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Horn_of_plenty - Friday Sep 17, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 12.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25/21....

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

Business Law:

  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments (drafts - checks/promisory notes), Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - back on track with assignments. (half of the week 4 reading is done, just 50% to go and some videos too) 
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employment - BB5, Writing 5 - Goal to start / do most of this on weekend of 9/18-9/19. 
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other Business Organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam....

9/17/21 Friday -

just shy of an hour cardio today; combining AM and PM. good. maybe closer to 45min, but putting down an hour for attempting everything! :)

bus didn't show up on time; so i walked back to my car and drove to work bc driving is shorter. I read one page of notes in my car; but it had so much info that i may need to re-read again. at least i got one page out of the 4 remaining read before work. I may read after work, in my car, before driving home; as well, in addition to a short walk after work. Already got 20 min walk in this AM. Will record all cardio time later.

Breakfast: large banana, 200, coffee, negl, wrap with cream cheese chive whipped 150...350..spread out over morning, didn't have wrap right away.

Snacks: chia bar 100

Lunch:salad 40, pork spicy sausage 160, olive oil/vinegar 100, popcorn 100..400 and parts of a pear that weren't bad. lol. 100.

950...

Snacks: tbd.none, didn't need, had a good lunch.

Dinner: came home and a new snack i ordered came. these keto pb cups which are great! dark chocolate. i meant to have 1, but combined with some jackfruit, i had 3 of the chocs and some kombucha; instead of a real dinner at 7pm....now i'm going to review my notes, before eating anything further. the chocs are 2 for 150 cal...so i had one more 80, 230 total, bag dried jackfruit 100, and kombucha 50. 400 tops.

1350

 

i have leftovers, tho not the best, from Chinese...i will maybe have tofu and eggplant, but have to cook the eggplant better - chinese left it hard and undercoked (maybe microwave or something quick). 

 

 


9/18/21 Saturday 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area.   Later in day - Week 4 studies/work

 

I haven't made plans thru Thursday so far of the days leading into this weekend -  or discussed any plans with friend, so i don't plan to see her this weekend.

 

I will continue studies, do this volunteering; and head into the coming week on a strong note!

 


9/19/21 Sunday - Finish week 4 studies/work :) i am no longer behind, but need to stay on task and on time with the Week 4 work, due 9/22/21.

 

 

 


9/20/21 - Monday Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

 

Not much pre-planning to come....unless i start making plans with family/friends...i will sign up for another course after finishing Business Law. there's, i think, 2 months rest period between courses when i take them with Center for Legal Studies. so that's good.  Overall, i have enjoyed all of them except 1. I have had all different instructors.  All were good, except 1. I have, to date, had 4 different instructors. so that's great that all were great except 1 - hard to communicate with and course didn't include multiple courses of instruction like videos, etc, just a textbook and then the final and exams weren't even off it only...lol. all other courses taught exactly what they should have and i attained a lot of knowledge from taking part ;)

Will be trying to lessen days off and wait to take them until real Winter, as in January...if i have to take one or two before then - ok, but i don't think i'll have to.

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

Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
Bummer re bus, but ok as long as you’re not late. & Xtra walking always good.

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
yes, at least i was able to walk both to & from bus back to my car, lol. the bus/train takes an hour longer than driving; so i was easily able to get to work with over a half hour to spare still this AM, including the walks and all. so read notes in my car, but unfortunately was nodding off also!


Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
Oh, no! Huge thermos of coffee! But actually avoided that because it gives me the pee-pees

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
yeah, was pretty bad in terms of being tired on the drive...not good. usually i don't drive so early and now it's still dark. i also do not like to drink before the drive in the AM.


Donkey on 09/17/2021:
My comment here has more to do with yesterday, but all in all, even though you would get reimbursed for tuitions submitted this year, for this year, perhaps you need a break before you enroll in another class. I don't mean a break between classes, either. I mean a real break. IDK, just a thought.

That's too bad about public transportation not working out today. I guess there were a whole lot of people late this morning who rely 100% on the bus. When I was a commuter, my motto was, "I hate the bus." Even the L was better than the bus.

I'll write more about this in my own entry today, but doesn't it just seem as though available time is so short?

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
the L!?!?

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
you are prob right on needing a break, but, i sorta want to do 6 total classes, i'm on my 3rd now, from the advanced studies, before taking a break.

once i take 6 total advanced classes, i get a certificate from a college of my choice of listed schools that give the advanced paralegal certificate. i am not sure i want to "stop learning" right now...i kinda just want to learn what i can; about law/paralegal...especially in the Winter when the weather isn't great for being outside for a long time, anyways...and i'm not traveling now; so it's perfect...

but like you say, maybe it's time for a paralegal break; and i take the 3 classes for the advanced management degree from the state school...3 courses only..


Donkey on 09/17/2021:
The L - that's Chicago talk for our subway system because in parts, it goes above ground and is "elevated" --- get it? (ha ha - because of the pronunciation... ha ha) So it's referred to as the L.

Ohh, I didn't realize that about the certificate. And that's a good point about winter. As long as you do get a break, then I think you'll be fine. (I don't think it needs to be a "paralegal break", either - just time to rest. It might be better to keep up with the paralegal right now. After that accounting class, paralegal is a welcomed reunion, LOL.)

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
yes, the accounting was terrible! paralegal better ;) but it is still work that takes time. at least i'll have some time off basically the rest of Fall to make a decision when this course ends, very soon! :) I like these short, 6 week courses. it's work, but they fly by.

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
and actually, those 6 courses are supposed to be taken and done all in one year...which has taken me much longer...so i'm not even guaranteed a certificate....will have to look into that too. but these courses are short and i pick up knowledge - that's most important. and i can still list them on a resume, cert or not.


happy-1 on 09/17/2021:
I have no idea how you do it all

Horn_of_plenty on 09/18/2021:
LOL, well, didn't go to the volunteering ;) hahaha decided i'm better off studying and doing my own walk/weights rather than volunteer --- there's a lot of kids that volunteer - let them go ;)



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Sep 16, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 11.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25/21....

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

Business Law:

  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments (drafts - checks/promisory notes), Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - back on track with assignments. (half of the week 4 reading is done, just 50% to go and some videos too) 
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employment - BB5, Writing 5 - Goal to start / do most of this on weekend of 9/18-9/19. 
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other Business Organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam....

9/16/21 Thursday -Taking Vaca Day 9.

 

Today's Goal is to: Complete the midterm in progress (took a nap in the middle, paused it on purpuse to do so...)..a LONG test. DONE!

Today's other main goals: finish the week 4 reading that is 50% done already, videos, BB4, and Writing 4 ahead of time & submit.

You know, once i got into this course, it became more manageable, especially by taking a day during the week to do the readings on public transport. So, I will continue to study these paralegal courses. I was never reimbursed like i thought i'd be for the courses i took previously, because i didn't do it before the end of 2020 when i paid for everything. However, if i take anything now, i can apply for reimbursement this year for courses paid for this year (must apply within the year i paid for the courses).

So it would be good to continue to study these paralegal courses, continue learning the basics of these different areas of law as I do learn best when taking a course and not just studying on my own. Plus,i can be reimbursed with anything i pay for this year. This current course, i prepaid last year as well. 

  1. partial cleaning of gp cage; some laundry of half the fleeces, DONE!
  2. cut up cucumber for salad the next few days with iceberg, etc. ... DONE!
  3. roast brussels, roast butternut squash - DONE! 
  4. Broiled pre-cooked spicy sausages for the next few days of good eats! - DONE!
  5. do lower body & upper body exercises ;)...... - DONE!
  6. Do some indoor cycling :) - ??? trying for 20 min.
  7. pack food for tomorrow; freeze food into single serve lunches for next week which is a full week !! :).. DONE.
  8. not fasting today; using the day to be productive at home in honor of this day. :)

9am Breakfast: coffee 50, banana small 130, pancake 160, jelly 60....400....

Snacks: took a nap...was feeling very tired and was doing midterm, finished the mutiple choice portion and got 1 question of the written out part done...but once i read the second question, i decided it was going to be lengthy and a nap would suit me...midterm can be started/stopped as many times as i want, so it's still in progress but i'm glad i attended to more than just studies today!!!

12:45pm Lunch: iceberg lettuce with very light dressing mostly lemon juice 100, leftover bbq chicken from parents white meat 200, 3 milano cookies 200. 500.

3:30pm-4:30pm HEALTHY Snacks: the small amount of roasted brussel sprouts i made, had to throw a bit away bc they didn't all remain good in my fridge after a few weeks! 100. glad some survived bc it felt good to eat something healthy. i need to up my veggies in general and drift away from being too into processed-foods - i think i'd have more energy! also had some of the roasted butternut squash when it was ready. 150. feeling better just for eating better today :) def a recharge day!!!

4:45pm Early Dinner: following above veggies, a broiled, very tasty spicy sausage 150....will have some carbs after it...few healthier variety of chips that were remaining in the bag 100, dried jackfruit no sugar added100. 

6:30pm 6 of those really soft peach gummies. 150 before finishing the midterm that was actually quite a long test.

1650.

so, no moving onto week 4 studies, but i will watch the short videos tonight. and tomorrow i plan to take public transport to read the second half of the reading materials. so i'm in a good position to get week 4 finished on the weekend, which is great. it should be done on time :) 

as i also spent time exercising and cleaning today, i feel used the day decently well. i slept a lot last night as well as had a nap today. so some of the portion of the day was spent not doing much. i think i spent at least 2.5-3 hours (tops, i don't think it was over 3 hours, at all) on the midterm, seems like enough time to me for one day.


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans - do Week 5 readings to get ahead! (and stay ahead) - will try to finish week 5 readings & assingments this weekend, so that i'm a week ahead bc week 6 has the final also, so it will take me a long time and i want to have extra time available when i get up to it!

 

 

 


9/18/21 Saturday 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. 

 

I haven't made plans thru Thursday so far of the days leading into this weekend -  or discussed any plans with friend, so i don't plan to see her this weekend.

 

I will continue studies, do this volunteering; and head into the coming week on a strong note!

 


9/19/21 Sunday

 

 

 


9/20/21 - Monday Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

 

Not much pre-planning to come....unless i start making plans with family/friends...i will sign up for another course after finishing Business Law. there's, i think, 2 months rest period between courses when i take them with Center for Legal Studies. so that's good.  Overall, i have enjoyed all of them except 1. I have had all different instructors.  All were good, except 1. I have, to date, had 4 different instructors. so that's great that all were great except 1 - hard to communicate with and course didn't include multiple courses of instruction like videos, etc, just a textbook and then the final and exams weren't even off it only...lol. all other courses taught exactly what they should have and i attained a lot of knowledge from taking part ;)

Will be trying to lessen days off and wait to take them until real Winter, as in January...if i have to take one or two before then - ok, but i don't think i'll have to.

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

Jacky82020 on 09/16/2021:
I used to read when I took public trans to work. Uncomfortable how they had little 2 person seats facing one another in groups of 4 to reduce vandalism/graffiti

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
i love to make use of the public transport time. i try to always get a seat, because it's easier to read when sitting, LOL. i smoosh myself in always, if it's a narrow seat. LOL!

sometimes i admit i just want to close my eyes and relax, so i do that also, but i really try to make use of some of the time - because it's perfect time for reading.


Maria7 on 09/16/2021:
Hope you have a good vacation day.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
thank you, i was able to clean out my fridge; sort everything, clean and feel good about the day!


bearcountrygg on 09/16/2021:
Hope your day off is what you want it to be.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
it was as good as it could get :)


Jacky82020 on 09/16/2021:
They gave you several days to do the midterm?

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
NOPE. you can go ahead of the class, but i am doing it today, a day late. It is open book. and it's more on a student's ability to site information, search for information, and write well.

the midterm can be assessed up to the end of the course - there was a note saying it closes on oct 8th. however, i would never do that! i'm just glad i'm only a day late...

but yes, you can open and close the midterm as many times as possible, but you will not be graded until you submit it. then, you can no longer adjust it.


Jacky82020 on 09/16/2021:
I’ll do it for $50 Top grade guaranteed

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
HAHA. i just finished it. Question #32 was a full essay. last question, took way too long. included a little bit of research; so that took a little while too... what a midterm!


Jacky82020 on 09/16/2021:
Those take home exams were always the worse when I was in college. Could take forever instead of an hour or so . Hated them!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/16/2021:
Didn't have many of those in college. But had a lot of music types of exams and manuscripts to analyze....that was tough. had a professor that preetty much explained it and did it for me when i visited him for help though! he has since passed away. such a nice man.


Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
You visited him for help? Was it one of the pretty young intern situations like on Grey’s Anatomy who visited the older attending? LOL

horn_of_plenty on 09/17/2021:
just went to meet him in his office at work, he was also the chairman of the entire music dept. door open, etc. just nice man but i think he couldn't explain other than doing the work himself LOL


Jacky82020 on 09/17/2021:
Hah! A likely story! Now we know why you were the Valedictorian. That’s how I did it too.

JK! JK! JK!



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

 11.50 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25/21....

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

Business Law:

  • Midterm due 9/15/21 -  Try to do it wednesday night, 9/15.
  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments (drafts - checks/promisory notes), Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - back on track with assignments. (half of the week 4 reading is done, just 50% to go and some videos too) Goal: Week 4 is to be finished on 9/16/21.
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employment - BB5, Writing 5 - Goal to start / do most of this on weekend of 9/18-9/19. 
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other Business Organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam....

got home late, dinner 7:30pm, no weights and no midterm. Will do midterm tomorrow and sleep well tonight.

9/15/21 Wed - upper body weights tonight!! - or tomorrow i'll do weights -  if i feel like i would rather do the Midterm tonight which is actually due tomorrow...then i'd actually get this week 3's assignments all done on time ;)

To also do mostly tonight:  also walked a half hour after work, perfect! added!

  1. throw out spoiled food in fridge. (i want to clean up, see what i have, so i can maybe get new) - DONE!
  2. cut up iceberg lettuce head if still fresh. - have it for dinner with some dressing...make some food to eat with it.
  3. maybe cut up cucumber too...
  4. roast brussels, roast butternut squash - to have tomorrow (i'm not fasting, i'll be working at home....do not want to fast and be uncomfortable while doing homework).  (or cook tomorrow - but bc of neighbors, would rather get it done tonight!)
  5.   today - try to get up and walk a few minutes at lunch as i'm really tired / cold and need to move at least a few minutes.. - success!
  6. May take a rest day in terms of all exercises...but will walk 5-10 min after work before i drive home...still need to figure out a better drive home thru the city local route before getting on highway..yesterday took too long...must do better. i will try to drive along 125th street all the way across Manhattan is the plan - some kind of driving across town -...need to work on this.  I'm working to make the drive home shorter...was NOT shorter, will just take highway as i usually do. other attempts didn't work out well, LOL!

Breakfast: large banana and coffee 150, toasted hamburger burn 150 with pb 100 400...

Snacks: chia bar 100

Lunch: stuffed red pepper half with other veggies on side 100, beef with cheese a good portion 350, rice good portion 200. 650. want coffee badly, need to wait until men and done with meeting - many execs here...went to make coffee as the execs never left and i gave up on my patience! ah well! so i made it in front of them. too tired not to drink it! 

Snacks: craving my pear but may save it in the work fridge until friday when i'm back at work...had some chocolates

Dinner: sauteed broccoli from chinese not great! 100, sauteed eggplant not fully cooked chinese i will actually have to re-cook it. 100. 200-250. chips 250. 500....and not sure what not in mood for meat.maybe some gummies before doing work. ...

250 in very fresh and super soft haribo peach gummies 

 2050...


9/16/21 Thursday - do lower body & upper body exercises ;)

Taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

Today's Goal is to finish the week 4 reading that is 50% done already, videos, BB4, and Writing 4 ahead of time & submit.


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans - do Week 5 readings to get ahead! (and stay ahead) - will try to finish week 5 readings & assingments this weekend, so that i'm a week ahead bc week 6 has the final also, so it will take me a long time and i want to have extra time available when i get up to it!

 


9/18/21 Saturday 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from friend right now - and take care of my own needs, not sure being too up in each other's business doesn't work out for me; based on a scenario i may not share from a couple weeks ago, last day at beach. scenario started out very badly; but apologies made...but that's when i'm reminded to take care of myself and my needs and put a little distance in. 

 


9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday - Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

Donkey on 09/15/2021:
I think I would agree on taking a rest day to get the midterm out of the way. Not only priorities, but also with the commute yesterday, it might be good to just rest the body while you exercise the mind.

Also, you have tomorrow off which gives you the luxury of more time to do a solid weight training session, whether it's upper & lower body, or just upper.

Good luck on the midterm!!!

horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2021:
yes, i would rather do a more energized workout tomorrow; and "relax" my muscles by just using my brain on the midterm tonight! :)


bearcountrygg on 09/15/2021:
Getting the midterm done by the deadline sounds like a good thing to do.....think of how much of a relief it would be....could be a big load off your mind.....

horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2021:
this is very correct, i like your opinion and would love to get it in on time. additionally, i'm sleepy, and do not feel like pushing weights tonight anyways.

yes, better to get the midterm done on its due date and be in a good place tomorrow.


Jacky82020 on 09/15/2021:
It will be good to get midterm over & done with.

Even Matt takes Sundays off from exercise. Otherwise 90-120 minutes a day, sometimes more.

horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2021:
what a fit man...UGH! jealous!


Jacky82020 on 09/15/2021:
ikr? Sometimes I want to give him a good swift kick in the buttocks when he’s going downstairs to his precious gym. LOL


bearcountrygg on 09/15/2021:
JACKY!!!!!!! Are you considering kicking him down the stairs??????

horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2021:
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!


Jacky82020 on 09/15/2021:
Please don’t tell him, My Dearest Friends. Best he be unprepared.


bearcountrygg on 09/15/2021:
HAHA......The element of surprise!


Donkey on 09/15/2021:
Bear & Jacky make good points. The impending mid-term may be weighing heavily on your mind, making you feel sleepy and tired. You will feel very relieved once it's over.

horn_of_plenty on 09/15/2021:
Got tired after dinner and decided to relax and watch tv- midterm will be done tomororw as well as upper Body weights - will try to be productive tomororw but also cook up some veggies and just be productive in many areas :) Bed is calling my name !

Thanks Jdonk.



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

11.00 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25/21....

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

Business Law:

  • Midterm  -  Try to start it Tuesday eve, 9/14/21.??
  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments (drafts - checks/promisory notes), Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - should possibly be back on track with Due Dates. (half of the week 4 reading is done, just 50% to go and some videos too)
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employment - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other Business Organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.

 9/14 Tues - recorded 1  hour for public transportation!!! May add in a little more, like 15 min, on the way home....try to leave work and get on train at a different point...instead of the underground stop, i want to get on at the overhead/above ground spot around 12 blocks difference. that would be 15 more min walking, too.

7:30-9am Breakfast: banana 150, coffee negl. later a wrap with cream cheese 150.

10:45am snacks: chia bar 100

11:45 wheat pretzels 50

Lunch healthy leftovers: white chinese somewhat sticky rice very good 200, cooked veg 100, half burger 200 larger orange 100. 

snacks:had a coffee, one sucking candy too. 50.

1100

dinner: some really good marinated skirt steak from when i was with parents 250 not much, takeout from a mediterranean (owners from Jordan!) owners. very nice people, tasty food too. lots of fried cauliflower but not too fried and mix with other veggies in a salad 250 mixed with another salad with no dressing but with salt and really good 100, chips a bit overdone 220, 3 gummies 100 large size and vitamins.920 oops!

2020 good. glad i stopped eating after the gummie candies! 

I doubt i'll start the miderm tonight, more like just do it late, after Wednesday due date on Thursday (just a day late, whatever!) to go to bed early, get rest, and get thru another work day on Wednesday. if i do have energy, i'll start midterm...tbd, honestly!......yup!

Public trans read week 4 materials AND do the Midterm (at least start it tonight, after work, push forward!) -  it's worth it, to get reading in for Week 4 so on Thursday I can do week 4 homework and not only be reading/watching week 4 videos - but actually able to do the assignments, ahead of their due dates!!  50% done with readings, i should finish either tomorrow or just do it on day off, Thursday...might take public trans again tomorrow just to finish my readings!


9/15 Wed - upper body weights tonight!!


9/16/21 Thursday - do lower body exercises ;)

Taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3 midterm, work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans - do Week 5 readings to try and get ahead! (and stay ahead)

 


9/18/21 Saturday - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from friend right now - and take care of my own needs, not sure being too up in each other's business doesn't work out for me; based on a scenario i may not share from a couple weeks ago, last day at beach. scenario started out very badly; but apologies made...but that's when i'm reminded to take care of myself and my needs and put a little distance in. 

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday - Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

bearcountrygg on 09/14/2021:
Things sure have changed....We were never able to turn things in late. I spent plenty of nights up at the dining room table working on essays etc at 3 A.M. so that I could turn things in on time. At that time they took the stance that if you turn something in after the due date that you got an F which was the same as not doing it at all. But it sounds like you just get your grade lowered?

horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2021:
the reason i do not care about this lateness is the course has been messed up since i couldn't do my work on time since day 1 as there was a delay (technical) in getting my reading assignments to do the work that i wrote about.

I never did turn things in late in college, basically always did the right thing also in grad school, etc. even did the right thing for most of the other paralegal courses i took, especially when i wasn't working, i was able to get work done ahead of time.

Yes, you are right. I may get a grade lowered on this type of course. I do not care, because the important thing is - is that i learn the topic for my own personal goal / growth.

also, my job is more important to me. and i know my commute is long. i would rather get sleep, than be up all night studying. those are my reasons.

horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2021:
to answer your question, i may lose points per the course rules, but the instructor/course was delayed in its start date and instructor is out two days for abdominal surgery now - where she will not attend to the course for 2 days. so i'm taking care of me, at this point. as the course is secondary to my job,commute and sleep.

if i were to get an F, i would def not have this approach. so since i'm not getting an F, it's easy for me to have this current mindset ;)


Donkey on 09/14/2021:
You had mentioned this later yesterday, I think, and I had not commented on it, but whatever happened or for whatever reasons, if you are sensing that you need a break from your friend C, then do take that break. It may make your friendship stronger - not a stronger bond, but lasting longer - in the long run, rather than to try to push it.

I feel that my relationship (whatever that means) with Male Co-Worker is somewhat similar, even though it's a work relationship (and probably will never be more than that). He's always been dramatic, but it was enjoyable and/or relatable. Recently, his negativity has either increased, or I'm more sensitive to it, or both. Rather than following along, I've been seeking my own path, and I just can't be around him too much or it starts to take me in a direction I don't want to go.

I know good friends are hard to find. Heck, ALL friends are hard to find these days. So maybe a little distance, a little time off, might pay off. Hey, kind of like weight-training, right? Think of it like having a week of light weights, light lifts - or complete rest.

horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2021:
i will save time; and just say here, you nailed it.


Donkey on 09/14/2021:
Oh, and I'm so PROUD of you for making it to public transportation today. I know that's not easy. Good for you!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2021:
I'm so happy i did because the truth is, it helps get in exercise and, even though early, it can be valuable study time, even if i feel tired in AM while studying, it's still valuable time that i'm not needing to read at home - and gets me to be able to study during the week!

will write on the above later, or maybe message you. it's not a major thing to deal wtih; as all is forgiven, but what you wrote about you and male coworker is exactly along the lines of why the breaks are needed. it is exactly as you wrote. about drama/negativity/just not the same views or desires so not helpful to me.



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

 9.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! Sept seems to be going well in terms of cardio!, i think i'll do better than my August painful 22.25 hours...)

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

Business Law:

  • Midterm  -  Try to start it Tuesday eve, 9/14/21.
  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - should possibly be back on track with Due Dates.
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other business organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.

 Got in almost 30 min walking when combining every step i took today....lol. rounding up. recorded!

9/13/21 Monday - upper body weights tonight - no time for walking in AM, left too late.

Will def walk 15 min before going home.

Breakfast: grapes 50, banana 120, coffee 30, wrap with cc 150. 

350.

snacks: a "freeyum" choc chip bar, just ok, 120, pretzels 110 honey wheat. 230.

lunch: healthy leftovers:cooked spinach with some garlic 150, brisket larger serving 300 but still smaller than most people eat, rice 150. clementine 50 tops. 650,tops.

dumb 5:30pm snack bc traffic and decided to get something at a dunkin donuts along the highway cruller and green tea drink (not coffee) 350

the tea kinda sparked my appetite more by the time i got home...and cruller was a little stale! maybe not the best way to eat going home...(hint hint...better off stopping to get a fruit!)

late 6:45 dinner: rest of the spinach indian dish with some of the cheese 250, some of the eggplant curry dish 100, chips healthier variety 200..550 approx.

2150. few high days. is OK. just moving forward and not trying to make a habit of it. all is fine :)

i have healthy items, should have my tofu with the veggies bc will make for healthier eats..


9/14 Tues - take Public trans read week 4 materials AND do the Midterm (at least start it tonight, after work, push forward!)


9/15 Wed - upper body weights tonight!!


9/16/21 Thursday - do lower body exercises ;)

taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3 midterm, work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans - do Week 5 readings to get ahead! (and stay ahead)

 


9/18/21 Saturday - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from friend right now - and take care of my own needs, not sure being too up in each other's business doesn't work out for me; based on a scenario i may not share from a couple weeks ago, last day at beach. scenario started out very badly; but apologies made...but that's when i'm reminded to take care of myself and my needs and put a little distance in. 

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday - Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

Donkey on 09/13/2021:
I meant to comment that I really liked your statement or plan to study as long as possible and then just go to bed. I'm not sure if that's how last night played out, but that was a good idea. A really good idea.

When studying, do you eat while studying, or do you take a break and have a snack? I'm only curious. I've been reading a book that I thought was one thing, but seems to be going in the direction of being more mindful when eating. I'm not preaching to you, because this is a HUGE problem with me at work. I was just checking in with you to see what you do.


Donkey on 09/13/2021:
^Having written this to you has made me wake up a little bit about working on this for me. Working while eating makes the snack last longer, but it definitely takes away from the mindfulness. Does it take away from the enjoyment of eating the food itself? Hmmm... I don't know.


Jacky82020 on 09/13/2021:
Gather ye sunshine hours while ye can! HUGS

Horn_of_plenty on 09/13/2021:
how right you are!!!! i want those hours. at least my scabbed sunburned chin is all better...LOL.


Jacky82020 on 09/13/2021:
YAY!



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

9.25 Sept Sunshine Hours! Sept seems to be going well in terms of cardio!, i think i'll do better than my August painful 22.25 hours...)

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

  • Business Law:
  • Midterm  -  try to do / start Monday night on 9/13 or if i cannot do it during week, do it thursday 9/16.
  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - should possibly be back on track with Due Dates.
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other business organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.
  • Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

9/12/21 Sunday - Finish writing 2, do bb3, writing 3, if time do midterm. if no time, do midterm on thursday day off.

Totally forgot to pick of Rx during week, now out of my rx! so will walk over there (walkng distance) today as cardio to get them. and also stop by the supermarket over there also for bananas & fruit - the mimimum as i have a lot of food still at home. maybe get lox for breakfast too since i have cream cheese at home to enjoy with it already. :) forgot about the lox!!!...

Full body exercises today. Lower body done besides squats to do later; upper body need to do....did Lower only upper tomorrow. Took a break to relax before tomororw. 

Laundry will do... DONE

9:30 Breakfast: sister's husband baked a hungarian style apple pie. (apples are mashed, not whole - very tasty with the spices, etc.!) crust on upper and lower. small piece but it adds up. will be kind to myself and call it 250 cals. coffee 50. whole milk blended lemon meringue greek yogurt, really good, saved some for later. 150. 

snacking kombucha 50. LOL. my sister bought me a bottle of watermelon flavor (don't love it) haha...but will not waste it either.  there's a few kombucha flavors i don't like. but it was so nice of her to think of me.!!

12:30 Lunch: 1 fried indian samosa with potato/pea filling. made well. 300. some of the indian saag made with cream. 300. 600 tops :) tasty.

2:45pm Snacks: sm slice cold pizza i had made the other day, 250, animal crackers 150....later choc 50

5pm another high-sugar snack, really soft Watermelon gummies. 250. 2.5 servings worth. was good. took the package with me to the couch, ate more than i planned to. craving sugar today while doing work. 

6:30 Dinner: marinated pepper salad from mom from yesterday 100, white meat chicken leftover from yesterday 150, cheezits 200.450.

2250...

Thinking bed early...and just stop working when i've had enough. finish the rest on Thursday, day off, for this week 3 work which is due Wednesday.


9/13 Monday -upper body weights tonight 

9/14 Tues - take Public trans read week 4 materials 


9/15 Wed - upper body weights tonight 


9/16/21 Thursday - do lower body exercises;

taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3 midterm, work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans - do Week 4 readings...

 


9/18/21 Sat - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from friend right now.

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday, Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

bearcountrygg on 09/12/2021:
Sounds like you had a good time.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
was good, indeed :) now, to do my work ! :)


Donkey on 09/12/2021:
I hope you are able to catch up on your studies a bit today, but like you said you have Thursday off too. The BL class I took was definitely more work-intensive than other paralegal classes I had taken.

Also, though, I understand the idea of, "Who wants to stay in and study the whole day?" I hope you find a way to get most of what you want to accomplish done today.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
exactly. glad to go out for a walk. would be good to get exercises in too (weights!)


KathyBlue on 09/12/2021:
FB DD is kinda dead anyway, we don't do journaling there. It's just to share motivational stuff I guess, but it needs to get CPR because it's been in years of coma like Cinderella :)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
awww, i appreciate your invite and thoughtful idea! :) xoxo

I just don't think i have time to be motivational on fb all the time in a group and rather read journal entries here :) but thank you for inviting me!



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

I'm running behind on comments on your entries and replies here; will take the time either tonight or tomorrow to catch up with you all!


 8.25 Sept Sunshine Hours! Sept seems to be going well in terms of cardio!, i think i'll do better than my August painful 22.25 hours...)

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

  • Business Law:
  • Week 2 due 9/8/21...- Intellectual Prop., Contracts, Entertainment Law...working on Writing 2; have a good handle and will finish on 9/11 today.
  • Week 3 due 9/15/21...Bailments and the Sale of Goods - BB3, Writing 3, Midterm 3 to do 9/12 Sunday. if i cannot finish Midterm 3 on weekend, I'll do it on my day off; 9/16, Thursday.
  • Week 4 due 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Transactions, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4 - should possibly be back on track with Due Dates.
  • Week 5 due 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, Employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 due 10/6/21 - Corporations and other business organizations ( BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.
  • Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

9/11/21 - Saturday -

10am Quick breakfast so I can do my work; 3 mint milano cookies 200, coffee 50. 250. for now. some kombucha negl for now. 

Noon Lunch: harribo super soft watermelon lg gummies wow! 100, small partially made with caullflower wrap i found, taste not great, 100 with some indian filling of food from last night. 100. 300. and some of the harvest snacks pea crisps lightly salted 150. 450.

 700

Snacks:

Early 5pm Dinner: with family; should be WONDERFUL, healthy, fresh. Mom preparing, dad bbqing. Cannot wait. Will see nephew and sister/her hubby too. should be great.

Skirt steak 300, piece of chicken 150, half potato knish 200, beans with garlic and some oil 150, asparagus with light oil and seasoning 100, pickled peppers salad lots 150...1050, 

dessert small choc cake 200 small apple pie 200 tops. 400

2150....

Maybe on way home from parents: Pick up some fruit at supermarket including bananas. seems it's the only thing i need to get thru Monday, tues, Wed. maybe pick up a package of lox also to go with the opened cream cheese i have in my fridge for healthier work breakfasts!

Today:

finish assignments due last wednesday 9/8 for week #2.

Possibly start on week 3 tonight after seeing parents.

Will wait to do weights until tomorrow & will do a full body workout.

Today may be a cardio rest day; yesterday was approx 2 hours cardio.

In the early afternoon, i'm sorta celebrating the New Year holiday as everyone found it better to get together on a weekend instead of the actual holiday that ocurred Monday/Tuesday this past week.

After work yesterday, i took a walk in a new, but totally efficient in terms of getting home, direction. I walked to the street you all know - BROADWAY which is by my work. it's not near there theater district though. it's Broadway, the same road, but wayyy uptown in Harlem, not Times Square! anyways, it was lovely. found GREAT takeout restaurants, looked at the menus. I realized this can be a new way of heading home when i want some cardio; plus there's some really great veggie assortments as well as other food to try. I even found a restaurant on the water, on an old navy ship. the food all looks great. i could even do takeout from there; and eat on a nearby park bench after work. so many choices. so many nice new experiences yesterday. I was home a little after 7pm. relaxed and went to bed! 


9/12/21 Sunday - make more real progress on course Week 3 work.


9/13 Monday - Weights in evening


9/14 Tues - Public Trans?


9/15 Wed - Weights in evening


9/16/21 Thursday taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3&4 work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans?

 


9/18/21 Sat - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from C!?

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday, Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

bearcountrygg on 09/11/2021:
Enjoy your family day!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
was great. almost 3yo ran around the ENTIRE day.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
never just sat. except when my sister finally put on the tv, for like 20 min lol. he then watches very intently.


Jacky82020 on 09/11/2021:
Mint Milano! yum yum yum!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
they are a great flavor!


Maria7 on 09/11/2021:
Enjoy your dinner with Family!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
was fabulous!


Jacky82020 on 09/11/2021:
Celebrating New Year Holiday? Is this a religious observance? Lucky you, double holidays!


KathyBlue on 09/12/2021:
Ahhh so you and your sister have both your birthdays in September?! That's a celebration month then! Hehe!!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
GET THIS: sister's hubby's bday is August, late, mine sept, sister's sept, my dad is Oct, Mom is November, and my nephew Nov!

it's fall, "bday season!"


KathyBlue on 09/12/2021:
I invited you to DDs group on FB, I noticed you were not part of the group not sure why :D In this case you can invite others if you have more contacts than me.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
i will take a look, but i like DD here....i may not be very active on fb DD but i feel like i like DD in one place, here...but thank you! ;)


Donkey on 09/12/2021:
That's so cool that you found that new route by walking! From the way you describe it, it looks like there are a lot of opportunities for exploring and trying new eats.

I'm glad that you had a nice time with your folks and family. Sounds like there was a lot of good food!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/12/2021:
yes, i am so glad i went this way, along the popular Broadway street which is also where the train runs. so i was walking in the direction of the stops i would have been passing thru or getting on for the train (i was walking a direct route for getting home efficiently!).

and turns out there's several welll known schools and even a music conservatory there...so there's good food also for all the professors/ students to enjoy. (def a reason why there'd be such a wonderful selection, i would think). because it also seems the food was near a housing project, and i don't think they'd be paying to go out to eat all the time. there's such a variety of living and apartments where i walked. i really loved it; and will def go back!

parents eat high quality (and pay lots for it too!) i love that i have some leftovers to eat this week.



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

 THANK YOU FOR THE BDAY WISHES!!!!!!!!


 8.25 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

  • Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21:
  • Week 2 9/8/21...- Intellectual Prop., Contracts, Entertainment Law...still working on second half, the "longer half" writing assignment 2. should take me at least 1.5 hours if not more to do.
  • Week 3 9/15/21...Bailments and the Sale of Goods - BB3, Writing 3, Midterm 3 
  • Week 4 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Trans, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4
  • Week 5 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 10/6/21 - Corps and other bus organizations (donkey, seems we do cover what you learned, too, but at the end.) BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.
  • Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

 


9/10/21 Friday - weights in evening. - upper only.

 so may as well take public trans start the readings for week 3; from printed copies for reading on public trans...!? do it!!!!!!!!!! - DONE!

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150; frozen former high fat choc cupcake i made. 200. grapes 50

 Snacks: half lg COOKIE small amount (lol oxymoron!)100

Lunch: toasted wrap 150 with the leftover fried rice, some egg in it but hardly any chicken. perfect tasting wrap! 300, 2 sm clementines 50. 500

Snacks: pretzels 100

snack lg banana150 on way home, decided to walk a lot and not take the closest train to go straight home, was wonderful extra hour will be added on so that i have 2 hours cardio today.

Dinner: cup of curry (with cream) eggplant cals 300; cup or so of spinach saag (cream type) was really tasty  approx 200 , 1/4 slice healthier pizza 300 tops.

2050.


9/11/21 - Saturday - holiday for my family's alternate day of observance with family as during the week wasn't very good for my parents this year so we worked it for today :) I didn't finish the Writing assignment due Wednesday, so if get some points off for late i do not care. I did half of the assignments, all of the readings, due this past wednesday but ran out of time tuesday for all. it's ok. the amount of time per week is averaged at 8 hrs, so i don't feel bad for not finishing everything in one shot on Tuesday. it's more important i go to bed, go to work, than finish. will finish today/tomrrow...and start on week 3!


9/12/21 Sunday - make more real progress on course Week 3 work.


9/13 Monday - Weights in evening


9/14 Tues - Public Trans?


9/15 Wed - Weights in evening


9/16/21 Thursday taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3&4 work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans?

 


9/18/21 Sat - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from C!?

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday, Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

Donkey on 09/10/2021:
Yay, you did it!!! I hope it's a good start to a great day! I hope that you find that printing out the readings helps significantly. I'd be interested to hear about your opinion on that.

I hope you had a wonderful birthday celebration! Wow, 39 only??? You are wiser beyond your years. :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2021:
haha, it's funny to get someone else's perspective. maybe on food tips i'm wiser haha; there's so many other things i feel i could do better at! nice to hear something positive from a friend as a reminder not to judge ourselves too harshly! :)

of the printed readings, i actually was able to read them ALL along my commute. i had to push myself at one point to read and not get lazy and just sit there on the train...it was so worth it; rather than reading at home. it was more efficient on the train / bus to read than reading at home.


Jacky82020 on 09/10/2021:
Beach cleanup sounds good! Might as well enjoy the sun while it’s shining. Almost Christmas. LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2021:
LOL!!!! xmas lol!


Donkey on 09/11/2021:
I hope the evening went well for you!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/11/2021:
it did, running really behind on catching up with you all as well. will get back on track this weekend after seeing family today xoxo.



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

 6.25 Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

  • Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21:
  • Week 2 9/8/21...- Intellectual Prop., Contracts, Entertainment Law...still working on second half, the "longer half" writing assignment 2. should take me at least 1.5 hours if not more to do.
  • Week 3 9/15/21...Bailments and the Sale of Goods - BB3, Writing 3, Midterm 3 
  • Week 4 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Trans, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4
  • Week 5 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 10/6/21 - Corps and other bus organizations (donkey, seems we do cover what you learned, too, but at the end.) BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.
  • Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

9/9/21 Thursday (My 39th Bday)

added 15 min in the sun for walking aroudn getting free starbucks for my bday as well as not going straight home  :)

breakfast: banana and coffee 150, wrap 150, lox 50, cream cheese 50. 400...

snack: part of lg cookie 100

lunch & dessert: chicken 200, fried rice sm amount 200, veg 50. ice cream cake for my bday was good. with some brownie small amount/cookie crunch. 250. oh fruit before 50. 750.

1250...

snack:?

dinner:

Rainy day ! 10 min bike at home before driving to work! Since it's my bday, counting morning cardio as 15 min :) ! Recorded ! Rainy day so hope to hop on bike tonight and get to bed rather early. :-D


I didn't go to bed early enough Wed to take public trans and have sorta important work so don't want to be sleepy today.

Maybe take public trans tomorrow (Friday)!

Will not wear makeup today for my bday, i prob would have last year and the years previous - as i don't really anymore; and i burned my chin in the sun so the skin is very rough and irritated. so will let it heal and not put anything on it.  I know donkey says she's an eyeliner girl which i really like; except i get styes so cannot do any eye makeup as close to the inner eye as eyeliner! but you keep it up, jdonk!  I'll go natural, like BEAR..maybe jacky is natural too...and InnerP? Maria too...you prob all are. Kathy, legs.... HAPPY too but i know you do yourself up sometimes!! no biggie without makeup. i don't care much this year!:)

It should be a good day. i'll get up take a shower (writing this wed night) and wear a simple outfit as i usually do - and just be happy. We are told to mostly wear jeans; never dresses or dress pants as i'm in the field. i like the rule bc it's limiting which is a good thing at work and prevents spending too much on clothes or competition between women to dress a certain way. it also takes the mens' eyes off women. i feel it's the right thing in the field/trailer. however, i do miss my more comfortable lightweight fabric pants. almost tempted to wear them tomorrow. but it's not the right idea. not good to put all attention on me; since it will be my bday - that is enough right there :)

i'll try to get in a walk; before work.



9/10/21 Friday - weights in evening?

 so may as well take public trans start the readings for week 3; from printed copies for reading on public trans...!? do it!!!!!!!!!!


9/11/21 - Saturday - holiday for my family's alternate day of observance with family as during the week wasn't very good for my parents this year so we worked it for today :) I didn't finish the Writing assignment due Wednesday, so if get some points off for late i do not care. I did half of the assignments, all of the readings, due this past wednesday but ran out of time tuesday for all. it's ok. the amount of time per week is averaged at 8 hrs, so i don't feel bad for not finishing everything in one shot on Tuesday. it's more important i go to bed, go to work, than finish. will finish today/tomrrow...and start on week 3!


9/12/21 Sunday - make more real progress on course Week 3 work.


9/13 Monday - Weights in evening


9/14 Tues - Public Trans?


9/15 Wed - Weights in evening


9/16/21 Thursday taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3&4 work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans?

 


9/18/21 Sat - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from C!?

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday, Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

Donkey on 09/09/2021:
I much prefer lipstick and just a brush of face powder to even out the tone and take away the shine. However, I like this change I've made, mostly on work days, to help me not look so washed out (tired).

I don't have a single pair of jeans -- blue or otherwise -- left in my wardrobe. Being out on the field sounds a lot better than being stuck in an office, though. For me, where I'm at right now, comfort is more important. I can't be a friendly worker if I have a tight waistband, or if it feels like the circulation has been cut off at the thigh. I'd probably have a better appearance if my clothes choices were a little more tailored (fitted), but on a sensory level, I just can't do it.

I hope you have a wonderful day - even if it's raining :-)


Jacky82020 on 09/09/2021:
Haven’t worn much, if any, makeup since mask days began over a year ago. Tired of makeup stains on them. Also usually wear tinted glasses. Eyes sensitive to light due to allergies,


bearcountrygg on 09/09/2021:
Happy Birthday!


Donkey on 09/09/2021:
Oh DUH -- HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!


innerpeace on 09/09/2021:
Happy birthday!! This made me laugh...makeup? ME??? LOL I haven't worn makeup EVER. Being in the military never wore it, I tried to wear it right after I left, but my skin says otherwise. With rosacea it is almost impossible especially since I also get rosacea in my eyes. They call that ocular inclusion. Anyway, I will darken my eyebrows just to show that I do in fact have eyebrows, otherwise no one could see them. Business casual is the "dress code" but we don't have customers so I can get away with wearing capris and tennis shoes. One tech wore shorts when he was working in the field - he'd come into the office and leave and no one would say anything to him.

The girl on the other hand does herself up to a T. Always every hair in place, color coordinated and everything. I say that she primps, maybe it is just that age..idk.


Maria7 on 09/09/2021:
Happy, Happy Birthday!!! Smile!



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

  6.00Sept Sunshine Hours! 

22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 8/25....

  • Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21:
  • Week 2 9/8/21...- Intellectual Prop., Contracts, Entertainment Law...still working on second half, the "longer half" writing assignment 2. should take me at least 1.5 hours if not more to do.
  • Week 3 9/15/21...Bailments and the Sale of Goods - BB3, Writing 3, Midterm 3 
  • Week 4 9/22/29...Negotiable instruments, Secure Trans, Bankruptcy - BB4, Writing 4
  • Week 5 9/29/21...Agency, Partnership, employpent - BB5, Writing 5
  • Week 6 10/6/21 - Corps and other bus organizations (donkey, seems we do cover what you learned, too, but at the end.) BB6, Writing 6, Final Exam.
  • Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus.

9/8/21, Wednesday -

15 min walk in AM before work very good.  maybe 15 min walk after work if weather ok.   weights in evening, upper only (legs done last night after eating late dinner; couldn't sleep right away so was up later than expected but didn't affect me yet as i slept a lot on weekend/days off)

stayed at work around 40 min late bc i have a lot of work and honestly owed some time from last week's storm and issues driving. but i have a lot of work or i woulnd't have stayed.

took nice 15 min walk actually hair longer after work too before driving home !



Breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, wrap 150, lox 50, cream cheese whipped 50...400....

Snack: pb on crackers similar to kelloggs brand 200

Lunch: fried rice 200, chicken 200, extra veg i added cooked 100, grapes and clementine all small 50. 550.

3:30 pretzels honey wheat just under 100

Dinner: small which wasn't small at all and tasty somewhat overfilled i'm sure Curly fries from Arby's which is very close to home. yup. only got the fries. 400, peach yogurt 150, jackfruit dried  small allergic reaction of itchy mouth but nothing major. 100. 650.

later had a few gummie vitamins and also a fig (fresh) my mom gave me. glad it didn't spoil over the few days since i saw her on saturday - it was in the fridge!

1950-2000. perfect.

print readings for week 3 before i leave work today....print at lunch? it will add up to around 20 pages of reading. good to get started before this weekend! - printed and ready to read :) check!



9/9/21 Thursday (My 39th Bday)

Rainy day ! 10 min bike at home before driving to work! Since it's my bday, counting morning cardio as 15 min :) ! Recorded ! 

 

 

I didn't go to bed early enough Wed to take public trans and have sorta important work so don't want to be sleepy today.

Maybe take public trans tomorrow (Friday)!

Will not wear makeup today for my bday, i prob would have last year and the years previous - as i don't really anymore; and i burned my chin in the sun so the skin is very rough and irritated. so will let it heal and not put anything on it.  I know donkey says she's an eyeliner girl which i really like; except i get styes so cannot do any eye makeup as close to the inner eye as eyeliner! but you keep it up, jdonk!  I'll go natural, like BEAR..maybe jacky is natural too...and InnerP? Maria too...you prob all are. Kathy, legs.... HAPPY too but i know you do yourself up sometimes!! no biggie without makeup. i don't care much this year!:)

It should be a good day. i'll get up take a shower (writing this wed night) and wear a simple outfit as i usually do - and just be happy. We are told to mostly wear jeans; never dresses or dress pants as i'm in the field. i like the rule bc it's limiting which is a good thing at work and prevents spending too much on clothes or competition between women to dress a certain way. it also takes the mens' eyes off women. i feel it's the right thing in the field/trailer. however, i do miss my more comfortable lightweight fabric pants. almost tempted to wear them tomorrow. but it's not the right idea. not good to put all attention on me; since it will be my bday - that is enough right there :)

i'll try to get in a walk; before work.



9/10/21 Friday - weights in evening?

 so may as well take public trans start the readings for week 3; from printed copies for reading on public trans...!? do it!!!!!!!!!!


9/11/21 - Saturday - holiday for my family's alternate day of observance with family as during the week wasn't very good for my parents this year so we worked it for today :) I didn't finish the Writing assignment due Wednesday, so if get some points off for late i do not care. I did half of the assignments, all of the readings, due this past wednesday but ran out of time tuesday for all. it's ok. the amount of time per week is averaged at 8 hrs, so i don't feel bad for not finishing everything in one shot on Tuesday. it's more important i go to bed, go to work, than finish. will finish today/tomrrow...and start on week 3!


9/12/21 Sunday - make more real progress on course Week 3 work.


9/13 Monday - Weights in evening


9/14 TuesPublic Trans?


9/15 Wed - Weights in evening


9/16/21 Thursday taking Vaca Day 9 - (goes up to 15 vaca, also 5 sick thru May 1, 2022) Day of Atonement / Forgiveness of Sins, in observance - may fast; if i do i'll be with parents; not sure.

study course, make progress Week 3&4 work...- see how advanced i can get after being behind on studies due to technical course problem on site...seems it has been very hard for me to catch up; plenty of reading each week, i should read on public transportation !!!!! :) 


9/17/21 Friday - Public Trans?

 


9/18/21 Sat - 9am-10:30am - Volunteering Cleanup @ Plumb Beach, Brooklyn Area. maybe skip but this is early, nice and short....perfect....maybe i need time away from C!?

 


 9/19/21 Sunday

 


9/20/21 - Monday, Sister's 36th bday! boy does time fly! (celebrating earlier? on weekend?) see about it.

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

Donkey on 09/08/2021:
I was always a lipstick/face powder gal. Now with masks, I've transitioned to an eyeliner/mascara gal, and I like it!!!

Printing out your readings is a good idea; I commented on your entry yesterday about how helpful that can be. And if it's not helpful to you, then just recycle. :-)

Today is my leg day; yesterday was upper body for me. Killed it! LOL ;-)

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
i love that you are wearing makeup and doing yourself up. my eyes are sensitive so that doesn't work well for me. but i KNOW eye makeup can really dress up a person and just make them look more awake and alert too.

your comment was helpful. i'm doing upper tonight. started out strong, now taking my time LOL


Jacky82020 on 09/08/2021:
Think I’m wearing masks forever. Bought some K95 cup style. Ugly. So today they send an email saying now available in blue pink & black. Much nicer, but think I paid like $40 for the white box.

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
Masks are a super preventative. basically nothing better. we all have to wear them more at work now....but nobody is really pushing it / remembering at all times as we aren't used to it...but we can try more to get it right; i guess.


bearcountrygg on 09/08/2021:
In think I will wear facemasks forever too......once i found the right one....I don't even realize I'm wearing it anymore.

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
they are like the best defense, yes! at work the policy has been intensified per masks, as you read!


legcramps on 09/08/2021:
You are inspiring me to pick up my nutrition books today and get another chapter done!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
I'm glad i can inspire you. i used to get thru a TON of books on public trans. i miss that! i am pushing myself to do it sometimes; especially on shorter weeks. but if i'm lacking on sleep, i feel sleep is more important. (i get more sleep when i drive!)


Maria7 on 09/08/2021:
Bananas and coffee go good together. Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 09/08/2021:
i think they do also. :) have a nice day to you too!



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