Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Here, Lately

It's been a minute since I showed up around here, but just believe that means I've been settling into the new year with a better me and a better plan for the future. With lists and goals and memories, oh my! 

Actually...

A week in excruciating pain from an abscessed molar, scary same-day emergency doctor visits in the wrong part of town because I'm still a little green around here, medication after medication to stop the pain, screaming myself awake in the middle of the night with a supportive boyfriend who helped through it all, a real appointment in a better neighborhood for the root canal, a full-body tremor reaction to the local anesthetic with epinephrine at the better neighborhood better dentist, some stressful memory (loss?) moments from the prescription medications, relief post-op, recurring pain after medication ran out, still a supportive and loving boyfriend through it all. 

A deep dive into IIFYM with a pro who's been doing it for a year now. Tracking the macronutrients of my food intake and balancing the good proteins, the good carbs and the good fats all together in a pretty puzzle. Finally understanding the importance of knowing 2oz and 4oz servings of meat. Learning patience in the precision of measuring in tablespoons, cups and grams. Giving Men's Health & Fitness magazines a try after growing tired of the ads found in the female versions worth the same money. Seeing those men's issues full of helpful tips, science-backed data, professionals and little fodder over 'what to wear to impress the guys' makes me wonder why I didn't think of this sooner.

A change in plans with what the future holds for our living situation, meaning thinking 5-10 years into the future rather than the 1-3 we've been visualizing. All the while trying the very hardest to focus on the right here, right now. The tender mornings, the blurred nights. A realtor! Mortgage talk! Have the will to remodel or rather move in for a little more money. Or go nuts and move into this house that would truly have me giggling every day at the trippy floors and YES rooms. Those walls have stories to tell, I'd love to live there and would convince my guy if it was closer within our price range. 

So that's what I've been up to. I suppose these are confessions worthy of a share with KathyNadineSarahLauraLaurenAlanna and .... ???

13 comments

Nadine Lynn said...

Ahhh dental stuff is the worst!!! So sorry you had to deal with all that but hopefully you are on the other side now. I started researching IFFYM last year but didn't feel I had enough information to really do it right. I would love if you follow up with a post letting us know how it is working for you and some tips/tricks!! I have to figure out where I go after Whole 30 ends for me next week.

Mortgage/realtor talk?!?! Shit is getting real, huh!?! I loved the looking at houses process but not so much the actually buying of said house once you decide. It is scary and super adult stuff that gives you an eye twitch hahaha. Good luck with your plans!

Amy's Fashion Blog said...

hope you feel better soon

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alyssa said...

The whole tooth situation scared me so much but I'm glad it's all better and behind you! I want that house...I really, really want that house!

Amanda Elizabeth - Meet @ the Barre said...

Oh Lawd I just got chills for you thinking about all those dental issues. Seriously the worst! Hope you are feeling better now girl!

Alanna @ Alanna and Company said...

Oh my god that house! I loved the outside photos but then that green! That tile! Still jealous however at the price. A house that size around my area would be 700k or more!

Monica L said...

Yikes that dental stuff sounds terrible! That house is so nice on the outside, wth happened inside!

Kristen @ See You In A Porridge said...

oh you poor thing! that absolutely sucks. i hope it is all better now. tooth pain is the worst! dentists are the worst. all the things are the worst. when i had a tooth removed last year or so, i suffered from memory loss haha or rather i turned into an idiot because i threw out a few important things like my health insurance card and my green card that cost $500 to replace. oops.

yay for houses and mortgages! and IIFIYM! all the things.

BLovedBoston said...

So sorry to hear about the dental stuff - tooth pain is one of the worst!! Yay for house stuff!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

Kathy@MoreCoffeeLessTalky said...

i've only ever read men's healthy/exercise mags because i find the womens is filled with useless tips that are repeated monthly.

Life with Lolo said...

Oh my goodness I'm so sorry about your tooth! That would be so scary, I hope it's doing better. That house is amazing, minus the trippy floors and scary colors of course. It kind of reminds me of my house before I bought it, EVERYTHING was pink. Pink counter tops, pink sinks, pink toilet, pink blinds and then awful, terrible paint colors in every room. The fun part though? Changing all that to make it mine! Can't wait to see what all this future talk brings for you!

Kenzie Smith said...

Abscesses are the worst and can be SO painful! I really hope that you are feeling better and that the pain has fully subsided. That house is gorgeous... if you look at the photos in black and white ha ha! That house is crazy though. Those colors are something else! Also, can we talk about that price for a minute! The housing market must be amazing there! You would be lucky to get a 2,000 sq ft home with no pool and a small yard up this way. So wild!

Kay R. said...

Ugh dental surgery sucks. So glad youre over it.. it gets better thankfully! PS yay for mortgage talk!

MacKensie said...

Adulting so hard!!!!