Monday, October 24, 2011

A great way to start the week!

Overall, today was a GOOD day. But it didn't start out that way.

See, I'd went to bed early on Sunday in order to be awake early enough to go to the gym before work. But my alarm didn't go off (my smart phone isn't smart enough to turn on when the alarm is set...) so I overslept. I got my work done today, but never made it to the gym - but more on that later.

By mid-day, I'd received an e-mail from My Sailor! He's alive and well. It was great to "hear" from him, but it's still odd to go back to only electronic media. That is, after all, how we met. I guess it felt like we somehow graduated from that. But now we're back to it. Well - beats nothing! I might not get another until he's on his way home, so I'm not "expecting" a reply. See, I'd rather be pleasantly surprised than brutally disappointed.

Also, I took Clydas on a big walk today. We attempted his daily mile. I was ready to slow down or pull back, but he's been doing SO GREAT lately. The incision seems to have FINALLY healed (no more oozing or scabbing). The fur is growing back so it looks just slightly less freakish, and best of all, he's opting to WALK on it. In fact, he opts to run and jump on it too! He's back to his old self and then some! He's actually more energetic and playful than before, which is heartening. I hope to have many more years with the pup.

I've been doing well sticking to MyFitnessPal plan. In fact, tonight, instead of working out, I made it a DDR (Dance Dance Revolution) night! I'm still not good at it, even after over an hour on about 3 songs. But every little movement helps! I burned more calories (and arguably had more fun as well) than I would have sitting on my butt. I'm hoping to lose around 14 more pounds before visiting my family in Thanksgiving. I KNOW I can do it. Just have to make a few minor adjustments (like no more wine w/ dinner, just water throughout the day, MORE VEGGIES AND FRUITS which I've been bad about, etc).

I also took a couple steps toward saving some money. See, My Sailor and I had 2 different Netflix accounts and 2 different Hulu accounts. Talk about a waste of money! I talked about canceling one of them at first, but My Sailor was reluctant. He had a lot of questions that I got answers to, and it became apparent that we were paying for something we didn't need to be paying for. Yes, we have 2 ps3's and 2 monitors (in different rooms - one in the living room and one in the office that I only use to have background noise while working), but one account works on both, so we're good. So I canceled my Netflix and my Hulu account so we only pay for 1 of each now. Yes!

So after that productive day, I'm curled up to one of my favorite movies that I don't own - but just happens to be on TV.

Hope everyone had a great start to the week as well!


  1. Glad to hear your Sailor made it alright and that you were able to get an email. Feels sort of like dating again, doesn't it? which is never a bad thing ;)

    We have one Netflix account that we have downgraded to instant streaming only, simply because we actually don't have a DVD/blu ray player. How weird is that?? Lol

  2. Glad to hear your sailor is safe and sound! That's awesome.

    Sounds like Clydas is doing awesome!!! I'm so glad to hear that he's feeling back to his normal playful self!

    Good idea cleaning up the Hulu and Netflix...I have both as well and use them on iPhone, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360 and computer all with one account :)!

    Keep to the plan, you're doing great.