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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 19, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

13.25 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..

looking over my days, it does seem i could take 2 days in november to do the elections..2 days because if i decide to work both shifts, 16 hours, i will want to be off the next day, still thinking about it.

this week especially, i'm going to pay the toll to drive home. it's a difference of around 45min saved doing so. i am not wanting the extra travel time this week. taking a break.


10/19 Tuesday - 

breakfast: coffee, pop tart 250

snacks: pb 100, 100? banana 150

lunch: spaghetti squash 150, cheese x2 120, popcorn 150. 450 tops., snickers 100, extremely tired bc of TOM...also annoying, but not painful, cramps. lots of pain reliever taken today..black coffee.

snacks: apple 100

5:30pm dinner: 2.5 servings everything flavor ritz 200, Life Cuisine frozen sausage crumblles over cauli rice with veg and some seeds. very nice. 500 tops (may change this later based on how much i eat.) 300, low cal strawberry nick's ice cream 150 (very good!)100

2000...

leg exercises were done last night. was very tired but got a second wind after a shower in later evening. so that was good. i think i'm going to need a lot of sleep this year, with this job, this commute. 

Tonight: 6pm "welfare club" - a club for the wellbeing of all, also somewhat religous, all members were/are in the union, meeting at 6pm

...will exercise during the meeting and also prob have dinner. (will not do the video part of zoom of myself.) 


10/20 Wednesday - make salad for work - cut everything up?


10/21 Thursday - bring salad to work?


10/22 Friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday - i think i want to stay home, mostly all weekend.

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 :)

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

bearcountrygg on 10/19/2021:
I'm really surprised that the electrical union gets religion involved.....the carpenters union doesn't mix the two. How does that work with so many different religions.....I'm also surprised about the show that the union was encouraging you to go to and even the covid class.......All the Carpenters union does is get politics involved because of laws.....other than that...it's all carpenter business.

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
no, it doesn't involve religion...it's the members that made a club and only those who want to be in it...it's been around 95 years...there are other clubs, the italian club, greek club, latimer (african american)...they are used to bring people together of similiarities to try to support community issues, etc...i am not sure if carpenters have had clubs or not....may be different in your state..

but this is old, we are the first affiliated club of the union, 95 years old now.! many members very old. but smart. i am not active other than being a member, going to some meetings/events.

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
the clubs to scholarships, invite guest speakers, and invite other clubs to their events...it is not to break people apart, but to give back to community in ways of the clubs choice...

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
it is an old school thing. been around forever. hard to get new members. i do it just because my dad was in it, i learn some things when we have speakers or the club president is a good speaker so i learn from his speakers...i just go now because it's on zoom and easier...many of the members knew me as a child...it's not a big deal just a traditional thing i guess?


Donkey on 10/19/2021:
I complete agree with you that as long as you have this commute, you will probably need extra sleep. Or you start sacrificing sleep. Not good alternative options available.

Does the Wellness Club address worker health issues, like self-care (e.g. getting enough sleep)? or is it more of a community activist sort of thing (e.g. wellness of the community)?

I was rather startled too when I read that you (potentially) have something every Tuesday night. Now you know the stress that I feel about yoga. It's like, I really want to do this, but then that nagging obligation feeling starts to kick in, and it quickly turns into "I really HAVE TO do this" and then it's not as great. Talk about ruining a good thing...

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
yeah this month it's every tuesday. i don't really need to be anywhere for 3 of the tuesdays besides home...but, you get it.

i guess i need to be thinking the alternative, "i am lucky i get to do this..."

i do understand the yoga stress of being there, the reason also i have never prefered classes / scheduled to the exact minute workouts.

it is not wellness at all. it is a religious/political/union club. it has been around 95 years, hence the reason why the name of it, "Welfare" Club, sounds quite outdated....as we are not on welfare in that meaning...

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
it's like "welfare" for the wellbeing / good of the commmunity.


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2021:
https://www.petmd.com/exotic/conditions/digestive/c_ex_gp_diarrhea

Not all that useful, I’ll look for more

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
i appreciate your help...will def read this...


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2021:
https://www.thesprucepets.com/treating-diarrhea-in-guinea-pigs-5093729

Spruce pets is usually pretty good

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
ty...


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2021:
https://www.theguineapigforum.co.uk/threads/my-guinea-pig-has-got-diarrhoea-what-do-i-do.67094/

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
ty....will read later.


bearcountrygg on 10/19/2021:
Oh...I see...it's a club made up of union members.....I'm not aware of any clubs within the carpenters union.....

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
would be interesting to know.


Maria7 on 10/19/2021:
Glad you are having a good day!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
you are right, i am!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 18, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  13.00 October Sunshine Hours ...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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..


EDIT TO ALL: Frankie has diarrhea consistently now, must keep a lookout. i'll have to provide less 

10/18 Monday -veggies/fruit again and be very careful with Frankie.

15 min chilly walking but nice before work - may need to wear winter jacket for morning walking bc its usually windy & on the water - where i'm working, recorded.

after work i'm driving straight home to avoid any traffic and may even take toll bridge to just get home...may need to use the toll bridge in order to cut down on the commuting in PM some days. +2 hours can be a bit much going home...we'll see.

I want to make a salad tonight. 

do leg strength exercises too.

TOM any day now! lots of cramping..

bfast: pop tart 200, coffee 50. debated pb, but will have it later. i'm better with some fat/protein, but im still doing the carb thing at work...and not caring about health as much, since being hired and also since the move in June to this trailer. i'm fine with it for awhile longer....

snacks: pb 100, 100, banana 150

lunch 1/4 keto pizza 250, broccoli 100, popcorn 150...500 and a pear later 100.

1200...

snacks small amount ice cream cake for a work bday 150

1350....

dinner this was after dinner: gummy vitamins 50, nuggets with ketchup 200, med fries (all of it) 450. 700.

2050.

i'm having a very tired week. will take a shower and relax. not in the mood to make a salad for coworkers. maybe wednesday night. just tired.

tomorrow, i was reminded there's a meeting i could attend. in fact, every freaking tuesday this month there's been either a class or meeting for me to attend. like what!? anyways, i'll prob attend, without video, as it's still on zoom, and will do a workout at the same time...


10/19 Tuesday - 

leg exercises in AM?

"welfare club" - a club for the wellbeing of all, also somewhat religous, in the union, meeting at 6pm...will exercise during the meeting or have dinner. will not do the video part of zoom of myself.


10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday - 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 :)

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

Donkey on 10/18/2021:
Sounds like a good plan for today. I love how you're already planning to come straight homme. Sounds great to me :-) (lol)

The last time I had Pop Tarts, they came 2 to an envelope. Do you have both or 1? (or has the packaging changed?) I prefer the dessert flavors rather than the fruit-filled ones. (No surprise there!)

With cramping today, I hope you have a banana with you. I'm going to bring a banana to work with me today. My goodness, this has been the crampiest TOM I've had in a long time. Not real bad cramps but like almost every day, bad enough to need to take something OTC for them.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
I also like the dessert ones - the brown sugar cinnamon. They are still two to a pack and I saw ones without icing - even more calories than the iced ones - i guess they have more filling in them. They are absolutely not filling but I’ll enjoy them until I am out of them and won’t buy so soon again as they do get me hungry. I only eat one at a time and we have a toaster at work so I’m kinda enjoying them a lot - bit they are pretty bad for you.

I’m also having cramps but not terrible this time aroind. I cannot believe I didn’t get TOM today bc of all the cramps. Anyways, I’ll prob take a painkiller so I sleep thru the night tonight or that’s my goal :)


Donkey on 10/18/2021:
I'm a little conflicted about the election training. On the one hand, it's like a double-payday because you get paid for taking a vacation day AND paid for working the election. BUT it's time and energy from you that might be better spent resting. Also, it's an allocation of time that you might spend looking at the NY courts website, too.

It's a tough call!

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
exactly, i don't think it's worth it to me. it's like i'm avoiding my real life by diong the training for elections. it does seem it's the total wrong time for me to do it...i will most prob skip it.it's just not worth my while.


Brett on 10/18/2021:
My ex has 2 small furry piglets. She took them when she left, offered me one, but they were raised together, so left it that way. Great yours is all better.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
Thank you - he may still have issues as he’s full of diahrhea so I’m stopping almost all veggies for now!

It is true - if they are used to each other it’s best to keep them like that bc it can be hard to bond some of them in the future and they may miss the company of the pig they already know :)


bearcountrygg on 10/18/2021:
I think I would stick to nothing but guinea pig pellets for him...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
yes and the hay. i gave him one carrot bite. but that's it. :(


legcramps on 10/18/2021:
I hope Frankie is feeling better very soon. And you! Cramping sucks! I’ve been dealing with spotting for the last week and a bit since it’s almost time for another birth control shot for me. This time around I’ve been not cramping but definitely feeling the gut rot. It sucks!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
lol, i know what you mean by the gut rot! hahaha

Horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
i hope he improves also. :(


Jacky82020 on 10/18/2021:
Can they eat mostly dry food? Don’t they sell GP pellets? Think I see them in boxes in the small pet aisle at Walmart when I look at their fish supplies.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
Yes. I do provide hay and pellets. I’m hoping his digestion will improve and that he’ll be ok…still diarrhea tonight. We’ll see how the next two days go..


Jacky82020 on 10/19/2021:
Did you find anything useful online re pig poop problems?

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
no, i should def google...i haven't much. only know to decrease veggies. so i've almost stopped them. i think it has to do with the surgery the pig had.


bearcountrygg on 10/19/2021:
I think I would stop bringing home green things that are "found"....you never know what things have been sprayed with and a lot of things are poisonous for pets.......the things we buy in stores are bad enough........if he was mine I would stick with only prepared purchased pet foods made and sold for pets and possibly a little dark green lettuce.....I would also make sure he is not near an air conditioner or heat vent...he also may be stressed...( he had a trauma recently with the the vet stay and procedure/surgery and being moved around outside of your apartment......he may need a little alone quiet time to heal...animals get stressed and it makes them sick ( as it does to people)....poor little guy...he might need some time separated from the others while he heals.

horn_of_plenty on 10/19/2021:
thank you....i have to see...all good points :) you are right, maybe i will separate him for 2 days starting tonight...if he is still having the diarrhea issue....i have another place to put him in...


bearcountrygg on 10/19/2021:
He also needs water so he doesn't get dehydrated.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 17, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  12.75 October Sunshine Hours ...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.

 


EDIT TO ALL: Frankie is doing quite well. He has a stinky butt as in leaving a poop smell when he relaxes on me - but was doing this previously, but seems to be back to his old self and happy :-) 

but, pig has some diarrhea and i saw blood, but perhaps it's just dried up and overall ok, must keep a lookout. i'll have to provide less veggies/fruit again and be very careful with Frankie.

10/17 Sunday 

rounded up to an hour in sun, not much walking bc cousin didn't want to / cannot do as he's disabled. i hadn't realized before how much difficulty it is for him to walk. will have to think about more to do with him, but closer to home next time :) bc it was a lot of driving for about 30 min on the boardwalk mostly sitting- but, he was happy :)

Weights in AM, even though it's not 48 hours from last session; just to get them done and be able to relax tonight :)

1pm See Cousin Richie and we are going to drive to the beach to walk on boardwalk bc the weather / temps are suitable for it & sunny.

Evening: Make a large salad to make for coworkers. 

8:45am Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, blueberries and gummy vitamins 100, oatmeal strawberry with almond milk 150. 400...

snacks: choc 100

Lunch: small - after rushed exercise and chats with friends, also late to cousin by at least 15 min so i could finish upper body (will be too tired later and not have enough time so told him i needed 15 more minutes). wrap 150, cream cheese smoked salmon flavor first time -was OK. 50. total 200.

snacks:not sure, bringing another banana with me as i had an extra in fridge turning color..150

early Dinner: pita entire one, whole wheat 250?, salad with some sauce 200, shrimp x2 of a serving 200, some olives 50. tastes of a feta topping 50. 750.

1600...

banana middle of night 150

1750

will prob just go to bed early, rather than make salads, do more laundry or anything else - unless i get my energy back, it's only 6pm after eating dinner already. just trying to end the weekend without too much stress.

Once again, i'm thinking to work on electrion day - if i do both shifts, 16 hours, i can make $300...but i gotta say, i think i may be good with just one shift, lol. yes. its extra money, if i take a vaca day to do it....hmmm. i may do it.


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday - 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 :)

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

Donkey on 10/17/2021:
Have fun with your cousin today!

I noticed that this coming up week has nothing pre-planned. I personally think that's a good thing - it's been a while since you've had something like that. I'm wondering if you will feel bored or restless by this time, next Sunday. Or will you feel restored and refreshed from having the free, open time - an interesting experiment, I think :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
haha, you are right. i will def not feel bored. i have to do car inspection and oil change by the end of this month...thank you for reminding me to add that into my planning haha! i also have to bring gp back to vet for follow ups. i hope everything is ok, i think i fed it too many fruit/veg again, it has diarrhea! just him. ugh! i gave him apple, but nobody else, so it could be...keeping an eye on it!


Donkey on 10/17/2021:
PS Added another comment to your Saturday entry, and responded to your feedback on my entry yesterday (for a few days). THANK YOU SO MUCH for your feedback. I really appreciate it, when you have the time to comment :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
i'm truly sorry my commenting is not as predicatable right now. i do enjoy giving feeding to everyone ;) (especially having some really nice, new members latelly! - lucky us!)

truly only want to give you the best advice, never being in your situation i can only give opinions. but whatever choice you make, there's pros and cons to EVERYTHING. so don't feel bad about whatever you are choosing to do at the moment and/or future. there's so many variables, you just never can be "right or wrong" with a choice.


bearcountrygg on 10/17/2021:
Enjoy your day with your cousin....I know he always looks forward to spending time with you!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
thank you Bear, it will be a good time. i should def do my weights now so i don't have to do them late when i get home tonight!

i look foward to seeing the ocean too, with him. lots of benches to sit on, on the boardwark, if either of us are tired.


Donkey on 10/17/2021:
I'm not sure if I should say this hear or on my own entry but your comments to me are much appreciated and do not cause me anxiety.

horn_of_plenty on 10/18/2021:
so thankful for that! i'm so glad to hear that!! thank gosh!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Oct 16, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 11.75 October Sunshine Hours ...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.

 


EDIT TO ALL: Frankie is doing quite well. He has a stinky butt as in leaving a poop smell when he relaxes on me - but was doing this previously, but seems to be back to his old self and happy :-) 

10/17 Sunday 

Weights in AM, even though it's not 48 hours from last session; just to get them done and be able to relax tonight :)

1pm See Cousin Richie and we are going to drive to the beach to walk on boardwalk bc the weather / temps are suitable for it & sunny.

Evening: Make a large salad to make for coworkers. 

8:45am Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, blueberries and gummy vitamins 100, oatmeal strawberry with almond milk 150. 400...

Snacks:

Lunch:

snacks:

early Dinner: perhaps pizza or similar with my cousin - takeout from his favorite place. - or eat outside.


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

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...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

bearcountrygg on 10/16/2021:
Boy...I sure hope the show isn't about covid!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Seriously ! Thank gosh! But it wasn’t up my ally. May discuss tomorrow, it’s nothing exciting so won’t write much


Donkey on 10/16/2021:
^LOL at Bear's comment :-) Why would your union ask you to attend a play? Interesting! I hope you had a good time and that the play was entertaining.

And you'll have a good day tomorrow with your cousin.

Hope you log in some eats for today (aside from breakfast) - I enjoy reading your menus!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
it's some kind of community theater group that the one of the people in the highest position of the union has lent out, with the agreement i'm sure of others, the Union's auditorium which is like a pretty large theater, for them to run a working run of the play. they were reading from their scripts, but didn't take away much from the show bc they were good actors, with scenery, with costumes. they did a good job.

there was a lot of alcoholism, adult language, male adult nasty language, thoughts of suicide by the characters, and a homicide at the end. one of the takeaways was to live your life well so that your life isn't wasted...to do good and think positively, but getting there was a long, negative approach by the playwrite.

the highest in command of the union is writing a play and will produce in conjunction with this company. so that is all the reasons why.

people weren't all up and ready to go....so they may have not had publicity...hence i was asked to go by my club at last minute. i think many were, as prob not many seats were sold.

only about 100 in attendance if that....and that is not many at all...

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
all in all to answer your question, we do things for others and sometimes its as a favor with no intended return, but sometimes it's a give and take.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
and i went bc i like live theater, it was free, i was asked to go, and i was free at the time :)


Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
accidentally deleted saturday.


Donkey on 10/17/2021:
Oh I see... Well, that's kind of cool, actually! It was an invitation (not a mandatory attendance), and that's neat to see a run-through versus not the final production. And I'm all for the union big cheese person to be writing a play -- see, even that person is feeling a need for creative expression :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 10/17/2021:
yes, his play will be unrelated to this play's theme, obviously! it will be industrialization and how certain fields of work have been phased out by mechanization etc...he will touch on various time periods. sounds like a decent play. he's still writing it. and yeah, you got the idea! :)



horn_of_plenty - Friday Oct 15, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 11.00 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.


10/15 Friday - Did pushups in morning (part of upper body workout), will finish upper body after work. Will also do walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) 

Breakfast: 2 very rich bakery cookies with extra choco and other chips added 200. coffee 50.

250

Snacks: banana / pb / pb 350

Lunch:450 very healthy mix 

1050....

Snacks: none 

Dinner: picked up healthy Indian - had some tastes of sautéed okra in sauce and had a lot of mustard greens blended into a tasty thick soup consistency- super healthy food, somewhat spicy abd many seasonings 400. And an apple 100. May have something else later. trying to finish weights quickly around 7:15pm-7:30pm. Will skip abs tonight. Usually I do them with upper body but I'm tired and don't care tonight 
1550-1600.  
 

cookies and kombucha 250

1850 total. No cardio again. 


10/16 Saturday 

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin Richie...not sure what we are doing...think about it...take him somehere, maybe beach


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

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...

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

Jacky82020 on 10/15/2021:
Great going on your weight! Congrats!

How’s Frankie?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Frankie is doing really well!!!

once my weight was staying around 108lb in the mornings for awhile, i listed it here. my goal is to keep it this way for awhile!


bearcountrygg on 10/15/2021:
Getting things done first thing in the morning is so satisfying.....Hope Frankie had a good night.


Donkey on 10/15/2021:
I did upper body weights today too! I don't know if I'll do any more this evening, since I did pretty well this morning. However, it's nice to know that it's an option, and that you'll be doing them too!

How IS Frankie?


Maria7 on 10/15/2021:
Wow, you can do push ups!!! That takes a lot of strength! Hope you have a blessed day.

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Thank you, I’ve been doing them for years !!!


Jacky82020 on 10/16/2021:
The only time in recent history that I broke 110 was getting sick from the 2nd covid shot, but now that I’m back on The Switch recommendations I have every expectation of seeing 108 & lower. You’ll hear all about it in real time. I seriously don’t care if DD knows I porked way or went way down. Makes no difference to me.

horn_of_plenty on 10/16/2021:
Porked ?!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Oct 14, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  11.00 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :) - no, took a break, no exercise tonight, bed early. 

yesterday i added 45 min cardio for walking after work.  Lower body i had time to do before work, yay, done.

Breakfast: banana 120 and coffee 30, some apple pie mostly apples 150. 300.

snacks: pb 100, 100

lunch, def healthy!:pita chips 200, salad 100, chicken with skin 250

dinner: roasted Brussels sprouts large amount with olive oil 200, small amount Turkey burger 100, some of a potato knish 200...500-550

1600.....

Dad is picking up guinea pig bc the vet is the town next door to him....he will drive pig that had the bladder stone surgery to me...and he'll be safe and sound. hope to cuddle him a little tonight, i wonder if he was lonely at the vet!? missing his friends!?


10/15 Friday - thinking about taking public transportation. accidentally lost one of my metro cards, prob had $35 on it still.

walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) 


10/16 Saturday 

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin Richie...not sure what we are doing...think about it...take him somehere, maybe beach


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23/21 Saturday -

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 - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

Donkey on 10/14/2021:
Did you have a nice doctor's appointment? :-)

Wow, you did really well with exercise yesterday!

I'm glad to hear Frankie is OK. It was an expensive surgery, but I guess that's one of the caveats with pet-ownership. It can be hard on the pocketbook and heart for sure. (I know this first-hand.)

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
I will have to decide in the future if i'm going to go the same route. i have to have a limit...i think :(...sad but true. cannot always do this, i don't think. In future if something is wrong, i may just take to animal control :(

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
doc appt is just for medicine, phone call. it lasts 5min and i never met him...bc it was a change to go to him during pandemic, and luckily i slipped into only phone calls, no visits. glad about that. it's not a thorough type of thing, at all.


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Glad that Frankie is going to be okay...I'm sure he did miss home.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
i would also think he missed his fellow pigs and cuddles with me, possibly.


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
Oh...I meant that I'm sure he missed home...you and the other GPs were included in that......You and them and the apartment are all a part of that.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
and I was agreeing with you....i meant to be clear i was in agreement, my bad on my communication...!! :)


bearcountrygg on 10/14/2021:
;)....Hope is is feeling good now.

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
He is !!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 13, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  10.25 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.


 10/13 Wednesday -

Breakfast big banana, coffee, 1 poptart - not both 400.

Snacks pb x2, twix 300

Lunch: 550 cal

1250..

Snacks

Dinner: - snacky prob around 2150 total bc had 350cal in cookies, is ok, didn't plan dinner well and didn't realize i reached my limit.

Make up 30 min of work (stay till 4pm)....

some cardio after work....

def need to get gas on way home...decide if doing it in the city or not...

phone call with dr tonight...i have it usuallly every two months.

roast brussel sprouts


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :)

Make up 15min of work, stay until 3:45pm (time now all made up.)


10/15 Friday - walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) also leg exercises after work?


10/16 Saturday - See Cousin Richie this weekend (on the better-weather day)

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin this weekend


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23 Saturday -

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 - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
When do you get off work if 4 is late? You must start early. I prefer such working days. Always left around 3 when I taught high school. But much work to be done at home, grading papers & preparing lessons.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
7-3:30 is my regular time. takes 30 min-45min to get to work, 2 hours to get home!

:)

i will check your entries later today :)

the later i leave, the later it takes to get home, but i'm usually not in a rush to get home like i am to get to work. i take the free bridge home, usually, and pay to come into work to get here faster.


Maria7 on 10/13/2021:
Roast brussel sprouts sounds like a winner! Have a blessed day!

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
and i got the broccoli cooked last night; though it should have been cooked while it was fresher last week! :) i will...i've already sliced the sprouts!


Jacky82020 on 10/13/2021:
Two hours! OMG!

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
lol...it is NEW YORK CITY we are talking about....traffic up the wazzoo, especially bc of covid, more drivers on road.


Donkey on 10/13/2021:
Ugh, now you have to make up the extra time. Well, at least it's not forever. For how long are you enrolled with these union classes? Are they over soon?

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
union class over :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
i do not mind making up time since i left early.


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
Is the free bridge really free or does it take more gas to get there to avoid the toll? My mom used to drive 10 miles to save 20 cents on some grocery item...LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
it is free, but it prob saves 1-2 miles at most. it has a lot of traffic though, at least 30 min longer drive on free bridge...i should work it out, make sure i'm saving! as gas is over $3/G now.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
I looked, it's 3.5 miles more going to the free bridge, as it's a little out of the way.

horn_of_plenty on 10/13/2021:
so the gas isn't really wasted to go only 3.5 miles, but my car is also in traffic, so it is prob burning more gas, but prob not $7 (the cost of the toll bridge)....so i think free is still worth it..i prob burn $2 of gas going the other way.


bearcountrygg on 10/13/2021:
It's a good thing to figure out.....sounds like a winner!

horn_of_plenty on 10/14/2021:
thank you, that was good advice that you provided earlier.



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 12, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 10.25 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.


10/12 Tuesday -

breakfast: banana lg and coffee 200, muffin 100

snack another muffin 100 (Healthier type, small, frozen ones...easy as i was running late bc i took a shower in AM and had them at work already..) And pb 100

lunch: micro cauliflower meal bc i didn't want to prep anything at all, 500. Life Cuisine, had a little meat, breadcrumbs, cheese. and tasty light tomato sauce. pretzels 100

4pm snacks: some honey, some candy100, pea chips with black pepper 300....400 before quickly exercising before meeting - see how much i can do earlier...

dinner: keto type pizza 1/2 400, beer 100

2000

2nd UNION ONLINE ZOOM COURSE - Topic:  coronavirus economics - 5-7PMLEAVE WORK AT 2:45PM IN ORDER TO BE HOME AND ATTEND CLASS AT 5PM....Done! - took toll bridge, home by 4pm.

Leg exercises in AM before work, Done :)

Still do weights tonight - because the course will prob run shorter than the 7pm official end time;..and i want to stick with this schedule. - upper body. - got it done fast, before the course bc i got home early !!! Done!

roast brussel spouts, cook broccoli - ....


10/13 Wednesday -

Make up 30 min of work (stay till 4pm).

some cardio after work.

phone call with dr tonight...i have it usuallly every two months.


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :)

Make up 15min of work, stay until 3:45pm (time now all made up.)


10/15 Friday - walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) also leg exercises after work?


10/16 Saturday - See Cousin Richie this weekend (on the better-weather day)

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin this weekend


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23 Saturday -

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 - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

 

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

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

bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
Did you get your presentation done for tonights zoom meeting?

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
yes, but i have to read it over a few times :) it is rather short, easy...just need to read it so i can say it easily and not with too much trouble tonight! :)


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
How is the Union zoom course going? Guess I misread previously, thought it was a fun exercise class. I’m getting so sick of hearing about covid.

How’s Frankie? My Frankie sends him doggy kisses,

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
i did bike during the last session, so biking on my indoor :)

i did the research, not much, and will read it to the class (and re-read it a few times today to get used to reading thru it easily). printed it out for myself to read at my desk / take home and read before the course!

frankie's bladder stone will most prob be removed today at the vet in surgery :) it was $300 total to put to sleep...$1000 to remove stone, i talked vet into $750 instead.

crazy high.

i will not go this route again, will call animal services as my neighbor did with her dog / cat issues...it's free...they pay to help if the animal can be helped...wish i knew this sooner.

$750 will just come out of my savings, but i figure it's for a great cause, my pig had a lot of energy and life left. it wasn't ready to be put to sleep.

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
has* a lot of energy and life left!


Donkey on 10/12/2021:
You ARE doing well with your sunshine hours! And you are so disciplined with your weights schedule (keeping to it).

Well, I'll be looking forward to reading your eats log today :-)


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
HOP, I respect & admire you so much for opting to save Frankie’s life. So many pet owners cry poor & put the animal down. These are the same ppl who have $$$ for other luxuries.

We went into a huge credit card debt when one of the dogs had cancer decades ago & we didn’t have the money.


PlayingQuietly on 10/12/2021:
In my distraction I skipped over exercising until I was so sleepy I went to bed early.

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
it happens, sometimes sleep is more important for the body. i have learned that plenty of times!


bearcountrygg on 10/12/2021:
Your menu looks good!!!


Jacky82020 on 10/12/2021:
HOP. Look at pic on my feed



horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 11, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

  10.25 October Sunshine Hours ...doing good this month!!!!!!!

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.




10/11 Monday - Holiday - Columbus Day (off!): recorded 2.5 hours in the sun for today :)...this could be a GREAT month exercise-cardio wise!

apple picking in north Salem, NY (w christine)

9am breakfast: banana and coffee 150, oatmeal banana & cream packet 120 and a small twix bar 80. 350.

Snacks / Lunch / snacks:donut 300, apples while picking..250, candy 100...

5:45pm Early dinner back home: picked up sauteed broccoli, had some of the italian garlic sauce (at least a tablespoon, for health!) big amount 200, 1/2 a good turkey burger, they are good once i thoroughly cooked them!), 100, pretzels 300 (many) 600

 7:30, while having kombucha also 50, snack size snickers 100.

1750


 

tonight - research for the course presentation tomorrow for zoom course on covid economics, take notes, plan a short speach, and photos maybe of a chart. i will have to do this in the evening after coming home from a day of apple picking. no worries, i'll get it done - but wish i didn't have to. i didn't think there'd be after class homework. no worries, it'll be over soon!...starting at 7:45 after some relaxation after the day....my question: "How many small businesses suffered, use references"

IMPORTANT: need to get $20 to pay coworker back - forgot to do it Saturday. may stop again at supermarket bc i can get gum as well as $40 in cash. done.





10/12 Tuesday - payback coworker $20 and thank him...asap!

....(was told monday that another coworker's mom died (old age/dementia)...so not sure if we (all coworkers - we are a small group in a trailer, under 15 of us) are going to a funeral/wake....have to see what everyone is doing....

2nd UNION ONLINE ZOOM COURSE - Topic:  coronavirus economics - 5-7PMLEAVE WORK AT 3PM IN ORDER TO BE HOME AND ATTEND CLASS AT 5PM.

do weights still Tuesday night because the course will prob run shorter than the 7pm official end time;..and i want to stick with this schedule. - upper body only.


10/13 Wednesday - phone call with dr tonight...i have it usuallly every two months. do leg exercises after work before driving home?


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :)


10/15 Friday - walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) also leg exercises after work?


10/16 Saturday - See Cousin Richie this weekend (on the better-weather day)

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin this weekend


10/18 Monday - 

10/19 tuesday - 

10/20 wednesday - 

10/21 thursday - 

10/22 friday  - 


10/23 Saturday -

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 - 

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

bearcountrygg on 10/11/2021:
Enjoy the apple picking.....hopefully it is a fun autumn trip. And dinner out...I've almost forgotten what that was like....it's been almost 2 years for us......and I really miss it.

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
lol no dinner out in the end...


PlayingQuietly on 10/11/2021:
have a relaxing evening researching in preparation for meeting~ it's good to have it all together & to know what you're talking about w/ facts to back it up come meeting time ~

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
you are so right! i finally did it last night; and printed it out at work so i can read it over a couple times so i can do a decent presentation and not like i'm reading it for the first time! :)


Jacky82020 on 10/11/2021:
Dang, going to coworkers funerals would so totally suck for me, Not done anywhere I ever worked.

How’s the pig? I saw the cutest ferret at a pet shop today. $240.

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
awwwwww...the funeral already happened, so will not be attending for obvious reasons!


Donkey on 10/11/2021:
What happens if you don't do the homework? I think I'd feel a little resentful that there's homework.

horn_of_plenty on 10/12/2021:
i did it. it wasn't a big deal,just needed to be in the mindset last night. so i relaxed a LOT before it, eventually did it between 8:30-9:30 or so.

it's a union club, my dad is well known in the club although he didn't do this class. it would be pretty wrong not to do the homework...but hey, i did one question instead of 2 :) (the group decided to do one question each). my group is now just 2 people...lol...others couldn't make it to the second class, and we each did one of the questions :)



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 10, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 7.75 October Sunshine Hours 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 9/20/21....

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.


"10/10 wins" Sunday!

doing laundry today too..done.

While waiting to be seen at vet with gp frankie, took a 10 min walk as there is a wait but then went back to my car so I'm not skipped...recorded as 15min done!

Brought gp to the vet, finally :( as it got a little worse with more red in the urine :( i would have done it saturday, but i put my dad's bday ahead in terms of priorities. if i had a better travel cage, i could have done the gp and dad in one day, ordering a better cage for moving guinea pigs back and forth. ....gp will sleep over the vet bc vet said X-rays can be done to see if it's either a stone or mass. An infection was ruled out. I can't get the pig back from the vet during the week so I asked my dad to do it for me when I find out what's wrong with him. If it's cancer I may opt to release Frankie to heaven as I will not want him bleeding when he pees. So I hope it's a stone and not a mass. done!

Went to large supermarket before driving home 40 min bc the supermarket is large with many more options than the ones by me. Got a few microwaveable "life cuisine" meals which I highly suggest. They have way better ingredients usually good fiber and protein too. Many are plant based.  done!

Will recook those Turkey burgers a third time today - I was going to throw out..done, i split them down their widths to make for thinner burgers and put the uncooked sides under the broiler. also added some garlic. def fully cooked now! done.

when I feel like it today - do research and prepare short presentation notes for the course on Tuesday zoom. Will do it and finish it today. Shouldn't be a big deal...might just do it tomorrow sometime in evening after apple picking. just don't care enough to do it today.

upper/lower body exercise done!

8:45 breakfast banana and coffee 150 and leftover Krispie Kreme donut 200

very hungry at 12:45 when I got home, so had some carbs to pick me up: banana 120, rest of my coffee, stonyfield awesome whole milk yogurt that I mixed apricot jelly into 200. Kombucha 50. 400; also gummy vitamins x2 50

4pm-5:30pm snacking grilled veggies large amount 150, popcorn 150. ice cream lower sugar tbd cal 150, stove top and then broiled turkey burger. 200. bigger ones.

6:30 cucumber/tomato salad with olive oil/vinegar and seasonings 100, pretzels x2 200

9:30 2 fun size twix 160 near end of workout 

1900.


10/11 Monday - Holiday - Columbus Day (off!): 

apple picking in north Salem, NY 

research for the course presentation tomorrow for zoom course on covid economics, take notes, plan a short speach, and photos maybe of a chart. i will have to do this in the evening after coming home from a day of apple picking. no worries, i'll get it done - but wish i didn't have to. i didn't think there'd be after class homework. no worries, it'll be over soon!

IMPORTANT: need to get $20 to pay coworker back - forgot to do it Saturday. may stop again at supermarket bc i can get gum as well as $40 in cash.


10/12 Tuesday - payback coworker $20 and thank him 

2nd UNION ONLINE ZOOM COURSE - TOPIC coronavirus economics - 5-7PMLEAVE WORK AT 3PM IN ORDER TO BE HOME AND ATTEND CLASS AT 5PM.

do weights still Tuesday night because the course will prob run shorter and 7pm...and i want to stick with this schedule. - upper body only.


10/13 Wednesday - phone call with dr tonight...i have it usuallly every two months. do leg exercises after work before driving home?


10/14 Thursday - do upper bod in evening after work :)


10/15 Friday - walking after work probably to enjoy the park there :) also leg exercises after work?


10/16 Saturday - See Cousin Richie this weekend (on the better-weather day)

10/17 Sunday - See Cousin this weekend


10/18 Monday

10/19 tuesday

10/20 wednesday

10/21 thursday

10/22 friday  - 


10/23 Saturday -

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

10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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

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

Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
Did they have any shortages at the supermarket?

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
i live in the tri-state area surrounding nyc and i feel like we are like the last to ever experience shortages, especially bc my most of the areas i shop in are not in poor areas. the supermarket was fully stocked, bananas were all ripe though (no greens or almost green, just ripe - that's the only difference i actually noticed!) usually there's a mix of various ripenesses.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
i think its bad in rural areas of the united states, not here.


PlayingQuietly on 10/10/2021:
apricot jelly is delicious, and I would say a favorite flavor of mine

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
mine too, playing! i prefer it along with raspberry :)


bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
The turkey burgers could also just be broken/chopped up and cooked since they seem to be resisting getting cooked......Hop your GP will be ok.

horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
Good idea ! Only reason I won’t is to keep track of calories easier with the larger prices but that is quite a good idea …

horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
I hope so too. I will put him to sleep if it’s a mass / cancer so I’m hoping it’s a stone so I continue to have more time with him


bearcountrygg on 10/10/2021:
HOPE^^^^^^^^^

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
:-)


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
HOP, do you know if there’s a way to only get email alerts for ones directed at my posts? Seems like I used to, but now I’m getting them every time someone posts.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
that is odd, maybe go to settings again and reset / drop the notification alert / then put it back? def too many alerts for you! haha


PlayingQuietly on 10/10/2021:
thanks HOP for the tip to abbreviate your name ~ whew!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
haha, YES! PQ! that's why i said it...i saw the trouble you went thru to write it the same exact way i did; and knew i didn't want you to do it again!


Donkey on 10/10/2021:
As someone who has had 2 cats suffer with cancer, I can say with confidence and assurance that if it is cancer, that releasing a loved pet from that burden would be the kindest thing to do. (((hugs)))

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
but why didn't you? you didn't want to put it to sleep before it should have gone?

and yes, i will not allow myself or it to be peeing blood and just getting worse. otherwise, he's pretty happy and eating; so it's sorta sad to put it to sleep...but i do not want to prolong the situation and i don't want the pig to get any worse before my eyes.


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
Who says the pig has cancer? Could be something treatable. Usually an animal who is eating well is hardly on death’s door.

One of the worst experience in my life was having the vet come to the house to euthanize a hopelessly sick dog. Happened with other dogs over the years, but never a cat or parrot, strange.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
the pig hasn't been diagnosed yet. the vets are a walk-in only and they see as many pets as they can from 10-12pm and 2-4pm. so the vet didn't say he'd xray my pet today...so he mentioned he could xray and i asked if i could leave my pet (because that's the only way - because i cannot go back there until next weekend!, it's too much to go there during the week and i couldn't ever based on their hours). so he said, yes, fill out a form; and i could pick it up. i told him i would have to wait to pick it up next weekend and his eyes popped out of his head! so then i said, ok, i could ask my dad to get him - he's only a town away...(and then my dad will have to drive the pig to me during this week.)

anyways, to answer you, i hope it's just a stone. hoping it.

but there's no diagnosis until they xray.

being in a lot of facebook guinea pig forums, i know there's plenty of owners out there that have xrayed their piggies. so i know it's the right thing to do. i hope it's not cancer! boy would that be sad.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
PS - sorry about your dog experience!


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
And you are right, hop, too many DD emails. I can’t read them all. Will see what I can do with the settings. None may better than all!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
yes, good luck...i don't do the notifications only because most days i'm at work and therefore i would get notified but couldn't do anything about it at that moment...it didn't work for me.


Jacky82020 on 10/10/2021:
Hoping the very best for your little Frankie. The X-Raying shouldn’t bother him. More problematic with cats and dogs. Can take multiple ppl to hold them or sedation.

I like the notifications and usually replying quickly. But now I get them all!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
frankie is my most relaxed pig. so he will not give them a hard time :)


Maria7 on 10/10/2021:
That's good that they keep a good stock of foods where you shop and ripe bananas, too. The bananas I bought recently were yellow but definitely do NOT taste ripe!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/10/2021:
i actually don't mind getting some that are green bc they ripen so quickly! so then at the end of the week, they are ripe :)

but today, all perfectly ripe, lol! i have had only good tasting bananas here. sorry yours were not!


Donkey on 10/11/2021:
The first cat, I thought I could save or nurse her through to a peaceful death. No. It was so much work for me, and in the end, she was in a lot of pain. I wish we had made the decision sooner.

The 2nd cat... it took about 2 weeks to diagnose his problem, and it was a quick decline. When we learned that there was a tumor on his liver, then we made the appointment, but took a few days too, to wait for an opening.

The last cat we had to put down, kidney failure (common in cats), we waited too long to put her down. Her last day was so painful for her. She was crying the whole day.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/11/2021:
awwww, i see <3 you did everything you could!



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