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Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Good morning :)

Breakfast oats 200, almond milk 50, currants 150. 400

snacks cookies and kombucha 150, 60 210

lunch:  some fish and skin 200?, some corn and salad 100, English muffin toasted with butter 200.500.

3pm gummies 200

5pm plum, fruit beer 200

 cookies / gummies 250

1750? not a great day stomach wise and hardly any movement besides a walk in the evening. was home doing hw all day.

 

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i am doing all the hw today for the class I am taking. Then starting on the next assignment / reading. 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

legcramps on 06/29/2020:
Good morning!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2020:
GM LEGGIES


bearcountrygg on 06/29/2020:
Fun to be a student again?

Horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2020:
more work than expected LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2020:
i have come to the conclusion that i'm not going to take both the project management and the paralegal course at the same time. So, since i paid for the Paralegal course, I will take it and take the Project Management afterwards.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2020:
the work (not the reading) for this week took me ALL DAY! it's good i'm not working just yet. this is going to be interesting, the paralegal. but it's not hard, just time consuming :)


grannyannie on 06/30/2020:
You just love those gummies. Me too.

horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2020:
Love !!!


happy-1 on 06/30/2020:
Mmmm. Gummies. If I bought vitamin gummies I'd eat them in one sitting.

horn_of_plenty on 07/01/2020:
I once did that ! Omg bad idea they were the omega / fat ones and caused me some problems !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Breakfast Bacon on croissant with iced coffee 600

snack rest of the croissant and bacon 

late small meal raspberries 120, gummies 80,.

kombucha, cookies 200

5pm fresh English muffin 150 with chicken bacon 50.200, another plain muffin bc so soft and fresh lol 150

7pm snack plum 50

10pm snack cookies 150.... did I forget to list something ?

1550...

 

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did some errands in the morning with ricky and will do some reading now back at home. Later I will walk and also need to do weights / upper body workout. 

If I don't walk, I'll sit on my bike and watch some tv tonight or listen to a meditation :) 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 06/28/2020:
Sounds very very happy

Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
Ty happy, yes a relaxing good day :-) xo


Donkey on 06/29/2020:
Does your paralegal class start today or next week?

Sounds like you had a lovely day. I find it difficult to sit down to read a book. It originally just isn't the right book, right now.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/30/2020:
Paralegal course has started :)

I'm going to try to do more of it / ahead of time to help me...we'll see if that's possible as the course takes a LOT of time to read / do the assignments.

so happy it's started :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Breakfast oats and almond milk 250, currants dried 150. Some nasty flavor of kombucha tasted like wood! 30. 450.

lunch at home chips 150, roll with butter 200, burger small 200. 550, more chips - 150.kombucha guava 50

almost 4pm snack: gummies 100, couple cookies 50.

1350

550

1900..

cookies. 150

2050, good.

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online class for project Managment last class that was on hold today 9-2pm. Then i will finish reading a part of a book for paralegal class that starts Monday....

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will bike around with ricky later this evening. Simple day.

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seems i'm going to have to deal with TWO courses at the same time. :( the online project managment advanced class may start in a couple weeks (didn't expect it to start up so soon!) and the paralegal will start Monday.  I am excited for the paralegal, but not so much for the advnaced Project Managment (just finished the intro course today). but i MUST take it as it's a course for what i'm doing now....i don't like the course because it involves doing an intricate project! i don't want to do a hands on project, it's not more forte at all. some people taking the class actually open up a business or store. that's not my reason to take it other than to gain more experience in project management and have it on  my resume....but i will get that too thankfully.

two courses won't be so bad if i weren't working, but i do have the feeling i'll be doing the courses and working all at the same time at some point. LOL. it is what it is. at least i had some really nice time off during some of the quarantine with sleeping in and eating nice things. have to go "back to work and class" at some point....

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Oh yuck. Wood flavoured! Good luck on the class!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
yup, it was called apple OAK! pure oak gross.


bearcountrygg on 06/27/2020:
Yeah....don't drink trees!!! LOL........I'm sure you will be able to handle both classes and work...it will take some planning but it is do-able. Maybe they should have named that kombucha old oaken bucket....now that would be a turn off...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
I couldn’t believe how much oak flavor and how the apple flavor wasn’t even distinguishable!!!! I didn’t even drink it for a long time as it sat in my fridge and when I thought it could be decent and time for me to drink it today, I was so wrong! I think sticking with the fruitier flavors will be best for me !!!

It’s nice with HINTS of oak but this as you say was the whole tree !


Donkey on 06/27/2020:
That's rather interesting about the other project management class potentially starting up soon... I see why you are taking and agree with your reasons.

That sounds like a heavy workload IF you go back to work, too. Well, let's see how it pans out. At least you're not starting EVERYTHING all on the same day!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
The workload will be a bit unagreeable with my schedule if / when I go back to work.

I’m actually thinking to ask Ricky to help me, we’ve already discussed it, with a project to do for this advanced class.

I’m seriously only doing it because it’s the right thing to do but I’m nervous as heck to take the class plus we will be presenting them (our final project) she said :( really not happy about the class but it can be good for resume.


happy-1 on 06/28/2020:
What was the kombucha flavor supposed to be?

Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
Apple oak. No taste it apple. Overpowering of oak.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Friday Jun 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 8:45 Life cereal 220 and almond milk 30, last of my golden raisins 150. 400.

1pm lunch toasted bun 150, extra oil 100 (on toast from a pan of burgers I made), leftover seared tuna thankfully it didn't go bad ! 100 ...350, kombucha extra sugary mango one 100. 450. Homemade Fries almost forgot ! 150. Couple cookies 100

 2:45 gummies 100, later some veggies light small amount but wanted some nutrition bites of produce !

1200.

5:30 dinner small burger 200, chips 200.

1600

7:30 gummies and seltzer 150

1750

 

 

 

 

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will start reading the last of this weeks assignments and def start on the next weeks reading. Have a phone call at 10am today.

Also laundry today. Will use stepper for 15 min and take a shower after in the morning :)

also ricky and I are going to set my terrace up so the guinea pigs can hang out on it with me ! We are setting it up so there is netting to make sure they don't walk off the terrace!!! 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
I love LIFE cereal!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Me too!!!!


happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
Good job maintaining disciplined habits!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Thank you, definitely wanting to maintain those healthy habits !


happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
I love the idea of your guinea pigs hanging out on your terrace....I picture them in cabana wear.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
That would be cute indeed !!


grannyannie on 06/27/2020:
Good job! Wish I could be ambitious!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
Haha :)


Donkey on 06/27/2020:
I too love the idea of the guinea pigs on the terrace. I hope they enjoy it!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2020:
Outr first idea wasn’t strong enough to keep guinea pigs safe bc it’s plastic and too flexible so we realized we made a mistake and need a tighter and sturdier metal ! Oops !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Thursday Jun 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Breakfast life cereal 220, almond milk 30, raisins 150, half banana 60. 460. Kombucha 500.

1pm lunch fried chicken at home 250? And 2 plums 100, Doritos 150.

snacks 200

pizza yeah....usually I don't bc no calories and stuff not easy to really guess. Had a Sicilian and Napoleon slice half's and shared with ricky 350, 350?

 Almost 10pm succumbed to a few cookies 150

2050.

today is weights and some walking in the evening. Reading still and I'm still on the glossary...one of my assignments lol.

also walked a good hour with ricky :-) in evening nice weather !

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/26/2020:
I feel the same way about pizza.

An evening walk sounds lovely!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Evening walk was spectacular ! We are loving the cold breeze walks !


bearcountrygg on 06/26/2020:
LOVE pizza....and always end up drinking a lot of water...and then blowing up like a balloon the next day....but it is SOOO worth it!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
I don’t love pizza as much as you :( but it did satisfy me yesterday !


Thinkpositive on 06/26/2020:
Pizza is always a bad decision for me. I start out thinking that I can eat just one & then end up eating 3. Didn’t used to be such a problem for me but now I can plan on a 1-2 lb gain.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2020:
Pizza in general is the same way for me as you - I can count less than 5 times a year that I eat store bought fresh pizza ! Doesn’t work for me at all either !


happy-1 on 06/26/2020:
Pizza is this thing... you eat a slice... then the next day, you want more... And eat two slices.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/28/2020:
Yup! No good for me !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Wednesday Jun 24, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 9am breakfast oats 200 and raisins 150 and milk 50, kombucha small amount 50. 450..

noon lunch after walking and was pretty hungry burger on bun 400, cookies 150, gummies 100. 650. Fries forgot until now ! 100 cal 

3pm gummies 100 and really thirsty !!!

6:30 dinner frozen half package of seared tuna 100, salad and dressing 150, chips 150. 400

chocolate and seltzer 100

1850...

got a hair trim and pick up glasses new all within close vicinity walking distance and decided to walk extra in morning to burn some calories before heading home to read the rest of my assignments for the first week and possibly start on the following week's readings. Wish I could do the assignments ahead of time but I don't know exactly what they are. 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/24/2020:
You should have a very good grasp on the school work when it starts...GREAT!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
Yes it totally appears as of now (things can change) that I may be home another month, and if so, I want to go further ahead if i can with the class (if possible) so that god bless when I am working, it will be easy to manage the course ....we will see !


grannyannie on 06/25/2020:
Good to get a head start. Well done.

I need both a haircut and new glasses. Mine got scratched and it's very annoying.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
With the glasses, I was fitted for them right before quarantine and was waiting to pick them up these 3 months lol! And the haircut was a trim with a lot off in the back so my neck stays cool in the summer :)


KathyBlue on 06/25/2020:
oh great job on being so focused and effective :)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
Thank you Kathy!


legcramps on 06/25/2020:
Great job getting ahead of your coursework!

Sounds like you've been doing really great :) glad to hear it!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/25/2020:
Thanks Legs ! Yes I’m being proactive !



Horn_Of_Plenty - Tuesday Jun 23, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 9am oats 200 and raisins 150 almond milk 50....400

Kombucha 50, cookies 150

2pm lunch  leftover frank on bun with ketchup and mustard 350, some leftover homemade fries 200. 550 hoping the potato and potassium will help my annoying leg thigh cramps this time of the month !! 
1150

Snacks chocolate, strawberries, gummies 200

Out to dinner - takeout- pretzel bun 300, half a large burger 250, Diet Coke. 550-600 tops.

1950, good  

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going out later at lunch to vote !

its rickys bday as well so maybe I should showe now so I'm ready to go out even to vote?! We'll see .... he's working at my place today so I will also do weights later In the afternoon. :) upper body !!!

ill finish my preliminary first week of reading for the paralegal course and even start on the 2nd week :)

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 06/23/2020:
How are you finding the coursework? You always seem to keep up with your workouts!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
Right now I just can’t fathom losing fitness while out of work so bc I am NOT working and not busy, I do them ! :-) sometimes I find some kind of challenge to get it in, but mostly not !

The coursework so far is lots of reading, but it’s easy than doing physics or chemistry no doubt! I am not memorizing the material but I am reading through it all.

I haven’t received the assignments - if I had them, I would also do them now - the course starts on the 29th, so I will keep reading and probably going ahead of the course if I can, but obviously waiting till I receive the assignments for that part :)


innerpeace on 06/23/2020:
Lots of reading for you! I hope you enjoy the subject matter or it will be very painful. HB to Ricky.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
It is decent subject matter just def a lot In one shot so I will not be able to remember it all - but that’s ok right now - I will make sure to do the work as well as I can especially while I’m out of work on temp unemployment.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2020:
Will all of your exams be online too? I took some online college classes and loved them....but did have to go there for exams....a few assignments were online and having the reading material there to look at does help sometimes.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
The exams will all be written - essay or long paragraph type and also taking part in some online class discussion! Additionally, there will be two assignments that have to do with writing up a couple types of forms / documents that paralegals have to write ....it is all written / documents. No multiple choice tests - so no reason to do poorly on my part :)


Donkey on 06/23/2020:
Did you vote today? :-)

I applaud you for reading ahead. If something doesn't write make sense now, it may later when you get the assignment.

If you have the opportunity to participate online with the class/professor in a chat or bulletin board posting thing, do so!

I've come to realize that of all the friends I've kept in touch with from paralegal school, I'm the only one who is still a paralegal....

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
Same thing when I went to X-ray school I’m not sure everyone used the certificate after including myself! It’s great you actually are working in the field !!!!! Go you!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2020:
Yes, I voted :)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Monday Jun 22, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Yesterday was a good Father's Day. Now just back to it. Will have a phone interview for a somewhat undesirable job at 10am. Was supposed to have another interview at 9 which moved to 9:30 and then I cancelled it bc the caller was from the UK and I was having trouble understanding his words and also considered he is not representing the small job market I am looking to work in. So I got off the phone with him....

breakfast extra oatmeal 200, raisins and almond milk 200. 400.

Snack  tbd....kombucha for now 50 4 cookies 150

2:30 lunch leftovers bbq frank 200 and bun 150. 350. Some chips I think. 150.

4-4:30 strawberries 50 and cookies 150

5pm homemade fries out of the extra potato I had that needed to be cooked ! 150?

6pm dinner salad 150, one meatball 100, fries 200. 450, wine small amount 100

9:30 shortbread cookies 200

2200 more of an indulgent day ;)

 

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phone interview was good and I had enough knowledge to get the job and do well at it - but it is lower paying and non union so I am holding off on it. Trying to stay in the union bc of the huge perks with benefits and a pension when I retire based on years in union. Trying to stick with union as long as I can for now. Courts are also union jobs but not hiring in the near future yet. So I am trying to stick with union for another 5 years or so.

did weights yesterday so today is only some light cardio. Walking and maybe the bike if I speak to French friend who just signed a lease for a new condo!

late morning - 20 min on stepper & phone call :-) maybe some more walking tonight around 7 with ricky when it cools down  - it's a sunny 90f today and so I'm staying home & reading, doing work for the class that starts June 29...

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/22/2020:
Sounds like you have lots going on......There definately are union perks!!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2020:
Yes I knew that some on here would totally understand me ! Pension....

Yes I got enough going on to stay occupied...hopefully things on my job front will look clearer in a few weeks, maybe not !

Horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2020:
Yes I knew that some on here would totally understand me ! Pension....

Yes I got enough going on to stay occupied...hopefully things on my job front will look clearer in a few weeks, maybe not !


Donkey on 06/23/2020:
Glad the interview went well! But it's too bad that it's not a union job. I think you want to hold on to that.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2020:
Yeah, I will hold onto working for the union for now.



Horn_Of_Plenty - Sunday Jun 21, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 10am breakfast oats 200 almond milk 50, raisins 150. 400

Noon 4 cookies 150, kombucha 50

600

Almost 2pm 4 Oreo things before upper body weights workout 150, little bit whipped pb 50., small coffee 50

850

800

1650....

100, 200

1950.

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decided to sleep in after the 8am alarm! Relaxing day here will finish another of the reading assignments then do weights ... staying home all day until I drive to parents at 3pm for Father's Day dinner with them :-) 

read on and off from 10:30-2pm need to read more tonight ....

reading takes 8-10 hours a week and while I'm not working I should also try to complete 2x the reading each week. (Do 2 weeks of work per week) that means 16-20 hours a week! Lol. 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/21/2020:
Nice and low key until this afternoon. Will your folks be cooking out?

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
I think they actually might order food ! Usually not but my dad will be at beach with family (not me) all day so I think they just want it simple this time .

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
I’m not even sure I have a card for him - card store the other dad had not cards ! I may just bring myself and call it a day ! Dad will be ok with this.


grannyannie on 06/21/2020:
Enjoy your visit!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
I will :-)



Horn_Of_Plenty - Saturday Jun 20, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

9am  Breakfast oats and raisins 350 no coffee yet 

11am chocolate 100

12-1pm cookies (Oreo thins) and kombucha 200 after relaxing and shower and now into reading....objective is to read 3 of the weekly assignments and see what I can finish / if I can finish the weekly assignment today.

3pm lunch large meatball 100, roll with butter, garlic 200, later white sangria 150

5pm strawberries 50

6pm dinner: roll and meatball 250, salad and dressing 150. 400 healthy.

1550 :-) ...maybe a snack later not sure

cookies 150

1700.

doing some laundry but didn't change Guniea pig fleeces or my entire bed

went outside with ricky for walk in morning, will do reading and studying most of day today 

feeling the PMS coming my way, some leg cramps and cramps in general!

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/20/2020:
I hope you have a good day! We're expecting rain later today, but still very warm and humid. I may have to turn on the AC later today... Maybe you can get some coffee on the way home.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
It was a wonderful walk :)

I hope you enjoy your day as well!!!


grannyannie on 06/20/2020:
Lots of walking. You're doing very well. Have a good weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2020:
Yes it was good to walk earlier in the day since it’s humid and hot today ) :)

I no longer have any objective to run, too many injuries. It’s nice to walk !


KathyBlue on 06/21/2020:
What are you reading? :)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
Books for assignments for a paralegal course I am taking online. It’s a short course (3.5months) and will end mid October :-) I figure it’s a helpful certificate to help me in future job market / if I change jobs.


Donkey on 06/21/2020:
Not only will this course be helpful if you change jobs, it will also help you a lot personally. I learned loads about contracts and wills & trusts, that I use for my own FYI.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2020:
Yes I do think so...it is good for now to do while still not working.

It will take some time to finish this course but I know it’s worthwhile right now.

I appreciate your kind thoughts



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