Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Two Weeks Later...


1. Dentist went well! I had decalcification but no cavities, thank the lord. So I'm using Prevident nightly. You're not supposed to rinse after using it, so it helps restore flouride on the teeth while sleeping. Well, I've probably used twice as much of this stuff as normal because I keep forgetting. I rinse, go "OH FUCK!" and rebrush my teeth. Ehe

2. Haircut. <3 <3 <3
I went for short. And I love it. And I hope you all love it too. But if you don't, I don't care. :D I didn't have the balls to go short when my mom and I went 2ish weeks ago to get our hair cut. But I didn't love what I ended up getting, and my stylist is the man, so I called him for a redo. I went for short, today, and I'm so happy.

Now lets just hope that dreaded three month hair loss doesn't hit too hard!

3. Trip to Atlanta this weekend!!!!

I'm going to the Phi Psi National Convention this Thursday-Sunday, and fuck, I'm stoked. (I'm such a dork) I've spent waaaaaay too much money on new clothes - needed a business suit and other good looking stuff, along with shoes. Oh and a bathing suit. Yeah, I wasted $60 for a suit I MIGHT wear a few times, because the "social" event Thursday night is an indoor pool party.

But it'll be nice, to get away, spend some time with people I know in Phi Psi and meet some other people. I don't really think a *lot* of my fave PPers are going, but there are a few. The others are cool, I just don't hang out with them much. But anyway, no biggie. I need to break that shyness anyway. I'm not shy once I know someone, but if you're new/a stranger, it's not so easy for me to just blab away.

So wish me luck on the social aspect and on the eating. I'm taking beef jerky, dry-roasted wasabi edamame (omg my new addiction), South Beach bars, and probably protein drinks (although I don't want them. They're meh.) Oh, and Lunchables Jrs. Soooo cute - little containers that have turkey, mozz and ritz bits or ham, cheddar and ritz bits. Protein and enough carbs to satiate my carb monster, but only 9g of carbs, along with 9g of protein.

Anyway, I've been meaning to update for a while. And I had 2 month measurements that I've lost since last week. So maybe I'll actually take timely 3 month measurements...You know, instead of taking them 2 weeks later.

I'm rambling, but that's fine. I think it's from my general happiness at the awesome new haircut. But this is just a chill update for those who ask. (Thanks Christine! :-*)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

I think I'm having an anxiety attack...

No, not about eating or weight (surprising, heh?), but about something
far, far worse...

Teeth. Specifically the dentist.

I have an appointment with my dentist on Monday, for a cleaning. And I
am so freaking stressed out!

A little history... I got braces in...uh middle school or early high
school (I don't remember specifics). But I do remember that I was the
dumbest braces-wearing chick around. Basically, I did a shit job of
taking care of my teeth whilst braced. Not to mention I was and always
have been a sugar fiend!

So, by the time the braces came off, I had a ton of hidden cavities.
The braces revealed some horror of a mouth (maybe not visually but
every other way).

Ever since then, my teeth are pretty much fucked. No matter what I do
to them, every time I get drug in for a cleaning, there's more damage.
Sometimes a little, sometimes a LOT.

May was my last cleaning and they found enough cavities to turn my
parents into boiling tea kettles.

The past two nights, I've been looking at my teeth, and I swear I see
bad shit...3 small black dots on the top of one tooth, along with what
looks like darkish shadows along some of my back molars.

I know I may be over-reacting, and I also know that the sooner teeth
problems are taken care of, the better it is for your mouth. But I
honestly wish I could avoid the dentist until I graduate. Even though
I doubt I could afford those costs with whatever the salary of my
first job is, I've already cost my parents SOOO much money - dentist,
orthodontist, doctors, and then thks surgery.

I am just freaking out, completely. And I feel like such a child right
now - scheming up ways to be "sick" on Monday. :-( I'm so immature

Emily Hanhan

Friday, February 8, 2008


For those of you stumped by my title, this entry is dedicated to an absolutely yummy sauce/dip I am quite familiar with. Tzatziki is a yogurt, cucumber and mint condiment. It can either be thick (my preference - a great dip!) or thinner, what you sometimes find in Greek restaurants. Shira asked if I had a good recipe for tzatziki, so I thought I'd just do a little blog entry. I have to say, I feel a lot like Eggface with this post.

So, this recipe is just from Byblos, a great greek cookbook that I think is no longer in print. Tzatziki is definitely something that's easily adjustable - if you like more garlic, go for it...if you like it with a little heat, my dad sometimes adds just a teeny bit of pepper (serrano, etc) chopped up very fine to the mix.

2 cups Laban or Yogurt*
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried leaf mint or 1/2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped**
1 clove garlic, crushed

Combine all ingredients, blending well!

*Laban is thickened yogurt. A lot like Fage, which is what I'd recommend using if you can't find laban. Also, Fage is higher in protein than laban or regular yogurt.
** I prefer fresh mint...And, FYI, 1 tsp of dried herbs equals 1 tbsp of fresh herbs.

Oh, and if anyone else is a fan of Greek and Arabic foods, the Byblos cookbook is a great resource, as is Sahtein.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Two Month Surgiversary

Wow, Sunday was my two month surgiversary...time flies by faster and faster as I get older. I can't say my surgiversary day was that great - Superbowl foods screwed me over and I had a very unhappy stomach for four hours Sunday night.

But, it's amazing still that it has been two months. I'm going to take measurements and pictures in the next few days. My mom and I are also going to start going to a gym this week - we're trying out a few different places, with some free week passes and free month passes. Tonight, I took major advantage of the 70 degree weather (yes, really, it got up to 73 here today!) and took a one mile walk around our neighborhood. Walking isn't my top choice in exercising, but I sucked it up and enjoyed good weather. I think I'd be quite happy if I could live in a mild environment all year.

Otherwise, just dealing with a somewhat grouchy pouchy...I seem to have an upset stomach/lots of bathroom action lately. It's not really comfortable, but it's not just lactose related. Well, it doesn't seem that way. It seems to happen on a regular basis no matter if I'm eating dairy or not. Oh well... I'm going to keep it a short one tonight, because I'm pretty pooped from actually exercising plus normal fatigue. But happy to keep everyone up-to-date on my boring life.