Boring but crazy Tuesday!!

This has to be quick because I need to get moving, I overslept this morning by an hour so I have 30 minutes to get ready for today.

Walking Amber last night, we saw a possum and it stood still while I snapped its picture!

Yesterday I woke up, took my dog out (Amber), and got my kid to school. I came home and listened to all of the lectures for my nutrition class exam that’s this Friday. Both dogs rode with me to take my son to school and this was on the way home. He looks so sad!

At 11am, I took Amber out and then Lucky. Why won’t Lucky poop for my son??? He poops for me! Because it took Lucky so long, I was running late for work.

I stopped at a tree and got some kumquats for my coworkers and clocked in 5 minutes early at 11:55am. Whew!

I took a break around 2:45pm. When I came back, my boss pulls me aside and says somebody called her that I was smoking outside. What?!? I did use my Cue OFF property but I haven’t smoked in 3 months!!! I take 3 puffs off my vape on my break off their property and my boss gets a call? Come to find out it’s because I had on my uniform. I have to cover it or take it off if I do that.

That upset me the rest of the day. I was off work at 5pm and came home to walk Amber. I told my son to walk his dog too. I had to be back up at work for a meeting from 6-8pm. So I raced back up there and we had our meeting.

My eating was awful yesterday as I was not prepared. I was so busy trying to do all my stuff that I didn’t prepare snacks or lunch. It’s my fault. Thankfully I won’t gain many pounds in one day so I will just be back on track today and it will be fine. No true exercise either although I did get 20 minutes on my watch and almost 600 move minutes!

Another great busy day today as well so I will chat at y’all later!

What a week!

I got a job! I start working at my gym next week. I will be at the front desk. I am pretty excited! It’s the first step to staying healthy for me. I go take my drug test today. I read that being around marijuana smoke (not actually smoking it) only stays in your system for a day or two so I should pass. It has been over a week since I was around it in Vegas!

I had my Anatomy lab exam on Wednesday and I think I did well. I have a nutrition exam this weekend and I am not ready for it. I’ll get it though. It’s over 10 chapters and I have completed 5. Eek!!! As soon as I am done working and after getting stuff done for my job, I will get on that!

I took some old board games to Half Price Books this morning and got $16 for them. So now I can get gas.

I realized yesterday that Cranky’s son hasn’t paid me in a month. I text him and only heard back that he will be paying hourly from now on. That’s fine but I still need to get paid for the past month so I can pay bills! I guess I am going to have to push for it. Sad.

I met my friend at a park and we walked for 30 minutes. Unfortunately, she walks at 3mph so it didn’t get my heart rate up enough to count as exercise. Plank challenge is still going and I am on top of it! Are you doing it?

I weighed in at 151.9 this morning. I’m not concerned. It will come right back off. It’s probably getting to be that time of the month plus my horrible eating yesterday (I ate Girl Scout cookies for breakfast and junk all day). No biggie.

That’s about all that’s going on here! I hope you had a great week and I will chat at you later!

Meeting fellow bloggers

Such a great time here!

Dinner with Hunida and her boyfriend last night was great!

We went to a place called Ichizo and my son got to eat Japanese food for the first time ever. We got a bunch of plates and tried them all. He said he liked them but when I offered to take him to another place today he declined. 🤣

Hunida can probably tell you guys what we ordered. I have no clue what anything is called but the pictures are great and the food was awesome other than our ramen which was SO salty! I had a Japanese beer called Kirin which was pretty damn good!!!

We then went to Circus Circus and went to the Midway. We all spent too much and had a blast. I tried to pay them back since my son decided everything was for him but they wouldn’t accept (so nice when he was being a greedy teen)!!!

Tonight I got to meet Authoress51 too! We met at MGM Grand, had dinner at their food court, and spent a couple bucks on .50 slots (well, I spent a dollar and she gave me another one). It was so nice to hang out with her! My son decided to stay in our room to use the facilities and shower but that just gave me more time to get to know her. I had so much fun!

I am sad to go home tomorrow but it must be done. One of my clients called while we were at dinner with Hunida to take her shopping, plus I got a call today for an interview so I must go home and hopefully, prayerfully, get a job!!!!

I hope you guys had a good Monday. Pray I do not have to go through the airport crap tomorrow!!!

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!

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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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Christmas 2018

What a day! I ate nothing but carbs today. It was so good too.

Woke up at 7am. Went downstairs and made waffles. My son came down and decided he wanted eggs so I made eggs for him instead. All morning I was in my Christmas pajamas.

After we ate breakfast, we opened our gifts. My mom got socks and a Starbucks gift card from me as well as cinnamon butter.

My son loved his gifts. A little cash, shirts, cherry butter, candy, and a Nintendo card for his switch. The picture where he is on his phone is when his father called and they chatted for a few minutes. Both cats had their picture taken behind him too.

Amber loves her bone and new toy. She only left her bone once it was safe in my room away from the cats. She barked like crazy every time a cat came near it while we were downstairs. The bow looks so cute on her too!

I’m pretty simple to shop for. Money and candy? Yes please!

So after all that was done and Amber got a good walk, I showered and got dressed for our Christmas lunch. Thanks to BFF, I now know how to set a timer on my phone and take a selfie that way.

I love these pants! We went and ate at Saltgrass Steakhouse. I was not impressed. At all.

We sat down and nobody came by for 10 minutes. My mom grabbed somebody walking by to get drinks. That woman told the manager and he came to apologize. Another woman finally brought our drinks another 10 minutes later. I saw the manager and told him that nobody had still come by. He asked the woman that brought our drinks to be our waitress so we would have one. Problem was, she had her own tables in another part of the restaurant. We finally got our food 45 minutes after we arrived. It was nothing special. My mom got a steak, I got a baked potato, and my son got mac and cheese. We never even had our waters refilled! The manager gave my mom a free dessert and so we all decided to get dessert. We should have all gotten free ones but whatever. I had chocolate cake, my son had a caramel brownie alamode, and my mom had this pecan pie bread pudding. I will not be going back.

There was this elderly man sitting alone at another table. I felt bad for him being alone so I paid his bill. He sat there for a long time before anyone even told him that it was taken care of too. Thankfully I stayed anonymous because I wasn’t trying to chat with him. My son said, “What if he thinks it was Mama?” We all laughed and started joking that she could go out with him. He was at least 10 years older than her and a lot more frail. It was funny though!

Even though the service was crap, it wasn’t the girls fault, so I gave her a tip. I did put the entire story on Yelp with one star. I guess I shouldn’t have expected more from a Landry’s restaurant. I’m not a fan of the owner, Tillman Fertitta. He didn’t pay for the Landry name until after Mr. Landry had already passed and his first bank loan, they had to take him to court twice to get their money. And now my school has named their new basketball arena after him? 🙄

Okay, back home and decided I needed to go walk off my lunch and dessert (plus I was bored in the house). I set out and ended up walking almost an hour and 3.5 miles (a little over 3 km). That last half mile ruined my numbers because I slowed down. Oh well, I still burned off half the calories from that cake.

Now I am back home and watching a new Netflix show called Wanted. It’s based in Australia and the first episode was very good!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas and does not have to go back to work tomorrow. Chat later!

Good morning Wednesday!

Man, I was so tired last night I didn’t even blog. Sorry about that. You all have read that I finished school. Now I am trying to get back into work mode.

Yesterday I took Miss Priss to run a few errands. We were only out for an hour and a half but she paid me twice as much as she should. She didn’t say it, but I guess that was my Christmas bonus from her. 😂

As I was driving home, I got a phone call. I didn’t look at my phone, I just hit the button in the car to answer. So the call starts out like this:

Caller: Hey Julie! How are you?

Me: Who is this?

Caller: This is your ex lover.

Me: Huh? Who is this? (Note I did not look at my phone because I was driving)

Caller: You’re ex lover! The old Turkish man lover of yours!

Me: OOOH, my sugar daddy! Hey, what’s up?

I realized who he was when he said Turkish. I only know one Turkish guy. He is an old neighbor of mine that is constantly hitting on every girl. I call him Sugar Daddy because it always make him laugh and he is always trying to take care of people.

He needed a ride to go get his car that was towed. He didn’t say why it was towed but he would buy me lunch to take him (he drinks way too much so he probably left it at some bar and they towed it). Sure, why not? I was already off work and was just going to go home to work on my resume. I went to his place and went inside where I was accosted by the most beautiful German Shepard and a tiny dog. They were all over me and loving the attention I gave them. I haven’t seen Sugar Daddy in over a year. Now, just to let you know, I got back on Facebook (Julieh Cares) when I started my Gofundme so he has seen pictures but not me in person. He and his niece that lives with him were in shock over how I look now. She asked me if I had been sick and how I was doing and how did I drop the weight and I better not lose more (all standard things I have heard in the past few months).

Sugar Daddy and I left and went to have lunch. We went to this place he had heard of but I hadn’t. It wasn’t far from us either. So good too! I have already made plans to go back with 2 other people!

I ate on my donuts the rest of the day. I seriously did not eat anything else. I still had a total of 1600 calories for the day, just all junk. That is caramel sauce that came with them. I tried it, it was good, but didn’t want to go over my calories. His sandwich looked good too, it will be my next thing to try there. It was a Reuben sandwich with chicken tortilla soup. Their menu is great and for the 2 of us, including a mimosa, was only $20!

I took him to get his car and came back home. He also gave me $20 (for gas he said). I’m not complaining although I didn’t ask for that! Now you see why I call him Sugar Daddy!

I picked my child up at school and we couldn’t find the other kid I take home so we had to wait on him. His mom said to let him walk but I didn’t want to do that to him (walking alone is not a great idea in Houston) so when we finally got him, I snapped a photo of him in my back seat and sent it to his mom saying, I have your kid. 😂 Doesn’t he look thrilled?

I was a bit lazy for a while but got up at 8pm and did my strength training arm exercises. I think I am going to up my reps to 3 sets of 15 instead of 12 as I don’t feel like I burned many calories and I feel stronger like I am not doing enough. I also did 10 squats between sets for a total of 100 squats. Especially when you eat junk, you have to exercise! I took Amber out for a last walk at 9pm and was asleep by 10.

I have no jobs today so I am going to work on my resume and do some research for a book I am thinking of writing. It’s how to lose weight, not have to cook, and eat for less than $10 a day. I know it is doable, I want to prove it to others. I guess I will have to do it and see if it works. I am finding a lot at the store that’s cheap and healthy. That’s my next step. I really don’t want to work for other people if you can’t tell. I may have to because funds are getting lower every day but it doesn’t mean I want to!

I changed it to $10 since I know people eat more than I do. Let me know what y’all think. And don’t steal my idea please! BFF and I are working together to write this. We will then try to figure out how to sell it. We have to write it first!

Today is BFF’s birthday. She is still young. She’s always saying how close she is to 50. She’s not! When I woke up I sent her a happy birthday picture and told her that I was sorry I couldn’t stay awake until midnight to tell her. Her 10 year old did though!!! She was not happy about that. He was supposed to be asleep but stayed up to wish her a happy birthday. Sweet, right? I do agree that he should have been asleep though. Silly kids.

I saw this funny picture on Instagram yesterday so had to share. Poor cat! Look how he looks! I don’t know the guy in the photo, I just wanted the look on the cats face.

I hope everyone has a great Hump Day!

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Nice chilly day here in South Texas

Woke up to 39 degrees and frost on the car.

I gave H her birthday present a few days early since I don’t have to go to school anymore except to take my final on December 10th. Woo hoo! We were in the library for this.

She really likes her new makeup brushes. And I got them for mega cheap (don’t tell her!).

I started studying for my nutrition exam tomorrow but didn’t get too far. I do not have a choice but to study all day tomorrow and take the exam in the evening. That’s okay. It’s the last one. And the final for that class is on Saturday so I will just keep studying. 😂

My diet hasn’t been all that great lately but I haven’t gained anything. I think it’s because I am getting exercise again. Thank goodness for that!

My mother is angry at my son for not speaking when he gets home from school and has decided that she is not participating in Christmas this year. Umm, huh??? He’s a teenager! He’s in therapy for anger! If she doesn’t want to buy him anything, that’s fine. He knows the true meaning of Christmas and it’s not presents. But really? 🙄

School was good. I told my math teacher I wouldn’t be there on Thursday because my son is taking an aptitude test for high school. He just said okay. I don’t think he cares. I just wanted to let him know. And my classmates – I said goodbye to all of my newfound friends in math. They all said they were going to bug me over the holidays anyway. That’s fine. I’ll chat!

The only plans I have over the holidays are to go with BFF to see Christmas lights in a cute little town in central Texas. It will be right after her birthday and before Christmas so when that happens, I will post the photos. She told me about a huge maze in Arlington too. When I asked my son about it, he said, “Nope!” Well, I guess he doesn’t like that idea! So I won’t go up there. Oh well.

What are your plans?

Also, don’t forget I am still trying to raise money on gofundme to get excess skin removal surgery. I am meeting with the doctor in January and haven’t raised anywhere near enough!

https://www.gofundme.com/ef9x9v-excess-skin-removal-surgery?pc=ot_co_dashboard_a&rcid=c86a6cfc2fdf47ae8e1f8ee7d618ff23

Chat soon!