HR Puff n Jill

Hello Friday! Good gravy I thought you’d never get here!!

So I went to my Google Reader this morning, as I always do when I get to work, and I was disappointed to find only 6 blogs had posted. SIX. What is wrong with you people? Don’t you realize it’s Friday and I have lots of work to avoid?!?  It took me all of 15 minutes to read those blogs and now I have nothing to do except…work. Sheesh. I expect more out of you all than that. I don’t think you are living up to your potential is all I’m saying. So let’s get out there and POST. SOME. BLOGS!!!   🙂

Is it sad that I’m always a little bit sad when I realize I just read the last blog in my reader?  It’s like getting to the last bite of ice cream plain, nonfat yogurt and wishing you had another scoop.

So this has been a weird week. Tuesday evening I did a good sweaty workout on the elliptical (I know!) and when I finished, my face was hot. Not hot, like “wow that was a really good workout”, but hot like “CHEMICAL BURN ON MY FACE!! PUT IT OUT PUT IT OUT!!!!” So I grabbed a wet washcloth and wiped my face down and looked in the mirror and I noticed my face was kind of puffy and very red. After a while the redness went away and I went to bed.

The next morning I woke up to the puffiest, swollenest*, reddest bags under my eyes the world has ever seen.  I looked like this guy:


It was not pretty and I was panicked. So I called the boss and took a sick day, then I took some Benadryl and waited to see what would happen. As I waited I decided to have some breakfast – that was at 9:00 and for the next 4 hours all I did was eat. I ate all day and the whole time I knew I wouldn’t be satisfied with anything I was eating. I wasn’t hungry but I needed soothing and comfort and I always fall back on familiar patterns. I tried to take a nap about 1:00 just so I would stop eating, but between the ringing phone and my MIL coming over to use the bathroom (don’t ask), I never did get a good nap. So from 2-3:00 I ate some more. Then I knew I needed something to break the evil eating spell, so I did about a half hour of yoga, which felt really good and I wished I had time to do more.  All day long the swelling stayed and I felt generally crappy. Oh, did I mention that I had a sinus infection too during all of this? Yeah, nice. So when I got on the scale yesterday THE SCARY NUMBER popped up and let me tell you I was depressed. DE-PRESSED! all day yesterday. Then I talked to my niece (Hi Krysten!) and I talked to Laura and I talked to my husband and long story short, I’m getting a physical next week and then I’m going to make some drastic changes, because folks, NOT making drastic changes is not working for me. Honestly I haven’t decided what I’m going to do yet, but I have some ideas in the works. I think Wednesday was my rock bottom and at this point I’m willing to do whatever it takes to get this crazy eating under control.

I went to the doctor yesterday afternoon and he said I have allergies, so he gave me an allergy shot and some antibiotics. The eye and face swelling has gone down, but now every place that was red and swollen is now extremely rough and dry. I look pretty hideous even with makeup on, so I’m exfoliating and super-moisturizing like crazy. I hope to be back to normal soon.

Tonight is the son’s Band Banquet and then tomorrow is the 6 year old’s birthday party, then on Sunday I’m going to hang out with one of my friends that I haven’t seen in a couple of months so I’m really looking forward to that.  The school year is almost done and hopefully things will simmer down then and we can get into the lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer!

Well dangit, I guess I’ve wasted enough time this morning, so I should get to it. Have a good weekend y’all!  🙂

*yes it is so a word!! Okay it’s really not, but I needed to stay with the -est thing I had going on in that sentence. Come get me Grammar Nazis! I’ll beat you with my superior and correct use of they’re/there/their!! Ha! 

9 thoughts on “HR Puff n Jill

  1. the face red/swollen thing sounds awful. I’m glad you got some help from the doc. I’d have been completely freaked out. You getting a physical and making changes is a wonderful thing.

    FYI– there may be more blog posts but you can’t see them b/c Blogger has pulled all the posts since Wednesday 5/11 (so my most recent post right now is Tuesday, even though I wrote both Wed & Thurs). Blogger is basically shut down until they fix whatever is wrong with it. Wasn’t working yesterday afternoon; still isn’t and it’s Friday mid-morning. Sucks. You are one of only two bloggers I read on wordpress, so I’m screwed for blog reading, too, until it’s fixed.

    Here’s hoping for a happy weekend for you. Enjoy your kid and family time. I can’t wait till summer. 8 more days of school…less than 2 weeks till our vacation. Woot!

  2. Blogger went kablooie for a couple of days, which probably explains the lack of new blog updates.

    Hope you’re feeling better; that shot of HR Puffinstuff is a gentle reminder of why so many of us of a certain age are so incredibly messed up. 😉

  3. I updated recently!! LOL Kill your time there!! hahaha

    I’ve had workouts before where I feel that face burn!! I get RED red in the face when i workout (and I sweat more than a woman should!! lol)

    Sounds like a fun filled weekend! Enjoy!

  4. I posted AND I have blog drama so that should have kept you busy.

    And I heartily approve of going to the doctor for a physical. Sometimes you need a rock bottom to make you realise that what you’re doing isn’t doing it for you.


  5. I tried posting last night, but blogger was down. I read your comment on my blog, just know that children can sense when they are important to you, and your WANTING to be with them is something they can definately sense. Hang in there…and my youngest daughter has allergic reactions to dyes. Did you wash your face with a new soap? Hope you feel better soon.

  6. Allergies have been so brutal this year. We could be the HR Puffin sisters. Seeing that picture gave me flashbacks to my childhood nightmares of being locked up in Witchie Poo’s cage *shiver*

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