New theme! New look!

by Christine on August 9th, 2011

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After a little fiddling around, I figured out how to give my blog a little facelift!  It seems pretty easy to use. What do you all think? Like it?

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New blogger!

by Christine on September 22nd, 2010

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If you get a chance, please say hello to Libby from “This one time…in band camp.” She could use some support! She’s getting the gastric band soon, with her surgery date TBD!  Go say hello!

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New blogger! Stop and say hello!

by Christine on September 20th, 2010

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My Trek Downward is a brand-new blogger, with three followers! If you have a chance, stop by her blog to say hello!

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Lasik Eye Surgery

by Christine on May 7th, 2010

filed under Christine's Life Updates, General Information

In T-minute 90 minutes I leave the house to undergo lasik eye surgery. Did I really sign up for this voluntarily? Are they really going to strap my head into a chair and zap my brains with a laser? I think I need to be driven to a mental ward, not to a laser eye surgery facility. Yikes!

But in all seriousness, I’m so excited about this. The way I see it, the surgery will help me:

  • No longer need glasses (duh) — so that means when I lay my head down on the couch to watch tv, I won’t have glasses digging into my nose and side of my head
  • I always take my glasses off at the gym, but then I can’t see crap (who is on what machine I want to use next; the clock on the wall; seeing in the instructor demonstrate a proper yoga pose)
  • It’ll force me to wear makeup a little more often and take a little more care in my appearance because, let’s face it, I’m lucky if I spent 2 minutes on myself in the morning while getting ready for work
  • Will it increase my own feeling of attractiveness? Unknown at this point, but I’d like a little boost in self-esteem.

The downside of this surgery is that I can’t work out for the next four days or so! That means I need to be a little more diligent about what I’m eating for the next few days and make sure I don’t overdo it. That shouldn’t be hard –I have a refrigerator filled with fresh veggies, so bring it on!

Sadly, I can’t also play with my cat for fear of cat fur getting in my eyes. I think she must know this because she’s laying directly across both arms and is blocking the keyboard right now. How do animals sense this?

I also can’t work in my vegetable garden! That’s too bad — I just planted a bunch of plants and seeds out there, and they need a little TLC these first few days to make sure the seeds are getting enough water. I’m way excited about fresh garden-grown veggies though! I planted tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, corn, asparagus, brussel sprouts, zucchini, carrots, scallions, bell peppers, and a lot of herbs like dill, cilantro, rosemary, oregano, mint, catnip, etc.   Considering that I’m the only one in the house that eats veggies, this is far too much food for one person. I enjoy giving the food away to my friends and neighbors though! Plus, gardening is just plain fun.

So wish me luck!! I’m nervous as crap about this surgery, but I’m so excited about all the positive ways it will enhance my life. Gah! Plus it’s a great reward for reaching my 75 pounds this week!

Sorry for posting two “life updates” in a row. Perhaps tomorrow I’ll write out what to expect with the lasik eye surgery (similar to what I did with the gastric banding surgery posts) if there’s any interest in that. I’m trying to combine informative articles along with daily ramblings. Does this make this blog seem scatter-brained, or is it a nice combination? Hmm….

Have a great day everyone!

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