never had my tongue done, but have far too many other piercings......had a snug piercing last week (kind of a double ear cartilage thing) and it wrecked but i love it now etc. am too thinking about getting my tongue done, but am not sure how my other half would take it! last year i told him i was getting something small and discreet tattoed on my back, and came home with it covered in lilies ;) returning to the tongue piercing, i know a lot of folk who have it done, and they all say it hurts much less than they expect. the piercing is done in the connective tissue between the muscle rather than through the muscle itself, so i daresay it's not as bad as it seems at first thought.....and they look wonderful! good luck alice
i'm new to this shift work stuff....been doing psychiatric nursing since september, having been off sick for quite a while before that. I really like my work, though eating is a nightmare, but that's mainly because i have had eating disorders for the past 10 years or so, so eating patterns are always a nightmare, but i would agree that shift work doesn't help. i get up at 5, so in the evening find it really hard to wait to eat with my partner at 6-7pm, i have a bad habit of eating too much after work because i am tired /bored/stressed rather than hungry... Somehow I have managed to do the same shifts all the time, so this helps with the body rhythm thing........i do 5 earlies (7-3) a week, and run to work most of these (about 4 miles) as well as a long run on a day off, or on the occasional late shift i work. respect for all you folk who work nights as well! alice
ok, as a relatively long time vegan here, I just couldn't resist ;) i can't say that i analyse my diet for anything much, and i've never had any problems running wise. I have (whilst vegan) done 4 marathons, and when i sort my fitness out i plan to do a few more. I daresay the reason i don't think about it is that both myself and my partner are vegan, and all of my favourite foods at the time of my non-vegan ness were easily veganised..... curries (lots of), chilli, kidney bean lasagne (with white sauce made from soya cheese), soya rice pudding.... er.....chip butties.... also you get to know what's ok.....our chip shop does a fine line in pie and chips, the vegetable pukka pie, incidentally being vegan... i know as an established vegan it's easier, but i think the important thing to remember is that you can't just take an 'average' diet and remove meat and/or dairy, you have to have a different diet, which ends up not limiting at all, since you get to eat lots of gorgeous stuff most people wouldn't even think of (as well as pie and chips, just for old time's sake) i think the only thing i really miss is mars bars, and other junk chocolate.....vegan chocolate can be a tad limiting (ie: dark chocolate or special vegan stuff)
Last week, my partner decided to try and run a couple of times a week to help his energy levels. He has ME, so finds it extremely difficult (but kind of helping so far, and i think he's a pretty amazing lesson in motivation!) I said I'd go with him, but wasn't prepared for how much running at about 2 min/mile slower than my usual would actually help me. We did 3 miles in about 30 mins in the afternoon, me having done a reasonably fast 10 miler that morning, and after a couple of minutes of heavy legs, it all went away, and the next morning I could run fastish again, which I certainly wouldn't have expected.....is jogging really that therapeutic?