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Some things I want to say

1.17.2013

1. We were a little excited for the new season of American Idol to air last night. We don't necessarily make it all the way to the end of every season, but we always start out strong... especially through the highly entertaining auditions.

2. It took me all of 10 minutes watching to confirm my suspicions that I would not care for that Nicki Minaj. No sir.

3. In more important news, can we talk about my all-of-a-sudden barely there eyebrows, as witnessed in the above picture? (while not talking about my weird ONE droopy eye, not sure what was going on there.)

Once upon a time, my eyebrows used to look like this:

WHERE DID ALL THE EYEBROWS GO?

I don't pluck or wax them at all these days, just fill them in, thanks to this little guy:
Maybelline's Define-A-Brow
I don't really know what I'm doing though. Or why my eyebrows decided to start disappearing at such an alarming rate.

4. And in other face-related news, I have just recently discovered that I have quite the asymmetrical hair line.
Was my hairline always like this and I didn't notice? Or is hair abandoning ship all over my head?!! I'm a little concerned.

5. Yesterday I went to my cousin Linley's final prenatal appointment with her and posted a picture of her 39-week belly on Facebook, tagging her in the pic. A sweet acquaintance thought it was me though and I imagine about fell over thinking she was just now finding out I was about to pop one out of the oven. I found this quite hilarious for the sole reason that if I WERE pregnant there is no way anyone would NOT know, because I would be complaining every single darned day of the entire 9 month wait. Loudly.

Which pretty much explains why I'm not pregnant.

6. I did think I might be a couple of weeks ago though. After fighting nausea on and off for over two weeks and taking an at-home test that came out negative, I took myself off to the doctor's office to see what was going on. Turns out it was not a baby growing in my tummy, but acid reflux.

7. So yes, disappearing eyebrows, receding hairline, acid reflux... I think my body has decided to skip a couple of decades and head straight into its golden years.

8. Maybe this explains why twice yesterday I had to speed up my pace to keep up with Linley, the 9 MONTH PREGNANT LADY?

This just in: I am the slowest walker in the world. But I guess I always have been. What can I say, I like to enjoy the scenery. So picture ME 9 months pregnant walking with my speedy-McSpeedster of a sister, Kelly. I can't tell you how many times she would get 3 or 4 car-lengths ahead of me before turning around and noticing I was no longer beside her. It always made us laugh.

9. Now back to the acid reflux for a moment: there has been a plus side. As my triggers seem to be coffee, chocolate, and peppermint, things I majorly over-indulged in over the holidays (hello triple-threat of peppermint white mochas!), I've been avoiding them ever since (a Herculean effort, believe me), and in two weeks I've lost 9 pounds.

10. 9 pounds!! It's been a great kick-off to the new year. Oh the happy consequences of a much-restricted diet.

(This is me choosing to look at the bright side. Best not to discuss chocolate with me yet...)

16 comments:

  1. I have never noticed your asymmetrical hairline... are you sure it's not just a weird angle in that photo?

    I laughed at your "world's slowest walker" line... it's true! It goes all the way back to Bell Block when I had to walk you & Jamin to school and you used to complain the whole two blocks to school that I was making you walk too fast!

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    1. hahaha, I don't remember that! I can imagine it quite well though :)

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  2. I lost my eyebrows due to an untreated thyroid condition! Smash box makes the best eyebrow pencil, and I've tried 'em all!! :)

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    1. Thanks for the tip! I literally picked mine because it was at our local grocery store and I was desperate!

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  3. Hey. I'm delurking to say:
    I've been popping over to your blog to read your wiww posts for like a year. Way way before wiww was so huge. Really. And I just want to say that I think you and your family are totally cute! And in a totally not weird and unstalkery way I think that we would be friends in real life. You know, if we didn't live states and states apart. :)
    Anyways, I hope you have a great day!

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    1. Thanks for totally making my day, Sarah! What a lovely, LOVELY comment to receive :)

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  4. Such a funny post! I vowed not to watch American Idol this season. I cannot stand Nikki and refuse to watch her! Congrats on the 9lb weight loss-that is awesome! I'm pretty sure I could never give up coffee, though. But if I did give up coffee and that other thing you didn't want to talk about, I'd probably drop a few LBs!

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    1. haha, perhaps we should refer to it as "the thing that shan't be named" :) Hopefully I'll be able to go back to it coffee in moderation after things balance out properly. And since you're not watching AI I shall keep you updated on how annoying Nikki is so you can feel validated in your wise decision! ;)

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  5. haha this whole post made me smile! thanks!

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  6. Someone just told em this fall how many clories are in a pumpkin spice latte (try over 500!). I about died. That explained my recent weight gain since I'd been enjoying more than a few of those a week for about a month. Done with that business! I'm not a calorie counter but drinking enough calories to be considered a meal converted me a bit.

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    1. CRAZY how many calories can be drunk... and in such delicious cups of goodness. Good decision!

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  7. You are my favorite 'JODI' in the whole wide world and we love ya-

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  8. Jodi you are beautiful and gorgeous and I see no asymmetrical hairline!
    and I will sacrifice myself and eat your chocolate for you!!

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  9. This was great Jodi, laughed out loud at the slow walk..and also Tricia's comment, can just hear her saying that too. Way to see the possitive and good job losing 9lbs.

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  10. Jodi, I just came across this article. Ummm... and thought of you. http://simpledailychange.com/molasses-for-low-thyroid/# Rachel

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    1. That's really interesting! I'm going to do some more looking into that for sure. Thanks for thinking of me!!

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