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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 97 of 237...it is a pretty good book :)
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) ...may need to get photo on my own..
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks starting today.) Legs a little sore (in good way!) from yesterday's 30 min walk first time in like 3 weeks. feeling good.

midnight - leg cramps / slight hunger so had banana & Tylenol 150

7am-ish Breakfast: keto mug pancake thing 200, have one more but prob won't buy again; coffee and banana 150...350

10:30am Snacks: pb 100, couple violets candy negl.

Lunch: healthy leftovers cucumber with a little dressing, not much 100, leftover sweet potato fries 150 not much, part of a wrap bread from coworker 100, some cheese in the wrap not much 50, chicken in the wrap a bit yes 200, dressing negl not much...total here: 600 tops. filling. a bit salty. want caffeine but boss is watching me everytime i get up...so not going to do that ;)

Snacks few ginger chews with mango. excellent candy with ginger! 50.

Dinner: do a canned soup; heat up in microwave, should work well before workout....seaweed salad (forgot i had it in fridge!) 150, pork sausage 200, chips 150, dried jackfruit 100.600

snack near end of exercise: small banana 100, smart sweets gummy "sweet fish" 100

2050.

Full Body Strength after work :)

I will call friend C on way home; as she called me yesterday but it was when i was almost home so i told her i'll call her back Wednesday earlier so we can chat on my drive home...but hang up once home bc need to exercise; get other things done!


2/10/22 Thurs 

Do OSHA 30 min, do walk 30 min before going home

try to Call C on way home again.


2/11/22 Fri 

Do OSHA 30 min?, stationary bike at home 20 min?


2/12/22 Sat -

Do strength exercises 

OSHA 30 1 hr+ - ; may skip this today / whole weekend. the deadline is 6 months to complete the 30hr course. plenty of time. no rush. still need quality of life.

pick up mushrooms? (not all stores have quality/price - similar to the cream cheese shortage, i guess.)


2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - 

Visit parents today! maybe a short-long walk.

make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all...need to buy mushrooms tho

?? pick up mushrooms at supermarket if they are any good at supermarket, plus a good price. at the other supermarket end of this past week, they were not great quality and overpriced compared to other stores. - not sure i'm going to do this


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 


2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed - (Coworker out starts week #2 - for reference)

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri 


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow -

Do photos with JJ for passport either Sat or Sun?

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues - 6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - (Coworker back today?)

3/19/22 Saturday - 10a-12pm "Ecology Park" Nature Walk / Tree ID - Meet at Gate at intersection of Bergen Ave and Avenue T.

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

Donkey on 02/09/2022:
I've never been one to be able to have soup as a meal, unless it was chili. I actually admire folks who DO have soup for dinner, with a dinner roll and a side vegetable, perhaps.

I hope you have a wonderful day!

horn_of_plenty on 02/09/2022:
yeah, same, it will not just be "can of soup!" maybe some fun dried jackfruit, etc. but it will be filling if i have a lot of the liquid..


bearcountrygg on 02/09/2022:
It is definitely soup weather......good time for that.

horn_of_plenty on 02/09/2022:
:-D


Jacky82020 on 02/09/2022:
I love soup and grilled cheese sandwiches. Used canned chicken noodle. Low sodium and fat and really quite good


Maria7 on 02/09/2022:
Good on the 30 minutes walk yesterday.

horn_of_plenty on 02/10/2022:
ty ty ty!



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 95 of 237...it is a pretty good book :)
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) ...may need to get photo on my own..
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

 2/8/22 Tuesday - 

1. Before i go walking today after work, i'm going to stay at work for approx half hour; until 4pm; to do the OSHA 30hr course...did it for like 20 min bc didn't start fast enough to make it a half hour. that is fine, was happy to move on and get a walk in!

2. The weather was 37  and windy, but still awesome for a walk, i was just warm enough :)The weather warms up this afternoon to around 45F says the forecast. I am going to walk with a brace on my ankle after work. trying for 20min-half hour tops...starting out so taking it easy right now; i want to walk by work so i can get home and "just relax," maybe read a few pages of the book above - which i am enjoying bc there is more storyline now and it's not just about fishing.

Breakfast: piece of coworker's red velvet cake 200, banana and coffee 150; pb 100. 450.

Snacks: 1 dark choc reeces &1 tbsp pb.  200

Lunch: 1/2 avocado from coworker but will eat some not all 100; wrap 100; 1/2 pork sausage 100; younger coworker offered me a wrap of which i'll gladly eat today; we are on good terms me and the younger 24yo; happy about that!; apple 150...and parts of the wrap she gave me with a lot of buffalo sauce but not overdone like dripping: wrap 100, not too much, cheese 100, chicken 150, sauce 50?. fries 150 no too much. 700 i'll say. tops...there's more to the wrap to enjoy tomorrow.

Snacks: one reeces 100 - before doing the OSHA; before the walk. a little something to hold me..

6pm Dinner: was very snacky, which is fine due to a healthy lunch and other healthy things during the day; a decent mix today.  i'm a bit bloated maybe TOM, so, didn't really want volume of veggies tonight also as that would set me up poorly for tomorrow!; gummy vits and low cal fresh gummy candies 150, jackfruit 100, not sure what else...also a nice amount of a seltzer flavored "limoncello" and it's GREAT! pack of choc wafers. 200.

1900...

 


2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks starting today.) 

midnight - cramps so had banana & Tylenol 150

Breakfast: keto mug pancake thing 200, coffee and banana 150...350

500....

Full Body Strength after work :)

 call friend C on way home; as she called me yesterday but it was when i was almost home so i told her i'll call her back Wednesday earlier so we can chat on my drive home...


2/10/22 Thurs 

2/11/22 Fri 


2/12/22 Sat -

Do exercises before OSHA course...

OSHA 30 1 hr+ - ; maybe walking with them up to an hour

pick up mushrooms by parents? (not all stores have quality/price - similar to the cream cheese shortage, i guess.)


2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - Full Body Weights

Visit parents today! maybe a short-long walk.

make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all...need to buy mushrooms tho

?? pick up mushrooms at supermarket if they are any good at supermarket, plus a good price. at the other supermarket end of this past week, they were not great quality and overpriced compared to other stores. - not sure i'm going to do this


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 

2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed 

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri 


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues - 6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - Coworker back today?

3/19/22 Saturday - 10a-12pm "Ecology Park" Nature Walk / Tree ID - Meet at Gate at intersection of Bergen Ave and Avenue T.

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

bearcountrygg on 02/08/2022:
I had a similar breakfast.....helps keep the cravings away!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2022:
yes, give in a little bit but just enough and not too much <3


Donkey on 02/08/2022:
We're having a bit of a warm up here, too, of 38F, but that will be at around 4pm - which is obviously too late for my lunchtime walk, but that's OK, I'll still take it.

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2022:
hope you do have a nice lunchtime walk. i'll get some sun for you this afternoon !


Donkey on 02/08/2022:
Did you get in your weight training last night? :-)

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2022:
i'm happy to say that i did xo; i'm so glad i did too. it puts me in a good mood when i do.


Maria7 on 02/08/2022:
So sweet of your co-worker to offer you something to eat. I hope you are having a much better day today, HOP.

horn_of_plenty on 02/08/2022:
ty, it's productive and good


Jacky82020 on 02/09/2022:
How’s your ankle? What happened?



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 90 of 237.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

44yo salad girl came in today; first thing, complaining about the salad someone ate; asking if i'm goign to help her figure out who ate her salad...i told her i don't want to talk any further about it....she made a big scene saying "you are twisted!" "you have a bad attitude today!".."what is wrong with you!" ...

somehow i am in trouble with her; about her salad!? i'm done with her. i told her, "do not discuss non work related things with me anymore." she then went to complain to her supervisor.


2/7/22 Monday - Did stationary bike at home due to weather conditions not good to walk by work; just under 15 min which is success after not doing anything for a few weeks cardio-wise in the mornings. I do hope to get back into walking by work soon as weather improves bc it also helps me get to work on time!

Full Body Weights after work.

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150; 3 smallish choc filled wafers 150; pb 100. 400...

Snacks: 2 more of the tasty wafers 100, glad i got them & brought them into work; pb 100.

600...

Lunch: healthy: sauteed veggies 150; small not heavily oiled roasted potatoes 100; 1/2 pork sausage 100, toasted wrap 100, orange small 50...500.

1100...

Snacks:

Dinner: takeout, already pre-ordered soup with veggies only; you pay per each veggie you add; decided to skip the protein;  to add my own tofu or pork sausage tonight...

so the takeout was marvelous ! The soup broth was opaque in color so bit a typical broth but def an Asian flair ! At first it tasted fishy maybe fish paste but then I loved it - very satisfying and veggies were so fresh ! Broccoli, 2 servings bean stouts, mushrooms, bean shoot things just a few - tons fo veggiesand cabbage 150, broth sorta heavy had a lot 200? Also had a yogurt 150 for the protein one of the chocolate with orange on bottom oh and some seaweed salad 100 .600 oh and jackfruit 100- found more of the brand I like while picking up rx so I bought even more 

2 chocs 100

1900....


pick up RX after work

 


2/8/22 Tues - may stay after work (easier to focus at my work desk than at home) to do some of the OSHA (Occ Health & Safety Act 30hr Construction oriented course). - It will take me well over 30hrs because when i took the 10hr one; it took me around 14 hours because that's what generally happens if you lose focus at all taking these. I'll try to be more "on the ball at all times" taking this one.


2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks having surgery - calculate back to work date for her so i am aware of that timing affecting my work / doing her work)

Full Body Weights

 


2/10/22 Thurs 

2/11/22 Fri 


2/12/22 Sat -

Do exercises before OSHA course...

OSHA 30 1 hr+ - ; maybe walking with them up to an hour

pick up mushrooms by parents? (not all stores have quality/price - similar to the cream cheese shortage, i guess.)


2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - Full Body Weights

visit parents 

make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all...need to buy mushrooms tho

?? pick up mushrooms at supermarket if they are any good at supermarket, plus a good price. at the other supermarket end of this past week, they were not great quality and overpriced compared to other stores. - not sure i'm going to do this


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 

2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed 

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri 


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues - 6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - Coworker back today?

3/19/22 Saturday - 10a-12pm "Ecology Park" Nature Walk / Tree ID - Meet at Gate at intersection of Bergen Ave and Avenue T.

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

Donkey on 02/07/2022:
Sounds like a good start to the day and week to me! The dinner soup sounds delicious! I've never heard of an option to add vegetables for a take-out soup. What a wonderful idea!

I wanted to add, even though you've removed the text of the subject, that if you are planning on changing jobs in the near future, having some continuity will be more helpful than hopping to another job and then trying for the courts. So perhaps it's for the best that you did not pursue another job at this point. However, I feel that it should be reassuring to you that, whatever may come, you will have options for yourself :-) OK, I won't say anything more on this. I didn't want you to think I was putting you down for not pursuing other jobs at this time.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
the soup is really ramen with noodles, but to add noodles it's also a cost so i left them out! lol so it was just a broth and veggies. you can also pay for different meats/fish/proteins. :) it's a cool place, actually. they also have seaweed salad so i ended up getting that also as it lasts the week.

thanks for your advice, it is better i just stick with this job...get used to the people...try to get back on good terms possibly with this girl, tho that may not be possible. lol


Donkey on 02/07/2022:
PS I would tell your older lady co-worker - or anyone else who talks to you about the d&rn missing salad - that you are not the Food Police or Salad Security Guard.

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
i wish i had that comeback earlier...

...i told her not to discuss non-work related things with me anymore.


bearcountrygg on 02/07/2022:
Looks like it is that lady's job to figure out who ate her salad......or move on and put labels on her refrigerated food in the future so that no mistakes are made. I always chose to take my refrigerated foods to work in an insulated bag with an ice pack.......and avoid all of the gripeing coworkers who ate each others food....and there was plenty of that going on.....including a doctor who was drinking a minimum wage gals slim fast shakes daily....to the point she had to keep them in her car. It apparently never occurred to him to compensate her for them and she was a struggling single Mom. A funny....that has nothing to do with that..was a lunch time where 2 different doctors were in the lunchroom...one ordered a salad to be delivered.....and when she had eaten all she wanted...she found a HUGE ling legged bug in it.......the other doctor who was muslim and did not eat meat...didn't bring any food with her and started scouring the office kitchen for something to eat........only thing she found that was vegetarian/vegan was some ANIMAL CRACKERS!!!! Kind of funny watching her....a lady who wouldn'touch meat eating tiny little animals...LOL

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
hahahah....you are right, fridge issues are a thing and lunch as well has it's dilemnas bc it takes place everyday...so something's bound to occur.


bearcountrygg on 02/07/2022:
Just remembered...back when I was selling real estate...I did keep a few yogurts in the fridge at work.......a coworker ( guy) who was struggling financially couldn't afford much of anything.....wasn't going to eat.....I told him he could have the last one I had in the fridge and he couldn't fly out of that chair fast enough to go get it.........so I guess I did use the fridge a little at that job.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
aww, nice of you.


legcramps on 02/07/2022:
Wow, there's some work drama. You handled it well! Sounds like she's grabbing at anything she can to make you look bad. I so dislike people that create drama like this!

horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
lately, this is her memo with me. done with her.

her actions have spoken very loud; i have zero trust in her...amongst many things.


Maria7 on 02/07/2022:
Re: 'The Salad Saga'...Sometimes it is best to just let it go for peace of mind.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
Thank you... xo

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
i just get frustrated by the tone she used to speak to me; and the salad issue put me over the edge sadly. it has been pretty typical for her to speak to me like she has some kind of authority over me; which she does not.

i just think her actions and what she says speak for themselves; and she is NOT as nice as she thinks she is.

yes, i'll try and forget about all this tomorrow thank you Maria.


happy-1 on 02/07/2022:
Oy, I forgot how much work sucks

Horn_of_plenty on 02/07/2022:
LOL. it does when these drama-absorbing things happen ;)....gotta think about being HAPPY, Happy!!! :) thanks!



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 90 of 237.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/6/22 Sun - 

8am breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, choc covered honey cakes minis 200. 350. :) gummy vits negl.

10:45am Snacks:jackfruit 100; kombucha 50; choc 100 250.

12:45pm Lunch: chips 150, cup of rice a roni 250 400. clementine50

3pm Snacks:yogurt w cooked cranberries 200

4pm snacky totally bc of the online course now that i realize i just ate at 3pm also...chips 200

5:30-6pm after cooking: Dinner: half pork  sausage 100; sauteed greens good amount 200...and drank some of the broth. so healthy. 300...splurge on chips out of the bag is why - poor portion control at this point, but it's fine....250.

before bed 2 chocs 100

2100....

9am - leaving apt briefly to fill up gas tank in car so i'm good to go for the week. :); also supermarket, got bananas. mushrooms no good. small number of other groceries too. done.

Full Body Weights - today's PRIORITY...early evening workout to start around 6:30pm not feeling it - so deciding on a shower, more reading;bed early and weights tomorrow!

OSHA 30 - 1 hr+ - START - IN PROGRESS :) spent an hour doing it today.

GP Laundry done.

reading some of book done. close to 50% of book done :)

Steam/sautee spinach / baby bok choy; maybe a pepper and the pork sausages i had for several weeks ready to cook (they are precooked and not expired). - done.


2/7/22 Monday - Will work to get a 15 min walk in before work;

 Full Body WeightsI after work.

 


2/8/22 Tues - may stay after work (easier to focus at my work desk than at home) to do some of the OSHA (Occ Health & Safety Act 30hr Construction oriented course). - It will take me well over 30hrs because when i took the 10hr one; it took me around 14 hours because that's what generally happens if you lose focus at all taking these. I'll try to be more "on the ball at all times" taking this one.


2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks having surgery - calculate back to work date for her so i am aware of that timing affecting my work / doing her work)

Full Body Weights

 


2/10/22 Thurs

2/11/22 Fri


2/12/22 Sat -

Do exercises before OSHA course...

OSHA 30 1 hr+ - ; maybe walking with them up to an hour

pick up mushrooms by parents? (not all stores have quality/price - similar to the cream cheese shortage, i guess.)


2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - Full Body Weights

visit parents 

make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all...need to buy mushrooms tho

?? pick up mushrooms at supermarket if they are any good at supermarket, plus a good price. at the other supermarket end of this past week, they were not great quality and overpriced compared to other stores. - not sure i'm going to do this


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 

2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - Coworker back today?

3/19/22 Saturday - 10a-12pm "Ecology Park" Nature Walk / Tree ID - Meet at Gate at intersection of Bergen Ave and Avenue T.

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

bearcountrygg on 02/06/2022:
I guess if you felt like it...you could still apply for that job.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2022:
that is true. i was talking to my dad about this last night...

there are 3 candidates and one can be a "shoe-in" or planned person to take the job.

so, i'll just stay put right now and forget this opportunity due to having a good rapport and decent position where i am at now :)


bearcountrygg on 02/06/2022:
It would pit you and your friend against each other but it sounds like you informen her about it so you have given her a change to apply or not.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2022:
and it's not 100% she will get it; bc of the other 2 candidates.

also, she gave me a little feedback thru texting; as we didn't have a chance to talk on phone yet...

...she was told that she should "practice typing faster" (which is not good if you are going for an admin assistant role - so this makes me wonder if she'd really move on to get the job...)


Donkey on 02/06/2022:
Well, that's too bad about the missed job opportunity. I don't see this as a complete loss or a miss, for you, though. In fact, I think it was a very valuable lesson AND you were able to help someone who, sounds like, really needed help in getting a better job.

But now YOU know that you have opportunities in front of you too, that you can explore. And I don't know if I would put those aside thinking that the Court job opportunity will be coming up, because that is such an unknown and uncertain thing right now. And in helping your friend, you know now what you need to do to help yourself, should you choose to seize one of those opportunities.

Your older lady co-worker is too much. That's so funny about the salad. I feel that there is a really good retort there, that we missed. If you recall, I had a similar drama over the summer with my chilled coffee in the Break Room refrigerator. I agree that no more phone calls, no more rides, no more anything after hours for her. At least not until something changes.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2022:
per my comments to Bear, above, she may not even end up getting the job; but; the interview was good for her also to get some feedback about where she stands in this industry; and what people are looking for in hiring for admin asst jobs.

for now, i'll stick it out for awhile where i am at.i am decently valued there. and jumping around jobs isn't good either...so i'll stick it out here.

you are right, courts are not a shoe-in for me. but the tests are coming out soon around 2023; so i want low stress in my current job to be able to take off / take those tests.

yes, i do remember your similar drama in the break room. i am getting more and more put off by the 44yo woman because she presents herself one way and talks about herself one way; but then her actions are just so off-putting.


Maria7 on 02/06/2022:
Well, there are pros and cons to your potentially having gotten that job...more money but like you say...more STRUGGLE to get acclimated and comfortable, which you already are where you presently work.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2022:
yes, i'll stay put for now :) no guarantee the job would be mine anyways; or that i'd be able to stay for the long-term.



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

i came to the realization only today that I COULD HAVE went for the job that i told my friend about. I could have possibly got hired for that job - and could have easily gotten a raise above my current rate!  the job would have had a 30min less commute coming home at least, no tolls, and no other women coworkers. it would have been a good job for me, i realize. !!!!

but i do have good work to do at current place...but, at least my coworkers /  bosses like me....so there's that.

and also, taking a new job means taking added stress of the first 6 months or so of getting to know people and not really knowing if you will last in the new company....so, that is something i do not need if i plan to (hopefully) move onto courts in 2023 -2024. 

at least i am used to my current situation. just the point is i could have made more money moving out of this job, but prob not worth it for the short period...i can't believe i hadn't thought of the opportunity for myself, to take the job that i told someone else about!!!! i'm over it, i think..

the reason i feel it'd be easy for me  to get  the job is that i am used to that level of work - it's an office manager / admin asst role which i am good for the going with!


Get this .... another coworker dramatic moment i had to endure,not even while at the office:

So, I stayed a little late at work, just under a half hour; but to organize myself, clean up my to-do list;  and to finish one easy that i had almost forgot to do yesterday at work...

...I'm in my car, it's 4:15; 45 minutes already past my normal leave work time and driving home. 

I see a call on my phone from my coworker, the OLDER lady now; 44, the one who can by very direct and blunt which i do not like.

I pick up the phone, say hello...and she says: 

"Did you eat my salad!?" 

I was like, "what? did i do what?"

and she goes ahead to accuse me of eating a salad that wasn't mine.

i told her i had no idea there even was a salad that i have no idea who would take it; that she should find out monday about that; and go get herself some takout!

As soon as I finished speaking to her; i said to myself; "How would she have reacted if i called HER, off work hours, with a direct accusatory question that she ate my food!?"

Well, for everyone here, this means I will NEVER pick up the phone for her calls to me outside of work ever again....she can leave me a message!

If you aren't going to call a boss and ask him if he had your salad (i doubt she'd do that), don't annoy me either on a friday during my commute home. THE END. and this, my friends, is a personality of an idiot i work with. thinking she is so perfect. to talk to people so straight up...not my type of person!

sick of her midweek, also thinking i did something to her then during which she complained about me to her superior who then in front of everyone, he told me, "see L, she knows her stuff..." what he meant was, "do not mess with her or say anything about her / acccuse her of doing something wrong"........and for her behaviors all week, all annoyances bc of her that brought me stress, especially the work issue, I am done with her. 

she will not get me being extra nice anymore. i will NOT offer her my help anymore....i  think it was this week, i drove her to the car mechanic before i drove myself home. 

Lately, i am dealing with a LOT of annoying, aggrivating people. I will just assert myself, and not give them any sympathy if they choose to act like imbesiles!

even in the laundry room; another woman in my building of whom i do not enjoy interracting, also comes in with drama. I told her off right away, not in a mean way, but straightforward as in do not cause me stress because of an issue you may have....she actually calmed down a bit thankfully after that with me.

2/5/22 Sat - slept well over 12 hours needed it! 

10am gummy vits, banana 120, another banana blended with coffee bc I have many ripe bananas 150, 3 small choc covered honey cakes 150 European thing I found.

12:45 heathy lunch: shrimp 100, leftover thai eggplant/veg 100, sauce 150, rice 150...500.

4pm-5pm snacking: dried jackfruit; had ordered more 100; also 4 butter cookies and another coffee 200.

6pm-7pm dinner light dressing on cucumber with salt/garlic also 50; clementine 50 lg, egg white/potato dr praegers won't buy again flavor not good 250, with my own roasted potatoes as well 100, and bbq sauce 50. 

8:45pm licorice 100

1850.

My Laundry is DONE :) also washed some down vests to which i borrowed those laundry balls from a neighbor that make down things and comforters softer in home dryer...so now ordered myself a pack and asked my parents if they'd like one - you do not need dryer sheets also if you use the balls - with all the edges...round objects you can use in both dryer/washer also for better cleaning of clothes.

OSHA 30 - 1 hr+


2/6/22 Sun - 

Full Body Weights AM - today's PRIORITY

OSHA 30 - 1 hr+

GP Laundry 

Maybe do passport photos with Jen today...?...most prob not bc yesterday i didn't get a ton done for myself and what i need to do this weekend.

Maybe Take J to finally get her vaccine...she waited too long as now it's necessary probably for possible new job that requires it....I did text her Saturday to remind her she needs to go and do this (if i cannot bring her; she should have done it by now anyways; it's up to HERSELF to handle  this as i am also needing to do things for MYSELF this weekend to be organized for MYSELF). she has been working only part time since mid pandemic and she needs to just make it a priority. so if it doesn't happen, and she has any issues ahead bc of not having a vaccine, it's unfortunately her own doing.

pick up mushrooms at supermarket if they are any good at supermarket, plus a good price. at the other supermarket end of this past week, they were not great quality and overpriced compared to other stores.

Steam/sautee spinach; 

.make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all...need to buy mushrooms tho


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/8/22 Tues - Full Body Weights

2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks having surgery - calculate back to work date for her so i am aware of that timing affecting my work / doing her work)

2/10/22 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/11/22 Fri - 


2/12/22 Sat - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - visit parents today or tomorrow; maybe walking with them up to an hour

2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - Full Body Weights


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 

2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed - 

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri - 


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues - 6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - Coworker back today?

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

Horn_of_plenty on 02/06/2022:
no need to leave comments here ;) just a placemarker for Saturday.



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/4/22 Fri - oh, it's HAPPY FRIDAY. bad weather for driving, but taking car bc i do not want to be commuting this week until ankle/leg is stronger. so will have to leave early i guess in the AM; and perhaps leave work early also tomorrow? maybe make the time up next week if i leave early from work due to weather; or; take laptop home to make the time up before the roads freeze over? that's another idea...

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150; coworker brought in cooked turkey bacon thick slices 100; put on wrap 150. ...400

Snacks: extra coffee 50; reg pb 100 maybe x2...yes.

Noon Lunch: cauli risotto 250 - very good quality in bag in frozen section, pretzels honey wheat 150. 400

5:30-6:30 pm Snacks turned dinner  at home, exhausted, happy to be home...: gummyy vits, gummy candies 150, remainder of a salty cracker brand i wouldnt buy again 250, chicken flavor rice a roni250....

...then fell asleep on couch from 6:30-7:30pm (didn't sleep a lot last night plus the stresses of this week)

7:45got up and slightly cleaned up, 3 butter cookies why not. 120...may ry to read; but lately i fall asleep very easily on the couch, whatever the time; and i'm not about to go sit at a table ;) i like the couch!

1820.....

yep wasn't anymore constructive, back to bed at 9pm...will prob need to use the bathroom at least 1x during night, very thirsty as i had a lot of salt at dinner. nite nite!

 


Sign myself up for OSHA 30 (for construction) - which is Occupational Safety / Health 30 HOUR online course. I'm going to do it at home on weekends, and plan for it to take a moderate amount of time. It is a way to be "productive while sedentary" since my ankle/leg is still on the mend but something to do. so court stuff is on backburner again.  I have the OSHA 10hr for construction but it expires end of this year. And at end of this year, i may be back to concentrating on courts - so i am going to get my 30HR done now; when i have the time and i am not needing to focus on courts; before the; and be good for another 5 years which is how long these OSHA cards last; then you must take the course again.  I am not allowed to do the 10 again; so that's why i am doing the 3x as long course. is fine. educational. not hard, just long.

the roads were good driving home from work; aside from extra potholes in some areas due to the plowing/recent storms/weather changes, etc; but, there was freezing rain coming down and once i parked my car in the garage and walked by some cars out on the street, they were covered already in freezing rain (iced up).

as well, some of the street where i walked was slippery near the curbs and sidewalks on places were some of the freezing rain iced over...i'm SURE it will be worse tomorrow AM,especially if walking thru the parking lot. therefore, i'm staying home all day Saturday; as i already see how dangerous / cold it's going to be; i'd rather rest up. it was a really long week for me.

2/5/22 Sat - slept well over 12 hours needed it! 

10am gummy vits, banana 120, another banana blended with coffee bc I have many ripe bananas 150, 3 small choc covered honey cakes 150 European thing I found.

12:45 heathy lunch: shrimp 100, leftover thai eggplant/veg 100, sauce 150, rice 150...500.

950....

 

steam/sautee spinach; add to leftover thai sauce tonight to eat on weekend

.make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all.

OSHA 30 - 1 hr+

Full Body Weights tonight 


2/6/22 Sun - 

OSHA 30 - 1 hr+

Maybe do passport photos with Jen today...otherwise see parents.

Maybe Take J to finally get her vaccine...she waited too long as now it's necessary probably for possible new job that requires it.

pick up mushrooms at supermarket.


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/8/22 Tues - Full Body Weights

2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks having surgery - calculate back to work date for her so i am aware of that timing affecting my work / doing her work)

2/10/22 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/11/22 Fri - 


2/12/22 Sat - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - visit parents today or tomorrow; maybe walking with them up to an hour

2/13/22 Sun - OSHA 30 1 hr+ - Full Body Weights


2/14/22 - Valentine's Day Monday! 

2/15 Tues - Full Body Weights 

2/16 Wed - 

2/17 Thurs - Full Body Weights

2/18 Fri - 


2/19 Sat - OSHA 1hr + - Full Body Weights tonight or tomorrow

2/20 Sun - OSHA 1hr +

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;) OSHA 30 1 hr+


2/22/22 Tues - 6pm ADM Union Meeting in Person after work 

2/23/22 Wed - Crystal Coworker back today?

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

Donkey on 02/04/2022:
I really admire you for driving in bad weather. Of course, you didn't have much choice, with your ankle :-( But you made it safely to work, so that's good, and hopefully the commute home will not be too bad.

I can so relate to the tension you are experiencing at work. Although I have tried to stir up some positive vibes on the Associate Attorney side of the office, now the other side of the office (New Guy -- although my problem isn't with him) just sent me into a tailspin.

I guess what I'm saying to you in your situation is to try to lay low and keep quiet. Yes, it's really frustrating when someone else's work causes you unnecessary work and anxiety.... but I think it's best not to say anything. At least that's what I did yesterday, once I understood the root of the problem (at my office).

Thank goodness it's Friday - yay!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2022:
will comment more perhaps later; see below in response to weather to bear why i drove also.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2022:
i do agree with the lay low / lay quiet. because otherwise, i'd just be being up any problems i have yet again. you are so right.


bearcountrygg on 02/04/2022:
Hope the roads cooperate today.

horn_of_plenty on 02/04/2022:
me too; morning was easy; going home is TBD...

weather warm at 45F with light rain this morning, no big deal; tonight tbd...so i decided let me sleep/wake up normal time; and deal with it as it comes; since it's a little undetermined weather. supposed to drop from 45 fast to 30F by 1pmish...ice...but we will see.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
the roads were good to get home, i got lucky.


Donkey on 02/05/2022:
Why are you doing the OSHA thing on your time off? Is it required for work? If so, you should get paid for your time.

Sounds like it was an exhausting work week... which makes doing OSHA training on your rest days even more taxing. Maybe I'm misunderstanding the OSHA thing, which could very well be. I miss a lot of things.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
you figured out the reason below, i was allowed to do it at work but it's 30 hrs and the logistics of the offer of my exec for 20 min/day isn't logically constructive. it wastes too much of my time that way, at work; and also takes too long that way; at work.

like i said below, i had even considered before he offered to me to do it at work why it wouldn't be a great idea anyways.


bearcountrygg on 02/05/2022:
Never considered blending banana with coffee...how was it?

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
I like to do it with a brown or ripe banana. it's like a thinner shake but still thicker than a coffee.

i only blend with cold coffee (i use instant) bc otherwise it may spray all over in the blender when it's hot.

i like it because it's some caffeine and some carbs; and good to do instead of throwing away brown or extra ripe bananas. the taste is good. i still add some stevia / still would add whatever sweetener you use; but i love it. also, blending it makes it a larger volume combining the banana and coffee so it's much more to drink than coffee volume alone....you'll see if you try it. it's fun to drink. a litlte more frothy too.


Donkey on 02/05/2022:
I just realized that the OSHA thing is 30 hours. So I guess doing it at work isn't practical, as it would consume almost 4 8-hour workdays.

So here's a funny you can relate to. Male Co-Worker was taking the online ethics class for the Boss (who never does ANY of his own continuing ed or ethics classes at all) on sexual harassment, required for one of his (Boss) real estate brokerage license. MCW comes to the question "Did anyone help you complete this exam?" to which he mistakenly answered "YES", so he failed the whole 2-hour exam and had to make a couple of phone calls and re-take the entire test. Ha ha ha ha!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
yes, it's the logistics of the 30hrs you hit the nail on the head as that was going to be my reply back. i told exec i was planning to start the course, he said "i don't mind you spending 20 min a day on it at work..." but i said to him i thought about that and it wasn't very practical.

20 min a day to get to 30 hours is still too much broken out that way; plus when doing an online course, as i have done many and did the 10hr at home too; 20 min at a time is not a good approach as it takes some minutes just to log in, some minutes just to review what you are up to....then the 20 min is already done...hence doing it at work isn't going to work for me. adidtionally, i may log in here at work; have other distractions as is....so i didn't want the OSHA on my plate as it's too many days/hours to try to do it at work....just doesn't work out well. otherwise, yes, if it were shorter, i would prob knock it out at work.

HAHAHAHAHHA....i cannot believe he failed.

I may write about another mishap with a coworker on my ride home yet when she called me.....i exercised calmness, but i could have chewed her head off for what she called me about! and this is the older one.

my cowrokers really need to "get woke" to wakeup and smell the coffee and stop bothering me about things i should not be bothered about....that's for another entry when i clean up this diary...as it already is from yesterday.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
if i were an electrician, they sometimes have them attend in person or online whole day trainings that would take place like 8 hours at a time....a good way to do this course because it's so many hours.

but that is not any option available to me, which is fine.

i am used to longer online courses.


Maria7 on 02/05/2022:
Glad to read you were able to get some good rest. Hope you have a nice day today.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/05/2022:
thank you, i've been able to catch up on sleep and organize my mail / tax documents.



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/3 Thurs - Upper/Lower weights tonight (commute home has been too long all week, will get to this workout; efficiency will be key, bed after....)

Breakfast: chocolate challah bread from coworker 300, banana 100, coffee 50.

Snacks: nut butter 100 and leftover of above, nut butter again 100, candies to hold me over 50.

1pm Lunch: toasted cheese 70 on bagel half 200 with butter 30 coworker brought ,garlic, veggies cooked 100? 400, reg black coffee w/ stevia

1100....

Snacks:

Dinner: idk; i may do takeout for the enjoyment of it.;kombucha 50, thai food with shrimp 100, sauteed veg including eggplant lots of sauce 350, 2 larger clementines 100 tops. 600-700.

1800, great!

For the first time in what pretty much seems like June when i joined the trailer, this week everyone seems annoyed, frustrated,and fed up...well, that's the majority consensus. The general foreman, who mostly deals with the field who come into the tariler time to time, has seriously been yelling at people, even me, since Monday ugh! Like, he doesn't talk; he seriously yells at everyone to do things, etc.  Most annoying to listen to time and again; whenever he starts up!

lots of phone calls all night leading into a weights upper/lower workout that started around 8pm and ended around 9:45; with rest periods and a shower lol and washing /drying of hair.so, putting it like that, i guess i did use the time efficiently, doing all that in like 2 hours!


2/4/22 Fri - oh, it's HAPPY FRIDAY. bad weather for driving, but taking car bc i do not want to be commuting this week until ankle/leg is stronger. so will have to leave early i guess in the AM; and perhaps leave work early also tomorrow? maybe make the time up next week if i leave early from work due to weather; or; take laptop home to make the time up before the roads freeze over? that's another idea...


2/5/22 Sat - make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all.

Maybe do passport photos with Jen today...otherwise see parents.

Buy reg pb for work / home


2/6/22 Sun - 

Full body weights


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/8/22 Tues - 

2/9/22 Wed - (coworker out for 2 weeks having surgery - calculate back to work date for her so i am aware of that timing affecting my work / doing her work)

2/10/22 Thurs - 

2/11/22 Fri - 

2/12/22 Sat - 

2/13/22 Sun - 

2/14/22 Valentine's Day Monday

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;)

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

Donkey on 02/03/2022:
Challah bread!!! YUM!!! I would not have been able to resist! Did your co-worker bake it or buy it?

horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2022:
buy it; but it was one of the freshest store-bought items i have ever tasted! i will have to ask again where he got it. it was also wrapped like it was maybe made on site at the store...you'd have loved this, i sure do. irresistible.


bearcountrygg on 02/03/2022:
OH...The bread does sound delish!

horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2022:
sooo good xo



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

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/2/22! & GROUNDHOG DAY - very special bc there's groundhogs around my workplace! Wednesday - Upper/Lower weights tonight OR TOMORROW because yesterday's commute got very long going home and i may want to just sleep tonight.

Breakfast: pastry chocolate cake smallish 200, coffee 50.

Snacks: banana & nut butter x2 ? 350 

600...

Lunch: melted cheddar cheese x2 150 on a wrap whole wheat 100, cooked veggies 200 large serving prob...

Snacks: ?

Dinner: not sure right now. maybe microwavable meal. - 450 good pad thai, pepper and orange 100, ice cream 150. 700.

1800 or so.

35 min stationary.


2/3 Thurs -


2/4 Fri - 


2/5 Sat - make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all.

Maybe do passport photos with Jen today...otherwise see parents.


2/6 Sun - 


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;)

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

Jacky82020 on 02/02/2022:
I saw a really cute photoshopped groundhog with curlers in her hair. LOL

horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2022:
would love to see that! haha, never saw a GH with long hair!


Jacky82020 on 02/02/2022:
See above!


bearcountrygg on 02/02/2022:
We actually used to have a little groundhog that a friend had hanging around his house...he wanted to get rid of it so D brought him home.....he was already named Turk by that guys family...so turk lived at our house..he hung out in the garage and stayed around the house...until one day when the guys opened a pail of tar......and Turk got curious and fell in......I gave him a bath in the tub but tar is impossible stuff to get out of hair.....and I think it blocked his pores too much and he disappeared...we suspect that he went off and died.....but he was just a little guy...and so sweet.......My Dad had a visit from a groundhog that lived under the neighbors deck....Dad was sitting on his patio and looked down and there was a groundhog looking up at him....they really are nice little things.

Horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2022:
awwwww! i have heard they can wreck a yard, burrowing all through the grass and all? the groundhogs by my work run away from people...


Donkey on 02/03/2022:
That is so cool about the groundhogs.


Donkey on 02/03/2022:
Our local groundhog did not see his shadow, so spring will come early. (ha ha ha ha)

horn_of_plenty on 02/03/2022:
hahahah, right, after your storm!

the storm in chicago was on our news recently! showed all the stuck trucks and all around your region, i think a widespread multi-state storm.



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

 

how new yorker's eat it but a high cal way so better is an english muffin or toast, butter or cc or avocdo mashed with a slice of smoked salmon over it...this is too much bread, lox, cream cheese and exactly how its served at New York bagel shops!!!

another way example: but no lemon, thats weird

 

typical packaging:

once open it can get messy so i always stick the package in a plastic bag before putting the extra away in the fridge.  you can usually get 4 servings out of a 2 serving package...an ounce or 2 at a time.

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

2/1/22 Tuesday Welcome Februrary :) One month closer to Spring... :-D !!!

Breakfast: banana 120 and coffee 30, half lf croissant 200, salted extra (didn't mean to buy this one, was accident) lox more like a dried fish 50, cream cheese 100..500..

10:30 Snacks: nut butter 100; small candies 50

Lunch: dark meat chicken 300, veggies cooked large quantity with some light sauce 200, wrap whole wheat 100. 600

Snacks: cocoa almonds that i brought in, had some, over 50cal but saying 50.

Dinner: 2 hard boiled eggs 150 - make use of them, make a wrap 100...2 slices cheddar cheese 150....  400 all melted up  with garlic / pepper.will also have something else not sure...no more jackfruit to eat lol....dairy free semi whipped texture pb ice cream by So Delicious - very good! 250

1950...

After work (in Midtown Manhattan not too way off from the way home): pick up 3 bowls for $3 on way home from work; to be used at work as spares for anyone. a little out of my drive home; but something different to drive to and a great deal for $3 total for 3 bowls (facebook marketplace).


2/2 Wed - Upper/Lower weights tonight


2/3 Thurs -


2/4 Fri - 


2/5 Sat - make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all.


2/6 Sun - 


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;)

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

bearcountrygg on 02/01/2022:
I've never tried lox...in fact I have never seen it in any store in Michigan....although I'm sure it must be available somewhere here......is it raw?

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
it is lightly smoked but looks raw like sushi. it's supposed to have a wet sorta texture and be soft. the package i bought says something like "SALTY" in quotes, also on the package and the fish is not near as wet as usual, it seriously has extra salt! i may look online on amazon, see if i can recommend you some lox. it is good on toast with some whipped cream cheese or avocado and just a little lox.

it is also good with a cooked egg with a little lox and toast.

or butter on toast with lox.

i do not like it much in a veggie salad. it's better to put the slightly wet fish on something dry...

or even in a wrap with cc or avocado...or even with egg/lox/wrap.

those are popular combos.

or english muffin, etc.

bagels lox creamcheese are most popular but instead of so many high cals for a bagel, that's why i recommended better options.

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
some brands are a lot better than others. if you have a lot of darker parts, it's good to slice them off the pink fish because they gray/darker part of the lox is not as enjoyable to chew/eat.

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
most of the fish is nice and pink and very soft.

my saltier fish is also not as soft because it is more salted so drier like i was saying. i will try not to buy the one i bought again as i prefer the other softer less salted lox that i'm used to! but in general, lox is a smoked salted very lightly smoked salmon.


Donkey on 02/01/2022:
New month! Yay!!! Just curious to see if you have any goals for yourself for February.

Enjoy your Manhattan adventure after work!

Horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
in a week i want to go back to having some cardio and be back into the swing of things come March!

The adventure was fun going, but TONS of traffic coming home because i drove straight thru midtown/42nd/broadway/central park areas....not a good way home, but was only 20 min to get to her location from work!


legcramps on 02/01/2022:
I don't think i've ever tried lox either, but would definitely be interested! I do like sushi from time to time, although I haven't had it in months!

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
It's a BIG thing in the NYC area. all around. !!!

horn_of_plenty on 02/01/2022:
it has a little wetter texture than sushi. if too wet, you can always blot it lightly like pizza lol. i have to do that every so often, but usually not.


innerpeace on 02/01/2022:
I love smoked salmon...can't get my fam to eat it.

horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2022:
it's soooo tasty! :) i grew up with it; and expensive, it was always a treat when we had it for breakfast at home!


bearcountrygg on 02/02/2022:
Thanx for posting the pics...it looks raw!!!!! I guess smoked means cooked though? I remember a friend saying that her daughters wedding in Mexico had raw salmon at the dinner....This must be what she meant. I've never seen it here......

horn_of_plenty on 02/02/2022:
i once read about it; if you google the prep, it says it online...it is hardly very smoked i guess!


legcramps on 02/02/2022:
Oh my gosh, I've had smoked salmon many times - I didn't realize it was the same thing as Lox. LOL!

I went through a phase with BF where we bought smoked salmon at almost every grocery haul and would eat it all on the drive home LOL. I have also had it on bread but much prefer just eating it plain.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Jan 31, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • NYPL new book - from coworker, he brought me an older book of a story he was telling me about flyfishing/relationships lol - i'll give it a run, "A River Runs Through it," by Norman Maclean pg 60.
  • Courts - reading / studying the test format & sample questions.  tests prob in Late 2022 -  2023. This is in progress; to continue working on these during long weekends in 2022... REVIEW WHAT BOOKS I HAVE AND IF THEY MATCH THE CODES / LAWS TESTED FOR COURT CLERK/SENIOR COURT CLERK (WILL BE STUDYING IN ADVANCE TO FAMILIARIZE, INCLUDING MAKING FLASH CARDS IN 2022).  BUY NEW STUDY GUIDES IF NEEDED FOR LAWS / CODES I AM MISSING.
  • Renew Passport - in February with friend Jen to get new photos taken and do our applications together to submit online  or thru mail :) 
  • Last TOM - 1/12/22.

1/31 Monday - Upper/Lower tonight (ankle is slowly healing - planning on low cardio this week/weekend as well, i have been wearing the brace, especially when wearing boots in the snow)

Home: banana (too many probiotics from kombucha drinks yesterday caused slight leg cramps, so had the banana even before going to work) 100

Breakfast: half large croissant 200?, very salty lox 50, cream cheese 100. coffee 50. 

Snacks: nut butter 50; keto reeces and couple mints 100

Lunch: small piece brisket 200, cooked veggies i made yesterday, sautee, big portion 200 squash, mushrooms, multi colored peppers, tortilla wrap 150, honey wheat prezels 50. 600.

Snacks:

Dinner: last of the bags of jackfruit 100 (i order 6 ea month but may get more inbetween), tried some weird ice cream flavor jelly donut consistency like cheesecake - it literally powdered/fell apart when i tried to scoop it no joke;  i wouldn't buy again  300, 2 servings goldfish crackers 300. hot tea. 700...will exercise after the tea.....crap dinner; thought the ice cream would be better, maybe have healthy hard boiled eggs tomorrow or so...we'll see.

1950

2am choc 50

2000

 

 

At work i have to start/work on the list asap of people being paid for being out with covid, the most important work task to finish by Wednesday end of day is my goal :) I'm actually the one that fills out a spreadsheet for payment and all details and then payroll checks it; and usually doesn't find much or anything lately to change if i do it well...and the employees are almost always paid exactly how i put it down on the spreadsheet; so it's nice to play a roll in that at my company..(this task is mostly started in detail by me after the end of the month, when i have all the details throughout the month of employees that are included. i save everything in one email folder for this task, but do not organize it until the month is done so i have what i need and anything i'm missing i solve in one shot, not all month long...otherwise this task becomes a distraction to other things i am working on the rest of the month, so i stick it all in one place; and go into detail with it once the month is over...)


2/1 Tuesday - Welcome Februrary :) One month closer to Spring... :-D


2/2 Wed - Upper/Lower weights tonight


2/3 Thurs -

After work (in Midtown Manhattan not too way off from the way home): pick up 3 bowls for $3 on way home from work; to be used at work as spares for anyone. a little out of my drive home; but something different to drive to and a great deal for $3 total for 3 bowls (facebook marketplace).


2/4 Fri - 


2/5 Sat - make the cream of mushroom soup - with the silkin tofu i found at the store.....looking forward because this soup will be a protein soup! this i'd have to give boss LOL. really though. maybe tell coworkers i made it and who would like to try it....give all.


2/6 Sun - 


2/7/22 Monday - 

2/21/22 Monday - President's Day Off - 3 day weekend ;)

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

Maria7 on 01/31/2022:
I had my banana for breakfast yesterday, too. Thinking about making a banana pudding, cause got lots bananas in fridge. If I do, I gotta buy vanilla wafers to make it with. Do you like banana pudding? Hope you have a good day.

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2022:
a friend/former coworker did a good job making it. i had never really had it up until a few years ago!

also, you can use the banana to make a healthier type of ice cream/frozen dessert.. :)

enjoy making the banana pudding i know your hubby will enjoy eating it!


Donkey on 01/31/2022:
This reminds me, I believe I have some frozen banana slices in the freezer -- if this is correct, oh my what a treat!!!

Your post reminds me that I will have monthly stats to do this week. How is it that it's February already???

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2022:
the days, weeks, months just fly...the older we get, the faster it seems they fly past us!


bearcountrygg on 01/31/2022:
I took a couple of probiotics for the first time recently and I'm not sure if my body liked them.........I think I will have to look into their effects......I expected that they would be a good thing to add but not sure now...I do like bananas though...I have always found them to be a great gut equalizer....

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2022:
Banana: The Greatest Equalizer of All Time! Agreed! probiotics when i have too much give me muscle cramps.


legcramps on 01/31/2022:
One month closer to spring! Absolutely :)

horn_of_plenty on 01/31/2022:
we need that warmth ... to play outside more!



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