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!

Whew!

Yesterday turned out to be alright. I didn’t get any cooking done so no new video. That’s something I need to figure out. I found some apps that you can pause video but they cost money plus they have some AWFUL reviews! I may just make a 2 part video.

Netflix:

I watched 2 movies. I watched Mamma Mia. While I’m not a big musical fan, I actually wanted to see this. I didn’t realize how many really famous people were in it! It was good, I knew a lot of the songs too since most were from the 70’s. I told my mom I watched it and she asked if I watched the original. Is there another one? This had Meryl Streep and Pierce Brosnon. I enjoyed it immensely!

I watched Pirates of the Caribbean- Dead Men Tell No Tales as well. I have loved Johnny Depp since I was young and he was in Freddy Krueger and Edward Scissorhands. It was alright, I really just wanted to see what all the fuss was over these Pirate movies.

I also watched The Worlds Most Extraordinary Homes which was really cool and 5 episodes of the new season of Grey’s Anatomy. So yes, I watched a LOT of Netflix.

I babysat these neighbor kids, one of whom plays with my son all the time. I did it as a favor to my friend, their mom, and she gave me $45 for 4 1/2 hours. That was nice even though she really didn’t have to pay me. She wanted someone there to make sure her boys didn’t fight. 13 and 9 years old so I guess they could have. They did their own thing and I watched Netflix. Why not? I also had a piece of birthday cake while I was there. So I had 80 carbs yesterday but that’s okay because I’m right back on track!

I got home around 4:30pm and sat around for a while. I guess I could have cooked…I was watching a movie though. At 7:30, I decided to get off my arse and go for a walk. The gym was already closed (my gym has very short weekend hours which sucks). I ended up walking the streets (god that sounds bad) and went almost 3 miles! I was so tired when I got home because of the heat and going so far so I just watched more Netflix.

I wanted to hit 3 miles but didn’t although I was close! I had planned on waking up at 5am this morning and walking again. That didn’t happen. My alarm went off and I just turned it off at 5 and 5:30. At 5:58, my son comes in here and says “Mom, what time did you want to be up by?” I said 5 and he replied, “Sorry, it’s 6. Good morning! I’m going to go play my game.” My child – sweet, isn’t he? 🙄

Today I have Ms. Forgets going to therapy. That will take about 2 hours out of my day. That leaves me plenty of time to exercise, watch Netflix, and maybe cook a little.

I got out of bed to use the bathroom this morning and Oliver the cat followed me in there. He loves to rub under your legs while you are trying to pee. So I had to let him while I finished and washed my hands. Then I picked him up, rubbed on him for a minute, walked into my bedroom and gently put him down outside while simultaneously closing my bedroom door to keep him out. Gotta love allergies, I had to use my hand sanitizer in my room after that. I got a picture of him in the window yesterday when I was walking the dog. He’s just so cute!

So that’s it. It’s now 7 and I need to get moving. Y’all have a great Monday!

It’s a gloomy day in Houston

Well, it’s supposed to be anyway. We have 100% chance of rain today and tomorrow due to some storm coming in from the Gulf of Mexico. It looks just fine right now so who knows. The weather people aren’t perfect but they try to keep people safe. Most don’t listen, I do! I cancelled my doctors appointment this morning because I don’t take chances with my car and possible street flooding.

Yesterday went well. I had to say goodbye to my son which was SO hard! I came home and cooked. I made cupcakes and biscuits. While I waited on the cupcakes, I guess Oliver knew I needed some love because he came and sat in my lap and purred like crazy.

Remember how my tv was on the floor? Well, my ex boyfriend came over and put everything up on the wall and it looks SO nice! Not perfect but I don’t have to have perfect, I just wanted it done! I paid him $80 for the job. It took him about 4 hours to do but that’s okay. He told me about the girl he likes now. I know her from my past unfortunately. I wished him luck. I did tell him that I tell everyone that he’s a good guy (true if you’ve read my blog for the past year) and that I truly want the best for him. In my opinion, she’s not, but that’s his choice.

I have been checking my son’s Snapchat and the church’s Instagram for updates on their trip. I actually messaged my son when I saw his snap about his dinner of chocolate muffins asking if there wasn’t real food or he just didn’t want it and he replied that it wasn’t my problem this week so I told him to watch his mouth because I can take away stuff while he’s gone. He changed his attitude real quick. Lol

He hasn’t snapped since then either but I’m sure he will! This storm is affecting the entire Gulf Coast so they may have rain there too which would suck when you’re on a trip to hang out on the beach! As long as they are safe, right? When the buses left the church yesterday, one had a small accident and nobody was hurt (not my son’s bus). They turned around to change out the bus and then all got there safely.

I cleaned my son’s room yesterday and of course forgot to take before pictures! Here’s the clean room and closet though.

I sent these to my son and he just said okay. No thank you, no wow, just ok. 🙄 Crazy child! I didn’t even throw anything away, he should be happy!

I’ve been resting and not exercising too much the past 2 days. My leg feels fine until I start walking a lot. It’s still healing I guess. I have been closing my watch rings though. I did arms last night and aerobic exercises the night before. I need to heal so I’m taking it easy with my exercise.

I’m going to walk Amber before the rain starts so have a great day and I hope everyone is safe wherever you are!

Another crazy day

I went grocery shopping for Ms. Sick. She’s really sick. I feel bad for her. She’s pretty young too (late 70’s I think) so that’s even worse. I also drove for Lyft most of the day.

My very first rider was a guy in town for work. I picked him up at his hotel and he was English. Btw, I absolutely adore the English accent! He said he was in IT so I mentioned how much I loved the show The IT Crowd and then he went on to tell me what I need to watch next. Spaced with Simon Pegg (my favorite which I mentioned) and an old show called Frenchie and Saunders. Since I was a huge Absolutely Fabulous fan, Jennifer Saunders in another show will be great! I’m just sorry that I couldn’t talk to this guy some more. He was really nice!

No airport runs today thankfully. I took this woman from Chicago (she lives here now) to work and she was telling me to go around cars and cut through traffic and she was looking for openings. I got her to work in 11 minutes (the gps said it would take 19) and she bitched! OMG woman…be ready when I show up instead of making me wait on you for 7 minutes and maybe you won’t have to act like that!

My last 2 guys were business men here from New York. I took them from their office to their downtown hotel at 5pm so it took an hour to get there. I screwed up though. I let them out on the side of the hotel where the bar is instead of dropping them at the front. The guy still tipped me though so maybe they wanted a drink? Lol

After that, I decided to go to the grocery store because I really didn’t want to go home yet but I was ready to be done working for the day. I wandered around for an hour looking for low carb foods. I found some too! I couldn’t believe it either.

I had the chips tonight and they filled me up. I guess 20 grams of protein will do that! I have been craving ice cream since it’s hot outside (supposed to be 93 tomorrow). I can’t wait to try that, and yes, I saw it has sugar and no fat. I still want to try it. For breakfast today is the quiche. Has anyone had those before? They look yummy! Special K has a few different kinds too. For the crackers, I also got some jalapeño flavored cream cheese. Yummy!

I haven’t been posting about exercise because I haven’t been doing any lately. I’m trying to get this diet down pat and since I haven’t had any energy for the past few weeks, I just stopped exercising. It hasn’t slowed my weight loss down (yet) and I WILL get back to it. I’m waiting on these blood test results too. Maybe those will tell me what’s going on and what I need to do to get back to it. I haven’t been eating much again which I’m sure affects my energy level which is why I went shopping. I also bought a few low carb snacks from Amazon the other night. I really need variety if you can’t tell!

So I should have enough snacks for a while. If you have ever had any of these, please let me know. The chips I ate tonight were perfect! I am really hoping that having these will get me more energy and get me moving more.

Last night I took a selfie with the cat. He was under my feet and I picked him up and took a shot.

I am excited how thin my face is getting! And I love my hair color! The second picture of me is awful but the cat was still! Anyone know how to make the 2 pictures where I look good AND the cat is still? LOL

That’s all for the stuff yesterday. Today is doctor, Lyft, new client, the maybe Mr. 95 year old. At least I hope so. I miss him!

See and talk with y’all later!