Friday, January 7, 2011

3 random things that need to be blogged

1. I love comments on my blog :)
There are all these rules to blogging that I keep reading and measures of success like how many comments you get or followers you have. Mostly I'm like, "meh" when it comes to these rules and I just don't want to put in the work they say you need to. But, I love getting comments and I love that I have followers. So if you read this and don't comment or aren't my follower think about trying it, you'll make me feel popular!

2. I started My Fitness Pal this week.
It's a very cool website that has an app for my fancy phone that helps me track food, exercise and water intake daily and set goals to get healthier.
I started it because I think the reason I am round is mainly due to lack of exercise. I could definitely stand to eat healthier too, but I don't think that's why I am the shape I am. So I inputted all my information, set my goals and surged ahead. Today is my 5th day and I already failed. I am beyond bummed out. I do not want your words of pity or encouragement on this. I know I can do better, I know it's small steps and blah, blah, blah. My only goal for this week was to exercise for 30 minutes a day 5 days of the week. I only did 20 minutes of barely exercising on Wednesday, and yesterday I did none. Big boo and thumbs down. So my goal will be the same for next week and I guess I'll try exercising at night to see if that helps or hinders. Oh the anger, stress and utter dejection!

3. Amazing people in my life
Sometimes I forget how many amazing people I have in my life. My birthday was a good reminder. I have never had so many genuine birthday wishes. I have never had so many people even know it's my birthday. I generally don't do parties, don't tell anyone it's my birthday and don't expect much on the day. I am happy as long as I can have a normal day.
This year my boys remembered for the first time ever (I did have to remind them the day before but it's an improvement, still waiting for the handmade cards, they'll think of it someday). My husband was amazing as he always is on my birthday, he makes it all about me :) Everyone in my family called me to send well wishes. My in-laws celebrated with me in a low key manner the day before (which I really, really appreciated). Finally, I had wonderful calls from my 2 best friends. I had 7 good friends that either took me out or offered to sometime soon. I had received several really touching cards, sweet emails, texts and facebook comments.
This has never happened before. All you amazing people heped turn my non event into a really surprising and heartwarming day.

That's it. I probably could have written an entire entry for each of those but if you haven't noticed by now I like long blogs :)


  1. Well...I have to comment today because I often don't...but I always enjoy reading your thoughts and perspective on life! I am glad to be a "follower" of such a cool person!

  2. thanks Nancy :) I love reading your blog too and I am going to make more of an effort to comment occasionally.