Wednesday, June 22, 2011

I Did It!

well, i haven't been spending all of my time with my nose in books during this break from treatments. in fact, i've crossed a few things off my list. here's my progress:

  1. take a dose of aleve. i am so daring! none of that weak tylenol for me. i'm going for the good stuff. CHECK! in fact, i've taken a few doses...not all at once, of course.
  2. drink a 2-liter of coke zero all by myself. i gave up caffeine months ago, but i'm going to drink it just for the sake of drinking it. ain't i a rascal? uhhh...i kind of dropped the ball on this one. actually, i just couldn't justify it, since i've been so good about not drinking any carbonation at all. i was really worried that if i gave in once, i would find a reason to do it again. so, instead i'm patting myself on the back for being good.
  3. revamp my hair. i'm not wasting my time just polishing my look; i'm going for a major over-haul. fire-engine red, here i come! okay, maybe not that bright, but sort of in that direction. CHECK! i did it yesterday and i'm in love with my new color! the best thing about it is that now my pale, freckly skin looks very fitting. ha ha! i'll post the pic at the end.
  4. spray paint a picture frame. no, i won't be huffing anything, but i'm not going to be that careful, either. ;) CHECK! i actually spray painted a few of them and i have a few more things to paint, as well, thanks to my awesome bargain shopping at goodwill a couple of weeks ago.
  5. clean the litter box without rubber gloves or a medical mask. *gasp* very risky, indeed. CHECK! boo to the ya! take that toxoplasmosis!
  6. go for a run. oh, how i miss running! i know it's not that entertaining of a task for my checklist, but it definitely belongs there. CHECK!...sort of. i have been working out consistently, including weights, yoga, spinning, but on monday i did hop on the treadmill for the first time in a couple of months. and, ya know what? i can still run 2 miles without stopping. yay me!
  7. do jumping-jacks. not for the exercise; just to spite my doctor's instructions. yeah, i didn't do this one. i just don't like doing jumping-jacks.
  8. eat sushi. errr...i would do this one if i liked sushi. i think i'll skip this one. just as i predicted, i didn't do this one either. sushi is not for the faint of heart and i am faint of heart.
  9. go sky-diving. hhmmm...but i'm not suicidal, so this one's going to get skipped, too. this one was a dud, too.
  10. eat a whole box of cupcakes. (thanks to my awesome friend, sarah, for dropping them off for me!) actually, i'm already half-way done with this one. CHECK! and they were delicious, too!

and now for the hair...keep in mind that this was taken with my little point-and-shoot after an 8 hour day at work and an hour at the gym, so don't judge. ;)

32 comments:

Jen said...

Great hair color! It looks awesome.

And I was told when I first had sushi that you have to have it three times, and then you will become addicted. I think you start to crave the soy sauce or something, but it was totally true for me.

Ashley said...

Love the hair and the list of daring deeds. I especially loved the one about eating a whole box of cupcakes, sometimes you just have to take matters in your own hands.

Katie said...

LOVE the new hair color! Looks amazing :) Yay for checking things off that list!

Maria said...

Your hair looks beautiful...so striking with your eyes! I LOVE it!

Bridget said...

Wow- your eyes really pop with red hair! I love it!!

Nate and Lori said...

WOWOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!!! I Love it! Like, Im so shocked how much I love it. I have seen you pull off every single color (blond, brown, and now red) and you always look great. This will be a nice change! What does B think? It really does look great and for some reason you are reminding me of Victoria on Twilight. Thats a good thing. Miss you!

Liz said...

Your hair looks great, you are able to do the red-head thing well. Looks like you are making great progress on your list. I can't believe you don't like sushi! Do you like seafood?

Have you done acupuncture? I know you had a post about it a while back.

Sarah said...

Love the new hair color :) Wow, if thats what you look like after work and an hour at the gym, I should just put a bag over my head and hide in a cave. I DO NOT look that nice at the end of the day. Go you! haha And thanks a lot...now I'm craving a whole box of cupcakes. Like real ones from a fancy bakery...

Baby Hopes said...

Fun list! I love the hair - fits your stunning eyes!

B- said...

Love the hair-- especially with your blue eyes!!

Do I Have to Be a D.I.N.K.? said...

I love love love your hair!!!!

mag said...

Loving the hair color! It looks great. Glad to see you got some stuff checked off that list. I think you made the right choices for sure!!

Melissa said...

You gorgeous girl! I love the new hair color! Way to go on the checklist too! The only bummer . . . I'm craving a cupcake after being so good this week and skipping the sweets.

Miss Mac said...

Fabulous hair and great list!!! :]

Sharyn said...

Your hair is gorgeous -- love the auburn.

Diana said...

wooooowzerz how mamma! Ur hair looks gorgeous and really brings out ur eyes! =)

Sarah S said...

I love your hair!!!!

I am also another sushi addict, the first time I ate it was because I was trying to impress a new boss who "surprised us" by taking us to a sushi restaurant. I was surprised that I really enjoyed it!!!

Oh and what I wouldn't give to eat a whole box of cupcakes you lucky girl!!!

Happy ICLW
#96

Deborah said...

HOlY COW!!! Well we have now seen you as a blond brunette and red head!! You should post pictures of you with all 3 and do a poll or something. Your hair looks AWESOME, but will take a little getting used to at first. I think in a couple more years I'll try red.

Deborah said...

One more thing. The red hair really makes your baby blues pop. Gorgeous!!!

St Elsewhere said...

Gorgeous hair colour!

And oh, don't remind me of caffeine.


iclw #36

Suzy, Not a Fertile Myrtle said...

Love your list. And you are rockin the hair! I am a natural blond and started coloring my hair red in February and love it too!

Happy ICLW!

Rebecca said...

Nice job checking off those points!!

And, I love the new hair color! :)

Josey said...

Love love love the hair!!! I'm so ready for a change, though I don't know if I'll have the guts to do a drastic change. We shall see.

Good progress on your list!

If you decide to try sushi, start easy with a california roll (cucumber, imitation crab, avocado), or a crunchy shrimp roll (shrimp, avocado, green onion)... they're made with cooked fish and/or vegetables + rice and nori, so they're not too crazy. I really think you'll love it once you try it! I didn't try sushi until I was 23, and now I LOVE it.

Queenie. . . said...

LOVE the hair! It's gorgeous.

Jackie said...

Love the list! I don't blame you about the sushi or skydiving, but I couldn't do the no-carbonation thing. I had to do it for a while for health reasons, and it was hard! Love the hair though! :) Happy ICLW!

embracingtherain said...

Hello from ICLW. I love the list and the hair color!

clewis said...

your hair looks amazing, and you have such beautiful blue eyes!

Amanda said...

I missed you! Especially when I read awesome posts like this one. Good for you...you really are a huge inspiration for me. I love the spray-painting idea!!

Stunning hair...just beautiful.

Gen said...

I love your hair color!! Really makes your eyes pop and it looks so natural.

Great job at your list. I LOVE sushi so I'll eat it for you ;)

Residency Widow said...

The hair does look lovely. I really need to revamp my hair as well. Bravo on staying away from the Diet Coke. I haven't found the motivation to give up at least one glass a day. ;)

M said...

Love the hair colour! I wish I looked that good after a full work day and the gym. :)

I also love your list of things to do while taking a break from treatments. I'm on a break now as well and am THRILLED to be running again. (Though not as thrilled as I would be to be pregnant. Oh well.)

Lots of luck to you with the IVF!

Kayla and Josh said...

I love how it makes yuor eyes pop! Beautiful!!

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