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legcramps - Friday Jan 18, 2008

Weight: 0.0

Uh-oh. I'm not feeling well at all today and am sitting here at my desk wishing I could just double over. I forgot to bring any advil to work with me so i'll have to suffer a couple more hours until lunchtime. I can't believe this - the first two days of my cycle were so good, and then - BAM! It just caps the week off so nicely...

I went to kickboxing last night, but again was unable to take the dogs for a walk. Last night with windchill it got to -50 degrees celsius - that's absolutely brutal and there was no way I was venturing out into it. Today is starting out much the same way. It's cold cold cold outside and I could barely start my car this morning. There won't be a walk today either if this keeps up. I really hope it will be nice enough on the weekend to let the dogs spend a few hours outside at the farm. If it stays like this, I won't let them stay out for very long and it will be a wasted trip. They're inside dogs, no matter how big or heavy or thick-coated they may look, they're too susceptible to the cold for me to leave them outside in -50 degree weather. Well, keep your fingers crossed for me because they sure need to get some exercise in!

So tonight i'm thinking about going to the gym, just trying to think of a good time to go when it won't be so busy and I can work on cardio AND weight training since I haven't touched weights for a while now. I'm kind of hoping there's a hockey game tonight so that I can go while the hockey game is on and then be gone by the time anyone arrives afterwards. If I go i'd like to stay and get a really good workout - say, two hours? One hour of cardio, 1/2 of weights and 1/2 stretching or cool down exercises. That would be my goal for today.

Thank God it's Friday. Thank You God. Friday. Yes. Please let the weekend go by incredibly SLOWLY.

Total exercise for January - 16 hours

borntocry on 01/18/2008:
Hey! I lifted weights yesterday for the first time in a long while, too. So you know you have to do it! Seriously, you have no excuse. Well, apart from the cramps, that is. But don't be a sissy!

I cannot believe it gets so cold there! Now I can see why my husband is always saying that we can't move to Canada because of the cold!


CritterMom on 01/18/2008:
I woke up this morning, thinking it was Saturday already. That would mean hubby was home. Thank God it's Friday! LOL Love the hubby, but I get more accomplished when he's not here.

Hope you're feeling better soon!


hollybelle on 01/18/2008:
Zumba is basically Latin Aerobics. It's tons of fun. Check it out on zumba.com and find if there is a class near you at all. It is international, I think.


biscottibody59 on 01/18/2008:
That's -58°F--I think we've had wind chills at maybe -10--can't even imagine sticking my big toe out the door;-)

Hope you get your "gym wish"--have a good one!

Thanks for the vote of confidence--I'm glad I'm sort of tracking these things, though it's a hassle!


dearerdiarist on 01/18/2008:
It isn't fair that you feel bad for another day, is it?!? I'm hoping that you can baby yourself this weekend. You have big gym plans, but at the same time I would like to see you be very nice to yourself. That legcramps name history is just devastating to read :( My gosh. My gosh. My gosh. Not good. Little Dog does have a name, but it's a funny thing......... she is too shy for me to tell it to anybody. But, I'm working on her! :)


workingit2 on 01/18/2008:
Sorry you are feeling bad again! You have my sympathy! Wow is it cold there! I thought it was cold today being 4 above LOL

Have a great evening!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/18/2008:
whoa! negative 50 degrees celcius! my gosh! how do you brave that weather!

good for you on the exercise. If it was that cold by me, I don't know what i'd do! :) yay to a good day despite its challenges!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/19/2008:
I must say, some parts of Canada are absolutely BEAUTIFUL in the summer. I once went to the Buchart (spelling?) Gardens. They are amazing! All of Vancouver is nice, too! :)


shadetree on 01/19/2008:
Okay, I'll quit whining about the -20 degrees farenheit! there's NO WAY I could live with cold like that! Hopefully you were able to get a good workout last night! Have a great weekend!



legcramps - Thursday Jan 17, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I stayed at home all night yesterday, with three movies to watch on the tv in my bedroom and snacks to last me all night long. I had waves of sickness here and there, but all in all it wasn't quite as terrible as I was thinking it would be. Today, it's just before lunch and i'm not doing too badly, considering the second day is usually just as bad as the first one.

So, no exercise yesterday and i'm really not too sorry about it to be honest with you. Like I said to my boyfriend last night, I think I needed a good break to just sit and do nothing. Although i'm not feeling the best today I do feel more refreshed and energized than I have in a long time. Maybe the dark cloud is clearing! If so, it didn't last all that long at all! Big'ups for improvements in that category!! (knock on wood). Tonight is kickboxing and I am going to try to be my most determined self and get my butt there no matter if no one will come with me, as is usually the case. Is it nice outside here? I should check and decide whether to take the dogs for a walk or not. I talked to my boyfriend's mother the other day and asked her if I could drive my dogs out to their farm for some extra exercise (not really extra since I haven't done much with them since Sunday). She said sure, so I think that's what i'll do. I feel so bad for them! Usually my boyfriend is here to pick up the slack when I get sick or decide I can't take them for a walk.

Busy at work today with meetings and follow up and preparation and blah-blah-blah. Of course it is busy, but i'm just being pessimistic today and I need to knock it off.

Total exercise for January - 15 hours

iamzen on 01/17/2008:
Busy gal! sometimes sitting and doing nothing can do a lot of good. its just rest, espeically if you've been working as hard as you have. keep up as much exercise as possible, but dont feel guilty for treating yourself to some rest. good luck today!


borntocry on 01/17/2008:
Hi legcramps! So glad to see you're feeling better! So am I - thanks to you! Seriously, all your words of wisdom really helped lift my spirits. You know, you might be right about my diet having an affect on my frame of mind. Looking back on the last few months, I did feel a lot more upbeat and energised when I was making an effort to include more protein in my diet. Whereas before that, I used to eat tons of empty carbohydrates and always felt really lethargic and depressed afterwards. And recently that's started happening again.

Anyway, thanks for being so encouraging about the race - investigations are still underway but I shall reveal all later tonight (or tomorrow)!


dearerdiarist on 01/17/2008:
I am so proud of you, taking care of yourself as you did. There are so many different types of medicine, right?! I am curious about how you came to name yourself legcramps. If you have a minute, can you tell me? Take it easy tonight, I'm thinkin'.


caz on 01/17/2008:
Having a good rest can work wonders. Sounds like you benefited from it. Good luck today.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/17/2008:
i also stayed home all night last night. but for me, it was as unrelaxing as anything...and terrible eating.

i'm happy for you! have a better day at work today! :)


workingit2 on 01/17/2008:
Reading your post makes me thankful that I had the insurance in order to have my hysterectomy. I used to have horrible cycles, heavy flow, beastly pain, wicked PMS, and nausea to beat the band. I know how you feel! Yes, you do need to take a day sometimes and just rest. And while the dogs might be a little more wound up than normal, they actually also like the companion time...so don't feel bad =)

Have a great evening!



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 16, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I should have known the reason for my emotional behaviour lately. It was pms! I hit my peak yesterday when my boyfriend called after work and in my great fury about having to work in such stressful conditions, I took it all out on him. Really, in retrospect, the condition isn't half as stressful as what i'm making it out to be, i'm sure it really isn't. I just like to exaggerate situations. Anyways, the conversation ended badly and I was sobbing my eyes out and feeling sorry for myself afterwards. The good part is that I did not turn to food to comfort myself. My boyfriend called back after about an hour and wanted to clear the air. He said that he 'didn't want to leave things this way' since he was so far away from home and stuff. I couldn't believe a) he had called back to talk things over, and b) he really was upset that I was upset. It made me feel a whole lot better and we had a nice chat after that.

I went to both Thai Chi and kickboxing classes last night, so I can add another two hours to my total exercise hours - Yay! I so wanted to take the dogs for a walk as well, but we had a bit of a snowstorm last night and we ended up staying inside. I know my dogs didn't like that one bit, but there isn't anything to do about it now. I don't know how i'll be feeling later today - I might not do any exercising at all today because I just know i'll be feeling a lot worse tonight because of my period coming!

Total exercise for January - 15 hours

CritterMom on 01/16/2008:
That PMS can be hard on everyone. I can always tell when mine is about to erupt...I want chocolate for two days, then I get a migraine, then I can't stand anybody or anything (and make a real effort to be civil anyhow). Glad to hear that your boyfriend was understanding and called back.

Good job on the exercise!


borntocry on 01/16/2008:
They should make little treadmills for dogs, haha! I think I saw that on The Simpsons or something.

It was really nice of your boyfriend to call you back. So how far away is he working? Can't you take some time off work and go visit?

Far be it from me to nag anyone to exercise, but you know a friend of mine once told me it can actually be good for PMS. And on the rare occasion that I tested the theory, it did seem to be true!


dearerdiarist on 01/16/2008:
Sorry you are under the PMS cloud, Sweetie. I think that you were very tough going to your classes last night. Two hours is a HUGE accomplishment when a girl is feeling great, but you worked through crazy hormones AND a bad day. Wonderful job! What a nice boyfriend you chose for yourself. I am glad to know that you have a caring guy.


rae_regenbogen on 01/16/2008:
Don't you love it when your sig. other is actually sympathetic?! It always makes a bad situation seem better! :)

Congratulations on not turning to food for comfort! Not only did you stay on track there, but you also worked out. A-mazing!!! Congratulations on your positive efforts. :)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/16/2008:
your exercise is great...and its cardio to boost...unlike all of my yoga haha!


workingit2 on 01/16/2008:
Congratulations on the exercise! I can also get very emotional at the slightest things...it does help to vent!



legcramps - Tuesday Jan 15, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I made an attempt to go straight to the gym after work yesterday. At lunchtime I ran home, ate a quick ham sandwich, then prepared my gym bag for after work. I had a pretty (okay, very) rushed day at work yesterday and by the time I got out to the parking lot at day's end, my hands were shaking so terribly with stress and I was on the verge of tears. For no apparent reason other than that it was just one of those days and it affected me more yesterday than it has in a long time. And somehow, I did it to myself. I know that. Anyways, I got into my car and phoned the friend I was supposed to go to the gym with. I asked her if she was ready to meet me at the gym and she said she was. So I left the parking lot, driving towards the gym and checking my bag all at the same time. Then I stopped abruptly and realized while looking through my bag that I hadn't put in any workout clothes!! Or hair elastics, for that matter. So, I had to call my friend back and stop at home for clothes. What a mess!

I worked out hard yesterday because I was so worked UP. I did 25 minutes on the treadmill, including 8 minutes of jogging. Not as much as before, but my calves started to hurt so I had to stop. I didn't stretch out right before I started, at least I think that's why it hurt so much. After the treadmill I went on the bike for another 20 minutes and pushed that hard. I did intervals, but towards the end of my biking even the easy rounds were incredibly hard for me to do! Some quick stretches when I got home and I can add another hour to the count...

I had about an hour or so when I got home and so I made myself another quick ham sandwich and checked e-mails and such, then went for coffee with some friends until 9pm. When I got home I called my boyfriend and chatted with him for half an hour, then practically fell into bed without prepping anything for today! I was so tired, and I didn't even get to take the dogs for a walk!

Today I have two hours of classes (Thai Chi and Kickboxing) and i'd like to take the dogs for a walk after classes. It's a large goal for the day, but I hope I can manage it.

Total exercise for January - 13 hours

hollybelle on 01/15/2008:
WOO you have been busy. Good job sticking with everything!


dearerdiarist on 01/15/2008:
You are the bomb! Right out there to the gym even with the parking lot meltdown and the case of the missing workout clothes.... I applaud you. How wonderfully committed you are. Hey, if I did anything about having coffee at 9:00 PM I would be awake the ENTIRE night. You are tough. Are you new to Tai Chi and Kickboxing? Tell me about them when you get a chance, okay? Thanx


rae_regenbogen on 01/15/2008:
Oh, I just want to give you a big hug! It sounds like work is very stressful for you at this time!

I'm glad to hear that the stress helped you to work out harder though, and having coffee with your friends sounds like such a nice ending to the day.


shadetree on 01/15/2008:
I'm impressed! If I had one of those super-stressed days and then found a gym bag lacking the necessary clothing, I would've probably convinced myself it was a sign not to work out - but you went home, got clothes, and got to it! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2008:
Its good you got that exercise in after such a stressful day at work! I know the feeling of having so much stress that you start to literally shake. 2 years ago i was teaching and the kids were so obnoxious and misbehaved (partly the administration's fault...partly mine) that i could feel my heart palpitating as i was trying to teach...my eyes would twitch. it was sooo terrible! LOL, i have never, ever experienced it again, thank god!


borntocry on 01/16/2008:
Oh, poor legcramps! You really do need a holiday! At least you put all that stress to good use at the gym, though. Hope you have a better day today!

Thanks so much for the comment you left me. It inspired me so much, I rushed off to change into my running clothes right after I read it. But somehow on the way to the bathroom, my inspiration fizzled out. But I did look around for some other races on the Internet and I am going to take your advice and sign up as soon as possible. I was originally planning to leave it until the last minute because these smaller races are less popular and never get filled up, but now I see you're right and I do need a fixed goal in mind. In fact, that's why I've never competed in any of these smaller races before - because I never sign up for them ahead of time, so I always end up blowing them off!



legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I got up Sunday morning at 10am, with a headache and more aching muscles. I didn't have breakfast because I was in one of those moods. Yes, one of those low moods. What can I say? It was bound to happen sooner or later. Then, after i'd taken a shower and was feeling a tad bit better about myself, a friend called and wanted to stop over with another friend. Thinking that they would be at my house within an hour, I quickly got ready and cleaned the house like a madwoman. I can't believe how much I got done in that short amount of time! Anyhow, they didn't actually show up until a little later, so I missed lunch too. Don't worry, i'd been snacking all morning up until this point, and had layed out a nice array of dainties for my friends - picking at one or two of them myself while I was still alone.

My friends stayed all afternoon, so I didn't get anything else done on Sunday besides the odd load of laundry. We ended up going out for dinner, where I got a Swiss Club burger (grilled chicken, ham and swiss cheese - very good, but not great on the waistline) and an Orange Float. I was so full from dinner that I popped in a movie, layed on the bed, and fell asleep! It was a horrible day foodwise, horrible day exercise-wise (because I didn't do any!), but at least I got some housework done. I guess. Well, i'm not beating myself up over it because if you never fail then you'll never have really worthy accomplishments, right?!!

I'm tired today and i'm not looking forward to this week (or the next, for that matter). My new supervisor is starting on Wednesday and a co-worker will be on holidays for two weeks starting Wednesday and I will need to cover for her. It just doesn't look good when you add to that all the meetings scheduled in the next two weeks and all the work I already have piled up on my desk. I am not in a good mood!!! I want out!! I'm trying to not show my stress, but I think i'm failing. I can't wait to go on holidays.

Total exercise for January - 12 hours

rae_regenbogen on 01/14/2008:
I love it when friends come over. Not only because I enjoy the company, but becayse that's the only time my house gets a good scouring.

Good luck with work! I know it can be difficult to get a new supervisor, and on top of that to have to pick up the slack from an absent co-worker! Still, you'll make it through. Just don't let everything get you down. Your holiday is coming up soon! You could keep a calendar and mark off each day with a big red X. That, coupled with deep breathing techniques seems to help me make it throught the tough times at work! :)


CritterMom on 01/14/2008:
Failure is a state of mind. Instead of focusing on the negatives of the situation, look at the positives. You may not have done well working on your physical health this weekend, but your mental health must have sustained a boost from socializing with friends. Build on that.

At work, think of ways to get better organized so that even if the work isn't all done, you will be able to immediately lay your hands on the necessary information if the new supervisor needs it.


borntocry on 01/14/2008:
Well, you sound like a great hostess, at least! But I think you need a holiday. I volunteered to work through the Christmas holidays so my co-workers could spend Christmas with their families. They didn't even thank me for it! Anyway, now I feel like I need a holiday too...


CharlieAngel on 01/14/2008:
You got housework done! And in record time! And, you had some quality time with friends. Sometimes you just need a down day. Take care of yourself? When does your holiday start and are you going anywhere special?


biscottibody59 on 01/14/2008:
I haven't counted them up yet, I think I'm doing almost as well on the exercise thus far! You could be doing so much worse--and it's good to have a bit of an over the top food weekend once in awhile--don't beat yourself up! Sounds kinda like you needed it!


fritters on 01/14/2008:
Isn't it amazing how the thought or threat of company gets us moving! I hope you enjoyed your company.


Workingit2 on 01/14/2008:
Seriously I know how you feel! My hormones are really fluxuating right now and I go between being very sad, to being depressed to being angry. Man it is hard to get hold of those feelings! We have to call on ALL our coping skills! I hope you have a much better day tomorrow!



legcramps - Sunday Jan 13, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I tried to leave a diary entry here (it's Monday when i'm typing this) but my computer was giving me problems - again.

workingit2 on 01/14/2008:
What a drag! I hope it stops doing that to you! =)



legcramps - Saturday Jan 12, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I am wickedly sore today!

Everything hurts, but I managed somehow to crawl out of bed and tackle breakfast, sitting curled up on the couch with the cereal bowl cradled between my legs and my chest, spooning the cereal into my mouth like one would for a baby. I didn't want to do anything this morning but sit and feel sorry for my aching body. I pulled some motivation from deep within (I mean, DEEP within - I really didn't think there was any left in me to be honest), got dressed up and took the dogs for an hour walk. Now that i'm back at home I feel even more sore and achey. So i'm going to run a hot bath and try to release some of the tension from my muscles. I have to, because a friend wants to go to the gym later today and I won't be able to go if I still feel like this! I won't even be able to walk on the treadmill for pete's sake!

Tanning again today at 4pm. Then supper at a friend's. Visiting with boyfriend's sister in-between, and I also need to clean up and do some laundry. It should be a full day today.

Total exercise for January - 12 hours.

Moody2 on 01/12/2008:
Ouch!!! Hope that your muscles relax in the bath!! Must've been on heck of a workout yesterday!!!

Have a great day!


greengirl on 01/12/2008:
Have a good long soak. It always works for me!! Have a great weekend !


dearerdiarist on 01/12/2008:
I am leaving this comment at 2:45PM PST. I hope by now you are feeling a little better... What determination.


workingit2 on 01/12/2008:
awww...I know how painful that can be, especially having played wallyball last night! If you can't go workout tonight, don't worry..you've really done a lot of exercise! I hope you feel better now than you felt this morning =)


caz on 01/13/2008:
Good on you, for the determination.. It really helps me stay motivated. Even realising how we feel about getting motivated helps. Hope you feel better later and enjoy your self.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2008:
i guess the two hours really worked you hard yesterday!!!!! i hope you heel soon so that you can exercise more! haha.



legcramps - Friday Jan 11, 2008

Weight: 0.0

Wallyball tonight - 2 hours

__________________________________________________________________________

Got to sleep in today until 10am, which felt really nice - I think I slept for 10 hours! When I woke up I immediately got ready for the day and headed out to do my grocery shopping. I picked up an environmentally friendly 'green' bag to use as my food bag for work (again, got the idea from a fellow dd'r) and I love it - it's just what I envisioned my food bag would look like!! Anyhow, started off the day with a pickled egg for breakfast and a slice of walnut bread. Not the best choice, and the pickled egg??? Well, let's just say one of my dogs liked the pickled egg WAY more than I did!!! I had a black forest ham sandwich for lunch and just polished off eight strawberries for my afternoon snack. I got my hair cut, made a trip to the bank, and soon will be off to tan at the salon my friend works at. We're going on an all-inclusive vacation in February, so I need to start getting ready for it. In more ways than one, i'm sure you can imagine.

If you haven't already guessed, I threw out the 'no bread in the house' theory that I had. It just wasn't working. I was finding other ways to eat it - and that meant that I was eating white bread too, not the whole wheat that I usually buy. So I bought whole wheat bread today and 'plan' to use it for lunch sandwiches. We'll see how much I can control myself around it!

After tanning I need to take off to the city for that game of Wallyball i've been so excited to play. Two hours of that and the drive back home will probably leave me exhausted, but i'd sure like to take the dogs for one more walk this weekend because I have a feeling I might not be feeling well Saturday and Sunday. It feels like my period is coming, and it's always so much fun that I end up lying in a ball on the floor, crying my eyes out!! And, it will suck even more now that my boyfriend isn't here to comfort me!

So that's the plan for today. I don't feel sore yet from all the stuff I did yesterday, but I probably will tomorrow.

Total exercise for January - 11 hours

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2008:
HEY! good exercise...Wallyball sounds interesting! i hope you enjoy it!


cushy on 01/11/2008:
you are so right on about the bread. this way you will have the control back. pmsing is the time to have the right foods around you.



legcramps - Thursday Jan 10, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I had a great exercise day...and the food part wasn't so terrible either. I ate chicken and rice (leftovers from yesterday) for dinner when I got home from work, then ran some errands downtown and took the dogs for a walk. When I got home from the walk I had just enough time to warm up the car and get my bags ready for kickboxing class. The class was awesome tonight - I wish they were all like this! We did circuit training, and boy did we train. Again and again...and again!! We finished with some light sparring, which was a highlight of the class because it was so much fun! 15 minutes after class I was on my way to the gym to workout with a friend. I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes and jogged for 10 minutes, then biked for 15 minutes and then did some leg weights.

I probably won't be able to get out of bed tomorrow!! Good thing I have the day off! __________________________________________________________________________

I found a package of Pad Thai to go with my chicken breast at lunchtime - I ate 1/2 the package. My tummy is bulging and bloated and I can tell that i've eaten white noodles. Bad idea. Blugh.

Ooooo, I forgot to tell you - I am playing Wallyball on Friday night! Yay! First game in a very long time! Two hours of heavy workout! Watch out HoP, here come those exercise hours!!!! __________________________________________________________________________

The walk last night was exactly what my friend needed. She told me afterwards that she felt ten times better than before and she was more focused about her priorities now. I'm glad I could help her - she's done so much for me in the past that it felt good to be able to give back a little bit.

I didn't quite make it to my goal of 3 litres of water yesterday, but I got close - 2.5 litres. Technically, i'm 1 out of 3 in reaching my goals, but figuratively speaking, i'd say i'm more like 2 out of 3 since the only thing I didn't consciously work on was getting to the gym!

I started out my day earlier again this morning - so again I stopped to grab a coffee before work. Then, a friend came by to go for a morning coffee break with me and I decided to have another coffee. That's two for today and probably two too many!! Workingit - I will try your apple and water idea after tomorrow, when I can stock my fridge again! The good thing about the coffee break this morning is that we both reiterated to each other that we WILL be going to kickboxing class tonight, no matter what. I am glad she is so dedicated to going today, otherwise I myself might decide not to go...as terrible as that sounds, it's always better to have a workout buddy. So class starts at 8pm tonight, which means if i'm really efficient and keep my butt moving, I might be able to squeeze in a walk with the dogs before class. I made rice and chicken yesterday for dinner, and there are plenty of leftovers for today so there's no real excuse to not be able to walk the dogs. I guess we'll see what happens, but that's the plan. I love making plans in the morning (sarcasm) for when I get home from work - they never work out perfectly because by the time I get home i'm dead tired from working all day! Oh well. I'm blabbing.

Would you believe after all the trouble I had with my modem - the service tech replaced it and when I got home from work that day it wasn't working again!! Oy!! It's working now, but i'm just waiting for the day when that stupid 'ready' light starts flashing at me again. Odd how my life is centering right now around the times when I can use my computer...

Got water and a fruit cup at work this morning so I should be good until lunchtime. I still have an extra chicken breast in the fridge too, so i'll eat that for lunch, although it's not much. Maybe I can find something to go with it - but I need to make sure I don't eat yesterday's leftovers because then i'll have nothing for dinner tonight. I should make a list of things to do today, but I don't want to seem overly obsessed, so I won't.

Total exercise for January - 9 hours

maryk on 01/10/2008:
I know what you mean about making plans for after work and somehow they never turn out quite right...the other day my husband and I planned to FINALLY take down our Christmas lights, but by the time I got home, he was all ready and I just plopped down on the couch and told him I couldn't do it!

You asked me about my food bag...in the evenings, I pack a complete lunch, planned snacks, and throw in a few extras (an extra fruit, veggie, protein, and carb...for example, apple, celery, almonds, and granola bar) on top of my planned food. That way, if I do want to eat more, I don't have to rely on all the junk food here at work, because I have extra food of my own. I almost never eat it all, but it's nice to have, and I don't feel nearly as guilty when I stray from my food plan knowing that it's still healthy and I know exactly what's in it. This also helps me limit what I eat during the day...I can't eat things if they're not in the bag!


workingit2 on 01/10/2008:
Aww that is so nice that your friend enjoyed the walk. And how cool to go play wallyball! YAY! You are doing so well, keep up the great work! And have a very nice evening =)


vvvzena2 on 01/10/2008:
lol I know how it feels when your computer acts up. Mine's 6 years old, and I find myself begging it to work just one mor time, please. I'll probably have to invest in a new one for too long. I'm still on dial-up, so fell for me! lol

Thank you for sharing your cemetary story. I love the really old ones. There's just something about them.

Sounds like you're doing a really good job! You should be proud of yourself. And it's great that you were able to help your friend. It makes you feel good when you give back to those who help you the most. Anyway, hope you have a good day!


biscottibody59 on 01/11/2008:
The kickboxing sounds like a blast--I'd have to join a rinky-dink gym for an astronomical price or drive more than I'd like to do that--oh well--maybe one day!

You're doing great!



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I called a friend to see if she wanted to go to the gym with me today and it turns out she was having a very aweful day and didn't feel like doing much at all. I was almost out the door to take the dogs for a walk and I decided to ask her to come along. The company would be great and besides, having an extra set of hands with two dogs makes it a lot easier as well. She didn't seem to want to at first, but after a while got into the spirit. We walked for an hour, but it means i'll miss the gym workout tonight because we talked for a while afterwards. It's okay. At least I did something.

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*UPDATE* - I stopped in at the grocery store on my way home at lunchtime today and picked up a roast chicken sandwich on 60%ww bread...mmmn..bread...but it took me 20 minutes to do that which left a grand total of 10 minutes to let the dogs out and keep an eye on them and eat my sandwich standing up!! With my shoes and scarf still on and the car still running! But I guess it was worth it. I don't know. The jury is still out on that decision.

I used my last $5 to buy that sandwich today, lol. I have one more day and night to go before I will be able to buy myself proper groceries because I get paid on Friday! I guess i'm making some rice today for dinner and I think i've got a chicken breast in the fridge to go with it. I sound pathetic, don't I?!!

I have also decided that I will attend the kickboxing class on Thursday night because I can give the instructor a cheque and he won't be able to cash it until I have money in my account anyways. See, I think about things sometimes...

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So, you've already heard that my day was pretty bad yesterday, so i'm not going to reiterate here. This entry will be all about today and about fresh starts and new beginnings and goals and wants and needs and prides and prejudices. Okay, maybe not that last part.

I woke up a little earlier than usual today (an extra ten minutes earlier) and was able to stop on my way to work and buy myself a mocha from Robin's Donuts. I knew I was going to need it because I had a late night last night (but we won't get into that) and I was dragging my butt this morning. As soon as I woke up, I grabbed a fruit cup out of the cupboard, a spoon from the cutlery drawer, and went to work on a plethora of peaches, pineapples, cherries and other varieties of fruit. You would think I wouldn't be hungry after the major binge....oh, right, new day. Anyhow, filled a bottle of water, grabbed another fruit cup for morning snack at work, and headed off.

I don't have any prepared food in the house for lunch today. I can't even make myself a tuna sandwich because I don't have any bread. No milk, no juice - the only thing I can think of actually eating is dry Kashi cereal. It doesn't sound too appetizing, does it?! Maybe i'll stop off for a sandwich somewhere, but I don't have a lot of time for lunch - just a half hour. I would stay and eat here at work, but I have to let the dogs out for a bathroom break at lunchtime. Life's pretty rough, huh?!

Today I WILL walk the dogs right after work; I WILL go to the gym tonight; and I WILL drink 3 litres of water. If I could sign underneath this statement, I would. Just to motivate me that much more to actually do it.

Total exercise for January - 6 hours

jmarie60 on 01/09/2008:
I've said it and heard a hundred times... each day is a new start! If we let what happened yesterday get the best of us today, then we can't reach our full potential.

You WILL do everything you plan to do today....


TheMother on 01/09/2008:
You sound really energized today despite having a late night. Love your plan of action. I'm sure you'll carry it out. Have a super day! Thanks for your comments.

TM


caz on 01/09/2008:
A fresh start today is great. You sound energised and up for the challenge today so good luck!!


workingit2 on 01/09/2008:
Did you know that eating an apple and drinking two glasses of water in the morning is a better pick-me-up than a caffinated beverage? I didn't know that either until I overheard it on the news one day. I tried it, it actually works. Who knew lol.

Have a great day and walk the dogs! They can't walk themselves and unlike us, they always love a good walk no matter how lousy their day was lol.


dearerdiarist on 01/09/2008:
You are sounding strong in the face of a few adversities here and there. It is a day to day thing, that's for sure. It is an extra challenge when we are out of this or that item that gets us through. It's been so cold where I am lately that I have been heating my cold cereal with warm milk and cinnamon. And it is a little more appealing than cold. See you tomorrow!


CharlieAngel on 01/09/2008:
You WILL do this. I can feel your determination and will power jumping off the page. Stay strong and don't let what happened yesterday impede your progress today. Be Blessed!


CritterMom on 01/09/2008:
Good for you! Clean slate, and get right back to it.


workingit2 on 01/09/2008:
You'll have to try that chicken sandwich again sometime when you aren't rushed...I bet it was very tasty! lol

Congrats on getting those things done and have a wonderful evening!


CritterMom on 01/10/2008:
That walk is probably JUST what she needed. Good for you, for asking her to go with you. I wish I could find a "gym buddy". I just rejoined the "Y", so maybe I'll meet someone there I can call on to go with me.


borntocry on 01/10/2008:
Hi legcramps! Thanks for your comment. You should have just left the long rambling one you wrote earlier! HoP leaves me comments like that all the time, heh. And don't worry, I will never take anything you say the wrong way. We're friends so I know that anything you tell me is for my own good!

I do know what you mean about losing focus. I was looking back on my New Year's resolutions last year and the first one was to be less obsessed with food. Well, I think I did keep that resolution, but unfortunately the side-effect was that I ended up gaining back some of the weight I had lost. So now I too have come to the conclusion that a little bit of obsession (i.e. "focus") isn't really such a bad thing.



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