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horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 29, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

20.25 October Sunshine Hours...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is basically normal with his poops these past 2 days, he will go to vet for a checkup this Saturday...10/30/21


 10/29 Friday - walked just under 15min this AM. recorded.

30 min walk at park near my home in evening, before driving all the way home :)

7:30 Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, waffle and pb 300. 450.

10:30 snacks: some chocs hershey's with peanuts 100, 

lunch: tbd, might be having pizza party, but not sure...wrap 100, with 2 melted mozz cheese sticks 100, cucumber salad 50. 250...2 mozz cheese stick we baked in the oven...200

1,000...

snacks:

dinner: i have some food at home...just enough for dinner tonight :)

 I think i'll go home quick after work; walk at home rather than by work also....and walk around the neighborhood where i live just for a little while.

tonight or this weekend i need to make out another traffic ticket check! ugh... the lights change fast. i'm not sure if it's a red light or speeding ticket camera will check.... next, i need to make out my maintenance check & drop off.


10/30 Saturday - 

coffee and banana 150, some blueberry oatmeal 150. 300

snqcks 2 chocs 100

lunch veg soup 200, bechemel covered eggplant potato Greek dish moussaka with parents small amount and peas 250-300, pita toasted 200...700

1100.....

.bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

Early Voting..

Upper & Lower body strength

Call Christine to say hello (we don't talk much anymore, i couldn't talk the last time she called me, was busy and late already on a weeknight).


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 

see parents in AM ? for a little bit - walking? - have lunch with them?

laundry tonight, clean gp cages


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :) - Typical work - 


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

The nyc board of elections pays per hour $25, approx, to work those elections/pre-voting.


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!

Have a good full body workout today - really, i think that may be my only plan, also to prep any meals for rest of the week?


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Friday


11/6 Saturday

11/7/21 Sunday


11/8/21 Monday

11/9/21 Tuesday

11/10/21 Wednesday

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday.


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

Donkey on 10/29/2021:
Did you get your upper body weights in last night? I thought of you, but I could just not get myself to do them. I opted for heading upstairs early, after an evening bike ride.

Enjoy the pizza today, if that's what happens :-)

I can't believe we're talking about American Thanksgiving already. Oh my...

horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
yeah, i did the weights. first i ate, then relaxed at least 1.5 hours, then showered..and did weights. seems this is a good routine for me. i like to relax first, before the weights. don't like to push it when i get home...

but they were my only exercise yesterday, aside from an effective 15 min walk before work. that's why i was able to do them...all my time set aside was for weights last night :) i find that if i throw to many other errands or anything in, with this current job, i may not do weights bc it gets too late or i get too tired mentally from spending my time on other tasks prior to weights.

i hope it's pizza with veggie toppings, will let you know. i also have a side of cucumber salad....

the months are passing like a wildfire. it is crazy. especially busy days....they just keep rolling into each one another...

horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
speaking of distractions, working the electinos is a bigggg one! ha....it will have me very occupied first half of next week, LOL! that's fine...we'll see how i recover. LOL ;)


Donkey on 10/29/2021:
PS Responded to your comments to me, in yesterday's (Thursday's) entry in my diary.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
ok!


bearcountrygg on 10/29/2021:
UGH...a ticket

Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
lol, yeah...sometimes it's just impossible to stop just as the light is turning...can't wait to see if it's a SPEEDING ticket or a RED LIGHT camera ticket! these are very popular around here....cannot wait to see where it's for...


bearcountrygg on 10/30/2021:
For the Saturday part.....hope you have a nice day with your parents....and that Frankie is fine.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2021:
thank you...i wanted to make a new entry once i got home rather than on my phone since i like to copy and paste all future plans....i forgot to do it this AM, so i figured i'd fix it all later...

i had a good time with parents, nice half hour walk with mom, good lunch with both parents, frankie had a great checkup and he is doing good, and i voted early back near my home :) (since i will not be able to vote election day as i'm working it!) :-D

thank you!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 28, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  19.50 October Sunshine Hours...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is basically normal with his poops these past 2 days, he will go to vet for a checkup this Saturday...10/30/21


10/28 Thursday - upper tonight, lower done yesterday afternoon. :); 15 min walk before work, recorded.

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, waffle tst with pb 300. 450; ate it all in one shot this AM.

snacks: pb 100

Noon lunch,healthy: cucumber salad 50, pretzels, couple stuffed with pb 200, tofu teriyaki  150 in a wrap 100...500.

snacks:

dinner: persimmon 100, dried jackfruit 100, these really, really light wraps made of egg! 30, 30 cal per wrap, accidentally took two out of package so toasted them and put 2 thick slices muenster cheese 200 on them and garlic powder, one small light yogurt (stevia, healthy ingredients by chobani, 60, one chips ahoy cookie that i think will turn to two 160. 

1750..

good habit of showering before dinner and/or workout, hair dries naturally, and then....

looking forward to a short workout and going back to bed, really!


10/29 Friday -

 


10/30 Saturday - 

bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

see parents, with gp, after vet, for a little bit

Early Voting after parents...

 


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 

Upper & Lower body strength.


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :) - Typical work - 


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

The nyc board of elections pays per hour $25, approx, to work those elections/pre-voting.


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!

Have a good full body workout today - really, i think that may be my only plan, also to prep any meals for rest of the week?


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Friday


11/6 Saturday

11/7/21 Sunday


11/8/21 Monday

11/9/21 Tuesday

11/10/21 Wednesday

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday.


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

bearcountrygg on 10/28/2021:
I'm glad to hear Frankie is doing better now....and the check up is a bonus too.

horn_of_plenty on 10/28/2021:
i hope all will be squared away and back to status quo!


Donkey on 10/28/2021:
Good news about Frankie!!!

And you got a walk in before work! Do you find that you have better workdays when you get the walk in beforehand? I notice that when I don't get that lunchtime walk, the afternoon is usually quite miserable... Or at least uncomfortable. I need to move!

I might try to do some upper body tonight, along with you!

horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
yes, workdays are better with the walk before...it helps digestion (including moving along any gas...food...it really helps decrease bloating throughout the day believe it or not, to walk a little in the AM)


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
Sometimes they use a combination of dissolvable & the other kind. Not sure about tiny piggies! Matt had a little benign tumor on his leg & they used both kinds.

horn_of_plenty on 10/28/2021:
interesting....i shall let you know, i'm pretty sure they are the ones that disintegrate.


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2021:
Yep, more than likely

horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2021:
he's doing ok, just skinny after his diarrhea for over a week. now no diarrhea. hopefully he'll put some weight on and heal perfectly! :)



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 19.25 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is basically normal with his poops these past 2 days, he will go to vet for a checkup this Saturday...10/30/21


 10/27 Wednesday - did leg ercises outside and  walked after work. 30 min cardio.

I will read some of your entries tonight :) thanks for being patient :)

....choosing to skip weights/strength tonight, too tired, and choosing more rest. will have a skip of a day this week, is ok. will just do a little cardio by work, after work, drive home and rest/bed early.  will try to get home and relax ;) in order to feel ok by the end of the workweek. 

....[but i may change my mind tonight and do weights or even just lower body...i will see how i feel at the END of the day....)

7:30/9:30 Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, waffle thick 170 and pb 100...420. had half the pb waffle later in morning ..split up the calories over time, helps me balance blood sugar/hunger...rather than eat it all once and still be hungry later...try to make heavier items/more carbs last.... ;) good tip for you!

11am Snacks: 1 twix snack bar 100, pb 80

Lunch: leftover of my own sauteed broccoli 100 from freezer, leftover lox 50 from coworker on a toasted hamburger bun 150 with cream cheese 150...looking forward to this meal!!!!!....450

2pm grapes 50, tea also (black tea)

will pay for restaurant that is on the way home by where i work, literally i can park on a corner and run in to get the food and continue home...will do this...they have veggie sides i cant try!!!!!

stopped by a supermarket that has some prepared veggies near my house - to eat for the rest of the week :) traffic was also decent :) (carrots in a oil sauce, cucumber salad)

6:30pm dinner is a teriyake baked tofu i've had in fridge for a month glad i ate it, one left for lunch tomorrow. 150. dried jackfruit 100..lol the jackfruit was so good, i had another bag. it was softer than usual and very tasty. 100. and 2 keto pb cups. 150

 1600..


10/28 Thursday - upper / Lower body today?


10/29 Friday -


10/30 Saturday - upper/lower tonight?

bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably. in afternoon, once coming home from parents/vet...if i don't make it, i'll vote sunday.


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :) - Typical work - 


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) It would be nice to make a few extra hundred dollars over a few days; even $500 is nice...

The nyc board of elections pays per hour $25, approx, to work those elections/pre-voting.


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!

Have a good full body workout today - really, i think that may be my only plan, also to prep any meals for rest of the week?


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Yes, rest today. I'm wondering if your public transportation jaunt was similar to that week where I went to the gym at night (one time), and it threw off my body for like a whole week... I hope not, because when I did that, it really threw me for a loop. However, it happens, and the key is to take steps to recover.

I'm glad that you decided to take a vacation day after election day. Working the election sounds like a very stimulating day, and it will be nice to have a quiet day afterwards, to reset.

horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2021:
you are right, the early wakeup does mess with me for more than the day i wake up early...it does throw me also.

I've been thinking about that, how it throws me, and thinking of it as a challenge to be able to be thrown off every so often...and be able to work through the struggle...it does mess with me completely but it some ways, it's like a hurdle that i can see if i can be patient in sometimes needing to get over?

patience practice?

yes, def one day vaca after election day...it will prob involve a lot of resting like you said.

i was going to try to work election pre voting on sunday coming, but realized it's too much of my time consumed and that it was going to be excessive and leave me extremely stressed over not having enough personal time :) so just election day, this year, will be my election work.

i hope to continue to work other election days.

if i work in the courts, i will have more vaca days in the future than i have now...i could use them to make money liek this, working on elections/pre-voting, if possible. it's a nice little extra cash.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Can you still see Frankies stitches???? If they are dissolving ones they should have fallen off by now I would think.....but he needs to see the vet anyway....hope they can find a solution to his troubles.

horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2021:
yes, i cannot see the stitches anymore.

yes vet wanted me to bring the pig back, so i'll go, free of charge anyways.

i hope the vet will say he's ok and i can bring him back home, no further issues...will update.

thank you for your tips and concern!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 18.75 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP still has the poops sadly, he will go to vet this Saturday...10/30/21


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, thick waffle and pb 270 tops.

Snacks pb approx 200, at 2 different times, a tbsp

Lunch: from coworker half bagel, lox - cannot even wait!!!!! toasted it up was sooo good on everything bagel..300 some dough removed was great!!!,  a salad no dressing just herbs 50, prezels 150...500...

snacks: snack size twix before commuting home 100

dinner: dumplings and leftover tofu/soup? little bit of tofu 50, eggplant in sauce small amount 100, 3 veggie dumplings sooo  fresh 300? kombucha 50...500.

1700-1750....

Actually up and took the bus/train today bc a (rain) storm / nor'easter is here and lately there are flash floods where roads get very flooded. don't need that! also, it was nice to read (although sometimes i feel like i'd rather close my eyes), but it's nice to read on the bus/train because otherwise i don't usually get into it at home. i was reminded today of the ample opportunity for reading when i commute and not spending the whole time listening to the radio with my windows partially down for a 2 hour ride home. what i'm saying is, it was good to take public transport, it was good exercise, i felt it while walking up some steps coming up from the subways. it's so worth it to take public for the exercise when you just want to come home and rest after work, the exercise is already done. tonight i will do the meeting and rest after. weights tomorrow. added in 1.5 hours cardio today to cover standing waiting for train and walking during commute.

15 more minutes cardio after getting off bus early on way home - driver was really bad so i got off early!

was at union meeting 30 min early so stopped by barbershop across street to even out my hair which is really long and messy in the front and short in the back...i don't think i'll ever have really long hair, my hair is thin...so i just got a trim to even it out and get rid of split ends. last hair trim was in June, so this will keep the hair healthy :) - been just over 4 months. i was going to wait a long time, but i figured my hair will look healthier and possibly grow better after the trim. :-)


10/27 Wednesday - exercise tonight if i skipped it last night, upper body that is


10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.


10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday -

bring guinea pig back to vet...stiches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably. in afternoon, once coming home from parents/vet...if i don't make it, i'll vote sunday.


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :) - Typical work


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) It would be nice to make a few extra hundred dollars over a few days; even $500 is nice...


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
I had no idea poll workers, at least in some areas, can make that much! Always thought it was $50 for a 12 hour Election Day. All I’ve ever seen at polls, both here & in California, are elderly retired workers. See the same ones here every year at the big church down the block. All very nice people.

That’s great! Can I come work with you? LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
you should see. it may be that nyc pays one of the highest...it's over a 10 day period, you can seriously make just over 2200. !!! it's worth it, for sure...

this time around, i am not getting that option. i will prob just work election day.

in future, i will try to plan to work multiple days if i get that opportunity from the board of elections to do so. it's a lot of money and can occur each year. think of it - in just 5 years, you can make 2k * 5 = $10,000!

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
and that's pretty decent to make $10grand over a period total of 50 days. 200/day.

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
some days longer than others, reason for 200 avg per day. ...i want that!

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
equivalent of a year roudn $52k salary. not bad to get some of that extra in my pay check for 10 days a year! :)


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Excellent idea to take public transportation today! I particularly love that you get your exercise in - on a day that we had scratched off as "no time to exercise" - and especially because of the weather.

You are lucky that you can read on public transportation. I get motion sickness very easily and cannot read much on anything moving.

Tell me, how do you compare the 2 modes of your commute? Public transportation would seem more physically demanding (less sleep, more walking, etc.), but the drive would seem more mentally taxing on my nerves. Do you agree?

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
yes, agreed on all you wrote, all paragraphs.

i only get motion sick when i'm also hungry on public transport. otherwise, i can generally read all i want :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
def will NOT force exercise. may attempt to early vote after the meeting since it's open even later for voting, so i can scratch that from weekend obligations!

i got my worker assignment for election day, it's not my home district, so i DO have to early vote.

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
lol just realized i must review candidates, will stick to voting on the weekend...i haven't done my review LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
The drive is more taxing and a big waste of money yeah esp the gas and the toll on the life of the car


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Hope you have been having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
Jam-packed...and i actually felt good at the end of the day. had a few tired moments but overall a big success! :)



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

17.00 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP still has the poops sadly, he will go to vet this Saturday...10/30/21


10/25 Monday - 

walked 15 min before work, calculated, will walk 15 min after work also, put in calculation already.

lower body strength tonight, attempt for bed early.

3 apple donut hole things, very good. 180, coffee, 20, pb 100. 

snacks: banana 120, later pb on crackers, keebler 200

Lunch: Healthy wrap & tuna 250, salad and roasted cauli leftovers 150...450 tops..and a donut hole again. 50.

Snacks:Twix bar 100

1200

dinner: Chinese takeout they thought I said shrimp roll but I meant a veggie roll lol Spring roll! However the shrimp roll was smaller and pretty good heavily fried 350-400?, tofu veggie soup approx 100-150, 3 very fresh and soft veggie dumplings 250?-300. 800 or so. 
2000. 


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...


10/27 Wednesday - exercise tonight if i skipped it last night, upper body that is


10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.


10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday -

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably.

bring guinea pig back to vet...stiches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - may work for voting today if selected for early voting?


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :) - Typical work


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) 


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

Donkey on 10/25/2021:
I've done the opposite thing of what happened to you with election training, with my loan originator courses, in the past. In the past, I didn't print out the Power Point presentation handouts, because it's verbatim as to what is on the screen. However, I found that the material was too complex for me to get away with that, so then I started reading ahead of time -- except for this year, when I printed out the wrong year's presentation!

Better to be overprepared than under-prepared, even at the expense of your time, which I realize is very valuable these days.

I would skip the exercise on Tuesday, unless you happen to have time to take walks. The meeting in itself is already a good use of your free time.

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
Yes, it's debatable whether i'll do the weights after the tuesday meeting.

additionally, the material for the course i did for election was too in depth and one of the main points was to look up procedures in the manual on the day of working! it was a waste of time, but the main points are too ask the coordinator questions, make sure to sign your timesheet, treat votors with respect, how to assist votors with a disability...and to be able to look up procedures in the manual! there were lots of repetitive procedures and also the packing and unpacking of different envelopes/bags/machines. def explained taking the longest explanation route ever! lol. but i think if i ever work again,the 4 hours course will be shorter and only review. i'm glad it's over. i will be paid $100 for the 4 hours of taking the online course :) it's set up to take at least 4 hours, no matter what.

you are right about preparedness.

and you are right about possibly skipping the workout...i am def being felt as i'm stretched to some limits right now and know that forcing exercise if i really need sleep will not be best...so i'll see how i feel.


PlayingQuietly on 10/25/2021:
I was going to comment to oct. 25 but the heading says 11/26/21 ...

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
Oh comment on whatever you want lol


PlayingQuietly on 10/25/2021:
oh heck, I'll just chat with you over at my blog



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 24, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 16.50 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is doing better with diarrhea and improving, either just because time has passed or also due to the medicine i gave it last night (OTC from Amazon for dogs, cats, small animals including bunny rabbits and listed on a message board as used for GP's). either way, last time i checked, the pig is doing better as of last night.  happy!!!! :) as of saturday: still some issues...but better than it was...still no veggies for gp.


 10/24/21 Sunday 

pig still has a bit of diarrhea, tho better, it has lost some weight. i don't have the energy / time to bring it to the vet so i'm hoping he continues to improve this week as next week is the week i plan to take it to the vet for a post surgery checkup.

7:30 am breakfast: oats bananas and cream x2 220, almond milk 30, yogurt 200, coffee 20. 470 and gummy vitamins. 500.

11:30 snacking: almonds 100, jordanian eggplant dish (just ok, very oily) 200?, pita 150. 450.

2pm many pretzels 350, "green cola," some sauteed spinach that was in a pastry shell but mostly just the spinach 150 (2pm small binge here - during the training for election day online very dull and boring..) sour patch kids small package 50. 

...not the best eating day, def a small binge at 2pm and sorta mindless eating....should have taken a nap, was tired.

 ate some pieces of peppers while making a salad, 50 cal, later had some roasted squash that i more like dehydrated in the oven lol 100, then had some keto pb cups 150. 

glad i got busy in the evening, took my mind completely off food.

oh and 2 apples 150

1950


finish online training for election day worker - in progress, reading a manual that is over 100 pages before i take the actual training...feeling the need to read it thru. it's pretty simple reading, large font, some pages are blank...will finish it today and hoping the training today or tomorrow....well, well...the training that i'm now taking this afternoon reads the info that i read to myself to you...so i'm doing it twice, accidentally...should have went straight to the training and not read it beforehand also....oops...taking me double...is done! the training was literally 4 hours. i also took about 3-4 hours trying to read it on my own. we are paid for the training, $100. i think i'll def be working election day also, and i put in that i'm free on an early vote day, halloween. pay seems to be $250/day (at least that's how it is on election day) plus the $100. 

there's people who work on all the early vote and election day, you can make up to like $2275 or something like that! i will try to do this in future. that's a lot of money. i can take a week of vacation! maybe it's worth it.

relax/read over court info that changed on nys courts site...may need to do next weekend, tomorrow, or next week.

make a nice tuna salad :) it's not so nice, but it's done!

fix balcony decor string lights..tighten/straighten them up with more tie wraps. - easy and do while weather is good! sorta done!

Cut up veggies for a salad that i'll bring to work Monday. should be fine - and prob can use everything in my fridge.  done!

weights today :) - upper only, done!

laundry today :) - tons. many loads. extra gp fleeces that i do not wash each week as i place them under the other ones...also my bedding. feels great to be cleaning up! DONE!


10/25 Monday - 


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? checkup...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - I willl work 2 shifts (16 hours - most workers do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...vacation day #10

11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

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

Donkey on 10/24/2021:
I would continue with the OTC medicine, in moderation, with the GP, and then discuss the issue with the vet next weekend, when you're there already, to get the stitches taken out. It will save you time and money, to consolidate the office visit, if nothing else.

Sounds like you got in a GOOD walk yesterday! So I completely see why you'd cancel your outing with your folks. Kind of like where you're at, I too am using today just to kind of rest up before another busy week.

From yesterday's entry, which really caught my attention, I completely understand how draining a long commute can be. Frankly, I would say do what ever you can do to shorten it, or at least make it as less burdensome as possible. Have you set up the audiobooks option in your car yet? There are no (easy) solutions to a long commute. You have my sympathies.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
yeah, frankie still has diarrhea so sad !!

exactly, the walk was yesterday and i still had a ton of things i really wanted to do today. and successfully did them :)

yeah, i'm going to have to shorten the commute for awhile. it's wearing me out.

i don't have any bluetooth in my car and for some reason the book that i had tried to have on audio didn't work the first time aroudn so i gave up. also my car radio is sorta not that great...i need to see if any AM stations actually work - i do not think they do. i have a bad antenna that needs work...it's loose. this is a reason i liked commuting too...by train/bus...but it's just too long/too early a wakeup right now!

anyways, i'm going to take it easy with the commuting and just do what i can. i know i won' always have such a long commute. harlem is one of the longest commutes i could prob have. it's considerably farther than many other areas. so, in the back of my head i'll try to remind myself this isn't forever.


bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
Since your time is coveted...I also would take the fastest route ...... a toll is a small price to pay for relaxation time....besides...the less time you are driving the less gas you burn...and the less time you have around crazy drivers....Doing what seems right for you lowers stress so much.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
yeah, you are right. it's been too much to do the longer drive coming home. i have felt much better once i was going the faster way most of this week. whenever the roads are empty like during summer or school holidays, i'll take the free bridge just to save..but i guess i'll have to pay right now for my own peace! :)


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Frankie the pug sends more kisses to Frankie the pig.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
thank you, he's lost a lot of weight. feeling bad for him but needing time to rest this weekend myself. hopefully he'll last until next weekend for the vet. i don't think i'll give a pig surgery again if this doesn't go well for frankie in the end.

kisses back to Frankie Pug!


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Aw….Hope he plumps up soon.

horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
Thank you - I hope he starts to improve bc otherwise I will learn that surgery for gp Is not worth it …..


KathyBlue on 10/25/2021:
Animals are surprisingly tough, the little guy will recover in no time.

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
i hope so. he's otherwise ok, just a little weak due to so much weight loss. but he's still eating, still happy.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 23, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  16.50 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is doing better with diarrhea and improving, either just because time has passed or also due to the medicine i gave it last night (OTC from Amazon for dogs, cats, small animals including bunny rabbits and listed on a message board as used for GP's). either way, last time i checked, the pig is doing better as of last night.  happy!!!! :) as of saturday: still some issues...but better than it was...still no veggies for gp.


 10/23/21 Saturday - maybe mostly cardio rest day.

1.25 hours cardio :) walking. 

I slept on couch all night, accidentally! - woke up a few times during night but stayed put on the couch, until 7am and then went to my bed where i mostly slept until 10:30am. so didn't do anything for morning hours aside from staying home. :) no issue here!

10:30 Breakfast - cinnamon waffle, good, thick one 170 (i think eggo), apricot jelly 50, coffee, 30. 250. 

12:45pm Lunch: tbd, 1 egg, 100, pita chips 300 calories...2 chips ahoy cookies 150, green cola (no cal). 

5pm dinner: finished the indian saag (creamed spinach but not much cream mostly oil i think,was great), glad it wasn't wasted/spoiled. i think it was a cup or so. 250?, 2 crackers of a larger size 100. 350...coconut wafer cookies tbd 1.5 servings 270.  approx 650 tops. and then i added on top of all that some extra veggies/roasted cauliflower. at least it's healthy :) 150.

1600.

prob bed early. was a busy week last week and same for next week. enjoying the ability to catch up on sleep on the weekend and rest up.

i've also started to pay the toll both going and coming home from work to cut down on my travel time both ways. it's been a lot for me, and i'm taking steps to relax a bit more these days. 

on any days where traffic is lighter, school holidays, etc, i'll take the free bridge home but 2+ hours coming home has proven to be too much for me - so i go with the quicker way, around 1.5 hours or less, usually. and it feels a lot better when i gave more time on the weeknights to relax.

PM - do oil change / car inspection this weekend sat or sun......(i can do next weekend, but i have to do by 10/31 so better to get it done this weekend and feel satisfied it's done on time).  yeah, done!

do a local walk - and/or walk during oil change/inspection. use $5 oil change coupon. - done!

do online training for election day worker - in progress, reading a manual that is over 100 pages before i take the actual training...feeling the need to read it thru. it's pretty simple reading, large font, some pages are blank...will finish it today and hoping the training today or tomorrow.

relax/read over court info that changed on nys courts site...may need to do next weekend, tomorrow, or next week.


10/24/21 Sunday 

morning walk with parents at a park made on top of a garbage dump (closed). there are goats i'll pet and see there ! :) Looking forward but will also make sure to be back at my apt for the afternoon. skipping walking with rents for extra time home / sleeping / relaxing. 

make a nice tuna salad :)

fix balcony decor string lights..tighten/straighten them up with more tie wraps. - easy and do while weather is good!

Cut up veggies for a salad that i'll bring to work Monday. should be fine - and prob can use everything in my fridge. 

weights today :)

laundry today :)


10/25 Monday - exercise tonight


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? checkup...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - Most probably i willl work 2 shifts (16 hours) of election day, vacation day #10

11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..

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

Donkey on 10/23/2021:
Sounds like a lovely way to start the day. I'm finding it quite difficult to get myself motivated this morning...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2021:
looking forward to catching up on your entry later today, for sure!


Maria7 on 10/23/2021:
Those chips ahoy cookies are so good, aren't they?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
they are, but they are very dry and messy! i liked the ample chips. but i do prefer SOFTER cookies...!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 22, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 15.25 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

soon reading up on the nys courts site on the changes..


10/22 Friday:

GP is doing better with diarrhea and improving, either just because time has passed or also due to the medicine i gave it last night (OTC from Amazon for dogs, cats, small animals including bunny rabbits and listed on a message board as used for GP's). either way, last time i checked, the pig is doing better as of last night.  happy!!!! :)

Walking after work either by my home or by work, undecided.

maybe pick up some ethnic food by work (just veggies, mainly)

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, wrap with cc and 2 slices turkey bacon 250.

snacks: twix bar snack size 100

at lunch at work: cake full slice bday celebration choc with choc cream filling and actually a VERY good cake, have decaf coffee with it, and a tablespoon pb 500. and decaf coffee.

3pm snacks: pretzels and cheese 150

dinner: i have enough at home including some spinach indian saag :)...but i may take a walk after work to nearby drove to the jordanian restaurant for some extra stuff roasted cauliflower and other veg, big servings :) 350, pita bread 150. 500, half a beer 50. 550...keto reeses chocolates 150 and a small package gummies (snacky) 100.

2000....

 45 min walk tonight.


10/23/21 Saturday - maybe mostly cardio rest day.

AM - do oil change / car inspection this weekend sat or sun......(i can do next weekend, but i have to do by 10/31 so better to get it done this weekend and feel satisfied it's done on time). 

do a local walk and/or walk during oil change/inspection. use $5 oil change coupon.

do online training for election day worker

relax/read over court info that changed on nys courts site

weights tonight.


10/24/21 Sunday 

morning walk with parents at a park made on top of a garbage dump (closed). there are goats i'll pet and see there ! :) Looking forward but will also make sure to be back at my apt for the afternoon.

fix balcony decor string lights..tighten/straighten them up with more tie wraps. - easy and do while weather is good!

Cut up veggies for a salad that i'll bring to work Monday. should be fine - and prob can use everything in my fridge. 


10/25 Monday - exercise tonight


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? checkup...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - Most probably i willl work 2 shifts (16 hours) of election day, vacation day #10

11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..

 

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

Jacky82020 on 10/22/2021:
I’ve read ppl hire goats to eat weeds. LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
yes, that is the reason they are there at the park, YES!! :) it's true.

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
they help with landscaping. but they also have them fenced in most of the time...a big pen. they are old and cute


Donkey on 10/22/2021:
I'm glad to hear that Frankie is doing a little better today. That's wonderful!

Has the information on the courts' website changed that much? I'm glad that you're getting to this over the weekend, or at least planning to. Do let us know if you find helpful information!

It sounds like you have a lovely weekend ahead! First we have to get through today, LOL...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
i will let you know. the look of the site and all is the same, but there IS more info. and i can only guess it's because later there will finally be some tests coming out, after many years. i will have to read the info to see. there's more examples of tests / testing i believe. and more clarification of tests that are available to the public..

i don't know about you, but I know i made it thru Friday...and it was FAST! i am sure you are feeling good too, on the other side of the day! completed!


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2021:
Glad to hear of Frankies improvement.

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
thank you, i'm pleased and will check him tonight to make sure he's still improving. veggies soon i hope.


PlayingQuietly on 10/22/2021:
I saw your wrap meal and decided to have one too (chicken lettuce and homemade flatbread)

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
wraps can hold either a lot or a little and i find them super convenient. ! i find a wrap easier and also the wraps last longer at home than bread which is why i think i buy them and have continued and stopped buying bread.... :) many times, my wraps are very thin, especialyl if just cream cheese in it...but it's satsifying still with the rest of what i bring to eat.


KathyBlue on 10/23/2021:
Goats, those are cuties!! The baby goats are soooo adorable!!! I hope the guinea pig is recovering nice and with zero complications! :)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2021:
it is doing a bit better, i love all goats :) who doesn't like animals! (my mom, she is kinda afriad of animals, not sure why!)

you are looking GREAT, nice work on your exercise!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 21, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 14.50 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

soon reading up on the nys courts site on the changes..


10/21 Thursday -

GP still has diahrrea only...i bought something on amazon for gp's....it will come sometime tonight...i will def be trying it tonight to see if it helps the pig. i think the reason is that it's stressed from the surgery and all that. i do not think it has an infection. gp is still eating and drinking. i'm not giving it any veggies/fruit as they can make it worse.  i am pretty sure it's not an infection and that the gp is just stressed...taking a chance and bought a product for $25.

weights tonight, hopefully fast. done.

15 min walk before work, good. added above.every bit counts as once i get home, cardio doesn't happen unless i go on my bike which is rare bc i like relaxing once home.

breakfast: banana and choc and coffee 250

snacks: pb 150, Marshmallow coated in dark choc...pretty good 100 coworker brought in, 100 pb

lunch healthy: green pepper 50, leftover olives/eggplant spread 100, wrap and cc 200 apple 100...450.. piece mozzerella cheese 50. 500, very black coffee decaf. 

snacks: the apple from above...

early dinner before workout: leftover indian okra 100, spinach empanada from spanish restaurant very well made / tasty 300, tomatoes 50, peach yogurt 100...550...butter cookies 100. partial beer 50

1800...

gave frankie something called pet gel - bene-bac plus. after having it on my lap for around 40 minutes, the poop was a little more formed but still a mix of diarrhea. not sure if it was the gel or the diarrhea is getting better on it's own...good thing is i think frankie is getting better :)

cut up a cucumber that i bought before it goes bad to eat tomorrow / over the weekend with some garlic/salt/pepper light dressing.

 


10/22 Friday  - 

 


10/23/21 Saturday -

AM - do oil change / car inspection this weekend sat or sun......(i can do next weekend, but i have to do by 10/31 so better to get it done this weekend and feel satisfied it's done on time). 

do a local walk and/or walk during oil change/inspection. use $5 oil change coupon.

do online training for election day worker

relax/read over court info that changed on nys courts site


10/24/21 Sunday 

morning walk with parents at a park made on top of a garbage dump (closed). there are goats i'll pet and see there ! :) 

fix balcony decor string lights..tighten/straighten them up with more tie wraps. - easy and do while weather is good!

Cut up veggies for a salad that i'll bring to work Monday. should be fine - and prob can use everything in my fridge. 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? check up...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)


11/2/21 Tues election day - Most probably i willl work 2 shifts (16 hours) of election day, take work vacation day #10, maybe even be able to work some weekends for early voting!

11/3/21 Wed - thinking to take today off also as vacation day #11


11/4/21 Thursday back to work

11/5/21 Friday work


11/6/21 Sat

11/7/21 Sun

 

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

Donkey on 10/21/2021:
As long as the piggie is eating and drinking, I would agree with trying adjustments and remedies at home to see if there is improvement. However, be careful with an anti-diarrheal. The body is purging for a reason, and stopping that process can cause more problems. Maybe use half or a quarter of the recommended dosage. My cautionary advice comes from real life experience, with the Husband.

Could you call the vet and get some advice or guidance over the phone? Husband does that a lot, to try to avoid appointments.

horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
great advice....to use a smaller amount....good idea...

horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
i don't think there's too much advice more about the gp issue over phone, as i am already omiting veggies from its diet...and the vet would need to look for either infection or if it's only stress....but i think i'm going to stay local near my apt this weekend...and wait to go to vet in one more week for the stitch removal. so i'll try my rememdy i bought, a smaller amount as you recommend.


Donkey on 10/21/2021:
PS Your weekend at home actually sounds kind of busy. Maybe a good thing? Maybe not?

horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
i think i'm going to skip seeing parents and just stick to being in my own company, to de-stress this weekend AND be able to get things done :)


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2021:
As I recall Frankie had diarrhea...before you found out he had the kidney stone? It's a good sign like Donk said that he is eating and drinking....when he goes back to the vet to get the stitches removed you could ask them then......but I would strictly stick to food purchased and made for GP's....in the mean time...and it may just be stress...if he is acting normal then it's a good sign....

horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
i can tell he is a little skinnier just because of the diarrhea but he is acting normal. i will try a very little bit of the stuff i bought for gp's because he is going to lose too many fluids...

yes, he was starting to have an issue before the stone, but not like this. all his poops are very soft and then dry up on the bedding into large clumps. he only poops diarrhea :( but he is drinking/eating and acting normal.

yes, i will only bring him to the vet in another week from now, for stitch removal..


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2021:
Think I read it’s important to keep the pig hydrated. Some site recommended cucumbers. You are a very good pig Mommy!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
awwww thank you, i read that cucumber info. i will stick with no veggies until his stool hardens up a bit. he is still happy and drinking / eating hay and pellets. so glad. i will try the supplemental stuff tonight :)


Maria7 on 10/21/2021:
Apples are always good. Do you ever eat candied apples?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2021:
not really bc i always imagine them as being messy/hard to eat and really bad on teeth...lol. i have had them rarely. one was caramel or something covered which was good...but no, they aren't readily available around here and i do not look for them!

the apples i'm eating now i picked off a tree. very fresh!


Jacky82020 on 10/21/2021:
As long as he’s drinking water, I guess no vegetables is ok

horn_of_plenty on 10/22/2021:
yes. and he seems to be doing a bit better :) i hope it continues this way!!!! i will add in veggies a little at a time, not big servings to start.


Jacky82020 on 10/22/2021:
Do you have any way of weighing him?



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 20, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 14.25 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

instead of doing the training for election day, i should concentrate on reading up on the nys courts site on the changes...might do this with friend jen...will ask what's she's up to this coming weekend..


 10/20 Wednesday -

make salad for work tonight - cut everything up - cut up extra for myself with any other remains.

do training for election day, tonight, shoud be short!..i've put in to take the two days off. i have the days. i'll be paid for work as vacation and $300 approx for working 2 shifts on election day. sounds good. pays for some of the guinea pig expense.

15 min walk before work ,good. added above.

maybe walk at home after work or bike. taking it easy tonight. 

Breakfast: banana 150, coffee negl, wrap 100 with cc 100 350.

snacks: pb 100, walnut couple pretzels 50, 1 pb choc 100

lunch: popcorn 100, 2 eggs 150, spag squash 150 400. black tea...i don't think i had any other candy?

1,000...

snacks:

dinner: leftovers, with a salad?...i have leftovers that i started yesterday and i want to finish my strawberries before they spoil, already threw half out that were moldy...so these are the ones that are just going to taste like they are very tart/wine taste since they have been in fridge long....lol...if they aren't good i'll have to throw away. ...leftover sausage crumble bowl 250, lots of restaurant sautéed broccoli I picked up ate the whole thing even though I at first planned to save some 300. 550 blueberries 100, kombucha 50

1700.


10/21 Thursday - bring salad to work?


10/22 Friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

i think i want to stay home / local mostly all weekend?

GP to vet for diarrhea? may have an infection or something from surgery???

visit parents? (vet is town next to them? - and i now have a travel carrier for gp)

do oil change / car inspection this weekend sat or sun......(i can do next weekend, but i have to do by 10/31 so better to get it done this weekend and feel satisfied it's done on time). 


10/24/21 Sunday 


10/25 Monday - 

10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home.

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - 

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? check up...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)

11/2/21 Tues election day - thinking to work all shifts of election day, take work vacation day

11/3/21 Wed - thinking to take today off also as vacation day


11/4/21 Thursday back to work

11/5/21 Friday work


11/6/21 Sat

11/7/21 Sun

 

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

Jacky82020 on 10/20/2021:
Frankie the pug sends hugs & love to Frankie the pig

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2021:
he says thank youuuuu and sends kisses back!


PlayingQuietly on 10/20/2021:
am I posting to wed 20th? I'm not sure were I am on here because of entire calendar, sorry!

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2021:
yes, look at what i mostly write for only today on my calendar.... i change it up a little, but always add food and more comments to the current day here, the 20th...look at that day on my entry here today! you and jacky asked the same thing lol


bearcountrygg on 10/20/2021:
I love leftovers...super easy meals.

horn_of_plenty on 10/20/2021:
I love them too….convenient!!!



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