I didn’t do it

Yep. You heard it here first. I didn’t do it. What didn’t I do? I didn’t work yesterday. I know, I know, I’m broke and need the money, but I SWEAR it was for good reasons!

I took my son to school and came home to walk the dog. Then I had to wash my hair and shower. I then took my car to the mechanic because when I was driving last Friday, I heard a grinding noise when I was turning and also I HATE how it takes forever to cool down the car with the a/c blowing on high! They couldn’t find anything wrong (of course) and told me I’ll have to wait until each one actually goes out before they can find the issue and fix it. 😩

While they had my car, I walked to my moms work (5 minute walk) and borrowed her van. Little did I know that it came with a bunch of errands attached to it! She wanted the following from home: yogurt, dr. Pepper, a t-shirt, this form she needed to fill out, her checkbook, plus an envelope and stamps. I also had to get gas, get a burger from Whataburger for her, and mail the envelope once she filled out the form. πŸ™„

I had to be at the podiatrist at 1pm. By the time I got back with everything done, it was 12:25pm. Eek!!! She told me to go ahead and go so I drove like a bat out of hell and got to my appointment on time. WHEW. 4 shots today plus a 15 minute electrode treatment. My leg and top of my right foot are STILL numb from the shots. I was warned it could happen and was promised that it would go away within 24 hours. I can’t wait for that! It feels weird to walk with a numb leg! I got the van back after my appointment and walked back to pick up my car and came home.

Cut to 2 hours later. 4:18pm. I was reading this stuff on the keto lifestyle online and was falling asleep! So I set an alarm for 4:45 and then did take a power nap which is not like me to pass out like that. I did NOT want to get up when the alarm went off but I wanted to go workout.

I went to the gym at 5pm and rode the bike for 30 minutes.

While I was riding, my son came up to the gym. He got upstairs to me when I had 10 minutes left. I told him, he said fine, and walked off. Then, here he comes again when I was at 3 minutes left. I tell him 3 more and he walks off again. He shows up AGAIN when I had 30 seconds left and this kid actually counted down and pretended like he was turning off my machine when it started the cool down. I got off the bike, collected my stuff, and followed him downstairs to talk to his sensei about getting his uniform. He will get it on Wednesday. Yay! He had class from 6-7pm and did not like me sitting in the room but I was chatting with my friend in there so I don’t know what his problem was. Maybe because I took a picture of him?

Came home after, had dinner, and chatted via text to my BFF in Kansas. BFF in Dallas works nights so I didn’t get a chance to talk to her since she’s at work at 5. She did send me a 4th grade math question that I can’t figure out. Can you?

We don’t know new math, why can’t they just teach the same math? I bet her guess is correct but don’t want to jinx the answers from you guys so I won’t tell you what she thinks. Please help though!

Today I have to take my mom’s van to get her tires checked. I think she has a slow leak in one. Then I plan on working for the new company until my son gets out of school and take him to the doctor for a checkup after being sick twice. That’s it folks! Such a fun day! πŸ˜‚

So…can you help with that problem? What are you up to today?

Sunday updates

Yesterday was a long but pretty decent day!

I went back to sleep after posting and didn’t wake up until 10am. Oops.

When I got up, I piddled around the house for a few hours. I finally left at 1:30pm to go to the store. I had a Walmart gift card worth $25 so I decided to brave Wallyworld and get my groceries there. Total after gift card, $104. I got most of the things on my list for the 3 of us. They did not have Ghee butter (or I just couldn’t find it) or Zevia soft drinks or even Diet Coke made with Splenda. I do feel like I saved a bit by shopping there. It was just SO crowded and the check out lady was SO slow that the guy behind me was getting really irritated!

So I headed to HEB to get the things Walmart didn’t have (or I couldn’t find). Total spent $46. That’s with coupons on like 6 things! Granted I got expensive drinks and butter there but really? I got 4 bags of stuff at Walmart for twice the amount. I walked out of HEB with one bag. So note to self, deal with Walmart when possible to save money.

I came home and my son helped me put away everything, even took most of his stuff upstairs (drinks for the mini fridge and his snacks). I then got to baking. My son helped me make the blueberry mini muffins he wanted. He ate all 24 of them within an hour too!!Then I made him those Grand biscuits for breakfast (I’m not a fan but he loves them). Next was for my Mom and I am so jealous! She wanted the cheese crackers I used to make all the time that to eat 3 is 10 carbs. Since she requested them, I made them. I will admit I had a few! I stayed within my carbs for the day too. Whew!

Then for me. I attempted to make cheese crisps and boy did I mess this up! First, I didn’t notice in the recipe that I was supposed to use shredded Parmesan and not in the can. Then, when I went to pull them out, my smoke detector went off like crazy! I’m glad nobody but myself and my son was at home, how embarrassing!

Then I threw some pepperoni in to bake that up. It didn’t come out crispy so I’m not thrilled with them either. I will do better next time. My cheese crisps are alright, they aren’t crispy though.

After that, I was done. Frustrated. I came upstairs, started laundry, and turned on Lost in Space and finished the season. I went to put my clothes in the dryer and found Oliver asleep in my basket. Silly cat!

When the show was over at 10pm, I realized I hadn’t gotten my exercise minutes for the day so I turned on YouTube and did a 30 minute chair exercise video. I am that serious about making sure I get my exercise in! I didn’t end up going to sleep until almost 1am. I was up at 6.

The only thing I have today is driving for the new company. I’m being a bit slow this morning though and haven’t gotten showered to leave yet. I’m outside with Amber and she’s wanting to run into the park and I’m not dressed so I don’t want to see anybody. I’m kind of hiding out in a cul-de-sac so I won’t run into anybody.

Tonight is karate and I want to get my workout in before we go. Not sure what I’m going to do at the gym but I will get some good cardio in tonight!

It’s funny. I couldn’t think of what to write but once I started, all of this came out! Does anybody else have this issue? How was your Sunday? Any keto friendly recipes you can share?

I barely hit my goals

Yesterday started out lazy and ended lazy. I woke up, took my son to his psychologist, came home and cooked a lot of meat for the next couple of hours, chicken thighs made with a bunch of spices plus beef and chicken fajita meat. Then watched New Girl on Netflix. While I was watching the last episode, I decided I better get my watch goals for the day. I did 27 minutes of arm exercises with the 5 pound dumbbells. This was at 9pm.

I started watching the new Lost in Space on Netflix and I really like it so far (I’ve watched 3 episodes already). I was up until around midnight and woke up at 5am. I am staying awake so I will be ready to go to bed early tonight as well. I want to finish this season of the show. It’s that good! I thought it was a movie when I clicked on it. Then about 2/3rds of the way through I realized it is a show. I was very excited! I loved the original and I’m not usually a fan of remakes. This seems like a totally different story line and was made well. I’m enjoying it!

My calories were good although I didn’t take too many steps. 4,000 maybe? Oh well. At least I got that exercise and hit all the watch goals, right?

Nothing to do today other than bake all the bread my son asked for. He wants biscuits and muffins. He also wants to go to the grocery store for god only knows what. I have made a list and he and I will go later.

I am enjoying the quiet house this early Sunday morning and the fact that I could let Amber go out with no leash because she was up as early as I was and there is nobody up this early on a Sunday.

I hope everyone has a great Sunday! What are you doing today?

Couple of pics this morning

After my post early this morning, I went back to sleep and didn’t wake up until 9am. The storm outside helped me sleep really well too!

So well, in fact, that I’ve been taking a couple of pictures this morning. πŸ˜€

Yep. I’ve lost over 25 pounds and have another 25 to go total. I am so excited and thankful for everyone’s support!

Driver license photos from 2005 and last June. 80 pounds gone since I gave birth to my son. 211 total pounds lost since 1997! I’ll find my license from 1996 and take a new face pic to show you guys that soon too. I have kept all of my old licenses and I’m glad I did, I can show how far I’ve come from the age of 16!

Oliver and Eliza do not have front claws so I am always amazed at how they can still climb things and hold on! Oliver loves to get on the top edge of the chair to try and get more attention! In this particular photo this morning, he was getting away from Amber who had just come in from being outside in the rain to go potty.

I hope you’re having a great Saturday!

So glad it’s the weekend!

So guys, I have to tell you a secret. I started a 2nd job. I am driving for an internet based company like Uber (but NOT Uber). After taking Styled yesterday morning, I came home, walked Amber, ate, and started my new job. I ended up working for 4 hours, had NO clue where I was for 3 jobs so thank GOD for GPS, and kept taking jobs until I was somewhere I knew. The sad part was I didn’t even make $10 per hour. I know, it’s more than minimum wage, but if you look at what it puts my car through, I still have to see if this is worth it. So I worked 7 total hours today. I did 7 runs with the driving company in 4 hours. This company is not too busy and that’s actually good for me. They have a bonus program right now that if you do 150 jobs in 45 days through them, you will get a $500 bonus. Message me if you want a link! I hope it’s possible.

I came home and got in bed but only for about 30 minutes. Then I got up to go walk (gotta get my exercise in – especially after sitting in my car most of the day!). I ended up doing 45 minutes on the treadmill and felt MUCH better when I was done.

I went out last night and got wings from WingStop and boy were they good! So good I forgot to take a picture! The thing I am happy about is that all 3 generations of people in this house sat down and ate in the same area. My mom and I split the wings while my son had French fries (he refused the wings). I’m not a big sauce person so I let my mom eat the bleu cheese dressing with the wings. I was happy with mine just like they were.

Today is weigh day!!! You are SO not going to believe this. I don’t! I had to move and re-step on the scale a few times to make sure it was actually real! This keto lifestyle is definitely doing the trick. I had a compliment from one of the neighbors. He told me that he can see I’ve lost “quite a bit” and I’ll soon be as thin as he is. He’s this tall, thin, handsome Frenchman that moves to the states about 4 years ago and lived in California until last year when he came here. He has a chiweenie like I do so he and I chat at least once a week while our girls run around and play together.

Yes, I know, I got off track! You want to know the weight, right? Well… 195.2! That is a LOSS of 4.8 pounds! Woot woot!

Today is psychologist day, gym weights day, and cooking day. I’m making fajitas (beef and chicken) as well as baked chicken and Italian sausages. I need more choices! I am okay about not having too many sweet things (if I get desperate, I found a keto peanut butter cookie to make or just fat bombs).

Anyway, y’all have a great day!