I got my new office chair today. I bought it online from Office Depot yesterday; they delivered it this morning. I put it together myself (I also installed my keyboard tray yesterday myself). My dad taught us how to follow directions and I watched him put together all kinds of things when I was a kid. Following directions and doing technical stuff (I have done all the TV/DVD/Cable/Stereo set ups at our house since Mark & I have been married; he is not a "follow the directions" kind of guy) comes fairly naturally to me.
This isn't just a new chair. I hope that, along with my new keyboard tray, it is a salvation to my aching neck and shoulders.
It has mesh seat and back (it is not a Herman Miller Aeron chair, but it's as close as you can get without spending a fortune). The chair is adjustable in just about every way it could be. Height goes up/down, the seat goes up/back, the chair back goes up/down and tilts forward/back. The arm rests are adjustable up/down and also has 3 side to side positions. It's going to be interesting to find the exact perfect position to get my posture just right so I don't have any more aches and pains.
On a food related front, I haven't written down what I've eaten this week. I wanted to see if I could eat "normally" (the same food combinations every day) and not track every calorie, and still lose weight. Writing everything down was starting to feel like a diet. I will try this for a while and if my weight doesn't continue to go down, I will start recording my food again.
We have a fairly relaxed weekend ahead of us. The house is picked up and I will only have about 3 loads of laundry to do. Mom has the kids tonight, so I'm looking forward to some time with Mark and also by myself. I am planning to do several workout activities this weekend since my week has been too light on that front.