I waited until we came home to open it. I don't have all the pretty pictures this time, but I do have pics of the items.

Right on top was a green sweater from Oxmo. I grabbed it and said it was so me! J even started joking that I had pulled it out of the closet, not the box. They were spot on with this one.
It's green and see through, perfect for layering.
Wrapped with the sweater was a pair of skinny jeans from Kut From The Kloth. I wasn't sure about them, since I am often hit or miss with jeans, but they fit perfect and were very comfy. They have a good amount of stretch and are soft and comfy. 
I actually wanted some dark skinnies!
 The next bundle had a dress, a sweater, and a jacket. The sweater is from Tea N Rose. It's awesome. I put it on and then discovered the pockets. Pockets! I love me some pockets. It's light weight, so it would work in the summer as my AC sweater as well.
it's also my colors. 
Next was the jacket from 209 West. Black and red, very fun style. I put it on, zipped it up, and went to put my hands in the pockets. What? Pockets? Not this time! It has zippers, placed on the seams, and reinforced on the other side. BUT NO POCKETS. Seriously! Just that alone would piss me off every time I wore it, but it also laid a little funny on my chest. It's going back.
love the idea, not the execution.
Finally the dress. It's a shirt dress from 41Hawthorn. Buttons do not get along with my chest. I liked it on the hanger, I like it in the box, I liked it laid out on my bed. I did not like it on me. It didn't fit in the bust, and lost my shape through the waist. Going back.
it has tab sleeves, which are apparently a popular thing now.
So, keeping the first 3, sending 2 back. And the prices were more along my way of thinking this time. I'm a cheapskate. This gives me some great clothes to get through the winter with. Time for your added bonus - Me in the clothes I'm keeping, with a tank top. (Not the greatest pics, but I don't claim to be a photographer. I leave that to my sister.)

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Sunday, November 24, 2013

Time To Get Serious

About my head, that is. I saw the wonderful Dr. Cobo on Friday. She looked at my migraine journal, agreed that I was still having too much pain, and went into action.

I'm trying a new drug, Fioricet, but she said this is the last of the standard drugs to try. So she is also setting up some referrals for me. I had an MRI done back in, oh, 2004 I think, with no results. They actually said my brain was normal. My migraines have changed quite a bit since then, so she figured it's time for another one. Also, I have a referral for a Neurologist. And Optometry, mostly because it's been so long since I've had a full eye exam.

Now, being on TRICARE, I get to wait for them to contact me about the referrals, which sucks. But, I don't have to pay for it, so I'm not complaining too much. I haven't had to use the fioricet yet, so I don't know if I get any of the side effects. I'll update more as I get the referral appointments done.

I also talked to her about my foot. When I ran the half marathon last weekend, my right foot was very sore after. I had some pain during my runs and any time I was on my feet for a long time through the week. The pain came from the ball of my foot at the big toe joint, and was felt mostly on the top of my foot. Doc said it was a common runner's injury dealing with the metatarsals and tendons. It could be healed with rest, or made worse with running too much. I had already decided to rest on Thursday, and Friday was a rest day anyway.

So, I did not run this weekend, which was an easy decision to make with the freezing temps outside. I also ordered a new pair of running shoes - Merrell Bare Access Arc 3. Long name. It's the Merrell zero drop line, with more cushion. Vivo doesn't really make a running shoe with cushion, so I went back to Merrell. Of course, the nearest store to carry them was up in Ruidoso, and they only had in the hideous hot pink ones. Amazon to the rescue! I got black. They get here Tuesday. Yay!

Anywho, we are moving forward on the head front and learning how to be a long distance runner.

Coming up....
The end of the Big D, Thanksgiving with the Nesoms, and my next Stitch Fix!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Update Needed

Ok, so it's been a month since I posted. It's been a busy month. J has been crazy with work. I have just been crazy, but that's nothing new. So, updates:

sucks. I'm back up to 155. But I also haven't been tracking calories. I've adjusted myfitnesspal to 1500 calories. I will log calories burned as well and remember to maintain a deficit on days I workout. 1500 is my minimum for rest days. We'll see how that goes before talking to the girls at the Wellness Center about it.

Ran a half marathon yesterday in 2 hours 26 minutes. Not my greatest, not my slowest. I really felt like I could go faster for most of the race, but I was watching my heart rate and trying to not get it too high. J had the same issue with heart rate - going at the speed that felt right pushed the heart rate up "too high."

Marathon training is going well. I had one week that set me back, thanks to a weather migraine and some super craziness with Rear D Life. I'm skipping the next "slow down" week for training. The weekday runs are feeling good, and even Rem has kept up - up to 6 miles! The cool/cold mornings are wonderful for him. I think I need to invest in another pair of long running tights.

Cycling is my cross training now. I did pretty good on the Tour De Tolerance, especially for doing the whole thing by myself on a windy day. Honey was just in for a tune-up, so the next ride should be pretty smooth.

Like I said, I had a migraine that put me out for a week. Then another the next week. I had a friend and my mom mention that I seemed to be having them quite a bit lately. Yeah. Not a good sign. I went ahead and scheduled a doctor's appointment for next Friday. I wasn't supposed to follow up until a month from now, but I feel like I've had them too much lately. Also, the prescription strength ibuprofen barely touches the pain. I need something different. Or I need someone to tell me what drugs I can supplement with. I've been keeping my pain journal, but I'm having lots of icepick headaches lately.

Mental Health:
Stress hasn't been too horrible the past month. Even with J being crazy busy, I haven't had too much anxiety. I've managed to do what needs done most days, and when I don't get things done it's not from anxiety. I think the Celexa is working wonders. Now we just need to get the pain management figured out.

Other News:
Big breakthrough - I talked to my brother. Like, a real conversation. We spoke on the phone, and he sounded more like my old brother (pre-psycho-ex) than he has in a long time. It was a good conversation. It was a long time coming, but I'm glad it happened. I've missed him. I believe I mentioned our relationship in my Yom Kippur post, and I'm glad that it's coming around to a better place this year.

I think that's it! I'll try to be a better blogger. Maybe I'll do a post on how I'm trying to decorate for Christmas this year even though I'm a total Grinch. It's for J. I must really like this guy.