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horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 30, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 decided to walk before breakfast, so came home of course with a huge appetite, even after a rather short walk!

10am breakfast: cinnamon flavor hot cereal 150, raisins 150, coffee 50...sitting down now to do work.

snacks: kombucha 100

1:45pm lunch: popcorn 200, 1 egg 100, plum 50 350.

snack 3pm chocolate 100, 3:30 pretzels 150 (while studying)

Dinner BBQ with family - was bigger but filling. around 1,000-1100. had a SMALL brownie for dessert but it fit in with the meal. glad i kept calories low during the day.

2100-2200 overall today 

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 Sunday

1- Take a walk after breakfast in the AM - 30 min walk only DONE!

2- cook the kale?...gotta do this either today DONE!

3- Weights in  early PM (after lunch) (definite)...should do this...tomorrow, no time for weights today - just relaxing and reading....

4.1 - reading of week 2 paralegal online notes DONE!

4- Week #2 reading (chapter 13 of PCD) of paralegal 2 

4.2 - Paralegal week 2.- finish at least the BB short assignment...finishing now that i'm back home from parents...NOT DONE - finish in the morning! ugh!

4.3 - start on the TEST (if time) (finish the test Monday)

5- leave at 4:15pm to go to parents -  my family has invited me for dinner (free food!?) haha...i'd rather be home though bc i have a lot of work for this class and it's seriously bugging me! DONE!

COOKED the Kale, FINALLY! Now i have some extra veggies for the week, still don't need to go to the supermarket for veggies! 

 

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Monday

1. Weights in AM (9am), after breakfast definite, while watching news

1A. make a phone call as dad has asked me to do, after weights are completed.

2. 10:30/11am: Finish all of Week #2 assignments:

  • BB2 (almost done!)
  • Read PCD chapter 13 (should take less than half hour)
  • FINISH Week 2, Test 2 (may take a few hours)

3. 3pm Weather is cool for Monday so walk (even just a half hour) is fine at warmest part of day :)

4. 5pm begin reading for week #3:

  • Read Chapter 12, Appellate Brief section on pages 542-546 Statsky
  • Read Chapter 10, Litigation Assistant: Appeal Section on pages 483-484 Statsky
  • Read Chapter 5 in Legal Document Preparation Manual (“Legal Doc Prep”)
  • Review Chapter 11 in Statsky, concentrating on Citation on pages 506-513
  • Review Chapter 13 in PCD, concentrating on pages 214-216 
  • Review “Appealing the decision” in PCD on pages pages 87-89

5. 7pm Leg Strength exercises / bike for half hour? - evening

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Tuesday

 Finish Week 3 reading & ALL assignments as written above.

Finish Research assignment #2

bike ride in AM

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Wednesday 

Finish Research assignment #3

Start reading Week #4

Weights in afternoon or in AM after breakfast...tbd

bike ride in apt / possibly stay home all day.

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Thursday

Take a walk after breakfast in the AM

Do week #4 assignments

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Friday:

Weights in AM after breakfast

DO the appelate brief written assignment

Do a bike ride

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Saturday:

 Start reading for week 5..but possibly beach?

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Sunday:

maybe beach or dinner with parents ? NOT liking how Saturday & Sunday include no work...not sure i can go to beach with friend if i cannot do any work...perhaps just dinner with parents Sunday and not a whole day thing should help me...

Monday Labor Day:

Do week 5 reading only??? Do week #5 assignments, get them done??

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Not sure if i'll have job interviews, but that's the tentative schedule. 

the course is 7 weeks, i'm trying to finish as early as possible in case of job changes, etc.

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/30/2020:
I hope you have a nice visit with your folks! It's been so long since I've had family that we could visit with on regular occasion. Growing up, we used to visit my grandparents once a week.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
it should be nice, especially the BBQ hahaha! maybe i'll get some food to take home ;)

i forgot, we'll be celebrating my sister's hubby's bday! i have no gift or card...oh well.

but i do have a mask for my sister, mom, dad...didn't think to get her hubby a mask. so maybe i'll just give the masks to my mom and dad for now! save my sister's for another time! so it doesn't look like i only forgot her hubby! LOL.


bearcountrygg on 08/30/2020:
Have a nice visit today...Like donkey....we don't see family too much since we are spread out quite a ways apart.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
thanks BCGG. my family, immediate and dad's parents have always been all located under an hour away from each other. :) it's always been nice and easy to see everyone frequently.


coffee&calories on 08/30/2020:
It sounds like a nice visit! My family lives close to me too, I see them all regularly :) Just wondering, how long did it take you to get to this weight? Did you stick to a certain number of calories while losing? Are you switched to maintenance calories now? Thanks!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
ah, great questions. i like to look back and discuss my experiences :)

This time losing the weight was interesting. I started...even before I turned 30! and now i am almost 38..

So, i was turning 30 or so, and made a lot of changes in the year or so before. I was at a horrible high of like 135, almost 140, pounds after i went back to school but also got into some bad habits.

Pretty much, for several years from 28yrs-33yrs old and around the time of my sister's wedding for sure, i maintained more around 120-125 at the absolute highest. I have an injury too, which forced me to lay off and not exercise during a lot of this time. bad ankle.

for sister's wedding, spring 2016, i set a goal to finally and for all get to around 115lbs. and i did it.

since that time, spring 2016, i have maintained - a little up here and a little down there. but mostly maintained.

my calories have gone up a LOT in maintenance.

When i dieted first time, early 20's, my calories were always pretty low and i'd end of bingeing. I do not do this anymore...

i have found a way to maintain and in the past 4 years i have eaten so many things i wouldn't touch the first time around. yeah, i'm def in maintenance. and i try to exercise and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

compared to many, i don't exercise all that much in terms of cardio, but, i try to do it moderately. and for weights, that's a big thing i'm into. my routine is easier though now, but i stick with it.

so yeah, been maintaining for around 4 years, have had some struggles and where i'm uncomfortable as the weight creeps up, but not even to 120. not past that. i don't let it go too far because it's such a darn struggle to push back down again. and i don't want to buy all new clothes!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
ah, so to answer your first question in a briefer way, from 28-33, so like 5 years the second time, to lose approx the same amount as the first time - 25lbs.

the first time was like 1 year, maybe a little less, to lose around 20-25 lbs.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
second time around, i was stalled / stuck many times in like the mid 120's and lower 120's before reaching the teens.


coffee&calories on 08/31/2020:
Thank you so very much for the detailed response. It helps shape my expectations a bit. What would you say you were eating to lose weight? 1200 calories or more? What about maintenance calories? It looks like you get to eat a fair amount! Amazing job!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2020:
before the wedding, it was mostly under 2000, and very much around 1500-1600 like maybe the month before the wedding...but def lower calories the couple months before, but not as low as 1200 because i'd done that in the past with little success of being able to maintain calories that low and would lead to bingeing.

maintenance calories are very high for me. i think i maintain even slightly above 2000 (like 2000-2100). but, i try to keep it below right now, or at 2000 or so most days, because since i am mostly home it's easier to get up late and eat what i want because my schedule is a lot more free...so i'm going with this opportunity to maintain my weight more easily and lose if it happens. instead of my usual 115lbs, i'm seeing 112-113 lbs due to less stress, more sleep, and slightly lower calories right now. i eat often, lately more snacks than usual. my metabolism has improved also due to continuing weight training and not eating such low calories like i did when i was in my early 20's (when i did 1200 and such calories a day but i also didn't weight train so i burned less)


coffee&calories on 08/31/2020:
This reminds me precisely how I did it in the past, but started second guessing if I really did eat that much to lose weight because everything on the internet pretty much says differently.

THANK YOU!!! Very helpful xoxo



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 29, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

Breakfast: oats 150, yellow raisins 150, almond milk 50, coffee 50. 400.

snacks: i think nothing? ( I was in online class and i don't think i had anything)

12:30 lunch: leftovers sauteed eggplant 100?, wrap 150, salami 100, cheese 50. 400. later a plum 50.

3pm went out for bike ride!!! an hour ride and short 10 min walk after - got hungry and tired lol and wanted to come back home rather than walk anymore.

4:30pm-5:30pm snacked turned into dinner:

     plum 50, gummies 100, spiked drink 100, coconut water 50. total 300...so          hungry...will try to just stick to this snack...might have to reach for a yogurt.      wrap 150, butter and egg 100. 250, and pretzels (did sweat a lot earlier) 150

8:15pm chocolates 100 while still doing some work for Test 1

9:30 plain greek yogurt with stevia 150

1800..

 omg so much gas!...sorry for the TMI!

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 Saturday

1- goal early am - to get up earlier than the class,do leg strengthening exercises before the class begins (start exercises at 8:30am-ish, get up at 8am!) reasonable! - did half my exercises and will do the other half at the class lunch break. i did sleep in a little longer than i should have, but everything got done. DONE!

2- i have a review course for project management from 9-2:30. then probably trying to get outside and do some cardio? in progress, to be DONE!

3- Go out for a walk or bike ride after class -DONE!

3A- then come home and do the Test 1 for paralegal, the third assignment for this week and i'll have completed this week's work :) i will then start reading for Week 2....starting the Test 1 at 5:30pm..ended at 11:20pm!  - finished week 1- DONE!

4- cook the kale ? - so i have it to eat (it's little dry, so it's only good if cooked) (would be unfortunate if i waste and have to throw the kale out that i got free from the Farm!!!! - nice, organic kale!)

(have a big coupon ($10 off $15 - def a good coupon!) for a restaurant for takeout, but it seems i have enough food right now to eat on my own that's already purchased.....) 

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Sunday

1- Take a walk after breakfast in the AM - 30 min walk only

2- cook the kale?...gotta do this...

3- Weights in  early PM (after lunch) (definite)...should do this...

4- starting the next week's reading (chapter 13 of PCD) of paralegal 2 - week 2.- finish at least the BB short assignment...start on the TEST (if time)

5- leave at 4:30pm to go to parents - seems my family has invited me for dinner (free food!?) haha...i'd rather be home though bc i have a lot of work for this class and it's seriously bugging me!

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Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/29/2020:
I hope you have a good class today! I can definitely see why you would want to take the national exam (eventually).

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
yes, basically, it's good for my RESUME and for challenging myself and learning some new things.


bearcountrygg on 08/29/2020:
How do you cook the kale?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
I will sautee it...i will do a very simple recipe..like a little garlic,olive oil, etc...i will not do anything too difficult or new...just something to get it cooked.


Maria7 on 08/29/2020:
Always nice to take a walk and get fresh air. Hope you have a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
it was amazing to stick to my goal and get outside after class...now i should have time to do ...MORE WORK! :) feels good to get this stuff done!

hope you have a nice day too!


Donkey on 08/30/2020:
Eggplant = gas. Oh but it's so worth it, at least I think so!

Have you ever tried to season and bake kale, so that you have kale chips? I saw a lot of that when doing keto. Kind of a nice alternative, if you ask me. I love raw kale in a salad, too :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
I haven’t done the kale chips - well maybe once - but they didn’t stay crisp and got a little moist !

This kale wasn’t fresh or pretty enough for me to eat raw lol !

Finally cooked it !

Horn_of_plenty on 08/30/2020:
yes, that eggplant has done a number on me, whenever i've been eating it! LOL



horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 28, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

 10am late breakfast: warm wheat cereal maple sugar flavor 150, yellow raisins 150, almond milk 50, coffee 50.

snacking with kombucha 50

12:30 lunch - small flatbread 150, piece provolone 50, salami 100. 300, chips 250

3pm clementine, gummies 150

4:45 lots of pretzels 150?...i think it's time to take a walk...went for an hour walk - picked up shower curtain clear ones, picked up some plums since i was next to the supermarket...that's it!

6:30pm - came back and took a shower as i was sweaty...had a nice plum 50, finished the rest of a spiked seltzer 100

7:30ish dinner: some sauteed eggplant and fresh red pepper slices 100, small amount chicken nuggest and some fries from freezer too 500. hopefully the fries are still good, i shall taste and find out!..fries were ok and chicken was nasty...poor grade of chicken that's for sure!

2050...excellent.

 

 

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Friday

1- after breakfast, do indoor stepper to save time and not spend a whole morning outside when i can be working....20 min stepper, DONE!

2- dang - accidentally deleted this - most important business today is finish the paralegal as much as i can, P2 Week 1 - there are 3 assignments, I will def be trying to finish all 3 today which is a Lot of work but it needs to get done, especially if i start going back to work, it's going to be hard to do this course at the same time

assignment 1 Bulletin Board - finished at 3pm! DONE!

assignment 2 RESEARCH - severely confusted on using Westlaw...trying to figure out an assignment which CLEARLY could have been written better...horrible instructions! it's close to 5pm and i've not been able to accomplish anything! maybe i should go ride my bike or take a walk! just horrible...

assignment 3 TEST - not started.

3- WALK for cardio friday in late afternoon / evening DONE

- maybe if i go out early enough pick up new plastic shower curtain protector DONE

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Saturday

1- goal early am - to get up earlier than the class,do leg strengthening exercises before the class begins (start exercises at 8:30am, get up at 8am!) reasonable!

2- i have a review course for project management from 9-2:30. then probably trying to get outside and do some cardio?

3- Go out for a walk or bike ride after class...

4- cook the kale

(have a big coupon ($10 off $15 - def a good coupon!) for a restaurant for takeout, but it seems i have enough food right now to eat on my own that's already purchased.....) 

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Sunday

Weights in AM (definite)

finishing up this work / starting the next week's reading of paralegal 2 - week 2.

seems my family has invited me for dinner (free food!?) haha...i'd rather be home though bc i have a lot of work for this class and it's seriously bugging me!

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 wrote anoher follow-up email to the company (the other one included references that they requested over a week ago) i was looking positively to be part of, didn't hear back just yet...haven't heard back...probably a good thing? not like i'm in a rush with this paralegal course that i'm trying to complete and is taking me FOREVER today to finish even week 1! 

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

innerpeace on 08/28/2020:
Great plan for the weekend! I hope you hear back from your company. Have a great day.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2020:
Thank you, InnerP! i hope so too - and i hope it's positive.

for now, just doing my hw for the paralegal course.

take care xo


Maria7 on 08/28/2020:
You are a hard worker. I hope you find the career you will be very happy with. Whoever gets you on their team will be glad.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2020:
Thanks Maria. I can only strive for it.


Donkey on 08/29/2020:
I wish I could give you some pointers on Westlaw research but frankly, I was never very good at it and don't remember any of it.

Keep trying, would be my advice. Also, perhaps try to work backwards? Find the answer using Google or Justica, and then try different WL search parameters to see what gets you the right answer.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
I was able to find a PDF file that i forgot to look at and it, another support material from the course...oops.

after i used that 2-page PDF file note sheet, i had a MUCH easier time...

Without looking at that sheet, the questions would have been really difficult...without any notes from the instructor. thank gosh.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/29/2020:
thank you...sometimes i DO google some things to help me with this course.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 27, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 113.0

9am cereal, raisins, almond milk, coffee 400

11:15am gummies 100, cold tea/coconut water/seltzer mix 50

12:30 lunch small wrap and egg with cheese 250,  pretzels 150. 400

3pm 2 clementines 100 (while workout out with upper body, not rushing)

4:30  cucumber with salt/pepper/olive oil 100, these strange coconut chips 100 while still working out 200...i was even going to debate going out for a walk but i hear a storm is coming although it still looks sunny outside!

5:30 sauteed eggplant 100, wrap 150

6pm small dinner: little bit of salami on a small pita 250

7:30 snacking / reading chocolate 100

9pm hungry while studying Greek yogurt 150 with stevia 

2000. Fine!

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i actually have a TON of veggies that need to be eaten (by both me and the guineas), def not running out of veggies this week, even though i haven't bought any from the supermarket for over a week! in general, i have a lot of food and do not need to go to the supermarket at all & for at least another week or more (if i'm smart, i will NOT go to supermarket much right now and concentrate on using up some frozen food and other things in my apt - save $ the next couple weeks).

i have had extra veggies due to free food from the farm! and it's helped especially with not having to buy ANY food for the pigs...and therefore i have extra of what i had already bought!

today i have not too much going on - i'm trying to do some of the paralegal work, finishing reading assignments for sure as well and starting and finishing at least the BB1 assignment..before i have to start two other assignments due for the 1st week...

lift upper body weights - DONE - thank gosh.

(was so sleepy, i knew i would be better after lifting)...need to do this or i'll start losing strength again..

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i am sort of scheduled to meet with an ex-coworker who is serving as one of my references. but i'm not reminding him this morning that he's supposed to text me when we are meeting up because i'd rather just stay home and do work tonight and not go out tonight.

indoor stepper ? or indoor bike ??

laundry tonight if home...yes home, laundry DONE!

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Friday

1- after breakfast, do a quick morning leg strengthening routine at home

2- bike ride for cardio friday morning early, around 10am, local roads...

3- only other order of business on Friday is to do most of the Week 1 assignments (and maybe all 3 of them, we'll see what i have time for)

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Saturday

have a review course for project management from 9-2:30. then probably trying to get outside and do some cardio?

Go out for a walk or bike ride after class...

possibly weights in evening (doubt it though)

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Sunday

Weights in AM (definite)

finishing up this work / starting the next week's reading of paralegal 2 - week 2.

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 wrote anoher follow-up email to the company (the other one included references that they requested over a week ago) i was looking positively to be part of, didn't hear back just yet...

Progress as of today: -3 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

legcramps on 08/27/2020:
Whew! That's a lot! You will have a busy few days for sure, but it's all so productive and beneficial! Good for you!

horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
That’s right ! I’m lucky to have the time to do this work ! I hope you continue to heal ! Maybe you can take another fitness online certificate class ?


legcramps on 08/27/2020:
I would, but I am working full time and am either at the office or at home, and I am both physically and mentally exhausted by the end of the day with trying to maneuver around with a broken ankle! It's not worth it for me right now to try and add more to my days ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
100% understand, LEGS! i know how it feels to be mentally exhausted! feel better and you will get there...i know because you ALWAYS do! xoxo


Donkey on 08/28/2020:
Sounds like you have wonderful weekend plans! I hope the weather cooperates with your outdoor stuff.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2020:
thank you - yes, it will be nice if i can go outside and soak up some vitamin D throughout the weekend! I hope you have decent weather in Chicagoland too.



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 26, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8:30am breakfast, cooked wheat cinnamon flavor, yellow raisins, coffee 350 :)

sat on stationary bike during most of an hour phone call with French friend 
12:15pm lunch 700

using up my Starbucks account, while out on 2 errands in diff locations, picked up dark chocolate covered espresso beans 250 and an unsweetened tea with stevia 50. 300

5pm tastes of my cooked eggplant lots of strawberries 150, lead into a small meal, chips 150, and spiked drink 100.

2 bigger cookies 300

2050

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having a sleepy day...may take it easy tonight, just finish reading and go to bed early. it's helping me get up early too by hitting the pillow early.

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Cooked / pan fried with oil and water mix -  lots of eggplant before it is not good anymore...now no reason not to have veggies - can even eat it over salad, we'll see.  

Will try to lift weights tonight but I have to finish the reading first - I want it done so I can work on the paralegal assignment tomorrow and not be stuck reading again!   I may wait to do weights  tomorrow morning possibly - no worries - I am kinda off the priority of upper body weights today....

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dropped off the unused old hamster cage to someone around 15min away - I sold it on Facebook

I then drove a little far (25 min) to go to a Victoria's Secret to use my bday coupon - free $10 off a product of $10 or more - got a pair of cotton underwear for 52 cents :) 

now it's 3pm and I'm home back to studying...reading paralegal, second session week 1...there's 7 weeks to do again!

will contact the job that I interviewed for tonight as they said I'd hear from them this week and now it's midweek..

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
52 cents! Such a bargain! I take it you’re preparing to become a paralegal. How long did it take? Is it expensive?

horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
The paralegal course was something I decided to do on the side and to give me more options in future (work for the NYS courts if I get that opportunity as the tests are not offered frequently). I wanted the paralegal background to help me get introduced to the field and provide future options as I am not looking to leave my current field (project management) yet....

The course is 14 weeks in two halves with a week break between the halves. Like 15 weeks.

It was $2,000. A lot cheaper than the other programs I looked into. Lot cheaper than college programs and intern programs. I do get a college certificate from this one though, which is what I love about it. The course is online but many colleges around the entire 50 states have agreed to give a certificate from their college if we choose it when we sign up. It’s a good deal.


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
The most miserable semester of my long academic career was spent in law school. Hated it! Worked my ass off to get B’s. Expect A’s when I work that hard, but it was not to be. They charged 1K for a class. I took 3, nights.

horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
Yes. With this online course, I have worked hard but got an 84. I expected better too! They grade pretty strictly!

There’s another course I might take and it’s also associated to paralegal - different types of out of court types of resolution conflict. If I take it, it’s 1,000. I may though save that opportunity for later when I am used to working again and just look keep my priority in getting a job in the near future :)


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
Sounds like a well thought out plan! Wise choice!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
ty!


bearcountrygg on 08/26/2020:
You mention Victoria's Secret and it reminded me of a FB video I watched this morning that showed how VC had actual trackers attached to their clothing ( Pink also)....they were attached to the tags...there were 3 tags on this item...one said Victorias Secret...I think one was washing instructions and the third...and when cut off..and opened up......was an obvious antenna sort of thing...and the BIG QUESTION is WHY? She said she wondered if it had anything to do with human trafficking.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
wow that is very odd! but i will say that Victoria's Secret does always have a LOT of tags on their items! i only go there with my free coupons! they are so overpriced! one pair of underwear for 10.50!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
and i'm talking a regular, black, cotton underwear!


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
Aren’t those theft prevention tags? Usually they are cut off at the store, but I’ve Had to remove a few

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
prob!!


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
If the videos say other wise, I say fake videos Lots of bogus BS out there

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
hopefully :)


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
It would be a national news story and the lawsuit of the year if Victoria was tracking people in their sexy little outfits

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
:-D


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
Could it be this site is sending multiple email alerts? I see another from you, HoP, but don’t see another post after this one,

Happens often. I get an alert and can’t find the new post.

horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
Well, I’d take the email alerts off maybe for awhile ! I took mine off bc I’d rather look on my own thru the site to see when / if there are comments - only bc the site is small enough that I can keep track that way! Haha the emails were distracting and still I’d have to log on to actually see the comments

horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
Maybe it’s just a new comment


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
Not sure,

Is this site a bulletin board or what? Know who developed it and when? Unusual experience to see something not flooded with ads

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
i don't know how it was developed or the developer as the administrator is very easy to get in touch with but remains anonymous. it's a cool site that's been around a long time.


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
Haven’t you been on it the longest? Like 15 years?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
no, others here have been on longer. you have a lot of questions!


Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
Yes indeed, maybe I shouldn’t have dropped out of law school after one semester. Lol



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 25, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 500 breakfast and snacks 

lunch tortellini 350? Salad with dressing 200, egg 100

 Clementine 50

Chinese food piece of spare rib 150, noodles 250, chicken and other meat 100, dumpling 100, veggies not much in the meal that parents ordered lol 100 

1900 - 1950 ...decent 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/25/2020:
You are doing terrific! I went to be just like you!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
thank you :) you totally can! it took me years of learning :)


bearcountrygg on 08/25/2020:
Have fun at the beach?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
it all worked out, nice day with mom! :)


Jacky82020 on 08/25/2020:
Nope! The sun is not my friend.

Meant her weight.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
yes it can be bright and easy to get burned by the sun!


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
Number one cause of skin cancer and can be aging on the skin as well.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
yes!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
it's common for me to go to beach (i try not to burn but sometimes forget sunblock on a particular body part bc i don't always rub in well but i try!)...because i live by the beaches, all under an hour away.


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
Lived 2 blocks from the beach in Northern California. Only walked along the shore on dark and stormy days. Hated crowds and the sun! Miss that beach & hearing seals at night from the house.

horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
The sound of seals in the evening sounds very special!


Jacky82020 on 08/26/2020:
Oh, it was!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 24, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

8am Breakfast oats and golden raisins 300, almond milk 50. coffee 50. 400.

snacks before / during exercise: 11:30am cookie 150, gummies 100. 250. kombucha 50.

Almost 1pm lunch: 2 small flatbreads 200, cheese 50, salami 100: 350.

 Some of a spiked seltzer 100, strawberries 50, popcorn 200

5:30 light dinner chips 220, veggies 30, tofu 100. 350

8:30 seltzer and granola bar :) 100

10 pb 100

1950. Good day!

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Monday 

1. I have a guy coming (only from 10am-noon 8am-10am) to install Verizon service in my apt since i'm switching internet services...it went well as some was already done...lasted from around 9am-11am. successful. better than usual bc the bldg was fit out for it earlier in the Spring.  he even unhooked all my devices from the old service and he used some wire tires to get all my wires neat and organized for this service (i asked him to do this and he helped me out and made it look far better than it would if i didn't ask!). tipped him $10, gave him a water and clementine :)  DONE!

1a. Doing a weights workout between 11am-12:30pm, may have to skip phone call with French friend, which isn't so nice to cancel last minute but things are in slight disarray here...DOING NOW - to be DONE!

2: leave around 12:30 to meet guy at 1pm to pick up shelving unit for bedroom $15. brand new, but not the most "decorative." it's more basic - will show photos of all shelves later...close by in Queens maybe a 15min ride.DONE!

3.....RETURN THE OLD SERVICE APPLIANCES TO SPECTRUM which will be my old internet / TV service provider. Trying to do this in the Afternoon..DONE!

4. Need to pick up a shirt at the cleaners (try to quickly fit it in sometime on the way home from spectrum) DONE!

5. Psych call at 6:30 tonight (should be short like 20 min or less)

6. 7:30-8:30 pick up kitchen shelf $10 stand in Astoria, Queens - maybe a 20-25 min ride.

?? (def some reading and doing HW for paralegal which i'll know the work for since it will be online starting Monday) ?? - yes, doing it (reading)

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i'm good on shelves now, no more purchases.  i will have now purchased four different shelving units for a total price of $55. decent i guess.  i'd say overall a good bang for my buck :) One was $10, another $20 and the two today are $15 and $10 each.

no cardio today. took a break, maybe a short stationary bike ride later.?

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Tuesday

All day type of plan - beach with mom/sister/baby. Family likes when i join them so before I potentially have a job (which would be a great thing), I am trying to be agreeable and join them there. (They also pay a $25 fee for me to come).

Tuesday beach may be moved to Wednesday again if weather changes things - i won't mind at all..i might be able to volunteer at farm tomorrow if things change, lol.

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2020:
Busy day for you!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
yes, it leaves my heart racing a little lol...it will make it hard for me to do work for the class, but, i feel like it's a good idea to get the apt in order now.

usually not busy like this!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
we'll see if i can get it all accomplished!


Donkey on 08/25/2020:
What an amazing day! You got so much done!

I'm glad the cable guy didn't take too long.

How are you liking the new paralegal unit so far?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2020:
i haven't delved into the paralegal unit very much so i cannot say. i've been doing the reading of a chapter in the bigger textbook...it's a chapter about how to Cite. seems a bit confusing so far!!! :)



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 23, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 

8:30am breakfast oats 150, raisins 150, banana 150 (half now), almond milk 50

kombucha 50

Noon Lunch: bigger - small flatbread 100,with cheese 50, and leftover bites of chicken not much 150?, lots of tortilla chips 350, and a regular tonic soda that i bought a cup of for a change of pace 150. 800...

4:30-6:30pm snacks after volunteering and sweating for 3 hours, delved into some carbs, because that's what a person wants after a workout in the heat, but juice ones: 2 nice plums 100, blueberries 120, coffee 30, and granola bar 100: 350

7pm greek yogurt 150 with added stevia and some cocoa powder, big cookie 150...300. pretty full now.

2000..

 

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Sunday

AM - bit of driving to pick up bookshelves i found on facebook marketplace - one shelf is $10, the other is $20. 2 totally diff sellers / locations...

upper body weights before farm if possible.. trying for tonight...

Volunteer at the Farm for the afternoon 1-4pm.  It will the biggest event of my day and quite physical.

Prob will just relax the rest of the afternoon / evening. and maybe read the paralegal textbook again. - it would be a good idea to finish the reading that's due this week...so  i'm ready for the assignments tomorrow, the start of the next half of this course.

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Monday 

1. I have a guy coming (only from 10am-noon) to install Verizon service in my apt since i'm switching internet services...

2.....RETURN THE OLD SERVICE APPLIANCES TO SPECTRUM which will be my old internet / TV service provider.

3. def some reading and doing HW for paralegal which i'll know the work for since it will be online starting Monday. 

4. Need to pick up a shirt at the cleaners (can do later in week also).

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Tuesday

All day type of plan - beach with mom/sister/baby. Family likes when i join them so before I potentially have a job (which would be a great thing), I am trying to be agreeable and join them there. (They also pay a $25 fee for me to come).

 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/23/2020:
Have fun on the farm today! I hope you're having good weather for this.

Just a gentle suggestion, you may be overly optimistic about having the cable guy done in 2 hours. Oh I'm sure that's what you've been told by customer service, but I've seen service calls like this consume time like I consume potato chips. 6 hours later....

I guess I didn't realize that the project management class would be leading up to a national exam. I hear your concern about time management with the paralegal class starting up again. Plus, the possibility of working again... can you clone yourself? (Lol)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
some of the cable / fios installation was done outside the door of my apt so there's a chance it may not be too long, not sure. thanks for the tip! I will NOT be happy if it takes 6 hours LOL!

the farm was great, hot weather. so lots of sweating and good exercise.

Actually, I didn't think i'd be taking the exam either (national one) for the PM course. i was really not interested in it - at first. but now that she offered these 3 review sessions (didn't know about the review sessions till when the class was ending)..so now i realize it could be good if i pass the test lol...bc it's directly related to the type of work i do now and it's very VALUABLE to have "PMP" project management professional initials after your name. it's something that's known well to project managers.

lately, i've been enjoying my free time a bit much...so now i guess i will settle down to get some more work done (haven't had to do much work lately).

yeah, it's a lot of uncertainty right now. we'll see what happens Monday / Tuesday and if i hear from the job i went to interview for.


bearcountrygg on 08/23/2020:
Those bookcases do sound like a lucky find!!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
I'm very happy to browse the facebook marketplace for some extra storage pieces.

i plan to possibly live in this apt forever, so i find it's nice to buy things that help the place stay organized.

lol, even if i met someone, i would consider us living here LOL bc it's a nice priced apt... who knows. it's a nice size for one person, that's for sure. and if the other person used some extra furniture storage as well, it would be OK.

i am still looking for some other pieces for the kitchen and bedroom.


legcramps on 08/24/2020:
Sounds like it was an enjoyable weekend and I hope the cable guy is in and out within your two hour time frame!

I haven't been looking much at garage or marketplace listings lately, just because of covid-19, but there are usually some pretty decent finds on there if you look long enough! Nice to see that you are taking some time making the apartment more cozy for yourself! How is the futon working out?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
cable guy was very nice and experienced so it went REALLY well. thankful!

yes, i was thinking how i love this apt and there's a HUGE chance in me living here for life (especially if i do not marry anyone). so i'm wanting to declutter by gaining more vertical organized space. it seems to be working out!

the futon has been good and is comfortable. the mattress does move when i sit on it and sinks down so i have to raise it up frequently - but, it was free so there's that benefit of no wasted cash on it. and i will not be replacing it as it's better than what i had before the futon.

so, futon does the job but a couch that didn't have a movable mattress would have been better. i will not be replacing it as it works decently and much better than previous Bob's couch.


Jacky82020 on 08/24/2020:
I hate Spectrum! Cancelled cable when they insisted I rent their DVRs. Have my own DVRs. Forced to use them for high speed internet now, $69.00 a month. Use Sling and Hulu. Purchased a shared Hulu account for $5 on eBay, good for several months. Works like a charm, Bingeing on ER now.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
i LOVE ER. an old show but i loved it then and if i could watch it now, NOW! haha

Now i pay more than i paid for spectrum, but they were bad for the business i am in (competitor) so i'm glad not to be paying the competitor any more of my money. now have verizon - expensive but good service.

in the future, i may try to just pay for internet and not tv...and do what you do...near future like a year or so from now.


Jacky82020 on 08/24/2020:
You could get a $5 Hutu from eBay like me & see all 15 seasons of ER. Requires a Roku or Amazon Firestick. For some reason the Roku works better for me, have them all over the house. Use Amazon Prime too, Also have antennas hooked up for local channels. Tiny flat indoor things,

Horn_of_plenty on 08/24/2020:
maybe in the future!!


Jacky82020 on 08/24/2020:
Sounds like a plan!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 22, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

Hi All!

Happy Saturday!

I seriously almost slept thru my review course today. It started at 9, I logged in at 9:10!...seriously. I set my clock but kept staying in bed - luckily i didn't miss anything.  Review course was good so far, i have two more saturdays to go!  Teacher is excellent. It's GREAT having this course taken in my own home because i can get up for food, i even did my leg strengthening exercises during part of it and there was a short 20 min break during most of the time i did my leg exercises. It's a long course, 9-2:30 and during most of it, i was attending on the couch.  GREAT course because the teacher is VERY THOROUGH and patient. she even shows you how to sign up to take the Project Management national test...many teachers would leave it up to the students, but, it's even a pretty intense sign-up with extra educational requirements...It's good to have a teacher like her that assists you ever step of the way. It's the same instructor i had for my project management class that just ended  (woohoo!).

breakfast / snacks oats 150, raisins 150, almond milk 50, ice coffee 50, kombucha 100. 500...

12:30 popcorn, bite of leftover salmon 250. 

3:45pm early dinner - rest of the salmon 250?, naan 150...400...

5:30pm rest of some thai veggies mostly and in sauce 200, spiked drink 100

7pm blueberries 150, chocolate greek yogurt 200

1800...

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Planning seems to be necessary right now as I do feel like I am pretty busy even though i'm not working. The benefit right now is I am still able to sleep a lot, which has been nice but developed into a long sleep habit.

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Today was just my course.

i was supposed to do weights today of which i don't see myself doing now after my course ended for today, but, maybe tonight or otherwise Sunday Morning.

I may go out for a bike ride or short walk / bike ride followed by some paralegal reading this afternoon. 

In my project management review course, we are being told to try to study daily for the test and come up with a plan...grrr....i wish i could throw out the rest of the paralegal (haha, i'm not!) so i didn't have this conflict. but then again, I am not working, yet, so i can have a plan to start with and probably to change later...

I can take the test i'm reviewing for ANYTIME...so perhaps i will NOT start studying until after the paralegal ends in Sept/October ...that can be my semi plan..I do not like doing the two different studies at once.

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Sunday

Volunteer at the Farm for the afternoon 1-4pm.  It will the biggest event of my day and quite physical.

Prob will just relax the rest of the afternoon / evening. and maybe read the paralegal textbook again.

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Monday 

1. I have a guy coming (only from 10am-noon) to install Verizon service in my apt since i'm switching internet services...

2.....RETURN THE OLD SERVICE APPLIANCES TO SPECTRUM which will be my old internet / TV service provider.

3. def some reading and doing HW for paralegal which i'll know the work for since it will be online starting Monday. 

4. Need to pick up a shirt at the cleaners (can do later in week also).

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Tuesday

All day type of plan - beach with mom/sister/baby. Family likes when i join them so before I potentially have a job (which would be a great thing), I am trying to be agreeable and join them there. (They also pay a $25 fee for me to come).

maybe pick up shelves

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/23/2020:
Good plans!

I kind of commented on THIS entry on today's (Sunday's) entry, especially with respect to the project management class.

This weekend, I've been sleeping in both days. This is quite unusual for me, so all I can think is that I must have needed the extra rest. Nothing wrong with that as long as you're not hiding from the day.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
i don't think i'm hiding...i guess i just feel i don't need to be up so many hours when i'm "not working"



horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 21, 2020
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 115.0

 Beach

late breakfast oats 150 big banana 150 dried pineapple 100 almond milk 50.,.;450.

11am 2plums 100, chips 200

2eggs, 1plum bad cramps bloating and gas!!200

2:45 pretzels 100

2big lollipops 150

thai dinner veggies 250, rice150, leftover salmon 300..700 healthy.

gummies 100

1900-2000 :-)

my boy frankie!!

walked around 4mi today.

 Point lookout beach on Long Island ! New York 

Progress as of today: -5 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/21/2020:
Hey, you’re doing great! My goal is 115.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2020:
hi there! yes, i've been at this a long time!

i'm 5'1" almost 5'2" what about you?


happy-1 on 08/21/2020:
Aaaaw... Isn't he just a delicious little snack?

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2020:
i love my little guy frankie so much!


bearcountrygg on 08/21/2020:
Looks like a comfy snuggler.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/21/2020:
i love him so!!!


jacky82020 on 08/21/2020:
I’m the same height as you. I have an adorable pug/Frenchie mix named Frankie

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
awww, adorable. i wish i had a dog...i can help you post a pic later..it's easy to post from your phone rather than a laptop for the photos, i find.


jacky82020 on 08/21/2020:
If I knew how to post a pic I would

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
there's a symbol you press, in the area where you change your weight and other details, it looks like a photo, and there's a choice to upload photo.


Donkey on 08/22/2020:
What a lovely day! I would love to spend a chunk of time just listening to the waves.

This was a well deserved break. I hope your ankle isn't protesting too much.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
my ankle has been getting far better during my time off, overall.

my friend was NOT pleased with all the walking we did...i feel she has changed a lot ! but that is not for me to judge.

but for me, i will try to continue to push myself to do more active things outdoors and be creative like by volunteering.

i want to make my life more giving...i want to take part in more things....maybe one day the job situation will just work out - though usually that is by PLANNING for it to...


jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
Yep, I see the photo icon and can get to my photos and upload a selected one, but then it fails. Will keep trying!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
well, i hope you figure it out so i can see your cute doggie!!!


jacky82020 on 08/22/2020:
I’m still trying. Says uploaded to server, but nothing. Actually have 3 dogs. An old boy reaching the end of his lifespan and Frankie, the pug/Frenchie mix and a Purebred French Bulldog. Got the two boys, in March, not long after my best girl passed. Frankie is one and the Frenchie is 2. Cutest boys ever!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
you may have to pick the other tab option...

Horn_of_plenty on 08/23/2020:
soooo jealous of your dogs! i wanted a dog but do not feel i could give it enough of my time, especially when i go back to work!


jacky82020 on 08/23/2020:
Maybe someday you’ll have more time for a pooch. I will try later to upload pics from my laptop instead of this iPad.

Whoever I get a response here, I have to scroll down to the bottom of all our posts. Tedious enough now, but will be much worse as time passes. Wonder if I’m doing something wrong???



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