Well, we made it to September! Cooler temperatures are on the horizon! I don't know about you, but I am sick of 105 degree temps burning up my house, car and everywhere else. I can never get cool and it makes my body feel miserable. I heard tomorrow might be 85! I may have to break out the sweats and a coat! That is chilly compared to 105!
I am about a month and a half out from lap band surgery. Unfortunately, I haven't lost anymore weight. I am stuck at the 15 pound mark. I have lost some inches from my middle and thighs and arms, though. The band just isn't tight enough, yet. I have 2cc inside the band right now, but I will probably need several more fills to get the full benefit. I cannot eat as much as I used to, but I can eat more than what the doctor wants me to be eating. I try very hard to eat healthy foods, though. I don't want to gain weight! I still make green smoothies with my Nutribullet. I drink one or two a day. They are delicious! I go back to my doctor September 24.
Ugh, all this political back and forth is almost enough to make me scream! I hate election time. It turns all of my friends into wild beasts! Everyone has their own opinion, which is a very good thing, but when opinions turn into belittling others, cussing others and general asshole-ness... (yes, asshole-ness....I am declaring it a word!) then I get tired of it really fast!!
I have decided that the candidate/party that even comes close to how I think and believe is The Green Party's, Jill Stein. Plus, Jill Stein is a woman! Isn't it time we had a woman president? It is sad to me that people don't really know who she is.
Everyone is so wrapped up in the race between the republicans and the democrats. I wish other parties got as much attention. If I had to pick one or the other, I would have to go with the democrats for sure. I am and never will be a conservative.
I am craving more ink... I know, I know...no big surprise there. I am addicted to the tattoo machine!! I admit it. I crave that pain. It is kind of like child birth. Lots of pain, but you get something beautiful in the end. I need to save up my money so I can get magnolias in honor of my Nana. I am really excited about this piece.
My fibro is acting up this week. I am in some serious pain. My neck hurts and my lower back/pelvis hurts. I am really tired all the time and moving around makes my muscles feel very fatigued and sore. I have been waking up with headaches the past three mornings. I should have known that it was a sign of the pain that was to come. I came to work this morning, but it is all I can do to not cry from the pain and discomfort and burning sensations in my muscles. I feel heavy and worn down. I think if I went home right now, I would sleep for days. This illness sucks so bad. I hate it. I hate it. I hate it. I feel like shit 70% of the time anyways, but then I get a flare up and feel like I've been run over by a train and dragged 10 miles. ...and the worst part? NO ONE "gets it" unless they have this illness. Think about a time when you had the flu... that overwhelming tired feeling and the achy muscles. You just felt BAD. That is how I feel most of the time... It affects my whole life. No one understands why I can't just get over it. Some doctors don't even believe it's real. People with fibro are NOT faking it... I can assure you. Who would want to live this way?? I'd give anything to feel better. ANYTHING.