No exercise today although I should have

I was SO stressed out today! First day of school. I am taking Anatomy and Physiology PLUS the lab for that class, Precalculus, Nutrition, and a Kinesiology class. Basically 5 classes and today was my first day. All but the lab are online so I had to sign into each class, download and read the syllabus, and in 3 of them, take a first day quiz.

I did NOT smoke although I had major cravings! I didn’t do so well though because I ate. 2600 calories y’all. Seriously. Ice cream, chocolate, pudding, cereal, cheese, all of my comfort foods! I did stay away from the sugary soda so that’s good. So I’ve got my friend Arizona working on a plan to help keep me from eating during stress. He’s going to chat with me tomorrow about it. He’s a personal trainer in Arizona so I’m guessing he has heard it all. And I don’t eat carrots or celery so you won’t see me munching on that. What I think would help me is if I went back to keto. I could eat (within reason) and I wouldn’t feel hungry all the time. I will have to do it. I was never hungry on it! Eating regularly I am really crazy hungry like 3 days a week!

As for school, I keep telling myself, “it’s only 4 months. You can do this”. Well, I paid for it so I better! Well, I am waiting for my school financial aid refund to get the books for my last couple of classes because they are over $500 for both classes! Crazy, right?

Amber, my chunky monkey, was laying at my side so I had to take a picture of her.

I also looked at my stats for the past 7 days and I have to say, WOW.

This just proves that I can do it every week.

How was your Monday?

Whew!

Sunday funday, right?

I dropped my son off at church and went to the grocery store. With store deals and coupons, I was able to save 20% off the total! Woo hoo! I hope I get better at this couponing stuff. I would love to be like those people that get a full cart for like $5! I was happy to have a cart that cost $125 (not shown) and get it for $100.

After church, I brought my son home and charged my watch before taking off to the park to walk with H. The trail is 3 miles. We parked in different places so we had to walk to meet up. We ended up running/walking almost 4 and a half miles!!!

We then got in our vehicles and met at a Whataburger for food. I got a kids burger and a chocolate shake. That shake was not worth the 390 calories. I took half the bun off and ate my burger 🍔 and was happy with that.

I came home and watched Avengers Infinity War. I am so tired! So I’m about to pass out. I hope y’all had a good weekend!

I love Saturday’s

Woke up at 7 but didn’t get out of bed until 9. Boy when I decide to get moving I do it though! My son asked me for “real” brownies from a box instead of my pumpkin brownies I usually make. He was taking them to this girls house. I walked myself to the store about half a mile from my house and got some. I walk back and make croissants and the brownies. My son took all of the croissants which is fine with me.

While I was baking, I heard this faint meowing. Come to find out, poor Eliza had gotten trapped in the coat closet last night!!! Poor baby! I let her out, shared a little bacon with her, and loved on her. When I told my mom tonight, she was horrified because she was the one in that closet. Eliza’s fine though.

I played on my phone for a while and then took my son to his friend’s (that’s a girl) house. All of her guests were very excited about brownies. I had one before I gave them to the teens because I made them so I can have one! Lol

I came home and was sitting in my room bored and got mad at myself. I have no idea what made me mad but I decided that I wasn’t going to just sit around and be mad, I was going to the gym.

I did a mile in 13 minutes 20 seconds!!!! I did 30 minutes of running and walking on the treadmill (plus the 5 minute cool down) and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I walked home and just finished my dinner (just Hamburger Helper). Now I can watch Netflix for a while before I have to pick my son up. Let’s hope I don’t fall asleep waiting! I even ran into a couple of my sons friends at the gym.

When I put my dinner into MyFitnessPal, it frustrated me. Check this out.

Huh??? -904 calories just because I got off my butt today??? WTH MFP??? I’m still just doing what I know is right. It’s just annoying as hell.

What are you doing with your weekend?

Walking days

I forgot to write yesterday! I guess I gave Hunida a chance to catch up. 🤣

What did I do yesterday? No really. I guess nothing because I don’t remember anything!

This morning I took Styled to get her hair done. She just text me (it’s almost 7pm) and asked if I got her water bottles. Umm, she never mentioned water! I asked her if I can get and bring her some tomorrow and she said she will wait until next week. So I’m going to the store tomorrow for her.

I came home after that and turned on Fit for Fashion. While watching these people do challenges and work out, I decided I should too so I did my arm strength training. It’s been a week since I did it and boy did it show! I hurt so bad while I was doing it!

Now I am sitting at the Galleria mall while my son runs around here with his friends. I walked around for an hour and a half and then got some water and sat down in the food court.

I text him asking how much longer he wanted to be here and I got the standard teenage reply, “I don’t know”. So here I sit. For how long, I don’t know. Oh well. I have my headphones playing 80’s music in my ears and I’m updating you guys on my day.

Tonight I will hit one full week without a cigarette and I am very proud of myself!

I’m happy for the weekend. Do you have any plans?

Exercise and Netflix day

Oh man. I had a tough morning and a relaxing afternoon/evening.

After dropping my son off at school, I drove to school. I had to meet with financial aid to find out what’s going on. This woman was so very short with me, I left very upset. I am out of federal financial aid available for an undergrad degree and can only get more if I change and go for my masters. I met with my advisor and she suggested I meet with a masters degree advisor so I went. This twig of a woman made me feel like an imbecile. Since my GPA is 2.77 and my BS degree is in psychology, I do not qualify for the nutrition masters program unless I finish my undergrad degree first. She seemed like she was trying to not roll her eyes at me while I was talking to her. I was ready to cry when I walked out. I didn’t so I’m proud of myself but this may be my last semester of going back to school which is very upsetting. I had a plan and I guess the world doesn’t want me to.

I was so upset after the first appointment with financial aid that I drove to the Mexican bakery and got my son a couple of things he likes and donut for me.

After my advisor appointment, I called my friend at UH H. She is back from home for the semester so I picked her up and we went to the park to walk. She is shorter than me and is not as in shape as I am but I walked at her pace so my watch didn’t give me the credit for exercising but I did it. I have almost walked 13,000 steps today too!

We then came back to my house and I made some food for us. She went through my moms Christmas stuff and packed a box, we ate, then I took her back home. She forgot her headphones so we chatted while we walked which was nice. It was nice to hang out with her again! I introduced her to Diet Rite and she liked it too!

When I picked up the boys at school, I told my son I didn’t feel like driving all the way out to this swim meet he wanted to go to (a 45 minute drive away) and he said that was fine with him because he could be lazy. So I didn’t have to get in the car again and drive out there twice (once to take him and once picking him up when it was over).

I hit another non smoking goal today.

I watched a couple hours of this show on Netflix called Fit for Fashion. It’s crazy but interesting. I am going to go back to this Korean cooking show next because it’s funny and everything made so far looks amazing. Authoress51, thanks for telling me about it!

I hope you had a good hump day!

Long day!

I took my son to school this morning and then went to the grocery store to get some Diet Rite. It’s diet with sucralose, caffeine free, and sodium free. And it tastes good!

I grabbed the shirts I was mailing out and went to the car wash. I dropped my car off. They said it would take 2 hours so I went off and walked to the post office which was a mile away.

I mailed the 2 boxes and then walked to the smoke shop for a cartridge for my Cue which was a little over half a mile from the post office. Since they didn’t open until 10, I went into the convenience store next door and got water. I stood outside the store ready to wait the 30 minutes and about 10 minutes later, a guy opens the door and asks if I was waiting on them. I said yes and he let me in!

I got my refill and walked over to the shoe store which was a little under half a mile away and walked around the store but Sketchers glues their insoles into their shoes so I can’t buy them since I have to use my insoles. So I then walked to my moms work a little under half a mile away because I knew I could use the restroom there. My mom wasn’t working today but everyone there knows me. I hung out there chatting for about 10 minutes and then walked back to get my car.

Total walked this morning – 2.5 miles (4 km). And I got a lot done! My car is now free of cigarette smell (I asked my son and he said he couldn’t smell any), I still need to get new tennis shoes, but I’m happy! Maybe I got my exercise groove back?

I came home and watched Netflix the rest of the day other than picking up my son and the neighbor kid at school. Finished Lemony Snicket’s Unfortunate Events, finished Black Mirror, and played games on my phone.

I got a package in the mail this afternoon from BFF. She sent me my Christmas present and I am so excited! I need to buy some zucchini and try this out! I can’t wait to play with it!

Thank you thank you thank you!!! Oliver decided he wanted a gift too, the box. He stayed in it for over an hour too!

What did you do today?