|I told ya'll to expect fireworks and clapping!! ;)|
After seeing the first 20 pounds fly off, and struggling for every single pound of the next 20, I am pleased to report that as of this morning I am at a 40 pound loss!!!!
|Excuse the gnarly socks. NO way am I taking a pic of my bare feet. LOL|
In lieu of all the non-exercise that happened over the last few days because of Buzz T. Dog and his multiple vet visits (I'll update on that in a bit) and all of Chris's car issues needless to say this has been the longest streak that I haven't done some form of exercise except when I was sick. But I'm back at it today. I had bloodwork to do at the docs this morning so I was able to wake up and get a small run in.
The run itself was uneventful other than I was thinking of Boston the entire time. I squeezed in a little over a mile in about 20 minutes and I think I may have set a PR of 14.28/mile. I'm not exactly sure because endomondo doesn't show PRs below a 5K unless I upgrade to the premium package and the pro is all I really need. Ah well. I think it might be a PR and thats the main thing I suppose.
Now for some non-fitness/diet related updates. Chris's car has been repaired and I'm pretty sure this part will be funny someday. It wasn't, on Monday, however. Chris's car was behind mine when he went to move his on Monday morning for me to leave. He got in and it wouldn't crank. So we called my dad, and he came to jump his car off. In doing so discovered a lot of corrosion was on the battery and cable. He told us to go out to his shop and he would clean it with a wire brush to get all the corrosion cleared. (At this point Chris and I both had called in for the day. Our day started with us frantically trying to log in and finish our daughter's taxes on turbo tax). Nothing like procrastination, eh? Anyway, so the clamp on the battery ended up breaking off. Fortunately, dad had one that he was able to affix and we were back in business. Except.. Chris's driver side window, during all the clamping and unclamping of the battery, managed to reset itself so everytime he would try to roll his window up automatically, it would go up and then back down again. Tried to go by a friend of my dad's who owns a body shop and they tried to fix it too but with no avail. At this point Chris and I just wanted to go home since we were starving so we did. I was working on making lunch while Chris was back and forth googling "how to fix your window in a 2005 mustang" and then we hear a "gargle crunch crunch scrape". I looked and Chris and he looked at me. Ran outside and discovered his car had not been put into gear and rolled out of our driveway and smack over our neighbors mailbox. As in, the car was stuck on the mailbox. After a few tries, he finally got it free. Mailbox was destroyed. The car, fortunately, had no problems on the underside and nothing is leaking. The back bumper, well, it will need some tlc eventually. Sooooo, off to Lowes to get them a new mailbox.
|I'm not entirely sure but I don't think you are supposed to hit the screwdriver like a hammer, honey.|
During all of the fiasco that was Monday, we were expecting a call from the Vet about Buzzy's bloodwork and whether or not he would be cleared to have surgery. After all that, I didn't get a call from them so I called them yesterday. Spoke to the vet and he felt that Buzz would not be a good candidate for surgery at this time due to his age and what the bloodwork said (a lot of issues, sadly). But he said that he would like to take a look at the tumors and see for himself. We had seen his assistant on Saturday, so we took him back in yesterday. He basically said what we are fearing and that we are going to hopefully just wait and see. Buzz doesn't appear to be in any pain or suffering right now but at the rate of speed that the tumor is growing that we just need to keep a close eye on the situation. Our vet is awesome by the way. He was very kind and gentle and he said he will be with us every step of the way with our "old man". And we'd know in our hearts when the right time would be and when we would need to make the decision to put him down.
Sadly, I wish I had a better update about that. But we are spending as much time with Buzz and loving on him as much as possible. Here's a pic of him when he was young and spry.