Thursday, February 25, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
Last month I started taking prescribed medicine for PMDD, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder. The dosage is really small, but it does seem to be helping. Today though, I'm feeling the symptoms big time. I have no motivation to do...anything. I've been moody and emo and just out of sorts. I've only been taking the meds the week before and during my period. I may need to start taking them everyday so that they can stay in my system.
The funny thing is that the natural treatment for PMDD is eating right and exercising. This makes so much sense, but when your symptoms have you craving all sorts of food and not wanting to get out of the bed to exercise, it's kind of hard. I think I need to start setting goals for myself to help get this under control. This week (what's left of it) I plan to work out the next 2 days and to eat better. I also plan to start back working out at least 5 days a week. I decided to give up sodas and desserts for Lent. ::insert gasp here:: I'll keep you updated on my journey. Hopefully I can get a handle on this and not be dependent on my meds.
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Shutter Island, by Dennis Lehane, is about Teddy, a U.S. Marshal who is sent to investigate a missing person from a mental hospital for the criminally insane on Shutter Island. Teddy is left clues and works with his partner Chuck to try and find the missing woman. Nothing at the hospital is was it seems, and neither is Teddy. Eventually, Teddy and Chuck begin to fear that they may never get off that island.
You can usually rate most books by it's ending. If a book starts off slow but has a wonderfully unexpected ending, then it can be considered a great book. This is how I felt about Shutter Island. It took a few chapters for me to get into the book, but once I did, I was hooked. Like I said, the book was suspenseful and at moments had my heart racing. You never knew what to expect on the next page! If you plan on seeing the movie, check out the book first. If you don't plan on seeing the movie, read the book anyway.
Sunday, February 14, 2010
At turns harrowing and euphoric, Linger is a spellbinding love story that explores both sides of love -- the light and the dark, the warm and the cold -- in a way you will never forget.
Comes out in stores everywhere July 20th. Pre-order here.
Enter to win an advanced review copies of LINGER, Sisters Red, The Dead-Tossed Waves, and The Replacement on Maggie's blog.
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Amanda's Life Commentary- She cooks AND reads...enough said.
Great Books and Fresh Coffee- This girl is awesome! Some of the things she reads are books that I normally wouldn't pick up. Her blog motivates me to step outside of my box.
HollywoodWannaB- I cam across the blog while researching going to Costa Rica. This chick is cute and funny! I love her video blog entries.
Tastes, Tales, and Tours- Um, doesn't the title say it all?
Joelen's Culinary Adventures- No, I'm not in Chicago, but this blog helped me out BIG time when planning the menu for my Christmas party. I have used it a couple of times since then too! You need a new recipe? Check this blog out!
Steph Su Reads- This blogger has great giveaways and reads a ton of books!
Screw the Turtle, Isn't it time I win the race?- This is another funny blogger who keeps it real and makes me laugh.
Forever Young: A YA Lit Blog- This is one of my FAVORITE blogs. I read so many books that she recommends. Check this blog out. NOW.
Whimsical, Whamsical, Whumsical- This blogger and I have similar tastes in books. She is practically my reading twin.
Lovely Little Shelf- A great girl reads great books and blogs about them.
My Odd, Quirky (and Sometimes Brilliant) Ramblings- This blogger and I have something in common...trying to lose weight. Her struggles are my struggles.
Metamorphosis- This blogger is a fantastic PERSON and blogger! She has a great eye when it comes to snapping photos, and she is a reader after my own heart.
Because Perfection is Boring...- This blogger is like a role model to me. She is so witty and real. She's like a big sister on the interwebz.
Book Hooked- This girl is one of the nicest people I have ever met. She reads a lot of books that I've never heard of, but it motivates me to try new things.
What The Blog?- The blogger is just so full of awesomeness. She takes fabulous photos and is just a hilariously fun person!