Sorry for huge pictures, my monitor is big so it doesn't bother me =P I'm so happy with the shade of pink right now that I didn't wet my hair this morning in the shower. It's probably going to "bleed" (let off color when wet) for a week and it's stuck to my scalp all over.
I think I'm finally settled into the idea of growing out my hair. Now to pick a style when it's long enough...
Sleep: Had trouble falling asleep, probably too many movies yesterday, or maybe it was the chai. I wandered around the apartment and swapped bedrooms a couple of times and then slept like a rock until sometime before 7 (got up at 6:55). The evenings have been cooler and I was comfortable with the fan blowing and window open.
Food: I had chocolate last night. Not sure if that's what's causing the slight increase in itchiness today, or just my luck. Either way, no more. Had breakfast this morning, but all those lunches last week blew through our freezer supply so we need to get more meat tonight or tomorrow. Really hoping I can stock us up for the rest of my month with this trip and keep the groceries under $250 for the month.
Exercise: Random squats yesterday after my ride. Boyfriend commented that my back muscles are more defined/looking good. Yeessssss sexy back musclesssss. Not feeling like biking today. Might take it easy this week and focus more on random strength stuff. This might destroy any chance I have of biking to work by sometime this Fall, but I don't mind as long as I get more fit.
Mood/brain: Things continue to be pretty awesome in my head. Some irritability, so I think whatever is making me happy is going a little overboard, but I'll take it.
Symptoms: Gonna talk about poop for a minute, just a heads up. Before I went primal, I had issues with regularity. I usually went other day, with occasional constipation. The constipation suddenly got worse, i went to the doctor, they told me to take a laxative at night, and fiber (Metamucil) in the morning. I don't remember if it got better with that, and I don't remember if it got better when I went Primal and stopped all that (I only bothered with it for a week or two). A while back, things got blocked up again. I don't remember when. Maybe it is a lack of fiber. Maybe more fiber would help with the candida. Tempted to use psyllium husks to get things moving and see if that is the issue. I'm actually trying Metamucil again, since I already have it. It has aspartame, so it's really not a great choice, but I'm desperate and not wanting to spend more money on supplements this month. I have a follow-up appointment with the gyn on Wednesday and am going to ask for a long course (a month, at least) of Nystatin. If she won't give it to me, I will make an appointment with the doctor that mentioned it back in January.
Budget: I'm feeling really guilty about spending for myself. It's a stupid thing to feel guilty about, I know. My health is important, I guess I just don't want to have all these issues that require me to spend money to fix. I justified buying a $10 tea kettle on Amazon yesterday (free 2-day shipping) because I've been having so much tea lately and keep forgetting about the water boiling in the pot (kettle has a whistle). But I can't justify spending more money on something that might help the candida overgrowth? Scratch that, I totally could, and already have, several times this month, but nothing is fixing it so I don't want to spend more. As usual, at this time in the month, the budget appears on track, but I still need to get the scooter inspected and the month is not over yet. I think I have more in savings for oil right now than I had previously thought, but I won't know for sure until the end of the month when I rearrange my accounts (move money over to savings; I like to wait to do it so I know I'll have no less than $250 in checking at any one time between paychecks and rent etc.). Most of my loans have not been charged yet for the month, and I gave Boyfriend a check for car stuff, so it's probably not going to be as much savings as I was hoping.
Poo, now my mood is low. I also need to go to the bank tonight to try and get a charge removed from my account. I got my credit score over the weekend for $1 and somehow ended up with a charge for $31.95 for one of the credit bureaus. I read all the fine print and didn't see anything about that charge so I'm pissed. I called my local bank and they said I'd have to come in and sign stuff to have the charge removed, but Boyfriend has done it over the phone before. I called the 1-800 # and they said since it's still pending, they'd need to do a 3-way call with the credit bureau to get their merchant ID information or something like that to cancel it before it charges my account. Or I wait till tomorrow for the charge to go through and submit a claim against the charge, which would take at least 10 business days to see whether or not I could get my money back. I called Free credit Report and they said I authorized the payment (must've been a page I clicked through that look innocuous) and would only refund me $17. Seem like a lot of hassle to get the rest of the $, but I'm pissed that I let such a stupid charge happen when I'm still worried about money.