Fill me in

I still haven’t had a chance to catch up on reading. The past week, I have been doing nothing but hanging out with my son, working, and watching Netflix. So fill me in on what’s going on in your world or add me on Instagram juliehcares so I can see! And if you added me but I didn’t know it was you, send me a DM so I can add you!!!

I have to work all day today so after dropping my son off at church, I took Lucky to the dog park. After 30 minutes, he was done and stood by the gate to go home. Silly boy!

We are fish sitting this weekend. A beta fish. I am following directions exactly and as far as I can tell, he’s still alive. Thank goodness! The kid whose fish it is would be very upset with me if he didn’t make it.

My diet is crap lately but because of all the exercise I get at work, I haven’t gained anything. Thank God for small favors! I would love to weigh 140 but I am happy at 150. This morning I weighed in at 149. I am getting tired of people telling me I am too skinny. I know it’s most likely because they are unhappy with their own weight but it affects me. I’m not exactly where I want to be either and get told a LOT that I need to gain 10 pounds. Umm, no!

This coming week is finals for my son. He says he’s ready. I had to study like mad for finals and my child sat down and answered all the questions I threw at him in a few seconds each. I guess he is ready! So this afternoon he is going to his friends house to help him study. I told him he has to let his friend study, otherwise the parents will send him to my job to sit and be bored. I got an eye roll for that comment. Lol

By the way, I just want to tell you guys how wonderful you all are. You have watched me transform into the normal weight, non smoking person I am today. I appreciate all of your support and love. I truly do!!! I am here for y’all too. This is what I want to do for my livelihood. I want to help people reach their goals. In any way I can. Let me know if you need to talk or need recipes, or general help starting something up. I’m here for you!!!

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OMG…guys!!!

I got a B in my Anatomy class!!! Woo hoo!!!

I am so excited to finish this semester with 2 A’s and 2 B’s! And thank goodness that’s over!!!

So I am supposed to be at a funeral in 10 minutes. I haven’t even taken a shower yet. I cooked this morning and have errands to run. It’s not that I didn’t love my cousin. He was 91 and has been sick a long time. He was a good man. He was a surgeon and actually put my leg in a cast all 3 times I broke it growing up. I just don’t like funerals. I want to go celebrate his life, not wallow in misery with family I never see otherwise. My mother said I should go to “represent” our family. Umm, no. They didn’t even come to my fathers memorial and I only went to it because it was my father. I just don’t like funerals! What would I do, Instagram the whole thing? That would be rude! And I have to act like I am sad that he’s gone. No! I am so happy for him that all the pain he has endured over the past few years is over and he went to a much better place (wherever your beliefs say that is). So I am at home still.

So there’s this new dessert bar that is unicorn themed here. It’s quite a far drive just for a dessert so I thought I would check out reviews before I went. Boy am I glad I did! Only 4 tables, smells like the toilet is backed up, nobody cleans tables, staff is rude, ice cream not flavorful, food tastes like they just got it out of a freezer in a grocery store, etc, etc. Wow!!! I won’t be going there! There were some reviews that said it was good, don’t get me wrong. The bad reviews WAY outnumbered the good ones though! If I decide to eat dessert, I will just make it myself. That way I know what’s in it and it will be keto or low carb.

Lucky HAS to be trained. He got a hold of my vape and ate it. No cartridge thankfully but the machine. And he was caught chewing on my remote. And socks! What’s going on with this doggo??? So I am trying to take him out more and have more things for him to chew on that are for him. But that gets expensive!!! So I will be watching YouTube this afternoon.

I am enjoying my few days off. My son is taking STAAR testing at school this week. My mom is doing her thing. We are all busy but that’s a good thing! I took photos of my excess skin on my arms and legs today. It’s crazy how much there is!

I was going to take my stomach too but haven’t figured out how to do it by myself.

I made a new friend. He’s 30, from Jersey, and he’s a personal trainer who can literally bench press me. He’s very opinionated but nice. And my son likes working out with him. He comes by after work and walks the dogs with me so we can chat. And no, I would never date him. My mother asked if we were dating and I’m like “NO!” Geez! I make a friend and people think I’m dating the guy! We have similar interests in being healthy so we get along. He likes Asian women and I like tall and thin white men which he’s not. πŸ˜‚

Okay, it’s 12:10 so I need to get up and moving. I hope you’ve enjoyed what’s going on here! Hahaha

It’s finally over

School is done for the semester!!!

Kinesiology: A

Anatomy lab class: A

Nutrition: B-

Anatomy class: no grade yet

Woo hoo!!!

Working 35 hours a week at the gym and 10-15 hours a week driving clients. I am tired y’all. Family issues that I will not discuss and the 2 dogs.

At least last night for Mother’s Day was good. I worked 8 hours straight and then picked up my son at his friends house and met my mom at a restaurant for dinner. It was nice. We had a good time and a good dinner.

I worked this morning and have to go back to work this afternoon again. In between, I am napping (only got 4 hours sleep) and watching this Netflix show called The Society. It’s about a class of seniors that went on a school trip and were brought back because of a road closure and everybody had disappeared so they are completely on their own. It’s pretty good.

Anyway, I wanted to say hello before I fell asleep. Y’all have a good day!

2 more exams!

It’s almost over. I missed my exam this morning but he was dropping a test anyway so that was no big deal.

All I have left is nutrition. I’m not doing so well in that class (I think I have a C). I have to do well on these last 2 exams for this class.

I’m working a lot, have been having some personal stuff going on, plus my clients. Fun fun!

My mom went out with her boyfriend for the next few days so good for her! We all need a break sometimes.

I am still at 149 pounds and happy about that! I work out when I have time, eating pretty good…I have snacks way too much and haven’t been keto. I need to be back on it. My feet are back to tingling a lot.

In case you are not aware, that’s why the doctor put me on keto. The side effect was losing the weight I needed to! That’s why I am all for keto. It helps with so much!

Have a great day. I’ll leave you with a cutie pic! Lucky adores my mom!

Gotta love the weather

I was supposed to have another long crazy busy day today but thankfully we had huge rainstorms this morning and I couldn’t go anywhere!

I still have to work from 3-8pm at the gym today but I am getting to relax all morning. So nice!

I let my son get a ride to school with the neighbor while I walked both dogs in the pouring rain. I wore a raincoat and used an umbrella. Neither dog was happy to be outside so they both did their business quick and went back inside. UNTIL…

Lucky ran out the door when I was trying to hook up Amber but thankfully came back a minute later without getting run over or running away. I was so glad!

I took Amber to the vet on Monday and she didn’t get Lucky’s worms. Whew! Only $178 to find that out. πŸ™„

I also got a postcard from Betty!!! Dogwood tree facts that are very interesting! We have them here. Beautiful trees too!

Keep those postcards coming! Or cards…whatever is easier for you!

That’s about it. I’m going to watch a bit of Netflix until I have to go to work.

Finally a minute of peace!

Yesterday was another crazy day with an exam in Anatomy lab and work for 5 hours.

I was supposed to have a job today before going to work at 3pm to 8pm.. I called her this morning and she canceled on me. How awesome for me! I have spent the morning doing absolutely NOTHING and it feels so good! I’ve been watching Netflix and playing phone games.

So I hope y’all are doing well. Lucky is such a good dog! I think both dogs are happy that I’m home today too. Lucky doesn’t have to be locked in his crate and Amber gets to snuggle with her Mommy. Lucky is napping in his crate with the door open. He’s so silly!

I took Lucky to the pet store Natural Paws and we got to take an Easter photo. The manager there put bunny ears on me too. We had fun. I had to buy more dog food. I had to buy a 25 pound bag. I’m not used to feeding a bigger dog! A small bag used to last me a month with Amber!

Lucky is very comfortable with me and has been on my bed with me and Amber too. Amber is NOT happy about this either!

Have a great day!

Fun Monday

I mean, I guess. More fun than a stick in the eye anyway.

School: We have an exam tomorrow so he gave us a study guide. We have to know all of the main muscles in the ENTIRE body. OMG. Anyone want to take this exam for me???

Came home, let the dogs out to pee, then off to work at 10. Working on the gym floor was fun again. I got to try out machines that I hadn’t tried. We have a treadmill that goes up to an incline of 30! That thing is HARD at more than one mile an hour!!! I think it would be good for mountain climbing practice though. I may have to use it more.

I worked until 4pm then came home to walk the dogs. My son got home shortly after so he took Lucky out. Whew! I was already tired.

I went to the grocery store at 5pm. It wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be. I really thought it would be very crowded and not easy to get around but it really wasn’t. Because we needed all the laundry, dishes, and bathroom stuff plus food, my bill was a lot higher than normal. Oh well. I got STARR snacks for my son.

In case you don’t know what that is, it is the standardized testing for kids these days. Back in my day, it was TAAS. Anyway, all the kids have to take it. If the parents don’t want them to take it (we have that option), those kids have to stay home on those days.

I caught Oliver in the dog crate checking it out last night. He’s funny.

BFF sent me a box. She even sent me a postcard from Dallas so that’s going in the collage! Plus she sent me another Cue since my secondary one decided to break open.

I also got a postcard from the lovely Jinjer!!! Thank you SO much!!! Y’all go follow her! And don’t forget to send me a card or postcard from where you are to be in the collage at the end of the year!

Juliehcares

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So good morning! I’m about to jump in the shower. I work 10-3 today at the front desk. I have Friday off and I am going to take it! I am so tired!!! I have worked every single day since LAST Monday. Plus I need to study for this crazy exam tomorrow! Have a great day!