amazing things

Since last Saturday, I have lost .8 pounds. As you guys know, last Sunday I had a piece of cake that was really yummy and totally worth it. I didn’t go over my calories all week but I didn’t exercise more than once. I have been healing too. I am amazed. I weighed myself on Wednesday as well and I was down an extra .6 pounds. I don’t want to lose so fast but I want to stay eating well so I added a few more calories. So losing less than a pound this week is great to me!

After finding out that the husband of the couple passed, I spoke with their daughter and asked what I could do. She asked that I bring her mom lunch today and hang out with her. I am going to go to one of husbands favorite places and get us sandwiches. She will have this chicken avocado sandwich and I’ll have a kids burger lettuce wrapped. That’s my homage to him today. She hasn’t seen me since I started the keto life. I have dropped 40 pounds since I drove them! I think she’s going to be amazed. I know I am!

My son amazes me. He went to the movies with his friends and said the movie was good and he wants to see the next sequel. At the end of the credits, they pretty much said there would be another movie. He is so tall and now that he’s exercising and eating a bit better, he is thinning out as well. Now if I could get him off all the sweets he eats, he would get downright thin!

I woke up today. I feel healthy. My son is heathy. That’s what counts!

Y’all have a great weekend. I’m still trying to figure out how to do my video but I’m hoping to do at least one tomorrow!

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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?

A busy but good Wednesday

I will admit. I was pretty lazy yesterday morning! I took my son to school, came home, ate breakfast, and then got into bed and played games on my phone. I finally got up around 10 to go walk Amber. Don’t worry, I had let her out quickly at 6:30 so she wasn’t desperate!

After her walk, I came in and helped my mom change her phone plan to get her bill down. She says she is going to pay off her phone and then switch to be on my plan so it will save more money. Sounds good to me! We both have the same company so why not? We actually have the same phone too. 😂

Then I helped her with some other phone and computer stuff. I realized what time it was and jumped up to go shower and get ready for my first job at 1pm. I took the wife of the couple to the dentist and went grocery shopping for her since she had to be there over an hour. We ran a couple more errands when she was done and I got 3 hours with her today.

I came home for an hour and cleaned up a bit, moved my laundry to the dryer, and then had to take off again to take Mr. 95 year old to his club for dinner. I had him back home at 8:15 and came home. Since it was almost gym closing time, I did my dumbbells at home tonight. 20 minutes of arm exercises! Whew!

Calories were good today. I haven’t been getting hungry at night since I started this so that’s a win too!

My son started karate last night and told me it was pretty good and he enjoyed it. Whew! I couldn’t be there since I was working but I will be there on Monday with him. I can’t wait to see him going at it!

Today is an off day. I have to go see my podiatrist at 7:30 (I’m leaving soon!) and then take my son to his orthodontist down in Clear Lake. By the time we get back, it will be around 2pm. Lots of driving and well worth it to get our stuff done. He did Starr testing on Tuesday so that’s done and he’s not missing much by being absent today.

Last night I turned on my bedroom light to the cutest thing ever. Amber is so funny sometimes! She looks like she’s hiding from the light.

I found this on Instagram and wanted to share it in case anyone is having a hard time getting where they want to be. It’s a lifestyle, not a diet. You didn’t gain it all quickly so you won’t lose it quickly.

Y’all have a great day! Chat later!

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What a great day

Wednesday started out pretty normal. Took my son to school complaining the entire 1.5 mile trip that his fever was 99.1 and he should be in bed still. That’s not a fever I tell him and he is not happy. I get back home, shower, get dressed, and head on down to the dentist. It took him 4 tries to get my teeth to not hurt me in about 30 minutes. The whole drive down there I was thinking to myself that I should go to the beach like I wanted to last weekend. I would be halfway there anyway so why not, right?

I start driving south from the dentist. Almost immediately I get stuck in traffic. This continues for a mile and then all the traffic just dissipates. What was the problem??? Oh well. I keep going. I get to Galveston and was hungry! It was 11am so I decided to get something to eat. I wanted fish so I went in search for a fish place on the beach (makes perfect sense to me). I found one very close on the seawall. I had hush puppies and fried fish fillet. It was Cajun flavored and very good. I only ate 2 hush puppies and half of a piece of fish before I was stuffed and that’s okay with me. Great view of the water as well.

I got back in the car and drive to East Beach. As I got close, I saw that they were charging $10 just to drive onto the beach. Crazy! They had an area to park in for free way far away from the water and walk in. I can do that. Fine. I’m not paying to park just to walk around.

I set my watch for outdoor walk and took off down the beach. I walked a mile and a half one way and then turned around to walk back. I ended up walking 3.1 miles or 5km. I did not take my phone with me on my walk. I just wanted to hear the ocean and get my exercise while I was relaxed from just being there. After my walk, I went to my car to get my phone and walked back down to the water to take pictures. I didn’t want to leave! Now I’m planning on going back down there one day next week to do it again. We’ll see if I can get away to do it.

I stopped for Smartwater on my drive back and there was no traffic so I got back too quick. I wasn’t ready! It started to rain once I got back to Houston as well. I’m really glad it didn’t rain on me down there. Can you imagine being a mile away from your car and it starts pouring? Me either. I was very blessed.

I picked my son and his friends up at school and then dropped them off at one of the boys home. I then went home to walk Amber. My son got home pretty soon after and when I asked him why, he said he got bored so he came home. Umm, ok.

My evening was spent on Netflix as usual because Mr. 95 year old called me when I was leaving Galveston to tell me that because of weather, they weren’t going to dinner. Better Call Saul Season 3 came out so I tuned in for that. It’s a good show. It didn’t really need Breaking Bad to start it out, it would have held well on its own before that show (although that was a great show!).

Calories were almost exactly what they are supposed to be. Now that’s close! I didn’t want to go over so I didn’t even snack while watching Netflix.

Depending on weather out there today, I am supposed to take the couples car to get inspected and take the husband to the grocery if he needs it. I am also supposed to start the foot treatment this morning. I have to have injections (he didn’t tell me about that) and the neuropathy electrodes treatment. He said I have tarsal tunnel syndrome and bad circulation. That doesn’t sound good. I asked the success rate for this and was told that this has a good success rate but some people have surgery after. I can’t afford both. This better work! Cranky’s caregiver will have to take her to the dentist to have her partial adjusted. I hope the address will work well enough to get her there. It’s not hard so I’m sure they will be fine.

In some ways, I am hoping for bad weather so I don’t have to go anywhere. In other ways, I need the money! I’m not ready to get out of bed yet and check. Lol

Y’all have a great day!

Stressful yesterday, good morning!

Yesterday I took Styled to get her hair cut at 8:10am. I waited 2 hours for her and then took her to her doctor. I told the doctor how she has an unclean odor about her, how her walking has gotten much worse, and how she’s not eating. Then she mentioned that she’s having headaches. So the doctor says she needs to get a MRI so I have to take her to the grocery store and to get the test. I called the couple to let them know that there was no way I would have time to take them. He said he would have his caregiver go over the weekend. So I have not been paid for this past Tuesday but I will get it next Tuesday. It was only for an hour and a half anyway.

I was with Styled for 8 total hours and introduced her to protein bars because we were at the grocery store and I didn’t want crap food so I grabbed one so she wanted to try it. After she did, she said it was really good and tasted like candy (she had Quest white chocolate raspberry bar). I dropped her off at 4:10pm after that long stressful day and went home.

Since I didn’t have much of a chance to eat at all, I definitely stayed in my calories.

This morning I got on the scale like I do every Saturday and I just may keep my Saturday weigh ins.

Holy crap. Can that be right??? I actually didn’t believe it and did it 3 times. Every time said the same thing. Wow! Wasn’t I just complaining that it would take me a while to get here? I’m in shock! I didn’t even exercise yesterday! I walked around a bit but not true exercise where I’m sweating and feel it like at the gym. I keep having plans to do more exercise and then don’t get the chance or am too tired or some other excuse. But that’s not all that happened!

Once I got home, I got a message on Facebook from an old neighbor. She said the woman that bought my dad’s car last July had moved out and left the car key taped to the car. Really? Just moved and left the car there? Well, I’m not having the city come after my mom for towing fees to have it hauled off and stored. It is a great little car. A 2001 Hyundai Accent. It’s a standard transmission too. I called the president of the board over there and he has given me permission to come get the car since she basically abandoned it. He told me I have to leave a note on her front door that she has 30 days to contact me and come pick it up. If she doesn’t do that, the car reverts back into my parents name. I will have to apply for a lost title but that’s doable. No, she never changed the title! I can’t believe this! I will do that and let my mom resell the car to carmax or Texas auto direct. I’m glad I had sold it to someone where I know people so I am able to get it back. Somebody told me I should just keep it for my sons first car. The only problem I see with that is that is still a few years away and storing it until that time is just not feasible. Unless one of my friends on here wants to come pick it up for themselves or their kids! Southwest is having their annual sale, right? 😂 I’ll post a picture later. I am waiting for my mom to wake up and she said she will drop me off at my old complex to get it.

So today I wanted to go to the beach Galveston because the high will be 85 and it’s not rainy. My son on the other hand doesn’t want to go. I don’t want to force him. I do not want to go alone though. I haven’t decided if I want to drive down there alone just to go. Probably not. Maybe one of these weekends soon. I’m more of a mountain person but I was thinking how awesome walking in the sand is for exercise! I want to try it. My son has therapy at 1pm so I was going to go after that. I may still do that. I don’t know yet. I guess y’all will find out tomorrow! 😂

So I should probably go get showered so I am ready when my mom wakes up. I hope you guys have a fantastical day!

Great Wednesday!

The day started like normal. Wake up, shower, run out the door afraid you’ll be late because you have to drive 45 minutes in traffic to get to your dental appointment on time.😂

After the dentist, I stopped at HEB and picked up some eggs and bacon and took off for B’s apartment (my guy best friend) near my dentist’s office. I cooked the eggs, he made the bacon. He wanted toast too so he made himself some. We ate and chatted and then we went to work out in his apartments workout room. The machines were nothing like I’m used to but I was having a good morning so I went with it.

30 minutes treadmill walking and running and 15 minutes on the recumbent bike. I think it was more fun because we were hanging out too. We did a sweaty selfie after and then it was time for me to go home. 😢

The CPA came by the house and we got all of my paperwork in order and he’s going to do my taxes for me within the next week. I hope to god I don’t owe anything this year! I worry since I got a 1099 from a client plus sold the condo and car this past year.

I relaxed for an hour at home and then left to take Mr. 95 year old to dinner. Mr. Happy came with him too! How exciting! This man is always happy and when he seems grumpy, I can tell a silly joke and he gets happy again. I waited for them, took them home, got paid, and got home and went to bed.

Today is hell day. I have a podiatrist appointment at 9:40 and have to be at the couples at 10:30 for the rest of the day. I say hell because they have 2 different appointments plus they want to go out to eat (of course). It’s difficult for one person to handle them both in and out of the car, especially multiple times. Oh well. I need to make money!

I can’t wait for the day to be over already. I’m thinking of waiting to work out until after I am with them in case I am frustrated and need to get it out. I’m afraid I will be too tired to work out after being with them all day too. 🙄

I had 5 calories left last night. That’s cutting it a bit close!

My son stayed up all night on Tuesday night and yesterday went to bed around 11am. He woke up at 10pm complaining that I shouldn’t have let him sleep so long and said now he will be up all night because he slept so much. I just looked at him and told him to never speak to me like that and maybe he should leave and start over. He did and I wasn’t really listening to him anymore. That upset me. It’s not MY fault you stayed up all night or slept all day!

That’s it for today. Have a good one! Follow me on Instagram juliehcares .

Saturday is sometimes the best!

Oh wow. I’m so excited! I know I will not have this next week because I was sick this week and not really eating but OMG

Yay!!! I now weigh 205.2! I am 5.3 pounds away from the one hundreds! I can do that in a month! I am so happy this morning!!!

Why I’m up at 5:30am I have no idea. I was up until 12:30am watching Netflix. I didn’t go anywhere near my calorie limit either. Why can’t I be this un-hungry all the time?

I got to go back to the gym yesterday. That made me very happy too! I did the elliptical for 30 minutes and even at a level 6, it didn’t bother me. I guess I’m going to have to up my workouts from now on which is kind of exciting because it means I am getting in so much of a better shape!

I will be going today too. I did go to the dentist and chiropractor yesterday as well. My dentist is awesome as usual. The chiropractor took a bit of time with my back and got a huge knot out that hurt like hell to get rid of. I was wincing in pain when he went over the spot but it’s gone now! So it was a busy day.

I will take my son to his therapy and go to the gym today but that’s about it. No other plans. It’s nice knowing that I don’t have to get up at 6am for a whole week. Yay for Spring Break!

Still in shock

I feel like I’ve been on the phone since I woke up. There is so much to do when somebody dies. And it’s not my family so I’m supposed to just sit here? I want to do something. I guess I will just figure out how to pay them back the $100 petty cash they always wanted me to keep on hand. Probably PayPal.

I’m sorry about my news this morning. She was a argumentative and cat loving old lady that was too young.

This is yet another reason I need to start going to the gym and be in shape. You never know what can happen. The gym is supposed to open at noon today. I think I’m not going today but will get back to it tomorrow. I can’t think and really just want to turn on more Netflix and zone out.

I was within my calories until I stayed up until 3am last night. I had a glass of milk and one ounce of shredded cheese so I went WAY over (by 400 calories). At least I wasn’t drinking soda, right?

Anyway, nothing else to report. I’m about to go wake up my child and eat a very late breakfast. Y’all have a good day.

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I get to work!!!

I left my house at 7am to be at work by 9 since I have no clue how the roads are out here (I am 10 miles from my house). I got out near her place by 7:40. Since I was so early, I decided I would find a working ATM (found a capital one at Westheimer and Royal Oaks), get gas (found an Exxon with gas for $2.53 at Westheimer and Dairy Ashford), and get breakfast.

I’m at the McDonald’s at the Walmart on Westheimer and Kirkwood. All they have are simple egg mcmuffins. Not usually my thing but I can’t be too picky when I haven’t eaten yet. So one egg, cheese (I took the cheese off – it was nasty), and sausage egg mcmuffin later and I have eaten and now waiting until time to go get the client and take her to get her nails done.

On my way to her, ONLY at HER street, the street is blocked by water. Nobody getting through and it’s bad.

See? On both sides it’s dry but right at her street, flooded. Wth? You have to go through business parking lots to get around. Sad. Also, for my fellow Houstonians, Kirkwood is flooded too. I didn’t get a picture but cars were trying to go through and failing or got into the parking lot before they flooded out.

For anyone not here, a LOT of streets are like Kirkwood. We are STILL having flooding. Stores can’t get what they need either. My walking trip to Kroger proved that! Empty shelves everywhere. People told me they had no milk but my kind was available! I am lactose intolerate so there’s was lots of what I need thankfully!

Be careful everyone. Please don’t come back yet if you left. I tried to go to work yesterday. I left at 5 for a job at 6. It took 20 minutes to get to Blalock and Memorial just to have to turn around as Briar Forest, Blalock, and Memorial (in some areas) are closed. Here’s Blalock.

Here’s the bayou near my house overflowing onto the building next to it.

So it took me another hour to get back home. I couldn’t get to work. I’m going to try again this evening to take that client out but I think I’m going to have to leave a lot earlier! Westheimer was a parking lot so I didn’t want to take it. I’m going to have to though. This is totally nuts.

I have gained a pound in the past 2 weeks. I think it’s stress. I haven’t exercised like normal but I’ve been staying in my calories so I don’t know. I’ll get back to it soon. If you can’t tell, I don’t really care today. Driving is stress enough and I needed to eat.

Be careful out there!!!