Enlisting Extra Help For Weight Reduction.

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So, I got myself a Fitbit to help chart my stats and stuff. I am new to apps like this, but I have found out that it works. It is a constant reminder that I am working towards a goal.

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So, whenever the kids want KFC or Freddie’s, I look at my calories and say I will have a water! Since I purchased the scale last weekend, it shows that I am down four to five pounds. I watch my calories like a madwoman.

I try to keep breakfast at 450 or 500, lunch sets in around 360 to 450, and dinner I might eat something around 600 calories. I have fruit, low calorie snacks and lots of chicken. I have never really been a fan of fried chicken, so baked is okay for me.

I am a little concerned about this weekend. I want to BBQ on Saturday, but I don’t want to blow my hard work. Would a grilled burger be a deal breaker? Any thoughts? What are some low calorie foods that would go good for a BBQ?

On a side note– lesson learned- I never knew how many calories went into some of these drive thru eateries. We are talking 1000 to 2300 calories for a number 4 at KFC. The information is right there for everyone to see it, but I guess sometimes we see what we want to see. I don’t know if I will ever be able to justify to myself how 900 calories for one meal, is okay. Most of all, I can’t wait until my knee is one hundred percent better. So that’s the lesson learned for tonight.

We Slid Into Another Car Last Night

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I can’t wait for this weather to go away. So, we had to venture out a little further than I expected last night As we were turning into an eatery, watching a cop attend to a wreck, we slid into this truck’s tire. Our car is small, so after backing up it slid back down. The cop came running over and checked on us and the truck driver.

By this time, the driver and my husband were looking at our vehicles. Needless to say, the truck was fine, but our car has a scratch. The cop said the whole thing was on video and then he couldn’t help but laugh. He was like the whole thing was pretty hilarious, then he saw my frown. He said he didn’t mean hilarious, but blah blah is all I heard next.

It was sort of funny, but seeing him say it was shocking! Anyway, it is good to see humanity still has a sense of humor. As for the scratch, we will have to get that removed a little later.

As for current plans, we are still on a boil water advisory. The water isn’t on yet and the stores haven’t restocked. I am still under my covers unable to muster up enough energy to get out of bed at the moment.

I want something to eat, but I am scared to go back out because I don’t want a repeat of last night. Ubereats is back up and working! However, I don’t want to waste the little money I have on delivery food. I think I will check and see if Amazon has water, maybe it will be under five bucks . That’s the game plan for today. I think I just brainstormed the first half of my day See, blogging can be helpful.

Ubereats Alcohol Delivery Could Very Well Be Unsafe

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Uber has revolutionized travel and food delivery for years now. With the pandemic creating fewer indoor dining opportunities, restaurants have stayed afloat by using food delivery services. Not only have companies like Ubereats and Waitr helped the restaurant industry stay afloat they have also helped to create jobs.

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For some people, Ubereats has become a lifeline. I remember when my husband was a PFC in the Army, he wanted to get a delivery job on the side. He filled out applications to Pizza Hut, Dominoes, and other pizza delivery services. After a few months of no replies, he finally gave up.

So, fast forward to 2021, anyone without a criminal record can work as a delivery driver. You have principals, social workers like my husband, military people, lawyers, college students, and other people now, using Ubereats as a source of income.

It’s a great gig! You need extra Christmas money, Ubereat it, you need extra money for your favorite comic book, Ubereat it, or if you need a little extra for that expensive electric bill, once again, you can earn it by driving. It is a blessing to many, so what happens when alcohol delivery comes into play?

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Alcohol delivery is something that each driver will need to think about before they agree. The Uber app sometimes messes up which, causes delays in some trips. If this happens, people might not verify the age of the person ordering the alcohol, which is against the law. Many orders are Leave at Door, which means the person doesn’t want any person to person communication. All alcohol transactions need to be face to face, which puts delivery drivers at risk of getting COVID-19.

If I were a driver, I would not agree to deliver alcohol because of the likelihood of getting a combative person if they cannot produce ID or the chance of getting COVID. Right now, there have been at least two murders involving Ubereats in the media. Both delivery drivers were killed while they were delivering food. Alcohol will add a new mixture of deliveries, which means more danger for drivers.

Homeless Due To Covid-19

In the coming weeks some people in the state of Texas and other states will start losing their shelter. These people have been hit hard by COVID-19, and now their situation will go from grim to unimaginable. If ever there was a time for a basic universal income in the United States the time would be now. In some cases, jobs go hand in hand with shelter. Getting a job depends on location, money, availability and transportation. If just one of those four items are found lacking, it diminishes the possibility for the applicant to advance.

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Not only does it diminish the possibility for advancement, but it also creates other problems such as neglect charges being filed, mental health concerns, and safety. It was always difficult to investigate neglect charges due to poverty. In some cases we would be able to redirect people to shelters, food pantries, help supply money for rent, but now a lot of those places are hurting for funding. My fear as an ex investigator, domestic violence advocate, and mental health worker is that we are now moving into dangerous territory. Truth be told, we have been there for a while.

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If cities allow evictions to continue when we are facing such unforgiving hardships, we will see spikes across the board in all sectors of abuse. We already know since the shelter in place started there were spikes in domestic violence, well if homeless trends start to pop up people will then be forced into unsafe living conditions. Homeless shelters can be extremely dangerous for people with young children and for women. They are often targeted by sex traffickers and other forms of scams. Child abuse will also increase as it often does is stressful situations.

Some of the people might be lucky enough to have family willing to take them in, but not everyone has family. In some states that are still allowing their residents to draw unemployment, they will be able to see more stability due to those funds. However, states like Texas will have to be very careful in the upcoming months due to the restrictions placed on unemployment benefits. While some of these people might be able to return to work, their hours will not look like they did six months ago. If you are a worker that gets paid by the hour, this could very well be the question of job stability.

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So, this is what opening looks like in Texas. It is a momentarily fix for the state, but a potential downfall for the individuals caught between the virus’s aftermath and transition. If you need more information on how to stop or how to get help with an eviction please read the article below. https://www.kxan.com/investigations/texas-supreme-court-allows-evictions-to-resume-this-week-but-many-renters-are-still-protected/ There might be help for you or someone you know.