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horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 01, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 2.50 May Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D; 27 April Sunshine Hrs, 

May 16th:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter / Spring 2022 Prof Cert in Management:  4 month program, online, Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. Thinking to start this around New Years January 2022.


Lookahead! - Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.

so for the volunteering,..we actually got an hour guided tour thru the forest just walking/looking at plants, then 45 minutes of actual volunteering! talk about amazing!..2.5 overall from start to actual leaving the park - hours in the sun total.

i met really, really nice and interesting people - couple librarians in the school system, an asian woman who was 50 and looked 40...so healthy...and talked to various, really inspiring and lovely people who like to be outside, outdoors and with nature.  this time volunteering was so productive (and FREE) and the best way to have spent the morning.

Home rest of the day to relax; anything else tbd  :-D

breakfast: made two pancakes 250 with lily's choc chips low sugar  120, coffee 30, ....400

snacks chocolates 150 during/after volunteering, later back at home finished the rest of the pancake above and also some berries 50.

1:30 lunch at home: chunk white meat chicken with some sauce (chunk chicken salad is what it is) from nice coworker 250, wrap 100, chopped salsa added in wrap 50. 400. healthy :) kombucha that i also had at breakfast 50, real sugar sour gummies 100.

snacks gummies in the form of a few extra gummy teen vitamins (nice and sweet lol) 50, low cal spindrift fruit drinks 50, dried fruit 100, chocolate 100

5pm cheeze-it crackers 200, very hungry afternoon

dinner - food i have at home - half another tasty keto pizza 400, salad w olive oil 100, strawberries 50...550

2200. somewhat more indulgent, healthy.


Sunday, 5/2/21:

I have given more thought to getting another actual degree, and my thinking still yields a big, fat NO, that it's not a good idea.  I will continue with my study plan above, with some worked-in breaks between courses, and then stop with the courses by next Spring - and stick wtih reading and other things that are less expensive tools and ways to challenge myself.  I like to think of taking these courses as the same i'd think of a vacation...that they are very helpful, wonderful, enlightening - and done in MODERATION!  For what i want in life, which is not necessarily to be an administrator or manager myself, and to simply get into the courts, advanced degrees beyong what i have in the paralegal are def not necessary.

9:30am currently at the vet and waiting to get Ivermectin shots for (2) guinea pigs, AM, I left at 8:45am to get there early since there's a line always at the vet (it's walkin only, no appts, which seems to work quite well!)....waiting in car, vets come out to take in the animals bc of Covid - a great system actually 

Get gas on LI on the way home, it's usually cheaper - don't need it.

Go to supermarket near vet quickly bc I will leave the pigs in my car - fruit, veggies for myself/pigs, (lettuce, 1 of carrot, 2 peppers, extra bagged greens for me check, wraps or bread, granola bars, clementines, berries, grapes? frozen food area...see about frozen veggies / other food for cooking at home...

Do any laundry that i didn't do friday night when i did a ton including some clothes i had ordered but were used so they especially needed to be washed, clean Guinea pig cages :) - def some to do..

upper body exercises, save lower body for Monday AM.

prep / think about lunches / meals for the work week...pick up food while out or from supermarket....??...

 


Monday, 5/3/21:

Will aim to keep the week moderate, as to not be too worn out by the end of it as i have my shot Friday evening and a potential walking tour on Saturday AM, unless I do happen to feel too sick to attend, which obviously i'll stay home if that does happen to me on Saturday AM...

Lower body strength AM

Review work assignments before starting work, been a couple days since i last worked! lol  ;)

Eats:


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.


Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with my good, loving (Deaf) Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home - edit timesheet, dock an hour - maybe try to make up the hour on other days, half hr extra? tbd.it's near the holiday for Memorial Day, so i might have an easier time making up an hour with having Monday coming off.


Friday, 5/28/21:


Monday, May 31st - Memorial Day Holiday !

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.

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

bearcountrygg on 05/01/2021:
Have a great day!

Horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2021:
thank you - you too!!!


Donkey on 05/01/2021:
A well-deserved weekend break! I hope your volunteering opportunity is enjoyable -- how nice to spend time outdoors, being a steward of the earth.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2021:
it was so nice! i met a lot of people that just love "being stewards of the earth," they love the environment and being outside. nice people. friendly people. a great couple hours with them!


Donkey on 05/01/2021:
For where you're at right now, with paralegal and court job aspirations, it would be so cool if you got called for jury duty.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2021:
it would, except my boss would be so aggrivated as my work would PILE up...so, i have never been called for a case, just to show up and potentially be picked always...

...it's ok if i don't ...things like this can be watched on tv.

i'm with you, it'd be cool, but not the right timing at all with the job i have now.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2021:
i'm sort of at a good place with work, any prolonged days off besides a day or two would kill it for me...therefore, it's a good thing i like to take days off at a time, rather than a week off at once right now! :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/01/2021:
so i guess the good thing with internet, i can learn a ton without being there...even if i go for a day, i will say my work is time sensititve and i cannot be out of work for a full week without things falling behind, nobody to perform my work for me.



horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 30, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 27 TOTAL April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter / Spring 2022 Prof Cert in Management:  4 month program, online, Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. Thinking to start this around New Years January 2022.


Lookahead! - Friday, last workday in April! Boy time flies!! :)

AM - fast upper body workout, late to work by a few minutes due to starting late on workout, but, was worth it. Boss is not in (working from home today).

After work - pickup Chipotle healthy dinner option! forgot about it!

Eats: Breakfast banana 120, coffee 30, Cliff bar in coconut choc chip very tasty 260..approx 400 here.

snacks: 9am already with appetite again; snacked on leftover bad gummies no name brand will not buy again 100 cal. may go out at lunch to buy more gummies tho, same store but the name brand ones.

10:30am oatmeal raisin granola bar, the Sunbelt ones that are usually a low price at supermarket, love these. 150

lunch: leftovers of the nice keto pizza with lots of cheese 350, side of tomatoes, maybe i buy chips 300 (2 serv ranch doritos - bigger bag) next door when i get gummies, maybe also a no sugar energy drink....HAPPY FRIDAY ;) 650  with side of diet moutain dew. found a couple cans, cheaper than the energy drinks.

snacks: clementine 50, 1 choc 50

1400

dinner: i'll do Chipotle takeout...lots of veggies and health in that!!! have one on the way home...

did Chinese bc a new restaurant like right next to my office - coworker gave my a chicken salad I saved that and had a very large side of Chinese broccoli for dinner took a lot of the thick sauce off but it was good 200, smaller fried spring roll which was very good 200 - it all tasted fresh from this new place - so far it's quality. 400. Dessert was golden berries 100

decided to have a snack before bEd although it didn't do anything for me - tried some of the sour lifesaver gummies 150, little hungry with appetite now before bed but overall more tired than hungry which makes it easy to just go to bed :)

2050. 

 


Tomorrow is a nice day, so, I'll rest up tonight and relax - take a shower also in the evening, so i'm ready for tomorrow AM and able to leave my apt without rushing.


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.

Home rest of the day to relax; anything else tbd  :-D


Sunday, 5/2/21:

exercises,

 


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with fun Deaf Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.

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

Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
Is the Old Bag there? Is she behaving herself?

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
thankfully, since Monday i'm next door again as the office was renovated and i moved back next building over to her (literally a different building). so i do not see her very much anymore.

it seems she is still NOT behaving.

i have had to see a couple emails, to one she replied days later instead of right away...days later saying i was "wrong"...but not right away her reply because she didn't know i was wrong until days later. she should have just stayed quiet....she showed she was late to even respond...eh. dumb old bag.

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
the thing i was wrong about, was due to her not reporting what needed to be fixed to anther company for a month i'm not yet up to (she thinks her old bag stuff should be prioritized by me, but i will NOT - i have enough work to do and she isn't my boss or priority). she will waste my time.


Donkey on 04/30/2021:
^^LOL!!!

Doesn't this feel like the longest week ever? And now it's almost over! Oh how lucky that your boss is working from home today. That's nice!

And how lovely that you have an outing to look forward tomorrow!

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
Way to say it all best. YES!


Jacky82020 on 04/30/2021:
HOP, with any luck they’ll move her even further away

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
with any luck, I will one day be working for the NYS Courts, once the public service exams come out and i take them, i think it could take 3-5 more years for me, at most, to make the move.

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
so, fingers crossed, one day i will move away :) I am taking classes and preparing myself for it.

if it doesn't happen, at least i'll have this current job on my resume...and i will continue to look for other career move incentives :)

i know being here can only help me, resume-wise, showing diversity after the last job in a new company here.


bearcountrygg on 04/30/2021:
Any day that the boss is away is a good day!!!

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
It was much, much better so happy!...got a lot done!



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 29, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 26.25 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter / Spring 2022 Prof Cert in Management:  4 month program, online, Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. Thinking to start this around New Years January 2022.


Lookahead! -Thursday, 4/29/21

Notarize friend's stuff after work, nearby my apt just walk there, 5:30pm

No added exercise, rest day. :)

Eats: breakfast: banana 120, coffee 30, bar 250 400

snacks: another banana to calm nerves, doing a big better today. 150, pb 100

lunch: same as yesterday - healthy - white rice extra 250, sauteed cauliflower rice 150, chicken sausage 100. 500, clementine later 50

3pm gummies 100

dinner: frozen keto pizza with cauliflower crust for dinner with side of cooked veggies ...maybe do the takeout Middle Eastern on the way home..: half a frozen pizza, i can tell it had extra cheese than what calories say. 400.  some side of salsa (spicy chopped veggies) 50, raspberries 100.550

later kombucha 100

1950.

 


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.


Sunday, 5/2/21:

exercises,

 


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with fun Deaf Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.

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

Donkey on 04/29/2021:
Hope you have a better day today at work. Maintain your integrity without becoming indignant. Preserve your credibility.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
you comment helped me tons! thank you for these reminders.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
i will work on this everyday.


bearcountrygg on 04/29/2021:
Smile...and don't let them see you sweat!!!

Horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
thank you for this advice <3


Jacky82020 on 04/29/2021:
Anxious to hear how your day goes. Have a feeling it’ll be better than yesterday. Fingers crossed for HoP. Too bad I can’t insert all the cute Twitter emojis and gifs here.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
It was definitely better. I didn't work with my boss at all. Just did my work.

Went to him to show him inconsistencies i found - he told me he'll look at another time...

...good day to get my work done :)


legcramps on 04/29/2021:
Sounds like you are doing well; how's work been going?

What is an "Adventure Course Parking Lot"? Sounds interesting!

horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
hehe, that's the meeting place for the volunteers :) that's where i'll park my car :)

Horn_of_plenty on 04/29/2021:
it's not being used because of covid, but the park has an adventure course that's usually open in the warmer months...complete with rope climbing, mountain climbing, ziplining! a fun place in a large park in the middle of my large borough. i've never tried it because it just didn't work out in the past, but in the future if i'm feeling up to it & it's open again, i may try their adventure course!


happy-1 on 04/30/2021:
What’s your favorite keto pizza?

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
right now, it's the pizza's by Cali-Flour, i'll look up the link....especially the chicken pepperoni one, very good...you just have to make sure you let them set a little so the crust hardens after you bake them...

horn_of_plenty on 04/30/2021:
https://califlourfoods.com/products/pepperoni



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Apr 28, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 25.50 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter 2022 Prof Cert in Management:  4 month program, online, Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. Thinking to start this around New Years January 2022.


Lookahead! - Wednesday 4/27/21 -

my stress is VERY HIGH today at work and i really hope my boss settles down with blaming me for things he has done wrong....i can almost not take it anymore.....

Upper body legs in AM - DONE.

Lower body PM - during watching TV..shouldn't take long...tomorrow AM

Dr Call @ 7pm done

Eats:

banana while exercising 130

breakfast banana 120, coffee 30, bar 250....400

snacks 100 pb, 50 apple gummies feeling a sugar low and lots, LOTS, of stress at work., also a tea 20. with almond milk.

lunch, healthy my food: chicken sausage 100, rice 200, sautee cauliflower rice 200, later a clementine 50. 550....

snacks: 1250

dinner: leftover Thai rice 200, shrimp 100, veggies in sauce 150, container golden berries 150, wine 200. Total here 800

2050.

 


Thursday, 4/29/21

Notarize friend's stuff after work, nearby my apt just walk there, 5:30pm


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with fun Deaf Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.

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

Donkey on 04/28/2021:
I was wondering how you were going to work in doing 2 workouts (weights) today. You should be good to go for tonight.

One thing I wanted to comment on from yesterday is how proud/impressed/inspired (not sure what the right word is) that you acknowledged that you got to where you're at now (with eating) that took you YEARS to work out. I remember so many times you struggled. I know you know it's not easy. IDK, I just felt like, when I read your comments to others, it was like, "YEAH!"

Or maybe it was just inspiring to hear someone say that after all those years of struggling and experimenting, you found something that really works for you.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
I’m so glad you remember all those years that I struggled - that’s why I can relate to everyone here .... I had been there for a very long time. You are beautiful Donkey with great skin and body ! I am always your cheerleader


bearcountrygg on 04/28/2021:
Getting the exercise in early must be such a stress reliever...good job with that.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
It was helpful ! I was soooo warm during my commute bc of the exercise that I wore short sleeves in 50F in the AM on the way to work !

The exercise does help


coffee&calories on 04/28/2021:
How early do you wake up to work out? I need to stop making excuses.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
THe workout is only around 30 min or so...plus 5 min or so extra...like 35 min. so, i used to lay in bed those minutes, and listen to my music on the alarm, so now on exercise days, i just jump out of bed.

i don't even shower everyday now (in summer i may have to). i use body wipes. i have too much going on and just tell myself i'm doing a workout instead of a shower, LOL. but i am a clean person, this job is a new thing for me to actually decide i will not shower everyday. of course, during that Time of the Month, i do.

so, i don't really need to get up earlier, as i skip other things in place of exercise. and i shower mostly at night, once again, to save time in the AM.


Jacky82020 on 04/28/2021:
Hop, that does it! I’m coming out and will smack your boss around and learn him some manners.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
it's like backstabbing, i may write more about it soon, but i cannot...he's stressing my out to the very core.


Jacky82020 on 04/28/2021:
What an a$$hole. Hope the bug up his butt dies soon & his deportment improves.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
at least i wasn't fired...close call! goodnight Jacky. you never know with some people.


Maria7 on 04/28/2021:
Hoping you are feeling well and having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
i wasn't fired, so i am ok!


Jacky82020 on 04/28/2021:
That’s good, HoP, but you deserve better. Hopefully things will work out and keep improving. Give it time. hugs. Cuddle with the piggies and watch some relaxing tv.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
I will give piggies extra cuddles .... and took a nice relaxing shower with shaving legs !!! Needed that xoxo goodnight Jacky


Jacky82020 on 04/29/2021:
Let me know how today goes! It will be better! They’re making you earn your stripes and then you’ll surpass ‘em & fit in well



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Apr 27, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 24.25 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th:(if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.

Date TBD: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021 Business Law: studying Business Law using the adv paralegal option course will be cheaper than studying it the other way - Business Law at a college at the bachelor or masters level course. Thnking to start this around October 2021. 

Winter 2022 Prof Cert in Management:  4 month program, online, Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. Thinking to start this around New Years January 2022.


Lookahead! - Tuesday, 4/27/21

yes, my weight is still holding mostly stable around the 110 mark, all of this time since starting my job - i do try to get in cardio some days of the week, even if an extra mile, plus the commuting up stairs and down stairs to the subway, etc...it all adds up.  I also do not each as much as i used to, being able to have more days around 2000 cal and not 2100-2200 like older times.  Still some things fit weird -  have some fatty deposits on my abdomen LOL, not much though, and i cannot worry about that at all right now. My focus is only on maintenance for the next couple years or more, when thinking about my body. The real emphasis is not on my body anymore, but strengthening my mind thru knowledge in subject matter to help me at work and in life.

Maybe upper body workout tonight, unless I do it Wednesday morning? TBD

Work is interesting today - i'm moving back next door, meaning move my stuff downstairs, outside, upstairs, back to the area that was renovated. I'm not doing it again on my own - as we were told we could ask for assistance from the warehouse guys. So, i'm here working at my desk as per usual, and will move only when the guys are able to help (not willing to have sore legs again like last time).

Other than that, all is good of course.

No extra cardio today.

Eats: banana 150, wrap with cream cheese 200, coffee 50. 400 tops.

snacks: 10am nasty bad tasting protein bar 100, gummies 150

lunch: my cooking - part of a sausage 100, rice 200, riced sweet potato and cauliflower sautee 150. 450, maybe a clementine later 50. 500.

1150...

snacks:no more snacks - late lunch left me without cravings 

dinner: large 6oz golden berries I found in nyc supermarket 150, 1 fried spring roll 200, shrimp 100, sautéed veggies 100

1700..might have one more thing, we'll see 

chocs 100

1800-1850.

 


Wednesday 4/27/21 -

Lower body legs in AM


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as Mom knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this...i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. 


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week starting Monday, 5/17/21 


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with fun Deaf Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Thursday, 5/27/21: leave early from work @ 3pm - Gyn appointment near my home

Saturday, 5/29/21: 9:45am near my home - MNR Vaccine 2nd dose (measles - do it every 10 yrs) 

Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Monday, June 28th: Victim Advocacy Adv Paralegal Course Begins, 6 weeks in length.


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

Donkey on 04/27/2021:
I hope that the newly renovated office space does you well -- that sounds REALLY exciting, once all of the furniture is moved, of course.

When the time comes, I will be interested to hear all about your victim advocacy class. I agree that it sounds like you'll learn things that will help you in many areas of life, not specifically the courts.

I wish I could get to a place with my body where I could stop wanting to lose weight. If I could just lose the fat in my thighs, I think I could do that. Sadly, it's not in the cards for me, so I guess this is a cross to bear all my life, eh?

Here lies Donkey... She had big legs til the day she died.

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
that last line...you have my laughing out loud at work!!!!!!!!! hahaa.....said nobody ever at a loved one's funeral!!!!!


bearcountrygg on 04/27/2021:
I hope you can get some help moving your stuff.....That sound like quite a distance to be pushing things around.

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
I got help this time around, so glad.


Maria7 on 04/27/2021:
You are doing fantastic at maintaining!

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
Thank you, it took years of failures & learning to reach this. <3


coffee&calories on 04/27/2021:
Hop you have my utmost respect. Being happy with one’s body and maintaining for so long is definitely no easy feat. How do you think you went from a place of binging to literally never doing it anymore? I’m just in awe and envy. How did you turn the switch? Even when I was maintaining around 110 for a few years, I still had overeating episodes all the time. What’s your secret!? Hehe :-)

Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
awww thank you!

it took me a very long time to turn the switch. possibly also helped by taking a light anti-anxiety drug prescribed...being slightly different possibly in how i react to stress with the drug. but also, i will say it was my second time i lost weight in life. i had gained it back the first time i lost...and i binged quite a bit after also weighing 110 then.

but this time i lost it the slowest ever and also learned from a lot of past challenges. just learning lots and bingeing on healthier things.

in particular, i do eat large volume meals but just larger in veggies and fruit. it's not easy but bc i have so many tricks and foods i've learned to use over the years, it has become far easier with experience!!!


Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Whilst I just dined upon my meager rice cakes topped with Thai tuna, I read an article in Time Magazine re policing. Said applications down in the last year & many departments are limiting polygraphs and physical fitness assessments. Some dropping application fees. Interesting. Mentioned an academy that costs 6K. Always thought the PD paid for that once they hire a person. Guess not everywhere, or these students think they’ll have advantages.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
no clue.

but nypd pays upon hiring of it's academy recruits.

and no policing precincts around the nyc area are dropping tests, etc! ha!


Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
Has to be the small towns don’t have police academies & some may gain an advantage from graduating from private academies, particularly if they lack military or other experience

No, it didn’t say dropping tests. It said lowering standards.

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
I can def see that in the rural small towns

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
That’s sad .... but here in nyc the job pays very well. After 5,5 years you are around 95k


Jacky82020 on 04/27/2021:
My cop nephew in SF was making 167K a year last time I know of. Young guy, sweet kid. Think that included overtime

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
nice.


coffee&calories on 04/27/2021:
Do you still take the anxiety meds? I’ve contemplated for years bringing my lifelong anxiety up to my doctor, but I just have a hard time imagining talking about it (hello anxiety LOL). I’ve learned to live with it, but I definitely use food to cope.

horn_of_plenty on 04/28/2021:
yes, i take them.

I take a generic lexipro.

it's also for depression, the same medicine.

even regular physicians now may prescribe it - my music teacher friend gets it from her regular physician last she told me, tho not the best way.

20mg lexipro or excatalipram could help you. I am now on a sorta higher dose at 30. i don't want to go up or down, just trying to moderate myself with my new job and life. worry about doseage stuff later.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Apr 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

23.50 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th: (if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.


Lookahead! - Monday, 4/26/21

Brief Leg workout before work DONE!

5:30pm: After work phone call with nurse (monthly calls - similar to a therapist, but monthly only which i prefer)...will see if Nurse remembers to call, she somtimes does forget, which i don't mind so much. DONE!

Do a partial walk home, 1 mile add-in DONE!

Will shower in the AM...lol, ok...going...now...!

Eats, breakfast: Clif bar chocolate brownie 250, banana and coffee 150.,  400

snacks tbd hot choc that tastes like soap. 50; 11am two dove pb chocs 100

lunch: my cooking: chicken sausage 150, cauli rice 150, real rice haha 150. 450 maybe a clementine, nice black coffee. some of a wheat wrap 100.550

snacks: gummies 150

Dinner: ...lots of leftovers and frozen meals to choose from, no takeout needed or wanted. few leftover roasted brussel sprouts and mostly tortilla chips 300, 2%greek yogurt w golden raisins 300.

1850 sips of wine 

2000


Tuesday, 4/27/21


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot, excited for this!! And it's closer to home compared to the last few places i've gone to for volunteering.


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as MOM knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 Mother's Day - parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this; so; may go see them the following weekend...that's the good thing about family, we can probably celebrate Mother's day the following weekend....i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. it's just too much with getting the shot and doing the NYC tour...she knows i love her, i'll call her, and i already give her a gift and told her it was a mother's day gift (two packages ground coffee - 1 from Ethiopia and i forget where the other was from).


Friday, 5/14/21 - call in to see if I have Jury Duty in the next week


Sunday, 5/16/21 - get together with Deaf Cousin and friend that studied Sign lauguage for a fun, sign language day and good times.


Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Another time; AM:  ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 Main Goal:

I took some time yesterday, 4/24/21, to think about how i can help myself to better and get into the courts and/or future career path and what I can study to get me there: I have attained the paralegal certificate. I have also attained 2 advanced certificates: Alt Dispute Resolution/Arbitration and Bankruptcy Law.  I will take one more (i prepaid bc there was a discount to pay for 3 courses at once) in the summertime, starting July until Mid August: Victim Advocacy (i feel it will help me in life/work/everything).


Next, I will sign up for a Professional Certificate in Management, online, thru Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. It's approx 2500-3000 for this certificate which is the CHEAPEST one around as well as the shortest i could find. 

I found another one, similar, in Management also - a certificate from the City University of New York City (CUNY colleges) system, for the same price, that instead of taking 4 months to finish could take 12 months bc it's 3 courses that take a semester each rather than half a semester for two courses at ND. There's another one at Cornell Univeristy, double the Notre Dame price, $4800 at Cornell. 

Why now leadership? Well, if i get into the courts, and i do well, I may be offered some sort of leadership position down the road.  Also, leadership courses, even if i'm not a leader per se at work now, will help me and give me tools on how to act/work/advocate for myself in any position.

Why a certificate and not a bachelors or masters in business? I'm not about to fork out that type of money or time to get a full-fledged degree. It's simply not what i need right now. I just need to learn more skills, and it's not by taking loads of pre-reqs in macroeconomics, financial classes, etc., bc i do not think i'll be working in a financial way down the road. So a business bachelors or masters will not help me - what will help is leadership focussed classes; that can help me in any career, anywhere. 


interesting to note:
 business law is a course for both business degrees and is a course as part of the advanced paralegal program - I may take that in the future if I want to and have time. But like I said, after ND, I willl take a break from studying - but studying Business Law the paralegal way will be cheaper than studying it at a college, for the most part, unless i sign up at a community college. we'll see.

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

Donkey on 04/26/2021:
Just wanted to be sure that you were aware of the MM degree... Glad you are. And your example from yesterday is how I knew about it. My mom was a nurse and got her MM in order to move up.

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
yes, they have other ones specific for nursing. there's a lot of choices...for management with specializations.


bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
I've had hot chocolate that reminds me of soap too....I thought it was just me.

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
i do not understand why? I made coffee in the machine which tasted fine, but when i made the HC after, it tasted bad. :( still drinking it though, as i need some sugar to wake me up...


bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
I think it's the brand.....

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
Swiss Miss??


Maria7 on 04/26/2021:
Good on the walk. I am eating my bananas, too (and taking some to Mama today).

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
i can't believe how i've changed my mind about bananas. just love them lately, especially at work in the early mornings. fast energy and soothing for my stomach! i think it's a perfect eat for mama, easy to chew.


bearcountrygg on 04/26/2021:
Yup...Swiss miss......it's different and not in a good way.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
yeah, usually it doesn't taste bad but today it was outright horrible. the keurig cup.


happy-1 on 04/26/2021:
Big plans... big goals... big happiness!

horn_of_plenty on 04/27/2021:
I think so, thank you for your support !!!



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Apr 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

  22.50 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th: (if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.


Lookahead! - Sunday 4/25/21:

9am  Eats: Breakfast: pancake with choc chips 200, ...... coffee 50...trying to remember what else i had because i didn't record it right away as i like to...it wasn't a yogurt...200 for whatever it was i had but cannot remember right now. 450..

Lunch: samples of my cooking: roasted brussel sprouts 150, chicken artichoke/garlic sausage and tastes of cauliflower fried rice 200, a bit of gummy candy which was actually good for a cheap brand, green apple flavor 200...some kombucha lower cal, neglig. cals. 550.

 4pm snacks coffee 30, pancake 120, plantain chips 250...400

6:45pm dinner: bag of dried jackfruit 100 (not as much in terms of allergies to when it's dried), leftover slices of cauliflower crust pizza 300. 

1800...chocolate before bed 100

1900 total.

Mostly Today's Plans:

Cooked these things during AM/early afternoon: roasted brussel sprouts, 2 batches/frozen bags of cauliflower fried rice from the bags of bird's eye riced cauliflower/sweet potato; chicken artichoke/garlic healthier sausages; hard boiled eggs...things to eat this week :) DONE!

Upper body workout in progress, late night one :) almost DONE!

Laundry / cleaning of guinea pig cage / fleeces DONE!

also got in a nice, half hour walk last night :) - was so relaxing.


Monday, 4/26/21

Brief Leg workout before work

After work phone call with nurse (monthly calls - similar to a therapist, but monthly only which i prefer)

 

 


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as MOM knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 Mother's Day - parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this; so; may go see them the following weekend...that's the good thing about family, we can probably celebrate Mother's day the following weekend....i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. it's just too much with getting the shot and doing the NYC tour...she knows i love her, i'll call her, and i already give her a gift and told her it was a mother's day gift (two packages ground coffee - 1 from Ethiopia and i forget where the other was from).


Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!


Another time; AM:  ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

Fall 2021-Winter 2022 Main Goal:

I took some time yesterday, 4/24/21, to think about how i can help myself to better and get into the courts and/or future career path and what I can study to get me there: I have attained the paralegal certificate. I have also attained 2 advanced certificates: Alt Dispute Resolution/Arbitration and Bankruptcy Law.  I will take one more (i prepaid bc there was a discount to pay for 3 courses at once) in the summertime, starting July until Mid August: Victim Advocacy (i feel it will help me in life/work/everything).

I have chosen to STOP taking advanced paralegal coursework after the victim advocacy course is completed.


 

I am not 100% on this course option with ND below, I am still thinking about all school/program options:

Next, I will sign up for a Professional Certificate in Management, online, thru Notre Dame University. It will be taught by Notre Dame instructors and there is no current waitlist - the courses start monthly and it's a total of 2 courses, each 2 months. It's approx 2500-3000 for this certificate which is the CHEAPEST one around as well as the shortest i could find. 

I found another one, similar, in Management also - a certificate from the City University of New York City (CUNY colleges) system, for the same price, that instead of taking 4 months to finish could take 12 months bc it's 3 courses that take a semester each.

There's another one at Cornell Univeristy, double the Notre Dame price, $4800 at Cornell. 

So i said to myself, this Notre Dame certificate seems perfect as the perfect introduction to Leadership / Management course I can find. I'll take it in the Fall/ Winter when the time is right so that I will also be able to use some vacation days to get me thru the course while working.

Why now leadership? Well, if i get into the courts, and i do well, I may be offered some sort of leadership position down the road.  Also, leadership courses, even if i'm not a leader per se at work now, will help me and give me tools on how to act/work/advocate for myself in any position.

Why a certificate and not a bachelors or masters in business? I'm not about to fork out that type of money or time to get a full-fledged degree. It's simply not what i need right now. I just need to learn more skills, and it's not by taking loads of pre-reqs in macroeconomics, financial classes, etc., bc i do not think i'll be working in a financial way down the road. So a business bachelors or masters will not help me - what will help is leadership focussed classes; that can help me in any career, anywhere. 

Yeah with more thought about it, I still can't see spending a lot of money or time on a second masters (first was in education with band specialization that I received Jan 2008).  
and I'd love a phd and be called dr - ha - but that is 60 credits - 

for now, I'm good with certificate courses that cover material that is justifiable to me to pay for. I don't think I'd get another degree unless it were necessary for some kind of advancement - I will see if I get a raise first and also see how I feel after doing the Notre Dame 4 months of classes. 

I'll prob want a long break after completing the ND 2 courses.

interestingly business law is a course for both business degrees and is a course as part of the advanced paralegal program - I may take that in the future if I want to and have time. But like I said, after ND, I willl take a break from studying.

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

Maria7 on 04/25/2021:
Your half hour walk last nite, sounds very good.

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
So relaxing :-) and maybe I’ll do a short one tonight or go on the stationary bike


Jacky82020 on 04/25/2021:
My brother is a professor at Notre Dame, the CPA one I’ve mentioned, specializes in tax law. He likes teaching part time.

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
How cool is that, what a coincidence that the school of choice is the same one your brother teaches at. Great school reputation


bearcountrygg on 04/25/2021:
I've been thinking about pancakes myself lately.....haven't had any in ages but I think it will be soon....

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
Soon I will eat more - another friend said she’s going to give me two large boxes of pancake mix that will expire in June haha - I said ok I’ll take them


Jacky82020 on 04/25/2021:
My bother’s at the Notre Dame in Palo Alto, California

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
Interesting. Students going there mostly want to excel - he must enjoy teaching those type of students


Jacky82020 on 04/25/2021:
No, didn’t catch the cat yet. I grabbed her and shoved her into a parrot transport cage and she escaped before I could close the door.

Working on Plan B, a large trash can with an attached lid and will drop her in. Sick today, so unable to give it a go. Maybe tomorrow.

horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
Feel better and I hope you catch the darn cat this week ! Keep us updated


happy-1 on 04/25/2021:
Always a strong, positive mindset! Good job

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
You've been missed as a great contributor to DD, glad to see you around...will catch up on your diary soon.

btw, i now dye my hair a bit regularly. thank gosh it's hardly gray, but i'm getting used to doing it myself and think of you sometimes when i do it!


Donkey on 04/26/2021:
Just putting this out there but have you considered a Masters in Management? Don't need business and economics coursework.

I only mention this to you, thinking maybe you weren't aware that it's out there.

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
I looked. I do need the pre-reqs, unfortunately.

Unless I want it more like a Masters in Management with an emphasis on Human Resources Management.

It's too much time and money to think about right now, taking 5 years to complete it.

I look back at my Masters in Music. It included no cores hardly past music ones. Same with my bachelors in music ed. So many music courses, hardly any cores. I have nothing to help me speed up another masters and the cost is too much.

I figure let me challenge myself with these two business classes now.

I was thinking about a couple nurse friends, the hospital paid for them to get their advanced degrees (different story, but i'm def comparing myself) to be Nurse Practitioners.

I don't want to get the Masters now because too much is undecided and the truth is to move up in the courts, it's not needed to my knowledge.

The courts is more on how you do the job, not your pre-reqs and degrees.

Many people hired to work in the courts - pay is not to make a person rich it's public service, wouldn't be able to pay for various / multiple degrees.

I will challenge myself with the certificate, but cannot see 5 years continuous studies for a Masters - I'd make myself sick

To get into many of the master's programs, and i looked at ones for City and State lower priced schools, the pre-reqs are needed for most business degrees bc it's assumed you took a business major as a bachelors or something similar (and not music).

horn_of_plenty on 04/26/2021:
So yes, i researched a bit of Masters In Management. the human resources management doesn't generally require as much math / economics / statistics. but i just cant see paying 10,000 right now.

plus, if i add up what i paid for the paralegal, 1200? and then the advanced, another 1200, plus the certifiate with ND around 2500-3000..that's 5500. I can't spend all my savings now beyond it.

i DO appreicate your question, because my answer shows i did some research on it..

bc i have a Masters, i know it's a process, i cannot do it again right now. I think most working people in my age group would feel the same, unless the Masters was required...and it's not for me.


coffee&calories on 04/26/2021:
WOW you have a Masters in Music!? That is so cool. Very accomplished. I’m impressed, you must be so talented. Can I ask why you haven’t pursued anything in that field!?



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Apr 24, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 22.00 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th: (if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.


Lookahead! - Sat 4/24/21:

I want to have a more restful weekend. The course is finished, so it's been 7 weeks since I had a restful weekend without assignments and i'm very pleased for that!

roast brussel sprouts

cook a "cauliflower fried rice" maybe

clean gp cages; wash fleeces 

do my own laundry

upper body workout :) maybe

eats:

1/4 leftover higher fat low carb pepperoni cali-flour band pizza 150, pankcake with added lily's low sugar choc chips 200, coffee 50. 400 and tasty.

11am another choc chip pancake, small gummies, kombucha 250

1:30 lunch cheeze it crackers 300, slice cr Munster cheese 50

3pm yogurt 150

6:30-7:30 dinner  strawberries 50, leftover salsa 50, thai veggies100, small fried spring roll 150....350....half another cauli pizza 300

1800....


Sunday 4/25/21:

 AM:  ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

supermarket: bananas,  golden berries if they are there, greens, 1 pepper, 2 large carrots; seltzers; any other food that i may need like ground meat to make turkey meatballs; flavored oatmeal for a change of pace on weekends.


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as MOM knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 Mother's Day - parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this; so; may go see them the following weekend...that's the good thing about family, we can probably celebrate Mother's day the following weekend....i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. it's just too much with getting the shot and doing the NYC tour...she knows i love her, i'll call her, and i already give her a gift and told her it was a mother's day gift (two packages ground coffee - 1 from Ethiopia and i forget where the other was from).


Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!

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

Donkey on 04/24/2021:
Oh it must feel so good to have time for yourself. I don't know how you do it with working and schooling and life. Well, actually, I think if work hadn't been so chaotic, then this bankruptcy class wouldn't have been so stressful. Perhaps now that you have an ally at work, it won't be so stressful if you take another class.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
unfortunately, the ally cannot help me - more like a coworker. we don't work in the same office, he's in a field office around 30 min drive away in a different part of the city.

However, he has actually made a difference in the work i do for the projects that he manages. He commmunicates. there's another project manager, that i email, and only his assistant replies!...he treats me like my emails don't matter. but at least she replies, so there's that.

there's a difference in all the project managers i deal with - i deal with almost all of them! it's a cool job in that matter, that i get to learn a little about every single job going on at the company, rather than being myself on a job as an assistant project manager.

being that i'm not an assistant project manager here, it's a good thing - when a job ends, my job won't end ;)

like i was saying, some aspects of my job are quite nice.


Donkey on 04/24/2021:
I wonder if my reaction to my 1st shot was exasperated by doing weights and my bike ride (not strenuous, but it is long) in the morning, rather than just resting. IDK, I felt fine, so why wouldn't I workout, right?

I'm just saying, you may be able to get the Walking Tour in the morning after your 2nd shot, but maybe it would set you up for discomfort that evening? Who knows....

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
yes, i do think that exercise or doing someting requireing some endurance after a shot could make you feel worse later....so in fact, with that walking tour, the next day is Mother's Day - but i have told my mom that that weekend is when i get my shot - and to plan to see me another weekend (so i can rest the day after the walking tour, as well)...yes, i do think rest is important at some point around the time we get our shots.


Maria7 on 04/24/2021:
Hoping you are having a nice, restful weekend.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/25/2021:
yes, it has been restful!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Apr 23, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

 22.00 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th: (if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.


Lookahead! - Friday, 4/23/21:

Lower body workout - AM - DONE! - first time i did lower body in around a week, good to do it. only 10min when done quickly. 4 total exercises, 3 sets each.

after work: add 20 min walking into commute

Eats: breakfast smaller banana 120, coffee 30, cliff choc brownie bar 250.

snacks: hot chocolate 50, strawberry gummies 150

lunch: healthy leftovers: thai veggies over leftover cilantro greens 200, 1 dumpling with meat in it 150, bbq chips 250. 600

snacks: chocs and coffee 100

1300...

dinner: would like to heat up my frozen cauliflower pizza soooooo gooood - higher fat and lower carb special brand that is very low carb high fat like i just said lol 450 :) and eat it with a side of olive oil on a red pepper with also salt and pepper.blueberries 100, wayyy too spicy pico de gallo i found in nyc supermarket 50...600, some hard kombucha 100

2000...

maybe buy fancy goldenberries if they are on supermarket; on my way home...


Sat 4/24/21:

I want to have a more restful weekend. The course is finished, so it's been 7 weeks since I had a restful weekend without assignments and i'm very pleased for that!

AM:  ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

upper body workout :) maybe

supermarket: bananas,  golden berries if they are there, greens, 1 pepper, 2 large carrots; seltzers; any other food that i may need like ground meat to make turkey meatballs; flavored oatmeal for a change of pace on weekends.

cook a "cauliflower fried rice"


Sunday 4/25/21:

 


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as MOM knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 Mother's Day - parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this; so; may go see them the following weekend...that's the good thing about family, we can probably celebrate Mother's day the following weekend....i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. it's just too much with getting the shot and doing the NYC tour...she knows i love her, i'll call her, and i already give her a gift and told her it was a mother's day gift (two packages ground coffee - 1 from Ethiopia and i forget where the other was from).


Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!

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

Maria7 on 04/23/2021:
Your menu looks good. I've got to remember I've got bananas in the refrigerator and eat one today. Got apples, too. Do you like apples?

horn_of_plenty on 04/23/2021:
yes, i do love apples. in the spring and sometimes fall, i sometimes get an allergic reaction to them! but i love mostly all fruit yes! my coworker just gave me an extra banana he didn't want...yay!


Donkey on 04/24/2021:
You made it through another week of work! Yay!

Just FYI - not meant to persuade you or anything, but for May "goals", I will be doing some weights in the morning on a regular basis. Not much, but some. We'll see how it goes. I can see that there are advantages to doing that in the morning, as I'm sure you have learned too. (That's not to say that there aren't advantages to weight training in the evening too. Just something different to try.) :-)

horn_of_plenty on 04/24/2021:
Seems I’ll also do more morning workouts since it helps me get them done so quickly with more time to do what I want - like walk - in the evenings



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Apr 22, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 110.0

21.00 April Sunshine Hours; 

24.50 January "Sunshine Hours";  20.25 February Hours in the Sun/Outside/Cardio/Commute/Moving!  28.75 March Sunshine Hours :-D

May 16th: (if not paid previously without a request by me), request pay for both 1 unused vacation day as well as 1.5 sick days that i didn't take and was accrued by me for last cycle.


Lookahead! - Thurs, 4/22/21: 

the woman at work who annoys me continues to do so...but to a far lesser degree, somewhat, hopefully it'll settle down even more when i move back to the other part of the office, under construction, i will not see her daily then. i have learned a lot thru a phone call this AM with another person with lots of experience, hired around 6 months before me. he knows exactly what i'm going thru and sees the scenarios all stemming from management and how it's the upper, upper, owner management that has created this back-biter cycle here. at least the person i spoke to- he feels the same; and we know and understand how things really operate.

I removed personal "work stuff" on here ;)  -  I finally moved my work reminders offline...as to a word doc that i can adjust daily for myself instead of on DD; for obvious enough reasons that you could guess - now that i'm organized it's private with me only. i was getting used to my job and thinking about the things i needed to do and they got in here, but this isn't the right place to list work assignments..luckily i have adjusted and now keeping it separate.

Eats: breakfast: banana and coffee with creamers as i ran out of almond milk 200; cream cheese on wrap 200. 400.

snack: choc chip cookie dough keto bulletproof bar i had laying around at work, taste is poor. won't buy again. 200

lunch:cream cheese on wrap 200, leftover thai veggies cooked atop cilantrol greens salad 150; rice (no more rice)or - gummy candy or 240-  mix of both- (may step out to buy gummy candy at cheaper deli i haven't been to yet around the corner (it may have much better prices than the gas station i was going to previously!)...if i do step out, i will prob work a few minutes extra to make up for it; as i have a lot of work to do and know i am not the fastest worker and don't mind working late for myself if just to make up for time stepped out ;) 600

snack: 2 more gummies 50 large size

dinner: thinking to oven bake a cauliflower pizza crust frozen pizza new brand i haven't tried for a pizza :) by the brand Cali-flour with some cut up peppers with some salt / olive oil on the side. :D should be really nice. mcD's: fries and some sauce 350, nuggets 200. 550. gummy splurge 200, some kombucha 50.

before bed hungry choc 100

midnight woke up, had a lg banana 150

2300.

Tonight: prep my lunch for Friday at work...done.  :)

no extra cardio during commuting today & massage legs a little with roller at home tonight.


Friday, 4/23/21:

Lower body workout - AM


Sat 4/24/21:

upper body workout :) 

buy seltzers

if time permits: ivermectin shots for other two guinea pigs for mites so I can in the future house all guinea pigs together (other affected guinea pig's skin has healed and hair begun to grow back now) ...just need time to do it without other weekend plans too bc it gets to be too much for me if it's a lot of running around and no relax time! 

 


Sunday 4/25/21:

 


Saturday, 5/1/21: NYC Park Restoration Stewardship 10am-Noon, Alley Pond Park meeting at Adventure Course Parking Lot


Friday, 5/7/21:second dose covid-19 vaccine after work.

Saturday, 5/8/21:NYC Walking Tour of "High Bridge".  Will take subway in. It was $30 but it's bringing me a learning experience of a place i'm not familiar with and 1.5 hours of exercise. Bring it on!....taking a chance on this, the day after my shot the evening before. I don't want to miss this tour & can relax Sunday as MOM knows i'm getting a shot on Friday night as well.

Sunday, 5/9/21 Mother's Day - parents know i'm getting the shot Friday night before this; so; may go see them the following weekend...that's the good thing about family, we can probably celebrate Mother's day the following weekend....i already gave my mom her mother's day gift on a previous weekend, 4/17/21...so, i do not plan to see my mom this weekend. it's just too much with getting the shot and doing the NYC tour...she knows i love her, i'll call her, and i already give her a gift and told her it was a mother's day gift (two packages ground coffee - 1 from Ethiopia and i forget where the other was from).


Sunday, 5/30/21:1-4pm Queens Farm Volunteering on the County Farm!

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

bearcountrygg on 04/22/2021:
I recently discovered peanut butter on a wrap...now you mention cream cheese on a wrap...I need to try that one too.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
very satisfying - i ran out of proteins (and didn't hard boil any eggs yet), so for breakfast and lunch i decided that part of both of those meals will be a wrap with whipped cream cheese, just 2 tablespoons. just enough.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
it a good, simple and fast thing.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
have a good day!


KathyBlue on 04/22/2021:
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa peanut butter!!! :D Cream cheese is perfect too. I love cream cheese and I also do cottage cheese, slightly granulated but still works perfectly fine inside the wrap with fresh veggies and smoked salmon.

horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
and cottage cheese less calories....i keep forgetting i can put them on a wrap too....just a little too liquidy for me at work....but at home, nice option for cottage cheese on a wrap! thanks for the reminder. cottage cheese is sometimes a better option than yogurt...good idea.

smoked salmon <3 fresh veggies....nice idea for a wrap too! hello!


Maria7 on 04/22/2021:
Hoping your day gets a lot better. Take care.

Horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2021:
i relaxed at night :-D



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