Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Boring Edition

  1. I've known for a while that I'm borderline lactose intolerant.  Meaning:  eating dairy makes me very uncomfortable for a long time afterwards.  But here recently it has gotten worse.  So, I'm thinking that I'm going to start going totally lactose free.  Has anyone out there done this?  Any pointers?  I know I can get lactose-free milk and cheese, but what else?
  2. My lack of blogging and lack of a life is due to 50 hour weeks at work.  I'm really ready for this to be over with, but there is no end in sight.  So far this year, I've put in 76 hours of overtime.  That's almost 2 extra weeks.  That's insane to me. 
  3. Because of all the overtime, I've not ran or exercised hardly at all.  Meaning:  pretty much nothing.  I leave the house at 6:15am and return home at 6:15pm (sometimes later).  Which makes for an incredibly long day.  Plus, I'm starving and haven't even started on making dinner yet.  The house looks like a wreck with boxes being packed (um, we're moving!) and it perfectly reflects my life right now - a complete mess of unorganized chaos.  I feel fat, gross, and extremely tired.  Add to it that I'm 9 pounds away from my normal, happy weight and knowing that I'm gonna be wearing a swimsuit soon - makes me want to cry.  Add to all of that the fact that summer school starts in July (which for some reason feels really soon) and I really, really want to cry.  I need the overtime to end soon. 
There I feel better now.  Sorry, I'll return to my normal self sometime this year.  :)

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B.o.B. said...

hang in there woman! try to make it through the move and you should feel better. i'm hoping you do get a break from that work schedule soon because that's crazy!

Anonymous said...

You poor thing! That OT has got to stink. If you can't workout, at least drink lots of water and try to maintain a healthy diet. That's half the battle. If you are able, take short walk breaks at work.

On the lactose... you can always try soy products. I'm curious how you know you are intolerant? Can you tell us more about your symptoms and such? What does "uncomfortable" mean?

I wonder sometimes if I am, I get a scratchy throat after too much dairy.

Hilary Lane said...

Breyer's also makes lactose free ice cream!

lindsay said...

I'd prob just go dairy-free to be safe. I feel like that'd be easier. That being said, I went dairy-free for my own reasons.

Watch out for some flavored chips -- somehow they manage to put milk in them (other than the obvious cheese flavored ones)