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legcramps - Tuesday Oct 12, 2004

Weight: 131.0

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was a long one because of Thanksgiving, so today is my first day back to work since Friday. It was a good weekend, but so busy! I did everything I said I was going to do, and BF and I had a thanksgiving meal every single day of the weekend! Oy!

Of course, I went way off course in eating, and my exercise was practically non-existent, so for the rest of this week, i'm really going to try hard to get back on track. I met up at the dance with a friend of a friend's who used to see my BF occasionally, and she's stick-thin now! She used to be bigger than me, but now she looks like she's a size 5 (although she says she's a size 3). Talk about aggravating! I'll never be a size 3!!! Anyhow, it's given me a little push, not because BF was staring at her all night or anything, because he wasn't, but because she's that kind of person who can just motivate me to be better! It might seem like I have a vendetta against the girl, but I really don't! She's been very nice and respectful, to a point, towards me, and I have nothing terrible to say. You know when you just don't want to think someone your BF used to be with MIGHT look better than you?!! lol, it's crazy I know, but true nonetheless!

Today's plan: 2 eggs with one piece toast and 1/2 tablespoon peanut butter for breakfast, an apple, turkey salad sandwich (toasted, with lite mayo), a banana, one chicken breat (boneless, skinless) with one cup brown rice (cooked in lite chicken broth). Water and cran-grape juice to drink. It's probably too much, because i'm sure i'll sneak some kind of snack in there somewhere, but i'll work on it during the week. Gotta start with small steps!

My plan is to work on lowering my carb intake and upping the protein. Along with that are one hour walk/jogs each day, weather permitting. It's supposed to get cold by the end of the week. I hope that doesn't happen!

Well, i'm really frightened to get on that scale on Friday, but I have to do it. I don't know why I went so hay-wire this weekend. I really hope I can learn to control this part of my life, or at least limit it somehow. It's left me feeling quite disappointed in myself, even though I know that these things happen.

On another note, I want to dress up Chewie for hallowe'en, but i'm not sure as what. Anyone have any suggestions?


legcramps - Friday Oct 08, 2004

Weight: 131.0

ooo, one more pound to go!

I missed checking in yesterday because it was soooo very busy I just couldn't find any time to do it. Wenesday was good, but I took in a couple hundred extra calories that day. I played wallyball though for two hours so I think that might have helped balance it out. Yesterday my eating was good, but I had volleyball for two hours and went to the bar afterwards. If I wouldn't have had those five rye and cokes I bet my calories would look a lot better than they do!

Anyways, losing the .5 pound might just be a temporary thing, I guess i'll find out next week.

Today so far has been toast with sausage and cheese. Planned is a nectarine for snack, crackers, sausage and cheese for lunch and either an egg or a chicken salad sandwich for dinner. I'm craving a 'salad' sandwich today.

I'm so busy this weekend. I have four thanksgiving dinners to attend, one birthday party, a hockey game and a dance! I also have to find time to walk our eager young puppy who still has not learned to stop chewing on people. I didn't get a chance to walk him yesterday and neither did BF, so he's extra jittery now!

Have a great weekend everyone!

geevee on 10/08/2004:
Oh, boy! I know all about those miserable half pounds! Mine is gone, at least for today.


geevee on 10/08/2004:
Thanks for your comment. It's true. It's much slower losing weight when you're not so fat. I've gotten to the point where 1.5 pounds a month is wonderful! I'll take any loss!

So it's a good thing you lost a half pound with all of the social eating events on your calendar this week-end. Heavy duty!

Don't you find that the rate of weight loss is less since you are smaller?



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 06, 2004

Weight: 131.5

Still really busy today. Hopefully I can get some time to do the things I need to do already! Yesterday I had a chicken sandwich for dinner and then toast with peanut butter later on, along with an orange. I had to get groceries and I didn't want to go there on an empty stomach otherwise I would have purchased the entire supply of junk food! So I had a sandwich and then when everything was packed into the fridge, I helped myself to toast. Lots of bread yesterday, so i'm hoping I won't go overboard with that today. After work I also took Chewie for a run - two blocks again, this time we only stopped a couple of times. Then, when BF got home, we went for another jog, this time we went eight blocks in total! Of course, we were stopping a lot for Chewie because he kept finding things to chew on. So it was a walk/jog thing for me. I'm very happy with that, though. I wasn't at all expecting BF to want to go for a walk or jog or anything, so it was a nice surprise!

Today's plan: so far toast with butter, sausage and cheese for breakfast, 4oz cran-grape juice. Lunch is crackers, sausage and cheese, dinner is hopefully chicken. Snacks are a nectarine and a banana.

Gotta go, catch 'ya later!

monet0329 on 10/06/2004:
I know all about the stopping when you walk Chewie hehehe.. Molli does the same thing.. hehheee.... you have a great day.. wish I could talk more.. but the baby might wake up.. I am baby setting for 2 weeks for a friend.. and dont get to get on here much sniff sniff.. hugss.. have a great day hun..


Becca27 on 10/06/2004:
It sounds like you're trouble-shooting well. Grocery shopping on a full stomach is always a good tip. Two runs? Good for you!


geevee on 10/06/2004:
Boy, that's an important pointer, to eat before you go shopping! There always seems to be someone with an open bag of cookies or something which only encourages you to do the same.



legcramps - Tuesday Oct 05, 2004

Weight: 131.5

Good morning all. BF and I got a lot accomplished yesterday. When I got home, I unpacked the old freezer and repacked the new one. You won't believe the amount of meat I had to throw away. It was all AT LEAST four years old, and so badly burnt that there was no salvaging it. Anyways, since I had to lug bags down to the basement where the new freezer is, I think I got some good exercise in! BF got the old freezer moved outside, and put the weather stripping on the front door. So much warmer now! We're slowly getting there.

I cooked pork chops and potatoes with onions last night - no butter, no oil, just water and some milk and 1/2 cup of creamed mushroom soup, cooked in the oven. I had one pork chop and one potato. Later on I snuck in two more crackers with cheese and sausage, but all in all I think it was a good day! I also got some exercise in - Chewie and I went for a jog and made it two blocks again! That little bugger can almost keep up with me now!

Today's plan: breakfast was toast with peanut butter, lunch will be crackers with cheese and sausage, and dinner will be leftovers. Snacks are one nectarine and one banana. Goal: get some water in today! (i've been messing up on that for a couple days now). Exercise - jog with Chewie.

Hope you are all doing well - sorry about not commenting much at the moment, life's just really hectic all of a sudden!


legcramps - Monday Oct 04, 2004

Weight: 131.5

The scale moved back down for me when I weighed on Saturday morning. This is so nice to see, especially since I haven't been very loyal to any kind of exercise regime. I know I hadn't been eating as much as usual, so that's probably why. Having a new puppy cuts down on the time we have in the day to eat!

Chewbacca is now eight weeks old. We've gotten him his first shots, and had his nails clipped. He needs another bath, but that'll have to wait until we're both around to do it (I tried it myself before and it wasn't pleasurable). He's doing very well. We took him over to a friend's place that has two smaller types of dogs and he spent a good hour or so playing with them. He gets along with them nicely, and is learning much faster than I think he would if he wasn't interacting with them. We also took him out to BF's family's farm, where they have two dogs, one that is part black lab as well. Her name is Bailey. She is I think around seven months, and huge! When we first showed Chewie to her, she ran from him! She was so scared of him that she wouldn't go near him until the other dog started playing with him! But when she finally did, she was so rough our poor Chewie was covered with slobber and was barking furiously and whining constantly! I had to put him in the car for the rest of our visit. But it's a great start for him meeting other dogs and soon enough he'll be able to take on Bailey! Oh Chewie also almost got beaten up by a cat! So funny!

I did manage exercise on the weekend, dancing and taking Chewie outside to play and for a bit of a walk. Ah, you take what you can get.

Today's plan: two pieces toast with peanut butter, crackers, sausage and cheese for lunch, sub(??maybe) for dinner. Snacks: banana and an apple.

BF got a new freezer on the weekend, so tonight will be unpacking the old one, defrosting it and packing up the new one. We're also in the process of winterizing BF's house, so very busy right now! Take care all!

Princess_Teacup on 10/04/2004:
I just wanted to tell you how much I love hearing about your puppy! I think it's especially hilarious that you've nicknamed him Chewie. I'm surprised that every puppy in the world doesn't end up being called Chewie. I remember when my American Eskimo was about 3 months old and I ducked out to take a quick shower and came back to find that he'd eaten an arm chair in under 15 minutes. A couple of days ago he (now 3 years old) helped himself to about 10 dollars that I left sitting on the dresser while out running just for old times sake, I guess.

Anyway...Good job on the half pound! Hug the puppy for me!


Becca27 on 10/04/2004:
My yellow lab's name is Bailey! She's two and rather small for a lab, but we love her. Did chewie do better in the car this time?



legcramps - Friday Oct 01, 2004

Weight: 132.0

I'm feeling particularly hungry today. I've already added a piece of 9 grain toast with peanut butter spread to my '2 egg' breakfast.

Anyhow, after work yesterday I snacked on 6 crackers with sausage and cheese, then had 2 potatoes and some carrots. That's what I 'cooked'. Maybe today i'll make something more worthwhile, but everytime I look in the freezer I see that it's packed with pork products and I want CHICKEN already! I never did have much taste for pork.

I started to take Chewie out for a jog, but BF got home early so we jumped in his car and went cruising instead. Usually dogs like to stick their heads out and feel the wind, but Chewie just sat in my lap trembling the whole time. I did some laundry last night too, but mostly I just sat on the couch and played with the dog. Now THAT was the lazy me I know and love!

Today's plan: 2 eggs and toast with peanut butter, nectarine, potatoes, carrots and yam, crackers, sausage and cheese, and dinner. Again, I don't know what dinner will be, but i'm hoping for chicken! Cross your fingers and hopefully i'll get my way tonight!

p.s. no weigh-in this morning. oops, i forgot.

monet0329 on 10/01/2004:
Good morning sunshine :O)..... It was nice that you got to be alittle lazy and just play with Chewie hehehe.. we all deserve that once in a while hehe.. I hope you get your chicken hun...I am lucky around here.. hub doesnt care what I made for dinner.. as long as there is SOMETHING there when he gets home..lol...but he doesnt care much for chicken on the bone.. so when it does come to chicken.. I have to get breast.. boneless.. lol. only because when he was younger.. he worked at Perdue Chicken .. lol.

you have a great day hun.. and I hope you get your jog in today.. my Molli is the same way when in a car.. we went to the city part last Sunday and she wouldnt dare get close to that window..lol..but she loved the walk in the park :O)...

HUGS.. Monet'


Becca27 on 10/01/2004:
Give Chewie time - she'll warm up to those rides. Sounds like you have a great plan for today.


Soon2BThin on 10/01/2004:
First off, thanks for all your comments! I love getting comments and try to comment to others as much as possible. I hope you get that chicken for dinner. Good luck!


biscottibody59 on 10/03/2004:
Just scanned your entries about your pup--don't know how old he is, but I wanted to relate my experience with my dog. If he's young still, make sure you take him around other dogs as much as possible, my dog didn't get properly socialized and no one really told me (and I've had dogs forever in my life). Also she hated HATED riding in the car and only got sick for awhile. Then with aging and getting her confidence--she's about 5 years old, she would just about live in the car today--I think that came from not taking her every time the opportunity presented itself.

Anyway. I hope you're having a good time! Will read you more fully later:-)



legcramps - Thursday Sep 30, 2004

Weight: 132.0

I'm feeling pretty good today, and it's probably from all that exercise I got yesterday. But it probably won't motivate me to do anything tonight!

After work yesterday, I took Chewie for a walk/jog. He wasn't in the mood to follow me though, so it ended up being a walk/drag. Oh well. I forgot about my leftover pasta and for lunch I had a tuna salad sandwich instead. Well, I needed to finish the can off anyway! I also had one and a half nectarines. After wallyball, BF and I took Chewie on another walk. This time we went all the way downtown to return a movie. The puppy was pooped by the time we got back home, and went straight to sleep! Thank goodness! So I got a lot more exercise last night than I have in a while! When we got back home, I heated up a cup of pasta because I was feeling pretty hungry by then.

Today's plan: two eggs with coffee for breakfast, pasta leftovers for lunch, and today since I have some time on my hands i'm going to cook dinner. Not quite sure what yet, but there's only healthy food in the house, so it shouldn't be a problem. As long as I don't 'accidentally' fall asleep after work...

monet0329 on 09/30/2004:
Great job on the exercise.. I always feel better if I do extra :O).. and I know all about the walk/drag.. hehhe.. have a great day hun.. hugs..



legcramps - Wednesday Sep 29, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Thanks for all the avocado advice! While I was walking Chewie yesterday after work, I sliced one up and ate it just like that. You're definitely right - it sure is bland! But I ate it anyways, and I didn't mind at all. Later on, when BF got back from work, we went out to eat (I wanted to go to the movie, and we didn't have time to cook something to eat). I had one cup of pasta with a few pieces of chicken. Obviously I didn't eat it all, so the leftovers are for lunch and dinner today. I've had 2 eggs so far, with a cup of coffee. I also had a treat of a little bit of chocolate. We didn't make it to the movie, so instead we rented one and fell asleep not even half way through it! We're so tired all the time now, we can't seem to get anything done during the week.

When I took Chewie for a walk yesterday, we went a whole two blocks and back! I even jogged for about a block, to get some exercise into the dog AND myself! I'll be so happy when he can go longer distances and I can JOG with him!

Anyhow, nothing more to report; these weeks are flying by. Wallyball is tonight for 2 hours, then sleepy time again! Have a great day!

Umpqua on 09/29/2004:
I haven't dealt with a puppy in many years, but I can tell you that having a dog is GREAT for exercise. In fact, it's built in exercise for me now because I know he'll get antsy and pace if I don't walk him. My puppy Ferris is 4 now but still puppy-like in many ways. The great thing is he'll walk for miles and he used to trot along with me when I "ran" (it was more like a trot for me too). Sounds like he's training easily for such a young dog too.


geevee on 09/29/2004:
MOre avocado info: a slice or two of avocado in a sandwich adds that 'extra' something. Also, mash it up w/mayo or NF yogurt or sour cream, add garlic if you like it, lemon and you have a good dip or topping.


monet0329 on 09/29/2004:
Hiya sweetie.. sorry I havent been in here.. I have been so busy looking up stuff and posting them in my other weighloss group.. there are alot of good articals for people to read.. and recipes and even jokes and stuff.. :O)..here is the link if you want to check it out.. dont feel obligated please.. just wanted you to know your welcome there if you decide to :O). http://groups.msn.com/IIReflectionsII/wlcom.msnw just copy and paste it if you cant just click on it..lol. also.. you can add pictures,, and throw your pounds away and pitch your inches away too.. its alot of fun :O).. there is also exercise advice lots and lots of goodies.. ok.. enough diet stuff.. hehe

your chewie sounds great.. my Molli is a sweetie.. she is 3 years in human years.. so she is out of the puppy stage.. buttttt.. she keeps knocking over my trash can :O(.. and this am I woke up to a lovely batch of coffee grounds all over the kitchen :(..maybe we just need to take it out everynight..lol.. but It wasnt full..lol..

I tried to take my Molli walking with me.. but there are so many dogs around here.. she is just skiddish.. and I have to end up picking her up .lol.. so I leave her walks to my oldest son.. and I just walk with my friend..lol.. last Sunday was great.. the whole Family went to the part.. Molli included.. heheh// and we walked for about 2 and a half hours.. it was great.. hubby says we can do it every sunday.. so thats great..

can I ask what wallyball is? anything like racket ball?

I will try to get here veryday now that we have things pretty much in order over in the msn group.. ok.. keep doing great and youll get that half a pound and more off :O)..hugsss


borntocry on 09/30/2004:
Hi legcramps! Don't overdo it on the avocado - it's really high in fat, you know? Healthy fat, of course, but still...

It will be great when you can jog with Chewie! What a cool incentive to exercise! I know I have trouble getting myself out of the door sometimes. But Chewie won't let you laze around all day! (Not that you seemed to have a problem with that before, what with your wallyball and various other sporty activities!)



legcramps - Tuesday Sep 28, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Chewie IS very cute, borntocry! I'm sure you'd fall in love with him as fast as I have!

I've been pretty busy here lately, which is why I haven't been commenting on other diaries. I've been reading them all though. Hopefully today i'll have some time to comment.

Yesterday I ended up having pork and a mixture of yams, carrots, and potatoes for dinner. This morning so far i've had eggs and toast with coffee again for breakfast. Oh, and yesterday I also had a banana and an apple. I haven't tried the avocadoes yet, i've never tasted them before and they look a little disconcerting! But i'll try them out today, before they start to ripen too much.

I went for a walk yesterday, not much of one because I had the puppy with me, but still a walk. He's much better at staying beside me now. And, except for the slight accident when BF came home and Chewie got a little too excited, he's been toileting in basically one area in the backyard! Yay! I'm excited! The only thing left that he MUST be taught is to not bite. That's proving to be a struggle.

Today's plan is a tuna salad sandwich for lunch, and leftover pork and veggies for dinner. I have a banana for the morning, and i'll grab an avocado for this afternoon's snack. A walk after work, coffee with a friend, a few phone calls regarding my volleyball team, take in a movie, and call it a night. Easy!

geevee on 09/28/2004:
Avocado is rather bland. I like to cut it up in cubes, then add sliced onion, half a lemon or lime(we're big on limes in Miami), salt and a bit of olive oil. I usually eat a half an avocado and then quickly cover the other half before it turns brown. Squeezing lemon or lime on it will do the trick too. It's also good in a salad.


geevee on 09/28/2004:
Avocado is rather bland. I like to cut it up in cubes, then add sliced onion, half a lemon or lime(we're big on limes in Miami), salt and a bit of olive oil. I usually eat a half an avocado and then quickly cover the other half before it turns brown. Squeezing lemon or lime on it will do the trick too. It's also good in a salad.


Becca27 on 09/28/2004:
I'm glad things are getting better with Chewie. Pretty soon, all your work will pay off and he'll be the model dog. It sounds like you have a great plan for today. Keep up the great work.


borntocry on 09/29/2004:
Hi legcramps! Thanks for your comment.

Good job on training Chewie not to use the bathroom all over the yard! That must have been difficult. Well done!

As for avocados, I think they're good diced, in salads, or sometimes I put a slice on top of a veggie burger or in a sandwich. They're nice that way too. I also make my own guacamole by chopping a little onion, tomato, garlic and cilantro and adding it to mashed avocado, with some lime juice so that it doesn't darken. That's the problem with avocado - once it's cut it starts to turn black. Apparently wrapping it in seran wrap can help preserve its colour.



legcramps - Monday Sep 27, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Well, I kind of figured that I wouldn't be able to maintain that weight without proper exercise and SOME kind of fitness regime! But, I should be very thankful that all I put on was half a pound. It could've been much more!

I was sick over the weekend, but by Sunday was feeling much better, and today I think i'm as good as new. Well, almost, anyways. Seems I had a little infection, and since my immune system is shot, I really wasn't able to fight it myself. But even with the meds, I still felt terrible and I hate feeling that way. Thanks for all the concern showed to me the past few days, it's really appreciated. Unfortunately, I work in a setting where it's very easy to pick up any little bug, and I seem to be under the weather quite a bit because of that. But, on to more positive things!

I ate well over the weekend, with one splurge on a cheeseburger and 16 ounces of root beer yesterday. To add to my batallion of oranges, apples and bananas, I now have avocadoes, nectarines and honeydew melon. I don't think i've seen this much fruit in one place in my whole life! And I think I ate peanut butter with every single piece of fruit I had! Oh, i'm almost peanut-buttered out!

Chewy is learning to walk and follows behind me quite well now, although he has an odd habit of jumping around like a kangaroo! We went to the park yesterday and had a great day plowing through the tall grass and eating pine cones. He's VERY good at growling now, and almost always barks when he doesn't get his way! He's into everything, and is taking a lot of energy out of BF and I, but we shall prevail, and be wiser people in the end! Actually, it was a lot of fun this weekend with the puppy, and i'm sure he will be a lot more fun once he can run around and play with us!

Today's plan: breakfast was two eggs with toast and a cup of coffee. Lunch will be leftover yams and carrots, and a peanut butter sandwich. Dinner might be either porkchops or a baked chicken, not sure yet if i'll have the time for the latter, with side of yams. My exercise will be outside in the back yard with Chewy, trying to teach him to go to the bathroom in only one spot instead of the whole yard! I don't know how many times i've had to clean off my shoes! Have a good one today!

borntocry on 09/28/2004:
Hi legcramps! I'm glad to see you're feeling better. I was a bit worried about you!

Chewy sounds so cute, by the way!



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