Got caught up

Well, a little bit! I miss you guys, y’all are like my internet family. I enjoy meeting you guys and can’t wait to be able to go overseas and meet more!

I had an unexpected day off today. I requested Monday mornings off to be able to take my son to school and even though it’s a holiday, I don’t have to work this morning. This afternoon the gym closes early so I have no reason to go. It’s nice to have a day to myself to catch up on stuff.

I’m watching the Netflix show Dark (weird and creepy but good). My son is doing pretty good at school so far, no problems anyway. I baked muffins yesterday and shared them with coworkers who ate them up! I made blueberry and chocolate (the chocolate ones for my son and they are already gone).

I saw this funny meme and had to share because it’s so true!

Also a joke for vapers like myself. It’s almost been 8 months since I smoked a cigarette. I miss it sometimes so I vape more and then don’t need one!

One more…a gym joke.

SO…I haven’t exercised in QUITE a while. I avoid my place of work since members seem to want to come bother me even though I’m not in uniform and wearing headphones. 🙄 I am going to try to get some weights in today. My usual 30 minutes of arm exercises to start. And since I redid my bedroom, I have room to do yoga now so I may do that too, we shall see!

I still weigh 150 and I am NOT complaining! I am going to Kansas in a couple of weeks and would like to weigh less when I go so I am watching my calories like crazy but nighttime is a killer for me. I eat dinner at 7pm and by 10pm, I want snacks. Late night eating is how I gain weight so I HAVE to stop that! Now the question is how. I guess it just takes me not putting things in my mouth!

I hope you guys have a great Labor Day here in the Americas and just a wonderful day everywhere else in the world. 😀

The month of June

This has been a crazy month with my client passing away, my child having his own problems, his birthday and party, my birthday, and a concert. I have been working as much as possible and still broke between his birthday and bills and food.

His birthday was a huge success. He invited 8 kids, 4 boys and 4 girls. I made fajitas, cake, and we all went to see MIB International. My thoughts on the movie? Eh! Why would they make Thor a man in black? Thor of all people! I think Chris Helmsworth is a good actor, don’t get me wrong. I do not agree that an alien in one series of movies does well as an alien protector and killer in another series. I agree with my friend that Liam Nielsen made a good choice though. Even the kids agreed with me!

Lucky has been driving me mad. He chews EVERYTHING. Even my $300 inhaler.

I am about to purchase an electric shock collar at this point. I just don’t know how to get him to stop! We have been going to training, he can sit, go in his crate, and get off of us. That’s about it so far. Maybe I just don’t have patience? Probably. He’s adorable and I wouldn’t give him up, I’m just frustrated with him and it’s showing when I talk to people so I haven’t been talking to anyone except at work and my family.

BFF had surgery to remove a mass on her kidney. Thankfully she is fine. I have been so crazy these past few days, I haven’t gotten a chance to talk to her. Maybe tonight? I guess it depends on if I am not still running around like mad and being frustrated with everyone in my house (including the animals). I wish I could have gone there for her! She seems like she’s doing well though.

I have joined a debt consolidation place to get out of debt in the next 4 years. That will be perfect timing for when my son graduates high school so I can get back into debt sending him to college. Just kidding. I’m praying that his grades will get him scholarships! I want to be done with everything at this point so I can move on and start my life again. I feel stuck. I hate this feeling.

My son went to see Twenty One Pilots in concert for his birthday last night with his best friend. They had a lot of fun. My birthday present is to go see Harry Potter (the 5th movie) in concert with the Houston Symphony next month. Yes, I will be 46 this week. I’m not looking forward to it and I plan on watching Netflix all day on Thursday.

Doesn’t seem like much but it’s been a hell of a month. I hope things go better in July!

Been absent

Yes I know I haven’t posted since my last Vegas post.

After getting home, I had a couple of depressed days and then yesterday was very busy.

When I am depressed, all I do is pretty much stay in bed and watch Netflix. And that’s okay. I was doubting my parenting abilities. My son decided he is Emo and wanted his hair died as well as his nails polished black and get his ears pierced. Well, I wasn’t able to express myself growing up and ended up hating my mother for many years because of it so I let him do it.

Am I glad I let him do this? No. I think it looks awful! Am I glad he is expressing himself? Most definitely! Better this than drugs, alcohol, or sex. So it was an internal debate over all these changes. We had a good time in Vegas and had to come back here which I never want to do but know I have to.

I have also woken up with a headache for the past 4 mornings. I mean, the “I can’t move or do anything” kind of headache. When I finally get up, it sticks around about half the day (I still have it now). That didn’t help me feel any better either.

I finally got in some exercise yesterday other than the plank challenge. I just used my 5 pound dumbbells and did 36 minutes of exercises with them as well as squats and dancing in between. I’m still at 148.6. I just want to maintain this weight and didn’t realize how hard it would be! I constantly have to check myself because I can drop pounds or gain pounds in just a week!

I cooked yesterday as well. I got a beef stew recipe from this couple called peaceloveandlowcarb. I couldn’t use mushrooms because I am allergic to them so I substituted green beans and I forgot to put the bacon in it. It still turned out so good! And spicy for some reason. There’s nothing spicy in the recipe but I had to eat a babybel cheese after the stew because my mouth was on fire (I love that)! It was absolutely delicious!!!

Between them and Kasey Trenum, you can eat really well doing keto if you know how to follow a recipe.

I also made my son his lasagna and some taco meat to have with my low carb tortillas and cheese. All the cheese. Yum!

I had 2 interviews last week. One at my gym working the gym floor (I would love that job) and one at my local vitamin store. I had so much fun with the guys at the vitamin store too. Both of these are part time which works better for me since I am still running my business as well. I have another interview tomorrow for working the front desk at my gym. I hope to hear back from someone quick so I can start working and make some money. I have no savings left! I also want to save up for the skin removal surgery since nobody (other than Andrea and my neighbor) has sent me anything.

Y’all have a good day. I have Anatomy lab work due tomorrow and a test next week in Nutrition so I bet you know what I’m doing the rest of the day!

Great Tuesday so far

I was able to wake up at 4:30 and was at the gym at 5:45. I would have been there at 5:30 but Amber wanted a walk first.

I did 45 minutes on the elliptical and a 40 second plank for the March Madness Plank Challenge after no exercise for 3 days.

When I got home, I sat in my car with the heat on (it was 31 degrees this morning). My son text me asking where I was and said he thought something had happened. 😂We went to the bank to get some cash for my son because he asked for some of his money to get Girl Scout cookies from a friend at school. Then we went to Starbucks and sat inside while he had breakfast. I didn’t eat or drink although I did take in the wonderful coffee smells.

Once I got my son to school (he does not have pants that he can wear to school so god help me, he was in shorts – the button flew off his pants because they were so tight), I came home and ate breakfast (4 hours after I got up). I had an egg with cheese and bacon. It’s been 2 hours and I’m still full!

Last night I made burgers in the air fryer and they turned out SO good! I baked some cloud bread and they weren’t as thick as I thought they should be and very flaky but VERY tasty! Total of 1 carb for dinner. I literally ate 16 carbs yesterday. I am so excited again! When I’m cooking, I can do this plan so easily.

Today I am making finger foods for dinner. Fried Mozzarella sticks and fish sticks (all keto). Eat them both with Pace Picante sauce and have a very low carb dinner.

I will be watching Queer Eye today and studying Anatomy. I decided to take my exam on Saturday morning before we leave. It was either that or Friday evening in downtown Houston which I do not want to do.

That’s it! I hope y’all have a great day!

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!

More jokes for you because I am loving Tumblr!

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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Saturday morning

Good morning everyone! I have been busy exercising and doing school work, finishing Friends (I cried at the last episode), and taking care of business. I did keto 2 full days this past week and got back into doing exercise so I went from 153.8 last Saturday to 150.6 this morning. I know it’s mostly water weight but I’m still excited!

This week in exercise:

I know it’s cut off but I was just showing you that I am doing it every day again and so happy that I am! I feel better when I exercise daily. I proved that to myself this week.

Yesterday one of my best friends told me that Five Below has exercise equipment so I found a store and went to check it out. I got a yoga mat (finally – I’ve been needing one so I’m not doing yoga on my carpet), an exercise ball, as well as boxing gloves and 10 pound dumbbells. My son was even happy and promised that he is going to use the boxing gloves and get back into hitting his punching bag.

My week in calories:

Last Saturday: 750 calories over (this is what made me start up again – too much Jules!!!)

Sunday: 20 calories remaining ( just watched what I ate)

Monday: 400 calories remaining (Full keto day and I wasn’t hungry most of the day)

Tuesday: 250 calories remaining (another full keto day so wasn’t too hungry)

Wednesday: overate by 700 calories according to what myfitnesspal wants me to eat (I went overboard with candy because it was in my room and now it’s gone thanks to my son and his friend eating it all)

Thursday: 180 calories remaining (half keto day, I ate 55 carbs)

Friday: 600 calories over what myfitnesspal wants me to eat (I ate all the carbs yesterday and it showed me how much more hungry I get eating carbs!)

After this I still lost this week because I got in my exercise and I drank tons of water. I started drinking at least 4 – 16.9 bottles of water a day. Myfitnesspal says I should be eating 1430 calories per day which I think is low so I am not going to follow calories this week, just keto, and I will let you know next week how that turns out.

We are going on vacation one week from today so I want to be down a few extra pounds so I don’t feel guilty eating whatever I want while I’m gone. I will also get back on track when I get home!

I found a ton of funny stuff on Tumblr and want to share.

I joined a plank challenge and want you guys to think about doing it too. It starts easy and I am a day late joining but planks aren’t bad (or is that because I do yoga anyway?).

Hugs to all. Enjoy your weekend!

I need my blog groove back!

I don’t even know when I posted last! Not much has been going on. Just studying and watching Friends mostly.

I am back on keto after gaining 8 pounds in 10 days. I want to be under 150 for spring break and I’m at 155.2 this morning!

I’m on season 9 of Friends because I took a couple days off studying. I have an Anatomy lab exam on Wednesday so I am studying today after I had class this morning.

Amber pooped in my bedroom this morning so I’m a bit frustrated with her too. And my son is not taking care of her. Yet he wants a puppy???

Well, the other day I went to Long John Silvers and wanted to get some fish and hush puppies. While in the drive through, the elderly gentleman behind me lost his footing on his brake and hit my car. Thankfully, he had a grill guard and didn’t hurt my car. He scared me to death though!

Anyway, I am going to go study. Have a great day!