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legcramps - Thursday Sep 23, 2004

Weight: 131.5

I forgot to weigh myself this morning, as I won't be here tomorrow or on the weekend. Well, I guess Monday i'll post what it is.

I'm not extremely chipper today, still very tired. I'm getting quite sick actually I think. I'm going to try and make an appointment with the doctor tomorrow because I have the day off. I'm not sure what's wrong, but my back and abdomen hurt, and i'm always ready to sleep. It's probably not major, but better safe than sorry, right?

I ate a ham sandwich yesterday for dinner, then later had a couple cups of coffee and a glass of crangrape juice. I also ate an orange and an apple last night. Today i've had eggs, toast and coffee for breakfast, and brought a banana and some crangrape juice to work. I went out and bought some fruit last night to try and flush out my body, so for the next few days hopefully i'll be eating a lot of that, and drinking a lot of fluids.

I hope to do nothing this weekend. I need some rest. It's not that I can't exercise, but the simple fact is - i'd rather complain about being sick....

Becca27 on 09/23/2004:
Have a wonderful weekend and rest up!


TheMother on 09/23/2004:
Very smart move to visit the doctor if you're not feeling better by tomorrow. Hopefully, you will be able to find out what it is, treat it and feel better over the weekend. Enjoy (as best you can) your 3-day weekend. Next week I'm planning a 3-dayer msyelf (Friday is my BD so I thought I'd take the day off - can't wait!!!!).

Take care,

TM


SarahBeth on 09/23/2004:
Hope you feel better soon!


borntocry on 09/25/2004:
Hey legcramps! I hope you're feeling better by Monday. Weren't you sick just recently too? I think it's a good idea to rest yourself and to have a lot of fruit and fluids. Take care of yourself, girl!



legcramps - Wednesday Sep 22, 2004

Weight: 131.5

Okay, i'm tired.

Yesterday I had leftover rice and veggies, then made a ham for dinner. I didn't have any of it though. I ate a couple pieces of toast with peanut butter instead. I just wanted to sleep last night!

I feel like we've started over with Chewy about 10,000 times now. Every time I think we're making progress, he does something intolerable and makes me absolutely crazy! But he's so cute when he tries to bark! And, i've almost taught him to 'come'. I think 'sit' will be next.

No exercise.

Today: rice and veggies for lunch, ham for dinner, pictures of Chewy, shower and sleep. That's all I can handle today.

nettyb40 on 09/22/2004:
Don't let the doggie make you crazy. He can't help it, he's just a baby. Just keep working and he'll get it eventually.

Keep at it. Both the doggie and the weight loss will be worth the effort.


subway girl on 09/22/2004:
I'm feeling you on the "need sleep" thing. I am exhausted too! The best thing for us- eat well balanced meals and catch up on those z's! I hope you are feeling more rested tomorrow! Have a great wednesday.


Becca27 on 09/22/2004:
You can make it through the puppy stage. Just think, this is preparing you for parenthood. It will get better. Great job eating - you seem like you're managing well.


malh on 09/22/2004:
I hate being tired...its one of my number one reasons for me to overeat.... Your "chewy" sounds adorable...My son who is 15 keeps wanting a dog and then my 22 year old son keeps emailing me pictures of cute dogs from the humane society....I would but I've been through that puppy stage one too many times...



legcramps - Tuesday Sep 21, 2004

Weight: 131.5

Hello all.

My eating was alright yesterday. I had some leftover chicken from Sunday's dinner for lunch, and then I made brown rice with veggies and a mushroom sauce with grilled peppers. Lots of veggies for dinner! Today is leftover rice and veggies for lunch, and hopefully i'll get a ham in the oven and that will be ready for dinner tonight. Then it's ham sandwiches all week! Yum!

I didn't get any exercising done yesterday. Once I got home from work, I had to look after Chewbaka, then cook supper, then run to my apartment to pick up some more supplies while i'm staying at BF's temporarily (okay, I didn't run...) until I can get packed and moved. I was pooped after that and I fell asleep while BF watched a couple of movies. Then Chewy woke me up every few hours for a potty break and now here I am. I blasted myself with cold water in the shower this morning just to try and wake myself up! Oy, it's going to be a long one today, I think! Already I have things planned right after work which means I probably won't get home until later on tonight, so i'm not sure about exercise again. But the eating's going well, and hopefully i'll at least maintain this weight for the week. My goal weight is 130 pounds right now. I'm not really very skinny at the weight i'm at now, I have an odd body shape. My torso is very long, and my legs are very short, so although the weight is distributed evenly, it looks like my lower body is much bigger. It's kind of frustrating, but if I keep toned and get to 130, I might be content with that!

Well, back to work I go. I've been watching all the Star Wars movies lately, because of Chewbaka, and i've caught myself talking like Yoda. A little bit crazy, I am.....

Have a good one today!

Becca27 on 09/21/2004:
You're almost there!!!!! I'm only 5'3.5" but I, too have a very long torso. My legs are short and my butt is big. Of course, I have no chest either. It can be frustrating. I can't wait to read when you reach your goal! I haven't watched the original Star Wars movies in ages. Hope all is well with your Chewbaka. Have a good one!


shellybelly on 09/21/2004:
Have a good today!


TheMother on 09/21/2004:
Hello and thanks for the helpful comments about my food plan. Just to clarify, the reduced calorie bread (Pepperidge Farm) is the 7 or 12 grain type, not white. I've basically given up white bread not to mention bagels which I love. Haven't had one since early July and to tell you the truth, I really don't miss it.

Congrats on the new addition to the family. I love the name!!!! My family is Star Wars fanatics so I know all about Chewbacca. Enjoy your new pet. We have a cat (named Fluffy) and we love her dearly. She is a true member of the family. You will grow to feel the same way about your puppy.

Have a GREAT day...

TM


gigi43 on 09/21/2004:
Thanks for the comment - to answer your questions I do around 20 minutes of upper body work to keep my back strong because of my scoliosis and then I do between 30 and 45 minutes of cardio. I also throw some crunches in there - about 200 or so. Hope your plan is going well - sounds like you're doing just fine!


borntocry on 09/22/2004:
Hi legcramps!

I had to laugh at the comment you left me... because I actually think that getting up at six and going for a run is bit out there, too! I'm so lazy I have to be dragged out of bed just to get to work by 9:45. And that's where one of the advantages of working in France comes into play... people have a much more laidback lifestyle here.

You must be happy to be so near your goal weight. I'm afraid to weigh myself now... I fear what I might see on the scale! But maybe I'll get around to it on the weekend.

It seems like you're becoming a master chef, by the way! That mushroom sauce sounds really good!


Umpqua on 09/22/2004:
Wow, congratulations on the weight - you're doing so well! And the puppy also, although I'm sure he's a handful. We got our dog when he was 2 and fully trained and he was still a handful - still is! Enjoy though, there's nothing quite like having a puppy around. And keep up the great work!



legcramps - Monday Sep 20, 2004

Weight: 131.5

Hey!

I'm logging in kind of late today, but i've been a little busy at work, so, you know...

Doing good lately, even with the puppy around to keep me busy! I stayed in almost the whole weekend, looking after him. Boy, did he ever keep me awake! We did finally come up with a name - actually, it was the first one I suggested to BF. Chewbaka. I don't know if that spelling is correct. Remember Star Wars? Then you should remember Chewbaka, the sweet lovable whatever the heck he was...puppy is named after him and also because he chews just about everything he can get his teeth into!! Our short name for him is chewy...

Anyhow, eating was alright. I kept to my cooked meals except for dinner on Friday night and dinner last night. I just was too tired to cook at these times. Anyhow, I won't get into it in detail because I, of course, didn't write anything down and so can't really remember everything I ate. I know I had a cheeseburger on Friday night, with about 16oz pop, and on Sunday I had chicken fingers with dip and a salad with ranch dressing. The rest of my meals consisted of stew and chili, and a breakfast of bacon and eggs! I think I did alright, but eating wasn't on my priority list this weekend.

I already missed our home-opener hockey game because of puppy, and I won't be going to wallyball on Wednesday because I would be gone for too long. I did take him out for a walk on Sunday morning, but he can't really walk yet (he's kind of clumsy and wobbles all over the place!), so we go fairly slow! I'm hoping he'll have a little more control over his legs soon so that we can go for long walks together. In the snowy cold. I also went downstairs to the gym twice on the weekend and rode the bike and lifted weights, while chewy was sleeping.

Well, hopefully soon my exercise regime will get back to normal so that I can keep this weight off! Until then, i'll keep posting here and watching what I put into my mouth. I'll never give up!

Take care!

Becca27 on 09/20/2004:
The first few months with a pup are hard. To me, it was like having another kid. It will get better. We used to crate ours even if we went to buy milk - now she has free reign over the house all day. You chose a cute name. I'm impressed with your active weekend! I'm much better able to exercse during the week. Sat and Sun never work - too many activities for kids.


Runner on 09/20/2004:
Congrats on your weight loss! You'll be out of the 130's in no time! What is your goal weight? Keep up the good work! :)


borntocry on 09/21/2004:
Hi legcramps!

Congratulations on the weight loss. Now that I've found out how tall you are, I know you must be pretty skinny at that weight...

Good work keeping up with the exercise despite the new arrival. That shows real determination, in my opinion. I know that for me, exercise is just about my lowest priority activity, hehe. If ever anything else comes up, exercise loses out!



legcramps - Friday Sep 17, 2004

Weight: 131.5

A-ha! I knew it! Woah, i'm flabbergasted.

Yesterday after work I had 1/2 an egg salad sandwich, a cheeseburger and 1 cup potatoes. I had some pop too, hopefully that won't come back to haunt me in the next couple of days. Anyways, even after all that bread, I still managed to record a pretty big loss this week! I'm very pleased.

I have other good news as well - my BF and I just got a puppy! He's a mix, black lab and a couple other ones I can't remember. We haven't named him yet - can't think of anything. Anyways, I was up all night because he was screaming and crying so often. I couldn't sleep because of it, so I just sat beside him and tried to get him to sleep. He slept probably as much as I did! We were thinking of getting a dog, but we weren't expecting one so soon! We weren't ready for it, and because of that the dog didn't have much of a bed, or space to play, etc. Today i'm going to head out and buy some much needed equipment. All we got yesterday was food, some treats, and a couple toys. The food he didn't even eat; this morning BF had to run to a corner store and get soft cat food because that was all there was. We tried softening the dog food, but no go. He just doesn't like it. Anyhow, he loved the cat good, so go figure. I hope it's alright that we fed cat food to a dog. I'm going to go to the store today and get soft dog food for him.

Because of the new arrival, I did no exercise yesterday. I'll try to get some this weekend. I want to get some supplies and start cleaning my place and organizing things. I'm probably going to move to BF's while he's out of town working, so that I can save some rent money. That means lots of packing for me!

So, anyone have any unique dog names?

geevee on 09/17/2004:
ALL RIGHT! Way to go! Geez, you were at 133 for awhile. How long? It's like me with 127. I won't even talk about the couple of odd days when it was 126.5, a little more than 15min., but not much! You're just around the corner from the 120's!


monet0329 on 09/19/2004:
Wo0o0ho0o0o0o on your losss... and your gain of a new puppy :O)... I got a puppy Friday night well she isnt a puppy but she looks like one ..lol.. she is a mini pin.. (minature dobermen...)..she is so cute.. she already had a name so we didnt change it.. Molli... :O)..she is so sweet.. she is 3 years old.. human years that is.. so whats that make her..? 21?...I'm not sure how that all works... but I do know she is gonna help me to walk more hehe.. she loves walks.. :O).

ok.. I'll let ya move on to your other comments :O).. Noticed you havent been here for a few days.. hope all is well :O).. hugs



legcramps - Thursday Sep 16, 2004

Weight: 133.0

I'm so looking forward to my weigh-in tomorrow. I won't screw it up tonight so that tomorrow i'll hopefully have a great new weight! But I woke up this morning feeling and looking very bloated, and i'm not sure why. This is what I ate yesterday, after work: snack of 2oz cheese, 6 crackers and 1 slice ham, one egg salad sandwich and one cup of stew (had beef, sweet potato, carrots, celery, onions, and beef boullion). I don't understand? The broth maybe? Oy. Anyways, I know it wasn't much, so I know this temporary bloating will go away if I only give it time!

I went for a walk yesterday, didn't manage to get any running in because I had a backpack and my BF with me, so we just went for a leisurely walk. Better than nothing, like I always say!

I've had eggs and toast so far this morning, and for lunch is half an egg salad sandwich with a half cup of stew. Same thing for dinner. Oh, good stew! I love it, it's so tasty! I can't believe it worked out on my very first try!

geevee on 09/16/2004:
It was probably the ham and boullion. Same thing happened to me today, an unexplained gain of one pound. It's SO annoying!


Becca27 on 09/16/2004:
Are you going to Weight Watchers? Good luck on hte weigh in.


Runner on 09/16/2004:
HI! I hope your weigh-in is very encouraging for you! I'm sure the bloated feeling is from the ham, cheese, and soup. All of them are rather salty. I bloat very easily myself.

Have a great weekend!


borntocry on 09/17/2004:
Hi legcramps!

Here's the recipe for Sicilian Lentil Pasta Sauce. I got it from allrecipes.com. I halved the recipe. I'd actually found this recipe ages ago but was a bit hesitant to make it because my boyfriend/husband is a bit picky when it comes to vegetables. But he went crazy over it. He couldn't stop talking about how great it was.

Anyway, here it is:

2 teaspoons olive oil<br> 1 cup chopped onion<br> 2 cups fresh sliced mushrooms<br> 1 small zucchini, chopped<br> 3 cloves garlic, minced<br> 1 cup dry lentils<br> 3 cups water<br> 2 (8 ounce) cans tomato sauce<br> 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste<br> 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar<br> 1/2 cup water

DIRECTIONS:<br> Bring lentils and 3 cups water to a rolling boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low, cover, and cook 45 to 60 minutes.

In a large saucepan, heat oil over medium heat. Add onions, mushrooms, zucchini, and garlic. Cook and stir until tender, about 5 minutes.

Add tomato sauce, tomato paste, sugar, vegetables, and 1/2 cup water to lentils. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for 20 minutes. If necessary, add more water to keep the sauce from sticking. Be careful not to dilute; the sauce should be quite thick.



legcramps - Wednesday Sep 15, 2004

Weight: 133.0

I'm still floating around with that 'thin' feeling today. Yesterday was good except for the ice cream treat that I had after dinner. Whoops! I ate a cup of vanilla ice cream, about 200 cals. But, in my own defense, i'd been craving sweets for three days straight and found the willpower to resist each of those three days. I think it was only a matter of time! I'm not craving anything like that today, and so i'm thinking i'll be okay now for a few more days. Oh boy, let that be true!!!

Yesterday I also had two chicken fajitas. One for lunch and one for dinner. I didn't want the chili, so my BF ate it for me. I was just getting sick of eating chili all the time! Today started off with eggs, lunch will be another fajita, and for dinner i'm making beef stew with egg salad sandwiches! I know, but it was a request made by my BF. How can I argue with that?! I picked out a great recipe for the stew, made all by stove top, so I think it should go well. I don't have wallyball tonight, I guess i'm taking the week off as no one has e-mailed me yet to ask if I want to play.

Last night I made it to the gym!! Yay! I went 20 minutes on the stationary bike, then lifted weights for 15 minutes. Not bad. I'll take it; it's better than nothing! Tonight i'm hoping for a walk/jog through the park. I hope it's nice outside later on today so that I can.

I hope you're all doing your very best. Stay strong and have a great day today!

nettyb40 on 09/15/2004:
A one time treat is not that much. It sounds to me like you have a good plan in place. Try to keep variety in your food so you don't get bored and frustrated.

Thank you for your support.


geevee on 09/15/2004:
Hey, 200 cal. isn't bad for such a tasty treat, and you deserve it after your terrible weekend.

About the high solium content of commercial soups in your comment to Teacup - I usually make my own soup for just that reason. I break my rule when the New England Clam Chowder is on sale, 2 for 1. I can't resist.


Princess_Teacup on 09/15/2004:
Thanks for the BF advice. It's really very helpful. He's a really good person but I'm very frustrated and unsure as what the right thing to do is.

As for the soup, I usually make a pot of veggie soup with a handful of egg noodles at the beginning of the week and eat it until it's gone or I can't take it anymore. It does have a lot of salt. I don't know how you get around that. Food that's mostly water tends not to have a lot of flavor. It is my impression that homemade soups would be lower in sodium than canned but I have no information to back that up.


Stringbean on 09/15/2004:
Sometimes those sweet cravings can be killer!! Good for you for keeping it at 200 calories!

Thanks for leaving comments at my diary- I really appreciate knowing someone is there rooting me along! And the crash wasn't major- it actually came from my daughter's room, she dropped a basket of toys. No big deal (you can bet she cleaned it up! lol)

SB


monet0329 on 09/15/2004:
Hello hun.. sounds like you had a great exercise day :O).. you asked me what kind of foods i eat..I usally have eggs and turkey bacon for breakfast.. or a boiled egg or two.. depending on how hungry I think I am..lol.. lunch is a salad..just lettuce..boiled egg..turkey bacon or any other meat..and ranch dressing or itialian..dinner.. any kind of meat.. steaks.. cheese burgers...pork chops.. whatever I want.. and either a small salad. just the lettuce..and dresing.. or green beans.. or deviled eggs.. basicaly it is the Atkins.. low carbs.. I stay under 20 carbs a day .. and try to stay under 1200 in calories..I love this new way of life.. I have done it before.. and lost 50 pounds in 3 months.. then easter came around.. I cheated.. and I couldnt get back in my frame of mind... this time is diffeent.. I know I am ready.. and I will get the job done!!!.. Ive never been into it like I am now.. even doing the exercises..lol.. before you couldnt get me to move..lol..

talk to you tomorrow my new friend :O).. hugssss oh.. and stay away from that there icecream hehehe


borntocry on 09/16/2004:
Hi legcramps! Congratulations on that thin feeling. You deserve it after all your good work.

I think you did the right thing by treating yourself to a little ice-cream. I'm a firm believer in the dangers of deprivation. If you let it build up too much it can get the better of you in a big way! (Well, that's my experience, anyway!)

It looks like you're doing plenty of cooking too. It's fun, isn't it? And I think it can be quite healthy to prepare your own meals. That way you know exactly what goes into them. Keep it up!


subway girl on 09/16/2004:
Thanks for your comment :) You are doing great too! My goal is to lose 5 pounds, preferably by October. I weigh myself every saturday morning and the way I keep track of it in my diary is by putting the number that I have left to lose under where it says weight. Hence the reason there is a 3 instead of a much larger number under weight in my diary! I obviously do not weigh 3 pounds!! Oh, and the cereal, haha I didn't put the water on the cereal, I put milk on it, but I drank a glass of water with it! Water on cereal would be pretty gross! Have a great day :)



legcramps - Tuesday Sep 14, 2004

Weight: 133.0

When I jumped in the shower this morning, I couldn't help but realize how much smaller my waist felt as compared to ten pounds ago. My clothes slide on now, instead of me having to wriggle into them! It felt great, so when I got out of the bathroom, I just stood in front of the mirror for awhile. I don't usually give myself a lot of time to get ready in the morning, so needless to say, I was late for work by about five minutes! For admiring myself in the mirror!

I wanted chocolate or chips last night in the worst way. My BF and I were watching movies all last night, and one movie in particular I found extremely boring. Once i'm bored, I either have to do something else, or I get 'hungry'. I sat it out though, and my BF helped a lot when he made no move to offer to go uptown for me! After an hour or so I grabbed some cheese and a few crackers and made do with that.

No exercise yesterday, like I said. My stomach muscles are still sore today, but getting much better. Thanks for all the comments and 'get better' messages you girls left me yesterday. Today I want to hit the gym and do some lifting. I had eggs this morning so far, and lunch is leftover chili. I made chicken fajitas yesterday for dinner, so i'll probably have those leftovers today for dinner. I'm doing really good on the water, considering I was sick over the weekend.

Okay, that's it for now! Have a great day everyone! Stay Strong!

TheMother on 09/14/2004:
What a thrill to be able to slip easily into clothes instead of tugging and pulling, etc. All of your hard work and dedication is paying off just like the expression "nothing tastes as good as being thin feels". Enjoy it!

When I get bored, I, too, usually turn to food for something to do. That's one of my biggest problems - the other is I eat 1/2 a meal or more just by tasting everything when I cook. That's why even though my family says I'm a good cook, I don't enjoy it. I'd sooner wash windows or work out in the yard because I'm out of the kitchen and away from all of that temptation.

Have a GREAT Tuesday!

TM


subway girl on 09/14/2004:
I read your entry for today and found it quite entertaining that you were late for work because of admiring yourself in the mirror! I think that is actually a very good thing that you could do that- look in the mirror and be so happy that you just have to keep looking! Congrats :) Also, thanks for the comment and the motivation! It feels so good to be eating right and exercising! Stay focused and you will reach your goals!


Stringbean on 09/14/2004:
Oh I can't wait to be able to see some changes! You are doing really good- Congratualtions!

Yesterday, I went walking through our neighborhood, where there's still a LOT of construction going on, and I swear all those construction workers looked at me like they'd never seen anyone walk before. ::Shudder:: I'm going to try finding a better route- one that doesn't take me through the construction anymore. I'm going to start working Tae Bo into my schedule more, too.

Keep up the good work!

SB


monet0329 on 09/14/2004:
Great jon on the fight not to give in.. BF needs a hug for helping you.. I'll let you do that hehehe...hope you made it to the Gym today.. :O).. your chilli soulds so gooood..lol.. but not on my diet.. :O(.. but thats ok.. hugsssss



legcramps - Monday Sep 13, 2004

Weight: 133.0

Oh, I am so exhausted! I was so very sick on Saturday that I still haven't completely recovered yet!

Friday after work I stayed at home like I knew I would, and slept most of the night. I woke up finally on early Saturday morning, feeling like I could die and that would be better than living through my pain! Seriously, I thought there'd be no way I would get through it! I was terribly sick until 4pm, when I finally drifted off and was able to sleep through the pulsating pain in my body. I did nothing Saturday night, is that surprising?!! Sunday I tried finally to get up and walk around, and I ended up playing tennis for about an hour or so, but it played me right out. Sunday night all I did was watch movies and sleep!

So, as you can probably guess, my eating wasn't a priority to me this weekend. Friday night I had leftover chili, Saturday I didn't eat until 4pm, and I had some white rice and cooked carrots. Sunday I tried to eat breakfast but couldn't, tried to eat some bread in the afternoon and got down one slice, and then ate a cheeseburger later on last night.

Today i've had half a cup of ham and cheese omelette with 1/4 cup potatoes so far. Lunch will be a mediterranean chicken sub, and dinner leftover chili, or a cheeseburger. I have lots of leftovers in my fridge, but i'm really craving a sub today!

Exercise today? Nil - my stomach muscles have been through enough in the last few days.

Take care all, have a great day today!

geevee on 09/13/2004:
The only good part of being under the weather is that it does a good job at getting your mind off food! And you barely ate at all! That ought to be good for a pound or two I would think. Craving a sub is a sign that you're on the mend. You'll probably have the urge to really work out tomorrow and it will feel SO good!


geevee on 09/13/2004:
The only good part of being under the weather is that it does a good job at getting your mind off food! And you barely ate at all! That ought to be good for a pound or two I would think. Craving a sub is a sign that you're on the mend. You'll probably have the urge to really work out tomorrow and it will feel SO good!


TheMother on 09/13/2004:
You poor thing - to go through all of that agony. I can't imagine. When I had my TOM regularly, it was usually on the light/medium side with some cramping on the first and last day (usually lasted 4-5 days). Now I'm periomenopausal and get it every 2-4 months. Last time, it didn't even last a day! Anyway, I'm glad you're feeling better today. Since you hardly ate over the weekend, you should see a nice loss within the next few days. To answer your question about "formal" exercise, the mere thought makes me ill. I do not like a gym environment, having to go there and work out with other people, etc. We have a treadmill at home and I was using that for a while but I got "shin splints" so I stopped. I like to walk and now that the weather is cooling down, I plan on taking a 15-20 minute walk at lunchtime. Thanks for offering the suggestion, though.

Have a GREAT day.

TM


borntocry on 09/14/2004:
You poor thing!! I hope you're feeling a bit better now.

Thanks for the comment you left me. It was really interesting to read about your experience as it gave me some insight on what my boyfriend/husband must be going through. I'm afraid that my behaviour is exactly like your boyfriend's - I've always spent hours talking to my little brother on the 'phone and talking about him to everyone else. I guess it makes sense that my boyfriend/husband would find that threatening. I'm relieved to know that I'm not the only one who has such a close relationship with a younger sibling, though.

I'm also glad to hear that you and your boyfriend's little sister get along well now. I really hope for the same thing to happen with my boyfriend/husband and my little brother. It's a pity they can't have a girlie chat to clear the air! Boys are so much worse at opening up to each other, I think. But I'm hoping that they will get used to each other in time and eventually come to realise and appreciate their similarities - and there are quite a few!

Well, thanks again for sharing your story. I hope you feel better soon!



legcramps - Friday Sep 10, 2004

Weight: 133.0

I thought I was doing really well, but the scale isn't following my point-of-view! Actually, it's my TOM, so i'm not too suprised. That just means next week there'd better be a bigger drop!

I did pretty well yesterday. I ate 1 cup brown rice with lentils and onions, 1/2 cup cooked carrots, 1 cup chili, and a 50 gram bag of Rold Gold pretzels. I drank lots of water again too. My exercise was questionable though. I started going for my walk/jog, but it started raining out, so I only made it about two blocks. Then I went to my boyfriends and started to lift weights, but got interrupted by a phone call. After the call ended, I needed to cook supper, do a load of laundry, and clean the bathroom, so I ended up not doing much of anything for exercise.

Today all i'm planning on doing is making it through the work-day, then passing out at home. I'm not feeling ill yet, but because of TOM I know I will be. I have leftover chili at home, and this morning I had an egg on whole wheat pita bread with 2oz cheese. I think i'm good for the next couple of days with all the leftovers sitting in my fridge! As long as my boyfriend doesn't tear into it!

Well, i'm drinking water and waiting for the day to be over (already!). I don't really have much more to say. Thanks for all the wonderful comments ladies!

flowergirl on 09/10/2004:
Ohhhhh, I feel your pain! I used to have such problems at that TOM!!! It's so awful to know it's coming and that you're going to be sick, sick, sick. Just concentrate on getting through the next few days in one piece and then you can get back on your program.


monet0329 on 09/10/2004:
Here ya go sweetie.. the link to the walking tapes.. http://www.lesliesansonevideos.com/ but you can probably get them for a better price at wal-mart or something.. I havent checked it.. have a great Saturday... :O) hugs


borntocry on 09/13/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks again for your comment. I've been trying to take your advice about staying positive. I also believe that one can fight depression to some extent by simply refusing to let it take over! Having a nice weekend to recover does help, though...!

I'm sorry to hear how your exercise plans were interrupted. That happens to me all the time, too. I guess one just has to work around these interruptions as best one can. I'm sure cleaning bathrooms and cooking burns plenty of calories, too!



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