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15 October 2007 @ 03:52 pm
While talking to my friend who owns the gym, we got on the topic of massages/massage therapists. She mentioned that the massage therapy has come a long way from the days of "massage parlors". She went on to add that she doesn't like the idea of getting a massage by a male therapist and that she'd feel uncomfortable.

Well, I have this weird knack of linking Seinfeld episodes with real life conversations and this was no exception. When she mentioned this, I automatically thought of the episode in which George gets a massage from a man. He doesn't want to have a male therapist because he's afraid it will feel good. So, I go looking on youtube for Seinfeld clips. Sure enough, I came across a clip from the episode I referred to in my conversation this morning.

For your enjoyment...

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15 October 2007 @ 02:01 pm
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15 October 2007 @ 01:52 pm
I'm not sure if it's my back injury or just a serious case of the Mondays, but I'm feeling crummy today. I managed to get some sleep last night and woke up early to study. The rest of the day (thus far) seems like a blur of nothingness.

I managed to go to the gym and weigh-in for our Biggest Loser contest. I didn't work out though. Yeah, I'm hard-headed but even I know my limits. A work out wasn't in the cards. I'll see how I feel in the morning and decide whether I can handle any exercise. I might be able to at least use the treadmill.
Any exercise would be better then nothing.

When I weighed in, I was down another pound. That makes four since we started the contest three weeks ago. I'll take it! Hopefully, I can keep this going. That's one reason why I want to get back to my workouts as soon as possible.

I'm tempted to go crash on the couch with a movie, but I think I might do some extra studying this afternoon.
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14 October 2007 @ 06:03 pm
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14 October 2007 @ 05:54 pm
I wrenched my lower back yesterday morning. "Ow" doesn't begin to describe what I was really feeling or saying. Some of you may remember that a few years back, I took a nasty fall on the ice and hurt my lower back. When I went to bend over yesterday and pour food in Tig's bowl, I must have triggered that old injury.

I spent most of yesterday moving as little as possible. I used a combination of heat rub, heating pad and a long soak in the tub, but the muscles would not loosen up. Sadly, I'm still not moving much today and am poppin' advils like candy. I would kill for a muscle relaxer! Feelin' so crummy that I actually broke down and had a glass of soda today. I managed to last 3 weeks without a drop though.

Back to the heating pad for me...
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12 October 2007 @ 03:19 pm
sisterhavana was soooo freakin' right!

Haagenbath is FABULOUS!!!! I'm in love with this bathbomb. :) It has the sweet smell of mint chocolate chip ice cream. I find it to be quite a relaxing scent and was pleasantly surprised. This item is a must-have for any bubble bath loving woman. I may have to stock up the next time I'm at Lush.

Another product that is true love for me is The Comforter bubble bar. I buy one every time I go shopping there. Of course, I use it sparingly so that I can get more uses out of it. They typically say you'll get 4 baths out of it, but I can make it stretch. The bubbles last a long time and the scent is subtle. I could soak in the tub for an hour. I"m surprised I don't drift off to sleep.

Now I'm in the mood for a bubble bath...
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10 October 2007 @ 09:16 pm
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10 October 2007 @ 07:42 pm
I have been up since a little after 5am. I feel like I could use a nap. The weather is very dreary today. We've needed rain for months now, but it sure doesn't help my mood. I'm glad that it wasn't like this last week when my parents arrived. The rain brings out the colors in the leaves more. While driving home from the gym, I was enjoying the fall colors.

Days like today are good for baking, but I'm resisting the urge. I don't want the temptation of devouring desserts. I'm the only one of my Biggest Loser team that is actually losing weight and working hard at it. If the weather is nice this weekend, I might go in search of an apple orchard. I know if I make an apple dessert of any kind that E will devour most of it before I can. Plus, I'm craving some fresh apple cider. That's one splurge I will allow myself. It's simply not fall without apple cider.
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10 October 2007 @ 06:32 pm
Do you know what time of year it is? That's right. It's time to start holiday shopping. Yeah, it makes me cringe as well but it has to be done. I figure the sooner I start the better deals I can find. Last year, we gave out a lot of gift cards and I'd rather give actual gifts this time around.

The great thing is that I can shop online and use great promo codes for even better deals. Over at Coupon Chief, they have a fabulous list of stores to shop at. The best part is that they also offer coupons for all of those stores.

I was just browsing around the OverStock Deals section. I could take advantage of some of those coupons to find great gifts for my Mom. E's Dad loves Hickory Farms Deals. So, we'll be able to take care of him as well. The gift giving possibilities are endless over there. I even stumbled across Weight Watchers Deals which is what we'll all need after the holidays.

Holiday shopping won't be a chore this year!

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10 October 2007 @ 02:25 pm
I decided to go to the mall today. After my daily gym visit, I headed to the Providence Place Mall. Sometimes, I really hate driving down to the mall because of stupid drivers and traffic. The drive today wasn't so bad. So, I was optimistic that it'd be a good outing overall.

My first stop was Sephora. I knew exactly what I needed. So, I spent a matter of minutes in there. Next on my agenda? I head up to the 3rd floor and visit Lush. I was rewarding myself for losing a couple of pounds. As soon as I step into the store, I am bombarded by sales associates. OY!

The shop is very tiny. I have no idea whey they needed 3 people working, but they were all on me like a moth to a flame. Unfortunately, no other customers were in the shop. I honestly could not take a step without one of them trying to pimp a new product or ask me a million questions. It was beyond annoying. "Here try this product..." "Have you ever used...?" "Oh you must try..." Grrrr! I wanted to smack them all. I would have spent more time in there browsing with the possibility of buying more if they hadn't been so annoying. When I checked out, the associate ringing up my purchase was still trying to get me to buy more products.

I went to the actual store as to avoid paying shipping online, but I'm beginning to believe paying shipping costs might be worth it. I wish E would have been with me. They more then likely wouldn't have been on me like that if he had been there. I know they weren't like that the first time I was there (and he was with me). I'm contemplating sending an email to corporate just to voice my aggravation with this particular store. I've worked retail enough to know how you should handle customers.

Now I need to try and scrub off the scent of this shampoo sample. It's giving me a headache!
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