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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 31, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 1050...

gummies and seltzer 150

1200...

did laundry back at home so I can be happy tomororw knowing it's not a task and I can cook and do other things on my day off instead! 
 

250

1450...

not sure if I forgot anything, I don't think so tho.

good breakfast and everything else was snacking today. 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 07/31/2022:
1051…

horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2022:
Lol I’ll be catching up with ya’ll real soon ;)


Jacky82020 on 07/31/2022:
Had no idea what 1050 meant,

Just wanted to one up a younger pretty gal.

horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2022:
haha...calories...always counting calories. i didn't count saturday tho. haha. now back at it :)


happy-1 on 07/31/2022:
Hugs

horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2022:
xxxx Happy xxxx.

Here for you <3


Donkey on 08/01/2022:
Enjoy your extra day off! :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2022:
I am, J-Donk. I'm glad to be off. I slept well last night. I got up on my clock today. I can relax on the couch for a little bit in the morning and plan my day. And i can go shopping for veggies and bake a cake today. I'm really glad to be off. THANK YOU xo.


bearcountrygg on 08/01/2022:
Sounds like you had a good time at the river.

horn_of_plenty on 08/01/2022:
I'm really thankful i was able to join my friend and other people i met for the first time. it was a really good experience overall. so, so thankful.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 29, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "DEAR JOHN," - starting this book soon....
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card - submit payments by due dates
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it...

Pay Maintenance - online with Am Air credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also...Tonight 

7.29.22 - Friday  - 20 min walk before work; rest evening tonight.

Breakfast: cinnamon babka 250; coffee w/ protein drink 50, pb 100; 400..

snacks: mini banana (these are GREAT!) 50, pb 100...150, grapes 50

Lunch: ( bbq sauce 50 mix of corn/beans with nice flavoring 200 & tofu 100, small bag popcorn 100?...450..black coffee for bathroom...

Snacks: ? 2 candies 50

Dinner: tbd, tofu 100, chips 150, 3 milanos 200450 2 lg fruits ""

1650

8:30p or so - getting picked up to go to Masthope, PA jens bf driving is as we are going together :) - staying at her bf's family vacay home...


7.30.22 - Saturday; - In Masthope, PA....


7.31.22 - Sunday - Drive back home from Masthope, PA....

Think about snack bowls for executives - per coworker who i get along well with; not a fan of doing this, but have to...

 


8.1.22 - Monday - i think Vaca day:

AM bike ride for cardio?

Weights afternoon

Do good GP cleaning cages/fleeces

My laundry

 

Bake a depression era "Water Pie" (yes, it's been around a long time)

 

 


8.2.22 - Tues - After work - during drive home - call Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...

8.3.22 Wed

8.4.22 Thurs..-strength tonight or tomorrow.


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #3/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc.

Weights workout most probably

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

Call Verizon fios about $10 increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.


8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!  -  Present Amer. Airlines card for hotel payment Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 


8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!  - 

Pick up food on way home from White Plains so i have stuff to eat tomorrow (fruit/veg mostly)...


8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #4/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?


8/9/22, Tues -    8/10/22, Wed -


8.11.22 - Thurs - 

After work: Ex-exec Lou's large yacht/boat ?

(buy pizza - i'll be reimbursed ;) (if not 8.11.22, boat will be a different Thursday in August.)


8/12/22 - Fri -     8/13/22 - Sat -     8/14/22 - Sunday - 


9.3.22, Saturday 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday - 

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday 

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 - 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/29/2022:
Relating to yesterday's post, I did not ride the outdoor bike either. I ran some errands with Husband, and when I got home, I didn't feel up to it - not physically but mentally, more than anything else.

A big garden salad or perhaps steamed vegetables with pasta? rice? sound like a lovely summer dinner!

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
yes, now that i think i will be sleeping in tomorrow, i may enjoy a an assortment of veggies yesterday.

biking would have been too rushed for me as well; i also ran an errand beforehand to supermarket. and then there was a chance of rain which is not good when riding bikes.

biking would have been better for my legs though. lately ankle is a bit rough...but it's ok...i'll be taking it easy tonight - did 20 min walk this AM and that may be it for today.


bearcountrygg on 07/29/2022:
I'm waiting to see what that "waterpie" is....sounds interesting.

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
it is easy. i plan to use sugar substitute instead of sugar:

Ingredients 1 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, unbaked 1 1/2 cups water (that is one and a half cups) 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 cup sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract 5 tablespoons butter, cut into 5 piece

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
hopefully it sets, i may use a tiny bit less water than it states in directions; like 1 1/4 cups.

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
Instructions Preheat oven to 400 and set empty pie crust on a baking sheet.

1- 9-inch deep-dish pie crust, unbaked Pour 1 + 1/2 cups water into the pie crust. 1 1/2 cups water

In a small bowl, stir together the flour and sugar. Sprinkle this mixture evenly over the water in the crust. Don't stir.

4 tablespoons all-purpose flour,1 cup sugar

Drizzle the vanilla over the water in the pie crust. Place pats of butter on top of this. 2 teaspoons vanilla extract,5 tablespoons butter, cut into 5 pieces

Bake at 400 for 30 minutes. Reduce heat to 375 and cover sides of crust if needed to prevent burning. Continue cooking for an additional 30 minutes.

Pie will be watery when you pull it out of the oven but will gel as it cools. Allow to cool completely and then cover and place in the fridge until chilled before cutting.


bearcountrygg on 07/29/2022:
That sounds amazing......!!!! My parents grew up during the depression and both of my grandmothers could make amazing things with only a few ingredients........One of my grandmothers could make 1 chicken feed 9 people for 3 days....with the last day being homemade noodles in chicken broth....I will never forget her foot long noodles all on newspaper hanging over the backs of the dining room chairs to dry...

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
that is incredible about the noodles drying and stretching the chicken out.

yeah, this water pie contains no dairy or anything expensive but should yield a sweet dessert. i can't wait to try it. especially with it being made without sugar...should be very low in calories. may bring for coworkers, not sure.

the only crust the store had was a walnut crust...ah well. i wanted one that was in the dough / refrigerated section but it was a smaller supermarket without that option...i'm thinking to almost go to supermarket tonight to find the correct type of dough, actually. i don't think a walnut crust is right for a pie that is supposed to be SWEET not savory at all.


bearcountrygg on 07/29/2022:
Plus it looks like it needs a deep dish crust...or you will possibly end up with a real mess in the oven.......I could also see adding different flavorings as well...like lemon...or maple....I'm looking forward to seeing how yours turns out.


legcramps on 07/29/2022:
Honestly, I read your post all the way up until "cinnamon babka" and then I couldn't read any more because I can't stop seeing cinnamon babka in front of me :0:);)


Jacky82020 on 07/29/2022:
Dang, just lost a longish post to you! Will try later. Have to leave in a few to pick up another fish tank

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
I will be catching up on Monday - going away for the weekend tonight !


Jacky82020 on 07/29/2022:
Just remembered something funny I keep forgetting to tell you. Read about apartment in good part of Manhattan that had no bathroom, other than a shared one down the hall. Bet people busted out the old Victorian chamber pots there. LOL

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
Hahaha that sucks !


Jacky82020 on 07/29/2022:
ikr?

Girl, you sure know how to have fun! Have a terrific weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2022:
Thanks lady! Was def a different kind of weekend ! Very fun


Donkey on 07/30/2022:
Have fun in PA!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2022:
It was great !


Maria7 on 07/30/2022:
Hope you are enjoying your trip!

horn_of_plenty on 07/31/2022:
It was fantastic xx



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 28, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "DEAR JOHN," - starting this book soon....
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330.$79 used on weekend 7.16/7.17..Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1,969/2,000...just $31 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it...

7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work - 5 min - I didn't have enough time to walk much; as i showered in AM and woke up a little late...

Breakfast: coffee w. protein shake 50; pb 100, pumpkin pie 200

Snacks: mini banana and pb 150 and a

Noon: biscotti 150.

Later Lunch: lentil soup smallish 200, add remaining kale to it negl calories, , 2 pcs toast pumpernickel with light butter 250...450...this was very filling; good on the fiber and volume, trust me; craved coffee but had water/gum and now full (and sleepy of course! after any good meal)

on way home: pretzels 100

Snacks before biking: plums x2 100; maybe either kombucha or seltzer with caffeine we'll see...

8p Dinner: tbd..i have a lot of leftovers...tofu maybe x2, chopped celery make into salad with mint leaves; pack of seaweed snacks, pack of chips. maybe pack of gummies sf (or part of a regular pack) too (have one left) ravioli with bbq sauce 200; and too many chips, lol. 400.

1900 or so.

biking tonight - outdoor - weather permitting; otherwise indoor biking or

stepper.20 min, walking 20 min or 30? not sure - i had went out to move car into garage but ended up walking/talking on phone...

Full shower tonight, wash hair.

Reading for relaxation - New Book, finished the other one already. was short, ending was total cliff hanger! but that's ok bc a good, short read!

Buy uncooked pie crust on way home or on bike ride?

Pay Maintenance - online with Am Air credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also


7.29.22 - Friday  

Breakfast: pumpkin pie small 200; coffee w/ protein drink 50, pb 100; 350..

snacks: mini banana (these are GREAT!) 50, pb 100...150

500...

Lunch: steamed broccoli 50, mix of corn/beans with nice flavoring 200 & tofu 100, small bag popcorn 100?...450..

Snacks: ? 

Dinner: tbd, maybe takeout veggies large volume...not sure where from...or i can do microwavable...or make a large salad at home...we'll see...

Make Payment on Venmo to Marc D. for Citifield 9.3.22 Mets Game that i'm attending.

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

PM Cardio: Walking after work at the marina closer to my home - like i did in the past. nice views and sunny. - may walk by home to make life easier if i go wtih Jen to PA tomorrow AM :) - or even just do stationary bike at home....

think about snack bowls for executives

fix sign-in for barclays card - got locked out..


7.30.22 - Saturday; - ???? may go with Jen to a vacation spot in Masthope, PA, for water tubing, etc...her bf's family has a house we'd sleep over at (no hotel fees!)

(Hopefully a nice shower in evening when staying over in PA, though who knows!?) 


7.31.22 - Sunday - Drive back from Masthope, PA with Jen - don't have to rush back if i'm off tomorrow.

Maybe beach with Christine - we will confirm Friday. ---> Beach wasn't confirmed - we planned to confirm about it on the Friday two days before today, so i'll need to probably cancel fully with Christine by Thursday eve 7.29.22  tonight with this....

PM bike ride if home early enough?


8.1.22 - Monday - Vacation Day #2, 99% most probably

AM Bike ride?

Exercise strength if not done on Sunday.

Bake a depression era "Water Pie" (yes, it's been around a long time)

Prep food for rest of this short week..


8.2.22 - Tues - After work - during drive home - call Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...

8.3.22 Wed

8.4.22 Thurs..-strength tonight or tomorrow.


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #3/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc.

Weights workout most probably

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

Call Verizon fios about $10 increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.


8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!  -  Present Amer. Airlines card for hotel payment Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 


8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!  - 

Pick up food on way home from White Plains so i have stuff to eat tomorrow (fruit/veg mostly)...


8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #4/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?


8/9/22, Tues -    8/10/22, Wed -


8.11.22 - Thurs

After work: Ex-exec Lou's large yacht/boat ?

(buy pizza - i'll be reimbursed ;) (if not 8.11.22, boat will be a different Thursday in August.)


8/12/22 - Fri -     8/13/22 - Sat -     8/14/22 - Sunday


9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.4.22, Sunday

9.5.22, Monday, Labor Day Holiday

(Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday)


9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #5/15 - 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/28/2022:
Ok, ok, ok -- knowing that you're trying for an outdoor bike ride, I will try again too. It didn't work out for me last night.

I can't believe it's Thursday already - it feels like this week flew by.

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2022:
it sure did fly. luckily my main boss is out at meeting; i've taken my time this AM to catch up on my own life/plans LOL. and glad i did!

I may take Monday off..may go on another adventure/overnight this weekend this time! weather is looking OK for it...


Jacky82020 on 07/28/2022:
Outdoor bikes? They still make those? Mine have never seen the light of day.

Posting some pics for you, HoP

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2022:
i cannot wait...i like looking at pics over videos any day.


legcramps on 07/28/2022:
I would join you and Donkey in an outdoor ride today, but I really have to mow the lawn first. If I still have time after that, i'm in!

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2022:
yes, we welcome you on the ride!!!!!!


bearcountrygg on 07/28/2022:
Good job making that pumpkin pie.......You are good at portioning those out.....Yay for squash.

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2022:
thank you...in the end, i didn't care for the almond flour crust...it was a little too wet from the pumpkin...but healthier with a lot of fiber and it was a good, satisfying, filling breakfast slice all week. ty.

horn_of_plenty on 07/28/2022:
i'm going to make another, different pie, this weekend.


happy-1 on 07/29/2022:
Hugs

horn_of_plenty on 07/29/2022:
HUGS!



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jul 27, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!) - FINISHED!
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket and/or gas station to finish up....
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it...

Note to you all: i got a lot of these protein drinks that are good on calories, chocolate flavor. I have like 7 of these 12oz drinks.  I am using them at work instead of almond milk as they were free from a neighbor and then i do not have to waste my almond milk until i finish off these 7 protein shakes - i don't use the whole shake 12oz for one coffee, obviously, so these shakes will prob last me several weeks, unless someone else starts to drink them, which prob will not be the case bc they look like a single serving drink and not like a large community use item like my almond milk which people do drink and do not give me money for which is mostly ok as i eat the snacks...but the people drinking my stuff aren't bringing in snacks - they are the "takers" not the givers, either way, i'm ok with it. ;)

7.27.22 Wed - Legs in AM 2 exercises before leaving for work; two more while at park at work / Walking by work 10 min.  DONE!

7:30a Breakfast: waffle and pb 200, coffee w/ protein drink 50

9a Snacks: mini banana 50,  pb 100

11:30a pump pie 200...

Lunch: kale leaves (salad but i don't have other veg besides that) w. dressing, 100 smal lentil soup, 1-2 small bags chips  pizza pepperoni 150 cheese 250? dough 300 was ordered AND DELICIOUS. 800 cal worth it for the enjoyment factor!

Snacks: tbd

5:25-5:45 Dinner: picked up ready made veggies/salads on way home: veggies 100, salad light dressing 100, cooked broccoli 50, stoneyfield vanilla whole milk yogurt 150...400; smart sweets gummy red twists low sugar 100.....later kombucha 50.

1950...

Make sure to take the quick way home & leave on time NO MATTER WHAT. yesterday i got delayed all due to my own choices, but it left me with no time in the end and it pushed me to make the decision to skip weights last night...

PM - weights upper/abs and 1 leg exercise - weighted bar squats. 

reading for relaxation


7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work, 

biking tonight?

reading for relaxation


7.29.22 - Friday  

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

Walking after work at the marina closer to my home - like i did in the past. nice views and sunny.


7.30.22 - Saturday; WEIGHTS, anytime.

Pay Maintenance purposely last minute online with Am Air credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also. 


7.31.22 - Sunday - Maybe beach with Christine - we will confirm Friday.


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!  -  Present Amer. Airlines card for hotel payment Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!  - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

8.11.22 - Thurs - Lou's Boat this afternoon? - After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (will be reimbursed, just assigned to pick it up!)(going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to "breaking rules" and having fun!!!!!!  

(buy pizza)


9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

Call to schedule PRP on 9.26.22 Monday or 10.5.22 Wednesday

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  PRP?

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15 - 

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/27/2022:
That completely stinks that your evening commute consumed so much of your free time. I've had those days, and really resented all the traffic. It's easy to see how road rage can really become a thing.

Hopefully, with your plan today, it will go better, so that you can have some relaxation time for yourself. It's absolutely vital, to one's well-being, I feel.

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2022:
totally agreed, thanks. yeah, i just know that in order to work thru this summer with little time off, i need my rest most. :) it also helps me get out of bed and on time to work (more sleep helps!).

i should just stop trying to take the free bridge home. every time i do, i have the same outcome...so, i make a pact here with you!...i will not take that free bridge home anymore this summer on weekdays!


legcramps on 07/27/2022:
Awesome morning start! I am living vicariously through you :) :)

Hope you're able to get home on time today!

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2022:
i will do EVERYTHING in my power. even if a meeting and executives remain here, i will go....fingers crossed this plan works. :-D

yes, i'm pretty pleased with my morning.

i slept a little bit too much in...so since i didn't sweat yesterday much since i only walked and no big exercise plus it was cooler...

i skipped a shower. using some wipes quick and was able to leave with around 25 min to spare once parking at work...to do leg work and a little walk :)


bearcountrygg on 07/27/2022:
Good idea to take the quick way out of town.....better spent at home than driving in a crowd.

horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2022:
yeah, i was trying to save my money as the tolls reloads from a credit card around $300 every month or so, it's around $15/day in tolls.

i was going to try to half it by going home without tolls but after a few attempts all with the same result, i shall stick to the toll route.


horn_of_plenty on 07/27/2022:
130 cals after workout and before bed. Good night


happy-1 on 07/29/2022:
Hugs



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jul 26, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket and/or gas station to finish up....
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it...

7.26.22 Tuesday - Walking before work - 15min

edit: there was a change made to the courts website re exams, but not for my exams i'm waiting for. it was more info about spanish interpreter exams, for September...my stuff i anticipate strongly will be added in August and i picture the exams to be in October as that is 6 months from the last time. i'm glad i check daily as there are changes made - lately at least one change per month or more to the exam list and info per month.

Breakfast: pump pie 250, pb 100, coffee 50. 400.

Snacks: small banana 50, pb 100.; a few pretzels. 50.

12:30p snacks:tbd chips before later lunch 150 (wanted to finish a long assignment that was going on and on and not getting completed before lunch!)

1:45/2p later Lunch: tomato soup 150, beans 150, chips 150. 450..later a cooled down coffee.

snack before leaving work at 4 small banana 50

Dinner: salad -sliced celery bite size pcs, i'll add a little mint leaves, and tofu 250, light dressing included in calories, half a light spring roll 50 with a little bbq sauce as it tastes good that way; serving + of butternut squash x6 pcs 250,...550, apricot 50

1850.....

Tonight: Weights, upper body only to conserve time - skipping tonight...tired...got home late, should have taken the toll way and not the other. is ok, will do tomorrow after work.

did walk a little after work once i parked by my apt. i'll do exercise tomorrow. rest comes first. 

light reading, then bed.


7.27.22 Wed - Legs in AM 2 exercises before leaving for work; the rest while at park / Walking by work

PM weights


7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work, 

biking tonight?


7.29.22 - Friday  

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.


7.30.22 - Saturday; WEIGHTS, anytime.

Pay Maintenance - purposely last minute online with credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also. 


7.31.22 - Sunday - Maybe beach with Christine


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!  -  Present Amer. Airlines card for hotel payment Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!  - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

Sometime august on thursday eve - After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (will be reimbursed, just assigned to pick it up!)(going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to "breaking rules" and having fun!!!!!!  ); ...i think this may be rescehduled again...

(buy pizza wtih credit card)


9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections? or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/26/2022:
Now that it is most likely that the boat ride on Thursday will be canceled, will you plan to do weights? Just curious, as you had mentioned it.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
Yes...i will try to keep progressing and not skip just yet...yeah, i'd rather skip, but i need to push it a little bit bc it's really easier now compared to winter with more traffic on the roads, etc...now is the time to try my best to continue with strength...

i may take a week off later. if i am tired though, i will skip thursday or do a shorter workout bc as we say we need to listen to our bodies.

will try to get sleep throughout week leading up to Thursday.

lately i realize, i really need to focus on sleeping more during week to make it to Friday ;)


legcramps on 07/26/2022:
Way to stay on top of the courts exams and what's going on there... I imagine with all the changes it could get pretty confusing and easy to miss something!

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
very easy to miss the date they post what i'm looking for. there are no emails i don't think to sign up for, so i look everyday as it is very important to me to sign up for the court administrative tests.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
thanks!


Jacky82020 on 07/26/2022:
I finally put the commonly used credit cards on autopay. Pay full balance. Just couldn’t keep track under such stressful family situations. Afraid of getting late fees.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
yes, late fees are def not wanted !

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
in future when i have more in my checking, i'll do autopay...good idea.


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2022:
Good catch on the court changes.

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
THANK YOU! :)


horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
And a Milano cookie got hungry after reading in bed before falling asleep.



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jul 25, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it
  • Redo tub caulking either late september or sometime fall...if i need to really put it off, i'll do it in the Spring.

 7.25.22 -  Monday -   Walking before work - 25 min :)

Breakfast: mini banana and pb and coffee 200

snacks: pump pie 250, pb 100

11a snack - weird prezels coated in cheese powder, but was hungry; and nothing else lol 100, pb 100

Lunch: Cup of white beans 240 in a  canned tomato soup cals 150. will have this tomorrow also.; roasted chickpeas 100..500, decided on a piece of baklava that's been in the work fridge awhile. small piece 150. yup, small bit ice cream cake 150 tops. (didn't realize we'd have cake until after the small piece baklava)

Snacks: 2 midnight milky ways mini 100.

Dinner: tbd - i have tons of options, will cut up some veggies for a salad w. tomato and light dressing; maybe tofu, also the last of the 100 cal spring rolls healthier brand, maybe also same ravioli butternut squash flavor...and fresh mint leaves in my salad! - 

half the spring roll 50, 2 salads with diff dressings 300, truffle popcorn 150...500..omg butternut squash almost forgot 150 to total it in...overate, ok with that for today...

2200...

tonight:15-20 min walk after i parked once home indoor bike (playing it easy today / this week up to Thursday evening.) bed at an earlier hour. don't have energy right now to bike outdoors tonight...although, i think the boating will be canceled this thursday and rescheduled..


 7.26.22 Tuesday - Walking before work


7.27.22 Wed - Walking before work


7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work, 

After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (will be reimbursed, just assigned to pick it up!)(going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to "breaking rules" and having fun!!!!!!  ); ...i think this may be rescehduled again...

(buy pizza wtih credit card)

prob skip weights tonight / skip this session for the week; unless boat is canceled.


7.29.22 - Friday  

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.


7.30.22 - Saturday; 

Pay Maintenance - purposely last minute online with credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also. 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!!-  Present AA card for hotel payment. Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!! - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections? or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/25/2022:
I like the idea of adding beans to canned soup. I have to say, though, I'm not sure that would hold me.

Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who likes soup in the summertime. If the Boss goes to the supermarket, I sometimes ask him to bring me back a clear-broth based soup.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
it's going to be a light lunch, with fiber from the beans, and large volume from the soup. may add chips or crackers....purposely light today/tomorrow...i may snack though or have early an dinner tonight as well. My appetite is also surprisingly small bc i think i am so tired my body just doesn't care at this point...?

also, i wasn't able to use bathroom yesterday, so i am a little bloated right now. so many reasons, lol.

i have had surprisingly smaller appetites throughout the recent weeks. but still hungry, etc, so that is good.

may talk about friend Jen from yesterday and how she is tryign to lose weight but seems an all or none mentality which may be hard to maintain and leads to overeating at meals; especially if limiting herself to one big meal which is what she did. may write about it when i have time; later in week or weekend.


legcramps on 07/25/2022:
We had soup for dinner yesterday when we got home from the lake. Surprisingly just the thing, was so good! I don't usually eat soup in the summertime either, but BF's daughter wanted soup. They may have changed my mind about it!

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
yea, they do have "cool soups" too...i remember my mom once served us one in summer and we all didn't like the idea...now i'd love it! :)

it's just so filling, soups. good to have at work, in the cool A/C too.


bearcountrygg on 07/25/2022:
I like soup in the summer too...seem like a light meal instead of something heavy...I've made gazpacho in the summer before.....it's a nice soup served cold.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
yum. i have heard of it, not sure i ever tried it.

i was too hungry, so ended up having a small piece of baklava that's been in the fridge several weeks! the expiration date didn't even pass yet,!


legcramps on 07/25/2022:
That's true - in the A/C it would be nice to warm up a bit with some hot soup. I've never tried cold soups before but I know they exist and i'd love to try it - I don't think anyone else in my household would want to though.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2022:
Gonna have to google PRP. New to me.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
i think it's pretty new...i'm tired of my hair just thinning with not even an attempt on my part to save it from thinning anymore. it's starting to show more than i want it to at the top of my forehead/hairline. i'd like to stop this asap!

Platelet Rich Plasma injections.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2022:
Plasma! Meant to tell you I read an interesting article on plasma. Said 2/3 of the world’s supply comes from the US because selling it is banned in most countries.

Featured single mom with 2 kids who did it twice a week & made $500 a month, often more with bonuses. Said she tested low on protein her first time in & they told her to drink some protein shakes and return a few days. She did and all went well. More and more ppl doing this to make ends meet. Usually ppl get $50-75 per “donation.”

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
yes, here in NYC they do pay at some spots for Plasma. my friend did do it, i think for $70.

here, they take your own plasma to put in your head.

usually in poor areas, people do it to make money. i saw it, yes, when i took my friend to do it once.


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2022:
Due to inflation, many of these people are not what one would typically consider poor. She was a teacher who made 56K a year, plus some overtime. Her boyfriend was making about the same. They didn’t live together. He started donating too. When I was younger, I used to think only the winos did it, but not so. Probably not then even, but more middle class ppl doing it now.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
yes, i know you are right :) i would say they deserve to be paid for their selfless, giving act.

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
i would opt to do it if it were closer to me with better parking.

but also, i do not always feel well after i give blood..that's the real reason i doubt i'll do it...


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2022:
I’d try it if I needed the $$$. There is a nice big building right by the Tim Hortons we frequent that collects plasma. Very strange how it’s banned in most parts of the world . Not like you’re selling a kidney etc. quickly regenerates.

I only gave blood a few times to get free SF 49ers football tickets. That's when I had to put weights in my pockets to weigh in at 110. I would donate for a needy friend etc, but the opportunity never arose. Let me know if you ever need a couple of pints. LOL. I have A+

Can’t remember how I felt, decades ago, if I was weak or whatever after the blood draw. The lady in the article says she has to take a two hour nap after the plasma draw. I wouldn’t mind that if I had her two teens & needed $$$

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
yeah, it doesn't fit my lifestyle as i'd need the extra recovery/relax time LOL...

but i do think the people who give absolutely enjoy the monetary award. :)

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
*absolutely SHOULD enjoy...


happy-1 on 07/25/2022:
Beans, beans, good for your heart…

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
lol


bearcountrygg on 07/26/2022:
I thought HAP was going to say ...Beans beans the musical fruit....LOL

horn_of_plenty on 07/26/2022:
def added to my issues yesterday. :) haha



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jul 24, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it

 7.24.22 Sunday - Mini Vacation-Feels right here:

breakfast: part of plantain 100, coffee, pump pie that may need more time in oven tonight (liquidy, but still good!) 250.

snacks: chips 100

lunch:ice cream quality 300

snacks n/a 

dinner: seafood party for us - clams with toppings 250, calimari 250, continuing ....crab legs in butter sauce (never again, too messy)! first and last time with those! 200?, greens 150. 

 9pm wafers small amount 150

1750

Early wakeup for a full body weights session: - i woke up a little later than planned;DONE!

(one arms and 2 small leg exercises to go tonight/tomorrow.)

Only spend cash today/this week.

11am Kayaking at a lake in Rockville Centre- in our own single person kayaks with Jen! (near my parents' house but they will not be home) 

Food maybe in RVC too...will try to be REASONABLE whatever food we eat...

Maybe pool in RVC  (if they allow us in to this "public" but community pool)....not sure we live in an area of the vacinity of the pool that is allowed to get in (there's day passes) but will attempt as it's 5 min from the kayaking...it's called a "public pool" but may be just for the town's use. but since they have the daily pass option, we'll try our luck (you do not have to be a seasonal member of the pool). if it doesn't work, i am ok...just my friend Jen wants the pool and i'm happy to try getting in for her.

((today may try to stay in Rockville Centre....i also am picking my friend Jen up and dropping her off (and we live over 30 min apart from each other). it's just too much driving around for me, overwhleming, before the coming week))

Both activities today are on Long Island not too far from each other. 

Get gas when back near my apt; using cash of course...

chop veggies for work/home easy meal sides.


7.25.22 -  Monday -   Walking before work 

 7.26.22 Tuesday - Walking before work

7.27.22 Wed - Walking before work

7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work, 

After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (will be reimbursed, just assigned to pick it up!)(going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to "breaking rules" and having fun!!!!!!  ); 

(buy pizza wtih credit card)

prob skip weights tonight / skip this session for the week.

7.29.22 - Friday  

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.


7.30.22 - Saturday; 

Pay Maintenance - purposely last minute online with credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also. 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!!-  Present AA card for hotel payment. Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!! - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections? or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/24/2022:
I will comment on yesterday's entry too. I'm surprised at myself that I hadn't commented.

I hope you have a fun "mini vacation' today! It sounds like a lot of fun. And good for you for getting in some weights before your adventures! That's dedication for sure...

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
it was a very vacation-esque day!

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
i will read your comment below later !


Jacky82020 on 07/24/2022:
A yacht! Wow! Sounds like a blast. Enjoy!

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
nervous as it's work-related LOL


happy-1 on 07/24/2022:
Hugs

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
xoxo


Jacky82020 on 07/25/2022:
I’ll ship you a few of my Xanax LOL

horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2022:
HAHAHA...i have some REALLY old ones at home, might have thrown them out, they are like 6yrs old.



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jul 23, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things in October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it

7.23.22 Saturday - Go biking in AM??

9:30a-10a Breakfast: very lg apricot x2 100, other half the starbucks pumpkin loaf from earlier this week oh yum ! 200, cold coffee as usual 50...350....

***proceeded to fall asleep on couch around 10:30-noon!*** with a guinea pig haha.

Noon lunch: truffle flavor popcorn amazingly good and light 150; 1 small mounds bar 80, caffeinated seltzer bc sleepy, icelandic style thick yogurt (Skyr) vanilla flavor 130.  approx 350. wafers 150

3:30 wafers 100, chocolate siggis with choc chips 200

4:30 piece of fresh, ripe yellow/brown plantain 100

5:30p-6 salad - baby kale and tomato, light dressing, 100, 2 semi large pan-fried vegetable rolls not a lot of oil 250. 350. healthy day. butternut squash ravioli 150

9:15p evening snack: 200cal pb coffee m&ms - yum.

1950...

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

reading book , yes.

Weights today - later afternoon most probably - decided on waking up early for tomorrow morning weights! complete rest day today.

GP cage half cleaning; Laundry today DONE!

Bake pumpkin pie - (i already have all of the ingredients at home). DONE! with a pecan pie crust that i had bought just 10 cals more per piece and so much better than the typical pie crust.

Boil Ravioli DONE.

Pan-fried Vegetable rolls from freezer. very nice, filling, healthier brand. DONE.

Speak to Jen briefly about tomorrow . YES, DONE!

not going to make any other phone calls, too much for me today. 


7.24.22 Sunday - Mini Vacation-Feels right here:

first though - setting my alarms for the same wakeup schedule as during the week for today...

Early wakeup for a full body weights session:

Only spend cash today/this week.

11am Kayaking at a lake in Rockville Centre- in our own single person kayaks with Jen! (near my parents' house but they will not be home) 

Food maybe in RVC too...will try to be REASONABLE whatever food we eat...

Maybe pool in RVC  (if they allow us in to this "public" but community pool)....not sure we live in an area of the vacinity of the pool that is allowed to get in (there's day passes) but will attempt as it's 5 min from the kayaking...it's called a "public pool" but may be just for the town's use. but since they have the daily pass option, we'll try our luck (you do not have to be a seasonal member of the pool). if it doesn't work, i am ok...just my friend Jen wants the pool and i'm happy to try getting in for her.

((today may try to stay in Rockville Centre....i also am picking my friend Jen up and dropping her off (and we live over 30 min apart from each other). it's just too much driving around for me, overwhleming, before the coming week))

Both activities today are on Long Island not too far from each other. 

Get gas when back near my apt; using cash of course...

chop veggies for work/home easy meal sides.


7.25.22 -  Monday -   Walking before work 

 7.26.22 Tuesday - Walking before work

7.27.22 Wed - Walking before work

7.28.22 Thurs - walk before work, 

After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (will be reimbursed, just assigned to pick it up!)(going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to "breaking rules" and having fun!!!!!!  ); 

(buy pizza wtih credit card)

prob skip weights tonight / skip this session for the week.

7.29.22 - Friday  

Make payments to credit cards, check due dates.


7.30.22 - Saturday; 

Pay Maintenance - purposely last minute online with credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards leading up to this day before i charge this amount on one also. 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!!-  Present AA card for hotel payment. Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!! - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections? or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after. - maybe stopping at the Deer Park Outlets?

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/24/2022:
What a tasty, excellent eating day! And I love that you spent your first day off resting and cooking. Perfect!

I have requested the Mean book from my interlibrary loan. (My library never has any of the good books in their collection.) I am looking forward to a light, engaging read!



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jul 22, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things by end October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it

Lately i've had to pay a lot of extra bills to the tune of spending at 1K of my savings. i have more savings, but just saying, my savings are going down. without a raise, i expect my savings to dwindle up to 2k more until next summer. i'm OK with this...living life and enjoying it now.  I still have a lot of savings in retirement accounts and my own chunk in the bank. it is what it is. can't do much about it, so can't harp on it. i'm content; and i think a raise has potential later so i can hopefully get back whatever cash i'm spending now, later.

7.22.22 Friday -  Walking before work, good 30 min block :) glad i have been getting up earler. it will be very hot today, so this morning was the time to get outdoor exercise in and i planned it like this on purpose. also no traffic so i was able to get a lot of walking in even more than expected!

Breakfast: waffle 100, banana piece/coffee 100, pb 100. 300...

Snacks: pb x3 and coffee negl. 300.

12:50p later Lunch: avocado 100 so nice from coworker, salad with dressing 100, popcorn 100-before lunch, serving or two of beans x2 200,  crackers poppy/black pepper like them 150. 650.

Snacks: lg orange on way home...100

Dinner: May be either fruit/yogurt or takeout - will aim for just the fruit/veggies but not sure. takeout would be because it's convenient after running errands and easy. really i should skip takeout to save $, but we will see. not really concerned with making either decision.

6:30p dinner back at home after scooping out gp cages for them so they are in a clean environment :) ....strawberries 100, seaweed salted oiled snacks so good! 50, chips a little strong flavor onion rings but ate them anyways tasted real kiddie and fake 150, spiked seltzer 100. 400, fresh hazelnut wafers, wow. so good!!!!! like wafers with nutella between them. 150.

1900.

****************************************************

Pick up veggies & fruit on way home after work - DONE, it was a good pickup, too. i did get some chips/popcorn also but mostly just fresh food as i wrote below! :) DONE!

Lots of fresh veggies for chopped salads to accompany frozen food for work this coming week. 

BANANASBerries, oranges or clementines, plums if good, Carrots, Celery, Peppers, tomatoes, cucumber - but sort of sick of cucumbermaybe mint or other herb to add to fresh salads for the week, pack of prewashed lettuce for convenience so i eat it, yup, and a few lower priced wafers and chips.  DONE!

Pay with CASH. - Give credit cards a rest this weekend/week to come...yup, DONE!

(don't need any meat/chips/breads/candies/dairy); DONE!

I also have lots to use in freezer for this coming week. trying to use what i have on hand including canned soups, canned beans and all sorts of things that don't need buying, except fresh produce which i will get. No meat purchases.

Maybe bake the pumpkin pie bc i have been craving it!

After work at home:  Leftovers from last night: Leg lunges two types, tip toe raises for calf exercise, stationary bike just for muscle use while watching tv

since i did a good work this morning and i walked in supermarket for errands tonight; i've decided not to do leg exercises and to rest and relax the rest of this evening!. tomorrow is a new day.


7.23.22 Saturday - Go biking in AM?

Weights today. probably staying home, also depends on weather which i think is very hot so prob not good unless going out earlier in day for bike.

Bake pumpkin pie? (i already have all of the ingredients at home).


7.24.22 Sunday - Mini Vacation-Feels right here:

Only spend cash today/this week.

11am Kayaking at a lake in Rockville Centre- in our own single person kayaks with Jen! (near my parents' house but they will not be home) 

Food maybe in RVC too...will try to be REASONABLE whatever food we eat...

Maybe pool in RVC  (if they allow us in to this "public" but community pool)....not sure we live in an area of the vacinity of the pool that is allowed to get in (there's day passes) but will attempt as it's 5 min from the kayaking...it's called a "public pool" but may be just for the town's use. but since they have the daily pass option, we'll try our luck (you do not have to be a seasonal member of the pool). if it doesn't work, i am ok...just my friend Jen wants the pool and i'm happy to try getting in for her.

((today may try to stay in Rockville Centre....i also am picking my friend Jen up and dropping her off (and we live over 30 min apart from each other). it's just too much driving around for me, overwhleming, before the coming week))

Both activities today are on Long Island not too far from each other. 

If i can remember, Get gas on way back from RVC - use CASH; but if i don't get gas, i can get it when i come home right by me which would mean i'd have a very full tank to start the week Monday. :)


7.25.22 -  Monday -     

 7.26.22 Tuesday -       

7.27.22 Wed - 

7.28.22 Thurs - 

After work: Ex-exec boss' large yacht/boat (2 beds,2 baths!)  after work & pick up pizza dinner (going with a small amount other team members, seriously maybe just like 3-4 of us...so i may wear the bathing suit underneath my clothes, go swimming with the dude, lol, I'm not kidding! ...looking forward to breaking rules and having fun!!!!!!  ); 

7.29.22 - Friday  

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.


7.30.22 - Saturday; 

Pay Maintenance purposely last minute online with credit card - so i can try to pay off credit cards with my paychecks leading up to this day before i charge this extra amount on them!

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - After work - Nurse Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps minor laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

make payments to credit cards, check due dates.

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!!-  Present AA card for hotel payment. Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!! - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

9.3.22, Saturday - 7:15p  Evening Citifield Mets vs Washington Nationals Baseball Game at stadium very close to me.  I am going without anyone else but will prob carpool with other members of the "Welfare Club" that i'm in so there will be people i end up going with due to carpooling, just not sure who yet, lol.  (and of course, i can always take public transportation also - especially if i want to leave to go back home early!)

9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections? or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues,  9.28.22 Wed,  9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after.

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/22/2022:
I'm a little envious -- I woke up and thought it was Saturday morning. Seriously. So I didn't get out of bed right away. After the 2nd alarm went off, I started realizing that I don't have a 2nd alarm on Saturdays, so something was up. (LOL)

But when the weather is really hot, early morning is truly the best time to walk outside. In the evenings, it seems as though the bugs are bad, and it takes forever for the air to cool off from the daytime heat.

I thought of you this morning, though, when I was doing leg weights!

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
i'm so glad you had time for leg weights! yes, it's so hot these days that it doesn't cool in evenings too much; unless i were to go out around sunset. i'm glad to get that walk in because it will be so nice to go home ON TIME today after work :) Def on time and I'm outta here (boss is out - he's taking the next few Fridays off - good for him! - he works so hard!).

lol i hear you on the alarms. I moved both my alarm clocks to wake me earlier, though i still like to lay in bed listening to the music/talk before getting up. it's been helping having them go off earlier. I may even more them moreso...to get ready for fall / traffic / needing to leave earlier to get my walks in once school starts. but we shall see as right now what i'm doing is working quite well.

i will do my legs lunges (2 types) and toe raises (calf exercise) tonight and think of you!


Maria7 on 07/22/2022:
A large orange...very nice snack!!! Especially if it is cold! Smile! Have a blessed day!

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
it will be room temp but that is a nice temp as it's 73F here, tops. :) in the trailer.


legcramps on 07/22/2022:
I too have had to take some money out of savings this last month. We are going on a trip in August, so that's definitely part of the reason, but it kind of hurts to see the balance go down! Probably because we work so hard to put it in there in the first place!

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
yeah, it hurts to see it decrease! I am not used to that as previous to the pandemic i made more than i do now so i was on the positive gaining side for several years.

I remember when i left teaching and went back to school when i was 26, i depleted my savings from teaching (20,000 or so?) in one year while living home with parents and not working. but since i was 28/29, i have been positively almost always gaining savings up until the pandemic started. but i know it's OK. to live in the moment as long as it's not majorly affecting me, which it is not yet doing.

thanks Legs.


innerpeace on 07/22/2022:
yeah I'm dipping into my savings for our vacation - I didn't want to charge it. I think it is very easy being mean - I might have to read your book! Have a great weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
it's really good - i can mail it to you when i'm done and then you dispose of it! send me your address on messenger, i'll send it to you for fun! I'll prob done by end of August or much sooner.

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
(if you really want it!)

horn_of_plenty on 07/22/2022:
yeah, you don't want to pay interest on the amount you charge, def not.

i always pay cards off on time, if that means dipping into savings (usually not except usually small amounts, but this time really reaching for some money. it's ok. i'm doing fine!)



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jul 21, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book - "It's Not Easy Being Mean," by Lisi Harrison (NY Times Bestseller List for ages 12 and up but is fun, i am enjoying it from the very start!)
  • Last - TOM - 7.4.22 ; Hair / Roots Dye - 7.11.22
  • NYS COURTS -  checking site several times DAILY  - cusp of 6 year mark between "open to public"  tests - i'm predicting an August update.
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/23/2023  Antigua,Guatamala & Miami. Book most things by end October.
  • AA Advantage (Citibank) Card I plan to only use for end of July maintenance $1000; car mechanic $290,  hotel next month $270 ; and hair groupon $330...Theshold to get bonus points is $2k/2 months....$1890/2000...just $110 to go - will use my card at the supermarket to finish up.
  • Last Verizon bill is high, approx 7.16.22 - may look into this...on a different day off in August bc it will require phone calls and patience.
  • Statistics, read about it

7.21.22 Thursday - 15 min walk before work, good. Was already 80F out at 6:30a, so it was nice to do just 15min.

Breakfast: banana and coffee 140, chocolate oat small muffin 160, pb 100. 400...

Snacks: pb x 2 200 

Sucking candies in early afternoon, waiting for lunch until later 150

2p Late Lunch: chips small 100, small salad with caeser dressing 100, smallish but full serving cup of lentil soup 300...500 tops., gum.

Snacks:none on way home. late lunch did me good.

5:45p  Dinner/Evening snacking before workout: small coffee, strawberries large amount 100, 2 milanos 150...250.

7/8p and during workout: gummies small pouch 100, partial banana 50. 150.seltzer/ccaffeine drink...

After workout:small bag chips, gummy vitamins 200 tops 

1900 tops 

Weights tonight - stay strong & carry on! - I may skip legs and do legs tomorrow to break up the timing....I will try to do exercises on the quicker end bc i want to be in bed, reading the book above. it's a very easy, fun read.

Maybe boil some frozen tortellini/ravioli from freezer tonight, really been wanting to have some ready for whenever i want to eat them, post-boiled...ya know!? 


7.22.22 Friday - Leg squats / Walking before work,

Bike or walking after work...may be too hot for bike; can walk if in somewhat shady areas....

Pick up veggies & fruit on way home after work - if i have the energy.. otherwise, i'll do it Saturday or Sunday. ..Lots of fresh veggies for chopped salads to accompany frozen food for work this coming week. lots to use in freezer.  Also berries if on sale, scallions, carrot, celery,peppers,pack of lettuce already cut up for ease of preparation; 


7.23.22 Saturday - Go biking / or stay home, Weights today. probably staying home, also depends on weather which i think is very hot so prob not good unless going out earlier in day for bike.

Bake pumpkin pie? (i already have all of the ingredients at home).


7.24.22 Sunday - Mini Vacation-Feels right here:

11am Kayaking at a lake in Rockville Centre- in our own single person kayaks with Jen! (near my parents' house but they will not be home) 

& Drive to Nautical Mile(seaport) (prob 20-30 min from kayaking) (you can look it up - in Freeport, NY) Nautical Mile is a long strip on the water, lots of restuarants, bars, and a fresh seafood store. may try to stay in Rockville Centre....i also am picking my friend Jen up and dropping her off (and we live over 30 min apart from each other). it's just too much driving around for me, overwhleming, before the coming week.

Both activities today are on Long Island not too far from each other. 


7.25.22 -  Monday; 7.26.22 Tuesday, 7.27.22 Wed, 7.28.22 Thurs -  Ex-exec boss' boat after work (with small amount other team members); 

7.29.22 - Friday  


7.30.22 - Saturday; 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday8.2.22 - Tues - Nicole 3:45 phone ...8.3.22 Wed8.4.22 Thurs..


8/5/22 Friday - Vaca Day #2/15  Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival !!!!!-  Basically first "trip" since covid & since my last trips in 2019!!  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival!!!! - 

 8/8/22 Monday - Vaca Day #3/15 - Day off after trip, most probably. - Weights today?

  1. Call today about PRP appt - schedule for probably Saturday: 9/17 or 9/24;
  2. Call Verizon fios about increase in montly internet/tv charge - went up $10.

 9.17.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

or  9.24.22 Saturday PRP Injections?

9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening - just a reminder - for my info). - maybe go to parents tonight? discuss with mom as comes closer.

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah (Sick Day #1/5)  

9.27.22 Tues, 9.28.22 Wed, 9.29.22 Thurs;


 9.30.22 Fri - Sick Day #2/5  -  

Evening (or tomorrow AM drive) to Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history). overnight at union grounds out east- fri night/sat night- out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....leslie not working for union, need to contact her, i may be going alone...or parents to drive me and go out with me (which i'd appreciate - it's a two hour drive each way, minimum).

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking (stay overnight, paid for by union, nice perk of being a member and nice experience and knowledge - i support learning and education..)

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home soon after.

10.3.22 - Monday Go to work!!!


10.4.22 - Tuesday evening start - Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) - leave work on time!;  

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Vaca Day #4/15

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 07/21/2022:
Yay a morning walk! I was wondering if you were getting sweltering temperatures too. It's been very warm here this week. Yesterday was not too bad because there was a breeze and some clouds, but Monday and Tuesday were hot. And today and tomorrow will be HOT too...

I love "Stay strong & carry on!" -- but I did not do weights today either. I got a later start, and then prolonged my bike ride this morning instead. I've done biceps and chest so far this week. Tomorrow will be legs, I think.

That sounds like a good book! Funny, light, engaging :-)

horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2022:
today is 95F!

The author of the book knows how to engage her audience. you feel like you are there with the characters in the book and experiencing everything in real time with them. Book written about middle school/high school kids and it was written around 10yrs ago. so it's relevant to the current year being only 10 yrs ago. and it's easy to relate back to the teenage mentality...its fun. it's not babyish or juvenile in terms of plot details. it's fun. it really is all about mean girls / cliques and how it feels to not be accepted, etc. good book.

horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2022:
it's like a tv show, very engaging.


bearcountrygg on 07/21/2022:
The book sounds interesting.....

horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2022:
it is fun :)


Maria7 on 07/21/2022:
15 min walk before work sound real good.

horn_of_plenty on 07/21/2022:
It was SO GOOD! bc i will not do any more cardio today...i would have liked to do more than 15, but sticking with my current regimen is also very good - 15 min :) happy with it!



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