Good morning to all!

Well, maybe not good for me but the day will get better. I just know it.

Started off this morning having 5 vials of blood drawn for micronutrient testing as well as cholesterol levels, heart disease, blood pressure, etc etc. Does anyone know how happy I was just to eat a little chicken this morning after all that?

Now sitting at the doctors office for my first re-evaluation since I started the neuropathy treatment. The blood work won’t be back for about 2 weeks so I am just supposed to continue this treatment until then.

Skip an hour:

He used the ultrasound machine on my foot and found the pinched nerves that are causing my tarsal tunnel syndrome and neuropathy. I got 5 shots in legs like I do every week and an additional 2 in my right foot where I have the most problems. They said I have to wait on the blood test results but I am probably deficient in a vitamin which is why I am tired a lot lately. He said to just relax and don’t worry if I don’t do my exercise every day until we find out what’s wrong. He also said CBD oil is great to use and if it was legal, he would do more than that. I love this doctor! Now I’m sitting in a recliner waiting to have the electrode treatment.

Another hour later:

I am home. All I want to do is nap. Maybe I should. The house is quiet, all the animals are asleep, BUT the sun is shining and making me want to not sleep. We shall see what happens. I’m so amazed at the human body. The fact that I can have shots right into my ankle and all over my legs and still walk around like nothing happened is awesome. Oh, it stings where I got them, don’t get me wrong, just no issues walking around. Moving more actually helps.

So I ate well yesterday. I just didn’t get any formal exercise. And that’s okay. As long as I don’t hit a plateau, I am not going to worry about it. I still have a calorie deficit. That’s what matters.

I hope you enjoy your Monday. I am debating between sleep and work at the moment!

I didn’t do it

Yep. You heard it here first. I didn’t do it. What didn’t I do? I didn’t work yesterday. I know, I know, I’m broke and need the money, but I SWEAR it was for good reasons!

I took my son to school and came home to walk the dog. Then I had to wash my hair and shower. I then took my car to the mechanic because when I was driving last Friday, I heard a grinding noise when I was turning and also I HATE how it takes forever to cool down the car with the a/c blowing on high! They couldn’t find anything wrong (of course) and told me I’ll have to wait until each one actually goes out before they can find the issue and fix it. 😩

While they had my car, I walked to my moms work (5 minute walk) and borrowed her van. Little did I know that it came with a bunch of errands attached to it! She wanted the following from home: yogurt, dr. Pepper, a t-shirt, this form she needed to fill out, her checkbook, plus an envelope and stamps. I also had to get gas, get a burger from Whataburger for her, and mail the envelope once she filled out the form. 🙄

I had to be at the podiatrist at 1pm. By the time I got back with everything done, it was 12:25pm. Eek!!! She told me to go ahead and go so I drove like a bat out of hell and got to my appointment on time. WHEW. 4 shots today plus a 15 minute electrode treatment. My leg and top of my right foot are STILL numb from the shots. I was warned it could happen and was promised that it would go away within 24 hours. I can’t wait for that! It feels weird to walk with a numb leg! I got the van back after my appointment and walked back to pick up my car and came home.

Cut to 2 hours later. 4:18pm. I was reading this stuff on the keto lifestyle online and was falling asleep! So I set an alarm for 4:45 and then did take a power nap which is not like me to pass out like that. I did NOT want to get up when the alarm went off but I wanted to go workout.

I went to the gym at 5pm and rode the bike for 30 minutes.

While I was riding, my son came up to the gym. He got upstairs to me when I had 10 minutes left. I told him, he said fine, and walked off. Then, here he comes again when I was at 3 minutes left. I tell him 3 more and he walks off again. He shows up AGAIN when I had 30 seconds left and this kid actually counted down and pretended like he was turning off my machine when it started the cool down. I got off the bike, collected my stuff, and followed him downstairs to talk to his sensei about getting his uniform. He will get it on Wednesday. Yay! He had class from 6-7pm and did not like me sitting in the room but I was chatting with my friend in there so I don’t know what his problem was. Maybe because I took a picture of him?

Came home after, had dinner, and chatted via text to my BFF in Kansas. BFF in Dallas works nights so I didn’t get a chance to talk to her since she’s at work at 5. She did send me a 4th grade math question that I can’t figure out. Can you?

We don’t know new math, why can’t they just teach the same math? I bet her guess is correct but don’t want to jinx the answers from you guys so I won’t tell you what she thinks. Please help though!

Today I have to take my mom’s van to get her tires checked. I think she has a slow leak in one. Then I plan on working for the new company until my son gets out of school and take him to the doctor for a checkup after being sick twice. That’s it folks! Such a fun day! 😂

So…can you help with that problem? What are you up to today?

Off day

No jobs today. I’ll need it! I’m SO happy. I have at least 8 jobs this coming week. That’s almost 2 a day which is perfect! I ended up doing alright this week. I had 8 jobs this week. It would have been 9 if I hadn’t been cancelled on once. If I can keep this up, I will be fine. I do have to deal with one woman I’m not a huge fan of 3 times this week though. I’ll get through it, I just need to get an air freshener for my car.

Having a child with health issues, it’s hard to have enough money to take care of him properly. I thank God for Texas Children’s Health weekly. Thanks to them, he has therapy, a regular doctor, and help whenever needed. If you live in Houston, they are off 59 and Bissonett and also in Gunspoint (Greenspoint). Their office has everything in one place.

1. Personal care physicians

2. Pharmacy

3. Eye doctor

4. Dentist

5. Psychiatrists

6. Psychologists

7. Even OB-GYN’s for the moms!

I am not a fan of having to drive out there but it’s worth it to have everything in one place. It’s a 20 minute drive from where we live through HEAVY traffic (gotta love Houston).

Yesterday, my son and I cleaned the house within 20 minutes because he wanted to have a friend over. So I do not have to clean today, yay! His friend seems like a good kid. I appreciate when his friends don’t cause trouble or try to get my son to do bad things. They played Pokémon and watched tv. His friend makes YouTube videos so they may have done that, I let them have their time and didn’t bother them.

I do have to cook today though. What to make…hmm!

Meatloaf muffins? Burgers? Hamburger Helper? I hate boxed foods. I prefer to cook from scratch for the better health benefits. I ate boudain this week when the lasagna was done, not so good for you but I love the spices and taste. My son has been eating hotdogs. Now THOSE are nasty to me but he LOVES them. I get all beef hotdogs but they’re still not good for you.

Let me know what I should make today. I’m still waiting for my beef to thaw out so I have time. Have a great day!!!