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horn_of_plenty - Monday May 30, 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 - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test, but they are on track for summer - ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023???, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)...no matter what, i plan to be know right away and sign up right away when the open to public tests come out! :)
  • 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day 

up around 8a. relaxed for over an hour since then...

8:30-9a breakfast: small banana and coffee 100; freezer waffle 120 with a sour cherry syrup / spread i had bought last fall and just opened! so, so good! freshly made from a local farm near Christine. 80 cals most. Greek yogurt for some protein and to fill up a little more. 100 at most; added stevia. Total: 400. good mix.

11;45?Lunch: 2 pickles negl., pint of goldenberries 150; roll 100, with cream cheese 100, and lox 50, this all filled me up really nicely.400

Snacks: lollipop. 100

left beach around 3p as we both have work tomorrow; and ordered thai food to eat before friend drove up to white plains from queens (like 45m-1hr more for her). 

4:30-5p Dinner: thai soup broth 50 with veggies 50, chicken 150?, two very oily small spring rolls 250?, white rice 150, some of friends fried veggies 50. total here: 700. oh and my salad with dressing 100. 800

6:30p greek yogurt w stevia 120, small alcoholic beverage 80

1900. and banana small in middle of night (PMSing leg cramps slight hunger). 

2000.

 YAY!!! - beach with Christine, but a sligtly shortened version as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.2.22 Thurs


6.3.22 Fri


6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook walk 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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...

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

Donkey on 05/30/2022:
Enjoy the beach today!!! I hope it's not too crowded :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
lol, at 11am the first field we wanted to park at, the one closest to the beach was full! that was field 6. there are four large parking fields! so we parked in another and it was all perfect!


Maria7 on 05/30/2022:
Have fun at the beach!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
we did :)


bearcountrygg on 05/30/2022:
Sounds like a nice day at the beach...Enjoy!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
was great!


legcramps on 05/30/2022:
Beach Day! Hope the weather is nice to you!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
it was! off shore inland it was 85 and at beach it was very sunny, around 75. very nice and warm feeling!

horn_of_plenty on 05/31/2022:
it's always cooler at the shore ;)



horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 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 - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test, but they are on track for summer - ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023???, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)...no matter what, i plan to be know right away and sign up right away when the open to public tests come out! :)
  • 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP, 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...

5.29.22 Sunday 

9a-10a Breakfast: banana small and coffee 100; waffle 150 with jelly 50; and 1 tbsp tahini spread 100.

11a 1.5 servings peanut M&Ms 200

Lunch: roll 100, cream cheese 100, lox 50. 250 2 dill pickles., pizza goldfish crackers 150

1,000...

4p -7p veggies 100, fruit 50, salad and dressing 150, whole wheat bun 150, Turkey frank and condiments 150 600 partial doughnut 200, spiked drink 100

1900...

11:20a - strength workout :) (skipped one session this week but do NOT regret it....sleep / rest seemed more important!)

2:30p - Leave apt. to go visit friends Renee & Eric with their baby Andrew by 3:30p on Long Island - hopefully won't take more than an hour to get there.will have a bbq with them and i'll bring them a few things as well - like bbq sauce and some veggies/fruit bc they are so good to me all the time and feeding me! so i'll bring a few things.....bringing many, many veggies to keep our mouths (my mouth!) busy for low cals.


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - beach with Christine, but a sligtly shortened version as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.2.22 Thurs - 


6.3.22 Fri - 


6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook walk 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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...

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

bearcountrygg on 05/29/2022:
Sounds like a nice day with your friends....ENJOY!!! Hope the weather stays nice for the BBQ!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
it was....and healthy food to chose from; tons of it!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
it was....and healthy food to chose from; tons of it!


Maria7 on 05/29/2022:
Enjoy your bbq!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
delightful. i didn't chat very much compared to the others, but enjoyed my time nonetheless.


Donkey on 05/29/2022:
I hope you have a lovely time with your friends!

horn_of_plenty on 05/30/2022:
the couple who had the bbq at their house are among the nicest people in this universe. so glad to be a friend of theirs.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 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 - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests(the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test, but they are on track for summer - ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023???, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)...no matter what, i plan to be know right away and sign up right away when the open to public tests come out! :)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 -this date is right around the date the tests will 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...
  • Weighing in approx 108 lately in mornings

 


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

I made it on the walk ! And she led it a little longer so it was a nice two hours ....not all walking but standing too and looking at birds ! Was nice !!! Worth going !

After the birdwatching & walking; i went back to relax in my car and think what else i wanted to do - before going home - since it was still early, 10:15am! :)

So, for the rest of the morning, I swung by a Carribbean/Triny takeout that is very popular in its community, and open well before 11am; i picked up a few things at my supermarket to bring to my friend's house tomorrow since she's treating me to bbq i will bring some food/dressings, and I got a shoe reglued with shoe glue (the front toe portion had come off the sole even tho i don't wear them much - and they are good for when needing to wear something besides a sneaker when in a work atmosphere) at the local shoe repair same block as the supermarket....then I came home  around 12:45.)


7:15a Breakfast at home before walking: waffle 120?, coffee 30 need to check, tahini spread 200, 350

9:30a snacks during walk:2 sucking candies 50,

10a later after walk - a large banana 150

Big Lunch 12:30-1:30 - tastes of leftover and new cooked savory pumpkin spreads both from Indian/carribbean style places 100; spinach cooked nicely that i bought today and very happy with 100; small dinner roll 100 (picked up a package deciding a need a break from wraps), cream cheese 100, lox 50, raspberries 100, coffee / m&ms 150...700. fine after a good, active morning.

after i was almost done with lunch, the clouds and thunder came in! i'm so glad the morning was dry, a few drops during the walk but no storms or complications of any type. it was GREAT. so, both yesterday & today i was able to walk outside and it rained after i was done! good calls on both days!

2p snacks more - blackberries (lots of sales at supermarket) 100

1350

6p indulgent dinner remainder of the fresh 8oz sauteed pumpkin spread 100?, remainder of sauteed spinach, 50, greek yogurt with sugar free maple syrup (allullose) 150, 1.5 servings chocolate wafers fresh from a new pack. 200. 500; might be more.kombucha 50.

1950
 


5.29.22 Sunday leave around 2p to go visit friends Renee & Eric with their baby Andrew by 3p on Long Island - hopefully won't take more than an hour to get there.will have a bbq with them and i'll bring them a few things as well - like bbq sauce and some veggies/fruit bc they are so good to me all the time and feeding me! so i'll bring a few things.....


5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

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

Maria7 on 05/28/2022:
BBQ sounds like fun!

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2022:
:D


bearcountrygg on 05/28/2022:
Good job getting out for the bird watching walk...great start to your holiday weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2022:
i did come home and relax the rest of the day just about lol :) it was good to go there and take part :)


Donkey on 05/29/2022:
I'm so glad that you made it to birdwatching!!!! And I'm glad that you enjoyed it!!!! I hope that your ankle isn't hurting too much today, but over 2 hours is great - AND you had a lot of your day left to enjoy at your leisure :-)

I noticed your update regarding the state courts testing. GOOD!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/29/2022:
thank you Donkey, things seem to be well, my ankle doesn't bother me much at all; i always wear my stretchy ankle braces almost 24/7 when out of bed.

i'm happy about the courts too...is progressing.

i didn't have binoculars but they weren't necessary for my cause - walking. and it was close to home. thank you.



horn_of_plenty - Friday May 27, 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 - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the promotional test for current courts workers is AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test, but they are on track for summer - ...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023???, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)...no matter what, i plan to be know right away and sign up right away when the open to public tests come out! :)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 -this date is right around the date the tests will 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...
  • Weighing in approx 108 lately in mornings

Thurs evening edit: deciding to go to bed early to get up and walk / get more sleep before Friday; will do my strength workout Saturday instead! :)....

5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, !! got a nice 10 min walk luckily before work started. glad i set my alarm a little earlier it all worked out to leave early and walk.  it may rain after work - if so; i will do the stationary bike at home tonight for a little bit.

7a Breakfast: small muffin 100, coffee and banana 150, pb 100...350...

10a Snacks: pb and small muffin 200

Lunch: healthy chicken 200, veg 100 soup 100 broth leftovers...and a flour wrap 150...550

Snacks: 2 clementines 50

Dinner: leftover pumpkin spicy oily spread 100; thai sauce 150, over spaghetti squash 150, shrimp 100,cheezits x2 300...800...later peanut M&Ms...200

2150.

walked after work approx 1hr


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

I made it on the walk ! And she led it a little longer so it was a nice two hours ....not all walking but standing too and looking at birds ! Was nice !!! Worth going !

Breakfast at home before walking: waffle 120?, coffee 30 need to check, tahini spread 200, 350

snacks 2 sucking candies 50, later after walk a large banana 150

550.....

Lunch 

snacks 

dinner 
 


5.29.22 Sunday Maybe beach with Christine? - would rather go on a Sunday with Monday to be home, but, it will depend on her preference.

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

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

Donkey on 05/27/2022:
Excellent change - especially since you did manage to get in an evening walk.

I'll be interested to hear if you make it up early to make the bird watching event. Stinks to get up early on your first day off, but you have the longer holiday weekend to catch up on sleep.

horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2022:
i also am interested to see if i make the birding. as long as it's not raining, i do have an objective to go. both for the exercise and for the knowledge i may learn.

yeah, i have learned and am learning how important it is not to overdo the week so much that the weekend is spent just wanting to sleep.


bearcountrygg on 05/27/2022:
Lucky you...with 3 days off. Enjoy your long weekend.

horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2022:
thank you, i'm happy about it!


legcramps on 05/27/2022:
Great job getting in a walk!

horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2022:
YES, ty!, all minutes count for me :) 10 min is good. and far better than nothing at all :)


Maria7 on 05/27/2022:
Wow...good for you on your one hour walk. That's a long walk!

horn_of_plenty on 05/28/2022:
thank you, i was so glad to get it in! :)



horn_of_plenty - Thursday May 26, 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 - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly or more regularly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the promotional test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for AUGUST 13, 2022 STATEWIDE (added to courts website on 5.26.22 not my test, but i'm glad they are on track to give it in summer - August)...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023???, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)...no matter what, i plan to be know right away and sign up right away when the open to public tests come out! :)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 -this date is right around the date the tests will 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...
  • Weighing in approx 108 lately in mornings

Thurs evening edit: deciding to go to bed early to get up and walk; will do my strength workout tomorrow night instead! :)....or possibly even Saturday.

5.26.22 Thurs - This week is flying by!!!!!  I honestly hope it will feel like this for the next 1-2 years, but we'll see..

weights PM; no walking before work, bc in a habit of lightly dosing to alarm and waking up with 10-15 min to get ready and walk out the door...i also am not going to bed as early as i could...seems i need to hit the pillow more around 9p latest but i'm going to bed later than that...

Breakfast: banana bread slice 200, coffee & banana 150. 350...

Snacks: 100 pb, cookies really good dark choc wafers 120

Lunch: chicken 200  vegetable 50 soup 100 broth with some fat with a tortilla 150 on the side healthy ! 500

Snacks: tbd one small cookie less than 50

6-6:30p Large Dinner: did some errands and picked up thai food; but started with fresh raspberries 100; rice 150; sauce 100, shrimp 100, veggies 100 lots of eggplant in sauce; goldfish crackers pizza flavor 150....700

1850

today is no cardio i believe. just strength. that's my regular memo for strength days.  and walked 20 min before driving home as the weather was perfect for it and i didnt want to sit all day and go back to sitting in my car right away. so it worked out great to take a short walk.


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

5.29.22 Sunday - Maybe beach with Christine? - would rather go on a Sunday with Monday to be home, but, it will depend on her preference.

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

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

bearcountrygg on 05/26/2022:
I feel like this week is flying by as well........Lucky you getting 3 days off in a row!

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
I'm so glad about that; plus i was paid the extra check this AM for the 5 days i didn't take off this past vacation/sick calendar year. :)


Jacky82020 on 05/26/2022:
Birdwatching! Love it. Saw great doc film on all the wild bird species in Central Park.

Peach Festival sounds terrific!

I envy all your cool walking treks. Awesome

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
I hope they pan out and i follow thru with them. I am eager for this early Saturday morning birdwatching, should be a nice day for it!


Donkey on 05/26/2022:
Unlike you, I woke up yesterday (Wednesday) and felt that it should be Saturday. And even worse was the realization late yesterday afternoon that the next day (meaning today) wasn't going to be Friday.

Yesterday and today, there were no morning walks (treadmill) for me either. I did legs last night (quads and hams - 1 exercise, 3-4 sets, 12-15 reps). I kind of like checking in with you on our workouts, since we're doing similar things, sort of. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
I may just need to change habits...and try to go to bed earlier in order to wake up earlier so i can move in the AM a bit and not just get up, rush, and drive to work...it would be better on my body if i would adjust my habits and push myself a little more in the evenings to have an earlier bedtime...it's because i just do what i want and am not disciplined at home to change things to improve my lifestyle...will need to adapt if i really want to change!

it's nice to see you doing exercises along with me; feeling we are not alone and have a team of support here to maintain healthy (healthier) lifestyles which is exactly our goals.

Being single and unmarried - I DO realize i have more time to get the fitness / movement in, but i also realize there's what i want in terms of decent sleep that i do not want to omit or decrease in hours....i want overall that healthier lifestyle and it's up to me if i want to be disciplined enough ;)


Jacky82020 on 05/26/2022:
My philosophy is when something doesn’t work out, something better or equivalent comes along. Patience.

Yay! Nice weather. Been ok here too. Rainy year.

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
good logic to follow :)


Maria7 on 05/26/2022:
Glad you are getting some time off. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
:-D I'm looking forward to it.


legcramps on 05/26/2022:
I did strength yesterday, was a really good workout. At first I was just going to stay home and have a rest day, but BF talked me into going to the gym. Glad he did, since I had such a good strength workout. It was worth it. We have bits of rain in between the sun today, so not too sure what i'll do before coaching tonight! Maybe walk on the treadmill if it's too wet outside.

horn_of_plenty on 05/26/2022:
yes, keep moving xo i did decide to do a 20 min walk before driving home :)


Maria7 on 05/27/2022:
The beach and the peach festival sound like fun!

horn_of_plenty on 05/27/2022:
yes, i am looking forward to everything :)



horn_of_plenty - Wednesday May 25, 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 a fun read to do a second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the internal test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for Summer 2022...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...
  • Weighing in approx 108 lately in mornings

New Lady - very smart, studied electrical engineering in college, 4 yrs younger than I, so she is around 35-36. she has THREE kids, one being 2yrs old! like myself and many others in this world, she was laid off during pandemic and never rehired. she then chose to stay home with her youngest, a newborn baby at the time. ...anyways, she is really smart, she has the Project Manager title, def not an administrative assistant like myself.  i tried to help her with any easy things to set up today like setting up to see the project files and the server connections as well as reaching the remote IT guy for help. i think she will be a good manager for me; yes, she will manage me.  As for her as a person, she prob lives a VERY busy lifestyle with a decent sized family she's bringing up and prob nothing compared to my "easy" singledom lifestyle, lol. It is what it is...  i hope she will continue to think i'm a good person and not change her view of me.

Weights last night...done. fell into a light sleep with gp before doing this....so not a mother / family lady i am not...

lately i'm sweating a lot under my arms...may need a better deordorant. whatever anti-sweating botox i did last time has worn off weirdly enough...so odd...maybe i look up why it didn't last long at all!?


5.25.22 Wed - 

Breakfast: half banana and coffee 100; waffle 100, pb 100. 300.

Snacks: pb, cookies or granola bar 250.

Lunch: tofu 100; veggies 100, dressing a nice amount of lighter caeser 150, wrap 100....450

1,000....

Snacks:

Dinner: def need to reach for the healthy option - chicken soup

Walking or bike riding tonight after work, leave on time 3:30p - today shouldn't involve any delay in going home. :-D

will try to head to bed early so i can walk a little before work tomorrow...and showering at night may be better than showering in the AM right now...to save me time...


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

5.29.22 Sunday 

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after all deductions...


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

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

bearcountrygg on 05/25/2022:
AWWWW...Don't worry so much about what other people think of you.....We are all different and valuable. You have great qualities and you are a good person. Others opinions of us really mean very little. You are out there supporting yourself, Working hard, planning activities, getting together with friends......and living your life. No shame in that game!!!! We all make choices and they are all individual. The new lady and her busy life is one way to live.......that was her choice. I bet she is not out there judging you......Just be yourself and I's sure everything will be just fine....((HUGS))


Donkey on 05/25/2022:
I can't imagine how constantly busy your new PM must be, with a full-time job AND 3 kids. I agree with what Bear said. We all make our own choices for what's right for us. I think I might have been a better mom if I had not been constantly comparing myself to others and what I thought I "should" be doing.

Anyway, here's to establishing a positive work relationship!

You have some interesting walks planned for June!


legcramps on 05/25/2022:
I am sure she will continue to like you, though I agree with Bear - just be yourself either way!



horn_of_plenty - Tuesday May 24, 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 a fun read to do a second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the internal test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for Summer 2022...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...
  • Weighing in approx 108 lately in mornings

New Lady - very smart, studied electrical engineering in college, 4 yrs younger than I, so she is around 35-36. she has THREE kids, one being 2yrs old! like myself and many others in this world, she was laid off during pandemic and never rehired. she then chose to stay home with her youngest, a newborn baby at the time. ...anyways, she is really smart, she has the Project Manager title, def not an administrative assistant like myself.  i tried to help her with any easy things to set up today like setting up to see the project files and the server connections as well as reaching the remote IT guy for help. i think she will be a good manager for me; yes, she will manage me.  As for her as a person, she prob lives a VERY busy lifestyle with a decent sized family she's bringing up and prob nothing compared to my "easy" singledom lifestyle, lol. It is what it is...  i hope she will continue to think i'm a good person and not change her view of me.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...she seems nice, open minded.

No walking before work, left late after taking a partial shower (no hair).

Breakfast: small banana and coffee 100; 1/2 wrap with pb 200. 300.

snacks: pb 100, Chocolate 50 X 2

Lunch: salad 50, tofu 100, dressing good amount 150 so it's satisfying.. , wrap half of one , half of another 150...450, and another half of a larger wrap 100.

5p back at home snacks: strawberries and coffee 100; wrap 150, with nut butter chocolate spread 150. gummy vits. gummies 100.

7:30 - so, those "green bananas" do soften somewhat and ripen after awhile. not sure how long i've had these 2 green bananas (not regular bananas and not as big as plantains either) in my kitchen, but they did soften and ripen to a darker yellow shade. very tasty. for now on, i'll be buying less bananas and more green bananas as they stay fresh for a much longer time and take longer to ripen, so when the other bananas are yellow i'll eat them and then instead of having to eat brown bananas, i may have these green ones that have ripened! 150

wise butter popcorn 200 at most

1900

Dinner: Chicken vegetable soup ?

Weights tonight...done. fell into a light sleep with gp before doing this....so not a mother / family lady i am not...


5.25.22 Wed - do timesheet...


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows...i really should get up & go to it!

5.29.22 Sunday 

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - maybe beach with Christine, but a shortened version is my goal as it's the day before work...


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after all deductions...


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

6.4.22, Saturday, NYC H20 group - 6-8pm Minetta Brook 'hidden underground' walking trail with Steve Duncan (downtown Manhattan near 'The Village' neighborhood location)  - this one I paid for $30, but again it's in evening and good timing to do something like this...i would take the train in & and would take up a nice portion of time overall getting there & taking part & coming home.


6.18.22 Saturday - 6:30-8p - evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

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

bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
I hope the new employee works out well for the office....she sounds like she will fit in nicely.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
she is very nice, open minded; and kind. 3 kids - one of which is 2 yrs old. hard worker it seems. was out 2 years chose to take care of her previously 3mo old child at the start pandemic. she's 4 years younger than me!...knowledgable. nice.


bearcountrygg on 05/24/2022:
That's great...Hopefully this will make it better for you too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
YES, hoping so! :)


legcramps on 05/24/2022:
Have a great day!

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
you too XOXOXO


Maria7 on 05/24/2022:
Hope you get your raise and New Lady works out well.

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2022:
she is very bright and inspirational.

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2022:
i cannot imagine her lifestyle though. very different and includes a lot more responsibilities than my own. she has 3 kids, she is 4 years younger (so about the same age). her parents were immigrants and she's the first born citizen for her family. more hard work to get where she is. i can say i see that and recognize it.


Maria7 on 05/25/2022:
You are very compassionate-natured and I know she is happy to have you as not only her co-worker but also, her friend.

horn_of_plenty on 05/25/2022:
Just read this - thank you xo



horn_of_plenty - Monday May 23, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's a fun read to do a second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the internal test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for Summer 2022...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...

5.23.22 Monday - 15 min walk before work in AM :) 

Breakfast: cold, brown banana nice from fridge and coffee 150; pb on a thin waffle 250. 400.

10:15a Snacks: pepperidge farm pirouettes 200, pb 100..300..

Lunch: tofu 100, salad 50?, with caeser creamy dressing but light..150.., 2 white wraps smaller side 200. (using them up as i have a whole other new package of them to use at home) 500.

Snacks: 2 Cookies of a nice taste :) 100 shortbread/choc drizzle. i bought them.

snacking after the shot/before going out on bike instead of walking, choosing to use different muscles...100

Dinner: chicken soup good amount of chicken, too. had the broth also for health. 400.pita 150. little more than a serving of pb m&m's (hard to stop and approaching my calorie limit, but got a good taste of them at more than a serving!). 200. 750....oops, undercalculated by 100. ah well.

2150, a hair over cals, but very tasty and satisfying.and filling.

3:30pm leave work on time; for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it age limit now is 45). walk to dr appt and back if i have time rather than drive there....got to medical early, just drove straight there....will bike a little bit now; after comig home and having fruit as a snack...going out to bike around 5:45p

biked for a half hour, i know a good circular loop i do. some is in traffic, some is down a quiet street. i can probably fix it so it's mostly in quiet areas. may think about changing my route to avoid traffic in the future. the thing is, i do love that it's one big loop and takes around 30 min right now.

also walked around 10 min after biking to cool down. stretch my legs. was good :)

good amount of exercise for today by getting in 15 min in the AM.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed - 


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - if out early, i suppose i'd use the time to walk :)...but to drive home & walk; to skip out on some of the holiday traffic...


5.28.22 Saturday 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)...trying to keep this in no matter what...but it is early. so who knows.

5.29.22 Sunday

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!

June 4th minetta brook walking trail with Steve Duncan 6-8p - this one I paid for $30 


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

Donkey on 05/23/2022:
I just realized that I never logged back on yesterday to comment on your diary! I'm so sorry! But I do think it's a good, hopeful sign that you're getting a new engineer, rather than another administrative assistant. I hope it helps you with work and helps the office dynamics too. (I realize she starts tomorrow.)

In the meantime, yay for you to get to leave early today, even if it's to get a shot, LOL.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
leave on time, even better, than having to ask to leave early...and hopefully i can walk to get the shot...added exercise :)

you know it's ok if you don't comment on my entries everyday...i totally understand someone who sits at a computer for work all day during the week wanting off of it on weekends.

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i am sure it will be great to have her...this AM i was working with the PM (my boss) and the other admin assistant kept interrupting to ask questions about the other job that is near the conclusion (will prob be totally over in one year). it's tough to stay on track with my PM...and crystal, the other PM, is better at getting his attention and pushing / interrupting him and getting his attention...it's an asset on her part, lol.

but i did get to work with him today; and that is good...


bearcountrygg on 05/23/2022:
Brown bananas are supposed to be the healthier ones!!!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
and quite good from the fridge.


Donkey on 05/24/2022:
I think it's OK to have a higher calorie day here and there. I tend to think that there's usually a good reason behind that, physiologically or perhaps psychologically that we might always totally be aware of. Keeps the metabolism fired up. It's OK as long as it's not a regular thing, which I know for you, it's won't be.

horn_of_plenty on 05/24/2022:
yes, i shouldn't stress :) just keep on my regular decent intakes :) xo



horn_of_plenty - Sunday May 22, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's a fun read to do a second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the internal test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for Summer 2022...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after i spoke to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...

5.22.22 Sunday - sleep in... until around 9:30a

10:15a breakfast banana & coffee 150, waffle with 100 with choc hazelnut butter 200, jelly 50, 500.

noon small meal before getting myself outside to walk:  fat free choc on bottom yogurt 110; add stevia; add tbsp sesame tahini spread into it for healthy fat; 100, 2 shortbread cookies with cherry jelly inside 140. 350.

2:45p - strawberries 80; mushroom jerky 80,kombucha  200

4p-4:30p more strawberries 100 (yes, bought a lot!) , popcorn 150, more popcorn 150

5:30 bowl of the tasty soup i made, but only veggies and broth, no chicken right now. 150..the broth is nice, a bit spicy. def not your typical canned soup very healthy.

7:30 dinner/snacks: freshly made chicken 250 from the soup; later a granola bar while working out. 100. 

today wasn't really scheduled; like the whole weekend. but i don't mind it really - doing my workout now and watching a PBS show on London in 1850's with their first railroad, the thames river, sewage; and other things...

 2 chocs near end of workout. small mint ones 50.

2000.


before walk - Prep / Make chicken / fennel soup crockpot recipe. using the simplest one i found - which i also liked the best:Will add additional veggies -   carrots, recipe in comments below....it is cooking now :)

early PM - hour walk locally, just in neighborhood.no driving necessary. - yes went walking! came back thirsty. legs a little heavy feeling by the end, as usual, but glad i did the walk....happy to walk :) DONE.

1/2 cleaning of gp cages... (means only wash the dirtier half - the one cage where 2 gp's are mostly in as the other cage doesn't get as dirty and the fleece is clipped down and hard to remove with the one i'm not washing). DONE.

spoke on phone to friend christine both during and also after the walk for a little bit. DONE.

after walk - reading - soon....yes, did some reading.

PM Workout - Strength in middle afternoon - when its raining (today would have been good as a gym day - to get myself out of the apt, if i were a gym member!). DONE.


5.23.22 Monday -

3:30pm leave work for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it.


5.24.22 Tuesday new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed - 


5.26.22 Thurs 


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - 


5.28.22 Saturday - make plans with Christine? - signed up also for the bird watching for today (and tomorrow) and will cancel one as the event comes closer and i know my other plans for this holiday weekend!

5.29.22 Sunday - 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
https://food52.com/recipes/82796-crockpot-chicken-soup-recipe


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Sounds good that that new gal left and an even newer one has arrived....That will likely be a better situation. Just plain cold here...sounds like you are getting summer weather????

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes, this weekend is summer weather! i can't believe how cold it was by you.

later, the rain/storms will come in by me; and lower the temps back down i believe from almost 90F to 70F mid afternoon to late afternoon...

yes, the new gal coming sounds better than who was there. bringing actual knowledge and skills rather than another admin. lol...i'm very anxious about it as if affects my work ...and i do need someone there to help direct me...ugh, just feeling anxious about my abilities, etc.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Are you anxious about the technical things about electrical work? Wiring etc..........Do you need that kind of knowledge to do the paperwork?

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes,about technical questions i have in order to get to the final paperwork...and also how to submit things in order and what order to go about submitting the different electrical components. by order, i mean what to submit first, what to work on first, etc.


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
I see...That is interesting.....Do you have a project manager in the trailer?

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
yes, and the executive was working with him previously to feed me work but since the executive has left the PM hasn't been free to set aside time to go over things with me as he's mostly working on the old job we are doing, not this new one...

that's why maybe this new person will be very good to have; i know the PM likes me; but it still makes me nervous if people think i won't be needed. (that's how i feel but i doubt that will happen)


bearcountrygg on 05/22/2022:
Hopefully the new lady will be able to give you the info you need......

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
thanks Bear.


happy-1 on 05/23/2022:
Horseshoe crabs class sounds fun!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i thought so too!

horn_of_plenty on 05/23/2022:
i also like that it's an evening class...maybe traffic will be better than during the day.



horn_of_plenty - Saturday May 21, 2022
(counting calories/walking/weights/strength)
Weight: 108.5

 

  • Book from my home collection, not ebook: "The Mister," by EL James, (Author of 50 shades of Gray) - already read it, but it's a fun read to do a second time!!!!
  • Last TOM - 5.5.22 ; Last Hair Roots Dye - 4.29.22
  • NYS COURTS -  check website at least Monthly to see updates in June, July, Aug, Sept, Oct, Nov, Dec 2022 / January 2023 for open to public tests. (the internal test to advance to the next level for current courts workers is scheduled for Summer 2022...so that means my test open to the public is prob around January 2023, to fill their positions once they advance in theirs)
  • 2/14/23 - 2/22/23 - 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.
  • Spoke to my Proj Manager (PM)/he spoke to VP , 10 days after speaker to super; about raise - of  23% o current salary, approximately as per discussion with him on 5.18.22., 5.20.22 spoke again with Super about how much i was looking for per hour and also mentioned the percentage that i went over with my PM as not everyone was on the same plane and i also mentioned to super that PM knew and i spoke ot him....nothing decided on 5.20.22 but now everyone is in the loop - my PM, the VP, and the Super. 
  • TRP Account - review with dad around 6.5.22 (when he's back home as he's in Florida now) about transfer - received new paperwork in mail on 5.6.22 -  need to review/open package on WEEKEND, 5.21.22...

5.21.22 Sat - sleep in...i fell asleep last night on my couch and slept the whole night that way until my bedroom alarm went off at 5:30, when i went to my bed to continue to sleep until around 9:30a! felt really good to have the long sleep today.

10:15a breakfast is simple: few jelly filled cookies i had bought. 2 servings (4 cookies) 260, a coffee 40..300...also siggi's coconut yogurt with some apricot jelly and stevia too. 200...500....and stayed on couch until lunch...

12:30 Lunch: cheddar goldfish crackers 150, egg 100, wrap 150, pumpkin spread 100? (with olive oil, etc). 500.

4p Snacks:2 small clementines 50, some packaged jerky made from mushrooms, pretty good. 100. maybe 2 cookies and rest of my coffee from earlier that i added some extra sweetener too and filled up remaining cup with almond milk.. 150

7p Snacks, banana once home after supermarket; before diarrhea like 3x; and raspberries 250 total...despite diarrhea, i'm still hungry.

8:30p plum 50, salted popcorn 150x 2, yogurt 150

2050..

 

Find a chicken / fennel soup crockpot recipe to make. - FOUND. using the simplest one i found and just need to pick up the items below. Will add a couple additional veggies just as a couple carrots & radish into the recipe.

Vist the better supermarket to fill up on bunch scallions, 1 lemon, fruits, veggies, & chicken thighs most probably.

...while at the supermarket, i needed the bathroom bad with a strong bout of diarrhea, thank gosh there was a bathroom which i stayed in for several minutes; then back at home i had diarrhea again. it might be the coffee i had later in the afternoon, or a slight bout of food poisoning, not sure.!!!!! crazy. that's a first for diarrhea and needing a bathroom while food shopping! oh, now i see, it's prob the mushrooms that were jerky style - they had a lot of fiber in them...and then mixed with the other things i ate; that must be it.

i have a lot of fennel that i purchased last weekend. :)

Today temps will increase from 60F in am to almost 90F hot day! no outdor plans to beach bc friend is busy that i would have went with & that is ok.

if i want to - i can go out in bathing suit on my own balcony for some quick sun & massage my calves with a tool i have while out there, no spf for such a short time out there; may be nice to get a little sun on my body.

did my laundry, will do for guineas tomorrow most prob.


5.22.22 Sun 

Workout - Strength in AM

this day also around 90F...both days...


5.23.22 Monday -

3:30pm leave work for Dr by me @ 5pm - Medical #2 after work for second shot of 3 series (hpv vax - i opted into it.


5.24.22 Tuesday - new lady Elana joins office (another new girl is not with us, the one that came for around 2 weeks is gone back to another office thankfully), Elana - supposedly she's an electrical engineer so that would mean she would indeed have a lot of knowledge and be able to give me work and that i guess i'd be working under her, not just be another admin asst like myself...and that is good...


5.25.22 Wed


5.26.22 Thurs


5.27.22 Fri - Holiday weekend - Memorial Day, may get out  a little early today from work - 


5.28.22 Saturday - make plans with Christine? - signed up also for the bird watching for today (and tomorrow) and will cancel one as the event comes closer and i know my other plans for this holiday weekend!

5.29.22 Sunday - 8a-9:30a - Bird Watching / Walk at Ridgewood Reservoir (in my borough, but around 30 min away...good...and activity is free!)

5.30.22 Monday Holiday - Memorial Day YAY!!! - 


5.31.22 - Tuesday - 


...Be on lookout for a separate check for 2 vacation days/3 sick days unused pay.!!! :-D. check should be for an entire 40hr work week, check to be approx $615 after taxes, my deductions, etc. (and if i get raise before the check is issued;  this check will be significantly higher by about 20%)


6.1.22 Wednesay, Happy June!


6.18.22 Saturday - 

6:30-8p- I signed up for an evening walk at Plumb Beach, brooklyn thru NYC H20 organiation- it's a 3/4 mi round trip walk (and i guess a lot of standing which is good for me as well) and a lesson on Horseshoe Crabs from a sociology professor during the walk. i figure this is a wonderful, free event; and i can get takeout food on my return from a restaurant in that area!




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


7.2.22 Sat - Thinking to go 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 - 

7/4/22 - July 4th Monday so it will be a nice, long weekend with today a Holiday




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. 

 

Progress as of today: 1.5 lbs lost so far, only 3.5 lbs to go!

bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
Hope you can find what you need at the grocery store......soups sounds good.


bearcountrygg on 05/21/2022:
Sunbathing on the balcony....YES!


Donkey on 05/21/2022:
Wow, that is a HOT day. I guess I'm kind of glad, then, that we're cloudy and cooler over here. Rain on and off. I know, though, that I'll have my share of blazin' hot days coming up soon, too. Fear not.

It's nice that you have a balcony. The beach would be super crowded, I would imagine... maybe not the best with COVID still hanging around. IDK I'm probably being a worry-wart about that, but still... you know what I'm saying, where I'm coming from.

That soup sounds amazing. Do let us know how it turns out, if you make it.


Maria7 on 05/22/2022:
Glad you are okay. Always good to carry extra tp with you in case public restroom is out, too.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
lol good idea!!!!


Donkey on 05/22/2022:
^Good advice from Maria. And on the plus side, at least you're all cleaned out on the inside.

horn_of_plenty on 05/22/2022:
it is :)



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