I feel the good times coming

My dog sleeps most of the day. That is great for me because I’m working. The problem is that he up at night. See, this is why I can’t handle kids. I think my dog is too demanding. This dog stuff is serious shit. I LOVE animals but…sigh. For the most part, he knows not to bother me when I’m working.

Like I’ve said, I can’t remember what happened what year most of the time. I was still writing 2014 for most of 2015. But someone asked, “What was the best thing about 2015?” And I couldn’t think of anything for a while. What about Nutrisystem? DUH. It was the best decision I made. Even though it may have sped up my prehypertension (not sure about that), I would do it all over again.

I lost at least 17 pounds, and I learned how I’m supposed to eat. Sounds good to me. Staying at the state park cabin for three nights with my dog was also a highlight of the year.

The worst decision I made in 2015 probably was the Micahel Kors bag. I would have to think over everything that happened. But it falls in the top five. I do love my bag, and I do use it. Would I buy it all over again? NO WAY.

This week I…

Music of the week: Rachel Platten, Ellie Goulding, Adele, Ella Eyre, Fiona Apple, Maria Mena, Chris Stapleton, Amanda Palmer

Ella Eyre’s album is not available in America. Bummer. 😦 She’s so good. How can they do this? I first fell in love with her voice when I heard her cover of “We Don’t Have to Take Our Clothes Off”. And then I heard her original songs. Love her. I can’t pick one of her songs to share this week, so I’m posting two.

TV of the week: Nurse Jackie, basketball

Movie of the week:  None

Books of the week: I finished reading  Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh. This book had some helpful tips, but I’m not doing all the mindful stuff right now. I found myself wanting to take notes on some things, but I didn’t. I would only recommend it to people interested in mindfulness. It did encourage me to exercise daily. This book was the push I needed. (hence the treadmill)

Now reading:

Treadmill update: Right now I’m doing 15 minutes (about a mile) every other day. Eventually, I would like to do 2 miles a day on weekdays. And maybe 3-4 miles on the weekend. When it gets warm and, I have to mow the lawn, no treadmill on those days.

I’m worried about it lasting. I already ordered a cleaning gadget to clean the belt. I’m lubing it. I want this to last at least five years. At least. Btw, I forgot to mention how quiet this treadmill is. It is also small (for a treadmill), so it is perfect for apartments.

Check out the  LifeSpan TR200 Compact Treadmill. If you don’t mind assembling yourself, I’m sure there are cheaper and just as good options. I wanted mine already assembled.

Planner update:

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plans of the week