Friday, January 7, 2011

A Good Day After All

I don't normally post twice in a day, but I figured it's late enough tonight, and I probably won't have a chance to post tomorrow.  Besides, I want to share some stuff with you.

Living Healthy
So, on a previous blog post I wrote about my desire to start living my life in a healthy way again.  I wanted to regain control of myself.  Well, so far so good, and I'm feeling awesome (well, actually I think I'm catching a nasty cold, but other than that I'm feeling awesome).  Those snack bars have really come in handy, too. 

Anyway, I wanted to tell y'all about this awesome tool I found.  I was searching around online for a recipe calorie calculator for the bars that I made.  You see, I don't want this healthy-living thing to just be about calories, but I new I'd need a little help with some stuff.  I found quite a few calorie calculators, but the most awesome one I found is sponsored by  This calorie calculator is FANTASTIC!  Not only does it calculate calories, but it also gives me full nutritional information (fiber, potassium, fat, etc.).  I went ahead and joined the community (free of charge!), and suddenly I was equipped with an online food and exercise journal.  It even tells me if I'm low on any given vitamins, and it connects me with all sorts of online groups and resources.  I'm absolutely astounded.  I'm so happy with it, I just had to share it with all of you.  If you try it, please tell me if you like it.

Moving on...

The Doggie Debaucle
Yes, I'm still upset about the Icing situation.  I kept waiting to get a call or an email saying that Doggie Day Spa was sorry, and that there was just a bit of confusion.  Alas, no such call or email (or even text) came.  You know what, though?  More power to me.  Yes, I could deal with a bit less stress.  Yes, that would have made life a lot easier.  I know, though, that if I can handle this, I can handle anything.

Hans and I are starting out right too.  We spent a good thirty minutes this evening with Icing.  The goal (for now) is twenty to thirty minutes of working time in the morning and thirty minutes of play in the evening.  Icing did get here until late morning, so we just started out with this evening.  Hans and I are both really busy, though, and I kept thinking out I just couldn't fit a whole 30 minutes in.  Then it dawned on me.  I can't fit 30 minutes in, but I can fit 15 minutes in, and so can Hans!  Of course, this is advice I give my clients all the time.  It would be a bit helpful if I listened to myself every once and awhile.  Anyway, that's what I did.  I played for 15 minutes, and Hans played for 15 minutes.  It wasn't much, just a light game of fetch, but Icing LOVED it.  And you know what?  She's quiet right now.  I can only hope she stays that way through the night.

Well, I hope you all had a decent day.  I think mine went fairly well.

Disclaimer: Promotion for the calorie calculator on was done of my own accord.  I am not receiving any gifts or extra rewards.  I simply found a site that I'm really excited about, and I wanted to share.


  1. Just joined that calorie site that you mentioned. Thanks! It is AWESOME! I love the fact that it is free!

  2. I, too, joined the CalorieCount site, and I LOVE it! Thank you SO much for sharing, Val! This is an incredibly helpful tool! :)