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legcramps - Tuesday Mar 15, 2011

Weight: 164.0

On Monday:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked cod and salad with cucumber, peppers & dressing, one piece gum, kashi bar, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, sugary dessert.

I had the sugary dessert because I was slowly going insane at the prospect of no bread for 34 more days. But the positive is that I finished it all (is that really positive?) and there's no more in the house. I think I did fairly well yesterday.

Exercise - nada. I was late leaving work yesterday and then had to run around doing errands; I made it home more than an hour later than usual. By the time I fixed myself dinner and cleaned up the kitchen, I only had enough energy to turn on the tv. And there were some new episodes of "Intervention" and "Heavy" that took up the rest of my night. Oops.

Tuesday's Plan:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, apples, baked fish with rice, steamed broccoli and veggies, snack? kashi bar?

Exercise - prepare for Wednesday morning workout. if nice, maybe take Dog for a walk?

Above all... BIG SMILES!!! Come on, smile for me. You know you want to.

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

nemogirl on 03/15/2011:
Nice menus! I agree - finishing dessert is good if there's no more. Man, I'm am so ready for the cake to be out of my house - the girls birthdays are this week and I can hardly stand it!


lifestylechange on 03/15/2011:
I noticed that too :) Yummmy, your plan looks great.... Cute emoticon, love it. Have a fabulous day!


lolla on 03/15/2011:
I love the emoticon, the smile is iressistible, it did make me smile, thanks!


greengirl on 03/15/2011:
I'll be happy to smile for you :-)


sweetpea1977 on 03/15/2011:
Nice eats!! BTW, Im smiling nice and big for you. :)


Umpqua on 03/15/2011:
You are doing great, big grin here ;)


moogy on 03/15/2011:
Thanks for the thoughtful comment legcramps. Yes, I am at a crossroads, maybe I am at a crossroad everyday. Making the right decision to go in the right direction. I am pretty sure this is a reality, each day is a different, with different cues to eat emotionally and maybe a different way of coping with each situation. Maybe that is the solution, each day wait for the cue, work out the source and choose a remedy! We will get there legramps. Your diary is looking pretty up today, good to see and yes, I am smiling back as I type!!! LOL


chidogs on 03/15/2011:
Yep, made me smile. Thanks! Menus look very good.


hopingforhealth on 03/15/2011:
I love your "Tuesday" picture!


selina on 03/16/2011:
thanks, legcramps for your comment, I appreciate it. I do realize that everyone reacts to medicine differently and I hope your dad is doing better now with the new meds. I for myself, after talking to doctor, will be taking a different one, from now on.

big smiles to you!



legcramps - Monday Mar 14, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Saturday I indulged in my favorite drink - a mocha (see entry below), and decided not to run because I would be attending a three hour Zumba class in the evening.

And boy, was it ever a long class! But intensely satisfying to be able to make it through - by the end of the three hours, only half of the class remained. A fitness centre from out of town put on the class in hopes of enticing us to drive half an hour to attend on a regular basis, but I won't be going out of my way to attend the class out of town even as much as I enjoyed it; it just isn't feasible for me right now. Hopefully they'll decide to offer some classes in the town I live in; that would be nice. I put my name on the list if they do decide to offer it here.

Anyways, on Sunday I was pretty stiff and sore. Eventually I got on the treadmill and tried to walk out the stiffness, but that didn't really work because it just made me want to run ;) So I threw on my outdoor runners and went for a jog with Dog. I really hate running with Dog when she has to be on-leash. I almost tripped over her numerous times, and we had to keep stopping so that she could smell all the markings left by other dogs. We ended up only making it 1.25 miles, but whatever. It was beautiful outside with only a slight cold wind, and I really enjoyed being out there. This morning my calves are killing me. I forgot to stretch after jogging yesterday, so i'm sure that's why my calves hurt so much.

Eats on the weekend: mocha, water, kashi bars, spaghetti, veggies, jumbo shrimp, baked cod, baked chicken breast, salad, yogurt, fruit.

Today I think I might do my ab routine since I haven't since Wednesday, and do some stretching and maybe roll out my calves. 

I must say that i'm really very much enjoying this time of the year where i've got nowhere I need to be and the evenings and weekends are mine to do with what I please. I have a few phone calls to make tonight and some letters to write - some catching up to do with those whom I haven't been keeping in contact with. Now I have the time, better make the most of it!!

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

lifestylechange on 03/14/2011:
Mmmmmmmm Mocha!!! Way to go on that Zumba....I am going to try it one of these days....they always have classes at the Y.... I just want to focus on individual workouts a little more before joining classes:) You rock! :) Have a great day...... and btw, I LOVE kashi bars!!


getmebackto150 on 03/14/2011:
3 hours of zumba is CRAZY! I wouldn't be able to walk for days! have a good one!!


Umpqua on 03/14/2011:
Wow on the 3-hour class, you go!


nita51 on 03/14/2011:
Thank you for your kind words. Please take it easy on those calves. Maybe a long soak in warm water with Epsom salt, might make them feel better. Hugs


sweetpea1977 on 03/14/2011:
Great job on the zumba and run!! Hope your calves stop mooing soon. ;-)


moogy on 03/14/2011:
Wonderwoman - you are going to have to change your name. I am sitting here with my mouth open at your level of exercise. Good for you!!


biscottibody59 on 03/14/2011:
Yeah, the almond milk (I've been using unsweetened) is pretty pathetic. It tastes pretty much like nothing, but I had gotten used to it in my coffee. I want to make my own from raw almonds one of these days--so I can see if it makes any difference.

Good going with the no bread thing--keep up the good work!



legcramps - Saturday Mar 12, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Damn all these rules I made for myself.

I forgot my "No Meat Friday" rule and ate some meatballs for dinner yesterday at a friend's place. I did remember not to have any bread (which was there) or chocolate (which was dessert).

When I remembered this morning I thought i'd not let myself have a mocha on the weekend to make up for it, but then I checked in my wallet and I have a slip to get a free mocha that i've had in there for awhile... the choice was disturbingly easy...

So I decided to make a $5 donation to my Church in leiu of. And try to remember next Friday that it's not okay to eat meatballs just because they're there.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/12/2011:
hmm, i kinda think it IS OK to eat the meatballs, since you were a guest and all at dinner. i think special situations should be allowed!

as for the mocha, i think i'd do the same as you; and buy one if i had a free coupon. speaking of free, i think i have two free dunkin donuts coffee coupons! wahoo. or maybe they are just $1...need to check that.

lol, i just read yesterday how you called yourself a child...yeah, i must admit, so am i!

wow, girl, look at your weight!!!! you are back to your lowest weight of the YEAR! please, keep on doing what you're doing. you are doing a great job. you can reach your goal this year, please keep going!


moogy on 03/12/2011:
Goodness, you do have a lot of extra rules to follow. I am just struggling with eating under 1400 cals a day no matter what they are!!!! LOL. Keep up the good work and determination, but please don't get too bogged down with unnecessary rules. It just makes life too hard and miserable if you have a slip up!:)


Runforfun on 03/12/2011:
I agree with Moogy! :) I hope your enjoying your weekend!



legcramps - Thursday Mar 10, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Today I intentionally left my oatmeal in the microwave too long so that the blueberries would all POP. I am such a child.

It's my last day of work for the week! Sing it with me: na-na-na, goodbye workweek!

So No Meat Wednesday went pretty well, although I could probably eat ten pounds of rice and not feel full from it. I had the following eats: oatmeal, coffee, water, kashi bars, whole wheat rice, peppers, salad, creamed corn. Not very imaginative.

I went to bed around 9pm; it was a huge struggle to stay awake until then :) but I managed it. Of course, I woke up at 5:30am again this morning, but kept pressing the snooze button until 6:30am.

Oatmeal and coffee are now in my tummy; lunch is rice and creamed corn; dinner will be a big salad with peppers and some baked fish.

Ouch, my ears are ringing. Someone must be thinking about me ;)

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

V on 03/10/2011:
:) OOOPs sorry it was ME!! I was thinking of you :) Hey since you are no longer paying for bc, i am sure that can supplement the TF...They will even break it down in payments for you as well...I paid a little extra to get the 2 day delivery, but it was $119 plus s&h...Need me to send you the link?? You won't regret joining this cult!! LOl Love ya


chidogs on 03/10/2011:
Hee, playing with your food at your age! Tsktsk. Too funny really, because it sounds fun, and probably tasted really good! Take care. i love your foods, I can eat rice forever. And corn.


waydesmommy on 03/11/2011:
I'm ready for the weekend too...can't wait to get through friday just to get to saturday...have a great day!



legcramps - Wednesday Mar 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

The oatmeal!! THE OATMEAL!!!

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

V on 03/09/2011:
OOOh that looks extra special!!! Hey I was meaning to tell you I don't think I can burn those for you :( Stupid copyright infringement issues,LOL....I guess since everyone here had "bootleg" copies of the P90X(same company does tf) They put a block on burning them :( I am still hoping that you will order it, YOU will def get your money's worth!!



legcramps - Wednesday Mar 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

 jó napot!

I took a picture of my oatmeal this morning and will upload it to this entry later today when I get some time - it's beautiful! I left it too long in the microwave and the blueberries blew up to twice their size and some exploded and it's just beautiful! And yummy! Like blueberry pie.

I went to the gym this morning and struggled through a run. Boy, was I tired. Mornings just aren't my thing; I imagine i'll be hitting the sack early tonight. I made it 1.8 miles and then did my ab routine and some stretching. I was there almost an hour, so I must've really been moving slow. The positives about early morning workouts:

1) I am done exercising for the day

2) I already drank half my quota of water

3) I am totally awake right now

4) I am abnormally giddy about my oatmeal. it's strange, even with popping blueberries.

 I tried to find a picture of an exploding blueberry, but apparantly it's too violent a sight.

In order for me to be able to not only wake up at 5:30am but to actually get out of bed, I made sure I was in bed by 8pm last night. Yes, that's right, 8pm. It felt wierd, but I knew there would be no way I would get up unless I had gotten all the sleep I could possibly want.

So there you have it. It's possible that by 3pm today i'll have crawled under my desk for a nap. What's even worse is that I won't be able to eat some chocolate for a mini-boost :(

Day 1 of "Mission: Lent" and so far, so good. Regular coffee tastes good, too. Who would've thunk?

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

loveray on 03/09/2011:
i love a good bowl of oatmeal - mine had apples and pecans this morning - looked like apple pie!! we should have an oatmeal fashion show one week:) so happy for you that you have exercised already and eaten a healthy breakfast. off to a great start!


Umpqua on 03/09/2011:
Exploding blueberries sound yummy. Great job on the first day of your mission!


lolla on 03/09/2011:
I just can't wait to see the photo of your oatmeal, I love to notice beauty in simple things like that, isn't it wonderful? I wake up everyday at 5:40. It is the worst, I am not a morning person at all. I work at a Library and sometimes it is so quiet that I feel like hiding between aisles and sleeping too!


lifestylechange on 03/09/2011:
Have a good day :))


V on 03/09/2011:
:) LOL I love you!!! You are a constant source of what keeps me smiling throughout my day!! LOl



legcramps - Tuesday Mar 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Woohoo! I can hear the crowd roaring! It's SUPER TUESDAY today and that means I only have three more days to my long weekend!

To honor the day, i've come up with some things I think are pretty SUPER:

- Dogs: SUPER cute and cuddly, and fun to play with!

- Grandmas: SUPER funny without even meaning to be!

- Good friends: SUPER fun with great intentions to always walk beside you!

- Johnny Depp: SUPER hot... he can pirate my boat any day!

What are some things you think are SUPER?

I'm starting my Lent 'fasts' tomorrow, and to keep myself from going nuts i'll probably make about half a dozen lists. All kinds of lists. 'Cause that's how I roll. Lists like:

- Things to Do During the Season of Lent to Keep Myself From Eating a Garbage Can;

- A Hit List for Slapping the Silly out of People Because I Feel Like It;

- an intricate excel spreadsheet detailing a minute-by-minute countdown to my next meal; and

- What To Do When Lent is Over and there is no more Direction in my Life.

I didn't really do anything last night worth mentioning, so... I guess... that's about it.

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

V on 03/08/2011:
Have a SUPER day my friend!!


KathyBlue on 03/08/2011:
hehehe how cool! :) But I still like Christopher Walken best! :)


selina on 03/08/2011:
Super list! I still think that kittens are the coolest, though, haha!


Umpqua on 03/08/2011:
LOL at your list! Good luck tomorrow :)


biscottibody59 on 03/08/2011:
I love lists too--enjoy your day!


starfish on 03/08/2011:
:-)



legcramps - Monday Mar 07, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Hello all! Monday, Monday

Saturday I went to the gym in the morning and it was packed. I couldn't believe all the people there. Somehow I managed to steal myself a treadmill and I did 2.36 miles in 30 minutes, then did my ab routine and lotsa stretching. I wanted to lift some weights, but I was too conscious of everyone around me.

After that I cleaned house, did laundry, and bought groceries. I think i'm prepared for the first part of Lent. I will undoubtedly end up eating my body weight in rice by the end of April judging by how much of it I bought.

I spent Saturday night watching Charmed with friends. We are now finished all the seasons. Boo.

On Sunday I made myself a giant omelette that was yummy even though slightly burnt. I also went to Grandma's for a visit, finished laundry, and watched some episodes of Being Human.

It was a very nice weekend, well balanced. It felt good to accomplish things around the house, and it felt good to be able to kick off the shoes and cuddle on the couch with Dog. This is going to be a short work-week for me since I have Friday off as a flex day. Yay! Only four more days to go!!!

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

Umpqua on 03/07/2011:
Sounds like a nice weekend, have a good one!


V on 03/07/2011:
LOL Dude is all pasted and bumming!His coffee mug says it all! I do like the stylish slippers...His day is bound to get better!! LOL You are so funny! Have a good one! Hey I am sending you an email via fb so be on the lookout! I am headed out the door right now but send me a message in re of what you think


biscottibody59 on 03/07/2011:
Sounds like your weekend was full of positive vibes--enjoy your short week girlie!


chidogs on 03/07/2011:
I love your Monday tribute. I can so identify when I was working.:). Take care.


loveray on 03/07/2011:
love the pic!! sounds like a busy but nice weekend. dog cuddles are the best - im enjoying my "adopted dog" this week! hope you have a wonderful day.


sweetpea1977 on 03/07/2011:
Glad you had a nice weekend!! Enjoy your short work week! :)


Supercheese on 03/07/2011:
What are ya giving up for lent? LOL cute photo and thanks for the motivation! I hope to see some changes too....


lifestylechange on 03/07/2011:
he he, love the pic....TOOOOO cute! :)

Way to go on the great weekend:)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2011:
my eyes bulged after reading your first comment, and i finally breathed when i read your second comment. haha!!!

i visit my grandma on the weekends also. it can be tough, since part of the visit is to help her...make sure she eats..the hardest part!

i can understand your nerves when it comes to lifting weights. but to be totally honest, people DON'T judge. people are at the gym for THEMSELVES. nobody will be critical of you. everyone has their own ability level with weights and we all have to start somewhere :-)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/07/2011:
oh, and that Monday picture you have up....totally my feeling on today. i was exhausted, as you know why, from this weekend! haha.


nita51 on 03/07/2011:
A great enjoyable weekend does wonders for your spirits. Glad you had a good one. Love your fuzzy green cutie pie holding the coffee cup ( above ) I appreciated the smile you sent me,,,, that warmed my heart, especially with the things I'm going through right now. Please enjoy the rest of your week. xoxo



legcramps - Saturday Mar 05, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Oatmeal!

I mean, Good Morning!

As you might be able to tell, the oatmeal I had for breakfast this morning is sitting atop the fourth book in the series i'm reading... the last one I have :(

yes, that is a sock in the background. it's clean.

While i'm waiting for my breakfast to digest, i'm gonna read a little and drink some water. Then i'm going to the gym to run.

Have a great Saturday!

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

geevee on 03/05/2011:
I love to get a book I can't put down. The only problem is trying to follow up with another book that's just as good, but you seemed to have solved that problem w/a series of books. Enjoy!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2011:
have fun, enjoy your breakfast, book, and the gym! i am TOTALLY gonna make time to read more later, too! :-)

just like you, i think i'm gonna head out for some cardio...probably walking at the park. but i can't wait! our weather is warmer, around 50 :-)


Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/05/2011:
ohhh, and look at your weight.....you are doing REALLY well!!!! keep up your positive spirit!


biscottibody59 on 03/05/2011:
Oatmeal and a good book--who could ask for anything more:-)

Hope you have a great evening!



legcramps - Friday Mar 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

1 Mocha - 16oz (367 calories)

2 small slices rye/ww bread, homemade (thanks Grandma) (183 calories)

2 tblspns peanut butter (188 calories)

1 small apple (55 calories)

water (0 calories)

794 calories. Just for breakfast. I was curious, so I checked. And now I wish I hadn't.

Maybe it's time to use my mochas as a reward instead of an everyday luxury that I can't afford.

    goodbye... i you!

The one i'm drinking now tastes about 100 times better than usual now that I know I have to give them up. Speaking of giving things up, the other day I was thinking about what might motivate me to lose a few more pounds in March. I was thinking at the very least I should give up a few eats that I know aren't good for me (i.e. the mac 'n cheese I had for supper yesterday. lazy. laaaziiiee.). Lent starts March 9th. Truth be told, I don't normally follow the Roman Catholic faith I was raised in, but I think I will follow the practices of Lent as a motivation for my diet.

So on March 9th, Ash Wednesday, I will fast. LMAO. No I won't. Let's be serious.

Ash Wednesday - No meat.

Every Friday during Lent - No meat.

I will give up:

- my daily mochas opting instead for weekly ones.

- alcohol. May might be a blurry month while I make up for lost time, LOL.

- all bread and bread-like substances. not including breakfast oatmeal.

- soda. both regular and diet.

- chocolate, except for my weekly mochas.

- potato chips.

- cheese.

I would add sugar to the list, but then there'd be nothing left. That's right, that's pretty much all my food groups. I think it might be a good idea to warn my friends and family (and coworkers) to keep an eight-foot distance from me at all times.

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

geevee on 03/04/2011:
WOW! What a masochist! Give up ALL bread and bread products? I couldn't handle that.


thisisit on 03/04/2011:
Goodness!!! That is some motivation to lose if you're giving all of that up. I am considering what I should give up. I won't do it before my cruise but perhaps a month where I abstain from eating certain things will be a good idea. Good for you for being so motivated!!!

Good luck and have a great day!


sweetpea1977 on 03/04/2011:
Wow, what a plan!! I hope it works for you!!!


waydesmommy on 03/04/2011:
Hey..I don't know where you live but Mc Donalds has a 190 calorie LARGE Iced or hot latte...fat free with sugar free vanilla syrup...if you do vanilla. I think you chose good things to give up.


biscottibody59 on 03/04/2011:
Breadlike substances--haha!


Umpqua on 03/04/2011:
I think Geevee gave an accurate description of your Lent experiment ;) Good luck, that's a lot to give up at once but I'm sure you'll see some major results!


chidogs on 03/04/2011:
Wow, I wish I had that kind of will power, I'd be in a swim suit so fast your head would swim. (I haven't seen me a a swim suit for years). That sounds terrific! Good luck.



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