Happy Sunday!

I suck. Really. I did full keto yesterday and then this morning ate an ice cream bar and a protein bar. Wth is wrong with me? Actually today is most likely because I got 5 hours of sleep last night. I only had 1200 some odd calories yesterday and 16 net carbs. I know I won’t do that today considering I’ve already had 36 carbs at 10:30 in the morning! I was going to go out running but it’s nasty wet outside and a cold front is coming through so it’s getting cold as well. Maybe the gym though! I did my plank challenge as well but that’s only 30 seconds of the day today.

I have been reading y’all’s blogs all morning and I am so sorry I missed so much! Thanks for sticking by me while I try to do everything. It’s you guys, my readers/friends, that help keep me going.

I took yesterday as a rest day even though I didn’t mean to. I didn’t do anything. I didn’t even watch Netflix! I chatted with BFF, I drove my son to his friends house, played on my phone, and that’s about it!

This coming Saturday, my son and I will be flying out of town for a 4 day much needed vacation. I am seriously broke but thankful that my mom said she will pay for my rental car and I paid for our flights months ago. No spoilers on where we are going! Only 2 people know and that’s because they live there (other than my besties and family). I need this. Badly. I have been so stressed here lately! Have you ever felt the stress you have in your neck and shoulders (teeth and gums too)? It’s painful!

More jokes for you because I am loving Tumblr!

Yesterday also had all 3 pets in my room. Eliza mostly stood outside my room just looking in.

Oliver made himself at home in my school work basket where I keep my backpack and my study material.

Amber and I played fetch and tug of war after she got used to the cat being in here.

That’s all that’s happening here. I hope you guys have a relaxing Sunday! I have an exam on Friday and need to be studying but can’t get into study mode. 😳

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Finally half a lazy day!

This morning I took my son for his last day of school and took my dog in to have her nails clipped and get yearly blood work done.

On our way home, we stopped at the bank to get money to pay my moms maid. I saw a classmate of my sons walking down the street and text his mom because school had already started so that was strange. After about 10 minutes of texting with her, she called the school and got a hold of her son who said swimming practice got out late and made him miss the bus so he walked home to get his bike. Umm, really? You would rather walk a mile and a half home to get your bike when you could have walked the half mile to school? Kids, I swear. At least he was safe! I told her I’m sorry if I scared her and I hope she would do the same for me. She said she would. It really does take a village to raise these kids!

After that mess, I got home and started to do dishes, clean the litter boxes, and take out the trash (the maid is pregnant and I wanted to make sure she didn’t go near the litter boxes or lift anything heavy). I played on my phone until 10:30 when she came. I had her go through and pick some stuff out she liked Christmas wise in the garage and she as well as her parents cleaned the house while I started organizing everything.

My son is having some friends tomorrow evening and I want the house to look nice and be presentable (even if it is just for teenagers). Why do I never remember to take before pictures??? Well here is the after.

I love my table! Even with all of my moms stuff behind it, I just keep focusing on the nice table. I left my moms couch and coffee table mess out of the picture (it’s to the left of the 2nd photo) because it still looks horribly messy but I didn’t want to go through her personal stuff. I played on my phone a bit more and then went to pick up my son and his friend. Right before I left, I got a text from my sons friend asking if he could come over too. There was a catch though! He wanted me to pick him up 30 minutes after school in the park so he could hang out with his girlfriend and her friends for a while. Whatever. I had nothing else to do and he’s a good kid. I got all the boys in 2 trips and now his friend is spending the night. They are in his room playing music and video games.

Notice I did not do much today, for once, right? It was nice. I didn’t cook, I didn’t exercise, nada! I guess since I was running all over the place organizing the downstairs is how I got 18 minutes of exercise according to my watch. And hit my daily move goal.

When I got home from school today, I found that Oliver had gotten a Christmas ornament off the tree again and was batting it around.

It seems like he climbs the tree, takes just those off somehow, then plays with them and leaves them for me to put back on to start all over. Doesn’t seem to matter how high I put them or that there are plenty of other balls on the tree, he likes mine.

It’s only 9pm but I am exhausted so I’m in bed curled up with Amber. Have a great night!

Having a good day?

I think I did. The Godfather came over this morning to put in a deadbolt on my outside gate but my drill wasn’t charged so he’s coming back tomorrow. Nice to chat with him for a little while though!

Miss Priss called me at 8:30 and asked if I could drive her today. Well sure! I took her to deliver a Christmas present to her doctors office and to pick up a pair of sunglasses at her eye doctor and to the grocery store. 2 hours there.

I grabbed Taco Bell crispy taco for lunch and drove to Cranky’s. The rails have not been removed yet and the new ones were laying on the floor not put together so I told her son that I put the receipt on the fridge and if he wanted me to come by tomorrow afternoon to return those I would.

I came home around 1:30 and was looking at my phone. I set an alarm for 3pm (15 minutes before I need to leave to pick up the boys) and I am SO glad I did! I passed out around 2 and woke up to the alarm thinking I was late. Whew! I never nap! I know why though. Last night we had this huge storm roll through and at 3am, there was this HUGE bang and loud thunder after. Poor Amber was freaking out and between the car alarm outside my window, the dog jumping on me, and that loud boom, I was awake. At 3 fricking AM. Amber wouldn’t let me go back to sleep and when I went to use the bathroom, even Oliver the big boy cat was freaking out! I had to cuddle with each of them separately (Amber will growl if Oliver comes in my room). Eliza, the cute, tiny cat, was nowhere around. I guess she was snuggled up with my mother.

I got the boys, came home, cooked baked chicken and stuffing for dinner.

I ate and then decided that since my son had gone with the neighbors to the school band performance, I would get my arm workout in and do laundry. After 30 minutes of arm exercises (3 sets 15 reps of each exercise) and 100 squats and dancing in between, I walked Amber while still listening to Spotify. Here is my workout and the songs I listened to while working out.

I like all kinds of music but while exercising, I want upbeat, make you want to dance music. So that’s what I had.

My mother also got Amber a Christmas sweater.

Now I am so tired that I am writing you guys and then going to sleep. Have a good night! Laugh before bed:

Bombed

Once again, I completely failed the anatomy exam. I guess it’s easy the professor asks questions like “what is the best answer” and “which one doesn’t fit”. I’m not the only one. Another girl in my class took it with me and did as bad as I did!

So upset that I went and bought cupcakes. I only ate one and it was 200 calories although it probably had enough sugar to put me in hyperdrive the rest of the day! Maybe I’ll even feel up to going to the gym. I haven’t in a few days. So frustrated with everything at school makes me want to curl up at home. I am curling up but I’m studying while I do it. Maybe if I make my life ALL about school, I can pass these classes!

Anyway, I took a video of Oliver playing fetch yesterday while I waited for my printer to print.

I bet you thought it would be the dog! Lol

Saturday was WAY too long! We were at the karate tournament from 9:30-6pm. My son lost but that’s okay. It was his first tournament.

My moms gift just got here today. I hope she likes it!

I’m sitting in the carpool lane at the school and have almost 30 minutes to just sit here. I had my chocolate milk and the cupcake and now typing.

The rest of the cupcakes will go to the boys that I take home. I am limiting myself to the one. I don’t want to gain!

Y’all have a good day. When I get back home, I have nutrition to study.

Everything done

Well, except studying for Math. That exam is not for 2 weeks though so it’s okay. Oh, and I didn’t wash the towels but we still have some and I did get my clothes and sheets laundered!

I made keto cornbread from Dr. Berg’s website and made the other half of the brisket I had in the freezer. That was dinner and I am so happy!

I forgot to show y’all my sons hair after I colored it. He decided he likes this color and doesn’t want to make it more blonde than this.

Before:

After:

I got some exercise in yesterday too! I did 45 minutes of strength training (arms).

Amber really likes to sleep on clean sheets. I’m surprised she even let me make the bed!

And here’s Eliza on the window in my moms room.

And finally, here’s a few motivation quotes I found on Twinbody, Bauer Women’s Society, and Instagram.

I’m off to school! Nutrition test is tomorrow. Eek!!!

I caved and I’m not sorry

I had those cravings for 2 days. Very specific ones too! Luby’s fried fish and a Twix. I decided to cave in to my cravings and I ended up having a great day yesterday!

See? 28 carbs for one entire piece of fried fish. That’s not so bad! With the Twix, I had 27 grams of sugar and a total of 69 carbs for the day. That’s it! I want to do a bit of research on how I used to eat to see how that stacks up. I do not regret my decision, they were both very tasty, and I did not go over my calories for the day. Plus now that I fulfilled those cravings, they are gone and I am right back on track!

I took Ms. Forgets to a kidney doctor yesterday. He seemed like an idiot. Very smiley, gave her a new prescription with a diuretic when the reason we went was because she has constant bathroom issues, and looked into her eyes saying you can tell a kidney problem from there. Really? Is that true? I’m just glad we are going to her regular doctor on Thursday. Maybe she can tell us.

I started the 7th Dexter book yesterday as well. I couldn’t put it down either! I’m over halfway through the book and had to make myself go to sleep at 11pm. It’s that good.

I have been ignoring my phone for a few days now for the most part. I would rather read. I haven’t even turned on Netflix! If you have called, I’m sorry. I just don’t feel like chatting. Text is fine. I missed going to a baseball game yesterday with a friend since I really didn’t want to do anything. I missed chatting with my oldest friend as I was reading and didn’t feel like talking. I’m not in a funk anymore, I feel SO much better, I just still don’t feel like talking. And that’s okay!

It’s 7am and I have to go take Ms. Forgets to therapy at 9:30, take my son to his doctor at 2, then drop him at the movies at 4, then pick him back up later. He wants to go see Slenderman with the same girl he was at the mall with the other day. Based on my sons pool party, the mall, and now going to the movies, maybe this girl likes my son. He doesn’t have a clue, I have just seen the way she looks at him. It’s very cute. I hope he doesn’t break her heart!

At 5:30 this morning, I hear a loud bang outside my bedroom. I jump up and barely crack open my bedroom door. Wouldn’t you know, Oliver has slammed my Mom’s door open and is sauntering out. Geez he scared me! Then he was under my feet when I tried to go downstairs. Crazy cat!

Yes, he likes to be wherever you are, even in the fridge.

Have a great Wednesday!

Sunday prep day

Since I didn’t get home until after midnight Saturday night, I slept until 8:30am. At least I got enough sleep. I didn’t feel great yesterday morning although I think it’s because I forgot to eat breakfast! How does that happen you ask? Well, sometimes I don’t feel hungry so I don’t eat but then I feel horrible by lunch. After I ate lunch, I felt MUCH better!

I didn’t feel like dealing with the grocery store or having to reinstate my Costco membership for $60. I decided to try out Instacart. I loved it! Yes, I forgot to get Cherry jam that my son wanted but I got everything else! I got all the stuff that I normally get at Costco (my sons hotdogs, cheese, organic ground beef, chips, toilet paper, water, etc). I was so happy with it that I decided to order HEB through them for the stuff I can’t get at Costco too. The only problem I see with Instacart is that it is easy to over order! And of course you have to pray they don’t get lost finding you like the Costco guy did. Thank goodness I used a credit card for the food! I may not use the service again and then again, I might. It was VERY handy, especially since I didn’t feel that great!

My mom usually works all afternoon on Sunday’s but had her own illness issues so she called in sick and stayed home (bathroom issues that she’s under a doctors care for). I thought my day of cooking had gone to crap. I just can’t cook with her down there. She talks to me and is always coming in the kitchen and watching tv at top volume. So when she took a nap at 4pm, I got to cooking.

I made a keto cake, keto buttercream icing, more keto bread, and a keto meatloaf. So good! I had a piece of cake and a slice of meatloaf for dinner. My son tried the cake but said it wasn’t to his liking. More for me!

I took a couple of animal pictures too. Oliver was begging me for my chicken lunch, sleeping in the box I got from Costco, and Amber was sleeping like a human like she likes to do.

Also yesterday was my one year anniversary with WordPress!

Today my son has an orthodontist appointment at 9:30. I have to get my stitches out after that, and then take Ms. Forgets to therapy. It’s going to be a long day! I hope y’all have a good day as well. I look forward to swimming with those out!