Nov 26, 2009

Talk, talk, talk about everything.

Yesterday and today have been super hectic.

I don't know if I've ever mentioned before that I have PCOS.  One of the symptoms of this disorder is that occasionally the cysts burst - extremely painful and very messy (TMI, sorry!).   The pain is excruciating, it is way worse than labour pain - it's like a hot poker going through your abdomen but the pain radiates and is so intense that I have waves of nausea. It started Tuesday and was tolerable, by Wednesday I was in agony until around 9 last night, the cyst finally burst - the pain remains for about another 24 hours but it's more like a dull ache and is manageable with Tylenol or Advil.  This hasn't happened to me in about 5 years. It used to be almost every other month occurrence, but controlling my blood sugar, losing some weight and synthroid (for thyroid disorder) have helped tremendously.

Tonight my husband and I went for haircuts. He hasn't had a haircut since his surgery in April and he was starting to look like a shaggy dog!  He looks so much younger with it all trimmed neatly and the grey cut away!  I have the same haircut, just a trim - I had let it get way too long and it was flat and unmanageable. It feels all bouncy now, don't you love that "new haircut" feeling?

Then it was off to Costco.  I got my Magic Bullet. I was going to get one for my birthday a few weeks ago but a friend who works at Costco told me there would be a $10 off coupon in November - so I waited. $10 is $10!!! So  I got it for $39.99 - amazing!  I can't wait to use it for my Green Monsters. I wanted to get some Mary's Crackers as well but they had sold out :(. I have to go back on Saturday so I'll check then.  Liam loves crackers and I shudder to think how much fat and crap he is putting into his little body - so I've stopped buying them and he is asking for them all the time.  He's not picky about what type so if I can find semi-healthy ones...all the better!  I also got some amazing fruit preserves, frozen berries, milk, bottled water, haddock loins (yummy), brussel sprouts (I finally figured how to roast them to perfection!), olive oil, canola oil....can't remember what else, but the bill was almost $200 - OH Clean Eating Magazine!!! Yahoo!

Frozen pizza is in the oven right now for a very late dinner. They had sold out of the thin crust one I normally get for me so I'm going to have one slice of the high fat - mega cheese laden one and a salad.  Then its treadmill time. I found a new show to watch on line. I love X-Weighted but I was getting bored of the format watching the same show over and over.  This one is on an American station, Diet Tribe, about a group of young women who are friends and trying to lose weight together. I really liked the first episode.

A few people have asked me about weigh - ins the last few days. I don't have a scale. I will most likely get one when I go to Buffalo next week - I want one that measures body fat and has a memory so everyone can use it and Target has one at a really good price. Last time I weighed myself was about 8-9 weeks ago and I was at 213. I've lost another inch off my waist since then but I don't think any real weight. I'm good with that. It's been a crazy few months - I'm glad to have maintained and not gained and I'm glad to be getting good at managing life and food without failing at one or the other and without feeling like a failure.

Next week I am rejoining the YMCA.   We were members for years, the boys did swimming, karate, basketball - everything - and I mostly did Aquafit and the treadmill, then we moved, I lost my job - blah blah blah. You know what, a family membership is under $100/month and it is a great sense of community and a safe, nurturing place for the boys.  Right now they are saying they won't go - but I'm going to get the family membership and hope they come around. They love swimming and now Iain is old enough he can go into the weight room himself, I know he will come around.

OK, I've managed to talk your ears off and say nothing at all - one more thing then I'm done!

I received two blog awards in the last few days, so a big shout out thank you to Leanne and Candace. Two great ladies who always make me laugh and always cheer me on.

The Rules & Regulations are as follows:

Each Superior Scribbler must in turn pass the award on to five most deserving bloggers

Each Superior Scribbler must link to the author and the name of the blog from whom s/he has received the award.

Each Superior Scribbler must display the award on his/her blog, and link to The Scholastic Scribe, which explains the award.

Each blogger who wins The Superior Scribbler Award must visit this post and add his/her name to the Mr Linky List. That way, they'll be able to keep up-to-date on everyone who receives this prestigious honor.

Each Superior Scribbler must post these rules on his/her blog.

So since I received it twice, I feel justified in awarding 10 people!

Andrea at
Sheridan at
Crystal at
Crys at
Tiffany at

Kris at
Dawne at
Kerry at
Tamara at
Cowgirl Warrior at

Have a lovely evening everyone and I hope all my US friends had a great Thanksgiving!


  1. Congratulations on the award, Enz! Your blog rocks!

  2. Congratulations on your award!

    What a busy day you had...I am tired just reading about it.

  3. Congrats Enz and I gratefully accept!!! Tomorrow night will be my award blog. I'm so excited about the Magic Bullet being on coupon at Costco...totally getting one!

  4. congrats on the award and thanks I gracefully accept! :) :) My first!!
    Saturday I'm off to the Y also, got a free day pass and I'll fill in the registration paperwork, plus don't they got some deal going? (I'm a couponqueen too!)
    And a Magic Bullet huh, you'll have to write a review, I'm kinda curious bout that one myself!

  5. Must be something in the air, as I've had a cyst this week, too. It must have popped last night in the night. I took one of my left over narcotics last night, and it didn't even touch the pain. Good grief. Sorry you went through that. Today I've been a dull ache, too.

    I get these every stinking month. I never knew what it was until my new doctor finally listend to my complaints and ordered an ultrasound--and there it was.

    Congrats on your award and enjoy that Magic Bullet and Y membership!

  6. Thank you! Okay...couple of things...I am so sorry about how much pain you were in. I cant even imagine going through that myself. I am glad your feeling better tho. I remember when crackers and sliced cheese were the only things I could get my son to eat (took him to the doc because it worried me he wasnt eating enough. Doc said, when hes hungry, he will eat more lol). LOVE the Magic Bullet. I got one for Christmas last year and use it to make my salsa! Yum! Congrats on the inch off the waist and good luck at the YMCA (is it bad that I just broke out into song in my head?? lol)

  7. Thanks for the award Enz! And sorry about the cyst episode! That's brutal. Anything that feels 'worse than labour' would level me! I'm not great with pain or illness. Total suck. Glad you're feeling better. And Yay for the Magic Bullet!

  8. HI Enz - so nice to see your blog - -you look like you are doing great and its always nice to get more cheerleaders. Happy to watch you on this journey. From another Canadian and synthyroid taker - HI.

  9. Hey-So happy you are not in as much pain now, great for losing some weight so it doesn't happen as much.