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i dreamed i went to rehab last night - for caffeine. i remember thinking that people will think that i'm on big hard drugs by saying i'm in rehab, but i really just needed to kick the 'feine.

i've come to a lot of realizations lately, most of which revolve around the fact that i'm no longer a spring chicken. i really really DO need to watch what i put in my mouth anymore. i'm at severely high risk for diabetes, due to my family history. i've been experiencing acid reflux in bizarre ways. (i've thrown up three times in my sleep over the last month!!) my joints ache like i'm fifty times two.

i need to better myself, i do. and i shall.

just um... keep up with the support. DON'T HAND ME COOKIES. or ask me to ice cream.


off to school now.


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Oct. 25th, 2006 03:55 pm (UTC)

I know people that have the throwing up in your sleep thing. You can get a apecial wedge shaped pillow for that. Your doc might give you a perscription for the pillow and then insurance would buy it.

Ive been feeling old as well.
this reminds me that I should update the age on my profile.
Oct. 25th, 2006 04:06 pm (UTC)
hmmm *hands eggplant* I hope that helps in some weird way.

I am old and bitter and it has nothing to do with age. . .
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
i've been oddly craving eggplant lately!
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:10 am (UTC)
that's what i've been reading, about getting a wedge to keep me propped up at night. but since i'm lazy and poor, i'll probably resort to changing my eating habits in the hours before bed. at least, i shall tomorrow. i gave blood today and i'm using that as an (illogical) excuse to eat whatever i want, as i need to keep my blood sugars high, cough, cough.

but tomorrow! for certain.

it's like my age just hit me all in one blow, too, it's weird.
Oct. 25th, 2006 04:15 pm (UTC)
You were in all my dreams last night missy! What do you make of that?!?!?! I can't remember them all but one we were working in an office and you were selling something to some architects.
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:12 am (UTC)
isn't it funny when you dream about ljers you've never met!? i seem to do it an awful lot...

yay for office work! ;) was i selling... my voluptuous BOO-TAY?
Oct. 25th, 2006 04:39 pm (UTC)
I have woken up several times choking on acid. Confusing sensation, that. Depending on when you finally get to bed, don't eat anything, especially anything acidic, past 8 PM. It's something I should do more often myself.

As for joint pain, I don't know what your diet usually is, but look up info on omega 3 fatty acids ... the stuff you find in fish, mostly. It's a natural anti inflammatory. Combined with green tea and the elimination of greasy foods (which are high in omega 6), you can probably reduce some of your symptoms. It's what I do anyway :)

Oct. 27th, 2006 01:14 am (UTC)
i've definitely been doing research for things that would be lovely for me to eat and drink. makes me happy that i've been going on a green tea kick lately! and i also need to do research on different omega oils and other things... i was going to study all that when i got into my nutrition class for nursing, but since i changed my major, it'll be a loooong time before i get there!
Oct. 25th, 2006 04:48 pm (UTC)
Maybe some exercise is in order? I know it can help with a lot of things, I myself need to get back into it. I have been away for so long that I hardly remember what I use to do.

Speaking of icecream. I've always wanted to go to an icecream social, I don't know whats done there and just what exactly would one do there besides socialize over icecream, I mean what do you just get a scoop and start to talk?

Oct. 27th, 2006 01:17 am (UTC)
i get SOME semblance of exercise daily, as i have a half hour walk to work or to the bus stop to go to school, then a nice hike up a very steep hill several times a day (part of the campus is at the top of it, the other half at the bottom.), not to mention what i get walking around the sales floor at work and stuff. granted, some extra exercise certainly wouldn't HURT, but i would love to pick up something like yoga or pilates once i get my weight down to a more manageable area.

the travel agency i worked for in phoenix held 'ice cream socials' from time to time, whenever we hit certain goals or stuff. they would bring in stuff from stone cold and serve us up. what made me feel like a million bucks was when they accommodated me with sugar free ice cream during the period where any amount of sugar made me violently ill. what made me not feel like a million bucks was when they stopped and told me to provide my own ice cream if i wanted to eat with everyone, which made me feel almost as if i were being punished instead of just not being rewarded like every. single. every. other. employee in the company.
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:37 am (UTC)
awwwww, if it makes you feel any better we just recently just got cold stones. I still don't know what you are suppsoed to do at one of those, is that how high society people start dating?

I was thinking about execise and I think that even if we do get in a good day of working ut I think that most of us need at least some kind of extra simulation because its that extra that stretches it out. You should try now! Don't wait for the eventual day to come, do it now. It can help calm you down and center yourself!

Oct. 25th, 2006 04:53 pm (UTC)
I'm going through the same thing. My diet goes into sleep mode in the summer when I am busy, and in the winter I eat better. Backwards to most people, I think. My joints ache and I get bloated so quick! And my digestive system? Lets say its not as happy as when I am eating and exercising right... *grin*

I'm trying to exercise more, and eat better, but when you go 15 hours a day, its trying. I hope you are able to find your balance soon! Cheers!
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:19 am (UTC)
part of what i want to do is to lessen my salt/sodium intake, as i'm wondering if any of this 'flab' is actually retained water. i hadn't thought that it would have been until i took midol with my last period and although i hated peeing so much, i felt SO much better once it was all out of my system.

thankfully, the fact that i'm a pedestrian and have to traverse many hills to get to where i'm going throughout the day certainly helps me a bit. makes me wonder what i would be like if i WASN'T. i know how awful i feel just after a month's break from school, when i'm just working and not doing all the extra walking to school, too.
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:12 pm (UTC)
Could you please explain what a spring chicken is (in simple words) for a Russian?
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
I couldn't resist answering you
Young person. Adolescent. Could that help? :-)
Us Americans and our silly phrases, it can get out of hand sometimes.
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:21 am (UTC)
Re: I couldn't resist answering you
it's true - i complain about how difficult it is to learn someone else's language, but i spose that i was lucky to learn this one first!
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:45 pm (UTC)
newly hatched. naive.
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:20 am (UTC)
pretty much what they said - it's like all of a sudden my body is deciding to rebel and i'm having 'old person problems', like a pain filled back, bad knees, wrinkles, grey hairs... etc.

it's almost as if i aged five years in the last year or so - last year at this time, everyone thought i was 22, and now everyone guesses 27 (on a GOOD day!). granted, i'm 31, so i shouldn't complain too much, but still!
Oct. 25th, 2006 06:28 pm (UTC)
I need to get healthier too. I fear all the same things as you.

It's just so hard not to want to eat yummy food, dammit. And so hard to force your butt to go out and exercise everyday.

We all could use tons of support! Maybe we could try to super-support each other.

(btw I just want to whine. I'm at school now, and this printer is totally pissing me off. We have to pay 5 cents per page printed, and yet this computer won't let me print front and back. Others do, just not THIS one. DAMMIT!!!!)
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:23 am (UTC)
i get some semblance of exercise as i'm a pedestrian and have a half hour walk to work/bus to school, as well as a giant steep hill that i traverse several times a day (the campus starts on the top of the hill and ends at the bottom.) not to mention the extra exercise i get for working retail in an office supply store, though i've been limiting my lifting because my back has been bothering me so freaking much.

i almost wish i COULD just go away to some sort of 'rehab' center and get my chi and health into a tight wonderful grip and then be released back out into the world, but i don't have that kind of money!

good luck (in retrospect!) with the printer! silly modern technology.
Oct. 25th, 2006 08:29 pm (UTC)
No caffeine? Yay! You go girl! Lets celebrate with ice cream! You deserve it!
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
bah ha ha! you's funny. actually, since i gave blood today, i'm giving myself an excuse to eat sugar until the end of the day, yanno, to keep myself 'stable'. ;)
Oct. 25th, 2006 11:16 pm (UTC)
if you ever have time, we (laurel and i) would love to start up a walking routine.
once I'm able to walk we could even drive over.. I used to love to walk around the blocks by your appartment.

It'd be fun to take you around to the different awesome walking places around here too.

There IS a bus stop RIGHT on the street by my apartments, so if you ever .. ya know.. wanna visit or .. whatever
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:26 am (UTC)
i scoped out the bus stop last night when we went by, so i could probably figure something out. i guess, though, that since i walk so freaking much that the idea of actually walking FOR EXERCISE makes me balk a bit. the thingie i got with the 6wbmo, the rubber band mabob, is really wonderful for toning stuff, it would be fun to come over and do some of that with you, once you're feeling more up to it (reminder: i'm giving you my kit!) and once i get around to getting my own rubber band thingie. they're NIFTY.

it was so wonderful seeing you last night!
Oct. 26th, 2006 02:09 am (UTC)
I have been thinking about this too and im 24 but I feel old.
High blood pressure runs in my family and I still put seasoning salt or regular salt on my stuff. I keep telling myself not too but its hard.
Oct. 27th, 2006 01:27 am (UTC)
hee hee, you have the Big Birthday that i freaked out about looming around the corner! turning 25 was so much harder than turning 30!! my heart goes to you, hun!

thankfully my blood sugar and blood pressure are still both normal, but i also know that it's something i desperately need to watch IMMEDIATELY if i don't want to have all the problems that my mother is having now.
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Oct. 27th, 2006 01:28 am (UTC)
thank you, you take care, too :)

day two with little to no caffeine. yesterday was downright brutal, but today has been mostly fine - i feel oddly more alert than i've felt in a REALLY long time, although i slept so horridly last night.
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