Another long day gone

First. This morning I woke up and leaned out my window. Exactly 1 minute after I closed it, it started pouring down rain! I felt the humidity outside but wow! So my car alarm kept going off in the rain so I just turned it off. Nobody come get in my car, ok? There’s nothing in it but it makes me nervous to have it unlocked.

I went to school yesterday. Duh, right? I got my garage parking. It is SO much better than parking 2 miles away and having to wait on a bus to get back and forth! Ahhh, I was able to relax before class and the garage I park in now is not only close to my first class, it’s right by the testing center so if I have to come up to school for a test on a non school day, it’s not that far away!

First class, my professor asked me what my son thought of class last week so I told him he had been required to write a paper on what he learned for a suspension punishment and he laughed and said that was a great idea that he will use with his kids. Found out he’s only 2 years older than me too. Then we talked about bones in class. Oh boy, I have 2 weeks to learn all 206 bones in the body and their function and what they connect to. Lord help me!

I met up with a friend in the library to study after anatomy. We both did our own studying and then looked at some math problems. She also invited me to lunch at her dorm. We walked over and they have it made! Lunch cost .95 too! Mostly their options are fried foods, pizza, sandwiches, etc. Basic college student junk food. They did have a salad bar though so I went there. Salad mix of iceberg, romaine, and spinach with cheese, bacon, walnuts, and egg. I ate and got full. She then had to go to class so I walked back over with her.

I went to the bookstore and got some sunglasses since I have been wearing my contacts for a few days and our sun is VERY bright! So $8 for plastic glasses but they helped and they say Cougars on them (our mascot).

I must have had too much salad because I started to feel bad in class. I made it through class somehow but then ran out when he dismissed us to the bathroom to purge. Oh the problems of having a tiny stomach! Then I spoke with this guy from math class who is from Rhode Island that’s also in my class. He’s pretty cool, an older student that lives on campus, and he doesn’t have a car here, poor guy. I cannot imagine living in Houston without a car!

I came home in a ton of traffic and charged my watch and phone to be able to go to this workout class with my neighbor.

We went to TRX and I am actually glad I did! Really great instructor! Only 12 people in the class so he is able to walk around the room and tell people what they are doing wrong and how to do it correctly. My face kept getting red so he wouldn’t let me do some of the harder things. He said I need to work on form first, then try to keep up. I was sore after class but it was totally worth it! I am going to have to go back. The instructor said he can get me in shape if I keep coming back. Yay! And he’s cute so I had fun! All the squats though!

I decided not to study after that. I watched an hour of Netflix on my computer after trying to get WordPress to help with spam issues (if I don’t respond to you or like your comment, it may have gone to spam!). I was not happy with the conversation I had with them. If I knew code, I would ask them to let me fix the problem. I was in bed at 10 and passed out by 11.

18 total carbs again yesterday again too. I’m so glad I got back on track!

Today I am taking Ms. Forgets to a doctor and studying. That’s my plan. I also have to pick up the boys after school but that’s no big deal. My mom told me last night that she’s off today but will be in and out as well. I was really wanting to eat some cottage cheese when I got home from my workout last night just to find out that my mother ate the ENTIRE thing! Seriously? πŸ™„ So I ate chicken and cheese slices. I guess I have to go back to the store again.

Have a great Wednesday! I’ll be around!

The past 2 days

I’ve been a little busy!

Sunday:

Woke up. Took the kid to church. Went to the grocery store and got all the veggies. I bought asparagus, spinach, onion, jalapeΓ±os, bell peppers, and zucchini. I have been craving them and I can’t sit around and wait for mine to grow (although they are doing so well)! Picked up kid at church. Went to his godparents house for math tutoring. Came home and went to a workout class called Bodypump where you use a weight bar and dumbbells for an hour workout. My neighbor and I both went. The class was packed but we had spots and I did all the exercises, only with 2.5 pound weights so it was too easy. The instructor told me to try 5 pounds next time. I will. Why not try, right?

Came home and got a call that I was late to dinner with a client. Ran by Walgreens for birthday cards and rushed to the nursing home to eat with the 2 birthday girls, one is 96 and the other is 87. Ate filet mignon (over cooked but oh well) and broccoli with some weird looking reddish brown spice on it with no taste (I added salt and it was fine). Only had 9 carbs all day. Went home only to turn around and go back out to the store to buy cupcakes for my school groups bake sale. In bed by 10 and so tired!

Monday:

Woke up at 6. Took the kid to school at 7:30. Drive to my college to give them the cupcakes. I had left them in the car so my son wouldn’t see them overnight but they looked fine in their trays in the morning as the overnight temps are in the 70’s. I hope they made lots of money at the sale!

Came home and made a quiche with chorizo, spinach, and onion. I’m afraid to eat it, it looks burnt. I may try it in the morning, it may taste wonderful but it might be awful. There’s no cheese in it and I am definitely a cheese freak so we shall see.

Then I studied math. I got really frustrated after a couple of hours (around lunchtime) and decided to take a client’s umbrella to her that she left in my car under the seat over a week ago and so I just found it the other day. Then I came back home and studied some more.

My son and I were at the gym at 5:45pm. He went to karate and I went to a class called Bodyjam. It’s a dance class. I didn’t think I was really doing much but I burned some calories!

Then I came home and caught up on my reading on WordPress and asked my child to see if he could find and try on his leather jacket from 5th grade (note he’s in 8th grade now) since winter is coming. πŸ˜‚ (Sorry I laughed, winter in Houston can be a joke sometimes). It was in his closet. I couldn’t find it with the jackets downstairs and didn’t want to go in his room. He tried it on and then stomped in my room and threw it on my bed saying “It doesn’t fit” with a look like he didn’t care one bit. What do I do? I tried it on. And guess what? IT FIT!!!

I can’t believe it. There is no size tag in the jacket and it was 3 years ago so I don’t remember what size he wore. But I am excited! I can’t wait for cooler weather. I will be styling in a kid’s black pleather jacket from Amazon (pleather is fake leather). 🀣

I ate cottage cheese for dinner with some cornbread and butter last night. Best dinner ever lately! Sounds silly but it really hit the spot. Only 18 carbs all day too. That’s 2 days in a row full on keto and not going over 20 carbs! I will drop these last 5 pounds. I’m getting excited!!! Especially after putting on the jacket that fit my son when he was 10 years old.

Today is a school day. I got an email yesterday saying that a garage spot opened up if I want it. YES I want it!!! To not have to get on that stupid bus anymore would be the best! I am going to the parking office bright and early and signing up and then moving my car. I can’t wait!

I am meeting with my friends from math class after Anatomy to study for our test next week. I hope they can help me. I get so frustrated so easily with math!

Have a good Tuesday. My neighbor and I are going to some class at the gym tonight that has to do with using pulleys to make you use your own weight for strength training called TRX.

Stupid Saturday

Yet another day of dealing with teenage angst.

He told me he wanted to get out of this shithole and it took everything I have not to tell him to go ahead and get out. I holed myself up in my room and watched movies on Netflix. I ate WAY too much as I was upset. That was the first time I overate being upset in years. I will NOT make that a habit! Plus the fact that I am in pain in my feet today which reminds me why I stopped eating like this months ago! At least I am honest with myself and track my mistakes.

Yesterday was weigh day. I am down to 155.6. Woo hoo! Finally lost again. After a month! So I think I can maintain too. I only have 5.6 pounds to go to hit my ultimate goal of 150. Today I am going to a class called BodyPump. It’s with weights and that class is tough. Not only is my neighbor going with me, my sons godmother told me last night she wants to go so now I am in a group of 3 in class. Maybe that will be good for me? I guess I’ll find out how I do surrounded by friends. It should definitely keep me from slacking!

It rained pretty much all day yesterday. Off and on all day long. So being stuck in the house with my son while it poured outside didn’t do much to help me. I didn’t feel like I could get outside. I didn’t feel I had a way out. I do have a question though. All these people that live in their cars, what do they do when it rains? Floods? Not like they can have their windows down and enjoy it.

It is supposed to rain more today. I hope it keeps the temperature down a little. I’m so tired of 90-100 degrees in September!

I found a shirt I like but not going to spend money I don’t have. I’m keeping the picture of it though for when I do have some extra money for clothes. I did use a credit card and got 3 pairs of pants and 3 long sleeve shirts since winter is coming. Kohl’s has a sale so 3 outfits cost $50. Pretty good in my opinion plus I got a $10 Kohl’s cash card with it.

Last but not least, I couldn’t resist taking a photo of Oliver in a box. I had to get copy paper for the printer so the box was available before I take it out to the trash Monday morning.

Hope y’all have a good Sunday! I’m sure you can’t wait to hear about how I sore I feel tomorrow morning! πŸ˜‚

Stupid doctor offices

This doctor I was referred to. πŸ™„ Her office staff has STILL not called me back after 2 messages over 2 days! I am blessed that a pharmacy friend of mine came through for me and gave me something to try. And it helped. So I will look for another doctor to see next week and see about getting something to help.

Another friend of mine called me yesterday evening and asked if I wanted to go get a drink with her. I have needed to get out so I went with her. We just went down the street and I had 2 low carb beers and she had 2 Patrons with one beer. It was fun even though the place she wanted to go to only had old men there. We were just chatting with each other anyway. She and I are going to a weight lifting class tomorrow too. I told her that I thought endorphins might help and she agrees (as do some of you guys) so I’m going to do it.

I went online to my gym’s website and checked out all of their classes. I am going to try 3 different ones this coming week (not weight lifting) and even put them on my calendar to make sure I go. Obviously they are not on school days.

Why not? This way I can find what I like. Sorry for the blackouts, I can’t give out client info. What do y’all think of this?

Last night, I printed out the materials I need for class next week too. I want to be ready and hopefully ahead. I also did my Anatomy homework from Thursday and even read the next chapter and even did the prework for that chapter. I am ready for next week! I will see my friend/tutor tomorrow afternoon too for the math I missed.

I watched Netflix and was so happy last night. I watched more of the latest season of Blacklist. I still love James Spader. I have since the 80’s. Anybody know him and can introduce me? πŸ˜‚ Him and C. Thomas Howell. Did y’all know that Jimmy Spader dropped out of high school in the 11th grade? And he seems like he’s done a great job in life. Plus he’s divorced so who knows! πŸ˜‚

This morning my son and I are going to do community service at the Houston Food Bank with the group I’m in at school. He stayed at the neighbors house last night but I told him he has to be home by 7am so we can leave at 7:15. I will call and wake up the parents if he’s not here at 7 too. Then nothing else scheduled today so I will finish Blacklist and study. Fun fun!

Y’all have a great Saturday! I plan on it!

Stressful day

Yesterday was NOT a good day.

I woke up my child to go to school with me and he fell back asleep so we didn’t get out the door until almost 6:30 which drove me nuts. Then he complained the entire time we were there. We left at 11:15 because I couldn’t concentrate on what I had been doing (anatomy homework) with him just staring at me.

We left, picked up Mexican food, and went to his therapist. I talked to him for 30 minutes first because my chest had been hurting for over an hour and I was worried about having a heart attack. He told me that it was a full blown panic attack. I haven’t had one in 4 years! I forgot what they felt like. The therapist is sending me to a friend of his that will be low cost and give me something for those times. I guess its situational since I only have to get a prescription as needed.

When I posted it on Instagram last night, I got a great outpouring of love from everyone which was very appreciative! I also got texts from people I know telling me what I should take for it. I didn’t post on there what happened with my son. His father sees my instagram so I definitely didn’t want to put that on there. He would just call and yell at my child and that does absolutely no good, especially since that man rarely comes to see his child. That just makes my son hate him more. And I didn’t tell my mother because I don’t want to give her that kind of stress. Only you guys, the ones that actually read the post, knows what happened. And that’s what, 3 people? Lol

So I am working this morning with Styled, hair and nails. I took my nutrition exam yesterday after my panic attack subsided some and still got a C. That was very upsetting since I studied like crazy but at least I didn’t fail it like the Anatomy test last week! It’s the only real job I had this week too. Making under $100 a week isn’t helping my stress either. I was accepted to work for Shipt but I’m not sure about grocery shopping for people and then some want you to take it into their house? I’m not comfortable with that.

Next exams are in 2 weeks, math and nutrition on the same day. That will be fun, right? Don’t mind me, I’m just stressed out, anxious, and want to just walk away from my dreams at this point. I don’t understand why I have to be so stressed just to do what I want to do. Why do I need all these extra classes just to learn nutrition? The state exam can’t be this hard!

I had popcorn for dinner last night. It’s what I wanted so I had it. Total of 59 carbs yesterday. Not too bad. I need less since my feet are tingly today so I’m starting my day with eggs and sausage patties made at home. Today will be a better day. I talked to BFF and she’s got a lot going on too. I also talked to my neighbor friend and she suggested going to the gym with her this weekend so I will do that. Maybe a dance class?

Have a good Friday. I’ll chat with y’all later.

What did I even do yesterday?

I know I studied for nutrition. That’s almost all I did.

My son went with his godfather to work but he didn’t do anything other than sleep because 1. The mosquitoes were too bad outside for them to do lawn work and 2. My son is allergic to latex so he couldn’t wear the gloves they have to bleach clean whatever he needed done. So that was a bust.

I met with the dean at my sons school and there’s no getting out of his punishment. It does go on his permanent school record. The dean said that most high schools don’t look at the junior high disciplinary records (really? I would!).

Last night at karate, this woman walks up to me. I’ve seen her at the school and at the gym but I don’t really know her. I have NO idea what her name is for sure! She squats down by my chair and tells me that she was there on Monday. She witnessed the fight! She told me this kid has been bullying mine since school started (my son does not agree – I asked). She said one punch from the other kid was the whole fight. She seemed very upset about the suspension as well. Actually every parent I know is! So that was weird to have somebody walk up to you and tell you they were there and witnessed it.

I ran a few errands. Vitamin Shoppe has Bang on sale so I bought some as well as a couple of new low carb snacks to try for when I have a craving. They had low carb popcorn and a cookie thing.

They also had just about every sugar free energy drink you could want so I tried a new cola and it is good. It tastes like coke.

I also had to get more ink for my printer (I’m using a lot being in school and that stuff is expensive!). I got my dog some treats as we were almost out. And I dealt with my child. That’s nerve racking enough for one day, right? I was going to take my exam yesterday and saw I still could today so I put it off. It will have to be done today so I’ll let y’all know how I did tomorrow.

I hope he does well with me at school this morning. He told his friends last night that I won’t leave him alone and I am forcing him to come with me. I reminded him that he actually had told me when I started school that he wanted to see it one day. Then he said, “This is my own fault!” πŸ˜‚

Well, I gotta shower and walk the dog and wake up the beast child to get out of here. Y’all have a great day!