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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 29, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

6.29.22 Wed - had an major interruption in sleep last night - i had left my keys in the door and neighbor was ringing my bell and calling but i fast asleep. i finally woke up all startled & confused.  but it's good my neighbor interrupted me rather than me searching for my keys in the AM! :) 

Did not get up right away from alarms. No walk before work. Came into work just on time, thankfully not late.

Breakfast: half large choc chip cookie from meeting last night 150, coffee and banana 100, pb 100. 350.

Snacks: other half the cookie 150, pb 100

Lunch: butternut squash mashed 150 (frozen section) will have some and save the rest of the portion for tomorrow's lunch ..., Nathan's hot dog 200 leftover from meeting last night with bun 150 - will add lots of toppings from the fridge here :)...500. and a pickle, negl.

Snacks:  lg orange on way home 100

Dinner: while roasting the broccolini, i had some that was halfway roasted already lol. was good,that's why. 100, blueberries 100, greek yogurt with stevia 200, tart cherries in syrup 50, keto choc chips 100, spiked drink 100.....650....few other snacks 200

2050.....

Roast the broccolini (fancy broccoli) that I bought 1.5 weeks ago.DONE!

..

Weights tonight.!!!!!!!!! - This will be skipped. I opt for more sleep tonight.

Indoor stationary bike & watch tv...i am going to purposely take it easy tonight... - might skip bike to sleep really early, we'll see...


6.30.22 Thursday -

Outdoor Biking tonight after work, outdoors...

At lunch: Reply to Joyce's texts as i'm trying to have a chat with her on Saturday morning.


7.1.22 Fri Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

 

Out early - do weights tonight - a good session, bc i will be able to start early as I think we'll get out early...


7.2.22 Sat - AM - Video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today with Cousin Richie....after lunch, not the WHOLE Day, but a portion of it...i think no meals...just pick up food but eat at home, i think...or i do get food but on the healthier side with him...i guess the options are endless and i should eat with him at his apt, possibly, after biking....we'll see.


7.3.22 Sun - Really trying to make this the Beach day, not tomorrow (based on weather)......

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry: Ocean Beach on Fire Island (not the gay part), Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there - nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in! - probably spending the day mostly home prepping for the week, relaxing, bc i have work tomorrow.

Food shopping

Laundry including guinea pig fleeces

Outdoor biking today

Weights today

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



.... need to get oil change soon.....Mid month-end of July.

7.29.22 - Friday - Maybe Vacation Day #1 ??? - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up)  Whitewater Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 

Important: Pay July Maintenance bill on Delta rewards/miles card to get welcome bonus miles.


8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22- Saturday - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/7/22 - Sunday - New Hope, PA Peach Festival

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip most probably.




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening (just a reminder - FIO)....

9.26.22 - MondayRosh Hashannah (Come to work & take Friday off instead...)

9.30.22 FriVacation Day #2/15 Day off (instead of 9.26.22) -  Critical Thinking Course (i did this course once around 5 years ago - different topics each time - I believe this will be about union / Local 3 history) overnight - fri/sat - out east at the Long Island Educational Center thru union. Going with Leslie, thankfully. It's 2hrs away.  I will try to go with her and her BF in same car. I can pay half the gas...Either drive this evening or early tomorrow morning. I'm leaning towards early Saturday morning drive....

10.1.22 Saturday - Critical Thinking 

10.2.22 Sunday - Critical Thinking Breakfast, then drive back home.

10.3.22 - Monday - Go to work, push thru, and continue with plans to take Wednesday off as planned....


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/29/2022:
Oh my goodness! I'm so glad that you have good neighbors. If there ever was a good reason to have your sleep interrupted, this would be one of them.

I agree with cutting out the weights tonight, to catch up on sleep. And it's a nice added "bonus" that you weren't late for work ;-)

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
Totally...at first i thought someone was trying to break in; until i looked at my phone and listened to the voicemail lol...

glad i was on time.


bearcountrygg on 06/29/2022:
Not only searching for your keys in the morning....The really scary part is that anyone could have walked in at any time......or stolen them to come in at another time........Wonderful neighbor you have there.

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
YES definitely !!!! i'm thankful i have great neighbors and he woke me up...i'd have been looking forever in the AM too.



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 28, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

Thanks for all your comments! i have a lot going on right now but i do see your comments that are so thoughtful and hope to get back to replying as well as commenting soon!

6.28.22 Tues - Walk before work: yes, 20 min! left early from apt, no traffic today :) i think i changed my alarms slightly on the weekend (seriously cannot remember) where the "alarm" goes off earlier than my other radio / music alarm.  the regular alarm is annoying and it helps me get up, but going off before the radio alarm. (i have 2 alarms).

 Breakfast: 1/2 banana and coffee 100, pb 50, a dense homemade muffin with tons of walnuts from coworker (seems to have some health value) but it is RICH. maybe 400 cals. it's homemade by his wife and WONDERFUL. i'm eating half the muffin at a time. 550...

Snacks: rest of the muffin above. so tasty. satisfying....gum.

Lunch: healthy - chicken 200 vegetable 100 soup 50; goldfish crackers 200. 550....

Snacks: large orange on way home 100, protein bar 200

7:30p Dinner: tbd - may just turn out to be snacks as the night will be busy, or eat as soon as i get home..was a "hot dog" union meeting. they were well made. grilled. bun 150,hot dog around 250. 400. salad with dressing 50. small. sauerkrout 50. 500

around 2000 tops, a great day. good exercise in both morning & eating.

"Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time walking to & from voting after work for my exercise...followed by 6p-6:45p union meeting. 

Planning to rest after all this; try for bed early. not talk too much to anyone after the meeting/voting....i will attempt to just get home to rest/relax/sleep.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.!!!!!!!!!


6.30.22 Thurs -


7.1.22 Fri Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight - especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - AM - Video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today with Cousin Richie....after lunch, not the WHOLE Day, but a portion of it...i think no meals...just pick up food but eat at home, i think...or i do get food but on the healthier side with him...i guess the options are endless and i should eat with him at his apt, possibly, after biking....we'll see.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Prob going to switch Sunday with Monday....

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.- 

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



.... need to get oil change soon....


7.29.22 - Friday - Maybe Vacation Day #1 ??? - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up)  Whitewater Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 2 lbs lost so far, only 3 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/28/2022:
See my comment to you yesterday regarding soup :-)

Way to go on your morning walk!!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
I did!!!! :)


bearcountrygg on 06/28/2022:
That muffing sounds delish!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
NO DOUBT!


bearcountrygg on 06/28/2022:
MUFFIN! ^^^^^^^^^


legcramps on 06/28/2022:
I love your morning walks; it looks like you walk at different areas as well - I bet that helps you not get bored of your surroundings. I wish I had more of an inclination to walk in the morning before work, but I just can't seem to get my nose out of my coffee mug unless it's to go swimming ;)

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
there's a LOT of different scenery all in the same area...my morning works by work are mostly same area...the visual displays of nature are bountiful near my workplace, i'm really lucky. so many "photographic moments." it's a very beautiful place.

Swimming is great if you can get it in before work.

I know that if i don't walk before work, i will not get the chance to move my body until the whole workday is easy and sometimes that is hard to stomach! so i try...


happy-1 on 06/28/2022:
Muffin!!!!!

horn_of_plenty on 06/29/2022:
amazing!



horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 27, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

6.27.22 Monday Walk before work - 15 min :)

In AM, i got up earlier, put away the crockpot chicken soup that cooked for 10 hours overall on low, i opened the lid a few times to mix it earlier before going to bed. smelled GREAT. i didn't use too many spices, just a simple recipe. 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 100, pb 100, 1/2 red velvet coffee cake 100

Snacks pb 100, pb 100, granola bar 100

Lunch: leftover shrimp 100  that i bought Saturday from supermarket...hopefully ok, leftover sauteed italian veggies calories not a huge lot 150? TBD and goldfish crackers calories 150-200...450. not high volume. ah well, not filling, but tasty.

Snacks:honey wheat pretzels 100

Dinner: cucumbers sliced and piece of pickle in light caeser dressing (yogurt dressing) 100, chicken 200 soup 50 (not much broth) and veggies 50. , kombucha later 50. 450...

few candies 

1700-1750

weights tonight !!!..will try to get to bed early afterwards.   starting exercise late, but it's been a decent workout. bed a little late, but i'll make up for it later and also on the earlier part of the weekend getting a lot of sleep. will be a long week, but i can turn it around and work more on resting up tomorrow eve.


6.28.22 Tues - Walk before work: 

 

"Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise (the school i'm voting out is very close)...followed by 6p-6:45p union meeting. will walk as much as possible, also try to call my friend J who got a new job.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -


7.1.22 Fri Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight - especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - AMVideo chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today with Cousin Richie....after lunch, not the WHOLE Day, but a portion of it...i think no meals...just pick up food but eat at home, i think...or i do get food but on the healthier side with him...i guess the options are endless and i should eat with him at his apt, possibly, after biking....we'll see.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Prob going to switch Sunday with Monday....

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.- 

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



.... need to get oil change soon....


7.29.22 - Friday - Maybe Vacation Day #1 ??? - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up)  Whitewater Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.

8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/27/2022:
I was just thinking about soup this morning while emptying the dishwasher. How good and comforting that sounds! It may seem odd to have soup in the summer, but when it's a little cooler, like it is here today, or you're stuck in the AC all day (at work), then it's quite appealing!

No weights for me today as it's yoga night. That's OK, because I'm a little achy from the weekend. I did not walk this morning. Yoga days are becoming more like my "rest" day.


bearcountrygg on 06/27/2022:
I enjoy soup year around too.......like Donk says....air conditioning seems to make it just as good in the summer.

horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2022:
yes...and i just love how i used one big bullion cube to make a LOT of broth in this soup, but no added salt. it's pretty "clean" in terms of ingredients. the bullion was a cheap brand, though.

but drinking the broth, with the herbs, and also the same broth the veggies sat in cooking for 10 hours, has got to be very healthy.


legcramps on 06/27/2022:
Good for you for prepping the soup; we prepped chicken bowls for this week's suppers. Lots of good veggies in there, and raw too so keeping a lot of the nutrition from the veggies that way.

I don't have any exercise planned for today, but BF will probably get me to do something LOL.


Jacky82020 on 06/27/2022:
I made crockpot chicken soup recently, need to do so again. I used chicken thighs only. Not about to strain and pick out little bones.

horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2022:
Same I enjoy the thighs


Maria7 on 06/27/2022:
Crockpot chicken soup sounds good!


happy-1 on 06/27/2022:
The soup sounds amazing.


Donkey on 06/28/2022:
I guess I was inspired by you again, definitely unintentionally, as when the Boss asked for lunch orders, I asked for soup with a clear broth base. Long story short, I ended up with a creamy chicken & rice, but the soup felt soothing, comforting, and yummy just the same.



horn_of_plenty - Sunday Jun 26, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

Note....Pay Maintenance end of June with new Delta card as soon as i receive and activate it.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

9a breakfast: oats 150, raisins 150, keto choc chips 50, coffee 50, lg bites of banana 50...450...

11a? snack pea chips 300

12:30 Lunch: soft boiled egg 100; scallion/red pepper salad with dressing 100. 200...

3,4pm Snacks: spiked drink, so far 100 cal, rest of yesterday's bottle of diet pepsi, strawberries 50. puffed spinah parm crisps, lighter side of calories 120, vanilla whole milk yogurt 140, tart cherry syrup 50..

7:45 Dinner: strawberries and blueberries that i can say were some of the WORST blueberries i've tasted ! very unripe tasting...like they were picked slightly too soon although they were all blue.[200]...and will eat somethign else not sure what...banana nut cream of wheat 150, with almond milk/stevia, this leftover puffed rice "granola" i had a small bit left in pantry 100; keto white choc chips byLily's 50.  hits the spot after biking. not craving meat or protein. 

1900...

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Read some of the book above, i'm in the last 1/4 of the book now..read a bit, may read more later, too.

Prep a soup with the veggies & chicken already bought in fridge...follow recipe this time to make sure it turns out well :) This will cook overnight on low and i'm taking it all out and putting it away in the morning :) DONE.

Chopping veggies for a salad to eat this week as well.

Laundry & GP Laundry.- GP i did a 1/2 cleaning, DONE.

Bike ride - either indoor or outdoor. - if indoor, i may call friend christine to catch up..   45 min outdoor, was great. outdoor is a real workout as it's slightly hilly here.

Read about macroeconomics on wikipedia as well as one other site of my choice.

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday - Walk before work

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues - Walk before work: 

 

"Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight - especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - Maybe video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today.

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



.... need to get oil change soon....


7.29.22 - Friday - Maybe Vacation Day #1 ??? - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up)  Whitewater Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/27/2022:
I am MIGHTY impressed that you read as much as you did about macroeconomics. Sorry but that just ain't my thing.

That's too bad about the blueberries. How disappointing.

horn_of_plenty on 06/27/2022:
haha...i haven't done it yet! LOL...i am a big procrastinator! maybe i'll do it at the end of a slow day at work, instead of home...LOL LOL

yeah, never had such crappy blueberries!



horn_of_plenty - Saturday Jun 25, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

Note....Pay Maintenance end of June with new Delta card as soon as i receive and activate it.


6.25.22 Saturday - sticking to this tour. it's great exercise and a new place.

slept in late, getting ready qiuckly and still having a bowl of cold oats....

10a breakfast cold bowl oats bc no time to microwave but time to type it here lol (it's relaxing to log in here) 150, low sugar dried craisins 150, scoop nut butter 150, big bite plantain and coffee 50. 500!

Noon snack before work: chocolate bar 300

snack after walk: soft serve with cherries on top from carvel 300 or so.

diet coke on ride home to keep my mouth and mind busy/relaxed

dinner: takeout chinese called chop suey. ate the whole container of it, was the smaller size. veggies 100, and a white sauce it's in 300 tops. 400.shrimp 150. some of a spiked drink 100. 650. i might have had one more thing, but can't remember since i'm writing this the next morning already...

1850 tops and excellent exercise. 3 hours walking/standing.

AND BRINGING A friend!  a neighbor that is a a bit older than me. i met her on my commute when i used to take the bus/train. i used to have a similar commute from her so we'd always see each other. nice lady. very calm and relaxed, nice person to bring with me for company and she sounded really happy to join me! she doesn't drive so she'll prob enjoy this change of pace destination. she hasn't been to this area in a long time as well.

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10:15am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p - (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10:15a  for this or i'll be late.

 


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.

today - read about macroeconomics on wikipedia as well as one other site of my choice.


6.27.22 Monday - Walk before work

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues - Walk before work: 

 

 

"Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight - especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - Maybe video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today.

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



.... need to get oil change soon....


7.29.22 - Friday - Vacation Day #1 - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up) for Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/25/2022:
Wow, that was an interesting story about your Friday night! What an adventure! I like it! And that's very nice to read that you'll be bringing a friend to your walking tour this morning. Please let us know how that goes! (I hope you made it in time!)

I really admire your late night weight training session. To be honest, I don't know how you pulled that off other than sheer motivation. I was nodding off in my chair at 7:20pm... I'm usually exhausted by Friday after work.

horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2022:
you are correct. I am really trying to stick to my weight training "schedule" or dates i say i will do it here on my DD journal.

i am at a point with the weight training where i have gotten a lot of my strength back and just want to keep it going. also, knowing i took Monday off - i'm trying to keep in perspective that i don't have a good excuse not to do it. also, with my current job with a lot of sitting, lot of sitting on commute, i do realize that these weight training sessions are a BIG part of why i am stronger than i'd otherwise be without them - both inner strength (actual muscle building), outer strength people see, and physical ability.

lucky for me, i have two female coworkers that are also into fitness. so i also think of them...and of all working people...and think of when it's a "real excuse" not to workout; and when i should push to get it done. sleep helps too..when i get more appropriate amounts of it, it's always much easier...

anyways, this Friday i'll attempt another workout with weights after work...as i am skipping it today, Sunday, to have a nice day off before work tomorrow....and it fits in better to take today off based on the rest of the week and day to come...ok, this comment is too wordy and long, but i'm pressing "Reply to Donkey" now!

horn_of_plenty on 06/26/2022:
The friend liked the walk, but not the location of the tour (in a commercial/industrial area, thru a couple small cemetaries from 1700s and 1800s, walking across main roads a few times, thru a neighborhood), and she also didn't like the historic part lol of the tour - ex-listening to the tour guide speak for 3 hours.

she thanked me for taking her and said the walk was easy for her. (she does her errands by walking and his a walker. she doesn't drive and takes public trans. only)....but i wouldn't take her on this type of tour again...like with this particular tour guide.

of course, i loved the tour. 3hrs exercise plus free education on the history of a town...wonderful! :)

friend was very thankful...and she said yes to go because she said she wanted to hang out with me...and like i said, the walking part for her was easy. (easier for her than me!) and she's 59.


Donkey on 06/27/2022:
I can totally see why you have a weight training schedule. Schedules are a good thing, but somehow, for me, with weight training *specifically*, it starts to feel like a burden, e.g. "Have to do legs tonight". Ha ha, I realize I NEVER feel that way about cardio. See, that's the difference with me between cardio and weight training.

Well, your friend was a good sport. 3 hours!!!! I can see why that type of walk might not be for her, but I think that would be a great walk for me!



horn_of_plenty - Friday Jun 24, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

6.24.22 Fr- HAPPY FRIDAY, end of the week!  (my friend christine's last day of her school year for teaching, exciting times.)

breakfast: half banana and coffee 100; bread 100 with pb x2 200

snacks: maybe half a piece of cake? pb. 100

12:30 lunch: toast 100, mustard, half a sausage 100, chopped cucumbers 50 with dressing 150?, couple thick carrot slices 50, pickle slice negl..400.

2:30 reece's pb cup from my small stash of snacks at work 100

plum on ride home 50.

ride home i took a different way, not a good way. over 2hrs. so ended up getting some italian sauteed veggies/stopping at supermarket once home. then chatted with a friend i saw in the pizza place. invited her on my walk tomorrow so we'll go together!

early dinner bbq chicken with skin and sauce 200 from sunday eve with parents bring for lunch...but i'm not sure what i want to eat with it, maybe more salad - chopped tomatoes / scallion with dressing...? heavily so tasty sauteed garlic and mushrooms 150, heavily sauteed broccoli raab 150 with garlic, strawberries 100. 650. prob. hopefully not more. very nice.

10p DURING WORKOUT popchips 110, and again 110

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rest a little, read a few pages of book, then weights.

i am eager to not skip my weights routine tonight. i want to make it a good one.

Weights tonight...it will be a good day to leave on time with boss out for his daughter's 8th grade graduation :) exciting times for him! she's his only child :-)

edit: so this Fri Night weights routine, i started it REALLY late bc i was REALLY late (around 6:30 i think after the supermarket and also running into friend - to get home...lots of traffic and i chose to follow a horrible route (my own fault!)....so yeah..a reminder that weights on Friday nights is NOT a good decision!...or to really follow the route that is faster even if there's traffic, it's better than the alternative!


Note....Pay Maintenance end of June with new Delta card as soon as i receive and activate it.


6.25.22 Saturday - sticking to this tour. it's great exercise and a new place.

AND BRINGING A friend!  a neighbor that is a a bit older than me. i met her on my commute when i used to take the bus/train. i used to have a similar commute from her so we'd always see each other. nice lady. very calm and relaxed, nice person to bring with me for company and she sounded really happy to join me! she doesn't drive so she'll prob enjoy this change of pace destination. she hasn't been to this area in a long time as well.

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10:15am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p - (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10:15a  for this or i'll be late.

 

tonight - read about macroeconomics on wikipedia as well as one other site of my choice.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues - "Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight; especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - Maybe video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today.

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



; need to get oil change soon....


7.29.22 - Friday - Vacation Day #1 - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date (will be cancelled if not enough people sign up) for Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday - 


8.1.22 - Monday - 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip with C. Day off to take care of stuff - perhaps laundry/cleaning, etc. and of course Weights workout most probably...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/24/2022:
Happy Friday!!! I don't know about you, but this felt like a REALLY LONG week. At least for me, it was.

You inspired me to take a morning walk outside today. Seriously, if you had not done so and posted about it, I probably would not have gone out, since I didn't have enough time to do the full neighborhood loop. I did a shortened loop, though, because like you have shown, something is better than nothing. And 15 minutes is nothing to sneeze at :-) THANK YOU!

horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2022:
thank you for telling me that I inspired you to go outside. I hope you enjoyed it and it added a positive spin to your day as well.

yes, in the morning hours on workdays, it's a "clipped" type of workout, but still an efficient use of time and movement.

i just realized that in future, instead of walking, yoga could be a good use of morning time...then again, perhaps yoga as an evening activity is better bc the body is more opened up? hmmm. something to think about. and i'm writing this to maybe open your mind about yoga in morning...as a way to free up your time in evening if that were a goal, for steps, etc.

horn_of_plenty on 06/24/2022:
15 min can be a heck of a good amount of steps to add at the start of the day.



horn_of_plenty - Thursday Jun 23, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG regarding Macro Economics - goal is to just read about it.

6.23.22 Thurs - was supposed to drive to a meeting, it was canceled last minute. so i am late to work bc i got up late and ready late bc i was going to go straight to the meeting this AM. therefore, i'll be working a bit later to make sure i am here for a full day and not skimping.  here 45 min later so will leave just about 45 min later to go home at 4:15 rather than 3:30, is ok! i enjoyed laying in bed extra and listening to radio this AM since i had extra time before leaving for my meeting. i had the heat on and it was VERY comfortable in my room.

Breakfast: banana in car 150, coffee negl, pb 100, 1/2 croissant now and 1/2 later medium size not too big from work 250?.

snacks: pb 100, other half croissant, flavored almonds 100

Lunch: forgot my veggies, will take some carrot sticks 50 that coworker buys; slice bread 100 with mustard and whole sausage pork 200 - low volume lunch since my veggies are home :(...350 and can have tea after. and gum. and pretzels 100.

snacks: granola bar or something on way home 150

dinner: either salad or leftover pumpkin indian 300 (lg amount) and maybe just yogurt 150 /jelly, some crackers....licorice finished a pack i had in cupbord lasted seriously well over a year or two! 100. 550. spiked seltzer. 100

1950...

biking tonight after work outdoor - nice weather for it; cool. wear a jacket maybe. - yes! no need for a jacket, biked around 45 min on a route that is a little more bike-friendly (less big vehicles and fast cars)


6.24.22 Fr-

lunch: toast, half a sausage, SALAD with dressing,

dinner bbq chicken from sunday eve with parents bring for lunch...but i'm not sure what i want to eat with it, maybe more salad...?

Weights tonight...it will be a good day to leave on time with boss out for his daughter's 8th grade graduation :) exciting times for him! she's his only child.


6.25.22 Saturday - sticking to this tour. it's great exercise and a new place.

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p - (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10a  for this or i'll be late.

tonight - read about macroeconomics on wikipedia as well as one other site of my choice.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues - "Election Day" voting after work.

3:30p drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Important: Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

Weights Afternoon/Tonight; especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier.


7.2.22 Sat - Maybe video chat with Joyce (french friend that i'm going to Guatamala with) to discuss things in general and our trip...

Outdoor biking today.

Food shopping & Laundry including guinea pig fleeces.


7.3.22 Sun - 

Leave apt around 9:30am to get on 11:30a ferry:  Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on Fire Island, hour drive out east and a short ferry ride to get there...nice for a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - sleep in!

Outdoor biking today.

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



Note....Pay Maintenance end of June with new Delta card.


7.29.22 - Friday - Vacation Day #1 - may take this day - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - and also may drive to destination below later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Potential Date for Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 

7.31.22 - Sunday


8.1.22 - Monday



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 


10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/23/2022:
You had the heat on???

horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2022:
it's been...rather chilly at night! today the temp will only be low 70's for today. lately at night i'm cold - only this week. the preceeding weeks i didn't use it. LOL. i'm like an 80yr old lady with my love for heat. haha

i only use a sheet & light quilt ....so that is also why. it's easier with dust / cleaning...perhaps not the most environmentally friendly way to sleep ...


legcramps on 06/23/2022:
What time do you normally get up every morning to start getting ready for work? I am always impressed by people who are able to wake up early LOL. I think I get up pretty early at 6:15 a.m., but I know lots of people who are already at or on their way to work by then LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2022:
I set my alarm around 5:20...i don't always get up exactly then; i rush / get ready sorta fast usually no showers in AM (most often i don't). i leave between 5:50-6:15a for work.

work i start at 7a, but need to eat / coffee at my desk first, during work hours is what i do. you know - i live in NYC the city that doesn't sleep...i'm sure if i lived somewhere else, i'd be waking up later, less traffic, etc.


bearcountrygg on 06/23/2022:
Chilly here today too...in the 40's this moning and now in the 50's.....the furnace sounds good to me.

horn_of_plenty on 06/23/2022:
that is indeed COLD! stay warm, BEAR!!!!



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Jun 22, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.22.22 Wed - 20 min walk in AM!

Breakfast: 1/2 banana and coffee 100; blueberry muffin top large 200, pb later 100

snacks: pb again? 100, 100

Lunch: healthy mix: sauteed spinach indian - yes, big portion. 300; whole wheat bread 100, mustard, half pork sausage 100..500 very good.

Snacks: 2 med plums on way home. 100. few nuts at work 50.

1250...

Dinner: toast 150, little butter negl, rest of the salt fish - didn't throw it out and ate it as it's salted so I figure it was ok didn't smell 200...350, kombucha negl. 
 

1600

durinf workout and after - banana 150 and nut butter 100

1850-1900. Excellent 

(throw out the rest of the Salt Bake fish...too many days old now.)- ate it! 

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday - 

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10a  for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight; especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier, so I probably and can get some good rest in before the beach with Christine tomorrow or Sunday - we will see!


7.2.22 Sat - biking or see about a walking tour?


7.3.22 Sun - 

Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach , called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday - biking or see about a walking tour?

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - 



Note....Pay Maintenance end of June with new Delta card.


7.29.22 - Friday - Vacation Day #1 - before going Rafting with dad tomorrow - may drive there later today?

7.30.22 - Saturday Rafting Trip in Jim Thorpe, PA on the Lehigh River with dad & the Welfare Club 



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/22/2022:
Another morning walk! You're on a roll! No walk for me this morning, but I did do upper body weights! (Triceps and chest)

I loved your write-up on yesterday's dinner at the Club. Sounds like it was a good day!

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2022:
it was overall a nice day, yesterday. i wasn't even that tired today after it. prob bc i also had monday off! lol.

glad to hear you fit in some weights in the AM.

the walks are great exercise.


Jacky82020 on 06/22/2022:
If I join the Welfare Club will they send me $$$? Lost hundreds of thousands of $$$ YTD (year to date) in my stock portfolio. Weep, weep, weep. All my huge gains from 2021 gone with the wind. Confident they’ll blow back, but not when.

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2022:
No, they will ASK YOU FOR YOUR MONEY! dues ! haha...but you will be tempted with offers to VOLUNTEER and attend events. sometimes good dinners, if you can spend the time to attend an event LOL

sorry for your losses.


Jacky82020 on 06/22/2022:
LOL! I’ll have to find another club!

Losses are part of the game, but this year has been godawful. Good week, so far. Much to do with Ukraine and covid related supply chain problems. Market took huge hit in 3/20 because of covid, recovered quickly, but Ukrainian situation bad.

Was hoping someone would whack Putin, but reading his second in command is cut from the same cloth. Figures. What havoc a single individual had wrought. He’s an evil man.

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2022:
it is so sad what's happening over there! just terrible people have to live in such despair these days.


bearcountrygg on 06/22/2022:
Foods look like a good mix today!

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2022:
The whole wheat bread has been tasty and a really nice change

horn_of_plenty on 06/22/2022:
I am striving to eat better upon turning 40 and onwards. I think I shall start to attempt a little bit of positive changes



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Jun 21, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.21.22 - Tuesday - 20 min walk before work! :) yay!

Breakfast: 1/2 banana and coffee 100; blueberry muffin top 200, pb 100...400.

Snacks: pb and rest of muffin top 100; serving honey wheat pretzels 100

Lunch: 1/2 plus a little extra pork sausage 150 i broiled - may give some to coworkers as i brought all of them in; cooked spinach lrg serving 200 from indian restaurant takeout Saturday eve. piece of whole wheat bread bc i'm trying to be a little healthier and eat whole grains daily. 100. 450.

3:30p Snacks: plum on way home...50.

Leave on time to get home in time and park and walk to 5:30/6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise to & from the meeting; drop off union dues 6mo check.

at least 20 min walk before meeting. and around 15 min walk after meeting. overall, around an hour of movement today, excellent.

Dinner @ Club meeting @ 5:30  - small amount pasta with vodka sauce 200? smaller amount eggplant parm almost no cheese but fried eggplant - but small 150?, salad small amount negl, dressing 50?, and some other tastings 50?, water. 450-500 good. glad i didn't eat too much here or all day. it worked out well and the dinner was VERY tasty. the iItalian place they get food  from cooks it real well!

meeting ended a bit late, around 7:30. talked a little bit after; home around 8p. went to see neighbors as they bought a raffle ticket from me that i am selling to beneit the club...once you volunteer to go to a meeting, there's much more to volunteer to do...it is what it is...not really my "memo" and what i like to do, but, nonetheless this is what i'm doing right now.

9:30 Evening Snack: gummies regular type small package 100, seltzer with stevia. may stop right here....i  am hungry but will just drinking seltzer/kombucha as it is late and my calorie total is good.

1750..


6.22.22 Wed -

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday - Might cancel for beach but need to communicate with Christine no later than Wed/Thurs on that; or I'll stick with this tour.

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10a  for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight; especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier, so I probably and can get some good rest in before the beach with Christine tomorrow or Sunday - we will see!


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7.3.22 Sun - Weights today/tonight?

Ocean Beach, FI today instead of saturday?


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday 

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - See parents?



(Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in late July or August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...)....Pay Maintenance end of July with new Delta card.



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

Donkey on 06/21/2022:
Welfare Club - yay!!! I love the name of the club, I get a warm fuzzy feeling. Are they serving dinner at the meeting or are you bringing your own food to eat?

Enjoy your shorter week - ahhh..... And how nice that you managed to get in a nice walk before the day starts!

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2022:
they usually have food at every meeting - lol usually pizza and garlic knots. if garlic knots, i will take that and have with a no cal drink.

it's a funny name to have in this current modern world haha...but you are right that is the feeling of it!

have a ncie day.


bearcountrygg on 06/21/2022:
I'm surprised that they still sell muffing tops...I haven't seen those in years.

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2022:
they seemed to be from a supermarket in a plastic container not sure where from...maybe something from a nearby bakery that goes to supermarket? i hadn't seen those in a long time either. very good...sorta large! i liked that the cals were listed. 200. tasty blueberries :)

hope you blackouts end soon.


Maria7 on 06/21/2022:
Hope you enjoyed your walk before work this morning. Sounds nice.

horn_of_plenty on 06/21/2022:
i did! and a walked a little before my meeting as well as home after. :) good fitness today.



horn_of_plenty - Monday Jun 20, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 109.0

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's been a fun, light & stimulating read this second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 6.6.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 6.5.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website regularly for updates ..July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for "open to public tests." (the promotional test for current workers is 8.13.22 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22, sign ups 6.1-6.30.22 not my test,  ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, signups maybe in december 2022?? - pay attention to keeping a lookout on the annoucement!.....
  • 2/14/2023 - 2/22/2023 - this date is right around the date the court tests might be given, so i need to look out and be aware of this potential situation.- ( if this is the case, i will be home for the test and maybe go on the vaca after etc)... approx dates planning to travel with french friend in Central America; wedding for her sister; as her "plus one," trip to enjoy Antigua,Guatamala. This event is pretty set in stone as it's a promise & should be a good experience with my good friend Joyce...I'm saving most of my vacation time off for this trip...planning to take 2 whole weeks off work for this and I plan on short 4-day work weeks in Janaury to get into travel mode for February - i have to do what i have to do in order to feel good on this trip, the end!
  • RAISE TBD...Spoke to my Super;  5.8.2210 days later i spoke to PM who spoke to VP about raise - of  23% of current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super.... PM said on 6.2.22 that he'd talk to VP again to see why things aren't moving along on 6.3.22 .......6.18.22 no raise yet...
  • Cancel $315 charge/payment on Jet blue card if it goes thru (overpaid/their invoice is wrong a second time)...and wait to hear from them, ball in the dr billing office court,  i'm not chasing them again.
  • See about watching or READNG You Tube regarding an intro to Macro Economics (free) up to one hour on weekends..

6.20.22 - Monday - Day Off!!  -  (i chose the day off for no pay -  as a "no penalty" day per the new contract (Juneteenth observance). - i've already had a great sleep-in. lots of hours which is probably good as i had a long walk with mom and recovery through sleep seems the best option. i'm so glad i had this day off!

had a funny dream near wake-up that i was in high school in a huge school, huge parking lot, i had a car that i couldn't find, and too much work and i was trying to go to only one class that day and back home, but then i also had practice after school for a pit orchestra for a show....i was overbooked. lol. glad that is NOT my day today.

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9a breakfast: oats 150, banana and coffee 150, craisins low sugar 100, keto choc chips 50. 450.

11:30 snack: nut butter and other half banana above. 100.

1p healthy, large lunch: whole wheat toast 200, little butter 50, salt fish indian style 100, pumpkin indian style 150. 500. strawberries 100.

4p snacks: kombucha earlier 50; 1/2 pork sausage 100; pea chips 200. 300

6:30p during workout: dark chocolate with hazelnuts 150

9p: wafers chocolate 150. also a spiked drink after my workout. 100 earlier around 8p

1850...gooood calories.

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My Laundry - DONE!

Call union med insurance to ask about dates where $25 copay is applicable for phone/remote appts and if it's still that amount instead of $35 in office visits?.  i saved $110 on 11 bills charing for $35 but should be $25. worth the time on phone, i'd say :)  now need to get thru to dr biller. DONE.

downloaded the jet blue app to check my points (i only see points per year on the app..) and if i have enough for round trip to guatamala city, guatamala...almost enough points. i shall keep using the card...DONE.

Call therapy/dr biller about the 3 bills all different and discuss my payment if it went thru - see about canceling/refunding the payment if it's totally wrong and sending out a new payment office busy not picking up phone...still trying to get thru...didn't work all day couldn't even leave a message, sent them an email, not sure they check them or not.enough for today as i prob spent at least 30-45 min trying to reach them/emailing them today. . If i see a payment come up on my card,i'll call my card to cancel it on them, since the bill i paid was wrong.  They need to revice their invoice yet a 3rd time - very bad billing going on. DONE

signed up and got approved for a new Delta airlines miles AMEX. there's a reward going on for 70,000 free miles (one way to europe is the comparison of what 70000 miles means in terms of the card/booking trips) if spending 2k dollars in 3 months (i will just pay my maintenance bill on it for 2 months and i'll reach the amount for the reward.DONE! 

Prep just a salad, cut up veggies most probably. DONE!

broil the pork salt and pepper sausage. it was on sale or 2.99 pack of 4, regularly around 4.99; or i would have bought chicken or something healther. DONE!

Reading some of my book above - DONE! & may read more later!

Weights - after a few pages of the book :)...In Progress!!! DONE!!!!!!!!!

Biking on indoor stationary - I should take a break from walking. - call Christine if time. yes, all DONE!


6.21.22 - Tuesday

Breakfast:

Snacks:

Lunch:

Snacks:

Dinner @ Club meeting @ 5:30 

Evening Snack:

6p "Welfare Club" meeting after work...walking for exercise to & from the meeting; drop off union dues 6mo check.


6.22.22 Wed -

Weights tonight.


6.23.22 Thurs 


6.24.22 Fri -

Weights tonight.


6.25.22 Saturday - Might cancel for beach but need to communicate with Christine no later than Wed/Thurs on that; or I'll stick with this tour.

if i want to make this Tour on time, i need to leave my place at 10am...i could read in my car if i get there early.

Rossville Historic Waterfront Walk Tour (Staten Island) 12p-3p (i gave a $10 donation as it was suggested to donate if you attend - i didn't want to give more though bc then it defeats the purpose of being free lol). Must leave early 10a  for this or i'll be late.


6.26.22 Sunday - def home today to prep for the week.

Perhaps see about a bike ride - either indoor or outdoor.

Prep a soup with the veggies already bought in fridge...

skip weights.


6.27.22 Monday -

weights tonight ..


6.28.22 Tues -

drive home on time after work: election day....walking to & from voting after work for my exercise.


6.29.22 Wed - 

Weights tonight.


6.30.22 Thurs -

Pay Maintenance on new Delta card.


7.1.22 Fri - Aim to walk before work so weights can be done tonight.

(holiday weekend, may get out a little early from work today) and it's JULY! (ok, it's SUMMERTIME!

prep any food for beach tomorrow.

Weights Afternoon/Tonight; especially since i get out early most probably, start weights earlier, so I probably and can get some good rest in before the beach with Christine tomorrow or Sunday - we will see!


7.2.22 Sat - Weather permitting; going to Christine's fave beach this weekend, called Ocean Beach on FI, ferry ride to get there...nice on a long weekend.


7.3.22 Sun - Weights today/tonight?

Ocean Beach, FI today instead of saturday?


7/4/22 - July 4th Monday 

Weights today/tonight

so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday! - See parents?



(Note: Vacation Day #1/15 to use in late July or August, most probably for a long weekend in summertime...)....Pay Maintenance end of July with new Delta card.



8/5/22 Friday - Sick Day #1/5 Day off before road trip...

8/6/22-8/7/22 - New Hope, PA  Peach Festival -  Pick up Christine & Drive down early morning Saturday; stay Saturday Night overnight hotel; Spend the day Sunday; drive back Sunday after Dinner.  It's an artsy town on the water - walking around Peddler's Village which is all artsy and shopping. I plan to ride the carousel! Staying at the hotel on the grounds - Golden Inn. 

I was thinking to plan another overnight with Christine for July, but i realize just going to the beach takes a lot out of me and that I should try to save most of my vacation days for later this year/next year.....so the Peach Festival should be enough this summer; along with trips to the typical beaches we go to...

8/8/22 Monday - Sick Day #2/5 - Day off after trip...




9.25.22 - Sunday - Rosh Hashannah (New Year) Begins in evening

9.26.22 - Monday - Rosh Hashannah Take Day Off - Vacation Day #2/15 (will prob take a vacation day earlier, in August)



10.4.22 - Tuesday- Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins in evening

10.5.22 - Wednesday - Yom Kippur Day Off - Sick Day #3/5

Progress as of today: 1 lbs lost so far, only 4 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 06/20/2022:
Good thing to have an extra day off.

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
very much, i should really do my food prep and weights soon! they day is ticking by quickly. :)


legcramps on 06/20/2022:
Working through those tasks!

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
it's been a good day for it.


Jacky82020 on 06/20/2022:
Our PCP and most specialists never pick up the phone. Outgoing message says contact them through MyChart or go to the ER if it’s an emergency. The PCP’s nurse is good at responding to messages though, so that’s something.

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
maybe it has to do with today being a federal holiday. usually they have picked up all the other times i call. not sure what the issue is today. but i'm over it! now, ball in their court and they need to contact me. i will cancel my overpayment on credit card when the charge shows up if they put it through - and then wait for new invoice before paying again :) if they want to call me, they can, but i'm not going to attempt it anymore to reach them!


Jacky82020 on 06/20/2022:
Would be unusual for a medical office to observe anything other than the really big holidays. Usually the PO, schools and city/state jobs do. And unfortunately for me the stock market took the day off. Must be because the banks did.

Had so many days off teaching! Worked less than 8 months a year, what with Xmas, Spring, etc etc. and of course summer. Usually I taught the 6 week session that paid well for 4 hours a day.

For medical billing issues I call the insurance directly. A long wait, but the staff is always very helpful

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
yes, insurance cleared it up so easily...now to get on with the payment of the copays, which involves the medical office. yes, it would be unusual for a medical office to be off today :)

yes, teaching has a great life-work balance.

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
it's weird they didn't even have their phones set to voicemail today! i couldn't even leave a message. but i'm done chasing.


Jacky82020 on 06/20/2022:
Now that is weird! Must be having technical issues.

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
xoxo i do wish i got thru since it was my day off to take care of things like that. but, i have the power to cancel my payment on them and they'll then chase me to get it right & for them to be paid!


Jacky82020 on 06/20/2022:
Good! That’ll fix ‘em! Hee hee hee

horn_of_plenty on 06/20/2022:
hahahahahaha



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