Just studying

I am working one job a day this week and studying when I’m not working.

I do have good news on the cigarettes though!

25 days now not smoking! Woo hoo! I love my Cue vape. I truly believed it helped save me from smoking.

I had lunch with my oldest friend. We met in kindergarten and have stayed in touch all these years. She would kill me if she knew I put her picture on here!

And here’s Oliver sleeping and not letting me study.

I hope everyone is having a good week so far!

Saturday morning

I was woken up at 6am this morning after not going to sleep until 11. I wanted to sleep in. My mother seems to have other plans though because she has the royal wedding playing at top volume downstairs. I am happy for Harry, I don’t have to watch the wedding though. 🙄

I am not working this weekend. I just don’t feel like it. I worked hard this week so I am just going to relax. I lost 2.6 more pounds this week! I’m at 182.8. This keto diet is awesome! Why wasn’t I doing this when I was young???

I text my cousin last night because I saw his wife had posted on Snapchat that they were in Brazil. He didn’t look too excited walking around so I had to ask him. His response was that he was going on an hours sleep. Well yeah, that makes sense! The reason I mention this is because HE’S COMING TO VISIT!!!! I am so excited! He will be here the first weekend in June. His Dad lives here (my uncle) and my uncle has been sick lately so my cousin is coming. I get to reap the rewards though and see him too. Plus he wants to take me to see the Astros play the Red Sox while he’s here. Woo hoo! So I am planning on not dieting at least one day while he’s here.

You may remember my cousin from this post https://juliehcares.com/2017/11/16/sorry-😐/ because he’s the one I sold the condo with. So there’s a refresher for my friends that have been listening to me complain for months and new to others that I am happy to have with me!

I drove Styled and she got her hair done and then we went to the grocery store. She had me run all over the store to get her stuff while she went to the pharmacy. Oops, hang on. Hard to type with a cat pushing on your hands. He just nibbled on me so I need to kick him out of my room.

Anyway, where was I? So I got Styled home at noon and had to rush off to get Ms. Sick. I started getting texts from my friends asking about Santa Fe and emails from the school about lockdowns on my way to pick her up. I wanted to go pick up my son. When I picked this woman up, she had decided that not only would I take her to get her hair done, I would take her to lunch and grocery shopping as well. Not cool. I didn’t get her back home until 5:15!!! I really hope she’s better and can drive herself soon. That really upset me.

I was just about to pull up to my house after that when I got a call asking if I wanted to go to dinner. This is the other new client, Ms. Forgets, daughter. I hadn’t met her yet so I said sure. She told me to meet her at a Mexican restaurant not too far away and I happily went.

She had quesadillas and I had fajitas combination plate. I ordered my food with just the meat and a side of cheese, no beans, no rice, and no tortillas. I also had a margarita that didn’t taste great so I only had half. Ended up only 4 carbs! I did really well sticking to my plan! So that was my day.

I am not working today. I worked hard this week and want a day off so I am taking one. I wanted to go to the beach again this weekend but changed my mind when I saw all the road closures around town. Maybe I will just go to the park and walk the 3 mile trail instead. Who knows! Have a great weekend!!!

Lazy Sunday maybe…it’s only 2pm so we’ll see!

I woke up at 8am. That’s 2 extra hours of sleep. Yay me! I woke up at 2am to use the potty, woke up at 4, looked at the clock and said oh hell no, then woke up at 8. I made peanut butter cookies today. I went grocery shopping and spent almost $200. This good better last!!! I also went to the closest smoke shop.

So I was doing some neuropathy research and came across this oil called CBD. It’s made from the marijuana plant. It does NOT make you high. After reading about 10 articles, I could not find one that spoke ill of this oil. So I decided to buy a little thing of it. 100mg (the lowest strength) was $40! Online they are even more. Wow! So I will have to keep you posted on how that does for me. It’s supposed to relieve pain and since there is no THC in it, it won’t make you test positive for the drug.

So now just getting in a bit of relaxation. I ate a low carb tortilla stuffed with cheese for lunch. I forgot to make taco meat yet but I will and that’s why I got the tortillas.

I just played with the cats and now ready for a short nap. I didn’t exercise today and I probably will just take a rest day.

Tomorrow should be super busy. I have to go have blood drawn at 8am while fasting. Then I have a doctor appointment at 9:30. Then drive for the company. Yesterday was such a good driving day, I hope tomorrow is too!

What did you do this weekend?

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. 😀

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!

Tuesday, why?

I told you guys I had to go to the podiatrist’s office. That was NO fun! 5 shots yesterday right into the nerves in the legs and suction cups that bring on the electric currents running through my legs and feet!

Then I took Cranky to her appointment which went well. She wanted to eat lunch out but didn’t want to go sit inside anywhere so we stopped for burgers and I had no problem getting my burger with a lettuce wrap instead of a bun. I guess a lot of people ask for that?

The cats were looking at something outside the window and knocked a chicken off the window to get up there. Sorry mom, they are YOUR cats though! Your strange chicken toy is fine too.

I went to the gym, signed my son up for karate (he starts tomorrow), and got 35 minutes on the treadmill.

I still had tons of calories when it became dinner time so I ate macadamia nuts, chicken spread straight out of the can (no bread or crackers), and half of a power crunch bar. It tasted like a white chocolate kitkat but was very filling. I didn’t get near my carb allowance for the day but that’s okay. It just means I had fiber which is always a good thing!

When I woke up and opened my bedroom door, Eliza came running in. I used the restroom and then had to go retrieve her and get her out so Amber wouldn’t start barking and wake everyone up. It’s like she was sitting outside my bedroom door waiting on me to open it! Makes you wonder how long she sat there!

Today I am taking the wife of the couple to her dentist appointment, the husband is still a bit sick so I didn’t take them to dinner. And then to my sons karate lesson. He’s not excited about it but I say too bad. He needs some way to help get his frustration out so why not karate?

What are you up to today?

Much better!

Yesterday was SO much better! The doctor said the reason I got Keto flu is because I wasn’t having enough carbs. I guess I need to shoot for 20 instead of 13 a day. Oops.

I didn’t work. The couple went to the doctor and he is still sick although he didn’t have to go to the hospital. I will be going today for what I was supposed to yesterday.

I did hit the gym. I think I did well! I did 35 minutes on the bike and all of the arm/stomach/back machines for strength.

My hair was a mess and I was sweating my ass off on that bike! I stayed within my calories, I wasn’t very hungry.

I’m back down under 200 (199.8) and tomorrow is my usual weigh day. Hopefully I will drop that other .6 so at least I wouldn’t have gained this week. I found the coffee that I like the best. It’s Starbucks cold brew. I brought it home, added a tablespoon of heavy whipping cream and a shot of stevia and it tastes just fine.

I got cute pictures of the cats.

They were sleeping in my mom’s room. Amber is as adorable as ever too. I love my dog!

Today I plan on doing my 2 jobs (normal Friday with Styled and then the couple) and then only doing cardio. I have to rest a day between lifting weights. I am staying off the treadmill for a bit because my feet are not 100% yet.

Y’all have a great Friday and I’ll chat with you later!