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horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 20, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 14.25  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :) - plus no extra textbooks beyond what i already have needed to be purchased :)

Currently reading a postive / motivational digital book called "The Energy Bus." It's a fast read, got it from the library. Next book will be an audio book to listen to while in the car. may get bluetooth in my car because the audio on my phone may be too quiet when driving - will try it out before investing in bluetooth...


8/20 - Friday - 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, waffle and pb 200.

350

snack: pb crackers kelloggs 200

550...

Lunch: 2 Turkey meatballs 150?, veg 100, crackers 150, leftover coffee 50. 450.

1000...

Snacks?

Dinner pizza place we decided to eat at nearby the funeral - maybe find a diet coke to drink with small amount of something?  with coworkers before a funeral viewing? ?? ...the pizza was actually light, no extra extra cheese or anything. ate the whole thing with a diet coke :) 1000

2000 cal.

home late after funeral, around 8:30pm. glad i went :)

Yesterday i'll count around 10 min walking from when i did an errand, picking up a card for coworkers; i then got home and didn't become energized and just went to bed. I did walk today a whole mile before work. :) added in.

legs in PM?


8/21 - Saturday - weather seems iffy

bank in AM if not going to fire island because i need to take out my matured CD money as it should have done that last year (bad return right now) and didn't even make money this year. it is way below 1%. so i want to cash it and put it in my regular savings, for now...must do between the 20th-28th.

after bank, walking at Forest Park, a nice park near bank...?


8/22 - Sunday - home, weather bad...best to exercise strength today...


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - 


8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8??? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Union meeting tonight in person near my home at 6pm? - check is still on...


8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday - 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/21/2021:
Was the wake for a work person or a personal friend? I'm sorry for your loss. It's good to pay your respects, regardless of how well you knew the deceased...

It's so sad how many calories are in pizza *sigh*


bearcountrygg on 08/21/2021:
Sounds like a work place related funeral? You will be glad that you attended.

horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2021:
Seems you are corrrect on all :)



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 19, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 13.75  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :) - plus no extra textbooks beyond what i already have needed to be purchased :)

Currently reading a postive / motivational digital book called "The Energy Bus." It's a fast read, got it from the library. Next book will be an audio book to listen to while in the car. may get bluetooth in my car because the audio on my phone may be too quiet when driving - will try it out before investing in bluetooth...


8/19 - Thursday - 

Breakfast: big banana and coffee 150, pb on waffle 200

Snacks: 2 choc cherry chia bars, 200, candy and chocolates 100

Late Lunch 2pm: brisket 200, veggies and some light olive oil / water broth with seasoning 190, ritz crackers 210

1250....

Snacks: 

Dinner: 2 med plums 100, gummy sour straws 220, kombucha 30, yogurt 150.500

1750. no exercise, relaxed instead

upper weights in PM, no legs   got home a little late, slept.

no walk before work bc was raining when i got up; so i figured i wouldn't walk before work.

 bad stomach issues at work need to po*p...very difficult to do bc i have a lot of gas too....nervous stomach...


8/20 - Friday - 

legs in PM?


8/21 - Saturday - weather seems iffy

might go to bank in AM if not going to fire island because i need to take out my matured CD money as it should have done that last year (bad return right now) and didn't even make money this year. it is way below 1%. so i want to cash it and put it in my regular savings, for now...must do between the 20th-28th.

weather permitting regular ocean beach, fire island complete with ferries and all...at least beach was free the rset of the summer (friend had a pass)

8/22 - Sunday - beach today instead? - weather seems iffy


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - 


8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Union meeting tonight in person near my home at 6pm? - check is still on...


8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday - 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/19/2021:
OK, I will ask my question to you TODAY that I incorrectly posted on Bear's entry yesterday. Do you get the syllabus and/or reading material for your Business Law class ahead of time?

horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2021:
i get the notice of what books i need, if any; but i believe the syllabus and assignments come when the course starts...

so no, no reading beforehand - which is fine because i don't mind having my mind off studying :)

horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2021:
if no rain, i think i'll work at the farm...if rain, maybe i'll see my folks this weekend for dinner :)


Jacky82020 on 08/19/2021:
Enjoy your sunshine hours while you can! It’s been raining here almost everyday & the next thing we know it will be snowing.

horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2021:
lol we've now got the rain on/off too! :)

my sunshine hours are so low this month...so far!


bearcountrygg on 08/19/2021:
Your current read sounds interesting....will be looking that up.

horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2021:
its a rather short, easy to read book. it's pretty good; easy to get thru quickly. the chapters are short.



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 18, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 13.75  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

Currently reading a postive / motivational digital book called "The Energy Bus." It's a fast read, got it from the library. Next book will be an audio book to listen to while in the car. may get bluetooth in my car because the audio on my phone may be too quiet when driving - will try it out before investing in bluetooth...


 8/18 - Wednesday 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150; croissant and lox small amounts 200. 

Snacks: kellogs pb on cheese crackers 200

Lunch: ritz crackers 200, veg crockpot with some of the broth 150, white meat leftover thai chicken 200...550

snacks: none

dinner: veggies leftover thai 100, lots of green pea harvest snacks 3.5 servings 130 x 3.5 = 470-500. 600. lg peach 100 (Bear, you got me into them - they are great this time of year!) kombucha 50

1850....

maybe bed really early...

no exercise in AM, some traffic/left later. is ok. 

legs in PM before driving home, maybe some walk in PM and/or read with indoor bike?....

45 min walk after work before driving home :)

 


8/19 - Thursday - 

upper weights in PM, no legs


8/20 - Friday - 

legs in PM?


8/21 - Saturday -

might go to bank in AM if not going to fire island because i need to take out my matured CD money as it should have done that last year (bad return right now) and didn't even make money this year. it is way below 1%. so i want to cash it and put it in my regular savings, for now...must do between the 20th-28th.

weather permitting regular ocean beach, fire island complete with ferries and all...at least beach was free the rset of the summer (friend had a pass)

8/22 - Sunday - beach today instead?


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - 


8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Union meeting tonight at 6pm?


8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday - 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/18/2021:
CDs rates have sucked for quite a while. Market up 15% YTD (year to date). So I shove $$ there. Also, HMBradly Bank, finbank out of California, offers 3% in their savings account for up to 100K. Does require a $2500 DD (direct deposit) monthly & that one save 20% of it. These finbanks get weird in all their terms. I also have their credit card that ups the interest rate to 3.5%. Only requirement there is you have to charge at least $100 a month. Not a problem!

horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2021:
I will try to do this; after i read your comment over a few times...

horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2021:
do i have to make a 2500 monthly or just get their credit card? for the 3% i mean...what do i have to do to get 3%


Donkey on 08/18/2021:
Aw, are you expecting a chance of rain on Saturday? Well, like you've planned ahead, you would still have Sunday :-)

Kind of touching on yesterday's entry, but also this morning: I don't think it's worth getting up early to take public transportation just so you have time to read for fun. You know me - I calls them as I sees them. :-)

Oh I hope you like Business Law. It sounds like you're looking forward to it, and that's a great start!

horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2021:
and i may pay to take 3 more intro classes related to the different areas / jurisdictions of paralegal work (like family law, victim advocacy, etc...) maybe not victim advocacy bc it sounds too general tho. so something like your field - estate planning or real property..

the up early doesn't seem to work bc it's cutting into sleep and i can't get to bed earlier...it does seem inefficient time-wise in the AM to take public...would save money tho. maybe in winter or later on...you are right, maybe stop thinking about that option...


Jacky82020 on 08/18/2021:
You’d have to make monthly DDs (direct deposits) totaling $2500 to the savings account, To get the top 3% tier, you have to save 20% of the DD. I ship 80% back to my checking account. The CC is available only to those with the savings account.

There are many banks & credit unions that offer good rates, not sure if as good as the 3.5% possible at HMBRADLEY. Didn’t work for me as they cap max well below 100K.

Check out Doctor of Credit. It lists all the best rates with daily updates. You can sign up for their emails. They have a deals section that tells you how to get free hamburgers etc. LOL

horn_of_plenty on 08/18/2021:
HAMBURGERS LOL. I WILL CHECK THIS OUT..


bearcountrygg on 08/18/2021:
Our General Electric stock is just plain sad.....and is the tail end of our ever owning stock again...but we hang on to the little amount we have and cash the tiny checks quarterly......bank accounts are pathetic....one of the best returns we have right now are credit cards with rewards points...we use credit cards for everything......they are all with Chase bank......and we end up getting gift cards for gas with 3 of them and the amazon card is also chase and monthly we get 40 to 85 dollars credit towards amazon purchases......That just seems to work best for us right now........about 16 years ago......as i watched the value of our stock at that time ( mobil oil, another gas co?, Ford, GM and GE)....drop steadily.....I talked D into selling it all except a small amount of the GE....bought 2 acres and built this house with it.......and it was the right move..we did later buy the 2 acres next door that had a small pole building on it.....and I guess we will be staying here for the duration....so We made the right move.......what is scaring me right now is that our main bank in a few days will become nicolet bank....never heard of that one and the banks here keep changing hands....that alswus makes me uneasy.

horn_of_plenty on 08/19/2021:
need to read this...didn't read yet...seems juicy :)



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Aug 17, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

13.00  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)


8/17 - Tuesday - 

upper weights in PM, no legs

15 min walk before work, yay, BTN! (wayyyyy better than nothing!)

20 min walk after work :) BTN!

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 150, mini croissant and pb 250

snacks: chia bar; pb 200...

lunch: leftovers 1 egg/1 egg white 100 ; leftover fried rice 250? , 150 my cooked veggies...peach 100. 600...

snacks/dinner: small caffeine bar dbl choc flavor 100 from friend with seltzer sweetened....? and fruit 100, small croissant warmed with lox 200, healtheir taste and brand of the remainder of a bag of nacho flavor tortilla chips 150, leftover from yesterday 1/2 bag 50, maybe kombucna too 50. 650

1850...

 


8/18 - Wednesday 

might try for public trans to read a digital book / relax / save gas & money...

legs in AM


8/19 - Thursday - 

upper weights in PM, no legs


8/20 - Friday - 

legs in PM?


8/21 - Saturday -

might go to bank in AM if not going to fire island because i need to take out my matured CD money as it should have done that last year (bad return right now) and didn't even make money this year. it is way below 1%. so i want to cash it and put it in my regular savings, for now...must do between the 20th-28th.

weather permitting regular ocean beach, fire island complete with ferries and all...at least beach was free the rset of the summer (friend had a pass)

8/22 - Sunday - beach today instead?


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - 


8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Union meeting tonight at 6pm?


8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday - 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/17/2021:
I hope you have a wonderful day! Today is upper body weights for me too!

horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2021:
i plan to not take all night with it...let's get it done! it's SO WORTH IT!


Jacky82020 on 08/17/2021:
Yay! Upper body day! You girls have inspired me to bust out my dumbbells and keep these toned arms!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/17/2021:
it's worth it! more muscle means more tone and better looks as well as burning more calories ;) plus feeling good ;)


Jacky82020 on 08/17/2021:
Yes, indeed!


Donkey on 08/18/2021:
My evening weights workout was wonderful too!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Aug 16, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

12.50  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)


  • organize 4 lunches / breakfasts (lox mini croissants..)

8/16 - Monday - starting off right, out of bed a little earlier, set clock a little earlier..onto a better start

I did short leg workout after parking car, success, at work...

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 150, croissant small with pb 200. 

Snacks: chia bar, 100 (chia bars i should get back to eating, good nutrition, have some left, many left at home...; another chia bar. (great nutritional info) 100. few choc just saying 50.

Lunch: jimmy dean sausage/egg/cheese casserole bites 1.5 cals of the entire serving 250 300; very strong flavor, prob not buying again but have a few more left to use up in freezer; ritz crackers 200, and a lg peach 100. 600.

Snacks:

Dinner: blueberries 150, lots of veggies in some thai basil sauce leftovers 200, 2 mini croissants 300, and i think a yogurt to top it off ;)...peach siggis was on sale this week 100 0% and i added extra sf allulose crystalized sweetener in. 750 eating large tonight, jackfruit dried 100.

2000...

half hour bike at home, slow, BTN* :) *better than nothing.


8/17 - Tuesday - 

upper weights in PM, no legs


8/18 - Wednesday 

legs in AM


8/19 - Thursday - 

upper weights in PM, no legs


8/20 - Friday - 

legs in PM?


8/21 - Saturday - regular ocean beach, fire island complete with ferries and all...at least beach was free the rset of the summer (friend had a pass)

8/22 - Sunday - 


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??

8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/16/2021:
I seem to be at opposite ends - I had trouble getting out of bed this morning and it took me 25 minutes to finally have some inkling of being awake.

I hope you have a GREAT day - and me too (I don't want to be at the opposite end of that) :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
i think it's ok to lay in bed a little to wake up - my alarm is music that goes off and some talk, depending what time it is. it's FM...

maybe you need to go to bed earlier. Mondays are always hard after the usually more relaxing weekend mornings :)


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2021:
I see you are still planning to volunteer at the farm.......you mentioned once that they sell the veggies......are they using volunteers to save money by not having to hire help? I had figured that it was a community farm that either gave to the community and also gave to the volunteers.....but now it's sounding like they are just too cheap to pay workers...I would love to know what their aim is.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
here's the link, first,

https://www.queensfarm.org/about/

it's hard to believe but it's partially owned/ran/operated/paid for by the parks as well as a few organizations together.

it was far better last year; but i also was able to go a ton. so i cannot judge based on going 2x if it was just the 2x i went or that it's rather badly operated this summer with the volunteers.

volunteers should def receive something, i agree...and if volunteers don't chose to take anything, that's a whole other story :)

the food isn't given away, maybe a small amount?

but the farm is expensive to run, it's organic, and you are right that they don't hire much help.

volunteers only help 5 hours overall on tuesdays and 3 hours overall sundays; so they must do the rest of the work themselves. there's hardly anyone working there; very few.

they have very small camps for toddlers/very young kids there; host community events too - to make money and have festivals...

and being that we are 4 seasons in NYC; you can bet there's nothing going on in the dead of winter; tho, they used to hold some cooking classes and other things; along with web-based programs. they are supposed to cater to culture and community....

but whoever they hired this year that i met, i did not really like or think they were as capable as last year's crew. i find them too "free" in their clothing choices and somewhat in one of their attitudes. pictures women who don't wear bras and they were loose tank tops and women who don't shave their legs. i guess it's fine it's def like a total opposite of last year. plus, one of them didn't have a very friendly attitude. the other just wasn't as knowledgable. they just weren't as good in any aspect.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
maybe the crew is better now; towards the end of the summer & used to working there...the crew that works with the volunteers may change often each year bc it's seasonal work, not full year work.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Aug 15, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  12.00  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

 Accounting Final Exam: PASSED!!!! I took the whole two hours, passed it! it was semi-difficult. there were some repeat questions from previous tests, so i was going thru my printed out tests, finding answers, i also used my notebook a little bit to look up some formulas for other questions. there were some easy questions, as well as a few i waited to answer at the end; and a small 3-4 that i absolutely guessed on, selecting anything but not leaving them blank :)  

dye my roots soon; mostly not gray, but i like to dye them and starting to get into the habit of taking care of it as i do not like to see the grays; and would like to be confident in home-dying always, like Donkey does (and i think Happy...). - DONE


8/15/21 Sunday - was at beach 4 hours, so putting that as sunshine hours as 4 although not walking all 4.

Kombucha 100

10am Later Breakfast right before final chest press exercise lol: buttermilk pancake with apricot jelly 250, coffee 50. 300

400...

Snacks:

Lunch:

Snacks:

Dinner - Thai food takeout - 

 around 1950, great day!!!

  • Wake up somewhat early to do weights - upper only. - in progress :)...
  • HOPEFULLY ...pick up rx before beach / possibly on the way to the beach...as i took a nap yesterday and didn't have time to get the rx before the pharmacy closed, bc it's not a big-box chain that i get it at...and i ran out of it since yesterday - prob the worst i've done with keeping up with it ever!
  • beach with christine..she's coming here around 11-11:30 and we'll drive out there...going to a beach location that i've only been to like 1-2 times so it will be a nice change. and we'll prob walk on the beach a little while, in a direction i haven't walked in the past. so this should be nice...
  • organize 5 lunches ...may involve less freezing of food and eating lots of the ratatoillle that i slow-cooked on Satruday with the recent leftover indian rice in my fridge; to mix with turkey meatballs / other meats in my freezer as the protein...just dividing the ratatoille / rice into 5 containers for the week..!
  • also, regarding breakfasts, i bought mini-croissants, so i see something nice and different for breakfast...prob with lox on it at the beach! croissants are quite nice, pretty big for a mini size, and more bready, less oily than typical (after tasting). 

8/16 - Monday - 

8/17 - Tuesday - 

8/18 - Wednesday 

8/19 - Thursday - 

8/20 - Friday - 


8/21 - Saturday - 

8/22 - Sunday - 


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??

8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Donkey on 08/15/2021:
I hope you had a good time at the beach!

Love the idea of food prepping for the week. That is a great example of self-care.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2021:
it was fantastic!!! will do food prep monday night!!


Donkey on 08/15/2021:
Actually, as I recall it, it was YOU who inspired me to touch up my roots. Before that, I would just recolor my hair every 8 week or so, letting the gray patch come back before coloring.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
i had waited this time, and didn't do the other hair than the roots so now it's a little dark on the roots lol, oops, supposed to do whole hair for 5 min (will do next time i dye)...

...i do think that it is worth it to dye roots bc it does keep you looking vibrant...when in the working world at least...and for our types of hair.


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2021:
I gave up coloring the gray a few years ago...after many occasions of the white stripe along my part and then coloring over and over...I finally gave into it and it turned into a hombre affect for awhile until I could cut off the old black hair and let the gray take over...and now it is totally carefree.....at one point I had a doctor that was from India tell me that if I was a horse with that gray stripe I would be worth a lot of money....I decided to just stop the coloring and go natural.....and never looked back since.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
you have a lot of hair; and it's nice and thick; i wouldn't dye it either!


Jacky82020 on 08/16/2021:
LOL, Bear! You are worth a lot, my friend.

horn_of_plenty on 08/16/2021:
horse or not, she's worth a lot ;)


bearcountrygg on 08/16/2021:
LOL...THANK YOU!!!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Aug 14, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  8.00  August Sunshine Hours!  (will try to see about expanding on this..., seems JULY was best, fitness-wise, possibly for the year?)

Last TOM - 7/29...

Lookahead - Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

 Accounting Final Exam: PASSED!!!! I took the whole two hours, passed it! it was semi-difficult. there were some repeat questions from previous tests, so i was going thru my printed out tests, finding answers, i also used my notebook a little bit to look up some formulas for other questions. there were some easy questions, as well as a few i waited to answer at the end; and a small 3-4 that i absolutely guessed on, selecting anything but not leaving them blank :)  

dye my roots soon; mostly not gray, but i like to dye them and starting to get into the habit of taking care of it as i do not like to see the grays; and would like to be confident in home-dying always, like Donkey does (and i think Happy...).


8/14 Saturday - day mostly at home.

it's quite nice not to think of having to study anything today / this weekend or next! :)

10:30 breakfast: larger pancake buttermilk style made with water 250, coated with sf syrup a little bit and 2 dark chocolates melted on top! and a small coffee 100...350. later a couple servings elderberry gummies that i enjoy. 50.

2pm lunch: pita chips 150, small leftover half wrap toasted with cheese 150, leftover indian lentil sauce mixture friend brought that we thought we didn't like - glad i saved it, it's quite good! 150, yogurt coconut chobani 150. 600. maybe a black coffee - added almond milk. calories negl..

6pm snacks: super fresh and tasty peach 100, blueberries 100, 1 mini croissant to taste it - low oil compared to others 120

7:30pm dinner: prob another croissant,120, toasted, with butter, and some lox 80, rest of the lentil spread so good 50. 250...some very light ratatoille bc it wasn't stove top; but slow cooker. 50

1650, light day; and will be a short day bc i got up late and i want to go to bed early!

 

  • Laundry - in progress to DONE!
  •  cook a large ratatoille with 1 carrot, squash mix, eggplant if still good...in progress to DONE!
  • threw out some several-years-old food from freezer and realizing i still have tons of frozen cooked meat to bring to work...just need to make meals by making more cooked veggies at home to be combined with and rice saved from take-out to add into all this meat i have frozen and precooked...:),...will be taking great advantage of these leftovers in my fridge and goal is to really be putting this meat,mostly it's meat / chicken / protein, to good use and not needing to buy much for ...awhile....glad to get this DONE!
  • 1hr cardio -  to supermarket for minimal shopping & Pick up rx ...walk there to get cardio exercise in (including time spent in the store) ... ...pick up yogurt, fruit/veg, some kind of cracker/chip for work - not buying much since i will be walking with it...DONE!
  • Cleaned gp cages/laundry :) DONE!
  • Going to bed early today...instead of exercising more, weights, ..will also help me keep cals low today...will go to bed so i can wake up and do my exercises...gp cage can wait for tomorrow too...will read and relax the rest of tonight on the couch (writing this after the nice snack of fruits/croissant)...
  • i like having these lower cal days when possible...no other reason, except yes, it could help with weight maintenance and my goal to stay at this weight/just under as i get older.


8/15/21 Sunday - 

  • Wake up somewhat early to do weights - upper only.
  • pick up rx before beach / possibly on the way to the beach...as i took a nap yesterday and didn't have time to get the rx before the pharmacy closed, bc it's not a big-box chain that i get it at...and i ran out of it since yesterday - prob the worst i've done with keeping up with it ever!
  • beach with christine..she's coming here around 11-11:30 and we'll drive out there...going to a beach location that i've only been to like 1-2 times so it will be a nice change. and we'll prob walk on the beach a little while, in a direction i haven't walked in the past. so this should be nice...
  • organize 5 lunches ...may involve less freezing of food and eating lots of the ratatoillle that i slow-cooked on Satruday with the recent leftover indian rice in my fridge; to mix with turkey meatballs / other meats in my freezer as the protein...just dividing the ratatoille / rice into 5 containers for the week..!
  • also, regarding breakfasts, i bought mini-croissants, so i see something nice and different for breakfast...prob with lox on it at the beach! croissants are quite nice, pretty big for a mini size, and more bready, less oily than typical (after tasting). 

8/16 - Monday - 

8/17 - Tuesday - 

8/18 - Wednesday

8/19 - Thursday

8/20 - Friday


8/21 - Saturday - 

8/22 - Sunday - 


8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??

8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

8/25 Wednesday - 

8/26 - Thursday - 

8/27/21 - Friday

 

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/14/2021:
Happy for you that you passed the test...Hope you get a break from school work now for awhile.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2021:
haha, one more course planned starting 8/23. haha! it is business law and should be simpler than this math material...we shall see ;)

it's going to have definite due dates and a definite end. a good way to stay home and occupied during these warmer months and not be dreaming about going on vacation! LOL.


innerpeace on 08/14/2021:
Congratulations on passing your test!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2021:
thank you, it's good that the time/work i put in paid off and i do not have to think about "how i failed." thank gosh. it makes me more satisfied with the time spent on it / payments made for the course. -like it wasn't a total waste and i got at least a little something out of it!


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2021:
Glad you passed! I knew you would.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2021:
thank you jacky! i'm glad i could post that i passed, lol! better than the other way around! :) now just slow cooking a ratatoille dish of veggies; relaxing, and extra relaxing!


Jacky82020 on 08/14/2021:
Way betters especially since aren’t they the guys that wanted you to pay to retake it? Who needs that!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2021:
yes; and i wouldn't have paid again!


Donkey on 08/14/2021:
Yay, you passed!!!! I'm so glad that the class is really OVER. I'm actually more happy for you for that than passing. You stuck with it and got it done. Whether you had passed or failed, it would have been over.

And YES, I thought you would really enjoy having the freedom from any studying tonight, and really for the next couple of weeks until your next class starts.

I too may go to bed early tonight, to save myself from the ice cream in the freezer (from my birthday), especially since I was up so early today.


Donkey on 08/14/2021:
PS I totally agree that it's worth the tradeoff to skip exercise and go to bed early :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 08/15/2021:
the tradeoff was totally (and almost always!) worth it for bed early!!!! i am up doing upper body BEFORE having breakfast...just sipping kombucha for the sweet flavor / push to get the workout done...i was out of bed around 8:30...didn't even have an appetite..just relaxed :)

early bed times can also help with motivation the next day...



horn_of_plenty - Friday Aug 13, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 7.00  August Sunshine Hours!

Lookahead Dates - Last TOM - 7/29...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

 Accounting Final Exam: 8/13/21 @ 7:40pm....

  • Review the Final Exam prep review on the course site.DONE!..
  • I Printed out all my previous exams from the course, read them over after work thursday...did some, never read all notes again, it's ok, moving on.

8/13/21 - Friday  - 

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 150, waffle and pb 200.

9:30 snacks: pb x2 = 200

11:30 crackers 100

lunch, not sure of what is in office: 300 ice cream cake; bad idea, now hungry again ...going to have a sausage - chicken bratworst i brought. 150., crackers 100, candies 50

5:30 snacks at home: bit of kombucha, peach 100

6:45 dinner: cooked red cabbage from freezer, was good! 100, a bunch of tostitos nachos 250, the remaining tofu dumplings 200. 550.

1900....


it's someone's bday in the trailer today...we'll see if there's pizza and/or dessert of some kind...looks like maybe donut holes from DD...that's nice...we'll see!

Woke up this AM slightly before my alarm due to some kinda argument of 2 people yelling at each other in the parking lot near my apt. LOL....then i still struggled to get outta bed..i'm in a bad habit of getting out of bed too late; will work on it next week; and still see about changing my alarms yet again.

  • Cardio AM, before work: none, no time; but was on time for work :)
  • Call friend to wish her a happy #39 bday in car on way home...
  • Pick up rx on way home - NO, TOMORROW
  • Also pick up yogurt, fruit/veg, some kind of cracker/chip for work...and this will be the only supermarket shopping for the week perhaps, NO, TOMORROW
  • Stepper or bike after work? - slow indoor bike, half hour ;)
  • take accounting test at 7:40pm; cross fingers the exam is on the simpler side...

8/14 Saturday - day mostly at home; catch up day before Beach Sunday, weather and friend permitting! ha!

1. cook a large ratatoille with 1 carrot, squash mix, eggplant if still good...

2.  Laundry

3. short cardio

4. Weights in afternoon or evening - full body..


8/15 Sunday - beach with christine? (weather permitting)


8/16 - Monday - 

8/17 - Tuesday

8/18 - Wednesday

8/19 - Thursday

8/20 - Friday


8/21 - Saturday

8/22 - Sunday

8/23 - Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??

8/24 - Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
How long does the test last?

You should have checked to make them ppl outside weren’t stabbing each other ala Kitty Genovese. Actually read a few books on that. Grossly misrepresented by the NY media & elsewhere. Very interesting books.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
i almost opened my window to tell them to stop / shout to stop - but i was too tired and figured if no other neighbor yelled for them to stop, that i shouldn't be that neighbor! hahaha

i'll have to look up the news story you are talking about!

exam is 50 questions, up to 2 hours i believe. could be shorter. i usually take the full time, but depends on how hard this exam is. i'm not fully prepared, but will not prepare any more than i already have.


Donkey on 08/13/2021:
Good luck on your exam! You know, once the stress of Accounting is done looming over your head, you may find it much easier to work on your sleep patterns. Yes, even with another class, I think that you will enjoy Business Law better, and will enjoy the intellectual stimulation of THAT class, rather than the burden that accounting has been.

I think working on sleep is a great project/goal :-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
I totally think this is 101% accurate! haha!

i was charged an extra month for the course starting yesterday...if i pass the test, i'll let it go. if i fail, i'll ask to be refunded for the month lol.


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Famous case, HoP

From Wikipedia Murder of Kitty Genovese From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to navigationJump to search Murder of Kitty Genovese Date March 13, 1964 Location Kew Gardens, Queens, New York City, US Type Homicide Burial March 16, 1964 Lakeview Cemetery New Canaan, Connecticut, US[1] Convicted Winston Moseley Trial June 8–11, 1964 Verdict Guilty Convictions Murder Sentence Death (commuted to life imprisonment) In the early hours of March 13, 1964, Kitty Genovese, a 28-year-old bartender was stabbed outside the apartment building where she lived, in the Kew Gardens neighborhood of Queens in New York City.[2][3][4] Two weeks after the murder, The New York Times published an article claiming that 38 witnesses saw or heard the attack, and that none of them called the police or came to her aid.[5]

The incident prompted inquiries into what became known as the bystander effect or "Genovese syndrome",[6] and the murder became a staple of U.S. psychology textbooks for the next four decades. However, researchers have since uncovered major inaccuracies in the New York Times article. Police interviews revealed that some witnesses had attempted to call the police.

Reporters at a competing news organization discovered in 1964 that the article was inconsistent with the facts, but they were unwilling at the time to challenge New York Times editor Abe Rosenthal. In 2007, an article in the American Psychologist found "no evidence for the presence of 38 witnesses, or that witnesses observed the murder, or that witnesses remained inactive".[7] In 2016, The New York Times called its own reporting "flawed", stating that the original story "grossly exaggerated the number of witnesses and what they had perceived".[8]

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
will read your message here later when i can concentrate!...thank you for sending the info directly to me :)


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
You’re more than welcome.

I am a big fan of true crime books & know something about the most famous cases. Read other nonfiction too. Just completed several books on Abraham Lincoln. Dang! His wife was even crazier than I thought & in mean ways.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
i read an abe lincoln book too...was very good.


bearcountrygg on 08/13/2021:
Good luck on the test.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
thank you Bear...we shall see the outcome !!!!!!!!!!!!


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
I got all the Lincoln books from the Brooklyn library, digital editions. The Madness of Mary Lincoln by Jason Emerson was the best because of all the info new to me.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
I read the book "mrs lincoln's dressmaker..."

it was great, i suggest it, unless you are sick of books about her! :)


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
I read that too. Interesting. Usually those old books don’t dish the dirt much, although I think Mary never talked to the former dressmaker again. It was more the idea of a black woman daring to write about a white lady. Mary took bribes to finance an extravagant wardrobe. She was quite the corrupt little thing. No shame.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
haha..yes, i don't remember the book too much....but i remember she was wacky.


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Yep, she took something like 75 trunks of stuff from the White House when she left. Not just clothing & personal possessions, but things that should have stayed. No one fought her on it out of sympathy & their love of Abe.

She yelled and screamed at everyone & Abe slipped merchants and servants extra money to put up with her. She threw things at Abe & broke his nose once. The dressmaker was smart and played it well & made a fortune off Mary. Her closest companion for 4 years. The dress fittings took hours every day. Constantly new gowns.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Aug 12, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  6.50  August Sunshine Hours!

Lookahead Dates - Last TOM - 7/29...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

 Accounting Final Exam: 8/13/21 @ 7:40pm....

  • Review the Final Exam prep review on the course site.DONE!..
  • I Printed out all my previous exams from the course, read them over after work thursday...

8/12/21 Thursday - 

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 150, small donut which is supposedly sugar free from former coworker who stopped by last evening 300. hopefully not more. sorta small.

450....

Snacks: pb 2 tbsps 200

650

Lunch: mix of basmati rice 200, cauli rice 200 and chicken leftovers 150..550

Snacks: finding a monster energy drink / place that sells it on the way home...and enjoying it on part of the way home...nowhere to stop / park on the way home...better just to drive so that's what i did...and told myself it's not worth stopping (and wasting time that i don't really have) at a suprermarket either for any fruit/special milks to add to coffee at home (so didn't)....

3pm arrived home (still about a 2hr drive due to some holdups on the road, took the free bridge as usual too) - peach at home just ripe and nice 100, iced coffee with almond milk 50. cranberry muesli bar 100..HAPPY TO BE HOME! 

4:30 more somewhat moderated indulgence while reviewing notes...dried jackfruit 100, chocolates 100. 200...def sleepy, but glad i had a coffee once getting home...it's helping me stay awake...

6:45 snack couple small clementines during workout

7:30pm Dinner: I have a bit of leftovers in the fridge...i have enough :)...toasted wrap with 2 slices munster cheese 300, chips 150, partial egg, mostly the white 50. 

2200, tops. 


....no studying happened last night; ended up i hung out with ex female coworker awhile after we had dinner and i notarized her paper....hard to push her out; didn't want to push her out either; we were chatting a lot, she enjoyed holding the guinea pigs a lot haha...no problem with all that :).

late to work today by 15min...sooo didn't want to get up...and didn't for awhile. need to reset my alarms to a bit earlier...they are going off too late in the AM... will be leaving at 1pm after lunch...and see how the payment for today goes...will need to speak with my boss later.

 study - partial done...,didn't finish reviewing of all 5 previous tests...sleep is more important. i did this class more for myself than anything. it would be nice to pass. we'll see...

lift weights and lower DONE

, then do a little cardio - stepper for 15 min..while watching TV. cardio outdoors

shower, read a few more notes over...and...did some, not all. 

and sleep.


8/13/21 - Friday  - 

Usual workday

Cardio AM, before work: 

Stepper or bike after work?

take accounting test at 7:40pm; cross fingers the exam is on the simpler side...


8/14 Saturday - 

1. cook a large ratatoille with 1 carrot, squash mix, eggplant if still good...

2.  Laundry

3. short cardio

4. Weights in evening


8/15 Sunday - beach with christine? (weather permitting)


8/16 Monday - 


8/17 - Tuesday - 


8/23 Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??


8/24 Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 08/12/2021:
The peaches are nice right now.

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2021:
it was very good, in fact, ripened well on my counter.


Jacky82020 on 08/12/2021:
We have a stepper. Matt uses it, I never have much. Really should! Great exercise device. Good for you for stepping up!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/12/2021:
the stepper is great, seems to burn a lot of calories. i prefer to be outside tho, in the nicer weather...so that's what i did instead of the stepper, lol. it's good in winter...


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Have to admit I’m still scared of it after the 10/20 thigh muscle tear. Never fully healed. But doesn’t bother me except on stairs.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
i'm glad it is healing...

def need to be careful of injuries when we get older bc they linger!


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Healing in SLO MO

The PCP said last week it’s largely because I can’t stop using the muscle given it’s location & laying off would do more overall harm than good.

Matt’s proud of me for getting an injury common to runners and football players and not old bags. LOL. He really knows how to flatter a girl.

horn_of_plenty on 08/13/2021:
i know what you mean...it's so hard to not use the muscle at all...and then you have atrophy...ugh!

that is funny about the type of injury you got.


Jacky82020 on 08/13/2021:
Yep & the sports med docs said you can get a build up of scar tissue if you’re inactive. They said to resume 50% of my activity ASAP and then 100% soon. I did, but avoided steep inclines & the stepper & still do.



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Aug 11, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 6.00  August Sunshine Hours!

Lookahead Dates - Last TOM - 7/29...

Business Law - Sesson 5 - 8/23/21 thru 10/8/21...excited for learning something new :)

 Now: All chapters review & Accounting Final Exam: TBD - must schedule 72 hours in advance and it involves having an "online proctor".  the test is a 1x take only, no 2nd attempts unless you pay to take the entire course again. it's either pass or fail. so have to pass the first time...so may actually not take the test this weekend, we'll see. i'm not going to pay to take the course again. so i'll either pass or fail and leave it be.

  • Review the Final Exam prep review on the course site.DONE!..(the review was too easy, not like the previous exams)
  • Exam scheduled for 8/13/21 @ 7:40pm....
  • I Printed out all my previous exams from the course, read them over on Wednesday, commute in...

8/11/21 Wednesday 

- Take Public Transportation 

Catching up on your entries, soon!..including Bear...getting to you!

AM Walking before work half hour total, recorded (half hour once i include walking back to car later, etc).

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 150, waffle and pb 200

Snacks: almonds 100, oroes 150, more chocs very hungry today! 50

Lunch: riced cauliflower 150, pretzels 150, chicken/beef sausage bites coworker gave me 2 bites of her beef one, tasted like a frank. 200.

Snacks:few veggies/clementine back at home before later dinner with former coworker stopping by...50

1200...

Dinner: former coworker/friend coming over to have something notarized; she's bringing dinner, i'm making us a salad with my extra veggies; will use the nice dressing i made for us...will be a large salad with ample dressing as it's so light and tasty 150, and indian food (will be saag which is like a light cheese in balls with a creamed spinach with or without cream...we shall see what type we get...) and probably naan or rice....

salad 150, indian palak 150 tops with a piece of cheese fried 50, some white meat chicken brest cooked really well 150, rice 150, other veg 50. 700 tops..

1900.

We'll see if i get to reviewing the accounting notes for the exam tonight. i wasn't able to get up early for public transportation as one of my alarms wasn't set for the early time; plus lately all i want is sleep, which is much more important to me lately than pushing to take public transportation. public trans just is lower on the list for me compared with sleep. !!!


8/12/21 Thursday - 

Strength -  lower body do before work (strength)

Strength - upper body after work..


8/13 - Friday  - 


8/14 Saturday - 


8/15 Sunday - Maybe beach? (weather permitting)


8/16 Monday - 


8/17 - Tuesday - 


8/23 Monday - Business Law course starts :-D - may take this day off??


8/24 Tuesday - vacation day 8? Volunteer at farm and also study new Business Law?

Progress as of today: 5 lbs lost so far, only 0 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 08/11/2021:
My friend in Buffalo says it’s hot as hell there. How’s your area? OK here.

horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2021:
yes, it's turned hot as hell...surprisingly that's the same phrase i used earlier today with a coworker, before reading your comment! ha! today 91, tomorrow and next is 95 both days.


Donkey on 08/11/2021:
No breakfast? That's surprising, a little.

Dinner plans sound fun! How nice - a nice change, a nice visit. I wouldn't pressure yourself to study afterwards. Just clean up and bedtime, sounds about right for a Wednesday night.

How many hours of sleep are you getting each night?

horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2021:
i am a person that does well, really!, with 8 hours a night.

too many days under it, with the traveling and everything, knocks me out!

i had breakfast ;) forgot to type it!!

horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2021:
i have to notarize something for her...she is nice, i'll try to not let her in on too much of my business bc i have seen her tattle...


bearcountrygg on 08/11/2021:
No breakfast? Nice to have a friend over for dinner...enjoy!

horn_of_plenty on 08/11/2021:
change of pace is nice! :) def breakfast, just forgot earlier to type it...



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