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legcramps - Thursday Apr 05, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Someone must have been praying for me!

I think the antibiotics are finally (after 9 days) doing their job! The infection is not causing me as much pain as it did before, I managed to get a few extra hours of sleep last night, and even though my jaw is still throbbing away I was able to eat a full dinner yesterday.

I did not chance it with Insanity this morning though. I may just take the entire week off and then start up where I left off. Which means i'll really have to watch how i'm eating over the Easter weekend. Or take lots of walks.

Friday - colouring eggs; cleaning car (this desperately needs doing).

Saturday - going to city to visit Dad.

Sunday - Easter.

Monday - day off! what to do? what to do with a whole day off?

Tonight i've been invited to a weiner roast. I probably shouldn't try to eat a hot dog. Or drink beer while on prescription medication. I will probably take my own food.

sweetpea1977 on 04/05/2012:
Yay, Im glad the infection healing! Good idea on taking it easy with Insanity. I think you will be feeling much better by the time Monday rolls around!

Good luck at the roast tonight!


WII on 04/05/2012:
Glad you are feeling better! Have a great week!


glycrina on 04/05/2012:
I hope you can get some rest this weekend and take some time for yourself. A nice long bath or a mani/pedi may be in your future. LOL!


V on 04/05/2012:
Whewwww!!! So happy to hear that you are feeling better <3 Yeah I will take thunder over lightning ANY day.. I hope the rest of your day was in your favor my friend :)


hollybelle on 04/06/2012:
I thought about you this morning and wanted to check in sometime today. Glad to see that the antibiotic is beginning to work. You are not a wimp - toothache (abcess tooth) is about the worst pain there is. It makes you crazy! Hope all goes well for your dad. Hang in there.



legcramps - Wednesday Apr 04, 2012

Weight: 0.0

No Insanity workout today either. I was able to get in to see the doctor yesterday and he prescribed Tylenol 3, which has made me vomit-inducing sick. Great. So that kept me up all night again. I am at work today, but i'm not doing so well. The conclusion is that I have a low tolerance for pain ;)

No Dentist will work on me until the infection is fully treated.

I can't tell if the antibiotics are working or not, since I keep phasing from being sick to being in toothache hell.

To top it off, Dad has developed an infection and is in extremely poor spirits. I feel for him because this is the 2nd setback he's had to endure; unfortunately, someone wants to know exactly how strong of a person he is.

So. While i'm feeling like this, I highly doubt any workouts will be completed. I also can't seem to eat anything substantial so i'm sure I would burnout very quickly even if I tried to workout.

My question to V and those of you doing beachbody workouts: Do I start up again at the place I left off once I am able to (which would be week 3), or should I start the program over in its entirety? And the most important question of all - will I still get my t-shirt at the end?!!!

V on 04/04/2012:
Sorry that you are in pain girl :( my thoughts and prayers go out for you and your Dad <3 Now as far as the workouts go,do your intended week as scheduled, no need to start over..Sometimes things like this arise..On my last visit to Chicago, it was next to impossible to get my full weeks schedule in so i hit REDO that next week..Girl and no matter how long it takes you to get the program complete, YES you still get that shirt that states "I earned it" <3 I can't wait to see you rock out the shirt my friend <3 Please take care and try to eat..PLEASE???


sweetpea1977 on 04/04/2012:
Im so sorry that you're in so much pain. Same for your dad too. Are you able to take in liquidy foods (protein shakes, fruit smoothies, soups, pudding, jello, yogurt) without too much discomfort? You got to keep your strength up so your body can fight the infection.

As for the workout program, I'd do the same thing as V suggested - pick up where you left off when you are healthy again. At the same rate, if you prefer to start over, I guess that would be fine too. Its all up to you. :)

I hope you and your dad get well soon!



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 03, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I will not be doing any Insanity today. I guess it will be my rest day for the week, which really sucks because actually I don't feel rested at all!

I couldn't sleep last night due to my toothache from hell. I wore out the advil and motrin containers and wasted globs of oragel and the pain just continued to get worse and worse. Finally, around 5:30am (a.k.a. the time I usually get up to do Insanity) I made a makeshift ice pack with a freezer bag and stuck half of it inside my mouth. At this point i'd gotten maybe two hours of sleep.

When I called the dentist they said I wouldn't be able to get in until the 18th! There's no way i'll cope until then with pain like this. So I called another dental office and was put on their cancellation list, but they still don't have anything sooner than the 18th either. ARGH!

I have an appt with my doctor this afternoon; i'll be asking for heavier painkillers. This might mean i'll be a little foggy for the next two weeks or until I can get my tooth looked at. I don't know what that means for Insanity, but I guess we'll find out :(

Sad.

hollybelle on 04/03/2012:
Oh, there are few things worse than tooth pain. I'm sorry you can't get in until the 18th - praying for a cancellation. Is this because of the Healthcare System there? Or shortage of dentists? Other factors? Hope you get relief and treatment soon!


sweetpea1977 on 04/03/2012:
Oh no, Im so sorry!! I sure hope you can find someone to work on you ASAP!!

Hugs to you!


glycrina on 04/03/2012:
This happened to me once and sat in the dentist's office for 8 hours and I guess he felt pity on me and squeezed me in. Of course, it didn't help because I needed a root canal but at least he gave me painkillers.


V on 04/03/2012:
:( I hope you get some rest <3 I am so sorry that you are in pain!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/03/2012:
yeah, dentists & oral surgeons suck!


supercheese on 04/04/2012:
lord have mercy. this summer i went through a toothache and i know how you feel. It is the WORST. Hope you get some good pain killers.



legcramps - Monday Apr 02, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Did my 2nd Fit Test for Insanity this morning; i've improved on all but two of the exercises, very happy with the results! Measured myself as well and have lost 4 inches altogether so far.

Discovered that Dad had to go back into surgery on Saturday :( so left me feeling a little depressed and sorry for him; he'll be staying in the hospital for another 10 days now. I know he wants to get back home in the worst way, so it's a bit of a step back in that direction but at least he will be receiving the best care possible in the hospital. I wish I could be there to keep him in high spirits, but i'm glad my cousin is there for him. I know she cares about him as much as I do!

This week i'll have to make a dentist appt for this bugger of a tooth and get it all fixed up; hopefully before the Easter weekend so that I can enjoy some delicious food that I don't have to cook LOL. I guess Easter meals will depend on how Dad's doing; perhaps i'll be making a trip into the city instead so that I can visit and see for myself how he's doing.

Obviously feeling pretty overwhelmed right now; I always find it difficult to cope emotionally under certain circumstances. Keeping to my plan should help somewhat, but i'm afraid the fragile bubble might burst at any moment.

Went to wallyball last night and played my little heart out. I ended up soaked right through with sweat; we played two pretty good teams and managed to attract a fan base towards the end of the last game! I fell a few times so i'm sure it was great entertainment for them!

supercheese on 04/02/2012:
4 inches is amazing!!! DANG if i lost 4 inches id be at my goal :D Keep up the good work!!


hollybelle on 04/02/2012:
Sorry about your tooth, LC. Congrats on the loss and impovements on Insanity! Great work.


sweetpea1977 on 04/02/2012:
Im sorry about your dad. Thank goodness for extended family to keep him company while you are away!

Congrats on your fit test and inches lost. That is amazing!! What day are you on?? Tomorrow is Day 30 for me, which means its measurements day. Looking forward to seeing if I had any changes in my measurements!

Life does sound a little crazy at the moment. At least there is one thing you can control - your commitment to your exercise program. You're doing a fantastic job, so keep it up!!!


Umpqua on 04/02/2012:
Sorry to hear about your tooth and your Dad, that's great that your cousin is nearby to keep him company. Major congrats on your inches lost and your fit test, that's amazing progress!!


V on 04/02/2012:
Oh my what a stressful few days you have had :( Girl Congrats on your wonderful Insanity progress, I do believe that you are Shaun T's prize pupil <3 Have a good evening!!



legcramps - Saturday Mar 31, 2012

Weight: 0.0

ooooch my tooth hurts :(

But it didn't stop me from getting my insanity pure cardio and cardio ab workout in this morning! I'm looking forward to a rest day tomorrow and playing some fun wallyball!

Many things going on in this brain of mine today; I tried to keep it a low-key day and did okay with that aside from the many phone calls from Mom with very urgent questions. (not really, but in her mind they were extremely urgent). Tomorrow I need to get my meals ready for the week, look for more compression socks, and hopefully keep my mind off my aching tooth!

I was pretty tired all day today; hopefully not suffering from burnout. I've been upping my calories but maybe I need to look into getting a recovery drink with all of the insanity going on in my life!

V on 04/01/2012:
Sorry your tooth is still causing you pain..As far as being tired, recovery fuel is really helpful, the L- Glutamine powder is a free form of Amino Acid and it is really cheap compared to the others..Of course the P90 recovery fuel is the best out there but is is expensive.. Another one i like is AminoX..You can find this one on the GNC site along with a few others you can research there. Hopefully you are getting lots of sleep at night along with power naps when you are feeling a little run down. I hope the rest of your weekend goes well <3



legcramps - Friday Mar 30, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Believe it or not, my day did not get much better yesterday. I ended up working overtime (for which I do not get paid) and being a big, frumpy bag of Frazzled. After work I had to go to Mom's to start planning an itinerary for our trip this summer; that was not fun either because my brain was just not working!

Oh well. I went home sometime after supper and fell into bed around 9:30.

This morning, I was up and at 'em, expecting to do Pure Cardio and Cardio Abs. I should read my schedule a little better - it was actually Power and Resistance for today. Either way, it was a good workout and got me going!

FYI - I am feeling less and less sore as the days progress through Insanity. I am so very glad that calf pain didn't stick around. I also think that i've lost some inches as my dress pants from yesterday were frustrating me all day long (I had to keep pulling them up). Success is definitely being measured!

P.S. - I still have a bugger of a toothache, but i'm hoping by tomorrow or Sunday the antibiotics will start having an effect.

P.S.S. - I just wanted to write P.S.S.

Ok, i'm done now.

sweetpea1977 on 03/30/2012:
Thats excellent news about your endurance and physical progress with Insanity! I watch part of the infomercial for that program last night and it scares me. It makes P90X look easy, lol. Of course, Im all about the weight training and ab/core work in P90X, so I think its a good fit for me.

Sorry that yesterday ended up being a crappy one. Hopefully today is better!


supercheese on 03/30/2012:
oh yay!!!! keep going girl and sorry bout the day. Sounds crappy but glad its over.


V on 03/30/2012:
Yeah girl!! Obviously you are giving it your all and congrats on having to pull up your pants all day..I love that Insanity inspires me to step it up :) Girl my mind is so pre occupied with other things so I post my schedules to the fridge to make life easier :) Have a great weekend <3



legcramps - Thursday Mar 29, 2012

Weight: 0.0

What happens today? Well, let me tell you about it...

I get to sleep in for an extra 20 minutes or so this morning, get up and do the Cardio Recovery workout and love feeling my muscles work hard without having to feel my heart try to burst through my chest.

I am smiling and getting ready for work. My tooth starts to hurt so I take some Advil.

I get to work and by this time I am frowning a little because of my tooth and the fact that the Advil I took hasn't yet kicked in. I may or may not have the idea that i'm heading into "grumpy-grump" territory.

I get to work with about 2 minutes to spare and realize i'm the first one here. wonderfreakinslugs. I rub some orajel on my gums because at this point it feels like all the teeth on the left side of my jaw are infected.

A co-worker comes in to my office and attempts to blame me for not setting up a retirement gift collection for another employee. I become defensive. She turns a little red in the face. My tooth starts to feel better.

I feel bad for the way I reacted. I feel like I should apologize. I feel like I got my ears clapped. My tooth starts to hurt again so I add more orajel. I want to take a long coffee break. right. now.

I talk to my boss about it; she tells me sometimes people concern themselves with things that are unimportant.

And now here I wait for a coffee break to come around and free me for 20 minutes or so.

Gawd! And it was looking like it was going to be such a good day!

glycrina on 03/29/2012:
Hey legs. I am not usually like this BUT EFF HER! Who cares? It is not the end of the world. If people come at me in a accusatory tone I have no problem with letting them have it (of course assertively (and not aggressively) but firmly. I am tired of apologizing for sticking up for myself. (Can you tell I am having my own issues over here? LOL). Anyway. I hope you can get to dentist soon. there are few things worse than a tooth ache.


lolla on 03/29/2012:
Sorry about the bad time at work, people can really mess up our intentions of being happy. I hope you have a better day tomorrow!


sweetpea1977 on 03/29/2012:
aww, sorry about the bad day!


V on 03/29/2012:
I hope your tooth feels better and I echo what Glycrina says!! <3



legcramps - Wednesday Mar 28, 2012

Weight: 0.0

If Shaun T wouldn't have told me to "focus!" this morning during his plyometrics workout, my exercise would have gone to crap. Thankfully, he motivated me to keep going and I somehow managed to get over the hurdle of wanting to quit and I finished the whole workout (except for those damn pushups; one day, those are going to be the death of me). This is officially the first Insanity workout I haven't required a rest break other than the planned breaks that are given. Pat on the back!

My nutrition was awesome yesterday. This morning I noticed I gained some weight, but i'm letting it go because it's possible that I hadn't been eating enough leading up to the start of the Insanity workouts. I'd love to see the losses on the scale, but i'm willing to wait and do it properly. Insanity is giving me a little perspective and I might finally be figuring out this whole "healthy living" phenomena. Is that how you spell phenomena?

Eat, in order to fuel your body.

Anyways, i've developed a brutal toothache so I need to go call the dentist for antibiotics. I wish they'd just take 'em all out and give me dentures. So much easier.

Good day all!

 

moogy on 03/28/2012:
Excellent work legcramps, good for you:) Ah! Perspective, much sort after and not often figured out! I am finally 'getting it' glad to read you are as well:) Ouch! re the tooth, never good:(


selina on 03/28/2012:
good job on the workout and foods! It's just a matter of time - you'll see results!


supercheese on 03/28/2012:
yay pat on back for you!!! FYI, basically this first month on insanity i havent really lost much weight but lost 2 inches.....sooo its hard to live by but it works :)


V on 03/28/2012:
Get it and GO my friend <3


V on 03/28/2012:
BTW pushups don't happen overnight..Before all of the various programs I would have NEVER dreamed that I would look forward to crushing them..I guess what I am saying to you is getting in TOP shape is not easy,just keep pressing play to those workouts my friend and the athlete inside of you will take care of the rest <3


V on 03/28/2012:
P.S. Let the wonderslugs of the world unite to do NOTHING and let the go getters do their thing <3


thinkpositive on 03/29/2012:
Wow, nice work on your exercise! Hope you get some relief at the dentist.


Umpqua on 03/29/2012:
The P90 plyo workout is crazy, so I can only imagine how tough Shaun T is. I'm building up with my pushups, I can definitely do more now than last year, that pushup challenge was a killer. I still have a long way to go though!



legcramps - Tuesday Mar 27, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I got caught up on some sleep yesterday by falling asleep on the couch while watching tv ;) I woke up a few times throughout the night, but was too lazy to move to the bed, so this morning I awoke with a kink in my neck from curling into a ball to fit on the couch!

Worked out to Insanity Pure Cardio and it felt good! Now I just need to make sure I get all my nutrition in today so that I can be ready for Cardio Recovery tomorrow morning. I sure feel good today - i'm sending some positive vibes to my Dad to try to give him some of what i'm feeling!

A couple errands to run after work, nothing major, and then a chill evening to look forward to.

Plan for today:

Food - cereal, mocha, burger with spinach, yogurt, rice and chicken with veggies. i fueled my yogurt up with walnuts, honey, apples and blueberries so i'm looking forward to the yumminess!

Exercise - Insanity COMPLETE. so nice to get it out of the way in the morning!

Other - post office.

Hope everyone's having a good day today :) If not, let me know. I still have some extra oomph I can send your way!!!

sweetpea1977 on 03/27/2012:
Good job on getting the Insanity out of the way. I love getting my exercise done and over with first thing in the morning!


thenewMLE on 03/27/2012:
It's sounds like that Insanity got you fired up! I know you are going to have a great day now!! RYC, electronics are great when they work but you have no idea when they are going to quit!!! That's not one of those planned expenses!! Hugs for you and your Dad!


Kati on 03/27/2012:
wow, that yogurt sounds yummmmmyyyyy indeed :) How I love to fall asleep while watching TV... :) It has its charm :)


Umpqua on 03/27/2012:
I'm glad to hear your Dad is recovering well. Sounds like you had an insanely busy weekend and so kudos for staying on track with Insanity (did ya see what I did there? :P) Have a good one!


grannyannie on 03/27/2012:
Good workout! Have a great day!


supercheese on 03/27/2012:
i was wondering when you were gonna get to the pure cardio. Intense right????


lolla on 03/27/2012:
I am happy you are happy, I am sending healthy vibes to your dad. Keep up with the happy mood!


moogy on 03/27/2012:
I have done that myself, I often wait for my medications to kick in and fall asleep on the settee, then meander somnambulantly a couple of hours later to the bedroom!! Lucky it is a little apartment:) It sounds as if you are doing really well, nice to catch up with you legcramps:)


V on 03/27/2012:
I too am sending positive vibes for your Dad <3 ...RYC girl Shaun is a effin maniac!! Thank goodness I am well versed on the traveling pushups, thanks to Chalene and Tony...I took my fair share of mini breaks for the rest of the moves...I don't know about you but when he says "get it and go" that's when i get all crazy with it!!LOL have a good evening <3


WII on 03/28/2012:
Hello! Just checking in! WII was here! :)



legcramps - Monday Mar 26, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I should have made some time to do the Cardio Recovery workout after my Power & Resistance workout this morning; those calves are starting to burn again ;) Tomorrow I will have to wake up a bit earlier so that I can fit both workouts in. I can't seem to get myself to do anything after work or in the evening anymore; way too tired from getting up earlier!!!

I'm back on schedule with Insanity and it feels good to have gotten the first week out of the way. Onto week number 2. This morning was tough, maybe because it's the first day of getting back to waking up earlier, maybe because my nutrition yesterday wasn't the best (good calorie range, bad protein points), maybe it's because I went to wallyball last night for an hour. Anyways, I had to stop and rest a few extra times. I can tell my cardio endurance is already way better than before, but those resistance and plyo moves are killer on the legs! I must be pretty weak in that area :0

Dad is still recovering with a few minor issues; i'm hoping he'll do well this week and be moving around by the weekend. I am incredibly stressed over this whole thing; people are being so overly dramatic and it's so draining to have to deal with them as well as try to keep Dad in good spirits! There are some people I would like to give a good shaking to. And I feel myself reacting to small annoyances with bad behaviour because I can't cope with it all. That's no excuse and I realize that, I just need to figure out how to deal!

Back on my nutrition plan; cooked up all my lunches and dinners for the week, and set aside snacks to take to work. I'm already ready for the week to be over!!!

thenewMLE on 03/26/2012:
Good plan for food for the week. I find if I pre-plan, prepare and cook, I don't deviate and I'm not stressed at the last minute about what am I going to eat. There is way too much other stress that eating shouldn't have to be part of it! Good luck with your Dad. Hopefully this week won't be too bad.


V on 03/26/2012:
I am happy that your Dad is on the road to recovery in high spirits..It sucks that the gloom and doomers of the family always have to overdramatize things(I have quite a few in my family) Anyhoo I am proud that you were able to make up your classes and yes as each day passes, you will find yourself getting stronger! Take those breaks when ya need them girly..Have a good evening <3



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