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legcramps - Monday Jan 03, 2011

Weight: 169.5

Glad DD's is back! Oh i've missed you so...

Crazy busy at work today, it's horrendous the amount of work that pops up after a long weekend. The beginning of 2011 is going well for me in other aspects though - I finished another 5k run on Saturday, though I froze my butt off.  You know you've got it bad when you can't see where you're going due to the obscene amount of ice forming over your eyes.  Was very glad to finish that one, and i've told running buddy that I won't be running outside again until the snow starts to thaw.  Back to the gym it is!

On Sunday the dog and I went for a 30 minute walk through the park.  What else did I do?  That's about it.  I didn't even start laundry yesterday like I usually do.  It was very nice and relaxing, but i'll have to do laundry at some point or end up looking like something the cat brought in.

Tonight I plan on going to the gym for a short run and maybe some more walking, just to keep the muscles lose.  Boy, was I ever sore yesterday from running the 5k and playing Wii Tennis on Friday night.  Having to go to the bathroom was a nightmare in itself - get off the couch (ouch), walk to the bathroom (ouch), try to sit down on the toilet (yikes), and other information that might be too much to say on here.  Moral of the story?  OUCH.

Eats for the new year have been good - brown rice, beef, lots of greens and salads.  Still trying to finish up the little bit of baking I have in the house, so a couple of treats each day is what i'm allowing myself until they're all done.

Here's to an awesome 2011 - my hope is that we all remain on the DD site, reach our goals, and continue to form and maintain some pretty sweet friendships.  Thanks to all of you who have made an impact in my life; I wouldn't be where I am without your support and encouragement!!!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 01/03/2011:
hope ur having a great start to the new year


moogy on 01/03/2011:
I am easing myself back into a stricter routine with a couple of treats each day as well. I don't want to feel deprived. That run was fantastic, well done. I am so impressed by your determination with your exercise. Good for you. I hope your muscles can handle the pace!! LOL


liza36 on 01/03/2011:
I hear ya about the amount of work after being gone. I was gone for 2 weeks, so today is a bit brutal at work. Congrats on another 5K, I think that's awesome. Happy new year!


V on 01/03/2011:
LOL you seem to have alot of moral of the stories just like me! LOl that's why i love you, you have a wonderful disposition and a great sense of humor to match it! have a good one ;)


V on 01/03/2011:
LOL!!! I was looking for the like button for your post...Girl that is too funny ;)



legcramps - Tuesday Dec 28, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hi, my name is legcramps.

I am a recovering junk food addict. So far, I have abstained from junk food for 2 hours and 5 minutes. Right now, I am being tempted by truffles, turtles, and shortbread cookies sitting not four feet from me on the office countertops.  I also know I'll be checking out the cafeteria for something to eat for breakfast, since I skipped that part of my day in favor of more sleep.

Oops. Scratch the 2 hours and 5 minutes I mentioned above.  I am weak.

Hey, still here.  Went into a chocolate coma for a few minutes there.  I am also a recovering non-exercise addict.  Unfortunately, at the moment I am off the wagon.  Is that the correct term to use when I want to say that i'm not doing so well with the exercise???  Moral of the story: I'm not doing so well with the exercise.  DAY-UM, this chocolate turtle is GOOD.  I mean, BAD.  Deliciously evil.  Gawd, my teeth hurt.

Jan 1, 2011 - 5k run.

Jan 2, 2011 - rest.

Jan 3, 2011 - First day in new job. Celebrate by shredding.

Jan 4, 2011 - 15 minute run.

Jan 5, 2011 - shred.

Jan 6, 2011 - First day of BOOT CAMP, baby.  One and a half hours of pure pain.

January is my pay-back to myself for dilly-dallying in December.  Oh, no.  Crash.

want.more.chocolate.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 12/28/2010:
Love... I mean HATE this entry... Willpower!!! We need to find it... If you do, please send some my way!


panda22 on 12/28/2010:
LOL @ the Evil Chocolate Turtle...I'm sure alot of people are feeling the same way after the holidays and still with the leftovers! I finished off all my Christmas cookies by myself last night....darn sweet tooth! Hang in there and be strong...you can get back on the wagon! I envy your workout plan....can't wait to get back to Shredding next Summer!! Not being able to exercise like that for 9 months stinks =(


Maria7 on 12/28/2010:
I 'hear' that stress from the new job coming up the 3rd may be contributing. Don't deprive yourself...just allow yourself treats within your daily allowed calories and you'll be fine with not gaining more weight. Now...I 'know' you don't want to go up into the 170's.....


chidogs on 12/28/2010:
LOL, oh my, I am glad to not be alone in the vanished willpower department. I've still got cookies, fudge (all homemade), and a 2 pound (well make that 1 3/4 pounds now)box of See's Candy, the best ever, all calling to me. Hope you find willpower, if so tell me where it is hiding! :)


jolt on 12/28/2010:
mmmm chocolate... I hadn't thought it about it all day till now lol :) You can do it!


moogy on 12/28/2010:
I am glad that you still have your sense of humour. I am sure if we all make the effort we can hold each other onto the wagon. Hang in there, hold onto the desk, don't let that stuff pull you under into the whirlpool of deliciousness, it's an evil place disguised as a good one. !!!!!!!


V on 12/28/2010:
LOL!!!! You are too funny! Keep your wits about ya legcramps, the holidays are almost over!



legcramps - Tuesday Dec 21, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Last night was a great night - i'd forgotten how good it is for the soul to spend time with people who truly want to be around you.  We had a yummy supper of baked chicken breasts, potato wedges and veggies (with some chocolate covered fruit for dessert), then drove around looking at lights and taking pictures.  Unfortunately, my camera is growing old and the pictures I took were very dark and it was hard to see much of anything.  But fun was definitely had!

I got to bed much later than usual last night, so this morning it was very difficult to get out of bed.  The mirror shows me that my eyes are quite red and puffy :( today.  I know I do it to myself, but I might be too wiped to get a shred workout in later.  I'll try my best, though.  Maybe a walk with the dog would be a better idea for tonight. 

Then later I will be heading to a different friend's place for supper, and watching some episodes of Charmed.  We are almost finished the last few episodes and then only season 8 is left to watch!  It's bittersweet.

Gotta run - they're finally interviewing for my position today!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

teensybikini on 12/21/2010:
Sounds like an awesome night! Your dinner sounds soo good! I want some chocolate covered strawberries now! Im glad you got to be around great friends. Have a great day!


KathyBlue on 12/21/2010:
don't worry, the eyes will get back to normal! You had a great night, that's the important part. And about the camera, it's time to ask Santa for a newer one! :)


V on 12/21/2010:
hey girly!!! now don't forget to tell me about your "neighbor" i am anxiously awaiting for a tidbit of juciness!!! LOL Come on do tell!


sweetpea1977 on 12/21/2010:
Glad you had a great night!!

Supposedly, wet teabags on the eyes are supposed to help with puffiness. Not sure if the type of tea matters. Also, slices of cucumbers and a bag of frozen veggies might help too. :)

Enjoy your evening tonight!


moogy on 12/21/2010:
I am so glad that you got to spend time with people who love you, that's wonderful and life enhancing. There comes a time in life when staying up late definitely shows on the eyes in the morning, ho hum!! Enjoy watching your show with your friend, I am sure you will enjoy that.:)


V on 12/21/2010:
Oh no!!! Well you should have pulled the damsel in distress card after puppy incident...Guys love to think that women are in constant need of saving!! LOL


V on 12/22/2010:
hey i am sure that your group of friends would love playing football in the snow Christmas morning!!! It is so fun and you can burn a few calories too! Have a good one!



legcramps - Monday Dec 20, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hey everybuddy,

I feel slightly more relaxed today than I did on Friday ;) thank goodness for time away from work. A friend was visiting on the weekend and she told me that I looked like I was about to lose my mind whenever I would talk about work! So i'm taking my time this week and i'm not going to let work get in the way of life.

So Friday night I decided to stay home for the evening. I didn't eat much for supper because I was so tired, just munched on raw veggies and dip. Was in bed around 10pm and slept through until 9:30am on Saturday. 

Saturday I had a chance to really relax. In the afternoon I went into the city to pick up a few last minute gifts and ran into a friend so stopped to chat for a bit. By the time I got home, I was in desperate need of an advil and a nap. Once I got some chicken into my tummy I felt a lot better, and instead of exercising I lay my butt on the couch and left it there all evening ;)

Exchanged gifts with a friend on Sunday and watched the Survivor finale. All in all, a very relaxing and subdued weekend. Though I must say there were times when I thought I might go stir-crazy. I don't think I know how to fully relax. Being lazy is one thing (i'm good at), but trying to relax is like sticking pin needles into my arm for fun.

Tonight a supper is being made by a friend for a group of us, then we're going to a nearby town to see their Christmas lights (they always do it up big each year). I didn't have the best sleep last night, so i'm hoping I can stay awake for everything!!! Have a good day all!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 12/20/2010:
glad uve been feeling more relaxed, hope today is a great one for u :)


just42day on 12/20/2010:
Glad you had a nice weekend. Enjoy the evening and the lights w/your friends tonight! :)


Umpqua on 12/20/2010:
Sounds like a nice weekend, I hope you have a great time tonight!


KathyBlue on 12/20/2010:
We also have Christmas lights all over Lisbon and surroundings. :-)


moogy on 12/20/2010:
I am glad you are 'relaxing'. After reading your entry I am not sure whether I am good at relaxing or just plain lazy, which ever it is - I am good at it!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends seeing the lights, laughing is definitely relaxing!! So, if you catch yourself doing that, you will know, yeah!! I am relaxing.:)



legcramps - Friday Dec 17, 2010

Weight: 169.5

The little soiree I enjoyed Wednesday morning at work was more like The Calm Before The Storm.  holy. bejewelled. sparkles. batman.  I swear until my dying day I will never understand certain things about life, like for instance what difference it makes where a christmas decoration is placed on a table, or why a perfectly capable employee can visit and snack and visit most of the afternoon but cannot manage to find a few more styrofoam cups for the rest of the staff when they run out for the coffee machine.

I'm so glad it's friday and I have only another 20 minutes to work and then i'm off for two days.  Unfortunately, I haven't been getting in the exercise since Wednesday.  Wednesday night I decided to do a shred workout instead of running at the gym because my shins felt pretty tender by the end of the day.  Then yesterday night I was so wiped that I was in bed by 9pm.  There was no way I was going to run around yet on top of my workday!  And now, today.  I don't know about today either.  I think I might do some laundry, get some sushi for dinner, and call it a night.  I was supposed to help a friend make cabbage rolls tonight, but I seriously don't think my eyes will stay open much past 8pm :)

One more gift to buy for christmas, four more days of work... can't wait for the break!  Have a great weekend all!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/17/2010:
It is the end of a busy year, you need a break, you need a holiday. You might not get either so have a break and at least your body can catch up on some rest. You have had an amazing exercising year. Your running and your improvements doing it have been really wonderful to read about. Have a good relaxing evening, enjoy your sushi and get an early night. I think you need it. Love you..


Umpqua on 12/17/2010:
I hope you get caught up on rest this weekend. LOL at the Batman description....Tries to picture current Batman bejewelled and in sparkles. Decides to just visualize current Batman :P Have a good weekend!


V on 12/17/2010:
If what you are saying is what I am interpreting from you then???WTF?? LOl You didn't share with me...Oooh i want all the juiciness!!! Please do!! I have a good one that I will save til morning so have a good evening and I love igloos by the way!! LOl My goal is to visit all of my girls here on DD :)


Maria7 on 12/17/2010:
Sounds like you need a break. Hope you have a nice weekend. :-)



legcramps - Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I can't believe I showed up to work this morning and there wasn't anything on my desk that was priority to get done.  I am sooooooooooo soaking it in right now :)

I tried to get my 30 minutes of running in yesterday, but only managed half of that.  The gym was super hot and I was hot and sweaty within 5 minutes of starting my workout.  Also, I tried different pants and they scratched at my legs the whole time.  I was uncomfortable and just felt out of shape.  So I stopped early and went home - actually, I was desperate to get outside and cool off.  I ate, took a bath, and pretty much went to sleep.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much sleep.  Freezing rain started coming down around 11pm, and it woke me up and all I remember is tossing and turning the whole rest of the night.  This morning was a fresh thick layer of snow on the ground, with dangerous icy conditions underneath.  It was a joy to try to drive myself in to work.

Will be heading to the gym again tonight - might as well work on those minutes, even if I only get another 15 minutes in tonight, that still adds up to one workout ;) I'll take what I can get and i'll be happy about it!!!  I'm finding out that there are good weeks, and there are bad weeks, and stress doesn't help much.  Have a fine day everyone!  Will try to comment on diaries this morning since i'm soaking in the "no priority jobs" discovery from this morning :)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 12/15/2010:
Glad "must do's now" weren't waiting for you at work today. Enjoy! I agree- any exercise is better than none so I admire you for getting in what you can. Have a good day and be safe on those roads! :)


Umpqua on 12/15/2010:
I hate it when there's an icy crust on the ground. Hope you have a good workout tonight!


moogy on 12/15/2010:
I know I don't like my weather at the moment but I am thinking that I am not keen on your's either. You are right when you say that there are good weeks and bad weeks. You know that I really admire your dedication to your running, you are inspiring. I am glad it looks like quiet day at work, that good for a change. Have a good one legcramps.


V on 12/15/2010:
I feel like an ass for complaining now...LOL I hope your day gets better!!!


V on 12/15/2010:
Oh BTW the offer still stands in re of shoveling your snow!!!



legcramps - Tuesday Dec 14, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I love going to grandma's house.  Unlike Red Riding Hood, I don't usually pick flowers along the way though :)  We had a great supper and opened our gifts to each other.  Mom and grandma are heading to my brother's for three weeks, so it was nice to catch up with them before they left.

So tonight we're supposed to be getting freezing rain and stormy weather.  I am going to be running at the gym I guess.  Since i've only run a couple of times in the last week, i'm hoping it won't hinder my cardiovascular level but I guess we'll have to see if I can get in the required 30 minutes or not.  It's crazy, but i'm not obsessing over the numbers at this point - if I get out to the gym and work as hard as I can, that's enough for me.

Work, work, work.  Oh, it's crazy up in here! 

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/14/2010:
You can only go as fast and as long as you can. Maybe if you slow down a bit you will get the clear 30 minutes. Of course, don't listen to me, what would I know, last time I ran I was 15 just before my breasts arrived. Haven't been able to run since!!!! LOL have a good day legcramps.



legcramps - Monday Dec 13, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Yesterday I really paid for the copious amounts of cheese that I ate on Saturday night during the Christmas party.  Blugh.  But it seems I may have gotten it all out of my system because I woke up this morning feeling extra thin :)

The party was good.  We exchanged baking and gifts and then went out carolling to about 10 homes.  It was a cold night - thank goodness alcohol is numbing hahaha!  Just kidding.  Not really.

Anyways.  Last night was another late night that was spent with A watching movies ;)

I'm not yet tired today, but i'm only an hour and a half into the day so that will probably change by lunchtime.  For now, coffee coffee coffee!

Tonight will have to be another rest day as am heading to grandma's house for supper :) Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

chidogs on 12/13/2010:
Aw...carolling, sounds so fun. you don't get that around SoCalif much if at all. Sounds like you are doing great. Have a great day.


KathyBlue on 12/13/2010:
I love cheese also... It's hard not to grab a thick slice every now and then... but, it's forbidden. 60% fat is a huge price for the flavor.


V on 12/13/2010:
I bet you guys were a hoot with the caroling especially after a few drinks!!! LOl Man that sounds like fun! Haven't done that since i was a kid...I know you always have a good time with grandma so have a relaxing evening!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2010:
sometimes i use coffee something like a drug, too! it's like an anxiety numbing agent...and i do drink DECAF, so it really doesn't give me jitters. i will seriously sip it all day long some days...especially if i have a bazillion lessons to teach, it tends to help with my hunger and appetite as well. DECAF though....

...maybe in your case though, since caffiene is a good thing after a long night! :-)


moogy on 12/13/2010:
Ewww! not good with the cheese fighting back!! But supper at grandma's sounds like a fairy story - what out for wolves along the way!! LOL I am amusing my self - sorry about that! It sounds like Saturday night was lovely, the real spirit of Christmas. Have a good day legcramps.



legcramps - Saturday Dec 11, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hello!  Wow, here I am posting on a Saturday!

Tonight is my annual Girl's Night Christmas Party.  I'm just finishing getting the final preparations done and I can't wait for this night!  It's going to be great.

I went out running this morning and managed to go 3 miles and only walked for 5 minutes the whole time!  Woohoo!  Yesterday I did the shred workout level one and I could really tell that my cardio is definitely ready for level two.  Unfortunately, nothing else is!!!  Those ab moves really kill me - also the lunges too.  And let's just be honest - pretty much everything except for the cardio kills me!

Anyways, just wanted to pop in to wish everyone well and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/11/2010:
Congrats and i know the party will be fun!!! :) I wish you a wonderful weekend as well :)


moogy on 12/11/2010:
Welcome to weekend posting. I hope you have a wonderful time at the girl's Christmas party sounds wonderful. Well done with the running this morning, well done. You have a great weekend.:)


Maria7 on 12/11/2010:
Good on the 3 miles and only walking 5 minutes the whole time! :-)


hopingforhealth on 12/12/2010:
Sounds like a great run! I hope you had fun at the party!



legcramps - Wednesday Dec 08, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I've been working steady ever since I got to work this morning.  It's now 4:30pm and boy i'm tired.  I think i'll be designating this evening a rest night - and doing absolutely the least amount possible.  In fact, it might be a warm bath and under the covers for this little bunny if I don't get a more interesting invitation ;)

Did my 30 minutes of running yesterday, but it took me 33 minutes because I had to take a couple of walking breaks.  My lungs were hurting a bit.  Of course, today I am sore but it's a good feeling!  Keep it coming!

Gotta go - more work.  Talk later!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/08/2010:
A warm bath and a comfy bed sounds very inviting, it would have to be a good option to resist that. I love the way you listen to your body and work each day at the pace it is requesting instead of pushing it. Well done.


V on 12/08/2010:
Ummm?? Please try not to overdo it!! I totally understand your zeal and passion, i too must learn how to get a good workout without killing myself doing it! LOl I like the cut of your jib though!!! Have a good one ;)


selina on 12/09/2010:
good job on the running! I have to do that again....



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