I am doing well!

Past few days have been good.

I got my first 2 postcards in my mailbox! I am so excited and can’t wait to get more!

I took my exam and I got an 80! Woo hoo! I am SO thankful that I did not fail like I thought I was going to.

My son fell in love for the first time. I wasn’t looking for a family edition but, well, he fell in love!

This dog is part lab, part yorkie, and part chihuahua. It is SO cute!!! I just hope my son will take care of it and train it like he says. I don’t have time or money for a second dog but I will love it!!!

We went to a birthday party on Saturday in Katy TX (nowhere near me) and while the kids played, I went shopping because there is no way I am driving back and forth twice. I finally found a new zip up hoodie at Katy Mills Mall and I got a new pair of tennis shoes. I forgot how awesome Reebok’s are! I am really happy with my shoes.

I am on season 3 of Friends. This is a great show! I’m having too much fun. Not enough sleep but loving the show! Lol I made a rule to keep me on track with school. I have to study an hour for each class and THEN I can watch some episodes. I am starting tonight turning off electronics at 9:30pm because I want to go to sleep at 10 each night. I need sleep! I studied all four classes today. I feel great about that.

I had brunch with my friend Maria on Sunday before my exam. One of my other friends kindly delivered Girl Scout cookies today.

I am going to go watch Friends. Have a good night!

I love Saturday’s

Woke up at 7 but didn’t get out of bed until 9. Boy when I decide to get moving I do it though! My son asked me for “real” brownies from a box instead of my pumpkin brownies I usually make. He was taking them to this girls house. I walked myself to the store about half a mile from my house and got some. I walk back and make croissants and the brownies. My son took all of the croissants which is fine with me.

While I was baking, I heard this faint meowing. Come to find out, poor Eliza had gotten trapped in the coat closet last night!!! Poor baby! I let her out, shared a little bacon with her, and loved on her. When I told my mom tonight, she was horrified because she was the one in that closet. Eliza’s fine though.

I played on my phone for a while and then took my son to his friend’s (that’s a girl) house. All of her guests were very excited about brownies. I had one before I gave them to the teens because I made them so I can have one! Lol

I came home and was sitting in my room bored and got mad at myself. I have no idea what made me mad but I decided that I wasn’t going to just sit around and be mad, I was going to the gym.

I did a mile in 13 minutes 20 seconds!!!! I did 30 minutes of running and walking on the treadmill (plus the 5 minute cool down) and 15 minutes on the elliptical. I walked home and just finished my dinner (just Hamburger Helper). Now I can watch Netflix for a while before I have to pick my son up. Let’s hope I don’t fall asleep waiting! I even ran into a couple of my sons friends at the gym.

When I put my dinner into MyFitnessPal, it frustrated me. Check this out.

Huh??? -904 calories just because I got off my butt today??? WTH MFP??? I’m still just doing what I know is right. It’s just annoying as hell.

What are you doing with your weekend?

Exercise and Netflix day

Oh man. I had a tough morning and a relaxing afternoon/evening.

After dropping my son off at school, I drove to school. I had to meet with financial aid to find out what’s going on. This woman was so very short with me, I left very upset. I am out of federal financial aid available for an undergrad degree and can only get more if I change and go for my masters. I met with my advisor and she suggested I meet with a masters degree advisor so I went. This twig of a woman made me feel like an imbecile. Since my GPA is 2.77 and my BS degree is in psychology, I do not qualify for the nutrition masters program unless I finish my undergrad degree first. She seemed like she was trying to not roll her eyes at me while I was talking to her. I was ready to cry when I walked out. I didn’t so I’m proud of myself but this may be my last semester of going back to school which is very upsetting. I had a plan and I guess the world doesn’t want me to.

I was so upset after the first appointment with financial aid that I drove to the Mexican bakery and got my son a couple of things he likes and donut for me.

After my advisor appointment, I called my friend at UH H. She is back from home for the semester so I picked her up and we went to the park to walk. She is shorter than me and is not as in shape as I am but I walked at her pace so my watch didn’t give me the credit for exercising but I did it. I have almost walked 13,000 steps today too!

We then came back to my house and I made some food for us. She went through my moms Christmas stuff and packed a box, we ate, then I took her back home. She forgot her headphones so we chatted while we walked which was nice. It was nice to hang out with her again! I introduced her to Diet Rite and she liked it too!

When I picked up the boys at school, I told my son I didn’t feel like driving all the way out to this swim meet he wanted to go to (a 45 minute drive away) and he said that was fine with him because he could be lazy. So I didn’t have to get in the car again and drive out there twice (once to take him and once picking him up when it was over).

I hit another non smoking goal today.

I watched a couple hours of this show on Netflix called Fit for Fashion. It’s crazy but interesting. I am going to go back to this Korean cooking show next because it’s funny and everything made so far looks amazing. Authoress51, thanks for telling me about it!

I hope you had a good hump day!

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.

Easy day

I took Styled to get her hair and nails done and got my polish changed too. I am ready for Christmas and New Years with this color.

I came home to having 3 other kids here. That’s not nearly as bad as I thought it would be! He wanted 7, he got 3. And they are all staying over. Even the girl. Before you guys have a fit, I told my son that she has to sleep in my room if she stays and they were okay with that. I’m surprised she didn’t just say she would go home instead though. She must really want to hang out with the boys!

I had a nice long conversation with my friend in Latvia. You guys may know her. LatvianMom. She’s so sweet! She even taught me how to say “I’ve had enough” in Latvian! She also sent me a video she made of a deer in the snow outside her home. I am so jealous!!! I love WhatsApp, it lets me chat with friends all over the world for free.

I didn’t do anything else today. Well, I tried to take a photo of the moon but it’s kind of blurry. Is it really going to be a full moon on Christmas?

Just ate some lasagna for dinner and now going to watch a little Netflix. I am hoping I get out tomorrow to exercise. I am listening to my body today though as the middle of my back has been screaming at me for a few days so I am resting.

Y’all have a great Friday night!

Sunday relax day

I am not studying, not cooking, not doing anything. Well, I am watching this show called Sisters on Netflix. It’s weird but I am enjoying it.

After my day yesterday, I needed some time. Plus, my mother is off work today, which means that if I tried to cook or bake she would talk to me the whole time or be in the kitchen with me and I just don’t like that. I prefer to jam my music and go at my pace without interruption. My mother is working tomorrow so after I take Miss Priss to run errands, I am going to come home and make gingerbread men (and women) cookies. It take a couple of hours to do and after that, I will have to pull out our Christmas tree and decorations because my mother hired a coworker to put the lights on the tree where you don’t have to take them off every year.

So tomorrow will be busy. Makes sense that I don’t want to do anything today, right?

Have a great Sunday.

Long day

This morning was very relaxing. I left at 10:45 and got gas. I picked up Miss Priss and took her to Mr. S funeral. I was at the funeral and was getting texts from Cranky’s caregiver. She has had a cold all week but it got worse. She was taken to urgent care and so after the funeral, I headed over there.

Come to find out, they believe she has pneumonia and have admitted her into the hospital. I stayed to sign the paperwork to get her in a room and then came home around 5pm. its 10pm and she still hasn’t been taken to the actual hospital yet. I cooked chicken and boudain and walked Amber. I then took my final exam for nutrition. I’m confused about that class. It says I failed the class but if you take the scores, I have a 79. So which one is it???

H said a 64 is a D but I may as well failed if that’s my actual score. It’s very frustrating! I can’t wait to find out what I actually made. Too bad I won’t know until around Christmas.

I decided to watch The Great Festive Baking Show because baking relaxes me but I do not feel like actually baking. So Authoress, I’m sorry I haven’t made the bread yet. I will though!

I hope your Saturday was better than mine! I can’t wait to go grocery shopping and bake tomorrow. I want to make gingerbread cookies like I did last year. Everyone that ate them last year loved them. So goodnight and I pray tomorrow is a good day.