Great end to the week

Well crap. My son is sick again. 100.3 temperature last night. We are going to his doctor today. Thank God they are open on a Sunday!

So I went to the gym yesterday again like I said I would. I was not excited that I barely burned 200 calories on the elliptical in 30 minutes. I was on level 6 too.I guess I am in better shape than I feel like! Then 20 minutes on the stationary bike. I was planning on doing 30 minutes on each but my back started to hurt so I quit for the day. I don’t want to be hurt all the time. I plan to go back today too. I may just run a bit on the treadmill or do the bike. In order to not be stuck at the same weight next week, I am going to try my best to be on point all week. Not sure yet what I am going to do for exercise but I definitely want to go!I am out of cooked food from the week (we didn’t eat the chicken and the meatloaf muffins were too delicious to pass up all week). My Mom went out and got Popeye’s chicken for dinner so that was a great treat. One of the reasons I appreciate my stomach surgery is that I can’t eat much so one chicken thigh and I’m done. 280 calories for dinner? Yes please! I don’t know what to make this week. I’ve asked my mom and my son and they both say they don’t know either. ๐Ÿ™„

Calories were on point too.

So I looked at where I started at in November of 2017 and I’m so excited to have come so far! I know that I will continue to do my new health/life plan and will have my weight where I want it by the time this year is over.

I watched Emily Owens MD on Netflix yesterday. It was a cute show. I wonder what I will watch next!

I talked to my sick child this evening about our vacation this year. I think I want to take him to New York this summer. I haven’t been since I was 14 and obviously he’s never been. His friends in his school band are going this week and will be performing at Carnegie Hall. I’m so happy for them! He’s a bit jealous but I think that we will have a better time doing what we want and not on a schedule with 100 other kids.

Today shall be interesting. It’s already 80 degrees here and hot upstairs in our house. I think I am going to have the a/c guys check on why it’s freezing downstairs and hot as fire upstairs when they come next month. Have a wonderful relaxing Sunday.

Icy conditions

So I’m at home, safe and warm. I haven’t left the house at all today except to take the dog out to do her thing. I just went out to wrap the pipes and my fingers were frozen inside my gloves ๐Ÿงค in just a few minutes!

I bet I will have to start small again by the time Houston reopens here on Thursday at the gym. I can’t wait to go though! My gym closed as well as most of the city. The crazy people out there driving could actually be people that were made to go into their jobs today and are trying to get home. My job would have told me to, yet another reason I am SO glad I run my own business and don’t have a boss telling me (this actually has happened in a flooding situation) that I will be written up and possibly fired if I don’t go to work (I didn’t go either and the city ended up closing so they couldn’t do anything to me).

I keep taking screenshots from ABC13KTRK here in Houston. I see that Louisiana is having the same problems so I’m glad Todd isn’t down here right now dealing with this and for my friends in Louisiana, I feel you!

We will get down to 19 tonight (see the wind chill temperature in the picture above) and therefore all of our streets will be frozen over as it has been sleeting and snowing all day. This hasn’t happened here in 22 years according to the news. 22 years!!! I don’t remember what I was doing when I was 22 but if it was like this, I was probably at home. My sons school district had cancelled school today and they are discussing if they should tomorrow. If they don’t, I bet they don’t have many kids there anyway. I know I’m not driving on the roads until it’s been above freezing for a day.

I cannot take Cranky to her appointment tomorrow either. I will reschedule that and I hope it doesn’t take too long to get her back in to see that doctor. Her caregiver called me because Cranky didn’t believe her that it was snowing and nobody should be outside. Umm, really??? Turn on the news. She did although I doubt Cranky believes it. She said it’s all silly and people should just be more careful and get to work. ๐Ÿ˜‚

If you happen to be here or near here, please be careful! I don’t even want to walk the dog after dark since I won’t be able to see the ice anymore. Hugs! ๐Ÿค—

Houston today

This is right now and it’s getting colder instead of warming up today so I’m not leaving my nice warm house.

My crazy mother just drove to get her daily Starbucks and said it wasn’t too bad. That’s because the ground hasn’t frozen yet, duh!

Just sharing stats for last week ๐Ÿ˜€

I logged into my weights app and it gave me my past week and then I logged into my calorie counter and it gave me my past weeks stats so I wanted to share. I’m pretty happy!

Everything here is starting to close down for the next day or 2 because it MIGHT snow and ice. Wow. Okay, so it’s may get down into the teens for weather and it may snow โ„๏ธ. I think that’s great, then again, I have lived in Colorado and know how to drive in it. Most Houstonians don’t!

No school, my moms job closed, I am going to see Forgetful in the morning but then I’m coming home. No going out in all this for me! I’ll stay at home and suffer inside instead of being a statistic of accidents because someone decided to go out that doesn’t know how to drive in it.

Y’all stay warm and safe!

So Tuesday was alright

I got my exercise in as you guys saw yesterday. I went to see Forgetful and she didn’t remember (of course) that I brought her a Christmas present of cookies. She said, “oh, those were good! I didn’t know who had left them in my room!” At least she like them.

The couple. Wow. I really don’t like to take them both to a doctors office. I have to put her in a wheelchair and him on his scooter and get them both where they are going. Then they wanted to go to dinner and asked me to come back on Thursday to go to the grocery store with their 2 page shopping list. That will be fun, NOT. We ate at a new Mexican restaurant that just opened day before yesterday. It was alright. Just like most other Tex Mex restaurants in Houston, only WAY pricier because of the brand name and location. I didn’t have to pay for my meal so I was okay with that!

I found that my new vitamins do not have potassium in them. So I had to get the couple gas and got a banana at the gas station. It wasn’t quite ripe and it created havoc on my stomach! I was in pain for over an hour after eating it. And I don’t know if it’s because haven’t eaten a banana in years or because it wasn’t completely ripe (it was yellow with a green top so ALMOST ready). I was able to eat a taco for dinner but didn’t feel really good.

Came home, walked the dog, then went to the bathroom and felt better. Now here is the problem! After that, I had a Pepsi, 3 Lindt truffles, 2 servings of milk, and one serving of eggnog. So I went over my calories by over 500! Eek! Plus I couldn’t sleep. That may be because I wasn’t tired yet (although I yawned a TON all evening) or from having too much sugar. Plus it started raining like crazy at 11:15pm and I love listening to the rain so I didn’t want to sleep. Today has to be better!

Speaking of calories, does anyone that reads my blog use MyFitnessPal? I’m on the lightly active setting and I’m not sure if I should up it to active. If I did, I wouldn’t have gone over my calories but then again, MyFitnessPal adds extra exercise calories when I do go out for my walks so I’m not sure what I should do. Maybe I will try it for a few weeks and see if I gain or lose weight. Then go back or stay put depending on what happens.

I have to pick up Styled and take her to run errands this morning. I will go by and see Forgetful while she eats lunch (she has asked me to eat there with her but I may pick up a salad at the store to take with me so I can control my calories). Then I am supposed to take Miss Priss to run errands. She called me yesterday and asked me if the Container Store still has gift bags like what I put cookies in. I told her they were my moms gift bags but I’m sure they do. And she loved the Christmas card too and I had to tell her I got it at the grocery store and it was a box of all the same cards so she wants to go there too. So I asked her if she got my gift then and she says, “Oh yes. They were great. Thanks.” Like not excited but was thinking of something else.

So that’s it for today. I don’t know when I’ll get to exercise but I know I will since I don’t want to miss a day! I hope everyone has a wonderful hump day and does whatever they need to do today!

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Christmas is only 5 days away! Woo hoo! My son and I have decided to take a one day trip out of town to have some fun this weekend. My mom had agreed to take care of the dog and my son was going to invite a friend but all of his friends are busy or like one, grounded. So it’s just me and him but that’s fine too. We need some quality time together. See ya!

What a Monday!

A good, productive one at that!

I went to eat breakfast with Forgetful. She wasn’t even dressed when I got there at 8:30! I gave her some cookies for Christmas, I waited for her to get dressed and ready, went downstairs with her, talked for a bit telling her about the cat attic issue, then left.

I spent the rest of the morning with Cranky. I took her Christmas presents (cookies and cherry preserves that she loves) and she had a doctors appointment that she didn’t want to go to. It’s her shrink that gives her medicine that makes her want to eat and a medicine to slow down dementia so she’s VERY important! I asked her weekday caregiver to come with us since she’s with Cranky 4 days a week. We are sitting there talking to the doctor and the doctor asks if Cranky is feisty. The caregiver says empathetically YES! Well I knew she was Cranky but feisty? Wow. Poor girl dealing with her for 4 days a week! And poor other caregiver for the other 3 days! Cranky wanted to go to lunch but I had other plans so I dropped them off at the caregivers car when we got back and I came by the house.

I packed up 4 things of cookies and took off to a retirement home where I have 4 clients. They only have valet parking so I just got out of the car under cover (it’s been raining off and on all day), got my ticket, and went in to deliver them. Okay, so I dropped 2 off at the front desk because I didn’t want to go find their rooms and then trudge all the way around to the other side where Mr. 95 year old is. I stopped at this one ladies room first near my favorite client – the couple is related to this 95 year old woman through her niece marrying the couple’s son. I’ve driven her a few times. She’s in a wheelchair but she is very active in that chair and very sweet. She has gluten issues but loved that I thought of her. She can eat the meringues though, they are gluten free!

I walked into Mr. 95 year old’s room and he just lit up. He got a huge smile on his face. I was happy to see him too! His daughter had told me that he was in a bad mood, not when I walked in! I gave him his cookies and we chatted for a while. He asked me to get him out of there. He wants to go back to work and go out to dinner like he used to. Poor guy! He’s still recovering and needs help so I can’t just pick him up and run! He ate 2 cookies on the spot and said his kids can’t have any. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ I really do miss driving him. It’s been a month without him. I still have to drive his lady friend, Miss Priss, I just don’t have him to talk to. It’s sad. He says he will be fine as soon as everyone leaves him alone and lets him get back to his life. Poor guy!

Then I picked up my son from school because you know, rain. We came home and I decided to go for a walk.

Let me tell you first that I did well yesterday although I didn’t do my exercise until 7pm and so I walked in the dark with my mother’s voice in my head asking where my orange jacket is. It was at home because it wasn’t raining outside and why would I wear a raincoat if it’s not raining? Duh voice in my head! ๐Ÿ™„

All the stairs are because I was going up and down to the attic trying to get that damn cat.

Today was better than that already! I went out and walked 2 miles in one walk in 36 minutes. The first mile only took 16 minutes but after 30 minutes I slowed myself down a bit to cool off (as I walk in the cold rain ๐Ÿ˜‚). I wore my orange jacket and wow, I was sweaty when I was done! That’s the first sweat I’ve broken since I started this too. Probably helps that it’s 70 degrees here in Houston.

Since it’s only 5pm, these steps and exercise numbers will go up even more since I’m not planning on going to sleep until 10. Crazy, right? I think these vitamins are helping. I wanted to go out walking even though it was sprinkling and at some times, raining on me? I kept going after I hit my exercise goal for the day for a total of 2 miles? I’m not in any pain AT ALL, ANYWHERE today? I’m telling you, it has to be the vitamins. I even danced around for 10 minutes after my walk and am having a hard time just sitting here typing all this. I want to go cook dinner! Energy galore here. Im so excited about it! Let’s see how I feel tomorrow too. Hopefully at least this good!

So now you know why I’m late writing today. I jumped out of bed at 5:30 even though I didn’t go to bed until really late.

I really hope tomorrow is this good. I don’t want to be that weird person that loves Monday’s! My son is not studying for his midterms tomorrow, he’s watching anime. Crazy kid. Somehow he still makes A’s and B’s although I never see him study! The cats got in my room earlier too. I had to wait until they came out from under my bed to pick them up and get them out. My poor dog was trying to have a treat after a walk and actually growled at the boy cat when he tried to get in on the treat. It was funny watching my little dog ๐Ÿ• growl at the cat ๐Ÿˆ when the cat is bigger than she is!

Okay, I’ve had my entire water bottle while I typed this with my thumbs. It’s time for me to go make dinner. Mac and cheese, yay!