Good points, Tomi. My girly exam is separate from my annual, usually, but I'll see if I can get them done together because I don't like working with my gyn that much. She's kind of spacey and has forgotten to take care of things for me on more than one occasion (sending prescriptions & sending in lab orders).
Why do you say Rembrandt is good for removing tartar? Just curious, never heard anyone recommend it before. I'm happy to do anything to avoid the dentist though. They don't scare me or anything, it just feels like a waste of time and I know what to do to keep my gums happy (my only concern, I have no fillings or cavities).
-Went to bed late, woke up too early
-Feet were itchy when I woke up (2 days in a row now), elevated them on the couch for 20 min and they felt better
-Ride home yesterday was difficult, but it's downhill, so always feels easier than the ride in. Damn wind makes my ride take longer.
-My ride in to work this morning was better than yesterday. Still tired, but not as tired.
-This is my first full work-week of commuting by bicycle!
-Hulky advised me to do lunges before cycling and stretch afterwards. I did this morning. My hamstrings feel better. Interestingly, my left side was tighter than my right today, which never happens.
-I'll be getting in an extra mile or so this evening, when I go to the local strip mall right after work to get some eggs, almond butter, and frozen cat food (first two items being for a smoothie & just general enjoyment).
-I might end up going up to a size 8 in some pants, which is only annoying because I'll have to buy new pants. I know it's all muscle! We'll see if this changes. My thighs may shrink a little [[shrug]]. I'm certainly not getting rid of anything.
-peppermint tea w/ hydrolyzed collagen
-huge burger patty & broc, apple, banana, apricot (pretty good!), Larabar
-maki rolls (2 rolls, which means about 13 "tires"), Hulky's treat for good news from his doctor
-2 Larabars (the chocolate chip flavor is being discontinued, they were cheap at the grocery store, but didn't have full boxes for me to buy)
I took 3 peppermint oil capsules yesterday. One was in the morning with no food, and it was the new capsules I got (with peppermint, carraway seed, and oregano oils). I could taste it in some burps later, but I think it helped to take 3 during the day instead of just one at each of my 2 meals. My liquid vitex should arrive today, which is good because I ran out of capsules yesterday!
Gut (this section is always going to be TMI)
-No back-up, no catch-up, everything is moving pretty well. Usually 1 large (too large, I think) BM per day, sometimes 1 large and another (or 2) smaller after lunch.
-My cycling shorts fit looser (more comfortably) this morning. Could be from a week of wearing them, or could be some bloat going away. No idea!
-watching Wreck It Ralph in Boston tonight
-hopefully getting radiator hoses for the Mustang! finally!
-Seeing a matinée showing of R.I.P.D. (no popcorn this time! maybe I'll get myself some gummy bears to nibble on)