I feel like it has been a really long time since I’ve posted anything…probably because it has been. Hell, I can’t even take credit for my last post since it was written mid-October and scheduled to go public on November 1st.
The DietBet is officially over! I didn’t quite make it to my personal goal of 10lbs lost, but I did manage to lose 9.6 which was enough to make me an official winner in the bet. Don’t know how much money I’ve won and I’m sure it wont be too much, but I’m just happy I actually completed it! Kudos to Kyle, Rochelle and Dessa who also all completed and won the bet as well!
As for my Clothes Cleanout challenge… I really need to get on that. I haven’t managed to get anything done yet since I’ve been so busy this past month. However I have a lot of time off in the next few weeks, so I imagine that I’ll be spending that time getting everything finished off.
Not too much has been happening in my life. Mostly just eat, sleep, work, repeat.
Last week, however, my mother and Aunt Karen came to visit for a few days. Mostly they just wanted to go shopping, but I got to take them to a couple cool places.
Sunday night we just hit up Eat n’ Park because they were tired from driving and I was tired from working all day. Then they got me to put in a movie for them and promptly fell asleep within 5 minutes of it starting.
Monday after a hilarious incident with Starbucks coffee1 we went to Giant Eagle and Whole Foods first thing in the morning so that my mom could buy gift cards for Christmas (since buying them at Giant Eagle got me fuelperks!) and then made a quick stop-off at Starbucks because Aunt Karen seems a bit fascinated with it. I haven’t been there in a while and the last several times I’ve gone I’ve just ended up getting Passion Tea… However now I’ve falling in love once again with the Chai Tea Latte. Soooo good! Especially now that every day is cold as hell.
After Starbucks we headed to Ross for some more Christmas shopping. Ended up getting a bunch of awesome things for family, and found a rice cooker for me (which I won’t get until my birthday or Christmas but at least we found one!). My aunt also bought me a larger crockpot since I’m cooking more and have been having to use Kyle’s since mine is a single-person one. I got some Chai Tea at Teavana, we had lunch at Five Guys since mom and Karen had never had it, and then headed home to meet Seto. We ended up going to Jerome Bettis Grille 36 for dinner since that was an Aunt Karen special request. It was the first time I’ve been there and it was pretty good. Ended up topping off the night by watching Date Night with everybody before it was bedtime.
Tuesday I had to get up early to take Seto to work since he was going on a trip and didn’t want to just leave his car there. By the time I got back home, mom and Karen were ready to go. So we headed to Robinson for breakfast at IHOP2. Then it was a long day of shopping. We went to IKEA first and everyone got a few things. Ended up donating a couple stuffed animals through the Stuffed Toys Campaign that IKEA is currently running.
We went to SAMS club where my mom and aunt bought a crapload of food for Kyle and I and then it was off to Best Buy to see what we could find in terms of an Otterbox. I wanted to upgrade my phone, but I absolutely hate the new version of the Otterbox Defender for iPhone 5c/5s. I really wanted the 5c, but since there aren’t any good rugged cases out for it yet, I ended up deciding that the 5s was the way to go. So I ended up buying an Otterbox for the iPhone 5 which ends up covering the thumbprint scanner, but at least it doesn’t have a hole that lets dirt under the screen. After successfully obtaining it, it was off to the Verizon store to pick up the new phone. I ended up getting the silver one and I absolutely LOVE it.
We hit up Giant Eagle where my mom and aunt bought even more food for Kyle and I, and then I took them to Ichiban and unsuccessfully tried to convince my aunt to eat with chopsticks. So I got to be the only person at our table of 9 using them. Once we got home the three of us spent a few hours reorganizing the pantry which was basically a mess… Then we ended up watching about half of Memoirs of a Geisha before everyone was falling asleep.
Wednesday we got up super early to head to DeLucas for breakfast and then shopped around the Strip District before hitting up Starbucks one last time and then mom and Karen had to head for home. For the rest of the day Kyle and I didn’t even get off the couch. We watched like 4 movies and then fell asleep.
It was a pretty awesome few days.
Things with Seto have been great. November 13th was the one year anniversary of the day that I met him, so I was super bummed that he was away on a work trip. But I still sent him a text to tell him I loved him and then got to see him on the 14th, so it was a little okay.
Our official anniversary is December 1st and I honestly can’t believe a whole year has gone by already. He is so amazing and I can’t even begin to explain how lucky I am to have found him. ^_^
And of course no entry of mine would be complete without some sort of accident happening…
Sunday afternoon at work my back started hurting. I thought nothing of it because it really wasn’t that bad. I guess I was wrong though, since come Monday morning I could barely even move around. Even breathing hurt. I finally caved in and texted Seto to ask if he’d take me to the doctor after he got off work.
We ended up having to go two different places before I could get seen. They did a chest x-ray just to make sure that it wasn’t like a collapsed lung or anything (the pain/difficulty when breathing worried her) and determined that it was probably just a very strained muscle. I got sent on my way with a prescription for Vicodin and orders to take it easy for a couple days.
Seto took me out to dinner and then to CVS to get the prescription filled. Then it was home where we watched some YouTube while I put ice on my back until it was time for bed.
Today it doesn’t feel much better, but the medication is helping me so that at least I’m not in pain 24/7 and I can actually sit up/move around without feeling like I’m dying.