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legcramps - Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Another good day in the books. The house is slowly starting to look decent enough for a get-together i'm hosting this weekend. I've been slowly working on it the last two days. The tree is up, decorations are up, presents are (mostly) wrapped and under the tree. The kitchen is half-a$$ed clean, next up are the laminate floors. Vacuum, dust, then mop and buff. Sounds like fun, huh?! Then i'll have to vacuum and air out the rugs in the kitchen and wash some throw blankets for the couch.

And then i'll break to make more strudel. But all this isn't happening today. Oh no. That's way too much stuff.

Today, i'll be visiting a friend, drinking coffee, and watching Survivor.

Cause it's Wednesday. And we've got to celebrate being halfway through the week!

I might even take it one step further and order sushi for dinner. O.M.G. I just started drooling.


Food - mocha, lunch at cafeteria, sushi? coffee

Exercise - 30 Day Shred

Other - vacuum, dust, mop floors; vacuum and air out rugs; dishes; get more water for cooler; put air in tire; make strudel dough x 3

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 11/28/2012:
About the insomnia - I have taken valerian root (at Umpqua's suggestion) and it works. I have also tried Alteril (at Sweetpea's suggestion and it's good, too. Hope you get some good restful sleep.

grannyannie on 11/28/2012:
Busy busy!! Have a great day!

RYC thanks! Should be a nice couple of days. It will be cold - mid 30's F, but I've got my Michigan long down coat so I'll be fine.

LifeInATeaCup on 11/28/2012:
mmmmmm sushi, I'm drooling too.... :]

And about the 30 day shred, is it good or do you find it too much or too time consuming?? I was thinking of starting it but I'm very pushed for time at themoment :)

liza36 on 11/28/2012:
Thank goodness it's hump day! Have a good one.

biscottibody59 on 11/28/2012:
Looks like your place is shaping up nicely for your weekend--good going!

V on 11/28/2012:
Happy Hump day!! Have fun tonight :)

inmorning on 11/29/2012:
Thanks for the comment and of course you are right. It is just hard to keep focused on that sometimes. I love have time to do a good cleaning on my place. Isn't it amazing how much better your mood/attitude gets when the place is clean?

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 27, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Great day yesterday; got lots marked off the to-do list for the week.

I wish I could take something that would knock me out at night, instead of rolling back and forth and tossing and turning for half the night before actually falling asleep. I don't mean sleeping pills, either. Too bad hot milk and honey doesn't work anymore. Tried tea and milk and that doesn't work either. Any ideas?

Or just take a hammer to my head?


Anyways, whatever. I'll get some things knocked off the to-do list today as well, tired or not. Plus it's leg-waxing night. And depo shot day. So, you know, lots of things to look forward to.


Food - Mocha, extra coffee, sandwich, snack, chicken soup.

Exercise - 30 Day Shred

Other - oh, lots. post mail, doc appt, wax, wrap gifts, vacuum, call about command start.

I'd better whip myself into a better mood if I want to get this stuff done today.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/27/2012:
Valerian Root is helpful for a good night's sleep.

V on 11/27/2012:
RYC yep I am off :) Yayyyy!!

getmebackto150 on 11/27/2012:
I know you said no sleeping pills, so I'm not sure if you would count this or not, but the supplement melatonin is all natural and works wonders occasionally when my sleep pattern is off and I need a good night's sleep. You can buy it in the vitamin section at the grocery or drug store. Its great!

grannyannie on 11/27/2012:
Good for you getting things done! I don't fall asleep easily either, but it's recommended that you stay off the computer for a couple of hours before bed (I don't!). I find reading in bed helps me go to sleep quicker but my hubby goes to bed before me and wouldn't like a light on, so that solution is out.

grannyannie on 11/27/2012:
We head out January 8th. It's not a commonly needed vaccine here as it's only for people who travel to certain countries.

biscottibody59 on 11/27/2012:
Hope you get a good night's sleep soon!

Umpqua on 11/27/2012:
Valerian root works for me - I don't take it often but it does the job. I've recently been waking up at 3:30/4 a.m. after sleeping soundly and not being able to go back to sleep - half a dose does the job for me.

legcramps - Monday Nov 26, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had a great, low-key weekend. I did not get anything accomplished.

Just saying.

After my hot stone massage on Friday, I went home and took a nap! The massage completely wore me out LOL, and I could barely keep my eyes open on the drive home. So I took a nap, then wandered over to grandma's to meet my cousin and her son.

Saturday morning I was up and watching my cousin's son kick some martial art butt. All day long. All. Day. Long.

Later we all wandered to grandma's for dinner - pork ribs, homemade potato fries and salad. And pumpkin pecan pie for dessert - wow, that was awesome. Grandma. Is. Awesome.

Sunday morning I was back at grandma's for brunch - pancakes, canadian bacon, scrambled eggs. I shouldn't need to eat for the rest of the week!

This morning at work I had my picture taken for ID purposes, and noticed some "swelling" going on in my face. Time to face the music, my months-long vacay from scheduled exercise is slowly killing me.

This is going to be a tough week, even without adding meal-planning and exercising to it. But that's okay. No one said it would be easy right?


Food - coffee with creamer, sandwich, snack, pasta and sauce.

Exercise - 30 Day Shred

Other - waxing legs; baking and clean the kitchen; phone about having command start installed.

And then collapse into bed. With the electric blanket turned to high. It's getting cold outside.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/26/2012:
Your Grandma rocks! I am planning for my days off to be low key as well :) Hope you have a good day at work my friend!

grannyannie on 11/26/2012:
LOL, I understand your all.day.long with watching kid stuff. Yea, when it shows in my face I know it's time to get serious! I'd like to eat at your grandma's house! :)

legcramps - Friday Nov 23, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It's the most, wonderful day... of the week.

I am leaving work early today, using time from the meeting on Wednesday, and going online to check out all the black friday deals. Yesterday I found a blackberry playbook on sale and i'm so excited to pick it up!!! Then I have a deep tissue massage with hot stones. O.M.G. I can't wait for that. My back and my guts are hurrrrrrrting today... I think i'll have to get my depo shot soon.

There's also a hockey game tonight; but I don't know how i'm going to be feeling later.

My cousin and her son are coming down for a martial arts tournament this weekend; they are arriving later on tonight. I asked them if they could also bring a couple of puppies that our dog rescue needs to get from their town; if they're not picked up by someone, they'll be put down on Monday! So I think she'll bring them with her tonight - I wonder if I could keep them overnight at my house... hmmm. Such cute little buggers.

Busy weekend planned; lots of baking, watching martial art fights, grandma's cooking, visiting with family, grocery shopping, and cleaning.

May the force be with me. I need some extra help to get all this done.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/23/2012:
Oh your massage sounds blissful! Have a fantastic weekend.

V on 11/23/2012:
Sounds like a fun filled weekend ahead for you, especially the massage :) Have a great time!

legcramps - Thursday Nov 22, 2012

Weight: 166.0

We got another snow storm yesterday, which is just starting to level off this afternoon. Also got some sleet and rain along with it, so it's going to be fun to shovel after work today. If I even make it home with the car.

I must be stressed about something, or maybe just stressed in general, because my left eye won't stop twitching LOL.

I bought myself some grey nail polish the other day; can't wait to try it out - this is probably one of the only colours that i'd actually use on my fingernails. Most colours are relegated to toe status! This one is called Concrete or something like that.

Ghost Whisperer espisodes are slated for tonight; hopefully my friends won't mind a messy house. I still have a bunch of bowls in the sink from my apple strudel attempts. Plus I can't even find my kitchen table because there's so much stuff loaded on top of it. Oh well, not like they haven't seen it that way before!

Food - mocha, extra coffee during morning training session, sandwich, snack tbd, soup.

Need. Snack. Now.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/22/2012:
If your friends are like mine well they would be just fine with the "organized chaos" LOL Have fun tonight and thanks for the TG salutations <3

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 21, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I made my second batch of apple strudel last night. It turned out delicious! I'm so glad I don't have to keep perfecting the process, otherwise it could take me months to figure it out. The dough I made is good and thin when rolled out, and i'm only wrapping it once around the apple filling. It's pretty darn good anyways!

In fact, I ought to be careful to not eat it all before the baking exchange.

Got my hair cut yesterday, and now all the length I thought I was reaching is gone due to split ends. Oh well, I guess i'll have to take better care of my hair when i'm straightening it each day. I don't want to end up with a big ball of fluff on top of my head LOL.

I went to the hockey game, which we lost (gosh, it was painful to watch it), and finished the batch of strudel when I got home afterwards. Busy night.

Tonight I was going to go out for wings with some friends, but I forgot that I have an evening meeting :( so I guess no outing for me tonight.

But that's okay, because i'll likely have plans for the rest of the work-day evenings. I'll be pooped by the weekend LOL!

Food - mocha, sandwich, soup, strudel LMAO.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/21/2012:
Aww sorry abouy your hockey team's loss :( I hope that they don't keep you too late for your work meeting..Have a good evening!

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Well, all I managed to do yesterday was get a batch of strudel dough ready. I’ll attempt to use that up tonight with a fresh batch of strudel. Everyone cross your fingers for me - I really hope this batch turns out; there is a slim chance I won’t get to bake again until the weekend.

Today I am wearing some brand new sh!t k!ckers, and loving them LOL. I’m gonna go kick some… no, wait, I don’t wanna do that. I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit and, along with the sh!t k!ckers, I’m wearing a sweater dress and some leggings (actually, they’re yoga pants, but who’s looking?) so we’ll see how the day goes. Right now, I’m only slightly uncomfortable; hopefully that feeling will wear off throughout the day.

Food – mocha, apples & granola, macaroni & chicken, soup.

Hockey game tonight!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/20/2012:
Nice boots. I'm sure you look great! Have a fantastic day.

getmebackto150 on 11/20/2012:
Love the boots and that sounds like a great outfit! Good for you for branching outside your comfort zone... I should really do that as I wear different versions of pretty much the same outfit every day, lol! have a good one:)

V on 11/20/2012:
Love the sh!t kickers, LOL Yoga pants/leggins one in the same in my eyes too ;) hahahaha sorry about your football team too :( Have a good day <3

skinnygrlwithin on 11/20/2012:
RYC: You're absolutely right.. I feel so much better since I've been doing this...I should be happy with the good decisions I'm making, and look at this as a long term investment in my future.

As for the boots I absolutely love them!! Just keep thinking how fantastic you look and I'm sure the comfort will follow! :)

inmorning on 11/21/2012:
I am sure you looked fabulous! You are the first other person I have heard call the boots that. I can't rememeber where I heard it growing up, but always think that when I see boots. :-)

biscottibody59 on 11/21/2012:
Hey there--I've made apple strudel from my grandmother's recipe--it's the kind where you stretch the dough until it's paper thin. It's a huge labor of love--haven't made it in years.

Hope you've having a good week!

legcramps - Monday Nov 19, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had a great weekend, full of shopping and taking in new places in the city. Nothing short of a blast.

Boy I was tired when I got home.

And then I was lonely.

After the business of the last two days, it was hard to be at home last night without feeling an intense loneliness. I did a little reading and took a much needed nap, and spent the rest of my time going through my purchases. I got a big chunk of Christmas shopping done, so it's time to make a list for the rest that I need to do.

I'll be laying low today, just cleaning up around the house and hopefully putting up some decorations for Christmas. My eating was actually quite good over the weekend, but I probably splurged on more than I should have, so it's back to clean eating for me.

Food - mocha, macaroni and chicken, raw veggies, dinner tbd. I might try a second batch of strudel tonight as well - the first batch is edible, but I need to make some adjustments with the dough, it was far too thick for strudel.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 11/19/2012:
Ah i know that loneliness feeling all too well and I'm sure when zach is gone it'll come creeping back.....Feel better!!

V on 11/19/2012:
Aww I am sorry that you were lonely after such a fun filled weekend :( Did you have an extra day off today?

legcramps - Friday Nov 16, 2012

Weight: 166.0

The usual end-of-week crabbiness is settling in on me LOL. I'm tired, sore from shovelling so much and sleeping so little, and anxious for the weekend to start.

That said, I did have a pretty good day yesterday. I kept fairly busy at work and aside from one instance where a co-worker bulldozed a simple suggestion, it wasn't a terrible workday. Then after work I picked up a few things in town, then drove into the next one over to drop off my couch cushions. The lady there didn't seem to think there would be a problem getting the stains out, so i'm mighty happy about that. I guess we'll see once I get them back today.

While I was in that town, I did some grocery shopping for my christmas baking. I believe I now have all the ingredients; just need to pick up my lazy butt and get to work on it! I also picked up a few things that I was going to get this weekend, but they're menial - socks, etc. - so I got them yesterday seeing as I was near the department stores.

Then I grabbed some traction sand to spread out on the deck so that no one slips when they come to the back door. I can't remember how much was in the bag, but it was heavy! Maybe that's why i'm extra sore today - I had to carry it in both arms, in front of me, because it was so heavy. When I got home I tried it out, and ended up tracking sand into the kitchen. Damn it, even when I try to get things right, I always manage to foil it somehow LOL!

I wasn't in the mood to bake yesterday, although it probably would have brightened my mood a bit. As it was, I was so tired I was in bed by 9:30. So hopefully i'll be able to get it in tonight.

Food for today - mocha, sandwich, veggies and dip, leftovers.

Plans for today - pick up couch cushions, bake, clean up, finish shopping list, pack for weekend.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/16/2012:
Your weekend is here!! Yayyy I hope you enjoy every moment <3

legcramps - Thursday Nov 15, 2012

Weight: 166.0

We got even more snow yesterday. Although it wasn't the storm that we had on the weekend, it was still snow. You know? Luckily, the temps have not gone down too much; we are sitting around -6 celsius (which would be around 21 fahrenheit) during the day, and this weekend will be even warmer. This is wonderful, however i'm driving into the city this weekend and I have a feeling the roads will be quite icy from the snow melting. Oh well, i'll just have to be extra careful.

Today i'm driving to the next town over to get some laundering done on my suede couch. A few too many stains were formed back when I still had my sick dog. She did a number on that couch, so i'm finally making plans to get it cleaned. Hopefully they will be able to remove most (if not all) of the stains.

I am currently in the middle of patching up a piece of wall between the living room and kitchen - mudding, sanding, and eventually painting.

AND I need to start a christmas groceries list in order to complete my christmas baking. I have some work to do this year; i'm making strudel from scratch! I'm hoping to get one batch done before the weekend begins. That means either tonight or tomorrow night.

Food for today - mocha, sandwich, snack (I have three choices at work - veggies and dip, an orange, or apples and granola), chicken in mushroom sauce over macaroni. Should be another good day of eating!


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 11/15/2012:
Have fun with the strudel!! I hope they get your couch clean. I had to finally give mine away - it was leather and my daughter's boxer ATE it as a puppy! It was only a year old (the sofa) and I was still paying on it when she must have lodged a toy or something to the back of the seat. Well she ate the leather away from the backing and for years I tried to patch and extend it so you couldn't see the stuffing and continued to shove the stuffing back in for 5 years and I finally paid the last payment and gave it away and treated myself to new one! No dogs allowed on it!! hahaha we will see how long that lasts!!

supercheese on 11/15/2012:
lord have mercy snow.....im moving back north and am afraid of the change!!! Have a great day :)

grannyannie on 11/15/2012:
Good job on the eating today. Hope they can get the stains out of your couch. Brrr.... -6. We've gone back up to about 10 or 12C for a high. Are you making christmas dinner?

V on 11/15/2012:
Thanks! The weather held up fine for me and it was a good day :) Be careful out there this evening..Are you excited for FRIDAY?? I am so sure you are, LOL Have a good one

biscottibody59 on 11/15/2012:
I'm having trouble getting used to the 40sF (4C) and 50sF (10C)--have a good weekend!

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