I wish my parents had pushed me more towards independence. Jobs for high schoolers were pretty rare in my area, but my town is very middle (and middle-upper) class. It didn't even occur to me to get a job until I was in college. Then I lucked out, as I got a work study job on campus and ended up in the highest paying student job by graduation . I am very proud of that fact! I don't feel so impressive now.
Pardon super-close photo & perpetually messy hair. I put on a little eye-liner today. I feel like experimenting with make-up. I rubbed my eyes once already, but seems to be no damage.
-eggs in coconut oil, apple cider, tea w/ supplements in AM (l-glutamine, collagen hydrosylate, slippery elm, mashmallow root, Iodine, Vit D, Allegra, Biotin)
-chicken soup, orange, medjool dates for lunch
-raw carrot & plum after work
-apple cider (w/ l-glutamine & collagen hydrosylate), chicken sausages, butternut squash w/ coconut oil & cinnamon for dinner
BM - Type 5/6 twice yesterday between dinner & bedtime.
Heartburn - after lunch & returned again in the evening. I have more this morning & left the DGL tablets at home .
Hulky and I made a trip to the pharmacy last night and got him some of those throat-numbing lozenges after speaking with the pharmacist. I forgot about those throat-numbing things! Pro/con to not getting sick like this for YEARS. Hulky definitely got the super bug version of my cold. Funny, because it usually works the other way around (I get his).
Sleep - I took a GABA Calm and managed to fall asleep sometime after 11, once my brain winded down. I slept in the other bed so Hulky wouldn't be disturbed. I woke up around 3 AM and found him watching TV, and I switched to the other bed. I slept through till my alarm (but could feel myself waking up a bit before it went off) and Hulky hadn't come to bed until around 5. I straggled this morning and didn't have time to use the neti pot.
I am still kind of snotty from my cold, but it's a little better every day.
My never-ending grocery list: more meat, chicken (stopped by Whole Foods last night for pet food, they didn't have the air-chilled chickens that I like), bananas
I'm thinking of eliminating this chicken soup lunch altogether, but not sure what to replace it with. Maybe I should get in on this canned oyster business.
Brain - Over the past couple of days, I've been thinking about writing out more details of my overdose... There are specific moments & memories I have about that night & my time at the mental hospital day program that I don't think I've ever written down. Even if no one else ever sees it, I think I'd like to have those details recorded somewhere.
I'm trying to think of me-friendly snack foods for our Halloween party. Maybe shrimp cocktail!