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Horn_of_plenty - Monday Jan 04, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 3 Hrs in Sun 2021

title of job is administrative assistant.

i was asked to get a covid test at a nearby clinic, few blocks from work that i walked to after work, but my insurance was declined, so need to fix this on the phone tomorrow...my insurance card was deactivated when supposedly it wasn't supposed to be...and i was NOT going to pay $360 for a covid test on my own dime! that's outrageous.. so i waited for about 20min on the line outside, before being told i couldn't get the test unless I paid that...UGH!..no biggie, but i just got home later than expected lol and didn't even take a covid test...and prob will not be taking one for at least a week or however long it takes to reactivate my insurance card. but bc i left the city late, the traffic was bearable...we'll see what it's like tomorrow driving home. 

my hours will be 7:30am-4pm. i will leave tomorrow around 6:15 to see how long it takes to get there...again...i tried to park in a parking garage that was close but where i could walk a few blocks as exercise to work, like 5 blocks, and that was a good idea, for exercise purposes...i can just keep doing this if i really want some exercise, for now, along the commute...(i just prefer to do it after work, lol, and not in the morning!!)...but if i'm parking in a garage, it will have to be a longer morning and evening! ha.

the tasks are rather confusing and i will have to organize them by a calendar view if i want them to work out for me correctly...as i figured out with the help of the VP, Bill, later on at 4pm...yeah...slow going in my mental capacity today i guess...tomorrow will be better.

 

i'm not going to be able to comment a lot this week, it's too much overall, but i love to tally my food, so you'll see seeing that daily..as i've been doing it relatively almost the past 20 years so i'm not stopping for this week.

Small amount kombucha maybe not have this anymore early, some bloating but only had a few sips, I get gas when nervous

cliff bar and coffee 300...ok! Forgot cliff bar so having those Kellogg's cheese/ pb crackers and the coffee 250

snacks if necessary granola bar 100

lunch is two slices wheat bread untoastrd with two slices cheese - not for taste - for convenience. This day is unknown and it's not glamorous. 250 coffee with 4 packets real sugar bc I'm cold bc wearing a collar shirt no fleece over it for first day and I'm a little tired so coffeee...ran outta all my snacks since I forgot breakfast lol 100

 4:30 picked up swedish fish from gas station by work (one of the few gas stations around NYC, yes! - there aren't many all around just happens to be by work) 210, followed a bit later on, 5:30, by chocolate larger amount 200 400.

Dinner at 7:30 after coming home and taking a shower, not my hair since there's no way i'm washing it everyday as it'll dry out i think) bowl of ratatoille, 200, followed by a 1/4 of the pie of sweet potato pie 400...600.

1700 cal.. dead tired....but have to go over some things or i'll be behind come tomorrow.

exercise needs to be skipped as i'm tired and need to get up everyday this week early...

and i need to review some paperwork about my tasks which are unclear to me as of now...but should be better tomorrow, i KNOW.


 Half hour early to parking garage - debating parking and walking? But don't want to be starving at work and I forgot my pumpkin pie slice but I have a nice cliff bar instead ...I even forgot a small bottle hand sanitizer so I'm taking the medium size one from my car...

Don't want to get lost walking, don't want to be caught circling the workplace either ....so just chilling in my car...


Monday, 1/4/21: 8am start

No real details other than that. will find out today


Saturday, Jan 9th:

10am Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!


Monday, January 11th: 

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Runs thru Friday, February 26th, 7 weeks

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/04/2021:
Good luck today! I figure that with the last minute information given to you about starting, any expectations for today would be rather low.

Just gotta get through it. You'll be glad when this first day is over.

horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2021:
Correct on all accounts. The guy I am assisting, Bill, found out 2 hrs ago that I’m his new assistant and his previous will be transferred. No parking lot here, so, I may switch to public transportation bc it cost around 13 for it daily at a nearby garage. They don’t have any computer or anything set up and I’ll assist this woman Leanne for now until she’s transferred to the office that has parking, more uptown, closer to where she lives so should be better for her...


grannyannie on 01/04/2021:
Best of luck today. Take a deep breath. (through your mask!).

horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2021:
Thanks Annie...seems they are very relaxed on masks - very few people working in this particular office. I’ll wear mine...not for eating though !


Jacky82020 on 01/04/2021:
HOP, you have a job or are you referring to a new volunteer position?

Saw something funny on New Amsterdam, a medical drama. The lead doctor decided to make insulin at the hospital in protest to high prices. The hospital director came down yelling at him and said: this isn’t like brewing kombucha.

It’s a good medical drama, but I don’t see why they say it’s based on Twelve Patients, a book written by a doctor who worked decades at Bellevue. I read the book & see no commonalities other than good physicians working at big hospitals. The book actually got boring as the cases described were rather ordinary.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2021:
it's a job...very good one as an administrative assistant but i'm still very confused on the tasks...i hope tomorrow goes better, it should.

haha, that's very funny relating the insulin making to kombucha brewing hehe...i miss you...it willl be difficult to stay in touch with everyone this week.


legcramps on 01/04/2021:
Enjoy your day today!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2021:
You too, legs!


innerpeace on 01/04/2021:
Good luck, hope it works out and most of all I hope you enjoy it!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2021:
Thank you so much, InnerP!


Jacky82020 on 01/04/2021:
You’ll figure it all out quickly, HOP! New jobs are always confusing initially.

Heard some of those covid tests can run hundreds & hundreds of dollars. Good you’re waiting. Lots of ppl getting screwed.



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jan 03, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Sunday, Jan 3: 

A few small things are bothering me today...not specifically related to anything of importance. but they simply involve a TOTAL difference of communications and needs between myself of parents as well as a friend on two distinctly different topis. 

what i'm saying is i'm "annoyed" (not angry) about two different things involving two separate people. i'd rather not talk about ANY of it, especially thing with a friend.

basically, i like things BLACK AND WHITE, clear communication, logically stated. and when people start to vear from that approch with me, i do not RESPECT it because i WONDER why they didn't take a straighforward, more honest approach in the first place a i can read right thru it. 

for this reason, i am just keeping to myself right now and staying off the phone...but i appreciate a call with French friend.

My parents won't stop telling me that i shouldn't take public transportation when that is how i want to go. I don't want to drive...i wanted the easy way. not worrying about paying for a parking garage. i just wanted to take the darn bus and train and my parents have been arguing with me all day to drive. i'm so annoyed about everything.


breakfast: 1/4 of the sweet potato pie, i'm craving a runny egg- so that's my lunch plan - 400, coffee 50. 450.

some kombucha 50

3pm late lunch: wrap 150, fried egg 100, two slices mozzerella full fat cheese 150, 2 pieces warmed black garlic, 400...aso want some chips (too many) 400, strawberries so fresh 50.

6:45 while cooking dinner: 1/8 slice sp pie..200

7pm picking, starting on dinner - homemade turkey meatballs 150...veggies are still cooking, hoping to have some of the ratatoille (but not too much, i don't need to feel bloated or uncomfortable tomorrow!) healthy ratatoille 7 some veggie broth...didn't really have many veggies these past few days other than pie, so, i'm nice and full. 150..tasty so healthy, good change from fast food and cheese doodles.

1850


10am NYC/ 4pm Paris time; Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks. DONE!

check weather to see if it's ok to walk & use indoor stationary bike ...Took walk, got a tiny hair trim, not much, evening it out...DONE!

was guinea fleeces, in progress to being DONE!

Cook ratatoille DONE!

wipe down toilet water TANK (it's a little grungy) - may ksip this as i'm not really wanting to deal with it today.skipping until some other time!

2.25 Hrs in Sun 2021...i'd like to add onto these hours in the future with walking as part of my commute...hopefully soon...i used to love adding walking into my commute when i last worked in the city (instead of taking the bus all the way home, get off early or get on late...and walk some of the commute).


Monday, 1/4/21: 8am start

No real details other than that. will find out tomorrow, won't be talking about this. Parents are PUSHING me to drive, i just want to take the train...UGH!...really, really annoyed over driving there...may not....


Saturday, Jan 9th:

10am Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!


Monday, January 11th: 

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Runs thru Friday, February 26th, 7 weeks

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/03/2021:
Another busy week. Enjoy the chat with your friend.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
chat was sooooo needed!


Jacky82020 on 01/03/2021:
Hop, are you reposting the same things everyday or actually washing down that toilet tank everyday? Probably you can do neurosurgery on it. lol

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
i think i'm going to put if off indefinitely! haha...had enough aggravation today...don't need to add to it by cleaning a toilet tank!!!!!!!! so, it's off my list! and never done!


Donkey on 01/03/2021:
^I think she's recapping her plans, not washing out the toilet tank every day - LOL! That, or Horn has the cleanest toilet tank in all of NYC!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
TOTALLY. can you imagine me, HOP, a clean-a-holic!? no way!!!


bearcountrygg on 01/03/2021:
Sweet potato pie is full of veggies!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
my mind and brain and stomach certainly think so ;)


Jacky82020 on 01/03/2021:
Mine looks ok. I dump those bleach tabs inside the tank. There is some light discoloration, brownish. Doesn’t bother me, but I wonder if LimeAway would dissolve it without dissolving the pipes.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
there's an issue with the rubber closure never closing right and water always running. once i did replace the whole flush unit...didn't work. done a few things...nothing to fix.

i feel like cleaning it would be a good solution to having a better sealing closure when the toilet shouldn't be running, except i'm done bothering about it or thinking about...maybe in the Spring.


Jacky82020 on 01/03/2021:
Sounds reasonable. Why do anything today that can be put off. lol

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
hahahahahahahaha, YES!


Jacky82020 on 01/03/2021:
LOL! You scratched it off the list!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
Totally...and it's totally scratched out of my mind! ugh!

talk soon and GOOD NIGHT girl!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jan 02, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Hours in the Sun in 2021: 1.5

 Saturday, Jan 2 :)

 9:30am breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk /  iced coffee 50. 350...ok, around 5-10 minutes to clean myself up (no shower lol till after walk) for this walk!

12:45-1:30 fun lunch granola bar 150, 2 cnack size bags cheetos puffs 300, low cal energy drink 20...500

4:15pm before a workout, some relaxing too first!, small amount grapes/small apple 100, rest of caffeine, choc wafers 150., 2 more wafers (hungry and trying to get into a workout in 15 min or so) 100

6:30 during workout pb 100, tootsie roll pop 60

Dinner should be a healthy mix :-)  bought a store bought sweet potato pie, ate 1/4, still hungry but done for th day. 400cal

1760-1800.


wipe down toilet water TANK (it's a little grungy) (sometime later)... SUNDAY

10:30-11:45am the rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park...my friend and her daughter should be joining me. friend didn't show, it's ok bc i had a good time! DONE!

 2pm friend Brad bringing his twins to see my guinea pigs again...maybe change fleeces before his girls come over, wash them later at night...DONE!

 6pm after over an hour of relaxing...finally ready...upper/lower workout after brad/girls leave :) ...lower body will not be done today...too much, it'll be done tomorrow. but upper is starting now :) did upper & lower! DONE!

8pm - pickup a large Yankee candle locally that i bought on fb marketplace...same seller as a previous time that i purchased 2 candles, also pick up seltzers at supermarket, maybe also some Puffs cheetos (these are good!) bought several fun tasty things. DONE!


Sunday, Jan 3:

10am NYC / 4pm Paris time; Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.


Monday, 1/4/21:

Just got word of where to go, time, so i will show up a little before 8am time i was told, for first day. will be paperwork and i'm not sure it's going to be a full day...but will be prepared with some food, etc, for it to be a full day...


Saturday, Jan 9th:

10am Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.  Lol, the founder of this organization is the one i want on that walk/date with...i met him thru volunteering at his organization.  he's really nice and all but we did not click romantically or on much for lifestyle purposes.  i'll still try to make some of his volunteer events.


Monday, January 11th: 

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Runs thru Friday, February 26th (7 short Weeks) - may not work on coursework until saturday on the weekend after course begins.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 01/02/2021:
I admire your productivity! You've got a really good start to 2021. I on the other hand am bumbling along, which I will write about.

I can't wait to hear about your nature walk!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
i am trying to tire myself out a bit before the last day, Sunday, before going to this job...

i do not do well, idling, before something bigger bc i get very anxious...i'm trying to maintain "super structure" right now.


bearcountrygg on 01/02/2021:
AWWW...the little girls want to see the Guinea pigs again.....it must be so hard for kids having to be so isolated for so many months. They are going to HOPS for a field trip today...so cute.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
couldn't believe it...the girls loved playing with the pigs...for practically 2 hours!! with some time putting them back in the cage bc i warned them they'd pee / poop if they didn't have time to relax in the cage (truth) during their visit. lol. yes, regarding everything!

the dad also mentioned it was like a field trip! yup, something to do during their school break for the holidays! they live just down the same block, so it's nice & easy.


grannyannie on 01/02/2021:
Good plan to stay productive.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
yea...need it right now!...because i know that come this week or next...my life will be turned around a bit....free time in big quantities will be far gone! :)


Maria7 on 01/02/2021:
Sounds like you had a happy nature trails walk this morning. Fresh air is always good.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
YES! a lot of standing around, slow walk, being truly with nature...like a social worker and their group walking!..ha, the leader seriously was like a social worker leading a group for a therapy experience in the park...was nice, different. still exercise and off the couch :)

you are right Maria, a happy nature trail!


Jacky82020 on 01/02/2021:
Awe.... that’s sweet the kids coming to see the piggies

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
very...they def tired the pigs out! rough handling!


Donkey on 01/02/2021:
I have never heard of therapy walking before. What a great idea! Especially if you are feeling a little anxious today. I know exactly what you mean, needing to keep busy and have structure, in anticipation of something "big" coming up. And "big" or not, Monday will just be a change -- it's the change that's "big".


Donkey on 01/02/2021:
PS I think it's a wonderful goal to count hours in the sun for 2021 - LOVE THIS!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/03/2021:
yes, i'm not doing it to reach a goal, although i'd love 1,000 hours in the sun!!!...but to see where i'm at and try to beat it next year!

the therapy was good, got me to slow down and with a group...

I looked up the price of what she usually charges...$40 for a group therapy walk...that's a NO WAY for me. sooo expensive. this walk was $15.



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Jan 01, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

FRIDAY, January 1st: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

10am late breakfast (went to bed 11:45pm lol and slept really, really well all thru the night!) small corn muffin 50, last of my mini cheesecakes 250, gummies 60, kombucha 50....410....

12:45pm lunch one black garlic in grilled cheese 100, 150..250 , popcorn,....butter 200,,450

3pm snacking: one candy, then turned to the small package of blueberries 140

5pm snack: chocolate wafers and smal coffee 250

6:30-7pm HEALHY dinner: leftover chicken breast, not much, 200?, some cooked veggies that i warmed up 50, mashed potatoes i cooked 200 tops. gummies lower sugar last package of this brand for awhile 100. 550 some bbq sauce but not including those calories.

1800... 


may ride stationary bike indoors tonight.

clean bathroom first DONE

sweep/dust wood floors, whenever...DONE

all laundry except guinea fleeces (decided laundry piled up and i didn't want to think about not having it done), DONE

cook mashed potatoes. DONE

Cook turkey meatballs (bought some ground meat yesterday on a short walk to supermarket and to dollar store for $5 bottle of 70% rubbing alcohol - wow - price increase by at least double!) DONE

wipe down toilet water TANK (it's a little grungy) (sometime later)...TOMORROW or SUNDAY


Saturday, Jan 2 :)

10:30-11:45am the rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park...my friend and her daughter should be joining me.

2pm friend Brad bringing his twins to see my guinea pigs again...maybe change fleeces before his girls come over, wash them later at night...


Sunday, Jan 3:

10am NYC / 4pm Paris time; Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.


Monday, 1/4/21 - just got word of where to go, time, so i will show up a little before 8am time i was told, for first day. will be paperwork and i'm not sure it's going to be a full day...but will be prepared with some food, etc, for it to be a full day...


Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.  Lol, the founder of this organization is the one i want on that walk/date with...i met him thru volunteering at his organization.  he's really nice and all but we will not click romantically, although it was a good time walking with him a couple days ago (writing this on 12/29/20)..he randomly invited me to meet him at a park on Long Island that is huge...because i randomly sent him a friend request on facebook.  It was a good time and a free (nothing else planned i mean!) fun day with no obligations of doing anything else. i'm glad he invited me to go. I was a little nervous with him bc he's brilliant in the maths/ sciences/ environmental stuff...but it was a good change of pace.  he has a child that is 3...another reason i have no further interests. but a nice man and i'm glad he asked me to go. he also bought me lunch ;)....moving onwards though! no romance intended in the future at all.  I will see him again though, at this event (it's his non-profit organization), but shouldn't be awkard at all :)


Monday, January 11th: Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Runs thru Friday, February 26th (7 short Weeks)


Resolutions / Goals 2021: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021...will be difficult to fit in as I am working, but, I'm not doing this until later in 2021, or, even 2022 because of COVID.

after all, i need to also finish 5 more classes (short ones, 7 weeks each i think for either all or most of them) in 2021...so that's a goal too, i guess, for 2021, to finish the Advanced Paralegal Certification (it's a brief intro to 6 subtypces of paralegal work (estates, family law, arbitration, etc.).  The next class I take is stated above. I have finished one so far. so I have 5 left.

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 01/01/2021:
Do you do videochats with your French friend?

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
YES! always video chats. we prefer the app Whatsapp for video chat instead of other apps like Zoom, etc. Always video with French friend, yes. I have another friend around here that hates video chatting so it's reserved mostly for French friend ;)


Jacky82020 on 01/01/2021:
Wow! That is pricey. Assuming you mean isopropyl alcohol. Under $2 last time at Walmart, but months ago. The husband had a stash. Car boys use it to soak & degrease small auto parts.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
Yeah, i was almost going to walk somewhere else - to regular larger drug store for it, like a walgreens, but i just decided to get it and go home. crazy price indeed!.


Donkey on 01/01/2021:
That is quite expensive for isopropyl alcohol.

I'm guessing you'll get more information about the job next week. Not much to be done until you have concrete info.

Today is kind of a cleaning day for me too. It's a good way to bring in the New Year :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
yep, that's the alcohol. turns out soon after i wrote about the job, i got some info by text. so i do need to be ready and out the door early Monday. I think i'll take public transportation, not sure if there was much parking at the main office where i'm headed..instead of asking questions, i'll show up and figure it out after day 1.


grannyannie on 01/01/2021:
I use Whatsapp for videochats with those who have it and FB messenger for others. Zoom only for a lot of people.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
yeah, we decided we like Whatsapp over FB messenger :)


Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Wow, what a price increase! Hope you are having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
right!? i was prob better off purchasing it at a bigger store instead of the dollar store for it, but, just bought it anyways.


innerpeace on 01/01/2021:
Wow congrats about the job - I hope it works out and it is something you enjoy doing. Happy New Year Indeed!


bearcountrygg on 01/01/2021:
Alcohol is used as a sanitizer so they aren't going to let that pass by with those old prices....Taking advantage of it's sudden popularity.

Horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
for sure!


Maria7 on 01/01/2021:
Yes, sometimes best is get it while you can and pay a higher price so at least you will have it.

horn_of_plenty on 01/01/2021:
Yes I just wanted to get it in the fastest possible way ;) indeed !!


happy-1 on 01/02/2021:
Good, strong dedication to staying happy and outdoors. I like it!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
i'm thinking of keeping a 2021 running total of hours spent in the sun, outside!!!! :)

may just keep the tally here, easy. so that starts today. someone had a 1,000 hr challenge, but that may be too much for me...i'll see where i'm at this year to start!

Horn_of_plenty on 01/02/2021:
oh my, thought you were "jacky" on here....hello Happy!!! welcome back!



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Dec 31, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9am mini cheesecake 250, coffee 50, low sugar super soft sour gummies 100. 400...

10:30 deciding on a weird indulgence, spicy cheetos (too much for me, but surprisingly addictive) 200, grapes 100. didn't like the chips, i think i'll throw the rest out...too artifical for me, i'm not a fan of those very strong snack chip flavors especially with cheese...but good for the guy who got rich creating them! (a mexican immigrant who worked as janitor for fritolay!)..he did good!

11:45am pb 100 , very snacky day, don't want to eat a big lunch or meal now...still didn't do weights...starting SOON! LOL. but i did shower before workout out since i felt GROSS.

1pm starting workout after a nap....for real...i'm really relaxing....and wonderfing what's going on when the 4th comes...thinking it's gonna be delayed...work on the 4th i mean...i don't know the address or time...so, unless i learn that, it's gonna be delayed.

2pm-2:30 mini cornbread still at semi beginning of workout 50, lower sugar peach gummies (found a bunch at specialty food store that's why i have been indulging..sorta went on a small binge-shopping yesterday after seeing cousin...)

3pm-3:30...bad eating, hungry all day. pb 100...still working out, half done..part of a garlic knot (mediium size) to finish later...300? just trying to keep calories moderate so i can eat at least one decent meal later, with actual nutrition.

5:30pm apple 100

7:30 spicy cheetos flavor is totally growing on me! 350 cals lol, few brussel sprouts, negl., 

cruddy eating day, trying to stay up i think but just want to go to sleep and stop eating really tonight!

10:40 gummies, with sugar lol 150....will prob go to bed shortly.

1950..


I also did some cleaning during workout, cleaned the brita filter finally. needed to do that. usually, i guess i prob replace the filter around 3 times a year. good i did it, was a little grungy / black smudge on a small area of the brita canister, nothing much, but good to 100% clean!


I still haven't heard from the Super on the details of a job i'm supposed to start on Monday? so i'm actually thinking there may be a delay of start date...we are def last minute now...Yes, i did message him to call me as a reminder, but, nothing.  I'm not worrying, just saying.

Thursday, Dec. 31st:

upper body weights & lower body also THURSDAY morning.

cook mashed potatoes.

possibly think of other things to cook at home? - but i do have a lot of things here, just no meat...maybe defrost and cook something?

maybe do some of that sweeping of floors tonight ;)...lol it does sound like Cinderalla, Jacky! haha


Days ahead:

- sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom / let water out of toilet tank and wipe it down, add water back...

Laundry...

FRIDAY, Jan 1st: 

need a new bottle of rubbing alcohol, like to have this at home, good for wiping down phone, my pimpling slicing metal devices, LOL, and anything else i need it for!...even for wiping down sink sometimes quickly. tends to last me awhile, the rubbing alcohol. will see how much it is on amazon, or just pick it up locally, Friday. we'll see..


Saturday, Jan 2 :)

The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Sunday, Jan 3:

Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.


Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.  Lol, the founder of this organization is the one i want on that walk/date with...i met him thru volunteering at his organization.  he's really nice and all but we will not click romantically, although it was a good time walking with him a couple days ago (writing this on 12/29/20)..he randomly invited me to meet him at a park on Long Island that is huge...because i randomly sent him a friend request on facebook.  It was a good time and a free (nothing else planned i mean!) fun day with no obligations of doing anything else. i'm glad he invited me to go. I was a little nervous with him bc he's brilliant in the maths/ sciences/ environmental stuff...but it was a good change of pace.  he has a child that is 3...another reason i have no further interests. but a nice man and i'm glad he asked me to go. he also bought me lunch ;)....moving onwards though! no romance intended in the future at all.  I will see him again though, at this event (it's his non-profit organization), but shouldn't be awkard at all :)


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/31/2020:
I'm surprised that they do nature walks in the winter.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
me too, they do all sorts of unique things. nature walk was supposed to be in december so maybe they decided to try to "still make it happen" rather than refund the few folks that wanted to go ;)

yeah, i was sort of surprised to. then again, i think it's usually not as cold here as it is by you?

and i also think we're going to get rather warm weather that day, like 50F...we'll see..


innerpeace on 12/31/2020:
What is the reason to wipe down the inside of the toilet tank? Just asking and wondering if this is something I should be doing. I know my step-dad would get coffee water from there when our water would freeze back when I was growing up, but this is the first I've heard of wiping/cleaning it down.

Happy New Year!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
oh! there's a little sediment going on there...and i think it's causing the plastic closure thing to not completely seal and that is causing the water to leak here and there...not leak on the floor or anything, but leak and keeps the water flowing a little when the toilet shouldn't be having any water going into the bowl (unless i flush!)....so, it's wasting water.

i've replaced the flusher, a maintenance guy gave me a new one like a year ago, with NO help...toilet still continues to run here and there and waste water.

i don't really mind, since it's not getting worse, but i think i should clean the bowl so the seal closes better...

if you don't have this problem, you prob don't need to clean it. :)

i'm just trying to do everything i can to fix this...if it doesn't work,i'm gonna let it be.

i don't pay for water, all one price overall for maintenance, so it's not a big deal if i can't fix it, but it's annoying hearing the water slightly moving about when i'm not flushing.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!


legcramps on 12/31/2020:
BF loves spicy cheesies; he mixes them with regular ones to balance out the spiciness LOL.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
YEAH...they are VERY spicy. it's a bit much overall for me, and i'm not a big cheesy snack fan either. but wanted to give them a try. they seem extremely popular.


grannyannie on 12/31/2020:
Love cheese, love spicy.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
not a big fan of cheese, but was thinking to get back into sliced cheese in New Year for a "meatless sandwich..." to just have grilled cheese as it's easy and inexpensive, thinking it's a good light dinner after work.


Jacky82020 on 12/31/2020:
HOP! You sound like Cinderella with all those household chores! Poor thing.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
lol, it does sound like that! but it's far easier than Cinderella's chores ;)


Maria7 on 12/31/2020:
Wow, you have a very BUSY schedule! Hope you are having a good day!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
it just sounds that way, i'm not really busy at all. just glad to get this workout on the go!! :)

Happy New Year!


Jacky82020 on 12/31/2020:
Well, maybe you’ll land the Prince, HOP

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
love it ;)



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 30, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 Small cheesecake 250 with small half cut of peaches without the syrup 50

kombucha 100

gummies as a snack while on phone and hair dying 100

12:15pm lunch: leftover ramen noodles 200, leftover turkey 200, pb and cheese crackers, keebler, 200. maybe a cold coffee 50. 650.

<stayed with cousin extra, no snacking...good little "fast" for the afternoon>

6:15pm dinner: leftover brussel sprouts, with one sliced up black garlic...better that way to eat with the sprouts!, good size serving, 200 tops i think, and swung by mcdonalds for 4 nuggets from dollar menu, reheated in my oven, bbq sauce 200. and my last Jack's Cider...i may have to go get more soon. 100...some gummies, low sugar 100, 2 cookies 100

1850

 

 

 


Wednesday, Dec. 30th:

dye hair / roots so i have not an ounce of gray - do this closer to the New Year, but soon in case i mess up!....in progress....DONE!

upper body weights & possibly lower body alsoWEDNESDAY morning THURSDAY morning...decided to totally skip it entirely, no need to do it today, just relaxing a bit until i go back to work, sorta tired from most of the day with cousin, just gonna relax and go to bed early ! :)  i had a good dinner, and will just relax and bed..

visit older cousin & bake corn bread with him...he has special needs, will be a good visit...parents want me to wear a mask so i will, while i'm with him...so after baking, will prob not stay too, too long. maybe 2 hours for the entire visit bc it's too much wiith the mask and since we have to type to understand each other since he speaks sign language...was good, ended up being around 3 hours together...and altogether with driving around and stuff, a nice 4 hour fun time. DONE!

cook mashed potatoes...need to check i have the correct ingredients...!..maybe tomorrow? or later today :) Wednesday or Thursday.


Days ahead:

- sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom / let water out of toilet tank and wipe it down, add water back...


Saturday, Jan 2 :)

The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Sunday, Jan 3:

Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.


Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.  Lol, the founder of this organization is the one i want on that walk/date with...i met him thru volunteering at his organization.  he's really nice and all but we will not click romantically, although it was a good time walking with him a couple days ago (writing this on 12/29/20)..he randomly invited me to meet him at a park on Long Island that is huge...because i randomly sent him a friend request on facebook.  It was a good time and a free (nothing else planned i mean!) fun day with no obligations of doing anything else. i'm glad he invited me to go. I was a little nervous with him bc he's brilliant in the maths/ sciences/ environmental stuff...but it was a good change of pace.  he has a child that is 3...another reason i have no further interests. but a nice man and i'm glad he asked me to go. he also bought me lunch ;)....moving onwards though! no romance intended in the future at all.  I will see him again though, at this event (it's his non-profit organization), but shouldn't be awkard at all :)


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/30/2020:
Always a very busy and productive schedule!

Are you going to learn sign language? I thought about doing that when it was on offer at a community colleges years ago, but never did.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2020:
a teacher friend of mine did it, for extra certification in teaching students who speak languages other than English...it seems challenging a language to learn with lots of memorization.

no, i am not really interested in learning it, although, i should learn the alphabet...would make him happy...haven't worked on it yet though. i do have it saved in my email, the alphabet, and i was starting to learn it when work was slow (a few years ago)...but forgot it all.


bearcountrygg on 12/30/2020:
Have fun with your cousin today!!! I know he will enjoy your company...he likes to look after you...

Horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2020:
was GREAT...worked out well, cooked the muffins a little too much bc they were small and therefore needed quite a bit less time...but still decent.


Maria7 on 12/30/2020:
I know you both will enjoy the cornbread. I like it, too. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2020:
got a little overcooked, but still decent :) we made minis and they cooked VERY fast.


Donkey on 12/31/2020:
I'm glad you had an enjoyable time with your cousin.

Thinking of you doing weights this morning has me thinking of skiing weights as well. I need to start up again with weights.

I seem to be a day behind in commenting, so... if you write today, I'll comment on today's entry.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/31/2020:
yeah, i am still seeing your comments :)

yeah, i have totally skipped a day this week of weights, i was already losing strength from skipping about a week last week, but we'll get back to it, no problem!



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

8:30 breakfast: small cheesecke 250 (prob a little under that with all the waste/leftover during the baking process that doesn't actually get into the cupcake mold!), leftover cooked cranberries 50(finished that batch, will make another soon), kombucha 50. some peaches from a peach cup but not the liquid 50. 400 total.

11am already back home early after volunteering, no traffic either so took only just under 15 min to get home!..50 in coffee, 150 in vanilla wafer cookies 200 total.

1:30 lunch: split pea soup 100 leftovers, turkey white meat leftovers 150, chips 50, wine 100..400

3:30-5:00pm HEAVIER snacking..wish i had some kind of caffinated soda, roasted brussel sprouts 150, few gummies n/a, more brussel sprouts 150, grapes 100, gummies 50 sugar type finishing a package, 1 larger chocolate 50

6pm snack 4 vanilla wafers 150

7:15pm dinner: package top ramen, soy flavor, pretty good. had most of the liquid, some of the noodles. 250....and that's the great thing about Ramen, you can add tons of liquid, fill up, while eating some of the noodles.

1900...

 

 

 Today:

fill out housing papers that they want back (just on if windows are fallproof / childproof - most are in the building even if no kids); drop off maintenance (rent) check - but i don't rent, it's a co-op - so it's really called maintenance...and walk these papers over to housing, 5 min walk...but i don't think i'm going to stay outside (it's rather windy and cold and i'd rather use my indoor bike) since i've been walking lots the past couple days i do not feel inspired for any other walks outdoors today...

cook brussel sprouts...definite to roast...in progress, DONE :)

cook mashed potatoes...need to check i have the correct ingredients...!..maybe tomorrow? or later today :) Wednesday or Thursday.

maybe upper body weights?...??? WEDNESDAY morning :)


Tuesday,Dec 29th :)
Volunteer again at Senior Center (no seniors, just bagging some fruit/bread/milk) in Corona; just 2 ONE hours, 9:30-11:30 10:45 ended early!!!- Will be my last time Volunteering here for a long while. 


Wednesday, Dec. 30th:

visit older cousin & bake corn bread with him...he has special needs, will be a good visit...parents want me to wear a mask so i will, while i'm with him...so after baking, will prob not stay too, too long. maybe 2 hours for the entire visit bc it's too much wiith the mask and since we have to type to understand each other since he speaks sign language.


Days ahead:

- sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom

- dye hair / roots so i have not an ounce of gray - do this closer to the New Year, but soon in case i mess up!


Saturday, Jan 2 :)

The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Sunday, Jan 3:

Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.


Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.  Lol, the founder of this organization is the one i want on that walk/date with...i met him thru volunteering at his organization.  he's really nice and all but we will not click romantically, although it was a good time walking with him a couple days ago (writing this on 12/29/20)..he randomly invited me to meet him at a park on Long Island that is huge...because i randomly sent him a friend request on facebook.  It was a good time and a free (nothing else planned i mean!) fun day with no obligations of doing anything else. i'm glad he invited me to go. I was a little nervous with him bc he's brilliant in the maths/ sciences/ environmental stuff...but it was a good change of pace.  he has a child that is 3...another reason i have no further interests. but a nice man and i'm glad he asked me to go. he also bought me lunch ;)....moving onwards though! no romance intended in the future at all.  I will see him again though, at this event (it's his non-profit organization), but shouldn't be awkard at all :)


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/29/2020:
Cleaning this week, eh? Looks like a nice, productive week.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
haha.....yes.....i have to!!!!! lol....eventually....it's coming!


Jacky82020 on 12/29/2020:
In Corona? That’s a town or neighborhood?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
It actually might be a city...will review this...get back to you further...


grannyannie on 12/29/2020:
I find 30 minutes is the most I can wear a mask. Good thing I don't have to wear one all day. I don't know how others do it.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
yeah, it's a challenge is right ;) i get very moist under the mask, but i can do it for awhile as long as i have tissues nearby...i tend to develop lots of...snot!..in my nose from the moisture / mask wearing.


bearcountrygg on 12/29/2020:
Have fun with your cousin...I know he loves your visits!!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
yes, it should be a good time, not too long a visit either. should be nice in the afternoon!


bearcountrygg on 12/29/2020:
I'll bet corona regrets their name.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
haha right!? it was originally i think italian (i don't think it was hispanic or even very spanish even though the wikipedia says it's italian/spanish for CROWN! haha...they named it corona for being the "crown of Queens!" hahaha never knew that was the meaning of Corona.!!!

now, it's hispanic/spanish and also Asian! lol...and it did have lots of corona cases because people aren't wealthy there, lots of immigrants, lots of people living under the same roof...perfect conditions for Coronavirus rates to skyrocket. so it was pretty bad in Corona....15 min ride by car from me, without traffic.

for folks that live in Corona, it's closer to NYC than me, a faster commute also. Probably takes 15min less by train to reach the city, if you live there, which is a plus to living there. but it's a much more crowded area than by me, in Fresh Meadows...and like i said it's mostly Hispanic or Asian.

I wanted to look up the population and here it is: According to the 2010 Census, the total population of Corona was about 110,000...so it's a very, very dense place! one again, there's more apartments, less homes, less space. glad i do not live there!


Jacky82020 on 12/29/2020:
Lol , Bear

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
haha right!? it was originally i think italian (i don't think it was hispanic or even very spanish even though the wikipedia says it's italian/spanish for CROWN! haha...they named it corona for being the "crown of Queens!" hahaha never knew that was the meaning of Corona.!!!

now, it's hispanic/spanish and also Asian! lol...and it did have lots of corona cases because people aren't wealthy there, lots of immigrants, lots of people living under the same roof...perfect conditions for Coronavirus rates to skyrocket. so it was pretty bad in Corona....15 min ride by car from me, without traffic.

for folks that live in Corona, it's closer to NYC than me, a faster commute also. Probably takes 15min less by train to reach the city, if you live there, which is a plus to living there. but it's a much more crowded area than by me, in Fresh Meadows...and like i said it's mostly Hispanic or Asian.

I wanted to look up the population and here it is: According to the 2010 Census, the total population of Corona was about 110,000...so it's a very, very dense place! one again, there's more apartments, less homes, less space. glad i do not live there!


Jacky82020 on 12/29/2020:
Do those sprouts stink up the place while cooking? Recall strong odor when boiled

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
I actually left my apartment while i started them in the oven to quickly pay my maintenance sorta down the block, coming back around 20 min later and when they were just about finishing...from the hallway, i'll tell you, YES, they smelled up the area with the typical cooked cabbage smell :)

when i got off the elevator i was like, "wow, they smelled up the hallway!"


Jacky82020 on 12/29/2020:
LOL. That’s kinda hilarious.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
YES.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
hi jacky, it's a small area...but densely packed.


bearcountrygg on 12/29/2020:
Does your building have a space under their doors to the shared hallways? We've lived in 4 apartments over the years 1 was actually a garage, one had a door to the outside so no hallway....but the 2 we had in the last 14 ( While I was taking care of my parents downstate ( and we also had this place)...did have shared halls and there really was no privacy at all...It may have been about fire safety? I don't know....but one time D came down to the apartment for Thanksgiving dinner...and we didn't know it...but he left the door open and we were sitting there eating in the dining room and the door was wide open to everyone else on our floor......made try to think back to everything we said during that hour it was open...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
HAHA...luckily in my apt building, it's made with more concrete (not wood between floors/rooms)...there is better noise protection than most of the buildings built a few years before mine in the same small neighborhood...so i got lucky, noise travels less. unfortunately, my bathroom shares a wall with the neighbor's bedroom and boy is that annoying. many times in order to have more privacy when pee/pooping, i turn the water on LOL while i do my thing!

yes, i think there might be a little,small gap between the door and the hallway. the smells def fill the hallway if someone cooks, but not in a bad way. i mostly don't mind at all.

and like i was saying, most normal talking voices don't spread too much at all, but yelling will very easily.


bearcountrygg on 12/29/2020:
About 7 years ago...the apartment we had was on the middle floor of a 3 story building so I heard people above and below....but a kid upstairs over ours unhooked the toilet water pipe in the middle of the night...and flooded theirs...ours and the floor below,.....i stepped out of bed in the dark into several inches of water...what a mess...the Mother didn't even know....I called maintenance and the guy was really nice....but he had to go up and wake that woman...and the woman below me...they had no idea....what a mess...the ceiling was ruined...and showed what we were told was concrete...but was really concrete board which is very different.....I know what you mean about noise.......other apartment with people over us was pretty interesting too........you get to know a lot about people that you don't know...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
yes totally...i am thankful i don't live in the buildings that are more wooden on the inside...it's not near as bad as it could be...and, luckily, all my nearby neighbors are adults, nobody under 21, the younger ones living with their parents (between ages of 21-27)...and it's rather QUIET thank the LORD! other people in my overall community...don't have it so good! i know some people that lived in the other buildings, with many complaints about their neighbors, for sure!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
What a terrible kid! LOL


innerpeace on 12/29/2020:
Brussel sprouts look delicious.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/29/2020:
cooked them well...so nice and crispy many of them! :) some still soft and not fully crispy! TY Inner!


Donkey on 12/30/2020:
I hope you have a pleasant time with your cousin today!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2020:
definite!



Horn_of_plenty - Monday Dec 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

10am breakfast mini cheesecake 250, cooked cranberries 50, coffee 50

1:15 lunch: leftover fried beer battered fish in soft taco 300, apple 100

snacks: granola bar, chocolates 250

7:30 dinner back at my apt: taste of the BLACK GARLIC...it arrived tonight, right after i got home, from Amazon...thanks Jacky! it's so strong, still! i ate it one whole clove and it was still strong, but nothing compared to raw garlic. but i don't think i'll eat it plain again! mashed turnip from neighbor 100, stuffing from neighbor small amount 100, pieces of turkey, mostly dark meat, 200. ..400. gummies both regular and lower sugar, around 200.

1600...

 

 today: decided to drive to parents on Long Island again, walk with mom, even though i'd rather rest legs, i'm giving into a nice walk with her since it's a bit warmer today (like over 15 degrees warmer! than yesterday)...maybe dinner with parents, maybe a movie also...


 Days ahead:

cook brussel sprouts...waiting to eat up other stuff first...

cook mashed potatoes...waiting to eat up other stuff first... 

sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom

dye hair / roots so i have not an ounce of gray - do this closer to the New Year, but soon in case i mess up!


Tuesday,Dec 29th :)

Volunteer again at Senior Center (no seniors, just bagging some fruit/bread/milk) in Corona; just 2 hours, 9:30-11:30 - Will be my last time Volunteering here for a long while.

Wednesday, Dec. 30th:

visit older cousin & bake corn bread with him...he has special needs, will be a good visit...parents want me to wear a mask so i will, while i'm with him...so after baking, will prob not stay too, too long. maybe 2 hours for the entire visit bc it's too much wiith the mask and since we have to type to understand each other since he speaks sign language.

Saturday, Jan 2 :)

The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Sunday, Jan 3:

Phone chat with french friend...short chat..day before i am working, most possibly...still no concrete details, will not discuss until it's for sure and i've g-d willing lasted a couple weeks.

Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 12/28/2020:
Mmm...cheesecake for breakfast. You know how to live!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
it's great and small portions so it's good and perfect for breakfast with a little coffee and fruit! :)


Jacky82020 on 12/28/2020:
Lol. I second that, Annie,


Jacky82020 on 12/28/2020:
Once I made a tofu “cheesecake.” Ghastly! Everyone hated it! Down the garbage disposal!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
hahahahaha....that's so unfortunate that it wasn't good!


grannyannie on 12/28/2020:
There is a hardware/housewares store here that also has a very nice cafe in it. Tuesday is (pre-Covid) cheesecake day and they have the most amazing looking cheesecakes - each one has a different type of sweet or candy on top of it. They show pics on FB so I haven't actually had one yet. I've thought about having some when I deserve a reward or reach my goal. By the time it's safe to eat out again I'm sure I'll be at goal.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
should be quite a perfect reward! i'm glad mine don't have any more added sugar...and still taste great.


bearcountrygg on 12/28/2020:
Actually cheesecake has a lot of nutrition...

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
HAHA...well it is very satisfying! :)


Jacky82020 on 12/28/2020:
And lots of calories! My recipe for NY cheesecake used 2.5 pounds of cream cheese, sugar & eggs. delish!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
lol yeah! i'm glad i replaced all sugar with erythritol...look that one up ;)


Jacky82020 on 12/28/2020:
Yeah, I’m familiar with it, Still my cheesecake baking days are over. Sad.

Seems a lot warmer where you are. Enjoy the walk with mom.


legcramps on 12/28/2020:
Have a great walk with your Mom! Sounds like it is very nice there weather wise. We got even more snow yesterday AGHH! LOL

I am envious of your cheesecake. I would love to try it but am lactose-intolerant, so i'll just watch from a distance ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/28/2020:
UGH...sorry you got MORE SNOW (but you are in Canada, after all haha!)

and sorry you cannot delve into cheesecake...def a bad idea for you!


Donkey on 12/29/2020:
Hope your walk with mom was enjoyable. Oh how I wish I could do the same with mine.

I like your plans for today and tomorrow.

I understand not wanting to talk about a job or the job right now. So I won't say much more either. Just know that I'm cheering you on, whatever may come.



Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9:30am cheesecake & cranberries 300

stuffing 200 & turkey 150

gummies 50

cashews 150 (offered to me by the guy i was with)

3:30pm takeout of high quality mexican food 600.

back at home - kombucha 100

8pm in the middle of a very slowwwww workout...little tired, not the most productive but better than skipping it for sure! gummies (low sugar) 100, apple 100

9pm so tired, 3 reps to, pb on wrap 300.

2050.....

 weights, done, upper bod only.

 


went on a date - new guy - ....walking at a large preserve park.... 3 hours strolling.


Days ahead:

cook brussel sprouts...waiting to eat up other stuff first...

cook mashed potatoes...waiting to eat up other stuff first... 

sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom

dye hair / roots so i have not an ounce of gray - do this closer to the New Year, but soon in case i mess up!


Tuesday,Dec 29th :)

Volunteer again at Senior Center in Corona; just 2 hours, 9:30-11:30 - Will be my last time Volunteering here for a long while.

Saturday, Jan 2 :)

 The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/27/2020:
Looks like there is a lot of housecleaning going on all over today...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
Hahaha not sure when it will be done ;) hahahahahahaa


Jacky82020 on 12/27/2020:
Haven’t had brussel sprouts in ages. Ate them smothered with cheese sauce back in the olden days. Now all vegetables plain except for hot sauce. Sad!

horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
Roast it all....you can be a lightweight and enjoy your veggies too!


grannyannie on 12/27/2020:
Haven't had brussel sprouts in ages, but hubby can cook them just right. Last week when I shopped before xmas they were piled high! They are the 'official' vegetable of xmas dinner here.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
that's funny how it's the official veggie...i have recently met many people who dislike them! it's prob not a veggie they had at their home countries before moving here to the US.


Donkey on 12/27/2020:
Brussel sprouts cooked with bacon - YUM... Or cooked in butter with parm cheese. That's probably not how you'll be cooking them. They're good in the oven too.

I hope you had an enjoyable date. A date! It's good to get out with someone new and enjoy his/her company. That is to say, meeting up with new people is great, date or otherwise :-)

Oh but I hope your ankle doesn't punish you for that walk!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
yeah, with a guy (lol, not a girl! haha)...it was good and the walking, THANKFULLY, posed no issue to me since it was SLOW and relaxed thankfully. ;)

i will prob roast them once i halve the brussels.

randomly he asked me THIS MORNING if i wanted to join him at the park...was nice. prob not someone to date, but, he's very smart and i was nice to be with someone like him, although i was a little nervous. he was a very interesting fellow. bought me a late lunch, thanked him for that!


Jacky82020 on 12/27/2020:
Spill. Anything besides a stroll?

Used to boil the B spouts Roasting sounds better!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
yeah, roasting is just better on all...i will be commenting on everyone's diaries later tonight after i finish this semi-lousy weights workout!...

i think i'll write more tomorrow about the date, as i am not working yet (most prob next week after the New Year) so i'll have the time to write a little about it when i'm up in the morning :)

sorry i am sometimes slow to comment on your / everyone's entries...i do plan to later tonight!


Jacky82020 on 12/27/2020:
If he drops by, I’d suggest serving cheeseburgers and Pepsi instead of kombucha and roasted vegetables lol

I don’t post much in the evenings myself. Up early & enough posting is enough

Horn_of_plenty on 12/27/2020:
lol, he doesn't live close to me...he's in Manhattan and i'm in Queens...prob 45 min at the speediest...

you are so right! he's def a cheeseburger guy..not sure he drinks soda though!



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

woke up, drank some leftover spiked cider, freshened up, cleaned gp cage, took short walk to buy cream cheese and eggs - the only things i need for this no sugar added cheesecake! came home, put gp fleeces in the wash, breakfast time :)

11:30am later breakfast: apricot chobani yogurt (was on sale, bought just a couple) 150 added in some of my cooked cranberry spread 50, 4 vanilla wafers that were on sale too (they ran out of my favorite which is chocolate filling ...but these are fine too!) 150..350...and some coffee 50...

2pm gummies, fruit flavors, Sunkist brand 150

4pm tastes of cheese cake mix 50, later a good split pea canned soup with added in extra, extra veggies 250.

6pm small dinner: leftover deli chicken small bit 50, chips 200, neighbor dropped off some home cooking of turnips that I tried already and stuffing which was really good 150

1250.

small muscles: my biceps have always been small compared to my shoulders...so in the new year, there's one thing i want to work on actually...i want to figure out a plan for bigger biceps...which might even mean lifting lighter hopes, but i hope not...or i may add in ONE exercise for biceps...one more...will do research in the days to come!!! :) i want to see if i can acually grow my biceps a little, this year, to match my shoulders.


 Mini crustless cheesecakes - come with a cafe / coffee flavor Hershey's kiss (what I have ) and some with sprinkling of pumpkin pie spice lol. Wish I had jelly...oh, my cranberries !!!


bake cheesecake today!!! 

Days ahead:

cook brussel sprouts...waiting to eat up other stuff first...

cook mashed potatoes...waiting to eat up other stuff first... 

 

sweep/dust wood floors / clean bathroom

dye hair / roots so i have not an ounce of gray - do this closer to the New Year, but soon in case i mess up!


Tuesday,Dec 29th :)

Volunteer again at Senior Center in Corona; just 2 hours, 9:30-11:30 - Will be my last time Volunteering here for a long while.

Saturday, Jan 2 :)

 The rescheduled nature walk at Alley Pond Park, but weather permitting 

Saturday, Jan 9th :)

Ridgewood Reservoir Cleanup with NYC H20, Brooklyn, should be fun!..there's some parking usually so i'm not going to regret this! :) Leaf Raking.


2021 Plans:

Paralegal Course Info: Next Advanced Online Paralegal Course: Bankruptcy Law; Monday, January 11th - Friday, February 26th (7 Weeks)

New Year Resolution goal: volunteer on weekends at a law firm / pro bono...to get that experience. This will happen.  Will look into possibilities after the Winter of 2021.

 1/4/21 working tbd

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 12/26/2020:
we ate up our cheesecake last night...was good.....but it did have sugar......interested in how you make yours without sugar.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
mine will have sugar too, but, no "added sugar." so, instead of adding regular what sugar, i'll add something like either monk fruit or erythritol or allulose, i will choose based on what is in my kitchen cabinet. that will be the only difference. everything else will be the same. it'll just cut some calories, that's all...switching to a low sugar alternative sweetener instead of sugar.


Jacky82020 on 12/26/2020:
Love cheesecake! Used to bake NY ones, a bit dryer than others. Now the husband buys them from the Walmart bakery, usually the variety cake. Love the chocolate slices, frozen.

horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
Take a look ! I used what was on hand - some have a Hershey’s cafe flavored kiss and some sprinkled with pumpkin spice...will add some cranberries to some !! Trying to give to neighbors


bearcountrygg on 12/26/2020:
They really look good!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
thank you... will not add my cranberries to the ones i am giving my neighbors bc i am not sure if i was using dirty spoons when i was taking some of the cooked cranberries for myself...and don't want to contaminate the food i give to neighbors on purpose! LOL thank you! :) i have found that using a small serving size and baking everything in muffin molds is good for giving out to people ;)


Jacky82020 on 12/26/2020:
Yummy! I want one. Or two. Or three. Etc

horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
Did you know it Includes some lemon juice ? Thankfully I had a lemon bc my only lemon juice contains basil in it - accidental purchase ! So I’m glad I still have a few lemons in the fridge !


Jacky82020 on 12/26/2020:
Been so long since I made cheesecake that I don’t remember if Lemon’s a common ingredient. I remember lots of cream cheese, sugar, eggs, flour and vanilla .

Horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
it called for around 1 tbsp...glad i had it!

yes, mostly it was cream cheese!

instead of sugar, i used a low calorie sweetener


Jacky82020 on 12/26/2020:
Wow! Some kind of foreshortening going on? Your arms look huge and the hips/legs really skinny

horn_of_plenty on 12/26/2020:
Lol I’m mostly standing in a strange posture and it’s also giving a more defined look to my arm bc of it ;) but my arms are strong - my legs are not! No definition at all there ! I don’t force anything on them anymore either !!


Jacky82020 on 12/26/2020:
Hah! So you know how to pose like all those chicks in the muscle magazines! Cool.



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