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legcramps - Tuesday Aug 06, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Friday: 30 minute walk (walked twice) at work

Saturday: 5 hours of yardwork; dinner out with a friend in the evening

Sunday: 5 hours of yardwork

Monday: 3 more hours of yardwork; coffee with a friend in the afternoon; laundry and cleaning


It might be hard to believe, but I am still not done the yardwork. I have made great strides however, and i'm very pleased with myself. Very pleased indeed. I may have also lost 8 pounds of waterweight. And next year I think i'll pay someone to do the yardwork for me. Even if they take half my paycheque. I've decided I despise yardwork.


Today just going to get through the workday, see if I can take the rest of the week off on holidays, maybe golf if it doesn't rain. Plan to do a 15 minute walk at lunchtime for sure.

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

OhioRaven on 08/06/2013:
That sounds like a LOT of yard work. Hope you get through the workday ok and get to the course. Thanks for the fitness pal tip.

legcramps on 08/06/2013:
It really was; I am definitely feeling some soreness today, specifically in my back. boo!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/06/2013:
wow....look at all the hours of "accidental" exercise...yardwork galore!...


Umpqua on 08/06/2013:
I'm sure your yard looks fantastic, and awesome exercise!


biscottibody59 on 08/06/2013:
I hope your work is done for awhile--that's an awesome amount of effort!

RYC: If your weather is cool right about now--I'll be up there soon:-) The ladder is just a small worry--haha!


V on 08/06/2013:
Okay so for one I will gladly trade yard work for laundry duty..Deal??? LOL P.S. I think it is time we both spice up our social interaction with boys..Deal ;)?? Hahahaha Love you have a great evening friend <3



legcramps - Friday Aug 02, 2013

Weight: 168.0

20 minute walk yesterday at work.

Dinner was very filling: wild rice, quinoa, stir-fry vegetables, beef patty.

Went to baseball game; had a chai tea latte while there.

Back at home snacked on crackers and cheese.

Good Day.


coffee, ff creamer

wild rice, quinoa, stir-fry veggies and beef patty

yogurt, blueberries

Another 15-20 minute walk at lunchtime today


Tonight might watch the end of the Ladies' British Open first round. I am coming upon a three-day weekend (Monday is our Civic Holiday). Saturday must pick up a used dresser and chair I bought for the spare room (finally furnishing it with something other than beds and stuffed toys), then major yard work. Sunday more yard work. Monday more yard work, but a "sleep in later than usual" lazy morning. Also have some house work to do.

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

Umpqua on 08/02/2013:
I hope you enjoy your long weekend!


grannyannie on 08/02/2013:
Menu looks good. Have a wonderful weekend.


OhioRaven on 08/02/2013:
Happy Civic Day, on Monday.


V on 08/02/2013:
Happy Friday girl <3


biscottibody59 on 08/03/2013:
Hope you get it all done--take time out for yourself too!



legcramps - Thursday Aug 01, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Only the 15 minute walk for exercise yesterday; I lounged around at home after work and then went to the baseball game.

Fart, there's so much I have to do; i've been procrastinating almost everything. Need to get moving! Sigh, probably won't be today though.

I accidentally purposely bought fast food for dinner yesterday. However, I didn't binge - had some sunflower seeds at the baseball game and a snack of crackers and cheese when I got home afterwards, and that was it. Major improvement over the day before, with the pb & j binge.

I wish today was Friday. Also people in this town need to start expecting less of me; I am sick of constantly disappointing both myself and others. So sick of it that i'm ready to sell my house and move. Seriously. I was looking at jobs this morning and I found one in the city that I would be able to do and would probably pay more. Seriously considering this. Doesn't hurt to apply for it, even if I change my mind in the end.

Coffee, ff creamer

wild rice, quinoa, beef patty, vegetable stir-fry

yogurt, blueberries

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

V on 08/01/2013:
Hey girl just catching up with your entries and I am sorry that you are having a tough go at it..Sounds like you need a vacation even if it is getting out of town for the weekend..I hope you had a good day and P.S. Friday is one more sleep away <3


getmebackto150 on 08/01/2013:
Hope you feel better soon, and you find your balance... Sometimes when you are pulled in many different directions and people expect too much it is SO very draining... Sending positive vibes your way:)



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 31, 2013

Weight: 168.0

This morning has been a bit of a whirlwind at work and i'm frustrated and can't wait for lunchtime to walk some of it off.

After work yesterday, I ate a chocolate bar while putting my car through the car wash. Then it started raining. Bloody hell.

Got home and started cooking:

Wild rice and quinoa, stir-fried vegetables, steamed carrots and a beef patty (no bun)

pb and j sandwiches (binge). AWE. SOME.

Ended up not reaching my water goal.

I did a cardio combat workout last evening; only made it 15 minutes into the workout but it's a start. Strange to not feel limber or reflexive anymore. I think a lot has changed since knee surgery. With my 15 minute walk at lunch, that made 30 minutes of activity yesterday.

 I Can't bring myself to play ball; I am frustrated with a few teammates, and also the fact that so many people show up to play; we sit the bench almost every 2nd inning. Not cool with me. I could be doing something far more productive, even if - like last night - I don't. The point is that I could be. End Vent.

Today:

Green smoothie - almond milk, yogurt, 1/2 banana, spinach

Coffee with ff creamer

cream of potato and bacon soup, caramel swirl muffin

yogurt, blueberries

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/31/2013:
ohhh, nice green smoothie! :-D good way to get spinach in without the bulk...need to do this again!

legcramps on 07/31/2013:
Yes, it definitely helps get those veggies in!


hollybelle on 08/01/2013:
Good post. Does your local car wash give out rain checks - sometimes here they will let you wash it again free if it rains within 24 hours and you show receipt, etc.....


Umpqua on 08/01/2013:
Good job on the workout, 15 minutes is great and you'll need to build up your endurance. I hope today is less frustrating for you!



legcramps - Tuesday Jul 30, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Been feeling weird lately, can't explain it. Just off. Lethargic. Slow.

Napped after work; pulled some weeds; tried out the weed trimmer. Stronger arms may be required.

Did NOT eat well but won't dwell on it. A new day today.

It didn't start well, though - I wanted to walk again. When I left the house it was raining, so with a heavy heart I decided not to walk and to drive instead. Half an hour later, when I left to drive to work, the sun was shining and no rain whatsoever. Someone is plotting against me.

Jet Fuel coffee 1/2 cup; bagel with light cream cheese

coffee with ff creamer at work

cream of mushroom soup for lunch

snack of an apple and ff yogurt

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/30/2013:
I feel your pain, chica. been feeling the same exact way as you...


V on 07/30/2013:
Hope you were able to shake off the blahs today :)


hollybelle on 07/30/2013:
I thought I was the only one who took a nap after work. I can't hardly keep my eyes open. Then I wake up and get some stuff done, but I wish I didn't do that. Must keep putting one foot in front of the other!



legcramps - Monday Jul 29, 2013

Weight: 168.0

It was a good weekend; had lots of fun with family being down and "fair days" on the weekend.

Friday: golfed, switched off walking and driving, so maybe 60 minutes walking / dinner was salad, baked chicken, veggies / small s'mores blizzard / went to outdoor movie / watched fireworks.

Saturday: coffee, donut, Phillipine spring rolls and pork kebab, taste of sticky rice pudding, lemonade, wild rice and quinoa mix, chips / watched parade / walked to check out street fair, 45 minutes / relaxed and did some reading / went to baseball game / nixed the street dance and went home instead (I do not regret).

Sunday: coffee, bagel with light cream cheese, peanut butter and jam sandwich, A&W meal / got groceries, walked 30 minutes / road trip to pick up new weed trimmer / relaxed and watched RBC Canadian Open. Good job Sneeds, too bad Mahan.

I was up with the sun this morning (lol, ok not quite). I was going to walk to work, but then I checked the weather report and decided i'd rather not walk in the rain if I don't have to. Plus, I woke up with pain in the ball of my left foot - weird! Hopefully I will still get my walk in at lunchtime.

Maybe golf today, maybe ball, maybe try out the new weed trimmer (without slicing my ankles or whipping the tops of my pepper plants right off).

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

Umpqua on 07/29/2013:
Sounds like a fantastic,l fun weekend! Have fun with your new toy today ;)


hollybelle on 07/29/2013:
Sounds like fun weekend. I am deadly with the week-whacker, too! Usually manage to get it tangled and waste a spool of the string!


V on 07/29/2013:
Fun filled weekend for you I see :) Sorry that the rain kept ya from walking to work today..Have a great evening friend :)


MrsD on 07/30/2013:
S'mores blizzard...oh my LOL! So happy you were able to spend time with both your uncles! YAY!



legcramps - Friday Jul 26, 2013

Weight: 168.0

I scored the afternoon off work yesterday so that my uncle and I could go golfing, and about half an hour after I left work, it started to rain. And then it poured a little bit. And rained some more.

When our tee time came around, we 1) could still see it drizzling outside, and 2) were on a skype call with another uncle who is hilarious and pretty much does all the talking in a conversation. We cancelled the golf outing in favor of staying inside where it was warm and dry, and splitting some guts listening to my other uncle yak away ;)

I still managed to get my laundry done and clean the kitchen, and took my 15 minute walk in the morning while still at work.

A few of us went for DQ ice cream; I had the mini oreo blizzard. And then I saw that they have that new kind here; S'MORES. Might be going back to DQ tonight. Just saying.

Dinner was okay but I overdid it; a few slices of vegetarian pizza and a tossed garden salad. I think I overate because my water intake was far lower than usual. I'm going to try hard to make sure I get lots of water in, because it's back to Grandma's today for another dinner that will likely not be the healthiest in the world.

And if it's nice out after work, i'll take my uncle golfing. As you can tell, I really want to golf with him while he's here!

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

grannyannie on 07/26/2013:
Mmm...ice cream is so hard to resist in warm weather! Have a good weekend.

legcramps on 07/26/2013:
Ice cream, for me, is hard to resist in any weather LOL. Yesterday was not exception as it was more chilly than not!


biscottibody59 on 07/26/2013:
Enjoy playing golf!


V on 07/26/2013:
Stupid rain :( Sorry you didn't get the chance to golf today but i see you still managed to have FUN!! Isn't that what life is about?? Yeah it is ;)



legcramps - Thursday Jul 25, 2013

Weight: 168.0

A couple of important things happened yesterday; my aunt, uncle and their kids arrived in town, and my lawn got cut. By the neighbor.

I'm telling you, the best way to get someone to do something for you is:

1) don't do it until it bothers them so much they have to

2) make it look like you've gone camping for two weeks and just didn't have time

Fortunately, my neighbor didn't cut it in anger, he just thought i'd gone with door #2. LOL.

LMAO.

Oh, Gawd, it's hilarious really.

No exercise yesterday except for my walk at lunchtime, had a nice visit with the relatives and promised a cruise around town (maybe for ice cream) with my cousins tonight and possibly a round of golf this afternoon, if I can get the time off work, although I can't see that being a problem unless all hell breaks loose.

Good eats until later on in the night when I went to a convenience store and purchased a small bag of doritos. I was very tired, but apparently not tired enough to get in my car and drive for potato chips. I don't remember the entire drive there, may have been wearing my pajama's by then, and really hope my slurred 'hellooooooo' to a fellow co-worker while waiting to purchase said chips didn't make him think I was intoxicated.

So yeah. Can't wait to see what happens today!

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

OhioRaven on 07/25/2013:
Nice post today, LegCramps ! It made me laugh and I really needed it.


Umpqua on 07/25/2013:
Oh fantastic on your neighbor cutting your lawn! You need to make it look like you take extended camping trips ALL the time, haha.


V on 07/25/2013:
Hahahahaha SCORE on free lawn service ;) Have a wonderful evening!


horn_of_plenty on 07/25/2013:
wow...you are so slick!!! never would I have thought to do what you did....to get the neighbor to cut my grass!?!? this is the first I've heard of someone doing this and I plan to tell my best friend about this. she'll die laughing. she hates her neighbors and...she will like this one :-D



legcramps - Wednesday Jul 24, 2013

Weight: 168.0

I went golfing yesterday; did 9 holes and was pretty much exhausted by the end. Apparently, a 15 minute walk everyday at lunchtime does NOT a cardio workout make.

I had plenty of varying eats yesterday and ended slightly over calories (it was a hungry day) but I kept mainly to healthy foods and limited my snacking as well. It's all good. Lots of water too.

It had been awhile since i'd had a nice, relaxing bath instead of a hurried shower, so last night I took the time to do this. I felt very sleepy afterwards, and fell asleep fairly quickly - in comparison to my usual three hours of fidgeting, squirming, and tossing around before falling asleep. I must try to do this more often during the week.

Ball is on the schedule tonight, but I might go to a friend's bbq instead. And hopefully now that my spirit is in a better place, I can motivate myself to get the yardwork completed before the weekend; I believe my aunt and her family will be down for a visit so it would be nice if I could clean it up a bit.

Plan - coffee, rice and maybe soup?, cinammon crackers, turkey sandwich x 2, lots of water.

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

OhioRaven on 07/24/2013:
You're looking good, LC.


Umpqua on 07/24/2013:
Just got the jungle/meadow known as my backyard mowed ;P Let me tell you, it's rewarding just to look out there now - hope you get a chance to play in your yard soon!


V on 07/24/2013:
I hope whatever you do this evening it will be FUN FUN FUN <3 love ya girl :)


horn_of_plenty on 07/24/2013:
it's good to relax before bed...I find I can get to sleep earlier also when I have an earlier night, overall, and don't get home as late. it's good to let the body relax :-D I love your idea of a bath, although, I guess I am not clean enough to fathom taking a bath in my bathtub hahahaha



legcramps - Tuesday Jul 23, 2013

Weight: 168.0

I don't know what's going on with me lately, but I wish it would stop. I almost started bawling yesterday simply because my mother was being her typical controlling self. Even right now as I type that, my eyes rolled up. What's up? Who cares? It's never bothered me like this before. I need a mental health day. Also? I am STILL craving pickles. None of this makes any sense. I've gone through three jars in the same number of weeks. That's ridiculous.

While I go temporarily insane, here were my eats from yesterday:

Breakfast - coffee with ff creamer x 2, water with crystal light

Lunch - quinoa, wild rice, blackened chicken, water with mio

Afternoon - another water with crystal light

Dinner - turkey sandwich, lots of pickles x 2

Snack - piece of milk chocolate with nuts x 2, yogurt covered pretzels x 3

 Exercise yesterday was slo ----- pitch LOL. It was alright. Maybe today I will golf.

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

Umpqua on 07/23/2013:
Well there are worse things you could snack on than pickles! Glad to hear slo pitch is going well :)

legcramps on 07/23/2013:
That's very true!


OhioRaven on 07/23/2013:
Sorry, you are NO WHERE NEAR the pickle freak that I am:v) I wouldn't worry too much about your controlling Mother. People who act out in a controlling way are usually the people who are in fear of losing it. (control that is) Hey, did you watch the Open last weekend ? Great job, Phil. See ya.

legcramps on 07/23/2013:
I did watch some of it, recorded the rest so that I can watch it this weekend when I have more time. Phil was awesome :) I also recorded the LPGA Classic and can't wait to watch that!


V on 07/23/2013:
I hope this helps and true story that my MOM is NUTBAG :( I love her I guess but man is she ALOT to deal with :( LOL!!


Pumpkincake44 on 07/24/2013:
Look how close you are to your goal! You're almost there!



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