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.

Fill me in

I still haven’t had a chance to catch up on reading. The past week, I have been doing nothing but hanging out with my son, working, and watching Netflix. So fill me in on what’s going on in your world or add me on Instagram juliehcares so I can see! And if you added me but I didn’t know it was you, send me a DM so I can add you!!!

I have to work all day today so after dropping my son off at church, I took Lucky to the dog park. After 30 minutes, he was done and stood by the gate to go home. Silly boy!

We are fish sitting this weekend. A beta fish. I am following directions exactly and as far as I can tell, he’s still alive. Thank goodness! The kid whose fish it is would be very upset with me if he didn’t make it.

My diet is crap lately but because of all the exercise I get at work, I haven’t gained anything. Thank God for small favors! I would love to weigh 140 but I am happy at 150. This morning I weighed in at 149. I am getting tired of people telling me I am too skinny. I know it’s most likely because they are unhappy with their own weight but it affects me. I’m not exactly where I want to be either and get told a LOT that I need to gain 10 pounds. Umm, no!

This coming week is finals for my son. He says he’s ready. I had to study like mad for finals and my child sat down and answered all the questions I threw at him in a few seconds each. I guess he is ready! So this afternoon he is going to his friends house to help him study. I told him he has to let his friend study, otherwise the parents will send him to my job to sit and be bored. I got an eye roll for that comment. Lol

By the way, I just want to tell you guys how wonderful you all are. You have watched me transform into the normal weight, non smoking person I am today. I appreciate all of your support and love. I truly do!!! I am here for y’all too. This is what I want to do for my livelihood. I want to help people reach their goals. In any way I can. Let me know if you need to talk or need recipes, or general help starting something up. I’m here for you!!!

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2 more exams!

It’s almost over. I missed my exam this morning but he was dropping a test anyway so that was no big deal.

All I have left is nutrition. I’m not doing so well in that class (I think I have a C). I have to do well on these last 2 exams for this class.

I’m working a lot, have been having some personal stuff going on, plus my clients. Fun fun!

My mom went out with her boyfriend for the next few days so good for her! We all need a break sometimes.

I am still at 149 pounds and happy about that! I work out when I have time, eating pretty good…I have snacks way too much and haven’t been keto. I need to be back on it. My feet are back to tingling a lot.

In case you are not aware, that’s why the doctor put me on keto. The side effect was losing the weight I needed to! That’s why I am all for keto. It helps with so much!

Have a great day. I’ll leave you with a cutie pic! Lucky adores my mom!

Gotta love the weather

I was supposed to have another long crazy busy day today but thankfully we had huge rainstorms this morning and I couldn’t go anywhere!

I still have to work from 3-8pm at the gym today but I am getting to relax all morning. So nice!

I let my son get a ride to school with the neighbor while I walked both dogs in the pouring rain. I wore a raincoat and used an umbrella. Neither dog was happy to be outside so they both did their business quick and went back inside. UNTIL…

Lucky ran out the door when I was trying to hook up Amber but thankfully came back a minute later without getting run over or running away. I was so glad!

I took Amber to the vet on Monday and she didn’t get Lucky’s worms. Whew! Only $178 to find that out. 🙄

I also got a postcard from Betty!!! Dogwood tree facts that are very interesting! We have them here. Beautiful trees too!

Keep those postcards coming! Or cards…whatever is easier for you!

That’s about it. I’m going to watch a bit of Netflix until I have to go to work.

Too much going on lately!

This week has been crazy!

Wednesday and Thursday, I was doing schoolwork. I did 3 chapters of Anatomy homework and online exams, I wrote a research paper, and 2 one page papers plus driving clients each day.

Today, I went to work this morning like my usual Friday. My son and I were supposed to go pick up our puppy this weekend so imagine our surprise when we were told that the puppies were given away!

Since my son has Asperger’s, he kind of went off in class and I was asked to pick him up but he’s not in trouble, they were worried about him. After I dropped off Styled, I ran by the house to walk Amber. Then I went by my new job and found out my schedule and got my work shirt. Yay! I start on Monday and I can’t wait.

I then picked up my son and took him to get lunch. We then went to the SPCA and walked around looking at a bunch of very cute dogs. If I had many acres, I would take them all! I told my son that he needed to be very picky and if he didn’t find a dog he adored there, we would go to Katy and check out the other animal shelter that I like. Well, he found one!

His name is Lucky, he’s 18 months old, and weighs 44 pounds. He is part Shepard and part something else. He is so cute and somebody already started training him because he knows sit, stay, and come. He is fixed and had his shots too so I think my son made a good choice. So now there are 2 cats and 2 dogs in our house.

Then I came home and while my son cleaned his room, I walked Lucky. He is so calm! He didn’t bark at the kids in the park or try to go after them, he looked at other dogs but didn’t chase them, or tried to run away from me. I think he’s happy so far. I took Amber outside and we introduced the dogs and they seemed to get along. We didn’t hear his bark until my son left him alone in his room while he went to the bathroom. So I took Lucky outside again and he did well and met my neighbor/friend and her family and they all agreed that he made a good choice.

I have not been exercising although I have lost weight this week because I have been sticking to keto all week. Tomorrow is my normal weigh day and I am totally sure I will be right around 150 where I want to stay. I have been forgetting to do my planks too so I am 2 days behind at 3 minutes each (or more) so eek!!! I need to catch up on that.

So now I am chatting with my friend that’s having problems at her job. Then I have to go to bed.

How has your week been???

See ya!

We are leaving today! I am packed, Amber is packed and ready to stay with my neighbor, and my son keeps saying “wait”.

Of course my body hates me and decided to start my monthly yesterday, just in time for my trip. Gee thanks. 🙄

I am charging everything now as well so nothing will die on the plane (hopefully). Then I just have to pack the chargers and the plugs and take off!

I used the Marie Condo way of folding and was able to get everything in a backpack for my 4 day trip.

I emailed the hotel concierge to ask about tours and how easy it will be to get around.

Any guesses where we are going? And to the 2 bloggers I am meeting there, no guessing or telling! 🤣

I took my exam last night and most likely failed. It was really tough and my mind wasn’t there, it was on everything I needed to do to get ready to leave today!

Official trip start weight is 147.2 which is great! I feel good and can’t wait! I’ll take plenty of photos on the trip and let y’all know how it went once I get home Wednesday.

Hugs!

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!