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legcramps - Thursday May 15, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Doing great!

Got a 6 mile bike ride in after work yesterday, and then kicked it on the couch for awhile and finally caught up on all my PVR'd shows.

Eats - coffee, layered salad for lunch, oatmeal in the afternoon with 1/2 an apple, roasted chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes and cooked veggies for dinner.

I wanted ice cream in the worst way yesterday (I have a sore throat AND it's that time of the month, so i'm a bit of a baby right now), but managed to work through the craving. Maybe this weekend i'll get some frozen yogurt instead if i'm still craving the cold stuff.

Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2014:
Way to go on working through the craving :) I feel if have finally reached a point where I am ready for change and to lose weight. If feels great! I even want to work on my excess binging on too much fiber / volume when I eat. The constipation is due to stress and it's bad. Right now I am relaxing and hopefully I will feel better before tomorrow at work if I could just let my body relax. I do have coffee and everything but my poor body is keeping it in :( oatmeal 3 days straight too :( sorry too much info :(. But Metamucil may be used this weekend if I have to. Or another laxative. I hate being so bloated I can hardly stand up at work without holding in gas! Sorry girl


Horn_of_plenty on 05/15/2014:
U r eating healthy. One thing I I find is to include carbs at main meals bc they leave u feeling good and satisfied like u did with the potatoes.



legcramps - Wednesday May 14, 2014

Weight: 0.0

A Day in the Life

Exercise Tuesday:

Bike Ride - 30 minutes

Walk/Jog - 30 minutes

Stretching & Yoga - 15 minutes

physio exercises - kneeling, heel raises, etc.

Eating Tuesday:

Coffee with creamer x 2

Chef's salad, creamy ranch dressing

Oatmeal, almond milk, 1/2 apple

Roasted chicken, stuffing, mashed potatoes, cooked vegetables

Multigrain toast with margarine and boiled egg x 2

4 litres water

Other Tuesday:

Looked at yard and felt overwhelmed by the work

Went to friends for coffee & a visit

Was propositioned by a man 12 years my senior

Got excited about possibility of golfing this weekend

Finished reading Omens by Kelly Armstrong

SkinInTheGame on 05/14/2014:
Great day! I love your meal plan for the day!



legcramps - Tuesday May 13, 2014

Weight: 0.0

I was feeling sickly all day yesterday; didn't seem to matter what I ate or did. I was tempted to head home from work, but managed to get through the day. And then after work I was still in a bad mood, so I took the long way home and biked for half an hour. I incorporated some fast sections in order to vent whatever was making me feel so frustrated. It worked!

I went home afterwards, changed, got groceries, and cooked a nice meal for myself. I feel a lot better today, although I think I was right in that i'm getting a cold because my throat is still pretty sore today.

Not much going on; a work meeting in the afternoon and then home sweet home, where I have some delicious leftovers waiting for me. I biked to work, so will bike home as well and even if I do nothing else, i'll have at least done some exercise today.

I can't wait for this week to be over! I have the next one off and will be visiting family and going to a concert. I need this break :)

Horn_of_plenty on 05/13/2014:
A wonderful wa to end your day last night :). I got sick this year too...really sick and it was the first time in about 2 years! Going to work feeling sick stinks for sure. Nice way to spend your vacation :). And the concert...have fun!


SkinInTheGame on 05/13/2014:
Good to see you are feeling better! I like the way you work out stress thru biking!



legcramps - Monday May 12, 2014

Weight: 0.0

I've been true to my word and deliberately slacked off on the exercise over the weekend to try and help my knee and my achilles heal a bit.

Friday - Bike to work; walk to dinner out with friends. I ordered the stuffed chicken and when it came, the plate was swimming in oil! Not a pleasant surprise. Took the long way home afterwards and everything (i.e. shin splints, knee, and achilles) seemed to stay in place and not give me any grief!

Saturday - I woke up tired and the day was just downhill from there! The only good thing that happened was an hour and a half of yoga. And all the napping.

Sunday - Just blah! What the heck? I forced myself up to get some work done around the house, but honestly my mood from the day before just rolled on over into Sunday. And I ate, like, EVERYTHING I could possibly fit in my mouth. It was horrible, and on top of that I had to force myself to be upbeat because it was mother's day and we had dinner at Grandma's. Trying to be happy when you're most certainly not is incredibly difficult to do. Just saying.

It feels like i'm getting a cold (sore throat, stuffy nose), but just everything and everyone around me is completely TICKING ME OFF.

Yes. This is what happens when I can't exercise, people. I am a nutcase and should have really just stayed in bed today.

 

SkinInTheGame on 05/12/2014:
Legs - my favorite Saturdays include all day naps! Take care of yourself and feel better!


gfryer on 05/13/2014:
I have had days like that before, filling my face. Sometimes we need it. Were only human and can't be full of "I can do this" all the time cos in all honesty sometimes we can't do it and that's we are here. Don't feel bad. We all have difficult times and we can't be expected to get through them by being perfect with what we eat.



legcramps - Friday May 09, 2014

Weight: 0.0

I had my physiotherapy appointment yesterday, and she worked on the calf muscles of my right leg. Other than that, my achilles tendon is slightly strained so I need to baby it for a few days. And yesterday after I got home and was walking on the treadmill in the evening, I noticed some straining behind my left knee.

I will need to take it easy for the rest of the week and hopefully some of those strains and aches will go away. Time will tell!

I've been biking to work for the last two days, and even though it's a bit of an adjustment in terms of what I can pack into my bag to take with me to work, it's been really nice to ride to work, at a leisurely pace, in the morning air. I kind of love it! And it's much easier on me than walking is.

Today I have two meals being eaten out; a lunchtime tea and a birthday dinner. Need to make good choices! Happy Friday everyone :)

SkinInTheGame on 05/09/2014:
Biking to work - that is so cool! Good for you!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/11/2014:
hey legs...I've been meaning to write to you...some thoughts about the calves...you know, in the news and all over the internet there are articles upon articles about DESK JOBS and the HAVOC they cause on OUR CALVES. mainly, TIGHT CALVES. so, the thought that me & you both exercise (or previously exercised a lot - which causes tight calves...in conjunction with desk jobs that cause tight calves could have been what did us in.

not sure if you agree....but this is what I'm settling with. after all the doctor visits and research, I conclude that yes, I did overuse and run too much too many days of the week...but also, I feel in the back of my head, that too many hours at a desk with no breaks - especially the previous two years....also helped in the tightening of my calves which essentially has caused the tendonitis / shin splints I am dealing with. also, this has got to be why it's taking the BOTH OF US so long to heal....we still have our desk jobs. there still is a lot of sitting....it's like an endless battle!

legcramps on 05/12/2014:
I hear you, and i'm sure that our desk jobs don't help us any in regards to tight muscles. I have physio exercises that I get up and do now throughout the day at work. I don't really know if it helps, but I like to think it does!



legcramps - Thursday May 08, 2014

Weight: 0.0

When I left work yesterday after my shift, the sun was shining and it was beautiful out. So I sent a quick text to my biking buddy, and we went out for a quick 30 minute ride. It's funny that now I think of half an hour as a 'quick' jaunt.

Got home and hopped on the treadmill for another half an hour. I opted out of jogging because my knee has been acting up ever since I tried to hop on just one foot (a physiotherapy exercise), so I need to give it time to re-adjust itself before I try jogging again. I'm ok with this. Slow and steady wins the race!

I have physiotherapy after work today and aside from troubles with my knee, everything else seems to be going well. After today, I have almost a month until my next therapy appointment, so I have to take it easy and make sure i'm not doing too much between now and then. That will be hard to do after this last week where i've been trying to push it everyday, but a rest will do me good. I've been feeling exhausted pretty much everyday this week and I have to get a start on the yardwork anyways.

Started my day with the usual breakfast of toast and coffee, will grab a salad or sandwich for lunch, oatmeal as an afternoon snack, and my regular dinner of chicken, rice and cooked vegetables. Tomorrow is Friday! Yay!

SkinInTheGame on 05/08/2014:
You are so good! Exercising, plus a healthy diet is so smart! I also find that if I have a pain somewhere, cutting back helps things heal faster! Good luck!



legcramps - Wednesday May 07, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Yesterday I had a dentist appointment for a cleaning and check-up. Traumatic. So when I was all done with that, I thought i'd treat myself to a special, carb-filled lunch before heading back to work.

Unfortunately, there was absolutely no protein in my delicious, carb-filled lunch, and it was a busy day at work, so by the end of my shift I was practically falling asleep standing up, but with no time to pop some protein.

Yesterday I also came to the realization that I need to back off on some of the physio exercises that were given to me. Like one-footed hopping. Just not ready for that yet.

The weather has been wet and rainy lately, so I haven't been getting in any bike rides, which pisses me off. So I did my usual 30 minute walk on the treadmill, but darn that treadmill is getting B.O.R.I.N.G.


legcramps - Tuesday May 06, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Active rest day yesterday - physio exercises, stretching, walked 30 minutes on the treadmill.

Maybe ate a little more than I needed to. Nah, scratch that, I was hungry.

Dental appointment today to get my teeth cleaned and a checkup done. Then I hope to do something active after work; tomorrow I want to try jogging again. Two more days to my next physio appointment, and I want to test myself as much as possible before then!

One day at a time though, so today my goal is to get out for a bike ride and a walk - sort of a double workout. Just half an hour for each exercise.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/06/2014:
the show was awesome...I got a kick out of the acrobatics....and how in shape the performers were! my gosh! they probably also put a lot of stress on their bodies and destroy some things in the process.

anyways, glad to hear you are being active. I still am working to get to being out of pain. I feel that if I don't get better a little faster, I will still be in pain during the summer which would suck! then I couldn't enjoy walking on the beach as much as I intend to. I may have to rethink my healing process...and change my diet...which I prefer not to do. I am starting to gain too much weight...and now it's becoming hard to get rid off because I have less muscle & cannot do the cardio like I used to.



legcramps - Monday May 05, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Friday - physio exercises, stretching, walked 30 minutes on treadmill. I went to Grandma's for supper and was so exhausted from the workweek that I very nearly fell asleep at the dinner table.

Saturday - physio exercises, yoga, stretching...

JOGGING! I did it! I went out and did 50 minutes of walking/jogging. And pretty much looked like the picture above by the end of it. Yoga was my saviour, and the extra stretching helped me not hurt too much from the run.

Also on Saturday I drove three hours to attend a bday party that my aunt cancelled without letting me know. That was fun. Not.

Sunday - physio exercises, stretching, biking 1 hour and 30 minutes (over 12.5 miles). Nice long ride that is definitely hurting me today, but a good hurt! It felt wonderful in the moment though! I also got groceries and cooked my food for the week.

Spring totally happened while I wasn't looking, and now I have a bunch of yardwork that I need to get to in the next two weeks. I have to start scheduling this in - otherwise it won't get done!


legcramps - Friday May 02, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Went to physiotherapy yesterday; we both feel it's a good time to attempt an outside jog, so i've picked a spot where there is a soft trail and I will try walking/jogging on it sometime in the next week before my next physio appointment. I can't wait!!!

After physio it looked like it was going to rain, so I changed quickly and headed out on the bike for a ride. I made it 9.5 kilometers (a little less than 6 miles) in half an hour and was knackered so I called it a day. Went home and stretched out, and did some yoga. I also tried some Ease of Movement stretching that my physiotherapist showed me.

I have so many more things to focus on after that last physio appointment, I had to get her to write it all down for me. There's lots of new stretching, moving, kneeling exercises to do, along with attempting a slow jog. It will be a busy week in terms of my physiotherapy needs!

I am looking forward to spending the evening at home tonight; the weekend should be fairly busy with yoga, a birthday party out of town, and some bike riding. I'm sure Monday will come faster than we'd all like it to ;)


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