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post #1181 of 4288 Old 06-21-2013, 06:55 PM
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I bet he's going to be adorable once he gets past the awkward stage and gets some healthy time in. I love a chestnut.

I have a beach wedding to go to next weekend, I am doing my best to get a halfway tan before then so I don't blind everyone with my paleness. Its not going well, lol. I have given up on losing weight by then, that's not going well either. I'm really starting to blame this stupid hormonal IUD for my weight gain. I stayed fairly steady until I went that route, ballooned up 30lbs and have not been able to get it off ever since. So basically, I have to decide if I want to be pudgy, or have periods. So far I have opted to stay overweight. But its really depressing. Especially when the people I hang out with the most are fit and slim. And when I am always working my butt off around the farm and never lose a pound.

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post #1182 of 4288 Old 06-21-2013, 07:02 PM
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I bet he's going to be adorable once he gets past the awkward stage and gets some healthy time in. I love a chestnut.

I have a beach wedding to go to next weekend, I am doing my best to get a halfway tan before then so I don't blind everyone with my paleness. Its not going well, lol. I have given up on losing weight by then, that's not going well either. I'm really starting to blame this stupid hormonal IUD for my weight gain. I stayed fairly steady until I went that route, ballooned up 30lbs and have not been able to get it off ever since. So basically, I have to decide if I want to be pudgy, or have periods. So far I have opted to stay overweight. But its really depressing. Especially when the people I hang out with the most are fit and slim. And when I am always working my butt off around the farm and never lose a pound.
I hear you. To be honest, I gained 30 pounds about the same time I tried the Mirena. I just didn't feel right. I HATED IT!!! Another couple friends of mine had warned me against it....the one girl gained about 30 pounds and much of it was BELLY FAT. Weird, right? But it seems to be a common trend among my friends. I know that friend took it out and she was able to lose the weight fairly easily.

Personally? I'd rather have periods. But, I guess you have to ask yourself, is the frustration you currently feel worth being period free?
The weight is more than likely going to have to still be worked off, even if you remove the IUD. =(


Also...try the self tanning lotion, like Jergens. You just need the week you have to get a decent fake "glow".
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post #1183 of 4288 Old 06-21-2013, 07:04 PM Thread Starter
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I hate insurance. Apparently my insurance has a ridiculously high deductible and because I haven't met it yet, I have to pay 100% of all facilities fees, the anesthesiologist, the pathologist, etc. The facilities fee alone is almost $2400 and they want it all up front. So, I'm at a loss what to do. My last paycheck (which I got on Thursday) wasn't even $400 and most of it is gone already to bills and gas.
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post #1184 of 4288 Old 06-21-2013, 07:05 PM
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Hugs Apachie. I totally feel you on the weight thing. I have to take real hormones for ovarian cyst issues, ugh. Like you, I bust my ass on the farm, work out, eat reasonably and can't seem to lose it. Spanx are a girl's best friend for situations like that.

When my sister got married I had horrendous tan lines from being on the lake pretty much every day all summer. Had to wear a strapless dress and had a halter tank tan line. It was BAD. I got an airbrush tan over my "racing stripe". It blended it pretty well. Never had an all over one though. Just a thought.

Don't have a good answer for that one Paige. Insurance companies suck. :(

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post #1185 of 4288 Old 06-21-2013, 07:08 PM
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I think I have some of that Jergen's lotion still. I can at least use it to even up my legs so they match my arms, I am 4 different shades right now, lol.

Pretty much all my extra is in my stomach and hips. I may switch to the paraguard and see if I can get the weight off without the hormone. I pity my hubby though, if I do that. I have insane PMS. Like homicidal mood swings and cramps so bad they double me over in tears. Part of why I stuck with the Mirena.

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post #1186 of 4288 Old 06-22-2013, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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Well, took Aires back to the stable today. Mainly because we were out of hay. Lol. Anyway, was trying to get him into the trailer, he freaked out, and ripped open my ring finger on my right hand with the lead rope. It hurt like a motherless goat. Silly boy came up and sniffed it, then rubbed his head on my shoulder. After fighting with him for almost forty-five minutes, Robert suggested luring him in with hay. Since I had to get to work, I caved and went and borrowed a handful of Timothy and a handful of Equine Senior from the other people who had they're horses at the same barn. Little bugger hopped right up into the trailer and was a complete angel. My hand still hurts like heck and my middle, ring and pinky fingers are a little swollen.

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post #1187 of 4288 Old 06-22-2013, 10:49 PM
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Oh ouch! That makes me cringe. Dragon did that to the inside of my ring finger last summer when he gave a monstrous spook and buck/bolt and nearly fell down, and I went flying and bit it while refusing to let go of his reins, which at the time, were made of climbing rope. There was a little kitty in the bushes next to the arena. Goober. I totally feel your pain.

We put up more hay today, that makes about 300 bales this season so far, and we are only halfway done with the first cut. I figure all told we will have put up close to a thousand by fall, second cut is always smaller. Of course, I'm using some of it as we go along, since they are staying in now during the hottest, buggiest part of the day, but still, we won't have to buy any this winter if we keep going the way we have so far.
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post #1188 of 4288 Old 06-22-2013, 10:51 PM
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Ouch Drafty!

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post #1189 of 4288 Old 06-23-2013, 08:37 AM
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That looks very painful Paige. I learned long ago to always wear gloves when working around the horses-that has really helped my hands.

Apachiedragon-there is nothing like having a barn full of hay for a sense of security.
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post #1190 of 4288 Old 06-23-2013, 08:37 AM
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Well, something has been getting into our breezeway/porch and eating cat food and getting into our trash can that I sit outside some nights when there are food scraps in it that I want to keep away from the cats. Our back porch door has no glass, and has thick plastic taped over it instead, because the door is older than dirt and needs replacing. I just assumed it was a stray cat, we have several here and I have seen them coming and going out of the garage sometimes, or sitting on my front stoop. And to get in the breezeway, it would have to climb over the dog lot fence and come in the back door. So I set up hubby's hunting camera to see which one it was. This was what I ended up with. Yeah, not a cat. Joy. Now I have to figure out how to get rid of him....
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