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Donkey - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.0

We have so many new contracts to open that I stayed an hour late yesterday (Tuesday), and I'm trying hard to get to work early today, to open contracts.  It is probably that I will stay late tonight as well. I know that I will have 2 more contracts coming soon, by the end of the week -- probably today, actually.

So it's pretty much common knowledge at the office that Associate Attorney wasn't really exposed to COVID, but wants time off to spend with his adult son in town from California.  In the meantime, no attorney is working on his files, so they are piling up.  The Boss is refusing to get actively involved with AA's files.  He won't even call AA to discuss what he needs to do.  I offered to do it, because honesty, Mistakes Girl cannot take one more thing to do on her list.  She's obviously become the "go-to" person for EVERYTHING.

I was getting a little (OK, a lot) cross with my Boss yesterday, but then I realized that I needed to stop that, so I told him that I promised to turn my attitude around - and you know what?  I did!  It was easy, once I realized that I am responsible for my own happiness.  I have to be at this job, so I might as well be happy.  I think he was happy about that.  Sometimes I just let things and people get to me, to my own detriment. 

So once I realized it could be my "best day ever", things turned around for me.  And even though the coffee maker overflowed this morning and there were a ton of kitty messes to clean and I lost my monitoring device, it's still going to be the "best day ever".

Because I'm going in early, I had to cut my lower body workout in half.  I'll finish it up tonight.

Struggled hard with eating - twice - yesterday. Once at work, with peanuts -- just kept on walking out to get the mail, rather than making a detour into the snack closet.  And once last night, where I just made myself some sleepytime tea instead of reaching for the peanut butter.

Small victories.... Best day ever... 

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Good job controlling the things you can control.....and thank your lucky stars that you don't own that business .....if the owner doesn't care then it's on him.......I'm liking the idea that you can change things around so easily!!!!


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horn_of_plenty - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 18.75 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP still has the poops sadly, he will go to vet this Saturday...10/30/21


 

10/27 Wednesday - will read some of your entries tonight :) thanks for being patient :)

choosing to skip weights/strength tonight, too tired, and choosing more rest. will have a skip of a day this week, is ok. will just do a little cardio by work, after work, drive home and rest/bed early.  will try to get home and relax ;) in order to feel ok by the end of the workweek. 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, waffle thick 170 and pb 100...420.

Snacks:

Lunch:

Snacks:

Dinner microwave meal i think...don't have much at home, but looking for big convenience tonight.

 


10/28 Thursday - upper / Lower body today?


10/29 Friday -


10/30 Saturday - upper/lower tonight?

bring guinea pig back to vet...stiches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably. in afternoon, once coming home from parents/vet...if i don't make it, i'll vote sunday.


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) It would be nice to make a few extra hundred dollars over a few days; even $500 is nice...


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!

Have a good full body workout today - really, i think that may be my only plan, also to prep any meals for rest of the week?


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Yes, rest today. I'm wondering if your public transportation jaunt was similar to that week where I went to the gym at night (one time), and it threw off my body for like a whole week... I hope not, because when I did that, it really threw me for a loop. However, it happens, and the key is to take steps to recover.

I'm glad that you decided to take a vacation day after election day. Working the election sounds like a very stimulating day, and it will be nice to have a quiet day afterwards, to reset.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Can you still see Frankies stitches???? If they are dissolving ones they should have fallen off by now I would think.....but he needs to see the vet anyway....hope they can find a solution to his troubles.


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Trying this again...lost my post and don't plan to rewrite it.........heading out for a walmart pick up so that will take all morning.......wifi wires still all over rhe place ( hanging from the trees and laying on the ground) even though they have been working on the roads for the last 2 days......will see how this goes. 

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Oh I hate it when that happens! I hope you are OK and that you have a good day!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Everything is fine......finishing the winter stock up before the snow starts flying......Thanks...I plan for it to be a good one.


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bearcountrygg - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

Testing 

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Test came through A-OK!

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I see that.......when I tried to post my entry for the day I got the yellow screen...sometimes I can salvage it...this time it was gone....


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Jacky82020 - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(CR & IF & Cardio & Weight Training)
Weight: 111.8

 

 Protein cycling going well.   Love the White Cheddar Quacker Rice cakes with sugar free jam as nighttime snack. 1 gm protein.  Panicked yesterday when I ate the last of a small amount of BBQ beef, the sandwich kind they sell in tubs.  Spread it on 1/2 chiabatta roll.  Turns out it was only 6 gms protein for a 1/4 C serving & 4 gms for the 1/2 roll, protein cycling on track.   Completely forgot the 25 gm protein limit when I saw the leftover BBQ beef stuff. 

Progress as of today: 22.2 lbs lost so far, only 6.8 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Is there not some flexibility in your high protein days? That is to say, if you go over on one day, could the next day be lower? Or is the idea to have a cyclical pattern to it? (I don't know if that makes sense -- I guess my question is if it's the changing up of the protein levels or the levels themselves.)

Husband found a pulled pork, like the BBQ beef that you're talking about - oh my... so good.

Are you tracking your carb grams too? Just curious, nothing more.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I loved that pulled pork too....way too easy!!!


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happy-1 - Wednesday Oct 27, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 241.0

Tuesday 10/26/21 -

Worked on the business model for my online challenge idea. It's been so long since I have used my brain that I don't remember how to setup an online product anymore. OMG.

Lots of dad drama today. I'm after him to get a cancer screening because he keeps saying everything tastes bad. He objects.

At least the ranger bead bracelet is working for hydration. It's a little hard to find a way to track per oz without a second bracelet.... doing it by 8oz increments. My tea glass holds 12oz, so I just slide one halfway.

wishing I had one of thise hot water dispensers. That would be handy.

Progress as of today: 76 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
And frustratingly I only drank half the water I needed to. I need to drink a whole gallon.


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2021:
What business model? The online book club?

Glad the beads are helping.

I heat water in the microwave. Must reheat the same cup of coffee a dozen times. More steps on the Fitbit!


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
I use the keurig for hot water...just run it without a pod.


Donkey on 10/27/2021:
I have a tea kettle to boil water, but frankly, I use the microwave. Guilty as charged.

It's hard to drink a gallon. I try. It was easier in the warmer weather, and perhaps it is still warm where you are. I aim for 100 ounces a day, especially in the cooler weather. Not sure where I found that number.

Glad to hear the ranger beads are working! Could you use the beads to count how many times you refill your 12 oz bottle, and then calculate the ounces consumed from that?


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horn_of_plenty - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 18.75 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP still has the poops sadly, he will go to vet this Saturday...10/30/21


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, 

Breakfast: banana and coffee 150, thick waffle and pb 270 tops.

Snacks pb approx 200, at 2 different times, a tbsp

Lunch: from coworker half bagel, lox - cannot even wait!!!!! toasted it up was sooo good on everything bagel..300 some dough removed was great!!!,  a salad no dressing just herbs 50, prezels 150...500...

snacks: snack size twix before commuting home 100

dinner: dumplings and leftover tofu/soup? little bit of tofu 50, eggplant in sauce small amount 100, 3 veggie dumplings sooo  fresh 300? kombucha 50...500.

1700-1750....

Actually up and took the bus/train today bc a (rain) storm / nor'easter is here and lately there are flash floods where roads get very flooded. don't need that! also, it was nice to read (although sometimes i feel like i'd rather close my eyes), but it's nice to read on the bus/train because otherwise i don't usually get into it at home. i was reminded today of the ample opportunity for reading when i commute and not spending the whole time listening to the radio with my windows partially down for a 2 hour ride home. what i'm saying is, it was good to take public transport, it was good exercise, i felt it while walking up some steps coming up from the subways. it's so worth it to take public for the exercise when you just want to come home and rest after work, the exercise is already done. tonight i will do the meeting and rest after. weights tomorrow. added in 1.5 hours cardio today to cover standing waiting for train and walking during commute.

15 more minutes cardio after getting off bus early on way home - driver was really bad so i got off early!

was at union meeting 30 min early so stopped by barbershop across street to even out my hair which is really long and messy in the front and short in the back...i don't think i'll ever have really long hair, my hair is thin...so i just got a trim to even it out and get rid of split ends. last hair trim was in June, so this will keep the hair healthy :) - been just over 4 months. i was going to wait a long time, but i figured my hair will look healthier and possibly grow better after the trim. :-)


10/27 Wednesday - exercise tonight if i skipped it last night, upper body that is


10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.


10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday -

bring guinea pig back to vet...stiches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably. in afternoon, once coming home from parents/vet...if i don't make it, i'll vote sunday.


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


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


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) It would be nice to make a few extra hundred dollars over a few days; even $500 is nice...


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
I had no idea poll workers, at least in some areas, can make that much! Always thought it was $50 for a 12 hour Election Day. All I’ve ever seen at polls, both here & in California, are elderly retired workers. See the same ones here every year at the big church down the block. All very nice people.

That’s great! Can I come work with you? LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
you should see. it may be that nyc pays one of the highest...it's over a 10 day period, you can seriously make just over 2200. !!! it's worth it, for sure...

this time around, i am not getting that option. i will prob just work election day.

in future, i will try to plan to work multiple days if i get that opportunity from the board of elections to do so. it's a lot of money and can occur each year. think of it - in just 5 years, you can make 2k * 5 = $10,000!

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
and that's pretty decent to make $10grand over a period total of 50 days. 200/day.

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
some days longer than others, reason for 200 avg per day. ...i want that!

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
equivalent of a year roudn $52k salary. not bad to get some of that extra in my pay check for 10 days a year! :)


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Excellent idea to take public transportation today! I particularly love that you get your exercise in - on a day that we had scratched off as "no time to exercise" - and especially because of the weather.

You are lucky that you can read on public transportation. I get motion sickness very easily and cannot read much on anything moving.

Tell me, how do you compare the 2 modes of your commute? Public transportation would seem more physically demanding (less sleep, more walking, etc.), but the drive would seem more mentally taxing on my nerves. Do you agree?

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
yes, agreed on all you wrote, all paragraphs.

i only get motion sick when i'm also hungry on public transport. otherwise, i can generally read all i want :)

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
def will NOT force exercise. may attempt to early vote after the meeting since it's open even later for voting, so i can scratch that from weekend obligations!

i got my worker assignment for election day, it's not my home district, so i DO have to early vote.

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
lol just realized i must review candidates, will stick to voting on the weekend...i haven't done my review LOL

horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
The drive is more taxing and a big waste of money yeah esp the gas and the toll on the life of the car


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Hope you have been having a good day.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2021:
Jam-packed...and i actually felt good at the end of the day. had a few tired moments but overall a big success! :)


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Maria7 - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021

Weight: 151.0

   For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

If ye love me, keep my commandments. John 14:15

 

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Hello to you!  

Scale read 151 this morning.  Happy I was about that.

We are continuing to enjoy warm, sunny weather here in South Carolina.  Flowers still blooming.  Air condition being used in vehicle and home for cooling.

Wishing Y'all a happy day!

..........................................

 

Hope you are having a blessed day in the Lord.

 

Love, Maria

 

   

Progress as of today: 54 lbs lost so far, only 1 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Nice number! I'm not sure if it was intentional or if this is just where your body decided to go. Either way - yay!

Are you still walking with your husband?


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Your body is really comfortable there...that says a lot!!!! Flowers stopped blooming here weeks ago...now we wait for the snow...already have had a frost.


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PlayingQuietly - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 176.2

 

 Egg & cheese sandwich for breakfast (I'm still sipping A.M. coffee and thinking about today's menu) I haven't decided on lunch nor dinner yet.  Whatever I decide it will be about 500 calories per meal and the day's totals will be calorically in line with my goal weight, while the protein & fat grams fit my current weight.

Yoga sounds appealing to me. I know of a good site Yoga with Adriene. I once follwed her 30 day sequence and liked it.  If it's still free I'll go along with her videos.  Another challenge I did once was 100 day sequence (all kinds of weather) of taking walks.  That accomplishment felt pretty good too.

I posted youtube link in comments.... you can skip the initial ad, okay time for me to start with day 1 Ease Into It ~ 30 Days of Yoga video

Progress as of today: 3.8 lbs lost so far, only 19.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
Lovely photo! I should try a fall photo from my deck.

I did yoga for a while years ago. College kid. Used books & TV shows, never did a class

PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
https://youtu.be/oBu-pQG6sTY it's still free.... 30 days of yoga Yoga with Adriene... she has zillions of videos for any level, everything from A to Z

PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
not a zoom thing~ I can do it my pjs/no audience


Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
Sounds good! I never liked any kind of exercise class. I know it’s highly motivating for many, but not me. I hated going to the gym before we put together a very nice home gym.


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Congratulations to you on your lower number. I like eggs with cheese, too. Also, goes good with grits! Have a blessed day.


Donkey on 10/27/2021:
I like Adriene's classes! There's another lady, Kassandra, that I like as well. I think Adriene has a few 30-day programs though, which kind of confused me.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Breakfast sounds yummy!


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(CR & IF & Cardio & Weight Training)
Weight: 111.2

 Had a terrible time getting pages uploaded in sequence!  But you get the drift. Had to start new post now, could not edit first without risking deleting the pages.   The screen went delete blue when I tried to use edit for my own text.

Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
same with me, I deleted whole post and started over

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
That’s happened to me often when I’m uploading pics & want to say something later. Annoying!


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Hope you are having a good day.

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
Same to you !!!! HUGS


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Jacky82020 - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(CR & IF & Cardio & Weight Training)
Weight: 111.2

 

 

 

I'm doing protein cycling now, an essential part of the disease risk reduction covered in The Switch. This involves 25 gm 3 days & 50 gms 4 days.   Yesterday I did ~5 from chocolate protein drink in my coffee, 7 from nuts, 4 from a huge serving of mixed stir fried vegetables, 4 from four from  from white cheddar rice cakes & 4 from four keto candy bars.   Likely to add more nuts, or a thin slice of cheese & maybe PB on the 50 gm days.   Not sure if this is a Forever Plan, unlikey & will exceed these numbers on some days.

I took screen shots from The Switch & will upload some in case anyone's interested.

Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Very interesting! What's the philosophy behind the protein cycling? I don't know if I've heard of this before -- well, let's say I know very little to none about this. Do tell!

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
Basically: too much protein is bad & the cycling is easier than a constant daily 25 gm intake. Not sure, but think he recommends protein cycling for 8 out of 12 months, can be divided into 2 months on & one month off.

I’ll post some pages from the book for you to read when you have time.


PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
have a good day

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
Right bank at ya, kiddo!


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Donkey - Tuesday Oct 26, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.0

It's going to be another busting week at work.  12 contracts in one day, and that's not counting Associate Attorney.  (He didn't get any contracts yesterday.) I told my Boss that we're all feeling burnt out.  He didn't seem to care.  He was more curious to know why people are buying like crazy right now.  Why ask me?  How the heck do I know?  He talks just to talk, and I hate that. 

Wait until people start taking time off, like he told us to.  We're going to be stretched really thin.  Mistakes Girl said to Male Co-Worker, "I'm done asking for permission to take time off.  I just take it."

Associate Attorney called the office yesterday morning to say that his son from California was visiting and has tested positive for COVID, even though he's been vaccinated.  So Associate Attorney is out of the office for an undetermined amount of time.  How do we not know if he's coming in or not?  Boss seems to think that if he tests negative Monday and Wednesday, that AA will be back in the office by Thursday.  If he's not back for all of the closings we have on Friday, we are screwed.  So I hope he doesn't come back, because that seems to be the only way that the Boss really learns anything, is when it hurts.

Yoga was very nice last night.  Because it's just me and the teacher, I can let her know what body parts I want to work.  Once again, the neck and shoulders were so tight. I think it's from tensing up at my desk all day long, all week long.  

I struggled a little bit with eating last night.  That always seems to be the time that I struggle.  Tried to make my own protein shake and it wasn't very good.  Still, I drank it all.

Woke up early, on my own, so I had plenty of time for upper body weights this morning.  In fact, I got everything in that I wanted to do, and then some, so I do not have to do weights tonight. I think I will try to get to bed as early as possible.  

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
yoga sounds like a good idea for me to do today


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Wow, Y'all are VERY busy! Have a good day.

Donkey on 10/27/2021:
Tuesday was busier than Monday! And in October of all things! We are going to be busy through the end of the year.


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Jacky82020 - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(CR & IF & Cardio & Weight Training)
Weight: 111.2

 
 

MY NEW TANK!  

Progress as of today: 22.8 lbs lost so far, only 6.2 lbs to go!

happy-1 on 10/25/2021:
This would be my perfect bathroom too... if it's a 1-way mirror.

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
LOL


happy-1 on 10/25/2021:
And why is it facing the door... Wouldn't you need to straddle?

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
It’s facing the door in case the tanks leak and you have to swim away fast!


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
If this were my bathroom, I'd never get my husband out of the john...

Jacky82020 on 10/26/2021:
LOL!


PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
nooooooo! lol


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horn_of_plenty - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

17.00 October Sunshine Hours...i thought i'd do far better this month, but this month involved other more sedentary activities that i'm fine with and overall satisfeid. 

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP still has the poops sadly, he will go to vet this Saturday...10/30/21


10/25 Monday - 

walked 15 min before work, calculated, will walk 15 min after work also, put in calculation already.

lower body strength tonight, attempt for bed early.

3 apple donut hole things, very good. 180, coffee, 20, pb 100. 

snacks: banana 120, later pb on crackers, keebler 200

Lunch: Healthy wrap & tuna 250, salad and roasted cauli leftovers 150...450 tops..and a donut hole again. 50.

Snacks:Twix bar 100

1200

dinner: Chinese takeout they thought I said shrimp roll but I meant a veggie roll lol Spring roll! However the shrimp roll was smaller and pretty good heavily fried 350-400?, tofu veggie soup approx 100-150, 3 very fresh and soft veggie dumplings 250?-300. 800 or so. 
2000. 


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...


10/27 Wednesday - exercise tonight if i skipped it last night, upper body that is


10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.


10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday -

will go to early voting location to cast my ballot today so it's done - this morning most probably.

bring guinea pig back to vet...stiches out - not sure if they are the ones that disentegrate or not? checkup anyways no matter what...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - may work for voting today if selected for early voting?


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


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - vacation day #10 - I willl work the 2 shifts (16 hours - all workers usually do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...

- next year i will try to work many pre-election days (they go on over a week long) and election day. people can make over $2k in two weeks doing so, not kidding!  I didn't realize this. i can take vaca and work this job at the same time and make enough money to take a real vacation somewhere later! :) 


11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Donkey on 10/25/2021:
I've done the opposite thing of what happened to you with election training, with my loan originator courses, in the past. In the past, I didn't print out the Power Point presentation handouts, because it's verbatim as to what is on the screen. However, I found that the material was too complex for me to get away with that, so then I started reading ahead of time -- except for this year, when I printed out the wrong year's presentation!

Better to be overprepared than under-prepared, even at the expense of your time, which I realize is very valuable these days.

I would skip the exercise on Tuesday, unless you happen to have time to take walks. The meeting in itself is already a good use of your free time.

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
Yes, it's debatable whether i'll do the weights after the tuesday meeting.

additionally, the material for the course i did for election was too in depth and one of the main points was to look up procedures in the manual on the day of working! it was a waste of time, but the main points are too ask the coordinator questions, make sure to sign your timesheet, treat votors with respect, how to assist votors with a disability...and to be able to look up procedures in the manual! there were lots of repetitive procedures and also the packing and unpacking of different envelopes/bags/machines. def explained taking the longest explanation route ever! lol. but i think if i ever work again,the 4 hours course will be shorter and only review. i'm glad it's over. i will be paid $100 for the 4 hours of taking the online course :) it's set up to take at least 4 hours, no matter what.

you are right about preparedness.

and you are right about possibly skipping the workout...i am def being felt as i'm stretched to some limits right now and know that forcing exercise if i really need sleep will not be best...so i'll see how i feel.


PlayingQuietly on 10/25/2021:
I was going to comment to oct. 25 but the heading says 11/26/21 ...

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
Oh comment on whatever you want lol


PlayingQuietly on 10/25/2021:
oh heck, I'll just chat with you over at my blog


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happy-1 - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 241.0

10/25/21 - 2nd post for today... But I'm excited... My pace bead bracelet just arrived so I can track hydration. 

 

Progress as of today: 76 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
That’s really cool! How many beads does it have?

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
Ranger beads always have 9 beads on one side and 4 on the other so you can mark distance as you walk. You slide the 9 beads then one of the 4 as the 10th bead, then back again.

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
Ranger beads always have 9 beads on one side and 4 on the other so you can mark distance as you walk. You slide the 9 beads then one of the 4 as the 10th bead, then back again.


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Nice bracelet! The examples I was looking at were simple straight strings that one would attach to a backpack strap or so. The bracelet is kinda stylish if you ask me :-)

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
Lacks femininity, but I’m packing an extra 70lbs right now. I’ll take the tradeoff till I can make something pretty.


PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
yippee

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
:)


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
That is really cool!

happy-1 on 10/27/2021:
Hugs


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PlayingQuietly - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(Snail's Pace)
Weight: 176.2

I was inspired for 'fried' egg & shredded colby cheese sandwiches.  I went out and bought supplies plus mini 6 inch iron skillet for perfect sized eggs (nonstick spray for mine) and 15-grain bread (just enough for 6 sandwiches). I butter the toast with light I can't believe it's not butter.  That margarine taste good enough to eat off the spoon.  While I was there I went ahead and got my flue shot & a new 5-cup coffee maker + 6 mos of coffee (just in case there is a cargo delay  on coffee I won't be without) 

My Sandwich 545 calories 30g Protein 27g Fat brunch

bowl of chicken stew  545 calories 52g protein 10g fat 

popcorn & light margarine 500 calories 14g protein & 12g fat

total Menu is under 1600 calories & minimum of 82g protein + 41g fat

Progress as of today: 3.8 lbs lost so far, only 19.2 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
Oh, YUMMY!


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Can't have too much coffee on supply, I say. The smaller coffee maker sounds so cute!

I plan to get a flu shot and shingles vaccine this year, when I see my doctor.

PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
I asked about shingles shot, the co-pay was over a hundred dollars?! the flue shot was free, so I just got the flue shot


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happy-1 - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(HcOcPsNsPrdDs,BpNs14h2doPln-25010cr10Kstp7w9bed)
Weight: 241.0

Monday 10-25-21:

Therapist said something useful today... Not that therapy is useless, but only like 1 in 5 sessions yield anything truly helpful. I thought I would post it here.

I've been sleeping better and doing better in general this past week off the allogliptin and only 1 glipizide here and there... plus I started Glycine last week and initially I got a ton of deep sleep and now REM sleep is starting to recover. The biggest difference on the Glycine is that if I wake up to pee, I can get back to sleep. This morning I woke up feeling well enough to go for a run and maybe manage my meals/calories more closely... the last time I felt that way was 9/6/21. But weirdly, I have zero motivation and I am just emotionally depleted... nothing in me to go out and enjoy the day. 

She hit the nail on the head with why... I'm almost at the top of the hill again and that last push to get up on top takes more more energy, focus, and discipline. It stands to reason that I'm feeling worn out even though I am feeling "better" I feel worn out. 

In theory, if I go back in my data and analyze it... this is what I would see... If that's true. I'm not sure what in my tracking would show this picture though... 

In any case, I'm setting up Garmin Coach to give me a run/walk 6 days a week. It's more important to get the run in than analyze how I got here.

Progress as of today: 76 lbs lost so far, only 81 lbs to go!

Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
You’re moving in the right direction. Keep climbing that hill and you’ll get to the top.

Ask that therapist if it ok to pay for one out of five.


Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Ha ha ha - Jacky has great comments! But in all truth, I feel that 1 out of 5 is about right. Not everything in therapy is going to work. Or at least that has been my experience. Not everything recommended or practiced worked for me, but at least it was offered and explored.

I like how you said "It's more important to get the run in than analyze how I got here". Could this be a turning point?


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Donkey - Monday Oct 25, 2021
(Low carb eating w recumbent bike, yoga, weights)
Weight: 132.0

I signed up for a Yin yoga class at the gym yesterday, to compare it with what I have on Monday nights here at home on Zoom. I'm glad I tried it.  It was in a very warm room, which I was not prepared for, but the room was very dim, and the instructor's platform stage thing had all these nice fake candles around it, so it was a very, very nice subdued atmosphere.  I would say the class was nearly half-full.  It was VERY relaxing, but I could hear and see that Strength class next door - the one I took a couple of weekends ago - and I dunno, part of me wished I was in the class instead.  

This class was very slow.  A LOT of time was spent in the meditation, rather than in the stretches, but it was nice to have different stretches to do, which has been my main complaint about the Zoom classes that I do.  Anyway, it was interesting and a good class.  I'm glad I tried it.  I might try it again, but there is another yoga class I'd like to try that meets on Sundays at 9:15am, to see what that class is like.  Then I would be able to make a better decision about whether or not to continue with the Zoom classes. 

I'll admit it that it was HARD to wear a mask throughout the whole class, especially since it was very warm in the room already.  From what I could see, I was the only one who wore a mask throughout the entire class.  The instructor took hers off once the class started, which is fine, since she's socially distanced.  I tried to segregate myself as best as I could. 

It was HARD to finish up my workout after the class.  I put my mat away in my locker and then went back upstairs to do lower body weights, when really, all I wanted to do was take a nap, LOL.  I did a shortened legs session, cranking up the amount of weight used on the machines.  I thought maybe THAT was my problem for not having achy legs the next day.  Sadly (?), it's not, but I did find out that I haven't been challenging myself hard enough on the leg weights.  I can certain handle the heavier weights. 

The remainder of the day was quieter, restful. It was a very good weekend.

Progress as of today: 54.5 lbs lost and already at goal!

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
lol your comment back yesterday on your entry to "spoiled brat!" ....well, i am reviewing an email reminder that i sent to myself a few months ago about asking for a huge raise. before all the craziness here started and before the payroll issues with that person. ha! i am so not asking for a raise now. i def need to wait until i'm here a year...i may just ask after that for a small one..to at least break thru the next 10k bracket...i mean to get out of the 40's and push me up to the 50's....i mean a raise of like 5k...i need to see what that is in terms of the per dollar salary...which is a better way to ask than to ask "for thousands"..do you know what i mean? i should ask for the raise later on, as it will help me in my future...if i am denied, at least i tried. ..i'm sure i can get something...even if not as much as i want. will ask sometime in the new year.

also, with you, what about if you move, can you work for other states' legal systems? like in arizona or where your other family lives?

Donkey on 10/26/2021:
I'm not familiar with other states' laws. Most states don't use attorneys for real estate transactions. It's all on the agents, who aren't lawyers. So anything real estate related would be litigation (courts), which I am NOT doing again ever.


PlayingQuietly on 10/25/2021:
only -3 lbs to go You Can Do It !

Donkey on 10/26/2021:
Ha ha - I'd have to gain 3 pounds to reach my goal, right?


Jacky82020 on 10/25/2021:
Was the room supposed to be that warm? Isn’t there something called hot yoga?

It would be very difficult for me to wear a mask in a yoga class! I have an obnoxious N95 that’s very tight & uncomfortable. Only one that doesn’t dog my glasses at all.

Donkey on 10/26/2021:
The gym does offer "hot yoga" classes. This Yin class isn't advertised as "hot", but in the description, it does mention that the room is 75 degrees. I think it's a room that is kept warmer than the rest of the workout areas all the time.

I wear a mask all the time when I'm in the gym. Other people are gross. (I don't even want to describe what I saw one woman doing with one of the bolsters that is available for public use. Note to self: Bring your own bolster.) In most areas of the gym, the mask is fine to bearable. (I sometimes lift the mask to wipe my face area with a towel.)


PlayingQuietly on 10/26/2021:
eek! no don't gain! sorry LoL You Did It !!!!!!!!


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Horn_of_plenty - Sunday Oct 24, 2021
(counting calories/walking/elliptical/weights)
Weight: 108.0

 16.50 October Sunshine Hours ...to increase a little on weekend...

20.75 Sept Sunshine Hours! ; 22.25 August Sunshine Hours!  

Last TOM - 10/19/21....

Waiting until mid-end of October Read up on courts changes to their website...reminder to do this later

Currently reading a NYPL digital book called "The Energy Bus." - to continue when i finish my class. - it's a leadership book.

GP is doing better with diarrhea and improving, either just because time has passed or also due to the medicine i gave it last night (OTC from Amazon for dogs, cats, small animals including bunny rabbits and listed on a message board as used for GP's). either way, last time i checked, the pig is doing better as of last night.  happy!!!! :) as of saturday: still some issues...but better than it was...still no veggies for gp.


 10/24/21 Sunday 

pig still has a bit of diarrhea, tho better, it has lost some weight. i don't have the energy / time to bring it to the vet so i'm hoping he continues to improve this week as next week is the week i plan to take it to the vet for a post surgery checkup.

7:30 am breakfast: oats bananas and cream x2 220, almond milk 30, yogurt 200, coffee 20. 470 and gummy vitamins. 500.

11:30 snacking: almonds 100, jordanian eggplant dish (just ok, very oily) 200?, pita 150. 450.

2pm many pretzels 350, "green cola," some sauteed spinach that was in a pastry shell but mostly just the spinach 150 (2pm small binge here - during the training for election day online very dull and boring..) sour patch kids small package 50. 

...not the best eating day, def a small binge at 2pm and sorta mindless eating....should have taken a nap, was tired.

 ate some pieces of peppers while making a salad, 50 cal, later had some roasted squash that i more like dehydrated in the oven lol 100, then had some keto pb cups 150. 

glad i got busy in the evening, took my mind completely off food.

oh and 2 apples 150

1950


finish online training for election day worker - in progress, reading a manual that is over 100 pages before i take the actual training...feeling the need to read it thru. it's pretty simple reading, large font, some pages are blank...will finish it today and hoping the training today or tomorrow....well, well...the training that i'm now taking this afternoon reads the info that i read to myself to you...so i'm doing it twice, accidentally...should have went straight to the training and not read it beforehand also....oops...taking me double...is done! the training was literally 4 hours. i also took about 3-4 hours trying to read it on my own. we are paid for the training, $100. i think i'll def be working election day also, and i put in that i'm free on an early vote day, halloween. pay seems to be $250/day (at least that's how it is on election day) plus the $100. 

there's people who work on all the early vote and election day, you can make up to like $2275 or something like that! i will try to do this in future. that's a lot of money. i can take a week of vacation! maybe it's worth it.

relax/read over court info that changed on nys courts site...may need to do next weekend, tomorrow, or next week.

make a nice tuna salad :) it's not so nice, but it's done!

fix balcony decor string lights..tighten/straighten them up with more tie wraps. - easy and do while weather is good! sorta done!

Cut up veggies for a salad that i'll bring to work Monday. should be fine - and prob can use everything in my fridge.  done!

weights today :) - upper only, done!

laundry today :) - tons. many loads. extra gp fleeces that i do not wash each week as i place them under the other ones...also my bedding. feels great to be cleaning up! DONE!


10/25 Monday - 


10/26/21 Tuesday - in person union meeting tonight, 6-7pm, by my apt, close to home, try to get home in time to park at home, walk to meeting and back...maybe skip exercise tonight so i can rest after union meeting...plan that...

10/27 Wednesday - 

10/28 Thursday - strength workout tonight.

10/29 Friday - 


10/30 Saturday - bring guinea pig back to vet...stitches out? checkup...


10/31 "Halloween Sunday" - 


11/1/21 - Monday, November 1st :)


11/2/21 Tuesday election day - I willl work 2 shifts (16 hours - most workers do) of election day, work starts at 5am-9pm i think! - but it's a change of pace and one day only..and most def closer to home than going to work - especially the commute home - will most prob take a half hour or even far less...we'll see where i get located...vacation day #10

11/3/21 Wed - Vacation day #11 (of 15 days, also 4 sick days left) will def take this day off after doing election day the day before or the week will be extremely rough and way too stressful for me - like i wouldn't work election day if i didn't take the next day off!


11/4/21 Thursday back to work:


11/5/21 Fri


11/6 Sat

11/7/21 Sun


11/8/21 Mon

11/9/21 Tues

11/10/21 Wed

11/11/21 Thursday - Veteran's Day. - Union Holiday is today?

11/12/21 Friday..


11/25/21 Thurs, Thanksgiving

11/26/21 Friday, Continued Holiday

Progress as of today: 7 lbs lost and already at goal!

Donkey on 10/24/2021:
I would continue with the OTC medicine, in moderation, with the GP, and then discuss the issue with the vet next weekend, when you're there already, to get the stitches taken out. It will save you time and money, to consolidate the office visit, if nothing else.

Sounds like you got in a GOOD walk yesterday! So I completely see why you'd cancel your outing with your folks. Kind of like where you're at, I too am using today just to kind of rest up before another busy week.

From yesterday's entry, which really caught my attention, I completely understand how draining a long commute can be. Frankly, I would say do what ever you can do to shorten it, or at least make it as less burdensome as possible. Have you set up the audiobooks option in your car yet? There are no (easy) solutions to a long commute. You have my sympathies.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
yeah, frankie still has diarrhea so sad !!

exactly, the walk was yesterday and i still had a ton of things i really wanted to do today. and successfully did them :)

yeah, i'm going to have to shorten the commute for awhile. it's wearing me out.

i don't have any bluetooth in my car and for some reason the book that i had tried to have on audio didn't work the first time aroudn so i gave up. also my car radio is sorta not that great...i need to see if any AM stations actually work - i do not think they do. i have a bad antenna that needs work...it's loose. this is a reason i liked commuting too...by train/bus...but it's just too long/too early a wakeup right now!

anyways, i'm going to take it easy with the commuting and just do what i can. i know i won' always have such a long commute. harlem is one of the longest commutes i could prob have. it's considerably farther than many other areas. so, in the back of my head i'll try to remind myself this isn't forever.


bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
Since your time is coveted...I also would take the fastest route ...... a toll is a small price to pay for relaxation time....besides...the less time you are driving the less gas you burn...and the less time you have around crazy drivers....Doing what seems right for you lowers stress so much.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
yeah, you are right. it's been too much to do the longer drive coming home. i have felt much better once i was going the faster way most of this week. whenever the roads are empty like during summer or school holidays, i'll take the free bridge just to save..but i guess i'll have to pay right now for my own peace! :)


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Frankie the pug sends more kisses to Frankie the pig.

Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
thank you, he's lost a lot of weight. feeling bad for him but needing time to rest this weekend myself. hopefully he'll last until next weekend for the vet. i don't think i'll give a pig surgery again if this doesn't go well for frankie in the end.

kisses back to Frankie Pug!


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Aw….Hope he plumps up soon.

horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
Thank you - I hope he starts to improve bc otherwise I will learn that surgery for gp Is not worth it …..


KathyBlue on 10/25/2021:
Animals are surprisingly tough, the little guy will recover in no time.

horn_of_plenty on 10/25/2021:
i hope so. he's otherwise ok, just a little weak due to so much weight loss. but he's still eating, still happy.


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bearcountrygg - Sunday Oct 24, 2021
(Eating in moderation)
Weight: 0.0

32 degrees here this motning....and that is freezing.......so really feeling like like winter is on the way ,funny how quickly it can switch from hot to cold.  Sleeping really well and time to step up the activity indoors.  Now the basement gym area gets more important and needs to be reorganized again...possibly today..........The WIFI wires are still all over the ground and hanging from trees....I see they are working today and  so will take advantage of that.........a bad tempered neighbor cut them but not surprising coming from him....ours is still working...others not....The news and coffee with D.........and ready to get on with the day......I will probably head for the basement after breakfast.

Testing something today.....eating heaviest meal in the morning and then much lighter during the day....I've done that before and had varying results......but it does give me more energy in the A.M>...but of course gets tougher later in the day......today I plan on chicken broth, sf jello and fresh produce for meals later.....it isn't something I would do every day but I like to try new things and since I plan to be busy today I want to see how it affects my energy.

coffee = 2

6 tempura chicken nuggets = 666

20 tater tots = 324

Chicken broth = 23

Banana = 105

sf jello = 10

Dinner will likely be the same ....worked out fine but I did get hungry about 11.....and time flew by until  noon so it was easy enough.....I think as long as there is protein  in the breakfast it would continue to work well......since I'm planning for the dinner to be the same as lunch or very similar the cals will be between 1,200 and 1,300 which is my usual on a good day......I'm not sure if it is something that I would want to do day in and day out though...it's fine occassionally...I really do prefer 3 meals a day with each being around 400 cals each and a max of 500 for any one or all.......400 cal meals are so simple to plan that it takes all of the stress/work out of it all and barely takes any recording.  

Bath done hair washed ,,,,,and heading for the basement......it's a thorn in my side.....I like to clean and declutter and rearrange things when I have space.......the basement is a total mess and I have no room to move there.......BUT.....nothing changes until I change my mind and make it happen.....going now to make it happen!!!!

I kind of wish that I had sorted through these things of my parents and grandparents before now......what treasures.....Thinking of posting pictures....but times have changed and some of these things I know were loved and I as well love them but these days...some may not be recieved well.....Some are at least 100 years old or older....

 

Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Wow! Your neighbor’s a jerk! He can cut his own lines but should be arrested for vandalizing anyone else’s.

32! Cold! It’s 46 here, maybe the coldest date of the season.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I suspect he cut the wire going to his neighbors house because it was crossing his property...he was a jerk long before that....he has a reputation of being violent.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Scary! At least my neighbors are all nice. Lived next to idiots in San Diego though.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
We have a lot of nice ones.....There are 3 houses with people here that leave a lot to be desired.....I avoid them......There seems to be a bad apple is most bunches....luckily we can keep our distance for the most part.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Yep, some fools in every neighborhood. We don’t mingle much with the neighbors, good or bad. I did send a snotty email to the newish one next door. She is some kind of a Born Again evangelical & kept putting religious Bible Thumping pamphlets in my mailbox. They were linked to some out of state megachurch & always ended in a plea for funds. As an atheist, I found her to be out of line. I don’t proselytize to anyone & she best leave me alone.

Her husband is really nice. He sent an email requesting to trim some trees along our mutual property line. Matt met him to see exactly what he meant & all was good.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
The age old property line issue....our neighbor has a tree that is dead and is leaning towards our garage....if and when it falls it will not only wreck the garage but 2 vehicles..........will see how that goes when it happens...LOL


PlayingQuietly on 10/24/2021:
brrrr cold

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
Yes it is...good day to clean the basement!!


Donkey on 10/24/2021:
I guess I'd better comment now on your entry, should your angry neighbor get mad again and cut the wires for your internet too. Wow, talk about anger issues. I'm hoping he's single, because he sounds like a real joy to live with (NOT).

I'd be interested to hear how your eating test goes today. :-)

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I am hearing that his wife finally divorced him....and they are around our age...I'm glad that she is finally free of his anger...He really hates everyone and everything and lets everyone know.......He is far enough away that I don't think he can affect or wires.....he did affect the ones near him......There are a lot fo wifi wires in the trees and laying on the ground right now because the company can't find anyone that is will to work.....they are seriously short handed. They need someone that can run a trencher....and no one is available.....hopefully they find someone soon because once the snow starts ( anytime now here)....there will be more issues.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/24/2021:
OMG! 32F is COLD! that will not happen for awhile yet down here.

I just love how you are always cleaning up, organizing the house. it sure does feel great when things are clean.

i see you are testing with heaviest meal at start. i cannot do that as it sets me up to keep wanting more and more food during the day...but i know what you mean..and if it's more including some fat/protein/carbs all in moderation, it prob does work to make you more satisfied. i have yet to be able to get that down pat!

....and then you said it yourself...as long as there's protein in the breakfast. i can't agree more. lately mine are mostly carbs, doesn't last me long, but keeps me semi-happy at work! LOL.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
I can't say that the big meal in the morning is my favorite....eating what I want when I want would be my favorite...LOL....but that isn't productive at all...LOL.....I think I may just prefer 3 meals a day no snacks and all with the same number of cals....snacking just seems to set me off.....and then it turns into a habit.....I do think each meal for me does need a protein...otherwise I get hungry too quickly again....Carbs are happy foods for sure....That is why I could never do keto or carnivore.....I need carbs...


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
Yeah, ye olde property lines. We paid $600 to have ONE of our four surveyed. It’s shocking what those guys want. We have a neighbor close to only one side. When we moved in there was a 90 yr old woman next door. Her husband, a local PCP, had just died. She was always riding her Deere & gardening. Once she brought in a crew of tree guys. They were getting too close to what I thought was our property line, so I went out & talked to her.

She said: Go get your survey, but don’t expect me to pay any of it. LOL. I never did. So she called off the crew & later respected the property line. We put short poles with orange flags along it. She was not going to get my pines!

She went away one day, I think to a out of state relative due to health issues. Then the Born Agains bought the house. He politely asked permission to take down branches he was legally entitled to remove. They did cross the property line. We have his trees extending on to ours & I like them.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
We have had similar issues here.......the owner on one side had their greenhouses 15feet onto our property.....we did have it surveyed and proved it......D actually told them that he would give them a couple of months to move them.....but if they didn't he would push them with our tractor right up to their deck...LOL...They moved them!!! Since then there have been 2 more different owners......and once again......these newest ones think they own many feet onto ours.....they point to a board nailed on a tree......NOPE...there are survey stakes.....and the tree with the board is actually our tree...so whomever nailed the board there was yet again wrong.....Sometimes I just want to fence the entire place in...but fencing 4 acres is quite a job......and not one we are really wanting to do.


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
That would be a formidable task! We fenced in about 1/3 an acre out back for the dogs. I’d never let them run free. It’s a terrific fence my husband and the handyman from our other house built after getting bids of ~$15,000. They did it for about half that. The back is a heavy open metal grid, so we can see into the woods. 6 ft tall on the other sides, solid wood.

bearcountrygg on 10/24/2021:
It would just be too much...our dogs are hounds and in a kennel with houses in the building.....so they don't run around here either....A good fence makes good neighbors but we have never had a fenced in yard......but in the past the property lines were clear....here in the woods it is harder to define them.....survey stakes at the corners but other than that....we wing it...LOL


Jacky82020 on 10/24/2021:
We have always had fenced in yards. I like fences. Never the whole property, just a backyard. Our backyard at the old Victorian had a cool tombstone. From the original property owner, of the land, not the house. He died in 1820. They dug him up and planted him in the local cemetery around the time a rich judge bought the land & built the house. 1870.


Maria7 on 10/26/2021:
Wow, 32 degrees sounds like winter time. Hope you are doing well and having a good day.

bearcountrygg on 10/27/2021:
Felt like winter here for the last few days......stocking the house with what we need for the winter....and doing great!


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