Looking forward to the weekend

Friday, January 18, 2013
Slowly but surely, I’m starting to get a bit better. I really am not wanting to have this stupid cold/flu thingy last for another month like my coworkers’ version. To be honest, I feel pretty darned good (all things considered); I just have lower than normal energy and chest congestion that makes it feel like I sometimes have difficulty breathing. Oh yeah, and the mucus. Don’t worry – I won’t go into detail. And I promise I’ll stop blogging about being sick eventually. On a more positive note, I’ve managed to walk on my treadmill twice this week so far and I’m planning on hopping on it again after work today. I walked up the hill to my office … once. By the time I reached the top, I thought I was going to die/pass out/cough up my lungs. I promised myself then and there I would not do that again until this whole nonsense had cleared up. Oddly enough, my lungs have felt pretty clear while on the treadmill. Stupid uphill.
I haven’t had a coke (or any other soda) today which, as you know is pretty monumental for me. I have had two glasses of low sugar iced tea (mix). Not the best substitute, I know, but I could have four glasses of this stuff and still be ingesting less sugar and calories than ONE can of soda. Plus I’ve been drinking water. Remember the calendar idea I was going to steal from RedStar5? I started it this week. A bit more complicated than her set up – I went with a different colour smiley face for different types of exercise (biking, walking/stairs, swimming, yoga, weights) and stars for days when I don’t have any soda. I had originally planned on a smiley for tracking what I’m eating but I don’t want to overwhelm myself too soon. So, for now, focus on getting back into the routine of “moving” and cutting back on soda (how often have I said THAT in the past?). Still eating healthily of course, but not analyzing every little morsel I put in my mouth.

Not much else happening.  I’m trying to convince Big Brother to apply to Amazing Race Canada with me.  I don’t think he’s all that excited but I’d like to give it a go.  Reading continues but I’m behind on my reviews.  Two books I finished earlier this month are nagging at me to post something about them but I’ve been busy.  And in the meantime, I’ve started two others that I’m in danger of finishing quickly.  Yikes!
My laptop hasn’t been getting much use lately.  Since getting a PVR for Mom this Christmas, I’ve using it to record a lot of my shows and taking advantage of her comfy couch/larger TV combo.  I’ll watch something in the morning before getting ready, time I would normally spend on Facebook or Twitter, and then when I get home, I make dinner, relax/knit, and watch whatever else I may have recorded.  There have been a couple of days this week where I haven’t logged on from home at all.  Truth be told, I’m not missing it.  It’s nice to not be as much of a slave to it as I usually am!
This weekend, I'll be taking it easy (pffft, what else is new).  The usual round of fun stuff:  reading, laundry, groceries, cleaning, playoff football...  Do you have anything more exciting planned?


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