Update 10/12/19

So first of all I have to say GO ASTROS!!!!

Crazy week like usual. Monday and Tuesday I didn’t have to go to work which was VERY nice. I watched Netflix, played games, relaxed, cooked, you know, what I used to do when I didn’t have a crazy job!

Taco meat, taco rice, mexican cornbread, this sausage rice veggie casserole recipe thing I found on allrecipes, hamburger helper, and brownies. I made these last Wednesday and am still eating on them.

I happened to walk in my patio and look in my garden box thinking I need to get it all cleaned out and start over and guess what??? All those dead plants from last year aren’t dead!!! Broccoli, carrots, and onions are growing. It’s amazing! How does that happen? I am excited that maybe I will actually get to eat some home grown foods this year!

Last night we had a staff meeting at work. It was about donating a percentage of our check to the company and other charities. Everyone that came got one raffle ticket. The more you donated, the more raffle tickets you got. Well, I got ONE. There were only 5 prizes and there’s about 100 people that work there so I figured my chances of winning were very slim but threw my ticket into the bag for a new slow cooker. There was also a spa package, a movie night package, a tv, and something else that I can’t remember.

I lent a coworker my slow cooker a few months back and never got it back from her. I was going to ask her to bring it to work this weekend so I can make chili when it is cold out. Well, I won! How that is possible I don’t know but karma was on my side last night! A spoon and food cake with the prize. So I told the coworker to keep my old slow cooker. Obviously I don’t need 2! No complaints from me!

It got cold last night. Down to 53. Yay!!!! The high here today was 70. Gorgeous day. I worked this morning, went to Costco for toilet paper and paper towels, came home, walked Lucky for a mile, and started baking. I made sugar cookies with and without sprinkles, peanut butter cookies, and double chocolate chip cookies.

I ate too many but oh well. Still at 150, I will just watch myself better tomorrow.

Enjoy some memes from this week and I’ll chat with y’all later!

Been a minute

Since May 19th to be exact! I’ve been working and driving and staying at home. A bit boring which is why I haven’t written anything.

First off, we started Lucky’s training last Saturday. I think he was trained before and we just didn’t know the right commands. He’s doing really well! Too adorable. I have to give him a bath tonight which I am not looking forward to but it has to be done!

So here’s the latest from yesterday. My original client, Cranky, passed away after a long time of being off and on ill. She’s had pneumonia like 4 times in the past couple of years. Last night she just went by stopping breathing. It was very sad. Her caregiver called me very upset when I was closing at work so I finally spoke with her and rushed over as soon as I could get out. I called 911 not knowing that I didn’t have to. She had hospice care and they came and took care of everything after the police left.

I left after the funeral home took her away at 9:30pm. On my way home, I noticed that the gates at work had not been shut after closing so I drove in and locked the gates. I let my manager know so if they saw me on camera that late that they wouldn’t ask me what the hell I had been doing there. The funeral is on Thursday when we are busy which I’m sad about. I have asked my manager if I can come in an hour late so I can go to the viewing though. Still waiting on an answer.

I couldn’t sleep last night (makes sense I’m sure) and got to sleep at 2am. I had to be up at 5:30 and be at work at 7 so I didn’t get much sleep. After work today, I met a coworker at the grocery store and drove her home after shopping for us, coming by my house to put our stuff away, and walking Lucky. She’s a sweet kid and doesn’t drive so shopping and getting it all home has to be difficult!

Also, yesterday at work, I spoke with my friend that is a registered dietician. We worked out together a bit and then talked about our personal goals. She weighed me and then told me not to lose any more weight but to tone and work on muscle only. She told me that cardio will help keep me in shape to go do the mountain climbing I want to do once my son is grown but I just have excess skin and need to build muscle underneath to not have it look like fat. I love this woman! She’s awesome! I still weigh in at 148-150 which is perfect for me. She thinks she is 60 pounds overweight (she’s not) but I told her I’ll help her since she helps me.

My coworker thinks a guy that comes in like me. He’s a good looking man too. He showed me how to do pull-ups his way and told me to keep working at it and I will be able to do what he did. He put chains around his neck, lifted himself up, brought his legs up, and did 10 pull-ups like that! I don’t think I could ever do that!!! When I walked in near him with my friend he walked away though so I doubt he “likes” me but that’s fine too.

We had a meeting last weekend at work and I made a cake for everyone. I didn’t know how many people would be there though and that cake went fast!!!

My son graduated 8th grade on Honor Roll but we decided not to attend graduation. High school graduation is much more important! I am very proud of him. I can’t wait for him to start high school!!!

I watched the latest season of Nailed It, Riverdale, and The Flash, and now on the new season of Supergirl. All on Netflix so I know I’m behind regular television. My son has watched the Southpark seasons he has on dvd and loved Monty Python and the Holy Grail. I’m so glad he likes the classics!

I hope you guys are all doing well. Sorry it’s been so long.

Been absent

Yes I know I haven’t posted since my last Vegas post.

After getting home, I had a couple of depressed days and then yesterday was very busy.

When I am depressed, all I do is pretty much stay in bed and watch Netflix. And that’s okay. I was doubting my parenting abilities. My son decided he is Emo and wanted his hair died as well as his nails polished black and get his ears pierced. Well, I wasn’t able to express myself growing up and ended up hating my mother for many years because of it so I let him do it.

Am I glad I let him do this? No. I think it looks awful! Am I glad he is expressing himself? Most definitely! Better this than drugs, alcohol, or sex. So it was an internal debate over all these changes. We had a good time in Vegas and had to come back here which I never want to do but know I have to.

I have also woken up with a headache for the past 4 mornings. I mean, the “I can’t move or do anything” kind of headache. When I finally get up, it sticks around about half the day (I still have it now). That didn’t help me feel any better either.

I finally got in some exercise yesterday other than the plank challenge. I just used my 5 pound dumbbells and did 36 minutes of exercises with them as well as squats and dancing in between. I’m still at 148.6. I just want to maintain this weight and didn’t realize how hard it would be! I constantly have to check myself because I can drop pounds or gain pounds in just a week!

I cooked yesterday as well. I got a beef stew recipe from this couple called peaceloveandlowcarb. I couldn’t use mushrooms because I am allergic to them so I substituted green beans and I forgot to put the bacon in it. It still turned out so good! And spicy for some reason. There’s nothing spicy in the recipe but I had to eat a babybel cheese after the stew because my mouth was on fire (I love that)! It was absolutely delicious!!!

Between them and Kasey Trenum, you can eat really well doing keto if you know how to follow a recipe.

I also made my son his lasagna and some taco meat to have with my low carb tortillas and cheese. All the cheese. Yum!

I had 2 interviews last week. One at my gym working the gym floor (I would love that job) and one at my local vitamin store. I had so much fun with the guys at the vitamin store too. Both of these are part time which works better for me since I am still running my business as well. I have another interview tomorrow for working the front desk at my gym. I hope to hear back from someone quick so I can start working and make some money. I have no savings left! I also want to save up for the skin removal surgery since nobody (other than Andrea and my neighbor) has sent me anything.

Y’all have a good day. I have Anatomy lab work due tomorrow and a test next week in Nutrition so I bet you know what I’m doing the rest of the day!

I am so loving my air fryer!

I made the burger in it, the fried fish, and now fried chicken! Doesn’t take much time, easy to clean, and the food is so good and under 2 carbs!

I find all of my recipes off google and not everything is perfect, you have to try different things until you find one you like. This was from wholesomeblog.com in case you have an air fryer and want to try it. So easy to prepare too.

My mom and her boyfriend are going on an overnight trip again tomorrow. Then my son and I are leaving for our trip. I have leftovers in the fridge for my mom while we are gone and have cleaned everything up so she should be good while we aren’t here.

I got my hair done today. I am loving it!

It took about 2 hours to dye, wash, and do my hair but it was worth it. I ordered a few hair bands so I can have short hair and still do my workouts! this is the one I asked my mom to get from Amazon.

I started watching this seasons My 600 pound life on TLC and I am very impressed by a few of the people on there! They did what Dr. Now said and they are excelling at their weight loss journey! I had to put my iPad away though. I haven’t even started studying for my exam on Saturday yet so I am going to go do that! See ya!

I am so angry at myself!

So I did NOT follow anything yesterday nor got any exercise! I ate 2800 calories. What the hell Julie???

Last night I printed out some keto air fryer recipes. My plan was to wake up at 4:30am this morning and be at the gym on the elliptical at 5:30 for 30 minutes. I overslept until 6:40 so I’m going to school now, then going to the grocery store with my recipes, come home to cook, and then get in my exercise.

I spoke with my mom last night to see if she wanted any of the recipes that I had found and she said, “Oh honey, I’ll eat any of them if they are keto.” Umm, okay mom. Can you be more specific??? So I will get chicken thighs, I have beef for burgers, string cheese for keto fried cheese, fish to make keto fried fish strips, and the pork rinds to make the breading. I’ll have to make a post later or tomorrow with whatever food I made.

So yeah, I am pretty mad at myself for yesterday but all I’m doing is getting back on track today. There’s no point in screwing another day up! That’s the key to not completely ruining your plan guys. Just get right back on track! We can do this!

I watched Queer Guy yesterday for the first time and fell in love with the show. I think I watched 6 episodes. I downloaded a bunch of stuff from Netflix so I can watch movies on the plane as well.

My son and I went to see our puppy again too. He is so damn cute! I love him! He’s a month old now. Only 2 more weeks until he’s ready to come home with us. I held the puppy in my arm like I did my son when he was born and Lucky fell asleep in my arm. The doggy parents were all over me licking me and wanting attention so I had to put Lucky down and pet them to keep them happy too. They weren’t mad that I had Lucky though so I guess I was chosen to keep him! The parents still bark like crazy at my son.

I hope you have a good Monday. I have to! I will have breakfast after school and want to try making bacon in my air fryer.

Hugs!

This isn’t good

This morning, I picked up Styled and was taking her to her hair appointment when my son called. He said he was sick and wanted to come home. He was coughing this morning so it didn’t surprise me.

I couldn’t go get him since I was working so I called The Godfather. He was happy to help and picked him up and let him off at home. I got home a little before noon and he was asleep. He woke up at 4pm asking for water. I took him water and took his temp. 104! Oh my goodness. He’s not ever very sick so that scares me. The last time he had 104 fever, he developed pneumonia, so I tend to freak out. He downed 2 bottles of water and has gone back to sleep.

I will check his temp in another 20 minutes and if it hasn’t gone down, I am taking him to urgent care. I have my exam tomorrow too so I am going to have an interesting weekend!

While he slept, I made keto jambalaya. I baked the chicken, grilled the sausage, chopped up and sautéed the veggies plus microwaved the cauliflower rice, then threw everything into the slow cooker with all the spices. I tasted it and it’s a bit spicy but it tastes SO good!!!

My son was supposed to video his project with some classmates after school and needed buzzers. I looked everywhere online for stores here that would have any but the only place I found any was Amazon so I did the Amazon Prime Now and had it delivered. He wanted hand held ones but I told him he was lucky to get any. He’s so sick he doesn’t care right now.

On the plus side, I stayed up until midnight last night to do the following. 2 homework’s in Anatomy, reading a chapter in kinesiology and doing 3 quizzes on it, plus a discussion question of 500 words in that same class. I got a lot done and got 100’s so it’s great!

Y’all have a good weekend.

Update 7pm: Kid has the flu. He was given tamiflu, steroids, an inhaler, and cough syrup. This awesome doctor at the urgent care said he should be fine by Monday. Whew! She was great and I wish she could be his regular doctor!!!

Very productive day here

I took my son to school this morning, got petrol for Rose (the car), came home and told my mother goodbye, moved my car into her spot, and got to cooking. I made cheese crackers and ate 10 of them in the 2 hours I was cooking them.

I talked to BFF the entire time too. She wasn’t tired (she works at night), so we chatted a long time!

I then went through all of my mothers Christmas stuff, all 15 boxes of it! I started texting my friends to please come look through it and take whatever they want. 15 boxes??? Too much!

I decorated the tree. It seems dark at the top because of my mothers bow.

I then decorated the rest of the house. I put up our very old nativity scene, hung a Ho Ho Ho banner, put my wreath on the back door and a banner on the front. I also pulled out the Santa and Mrs. Claus things that were my grandmothers as well as a white tree that my grandmother always had at her house. I just found out today it has my mothers initials in it too. Did she make it? I don’t know!

Then I decided to go ahead and bake the keto bread I had promised to BFF and to my fellow blogger Authoress51. It turned out looking good, I just hope they think it tastes good!

It’s now 5:30pm and I am done for the day! Tomorrow I should be receiving the cookie mix I ordered and I will be baking cookies and putting them into this cookie tin I found in my mothers Christmas stuff. It’s huge!

Have a wonderful evening. Chat later!