The day after

Great day! I didn’t get upset, not even once (I am amazed – I usually cry on my birthday! I went over my carbs but not as bad as I thought I would too!

I went out to drive for Lyft at 6am but no calls. I went to Whole Foods and they have my Zevia soft drinks on sale 2 for $7 so I got 4 6 packs. I drive and parked at a Starbucks near my hair place and gave some random stranger my birthday freebie and all I asked in return was that he pay it forward. I got to my hair appointment early and it took my guy 2 1/2 hours to do my hair. I didn’t get out of there until 12:20. This is before he started. Look at my tiny legs! All the leg excess skin is hiding under my thighs. I love how my calves look! This is after in my car. I drove home and called Uber for a ride to the game. I was late. The game stared at 1:10 and I got there at 1:20 and the lines were so long, I wasn’t in my seat until 1:45! I got a beer and peanuts (favorite baseball food plus I was starving since I ate a little breakfast at 6am) and sat in my awesome seat that I had got myself for my birthday. I cant decide which picture is better so I thought I would leave it up to y’all. I then got a Lyft to pick me up and drive me to dinner with my oldest friend and a newer friend that had never met (traffic made it an hour drive – one reason to not like Houston).

W is my oldest friend. We met when we were little and were in kindergarten together. A’s son goes to school with my son and that’s how we met. She and I go to the gym every once in a while together too. We all got margaritas at this Mexican food place not too far away (there’s places pretty much every mile or so in Houston for Mexican food but you have to know where to go).

I was starving again so had queso and chips. I only took a sip of my margarita, I just didn’t really want it I guess. I ate the crap out of the chips and queso though! My friends wouldn’t let me pay, they split the bill between them. How sweet!

I did break the no weigh challenge yesterday. I wanted to know. Remember I was 182 on May 31st. On my birthday yesterday, I weighed 173.2! How cool is that? My face looks so long in one of those pictures up there. It’s funny because the other one doesn’t look like it at all. I’m just glad I don’t look like my cheeks are caved in like some people get when they lose a bunch of weight. I like how I look. I only have 10 pounds to go to be at an average healthy weight (according to BMI scales). I am sticking with keto though because I really like it and it’s easy. Here are yesterday’s numbers. You can see I only had 3 grams of sugar and 43 carbs. I seriously thought it was going to eat like 150 carbs which is why I’m happy. I don’t even think I dropped out of ketosis. I will plan better for my trip this weekend since I don’t want to go off plan for 3 days. I will take snacks so I’m not starving, have preportioned everything, and take a bunch of food with me.

Today is a crazy day before we leave. I have to go see the doctor for what is hopefully my last treatment at 8. I am supposed to have Ms. Forgets at 10. My son has his psychologist appointment at 12:30. I then pick up Styled for her hair appointment at 1:30. That’s a busy day! My son just passed out in my bed after staying up all night. I just hope I can wake him up by noon to pick him up!

Have a great day. Let me know which picture you like better. What do you think of my birthday day?

Better today

Yep. Truly. I am! I did my dumbbells yesterday for 30 minutes and damn if those endorphins from the lifting didn’t help make me feel better! I also had a long talk with my son about how upset the things he’s been saying have been making me and he said he would try to control his anger better. Then late last night he told me that he would break something again. 🙄 Teens

It’s 4:55am. I awoke at 4:21, wide awake. Maybe it is because I woke up with my watch on my bed and not on my arm. Maybe it’s because I turn 45 today. Maybe something in the house woke me up. Maybe my dog woke me up (she went back to sleep when she realized I wasn’t taking her out). Who knows. I’m awake! After I write this, I’m going to jump in the shower, walk the dog, then take off for the day. I already warned my son that I wouldn’t be here but his grandmother is off today so he needs to be good.

I checked Snapchat this morning as I do every morning (it tells me how late my son stayed awake) and I saw he posted this. how sweet! He hates it when I take a picture of his snaps but I don’t think he will mind this one. Plus no snaps after this so he went to bed right after midnight.

I finished Night Shift on Netflix yesterday. I went to look for something else and saw that Luke Cage AND Supergirl both have new episodes so I know what I will be watching next. I love Marvel!

My exercise today will be walking around Minute Maid park at the game. I’m not going to go out of my way to do more. Last time I went to the game with my cousin, I had 13,000 steps that day. I think I will be fine! I’m also going to eat before I go so I’m not spending a bunch of money there. Although those Park peanuts sound pretty good!

Have a great day. I plan on having one. If you’re in Houston and at the ballpark, hit me up!

Family

I know sometimes family time can suck ass. I feel that way about some people in my family. Not my cousin that’s visiting though! He and I are tight like siblings (we are both only children). He was raised here in Houston until he was 12 and he and I were always together at each other’s home, our grandmothers house, etc. We stayed really close throughout our lives even after his mom remarried and moved him away from me, so when he comes here or I go wherever they are living at the time, we have a blast! It’s usually all about drinking and baseball and sometimes it’s sad like when his mom passed and my dad passed.

This time it’s fun. He and his family flew in night before last and got checked in to their hotel. His wife told me that yesterday morning he dragged her to Whataburger at midnight. I didn’t see them but it was late when they arrived.

Yesterday morning, his wife text me and said she’s been following my Instagram and was wondering if we could go work out. I had woken up at 4:15am and didn’t really want to go but of course I did and it was good. By the way, crappy picture of the actual workout (I guess I was still walking). 45 minutes on the treadmill!

I took her back to her hotel and came home and decided to go jump in the pool.

Then I took my son to his therapy (after I showered of course)!

We came home and my cousin had gone to visit his dad so I watched the new Steve Martin and Martin Short show on Netflix. When that was over, it was time to drive to the hotel to meet up with them and take a Lyft to the ballgame.

We get to Minute Maid Park where the World Champions Houston Astros play at 5pm. The game didn’t start until 6:15. Cousin was glad we were early. His wife and I went shopping for jerseys and proved it probably wasn’t a great idea to have us there so early. LOL

I got a Carlos Correa jersey and she got a Jose Altuve jersey. We had a blast looking at all of them and deciding which one to get. Okay, I was not going to spend money on a jersey since I have one at home BUT I put on my jersey before I left and was able to double cross it across my body AFTER I buttoned it. Yeah, WAY too big! I’m not getting rid of it though, it’s a Jeff Bagwell jersey and I love it.

I stuck to my keto even at the game. I drank Michelob Ultra (I had 3) and had peanuts. I’m happy about that! I did end up with a few more carbs than I wanted but I’m not worried, it was 24 for a whole day.

Today, we are meeting for brunch at 11am. B had asked me to have breakfast with him but since my cousin is here and B has met him many times in the past, I told him that we will all go. Then my cousin invited his Dad which I don’t mind, I adore my uncle! That makes it 8 for lunch. We are going to dinner with my mom on Monday evening. We have to keep the actual siblings apart because they tend to fight after 30 minutes around each other. I don’t know why but they do. How my cousin and I ended up so tight with those 2, I’ll never know.

Here’s my cousin and I.

We really did have fun last night. Today they are going to the game again. I am so jealous! Before they go, his wife wants me to go work out with her again. After everything I did today, I have to go again tomorrow?

I’m sure I will. I will just stick to weights. That can’t kill me like cardio would, right? Maybe I’m just still tired.

They are here until Tuesday so I plan on having some fun while they are here.

Have a great day!

The day goes by

Yesterday went pretty quick. It was the last day of May already! Today starts mine and my son’s birthday month. He hits the grand age of 13 while I will hit 45 eleven days after. Don’t wish us happy birthday yet – it’s not until the middle of June for him and the end of June for me!

I started out by weighing myself for the last time until July 1st. I ate. And I ate. I ended up going over my calories by 430 and let me tell you why. I needed to get up to at least 15 carbs for the day. If I don’t, I feel like utter crap the next day. So I had crackers with cheese for dinner. I had a tortilla with butter as a snack. I ate the macadamia nuts I wanted. I had a salad at lunch. I was just hungry yesterday after the chicken in my salad didn’t taste right. So no exercise again yesterday but that’s okay. I will get plenty this weekend.

The best part is that I stayed under my net carbs for the day. The worst part was getting my injections. He hit a nerve and shooting pain went down my leg so he moved the needle inside my leg. I got 5 total injections. The electrode treatment buzzed me a bit too much. I hurt. I came home and went to bed. I finished Good Witch on Netflix and started watching Kimmy. I went to sleep at 10:30 and was up at 5:15. I have been getting at least 8 hours a night for so long that I was surprised I woke up refreshed and ready to go after that little sleep! But okay, whatever.

Amber needed a walk early this morning because my son’s walk with her last night was short. So she and I went out at 5:45am. I saw 2 neighbors too. Why are they up so early? Who knows. I wasn’t about to start a conversation in my boxers and no bra while walking my dog.

See that look??? Poor baby! She’s been walked, had a treat, drank some water. Now it’s time for me to get moving for work today.

I have to take Styled and Ms. Sick today. I will most likely be working from 9a to 6pm. I’m not looking forward to it but I need the money! I already sent my invoices to the 2 people that I have to each week since I might forget while spending time with my family.

My cousin is flying in tonight so I want to go see him. I guess that will have to wait until tomorrow. We are going to the Astros game tomorrow evening. That will be fun I hope. Usually it’s just me and my cousin but this time, he brought his wife and son. It’s because his dad, my uncle, has been sick lately. So I will put up with the wife. His son is a good kid and my son looks up to him so they will hopefully have fun. My mom said she is working all weekend so she may or may not get to see them. I told her she will, we will make sure of it. She just nodded.

I’ve got to start laundry and shower so I will leave you this morning. I hope it’s a great Friday for everyone!

Astros Fanfest

Yes, we went! No, we’re not huge Astros fans or anything. HAHAHAHA…I totally am!!!

I took my son and his friend. I think they had a great time. They ran the bases, they took pictures in the dugout, had ice cream, and I got to take all the pictures!

I know I’m not supposed to walk a lot but I had to at the stadium. How else were we going to get around? Have my son push me around in a wheelchair? No way. I walked 4,600 steps and I’m okay with that even though it hurts a little.

Now I’m waiting on this woman to come pick up the doors. She is driving a long way for a good deal (I asked for $500 for both doors). After she’s been here, I bet you guys can guess what I’m going to do!

No…not taking a nap although that does sound super good right now!

I’m off to the gym. Yep. You heard it here first! I missed yesterday because I had to work, take my son to the dentist, work again, then had 2 people come by for pots. They are ALL GONE! Yay!!!!!

I did just find a few more in the garage (dammit) but I can deal. I sold every one of the ones from the original picture. My mom made $75 from them too. Woo hoo! Now after the doors are gone, I can start on the front half of the garage.

I gained .6 pounds but since I’ve been doing weights, I’m not sure if it’s gaining muscle or I ate too much so I’m sticking with muscle gain. We will find out when I measure myself at the end of the month.

I hope y’all are enjoying your Saturday as much as I am mine.

Oh my poor honey

I swear, if this man didn’t have bad luck, he wouldn’t have any luck at all. And yes, I did tell him this! He’s still in Arkansas (first problem), he’s driving with a broken left foot (although it’s his left foot and he has an automatic), and guess what?

He was stopped and a lady going 40-55 miles per hour slammed into the back of his car!!! He has his nephew with him too. Pictures below. I told him that even though they think they are fine, they need to go to the hospital because you never know what’s going on INSIDE the body. So he’s going to let me know how things go but Oh My God!!!

The lady slammed into him and kept going into the side of the road.

His 2016 Volkswagen saved their lives it seems!

Another scary thing tonight. The Astros are winning 5-1 in the 9th but the Dodgers are going to do whatever they can to come back! Maybe we can pull this off. Wouldn’t that be awesome?!? I’ll post in the morning because I’m so tired I want to pass out.

Talk soon!

Cleaning day again

So I went to the condo and cleaned it all out other than the couch, freezer, and espresso machine that I am selling.

One of my caregivers said it looks smaller but I think it’s just the pictures. I think it looks larger now. Who knows.

Now I’m back at home and my moms maids are here cleaning. The only business I have today is Forgetful at lunchtime so that’s easy. My mom asked me to go by Petco and return some stuff so that’s next.

So the Astros have lost the first game and won the second. Maybe the uber driver was right! I hope so!!! It would be awesome to have a World Series win here in Houston.

Not much else going on. Watching the animals run around on the wet floor. I’m staying off it to let it dry. I found a collection of lighters and matches at the condo too. I don’t know what to do with most of them. Pitch them?

At least that’s all done now and the realtor can sell the place hopefully.

Have a great Thursday. Hugs!

Hey!

So for the 2nd night in a row, I am sitting at a bar watching my Astros. Last night ended up being awful as we lost to the Dodgers 3-1. Right now, in the bottom of the 6th, we are tied 1-1. We have to win tonight! My Uber driver last night said he bet that we would win games 2, 3, and 4 as well as 6 to take the Series. And uber drivers can’t be wrong, right???

As I’m sitting here, I started talking to this cute couple. Sickeningly cute. Kissing, she’s sitting in his lap, feeding each other, etc. So adorable that I had to show them a picture of my “husband” who is visiting family out of town and broke his foot. Yep. I did that. Even showed the girl a picture!

There’s also this guy here. His name is scott. I know this because he has now told me 3 times since the first time I ever came to this bar in May. He’s a cute dork but he’s a drunk. He’s here almost every night drinking. Yeah, not my type. He’s been hitting on this poor girl for the past 2 nights and she just laughs but walks away at the end of the night. Aww. Poor guy! Aww shit. The Dodgers just scored 2 more runs. It’s a repeat of last night. Damn!

I had 3 jobs today. I had 3 yesterday. I’m just a bit busy. Which is good although I would prefer to sit and watch my Astros! So anyway, I think I’m leaving after this beer. Stella Artois is my favorite. It’s pretty and in a pretty glass.

So have a good night. Talk later. Hope the Astros can come back tonight!