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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Dec 06, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 9am sweet potato pie 200, pb 200, coffee 50....gotta get ready fast and make sure i dress warmly!

snacking during volunteer session, just to keep blood sugar in check when i start to get tired/hungry: 2 chocolates, large, they were giving out, seltzer 150

late 4pm lunch back at home: leftover ratatoille (figured i should eat some veggies) 200, then 6 piece nuggets 300, and small fries 300..bc that hits that spot when you are HUNGRY and super filling with the veggies. 850 tops...dinner should be lighter.

7pm piece of sweet potato pie, some beer but it's not sweet enough so i might trash the rest. 300 and later a vanilla yogurt greek 150

1900.

dinner should be lighter, i plan to skip weights today and do them tomorrow afternoon. since i'm doing a short volunteer session tomorrow, i'll prob take advantage of the time and go to bed nice and early.

since i have no "work/study" to do at home, i'm ramping up my volunteering a bit, as DONKEY SAID, purposely to add structure as well as some exercise...and also it will involve driving or commuting to new areas.


 Notes on today: the experience was INCREDIBLE. i dressed appropriately so wasn't freezing even though it was 40F.  and we were in the sun, i think my face got some color and i don't think i was using SPF for those 4 hours. but it was wonderful.  the volunteers were, again, AMAZING.

  • Sunday, Dec 6 Highland Park, located in Cypress Hills (not familiar), Brooklyn, 10am-2pm, volunteering to plant flowers (tulip bulbs) at a park in Brooklyn...and i am not sure of the meeting spot at that park...
  • Tuesday, Dec 8, 10am-1pm, volunteer at Salvation Army location, Astoria, Queens, NY
  • Wed, Dec 9 Richmond Hill, NY, give out food for the River Fund - it's one of the best food banks and i sometimes take a couple things home, including some food, which is allowed;  8:30am-1pm, outdoor pantry, friend may stop by to pick up some things (she/family could use some help for sure!)
  • Friday, Dec 11 - Prep the pantry at the River Fund, Richmond Hill, Queens
  • Saturday, Dec 12, George Walker Jr. Park cleanup (not familiar), Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn 10-12pm, Park Cleanup
  • Saturday, Dec 19, Alley Pond Park, in Queens, close to me10:30am-11:45am, organized outdoor tour / walk thru a beautiful wooded park in the area that's best to go thru as a group, my friend and her daughter will also attend

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

Jacky82020 on 12/06/2020:
Don’t you ever worry about all those exposures? Would scare the crap outta me!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
I do. but i do keep masks on and keep my fingers crossed.

I should be working, not home like this. And i need to get out in the community like this, making it like I am working and doing my part. It's exercise and a chance to assimilate with good people and good programs.

It would be a disservice to myself to not do what i can...to drive to these locations...it is good for me. I cannot stay home 24/7.


grannyannie on 12/06/2020:
Would scare me too even with masks and distancing.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
i do wear masks, but many of the activities are outdoors. i enjoy playing my role of volunteer in these events. they are also fitness. i need this!


grannyannie on 12/06/2020:
Mmm...I'd like some sweet potato pie.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
SO SO SO good. storebought and they tend to be on sale or at a decent price because this is the season for these pies!


Donkey on 12/06/2020:
Thank you for helping out with food banks. Here where I live, the desperation is a little more cloaked. I know in NYC, there are a LOT of people hurting right now.

Do you find that folks are social distanced properly on these outdoor activities? I think my comfort level would definitely be higher with outdoor activities versus indoor activities. Still, I find your food bank work the be highly admirable.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
i am enjoying the volunteering so much. even though i sometimes have problems waking up in the morning, because i do sleep quite late, it feels so good to finally be in the car and driving to my destination...

we don't "socially distance" very well especially when a whole line of people is coming thru to pick up their food and i'm handing it directly out to them...BUT, i am always wearing my mask, except if i go to drink some water or have a snack. i do not take off my mask except when it's sorta necessary, like i said earlier in this paragraph. i also come home and wash my hands, etc. i try my best to stay safe. the best is the outdoor pantry and park stuff. even the indoor pantries are ok, except some where people do take masks off to eat...and they remain in your general area...but most places are very safe...i haven't yet gone back to pantries were i didn't feel it was safe enough from covid.


Jacky82020 on 12/06/2020:
Ones I saw on TV were handing bags of food to the drivers. Up pretty close!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
yes i've heard of drive-thrus though that is not what i am doing in Queens. really needy people will not own cars. some do, but a lot of the people, especially the seniors coming thru and more needy families prob do not have cars. and too much congestion for a drive-thru in queens...not enough parking lots, etc...


Jacky82020 on 12/06/2020:
Not having major problems staying home. Have a terrific husband, 3 dogs, 2 dogs, 2 parrots and a dove. Work the stock market everyday. Enables me to make generous donations to multiple animal rescue groups.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
that's wonderful....i need more structure outside the home. i tend to have problems when i stay home too much...i wish i had all those lovely pets. but it's not meant for me at the moment...need a job...it will come.


Jacky82020 on 12/06/2020:
Yes, it will come!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/06/2020:
:-D glad you support me on my thoughts. time keeps ticking, it moves on, events change, opportunities come and go :)



Horn_of_plenty - Saturday Dec 05, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

pie, some coffee, some kombucha 450

light lunch: 2 slices cheese on a wrap 300, some kombucha 50

 3:45pm snack: very spreadable and extra protein peanut butter by skippy...very good! on a cookie. and extra spoon of pb. 250

pretzels and non alcoholic beer 200

1250

6:30 dinner with parents roasted cauliflower 100? roasted chicken 200sautéed spinach 150, home baked blueberry muffin 300 750. Too much with the muffin lol 

2000.

 


Will visit parents later this afternoon.

Before then, will try to at least get in a srength session for my legs and some cardio on either the stepper or bike or a mix.


leg strength exercises: done

some cardio on bike: leisurely as always, done

maybe a little, little bit of stepper tonight or tomorrow...or more bike tonight at home, not sure, depending when i get home



  • Sunday, Dec 6 Highland Park, located in Cypress Hills (not familiar), Brooklyn, 10am-2pm, volunteering to plant flowers (tulip bulbs) at a park in Brooklyn...and i am not sure of the meeting spot at that park...
  • Tuesday, Dec 8, 10am-1pm, volunteer at Salvation Army location, Astoria, Queens, NY
  • Wed, Dec 9 Richmond Hill, NY, give out food for the River Fund - it's one of the best food banks and i sometimes take a couple things home, including some food, which is allowed;  8:30am-1pm, outdoor pantry, friend may stop by to pick up some things (she/family could use some help for sure!)
  • Friday, Dec 11 - Prep the pantry at the River Fund, Richmond Hill, Queens
  • Saturday, Dec 12, George Walker Jr. Park cleanup (not familiar), Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn 10-12pm, Park Cleanup
  • Saturday, Dec 19, Alley Pond Park, in Queens, close to me10:30am-11:45am, organized outdoor tour / walk thru a beautiful wooded park in the area that's best to go thru as a group, my friend and her daughter will also attend

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

grannyannie on 12/05/2020:
Love all your volunteering!!

horn_of_plenty on 12/05/2020:
Me too, me too!


Maria7 on 12/05/2020:
Tulips are so beautiful! Sounds like fun to plant some!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/05/2020:
and great exercise, it's from 10am-2pm~


Donkey on 12/06/2020:
I hope you had a nice visit with your folks! Food sounds delicious!

Your volunteering opportunity sounds wonderful - outdoors, planting, nature. Love it!



Horn_of_plenty - Friday Dec 04, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 breakfast: lol, gummies 250, kombucha 50...

lunch: leftover chicken, not too much, 150, on a wrap 150..apple cider alcoholic 100. 400

2pm snack: goldfish crackers 150

3:30 a bit much snacking..sour low sugar gummies 100

6pm dinner: 2 slices of munster cheese (bought cheese at supermarket) 120, and some of my ratatoille that i might have to freeze to keep fresh soon.200. followed by an 1/8 slice of store bought sweet potato pie 200, bc i never had a sweet potato pie (of course it's good). 

8pm: another 1/4 slice of sweet potato pie 200(from supermarket, gave in)

1700.


Did weights some in late morning, some in afternoon between a phone call, weekly call with French friend. (upper body weights)..the next time i do upper body should be MONDAY.

May walk outside to supermarket to return plastic bottles to get the 5cents per bottle for recycling. queens stinks with recycling, the machines many time are broken or there's a line to use them...but today i'll take my chances. i'm not working, so it's easier to be patient with the obstacles of recycling my bottles. usually, i just drop them downstairs in my apt in that recycling area to be sorted out and therefore i do not collect my 5cents per bottle. i'll also pick up peanut butter if i go to the supermarket bc i used mine up! :)

other than that, i'm throroughly enjoying this new romance novel...it's very, very good! LOL...i guess the author who wrote "Fifty Shades of Gray" is a great author indeed! I never read that one, might at some point.  but i have my books at home to finish before needing to borrow, buy, or search.


  • Saturday, Dec 5 Recheduled bc of rain Sunday, Dec 6 Highland Park, located in Cypress Hills (not familiar), Brooklyn, 10am-2pm?, volunteering to plant flowers (tulip bulbs) at a park in Brooklyn...and i am not sure of the meeting spot at that park...
  •  TBD, to be rescheduled bc of both my schedule and friend's changing work schedule; plans made today with good friend and her teenage daughter for a spontaneous road trip to New Hope, PA. it's a historic, artsy, touristy town which will prob not appear anything like those things when we go...but have always wanted to go. We'll walk around the town and the Delaware River / possibly over a bridge also from that town into the connecting town on the other side of the river! :) 
  • Tuesday, Dec 8, PA TRIP to New Hope, PA 10am-LATE with friend and her daughter
  • Wed, Dec 9 Richmond Hill, NY, give out food for the River Fund - it's one of the best food banks and i sometimes take a couple things home, including some food, which is allowed;  8:30am-1pm, outdoor pantry, 
  • Saturday, Dec 12, George Walker Jr. Park cleanup (not familiar), Jamaica Ave, Brooklyn 10-12pm, Park Cleanup
  • Saturday, Dec 19, Alley Pond Park, in Queens, close to me10:30am-11:45am, organized outdoor tour / walk thru a beautiful wooded park in the area that's best to go thru as a group, my friend and her daughter will also attend

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

Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
Our recyclable cans, glass & cardboard are picked up by the city with the regular trash on Friday. Some people go to recycling plants and sell them, but too much of a hassle for me to pick up a few bucks. Not much aluminum in our waste & think it pays the most.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
same here, it's usually a hassle...but i figure in these last weeks or so that i'm not working, i'll do it as an errand!


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
You’ll be working in a few weeks?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
that's why i wrote "in these last weekssss"...your guess is as good as mine at the moment...

also, in regards to your last comment on my previous day's entry, about cops having a high turnover or not - my guess is NO. It's one of those highly coveted government type jobs. good benefits. good pension. who wants to give that up! it's a long waiting period to take the tests when they come out, go thru the whole process, wait to be chosen for the academy. they only reasons i could see a cop not staying his full years in the service is disability / injury on the job or off the job. it's one of the jobs people dream to get (even though many are scared sh*tless to become a cop and many fear that type of job, there are many people who would covet it still).

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
i hope that weeks aren't about to turn to months. i feel it's sooner rather than later (job situation). but no, i don't have any details at all.


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
Oh, misunderstood. To my way of thinking last weeks means a job on the horizon, like 2-3 weeks away.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
it usually does to me, too. this time it means an endless amount of weeks but hopefully not.


grannyannie on 12/05/2020:
My sister in Michigan has always take bottles and cans to supermarket but don't know what she is doing now. She hasn't gone inside a supermarket.

Unfortunately they never implemented deposits on bottles and cans here though they talked about it. We get all our recycle stuff picked up here except bottles-different truck and day from rubbish. I take the bottles to recycle bins on the way into town when I shop.


Donkey on 12/05/2020:
I think it's great that you have lined up a series of activities to partake in, so that you have something to look forward to, and keep your week structured.

A good book is such a blessing. I'll comment more about what I'm reading in my own entry. I have a harder time with fiction, but isn't it nice to just get lost in a story? :-)



Horn_of_plenty - Thursday Dec 03, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

10am breakfast: oats flavored 170 with almond milk 30, raisins, 150, kombucha 50...later on jelly beans 70..470....

1:45pm healthy lunch rataouille 150, leftover indian rice not much 50?, leftover indian black beans/sauces 200. 400. cookies 120, coffee 30.

4:30pm pm few jelly beans 70

6pm dinner: half a large roll 200, some deli chicken 100 (free food from pantry to all who work there), my pumpkin pie healthy filling 150 with pb on top 150...600, good, healthy.

1720-1750....

it's been a really, really relaxed day...reading this new romance novel which is quite good...and very risque. the novel was set to take place in the UK in 2019 or something. very modern.  It's called "The Mister," by the same author who wrote Fifty Shades of Gray (which i might have to get around to reading now!)...the author is EL James


 Did stepper in early evening for 45 minutes (was on phone for a lot of it so the time passed faster).

i should do weights tonight but might just lay around and do them tomorrow morning, YES, will most probably be the case but i may change my mind once i digest my dinner, LOL.


 

Because I am not as worried about the job as i should be (because i feel it is going to work out eventually), I have a few other plans I have made for this month.  If you look closely, most events are on the weekends, aside from a few activities next week.  I only sign up for weekday activities once I can see that I will prob not be working yet...but i can always cancel volunteering activities during the week if i have to!

  • Saturday, Dec 5 10am-2pm? (but probably will not attend due to rain): volunteering to plant flowers (tulip bulbs) at a park in Brooklyn...and i am not sure of the meeting spot at that park...will maybe  need to email them tomorrow about if i'm even attending (based on weather).  I am not going to volunteer in the rain & cold.
  • Sunday, Dec 6 plans made today with good friend and her teenage daughter for a spontaneous road trip to New Hope, PA. it's a historic, artsy, touristy town which will prob not appear anything like those things when we go...but have always wanted to go. We'll walk around the town and the Delaware River / possibly over a bridge also from that town into the connecting town on the other side of the river! :) 
  • Tuesday, Dec 8, 10am-3pm (but will prob not stay the whole 5 hours because that's a bit much for me), Astoria, NY, Volunteer at Pantry organized at Salvation Army
  • Wed, Dec 9, 8:30am-1pm, outdoor pantry, Richmond Hill, NY, give out food for the River Fund
  • Saturday, Dec 12, 10-12pm, Park Cleanup in Brooklyn, NY
  • Saturday, Dec 19, 10:30am-11:45am, organized outdoor tour / walk thru a beautiful wooded park in the area that's best to go thru as a group, my friend and her daughter will also attend!

 

 

 

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

Maria7 on 12/03/2020:
Lookin' good!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
Thanks, it's been nice and i slept in after yesterday's good exercise volunteering. slept like a log last night!


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
The husband has oatmeal 5 days a week, Then on the weekends he cooks 1 measly egg and microwaves 1 pancake. His only indulgence is some good maple syrup. We gave up big breakfasts at IHOP and the like years ago. Still miss the apricot syrup!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
i see that hubby doesn't have a big appetite in the mornings compared to his evening indulgences!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
IHOP and all their CRAZY syrups...yes. i remember those syrups and have been there only a couple times! both as a kid!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
Nice plans!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
i thought so too!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
I have porridge (oatmeal) every morning, even when we are in Thailand.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
it is nice and filling...very tasty and you can change up the ingredients.


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
How’s the unemployment situation there, HOP?. Not following the stimulus deal, but someone said $300 may be added to state unemployment. The husband did ok when he was laid off earlier this year. The state paid $600 and the feds another $600, so he pretty much made his take home pay. He pays big taxes & puts the max in the 401K. He was hoping they’d extend the furlough, but didn’t happen.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
my unemployment situation is pretty cruddy...a lot of my friends have jobs that are quite "essential" compared to mine...i have a few high-end nurse friends who have moved thru the ranks to pretty specialized positions, i also have a few friends working in IT, former friends are mostly teachers (they do NOT lose their jobs after a few years they lock them in)...and other people that are my friends have been sorta lucky. seems i'm in the crowd of the few that haven't been as lucky. still, many are suffering much more than me in nyc. it's not a good situation here...we'll see what happens comes January. i was thinking that unemployment will have to be continued with so many still not working overall...


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
The NYT had an awesome walking tour of the city’s Chinatown. Reminded me of the one in SF. Also clicked on a previously published tour of Jackson Heights in Queens. It looked kinda rundown & schlocky

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
yeah, i wouldn't be very interested in a walking tour of jackson heights. there's nothing of class there and it is not a place i'd go, especially now during quarantine...it's packed like sardines there with no parking. apts are prob crowded in some areas with large families under one roof. it's a big spanish/black area now and the place is known as having a large subway stop that is very busy as it's a hub for many people who live there as essential for their daily travel. it's not a particularly historical place, and i would love to see what they are actually taking people to see. people are hustling and bustling and on the go...i wonder what there is to see over there!?

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
i'm not to far from there, my station (subway) is about 10-15 min by train to jackson heights...they are closer to the city than i am.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
*too far....my typos are ridiculous!


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
No idea why the Times selected that area for the “ walking tour.” They really embed nice videos and photos in the newspaper stories. The one on Chinatown included pics of the same scenes from days gone by

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
Chinatown is a much better destination and very popular for tourists. they restaurants have lost TONS of business due to covid, especially in Chinatown area. it was on the news several months ago, i remember.

there could be some historial areas of jackson heights or a park or so...but it's not known as a touristy place, at all.


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
I know nurses and cops who are really making the big bucks

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
YES. they are. always had for a LONG time. they do deserve it. :)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
and, as far as my nurse friends go, i think they are wonderful people, to boot! they are good at what they do and highly knowlegable. i think so highly of them! (i'm lucky, i have great friends that are nurses what can i say!)


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
Many RNs in my family. Only one cop, works in SF. This is my nephew, wanted to be a firefighter, but job highly competitive in California & he didn’t want to relocate. Last I heard this kid was making 167k a year, including OT. Young guy! In his 30s

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
yes, i'm sure most of that extra salary is due to OT...yes, all those jobs are ultra competitive, lots of (especially men) wanting them as preference to an office job! plus, once they attain the jobs, they do not usually lose them easily if they can get thru the training! :) thats great for your nephew :)


legcramps on 12/04/2020:
Outdoor walking tour sounds like fun! I hope you are able to make it.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
i hope so too! and the tulip planting has been rescheduled to sunday instead of saturday due to rain....so glad they rescheduled it!


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
Hey, HOP, I once read that NYPD cops are the fattest in the nation! That they have no physical standards after hiring. Heard of ones porking up to 300+ and going out on disability. One story featured a 250 pd very short female cop, maybe as short as us, who waddled about. Would they give cops like that special assignments? I watch a lot of true crime TV and the detectives all over the country are often obese. Then again the US is the fattest nation in the world now.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
well, cops that are injured on job and other situations could indeed get "desk assignments." ...

i would say there are some standards after hiring, but, perhaps 15yrs+ into the job, they must still be lax...

i see the cops...many of them do look quite fit still...many of them still exercising, even if they have a few pounds.

i also see some that are quite heavy, but more often they look OK to me...and they all look good after the 6mo (i believe it's 6 months?) academy training.

i once wanted to be a cop, didn't pass the pre-test that was a simulation of the physical test so i'm done with it. i always wanted a physical job, injuries got in my way later in my 20's when i wanted to pursue those goals. that's why i have an appreciation for most cops...i saw the test is not a simple breeze to pass, but if you are heavier, it will help you on the test because you can use your strength to help pull/push things which are parts of the test. when you weigh 115lbs, you don't have much extra weight/force to push and pull things. so that was extra challenging to me, amongst all the other obstacle course challenges! ha. men def have an advantage on the test...and if you are woman, you need to be pretty darn athletic...thick boned and a "hearty woman" to push thru the obstacle course. and you need a little speed to your run.


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
I always thought being a detective would be cool, skip the cop part. I could never pass the physical! 105-108 in my younger days.

Rare for me to see a fit cop, but then I see very few. The ones on Dateline are older men & fat.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/04/2020:
Tons and Tons of young cops in NYC...many look younger than us!!!!!!!!!!


Jacky82020 on 12/04/2020:
Do they have a high turnover rate?



Horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Dec 02, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

8am quick breakfast sweetened oats and raisins 320, almond milk 30..350

11am snack granola bar 100 during volunteering which was very cold, but GOOD for me!!!!, but i was dressed pretty well and brought some of my handwarmers to insert in my gloves!  There's a man that works there of Indian / South Asian decent (i don't know exactly his cultural background), but i guessed RIGHT today that he's also a NYC cop! he goes:"how'd you know!?"...i told him he looks like one (extremely FIT!) and that he acts like one (based on how he reacted / treated me the past few times i've volunteered there!)....haha, i was right! that was cool that i guessed right on his occupation based on his actions/mannerisms! Jackie just knows! lol so as far as the cop there, he must work nights or other off-hours on his police work...and this pantry thing is just something else he's part of...he's very busy and you can tell by his physique that he move around a LOT! His legs are like pure muscle....i saw them in the warmer part of early fall! hahaha..he's very, very handsome just for looking at! (nothing else!)

1pm lunch: mc donalds 2 for $3 combo: small fries, around 300, 6 nuggets 300, bbq sauce, half a pumpkin filling slice 70 plus part of a drink (caffeine) 30. food was cold by the time i got home, how sad! but still tasted good...i'm just freezing...shower to warm up soon, i think! 700...and then deciding i will read once i am warmer and cozy! lol.

3:30 low sugar gummies 100, iced coffee at home, kombucha 50

6:30pmdinner: sips of a drink 50, threw the rest out as it was opened and lost its flavor days ago, half a naan bread 150, rice 150, small amount chicken tikka masala in some sauce 350 tops 700. Healthy.

9pm gummies regular 100

2100


i just want to tell all of you - i am very thankful for all of your support during the time i haven't been working, as well as all the other times i have posted here.  it's special to have this site and people that support me...it's a special group of friends that are completely unique and wonderful to have in addition to the friends i have off the 'net! So Thankful for all of you!


 exercise other than volunteering: leg exercises. only takes me around 20 min or so. 

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

grannyannie on 12/02/2020:
Ohhh a handsome man is always a good thing!

My husband has some cycling gloves that have batteries to keep them warm.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
VERY VERY interesting on those gloves! i may have to look into that / keep it in mind for future endeavors once i'm back to working those would be GREAT to have for commuting / walks.

next, a handsome man - this handsome man - is gorgeous to look at...he still wears a mask but his body...lower body...is incredible...even in pants you can see that he's extremely fit. so i'll enjoy going there to sneak some looks at him! haha


grannyannie on 12/02/2020:
Yea, hubby had some really good gloves for early morning cycling but they weren't quite warm enough. Brand name is Snow Deer.

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Lol 6 times you tell me ?!?! ;). ;)

Thank you, I’m def keeping this in mind as I am one of those people who gets VERY cold and easily. Poor circulation, but not enough to be worried. Also, did he have anything to warm his feet? Or just wool socks or something ?


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
HOP, I once had adventures with the NYPD. I wrote a novel for harlequin romances. This was not the skimpy kind. It was a special line of longer books & they asked me to do it. My first shorter novel for them focused on marine biologists because it’s what the husband & I did, so no background research on that one.

Since I’ve always been a huge true crime fan, I chose cops & detectives for the big book. I had others set in SF & LA and decided upon NYC. Read all the nonfiction I could find on the NYPD. Wrote to former cops and detective and journalists who did the books. Many, but not all, replied. We had fun. Later sent books to those who requested one. Some of the guys said: I’m the hero with the big throbbing manhood. Lol

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Hahahahaha uhhhh, can you tell me what book?! I always liked it hose fun, romantic stories ! I have a history of reading them ;)

That is also really awesome. I have a secret love and admiration for law enforcement and those related uniformed men!


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
Lol, Bear, good question. But I do hear tell some sneaky bastards remove them.

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
I think this guys hear and mind are made of gold and that he’s a loyal one if he were married ....oh.... I just realized we all wear gloves ! I may not be able to check! We are outside wearing warm gloves now ! Ugh ! I’ll try my best hahaha to see! And he did show me his badge ! I couldn’t see his bday or anything bc I was just in shock that he was a cop after all and his medal badge was shining in the sun!


Donkey on 12/02/2020:
Sounds like volunteering did you some good today - in more ways than one!

I hope you enjoy the rest of your day :-)

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Hahahaha who doesn’t like looking at a handsome, successful, fit man?!?!


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
Can’t identify book, HOP. I’m a very private person on social media.

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
So hard for me then ?! Haha I guess I’ll just have to read the books I have at home for now ;) I have a few books at home that haven’t been read - either that people left in the laundry room (specifically to give away) or friends or my mom....I’m starting a new semi-romance now - ill take a photo tomorrow or so for my entry


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
There’s tons of far better books than mine!

Never read fiction, only the classics in college. Read the romance book ones for research.

Read nonfiction now. Mostly free ebooks from the Brooklyn Library

horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Why not your local library ? I am guessing Brooklyn has a much better and wider range of books. I forgot what you had told me


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
Yes! Far better collection at Brooklyn. Have to pay $50 out of state fee but well worth it. So glad I heard about this in newspaper story on popularity of ebooks. Brooklyn can get up to 50 copies of a bestseller, so the wait time is never long. Same book could take months to get locally.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/02/2020:
Yes, Brooklyn has the capabilities to serve so many more people than a local town library! and as you are an avid reader / writer, Brooklyn makes sense!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
Weird that my post had the hiccups!


grannyannie on 12/03/2020:
Hubby doesn't get cold feet but you can get battery warmed socks.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
now i see my options are endless if i want to stay warm, outdoors, for long periods of time! excellent to know about for future purchases, for sure, assuming i'm back to work, which i will be eventually.


Jacky82020 on 12/03/2020:
My husband sometimes gets cold hands while he’s working at the computer. He has a battery operated warmer, looks like, a mouse. (Computer). This probably has to do with his athleticism: heart rate at 50 or below and low pulse.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
thank you for sharing on the options for warmers!

like your hubby, my pulse and heart rate are regularly quite low. i was in the hospital for a surgery last year and they would constantly check and recheck my pulse because of that...and it's why i'm constantly cold too.


Maria7 on 12/03/2020:
Yes, I agree with you, HOP, that this is a blessing, to be able to come here and talk and know you are loved and cared about. This month makes 20 years I've been posting off and on here and I am thankful to the Lord for this site and also to the DD webmaster, who keeps up the site, as well. And I thank you everyone here for their support to you, me, and all the others here. Have a blessed day, HOP.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/03/2020:
enjoy your day too!



Horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Dec 01, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

10am Breakfast healthy pump pie filling 150, pb 200, 50...400

11:30am gummies 200

noon-2pm snacking some kombucha 20?, can of cider 100, part of an atkins coconut bar just not good 90...210

2pm lunch: wrap 150, with leftover brisket, not too much..200? 350-400. 

4:45pm blueberries 220

6:45 light dinner: pumpkin pie filling, healthier version - def needs another egg when i make it again! - 1.5 pieces so 220 cal and a coconut chobani blended yogurt 140. 360.

1780....


today I will find a book to read - I have a few I haven't read in my apt :-) 

I'll also apply to a few iobs

cardio outdoors - driving to a very local park...to walk in the sun, as it's mostly open without forestry there...sorta up on a hill, sometimes windy. but the sun is out and that makes it all bearable!

upper body weights - tonight...


sounds like a plan :-)

Tomorrow i'm signed up to volunteer and hopefully i can take a few of the goods home, as i do not have a large income now and it's nice to receive what we are giving out as a volunteering thank you...it's good for me to get up early and volunteer for the entire morning, just need to dress warmly. i'll bring some hand warmers and take a shower tonight so i can just get up and go relatively easily tomorrow morning. 

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

grannyannie on 12/01/2020:
Do you have a job interview today?

Good plans for the day.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
i was going to, but it's non-union construction and i was talked out of it by dad...which is fine, believe me...


legcramps on 12/01/2020:
Sounds like a great day to me! Enjoy!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
thanks, Legs, I plan to...


Jacky82020 on 12/01/2020:
Those Atkins coconut bars are what doomed my attempt at Keto. Ate the whole box in a day!

HOP, just got terrific ebook from Brooklyn Library. Sylvia Plath bio.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
you must have had severe issues with digestion after eating all those sugar alcohols in one sitting!?...UGH.

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
i forget...is she a long-lifer...will look at that tonight, i'll google her...


Jacky82020 on 12/01/2020:
Snowed all day here, HOP. No park walks for me,

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
SO SORRY for all my DD friends with snow...that surely shuts down most plans for anything outside ! even driving, if you don't have to!


Donkey on 12/01/2020:
Sounds like you had a really good day! And volunteering tomorrow is excellent!

I bet you feel quite relieved today. I'm proud of you for taking the test. That in itself is an accomplishment. I'm also glad that it helped you make some decisions, and that in itself is quite valuable.


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
HOP, Sylvia Plath is one of the most famous poets of the 20th Century. She wrote The Bell Jar, a novel. She married a famous British poet. She killed herself, think she was 32, maybe a little older. The estate gave her biographer access to all her psychiatric records and letters, so it’s a meaty bio. Plus she interviewed hundreds. Plath turned on the gas and stuck her head in the oven.


Jacky82020 on 12/02/2020:
Love the snow on my giant trees! It’s starting to to look a lot like Christmas.



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

EVENING EDIT:

Very, very difficult test.  I did not pass and will NOT be studying anymore for it.  It's not mandatory test for me to have on a resume and I don't think I could study a little bit more and pass.  The questions are VERY hard.  I do not need this test and will not spend more money trying to pass it. It was an experience, let me tell you, spending 4 hours answer 200 wordy questions.  VERY VERY tough test. done with it...prob would have been better if i never took it, wasted the time studying, and was applying to more jobs. But, i'm just SO GRATEFUL that it's over! :)  That's right, it was so hard and confusing that i will not spend another $500 or torment myself with taking 200 questions in 4 hours again!


Today is the test, this afternoon, approx from the hours of 3:30-8pm with a 10 minute break once half the exam is over and cannot go over that part after the break :)   

I have an interview for an office manager / assistant proj manager job in Queens tomorrow.  I am not sure if it's a job i'm seriously considering, but an interview cannot hurt...I'll review that  tomorrow because the interview is at 12:30 and not directly in the morning.


Filling breakfast that i do have leftovers for: piece of the pumpkin pie healthy filling 150, flavored oats with raisins added 320 and almond milk 30. 

1:30 - some leftovers of the breakfast above, 3 butter cookies 120, pb 100...coffee 30...and still nauseous like i've been for a week already...it's either due to poor diet, nerves, or laying on my back on the couch too much and not sitting up causing some kind of acid reflux..

6pm candy 400...later blueberries 120...550.

8pm 2 small bowls of ratatouille all veggies 300? And this light spiked cider - very nice and low calorie 100 cals!

1800-1900, good.


 It's a very dark, gloomy, 100%rainy day all day...i even went back to sleep in the late morning into afternoon....

now it's afternoon, 1:30pm, i'm cooking up a huge pot of ratatouille.  something good to eat for the rest of the week.

 been feeling on and off naseous for a week....def not pregnant, LOL!


 PMP STUDY GUIDE: until end of November for Monday's afternoon online test (Execute, Monitor & Control!) <---- haha, those are PM terms.

  • Monday review the formulas,review formulas section and questions on the app...in progress
  • Monday review the 10 knowledge area / 5 process CHART ..use the app to review these areas  & review the 50 question practice test answers for what i got wrong, again..in progress
  • Review CLOSING process ...in progress
  • apply to some paralegal jobs from Tuesday & onwards, also Asst PM jobs.

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

Maria7 on 11/30/2020:
Hope all goes well for you today. You are very smart.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
Thank you very much, Maria :)


grannyannie on 11/30/2020:
Good luck on the test and the interview!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
I appreciate it very much :)


Jacky82020 on 11/30/2020:
Best of luck on the exam and interview! My sacred Native American Eagle feathers send you Power.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
I'll take Power today and every day :)


Jacky82020 on 11/30/2020:
HOP! Let us know ASAP how the test went! How long does it take to get results?

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
failed it. very difficult. will not even attempt to take it again.


Donkey on 11/30/2020:
You should just now be finished with your test. I hope it went well!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/30/2020:
UGH. failed. it's ok. it's an experience and i will not be repeating it. i need to move around and not be planted on the couch studying for something that is harder than i imagined! LOL. glad it's over.


Donkey on 11/30/2020:
Just read your update. Well, at least you don't have to wait for your results. So that's good. Also, I agree that once was enough. I see some drawbacks to having the certification, and so I have to think that your future lies in a different path.


Jacky82020 on 11/30/2020:
Sucks the big one. I’m sorry, HOP. Yeah, screw it! You already have a great resume. What with the Master’s and other paralegal coursework and job experience. Etc.


grannyannie on 12/01/2020:
Oh no!! Sorry about the test!

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
it's ok...for what i want to do in life, it's not mandatory or necessary. would have been great to have on resume, but not neccessary. so i will not be attempting again!


legcramps on 12/01/2020:
Sorry to hear about the test... but glad that it wasn't necessary and so doesn't need to be attempted again!

This isn't a failure either, you've learned so much through taking the course that you may be able to apply in the future in certain ways. And you've spent your timely constructively, with goals in mind and a very determined approach. I think you should be proud of yourself for what you've been able to accomplish during this pandemic! FAR MORE than any other normal human :) :) :)

Horn_of_plenty on 12/01/2020:
awww, thank you, yeah - this test in now in my past :)....it's been easy to "let go" since i failed last night! haha no worries! thanks for the kind words.



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

Happy Sunday :) 

9:30am 1/3 of the greens / protein bar from last night 100, kombucha 50

11:45am small snack: cherry haribo gummies 150

2pm late lunch poke bowl takeout ($ splurge) of light dressing 100, salad and seaweeed salad 150, salmon 300. And also over half a large challah bread / roll 300 I had at home 850, some caffeine 50

blueberries 100

almost 7pm during weights workout: large piece of healtier pumpkin pie filling 150 

7:45 light dinner: good size piece of brisket and a small apple 450.

1900, good.


below is what I have been memorizing and it's one of almost 3 pages of formula notes. If you look, most of the formulas are very, very similar. For example, there's a formula for estimate to complete and another formula for estimate at completion! So easy to confuse the two. Been trying to get them straight right now. I have trouble with those two. But I just figured it out : estimate TO complete includes only TWO pieces of data in the formula ! There you go!

 


 Do stepper for 30 min in morning: in progress..didiit for 45 min with a few minutes break every 15 min or so. was good DONE!

Upper body weights: 

Later today, maybe (or Tuesday): Go out to get some veggies, drive to store to make ratatoille....i did pick them up, but didn't cook it.


I am not going to study all day for tomorrow.

I will be doing weights today and also chatting with a friend on the phone. should be a somewhat slow day over here. laundry is already done....in progress  


PMP STUDY GUIDE: until end of November for Monday's afternoon online test (Execute, Monitor & Control!) <---- haha, those are PM terms.

  • Sunday review the formulas,review formulas section and questions on the app...in progress
  • Sunday review the 10 knowledge area / 5 process CHART ..use the app to review these areas  & review the 50 question practice test answers for what i got wrong, again..in progress
  • Review CLOSING process ...in progress
  • apply to some paralegal jobs...sporatic for now.

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

Donkey on 11/29/2020:
In a way, I think it's a good approach to have a sporadic studying day - it will help you relax and such.

No judgment on Thigh-Gate, but I have found that whenever I have had such an advantage in my math classes, that they were completely unnecessary. For example, I once had the answers, inadvertently, in advance of the test, to 4 math questions on a test. It didn't matter, though, because when I looked at the questions (to which I had the answers), I already could figure out the answers - didn't need them in advance. Felt kind of hollow about it, afterwards. Alls I would ask you is would it be worth the risk, to take? I'm a bit of a chicken-butt, though, so you can't go by me.

IDK, do what you have to do to get through it. I think that's all we can ask of ourselves.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
i just do not want to pay twice for this test if i do not have to. I will not regret doing what i want to do (not writing it again here lol) for the test to feel my best about it...

i am not saying it's right, it's not. but i also want the test behind me as fast as i can make that happen.

and per your comment, below, it's about passing, that's it! just like you said!


Donkey on 11/29/2020:
Oh and what you said about only needing to pass - YES! THIS 100%!


Jacky82020 on 11/29/2020:
HOP, for lots of tests, don’t they sell flash cards? Can you hide cheat sheets in the bathroom? I’d have to pee during a 4 hour test!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
NOPE....to many breaks, that is.

there is ONE!!! One, 10 minute break for the entire 4 hours. it is after two hours. that part of the test cannot be looked back at after the break, the part of the test that i finished.

yes, i'll put my notes in the bathroom anyways, just to have them by my side during the 10 minute break! :)


Donkey on 11/29/2020:
There are formulas for the test. Are you allowed to use pencil, paper, calculator?

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
NO. i will NOT be allowed to use my own paper, pencil, calculator. NO.

have to use whatever the test platform has included online...they will have probably a calculator as part of the online test...a calculator on the test, i'm sure you know what i mean.


Jacky82020 on 11/29/2020:
Yep, they make flash cards, HOP

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
yes, there's even review classes that are close to $1,000 to take! unreal!


Jacky82020 on 11/29/2020:
I posted some from eBay!


Jacky82020 on 11/29/2020:
Do they have specialized PM calculators that run those formulas IRL? Must be software too

horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
That would make sense..that technology would do some of the work for us....I bet there is but would have to research it to be positive. Of course, as you know, there is lots of PM software such as Microsoft project that we spoke of earlier. I am sure some parts of it is computerized or at least on excel files! I’d have to research the names of the actual software aside from Microsoft


Jacky82020 on 11/29/2020:
Oh, forgot about that already. The one the husband said he hated as well as being the PM. The company has the VP Sales guy doing it now and he hates it too.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/29/2020:
hahahahhaa....it's def a slow type of program with lots of little inputs, i do remember watching a demo of it...and that program can be quite tedious.


Donkey on 11/29/2020:
Yikes! I certainly don't envy you having to study all of those formulas!

I'll be thinking of you tomorrow, sending positive vibes your way in the afternoon!


innerpeace on 11/30/2020:
I had to review those formulas for a project manager course I had to take for continuing education...No Thank You!! I had to take the test several times before I passed with a 70%. I don't think I could work with them everyday!

Good luck!



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

Edit: today was SLOW. i sorta have a headache from remaining mostly indoors besides a walk...and just a slow day. not even that much studying, at all.

Tomorrow, i'll call a friend of mine...and also thankfully i have weights tomorrow. i may do some leg exercises tonight, we'll see - my body could def use them, that's for sure...

if i didn't have a test to prepare for, that's a large chance i would have visited parents or asked a friend to get together this weekend, long weekend -  especially my friend who's a teacher. but i wasn't thinking about that, getting together, bc my mind previous to this weekend was focused only on Monday's test.

There's really not much "cramming" i can do that will stick...so i'm just reviewing questions that i got wrong and studying why i got the wrong...most of the answers are logical and if i give thought about when in the Proj Management Process  the scenarios are taking place, i CAN take a MORE logical guess...when taking the test, it will be ULTRA important for me to consider, with all the process/inputs/tools and techniques/outputs sections, WHEN they are taking place in the project: as in: BEG - MIDDLE - OR END!? this will help me lots.

my writing above, i will also read over tomorrow, to remember to consider where i'm at in the project management process on the process questions...it's a MAJOR TIP for this test which can be overlooked after reading too many questions in a row too quickly.!!!

______________________________________________________

Happy Saturday :)

9:30 breakfast: last slice of banana bread, sorta larger. 400, kombucha 50.

 took a late morning wwalk to pick up eggs for pumpkin pie and extra walking before going to the store, hour cardio :) felt good.

noon snacking while laundry is going on & REVIEWING ALL ONLINE TEST DEMOS AND TIPS NOW ON THE SITE & IN MY EMAIL FROM TESTING COMPANY.- DONE..blueberries 120, pb on a shortbread cookie 120, caffeine drink cherry Bing drink 10...250, More of the can of bing 50

2pm lunch chicken bacon 70, goldfish cheddar crackers 300..370

4om small apple 80

Close to 6pm: leftover salad from parents from Thanksgiving that i added olive oil to 150, topped with leftover somewhat fried chicken but a moderate (not big) piece 300. 450.

8pm snack healthy pumpkin pie 150 - hopefully it will cool more overnight and be a little denser tomorrow. it was slightly too soft in consistency for a pumpkin pie, but was decent, though not as good as regular pumpkin pie. it's a very large slice for very little calories, though!

9:30pm 2/3 of a chocolate coated greens bar 200, so good i should find a bar that is slightly lower calories with same taste and nutrition. love these.

2000...

 

 


 PMP STUDY GUIDE: until end of November (Execute, Monitor & Control!) <---- haha, those are PM terms.

  • Saturday - i need to review the website / platform and any info /directions on the actual computerized test, any tips / any examples / demos of this process that i'll be using on monday to take the test....DONE
  • SATURDAY MORNING will keep reviewing the formulas,review formulas section and questions on the app...yes, i did... ..may review again this evening...
  • SATURDAY review the 10 knowledge areas / 5 processes - CHART ..using the app to review these areas most of FRIDAY & review yesterday's 50 question practice test answers - in progress, 2:45pm
  • Review CLOSING of projects, the last of the 5 processes of PM...
  • apply to some paralegal jobs...sporatically for now.
  • SATURDAY...make another pumpkin pie, no sugar added this time...using evaporated milk with my own sweetener, instead of condensed milk! cannot wait for it to be ready and see if it's good!...forgot to buy eggs, now have them...will make it later today; 
  • clean guinea pig plastic hideouts/homes

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

grannyannie on 11/28/2020:
Won't it be nice when you don't have to study any more or apply for jobs?

Horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2020:
OH, YES, I COULDN'T AGREE MORE....VERY NICE, ANNIE!!!!

At least i still have some income coming in right now, thru unemployment. thankful to have that safety net at the moment, rather than receive nothing...it makes it easier to study more when not completely stressed over that! :)

it will be nice not to study for this particular test more, yes. i have the basics and it's super frustrating knowing i may not know enough detail for it...but we shall see.

anyways, with the job thing, i think i will not be settled for still many years in terms of career, but it was nice to have the break during Covid from it and to get the paralegal certification as well.

also, with the study thing, i may continue to study on my own, some online classes, paralegal related, but have to see when i want to take the classes and if i want a break when i go back to work. and these classes are classes that I CHOSE...rather than this PM test that i am doing for the good of the credential.

to answer your initial question: Yes and Yes.!!!!


Jacky82020 on 11/28/2020:
Making my first jug of kombucha,,HOP! Details & a pic soon. The tea is cooling before I can add the GT bottle. Tried the other brand, the one in peach/pineapple. Far more carbonated than I expected. Says made from sparking water. Not sour or beer like at all. Tasty!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2020:
yes that pineapple peach one, by Kevita, is amazingly good. and yes, i believe they are very sparkling and possibly more than other brands. very sweet, they add the stevia which i do like.

i've got to hear more about this kombucha process because if it works for you, it could be something i'd follow your lead with, it could be a huge $$$ saver to balance my purchasing of kombucha with making homemade. and calories could obviously be looked up or just estimated, since you can see i am big on calories....

it would be nice to be able to mix & ferment my kombucha and not have to fully rely always on store bought. and i've got stevia to sweeten it, if it's not sweet enough....tell all and take photos, yes.!!!


Donkey on 11/28/2020:
Happy studying day! Oh I don't think I envy you! To study and learn is one thing, but when you know you have a big test coming, that's a whole different dish. However, with the schedule you've set for yourself, I think you'll be prepared as you possibly can be. All you can do is your best, and we know you'll do that!

Let us know how the pie comes out!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/28/2020:
i could have studied more in terms of memorizing specifics...my understanding is more broad and if i fail, i will have to delve deeper.

I have memorized a lot of math formulas, but not every single one bc the test will prob not ask every single one...i know the easier ones but it's hard to memorize the ones that are almost exactly the same and it was starting to confuse me, so close to the test.

so, i'll say i def have the broad, basic, concepts and understanding of PM. and i am crossing my fingers that it is enough to PASS. only what matters is to PASS, not get an A.

and if i don't pass, i'll have to delve a little deeper, like i said.

but i definitely understand and know much more than i did this summer when i was in the 3 week or so review class for this test and we were going thru the questions, which, at the time made very little sense to me.

it's so nice that i have had the time off, to put in this studying. it would have been much, much harder had i been working...to gain the understanding that i have.

going into the test, i'm borderline. and if i have to do more, i can only pick up and continue from there.

just wanted to thank you for your input, i always secretly wish to get feedback from you because it's constructive and helpful.

you are right, the "testing" situation ruins a learning situation, sometimes, in my mind. it takes the fun out of learning, in my opinion. !!!

at least this test is not writing, it's all multiple choice, and it's concepts. after studying, there's hints to find in the questions, etc. i see some of the basic connections that will get me points!

I HOPE YOUR TRIP WAS WONDERFUL, I DID LOOK WONDERFUL! WISHING YOU A RELAXING, HEALTHY, RESTFUL WEEKEND, MY GOOD FRIEND!



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

9am breakfast: leftover banana bread that sister made (very thick and cake like) 300, kombucha 50.

will go out for a walk soon this AM...a short one to get my body moving, 20 min...hour walk in town, nice.

11am snack, gummies, 200 cal...just to hold me till lunch...

Noon lunch will be a video chat with french friend also...planning on a pumpkin ale beer!..and popcorn with butter! 400

3pm: wrap 150, chicken bacon 150. 300 blueberries 100

5:15 during weights / washing of guinea fleeces in laundry apple 50

7:30 dinner: leftover thai veggies 150, tofu 100, rice 150. 400. tasty.

1800...

 

 


 weights are later this evening, upper body no leg strength.

glad i got a walk in during the morning, an hour, which is a lot for me and my legs certainly feel it, because i do not do hardcore cardio and i should do more, moderately increasing what i do. this was good. it was also very warm, just over 60F, and sunny. DONE


 PMP STUDY GUIDE: until end of November (Execute, Monitor & Control!) <---- haha, those are PM terms.

  • FRIDAY MORNING will keep reviewing the formulas, ..may review again this evening...review formulas section and questions on the app.
  • FRIDAY AFTERNOON - review the inputs, tools & techniques, outputs...
  • FRIDAY review the 10 knowledge areas / 5 processes - CHART ..using the app to review these areas most of FRIDAY.
  • Saturday - i need to review the website / platform and any info /directions on the actual computerized test, any tips / any examples / demos of this process that i'll be using on monday to take the test.
  • Cheat Sheet section on app... - 1x completely, DONE...
  • Review CLOSING of projects, the last of the 5 processes of PM...DONE...
  • Thursday night: apply to some paralegal jobs later at night after coming home from parents...not now.
  • SATURDAY...make another pumpkin pie, no sugar added this time...using evaporated milk with my own sweetener, instead of condensed milk! cannot wait for it to be ready and see if it's good!

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

grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
I love banana bread!!!!


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Just returned from small local Italian market that has good prices on boneless chicken breasts/thighs . Use to make dog food. They had the most wonderful day old banana cake reduced to $1.99. Looked like banana bread. Took Herculean strength to resist!


grannyannie on 11/27/2020:
I've only made banana walnut bread once in my life. Tons of oil. It was soooooooo good.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2020:
yeah, i do think banana bread is rather far from healthy. the one my sister makes is quite rich and heavy!


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Used to make them, but not for ages. I’ve given up many foods over the years, too many calories and poor nutrition. But I loved it!


Maria7 on 11/27/2020:
Banana bread sounds good!

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2020:
do you make it?


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Are you feeling better today, HOP?

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2020:
you're right, banana bread seems like a pretty bulky, rich dessert. i agree.

yeah, my stomach was still slightly weird - maybe it's all the candy i've been eating.

i do feel better. somehow i have a sore throat that developed over the course of today!

thanks for asking!!!

i am just not in the mindset to spend too much time on here for now...too many other things i am thinking about!!! <3

by the way, I think InnerP forgot to mention you, the "newbie," in her thank you's on her entry today... so i want to tell you that you are a great addition here. we are thankful for your contributions!


Jacky82020 on 11/27/2020:
Thanks, HOP. The PM test should be your top priority. Who’d want to waste the money taking it twice? But no real option if it gets to that.

Horn_of_plenty on 11/27/2020:
It really is a disgrace how expensive it is!!!! LOL. thanks Jacky!


Jacky82020 on 11/28/2020:
Indeed! Wonder what they screw you for on the GRE, LSAT, MCAT etc these days. Been years since I took any big tests.



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