Mammogram, caffeine and a pleasant surprise!

Okay, here is proof that caffeine is not to blame for my sleeping troubles.  3 days without, and last night was one of my worst sleeping nights in a while.  Couldn’t get to sleep and couldn’t stay asleep.  Finally got out of bed at 6:30 and went for a 2 mile walk.  May as well exercise, right?  It was good 9/11 reflection time, too.

It was so hard to not grab a prewalk snack – I was starving!  I somehow made it to the test without eating.  My blood draw was at 8:30:


Nice thing about blood draws versus donating blood is the size of the needle.  Much smaller for the draw and easy peasy!

Off to brekkie and I couldn’t wait!  John biked and met me. Samantha’s is just a couple blocks from the hospital.


I love the atmosphere here.  Very eclectic and made for sitting and chatting.


I had the fruit bowl and muffin, which included watermelon, blueberries, grapes, honeydew, strawberries.  Delicious!


I love that they served this in a vintage bowl!  Perfect for pictures 😀

Mixed berry muffin, which actually wasn’t at big as it looks here.


Very good and tasty since I was so hungry.  Not pictured is  the decaf I drank with this.  It was so nice to lounge for breakfast, and I love going out with my hubby.

After breakfast was a stop at the library to browse, which is one of my favorite things to do (inner geek shining through!).

Then a stop at one of my favorite consignment stores.  This place is jam packed with stuff, although it is a bit hard to find things since I think they need a better categorizing system.  If you ever need a formal dress – this is the place to go.  Gorgeous, gorgeous stuff!


I can spend forever in here.  Oddly enough, I didn’t find anything here that I wanted to get.  Then it was time to walk back over to the hospital for the mammogram.  You hear a lot of horror stories about how it hurts or pinches or is really uncomfortable, so I was a squidge nervous.

Meet the machine:


Can you believe I took a picture? I’m such a dweeb. LOL!  I did it while the curtain was closed when I was supposed to be putting the gown on. 😀  The tech was very nice.  She explained everything and then I had the mammo done.  *squish* They did 2 views, and honestly it didn’t bother me at all.  There was some pressure, but it didn’t hurt at all.  I just rolled my breasts back up and put them in my bra 😉

I would choose a mammo a thousand times over a Pap, I’ll tell you!  She let me view the images afterwards and noted that there was a lot of pectoral muscle in the image, which meant I must work out!  Yay NROLW!

Then it was sprint time for a latte!

My beloved caffeine, how I have missed you!  Plus some “on the go” lunch of a chai Luna bar:


Off to a different consignment store, and I fell in love with a new place!  The deals were great and some awesome clothes.  Not nearly the selection of formals like the other place, but really – I don’t buy that much formal wear LOL!  This place also has a lot of other things like jewelry, shoes, books, CDs, etc.  I could spend forever here, too.  Anyway, I found a pair of pants that were an 8P on the hang tag, which is good, being a shorty and all.  I tried them on and they were a little snug, but the length was perfect.  I decided to get them, as losing 3 more pounds should get them to fit quite well (per my September challenge).  Not to mention that they were $4.80!!!

Here is my loot:


1 top, 1 pants, 1 silk jammie set (which was new), a workout jacket, and a CD of celtic guitar music for a grand total of $22.83!!  Who loves a bargain???

The big surprise was this: I decided to take a picture of the inner tag, just to show the size and this is what I saw:



No wonder they were snug, but I can’t believe I even got them on!  I had bought a pair of 6 shorts this summer, but I figured it was a total fluke of sizes, but I am almost a size 6!  If the hang tag had said 6, I wouldn’t even have bothered to try them on.  I had to laugh because when I showed them to John, he said you could see my muscular thighs in them.  Them’s biker thighs, baby!

Dang this has been a good day so far!

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13 thoughts on “Mammogram, caffeine and a pleasant surprise!

  1. Shelley B

    That doesn’t surprise me about the pants being a size 6 – I’ve got a lot of weight on you, and with me being in 10’s I couldn’t see an 8 being snug. Congrats you little skinny person (with biker thighs, lol)! Nice thrift store finds!

    Glad the mammo went well – yeah, I’d much rather do that then the pap.

  2. Barb

    Size 6!!! Rock on Lori! What a great day you had. I’ve been meaning to check out consignment shops around here forever. I have piles of nice clothes that I want to get rid of…cuz, yeh…way too big! And I need to look for stuff for me. 🙂

  3. debby

    How fun, Lori! And how good to hear you say what a good day it was, even with the mammogram. I agree with you, I didn’t think it was bad at all. And I wish women wouldn’t talk so terribly about them and make other women fear having a mammogram. I have been waiting to see you celebrate your caffeine. Great pic-kissing the starbucks cup! And yeah–love the bargain stores!

  4. 266

    Me again! I just wanted to let you know that I came across your nomination at the Blogger’s Choice ’09 Awards and I voted for you! Good luck!

  5. Susan

    Yay for a 6!!! You have nice consignment shops where you are. Ours are all old stained 80s clothes dumped in bins 😛

    That’s awesome you could see your pecs in those photos 😛 I’m at high-risk for breast cancer so I’m supposed to get a mammogram or ultrasound every year even though I’m only 23. Except, I always end up getting the latter because my boobs are too small for a mammogram! 😛 Hope you’re having a wonderful “weekend!”

  6. Lynn Haraldson-Bering

    Whoohooo on the 6 petite!! You little thing, you 🙂

    True story: my first mammogram a few years ago, I was nekkid (from the waist up) and getting squished as George W looked at me from the cover of U.S. News and World Report. Creeped me out :/ Now I flip over the magazines before the test! LOL

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