I’m going to ship out a batch of orders on Wednesday, and trying to get a little cash to support myself while I’m out on surgical leave (without any disability payments, ahahaha, thanks, employer). So if you want any of the lenses I have in-stock by the end of next week, order now!
$5.00 shipping, discounted prices on in-stock designs, and there’s only one pair of each unless otherwise noted. Signal boosts GREATLY appreciated.
In short, the last six months have kind of sucked. And the last month has been the worst.
Things are looking up for me, in the sense that I will be able to take care of my health and have a more stable place to cook, have a routine, etc., and that’s good. However, there has been something of a wakeup call.
I signed on my own apartment two Fridays ago. On the same day, I found out that my father has cancer.
They caught it early enough that is hasn’t spread, as far as we know. He had surgery to have his tonsils and lymph nodes on one side of his neck removed yesterday, where the cancer was located. (Fun fact: HPV causes throat cancer in men, while it causes cervical cancer in women- And that’s what caused this.) He’s come through fine, but he’ll likely have to go through radiation/chemo and change his lifestyle a lot to stay healthy.
The doctors have basically said that a predisposition for the cancer was there because both of his parents had cancer to begin with. Both sides of my family have had multiple types of cancer, and on top of my food allergies and generally terrible health, I’m sure it’s only a matter of time before we start looking for it in me. On top of that, I’ve been exposed to huge amounts of radiation from x-rays through years of treatment for scoliosis, sinus problems, and foot issues.
As of right now, I’m not sure what’s going on with my health. I’ve lost a chunk of hair the size of a pretty large bottle cap in the center front of my scalp. I’ve experienced psychosomatic itching for three days straight from stress that disappeared as quickly as it came. My usual primary care doctor told me it was stress and waved me off, but when I went into an urgent care for the itching, they took blood to test because the hair loss is cause for concern. Maybe it is stress. Maybe something else is wrong. I have no idea, but I would like to find out soon.
I’m also experiencing anxiety and depression symptoms, which is less than ideal. I’m trying to get in with a psychiatrist to find solutions for those problems, because it’s affecting my ability to function at work and otherwise.
Despite everything, I’m trying to take time to start taking care of myself again. I haven’t exercised in months, I’ve been eating anything, including foods I’m allergic too, and I’m not gaining anything from these behaviors at all. It’s not making me happy, and in fact it’s likely aggravating all of the other issues I’m having. So I’m making a change, and I’m going to stick with it, because I don’t want my chronic illnesses and fatigue to end up killing me, or opening the door for something worse.
Yesterday was moving day. I had plans to exercise, but carrying everything I own up thirty stairs into an apartment at least forty times in ninety degree weather definitely qualifies as cardio. Today, I went to my first yoga class at Corepower Yoga. It was hard, but manageable, and it helped a lot of the tension I have in my muscles from working a standing job. I’m going to be taking at least one class a week in hopes of managing my stress and working on my flexibility.
The new condo is in a neighborhood with recreation centers that are included in your annual dues, so I have access to four different facilities with pools, exercise equipment, and a lot more. I’m going to be incorporating cardio and strength into my routine at least five days a week. There’s also a pole fitness studio opening nearby in August, and I plan to begin taking classes there once a week again, as well.
Eating is going to be difficult. Right now I’m working on smoothies, because I am living in a place cluttered with boxes and like no food, plus no time to cook yet because work and life has been a nightmare. I’m going to be seeing a nutritionist soon to help me figure out how to get the nutrients I need on such a limited diet, which should definitely help me.
This has been a really long post about things that probably aren’t important/relevant to you, or anything you care about, but that’s what’s been going on. I’m going to do my best to start using this again regularly to record my efforts and progress, as well as continue posting resources from other blogs related to healthy living and fitness.
Thank you for following, despite my absence and lack of activity. I appreciate your patience, and I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long.
A question because you requested questions, and because you seem interested in health: Do you have any tips for eating healthy on a tight budget?
Buy in bulk, cook in bulk, and don’t necessarily expect a lot of variety in what you eat. You can buy many things, from spices to rice to beans to almond flour, from the bulk bins at your local Whole Foods or Sprouts for significantly lower prices than you would get them in packaging. Vegetables and such tend to be cheaper at your local farmers market.
Cook a large batch of something nutrient dense at the beginning of the week and eat it in small portions (like my taco bowl, where I have one cup) and then fill the rest of the plate with veggies.
Don’t blow money on lots of meat or white carbs; meat is good for protein, but pick high quality sources and include more vegetable protein in your diet. White carbs will just turn into sugar and not sustain your body or provide any nutrition at all.
Figure out how many calories you need per day, include how many you will burn through exercise, and grocery shop for the exact amount of food you will need.
And drink green tea. It suppresses the appetite, if overeating is a problem, but it also hydrates you. Just don’t add sugar or anything else to it, or it just becomes another chemical shitstorm like the junky drinks you don’t want to be drinking/shouldn’t be drinking.
Which also leads to: stop drinking soda. If you added up the amount of sugar and money thrown into the soda you consume in a year, it’s likely not a pretty number. Sticking to water and tea is cheaper and hydrates you, without the excess calories and chemical sugar substitutes.
Yes, you. Loyal follower, who has stayed here despite my lack of activity. Hello. What’s up?
I want to chat. Work is dead and I am trying to get my fitness and health back on track, pulled out of the shambles that the past six months of my life have been. So tonight, send me an ask, whatever, ask anything. Let’s get to know each other.
In the interest of paying for necessities (vet bills, last college class, groceries, etc.) I’m starting up a new contact lens shop. Right now we just carry GEO lenses, but there are plans to expand as time goes on.
IN-STOCK lenses are $15.00 a pair with $5.00 shipping (to the US) until sold out. These lenses will be shipped immediately.
PREORDER lenses are priced as marked. The order will be placed by the end of March, or sooner if enough lenses are ordered to fill our MOQ from our supplier. If you want a prescription style lens, you have to preorder it, as we don’t stock prescription levels.
If you have any questions, you can contact me through the comments here or on the business Facebook page. Thank you so much in advance for your time, and I hope that I get the chance to do business with you and your friends.
Cosplay, color, and circle lenses, all in stock and ready to ship.
I’m trying to raise some cash to pay for medical expenses and vet fees (gotta get my baby kitty fixed, vaccinated, and chipped!) and turn this contact lens business into a real deal for all GEO products, so please spread this link around if you can.
If you don’t see a style you want, preorders for all GEO style will be opening in March, so you can order anything you like- including some styles that are available in prescription levels.
(Note: I did use some photos from other sites to show how the styles do look on eyes- I don’t think a picture of a pair of bottles would be very useful shopping-wise, and those were the best I could find to show what the actual lens colors are.)
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I love this blog! <33 Its really helpful; just with cosplay tips and fitness in general. Its just really great, okay ^_^
Thank you! I know I haven’t added a lot of original content lately, which is totally my bad. I’m finally getting back on the wagon and hope to have more time to dedicate once I’ve graduated next month.
“Make lip color last: put on a layer of foundation, then a layer of lipstick, then dust your lips with translucent powder. Then put on a second layer of your lipstick. It will stay for a long time to make up for the long process!”—Glamour Magazine
“Tea puts you in the mood to work productively more than coffee does. A study of 95 people who drank caffeinated tea without milk or sugar had the best perceived performance. Drinking the tea without sugar was linked to decreased fatigue. The researchers cite the fact that tea is rich in flavonoids, compounds that increase bloodflow to your brain, which seems to improve cognition and mood.”—