Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I love tater tots

I got new gloves today. I went to Scheel's to get a pull up bar (finally - YES!!!) and while I was there I got some really kick ass gloves. The warmest in the whole store, says the salesman.

But good gloves are important when you live in a frozen wonderland 6 months out of the year. Especially for someone who has perpetually cold hands and feet. And I have Raynaud's phenomenon.

What is that you say? Raynaud's is a condition that causes some areas of your body — such as your fingers, toes, tip of your nose and your ears — to feel numb and cool in response to cold temperatures or stress.

You might think, well duh, everyone feels cold in cold weather. But this is a bit different because the tips of my fingers turn completely white from the top joint up to the tip, like there is no life in them. Sometimes it's only a couple fingers on one hand and sometimes it might be 2-3 fingers from each hand. It's very weird. It doesn't only happen in winter either. It's terribly annoying and uncomfortable.

These aren't my hands but I found a picture on the Internet that looks just like what happens to me, just so you get an idea.

I discovered that I had this while nursing Emma. Let's just say that certain, ehem, parts of the body that have to do with nursing a baby, went pure white and numb. The lactation specialist told me I was the first person she'd ever seen with this problem.


Anyway, I will certainly be enjoying both of my purchases. I can't wait to see how many (or rather, how few) pull ups I can do. I mainly wanted it for ab work but of course it'll work great for lats too! And now I will be able to shovel or snow blow the driveway for more than 10 minutes at a time! Well, at least I hope so.

p.s. the title of this post has nothing to do with the post itself, I know, but I do in fact love tater tots

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