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legcramps - Friday Sep 20, 2013

Weight: 168.0

THURSDAY:

B - 8:45 - kashi cereal, blueberries, almond milk, coffee, sugar

S - 9:30 - coffee, almond milk, sugar

L - 12:00 - poor man's luncheon to raise funds for local hockey club: 1/2 cup chicken (really? there was chicken in there?) noodle soup, plain (aka no lettuce, no tomato, no nothin') ham sandwich on white (yuck) bread, rice crispy square; no offense to the folks who volunteered their time to make this, but that meal cost me $10?! completely unimpressed, which is insane because i'll eat ANYTHING.

S - 2:20 - hungry again, I wonder why? multigrain bagel with crunchy pb

S - 3:30 - coffee, black

D - 6:30 - baked potato with a little butter, bacon bits, and shredded mozza

S - 7:30 - mocha, large and delicious

S - 10:30 - two slices sprouted grain toast, one with pb&j, one with mozza cheese

Water - Five bottles (four bottle goal)

Exercise - 15 minute walk


It's so great to write absolutely everything out each day. When I looked at the clock last night and realized it was almost two o'clock in the morning and I still wasn't sleepy, I honestly wondered why. Now I know. Gorged myself on coffee. Today promises to be a long one.

Not enough greens in my menus lately. Big salad for lunch today should help with that.

HOCKEY NIGHT IN CANADA fail. Sloppy work, boys! Looks like it's going to be a rebuilding year.


FRIDAY!

B - 8:45 - kashi cereal, 1% milk, coffee, sugar

S - 10:30 - coffee, sugar

L - 11:50 - beef taco salad (all they had! wth?!)

S - 3:00 - kashi cereal, dry, eaten straight out of the bag and making the noisiest sounds ever on the extra crunchy parts

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/20/2013:
Great post today, LC. You really crack me up !


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/20/2013:
reading about that lunch, you've got me smiling at work :-D LOVE IT....you added a laugh to my day!


V on 09/20/2013:
Sorry that your hockey boys let ya down and sorry about your sucky lunch :( Good evening to you my friend!!


V on 09/20/2013:
Sorry that your hockey boys let ya down and sorry about your sucky lunch :( Good evening to you my friend!!



legcramps - Thursday Sep 19, 2013

Weight: 168.0

WEDNESDAY:

B - 8:15 - oatmeal, blueberries, crunchy pb, almond milk, coffee, sugar

S - 9:00 - coffee, sugar

L - 12:00 - spring mix, red bell pepper, tofu, cucumber, poppyseed dressing

S - 3:00 - 1/2 multigrain bagel, crunchy pb

D - 5:00 - very spicy chicken and rice soup, got 1/2 cup in and realized my lips went numb, turkey sandwich, coffee

S - 8:00 - baked potato with bacon bits and shredded mozza to make up for the light dinner

Water - four bottles (goal met)

Exercise - 15 minute walk at work


THE RETURN OF HOCKEY:

First local hockey game tonight! And a couple tailgate events I could purchase dinner at if i wanted hot dogs and soda.

Also I can't believe it's only Thursday. Longest. Week. Ever.


THURSDAY:

B - 8:45 - kashi cereal, blueberries, almond milk, coffee, sugar

S - 9:30 - coffee, almond milk, sugar

L - 12:00 - poor man's luncheon to raise funds for local hockey club: 1/2 cup chicken (really? there was chicken in there?) noodle soup, plain (aka no lettuce, no tomato, no nothin') ham sandwich on white (yuck) bread, rice crispy square; no offense to the folks who volunteered their time to make this, but that meal cost me $10?! completely unimpressed, which is insane because i'll eat ANYTHING.

S - 2:20 - hungry again, I wonder why? multigrain bagel with crunchy pb

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/19/2013:
Your potato snack last night looks SO yummy. Hope you have fun at hockey!


OhioRaven on 09/19/2013:
Did you Finish the Soup ? Have a great Tailgate.

legcramps on 09/19/2013:
No, I couldn't do it!


michgal on 09/19/2013:
$10 for that lunch?! LOL!!


horn_of_plenty on 09/19/2013:
lately i'm still all up on the nut butters myself....and right now, my favorite is the smart balance nut butter spraed (whatever it's called) because it has a little after taste that makes me LESS likely to binge! haha, but obviously I do still love it enough to want to buy it...

thank you for your insight...you were right on the money....things have been TOO BORING for me for awhile....so, yes, i'm going to attempt little things (especially on weekends) that are more adventurous....or at least exciting! thanks again..



legcramps - Wednesday Sep 18, 2013

Weight: 168.0

TUESDAY:

B - 8:30 am - kashi cereal, blueberries, almond milk, coffee, sugar

L - 12:00 pm - leftovers (sweet potato, chicken breast, rice, veggies)

S - 2:45 pm - multigrain bagel, crunchy pb, and after work an iced coffee from Tim Horton's while shopping in the city

D - 6:30 pm - spaghetti squash, Healthy Choice sauce, shredded mozza, 1/2 slice naan with butter and garlic spread

S - 8:45 pm - 1/2 slice naan with smooth pb and jam

WATER - five bottles (four bottle goal)


SPAGHETTI SQUASH:

Easy. Cut squash in half. Scoop out guts. Brush flesh with olive oil and pinch of salt. Place in microwave and cook for 10 minutes on high. 'Shred' squash by using fork and scooping out of shell. Done. Just as good as regular old spaghetti, a lot less calories!


WEDNESDAY:

B - 8:15 am - oatmeal, blueberries, crunchy pb, almond milk, coffee, sugar

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/18/2013:
I love spaghetti squash. I just picked up a couple of weird varieties of squash (I think one is delicata?) just for the heck of it and because they were cheap. Not sure yet how I will prepare them but topping with sauce is a great idea.


grumpy on 09/18/2013:
I never made spaghetti squash, but I like any other squashes a lot, so I need to try this soon!


V on 09/18/2013:
Thanks for the info and i feel like a LOSER because I don't own a microwave :( Not enough space and I am NOT willing to give up my Jagerator!! Hahahahaha Good evening friend <3

legcramps on 09/19/2013:
Well, you can bake it too, in tin foil. It will take longer, but will taste just the same ;)



legcramps - Tuesday Sep 17, 2013

Weight: 168.0

I think I managed to swallow my coffee in one gulp this morning. Now I have to choose between water or another cup of coffee. Really didn't take the time to enjoy that cup at all!

Alright, i'll have a bottle of water and then if I still want more coffee, so be it.


MONDAY:

B - 9:00 am - coffee, sugar, almond milk, oatmeal, blueberries

L - 12:00 pm - spring mix, tofu, poppyseed dressing; 1/2 cup leftover rice and veggies and a little chicken breast

D - 5:30 pm - spaghetti squash with store-bought Healthy Choice sauce and some shredded mozzarella

S - 7:30 pm - 1 piece naan bread, warmed up, with a little butter and garlic spread

S - 9:00 pm - 1 piece apple slice, warmed up, with a little dairy-free ice cream (and when I say little, I mean two teaspoons little)

Left the snacking for evening, which is why I wasn't able to satiate my hunger last night and went to sleep with a growling tummy. Sucked. But at least I didn't binge.


TUESDAY:

B - 8:30 am - kashi cereal, blueberries, almond milk, coffee, sugar

AM - 11:00 am - sugar, coffee

L - 12:00 pm - leftovers (sweet potato, chicken breast, rice, veggies)

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/17/2013:
healthy eating so far, very nice!!! :-D your breakfasts look delicious...

yeah, i hate going to bed hungry..


V on 09/17/2013:
Yumm did you make the spaghetti squash?? If so is it easy to make? Hope you had a fantastic day <3


hollybelle on 09/18/2013:
I vote for another cup of coffee. Wonderful menus!



legcramps - Monday Sep 16, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Went to the book sale on Saturday morning and now I have about two weeks of reading to do. Which might take me four weeks if I manage to control myself and limit my reading time.


Golfed in another tournament on Sunday; texas scramble with three other ladies; ended up placing 2nd. Four drives were required from each player on the team; in the end they took 5 of mine but yikes it was like pulling teeth to get a good drive out of me!


Ate well over the weekend; took a few pics which is still helping I think. One splurge yesterday afternoon which was a grab bag of BBQ chips in place of lunch. I haven't weighed myself for a long time, but the pants were starting to feel tight. Thankfully, that feeling has diminished slightly so I know i'm heading in the right direction.


Busy week ahead - Tuesday and Thursday are supposed to be workout sessions; Wednesday I have another evening meeting. Either today or Friday I need to head into the city and shop for a new winter jacket and also spring for a new outfit for Les Mis in just a couple of weeks! So excited for this! And of course there is always house and yard work. Fall is definitely here now :(

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/16/2013:
Big congratulations on the 2nd place finish. Bigger congratulations on only one splurge this weekend. Have a great day, LC.


Umpqua on 09/16/2013:
Sounds like a nice weekend and congrats on the golf tournament, woo hoo!


V on 09/16/2013:
Yayy for a good weekend of golfing and score at the book sale!! Sorry that you are not thrilled about fall..I can't wait for fall(winter, same thing here, LOL) to come cause it's so gosh darn hot still :( Have a great evening friend :)



legcramps - Saturday Sep 14, 2013

Weight: 168.0

A Day in the (Recent) Life:

Here are some pics of my eats on Thursday!

Breakfast was cereal and fruit

 and the coffee was disgusting, so...  

I made coffee at work and chucked the crappy stuff!

Lunch was the staff BBQ

 which was quite delicious and a nice change up.

PM Snack of which I ate half (these are fairly large bagels, man)

 with crunchy peanut butter that had little pieces of banana in it! I'm still not sure whether I like it or not, so it's staying at work for now.

And, the piece de la resistance, the dinner that kept me satisfied for the rest of the evening. That rarely happens.   

and, of course, water was had all through the day (this one with some crystal light)

I actually found myself conscious of what I was eating all day simply because I was taking pics of everything. Perhaps I should do this more often?

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

horn_of_plenty on 09/14/2013:
yum! I couldn't stop with one half of the bagel...good for you on portion control of which I have none!


grumpy on 09/14/2013:
I think that's a GREAT idea!


grumpy on 09/14/2013:
I think that's a GREAT idea!



legcramps - Friday Sep 13, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Breakfast - 8:15 am - kashi cereal with almond milk, coffee with more almond milk. forgot to bring fruit to work with me, so the cereal was a little less appealing to look at. still tasted great, though.

Lunch - 12:00 pm - brought a salad for lunch before realizing that I still have to eat the lunch I brought to work yesterday. well, I guess i'll have to make a choice. the salad would be the better option today, since I had BBQ yesterday. went with the salad, go me! spring mix, kale, yellow bell pepper, baked tofu, poppyseed dressing. delicious.

Walk after lunch - 15 minutes.

PM Snack - 3:00 pm - multigrain bagel and some smooth pb. got to leave work even earlier than I thought and had my pm snack at home instead :)

Dinner - 7:00 pm - baked potato, a little butter and sour cream, and some bacon bits.

8:00 pm - craving veggies, so i'm roasting some zuchinni I got from Mom, with yellow bell pepper and onions.

maybe later a slice of... apple-lemon cake / slice / crumble... thing... that Mom sent home with me yesterday, if I start to crave something sweet!

Water - five bottles today = approx. 3 litres so far. did exceptionally well with water yesterday but I can't honestly say that's a normal day.


Cold - better! a little headache last night, sniffles and such this morning, but my head is definitely a lot clearer today.

BONUS - knocked an hour and a half off of my workday today (payback on some built up OT), so i'm heading home early this afternoon! THAT. ROCKS. MY. WORLD. I may take a nap with the extra time ;)

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/13/2013:
Yay for early dismissal! I hope you have a fantastic weekend :-)



legcramps - Thursday Sep 12, 2013

Weight: 168.0

PLAN:

Breakfast - 8:15 am - kashi cereal, almond milk, blueberries, and treated myself to a mocha today. BLECH! why do I keep buying disgusting coffee? chucked that stuff and made plain coffee with a splash of someone's bailey's creamer.

AM walk - 15 minutes.

Lunch - 11:45 am - sauteed vegetables and chicken breast over rice, brought a taste of the sweet potato I baked last night. staff BBQ today! beef burger on a whole wheat bun, onions and pickles, and a serving of potato salad. I did not have ice cream for dessert. In fact, thank the good Lord above that I didn't even notice the big bucket of chocolate ice cream as I walked past it. Otherwise, this story would have a different ending.

Lunch walk - 15 minutes.

PM Snack - 3:00 pm - 1/2 of a multigrain bagel with crunchy pb.

After Work - 4:30 pm - coffee with friend. two cups. about 1/2 tspn sugar.

Dinner - 7:15 pm - sautéed vegetables and chicken breast, rice, sweet potato, one slice sprouted grain toast with garlic spread. the sweet potato was pretty good!

Water - six bottles! = approx. 4 litres so far.


Cold Update - all of a sudden, everyone at work also has a cold. I feel better this morning, after spending the evening only being able to breathe through one nostril.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 09/12/2013:
Enjoy your potato and Baileys. Get well soon.


grumpy on 09/12/2013:
Nice, doing really well on that water intake. I forget if I don't force myself. Argh.


OArecovery on 09/13/2013:
hope you enjoyed the staff lunch :)


Umpqua on 09/13/2013:
I'm glad you're feeling a little better. You did great at the BBQ!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/13/2013:
hey girl! thanks for all the kind words & sorry not to comment back right away. it's been a crazy week back after the holidays & trip. i hope you are feeling better, too, sorry you've been so sick. i kicked my cold in the a$$ by resting up (no exercise), eating a good amount of calories, and taking airborne around 3 of those capsules in my water each day. it worked. cold gone (i didn't really have a full cold to start with, luckily!)

you've been eating healthier than i've read in awhile with you...keep it up. i love the pb too!



legcramps - Wednesday Sep 11, 2013

Weight: 168.0

PLAN:

Breakfast - forgot all about it! 9:15 a.m. - oatmeal and almond milk at work, with a spoonful of crunchy pb. Coffee. Ö

Lunch - 11:30 a.m. - spring mix, kale, cucumber, bell pepper, poppyseed dressing, 1/2 baked potato. Ö

PM Snack - 3:15 p.m. - 1/2 baked potato. Ö

Brought some Kashi cereal, a jar of peanut butter, packets of oatmeal and soup to work for my mid-afternoon snacks. hopefully they won't beckon me all day long.

Dinner - 5:00 p.m. - chicken noodle soup (1/2 cup), ham sandwich. Ö

Exercise - 15 minute walk at work. Ö

Water - four bottles = approx 2.5 litres. Ö


Update on Cold - blergh. I fell asleep around 8 p.m. last night, and now I have a slept-for-too-long hangover. so no, not much better today. taking coryzalia (all natural homeopathic remedy for colds) every hour or so, and halls cough drops. things got pretty mucousy yesterday - TMI? but this is good, might mean it's on its way out.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

skinnygrlwithin on 09/11/2013:
Could this be allergies? mine are kicking my butt right now... I haven't felt rested in days, despite the decent number of hours I've been getting and my head has just been so congested! Hope you feel better tonight...and listen to your body, rest is just as important as the gym.

legcramps on 09/11/2013:
I thought it might be allergies, but i've taken Sinutab and it didn't seem to help.


OhioRaven on 09/11/2013:
Mornin', LC. I have fried AND baked SweetPotatoes in olive oil. And they are great ! But lately I've microwaved them for 3,4 or 5 minutes depending on their size. Smash 'em up, slather on the olive oil and add either garlic or season salt. I eat the skins too, only seperate from the mash. Umpqua first turned me on to them. Get that walk in.

legcramps on 09/11/2013:
Thanks OR, i'll try that with my sweet tater. And i'll get that walk in, too!


skinnygrlwithin on 09/11/2013:
It still might be... I've tried zyrtec and a few other over the counter drugs and this weekend NOTHING helped. It was bad.


V on 09/11/2013:
Hope you don't have to stay late for your work meeting..Have a wonderful evening friend <3



legcramps - Tuesday Sep 10, 2013

Weight: 168.0

PLAN:

Breakfast - sandwich thins toasted lightly, with jam, green smoothie Ö

Lunch - baked potato, sauteed vegetables, 1/4 chicken breast Ö

Afternoon snack - classic lay's and a snickers   unplanned

Dinner - Kashi cereal, almond milk. Peanut butter and jelly sandwich x 2 unplanned

Exercise - friend cancelled track workouts this week, so will walk on the treadmill tonight instead X nada

Water - four bottles = approx 2.5 litres Ö


I think I am getting a cold - sore throat, bad headache yesterday, sniffles and sinus congestion. Yuck! Haven't had a cold in a very long time! Really hoping to get through the workday so that I can bust out the track workout later. And then probably crash hard after that ;)

 

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 09/10/2013:
It's not cold season yet, I refuse to accept that it is LOL ;) I hope you're not getting sick and I hope you have a nice track workout!


OArecovery on 09/10/2013:
Hope you feel better and manage to stave off the cold!


V on 09/10/2013:
So sorry that you are coming down with a cold :( Dare I ask if it is cold there?? Anyhoo sorry your friend backed out walking this week but good for you going at it solo on the treadmill.. Have a good one friend <3



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