Thursday, August 14, 2008

08-08-08 - The Torch Has Been Passed!

My friend, Shanna, at 3cutekids tagged me on this one, so here we go!

8 TV shows I Love to watch:
Family Guy
The Daily Show
The Colbert Report
Dirty Jobs
Cash Cab
Diagnosis X
Real Time with Bill Mahar

8 restaurants I love:
Orchid Garden (sushi)
Moe's (mexican semi-fast food, like Chipotle)
Macaroni Grill

8 things that happened today:
Went to the science center
drove three hours
walked the dogs
read stories
caught up on email
hung out with my sister-in-law
cooked dinner
visited with my neighbor/friend Megan

8 things I am looking forward to:
getting my gall bladder out (just to get it over with)
volunteering in the school
fall festivals
the holidays in our new house
getting into a routine with the gym again once #2 is over (see above)
my neice and nephew being born in December
having a shower for my SIL

8 Things I Love about Summer:
the lack of a schedule, to a point
going to the pool / lake
not having to mess with jackets, etc
the best time of the year is coming up (Sept-Dec)
(that's really about it, because I actually DON'T love summer)

8 Olympic Events I want to see:
(that's about it)

8 things on my wish list:
a car with working a/c!
paint for the dining room
cash to make a window seat cushion for our bedroom (thick seat foam costs $50/yd!!!!)
more novels by my favorite authors
my SIL to move closer to me
a really great photographer-quality camera
yoga classes
breaking through the Zoloft-barrier to lose some weight

8 people I want to do this same thing:
Redneck Mommy
Creative Kerfuffle


Erin said...


I'm interested to know what the "breaking through the zoloft barrier to lose some weight" means. I have taken zoloft in the past and wondered if it was just me, or did it affect my appetite and energy level? In a good way?

Thanks for the tag!

Astarte said...

Ugh, Zoloft has KILLED my metabolism. I've gained 40lbs since going on it!! It doesn't seem to matter much what I do, or how little I eat - the weight stays. In fact, I had to cut my dosage waaay back in order to stop gaining, so now I'm taking a less than I probably need, but enough to take the edge off my OCD.

Kristin.... said...

Ok, I'm game! Thanks for the tag!

d e v a n said...


creative kerfuffle said...

i've never been TAGGED for god's sake! how cool : ) love your list btw.

Kelsey said...

I finally did it!

Anonymous said...

My name is Stephen Long and i would like to show you my personal experience with Zoloft.

I am 40 years old. Have been on Zoloft for 2 years now. Zoloft certainly got rid of my depression and anxiety. It also helped me with sleeping and I did not gain any weight like others have. However I was younger when I tried this so perhaps my metabolism worked differently then. It was impossible to reach orgasm on this drug so I would sometimes delay taking my drug to give my body a mini wash out period and this helped. However, if I waited too long to take the tablet, I endured severe headaches and had to lie down. Fortunately, this was reversible as soon as I took the drug again. I eventually tapered off this drug thanks to my doctor's plan which worked perfectly. The main reason I gave up Zoloft is because at the time there were reports saying that long term use of it was dangerous.

I have experienced some of these side effects -
Sweatiness, loss of libido, EXTREME headaches if forget to take drug.

I hope this information will be useful to others,
Stephen Long

Zoloft Prescription Information