Lazy Saturday

Seriously lazy! I didn’t do much at all! I think I took maybe 2000 steps all day. The only time I left my room was to eat and take the boys places (my son had a friend over).

I took them to Marble Slab and we all had a treat. They were happy! When we got home, I used Instacart to order stuff from Costco. The guy forgot my son’s hotdogs. When I emailed the company, they credited me for them. Well that’s no good, I don’t have a membership anymore and my son wants his hotdogs because he is having friends over today and they all want hotdogs for lunch. So I had to email them 3 times total to get them to make me a new order and have them brought to me. Unfortunately, it was after closing time at Costco when they got back with me so those hotdogs will not be here until 11am. We will be at church so I will have to leave a note on my door for them to leave the hotdogs on the porch. πŸ™„ I am really not happy with Instacart right now! They could have asked me about a time instead of just doing that. I just don’t feel like going through all that again. I’ll just wait next time I need Costco stuff for my friend to be going and tag along with him.

Then the boys wanted white cheddar popcorn so I had to take them to the grocery store but I stayed in the car while they went in. A couple hours after that, I took his friend home and my son didn’t even come with me. It’s okay. I think this friend of his is a good kid. We talked on the drive about his schooling and how he can help himself not let his mind drift in class (I suggested taking notes on what the teacher said and if the teacher came up and asked what he was doing, it would make him look good too). He said he wants to go directly to the NFL when he graduates high school. I suggested having a college back up plan just in case that didn’t go through. He said he wants to go to A&M but can’t afford it so I told him about college scholarships too. It was a long drive y’all, he lives 10 miles away so we talked a lot.

I also helped my mom make a document on her Mac. She doesn’t have Word so I just told her what to do to pull up Pages to write her thing on Christmas tree decorating. When she mucked it up, I restarted her computer and told her, “The first thing any IT person would ask you is Have you tried turning it off and then on again?” She didn’t think that was very nice. I wasn’t trying to be rude, she asked me if she needed to go to the Apple store so I was replying. At least I could fix it (if that hadn’t of worked, I would have told her to go to the Apple store). I even got her document down to one page including spaces which she didn’t know how to do and printed it out for her. So she ended up being happy.

I ate too many calories for the first time in a while because of that cookie ice cream thing. Oh well. I’ll do better today. H lent me a book about Marilyn Manson. I kind of look forward to reading why he does all the crazy stuff he does! I will do that after my nutrition discussion question over vitamins after church today.

So anyway guys, have a good Sunday. I will be holed up in my room while my son has 4 friends over (girls and boys).

Talk later!

It’s almost Thursday already???

Wow guys! I am SO not ready for my anatomy exam tomorrow, like usual! I did get an 84 on my nutrition exam today though! Go me! I’m praying I get through this exam tomorrow with at least a C. I have to. I have a D in the class right now and have to get a C because this class is a requirement in my field of study.

I wrote the following sitting in Math on Tuesday.

“I am so tired of Math. I know I have to take it but that does not mean I want to! As I sit in math and was so confused a week ago, I wonder why I am here. The only real reason is because he takes roll every day. πŸ™„

Cranky is back to normal. The hospital could not find anything, even on the MRI. They sent her home Sunday evening. I took her to her regular doctor on Monday. She told us that it may be time to send her to a memory care facility. I disagree because if it was not for her caregiver being right there with her, who knows how long until somebody in a facility saw her and called 911. I would rather keep her where she is and luckily, her son agrees. So we will see what happens next.

My teeth hurt so it looks like I cannot have any more junk food which would be better for me anyway. I went off the plan again over the weekend and ate Halloween candy and Oreos. They were so good too! I’m at 151 pounds again which is fine with me. I enjoy staying around 150 so I will eat crap for a day or two and go back on plan and stay about the same weight. I can’t complain!

The school group I am in is having a costume party tomorrow evening (it got cancelled because of weather). I would go except my costume already started falling apart. The seam on the pants is done for and the inside of the corset is all falling apart where it shouldn’t be worn. I’m over it too. So I’m not sure if I will go. Plus, I have to take my son trick-or-treating and bring him back home (I didn’t, more on that in a minute).

Thank you for bearing with me not writing as much lately. I am trying to be ready for my two exams tomorrow and Thursday. Not sure if I will be ready for them but I am doing my best! I just can’t deal with math until I get through these exams. Then I will learn polynomials. I have already scheduled to meet with my friend/tutor on Friday and Sunday.

Please let me know what is going on with y’all! Andrea, I am going to answer the questions, I just need until this weekend! I will catch up on all of your blog this weekend too, promise!” (End of Tuesday’s blog idea)

It is pouring here, it has been pretty much all day. My son got to go to school in costume and then wanted to go out trick or treating. It was raining so hard I told him no. He kicked a wall which pissed me off. I actually yelled at him and told him if he’s pissed, take his ass outside to the garage and hit his punching bag. He is to never hit or kick a wall or door again and he is not his father (who did that a lot and actually put multiple holes in a door which I am thankful didn’t happen with my son today). The rain cleared up for a bit and my sons godmother took him out with her 3 kids. Her youngest ended up tired after only 30 minutes and my son didn’t even go up to doors for some reason. He came home and ate his own candy though.

If you don’t know who he is, it’s an anime character from some show he loves. I was happy for this costume because it put him in some nice clothes and he didn’t complain about wearing them! Yay!

I can at least say I got 53 minutes of exercise on Tuesday running around school at 6:30am. I will do it again tomorrow because the weather is back to being cold so I don’t want to be outside for too long.

That’s it for me. It’s 10:30pm and I’ve got to be up at 6:30 to go study more and take my exam. Have a great day!

Moms birthday today

My mom is turning 75 today. I kind of feel bad because my son and I will be at his karate tournament all day. My uncle and his wife are taking my mom to dinner and I can’t even be part of that. Plus the gift I ordered for her won’t be here until Monday! I got her a Hedwig mug and it was supposed to be here today. Being broke, I couldn’t afford much but she is a HUGE Harry Potter fan so I thought that would be perfect.

Last night was his first night at the tournament. There were a LOT of people doing it!

I hope he does well today. We have to be there from 9-5. And then we have a meeting with the Sensai about the tournament (I think) and dinner. This should be an interesting, albeit LONG, day!

Here’s some doggie love this morning as she isn’t huge ready to get up yet (neither am I really).

Today is weigh in day as well. You know, I think I don’t need to weigh in first thing in the morning anymore.

So since April. I have dropped 49 pounds. I am one pound from my 150 goal weight. That’s 2.6 pounds lost in the past week. Someone please explain how this is since I ate carbs and only exercised 3 times??? The carbs I ate where from vegetables and 100% whole wheat things but still! I’m also eating 1500 calories a day. This is why I am going to see the doctor on Tuesday. I have decided that I will weigh myself on Wednesday nights from now on. πŸ˜‚

I think that catches y’all up on what’s happening here in Houston in my world. Have a great weekend! I will be trying to learn all this Anatomy before Monday morning’s test while also watching my child do karate!

Happy Friday to you!

Good morning and welcome to Friday! I work all day today. Good for the pocket, bad for studying. I have my math exam this coming Tuesday and my next nutrition exam on Wednesday. Then my next Anatomy exam the following week. I NEED to be studying as much as possible!

I gave my son a challenge for today. I hope he does it. I suggested only saying positive things all day for just one day and then see how he feels. At first he said no way, it’s impossible. When I told him that the word impossible is negative, he said Okay. We shall see how he does. He’s going to a school dance tonight at a friends school and then hopefully will get to sleep over there. I could use a quiet night!

I did not go to the exercise class yesterday. I was so sore and watched a few minutes of the class on YouTube and thought No Way! I did exercise though. I walked at school and did a 20 minute yoga video on YouTube last night. It really helped too. I am definitely not as sore today! Not sure if I will make my exercise class tonight since I have to drive my son across town. If I don’t go, I will do a YouTube video at home, probably Zumba since I really enjoyed the class I went to.

Eating – yeah, about that. I had 53 carbs yesterday. I started off my day eating a breakfast taco from Taco Cabana (chorizo and egg on a corn tortilla). For lunch, I had popcorn (organic low carb popcorn but still. For dinner, I ate 3 flax seed crackers with my regular food of brisket and cheese. Plus I was stressed by the time I got home from school and ate 2 low carb ice cream bars. Oh well. No big deal. My feet are a little tingly but not like they are when I really eat carbs! So back to keto foods this morning. I don’t know what to eat. I’m hungry for vegetables but don’t feel like cooking in the 30 minutes I have until I leave for work. Hmm…

Yesterday I had a classmate friend take a picture of me in class so I could show you the first Kohl’s outfit. This morning I had my mom take a photo of me to show off the 2nd Kohl’s outfit. It is really exciting that I can clothes shop anywhere, even online. I usually hate clothes shopping but maybe that was because I could never fit into anything? Or all the big girls clothes were frumpy? I am having way too much fun looking for deals on clothes that fit now.

What else can I tell y’all? If you want me to share something in particular, let me know. I do have a question for anyone that has lost a bunch of weight. Do you have a hard time shaving now? I just shaved my armpits yesterday and this morning when I went to get in the shower, I noticed I had been missing a lot of hair! All the creases I guess? I just know that shaving is more difficult the thinner I get. Does anyone else have this issue or am I going nuts?

Long boring day

I’m sure you guys don’t want to hear about school, right? Stressful, boring (I actually yawned in both classes), and found out my first Anatomy test is next Thursday! Holy crap!!! I am SO not ready for this!

I had lunch with my friend at school between classes after I studied in the library for a bit. She and I discussed how people will tell you that you are too big, you’ve lost too much weight, blah, blah, blah. She is heavy but trying to lose weight. She said her doctor said she can’t do keto πŸ™„ and I told her exactly what I think. “You do what works for you”. Since she is around a size 20, I am going to take her all these dresses that I have that I can’t wear anymore. I never even got to wear my Tardis dress but she loves dressing up to go to conventions so it’s perfect for her! I thought I had gotten rid of everything but I guess I didn’t look in all the closets. These were all hidden in the back of my sons closet.

I have NOT been keto since last Thursday. So as of today, I am getting back on the bandwagon. I am having my homemade keto bread with sugar free raspberry jam and butter. It’s so good! I don’t know what my problem has been these past days. I just know that thankfully I didn’t gain any weight (I checked this morning and I am still at 160). My feet have been tingly and numb too so I have to get back on track. No more! I can now see how the carbs affect the feeling in my legs and I don’t want that.

I walked around school yesterday and got over 10,000 steps. I did not “officially” work out but I did get over 30 minutes of exercise!

I have been so stressed lately that I decided to go ahead and start my plants this morning to get my day started right. I planted 4 different kinds of lettuce, fennel, chives, dill, and cilantro. My mom sat in the patio and talked to me while I did it. I talked to my plants and packed them all in snugly with the organic dirt my mom got and got them all set up before I gave each some water.

Last night, I got all of my school stuff organized. I had to go to the store to get binders and more note paper for all those math problems I am doing.

I also got my coloring book for Anatomy and I think it will help! I looked in it and it has everything we have worked on so far and so much more! That’s one of the ways I will study this weekend.

So I am going to go finish my breakfast and then I am off to take Styled to the dentist. Ms. Forgets called me this morning to cancel for the afternoon which is okay with me because I really need to study.

Y’all have a great day!

First day of going to school for me!

I started yesterday technically. Today is my “in person” class, Anatomy. I am excited!

This math has got to go. I can do the right triangles, basic algebra, and a couple of other things. I studied math for over 6 hours yesterday plus the hour and a half it took me to do my nutrition studying (easy peasy) and I could NOT figure most of that stupid math out!!! After class, I am going to talk to my advisor about changing classes and if that doesn’t work, go to the tutoring place. I didn’t go yesterday since I was trying to figure it out all damn day.

I took Ms. Forgets to her shrink too. It was a long day. I also forgot to do laundry so I was doing that at 9:30pm! What a fricking day!!! Pray that I can change out the class or get enough help to stay in this class. My friend tried but she’s in California right now so it’s kind of hard for her to help.

My diet was good though! I made burgers for dinner on my George Foreman. I used grass fed beef with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika. All 3 of us enjoyed it. The animals wanted to enjoy it too but they didn’t get any. So I stayed under my calories (barely) and had 18 grams of carbs. I’m a happy camper. Usually when I’m stressed, I don’t eat anything. So I was very proud of myself for today. It says 11% carbs but that doesn’t include subtracting the fiber so I was under my 20 for sure!

I am tired this morning but that’s what happens when you have to wait for your clothes to dry so you have something to wear on the first day of school. I didn’t finish my book over the weekend which makes me sad. I’m doing a few chapters right before bed each night though. I will finish it this week I’m sure.

Anyway, time for me to get up and moving this early morning!!! Got to shower, dress, and leave for school!

How is it Friday already?

Ms. Forgets cancelled on me yesterday. She left my weekly pay outside her front door in a little envelope which is fine. I got it.

I was a bit busy too. When she cancelled, it was 10am (I was supposed to pick her up at 11). I had not had breakfast so I got to it. I had taco meat with cheese, 4 oz of the beef and one ounce of shredded cheese. This is usually perfect for me. Well, I could only eat half of it. So I put that in the fridge and went shopping.

I went to Soma and got 2 bras that fit. A woman measured me and helped fit them and said I look amazing. That was very sweet. Then I walked across the parking lot and picked up the MacBook Air that I had purchased online. Okay, I have to give you background. See, I got this cheap Acer computer 2 years ago and it SUCKS. I removed as much off it as I could and STILL the computer has always said that there’s no memory and I need to delete things for more space. Umm, other than what Acer put on it in the first place, there’s nothing else on there, so huh???? I will need Word for school and all the teachers have apps for their classes. How would I get those on the Acer with no memory??? All I can use that for is to go online and do stuff. I needed a good computer for school (life too) and I decided to get a Mac. I’m tired of android computers and I already use everything else Apple so why not. I went on the Apple website, did some research, and decided to go with their cheapest model.

I used a credit card that was paid off to get it but I can pay that off again. I needed a reliable one, especially since I am in school. I told my Mom and she said she’s glad I got it and she will help me pay it. I told her she’s as broke as I am and not to worry about it. That was a nice thought though. It has 8GB RAM, 128 GB memory, and everything is great!

My son had to go to school to get his schedule for the year and have his 8th grade orientation. My friend took them and I was picking the boys up afterwards. After my $1200 shopping trip, it was only noon so I went to visit Cranky. She said I haven’t come to see her in weeks (totally not true). We chatted for a while and then I talked to her caregiver while she read the paper. When I left, I still had some time before I had to pick my son up at school. So I went to get gas in the car and realized I was hungry again (at 1:30pm). I got a snack of cheese at the gas station (not many keto items available there). Then I went to the school and got my son a new gym uniform and a couple more shirts for school as well as a car sticker that I will probably never put on my car, I was just supporting the school. I still had 20 minutes left so I sat in my car until the boys came out and then took them home.

After I dropped them off, I went up to my school to pick up my books. I had no idea that all of my actual books are online! All I picked up were some flash cards for my anatomy class.

I also went by to visit an old neighbor that works there at the school and we made plans to get coffee on my first day of class which is Tuesday. She is very sweet and has a lot of hardships at her young age of 29 and I enjoy her company. So I am glad I will get to hang out with her more.

I got home around 6pm (traffic took me an hour to get back to my house from school). I chatted with BFF while I drove. I set up my computer and got everything I needed for school downloaded. I logged into my online math class to find out that I had a test waiting for me on class policies. You have to make a 100 in order to open anything else so I took the test. I made a 90. Huh??? I printed out the pages with the answers and retook the test. It took me 30 minutes of looking through the papers to answer each one and that time I got an 85. What??? That pissed me off so I decided to do the test again today. I will later on. I just can’t believe how frustrating it was! and that’s just on class policies!

I haven’t found anything about my nutrition class either. No emails, no websites other than the book which I got from the bookstore and not from the teacher, nothing. After I take Styled to get her hair done and probably get groceries, I am headed back up to the school to get these testing things my math class says I need, a student ID card (because you can’t take tests in the testing center with your license – you have to have their student ID), and go by to see if my nutrition instructor is there to ask about the class. With school starting on Monday, I want to be ready!

After all the schoolwork done for the moment, I realized I had not eaten. I went down and finished my breakfast and then got some cheese and crackers with a couple of keto cookies (I only had 21 carbs and 1100 calories total). I didn’t finish eating until 9pm so I couldn’t go to sleep until 11. I woke up this morning to go back to the school but nothing there opens until 8 and I have to be across town to get Styled at 9:30 so I changed my mind and will go after. It sucks because Friday afternoon traffic here is the worst but I have to get it done and be ready for Monday! Then I will come home and retake the stupid test. Fun, right? I just need to remember to eat today! I can’t eat like I did yesterday, that’s not healthy. I need my veggies! Maybe I will pick up a salad at the grocery with Styled.

Alright, I’m off to walk the dog and get dressed for the day. I hope you guys have a Fantastic Friday!

One year comparison

I told you guys I wanted to research the difference between how I used to eat and how I ate yesterday. I’m in shock of how much sugar I used to have! I looked at Myfitnesspal from last year and yesterday and got the nutrient amounts. Prepare to be shocked! It’s no wonder I dropped the weight so fast when I changed how I ate!

August 14, 2017:

August 14, 2018:

Now yesterday’s fiber was a lot lower than it normally is these days since I had no vegetables. I usually eat around 25 a day. I also usually have about 20 net carbs and MAYBE 1 gram of sugar. So yeah.

Cutting sugar is a HUGE part of being healthy. Sugar promotes growth of cancers as well as will keep you heavy. If you just cut soda out of your diet, your sugar level will drop. Don’t drink soda? Great! Where is the sugar coming from? Did you know that eating sugar makes you tasty to mosquitoes? I have studied and watched many documentaries about how sugar is killing us all. Most of your carbs are coming from sugar and preservatives. You can change this!

If you can (and it doesn’t have to be organic), eat fresh. Don’t drink your calories and lower your sugar intake. I know it helped me!

Don’t forget this either – probably the most important thing. One meal or one day of bad eating will not derail you. Just get back on track! Hugs you guys!

Struggling

Last night I was so down and really still am this morning. My son went to the mall yesterday and had a great afternoon with a couple of girl/friends (he says they are his sisters). I did not want to be at the house the whole time he was there so I drove back to the mall, parked, and read my book while I waited on him. I finished it last night and was just depressed. I was sitting there parked at the mall and all I could think about was I wanted a Twix. I didn’t care about carbs or anything else, I wanted a candy bar and some normal food. I thought about Luby’s cafeteria and how they have fried fish and then about some tacos with crunchy taco shells. Then about a juicy burger with the bun. I wanted carbs! All the carbs! I even told myself that one meal or candy bar won’t hurt me. That’s how bad I wanted these things.

We came back home and I had not gotten anything. I ate some of my homemade keto bbq chicken wings and 2 ounces of mild cheddar cheese. I was stuffed all night until bedtime. I don’t know where those thoughts came from. I am SO glad I didn’t just rush off and buy anything! I’m sure it’s PMS because I know I have cravings at that time of the month but seriously, a Twix? After all these months of not eating sugar? What is going on with me? Am I trying to self sabotage?

This morning I am still feeling depressed. I have one job today and it’s not until 2pm. I guess I could start the 7th book in the Dexter series, Dexter’s Final Cut. I could go for a walk out in the heat. I could do a lot of things but what am I doing? I am still in bed after 2 hours just wallowing. Do y’all have these kind of days?

I posted a bit on Instagram this morning trying to make myself see how far I’ve come and why I don’t eat those things anymore. I am doing whatever I can to remind myself how good I have been doing. Everyone else in the house is still asleep although Amber just woke up and wants me to pet her.

Wow. I just looked at my arm in the photo I just took of Amber and just WOW. Is my arm really that small?

So I will struggle through this day and not get off track (although I am still thinking about that damn fried fish from Luby’s). Y’all have a good day.

amazing things

Since last Saturday, I have lost .8 pounds. As you guys know, last Sunday I had a piece of cake that was really yummy and totally worth it. I didn’t go over my calories all week but I didn’t exercise more than once. I have been healing too. I am amazed. I weighed myself on Wednesday as well and I was down an extra .6 pounds. I don’t want to lose so fast but I want to stay eating well so I added a few more calories. So losing less than a pound this week is great to me!

After finding out that the husband of the couple passed, I spoke with their daughter and asked what I could do. She asked that I bring her mom lunch today and hang out with her. I am going to go to one of husbands favorite places and get us sandwiches. She will have this chicken avocado sandwich and I’ll have a kids burger lettuce wrapped. That’s my homage to him today. She hasn’t seen me since I started the keto life. I have dropped 40 pounds since I drove them! I think she’s going to be amazed. I know I am!

My son amazes me. He went to the movies with his friends and said the movie was good and he wants to see the next sequel. At the end of the credits, they pretty much said there would be another movie. He is so tall and now that he’s exercising and eating a bit better, he is thinning out as well. Now if I could get him off all the sweets he eats, he would get downright thin!

I woke up today. I feel healthy. My son is heathy. That’s what counts!

Y’all have a great weekend. I’m still trying to figure out how to do my video but I’m hoping to do at least one tomorrow!

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