Another busy day today!

Yesterday was good. I took Styled to her dentist, the husband of the couple to the grocery store, and the couple to dinner. I ate well although no veggies. I ate exactly my amount of calories.

I went to the gym and worked out for 30 minutes on the stationary bike between jobs. I text my neighbor that I was going earlier than I thought because of jobs. She said that was okay because she was working late anyway. So that worked out.

I just wanted to burn some calories but I guess I am really getting in shape because on a level 6, I didn’t burn too much! I would usually burn twice that! Maybe there’s something wrong with my watch? I have no clue.

At dinner while I waited on them to eat their Chinese food, I took this picture. There were so many birds in the parking lot!

BFF is vacationing in Missouri and took her kids to the celebrity car museum. It looks like they had a great time. She sent me a picture of Wayne’s World car too! So much fun!

Today I go back to the dentist and to the chiropractor. Then the CPA is coming to do my taxes. Then I have to take Mr. 95 year old to dinner. When he called me, he asked if I could take them. Umm, sure? I wonder who “them” will be? Miss Pride? Mr. Happy? I’ll take them all!

Y’all have a great day!

Got it done! βœ…

Yesterday was a good day. I took Cranky to her doctor and we then went to lunch at Los Tios where we both had a taco. We were gone for 2 hours and whatever her caregiver was doing while we were gone, she didn’t get to finish. She thought we had gotten the food to go because we were back from the doctor visit (took 10 minutes total), lunch (45 minutes total), and the pharmacy (drive through) in 2 1/2 hours. I then talked to her son via text for a while and relaxed at home.

My son had scheduled a visit with the trainer at 4:30 and told me that he couldn’t remember what the guy looked like. πŸ™„ He asked me to go with him to point the trainer out. Well, I was going to the gym today anyway so sure! We walked in and I got them talking about my sons goals and off I went to do some cardio.

I started on the elliptical. After 10 minutes, I kept coughing so I finally got off and decided to go biking on the stationary bike (I swear Todd, my gym needs that really cool one you use with the biking trails). I did 15 minutes on the bike before I started coughing like crazy again!

Please note that I am drinking water as well and would cough MORE when I did. So I went to the treadmill thinking walking would be easier for me.Nope! Coughing like crazy AGAIN after 15 minutes and purposely made myself walk one mile! Geez! So I quit and used the restroom and checked out the sauna but only had my tennis shoes so I couldn’t go in plus can you even take a phone in there? I’m not sure if that’s a good idea and I didn’t have anywhere to put it. If you know, please tell me! Then I checked on my son and the trainer and they were working hard so I decided to do 5 more minutes on the elliptical so I would have a total of 45 minutes of exercise today.

When I was done, I went to tell my son I was leaving but they were finished. My son started walking home and I talked to the trainer to let him know about my back. He took time to go with me to the mats and show me what stretching exercises will help the chiropractor and myself get me healed faster. He is awesome. We did that for about 15 minutes and then I walked home feeling happy.

I didn’t cook yesterday. I just didn’t feel like it. I have to take Styled to her dentist this morning. This afternoon the husband of the couple asked me to take him to the grocery store since I couldn’t last week. Umm, why didn’t you have one of your caregivers go for you??? That’s fine, I need the money. Then tomorrow evening I will be taking them to their regular Tuesday dinner. Busy day for me!

My neighbor also asked me to meet her at the gym to work out in the afternoon between groceries and dinner. I hope I have time! She’s really sweet! Her kids are with their dad for spring break so she is free other than work times so that’s good that she and I get to go hang out and do something we both like that doesn’t involve food.

Calories were good yesterday too! I can and will be the best that I can be!

I also looked at the past 2 weeks to see the difference between me being sick and not doing much and going to the gym. Remember I went over my calories at least one day a week because of having a cheat meal. Here is the difference between working out and being sick.

See how working out totally helps??? I love myfitnesspal for logging my food daily and so appreciate these charts weekly. And that’s on the free plan! I highly recommend it if calorie counting will help you get to your goals.

Anyway, that’s my day. I hope you had a good Monday and let’s make this Tuesday the best!

The Sunshine Award

I got nominated by Kim of GloverGardens and I really appreciate it!

Her questions:

1. What advice would you give your younger self?

Don’t listen to other people. Do what you want to do.

2. What’s your favorite food memory, a meaningful meal that you will never forget, and why? What was so special about it?

My grandmothers Thanksgiving dinner with our entire family when I was little. My aunt and uncle (they divorced when I was 10) and my only first cousin, both of my grandparents, and my parents. Small family meal and it’s never happened since.

3. If you’ve experienced a time when everything stood still for a moment, and you realized in that split second that you would remember this event for your whole life, what was that time?

When my son busted his head open 10 years ago. He was running down the sidewalk when he was 2. His shoe got caught in one of the cracks and he went flying into a brick post at the end of the sidewalk. I took him to the ER and they glued his head shut. I will never forget that moment. I had so many horrible thoughts running through my mind!

4. Where do you want to travel next and why?

I want to travel all over Europe. I want to meet people I have been talking to online and enjoy the culture.

5. Who inspires you?

The world around me inspires me daily.

6. Why do you blog?

I love blogging. I can talk about my day and make people laugh. I can tell people about how I screwed up or did well and have people comment about their trials that day too. I love the feedback and adore the new friends I have made.

7. What’s your favorite book?

My favorite book of all time would have to be A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It was made into a movie that I watched so much on VHS that I ruined the tape and now on DVD have watched many more times!

8. What skill have you always wanted to master, but haven’t yet started on?

I want to learn multiple languages so when I travel, I will be able to speak to anyone there!

9. In one sentence, what is your life philosophy?

There is no shortage of good days. It is good lives that are hard to come by.

10. What do you want to do tomorrow?

I wish I could stay in bed all day and veg out on Netflix!

11. What is your favorite dish to cook, and why?

Hamburgers because the way I make them, they are healthy and taste yummy!

My nominees are: You know if this is you, I know you do!





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My questions for you guys:

1. What part of your culture are you most and least proud of?

2. What inspires you to keep blogging?

3. What do you spend way too much money on?

4. What event large or small has changed your life?

5. What is the best compliment that you have received?

6. What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?

7. What takes up too much of your time?

8. Who is your go to band or artist when you can’t think of anything to listen to?

9. What is your strangest talent?

10. What game or movie universe would you most like to live in?

11. What is your biggest goal?

Thanks again!

Sunday screw up

Well, I had a cheat meal last night and boy it was yummy! I went 700 calories over but it’s only one day and only one meal. That doesn’t deter me from working on this plan. I can definitely come back from that this week. I also didn’t go to the gym although I did get 30 minutes of exercise in somehow. I had 3 minutes left to make my exercise goal last night so I decided to walk around upstairs to finish it and hit all of my goals for the day. I was walking and bumped my left arm on a door handle. It hurt but I didn’t think much of it until I went back in my room and happened to check it.

Yep, I did that. Damn thin skin! So I wrapped it up using a gauze pad and an ace bandage around it and of course when I took it off this morning the gauze pad pulled off and I bled a bit more. I’m fine, it just sucks to look at and I’m sure I’ll have to answer questions from everybody.

Today I have to take Cranky to see her doctor. That’s it. I will be at the gym later. I was going to do it this morning but I woke up at 7 to my last alarm and don’t feel like showering twice (once before and once after) when I take her at 11.

I am tired today too. I blame the time change. I will get used to it by the time we change again in November. Even the dog is still asleep. I wish I was.

Motivational Monday coming later. Y’all have a great day!

Great end to the week

Well crap. My son is sick again. 100.3 temperature last night. We are going to his doctor today. Thank God they are open on a Sunday!

So I went to the gym yesterday again like I said I would. I was not excited that I barely burned 200 calories on the elliptical in 30 minutes. I was on level 6 too.I guess I am in better shape than I feel like! Then 20 minutes on the stationary bike. I was planning on doing 30 minutes on each but my back started to hurt so I quit for the day. I don’t want to be hurt all the time. I plan to go back today too. I may just run a bit on the treadmill or do the bike. In order to not be stuck at the same weight next week, I am going to try my best to be on point all week. Not sure yet what I am going to do for exercise but I definitely want to go!I am out of cooked food from the week (we didn’t eat the chicken and the meatloaf muffins were too delicious to pass up all week). My Mom went out and got Popeye’s chicken for dinner so that was a great treat. One of the reasons I appreciate my stomach surgery is that I can’t eat much so one chicken thigh and I’m done. 280 calories for dinner? Yes please! I don’t know what to make this week. I’ve asked my mom and my son and they both say they don’t know either. πŸ™„

Calories were on point too.

So I looked at where I started at in November of 2017 and I’m so excited to have come so far! I know that I will continue to do my new health/life plan and will have my weight where I want it by the time this year is over.

I watched Emily Owens MD on Netflix yesterday. It was a cute show. I wonder what I will watch next!

I talked to my sick child this evening about our vacation this year. I think I want to take him to New York this summer. I haven’t been since I was 14 and obviously he’s never been. His friends in his school band are going this week and will be performing at Carnegie Hall. I’m so happy for them! He’s a bit jealous but I think that we will have a better time doing what we want and not on a schedule with 100 other kids.

Today shall be interesting. It’s already 80 degrees here and hot upstairs in our house. I think I am going to have the a/c guys check on why it’s freezing downstairs and hot as fire upstairs when they come next month. Have a wonderful relaxing Sunday.