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legcramps - Monday Aug 30, 2004

Weight: 134.5

I had sort of a sad weekend. My very best friend is leaving and she's moving far far away from me! We had a little going-away party for her on Saturday night. Anyhow, there was lots of food, music and alcohol, so don't ask me how I did that night. The rest of the weekend was good. I did eat out more than I should have, but I ate mostly salads and grilled ham and cheese sandwiches. I can't figure out why those tasted so good this weekend! Yesterday I had a 6" baja chicken sub from Subway, with no other sauces besides the 'baja'. I didn't really get a lot accomplished. I wanted to finish my laundry, clean my apartment and re-fill my water bottles for this next week. I also wanted to cook enough to eat for the rest of the week. I didn't get any of that done because I was too busy sleeping through a hang-over or just plain feeling blah because of the late nights! I drank so much water this weekend!

Well, the plan for today is to get more laundry done. One thing at a time! I missed breakfast because I don't really have anything in the fridge to eat for breakfast. Lunch will be ham and salad, and dinner will be salmon and rice with corn. I might find some energy today to hit up the grocery store and cook meals for the rest of the week. I'm not making any promises though!

Friday I went for a jog/walk for an hour and a half, then did my ab routine. Saturday I did about 10 minutes of weights, and then decided I wouldn't be able to lift anything because I just wasn't in the mood and I just wasn't getting in the mood either. Oh well. I rode the bike for 20 minutes instead. Sunday I did nothing. I'm thinking one of these days (saturday or sunday) will have to be my cheat day, because i'm cheating on these days anyhow!

Well, that's enough out of me for now.....later days!

Runner on 08/30/2004:
HI, there! Sorry to hear about your best friend leaving...that's always tough! But at least we live in a world of instant communication, huh? I wish I could try a Baja sub...we do have Subway restaurants here in Taiwan, but they usually only have the basics. Thanks for your comments on my entry. You know, it usually works for me to put my baked goodies in the freezer. I actually did that with 3/4 of the brownies I made. But you know what? I took them out, defrosted them in the microwave, and ate them before I took the time to think about what I was doing. Maybe I should freeze them in individual pieces instead of all together.

Actually, the best thing is for me to just avoid baking them altogether! If I want to eat them, nothing stops me, unfortunately...not even the fact that they may be frozen!



legcramps - Friday Aug 27, 2004

Weight: 134.5

Wow. I can't believe all the things I accomplished yesterday!

I walked home from work, then cooked up salmon and rice with corn for dinner (I was bored and wanted something to do to keep myself away from the fridge!). It's amazing how calming cooking seems to be. I then washed dishes and did two loads of laundry, phoned the tow truck to take my car to the garage, then phoned the garage and spoke with them about my car. I went to my boyfriend's to watch a movie and then realized that i'd already seen it, so I decided to do my weights instead! After 45 minutes of that, I even did my ab routine! Boy, I was tuckered after that.

This morning I woke up later than usual, so I couldn't walk to work. Hopefully later tonight i'll be able to go for a walk/jog. Breakfast was an egg white on whole wheat (again), lunch will be ham and rice, and dinner will be salmon and rice. Rice, rice, rice. I love it!

Since I lost .5lbs over the course of the week, i'm going to try and cut a little more from my daily diet, and try to get in all my weights workouts this next week. I know I didn't lose much probably from not exercising as much as I should be, and from the ice cream and chips i've been munching on here and there.

Good luck to everyone over the weekend!

Runner on 08/28/2004:
Congrats on your weight loss!!! You're doing so well! Yum....I love salmon! But I get tired of rice. Here in Taiwan, they eat it at every meal. You'd love it here! :) My hubby can eat rice every meal, every day, and it doesn't bother him at all!

Have a great weekend, too!


feeleebubs on 08/28/2004:
I love rice too! I can never get enough of it. You're doing great :) 45 minutes of weights has got to be difficult


borntocry on 08/30/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks for your encouraging comments! I've been reading your entries and looking for something to comment on... but you've just been doing so well, I can't think of any advice or suggestions to give you. I just can't understand how you can get so much done in a day!



legcramps - Thursday Aug 26, 2004

Weight: 135.0

Yesterday I followed my plan for the most part, except I had a ham sandwich with mustard for dinner without any rice or spinach. I played 2 hours of wallyball, then went home and had a scoop of ice cream. *sigh* I'll never get it right!

I drank a lot of water yesterday, and I think it made a difference today. I feel a lot thinner.

So after wallyball I still felt like walking or something, but it was raining outside and we decided finally to just watch a movie. It was already pretty late anyways, and we made it through half the movie before falling asleep.

My car broke down yesterday. It won't start and it's still parked in the parking lot at work today. I didn't have enough time yesterday to get it towed to the garage. I guess i'll have to do it today. Bummer. Stupid car.

I walked to work this morning. It took me about half an hour, but I don't know how far I went because my pedometer was in my car, which was parked at work! It was slightly raining, but I didn't want to take the van, didn't feel like picking up my bike and didn't feel like calling a cab. So I walked. I wish all my decisions were this easy!

Today's breakfast was an egg white on whole wheat bun, lunch will be a ham sandwich on whole wheat, with pineapple pieces for dessert, and dinner will be rice and spinach and ham, probably with ketchup. 'cause i'm weird. Today is supposed to be weights. I'll leave it at that. The walk to and from work will add up to an hour's worth of walking, so I might just do my ab routine and call it a day. That would be typical of me!

Have a good one!

Umpqua on 08/26/2004:
Hey, you're doing great with the food! I know I can't resist ice cream every now and again so I wouldn't worry about it. And with all the walking you're doing, I'm sure that's making up for it. You reminded me - I have a fresh pineapple in the fridge I need to dig into.


Soon2BThin on 08/26/2004:
Funny, my DH likes to put ketchup on everything too. And honey, yuck. It aggravates me when I cook something nice and he has to "fix" it with ketchup before he even tastes it. I hope you enjoyed your day.



legcramps - Wednesday Aug 25, 2004

Weight: 135.0

Hi all, thanks for the comments!

Yesterday was better. I had one more chicken finger with dip and about two tablespoons of baked potato, and gave the rest to my boyfriend. Then I ate some of the rice with spinach and some black beans and a couple pieces of ham. For Dinner I had two whole wheat buns with 3 slices of ham and mustard, and 1/2 cup rice with ketchup. I then went for my jog/walk for 1.5 hours, did my ab routine, munched on tortillas (yikes! i've advanced from chocolate to chips!) while watching a movie, then went to sleep. Yesterday was supposed to be my weights day, but since I left the 'gym' I haven't been back to the house at all. Pissy spirits about that yet.

Anyhow, I don't feel like i've lost any weight, but I know why. I've eaten way too much junk food lately, and I haven't worked myself hard in workouts for at least a week. I'll push a little, but i'm not in the right mood to get a kicka$$ workout. Somehow i've got to push myself up a notch and get in gear. I feel tired just typing this.

I know that i'm starting to come up out of this little depression that i'm in..so it's only a matter of time before i'm back to my usual cheery self! The only question is - will I make any improvement if this keeps happening?

Today i've had an egg white on whole wheat so far. Lunch is rice, beans, spinach and ham, and so is dinner. I'm playing wallyball tonight, maybe that will get me going.

Next time this grumpy thing creeps up on me i'm going to nip it in the butt and work twice as hard. You can't beat me down! I won't let it happen again. Okay, I think I pumped myself up enough to be able to get through the rest of the workday. Have a good one!


legcramps - Tuesday Aug 24, 2004

Weight: 135.0

I haven't cheered up much yet, and I have to say that it's a lot more fun being happy than it is being grumpy. I'd like to stop being in this mood, but i'm sucked right into it and i'm staying right where I am until I get my way. Yeah, i'm stubborn!

Yesterday I had black beans and ham for lunch, then went out to eat for dinner. I had three chicken fingers with dip, cooked veggies and salad with ranch dressing, and a baked potato. I also had two cups of coffee. No exercise yesterday, it was raining like a son-of-a-gun and seeing as my mood wasn't quite up to par, I figured i'd laze off. Yeah, so not the best day i've ever had.

I also cooked yesterday. At least i'm still doing that, even though i'm still going out to eat. I made rice with spinach, onions and tomato sauce but it doesn't look very good; and I made another ham. My hams are starting to be perfected now, they keep turning out very well.

Anyways, today i've had one egg white on whole wheat with dab of butter. Lunch is planned black beans and ham, and dinner is some of that spinach stuff. Gotta eat it, sooner or later. Yuck.

Have a good one today!

biscottibody59 on 08/24/2004:
Hope your day is getting better--have a good one and keep up the good work!


smiley2 on 08/25/2004:
Hang in there. I am just cominng out of one of my grupmy moody depressing phases, i dont know whats going on with me, maybe we all learn through this, become stronger people, get prepped for life, who knows...Good luck with the diet...



legcramps - Monday Aug 23, 2004

Weight: 135.0

Hello all.

I had an alright weekend as far as dieting goes. Friday I went to the party and didn't even touch the food there! Not even the cake! Of course, I had a few too many drinks, but at least I didn't add food to the intake, right? Saturday I had a wedding to attend and so for lunch I grabbed some of my casserole and rice dishes. The dinner that was served at the wedding was fabulous. I had a whole wheat bun, raw veggies, cooked veggies, salad and a slice of roast beef with a tablespoon of mashed potatoes. I had a few drinks here as well, but managed to dance for about an hour after dinner. I then left the dance and went home to bed. It was an early night for me, only because I was in a sour mood though. Sunday I grabbed a 6" baja chicken sub before heading out to the golf course. I had two beer during the 18 holes we played, then headed into the clubhouse for dinner. A dinner bun, fried potatoes (oops, but they sure looked good), cooked veggies and a hamburger patty. Went home, took a nap. When I woke up I was hungry again, so I went down to the corner store and bought a bag of chips. Oops, again. The team I was on walked the entire 18 holes though, so I think I did my exercise yesterday!

Today so far is a puffed wheat square for breakfast. Lunch is ham and black beans, dinner is probably the same thing. I'm not cooking today. I'm still in a sour mood; actually, I think it's progressed into an extremely nasty mood. I've been very upset over the weekend. There is something I need to give up, but i'm just too scared to do it.

Stay strong.


legcramps - Friday Aug 20, 2004

Weight: 135.0

Lost another pound! Amazing. It's going slowly, but I don't care, at least it's going. That's more than I can say for myself at any other time on this site! 135 is going to be a goal for me (I love how I make them up as I reach them - I can never remember what goals I make for myself!), and today i'm going to make an appointment to get my hair cut and styled, and do some other beauty work. A manicure would sure be neat I think.

Yesterday I made broccoli casserole and black beans and rice. Both were good, and so I had one serving of each for dinner, along with a serving of ham. Of course, I didn't finish all that, so I gave about a quarter of it to my boyfriend. He really was pleased that I made the casserole! And, as circumstances go, apparently I can use the gym again at my boyfriend's place. Circumstances there were bad, with a friend that was staying at his place. I chose to not bother being a part of it, which meant not going to his house. That friend is now gone, leaving a gruesome letter that makes ME, believe it or not, feel guilty. Anyhow, end result - I can use the gym again.

Last night I went for a jog/walk for an hour and a half around the park. It's starting to get chilly outside at night, I don't know what i'll do when it gets too cold to go out. Then watched a movie and went to sleep. God my life is getting boring!

On the upside - i'm going to a birthday 'hot tub' party tonight, a wedding tomorrow night, and i'm going golfing with 25 other people on Sunday. Okay, so just during the week my life is boring!

Okay well, I got lots of healthy food in the fridge, a gym all to myself, and all the natural air I could breathe. I should be able to stick to my plan this weekend. Hehe. Should.

Umpqua on 08/20/2004:
Congratulations on your loss! (It's nice to congratulate someone on a loss for a change, although the words seem odd.) Thanks for your encouragement, it really does help :) Sounds like you have a fun weekend planned, especially the birthday hot tub part. Hope you enjoy.


Umpqua on 08/20/2004:
Well, the cheese popover is from a low-carb cookbook. I've modified it slightly, but it's pretty simple: 1 cup atkins bake mix, 1/2 tsp salt, 1 cup cream, 2 eggs, 1 tbsp melted butter, 1/4 cup shredded cheddar. You just beat all the ingredients and bake at 350 F for 15 minutes. Makes 8 popovers, and they're pretty tasty, although they have that spongy low-carb consistency due to the bake mix.

Interesting question on the calories - I haven't counted them in years actually! I have tried low-fat low-cal diets in the past but they never worked for me for more than a few months. I've been doing a modified low-carb approach for over 2 years now and have maintained a 40 pound loss, so I'm sticking with it!

I was curious about the calories though so I did an estimate. I came out under 1,000 calories a day, which seems low. I'm guessing it's more like 1,500. That seems odd considering how much meat and cheese I eat, but I do tend to eat small portions and lots of veggies, so I guess that keeps it in check. Anyway, good question - got me thinking anyway!


BrendaKay on 08/20/2004:
You've left such supportive and encouragement comments for me - THANK YOU! It is so nice to get that cheer from time to time!

I had to check out your diary and my goodness girl you amaze me with all that activity! You are an inspiration for me to go for a walk right now!


biscottibody59 on 08/20/2004:
Hey, congrats on the pound lost--have a good evening and keep up the good work!


subway girl on 08/20/2004:
Thanks for commenting on my diary :) Congrats on reaching 135! I hope you had a good day of pampering!



legcramps - Thursday Aug 19, 2004

Weight: 136.0

Hello again. Today I woke up super early and was feeling great, but i've lost that euphoria and now I feel sick. Again.

Yesterday I did indeed have chicken fajitas for lunch and dinner, and I did play wallyball for two hours. When I got home, I did my ab routine, did some reading, then fell into bed. It was a good day. I also went to Wal-mart and got some 2.5lb weights (I was missing these, and I don't want to up my weights by 10lbs on each arm, i'd rather do it by 5!), a new pair of shoes for work (my old ones were tearing apart at the seams) and a pair of boots for winter. Really good deals yesterday!

So today so far i've had a slice of 60% whole wheat bread (homemade, which is the only reason i'm eating it) toasted, with lite butter. I'm drinking a bottle of water, and for lunch it looks like chicken fajitas. I made a ham last night, but I probably won't get into it until tomorrow, and even then my boyfriend might snatch it away to take to work! Funny how that works....Anyhow, tonight i'm thinking of making my broccoli casserole again (my boy really liked it) because I have a fairly leisurely night ahead of me, with chicken or hey - we can eat it with the ham. Duh.

Tonight is supposed to be weights, but again - don't think I can make it. We'll see. If not, i'm sure getting my jogging in this week! Take care everyone!


legcramps - Wednesday Aug 18, 2004

Weight: 136.0

I bet even though i've been eating enough lately, i'll have another loss this coming Friday. I don't want to jinx myself, but since i've been sick, not much has stayed down if you know what I mean....not the right way to go about losing weight, but there's not much I can do about that...

Yesterday my boyfriend took all the leftovers so I had nothing to eat for lunch. I grabbed a whole wheat wrap and cut up some cheese into it. Then I had another one of those after work because (for obvious reasons) I was really hungry. I then made chicken fajitas for dinner. My boyfriend didn't get home until late, and I wanted to go to the movies last night, so we didn't get a chance to eat. So of course I got myself a chocolate bar at the movie theatre. Hoy, chocolate will be the death of me. I can't believe I keep saying that I don't really like it that much. If I don't like it, why am I constantly eating it?!! When the movie was over, I jogged/walked for an hour and a half around the park, then did my ab routine. Looks like I won't be able to hit the gym for a while (due to circumstances at my boyfriend's), so i'll just have to improvise until I can.

Today so far i've had junk food for breakfast. Okay, I slept through my alarm so while I was running into the office I passed the vending machine and you know how that goes....I needed breakfast! Lunch will be a chicken fajita and probably the same for dinner as well. I'm picking my boyfriend up tonight (reminder - take some dinner for him) and we're playing wallyball tonight for two hours. Fun fun!

It's been a busy week so far. Oh, the movie I saw was Garfield. So cute! Everyone have a great day today!

Umpqua on 08/18/2004:
Thanks for your words of encouragement! It feels so good to get back into a routine of healthier eating and exercise, hopefully I see some results soon. It sounds like you're doing great with eating and exercise (hey, we all need a little chocolate every now and again ;) - keep it up!



legcramps - Tuesday Aug 17, 2004

Weight: 136.0

I'm feeling a little better today, but not 100% yet.

Yesterday I had a cinnamin bun, a cup of french vanilla cappaccino, 2 cups chili with whole wheat buns, two glasses of orange juice and a ham and turkey sub from subway. I had a chocolate bar too. I couldn't even begin to tell you why...

After feeling sorry for myself most of the day at work, I watched a stupid movie and then went to sleep. Thank goodness, because I truly believe I needed that sleep! I woke up feeling more refreshed than the last three days put together! Yes, still a little pain here and there, but so much better!

Of course, I didn't do any exercises today, and i'm a little pissy today because I might not be able to use my boyfriend's basement gym tonight. I guess i'll just have to go jogging and do my ab routine, even though today is supposed to be weights. Not like i've followed it at all in the last couple days, so what's the diff? At least i'll be exercising, right?

Today is a cinnamin bun, and then i'm not sure. I don't know if my boyfriend took all the leftovers or not. If he did, I might not have much to eat for lunch at all!!

It's tuesday, but it should be friday. I would feel ten times better if it were only friday...

SarahBeth on 08/17/2004:
Hi! I thought I would answer your question. I normally don't eat cereal for lunch, however, yesterday I was trying to cut down calories and cleanse myself from the pizza and ice cream from my b-day on Sunday. It didn't work too well because I still had a piece of ice cream cake after dinner. DOH!

But I normall try to get a good amount of protein in for lunch with ham or tuna or peanut butter. But yesterday it just worked out with the cereal for lunch. That's good stuff, ya know!? LOL! :-)



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