Taking it Easy
I haven’t really done much since I got back from Hawaii. It’s been nice to be live a lazy and boring life.
A couple of weeks after I got back from Hawaii, I came home to find that Reese wasn’t his normal energetic self. After a couple of trips to the emergency vet and a visit to the doctor that performed his surgery back in March (she works at a different place now), we figured that it was a return of his back problems, which will be a lifelong problem. Although I was prepared to take him in for surgery again, it looks like bed rest has help greatly. I started taking him on increasingly longer walks each week as the doctor instructed, but this week he started limping a little bit. I started shortening his walks and he’s doing better. He seems like his normal self most of the time.
I entered a weight loss competition at my gym and it started right before I left for Hawaii. I used my 4 complimentary personal training sessions to learn a new workout routine. Even though I had been working out, I was still very much out of shape. My old workout wasn’t cutting it. My new workout was a “basic” workout, but it was very tough. My trainer is honest and told me beforehand it wouldn’t be easy. Over the next 4-5 weeks, I saw made some good progress, but it was getting too easy and I wasn’t loosing weight anymore. I paid for 8 more sessions and I’m learning a more long-term workout routine. It’s much much harder than what I was doing before. Also, I’ve been eating better. I’ve done pretty well with sticking to my food plan over the past couple of weeks. So far, I’ve lost about 17 lbs. I’m in 8th place in the weight loss competition. At this point, I don’t really care about the competition anymore. I just want to be healthier.
I’ve been trying to play video games as much as possible. There are way too many games and not enough time to play them. I’ve also been catching up on a lot of movies that missed. Everyone should go see Birdman.
I went to “An Evening with Patrick Rothfuss” here in Portland about a month ago. The Doubleclicks opened for him. Most of it was a repeat of what I saw at P.A.X., but it was still fun. I got an autographed copy of his new book. I was too tired to stand in a long line to get a personalized autograph. Maybe next time.
Work is the main thing that’s bothering me these days. I’m just very bored and frustrated. I’ve talked to the people that I need to talk to, but no one seems to want to change anything except me. Hopefully, things will turn around soon.
That’s it for now. I have to get a few things ready for Thanksgiving tomorrow.