Sunday cooking and relaxing

I was up so early and then went back to sleep until 10am. How nice! I started cooking at 1pm after getting all of the ingredients out and ready. I made 3 keto foods. I made meatloaf muffins (keto style), these cheese and sausage balls, and some chicken wings made with a keto recipe I found online. I ate 2 of the balls for lunch and a muffin for dinner with ketchup. I went over my carbs by 2 (the ketchup was 5 – I guess I’m going to have to buy some sugar free ketchup for tomorrow) but I’m okay with that. I stayed full from dinner until bedtime. I was going to have some cheese crackers (Whisps) but was too full!

Amber cleaned my plate after I finished dinner. She is so cute!

After all the cooking (and I’m not done yet, I didn’t make any desserts or snacks), I watched a couple of kids movies on Netflix. I watched Ant Bully and Sahara. I had a headache so I wanted to just do something that would let me not think. They both ended up being very cute!

My son had fun at the birthday party. He came home with a lot of little round bruises from paintball but said he had fun. They all stayed at a hotel Saturday night and swam for 2 hours and had cake and ice cream. He had so much fun that he asked if we can have his sleepover at the hotel. I called and they gave me a great deal so I booked a room.

I did end up getting some exercise last night using the dumbbells for 20 minutes. There was a special goal for Earth Day but I had to exercise for 30 minutes and oh well. I missed that one. I still got my exercise minutes in so I’m good.

Today I am planning on driving for the company. I don’t have any jobs or appointments so why not? I can always take a break to come home and eat or relax.

So I need to get moving this morning. Y’all have a great day!

Busy yesterday

I woke up wide awake Saturday morning as you may remember from my post yesterday. I ate a fat bomb and that gave me energy so I went for a 3 mile walk at the big park here in Houston. It was packed! I had my tunes turned all the way up and I did the 3 miles in a new record time of 48 minutes.

Then I decided to work. I got in my car and drove people (whenever I would actually get one) until noon. I came home to walk Amber, take my son and his friends for snow cones, and take a short nap before going back out. The nap ended up being a 2 hour nap so I was a bit late getting back out there. I met an Uber driver and he and I talked about business. He told me to keep at it and not worry about ratings because some people are just rude or are having a bad day so they take it out on us. I ended up working until 9:30pm last night and made $99. That’s a long day!

About 10 minutes after I got home and walked Amber again last night, it started pouring down rain. I am SO glad I got home in time!

I ate well yesterday but still don’t feel like I am eating enough fat. It’s a work in progress.

While I was out driving yesterday, I picked up some keto strips and checked how I’m doing. I got feedback from Instagram that it shows I am doing well so yay.

I got my laundry done last night. It rained and I slept well. I woke up at 5am this morning with a massive headache though. So I downed an entire bottle of water and took my vitamins. The headache has gone down slightly but not gone away. I was going to work this morning but I think I’m not because the rain probably left some big puddles that I don’t want to drive through or get stuck in.

My son should be home from the birthday party by noon and my mother is working today so I think I will just cook. That sounds like a good use of my time today. I like having food ready to eat all week! I need to make more fat bombs too and remember to eat 2-3 a day to get more fat in my diet.

Y’all have a good Sunday!

6am on a Saturday

Good morning! I’m not as cheerful as I sound but I am putting my best foot forward and woke up on my own about half an hour ago. I am debating either getting some work in or going to walk around the park (3 mile trail).

Today my son is going to a sleepover birthday party so he is leaving around 1pm. I will have lots of time to work, exercise (if I feel like it), and relax. I started out this morning by eating a peanut butter chocolate fat bomb. I made them last night. It was like eating pudding. It wasn’t BAD, it tasted like a Reese’s peanut butter cupcake the most part, it’s just not usually what I would have for breakfast! I just want to see if this will help my energy level. And everyone is always raving about their fat bombs so I had to make one to see what the fuss is about.

I didn’t hit any watch goals yesterday but I weighed myself this morning like usual and I’m down 1.6 pounds this week at 193.6. That’s nothing to sneeze at, right? So why do I feel like it should have been more? Oh well. It’s almost 2 pounds in a week and considering my exercise has been WAY off this week, I can’t complain!

So that’s it for now. I hope everyone has a great Saturday!

I’m trying, I truly am

This keto life is driving me batty. I don’t know if I’m not eating enough fat or too little carbs, I just can’t get moving. I don’t want to exercise at all and that’s not like me! I’ve been at the gym or exercising daily since November and have been enjoying it so what’s up?

I decided that I would get some low carb bread and see if I can get myself going again. You know, trick the eye? I just got it today and had a piece tonight and it was heavenly! I fried it in some butter and put a little sugar free syrup on it. Hog heaven over here! I’m still ready to go to bed (it’s 8pm) but my tummy is full and happy. I also got some Whisps for a snack and I ate the whole bag in one sitting! Don’t worry, there’s only 2 servings a bag.

My day was good. I drove Styled to get her hair done, bank, and groceries. I drove for the other company before I picked her up. I went by to visit Cranky and then drove for the company a little more. I made almost $100 this week with that company and I didn’t even drive much!

I have decided to dye my hair. I never did give myself anything for hitting my first weight loss goal. Now I have finally decided what I want to do for myself. I have a friend that is a hairdresser and he’s going to bleach my hair blonde (not beach blonde but a nice soft blonde) and then put a few pink (or blue) streaks in it. I’m nervous but kind of excited. He told me if I want to look great with it, I will need to straighten it too. So I’m supposed to send him picture ideas and he and I will get together some time in the next couple of weeks to do this thing.

This is my natural blonde from my youth. What do you guys think?

Not much else going on. I was right about the couple not giving me any more money which is fine. As you guys can see, I am getting out there and making my own!

Have a great Friday night. I think I’m off to bed. 😴

Staying steady

I’m awake, had my breakfast of eggs and cheese made with pepper and whipping cream, and about to get ready to start another long day.

I have the podiatrist this morning for another treatment and then taking the couple on errands and to a doctor this afternoon. I am hoping to be home by 4pm. The husband decided to change his attitude a bit yesterday before I dropped them off after I gave my notice. He handed me extra cash. So I told him he’s already paid for today. I’m not out for charity. I like to work for what I get.

Last night I decided to dance for my cardio and only did 15 minutes but I did something! Jumping jacks, running in place, and dancing. It was a bit fun actually, kind of like going to a class but I didn’t have to learn moves or get behind or lost.

My macros were good too! For some reason, it says I had sugar. The peanut butter cookies I made were with Jif whipped peanut butter, an egg, and Stevia so I’m not sure where the sugar is from. 🤔

I am still on track and hope to lose more this Saturday morning. I still have no energy and I think it’s because I’m not getting enough sleep. I try to be asleep by 9:30 but the past 2 days I haven’t even exercised until then. IF I get home by 4, my plan is to go to the gym. I haven’t been in a couple of days even though I’m still getting exercise, for some reason, going to the gym actually makes me feel like I’m doing a better job.

Do you like the gym? Does it make you feel better?

Too long of a Wednesday

My day started at 6 and isn’t over yet.

Showered, dressed, walked the dog, made sure my son was awake for school.

Left the house at 7:20am (20 minutes later than normal) and dropped him off. I turned on my drivers app and did 7 jobs this morning making $60. No complaints here about that!

I then went to pick up the couple and take them to get their hair cut and go to an appointment. I gave them my 2 weeks notice, I told them that I got a full time job because I wasn’t making enough with my business. Technically, I am still in business for myself (through the driving company) and they are the only client I am dropping. I got sick of the husband being rude and pushy towards me. I know quite a few elderly that are like that. That doesn’t mean I have to put up with it.

Example: After the haircuts and grabbing some frozen meals from this wonderful market by the hair place, we had to run by the house to put the food away. I stop at their house and he says well, I’m going to go inside and check my voicemail and use the restroom. Huh? We had a long way to drive to get to the appointment and he wants to hang out and check his phone? Restroom I understand but after getting his wheelchair and pulling him up the ramp to get into his home, he checks the phone like he missed something important from just going to be a haircut. Then he tells me, well, if you won’t drive in the right lane (the one legally I should be in), you will be on time. Fine. I cut off cars to get in the right lane at the last minute and he got there on time. Whatever. 2 minutes early. I was frustrated.

Traffic on the way home was god awful too. I guess there was a light out and we got stuck for over an hour to go 2 miles. Thankfully Mr. 95 year old had cancelled on me for tonight so I wasn’t running late. I did have to get to my sons karate class to pay for his uniform which I didn’t get here before class started. So now I have to sit here and wait until class is over to pay the man.

It’s been a long day with no exercise which frustrates me more. I did weights last night so today was supposed to be a cardio day. I’m so stressed and tired that I want to crawl in bed. I thought on keto you were supposed to have tons of energy? The one thing about yesterday that I am happy about is that I ate more, I had 1500 calories instead of the 1000 I’ve had for the past 5 days. Finally hungry! Yay! I changed my goals because I wasn’t eating and it kept telling me it won’t count it but now I may be able to change them back. That’s why it looks like I ate too much.

So that’s it. I am waiting for his class to be over and then go home and relax. Ooh! I know! I’ll do the nighttime yoga to get some exercise in!