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legcramps - Tuesday Jul 24, 2007

Weight: 0.0

I was feeling so lonely on Sunday, my boyfriend had gone out of town to work and i'd been by myself for days. It was such a beautiful day outside too, so I decided that I was going to go suntanning. I decided on the right spot, and was about ready to take off when I realized that I didn't really have a good bathing suit to take with me. So I picked another location where i'd be able to stop off at a store to pick up a bathing suit. I tell 'ya, all my excuses for not going were being thrown out, one by one! It was great. Then, all of a sudden, I felt a terrible loneliness. It was so horrible that I had to sit down for a minute to wait it out.

I have these problems every now and then where life just seems to be far too overwhelming for me to actually accomplish anything. When I don't have a set schedule to follow, I end up doing nothing and feeling horrible about it. It just doesn't seem to matter what I try, my brain sort of shorts out and thanks for coming out but you can go on back home now.

Now what I did next is a first for me. I called one of my friends to see if she wanted to come with me. I hardly ever invite people to do things with me, so this was definitely something new. I really was desperate! Anyways, thank goodness she was going to the lake too, and we went together. All that sun made me feel 100% better about everything. The next day at work I felt on top of the world and breezed through the day like nothing! So after work I picked up some vitamin D and i'm going to try it out for a few weeks and see if it helps.

Breakfast: whole wheat toast with strawberry jam Morning: yogurt Lunch: tossed salad with ranch dressing Afternoon: nutri-grain bar Dinner: whole wheat pasta, tomato sauce, green peppers and salmon

Total July exercise: 11 hours & 31 minutes


legcramps - Thursday Jul 19, 2007

Weight: 0.0

I did good yesterday, ending around 1600 calories for the day. Today i'm hoping for less than that (I'd like to average out around the 1400 mark), but we'll see. If I put limits or restrictions on what I eat then there will be hell to pay later on!

We lost both ball games last night (oy) but we'll be scraping together a team to head into playoffs whether we like it or not, starting Monday of next week. I'm not looking forward to this because I just don't think we're going to have a great team. Oh well, I guess if we get knocked out after the first game, no more worries...

Breakfast: whole wheat toast with strawberry jam Morning: yogurt Lunch: baked potato with beans and grated cheese Afternoon: energy bar Dinner: whole wheat pasta with tuna, green pepper and tomato sauce

I'm doing well on the water, or at least it's a good start! We bought a water cooler a couple days ago so now I don't have the tedious job of filtering all our tap water. It's so much easier to walk over to the cooler and fill up my two liter water jug before work than having to wait until the tap water's filtered and I can fill up my jug!

Tonight's activity: painting Tonight's exercise: 30 minute walk; 5 minute run

Total exercise for July: 7 hours & 15 minutes. That sucks.

hollybelle on 07/20/2007:
I think in another life I would have liked to have played some organized sport -but for girls as I grew up it wasn't part of the culture. Play ball all you can for as long as you can as long as your enjoy at least parts of it.

Great foods and good cal count.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2007:
Great exercise today, despite what you think for the month anyway. Your foods look good! I think it was a good idea to have the beans and potato. It sounds full of fiber and filling, definitely something i would have! Enjoy your day, keep up the good work with the exercise!



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 18, 2007

Weight: 0.0

We have our last slo-pitch games of the season tonight - a double header she is, on a very warm day. I hope I end well, as I don't really think we'll be much good for playoffs 'cause our team falls apart after tonight.

BF is back at work today, away from the house and i'm hoping that will give me some incentive to get moving. I need to get groceries today (about an hour's worth of work), play two ball games, and pay attention to my dogs! What a night it will be, since I like to be in bed by 10pm.

Yesterday, he enticed me with a banana split and I gave in. I can't believe I gave in! I was on my way, rolling along, having a really good day and he had to bust in on it and ruin everything! Yes, I blamed him. And he laughed at me and said that I could have said I didn't want one. What, and watch you eat yours? Do you have any regard whatsoever?!!!

Breakfast: biscuit and orange juice Morning: large mocha Lunch: salad with chicken breast strips Dinner: whole wheat pasta with shrimp and peppers in tomato sauce

I hope I won't have time to snack. Maybe a cereal bar or some yogurt if I absolutely have to!

hollybelle on 07/19/2007:
I'd be good for a day or two after a banana split. Sometimes we have to splurge to go on. Just not every day, huh?



legcramps - Monday Jul 16, 2007

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My week of vacation was wonderful but last night I was absolutely dreading going back to work. I don't know why but I was sure that I needed another week off!

We had so much family down - they didn't stay with us but they were still around, you know? I find it so draining. I'm really not a social person - not that I don't enjoy a good chat every now and then. I'm more of a one-on-one kind of person, but even then it sucks the energy out of me and i'm ready to be left alone for a few days. And this week, well, even though I had a couple days to myself I continuously felt guilty about not visiting with all this family - so I didn't really enjoy myself.

Anyhow, literally taking a week off is not what I had in mind, but with time off comes a free schedule and that's something else i'm not familiar with. I've learned through the last few years that I need to have a scheduled life in order to get anything done. If I don't write it down, I won't do it. So all the running i'd been doing went *plop* down the toilet, any walking was shot before I even got started due to this or that excuse, and water, salad and whole wheat were nonexistent.

Today i'm back on a schedule and feeling quite awake and aware and have a sense of clarity that i've been missing for a week or so. So i'm back in the race and ready to start working hard again.

Oh, but another week of vacation would be so nice...

petaldew on 07/16/2007:
I completely understand on not being a social person, its not that you dont like people, its just not something I enjoy, I htink its all the queshtions that are asked.


hollybelle on 07/17/2007:
Some people refuel by being WITH others and some refuel by time along in solidtude - or a balance of the two - mostly. I hate getting too far out of my routine sometimes. Glad your clarity is back. Have a good week.



legcramps - Thursday Jul 05, 2007

Weight: 0.0

Holy crap, I could barely move after ball last night. But it was worth it, we won both games reasonably well and played fairly decent games. The unfortunate part is that a lot of our players that helped us to victory last night probably won't be around during playoffs. Oh well. At least we know we have a good team when everyone comes out!

I have too many things to do today and tomorrow. I don't know where to begin and I don't want to begin. Last day of work today and i'm off tomorrow and all of the next week! Can't wait! Hooray!

Hope you're all having good summers. Aside from the loads of rain we've been getting, it's been decently warm here (average 20-22 degrees - celsius) and I think it will only get warmer (calling for 32 degrees on Friday). Very humid, hard to breathe for those who are not used to such warm, humid weather. But I love it - warm weather of any kind. I'll live with not breathing as well!

Breakfast: eggs and toast, coffee Lunch: turkey sandwich Dinner: chicken and rice Snack: ***chocolate*** (I was trying to hide that from you with the asterisks)

hollybelle on 07/05/2007:
Well, you did fine even with the chocolate - which we could still see, by the way! LOL Depending on how much chocolate you did have......keep up the good work.


maria777 on 07/06/2007:
That's exactly what I need to do to get back on track...start listing everything I eat like I used to do long ago!

Sounds like you're having a warm summer...how much fahrenheit?


Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/06/2007:
LOL, great job hiding that chocolate...it looks like it's up in lights! foods look good...i always remember that you stray from the fruits/veggies. I'm glad your games went well...its nice to see you on here more frequently now! whoa, 100 degrees F is 32 degrees...that's HOT!


sweetpea1977 on 07/11/2007:
Hope you're staying cool up there. We're getting tons of rain here (Georgia), which has cooled us down quite a bit. We were almost approaching 100 degrees during the drought, but now we're enjoying low to mid 80's. Much better!!



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 04, 2007

Weight: 0.0

I didn't make it out for dinner on Friday, but we did manage to sneak some rhubarb crumble cake from my mom's place. Very good, but really, really sweet. I guess i'm not used to all these sugary foods anymore. Ha, yeah right.

So I talked to my boyfriend about the lactose-intolerant idea that I had, and he sort of tore that to bits for me. He said that since he's been eating that cereal (Kashi), he's been feeling the same way. So we've decided that it is not the milk, that it's the cereal. And it's probably only the cereal because we eat it for breakfast and lunch, not just breakfast. And usually not just one cup either. So there you go. If we weren't so bull-headed and addicted to munchy foods like this, we wouldn't have a problem.

We play a double header in slo-pitch tonight. That's three hours of ball. You know, if i'm not sick of ball by the time we're done the season, I think I must be crazy. I know there was a reason for contemplating not returning to ball last year, but unfortunately I can't remember it!

I'm not old yet, but man do I feel it.

Run, legcramps, run...


legcramps - Friday Jun 29, 2007

Weight: 0.0

Thanks for your suggestions Donkey and Horn_of_Plenty. Next time I visit the grocery store i'll pick up some soy milk and give it a try. I've tried soy milk before with cereal but for some reason haven't stuck to it. But it was a while ago and maybe my tastebuds have changed since then.

Breakfast: 5 biscotti biscuits (186 cals) Lunch: turkey sandwich on a hot dog bun! (270 cals) Afternoon: veggies and dip (155 cals) Dinner: I might be going out for dinner today, so i'll budget 600-700 calories for that

Total calories = Maximum of 1311

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2007:
Great calories and glad to be of help to you for the soymilk issue. I can't believe how many different types of soy milk are on the market...more brands than milk, i believe! Have a good dinner. Let us know how it was!



legcramps - Thursday Jun 28, 2007

Weight: 0.0

I've come to the conclusion that I am lactose-intolerant. I suppose I should go for tests to back up my theory, but i'm not going to.

I figure so because of my favorite breakfast. Heck, i've even had it for lunch and dinner: Kashi cereal with milk. I don't know why I like it so much but it's wonderful. And I can't eat it anymore because it makes me double over in pain.

I guess I could eat it as a snack, without the milk. Yeah, i'll give that a try. Look at that - I cheered myself up! Doesn't take much.

Breakfast: 1/2 cup french vanilla cappacino; 1/2 cup coffee (132 cals), 5 biscotti biscuits (186 cals) Lunch: veggies and dip (104 cals) Dinner: chicken and rice (534 cals) snack: cheese twists (314 cals)

Total calories = 1271

Donkey on 06/28/2007:
Have you tried soy milk? I had reservations about trying soy milk, but then somebody told me to get vanilla flavored. I was pleasantly surprised. Some brands come in chocolate too. I have also tried the "light" variety of vanilla and plain and both are wonderful. I have not tried any of the chocolate kinds (regular or light) because I've heard they are *delicious* and I'm sure I will overindulge if I do have a carton of that stuff in my house.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2007:
do you like soy milk? some of the soy milk brands have even less calories than milk..and there are such good flavors. i wouldn't go for rice milk, because it doesn't have protein. but you should definitely look into soymilk.


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2007:
i would try the vanilla flavor if your unsure of trying the plain first!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/29/2007:
whenever i hear or say the word "biscotti" i always think of the member "biscottibody" on this site! haha



legcramps - Wednesday Jun 27, 2007

Weight: 0.0

This morning when the alarm went off I went downstairs and lay down on the couch with Zoe our Cockapoo. She was fast asleep on my tummy when bf came down the stairs and woke her up. He was supposed to be working out of town this week but because of rain it got postponed to next week. It's been postponed a few times now and i'm starting to wonder if they just don't want to do that job. Anyhow, he went over to the big lazy chair and she zoned in on how comfy he looked, jumped straight up in the air and flew over to rest herself on his legs. I can't believe she thinks he's more comfortable than me! MY belly is very soft, believe me!!!

Breakfast: biscotti cookies (5) - 186 cals Lunch: turkey sandwich on white (no ww bread left) - 441 cals Afternoon: veggies with dip - 91 cals Dinner: Chicken with rice - 330 cals Snack: veggies with dip - 91 cals

Total calories = 1139

Exercise: slo-pitch (two games, approx. 3 hours total)

I suppose I should mention that I didn't run yesterday, nor did I go to the kickboxing class. I did go for a walk, but that's it. The shame...

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/27/2007:
eh, don't worry about yesterday not doing any exercise. it just gives you more of an incentive to exercise really well today! especially since your muscles are nice and relaxed!


bathsuitbeautif on 06/27/2007:
Thanks for you comments. It looks like you had a good day diet wise.



legcramps - Monday Jun 25, 2007

Weight: 0.0

Bf left this morning, so it's just me again and the dogs. I put in my schedule that I would run today, but I don't know if that's going to happen. There's a kickboxing class tonight and seeing as there are only going to be two more classes until summer break, I oughta try and make it to them. So we'll see which one I pick (and hopefully I will pick one of them).

Breakfast - Kashi cereal Lunch - Turkey sandwich on ww; taco salad snack - Quaker Crispy Delights Chocolaty Drizzle cookies (90 cals) Dinner - 1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 pork steak, potatoes and raw veggies with dip. snack - Kashi cereal

About 1500 calories if i've added correctly.

Donkey on 06/25/2007:
Sounds like a good eating day! Good work!



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