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legcramps - Tuesday Jul 27, 2004

Weight: 140.5

Thanks for your comments, borntocry. I can see how I was just searching for excuses to not get started with jogging. I'm going to start working my way up to jogging when I get back from my 'holiday' this weekend. A couple years ago, I was walking almost every day for about 1.5 hours, and I had worked myself up to jogging for about 15 minutes before I had to stop. It sure felt good to be able to accomplish something like that. I would definitely be going for stamina here. I used to be a really good sprinter, but I could never last more than 200 metres. Cross country running is something I would love to be able to do.

Yesterday I had another pb&j bun after work and then played ball. After ball we all headed to the bar (we lost, so we're out of the playoffs - yay, no ball on Wednesday!) and I kind of forgot about eating dinner. I had one -or- five too many drinks, and ended up getting home pretty late.

I did manage to make most of my phone calls yesterday, but I still have so much to do in the next two days! It's unbelievable. And on top of that, everyone stuck me with the job of getting groceries for us all. Well, they don't know what they got themselves into. Raw veggies and grilled chicken, here we come! No, just kidding. But I should. I really should.

This morning i'm really tired and can't wait for the workday to end. I had a capaccino and a serving of chips because I was running late and didn't have time for my regular bun. I don't feel energetic at all, but I have to get through the day somehow.

Hope everyone is doing well. Talk to you tomorrow!

borntocry on 07/28/2004:
Wow, you seem to be the same kind of runner as I am! I also used to be really good at sprinting. No-one could beat me at the 100 metre race. But I couldn't run or even jog for more than about 300 metres. And in the past few years I'd become so unfit that the mere act of breaking into a run left me breathless and clutching my sides in pain!

The amazing thing is that now, after just a few weeks of running about three times a week, I can run about 1200 metres before I even start feeling tired. That is so incredible to me! It actually means more to me than the four pounds I've lost. I guess it's because I've been thin before - when I was fifteen I got my weight down to 86 pounds! - but I've never felt that my body was so... so <i>useful</i> before! You know what I mean?

So good luck with the running... we can do it together (well, in spirit, if not in the flesh)!



legcramps - Monday Jul 26, 2004

Weight: 140.5

I re-weighed myself on Friday morning and decided to post what I saw. It's better than 141.

The weekend was okay as a whole. I got a lot of visiting done, some exercise in, and a whole lot of rest. I'm stressed out today though because I could've been getting my crap together for this weekend because i'll be gone camping from Thursday until Tuesday. And nothing is packed, and I think we're leaving Wednesday night. Argh.

Anyhow, this morning I had another pb&j bun. Lunch was fast food (burger and some fries), and dinner I just don't know what that will be. I WANT to stop and get Subway, but I don't know how much time i'll have. I don't want to make anything, because then i'll have leftovers and I don't want that when i'll be gone for almost a week. Come home to a stinking house. Which was clean (yay! for once) when I left it.

I have ball tonight, a meeting tomorrow, ball on Wednesday and then we leave. And when I get back I get to do all the preparations for a ball tournament our league is having. Crap, that reminds me of a few thousand phone calls I have to make tonight.

Okay, this is ridiculous and I won't subject you to it anymore. I'm outta here...

Biscotti - The recipe for those flax buns is simple - same way you'd made regular white buns, except you're using 5 or 6 grain flour instead of white flour. Get creative! Do whatever you want! Good luck with it, let me know if you try it and how it works out!

P.S. - my boyfriend's sister jogs a few times a week, and everytime she talks about it, it makes me want to jog too. How do I make time in my life to incorporate this? And what happens on the days that I can't be outside because of weather? And how should I gauge how well i'm doing?

borntocry on 07/27/2004:
If you want to start jogging, just go for it! I had all the same concerns as you, but in the end I realised that they were just excuses not to get started. I gauge how well I'm doing by the distance I cover. I'm slowly trying to increase that. That's because I have always wanted to improve my stamina, which has always been a weak point for me. If you don't have so much of a problem with stamina you could concentrate on speed instead.

As for the days that you can't be outside because of the weather - just skip those days. I was worried about that too because it rains all the time here. But there aren't really that many days when the weather is too bad to go out. I'm sure you'll have at least two or three good days each week, and that's enough, really.

As for making time... well, that's the biggest problem. You should have enough time on the weekends, at least. After that, you just have to make time once or twice during the week. It can be difficult, depending on where you want to do it. If you can jog somewhere near where you work or live, that will make things a lot easier for you. I like to go to a sports complex which is on the other side of town from where I work. That means I come home from work, get changed, leave for the sports complex, and get back at around ten o' clock at night. It does get a bit time-consuming. But it's worth it. I've noticed a lot of definition in my thighs since I started.



legcramps - Thursday Jul 22, 2004

Weight: 141.0

I didn't have the greatest day yesterday. After work, my boyfriend and I were both in grumpy moods, and we would squabble back and forth and then give each other the silent treatment the whole night. It was pretty stressful, and because of it, I skipped dinner. Because one of our arguements was about dinner and what we were having and blah blah blah. We ended up going to the movies without eating anything and that's never a good idea. I grabbed popcorn as soon as we got there (my boyfriend had two big containers of popcorn - yeah, I think he was hungry by then!) and a twix bar and that was my dinner.

Today so far i've had a pb&j whole wheat bun. Lunch is chicken and veggies and dinner is I don't know. Maybe Subway because i'm lazy and in a grumpy mood today.

Ball was cancelled yesterday so no exercise. And because of fighting, I didn't get any cleaning done either.

It's a good thing we only remember the good times....


legcramps - Wednesday Jul 21, 2004

Weight: 142.0

Tomorrow morning I have to remember to weigh-in, because i'm off on Friday and won't be around to post my weight until Monday. It's hard to remember to weigh-in when you don't do it everyday.

Yesterday I had chicken breast with veggies, one cookie, 1/2 an orange, some seeds while watching fastball, a few beer and a couple pb&j whole wheat buns. Ahhh don't know.....

I didn't do anything for exercise last night, unless you count almost freezing to death sitting on bleachers watching ball. Yeah, someone should've reminded me to bring a jacket. Anyways, I got to bed fairly late last night and I feel extremely tired at the moment.

Today I plan on maybe heading out for lunch with my boy because it's raining today so he's not working. At least, I don't think he's working. So hopefully chicken or salad or something like that, and save half for dinner tonight. We're supposed to have a ball game tonight, but it looks as if we won't be playing due to the weather, so no exercise from that. Maybe I can get my boy to help me clean tonight instead, that's a little exercise at least.

Well, take care, talk to you tomorrow (hopefully with good news).


legcramps - Tuesday Jul 20, 2004

Weight: 142.0

Hello all. My day yesterday was another rollercoaster of emotions. I have to learn to let some things go; not everything can be the way you want it to be...

I played ball last night and worked off some major calories running around. It was extremely humid last night, so you can imagine how much I was sweating. Put our team together and who needs a lake??? We just formed one ourselves. Ew, picture that. Swimming in sweat. Yuck.

Afterwards I had a shower and watched a movie. I wanted to sit in the pool again, but once I was home I was not leaving for anything, that's how darn lazy I am!

Today is looking nice so far, the skies are clear and very blue, and the sun is streaming down. I'm inside where the a/c is running out of control and i'm freezing, but i'm hoping that when I go outside for lunch it will be nice and warm and i'll be cozy again for a while. Tonight i'll be watching fastball out of town. I want to do some cleaning because my Dad is coming to visit on Saturday and I desperately need to clean up! So maybe some of that tonight, if I can get my boyfriend to help me.

That's all - pb & j on whole wheat bun for breakfast, chicken and veggies for lunch, chicken and bacon wrap for dinner (had one yesterday - darn they're good! And low carb!) and an orange for luck.

borntocry on 07/21/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks so much for the encouraging comment you left me. I read your entries and I'm impressed by your active lifestyle. I wish I played sports - it would make exercise so much more interesting!



legcramps - Monday Jul 19, 2004

Weight: 142.0

The weekend was a rough one for me. It figures too, because it was probably the most beautiful weekend weather-wise that we've had this way in a long time. I got sick on Friday afternoon and had to leave work early to go home and sleep. I didn't do anything on Friday night besides watch t.v. I ate a whole ham and turkey 12" sub all by myself, and sour cream and onion chips because I felt sorry for myself. Yes, emotional eater I am.

Saturday my boyfriend had to leave to work out of town until Monday; I tried to get up and move around but I was still sick and just not in the mood. I had a chicken sandwich and fries for lunch and for supper. I then was starting to feel better, so I phoned up a friend to go for coffee. She was on her way to another friend's place for a housewarming, which upset me because I wasn't invited to this housewarming party; to be specific, I was the only person from our 'group' of friends that wasn't invited. I got really upset (emotions were running wild that night) and felt even more sorry for myself. I just tried to go to sleep as best I could, and when my boyfriend showed up at my doorstep the next morning, I fell into his arms, crying my heart out. He listened to me cry for a bit, then basically told me to suck it up and we went golfing.

Last night, because of the heat, we decided to buy a paddling pool. Found a nice enough one, set it up in my boyfriend's backyard and filled it up. It was great! So nice after walking around golfing in 30 celsius heat! We must've sat out there for hours! I slept really well last night, and now here I am, ready for Monday! Well, not really 'ready' because i'm still kinda tired and i'd rather be sleeping, but you know what I mean! Okay, stop rambling!


legcramps - Friday Jul 16, 2004

Weight: 142.0

Uh-oh.

I feel not great today.

I'm retaining fluid like crazy, must be 'that time' of the month. And yesterday I did not do very well at all. And i'm going to blame my boyfriend for that. Yes I am.

He suprised me and came home yesterday, was here by lunchtime. I was very pleased to see him! What a great suprise! We went out for lunch and I had breaded chicken bites, a few fries and water. I ate half and saved half. Then my boyfriend told me I should try and get the rest of the day off. And I pretty much was able to. So I drove over to his place and -0-0-0-0- ate the rest of my lunch. I'm not sure why. There was probably around 700 calories just in lunch. Then we played some catch and went for a cruise. He had to play fastball last night, so we grabbed something to eat on the way out of town. I had a cheeseburger, a few sips of rootbeer, and water. I only ended up drinking about 2.5 litres of water yesterday. That was all I ate thank goodness, besides a few seeds while watching ball, but that was definitely enough to do the job. When I got up this morning, I was 2 pounds heavier than the last time I weighed. Okay, I know I need to exercise more, but I WAS eating fine up until yesterday. Two pounds HEAVIER? It's just not fair.

It's hard to keep that motivation going strong now, especially since it seems to be so NOT worthwhile anymore. My goal is to feel good, but if it means having my spirits drop everytime I see a gain - then it's not happening, is it?

Re-evaluation time. Again.


legcramps - Thursday Jul 15, 2004

Weight: 140.0

Hello all! I had a good day yesterday, and I can feel the weight slipping off. Tomorrow morning is weigh-in day, and I hope I don't screw up today!

I ran around during slo-pitch yesterday so much that I thought I was going to puke. No lie. One inning while walking out to left field (they throw me around everywhere!) to play, I almost turned around and walked my old tired body home! I pitched after that, thank God. It was a little too much for me, but i'm sure I needed the exercise.

Yesterday I had a whole wheat bun with pb & j for breakfast, grilled chicken, brocolli and cauliflower for lunch and grilled chicken and corn for dinner. During the game I had 2 beer. I thought I deserved them, for being good for a couple days (!!) and also for drinking 4 litres of water.

Today i've had my bun for breakfast and i've got leftover chicken and corn in the fridge for lunch. I brought 3 litres of water to work with me and i'm hoping to be able to finish them, but so far I haven't even opened a bottle up! Okay, let's get to work....

shellybelly on 07/15/2004:
I love it when the weight slips off! Good luck with weigh-in!



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 14, 2004

Weight: 140.0

See, my boyfriend is out of town working, see. I'm a complete slob whenever he's not around. I say this because I didn't do any exercising yesterday except for the minute amount of walking and work it took to do the dishes.

Yesterday I ate 6 soda crackers with pb, a roast beef sandwich in an onion bun (it wasn't good, but very filling), a chicken breast with cooked brocolli and cauliflower, 1/2 an orange and a whole wheat bun with pb and j. I drank around 4 litres of water.

Today I get to play slo-pitch, so hopefully i'll get some exercise in that regard. I'm trying again to drink a lot of water during the day so that i'm not running to the bathroom during the games tonight. So far, 1 litre down. I had a whole wheat bun with pb and j for breakfast and i'm having leftover chicken and veggies for lunch and dinner today. 1/2 an orange in the afternoon, you know the plan. It's always the same! But, for me, that's okay. I love repetition. And I love complaining about it, too.

Hope you're all doing well.

geevee on 07/14/2004:
I like the way pb fills me up and leaves me satisfied. Plus the taste. I haven't had it for awhile. Maybe tonight if I'm hungry at bedtime.



legcramps - Tuesday Jul 13, 2004

Weight: 140.0

I was really in a slump yesterday. Everything hurt, I was grumpy and bored almost all night, and all I wanted to do was eat. You'll be happy to know that I didn't give in.

Yesterday I had 1/2 slice garlic toast, 3 breaded chicken fingers, 1/2 baked potato with butter, 1/2 cup of bean and carrots, 1/2 slice of honeydew melon, a whole package of brussel sprouts with sauce, one breast of chicken, one flax bun (still gotta get you that recipe biscotti, I keep forgetting!) with p.b. and jam, and 1/2 cup spitz while watching a fastball game.

I could've eaten a heck of a lot more than that last night, but I held out and thank goodness I did. I didn't drink a lot of water yesterday, only 2 litres, so hopefully today I can make up for that. I was not in a good mood yesterday. At all. Today it's supposed to be beautiful out. My plan is to get either soup or a sub for lunch today (no more leftovers!), an orange for the afternoon (didn't eat mine yesterday - maybe that's why I got so hungry) and a trip to the grocery store for dinner. Salmon? Perhaps.

I took a walk yesterday and I want to take another one today. Maybe try to jog too. We have a beautiful park nearby and it's a perfect spot to work on jogging. Bye all!


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