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legcramps - Monday May 12, 2008

Weight: 147.0

I feel much better today, although i've gotten nothing accomplished this weekend! Oh well, this too shall pass....

I'm not in a very talkative mood today (which means i'll probably end up writing a novel in here) because I don't really have a lot to say. I mean, I didn't run. I didn't walk. I didn't eat very well. I didn't do anything right!

Friday night - oooh, Friday night I was very, very sick. It was hard enough to sit up on the couch, nevermind trying to take the dogs for a walk. I went to bed very early tonight, praying that Saturday morning would come quickly. But I forgot to take Ibuprofen!!!! and woke up at 1:30am, shivering and moaning and groaning like I was dying. Ran to the bathroom every 15 minutes from then on until about 4:00am. In conclusion, Saturday morning did not come quickly enough.

Saturday - I was still sick on and off all day while preparing for the day. We were going to see the Phantom of the Opera in theatre! It would have been ten times more exciting if I would've been feeling better... :) but it was an awesome show and well worth the effort to be there! I fell fast asleep by 8:00pm and slept right through the night.

Sunday - Everyone was so grumpy today!! Amidst all the chaos, we finally found our way home, picked up the dogs, then went for Mother's Day dinner at my grandma's. Once we got back home from all that, my boyfriend chilled on the bed upstairs and I on the couch downstairs, watching Survivor and eating cheese strings.

So I didn't accomplish much in the way of daily household chores but you know what?????? ..... Life isn't about making sure the laundry is done and the dishes are clean. It's about making sure you're living the best life possible. And this weekend, I was.

I'd like to run today. So maybe I will.

mmuraro on 05/12/2008:
It's a new week, my dear! and thanks for singing to me today. :) xoxo.


TOPSgirl on 05/12/2008:
Thanks for the encouragement! I hope you have a great day too!


hollybelle on 05/12/2008:
Glad you're feeling better. Phantom is one of my favorite musicals! I love Music of the Night and Think of Me....wish I could see it again...


Beth201P on 05/12/2008:
Sorry to hear that you have not been feeling well. This is a new week and it will be better. HUGS!!


maria777 on 05/12/2008:
I'm glad you are feeling better.


thinnsidenotout on 05/12/2008:
Aha!..A woman after my own heart!..... Not cleaning house isn't going to make the roof cave in....My mother would tell you otherwise....

Have a great week..Hope you are feeling 100% better soon.


Live_Love_Laugh on 05/12/2008:
LOL I love your open honesty about how you felt, what you did. And I DO totally agree that life is not all about doing laundry & stuff! Last night I said to my husband, "Shoot! There's laundry to be done!" He said, "It's still Mother's Day," so I said, "Yep, you're right." I went to bed! Have a great day tomorrow! ;o)


selina on 05/13/2008:
have a great day!



legcramps - Friday May 09, 2008

Weight: 147.0

Well, bad luck has crashed down my door, but I am still better off than most, so i'm not going to complain about it too much today!

I'm sick - AGAIN. At least this time I KNOW what it's from (TOM) and can more easily *handle* the pain. I'm still at work, which is also a good thing, and I even went for a walk last night with my boyfriend and the dogs. We made it about halfway along our usual path when I started to get cramps and everytime I leaned forward to ease them, my back would start to hurt! Honestly, I looked like a cripple trying to pass myself off as a dog-walker! Anyways, I feel pretty awful and i'm hoping it goes away soon.

Wednesday - walked to work, walks at morning and afternoon coffee break, walked home, slo-pitch game, walked dogs

Thursday - walks at morning and afternoon coffee break, walked dogs

I need to get back out there and run, but it's going to be tough going because of all the committments this weekend and Mother's Day being on Sunday. Oh well, somehow it'll get done.

maria777 on 05/09/2008:
I hope you feel better! Try not to overdo it while you are getting better.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/09/2008:
a dog walker! that's so cool, except those times when you're in pain! That's such wonerful exercise! (I also give credit to the mailcarriers out there!)


greengirl on 05/09/2008:
We ladies have a lot to put up with, dont we??


thinnsidenotout on 05/09/2008:
I swear sometimes that I should buy "Ibuprofen" by the bucket loads...Hubby with sinus H/A frequently...Me with backaches, PMS & who knows what else sometimes..Kids with muscle aches & pains from overdoing it.... huh, when my back goes out, I am crawling on my hand/knees everywhere and look like the dog you probably looked like you were to be walking... hehe!

Have a good weekend!


mmuraro on 05/09/2008:
Ahhh I hope you feel better. I am still sick too, but getting better and I was able to have a lot of fun and have enough energy last night! Thanks for the healing chant :)


shadetree on 05/10/2008:
I had back labor when I had my son, and when I get cramps it's always in my back...Hope you're feeling better soon!



legcramps - Wednesday May 07, 2008

Weight: 147.0

I think i'm doing quite well, considering all the many little things that have proved to be obstacles in my way.

Tuesday night - jogged intervals for 15 minutes and walked the dogs.

Wednesday morning - I woke up, started eating breakfast then proceeded to throw everything up, plus what i'd eaten the night before, PLUS what i'd eaten at lunch the day before! Yikes! It was quite scary and I ended up in the hospital for the morning with an IV stuck to my wrist. Needless to say, no walk or jog THAT night! I'm hoping that when I go for my ultrasound at the end of June they will be able to diagnose something. I hate feeling sick all the time and not knowing what it is or if it's just in my head! I've definitely met my sick quota for the year and we're not even halfway through it...

Thursday - sick.

Friday - I had taken as a vacation day and was able to do my jogging intervals for 15 minutes, then we went to a friend's for dinner that night. Around 8:30pm, we took the dogs for a walk.

Saturday - We drove to the city in the morning to buy ourselves new runners (my boyfriend is thinking about running in the 5k as well), we walked the dogs and I worked on the garden beds most of the afternoon.

Sunday - We took the dogs for a walk before lunch, then had slo-pitch practice in the afternoon for two hours. Later that night I was feeling very sore and restless and decided to walk uptown to take back some movies. The walking helped, but my hip had started to give me some trouble during ball practice and I worried that it was getting worse.

Monday - Was a vacation day as well, and I did a lot of walking, probably close to 10km in total. Spent the evening at the farm so the dogs could work off some energy. I didn't jog today to give my hip more rest, although it was feeling much better.

Tuesday - My first day back at work. It was a long day! but I got through it without too much hassle. We went out for dinner (BLT sandwich, salad with ranch on the side), then I jogged intervals for 20 minutes while the dogs and my boyfriend played about behind me. My boyfriend also started running a bit during that walk. He is a runner, though, and can't keep my slow pace. It's either really fast or not at all! We've resigned ourselves to the fact that we probably will not be able to run together at any point in time, unless I can speed up, which I doubt will happen anytime soon!! :) The extra 5 minutes hurt believe it or not, but I felt so good afterwards. A runner's high...

I walked to work this morning, and my mother and I walked around our building at work during coffee break. I'm staying for lunch, then walking home after work. Tonight we have our first slo-pitch game and we're also hoping to walk the dogs after that as well. Dream Big!!!

mmuraro on 05/07/2008:
Good job. Wow. I hear you though, i find it impossible to run with others, because everybody's pace is different. especially guys and girls. you can always go together and each run on their pace, in case you dont, try listening to music, as it's proven to increase the amount a person can run. My sister is a marathon runner. She's in an awesome shape. Xoxo.


WI3 on 05/07/2008:
You are doing great with the food and the exercise! I am sorry that you aren't feeling well. :( I hope you feel better very very soon and they find out what is going on!


maria777 on 05/07/2008:
I hope you feel better...good job on the walking!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/08/2008:
hey girlie. i was thinking about your comment - how i may not be giving myself a change to relax. In many ways, that is true. I will not let myself have time to just chill as I am constantly thinking about this test. I need to better organize my days, and realize that "scheduled relaxation" is important and ok. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/08/2008:
you had a good week, despite that day of sickness! :)



legcramps - Friday May 02, 2008

Weight: 147.0

I got sick on Wednesday morning and have been off work since then. My ribcage is very sore right now and i'm sort of... well, blah I guess. I was supposed to run today (Day 4 of program), but will have to wait until tomorrow or Saturday, depending on my strength. I did run on Tuesday night, did pretty well but I can tell i'm in terrible shape compared to last August and that's not saying a whole lot, lemme tell 'ya...

I'd been living off soda crackers and gingerale for the past couple of days, but tonight I managed to swallow a regular meal, although it wasn't the healthiest - a burger and fries. I'll take it over soda crackers though! I hope tomorrow i'll be in better spirits. I hate feeling so blah all the time and was trying pretty desperately hard to get out of it. I guess life hits you whether you're ready or not, huh?!

thinnsidenotout on 05/02/2008:
Sorry!..

I was feeling blah yesterday too, but it was due to overdoing it with trail mix & spaghetti on Wednesday....

Did you happen to read biscotti's diary yesterday and how taking those 8 weeks of weight training "off", caused a reduction in ability to do the same now... 8 weeks is not all that long, but it sure did tell me that I needed to continue with walking or I too would feel like I have to start all over again...

Hang in there and hope you feel 100% better soon....



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 29, 2008

Weight: 147.0

Well, i'm an idiot and just erased everything I had written here, so chances are this isn't going to be a very exciting entry because I used up all my energy writing the other one!

I'm pretending that I have the motivation and incentive that I need in order to start running again. I faithfully receive Runner's World monthly and have been reading it in an effort to get back into the mood. It may have finally worked. Yesterday I printed out hundreds of pages of paper, dated them until close to the end of August when my 5k race is scheduled, and wrote out a running program. I also left enough room for walking the dogs, playing ball (which starts next week), and of course working. This is the master schedule to end all schedules, dude. It's COM...PLETE. Okay, not quite; I still need to pencil in study time. I am pumped.

My muscles are sore from ball practice on Sunday afternoon, then two consecutive walks on Sunday and Monday night. I think i'm on a roll, but i'm not going to push my luck.

1 grapple (grape/apple cross-breed), 1/4 cup blueberries, 1 Oatmeal to Go bar.

1 flavored coffee

1 cup chicken breast, 1/2 cup green beans

1 flavored coffee

1 grilled pork chop, 1 cup brown rice, 1 cup green beans

1 slice apple crisp with 1/2 cup ice cream

walk dogs, running program (Day 2), and I need to buy some bottled water today.

thinnsidenotout on 04/29/2008:
Here's to gettin' 'er done!.....

Much success is wished for you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/29/2008:
grapples are ok. I've tried them too! It turns out I'm allergic to some apples, but eat them anyway. When i tried the grapple, I was even more allergic (my throat gets VERY itchy) so i've stayed away. I love how they smell!

those foods you've listed are healthy as can be! :)


maria777 on 04/29/2008:
Good on the PLAN!!! You know, I've always heard....Fail to plan...Plan to fail!

Big smile to you, Friend!


Beth201P on 04/29/2008:
High Five to you....Keep up the wonderful work. You can do it!!! ((hugs))



legcramps - Friday Apr 25, 2008

Weight: 147.0

I slept in this morning and although it felt good to be able to sleep that much, all I feel like doing now is sleeping. I managed to go for dinner with my boyfriend and some of his crew, picked up the mail and i've been going through it and paying whatever bills I can. The first coat of mud went on the walls of the bathroom last night, so two more and then I can paint. Hopefully one of those will be done tonight and the other in the morning tomorrow, but I guess time will tell if I will be able to paint this weekend or not. I hope so! I can't wait to see the sink in it's place and the finishing touches done! Right now, a friend drew a mirror on the wall where our medicine cabinet is supposed to go, and a picture of my boyfriend inside it, looking out at us and giggling. It's hilarious, but I can't wait to cover it up!

I would like to visit with friends this afternoon, but i'm not sure if anyone is at home. Maybe i'll just go back to sleep!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/25/2008:
some days sleep is just what a body needs! happy weekend!


thinnsidenotout on 04/25/2008:
Here's to a great weekend of mud/paint/cover=up......

: - )~


Beth201P on 04/26/2008:
Hey sometimes we need to hear what our bodies are telling us. Sometimes we need a lot of sleep. Have a good day and I hope you get your bathroom done soon. ((Hugs))


biscottibody59 on 04/28/2008:
Have a good week!



legcramps - Thursday Apr 24, 2008

Weight: 147.0

What a crazy day it's been. But, thankfully, it's over and i'm at home now and I have tomorrow and the rest of the weekend OFF!!! Well, I mean I don't have to be at work. Officially. The boys are working on the bathroom walls, so I might even be able to paint this weekend! Painting puts me in a good mood, maybe because i'm concentrating i'm able to relax a little bit. It's not terribly thought-provoking stuff, so I can make my mind go blank and just... paint. It's great.

I was in a meeting for most of the day today, which is usually alright (i'm out of the office, etc, etc) except that the meeting I was in was in the same building I work out of, so everytime I had a break or could leave the meeting I went directly to my desk to check messages and e-mails and such. And there were a ton of them today! I can't believe how many there were. Once I got out of the meeting with two hours left in the workday, I spent the whole two hours just catching up on messages! That's GOT to be the worst part about an office job - the communication is terrible and yet we communicate with each other almost constantly! So I was running around like a chicken with its head cut off for the last part of the day. I'm glad it's all over...

Coffee, coffee, coffee today. I know, it's not healthy.

crategrl on 04/24/2008:
i love long weekends! Enjoy your painting!



legcramps - Wednesday Apr 23, 2008

Weight: 147.0

It's been a much better week so far, being out of the office so much in meetings I haven't really had to deal with the 'office politics' much. I'm grateful for any opportunity to be out of the office these days. I have taken Friday off, and next week am hoping for both Friday and the following Monday for an extra long weekend. I'm going to start using my holiday time (in the past i've felt too guilty about taking that much time off) because I really feel stressed and I need to find a way to calm down and be able to relax in my time off, instead of stressing about going back to work. Someday...

The tub and toilet are installed and in working condition in our bathroom!! It has been wonderful to be able to use the 'facilities' for the past couple of days!

1 whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter spread

2 cups flavored coffee

thinnsidenotout on 04/23/2008:
Yea!...for working plumbing!......and for you deciding to take "YOUR" time...

Have a wonderful Wednesday!


shadetree on 04/23/2008:
Yay for not having to use a bucket!:)

Take the time - that's what it's for! I have the same bad habit of not using them...AT any given time I can have upwards of 10 weeks of PTO accumulated! Crazy! (and even worse is we can cash in every so often, so I end up more often than not cashing in rather than taking the time off...Not good!)Use the time!



legcramps - Monday Apr 21, 2008

Weight: 147.0

My boyfriend and I went out for dinner last night (surprise) with two friends of ours who are helping out with our bathroom renos. The girl is a writer, which both stimulates my curiosity and gets those envious veins flowing. Anyhow, a few years ago she went into business on her own in counselling and facilitating seminars. They are finally both on their feet and doing well after many years of struggle and compromise. I am proud of her for her achievements. She mentioned that this year she wants to build a special place for herself in the backyard of her office building, so that she will have a quiet place to write. I'm sure my face turned blue... or, I guess green, with envy. Or red. I'm not sure how I felt at that moment, if I was jealous, happy, angry, sad or proud. Later that night as I was sitting outside in my own backyard, I wondered to myself if it was going to take as much struggle and disappointment for me as well, to get to the point she is at now. And then I wondered if it was worth it. And then I wondered if I really had that much strength, to get through it all. And I probably do, but i'm not sure I really want to. Does that mean that i'm not determined enough, or does that mean that I need to re-vamp my objectives in life and maybe come up with something that is a little more manageable? Or should I stop asking all these stupid questions all the time and just DO something about it?

1 whole wheat english muffin with peanut butter spread

1 cup mocha

1/2 baked chicken breast

1/2 baked potatoe with butter

1 cup flavored coffee

Meetings all week, but i'm off on Friday so that's good. I was supposed to make a zillion appointments for myself for Friday (hair cut and color, optometrist, massage) but I haven't yet. My odds of getting in now are not good. Maybe i'll just sleep all day on Friday. I already feel like I could.

Beth201P on 04/21/2008:
Hey we all have envy sometime in our lives. I know I sure have. You can do anything you put your mind to doing. We all can. We just have to believe in ourselves. I know you can do it. Yes there will be hard times and struggles, but that is life. We can't have things fall into place all the time. RIGHT!! I wish we could. However, with our family and friends there to support us, we will reach the end. Have a wonderful week. Everyday you tell yourself....YES I CAN!!!! (((Hugs)))


horn_of_plenty on 04/22/2008:
I agree with Beth - we all tend to demonstrate emotions of envy at some point in our lives. It must be human nature.

However, I say try your best NOT to compare yourself to her. I know I have done this COUNTLESS times and when I do, nothing comes of it. If anything, it tears me away from friends that I could have shared much more memories with. That massage, whenever you do get it, sounds great!


hollybelle on 04/22/2008:
Many times working on something part-time can lead to full-time - is your goal something you can begin on a part-time basis and work into full-time? I saw a quote once that went something like - A journey of a lifetime begins with but one step......I kind of liked that......Another "good one" is "He who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully" 2 Cor 9:6. I believe you began to "sow" a seed when you began to "envy" your friends current position. You may be a little uncomfortable with your envious feelings, perhaps believing them to be "wrong", but consider this: God can use ANYTHING for GOOD. I believe this and I believe this applies to EVERYTHING-even things which WE (in our human nature)may consider to be negative. Take a step toward your goal and see where it leads! Who knows......


mmuraro on 04/22/2008:
Hey dear, i know what you mean. I think it's cool to use those feelings you had about your friend to both your benefits. You can use her as motivation and inspiration to follow your own heart's wishes and also maybe chat with her about it, as I am sure she'll be flattered and would be good source of advice to you. However, people have different paths. To some, some things take struggle and others don't. I never had to struggle with my career much, it all came naturally and i knew how to take advantage of my chances too, now with relationships I struggle a lot. In the end, we're all somewhat in the same boat. Just use your friend's determination to rub into you too. Whatever it is you put your mind into, you're capable of doing it! xoxox



legcramps - Monday Apr 21, 2008

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