A month or so ago, I decided to take the plunge and order a menstrual cup. I’ve never used one but I kept hearing how it would be a literal game changer.
A few days ago, I started my period and tried my new cup. It was uncomfortable to insert, and it wouldn’t open over it was in. I ordered a smaller size and today it arrived.
It was immediately easier to insert, and I could actually place it properly to where I couldn’t feel it. It was also able to fully open once inside of me.
And! The best part! No leaks, no ruining clothing or sheets or furniture. Just smooth sailing all day. Emptying it was a bit of a challenge as once the cup is placed right, I can’t reach it, so I need to bear down and “birth” it so I can reach the stem. But it pulls out easily enough, and was simple to dunno into the toilet. It did look pretty gruesome though! Lol
Then a quick wash under the tap and back in.
I’m already convinced this is the best thing I should have tried years ago.
Being so fucking broke you can’t just buy toothpaste. I am so close to paying off the smallest chunk of my debt, which is great, but then I need to borrow to buy things like toothpaste, tampons, other personal items.
So stupid that this shit is so expensive. Thankfully next month I should have quite a bit more wiggle room in my budget if I just pay minimums on everything.
I was planning to pay something off in full next month but I don’t think that’s going to happen with Christmas sliding in soon. I can’t believe it’s already freaking November! The middle of November even. Where did this year go?
I’ve got my mom covered for Christmas, but I have no idea what to buy anyone else. I did see a cute little item Tracy would enjoy that’s inexpensive, but beyond that? And I don’t have time to make things this year at all with school taking up most of my time.
Sometimes I really hate the winter holidays…
Eta… The reason things are so right this month is because I had multiple extra expenses. My phone needed to be replaced, and that was an extra $45 and there’s the fee for the craft event I’m doing in a few weeks at another $30. I know $75 might not be a lot for some of you but for me it really is a lot.
I did sell a few things and am awaiting the deposits for them which will help but that won’t come in until next week.
I joined Weight Watchers this morning. It helped me lose a lot of weight before and I really need to do it all again. I hurt. My body isn’t strong like it was. I’m tired all the time. I have pretty bad sleep apnea because of my weight. I can go on and on.
I joined up, downloaded the app, and logged in. I input my height and weight. I started tracking my food.
Later tonight, I was browsing the app in more detail and discovered my weight was listed at almost 700 pounds! Apparently when I input my weight in pounds, it registered as kilograms, then converted back to pounds. Took a few minutes to fix it but it explained why my points allowances seemed so generous.
I logged my steps and the stair climbing I did today, which earned me a whole 3 points. That’s basically nothing but I know I can do better.
I’ve been tracking my steps and the flights of stairs I climb since I started school. My steps are up about 300% but still nothing to brag about. I climb 2 flights of stairs in Tuesdays and 5 flights on Thursdays.
I did a short yoga routine earlier this week.
I did a 3 day event as a vendor this weekend, most of that time being perched on my piano bench.
My core hurts. I’m tired. I’m going to bed.