Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26

Saturday, March 26, 2011

24 days and a funny video!

24 days until my next doctor's appointment?! I feel like I just went! That's kinda how these things work I guess.

My weight is down a little bit, according to the gym scale, due to some stress, but I'm eating lots again and I expect it to jump right back up!

Next week... study study study. 2 tests, 2 quizzes, and a paper due. Oh hi college. I forgot you were there...

Last night my cousin Louis was born!! Another baby in the family, oh boy!! I can't wait to meet him this Easter!

So last week was Greek Week and part of the points your sorority/fraternity gets is from giving blood. On Thursday I went with 4 of my sorority sisters to give blood. I was moral support. I got asked about 10 times by friends who "know" if I was able to give blood. To be honest, I'm not sure. I take an antibiotic MWF for inflammation, but otherwise I don't see why not. This time, I couldn't have given because of my recent tattoo, but other times I've never had a sure answer. When I had asked my mom in the past, we had decided that I shouldn't because 1)some of the meds I'm on, 2)I "donate" plenty to my doctor every year, 3)I have had terrible needle experiences in the past, 4)I just now hit the weight requirement. I've heard some CF patients who give and others who have been turned down, so I haven't tried. The only reason I would is because I'm O+, the universal donor. You can never have enough of my blood! I don't think I'll ever give, but everyone else should! And I'll gladly be there to hold your hand! :]

Time to study. A quick video to make you smile/laugh until you cry (like I did!)
(Dad, and you thought MY dog has problems!!)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Running against my will!

I decided to be a good cyster and take a workout class to make sure I get some fitness in, despite my lack of will-power. I joined the Aerobic Dance & Conditioning class at 8 every Tues/Thurs morning. So far, it has showed me just how out of shape I have gotten since high school!! The first real day of class, last Thursday, we did circuit training with push-ups, crunches, running, and a few other things. It hurt, but it felt great! Tuesday, we ran a 1.5 mile run. We will do it again at the end of the quarter to see how we improved. I ran it in 15:35, so roughly a 10 min. mile. Works for me!! I thought that it was pretty good for being out of shape, so I can't wait to see what I can do in 10 more weeks.


Sunday, March 13, 2011

2 Years!

Dear friends,

It has been right about 2 years since I've been in the hospital. My last IVs (at this time) were for my sinus surgery/post-surgery pneumonia if you want to even count that as IV treatment. If not, then the last time for IVs was in NOVEMBER of 2008. WOW!!!

I just wanted to post that because it dawned on me today that the end of March was that milestone. How exciting!

Thought I would share in my excitement!


Friday, March 11, 2011

Body talk

So as of late I've become more aware of my body shape/size compared to my peers. It helps that other people like to comment on it too. Don't take me as vain, I'm not, but it's nice knowing that my good and bad genes are working together to create something that isn't half bad!

I'm the friend my friends like to dress up. Seriously. I'm the Barbie of some of my friends. It's actually really fun though. I'm the size of most mannequins, seeing as I like to take the clothes off of the mannequins and buy them! I'm thin, not too thin, and actually have some shape and character to my body. I'm not a twig (anymore). Finally, FINALLY, I like my body.

The only thing I don't like is my lack of muscle tone, but guess who just started doing circuit training again!! Oh yeah, I'm getting those legs back. Can't wait.

However recently I had a bump in the road. I went to a store, that shall remain publicly nameless, to find a dress for meetings. I found a really cute one, grabbed the small, and went to try it on. It was way too small for me. It also came with a belt that wrapped around the smallest part of the waist: I couldn't clasp it.

Hear me out: I'm a size 3 and couldn't fit into a SMALL at a normal store that I have bought clothes from before. I was livid and gave the store a piece of my mind. I didn't fuss at the employees, it's not their fault, but I stood outside of the store and fussed to the general store opening. Pathetic, maybe, but think about it for a second: if I was a "normal" 20 year old girl, I might have serious body image issues and might feel I'm too fat, since I can't fit into a small, despite the fact that I'm a size 3. It's moments like those that feed the body image problems of anorexic girls. Touchy subject, but it is a REAL subject and a REAL problem. And putting me, and girls my size, into a medium dress may not sound like a big deal, but even I was embarrassed for myself. It took me a minute to come back to reality (that maybe the dress was shaped different that I am, that maybe it was labelled wrong, that maybe it was just that style of dress, etc.) but that minute was long enough to hurt my feelings! And I'm TRYING to get fat!! Just think, for just a moment, how if that scenario can mess with MY head, how much damage it can do to a young lady's mind who already has body issues. Yeah, now we're on the same page.

Enough body talk for now.

Have a great day. :]