I'll start off with my "first". It's not something awesome, either. It's actually kind of gross. You can skip it if you'd like. You see, on Tuesday, I was sitting in the library at school working on an online exam. I had a piece of chicken ready to go for my lunch, but there were people all around. I suppose I haven't gotten it into my mind that people aren't going to judge me for eating in public...after all, everyone has to eat, right? Yeah, I should have thought about that. By the time the area cleared out, it was 3:15. My class starts at 3:30. So, I figure, ok, I only have the chicken, nothing else, so I'll just eat it real fast and be on my merry way to class. I'll be the first to admit that I was a huge freaking IDIOT. I ate my 3 oz chicken breast in 4 minutes. As soon as I finished, I knew that that was quite possibly the worst decision I'd ever made. I walked over to the building for my next class, in pain the whole way. "Take slow breaths" I told myself "you'll be ok". It was the worst feeling ever. So, I go upstairs and sit down at my desk. My mouth begins to fill with saliva. I can't swallow--there's nowhere for it to go. Luckily, my dad bought me a metal water bottle for Christmas, so I faked taking a drink and I spit into that. Shortly after, my mouth was full of saliva again. This spitting and filling went on until 4:00 when finally, the saliva thinned out and I got that feeling of "ok, it's ready to come back up" finally. So, I get up in the middle of class, practically run to the bathroom and experience my very first PB. Now, I can't really understand why they'd give it such a name as "productive burp". There's nothing burp-like about it, although I can say it was quite productive as I felt so much better afterwards. Never trying to eat anything that fast ever again. I'm glad I now know the awfulness that is the PB and I'll do everything in my power to avoid it.
Moving along, it turns out that I've missed my 6 month bandiversary. It was on the 4th. Oopsies. I'm a little sad about it, but oh well. I've got lots more to focus on. Like my super awesome NSV for example. I'm a rather flexible individual, for a fat person. Up until I got up to about 230, I had been able to touch my nose with my toe. Well folks, I'm able to do it again. I tried just a few days ago and was pleased that it worked out. Something of an odd NSV, but, I'll take it.
And finally, I'm getting pretty excited. Ben and I are looking forward to our 5 year anniversary on the 14th. Because it's a Tuesday, he'll be working and I'll be schooling and working, so we're going to celebrate tomorrow. He's got this big elaborate date planned and it's a surprise, so I'm especially excited about that. He hardly ever surprises me and he's done a very good job of keeping everything a secret. In addition to the date, he got me a Wii Fit, the balance board, and he's going to get me the actual game console today, I think. Super pumped to give it a shot. Also, our local video rental store has a TON of games for it, like Zumba and some other dance one that I'm going to try. I already gave him his gift because I'm just terrible at waiting. My friend is an art major and she does really nice work. I had her paint this picture for him.
He really likes woodsy things-he actually introduced me to the concept of camping. And we both really enjoy autumn, so I wanted those kinds of colors. I think she did a beautiful job on it. And one time, I was looking at rustic wedding invitations that had a path on them and they said "Two lives, One path" and I loved that, so that's on the back along with the date. I'm going to try to take a bunch of pictures tomorrow. He has dinner planned out and I'm actually a bit nervous about that part because I don't know where we're going or even what type of food we'll be eating...we'll see how that goes. Hmm. I think this post is long enough, so I'm going to go do something scholarly. Thanks so much to everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I love that I have this awesome community to celebrate my victories with. You guys rock.
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!