Hasn't arrived yet. Apparently, it's due Monday. It IS the ring. He's going to get it resized at a local shop.
I had stuffed french toast with ricotta cheese, bananas, & strawberries this morning. Great local diner, new to us. Definitely will go back. It was nice to have a totally guilt-free cheat. I think I will incorporate them every few weeks, as long as my stomach will allow. I don't mind a little bloating because I know it'll be gone within a day or two.
Yay on the ring! Isn't it great that he has the great taste to listen to you?
*things I need to work on...
Yes, but if we did that, we'd have nothing whatsoever to tut tut and clutch pearls about. The horror!
Weekend: I basically had one large, glorious, cheat weekend. Yesterday, I had a quesadilla at our favorite burrito place. Their quesadilla's are grilled tortillas that are then loaded and rolled up like a burrito. As far as I know, they use butter for the grilling part, and I'm not going to question it. Anyway, they're delicious. I had a little pumpkin pie filling (made that sometime last week and haven't eaten much) in the evening, but didn't otherwise eat. My gut hurt a lot yesterday. It's a little better today and I think it might've been gas. I think I'll allow a weekend or two "off" here and there. It was very mentally relieving. I think I'm in a good mental state to be able to do it, though unfortunately, my gut doesn't like it.
Sleep: Went to bed late because I was stuck folding laundry. I need to ask Boyfriend to start doing that, since I'm taking care of the washing part. This means I need to plan the laundry better so there's time for him to fold before I go to bed, or we just plop it all on the other bed & he can blame himself for the wrinkles.
Food: Had 3 egg omelette this morning, with 3 sausages. Need to pick up some more meat and frozen veg this week. I want to get a chicken for the crock pot. Having that shredded meat in the fridge for lunches lasts us most of the week. Boyfriend can use it for stir fry if I make some rice. Okay, I'll get one tonight and cook it tomorrow. I also need to pick up eggs and bananas, and some fresh veggies. I haven't been thinking about the 36-hrs of low-FODMAPs food I need to eat at some point. I should plan that out. I don't know when I should call my doctor about the lab results. Maybe I'll check in this afternoon to see if they're available.
Supplements: When my eating goes off track, my Vitamin C and Inositol doses are not as effective. I find it interesting that the effect is so immediate. I might boost the Vitamin C a little today to get things moving again. I think I might switch back to Tyrosine 4 days a week instead of 3, to see if there's a noticeable difference. I've been feeling more anxious lately and I want to see if this helps make it a little more manageable.
Mood/brain: Boyfriend verbally acknowledged my hangover response this weekend, which felt good to me. It means he respects that it is a real issue and not just me whining unnecessarily. He was very patient when I exploded on him a few times. I had one beer Friday night and woke up with a headache. I had several more Saturday night, but took Ibuprofen after the first so I could keep drinking . I was very irritable when I woke up the next morning (both Sat & Sun), and spent the day feeling slow, groggy, and tired. I think it was worth it though. I had a good time. My brain did go a little more into a depressive state for the day, but I knew what it was and didn't "indulge" myself in darker thoughts.
Other: Boyfriend's brother, Chip (his actual nickname, but it's anonymous enough for the internet, I suppose; it comes from "chip off the old block" because he looks absurdly like their dad), seems pretty cool. I am really nervous around him. I knew he and Boyfriend would get along, but I was worried that I wouldn't get along with him. I don't really do well around new people in general, so it's not unusual, but apparently he thinks I don't like him. I guess I want to impress him, so he doesn't just think I'm his little brother's (he's 9 years older) stupid girlfriend. Also... I find him a bit attractive. He looks a lot like Boyfriend (major differences being eyes [Chip has their dad's, Boyfriend has his mom's] and weight [Chip has a bit of a belly]). I just keep reminding myself "He's no Boyfriend." I feel embarrassed for feeling this way. There's no way I would ever act on the attraction and I know it'll pass. I'm just trying to balance "nervous because you're attractive" and "nervous because you're my soon-to-be-fiance's big brother & I want us to get along" and not make the former part obvious =\ (fortunately, those two responses are pretty much the same for me, as far as other people can tell; unfortunately, Boyfriend & Chip are a lot alike in personality & interests). It was pretty awkward when both Boyfriend & I could tell that my sister was attracted to Boyfriend for a little while. She acted like a teenage girl with a crush.
Apparently, Chip is an ordained Dudeist priest . He could totally officiate our wedding (provided that the county we are married in recognizes Dudeism).
Good: Boyfriend & I talked again about babies and some future plans. I feel less anxious about it. Hormones seem to be calming down, maybe due to talking about it, but probably also from reducing to just 1 Vitex a day. My libido has been much improved lately .
I have Vitamin Shoppe coupons to use. I think I will use them on a new crystal deodorant stone (dropped mine, kinda awkward to use it with the edges all jagged), more Vitex, and some tea.
Bad: We messed up and I need to pick up a Plan B pill tonight. It's been a long time since we had to. I hate messing with my hormones like that, but the risk of the alternative is not worth it.
I was hoping not to spend any more on unnecessaries this month after my splurge this weekend (eyebrow, eating out multiple times, came in around $100, which isn't so bad I suppose), but my jeans are threadbare in the bottoms. I think I might go to Kohl's and try on some Levi's, then buy them online when I know what fit/size I like/am. It's time for me to invest in some long-lasting clothing. I can get by without new shirts for a little while longer (anything that doesn't need ironing), but they are starting to look a bit messy. My favorite long-sleeved shirt from the Gap has an oil spot on it .
About the oil spot on the shirt. I have successfully removed many oil spots, even after they have been dried, by putting Dawn dishwashing liquid on it, letting it sit for a bit then laundering it. Give it a try before you give up on your favorite shirt.
Of all the paths you take in life, make sure a few of them are dirt.