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Lalie Fanyarendil

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  1. I prefer my booze and chocolate the way I prefer my metal: the darker the better.

  2. I wear exercise skorts for running, skating, and staff practice. With the skirt layer I don't have to worry as much about the shorts layer not being opaque enough. In the winter I add tights underneath. Some of 'em have the skirt made out of stretchy fabric like the shorts and some of 'em have the skirt made out of windbreaker-type material. I wondered if the ones with non-stretchy skirts might be restrictive, but so far I haven't encountered that. Oh, and I also wear those tank tops that have the sports bra built in. I don't exercise topless. Nobody wants to see that. Though I gather from talking with others that those are not nearly as comfortable for women who are not on the A-Team.
  3. How instant are you looking for? "Instant" and "healthy" don't seem to overlap very often where whole meals are concerned. If you're just eating it every once in awhile it's probably not a problem. I think part of the problem with (some brands of) instant noodles is that they are dehydrated by frying. While frying and eating fat are not automatically bad for you, this can be a source of unexpected/unwanted calories. Air-dried instant noodles are a thing now. According to the All-Knowing Internets, IndoMie fries their noodles. Agree with the bean vermicelli/glass noodles/whatever you want to call them. You don't even have to get the water very hot for those. I do 'em in the microwave like instant noodles. I also think that my homemade broth tastes better than the broth packets that come with the noodles, so if I want instant noodles I'll sometimes throw out the flavoring and stick them in a bowl of homemade stuff instead. If you're looking for a quick replacement for the flavoring then maybe you could make broth (or buy it) and freeze it in individual portions that are sized to go with the noodles you like. You could boil some of the liquid out of replacement broth so it doesn't take up as much room. Just add hot water.
  4. Even Martian Manhunter got addicted to Chocos.
  5. Two days is normal. As navis pointed out, soreness has to do with how much more you've demanded of your muscles than you usually do, not failure to stretch. (I once made myself sore for two WEEKS despite being in excellent shape and having stretched a lot.) Stretching sore muscles helps me relieve pain temporarily, though. Having never used or looked for a personal trainer I will refrain from trying to offer advice there.
  6. I've had a bit of improvement. It doesn't hurt to breathe, I'm not shaky anymore, and I think I'm slightly less tired. That may change once I go back to work tomorrow. Still have a low fever and headache that won't go away. (I usually ignore those because technically it's not a fever if it's under 100.4 so I figure I should suck it up and deal.) I figure I should go back to the doctor if I'm not feeling noticeably better by next week. I enjoy what I do for a living, but I gave up long ago on the hope of having a job where I'm not exploited by my employer. It hasn't happened yet, and it took me so long to get a job I can support myself on that trying again with another job isn't really an option.
  7. She is not, but I'd rather take time off of work to see her than go to a different doctor. I have literally been seeing her since I was born and her knowledge of my medical history has been really helpful for respiratory-related things. And she believes what I tell her, which never happened when I had to go to someone else due to various circumstances. She can usually get me an appointment before work so I just lose a bit on travel time. Yay for my doctor. Anyway, I finally went back this morning. Doctor agreed that I shouldn't still be feeling THIS fatigued. She thinks that I may not have recovered all the way from the first bout of bronchitis. Makes sense--the symptoms never went away completely. I'm really glad I went now; they've started getting worse again in the past few days. I can't remember the last time I was this shaky. Called in sick to work today. I got a different kind of antibiotics and a different kind of shot. Doctor said that if this doesn't take care of it I should come back for bloodwork. I'd say I've learned a valuable lesson but I'm still too nervous about job security to know that I have the willpower to prevent this from repeating. But at least the next time my boss tells me that I should come in anyway since I'm probably not contagious anymore I can remind her of the differences this year between when I took time off to rest and when I did not.
  8. Agree with Raincloak. This might be one to go into "not my problem" territory. Make the vegetables that you want to make. If you feel guilty about not providing a vegetable he's willing to eat, have lettuce on hand for him. (Since that one takes very little effort to make into a salad it shouldn't be extra cooking for you.) If he tries to argue with you about your zucchini, tell him that the (insert other vegetable here) is intended for you and you have made sure that there's lettuce just for him. He doesn't have to try anything. (Sounds a lot easier than it actually is in practice, I'm sure.) Also agree with Severine that if he's so picky about what he's willing to eat then he should start cooking for himself, not berating the person who's willing to cook for him. Unless he's got two broken arms or is actually an eagle.
  9. Wow, I've never heard those numbers for recovery time before. (Or anything remotely similar.) So I went looking for more information and discovered the concept of convalescence. How messed-up is it that this is totally unfamiliar to me? I've always thought that I was supposed to be back to normal as soon as I'd finished whatever treatment my doctor prescribed. (And since I'm not always I've just assumed I'm a lazy hypochondriac and pretended I was.) I VERY strongly get the impression from my boss that we're expected to be back at work once we're not contagious anymore. (We're too understaffed for things to get covered when someone is out sick. There are no plans to fix this.) You're right, if I don't have my health I've got nothing. But I have had multiple coworkers go through periods of time where they got sick a lot and had to take a lot of time off, then they "quit" rather suddenly. (I don't know if their absences were the only factor so I try not to speculate stupidly, but I DO know that they were a factor.) If I don't have a job then I don't have insurance or my daily meds so I still don't have my health. But I need to remember that this may just be paranoia and my job may not be at risk, while my health certainly is. So, what I'm hearing myself say is that I feel used up by a job that exploits my financial situation and keeps me there. This is not news, but I'm realizing that maybe it's time I look for a new job. Especially since I'm still weak and sometimes dizzy. I love my profession, but this company is crap. And I should probably get back to the doctor.
  10. This has been a particularly bad spring for my allergies, and toward the beginning of April a bad case of bronchitis knocked me flat. (It probably wouldn't have been as bad if I'd taken more time off work, but I was afraid of getting in trouble although I have the vacation hours to cover it.) It took about 2-3 weeks for me to start feeling back to normal. Now the cough has pretty much gone away, but I'm still feeling pretty weak and tired. I've been able to start walking (part of) my former jogging route slowly. It feels great to get OUTSIDE and moving again, but by the time I get home my legs feel like I've just run the whole thing. By the time I get out of work (and my job is not physically strenuous) I feel pretty worn out. Something still isn't right, and I'm having trouble figuring out what area I've overlooked that might help me recover. Sleep: Needing more of it than usual, but amount is fairly consistent with what I need when my allergies are bad. I wake up naturally a few minutes before my alarm clock goes off, which usually means that I'm well-rested. Calories: I'm getting enough of them. I've tried getting more of them than usual, but that didn't seem to have any effect. Macros: Proportions are the same as usual. Vitamins: Getting at least 100% of my daily needs for most of them. Not getting enough potassium, but this is not a new problem and it's one I'm continuing to work on. Not getting any LESS potassium than usual. Also not getting excessive vitamin A. (Which I WILL do if I don't pay attention to it because I like orange veg.) Stress: No more than before I got sick. The last time I was this sick (more than ten years ago) I remember having trouble recovering completely until my doctor gave me iron supplements for a bit. I'm afraid to take more time off work to go to the doctor, so I've tried getting more iron via food. The difference is small enough that I'm not sure if it's actually helping or just having a placebo effect. Or maybe I just have an unrealistic expectation of how long it should take me to get back to normal since it's been a long time since I've been that sick. I've had a lot of sore throats and low fevers from allergies this year, as well as my first case of food poisoning. (But I made it through my work day!!) Does anybody have any suggestions for other things I could try to get my energy/strength back? Or something I should take into consideration for recovery that I've overlooked?
  11. I wouldn't mind being an accountabilibuddy for stress/anxiety/depression-related stuff. I make a good ventilation unit. The longest depression thread is here, but it's not official or anything. Maybe we should make an official psychological/emotional issues/illness support thread the way there are some threads dedicated to other things.
  12. Edited because I realized I posted this in the wrong depression thread. Sorry! My brain is coated in allergens and isn't working properly.
  13. I disagree. The perfect girls' night out movie for Valentine's Day is not How to Be Single. Deadpool is.

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    2. Strickland5


      The wife requested to go see Deadpool for Valentines :)

    3. starsapart


      I am also seeing Deadpool with my wife on V Day.........

    4. fitnessgurl
  14. So much stress I wanna throw up. Just gotta hang in there.

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    2. TMedina


      ^What Fitnessgurl said. Good luck!

    3. shaar


      You can do it!!

    4. Lalie Fanyarendil

      Lalie Fanyarendil

      Unfortunately the stress is coming from work, but not anything specific that I can fix, and allergies are preventing me from getting as much stress relief as I usually do from exercise. Fortunately, knitting and pie-making is helping a bit. I Aten't Dead yet!

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