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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Well not really... I got my new braces this afternoon. They're a little uncomfortable, but that means that they're working. I can't eat with them in, so there goes the eating when I'm bored. They will be in for five months, which isn't bad. The "after" picture of what my teeth will look like is great. It's mostly a vanity thing; my teeth aren't that crooked, but I figure that now is as good a time as any to get them taken care of.
These stitches in my leg are keeping me from running or doing lower body stuff. And I went to Philly on Sunday; we walked about 5-6 miles and by the end of it, my knee was on fire. I thought it was getting so much better! So I think I'm just going to rest it completely at least until next week. I'm hoping that my chiropractor will tell me a little more on Friday about what's going on. I'd at least like a timeline from a professional so I know how long I should be staying off it.
Off to do some class work.


Doctors, doctors, doctors.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

I don't know what it is about this month, but I feel like all I am doing is making and going to doctor appointments.

9/9: Stitches in
9/14: Eye doctor
9/16: Dentist to get braces
9/18: Chiropractor (I finally made an appointment)
9/21: Stitches out

This is nuts! I feel very lucky that I am able to go to the doctor when I need/want to.
Good news for today:
- my coffee finally came yesterday. No more decaf. Wahoo! (I belong to a mail order coffee club)
- I didn't get a call from the doctor about my biopsy. I think if they call within the first few days it's not good news. I'm hoping for a very thin envelope in the next couple of days.
- Getting tons of compliments on my hair. I chopped it off and I LOVE it. My eye doctor, dermatologist, parents...
- Bought a size 6 pair of jeans. Wahoo! I KNOW that the little number is just a bit arbitrary, but it sure feels good.

Tonight I think I'll try a little treadmill walking and some upper body at the gym. I can't run yet, and I'm resting my knees anyway. I am really looking forward to my appointment on Friday with the chiropractor... he's a movement/sports specialist and was highly recommended by a colleague.

Happy Tuesday!

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PINKCOCONUT 9/15/2009 2:27PM

    Sounds like me last year, what a pain! But, like you, I take into consideration how lucky I am to be able to do that. Even after my dentist appointment today......*rubs jaw*

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MRSFROSTY61 9/15/2009 10:38AM

    Happy Tuesday...hang in there with all the dr. appts.


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DSCHONDOG 9/15/2009 8:26AM

    My motto is "Nothing tastes as good as size 6 feels." I know the exhiliration of fitting into a 6 after years of a lot higher numbers. Well done, Carrie!

I'm praying that your biopsy report says, "normal cells."

Take care,

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CATSKERMIT 9/15/2009 8:12AM

    Wow size 6 jeans do they fit a Barbie doll. Well done emoticon

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While I'm waiting for the soup to finish...

Saturday, September 12, 2009

I made some soup tonight. It's potato, corn, carrots, and shrimp. I am SO excited to eat it! Sauteed some onions, carrots, corn, and potatoes. Pureed about half of it with some chicken broth. Added some shrimp to the non-pureed half. Added puree back in with some more chicken broth. Little pinch of thyme and cayenne pepper - just tasted a little smidge and it was really good. I can't wait until it is ready!!!
And there is nothing bad in it. I even managed to make it creamy without cream (pureeing the veg). Homemade soup tastes like it should be so unhealthy, but it's not! I love knowing exactly what's in my soup. Makes it very easy to keep it low-cal.
Painted my nails today instead of eating. Wahoo! Keeps me from eating and keeps me from biting my nails. It never lasts, though. They are already starting to chip from cooking, but that's ok with me. It shows that I do stuff with my hands. I kind of like that - I'm not a high-maintenance kind of girl anyway.
My eating was really good today. I wasn't hungry at all today, and I didn't eat out of boredom. That was even without the gym! If I can keep this up, I'll be right back on track.
Mmmm I think the soup is ready!

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ASHESS85 9/14/2009 11:32AM

    I love homemade soup!

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MPSWEET1 9/14/2009 11:25AM

    Sounds Great!

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MYTURN11 9/14/2009 8:14AM

    I love homemade soup and shrimp! When dinner is simmering and I want to eat, I always play my iPod and dance around the house. I like the polish the nails idea too. Whatever works is great!

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FALYNB 9/12/2009 7:35PM

    I love home made soup it tastes so good and it fills you up.

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HICKOK-HALEY 9/12/2009 7:30PM

    Good for you. Send me a batch hehe

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DSCHONDOG 9/12/2009 7:11PM


I opened a can of Progresso Light Chicken Noodle Soup. It pales in comparison, but it was so good. I didn't have a lot of energy to cook and it hit the spot paired with a half peanut butter sandwich (made from ground peanuts at the local coffee shop on one slice Pepperidge Farm 100% whole wheat bread). I knew you'd be proud!

Love these cool, crisp PA evenings giving us an early taste of fall,

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It's 9:30 and I'm ready for sleep!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Week two of school is over. It was a 4-day week due to Labor Day but I am SO tired. I can't imagine what next week is going to be like - our first five day week of the year. Each summer it seems like I forget how tiring it is to sing for six 40-minute periods a day. My voice is about shot.
Tomorrow I get to take the pressure bandage off my stitches. I can't wait - I haven't been able to shower since Wednesday morning (don't worry, I managed to clean myself anyway!). I am missing the gym. I miss getting sweaty and achy and tired. And I miss running. I can't wait until I get these stitches out and can go back to running club. By then my leg should be feeling good and ready to run.
Eating has not been great these last two weeks... I can feel it. Not nearly enough fruit and veggies, not enough protein. I may have to cook up some shrimp and chicken early on in the week; just enough to add to my meals at dinner, which are usually pasta.
Thanks to all for the surgery well wishes. It went really well - Monday the 22nd is when the stitches come out. And you are all right - better safe than sorry when it comes to "something funny" in a mole.
More doctor - on Wednesday I am getting braces, the Invisalign ones. I can't eat with them in, so I think having them will help me to control random eating. For the next 5 months or so I will be on a great eating schedule! Long enough to make a habit, right?
It's about time for bed... I can't stop yawning. The alarm is OFF for tomorrow and I am looking forward to a long lazy morning.
Happy Friday!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/12/2009 11:26AM

    I love that you will have the braces to make you more mindful of your eating between meals. What a great idea!

Rest easy - that leg will appreciate it when you get back to running.

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A Bit of Surgery Today...

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

I had a little mole removed from my leg in June; the doctor's office called and said they saw something "a little funny." Ugh. So today I am getting *more* taken away - a precaution. It's not a huge spot, but it *is* in a very inconvenient spot where it hurt to lie on my right side and where it stretches if I sit down too quickly. Ouch. I'm a little nervous today, I have been all week. But I think it's more for the recovery and the results more than the actual surgery. Today is a half day for me at school.
The routine of school has been good for me. I have been eating better at night and getting to the gym at a regular time instead of whenever I feel like it. Last night was "Power Zen" at the gym. Not very zen-like, but my legs and shoulders are feeling it. After tonight I am going to have to take the rest of the week and the weekend off from the gym completely (most likely) and then I can get back into a little lite stuff next week. I think my muscles will thank me.
Didn't make breakfast this morning - there is no regular coffee here (I'm patiently waiting for my shipment from the coffee club) and I just don't feel like eating hot cereal again. So out to breakfast I go. I think it will quell my craving for a muffin. The good thing is that I won't want a muffin again for a very long time.

Alright I'm off to school. Surgery is at 3:10 - leaves me some time to grab a quick bite before I have to go in. Happy Wednesday!

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PATRICLES43 9/10/2009 2:44PM

    Hope all goes well! Good luck and get some rest!

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JOPAPGH 9/10/2009 1:57PM

    Get well soon! Enjoy your rest.

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BOBBYD31 9/10/2009 1:28PM

    hope all results go well, i am sure they will.

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CASSIOEPIA 9/10/2009 9:01AM

    I hope the surgery went well, and that you aren't feeling too sore. I'm really glad that they are taking the extra precaution - you just never know...

Speedy recovery!

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KAYAKID 9/10/2009 12:28AM

    Carrie, thinking about you tonight! I hope everything went ok. wishing you a speedy recovery and back to the gym. good luck!

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DSCHONDOG 9/9/2009 10:48AM

    I'm thinking of you today. At 3 ish I will be praying. I know about having to slow down with the exercise since I've been nursing my back all summer. I'm learning a lot about how to protect my back, though, when I get back into the regular routine.

I can also relate to the ouch when moving too quickly when something is trying to heal. Part of my prayer this afternoon for you will be a speedy recovery.

Take care,

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MUFFIY831 9/9/2009 8:25AM

    Good luck! Definitely better safe than sorry on these things.

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