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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 10, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 4/8/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)
  • Thinking to get a small dog in Sept/Oct.

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)...doing better, continue making phone calls, make follow up phone calls only after first round of calls is done.

i think the exec will be gone by 2 weeks from now. 4.20.22?...we will see if this changes. prob not overall; but just maybe by a week....


4/10/22 Sunday - 

9a breakfast, after sleeping in quite a bit felt nice to rest in bed, listen to radio, before actually getting up: i made a pancake added extra water so it broke apart but still tasted great 160, with a coffee40, added sprinkles keto negl; added a tbsp of the keto low sugar chocolate hazelnut spread by Eliot's (on amazon). 100. and part of a banana that i'll finsih later. 150. 450...

Snacks small lollipop negl bc very small.

12:30p Lunch - bigger, was really hungry and was given a large potion. had 2 of 3 tacos that i got, each dbl wrapped in 2 shells of a thicker variety. 400 for the shells, 4 shells, and lots of chicken 400 or so. along with some sauce, veggies 100 tops.

1350

Snacks nope!

6:15p Dinner: rest of the banana, above, then, some roasted brussel sprouts, not too heavily roasted at all or oiled 100, want to eat 3rd taco but also want to try a low cal ice cream i bought...so prob heading in the direction of just having the ice cream; and taco #3 tomorrow for either lunch or dinner.low cal ice cream 150, then diarrhea!, 3cookies 200

1800.

i have a swollen gum around one tooth. hopefully i do not need the dentist, trying to avoid. i was thinking to go to a regular doc, but the dentist is very close to me if i need to go on Monday/Tues and i know he'd fit me in for an emergency. i'm trying to avoid it; and i'm rinsing with salt water and also i have dabbed it with tea tree oil as it said online i can do that too....hopefully it heals with these remedies. been like this since Friday eve/Saturday morning.

leaving around 10:30a - Going to Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. it will not be a long walk, up to 45 min or hour tops - maybe less and - not even go to park but walk right by her - we will try to visit a potential condo complex she wanted to see - fine with me i'm still recovering in my legs from the 2hr walk last week and do not need to walk lots today! and anywhere i go with her is a change of pace from here in Queens!.. will be very low 50's / high 40s :-D and SUNNY!

Supermarket near friend with her -- small shopping;including onion/shallots; large container eggsseltzer, greens and carrots for pigs, bananas, fruit/veg for me....this supermarket is called Wegmans and i may have been there once, but i don't think so. very big. tons of prepared food, i will purchase some specifically for lunch and to eat for the week ahead (like a huge area of fancy prepared food for takeout, better than most supermarkets in the entire USA) !

She's also made changes to her apt with a couple new pieces of furniture that she ordered and she put together! - so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)


4.11.22 Monday - 


4.12.22 Tues - Full Body Strength


4.13.22 Wed - 


4.14.22 Thurs - Full Body Strength


4.15.22 Friday -

 

 

(Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night  :) )


4.16.22 Saturday -

Passover holiday meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...


4.17.22 Sunday - 

 


4.18.22 Monday 

4.19.22 Tues

4.20.22 Wednesday

4.21.22 Thursday

4.22.22 Fri..




5.23.22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D

6.1.22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/10/2022:
Hope your gum heals up good. Will pray for your healing. Sounds like you have a nice walk planned! Let us know if you get any eggs at the store. With the bird flu going on, and millions of chickens killed in the US, I noticed at the grocery store yesterday that there were not many eggs for sale. Seems they were up in price, too. I didn't get any because we've still got plenty over here from prior shopping trip.

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2022:
Many eggs - I stuck with cheapest, store brand, yes prices up also due to everything being up / war …


bearcountrygg on 04/10/2022:
Hope you gum problem gets better...I recently had the same thing....I used Crest Gum Detoxify toothpaste and listerine mouthwash....and it went away in a couple of days. Hope you enjoy your vistit with your friend.

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2022:
I will try to keep my gums improving …a nice visit !


Donkey on 04/10/2022:
Ouch!! You're doing the right thing by gargling with a salt-water solution. I hope that helps.

I hope that you enjoy your outing with Christine! Can't wait to hear more about your walk and your adventures :-)

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2022:
A good visit :) gotta work on my mouth :) gums I mean..



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 09, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 4/8/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)
  • Thinking to get a small dog in Sept/Oct.

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)...doing better, continue making phone calls, make follow up phone calls only after first round of calls is done.

i think the exec will be gone by 2 weeks from now. 4.20.22?...we will see if this changes. prob not overall; but just maybe by a week....


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

8am breakfast: enjoyed an easy to digest, fun breakfast: buttermilk pancake 150, apricot jelly 50, banana saved part of it for later and coffee 150; gummy vits 50. 400 satisfying.

Snacks:choc keto butter 100; tastes 60 of this canned asian milk tea a friend gave me a long time ago, figured i'd finallly open it while going thru my fridge.

12:15pm Lunch: tbd - planning on leftovers - lefetover bbq shredded chicken final portion 200, on a toasted wrap with melted cheese 200, followed by 1.5 servings pita chips 200. 600 total.

5:45p Snacks before exercise fresh strawberries 100, coconut yogurt 200 sprinkles added keto

1450 

later, Dinner: use the bagged salad i have?; eat with a wrap or other item from my fridge; def no need for takeout next week or tonight; have tons of frozen food to use this week......started with gummies 150, moved onto a keto muffin I made from mix early last week 200. Not the best meal. Tomorrow's a new day - looking forward to the supermarket ! 
 

1800. but cals are very nice. 

TOM here., so i'm kinda happy to be home.

Yesterday, christine asked if i could come sunday instead of Saturday....is actually better since what i just said the line above and i've needed to use the bathroom on and off all morning...so i'm happy to be home today, actually.

Laundry day, my stuff DONE.

organizing/cleaning and threw out a ton of newpapers (local thing that comes) and other papers,, went thru mail, cleaned up a lot. DONE.

reading of my book.........in progress :)

also wash 1 gp fleece....maybe not till later on...done :)

maybe some LIGHT cooking - would be frozen veggies bags that i mix up to cook together...

make a tuna salad using what i have at home either today/romorrow :) done!

small Prep for the week - just thinking about what to eat next week; organizing it...semi DONE.

Deciding in to lift weights this late afternoon/tonight ...then the next time would be Tuesday evening.....starting soon :)


4/10/22 Sunday - 

Going to Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. it will not be a long walk, up to 45 min or hour tops - maybe less and maybe not even go to park but walk right by her??.. will be low 50's  :-D

Supermarket near friend with her -- small shopping;including onion/shallots; large container eggs;  seltzer, greens and carrots for pigs, bananas, fruit/veg for me....this supermarket is called Wegmans and i may have been there once, but i don't think so. very big. tons of prepared food, i will purchase some specifically for lunch and to eat for the week ahead !

She's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

 

 


4.11.22 Monday - 


4.12.22 Tues - Full Body Strength


4.13.22 Wed - 


4.14.22 Thurs - Full Body Strength


4.15.22 Friday -

 

 

(Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night  :) )


4.16.22 Saturday -

Passover holiday meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...


4.17.22 Sunday

 


4.18.22 Monday

4.19.22 Tues

4.20.22 Wednesday

4.21.22 Thursday

4.22.22 Fri..




5.23.22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D

6.1.22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/09/2022:
Glad it worked out for you, too. That first day of TOM can be really brutal.

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2022:
yeah...glad to be home and taking care of things here mostly :)


Maria7 on 04/09/2022:
You've been BUSY today! Hope you have a good weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2022:
It’s been good and I still have another day left tomorrow :)


bearcountrygg on 04/09/2022:
You got a lot done today.

horn_of_plenty on 04/09/2022:
It felt good to start the early part of the day cleaning and doing laundry and to just be home :-)


Donkey on 04/10/2022:
I'm impressed that you did weights on the upstart of TOM. That's not easy to do, at least when I think of it in terms of myself.

horn_of_plenty on 04/10/2022:
so glad i did it...mostly because i have been losing some strength so i'm more motivated to get all my workouts in right now....and because today-sunday-i'm going to christine, so i knew it had to be Saturday night!

it made me feel better...really helped me move from day 1 of TOM to an easier rest of the week lol.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 08, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 4/8/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)...doing better, to update my list over weekend or end of day, last 30 min today 4.8.22...

i think the exec will be gone by 2 weeks from now. 4.20.22?...we will see if this changes. prob not.


4/8 Fri - Maybe full body strength tonight, then i'll skip the weekend which could be nice - until next Monday evening?

Breakfast: small half banana (these days, they are many times brown as living alone they go brown easily if i am to buy a bunch and i've learned to like them brown from the fridge - why be picky!). 50, pb 50, coffee 50, two slices small of a croissant like pastry very nice lower sugar type of treat and more fat which is good 200. 350, good.

Snacks: ..pb 50, 2 choc filled italian cookies  150

Lunch: salad w. dressing 100 egg 100, maybe a 2 fried chicken wings from coworker deep fried from his sister's restaurant 300, pretzels 150, maybe a clementine 50. 550....

Snacks: some of those violet candies i had in my bag 50 during the drive

6:30p Light snack / Dinner: small grapefruit 100, 2 oreos 150, yogurt w/ a little nut butter 250.

1650....

....and feeling those cramps starting now before TOM! seems i'm in sync with younger coworker lol... 

I went walking at park after work, a simple 1.25 miles or so.felt like enough! legs still getting stronger after last weekend's walk!

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

I Got up quickly today after laying in bed this AM and waiting until i had 10 min to get ready; and it took me 15 lol, no shower, etc. I use wipes on days like these and bought wipes specifically to skip a day or two a week of showering - and it has worked. of course, if i were to sweat a lot especially down there bc of summer weather/walking in heat - i would HAVE to shower as i wouldn't want to get a UTI bc i purposely caused it due to not being cleanly...but for now, it's easier to get up and go in the morning in cold weather.  I do not let this on for days, lol. just a day at most between showers sometimes to be more efficient in use of time and getting ready for bed or work. eh, it works. i never did this previosuly to this job. but with the longest commute i 've had and longest hours in awhile at work, this works for me. :)

 


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. it will not be a long walk, up to 45 min or hour tops.. will be 50's i have to remind her to dress warmly.

she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

We will do a Thai meal by her as well.

 


4/10 Sunday - 

Laundry, Cooking, Prep for the week?


4.11.22 Monday - Full body strength?

4.12.22 Tues

4.13.22 Wed

4.14.22 Thurs


4.15.22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4.16.22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5.23.22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6.1.22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/08/2022:
I think it would be very hard for me to get up - early - in the morning, knowing that I had a long commute ahead of me. I did that for a couple of years, in my first paralegal job, and it was HARD. I would not do that again, for anything, and if I could take it back, I would. But that job did serve a purpose, in the end. I just wish I hadn't sacrificed so much of my family time, and my own time FOR my family, for that stupid, awful job.

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
the earlier i leave, the easier and less traffic on the road. but the road, believe it or not, the parkway/highway is full of cars when i get on, no matter what the time! but the speed they are driving at changes a lot minute to minute.

if i leave at 6am, i can get to work and add in a walk usually easily.

if i leave at 6:15am, i risk being late!

anyways, i'm glad for my job and know it's not the worst commute. i still live in the 5 buroughs of nyc...then there's people that live past me on long island...their commutes are even longer. we'll see what happens in the future.

but by not taking any classes the next couple years, i hope to free up my schedule and work on the work/life balance more and more :)

as for your sacrifice, sometimess you have to sacrifice to be thankful for the change in job etc.


Maria7 on 04/08/2022:
How far do you commute to work each day? Wishing you a happy weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
you are going to be amazed. by car it's either 14 or 18 miles depending on the route. both routes will have traffic and holdups if i leave later than 6:10am or 6:15am.

one route is the free bridge which i cannot even take anymore due to traffic on the way in and construction of that bridge. the 18 mile a day route, when i took it coming home, used to take around 2 hours.

now, i take the 14mi route. takes about 40-45 min in morning and about 45min-1hr if i leave work at 3:30 or 4p to go home.

it's not the distance but the traffic....

by public trans, it is around 1.5hrs to go and come to work....but lately i drive.

i work 7a-3:30, just feels like a long day. i leave in the morning around 6a-6:15a and get home around 5p earlist on average, but may get home a little earlier in future.

lots of info to answer your question lol.


bearcountrygg on 04/08/2022:
Bananas go brown around here too sometimes...I have heard they are actually better for us when they are overripe/brown.... supposedly they fight cancer when they are brown.

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
yes, brown has benefits also. there's benefits to both; but i have read that brown is NOT a bad thing at all.

carb wise, it is more easily digestible compared to the just-ripe yellow bananas, but since there's also benefits to brown and they aren't necessarily bad to throw out, like you say - i have learned to like them and eat them.


legcramps on 04/08/2022:
Yes! Brown bananas are best! They both have benefits as you say, but brown bananas are so much more easily digested and nutrients absorbed. Also, I find they taste like candy when they are slightly brown! Yay for candy!

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
i also find they are quite nice. i'm glad they stay around for ages while brown...they don't spoil fast, in general, bananas!

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
i also find they are quite nice. i'm glad they stay around for ages while brown...they don't spoil fast, in general, bananas!


happy-1 on 04/09/2022:
I’m all about the bedtime showers!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 07, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... really doing very badly with this task...


My highest, exec boss is moving onwards, to another position as partial owner of another company. it's very sad because he had my back the most. my other main boss likes me lots; and i will continue to work with him well for the forseeable future. Once again, a reminder to keep my fingers crossed and keep that courts position in mind for end of 2022/2023 application process...it would def be best for me to move there when the opportunity permits. it is not stable for me to continue being an admin asst for life in this particular field...but, the good news, i'm alright FOR NOW and like i said probably 1-2 years from now minimum at least.

i think the exec will be gone by 2 weeks from now. 4.20.22?...we will see if this changes. prob not.

Well, had a good cry back at home during workout thinking about my future / the absence of this boss that's leaving :(..it's really unfortunate for us, everyone he is leaving behind. he excelled as a higher boss above us all, making sure we were all on track, all on task, knowing everything we were doing....very sad. there aren't many like him that i've known.  after my brief period of working in the main office from Jan-end of May last year, i was transfered here with this boss since last beginning of June, almost a year now...very sad. he linked everyone together and was a favorite of mine.   It's a little spirit-crushing; as i don't like feeling left behind, feeling not in control of my future. I leaned on the feeling he was a stable feature of the job.

anyways, time to concentrate on my health and fitness....which is also lacking right now.


4/7 Thurs - Plan to walk in AM before work starts. yes, 10min

Breakfast / Snacks: half crispy cream and coffee 150; half banana 100, later a wrap with tahini 300. pb 50, extra decaf negl.

Lunch: healthy - wrap with cheese 200, salami 100, salad with dressing balsamic thick type 150...450, half donut 150. 600

Dinner before i sit on bike; wrap with cheese and leftover bbq shredded chicken; 400, or fruit/yogurt option with either strawberries or blueberries a whole pint 250, sour gummies i picked up while running errands after work which i'm enjoying 150; ...400

tahini health bar 100

1700.

Bike tonight......skipped to read instead 

Drop off notarized papers after work on way home at the union hall after work. - maybe rainy so just drive there. - yes, along with a couple other errands in same shopping center area.


4/8 Fri - Maybe full body strength tonight, but thinking prob not until Sunday...


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. it will not be a long walk, up to 45 min or hour tops.. will be 50's i have to remind her to dress warmly.

she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

We will do a Thai meal by her as well.

 


4/10 Sunday - 

Laundry, Cooking, Prep for the week?


4.11.22 Monday - Full body strength?

4.12.22 Tues

4.13.22 Wed

4.14.22 Thurs


4.15.22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4.16.22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5.23.22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6.1.22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/07/2022:
It can be hard when people leave us - that is, our circle of friends & folks that we interact with often. It is perfectly understandable to have a good cry about it, to process it. It IS sad, but also a reminder of your need/desire to move on as well.

So does this mean you will be getting a new Exec.? That can be even scarier but look at this as an opportunity to make a new first impression on someone.

Yes, in the meantime, focus on health (physical AND mental), fitness, traveling & expanding your world in a positive way.

horn_of_plenty on 04/07/2022:
Thank you, see below what i wrote to Bear.

also, i have no idea the change of exec or anything to come...not sure what will happen!

horn_of_plenty on 04/07/2022:
i liked seeing him at work; he brightened my day and joked lots. emotionally, i am sad over it and it's going to take awhile to get over...and process this change. now i see how hard it can be when it's more than just a boss..now i start to understand your pain...not relate, but see how hard it is to not be able to see your son again. i am so sorry.


bearcountrygg on 04/07/2022:
Sometimes change is good....and I totally agree with Donkey.....focus on your own needs and do your best at work.....and try to be happy for him that he is following his own dreams.

horn_of_plenty on 04/07/2022:
i'm happy for him; just not in a great place myself. seems many of the folks i work with semi feel the same; though of course i feel most out of place with the least skills as i'm an admin asst....but you are so right; to be happy for him and just do what i can as best i can right now for me and the other coworkers.


legcramps on 04/07/2022:
It is tough to lose good leaders. I myself am losing a director soon who has been instrumental in giving me a hand up during my learning curve, so I know how you are feeling. We will get through it!

horn_of_plenty on 04/07/2022:
i'm just really, really sad about it.


Maria7 on 04/07/2022:
Hang in there. Take care.


Maria7 on 04/07/2022:
Wonderful bosses are few, sometimes. Just think of it as a gift or a blessing, the time that you worked with your boss that is leaving. Like a special 'window of time' that you were granted to work with such a special person, who no doubt took his job very seriously and encouraged everyone to always do their best (which I know you always do). No doubt, you will not be forgotten, either, by the boss that is leaving and will inspire pleasant memories of a hard-working, caring co-worker, when thought of in the future. Hugs to you.

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
thank you for the thoughts, advice, kind words. What you wrote has helped me to process and move forward a little even now. thanks for the advice again.


Donkey on 04/08/2022:
(((hugs)))

horn_of_plenty on 04/08/2022:
xoxoxo



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 06, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... really doing very badly with this task...


4/6/22 Wed - Full body strength tonight...bike 10-15 min stationary no matter what i will add this before weights.  Legs still sore, so might skip lower body again and give lower body a break the whole work week.

Walked 5 min before work; would have been more time, left not that early, also drizzly so didn't plan on any walking. so this is good.

Breakfast: coffee negl and a decaf alter 50; pb 50; a dense piece of chocolate babka again from coworker very well made he gets at supermarket 300 tops prob. 400..

snacks: banana and pb 200 tops ...

Lunch: healthy salad tomato/pepper 200with seasoning/olive oil, egg 100, pretzels 150; clementine 50?500

Snacks:no

Early 4:45p Dinner: back at home; left on time; leftover from Monday night the bbq shredded chicken 250, in a whole wheat wrap with 1 slice cheese 200. 450. tasty. trying to eat better tonight compared to last night! maybe some chips, though i don't want to overdo...so will stick wtih kombucha right now. 50

later 9p after workout and also relaxing 2 Oreos and half banana 250 tops

1850...

At home, prep food to bring to work tomorrow - simply prep what lunch will be / what frozen food i'm bringing to work.

This AM, i got my papers notarized at work with the notary in next trailer over. will get it together in an envelope to drop off tomorrow after work on way home.

My highest, exec boss is moving onwards, to another position as partial owner of another company. it's very sad because he had my back the most. my other main boss likes me lots; and i will continue to work with him well for the forseeable future. Once again, a reminder to keep my fingers crossed and keep that courts position in mind for end of 2022/2023 application process...it would def be best for me to move there when the opportunity permits. it is not stable for me to continue being an admin asst for life in this particular field...but, the good news, i'm alright FOR NOW and like i said probably 1-2 years from now minimum at least.

i think the exec will be gone by 2 weeks from now. 4.20.22?...we will see if this changes. prob not.

Well, had a good cry back at home during workout thinking about my future / the absence of this boss that's leaving :(..it's really unfortunate for us, everyone he is leaving behind. he excelled as a higher boss above us all, making sure we were all on track, all on task, knowing everything we were doing....very sad. there aren't many like him that i've known.  after my brief period of working in the main office from Jan-end of May last year, i was transfered here with this boss since last beginning of June, almost a year now...very sad. he linked everyone together and was a favorite of mine.   It's a little spirit-crushing; as i don't like feeling left behind, feeling not in control of my future. I leaned on the feeling he was a stable feature of the job.

anyways, time to concentrate on my health and fitness....which is also lacking right now.


4/7 Thurs - Plan to walk in AM before work starts.

Drop off notarized papers after work on way home at the union hall after work.


4/8 Fri - Maybe full body strength tonight, but thinking prob not until Sunday...


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. it will not be a long walk, up to 45 min or hour tops.. will be 50's i have to remind her to dress warmly.

she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

We will do a Thai meal by her as well.

 


4/10 Sunday - 

Laundry, Cooking, Prep for the week?


4.11.22 Monday - Full body strength?

4.12.22 Tues

4.13.22 Wed

4.14.22 Thurs


4.15.22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4.16.22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5.23.22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6.1.22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/06/2022:
And like you said...being all right for now is something to be thankful for. I do hope you get your position you have been diligently working to attain in the future, though. Good that you get along so well with your superiors at work and they with you. That makes for pleasant working days and less stress. You are blessed in this because not all workers have this at their work. There were times when I did and times when I definitely didn't. Wishing you a happy day!

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2022:
there were times i didn't either. thankfully all is good in terms of work relationships now. thank you for the kind words, Maria. <3 I am lucky and thankful for my current job situation. I can remain that way for the present and future right now. <3 THANKS.


happy-1 on 04/06/2022:
Hugs

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2022:
Ty Happy xx



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 05, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... really doing very badly with this task...


4/5 Tues - Leave work 3:45p.  Plan is to do walk for 15 min or so after work until 4p followed by bike tonight for 15-20 min or so after i have dinner and watch tv. KEEPING IT LIGHT.  I want to continue the book above, as well, tonight. even just a few pages.

Breakfast: half banana 100 and coffee; pb 50; small pastry 150...300

Snacks: sf choc muffin 200

Lunch: healthy leftovers: white rice 200 max, cauli rice in thai sauce 150?, chicken sausage 150...500...maybe a mini clementine 50.

Snacks:choc  on ride after taking a half hour walk before driving home 200

Dinner: not great. i think it was 4x servings tortilla chips spicy queso 600, blueberries 250. 850...blech...i can do better....tomorrow's a brand new day :)...maybe some kombucha 50

2150


4/6 Wed - Full body strength tonight...


4/7 Thurs 


4/8 Fri - Maybe full body strength tonight, but thinking prob not until Sunday...


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

Bank by Christine before we go to park, but, i may change my mind and go to a bank be me, not sure; to Notarize paperwork.  it's not very feasable to go to a bank during the work week for me due to hours and not wanting to find a spot in city either, so will need to notarize on a saturday in April.


4/10 Sunday - 

 


4/15/22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4/16/22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5/23/22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5/30/22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5/31/22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6/1/22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/05/2022:
Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.


Jacky82020 on 04/05/2022:
Do you prepare special foods for Passover? I saw a terrific Jewish chicken noodle recipe in the newspaper. Don’t know what was supposed to be Jewish about it, not different from what my mom makes or what I made last week.

It did inspire me to try my own vs the Progresso canned. Got lower sodium & more meat for less money. The newspaper recipe called for two large quartered chickens. Lots of straining to remove bones & skimming off fat. Too much work and a ton of soup! I just used thighs.

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2022:
will write to you, didn't have time to comment yesterday but see your comment again at work today...commenting to follow.


bearcountrygg on 04/05/2022:
Going to be a quiet evening here to today....Have a good one.


Donkey on 04/06/2022:
I did not do so well, eating-wise, yesterday, either. Nuts and nachos... *sigh*

horn_of_plenty on 04/06/2022:
i'm glad my work lunch is a healthy meal. def a meal i have to make sure is healthy daily! LOL we can do better.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 04, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... really doing very badly with this task...


4/4/22 Monday - Leave apt at 6a for work...this worked; and prob will be even better without police on the side of the road during part of the trip causing rubbernecking!

Walking before work - 10 min? yes.

7:30a Breakfast: pb and coffee 100; keto choc muffin 200. 300.

9:30a Snacks: bar and pb 200

Lunch: healthy - chicken sausage 100, cauli rice in thai basil sauce 150 tops, should have brought rice - maybe stay low carb for lunch, chips 150, pretzels 50 small clementine 50. 450-500 tops

driving home one candy one 2" honey wheat pretzel 50

5pm Snacks: maybe buy a donut / small iced coffee after derm. on way home before i exercise? - though not sure...stopped by boston market and supermarket bc it was where i parked - had a cornbread with supersize diet sodas on drive back home 200; 

6p Dinner: bbq pulled chicken very good boston market 400 lots sauce side veggies 50; spicy queso tortilla chips by tostitos, very good. 1.5 servings 230 (indulgent, but not really to excess at all; so we're good!) maybe some swigs kombucha before workout...(low cal option, since i'm already at 1930 cals and don't want too many more before workout).

8p during workout; bag of dried jackfruit 100

2030....

3:15p leave work early for follow-up 2nd dermatologist appt; her latest appt is 4:40.

in case i have to wait awhile at derm, i brought my book :)...almost no wait.

it's good i left work by 3:15p, there was pretty heavy traffic where usually it's light; i was there just in time. took me 1hr 15min to get to the appt. i was thinking it might be more like an hour; which it prob would be with less traffic :) will work late tomorrow until at least 3:45p to make up my time.

Full upper body strength tonight :) (hamstrings sore from walk saturday! kinda cool feeling!)


4/5 Tues - 


4/6 Wed - Full body strength tonight

4/7 Thurs 


4/8 Fri - Maybe full body strength tonight.


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

Bank by Christine before we go to park, but, i may change my mind and go to a bank be me, not sure; to Notarize paperwork.  it's not very feasable to go to a bank during the work week for me due to hours and not wanting to find a spot in city either, so will need to notarize on a saturday in April.


4/10 Sunday - 

 


4/15/22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4/16/22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5/23/22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5/30/22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5/31/22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6/1/22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/04/2022:
Glad you made it to work on time today! I hope today goes well, especially after starting it off with a nice walk.

FYI - I did not do weights last night, either, so I made sure I did them this morning. Being rested and in the right frame of mind does wonders :-)

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
i've lost a bit of strength on my pushups as well as chest press due to a lot of skips lately; but it can come back if i do exercises more regularly ;)

being on time felt great; the walk felt even better :)

young lady at work, below 25; telling boss how she's not sleeping much due to not being able to fit it in( her commute is 3hrs EACH WAY!)..he told her it's not healthy...LOL...duh!....he said she can't do that forever; to maybe move closer...lol i don't think she'll do that. she lives on the Jersey shore near atlantic city; which is far from Harlem. she takes public trans or the costs to drive from her area would be so much....otherwise, she'd prob get to work in way under the 3 hrs each way.


legcramps on 04/04/2022:
Nice that you were able to get a short walk in this morning! Crisp morning air, can't beat it!

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
yes, def!!!


bearcountrygg on 04/04/2022:
How does your dermatologist treat that?

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
remove and send out for testing...it's a way to have insurance pay except for the copay (35)....for more of a - i forget the name - procedure more for looks...but people do it if a mole seems cancerous...but many of the derms here just do any moles...as long as you can pay/insurance will pay. they send out every mole they remove for testing no matter what.

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
i think they pull and scrape off? will check later...when i'm there.

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
Yes, she scraped them off, numbing the skin with a shot to the area first which totally numbed it. They were raised moles. Then she put bandaids. She sad wash lightly tomororw and put on neosporin with bandaids


Maria7 on 04/04/2022:
That is wonderful that you got in a nice walk this morning before work. Hope you have a happy day!

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
So glad to get in the 10-15 minutes ! That’s like a half mile and also warms me up / helps me wake up before sitting back down at my desk. It will rain the next few days but I’m glad I got that walk in today !



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 03, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... really doing very badly with this task...


4/3 Sunday - 

9:30am slept in and breakfast: larger pancake 250buttermilk type, with some added sprinkles negl keto sprinkles that i love, topped with apricot jelly 100, side spoon of the tahini sauce 100, coffee negl..450

Snacks: 2 chocs 100

12:30 -2pm Lunch: salami slices 100, healthier type of nacho 200, roasted asparagus 50, ....also the rest of my Thai takeout veggies 100, dried jackfruit 100, one strawberry lager beer 100...650

close to 4pm mindless snacking (not the best choice!) chips x2 pita 300 and 2 small clementines 50

5p - 7p - tastes of things i was cooking/baking 100 veg and keto cupcake mix, another serving salami and half an egg 150, 2 servings roasted/salted/flavored small packs of seaweed tiny sheets100; total so far here:  350; 

7p crappy day eating-wise bc too many snacks and not really satisfying..may try a cupcake...200, rest of the beer too 50

2150...


Reading of the book above

Weights - upper, maybe skip lower bc of so much walking yesterday - but we'll see; 

Cook up sausages i have already bought in fridge - DONE

made a small tomato/red pepper salad, using up all the veggies left in my fridge DONE

also roasted half a small bag of radishes  that i've had in fridge, reducing them to almost nothing lol since they shrink so easily and were tiny to begin with, will add them to the cooked cauliflower in the thai sauce lol DONE

Prepare the bag cauliflower rice i have - to be mixed with leftover thai sauce ;) lol that was easy, just micoraved a minute and mixed with the sauce leftover i had in fridge lol DONE

Slice up the long, english cucumbers to eat this week to go along with what i bring for work lunches. - plan to use freezer food for lunches this week at work :) - i had to throw them out, they were spoiled/soggy. NO.

Def a very complete gp cage cleaning / laundry; my laundry day too; bed sheets also. - DONE :)

baked 8 keto cupcakes - the mix was a smaller amount. i don't think i'm sharing these with coworkers... OR, i'll have to choose a few to share with, since i only have 8 of them. may share only with the women.DONE. 


4/4/22 Monday - Leave apt at 6a for work...

Walking before work - 10 min?

Breakfast:

Snacks:

Lunch:

Snacks:

Dinner:

3:15p leave work early for follow-up 2nd dermatologist appt; her latest appt is 4:40.

Walk a little (30 min) after the dermatologist; maybe in area of where derm is; and then drive home....


4/5 Tues - Full body strength tonight


4/6 Wed - stationary bike at home tonight


4/7 Thurs - Full body strength tonight


4/8 Fri - Walk outside after work,weather permitting.


4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

Bank by Christine before we go to park, but, i may change my mind and go to a bank be me, not sure; to Notarize paperwork.  it's not very feasable to go to a bank during the work week for me due to hours and not wanting to find a spot in city either, so will need to notarize on a saturday in April.


4/10 Sunday

 


4/15/22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)

 


4/16/22 Saturday - Passover meal with parents, need to see what time mom wants me to come over / and/or help out...




5/23/22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work for second shot of 3 series - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5/30/22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5/31/22 - Tuesday - 

 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 

6/1/22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 04/03/2022:
Sounds like a busy day going on.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
I’m glad the cleanly part of it is done !


bearcountrygg on 04/03/2022:
Tahini sauce? Made from sesame seeds.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
change of pace from pb...


Jacky82020 on 04/03/2022:
What Maria says!

I’ve had the best excuse ever to skip workouts, weights that is, for the last few days. Got the second covid booster. Arm sore! Not so much at injection site as entire biceps area. Mentioned to the pharmacist my military nurse friend said they make recruits do push-ups after injections and it helps. He agreed, said it increases circulation in the arms. He also said waving and rotating the arm helps, so there I was, walking around Walmart like some nut. Lucky I didn’t smack anyone. LOL

Felt ok that first day, but pain kicked in the next day. Getting better already.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
i remember how i felt after the first booster. i was really tired and also in pain, so i feel you!

i was also told to move the arm around to help with the soreness.

i may not do all the food prep i wrote out, we'll see; i think my cucumbers are spoiled or partly so!


happy-1 on 04/03/2022:
Sounds like a peaceful Sunday.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
very :)


Jacky82020 on 04/03/2022:
Better the sore arm than the alternatives! I along with the CDC etc am very impressed by the Israeli studies on a second booster. Keeping a lot of ppl out of the hospital. Think now one has to be >50, so we just became eligible, but that all changes rapidly and you younger people will qualify soon.

I was thinking of cucumbers in my super low cal salads! Maybe radishes too. Only near zero veggies may apply to my salad bowl.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
i had no idea you were over 50!? i thought you were in your mid 40's!

yes, and if you have those english cucumbers by you, they are a lot of fun... those extra long ones. it's sad i let mine spoil. to lazy to cut them up earlier.


Donkey on 04/03/2022:
Sounds like a nice day at home - yes, even the cleaning part of it. The pigs enjoy a clean cage too. :-)

And if all goes as planned, your next weekend will be busy, so having this calmer time is probably a good thing, as long as you are content and not restless or uncomfortable.

I forgot that I wanted to do leg weights (today, sort of), so I will try to get those in before the day's end.

horn_of_plenty on 04/03/2022:
i def wasn't restless. and actually skipped the workout bc i let the time pass and then it was too late. i will do my strength tomorrow & make it a good one.

also, nice job on getting your leg weights done, if you do... ;)


Jacky82020 on 04/03/2022:
I think all of the regular posters here are just barely >50, except you, our baby. And I guess Bear has indicated she’s a little older than most.

Yep, I’ve seen those big cucumbers around! Gonna grab me one tomorrow! Thanks for the idea.

horn_of_plenty on 04/04/2022:
for some reason, i thought you were younger! also, i think Legs is under 50 and happy under 50, i think. Also Kathyblue.

it's a good mix over here.


Jacky82020 on 04/04/2022:
You’re right! I forgot about KathyB & Legs.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 02, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... 


Last night, i chose no exercise because i got out late from work by an hour, just got held up with talking to exec and another coworker (actually i was just listening to mostly him talk...).  so it delayed my drive home a lot and since i didn't have lunch and was bringing lunch home that had sat out awhile on my desk at work, i decided to just go home. once home, i ate and lost motivation to exercise - also knowing i would be walking early today (Saturday) with my parents. It felt bad not to do any exercise yesterday, but today is a new and good day for it!


4/2 Saturday - 

Will leave apt around 10a to drive to parents by 10:30 and go walking, etc.

Before i go to parents, filling out some paperwork that needs to be notarized.

Breakfast: coffee with tiny banana 50 and almond milk extra 50, last of the indibidually packaged small choc covered mousse cakes 200, tahini sauce on a spoon (like sesame seed butter) 100...400, good.

Snacks:2 choc 100, lollipop 50, 3 sour gummy packs 200, maybe a keto chocolate 100...450- no Keto chocolate -100

3:30p Late Lunch: huge fajita salad: fried shell some 250?, shrimp 150, guacamole 100, beans 150, salad negl, sautéed peppers and onions quite a bit 150, tastes ice cream 50....850....

1600....

Evening eats: 1 pack dried jackfruit 100 when i got home along with a coffee 50; then later i had two siggis yogurts 250, 1 tbsp chocolate spread low sugar 100, and many,many keto sprinkles in the yogurts. the  sprinkles were GREAT. 50. total here: 550

2150, good.

exercise: 2hrs walking,some sitting on bench breaks included in that. my ankle and legs held up pretty well compared to other times recently. i had rested my legs a lot and didn't overuse at all this week which is why. tomorrow i will not be walking.


Dinner:4/3 Sunday - 

 

 


4/4/22 Monday -

3:00p leave work early for follow-up 2nd dermatologist appt; her latest appt is 4:40, so i need to leave work by 3:15p or i'll potentially be late to the appt...

 Fill out income affidavit only after notarizing (do not want the notary to see my salary).

4/9/22 - Saturday - 

Going to Rockefeller State Park with Christine today, up  in Westchester by her.:) very excited for it. she's also made changes to her apt, so i am excited to see it again as i don't even quite remember what her place looks like exactly bc i don't go there very often at all! so this should be a good day. she will be relaxed as well because she will be just starting a week off from school for easter/spring break. (compared with donkey's schools which are already back in session and done with their breaks for a couple weeks now!)

Bank by Christine before we go to park, but, i may change my mind and go to a bank be me, not sure; to Notarize paperwork.  it's not very feasable to go to a bank during the work week for me due to hours and not wanting to find a spot in city either, so will need to notarize on a saturday in April.




4/15/22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night - my mom already knows this! :)




5/23/22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5/30/22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5/31/22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 


6/1/22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/02/2022:
I hope that you enjoyed your walk with your folks. Lunch, too?

So tahini sauce is sweet? I thought it was more of a savory thing, but I'm not sure I've even seen it, much less tasted it. Time to do a Google, to see what I've been missing.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
no, the sauce isn't sweet...it is savory. but just like peanut butter, which is good anytime on anything; so is tahini in a way. you may have had it in a meal. it's common i think in middle eastern. this stuff is more liquidy than i thought, it sure is spreadable. it's squeezable, my idea was a change of pace from pb to put on a spoon at home. so this works. similar nutrtion to pb, just sesame seeds instead of peanuts. i'll put up a photo when i have a moment.


happy-1 on 04/02/2022:
Higs! A weekend with your folks sounds like a good, solid connection.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
it was awesome.


bearcountrygg on 04/02/2022:
Sounds like your parents love walking as much as you do!!! That's a great thing.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
My dad can walk miles and fast and my mom walks way more often than me. Both wayyy fitter so it’s always a good thing to go with them as it’s a nice challenge and activity :)


Jacky82020 on 04/02/2022:
Yummy on the chocolate cake!

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
the things i have gotten into eating. years ago, you'd never see this on my entries! lol.


Maria7 on 04/02/2022:
Hope you have a wonderful visit with your Parents.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
it was very good. a long walk and good eats.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 01, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book #3 of short 3-book series; by Norman Maclean; "USFS 1919: The Ranger, The Cook, and a Hole in the Sky"
  • Last TOM - 3/12/22
  • NYS COURTS - ON HOLD - thru check again dates - Summer 2022, Fall 2022, Dec 2022 / early 2023. 
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. / My friend J is working for American Airlines; and i have my fingers crossed that the flight is going to be mostly free, aside from taxes, for me...unless her work situation changes...really counting on this at the moment.
  • Fall 2023? - if flights still free for me; thinking to do another trip including J and friend Joyce if they are both free, somewhere in Europe...
  • OR WINTER 2024 - AUSTRALIA? (have friend there who has invited me several times to visit! - if flight is free, then i will make it a point to possibly go, depending on anything happening with NYS courts)

 Compliance items: RESTARTED -  (Revised Vax/Boost Spreadsheets with complete dates - companywide)... 


4/1/22 Fri APRIL FOOL'S DAY!!!!!!! and it's already April, just like that!!!

no jokes or anything thing year at work :) def ok with that!

Breakfast coffee cake sugar cinnamon babka someone brought in 300, pb 100, coffee negl. 400.

pb 50 maybe another coffee too 50 and egg wrap, negl. (8 calories)

Snacks mini banana 50, pb 100

Lunch <healthy rice 150, sauteed veg 200, egg 100---> this part eaten for dinner as i was working with boss and he didn't eat so i really didn't eat either, took it all home>  2 mini bananas 100...550

Snacks violet candies almost the whole package while driving home...100

Dinner: following the lunch above that i brought home,that i also added extra veggies to 50, i was also given and ate a large avocado half from coworker 150, that i had with my lunch eaten for dinner; a small coffee cake of my own single package choc coated 200, and 2 packs regular sour gummies 150. ...

1800.

if weather is decent, i will walk outside after work by home - if rain i'll do stationary; to avoid traffic by leaving earlier.

I am thinking to bring home laptop...to do some of the vax stuff that has gone  by the wayside...but not sure how i feel about doing work so soon on the weekend again....prob will NOT bring home laptop.

ended up leaving work an hour late, sucks, and driving straight home with the food i didn't eat so i could eat it for dinner, which i did. i then snacked a bit; and i'm  not about to get on the stationary bike 

Print the pages of IT201 quickly..and pack them for home - DONE.


4/2 Saturday - 

Take walk and can fit in this - Pay maintenance / drop off.

 

 

4/3 Sunday - 

Bring income affidavit to work for notarizing tomorrow.


4/4/22 Monday -

Bring income affidavit to work and ask a notary in next trailer to notarize (Kevin) as i sign it;  instead of doing it thru housing later and waiting on line.

3:00p leave work early for follow-up 2nd dermatologist appt; her latest appt is 4:40, so i need to leave work by 3:15p or i'll potentially be late to the appt...

 Fill out income affidavit only after notarizing (do not want the notary to see my salary).




4/15/22 Friday -

Tonight - 1st night - Passover Holiday... working today, I will see family tomorrow for 2nd night.




5/23/22 Monday -

5p - Medical #2 follow up after work - no need to leave work early i don't think.


5/30/22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day - 


5/31/22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! 


6/1/22 - Wednesday - Happy June! -

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost so far, only -2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 04/01/2022:
Oh I love babka loaf - so delicious!

I have to vote no on the laptop unless you are expecting a blizzard or heavy rains where you will need stuff to do indoors -- UNLESS taking the laptop home would be seen (by others higher up) as a real effort on your part to work on your own time. That is to say, "for show" purposes only.

Just gotta make it through today :-)

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2022:
i may have to take laptop, it is "for now" purposes of a task that's been looming and left on the wayside but needs to end - the task is not continuous; maybe i'll make more of an effort to do it later today in afternoon as one boss is OUT of office, had car accdient but is ok.

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2022:
i should try to be smart at this job, using job time only, perhaps i'll just stretch it - do the task on the few days when people are out...we shall see.


bearcountrygg on 04/01/2022:
NEW YORK Babka is amazing!!!! I remember it from Zabars!

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2022:
i should have taken a photo...it has so many layers all wrapped up with cinnamon sugar in between outstanding. lol. why have a healthy breakfast when there's babka! heaven help my insides!


happy-1 on 04/01/2022:
I’d go in early over taking it home if all else is equal. Get real rest.

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2022:
cannot go in any earlier....

horn_of_plenty on 04/01/2022:
however,your advice to not take home work is what i did...didn't take anything home.

i cannot imagine going in any earlier,because i start at 7am and that is early enough for me.


Maria7 on 04/01/2022:
Hope you have a good weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 04/02/2022:
thank you, going walking with my parents today :)



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