Walking days

I forgot to write yesterday! I guess I gave Hunida a chance to catch up. 🤣

What did I do yesterday? No really. I guess nothing because I don’t remember anything!

This morning I took Styled to get her hair done. She just text me (it’s almost 7pm) and asked if I got her water bottles. Umm, she never mentioned water! I asked her if I can get and bring her some tomorrow and she said she will wait until next week. So I’m going to the store tomorrow for her.

I came home after that and turned on Fit for Fashion. While watching these people do challenges and work out, I decided I should too so I did my arm strength training. It’s been a week since I did it and boy did it show! I hurt so bad while I was doing it!

Now I am sitting at the Galleria mall while my son runs around here with his friends. I walked around for an hour and a half and then got some water and sat down in the food court.

I text him asking how much longer he wanted to be here and I got the standard teenage reply, “I don’t know”. So here I sit. For how long, I don’t know. Oh well. I have my headphones playing 80’s music in my ears and I’m updating you guys on my day.

Tonight I will hit one full week without a cigarette and I am very proud of myself!

I’m happy for the weekend. Do you have any plans?

Here’s where I am today

I’m feeling good. According to my quit app, I have got 4 goals plus 3 days of no smoking. If I wasn’t using the vape, the nicotine would be out of my system too.

I still haven’t exercised since last Wednesday. I will get back to it, I just haven’t felt like it, which I saw in my quit smoking app that my energy levels should return in the next 3 days. I am still at 150 pounds (68 kg) so I’m doing good there too.

Boy is my smell better! I walked in my room and it stank like crazy! It was the dog food I was smelling. I didn’t realize it stunk so bad! Crazy!!! And cool too that I can smell so well!

On the caffeine front, I have allowed myself to have one Dr. Pepper each day the past couple of days. I also found caffeine free Bang and so glad I did and it’s cheaper than regular Bang too. I’m not doing the Dr. Pepper anymore because today it made me feel funny. I also found out that Diet Pepsi has switched to using aspertame again even in the caffeine free ones so no more of that for me. Aspertame and I do not get along. I read that Diet Rite is sugar free (they use sucralose), caffeine free, and even sodium free. So why not try and see how it is? Better than Dr. Pepper for me.

I watched a lot of Netflix yesterday and today. Watching Black Mirror now. I love this show! It’s really good. I love the first episode where you make the choices of what the character does. I took my smoker client to a doctor earlier today. I had her try my vape but she didn’t like it and that’s okay. It will take more than one time for her to make the switch. I know it would be better for her and her son is all for it. Maybe if she watches me for a while and how much happier I am, it will work better getting her to switch but at 77 years old, she may not. Who knows. I will see her again on Friday afternoon too. So more jobs this week. Yay!

Here’s the bad news. The excess skin doctor told me I can’t come in for an appointment until I have the money to get the surgery. Since I’ve made a whopping $29 with my gofundme, I’m not sure what to do. I canceled my appointment with the psychologist because I don’t feel like I need to spend $140 for nothing, I’m doing great. The good news is, I saved $240 by not having appointments this week. Plus making a little more than usual this week so that’s good too.

Today was the first day back at school for my son and he enjoyed seeing his friends but not the learning.

That’s it. I hope you had a good Monday as well.

Having a good day?

I think I did. The Godfather came over this morning to put in a deadbolt on my outside gate but my drill wasn’t charged so he’s coming back tomorrow. Nice to chat with him for a little while though!

Miss Priss called me at 8:30 and asked if I could drive her today. Well sure! I took her to deliver a Christmas present to her doctors office and to pick up a pair of sunglasses at her eye doctor and to the grocery store. 2 hours there.

I grabbed Taco Bell crispy taco for lunch and drove to Cranky’s. The rails have not been removed yet and the new ones were laying on the floor not put together so I told her son that I put the receipt on the fridge and if he wanted me to come by tomorrow afternoon to return those I would.

I came home around 1:30 and was looking at my phone. I set an alarm for 3pm (15 minutes before I need to leave to pick up the boys) and I am SO glad I did! I passed out around 2 and woke up to the alarm thinking I was late. Whew! I never nap! I know why though. Last night we had this huge storm roll through and at 3am, there was this HUGE bang and loud thunder after. Poor Amber was freaking out and between the car alarm outside my window, the dog jumping on me, and that loud boom, I was awake. At 3 fricking AM. Amber wouldn’t let me go back to sleep and when I went to use the bathroom, even Oliver the big boy cat was freaking out! I had to cuddle with each of them separately (Amber will growl if Oliver comes in my room). Eliza, the cute, tiny cat, was nowhere around. I guess she was snuggled up with my mother.

I got the boys, came home, cooked baked chicken and stuffing for dinner.

I ate and then decided that since my son had gone with the neighbors to the school band performance, I would get my arm workout in and do laundry. After 30 minutes of arm exercises (3 sets 15 reps of each exercise) and 100 squats and dancing in between, I walked Amber while still listening to Spotify. Here is my workout and the songs I listened to while working out.

I like all kinds of music but while exercising, I want upbeat, make you want to dance music. So that’s what I had.

My mother also got Amber a Christmas sweater.

Now I am so tired that I am writing you guys and then going to sleep. Have a good night! Laugh before bed:

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I am at the dentist with a client this morning. I was lazy last night and watched daredevil on Netflix. It was such a nice evening!

I brought my math stuff with me to the dentist and I’ve gotten through one section out of the 7 sections that will be on the exam Saturday. This means I can do 2 a day and I’ll know it all by test time. That is doable! Now the nutrition I actually need to write a whole bunch of stuff so that needs to be 3 hours a day until time for the exam. BUT! I’m at school all day tomorrow so I have plenty of time. My headphones are charged up and ready to go as well.

My mom was working all weekend and is working again today. I’m afraid it may be too much for a 75 year old. She comes home, eats, then passes out on the couch. She wakes up, goes to bed, and sleeps late too. Yes I may complain about my mother but I do care about her health and want her to live many more years. I have talked to her about not working so much and she said that this is the busy time of year and she will go back to only working 12 hours a week after Christmas. 🙄

Since my son did not have to see his father, he seems to have had a good weekend. My ex called me last night. He asked why things were changed at the “last minute” and why he couldn’t come to my house (he argued for over 10 minutes and I kept saying I needed to get off the phone). I’m not sure how to answer that. How do you explain to an idiot (I say idiot only because he acts like one sometimes) that his son’s therapist (plus the entire household) doesn’t want him there? He wants to come this weekend. I told him my mother is having friends over and we will need to meet him somewhere. There’s only so many excuses I can come up with so I hope the psychologist writes that letter quick! I can’t confront my ex until I have that letter as backup. It’s going to be a fight anyway.

So have a great day! Chat soon!

Well hmm

Ms. Forgets cancelled on me again today! So I made a whopping $40 this week since I took Ms. Styled to get her hair done this morning.

Thank GOD for having a little savings! I don’t know what I would do to pay my bills without it! I have gotten 2 donations to my campaign which I greatly appreciate! I am hoping that the word gets out, it becomes viral, and I’ll have the money I need come next year. Thanks again Andrea!

I’m at home having a burger for lunch with one piece of 100% whole wheat bread (9 carbs). It’s yummy. I need to figure out what to make this weekend for next week. I was thinking about a keto meat pie but I will have to make the pie crust too. I guess I can take the time to do that.

Tonight starts my sons karate tournament. He is NOT thrilled to be going. He said he would rather go to the mall and follow girls around holding their bags. 🤣 Sorry kiddo! He forgot to wash his uniform so guess what I’m about to do???

I also need to study my butt off from now until Monday when I take my exam. I have read half of the information and then will make an outline of everything and study. Sounds fun, right?

Have a great weekend! Happy Friday!!!

Oh yeah!!!!

So I took my math exam. 10 multiple choice questions and 4 free response questions. I got the score on the multiple choice and I only missed one! Woo hoo!!! I am really hoping I don’t miss any on those free response ones but we shall see. It would be nice to have an A in ONE of my classes!

Today is the nutrition exam. Since my studying for the last 2 only got me a C, I decided to go in a different direction and watched a ton of YouTube videos on what our exam is over after reading the chapters and listening to the professors lectures. Let’s hope I do better this time. I did have company while I watched the videos too.

I did not exercise yesterday. Cramps and studying will do that to a person! I told my friend that I wasn’t going to the TRX class and when she got to the gym, she sent me the notice that the class had been cancelled too. What a coincidence!

Today I am finally taking Ms. Forgets to the bank (unless she cancels on me like she did Monday). Otherwise I will be studying! I plan on going to Zumba tonight as I really enjoyed it last week after I take my test so I’ll have the class to relieve the stress.

I hurt. My hip on the outside, not inside. I seriously think it’s because of the excess skin pulling down there too. Maybe I need a bodysuit or something? I can’t jump, I can’t run, and when I pull my knees up towards my chest, it hurts too. It’s not part of my arthritis since it’s on the outside and I haven’t hurt myself again, this has been going on for a while. It may be time to start a gofundme for the skin removal. I heard that you need to be a stable weight for a few months before having that done. Maybe I’ll call a surgeon and find out for sure.

I already walked Amber this morning, I’m dressed, just waiting on the kid to tell me we need to leave for school. Have a great Wednesday!!!

Oops

I didn’t realize until late last night that my first nutrition test is today. I know what I am doing between classes! And I was wrong about Tuesday, my long day at school is today.

I drove Styled to her dentist. That’s all we did and we were gone for 2 1/2 hours. She must not be taking care of her teeth. We were just there 3 months ago and it took that long for a cleaning?

Ms. Forgets cancelled on me and that’s okay. I studied some math to understand imaginary numbers and I actually “get” most of it. I forgot my pencil so I was doing it in pen and that is NOT a good idea for me! No exercise though. I thought about going to the gym but ran out of time.

I found out that season 5 of The Great British Bake Off is on Netflix so I watched a few episodes of that. I love this show! I was up a bit too late (11:30) because I wanted to see Bread Week!

When I got home from working, I wanted tacos. So I went by the store and bought the ingredients (well, I had the cheese and tortillas).

I came home and cut everything up to make my own version of rotel.

Along with cumin, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper spices, it came out REALLY good! I had a taco yesterday and I have packed one for today. I’m taking a bunch of stuff with me because I do not want to be hungry and therefore get off track because I stayed really good all day yesterday! Exactly 19 net carbs. I’m so happy!

I had to go to Parents night at my sons school last night. I sat with my neighbor in the gym for announcements until we had to go running off to our kids classes. I’m sitting in his first class listening to the teacher tell us how to contact her when one of my cousins walks in.

I was in a bit of shock because I didn’t know she was sending her son to a public school (he’s always been in private schools). Then, in 2 other classes, she’s there too! The school has put the cousins in 3 total classes with each other! I’m sure they didn’t know the boys were cousins. Different last names and the fact that they look NOTHING alike other than the curly hair.

I come home and ask my son if he has met this kid. My son says maybe. I send a picture of my son to my cousin (she and I have never been really close but we have always kept in touch). She sends me one of all 3 of her kids back and I show her picture to my son.

He replies, “I knew it! That kid gets to sit with the girl I like. He better not mess with her!” I reply, “At least it’s family sitting with her. Better than some stranger.” He didn’t reply. That was so funny to me. Hell, the whole night was pretty funny! My cousin was so lost and seemed happy to have a familiar face. Her family is not ones to have kids in public school. She went to private school along with her 5 siblings. She was considered the black sheep of her family because she had piercings and tattoos in high school. She hasn’t seen me since I lost the weight. She didn’t say anything but I bet she noticed!

Before I went to sleep, I text my closest cousin and told him that she was there. He laughed and knows that cousin and her family. I’m sure he was thinking that it’s about time a kid in that family is experiencing public school.

It’s after 5am and I’ve got to get showered, walk Amber, and get my butt to school so y’all have a great day!