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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 15, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 13.25 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

In progress: Prerequisite I  (ACCOUNTING I).

Summer July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021 - Prerequisite II (Statistics) have been told i need to complete 2 prerequisites prior to signing up for the SUNY

Winter/Spring 2022 - SUNY Financial Management & Analysis Cert program, 4 classes to take up to 2 years, max.


Lookahead - Saturday, 5/15/21 - slept in :)

relaxing, accounting studies, in progress - most of afternoon

cleaning, laundry, DONE!

clean GP cages / fleeces either tomorrow AM or tonight...

staying home today, maybe ride stationary bike.

eats:

11am: lg banana 150, yogurt/berry jelly 150, blueberry oatmeal 150, coffee 50.500.

12:30 gummies sour 100, 1:15pm animal crackers 120; dark choco covered coconut bar 80, drinks with stevia.

2pm lunch leftover sushi 200, chips 300, komucha 50.550.

4pm golden berries fresh 100

6pm first part of dinner, very hungry so trying to regulate myself - leftovers of broccoli raab from italian restaurant with lots of garlic really good 200 bc larger serving, turkey bacon on a wrap with ketchup and mustard 250.golden berries 50

1950...

 


Sunday, 5/16/21 -

maybe indoor bike?

Maybe Walk to supermarket in AM for veggies & fruit?

Maybe do leg exercises in AM?

1:30pm get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times. friend will stay for early dinner of thai food takeout till around 5:30-6pm...then i'll maybe i'll relax, go to bed early.


5/17/21, Monday:

 - no jury duty today per phone registrar, call again Monday eve after 5pm..


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/15/2021:
Sounds like a really nice, "nothing" day - and that's OK! How are you liking the accounting class so far?

I think you and Jacky might have hit on something there with having a banana as a night-time "treat".

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2021:
yes, bananas help me lots before bed and in middle of the night..

yes, hoping to have several "nothing, home days" while taking classes. :) is so nice to be home, not rushing around.


bearcountrygg on 05/15/2021:
Do you like raw fish sushi?

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2021:
Yes, but once in awhile only :)


Jacky82020 on 05/15/2021:
Love my stationary bikes! Had at least one for decades. Now use a recumbent and the spinner. Mostly the recumbent. Hop on first thing in morning to read the newspapers n my iPad. Off and on all day.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2021:
yes, mine is recumbent too! i love it, very comfortable!


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Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 14, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 13.25 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Spring 2021 - Prerequisite I  (ACCOUNTING Ihave been told i need to complete 2 prerequisites prior to signing up for the SUNY.

Summer July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021 - Prerequisite II (Statistics)

Winter/Spring 2022 - SUNY Financial Management & Analysis Cert program, 4 classes to take up to 2 years, max.


Lookahead Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body done, except chest flies i'll do them tonight.

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 

study the accounting intermittently between work tasks today at work...make a lot of progress in accounting I...the faster i can finish, the cheaper it is bc i am paying for a course monthly subscription which is much cheaper than the colleges, assuming i can finish the course in under 2 months. no rush, but i will see...Yes, this worked out well today at work.

home to rest, no extra exercise after work today unless it's minimal as i've gotten the opportunity this week to be able to also walk 20 min during most days at lunch :) Walked at lunch, walked a little after lunch. was good. pet at least 4-5 dogs during the course of the day! :) (dogs are everywhere - both where i live and especially near where i work bc it's a very residential area where my office is for work!)

lunchtime walk - quick swing by -  check out frozen foods at supermarket; buy and keep at work in freezer if anything looks good.


breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, dbl choc veggie muffin 100...250

snacks: chia cherry chocolate bar 100, gummies and another decaf coffee 100. almonds 50(just very hungry as breakfast is light these days)., one dove pb choc close to noon to delay lunch 50.

later lunch: leftovers of cauli mac cheese 200, chicken meatballs 150, fritos leftover in fridge 100, gummies 100 healthy mix: 550...

snacks: nuts, chocolates..few gummy vitamins at home, few gummies i think i had after lunch. 150.

dinner: maybe stop by local pizzeria on way home for their sauteed zucchini x2, sauteed brocc raab x1 order. eat veggies with salmon sushi wrapped in cucumber that i picked up at the supermarket!!!!!!!!

dinner salmon sushi, also had crabmeat salad and avocado in it, wrapped in a thin skin, i thought it was cucumber but it wasn't. 400 tops, saved the rest for tomorrow of the sushi, some sauteed zuccini good amount, will have a bit more of it. 150...550, desserts: blueberries 100, animal crackers 100. i'm satisfied. will have seltzer and/or kombucha 50 and study some more Accounting I. 

ok, i did snack later in the night, 150 more, but, i had good exercise this week and i'm fine with the total today. :)

2200...


...and no bingeing tonight like last night (it was a binge, though small, but the emotions/behaviors were there - it was before i was going to study as a relaxation - bad habit came back, not done purposely for relaxation).

when i woke up today, i could feel a little "heavy" of food in my gut...and had some gas because of it...just a poor feeling. i mostly forgot i had done it the night before of excessively eating without control, but when i had the symptoms of gas/discomfort i realized again why it's not a good idea to do. :)  reminder taken.


Saturday, 5/15/21 - 

Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/14/2021:
I had trouble last night too. There is no more cake...

We'll both do better today, right? It's nice that you're starting Accounting now. Not wasting any time getting to your next step!

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
yes, it worked out once i saw that the accounting course was advertised as taking as little as one month, i decided i should try to knock it out, yes! i'm sure it may take me longer, but it's still worth it to see how quickly i can take it and get a prereq done! :)

yes, we'll both do better today, i have your back if you have mine! good choices.


bearcountrygg on 05/14/2021:
Are you hoping to get on a trial?

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
no - because of course i'd like the experience, yes, but it would take me too many days out of work. So, although i would love to have an experience finally on trial, it will leave be eventually too behind at work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
if i am questioned and get to the point when they are choosing a jury, i will have to mention there's nobody at work to cover for me and my job would cause delays in the company if i were to miss several days at a stretch of time.

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
i wish i could just be on the jury, but bad timing.


Jacky82020 on 05/14/2021:
I was bad last nite and ate a piece of carrot cake at 1AM. Woke up starving. Should have swilled a protein drink instead.

I was only ever a jury alternate. My husband got on a case against a cop caught vandalizing his neighbor’s car. The other jury members wanted to give him a pass, but Matt convinced them to convict. The cop was shocked by the verdict. lol

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
carbs help us sleep, protein doesn't.

i do carbs like a banana in middle of the night when i cannot sleep - helps me back to sleep faster....

nice job to your hubby, proud of him xo


Jacky82020 on 05/14/2021:
I will go for a banana next time! Always around. Thank, HOP

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
yeah, they get a bad rep bc they are carbs and high carbs, but they also help for the same reason, and they have potassium.


Jacky82020 on 05/14/2021:
Aren’t they only a hundred calories? Not bad.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
yeah, a smallish banana is 120, quite healthy. for years i didn't eat them...prob hurt my body with all i used to do...lack of potassium etc. they are great yeah.


Jacky82020 on 05/14/2021:
Beats a lot of other food choices on multiple levels. I used to peel, slice , freeze and eat with a sugar free syrup. Need to get back to that.


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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 13, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 12.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Spring 2021 - Prerequisite I  (ACCOUNTING Ihave been told i need to complete 2 prerequisites prior to signing up for the SUNY.

Summer July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021 - Prerequisite II (Statistics)

Winter/Spring 2022 - SUNY Financial Management & Analysis Cert program, 4 classes to take up to 2 years, max.


Lookahead - Thursday, 5/13/21: AM Legs - done!

ordered an iPad on eBay, slightly older model from 2020 to bring to work and use during slow times to study and go on. 

quite bored at work, want to do my ACCOUNTING I course on work computer so badly...boss not even here...i could do it with my headphones to play the videos...

Breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, choc muffin small 100. 250

snacks: 100 choc cherry chia bar, later another decaf and gummies 100 (i am now actually starving - i think partially due to boredom..i may bring my laptop to work or get ipad and do my homework...yes..

lunch: will be a frozen new type of meal: cauliflower mac and cheese, with leftover veggies and couple chicken meatballs...600, diet coke.

snacks: chocolates, water 100

dinner: leftover chipotle pulled pork 250, extra veggies too - add the english cucumber from my fridge with olive oil, salt, garlic, vinegar 150, other chipotle veggies 50...450.., nachos 2x 300...750 have a light iced tea (with alcohol) 100, bed early.then..jackfruit dried 100, bad light ice cream 250, few crackers 50, small binge before studying. 

2350, oops.

early to bed tonight, hopefully, last night i went to bed a lately late, got caught with some things on my mind. should be easier to bed tonight :)


Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Saturday, 5/15/21 - 

Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/13/2021:
I loved Statistics! I don't know how much I remember of it, other than I really enjoyed the class.

Was there any push-back from your boss yesterday for staying late?

Today is my Leg Day too. My time was too short, though, so I may repeat what I did this morning, also tonight, PLUS I have 2 more exercises that I've learned on FB that I want to try/do.

horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2021:
talked to my dad - i will not take those library courses bc i'm not in a good position overall to take any chances. so i'm not going to take the library classes - oh boo, oh well...if i were better understood with a better relationship wth boss, it could be different.


bearcountrygg on 05/13/2021:
I'm thinking some decaf today too......coffee keeps the cals away!

horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2021:
It does, a nice drink to also stay warm during the morning hours :-)


Maria7 on 05/13/2021:
I'm still drinking coffee this evening. Have a good evening.


Donkey on 05/13/2021:
Could you view some of the Excel classes that Jacky was talking about on YouTube? That might be one way to look busy.

Other things I do to look busy: clean/ dust my desk, purge old paperwork, make sure supplies are stocked or organized nicely (either at my own work area or the supplies closet, clean out the office refrigerator, sanitize common surfaces (handrails, copy machine, etc.).

Almost all of us are streaming a show, movie, news, or podcast at work.

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
we have a cleaning lady, so i cannot do any cleaning tasks although i would if i could...

however, the viewing of excel sounds quite smart. something i can do on ipad when it comes and regular laptop at work until it comes, i guess :)

i will be doing my course today on the work laptop...


happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
^^ I loved statistics too.


happy-1 on 05/13/2021:
^^ I loved statistics too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
first, i will do accounting I, i will do statistics either end of summer or Fall :)

horn_of_plenty on 05/14/2021:
first, i will do accounting I, i will do statistics either end of summer or Fall :)


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Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 12, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

11.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Summer July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021 - Prerequisite I  (Statistics) have been told i need to complete 2 prerequisites prior to signing up for the SUNY.

Winter 2022 - Prerequisite II (Financial Management or Accounting)

Summer or Fall 2022 - SUNY Financial Management & Analysis Cert program, 4 classes to take up to 2 years, max.


Lookahead - Wednesday, 5/12/21: AM Upper Body, done, except for chest-flies tonight on bench.

Work as been relatively really easy the past few days....i cannot expect a change until next week, so, i'll "keep busy" at my desk and not bother my boss...i've caught up, noticing that he hasn't on his work...

Free Online Course, next 3 Wednesdays, 3:30-5pm thru my library. Course: "Excel for Data Analysis" I hope to stop working here by 3:30 (normal is 4pm) and stay at work till 5pm taking the class, while staying at work...we'll see how that plays out, I plan not to tell my boss until the last moment, when he sees i'm still here at work past my time. I have earphones for it, as well.

Breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, dark choc muffin veggie based so good 100..250..

Snacks: 100 in a choc chia seed small bar, tasty, seems good as a snack., later almonds. 50.

400....

Lunch: leftovers: leftover soup veggie not much, 50, rice 200, chicken meatballs 100, veggie stir fry 150..500...

Snacks: I think only almonds, got busy 100

1,000

Dinner: takeout or something easy at home, undecided..Chipotle pulled pork 300, cauli rice 150?, other veg sautée 150, salsa 100, raspberries 150..850

andddd dessert - indulged - 3 dark chocolate covered coconut chocolates 200

2050 :)


Thursday, 5/13/21: AM Legs


Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/12/2021:
I took a full-length 16 week college course on Excel and a short little class on Excel from my library, like the one you're taking. The library class was WAYYYYY better. Sounds like fun! I hope you don't get in trouble for taking it while you're at work. Great idea to take this class!

Way to go on getting the weights done in the morning! I too am finding doing weights in the morning to becoming more enjoyable and beneficial. I love it!

Sometimes I get slow at work, too, and then it's up to me to find things to do. Like you said yesterday, take this opportunity to relax. Personally, I've learned it's just not worth it to try to get other people to do their jobs or to do their jobs for them, just so that I have something to do.

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
if you have any other advice for slow days at work, please give it to me...struggling here to go more slowly, too bad i cannot just take courses while at work always, right?!


bearcountrygg on 05/12/2021:
I'm totally behind what Donk says!!! Not sure how they are going to feel about paying you for that half hour while you take that class......The class is a good thing...but the timing isn't right.....do they offer it some other time...when you will be at home?

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
no, the class is only then....i see what you mean....i'll try not to say too much and just stay late...i totally wasn't thinking about what you just said and your points are pretty straightforward, valid...thanks for acknowledging them so i can have it on my mind...

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
i'll see, maybe i can "doc myself" or work extra / come in early to make up for it.


bearcountrygg on 05/12/2021:
I just looked at youtube...and there are a lot of excel classes to choose from that you could do at home on your own time......I'd hate to see you lose your job over something like that......

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
if i get caught or something, i'll say i can make the time up by staying late a diff day....you have a very good point that i really didn't give any thought to.


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
That Advanced Certificate sounds like a great idea! How much do the courses cost each? Knew someone doing something similar & it was 12 classes, taken as one wished.

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
I believe $625 per credit = $7,500. (more than i thought, not sure why. must check price again for this.)

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
yes, that's the right amount & the reason i prefer to pay for only a few classes! surely adds up. the masters would have added another 10k to the amount. def not going to do a Masters for 17G.


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
So $7500 for whole program? Not bad at all!

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
yes! plus around $500 for two prerequisites, so around 8K.


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
That’s a good deal!

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
Yes starting the prerequisites now - will take I think statistics first - lol need to review what I just paid for


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
I used to teach statistics! Bet they do a lot with fancy calculators these days or computer programs

horn_of_plenty on 05/12/2021:
Hope I don’t need a calculator ... a scientific one I mean !


Jacky82020 on 05/12/2021:
IRL they must do everything on computers these days

horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2021:
hopefully yes!


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Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 11, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

10.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 - CUNY (City Univiersity of New York) tbd - looking now into SUNY advanced options for certificates as SUNY (state univiersity of NY) SUNY - Certificate in Financial Managment & Analysis, 12 credits, i may need a prerequsite prior to taking it. Will take me approx -2 years to do part time at my own pace.


Lookahead - Tuesday, 5/11/21:

I've applied to SUNY for their Advanced Certificate in Financial Management & Analysis program.  It's a shortened program that hints in the same direction as an MBA (Masters in Business Administration), but faster and more direct.

It will take me 2 years to finish at my own pace, rather than rushing to do a Masters at the speed of light at rushing to finish in 3-4 years. I'm REALLY grateful for this opportunity and type of certificate that SUNY offers bc it mixes management with finance/accounting in a shorter time frame.

The CUNY city university doesn't offer anything similar in a shorter time frame except regular management with no business/finance added in. I'm def not paying 5G only to learn about how to manage people with no other education in finance or accounting from CUNY!

Follow up with requirements for the Suny cert if Financial Management & Analysis...may need to call Hofstra my university to have them directly email my transcripts, as my PDF transcripts email wasn't official ha.  I will have to wait for the office where i work to be more empty before contacting Hofstra, will try to do it on the phone.

It's 52F and the darn boss as the door WIDE open. i have a boss who simply doesn't care about anyone except himself. and he sits farthest from the door that's open. plus i have allergies and so does a coworker. so, it's just a man that doesn't give a hoot about anyone. plus we have central heating that works, so now the air is going to be blasted above me to counteract 52F air forced in from an open door..

Perhaps add in a light walk to my commute, but not too much today.

I have dinner at home, so go home and relax.

Eats: banana 120, coffee 30, 2 waffles 250 (protein type from Vans)...400

snacks: remainder of waffles above, they are ok, and pb 100., got very hungry, light on work today...can you imagine!? 50 cals

lunch: actually going to go outside and enjoy nature, as i am very up to date with my work...soup leftover 100 and veg 50, rice 250, chicken meatballs 100. 500, will pick up something caffine like outside, monster drink to enjoy later while at my desk.

one lady i work with, sometimes, is emailing me to stop reminding her that i'm waiting on things...so i guess i can just sit back, if nobody is replying to emails because i'm low on totem pole and nobody is giving me anything to organize. :) feels good to relax.

snacks: bad thigh cramps on right leg, took a tylenol. selzter with stevia brought over by cleaning lady, 1 choc and 1 clementine. very hungry at 3pm craving more but waiting patiently for my boss...100, gummies 100

dinner: leftover low carb pizza 400, goldenberries 150...550...cheezits 200. 750, kombucha 50.

2050, extremely snacky day...soon i may need to add some days of healthier breakfasts, we'll see.

Small chia bar 100

2150. 


Wednesday, 5/12/21: AM Upper Body


Thursday, 5/13/21: AM Legs


Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/11/2021:
My boss does the same thing but will close the door if I say something. However, I have a cardigan and a heavy fleece at work, that I keep there always. Sometimes, I like the fresh air and will just bundle up.

Of course, that says nothing about allergies.

But yeah, that's rude.

horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2021:
and he sits farthest from it. makes no sense. just makes me raise the heat more; and i sit right by him.


Donkey on 05/11/2021:
Oh I should mention that my Boss doesn't open the door unless it's AT LEAST in the 60's -- but usually waits until we're in the 70's when it's nice out. So I feel your pain.

horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2021:
he's nuts. and with a door open to cold air, he will make the heat system and blower, above me and near him, work harder and make it hotter in here! idiot. He will in the end feel hotter. hey, i will say nothing as i realize it and i'm glad.


happy-1 on 05/11/2021:
Open door means fresh air, less contagion… just saying

horn_of_plenty on 05/11/2021:
yeah, but not when it's cold and the air is on! also, i have allergies.

but, i cannot fight you...you have your solid points. xoxo

hope you are well, Happy.

you were right about that other school being cheap. but only for full-timers.


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Horn_of_plenty - Monday May 10, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 9.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 - CUNY (City Univiersity of New York) tbd - looking now into SUNY advanced options for certificates as SUNY (state univiersity of NY) has a few more options for advanced certs that cover more material in less TIME than than CUNY in terms of business / financial / management because CUNY has no advanced option for business (finance), only management. and i do not need 3 similar classes all in management. - i am look for that mix of business management / finance. and so far, SUNY has it for 12 credits. though i may need 1-3 prereqs since i have no economics/accoutning/finance already on my transcripts. and still, that's 7 total classes, not 10-12 like the Masters programs!


Lookahead - Monday, 5/10/21: AM Upper Body - all except push-ups which I'll do tonight 

the q train part of my commute this AM I missed the earlier train and need to wait 12 minutes for it and that'll have me late to work by 10 minutes +. It's my fault as I left my apt 5 min late and I had to wait for the bus, other train as nothing came early so I'm late. My fault. I really couldn't care today though after being home all weekend after the shot. I will say nothing to my boss, but I will need to make up my time at the end of the day and leave as late as I came...make up all time, always. 

20 min late, stay at work until 4:17-4:20pm; buy bananas on way home from work, at least 4 of them.

Call in Rx sometime during work, set alarm for 10am on phone if i can. The pharm is old school, can only call-in rx. but it's on the way home & convenient otherwise!

Pick up rx, if it's ready for today and not too early, on the way home :)

Breakfast: bar 250, banana 120, coffee 30...400...

Snacks: prob another coffee, a tea (coffee machine is broken) and small amount pb 50.

Lunch: since a light snacks and breakfast, hungry...! good food: 3 chicken meatballs 100, chips 2 servings 300, veggie stir fry 100 from dad (will have it often this week, prob again tonight! clementine 50.  550. there's no coffee, i may have tea later. 

Snacks:gummies 100 and 1 choc 50, 150

1150-1200

Dinner:one coconut chocolate while out and very hungry shakey 50, veggies 50, half a spiked drink 50, half a cauliflower crust pizza 400...550

1750, resting 

Will add in 20 min walk if i feel up to it, during commute and/or take the bus most of the way and get off early / buy bananas close to home - as well as pick up my rx on the way home too. (kill 2 birds with one stone today in the same shopping center!). good deal...i will remember later.

 


Tuesday, 5/11/21:


Wednesday, 5/12/21: AM Upper Body


Thursday, 5/13/21: AM Legs


Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/10/2021:
After my 1st shot, which was on a Wednesday, I rested the whole weekend, and I was still slow-going on Monday. I wouldn't say anything to anyone about it either, just make up the time at the end of the day, like you have planned.

I was impressed that you did leg weights last night. GREAT! I didn't let the shot keep me from riding my bike - which I kind of need every day to relax the hips and lower back. Everything else, though, exercises related, was put on hold.

I hope you have a great day!

horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2021:
i shouldn't have, but in the AM when i sat down and walked by my boss, i said i'd "make up the time after work." in this particular company, seems people are not all that timely. although, that would be a terrible predicament for me, young and still growing, to become that. and of course i'm not going to cheat the system and work less. but you are right, i will say no more to my boss about lateness or making up time and just do it...

i also put everything on hold during the weekend. i didn't leave my apt or go food shopping - i had extra from Friday night and then my dad came (how nice!) yesterday and brought me some stir fry veggies from a supermarket which has me now very prepared for the week.


bearcountrygg on 05/10/2021:
Careful on the train...they said that a man was stabbed in the chest with a screwdriver for no reason...they are looking for him now.....they have him on video...and know his name I think...his wife gave a good description.....keep your eyes open.

horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2021:
totally crazy - i have never seen any of these strange things, though of course i have heard of all of them (not this one you mention yet though!).

most of the time, if you do not provoke someone, you are ok.

there are a lot of crazies and or people that need mental help / drugs. i have seen that, but not any real violence in person, though you are right and it exists, based on everything in the news we both hear.


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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 09, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  8.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 - CUNY (City Univiersity of New York) tbd - looking now into SUNY advanced options for certificates as SUNY (state univiersity of NY) has a few more options for advanced certs that cover more material in less TIME than than CUNY in terms of business / financial / management because CUNY has no advanced option for business (finance), only management. and i do not need 3 similar classes all in management. - i am look for that mix of business management / finance. and so far, SUNY has it for 12 credits. though i may need 1-3 prereqs since i have no economics/accoutning/finance already on my transcripts. and still, that's 7 total classes, not 10-12 like the Masters programs!


Lookahead - Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 

called mom and she was happy!

dad visited...

10:30am breakfast vitamins gummies x 2 30, cherry greek yogurt 120, blueberry & cream oatmeal 120....270...coffee 30....300

1pm: drinks 50, 100 in sour gummies...

3pm light meal / snacks:2 chicken meatballs 100, remaining ceasar salad, croutons 150. 250

4:15pm snacks: anther coffee 40, chocolate filled wafers 160. 200. maybe kombucha later...60

dinner: leftover "chinese thai" (i ordered thai from a chinese takeout, best part is ample veggies) - 3 jumbo shrimp 100, rice 200, sauce and veggies 150..450.

snacks: little bit of wine. 150

3am banana - thank gosh I had extra - helped me fi back to sleep but not A good night's sleep.

1750.

Maybe do a simple lower body exercise routine tonight. Cardio break for the weekend, mostly resting. No cardio today, no desire so taking the break.

did the legs workout, DONE!


Monday, 5/10/21: AM Upper Body - all except push-ups which I'll do tonight 

the q train part of my commute this AM I missed the earlier train and need to wait 12 minutes for it and that'll have me late to work by 10 minutes +. It's my fault as I left my apt 5 min late and I had to wait for the bus, other train as nothing came early so I'm late. My fault. I really couldn't care today though after being home all weekend after the shot. I will say nothing to my boss, but I will need to make up my time at the end of the day and leave as late as I came...make up all time, always. 

15-20 min late...tbd

Call in Rx sometime during work, set alarm for 10am on phone if i can. The pharm is old school, can only call-in rx. but it's on the way home & convenient otherwise!

Pick up rx, if it's ready for today and not too early, on the way home :)

Breakfast: bar 250, banana 120, coffee 30...400...

Snacks: prob another coffee, 

Lunch:

Snacks:

Dinner:

Will add in 20 min walk if i feel up to it, during commute.

 


Tuesday, 5/11/21:


Wednesday, 5/12/21: AM Upper Body


Thursday, 5/13/21: AM Legs


Friday, 5/14/21 - AM Upper Body

call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, last Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue other studies that will help me both now and in the future, outside of legal studies.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/10/2021:
Hope you feel better today!

horn_of_plenty on 05/10/2021:
yes, far better than Saturday :-) not enjoying rush hour, but that’s the working life ! ;)


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Horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 08, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 8.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law: 

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 - CUNY (City Univiersity of New York) tbd


Lookahead - Saturday, 5/8/21:

skipped the walking tour, woke up on time to get ready and go, but didn't, in the end, feel up to changing into street clothes, driving, being outdoors, or doing the tour. I was too wiped out from the 2nd dose Moderna.

very tired, cold, and will only rest today. i've slept like half the day away already. of course, i'm also just tired from the week, but combined with the shot, i'm so glad to be home today.

Eats:

8:30am-9am breakfast banana 120, oats 150, raisins 50, almond milk 30, seeetener. 350.

went back into bed around 10 and stayed there until 2, mostly sleeping.

3:45-4:15 meal: full fat Fage yogurt 5% fat 190, with cherry jelly healthier type of brand but not sf 60. coffee 30. dried fruit.110.  400

6pm gummies sour 100

7pm - 7:30 Chinese wanton crackers from a takeout order 200, followed by 2 servings lightly sliced nachos 300, 1 shrimp large 50, some leftover veggies 100. 
 

Tired all day, just resting, did some laundry just not the pig fleeces so I don't have to do everything tomorrow.

9pm very hot then cold can't sleep had a banana 150

1650


Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 

called mom and she was happy!

dad visited...

10:30am breakfast vitamins gummies x 2 30, cherry greek yogurt 120, blueberry & cream oatmeal 120....270...coffee 30....300

1pm: drinks 50, 100 in sour gummies...

450

snacks:

snacks:

dinner:

snacks:


Monday, 5/10/21:


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue my MBA from the City University Of New York, School of Professional Studies! This process may take over 3 years, i'm ready to take it day by day and to learn a LOT thru this process, primarily patience from start to end as it is going to be a journey!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 05/08/2021:
HoP, have you considered Trump University for your MBA? 50K a semester, but the counselors will advise you on how to apply for and max out credit cards, and get personal loans. Heard there’s a new advanced course on how to loot your family’s accounts.

horn_of_plenty on 05/08/2021:
Hehehehe sounds right along my budget requirements !!!! Hehehe and I’m sure my family would open their accounts for me until I’ve used every cent left in them :)


Jacky82020 on 05/08/2021:
Tell the Fam you’ll be President in 2032 and make them all very proud and give them good jobs

Seriously, I think a MBA is a terrific idea.

horn_of_plenty on 05/08/2021:
I am also looking into shorter programs that hint on the classes of the MBA, but not the whole long 3-yr process ....like 5 classes instead of 10-14 classes ...


Jacky82020 on 05/08/2021:
Sounds good. Less time and you’ll get into a career path sooner

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
yes, and it'd be finished by the time i venture to the next path! :)


Donkey on 05/08/2021:
JACKY!!!!! HAHAHA!!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
:-D


Donkey on 05/08/2021:
How you are feeling after shot #2 is pretty much how I felt after my 1st shot, although I also had a lot of aches in my legs. It was unusual to feel cold and yet be sweating a little bit. Rest and lots of water are the best things. Also move your arm often, if you can, when you are awake.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
yeah all those symptoms you had after the first shot is how i felt with the second. and heaps of feeling so tired. i've slept for hours and hours this weekend. starting to now feel better at 3pm sunday to the point of my appetite returning slightly more...still off...and point of wanting to actually get up and prepare myself for tomorrow a little bit...!!! lol JACKY is so funny...even if education were free, i do not think another Masters is for me at this point, but further education in some of the Master's courses is totally worth it.

i'm now looking into a SUNY advanced degree which offers more of the management/business fundamentals in an advanced cert that CUNY didn't offer. SUNY is state univeristy of NY instead of City. State is more expensive, but still under price of any private school. and if i take an advanced cert for 12 credits with possibly a couple-prereqs, it's still cheaper than an entire masters. and shorter. that's a win for me. i can learn a bit, but not be stressed to the max for serveral years.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
maybe since you had the bad reaction at first, you will get a lesser reaction the second time, hopefully.


happy-1 on 05/08/2021:
Western Governors University is supposed to be super affordable.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
i will look thank you :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
i will look thank you :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
i looked - its's good if you can go full-time and finish fast. the tuition is per 6 months instead of per credit.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/09/2021:
and, yes, if you are going full time, it is very inexpensive.


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Horn_of_plenty - Friday May 07, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

8.00 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

July-August 2021 6 week Adv Parlaegal Last Course - Business Law:  Interestingly, this Business Law course will help me when i have to take Business Law again while pursuing my Masters in Business, below. I've decided that taking the course twice in two different settings is optimal, as i'll understand it better when taking it at the Masters level and it won't be as new and therefore easier the second time around, but from a different perspective.

Fall 2021/ Winter 2022 - CUNY (City Univiersity of New York) offers for  Master of Science in Business Management & Leadership (love the courses, still need pre-reqs i think in economics, that is OK, i hear the math isn't as much as i previously thought. if i study, i'll be A-OK!)


Lookahead - Friday, 5/7/21:Upper Body AM DONE!

I'm looking forward to tomorrow's walk led by the group NYC H2O - it's a non profit that does volunteer cleanups and educational activities like this walk based on a historical lecture - assuming i feel ok, i'll be driving there as it's a fast drive in the morning hours - and it's not too early, so i'll be able to get some decent sleep after the 2nd covid shot.

I will leave the office to buy lunch from the halal food truck around the corner (will get falafels over salad, healthy and tasty!!) can't wait!

I get my second dose covid-19 vaccine after work., leave promptly at my 4pm time, take busses to the High school location.

Eats

breakfast: banana 120, small zucchini choc chip muffin 120, coffee 30...270...

snacks: a lot of water, trying to help myself use the bathroom - a bit constipated all week (sorry, tmi)...and some sour gummies bc that's the only thing i want right now..130, later almonds 100

lunch: hopefully it will be falafels (fried chickpea balls) over salad...hopefully the food truck is there...i have chips with me too...ordered thai from the new chinese place also around the corner; with coworker, was good. lots of veggies in sauce, i'll take it home to have on weekend again, tons of leftovers, 200, shrimp 100, rice 250. 550-600.

snacks: some raspberries that weren't good and had to throw the rest out, 50, some gummies 50, coffee.

1200...

dinner was leftover Chinese 150, rice 100, shrimp 100, dried fruit 100, kombucha 50...500

1700....

1750 total after a drink 

 


Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will drive in. It was $30 for the ticket to this historical based walk, but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!.... I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

skipped the tour, woke up on time to get ready and go, but didn't, in the end, feel up to changing into street clothes, driving, being outdoors, or doing the tour. I was too wiped out from the 2nd dose Moderna.

very tired, cold, and will only rest today. i've slept like half the day away already. of course, i'm also just tired from the week, but combined with the shot, i'm so glad to be home today.

Eats:

8:30am-9am breakfast banana 120, oats 150, raisins 50, almond milk 30, seeetener. 350.

went back into bed around 10 and stayed there until 2, mostly sleeping.

3:45-4:15 meal: full fat Fage yogurt 5% fat 190, with cherry jelly healthier type of brand but not sf 60. coffee 30. dried fruit.110.  400

750


Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Monday, 5/10/21:


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Business Law, Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length - to get the "real advanced paralegal degree" it's 6 specializations. but i'm good with the 3 i took, i will have paperwork from the school in the form of an email showing my grade and that i took the classes. then, i'm moving on to pursue my MBA from the City University Of New York, School of Professional Studies! This process may take over 3 years, i'm ready to take it day by day and to learn a LOT thru this process, primarily patience from start to end as it is going to be a journey!

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/07/2021:
Good for you! In your comments to Bear greatest, it did sound like you had already made up your mind, but I put in my 2 cents anyway. :-)

An MBA will be especially good to have if the courts thing doesn't come to fruition, too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2021:
Ijust double checked!...there's no online MBA! i swear it was there yesterday...it's changed a little, for my benefit!

There's two masters programs in business....but the concentrations are easier....i can do business with emphasis on human resource management OR i can do business management & leadership...taking a look again at the courses.


Donkey on 05/07/2021:
^^ I'm sorry, but LOL. Could you have seen the online MBA program at a different school, perhaps? Oh I hate it when this happens, but as you said, it's more in your favor, so I guess it was meant to be.

It's good that you're thinking about this now. Yes, look at the classes now and continue to mull your next step, after Business Law, that is. At least this way, you can get yourself into the mindset that you're pursuing more education in your near future. I'm a firm believer in having a strong mindset --- and yet, one must be flexible enough to make changes, if the occasion calls for it.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2021:
i figured it out...something has changed since yesterday...the degree is called MS in Business Management & Leadership...and is better for me than the MBA! i'm set :) I can do this one, it's not as crazy with the economics as an MBA. More leadership involved, i think.


Donkey on 05/07/2021:
^^ GREAT!!! Well, at least you know you're not getting senile, that the site DID change, and you didn't imagine it.

Glad to read that you got your morning weights in. Good luck with shot #2 tonight! I can't WAIT for mine!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2021:
have a nice day, Jdonk, I will catch up on your diary later :) xoxo. I feel like they changed the name of the degree overnight.


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Horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 06, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

I wrote a question to Donkey today on 5/6/21....i cannot transfer it now to my entry...PLEASE, anyone here and everyone, give your feedback on my options for Master's Degrees....I really wanted the MPA, but it's limiting, so (even though i really, really didn't want to pursue the MBA, it's similiar and both offer classes in administration/management....so i need to go to the one that relates to my industry now right??? see my question to Donkey....i want the courts later, but i'm not in public administration now....so i should go to the regular MBA right? and not just the Public MPA?

6.25 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

June 1st:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter / Spring 2022 - concentrate on the classes (1 at a time), that CUNY (city univiersity of New York) offers for the Public Administration Masters at their John Jay College which is most directly related to law enforcement / courts. - take their court administration class.


Lookahead - Thursday, 5/6/21Legs AM - DONE!!

Eats: coffee 30, banana 120, half a protein cookie apple pie flavor just ok not again 220. 400 approx

snacks: 9:30am another coffee, cals negl and real sugar gummies sours 100, nuts 100

lunch: similar to yesterday - easy week of eating,most of a pizza, lost my appetite for it (celeste one) 400 and some veggies 50.

snacks: one small clementine 50 tops, gummies 100 sour ones. cravings week, TOM.

1200...

dinner: can't have the eggplant again, will freeze to eat tomorrow after work....will be doing a light caesar salad mix 100 for dinner, and McDonald's nuggets 200 with my free fries and sauce 350 as usual when ordering with the app , kombucha with it.half a drink 50, kombucha 50 750 total 

1950, good. 

relaxing tonight, maybe skipping cardio again or just do a slight walk, just want to rest up.


Friday, 5/7/21:Upper Body AM, second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.


Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Monday, 5/10/21:

Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Will switch this to Business Law, Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/06/2021:
Today is leg day for me too! I did mine this morning, and I do plan to do a couple of more tonight, but in case that doesn't work, time-wise, I've done something already. Isn't a good feeling to have it "out of the way"?

horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
Yes, it feels really good to have them out of the way.

I have a question for your input to you...

There's two options in Masters programs:

1. MPA Online(Public Administration, easier, less math and economics courses, and aimed for PUBLIC government like the courts).

2. MBA Online (Business Administration, more classes and more math/economics, not what i really wanted - but works better to include both public and private - as i work in private right now.) Friend/former manager told me i should do this one because i shouldn't limit myself to Public Administration as it's putting my eggs in one basket, just for the courts, when i don't even work in Public Admin now....

so, do you also advise i go with the more challenging MBA because it is more versatile?


bearcountrygg on 05/06/2021:
Boy I'm missing the bananas since we ran out!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
it's very easy for them to both go bad and run out of them! yes! ... could you give some advice to the question i added at the top of my entry...


bearcountrygg on 05/06/2021:
HMMM... I don't feel qualified at all to advise on another masters...( You have a masters already...am I correct?)......Do both of the careers you desire require a masters? I know that a excellent recommendation from prior employers goes a long way in helping get a new job. I also know that it is possible to have too much education as far as employers are concerned....because to them it can mean a higher salary demand which they may not want to commit to before hiring. I wish I knew more about the careers you are interested in...I know we have written many letters of recommendation over the years and also many phone recommendations...but in our line of business masters were not needed.

horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
It is true, i do NOT need it to go forwards with the court prospect that I want.

However, I now work a lot with administrators & I feel it necessary to have the same training as they do...so i do not feel lesser or without the knowledge they have.

I hope it doesn't look to bad with so much extra in terms of applying for the court thing - many will NOT have masters, most will not. And i know exactly what you are talking about - with being over-educated / over-qualified and them not wanting you bc the salary expectation. But, i think i will get the masters as a personal HUGE challenge. It will not take a short amount of time, but i'll think of it as Step by step, class by class....

your thoughts are def on par with my questions. I wish the degree i really wanted, the one directly related to public administration (courts) would be the one....but since i'm in private business now, not public, the public degree will def "look bad" to employers now as to why i'd get that when i don't even work in public...

so if courts ever ask why i did this one, it's to learn more for the industry i am in now, and relates of course to the administration of the courts (both degrees are for administration, one for admin of public governments, the other is a regular business administration which works for public or private)....

i feel the need to challenge myself. it is around 20k which is a lot of money, but not that much in the scheme of things. i am not in debt, i have that amount in my savings, so i figure, let me do this...

my other masters is in music teaching / band conducting. there's no knowledge or classes i took on business. i have NO past classes even in economics. this is why i want this degree, i feel i have no training and i want to increase it trenmendously. it will help my vocabulary and everything.

my undergrad was also in music education / french horn, almost the same as my masters.

so i want to get this masters to diversify myself, maybe take the other master OFF of my resume, actually.


bearcountrygg on 05/06/2021:
There sure is nothing wrong with continuing education......I know a few people who love to take classes and have changed their majors near the end of graduation so that they could stay in school, and one who went back and got another degree. If you enjoy that I think it's a fine idea.

horn_of_plenty on 05/06/2021:
I feel i should. no classes ever towards what i'm doing now, so i feel it's my duty to both learn the material and pay for it. At least i have a lower cost option, the lowest cost option, which is the CUNY schools, City University of New York system. it will ALL be online, as well.


happy-1 on 05/07/2021:
I’ve been on planet elder care for so long I almost forgot what a master’s is, lol.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2021:
Totally understand that. xo...your dad is in good hands, Happy.


Donkey on 05/07/2021:
I'm sorry my response to you was delayed. Busy day, out of the ordinary routine...

Like Bear, I'm not sure I'm completely qualified to advise you on this, but here are some of my thoughts.

Having an MPA or MBA will most likely not help you obtain a courts job, unless I've missed something. Once you have a courts job, though, you would be able to determine more clearly if either of these advanced degrees would be beneficial. I mean, once you're in the courts system, you are probably not leaving it, although I realize you can move around within it.

If you are getting an MPA to advance in the career field you're in now, then I'm all for it.

I don't know if this is something you have to commit to now. If focus on getting through the Business Law class first - see if you like it. (I know for myself, I would not be happy in that field.) If you can take the 1 class at John Jay that most relates to the courts job without having to actually be in an MPA program, that might be a good idea, to get your feet wet.

In my former library career, I took classes here and there to see if I wanted to pursue related, but more lucrative careers. Turns out I hated the classes I took and realized what I was thinking about would not be a good idea to pursue.

I agree with your friend that an MPA is more narrow than an MBA, so I myself probably wouldn't pursue it unless I knew I was in a field to stay in (for a while at least) where it would help with getting a better position or salary. I don't know if a MBA is really what you want. Math, economics, etc.

It's an interesting thought that you want to get another Masters degree to "replace" the one you already have. I hadn't thought about it like that. I'm not sure how I feel about that (lol).

So that's my 2 cents.

horn_of_plenty on 05/07/2021:
Yes, i am in agreement that, very unfortunately, the MPA cannot be the one i pursue because it is not related enough to my work now.

So, i'm going for the MBA as a big challenge. I will have to focus on the journey, not the end as it's going to be a long process.

I may keep both masters up. if people say something, i'll say i'm a life-long learner and enjoy it ;) that's a good answer, i would say...

you are right, no further education is needed to get my foot in the court door.

scary - my half-family member (not blood related), who is high up, thinks one day they will not test anymore for these types of court positions. i am not sure why she is always so negative about it...i am listening...but i do not think she is right at all. i think there will def continue to be these civil service options...i think her ideas and thoughts may be skewed bc she doesn't work at those lower levels or with those employees anymore. i will continue to remain positive that the civil service tests will be coming around, as they always have...she's near retirement and i do not know why she thinks so poorly about the court system as she has done so well in it!? it's not like the courts are going anywhere...



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