Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Not itching-- a cause for CELEBRATION!

Having recently moved to the colder side of Michigan, I have found myself to be constantly even colder than I usually am.  I spend a lot of my day looking like this:

And when that blanket action isn't enough, I take it a step further, and look like this:

^This is the level of coldness I am at while I'm typing right now.^  

My point is that I can handle being cold;  I can pile on the sweaters,  walk around with a blanket, or even turn up the heat.  (I'm trying to control the latter option because if it were up to me I'd have the thermostat at 78 degrees year-round.  Sure, the heat bill would be $200/month, but I'd be warm. =P )
But a feeling that I can't handle is the feeling that I had at the gym last Saturday-- the uncontrollable itching I got from working myself into an ED frenzy.  

What's interesting is that even when I'd calmed myself down, I gave myself a different kind of anxiety.  I was scared that now every time I go to the gym I would work myself up, start itching like crazy, and have to leave.  
I was afraid that I would never be able to work out again.  

I know.  Dramatic much?  

So, I skipped going back to the gym until yesterday.  But, I said what the hell; I won't know until I try again.  And so I went back to the gym yesterday.  And.....

I had a great workout!  No itching! No anxiety!  


I cannot tell you how relieved I am that I was able to work out like 'normal'.  It's a blessing.



  1. Hey :)

    Today I started reading the book "unbearable lightness" by Portia De Rossi after seeing her on Oprah yesterday. I don't have ED but have my own ups and downs with scale, calories, mirror, and excessive workout which can be very frustrating time to time. I can relate to her story and has found the book to be a very emotional read. u may find it interesting too.

  2. Ania,
    Thank you for the info about the book! I actually saw Portia's segment on youtube. It sounds like a great book, and I'm considering buying it. :)

  3. Yay for no itching!

    Now, what I really wanna know is this:

    Is a fashion-loving gal like you willing to go for the snuggie or maybe the slanket?

    Srsly. Don't know how you cope with the cold.
    I am not happy with today's first touch of winter ... a cold front. It was 69 at one point today!

    Peace and Blessings from your South Florida reader,

    PS -- You look like some sort of winter-eskimo-beautiful fairy (0:

  4. Missy- You are too cute!

    To answer your question, I do have a snuggie! It's a leopard print one that my mom got for me last year. However, J *hates* it! He thinks it's a ridiculous 'backwards robe'. Haha! (It really is.)

    Also, it's not very thick. So even with the snuggie I get cold. So, ever since getting married we've gotten really nice thicker blankets and I wrap up in those instead (Picture, above.)

    P.S. I don't know how I deal with the cold either. But I gotta tell ya, nothing beats the beautiful snow in the holiday season. =)


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