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legcramps - Monday Apr 11, 2011

Weight: 164.0

One more week of work and then i'm off for a few days of holidays! The countdown is on!

Yesterday I did laundry and cleaned out the garage. Just need to take in some recycling and the garage is ready for... whatever it needs to be ready for. I also kept picking at the containers upstairs in the spare room and finally got that all straightened out too. Now to pick and choose which containers can go into the basement for storage.

I cooked up the rest of the cod I had sitting in the freezer. I decided to make a stir-fry with brown rice, tomatoes, carrots, onions and the leftover cod. Yum! I separated out enough for four meals this week, but it's so yummy I might accidentally over-eat. I have no picture, but it even looks yummy. That's pretty dangerous in my opinion ;)

I didn't do any formal exercising yesterday, so i'm hoping to get something in today after work. I'm thinking about a run/walk with Dog.

My breakfast this morning didn't quite work out so well; I brought cereal to work with me, and mixed frozen berries and almond milk together to mix into the cereal. The frozen berries crystallized the almond milk and it's sort of a big hot mess of crunchy coldness. Not sure i'm a fan. Ah well, the turkey sandwich for lunch will more than make up for it.

That's it, that's all I have to say today.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/11/2011:
Woohoo, holidays! :)) I like the idea of a big hot mess of crunchy coldness, hehehe... :)


moogy on 04/11/2011:
It sounds like you did plenty of physical stuff yesterday. It is nice to have everything tidy and where it belongs. Good for you!!


V on 04/11/2011:
I love the picture of you :) Hope your day went well :)



legcramps - Saturday Apr 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

One more helping of veggie lasagna and it's finally done!

I was up early this morning, so I got dressed up and took Dog for a walk. We did some running segments too, in total just over 2 miles. When we got back to the house, I took a quick shower and had some cereal and a banana for breakfast.

From there I started cleaning and doing some filing. I cleared out another container that I had still not unpacked. Only two more to go! One really, since the other one is mostly holding a bunch of sheet music. Anyways, i'm feeling super-accomplished.

For lunch I had a turkey sandwich (boo to the no bread rule... why did I even bother?!) and lotsa water. And, since it is the weekend and I have no major plans, I took a nap :) It was lovely. When I woke up, I snagged a granola bar and headed out for my weekend luxury - a mocha. That was also lovely.

I'm doing laundry now (just about finished), and ate up some lasagna for dinner. Carrots and onions are sitting on the stove, cooking away. I'll probably end up putting them away for tomorrow.

I did a quick inventory of the groceries in the house and it looks like i'll get through until Friday which is awesome news. I was worried I was gonna have to look for sneaky ways to cover a few meals (aka grandma's for dinner and/or shopping in mom's freezer). I might even be able to budget a meal out. Apparently i'm pretty paranoid about my spending habits! Ah well, it's good to be cheap sometimes ;)

I feel like it's been a great day, and I hope that tomorrow will be much of the same - sure would like to get outside and start throwing the ball around. It's never too early for ball season!

Have a Great Weekend!!!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

biscottibody59 on 04/10/2011:
Nice picture--hope your weekend continues to go well! I'd like a mocha--haven't treated myself in awhile:-)


nemogirl on 04/10/2011:
That's a really cute puppy! Wow. My best friend is super cheap, and she has saved so much money over the years being that way, and she's really happy. SO, I say good for you!



legcramps - Friday Apr 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

It's FWIDAY!!!

Yesterday I got a lot accomplished out of my To-Do List. Paid two bills, scooped poop, finished the taxes, prepped for the ball meeting and an upcoming dog park meeting. I was snoring by 10pm.

I still didn't want to get up this morning, but eventually I did and then had to rush a bit to get ready for work because I planned to walk to work so I needed an extra half an hour. The walk was nice; slightly cool but I dressed appropriately and it didn't bother me too much. Now i'm pigging out on a breakfast of cereals, strawberries and a banana with almond milk. Yummers! And, of course, coffee.

I had a slight headache when I left work yesterday. Eventually I decided to take an advil, and that seemed to help a bit, but I woke up this morning feeling that headache again. I've already taken an advil so am just waiting for it to kick in. Also, something i've been noticing when i've taken advil: stomach aches! I seem to become extremely nauseus after I take an advil. This morning I took it with water and nothing else. Do I need to eat something with it? Why do you think it's making me sick? Or am I just maybe getting sick and it's not about the advil? Oh, so many questions, so few answers.

It's going to be a pretty quiet weekend, which is great because I think i'm going to need to rest. Maybe I should get my thyroid checked. Maybe i'm just lazy.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/08/2011:
yeah, those damn' pills cause stomach ache... Try an other brand, though they all quite the same. I like Panadol extra, and here in Portugal I use Trifene. I don't know if it makes sense to talk about these, as we're from different countries AND continents, but Advil exists here so, maybe it does make sense :)

Have a nice weekend, and I love the pic! :)


Umpqua on 04/08/2011:
The advil could definitely be messing with your tummy, try taking it with a little food or milk to coat? I am doing full on backyard cleanup/poop scooping this afternoon, AGH. Have a good one!


nemogirl on 04/09/2011:
Your chart on the right shows amazing progress since Dec. way to go!



legcramps - Thursday Apr 07, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I have to say, you girls have been all kinds of supportive to me. I really appreciate that you still have my back :) I think I would have given up by now if I didn't have all of you cheering me on.

Yesterday Dog and I went for a walk. No running, but the walk was very enjoyable and we traipsed around town showing off our awesome walking form. Dog needed another bath when we got home. She's very helpful when it comes to bath time. She stayed outside until I started the water, then loped gingerly into the house and straight to the tub. Once there, she waited patiently while I arranged her towels, tail wagging away. She stood so quietly in the water, and jumped out once I gave her the "ok". What an awesome Dog! She got an extra treat for the A+ work!

I am still sleepy and tired most of the time, and a little bit slower than usual, but i'm getting through it alright so far. I think I will take today off from exercise so that I can tackle some things on the To-Do list. Like picking up more dog poo, prepping for an upcoming ball meeting, getting further along on finishing up my taxes, and checking out the coupons I received in the mail yesterday. If I could get through that part of the list tonight, i'd be a very happy camper.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/07/2011:
that is a very well behaved dog! Glad to hear you got some walking in! Thats definitely better than nothing!


sweetpea1977 on 04/07/2011:
Wow, your dog is awesome! She must have an awesome owner!

Anyway, we support you because you deserve it, even through the rough times. Plus, it helps that you're an awesome source of support for us too. :)

Picking up dog poop...fun! That used to be one of my weekly chores as a kid. We had a fenced in yard and three Dalmatians to clean up after once a week. Now thats a lot of crap, lol :)


liza36 on 04/07/2011:
What a nice doggie you have! I agree with Sweetpea - awesome owner!


Hackersdiet on 04/07/2011:
Great Dog! I love my dog too, but she isn't nearly as good as yours!


~Moody~ on 04/07/2011:
Wowee what a great dog!! I've never had a dog voluntarily come to the bathroom when the water was running..somehow they know when that water is running for THEM. LOL

Hope you find some energy~just a random thought, but have you had your thyroid checked? The reason I ask is I have hypothyroidism and before I was diagnosed, I was seriously dragging ass. A bone weary tired. So yeh, just wondering if this is something you've had checked...

Hope you have a great day, and get thru your to-do list this evening!


Maria7 on 04/07/2011:
Your dog sounds so cooperative! :-D



legcramps - Wednesday Apr 06, 2011

Weight: 164.0

"You cannot grow and expand your capabilities to their limits without running the risk of failure."  Dean Karnazes

I realized something today. I am not where I was two months ago (believe it or not, this actually was a very surprising discovery). And I also realized that it will take a bit of work to get back there; I can't just snap my fingers and be a power calorie-burning machine again. I have to consider the fact that I can't workout at such high intensities. I am not there anymore; it's amazing how much you lose when you go from high activity to minimal activity. I've reached the realization (and acceptance) that I need to (in a sense) start over.

I cannot let myself believe it's okay if I miss another workout. They can no longer be at the same level of intensity, but such is life. I need to:  Leash Dog and go for walk/runs; Shred; Lift, tone, abs. Start there, and see where it takes me. Nice and easy. It was pretty muddy outside yesterday. Dog went from blonde to black in a heartbeat. I also came home splattered with it. But I went for a walk, and I even managed a few run segments.

And now we're at Today. According to my schedule, it's a "Run Day". A "Run Day" would be helpful, seeing as I signed up for another 5k run towards the end of May, but it will most certainly end up a "Walk/Run with Dog Day". This is okay. Because even through failure, there is success - which is to say, i'm still here aren't I?

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/06/2011:
you ARE still here... and ANY workout is much better than none... I keep telling myself that as well... Have a good one!


Umpqua on 04/06/2011:
Yep, even a walk is better than no walk. Oh and you reminded me that I need to wash dog too, he's also blonde but is looking like a medium brown right now :P Have a good one!


sweetpea1977 on 04/06/2011:
Great entry!!


lifestylechange on 04/06/2011:
Have a great day and hope you get some good exercise in....it'll definitely make you feel better!


loveray on 04/06/2011:
thank you so much for your sweet comments. i am very excited - been stuck at plateau for a LONG time. love to you!


V on 04/06/2011:
I am getting pumped right now for my Turbo class and I am hoping you a feeling the incline of major ampage that I am feeling! Chant, bark, howl...Whatever you got to do to get a bit more motivated, try it! :) I am sure you will get back at it regardless of what level of fitness you are, okay??? Now go crush it!!


V on 04/06/2011:
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moogy on 04/06/2011:
Your quote is so true. I also think that acceptance of our own infallibility is key it progress. Plus sometimes progress is slow and sometimes progress is just staying still for a while why we catch up with ourselves.:)


~Moody~ on 04/06/2011:
Love the quote~So true!

It's discouraging to feel like you are "starting over" in a sense with your endurance, but it does build up very quickly. I've done this time and time again...Start out slow..if you go balls to the walls you'll feel burnt out or discouraged because your body can't go at the intensity your mind says it can~But you WILL get back to the place you were before, and probably excel past that!! Hang in there..



legcramps - Tuesday Apr 05, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I spent near to half an hour in the back yard yesterday picking up dog poo. I probably only got about a third of it picked up. More excitement for today I guess. It's joyful being a dog owner :)

I don't know what happened when I got home from work yesterday, but I blinked once and suddenly it was 10pm.

I don't really have much to say. I feel like i'm constantly telling you I failed, day after day, to get back to my routine. As you can probably imagine, having to admit this each day is beginning to wear on me. I slept 9 hours overnight, and still couldn't get myself up for a morning workout. During the evening I swear I could just sit in the dark and stare at a wall for hours. I guess i'm feeling overwhelmed with things again. I just feel really, super tired.

I'm gonna write an entry when I have something more better to say ;)

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/05/2011:
so sorry you are feeling down.... I hear you when you say you are reporting you failed over and over again... I often feel the same way... But I try to think of it in that coming to DD is a success in and of itself... It tells me that even though I am failing to have a perfect lifestyle, I still recognize that I want to change and I am actively trying... Sending Hugs your way and I hope you feel better soon!


sweetpea1977 on 04/05/2011:
ITA with getmeback. At least you are recognizing that you want to change.

Im sure that the weather up there hasnt helped you find the motivation you seek. Sometimes the only thing that that works for me is forcing myself to exercise. I always feel better afterward!

Feel better soon!


nemogirl on 04/05/2011:
Maybe you need some rest and relaxation more than anything to get to you a place where you can refocus and start anew.


Umpqua on 04/05/2011:
Sorry to hear you are feeling down, this weather is really really tough and I've been struggling myself. Sunshine and warmer weather WILL arrive and I bet things will begin to look up. Oh and I have to do the dog poo cleanup too, I've been avoiding it and it's like dodging landmines out in my back yard ;P Feel better!


~Moody~ on 04/05/2011:
I understand the joys of being a dog owner, as I am the mom of 2..LOL

I can understand completely your mind set..I was there for a long time and am finally getting my head back in the game..You can do this too~I know you can


greengirl on 04/05/2011:
Been there, done that with the dog poo. I have two of them, one large one small but they can both poo for England !! Hope to hear you are feeling a bit brighter soon. It's not easy working and sticking to a routine :-(


V on 04/05/2011:
I am hoping you will find the girl who was so determined in bootcamp that you begged for more, it's in you, I know it...For me workouts are truly the one thing in my life that is non negotiable...So scheduling it at a reasonable time and if it is in the morning, you must force yourself up and et it done and the rest of the day you have all the time to do whatever it is that you want :) Have a good one, love ya!



legcramps - Monday Apr 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

So April showers bring May flowers, but what does April snow bring?

It brings grumpiness, that's what.

I had a great weekend, regardless of the snow we received on Friday night. A nice visit with Dad on Saturday, a visit with Mom and Grandma on Sunday and lots of cleaning and cooking of veggie lasagna for my dinners this week (and probably next week, judging by how much I made). I also managed to do some bargain shopping for groceries and saved a lot of money this weekend - YES!

I didn't want to get up this morning. I'm still struggling a bit with getting exercise in, although I feel like I did a lot in regards to cleaning the house and running errands, so i'm not going to beat myself up over it. I do want to try another early morning workout this week because I definitely need to push myself to increase my energy levels. Need more energy :)

My To-Do's are getting longer, so if I can fit in a workout or two this week i'll be happy because there are so many other things that need to be done. It's making me tired just thinking of it all ;) but i'm sure i'll get through it because I usually manage to. Two more full weeks of work, and then i've taken a week off around Easter to do some spring cleaning. I only hope that by then it will actually be spring!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/04/2011:
Ugh, I hope your snow finishes up soon. I *think* we have switched to rain and bitter cold haha. Have a good one!


biscottibody59 on 04/04/2011:
Hope you find a way to reconcile your todo's with your exercise. I hope the pace lets up for you!


sweetpea1977 on 04/04/2011:
Glad you enjoyed your family visits!

Great job on the grocery savings. :)

I know what you mean about your to-do list keeping you from getting real exercise. Its been really difficult for me to fit in workouts when my two sons are on different schedules. Hopefully, those wrinkles will get ironed out soon!


~Moody~ on 04/04/2011:
Sounds like a very busy weekend! Lots of time spent with family, yay! I'm getting sick of the snow too~It's been hanging on longer than usual this year..But I think we saw the last of it last week..I'm hoping anyway!


V on 04/04/2011:
Uh Oh!! Grumpy looks pissed! LOl I am hoping that you might find a little time to get a workout and get those endorphines pumping :) I am planning to post a progress pic next week!! :)Have a good one my love!!


V on 04/04/2011:
Uh Oh!! Grumpy looks pissed! LOl I am hoping that you might find a little time to get a workout and get those endorphines pumping :) I am planning to post a progress pic next week!! :)Have a good one my love!!


paddler on 04/04/2011:
Thanks for the =). Have a great day!



legcramps - Friday Apr 01, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Yay for Friday!

Yesterday I walked halfway home after work, so I skipped the shred session I was supposed to do even though it only took me 15 minutes. It's on the list of To-Do's for today, so long as the rest of the list doesn't get any longer. Leftovers for dinner, chatted with friends, did some cleaning and HELLO 10pm, time for bed I guess.

When I woke up this morning I contemplated getting the shred workout over with, then decided that I wanted to walk to work instead (30 minutes one way). We've been getting really nice weather lately, and I just love being out in the crisp air during a nice peaceful walk to work. The walk back in the afternoon? Not as much fun. Anyways, so I had to rush a bit to get ready for work, and didn't have time to make up a lunch. Basically, I just grabbed my water and took off. Breakfast? Oops. Hair? In a ponytail. Makeup? Badly done. I ended up wiping most of it off when I got to work and looked at myself in the mirror. The sweet news is that I brought along a pair of American Eagle dress shoes to work in and they are SLAMMIN' sexy with my purple painted toenails. Picture? Sure! Don't mind the fuzziness...

see that tatt? it's not a cockroach. it's a lady bug.

I hit up the cafeteria to see what they had for lunch and managed to choose some healthy options as well as some yogurt for an afternoon snack. Picture? Sure! Teehee.

(part of my lunch. i actually hate radishes, but whatever.)

My To-Do's are pretty enormous today mainly because it's PAY DAY and I really need to get to the grocery store and put gas in the car, but I also have to clean the house as I am getting a visit from my Dad tomorrow. It's going to be a busy evening, but thank goodness i'll have the weekend to relax :)

Have an awesome weekend everyone!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/01/2011:
I love the shoes and the tat :) I hope you have an excellent weekend!


biscottibody59 on 04/01/2011:
It's funny I always recommend that site and I use the "resting metabolic rate" calculator, but for some reason this was the first time I used the cyberkitchen portion--it's a good tool.

Sounds like a good fit for you!

No it doesn't look like a roach; I love ladybugs! Good for you walking to work!


sweetpea1977 on 04/01/2011:
Great job on walking to work. Love your shoes, nails, and ladybug!!

Have a great weekend!


V on 04/01/2011:
Girl you are insane!!! LOL!! I love it!! Good to see I am not the only one here who has fun all by themselves :)



legcramps - Thursday Mar 31, 2011

Weight: 164.0

SUCCESS!!!

Yesterday I fed my friend's cat after work (thankfully it looks like he's actually starting to eat a little more. I was worried for him at first because it sounded like he'd been crying all night and he didn't seem interested in eating). My friend is back at home today, so hopefully the kitty feels better now that mama's back :)

So it was too wet and mucky outside to run. I was feeling far too lazy to drive to the gym. This is starting to sound bad, but there is a silver lining. I do have an old treadmill at home, so I got changed and started it up. Granted, I didn't go very far, but I made my goal for the day - to go for a nice short run - so i'm happy and feeling very successful. With warm-up and cool-down, I was at it for half an hour, which made the run about 20 minutes long. Though it did make me realize that I do need a different at-home treadmill if I want to run. It was a struggle not to fall off the thing during the running segments.

After the run I did my stretching and seemed to be bursting with energy. I felt really great. So I did a few chores and filled out my tax forms (boo). I went to bed early again and slept through most of the night. This morning I was on autopilot until I "became conscious" in the shower when I felt my leg CRAMP! My left calf. Yikes. Thankfully the shower was hot, so I just lifted my calf to the warm spray and let it work itself out. I did some more stretching after my shower and a quick ab routine of 60 crunches, then got ready for work.

There are so many great fixes for legcramps, including both exercise and proper diet. I've been doing well, this is the first one i've had in many moons ;) Last night after my run, I did 40 ankle raises against the wall. I'm hoping that eventually my calf muscles will grow stronger and the legcramps will no longer be a problem. There is hope for my future!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 03/31/2011:
Good Job on getting the exercise and burst of welcomed energy!! I hope it lasts for you throughout the day!!!


Umpqua on 03/31/2011:
Treadmill and ab crunches sound great! Any exercise is good exercise :)


liza36 on 03/31/2011:
Nice job on the exercise. Good tip on how to stretch for leg cramps. Hope that doesn't happen again!



legcramps - Wednesday Mar 30, 2011

Weight: 164.0

LA LA LA LA LA

^ that's me going crazy.

This week at work has been wierd so far, and it's only Wednesday! I've also had too much coffee this morning and I think it's affecting my thought processes. Thank goodness I had a wonderful night's sleep and woke up this morning on the right side of the bed :0

Yesterday after work I ran over to a friend's place to feed and cuddle her cat (i'm looking after him while she's on vacation), then went home to look after Dog. I cooked up more food for the rest of the week so that I at least don't have to worry about lunch each day, then I cleaned and cleaned the kitchen. After all that, I gathered my work clothes for the rest of the week and set them out in one of the spare rooms that I use as my closet. Then I put together some workout outfits and set them aside. Then I put my running shoes and hand weights in a corner of the living room along with the Shred DVD, and set out my cold weather running clothes and jacket.

No more excuses! Everything is ready to go, all I need to do now is make the decision to do something each day. This is one mental game that i'm going to win I tell 'ya.

On the slate for today is a nice short run and if I can't do it outside I WILL go to the gym. One little run, that's it. That's not too much to ask.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

lifestylechange on 03/30/2011:
I think I'm going crazy too sometimes.... It's probably just mental/physical exhaustion! Thanks for your comment! Great attitude! Have a great day!


liza36 on 03/30/2011:
You really are prepared - nice going! I find that planning ahead is key. You've gone the extra step in laying things out, cooking food up for the week. You'll definitely be successful!


Umpqua on 03/30/2011:
I hope you have an excellent run, whether indoors or out!


V on 03/30/2011:
LOL!!! i can totally relate to the crazies!!!! hahaha



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