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legcramps - Monday Feb 09, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  Friday after work I tried to take a nap, but was interrupted by phone calls and doors opening and closing and dogs whining, so I managed about 20 minutes of sleep then stopped trying.  I don't recall doing anything that night, besides making dinner, which consisted of leftover burgers and potato salad.  I slept horribly, finally choosing to walk back downstairs to the couch, where I stayed for the rest of the night, still struggling to find sleep.  Around 6am the next morning, my boyfriend woke me up as he was entered in a 24-hr bowling tournament and I had said I would go for breakfast with a teammate's wife.

It was rough and I was tired, but I knew that the only other thing I had to do on Saturday was get my hair cut and visit with my Dad and his wife, and besides, the breakfast was very worth it - delicious!  Our stupid plumbing plugged up for the second time in the last few weeks, so we don't have access to toilet facilities or water in any form, and spent most of the day looking for places to go that had bathrooms...  it was so frustrating to not be able to properly host a visit from my family.  My boyfriend was showing signs of a chest cold this morning, and didn't look too good.

On Saturday night, I got together with a few girlfriends and we hung out with a bottle of wine.  Then we went out to the bar.  It's something I don't do often anymore (it's been about two years since i've been seen in the bar sipping an alcoholic beverage!) but I have to admit that I had fun.  Not GREAT BIG fun or anything, but it was a nice change from the usual Saturday nights spent sitting at home watching movies...  LOL.  My boyfriend was getting more and more sick and was starting to show a fever as well.

Sunday I slept in and felt lethargic but good when I finally did manage to pick myself out of bed.  I went to my grandma's for dinner today, where my boyfriend and I each received our own birthday cakes (his is on the 5th and mine is on the 10th of February).  Mine was a dragon and his was a guitar!  Very nicely done.  Then we stopped at a friend's house for a few minutes to say Happy Birthday to their daughter.

I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the treadmill, incorporating hill climbing and running.  I ran a total of 6 minutes (yay!  moving up!).  Then I did 20 push-ups, and 20 crunches.

When I got home from the gym, my boyfriend had been laying on the couch.  He tried to get up to get a glass of water and looked absolutely horrible.  His face was flushed, he was walking as if he might lose his balance at any moment, and he really looked "worried" about the way he was feeling.  I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital to get checked out, but he refused.  As the night wore on, every time I looked over at him he looked more and more sick, until finally I managed to convince him that it would be more beneficial just to go to the hospital and get it over with.  So we went.  And, as it turns out, they diagnosed him with pneumonia on the right side and sent him home with a prescription and strict instructions to stay in bed for ten days.


2 eggs (i think i'm going to scale this down - am I eating too many eggs?  i'm constantly at the grocery store buying more eggs), 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine (lactose-free) and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  oh darn, i just realized that i forgot the fruit.  geez.

1 cup coffee with creamer (full dairy.  i sure know how to contradict myself, don't i?  which is it?  lactose-free or full dairy?!)


ONE burger with bun and condiments.


Baked chicken with potatoes and vegetables.



hollybelle on 02/09/2009:
Hey - god eating and good exercise. Keep up the good work.

thinnside40 on 02/09/2009:
Wow!... Glad that you talked him into going to the hospital.... Quick {{{heeling vibes}}} to him.....

Have a wonderful week, things are looking pretty good for you on the exercie/eating front!

haha_love2laugh on 02/09/2009:
looks good and glad you had a night out with the girls!! we all need that once and awhile.

legcramps - Friday Feb 06, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Dinner last night was one burger with bun and condiments, and homemade potato salad.  I made the potato salad because it's my boyfriend's favorite food, I swear.  I wanted to add peas to the meal somehow, and I knew that if I left them as their own side dish, they wouldn't be eaten.  So I added them into the potato salad.  Into the mix I put potatoes, eggs, mayo (light), ranch dressing (light), red pepper, green onion, celery, carrots... and peas .  It was okay, but the taste of the green peas was really distracting!  LOL!

I made it to the gym last night also.  I'm quite proud of myself, yes.  I went on the treadmill for 1/2 hour, lots of hill climbing and four minutes of running in total.  It was great!  No push-ups last night, but that's only because I very much doubt that I could bend over enough to get myself onto the floor to do the push-ups.  I still hurt.  Everywhere.  And besides, i'm still beating my boyfriend in the push-up department, so as long as that's the case I won't feel as much of a need to do them... i'm a little competitive.  A little TOO competitive.

Breakfast today:

2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine & peanut butter, 3 strawberries.


One homemade burger, with bun & condiments.


I'm not sure what this is going to be, so I guess i'll wing it and let you know later.  We still have a LOT of burgers leftover.


Well.  I told my friend to call me if she wanted to go to the gym, but it's not sounding like that's going to happen.  So, push-ups tonight!  Hopefully!

thinnside40 on 02/06/2009:
Our son loves a "pea salad"... I've never made it, but he tasted it @ a potluck... I might have to attempt it one of these days... I LOVE peas! We plant about 1# worth in seed every spring.... Everybody is peaing about April....

Have a wonderful weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2009:
goodnight! great job girly!

legcramps - Thursday Feb 05, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I gobbled down some crackers in the afternoon at work yesterday because i've been feeling very empty most days.  It helped yesterday, but I think it may have slightly ruined my appetite for dinner.  Oh well.

I made the homemade burgers for dinner last night instead of chili.  The burgers were sounding more and more delicious the more I thought about making them, so by the time I got to the grocery store, there was no turning back.  Burgers it was!!

I found the recipe for the burgers online, and grilled them on my Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine.  Couldn't believe the amount of grease that came off of them, but they were STILL juicy, even after all that had come out of them!  Anyways, they didn't exactly stick together very well, but i'm not complaining one bit.  They were absolutely delicious, and i'm glad I decided to make them!  I ate ONE burger and was full.  A glass of orange juice and some snack mix and that was my night, diet-wise.


ONE hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  I've been out of yoga for a while, so this was hard for me, twisting my body around in various shapes and forms is not something I do on a daily basis...  It will take some time for me to get back into it.  I remember feeling so inferior after each class because of how incredibly INflexible I am.

1/2 hour treadmill at the gym.  I didn't run because I felt that I didn't have enough energy to, so instead I struggled my way through a hill climb.  The sweat was pouring down my back  SO not cool!  And then I ran the last minute.  Just because I wanted to.

While waiting for my friend to finish, I added 10 push-ups on the balance ball, then 20 more on the floor mat and 20 crunches.

Needless to say, my legs hurt right now.  So does my abdomen.  And my shoulder blades do, too.  Actually.  Everything hurts. 


2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter, 3 strawberries.


1 homemade burger, with bun and condiments.


crackers. only enough to wane my huge appetite until dinnertime. yeah right.


1 homemade burger, with bun and condiments.  Unless my boyfriend wants to go out for dinner, since it is his birthday today!  29!  Old man!


Um.  Maybe the gym.  We'll see.  No promises.  If not, PUSH-UPS!

YepItsMe~ on 02/05/2009:
Wow what a fantastic workout!!

I have one of those Lean Machine grillers and have yet to use it! Thanks for reminding me!!!

Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2009:
sounds like some good burgers! and i see you're doing yoga!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2009:
lol....30 is old compared to 29. he still has one year!

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 04, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Dinner yesterday was yummy!!

Chicken Cordon Bleu, potatoes, and mixed vegetables

One glass White Zinfandel

Breakfast this morning:

2 eggs, 2 slices whole wheat toast (margarine & peanut butter), 3 strawberries


2 slices whole wheat toast (margarine & peanut butter)

Dinner is going to be chili.  Not "brrr" chilly, spicy chili... probably with potatoes as a side since everything else will be in the chili (I put every imaginable vegetable into my chili).  Either that, or i'll make homemade burgers.  I haven't really decided yet, but at least the beef is thawing!


Last night I curled for two hours.  I'm getting really sick of this curling stuff.  I'm so tired today, they go way past my bedtime.

If my friend does not call to go to the gym, I am going to do push ups again tonight.  Heck, maybe i'll do them even if I do end up going to the gym.

mama_nurse on 02/04/2009:
Great job on the exercise and your dinner sounds YUMMY

thinnside40 on 02/04/2009:
Yummers.... Chili & Potatoes...... Mmm Mmm Mmm...... Then I want CHOCOLATE afterwards.... To go with the "shiraz (yours is Zinfandel)..... I'm making myself hungry now.... Have a good evening!

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 03, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Dinner was good yesterday, a little piece of pork chop, with potatoes, onion and red pepper, and a tall glass of milk.


4 slices whole wheat toast with margarine & peanut butter

2 eggs

For dinner I am going to make Chicken Cordon Bleu, with potatoes and vegetables.

To Do's:  get gas, get mail, pay for plant arrangement, get groceries, make dinner, clean up dinner, curl at 9pm.

The friend I usually go to the gym with was very sick yesterday, so we didn't go.  However, due to pressure from my boyfriend, I did drop and give myself 20 push-ups.  Then I did 20 more.  Then 2, just so that I could say that i'd done more than him, and prove to him that I could actually do a push-up!  So, no, it wasn't the gym, but it was SOMETHING!

thinnside40 on 02/03/2009:
I was just catching up with you.... Sorry to hear of tht troubles/pain... SOunds like you have a great plan to combat future problems next month... I don't envy you one bit..I'm sorry!

Have a good rest of the day today and a great remainder of the week.....

mama_nurse on 02/03/2009:
Hope you got all of your stuff finished :) have a good night.

legcramps - Monday Feb 02, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I was very sick for most of the weekend (TOM), and ended up visiting the hospital's outpatient department to get a shot of Gravol and Toradol.  I was throwing up and when I start, it's too hard to stop!  Anyways, Advil wasn't staying down, and without Advil the pain is too great.  I decided that it wasn't worth suffering through any longer and got my boyfriend to give me a ride to the hospital.

This month, I am going to work very hard in order to not have this happen at my next scheduled period.  I am going to work out as much as I can, start yoga training (for my core strength), eat lots of the type of food that will encourage immunity from painful pms symptoms, and try to lose a few pounds in the process.

I spent the day at a friend's place yesterday because I was in a horrible mood and didn't feel like taking it out on my boyfriend any longer.  I am glad he is patient - I have not been on my best behaviour lately, as my last entry will prove (he really did nothing wrong) - and understands what I am going through.

Tonight is red meat, potatoes and lots of other vegetables.  I've had so far:

2 eggs

2 slices whole wheat toast with lactose-free margarine and peanut butter

2 cups coffee, one cup with creamer (non-lactose-free)

2 slices whole wheat toast with lactose-free margarine and peanut butter

legcramps - Friday Jan 30, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Last night wasn't a very good night.  I guess I knew it was bound to happen, but I think we all hope that the good times will never end, right?!  My boyfriend did some things that didn't make me feel too good about where we were at in our relationship.  We are on very thin ice, and I feel that efforts need to be made to ensure we are building towards more solid ground for the future, and I felt that those efforts were only being made by myself.  I couldn't talk to him last night (I wasn't emotionally stable enough), but plan to tonight, so here's to hoping that being able to stick up for myself even in the smallest of situations.

Not much else planned for today, really can't talk too much as it's Friday and i'm a little busy today.  Hope you all have a great weekend!

legcramps - Thursday Jan 29, 2009

Weight: 0.0

So I believe we've decided on what to do for our date night this week.  I believe we are going to go rock climbing!  Yay!  That should be so much fun... followed by a nice supper out and comfortable conversation during the drive home (we have to drive into the city to do this, and it's going to be three hours of driving time altogether, but will hopefully be worth it).

I skipped the gym last night in leiu of driving into the larger centre closest to our town so that I could wash my vehicle.  I took a friend with me, and we did our grocery shopping, then went to the car wash.  As luck would have it, there was a sign in front of the car wash saying "Car Wash Temporarily Unavailable... sorry for any inconvenience".  Well.  Considering I had driven half an hour for the sole purpose of cleaning my vehicle, it was a bit of an inconvenience.  I dreamed for a moment of walking into the station spouting obscene and vulgar words out of my mouth, but decided against it, as it wasn't really as big of a deal as I had initially let on.   Anyways, we got our groceries and stopped for a bite to eat.  I ordered a vegetarian pasta dish and scooped half of it into a take-away container right away.  I ate almost all of my salad (until the waitress came to take it away from me, in fact) and the only bad thing I had was the pop I drank instead of water.  I hang my head in shame for that, especially after promising that I wouldn't...

I'm really tired right now, just waiting out the end of the workday so that I can go home and... I don't know... sleep maybe?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/29/2009:
so you are doing ok! good! :)

sorry about the carwash. if it makes you feel better, lol which it won't, i went to a doctor's appt early in hopes of getting out early and ended up waiting an hour (30 minutes of it being because the doctor was running late!) ugh.

hmmm....sounds like healthy eating to me! :)

mama_nurse on 01/29/2009:
HAVE FUN rock climbing ~ that sounds like a BLAST! Good menu!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 28, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ok, so I managed to struggle through the day yesterday, and I guess it wasn't really all that horrible like I tried to lead you to believe.  It was not bad, actually.  I could have dropped the curling, but it did give me a chance to socialize a bit so i'm looking on the brighter side.  And, as i've been reminded, there are people who are in a much darker place right now than I, so I will be grateful for where I am and what I have, and hold those who are less fortunate in my everyday prayers.

I had a wonderful breakfast this morning:

1/2 banana, 2 strawberries, 6 blueberries, 2 pieces of 60% whole wheat texas toast with light, lactose-free margarine and peanut butter, and 2 fried eggs.

Picked up a large mocha on my way to work, and drank the last 1/2 bottle of Pepsi (I promise I won't buy another one today).

Lunch will be leftover fish n'chips.

Then I am getting my hair colored after work, so I told my boyfriend if he gets home before me and is hungry he should throw the last frozen pizza in the freezer into the oven because that was my plan for tonight anyways.  I will need to buy more groceries tonight:  I need bread, eggs, milk, orange juice, and some other things I wrote down.

A full day, but that means it will pass quickly and before we know it, the weekend will be here again!  I can't wait, as it's my turn to think of an outing for date night!!!  Any ideas?

glycrina on 01/28/2009:
Is it cold where you are? It is definitely a hot chocolate, popcorn (air popped with a little salt) and movie night where I live!!

mama_nurse on 01/28/2009:
I love date nights!!! Have fun with whatever you decide to do :) Your fruit this a.m. sounds yummy! I LOVE berries.

WI3 on 01/28/2009:
Have a great Thursday!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 27, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Well, I am still horking up a lung everytime I need to let out a little cough, and i'm still sneezing and sniffling and just generally forcing everyone to feel sorry for me.  I did take Tylenol Cold & Flu, all weekend, and i'm sure it helped me to not be more sick than I was, but I was still sick.  I tried to nap on Saturday, but that didn't work.  I drank 4 litres of orange juice and the same in water.  I ate lots of fruit.  I sucked on throat drops and rubbed Vicks Vaporub into my chest at almost every opportunity.  I've never been so hell-bent on getting over a virus.  And now.  I'm tired.  I'm so tired from trying so hard to get over this "thing" that i'll end up giving in and letting it ripple through me, leaving catastrophic damage in its' wake.  Yes, i'm so....exaggerating, but the end result is the same - i'm not getting better and this is going to be another terrible start to another terrible year.  These are the things that go through my mind, people... paranoia really sucks.

If I could only breathe properly and think clearly, I could get back into the swing of going to the gym and watching what I eat.  I'm so tired!! sob story.

You know what the icing on the cake is??  I have to curl tonight.  My God, the pity-party just never ends, does it?

skinnyjeans on 01/27/2009:
Oh gosh...I hope you feel better soon!!! I hope you made it through curling!

thinnside40 on 01/27/2009:
Hey Hey you!...... Sorry to hear that your still having difficulties with your health... I wish I just had a cold and not dealing with what I am right now... I'll trade ya!... You don't want what I've got, I'm sure....

Are you able to get anything like Sudafed (not the Sudafed PE) for the congestion?... My hubby lives on Sudafed & Ibuprofen most of the time..He has year-round allergies and his job is outdoors...ICK!

Have a good evening....Take Care & hang onto the lungs!

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