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Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Gag!

Okay, here's a 'do pic:
This is the fixed version, but imagine those short layers remaining the same, but then add about five inches of hair off the back: That's what I got, and my friends, that was a mullet.
But aside from the hair...
So, the trouble with my knee has had me thinking about resuming my vitamin intake. I had been a religious vitamin ingester for years, but about six months ago, I stopped. I was sick of them, sick of swallowing that horse pill, but now I'm trying to take exemplary care of myself so that the IT band recovers easily and heartily -- I don't want to deal with injury again (and yes, I know that the IT band is not connected with my vitamin intake, but in my mind, the two are bonded together). Also, someone told me that fish oil pills help with joint lubrication (plus, they're supposed to cure all other kinds of ills; plus, my dog takes a fish oil pill every day -- pet-sized -- to help give him a healthy coat, so I figure a lovely side effect would be especially shiny hair for me).
The orthopedist said there's no hard medical data to support fish oil pill usage with joint recovery, but he said that it couldn't hurt. But, here's my problem: I hate those damn pills! They're so big and they always seem to get wedged part way down my throat and I gag just thinking about swallowing them.
However, this morning, I was dutifully taking the ibuprofren the doctor has instructed me to take, and I figured since I was already in the business of ingesting pills, I might as well take a multi-vitamin and a fish oil. Ack! They were terrible. Sure enough, that fish oil pill felt like it got lodged halfway down my throat, and I swear I could taste the fishiness, even though the bottle says the special coating won't allow that. After gagging my way through that one, I wasn't too excited to swallow the vitamin, but I choked it down as well (compared to the fish oil, it went down rather easily).
I don't know if I can resume this routine regularly -- they are just too icky! And I just don't understand why vitamins have to be so big, or why they can't at least be gel-coated.

11 comments:

Bob said...

The haircut looks great!

Good luck with the IT, mine has been a bit troublesome lately but I have managed to keep it under control with stretching, the foam roller and IB.

Neese said...

Instead of fish for the joints what about glucosamine? The 'do is fab!

miss petite america said...

i feel the same way about vitamins...why the heck do they have to be so freaking big?! yet another conspiracy against the petite.

keith said...

way to fix the hair.

i've heard glucosamine works great for joint pain and tendon issues...

i like your blog. keep it up.

Running Jayhawk said...

First and formost...the hair...uber sassy. Love it. Although I like to think that you pulled off the mullet look with sass, beauty and grace all the same.

Secondly...why not take the chewable flintstone vitamins...they're oh so yummy!

Other option would be to take something like Viactiv for the calcium factor. I'm really bad about taking vitamins regularly, too. I'll have to check out the fish oil thing...I think you may be onto something!

teacherwoman said...

The hair is beautiful! Very nice!

I am assuming the fish oil pill you are referring to is the Omega-3 fatty acid pills? I began taking those and my vitamins (again) this week with the start of The BestLife program...it is suggested! The bottle for the Omega-3 pills (fish oil) reaks of fish, but I can't really taste it. Good luck with the pills! My omega-3 pill is huge!

Jess said...

Yes, fish oil is omega 3 fatty acid. Which to be honest, do I need more fat in my diet? Seems redundant.

Seconldy, for those who seem to know your vitamins: what is glucosamine? Would this be yet another pill I need to take?

runner26 said...

You look so cute! Glad you got it fixed. It looks great.

Re: glucosamine...It's good for keeping healthy joints. I've heard good and bad. I've never taken it myself b/c I fear it's one of those vitamins that once you start taking it, you have to continue or you get the reverse-effects. But that may be all in my head. But you might want to look into it. Best!

JustJunebug said...

YOU ARE JUST TOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!!!!!!!

brunettechicagogal said...

Your hair looks great. I was trying to imagine how it looked before you got it "fixed," and I'm thinking it might have been a case of bad styling on the drunk chick's part. Either that, or she must not have graduated the layers appropriately and instead just did one short layer and then left the rest long. Because it looks a lot like my basic cut, only my longer pieces are much longer.

Geez, how's that for an completely vapid comment!

Firefly's Running said...

The hair looks awesome!!