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legcramps - Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Weight: 166.0

The snow melted, so there was only some thin patches of ice this morning. Thank goodness. I am not ready for snow.

Everything went according to plan yesterday, and I was able to get some great nutrition in, get my exercises in plus an extra workout, and I started up the 100 push-up challenge again. I also got in all my water plus an extra 1/2 litre. Just a great day overall, even though I wasn't feeling the best.

Today is off to a pretty good start as well. I put chicken breasts in the crockpot with some pasta sauce. I am thinking about boiling some whole wheat pasta after work and having spaghetti with the crockpot chicken. Oh, i'm drooling a little just thinking about it. I love chicken! And I just happen to have some mozza cheese to drizzle over it all.

I made homemade pizza for dinner yesterday, using pita pockets and raw veggies. I'll be having the leftovers for lunch today.

I have a few things i'd like to accomplish after work, so here's hoping I stay as energetic as I am right now! Have a great day everyone!

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

inmorning on 10/11/2012:
Good for you on the 100 push-ups. You go!


nunnermack on 10/11/2012:
Holy canoli...snow???? Ha,ha!! I completely forget about that stuff. And...100 push ups....WOWW!


skinnygrlwithin on 10/11/2012:
Snow!! Yuck!! I'm cranky about the 55 degree weather we have here. You're dinner sounds super ymmy!! I love crock pot food!!


skinnygrlwithin on 10/11/2012:
And thank you for the welcome! :)


liza36 on 10/11/2012:
Nice things are off to a good start. Your crockpot chicken/pasta sounds delicious.


thenewMLE on 10/11/2012:
Hope you have a great day and are successful with your tasks! Your chicken sounds great - don't you just love the crockpot?


biscottibody59 on 10/11/2012:
I hope your day has transpired as you planned--enjoy your evening!


V on 10/11/2012:
Glad that the snow didn't linger.. RYC I am sure I would be very antsy sitting at a desk, I am sure I would explode into song and dance alot, prolly would be frowned upon there, ya think? LOL Have a good one girl!



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Can you believe it snowed yesterday??? Well??? Can you?

Uuuuughggghgghghghghg...

And so it begins. The dreaded winter months. Probably close to six cold, miserable, trouble-filled months.

Some of my plans for yesterday evening got cancelled due to a friend's last-minute dilemma. Once we solved that, I was kind of toasted for the rest of the night. I did manage to do laundry and wash dishes and that kind of thing, but no workouts. I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

I woke up this morning feeling pretty awful. I ate well yesterday and got all my water in, so the only reason I can come up with for not feeling great is because I had a flu shot in the afternoon. Maybe i'm feeling some ill-effects from it today.

Today i'm upping my water intake by about 1/2 a litre, and i'm getting my workout in. No Changing of Plans allowed!

Breakfast - yogurt, granola, mocha

Lunch - brown rice, chicken

PM Snack - yogurt, granola

Dinner - tbd (brown rice, chicken OR homemade veggie pizza)

Off to make it a good day!

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

inmorning on 10/10/2012:
Hope you have a good day.


liza36 on 10/10/2012:
I had a flu shot yesterday too. My arm is slightly sore at the injection site, but not too bad. At least we won't be getting the flu this season!


sweetpea1977 on 10/10/2012:
oh no, not snow! its too early for snow!! :(

your menu looks great, especially the pizza! :)

I hope you feel better!


V on 10/10/2012:
Snow in October..WOW I wish I was there :) We could trade places if you like..Wait what exactly do I have to do at your job before I agree(besides being fabulous) I am sure you will have the same hatred for the wonderslugs at my gig as I do, just warning you..LOL Have a good evening my friend :)


V on 10/10/2012:
RYC, Hahahahahahahaha :) ITA but i have been know to be pretty impressed with myself as well ;) LOL


biscottibody59 on 10/10/2012:
I guess you have to psyche yourself up about the snow/Winter the way I do about Summer. Hope things improve!



legcramps - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I didn't do too well this weekend...

Friday night I stayed home and got myself prepped for Saturday. I remember also watching a few episodes of Roswell - this show gets better the more I watch it  I did well with nutrition and water intake on Friday.

Saturday morning I had a quick mocha and bagel on my way to the city to see Dad. We visited for a few hours and then it was time for me to head back home. On the way back I had a mocha from Tim Hortons. Oh yum. Once I was home I snacked on crackers and cheese while cooking potatoes for a potluck. Just crappy nutrition all around, plus I didn't drink near enough water during the day.

At the potluck I had sausage, a cabbage roll, a cheese covered perogy, mashed potatoes, mixed cooked vegetables, and jello shooters  I also brought a box of Mike's Hard Vodka coolers. I am in love with the cranberry flavour.

After numerous jello shots and I-don't-know-how-many vodka coolers, we finally got ready to head to the dance, where I purchased more vodka. The dance was kind of brutal - the live band wasn't very good, the acoustics were horrible, and 85% of the population had just turned 19 years of age LOL.

I fell asleep on the couch as soon as I got home (it had been a long day) and woke up around 10am the next day.

On Sunday I took the long walk I had planned; boy did it feel good to get outside for a bit - especially after abusing my body with alcohol the night before! Did some laundry, looked in on a friend's dog, snacked on more crackers and cheese, and fell for some fast food, and went for dinner with Grandma and Mom. We had chinese food. For Thanksgiving. I had rice, pork, steamed veggies, more pork, some pop to tame the sugar hangover I was dealing with, and even more pork. And then we went to Grandma's for dessert. Ridiculous, right? I had a big helping of pumpkin pie and natural vanilla ice cream. Bring on the food coma.

My body was up bright and early on Monday morning, but my brain wasn't. I didn't start thinking clearly until well into the afternoon, after i'd gone for coffee with a wonderful friend I hadn't seen for months and looked like a fool with my fog-brain. Later on that afternoon I went to another friend's place for coffee, and fielded what felt like fifteen phone calls from my mother. I spent a lot of time on the couch snacking.

So that brings me to today.  back to work.

My house looks like a tornado hit it, so I have some cleaning up to do when I get home from work. Unfortunately, I think i'm still recovering from Saturday night.

Breakfast - coffee, yogurt, granola

Lunch - brown rice, cafeteria ???

PM Snack - yogurt, granola

Dinner - chicken and brown rice

LOTS OF WATER.

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

V on 10/09/2012:
:'( I am not in the least bit sarcastic when I say I feel your pain..I can't even enjoy my afternoon today without mini panic attacks from just the thought of having to go back to work..Ugggh..

Girl it sounds like you had a good weekend, I am sure even though the band suxed out loud. I bet you were dancing your touche' off. Vodka drinks does it everytime, :P LOL

RYC Yes I Know "the sitch" prolly the king of tools but are you saying that you won't be a maiden of honor at our wedding? Really? hahahaha, have a good one my friend!



legcramps - Friday Oct 05, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I attacked my Happening Things list yesterday with vigor!

It was a long day at work; I was really busy throughout the whole morning, and then struggled to get through the afternoon. By 3 o'clock I was begging for a mindless task to keep me going until 4! I managed to steal the perfect job from my co-worker - cutting out laminated letters for a visibility wall. Cheers to mindless activity on a Thursday afternoon!

I picked up a few groceries after work and once I got home, started peeling the potatoes so that I could soak them overnight. I threw them into a large covered pot with water, then heated up some rice and chicken for dinner.

Did a few things around the house, and prepped for today's dinner - then it was on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate to watch the first few episodes of Roswell.

This morning I was up and putting together the ingredients for another round of pulled chicken in the crockpot. I'll make the mashed potatoes after work, and be ready to go in the morning. Whew! Dad will be happy.

There's another hockey game this evening, but i'll have to see how much energy I have after doing my exercises and getting my things together for tomorrow. This pre-planning stuff is exhausting!

Breakfast - mocha, Activia peach yogurt

Lunch - brown rice, cafeteria?? tbd

PM Snack - Activia peach yogurt, granola

Dinner - you can bet i'll be having some more chicken and mashed potatoes before I package it up for Dad!

I'm doing great with water, and have high hopes that i'll get in my goal amount for today as well. I successfully staved off the headaches, but i'm a little sad I don't have a massage appointment to go to after work today - my neck and shoulders are always so sore after a week of working at a desk.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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

grannyannie on 10/05/2012:
Busy busy! I always plan/prep ahead as well, never do last minute.

Have a wonderful weekend!


liza36 on 10/05/2012:
Chicken and mashed potatoes...yum! Enjoy your weekend.


inmorning on 10/05/2012:
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods!!!!:-)


V on 10/05/2012:
Great job on crushing your to do list!! Yipeee :) Happy Thanksgiving my friend, have a wonderful weekend!


biscottibody59 on 10/08/2012:
Happy Thanksgiving!



legcramps - Thursday Oct 04, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend in my part of the world; this means - aside from the fact that we are giving thanks - I get Monday off!!! Woohoo! Long weekends are the bomb.com.

That sentence just aged me, i'm sure.

So I began my weekend preparations last night with a list of Happening Things. As soon as I got home, I got busy making dinner (pulled chicken and brown rice), folding laundry and picking up after myself. Once that was done, I sat down with a fresh sheet of notepaper and got to work.

I called Dad and made arrangements for a brunch date on Saturday AM. This means i'll be getting up in the wee morning hours to make him some mashed potatoes and perhaps i'll do another round of pulled chicken since it is so delicious and will be good protein for him.

Then when I get back, it's more cooking of potatoes for a potluck Saturday night, and then a group of us are going to a dance put on by a community fundraiser.

On Sunday morning I have to fit in some household chores and yardwork, and I have a date with Grandma and Mom for dinner out. Hopefully I won't be too out of it from too much drinking dancing to get some work done!

Then may day off on Monday!!! And I plan to use it as such, by taking a long walk around town and watching some netflix for the rest of the day, unless I get a better proposition LOL.

Today I made myself a homemade mocha (it's such a great surprise to find chocolate powder mix in the cupboard when you were sure there was none left) for breakfast, and i've got more chicken and rice for lunch. For dinner i'm thinking about something easy - maybe a sandwich from the deli - while I get things prepped for tomorrow.

I did so awesome with water intake yesterday, and I did all my exercises. I hope to see a repeat of all this awesomeness today! Have a good one girls :)

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

liza36 on 10/04/2012:
You're on! I'm chugging water as I type. Nice job with getting your water in yesterday. You are awesome!


V on 10/04/2012:
LOL! I still say "it's on like Donkey Kong" I don't care that it is outdated...hahahahaha :) I did get in a full shift today!! Hooray..Not that I enjoy work, just needed some social intercourse ;) Have a good one as well!



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 03, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Good Wednesday Morning all!

(no, i'm not really that excited about it)

Yesterday after a brief rest after work where I read for a bit and had some cheese and crackers, I got into work mode at home. I did the dishes, started laundry, brought patio furniture in from the deck, posted a new article on our dog park's facebook page, and sent some logos to myself to work on a poster for a Walk for Lupus. I was tired last night, and went to bed early. All the same, I really didn't want to get out of bed this morning.

I've decided to drink 24oz of water before I even think about sipping some coffee this morning. I've got to get the water in; my body is threatening me with headaches, a head cold, muscle aches, and I know I would feel a lot better if I was hydrated enough. I haven't been doing a good enough job of this.

On the list for today: cleaning up and bringing in the lawn chairs from outside, fold laundry, and any other menial tasks around the house.

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

liza36 on 10/03/2012:
Water can do wonders for you. Good for you for deciding to get more in. Have a good one.


V on 10/03/2012:
Yes stay hydrated girl..Well good news is that is is almost the weekend for you..I would have traded places with you in a heartbeat, it rained all day here, no work and no one to play with :( LOL Hope you get your to do list tackled, have a good evening!


inmorning on 10/04/2012:
You are a busy bee. Hope you have a great day today.



legcramps - Tuesday Oct 02, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Rushed and late to work this morning. That's twice in the last two weeks, better get my AM act together.

Yesterday I made the potato casserole I was talking about. It was pretty good, but there's definitely room for improvement. I didn't care for the texture and I know I added too much low fat sour cream to it (even though I followed the recipe). I will still make this for the potluck on Saturday, but i'll be making some changes to it and hopefully the second time around will be the charm!

It was a quiet night, which was fine with me. I took a warm bath and did some reading.

Not much more to say! Just riding out the week with as much gusto as I can muster!

I have a lot that i'm thinking about these days... my Dad, my friends, myself. There's a lot of introspective work currently being done.

Even though i'm not in an exercise routine, i'm doing well with keeping my weight where it is so that when I do get into a routine again, my weight won't have suffered during the break.

I'm working on a routine including my favorite insanity classes, and then adding in recreational activities. I want to live actively, it's not enough for me to go to the gym or get a workout dvd in. I love to hike, walk, play sports - I need to incorporate these activities into my life more often. So i'll start with a 'bucket list' of things i'd like to do, and then try to knock things off one by one.

One of the first things on the list will be to get some air in that bike tire of mine, and take it for a spin.

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

supercheese on 10/02/2012:
Sounds like a good plan to live life without scheduling it out!


V on 10/02/2012:
Good plan for your bucket list..Hopefully you will get a chance to take a spin on your bike soon! Have a great evening <3


inmorning on 10/03/2012:
WOW! that is a great idea. I find myself getting in a rut too.



legcramps - Monday Oct 01, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had such a great weekend!

Friday I had another massage - the last one until the end of October, then went to a coffee meeting. I feel like the massages are helping, and i'm also more aware of my posture and i'm trying to get those exercises in that she recommended. We'll see how the next few weeks go in terms of pain factor.

Saturday the weather was gorgeous! I putzed around the house, then drove to the city with three friends, where we did some shopping, went to a Japanese Steakhouse for dinner, and saw the comedian Russell Peters LIVE! I love him. That is all. He is my kind of funny.

On Sunday afternoon I went golfing to round out the weekend. D was part of our group of golfers, which I wasn't expecting since he hasn't so much as said 'boo' to me recently. I have my suspicions that the afternoon round of golf was set up by mutual friends, however I am already feeling pretty 'meh' about D so they really needn't go to all that trouble ;)

Since I had such a great weekend, tonight I have some laundry and dishes and dusting to do. I would also like to get ingredients to make a potato casserole as a test run for a potluck coming up this weekend.

Coffee (OMG STILL NO HOT CHOCOLATE IN THE DRINK MACHINE AT WORK!!!)

cafeteria lunch

PM Snack granola bar

pulled bbq chicken leftovers and potato casserole for dinner

Have a Great Monday everyone!

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

Supercheese on 10/01/2012:
oooo massages! I love russel peters!! SOOOO FUNNY!!!


grannyannie on 10/01/2012:
Glad you had such a fabulous weekend!


hollybelle on 10/01/2012:
Stopping by to say hello and appears you are doing well. I like live comedy and I'll have to look that guy up on UTube and hear yur kind of comedy!!!


liza36 on 10/01/2012:
Your weekend does sound great. Here's to a good week.


V on 10/01/2012:
Hey there my friend! Glad you had an excellent weekend :) So another one bites the dust(D)..Poor guy didn't stand a chance, don't these guys know that they have to be on their toes when it comes to goddesses? Apparently not in D's case, lame indeed..LOL.. You must let me know how the casserole comes out, sounds tasty :P Have a good evening!



legcramps - Friday Sep 28, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Today is starting out FAR better!

I woke up in time to shower, dress for work AND blowdry my hair properly.

My car's oil has been changed and the tire fixed; no issues this morning.

I went through the drive-thru and treated myself to a mocha. I had to drink straight coffee yesterday (horror!) and practically vibrated through the entire workday on two cups of coffee. I don't want a repeat of that today.

My exercise yesterday was at the manual car wash. Geez, those wands are heavy. Or i'm weak. One of the two.

Things to do today:

Work. Massage. Vacuum car. Clean out trunk. Take golf clubs out of car and pack into garage. Cry over end of golf season. Add undereye makeup before going to Lupus meeting. Explain that you have red eyes because you've been staring at a computer all day, not because you've been crying over the end of golf season.

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - cafeteria tbd

PM Snack - granola bar

Dinner - pulled bbq chicken, whole wheat kaiser bun, coleslaw. yum.

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

grannyannie on 09/28/2012:
Good plans for today! I love mochas! Can you get a skinny mocha where you go? No guilt. :)

Did have fun last night. Feeling much better.


V on 09/28/2012:
I too will mourn the end of golf season with you :( We have to find a suitable winter hobby to take your mind off of golf..OR you could come here and golf anytime :) RYC it is almost 7pm here and I am sweating like crazy :( I wish i could send ya some of this... Have a great weekend!



legcramps - Thursday Sep 27, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Today has been one helluva rush so far...

I forgot to set my alarm and woke up nearly an hour later than usual.

I had to add five minutes to my pruning time to try out some new leave-in conditioner that I bought yesterday. Yes, of course I had to try it out as soon as possible!

I tried to save blowdrying time by blowing the dryer into my face instead of onto my hair. Ok, it wasn't to save time, it was because I was busy thinking about what else I needed to do to get my ass to work on time. So my face is pretty hot. And my hair is still a little damp.

Thank goodness I packed my water for today into my bag last night.

And just when I thought i'd make it in time, I realized that I left thawed chicken in the fridge in order to cook it in the slow cooker today. Fart! Stirred up all the ingredients, droplets splattering every which way, literally chucked the chicken breasts into the cooker and poured the goo over top. Set on low for eight hours.

Got to my car. Low tire light comes on.

Really? Really, God?

Oh well, I needed to make an appointment for an oil change anyways.

But the worst thing EVER?

I walked down to the cafeteria as soon as I got to work (late by almost ten minutes, yikes) with my $1 to get myself some hot chocolate from a vending machine. I mix it into my coffee at work, and have a cheaper and lower calorie version than if I bought mochas from the drive-thru each day. SO, anyways...

Out of Order.

(I would cry if I wasn't laughing so hard at the comedy of errors that is my life)

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

grannyannie on 09/27/2012:
Oh no! Hope your day has improved!


liza36 on 09/27/2012:
No, not out of order!! It can only go up from here!


V on 09/27/2012:
Dammit! :(



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