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legcramps - Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Oh. My. Gosh.

Did I go crazy on the cheese fondu last night? Oh. Yes.

Anyways. Let's move on.

Monday total - 1896 calories.

I have done no exercising since walking the dogs on the weekend.  I am feeling like a bit of a walrus, slumped on the end of the couch slurping down as much water as my body can hold.  After filling up on cheese fondu, I feel extremely slow today, like my brain is not keeping up with my body and my body is about as slow as molasses.  I guess that's what cheese and bread will do to a person.  Portion-control, legcramps, this is your next milestone to overcome.

I am expecting to go to the gym tonight, but I'd also like to wax my legs (they are in desperate need of it, as if you needed to know), so I guess we'll wait and see what the night brings.

March is going to be a busy month.  I was paid on Friday, therefore I paid all of the household bills on Saturday, and now I have no money left.  I will need to finagle money someway somehow to pay for everything that needs to be done this month, or at least until my next paycheque.  I am usually afloat with budgeting and such, but this time around I guess I just wasn't thinking.  It does mean that I will probably find myself with some extra cash at the end of the month because i've paid everything now!  So that's okay I guess, but it'll still be a hard month to get through.

Some friends of ours are going through a rocky time in their relationship right now.  When I was going through the same thing, I talked to her about it and she defended my boyfriend.  Now she is telling me the same things I was saying to her.  I would never defend her husband as I know how it feels to be discarded and unloved, so I am listening to her and trying to help in any way I can.  It only reiterates though the need for the human race to be far more compassionate and understanding than they currently are.  See how I take two whole people and turn them into a whole race?!!!

Maria* on 02/24/2009:
1896 sounds pretty good...well...it could have been more...

It does make you feel SLUGGISH, sometimes, the next day when you have a little extra the day before.

Take care.


thinnside40 on 02/24/2009:
I've never had fondue, but it sure does look good when I see it in pictures.... I probably would "bloat up" too.... Actually speeking of it, my feet ARE all swelled up and tight (hurt), but it is from NOT sitting down for doing so much housework & getting my signage throughout the house to make a point.. I'm paying the price I huess for my "ill mood"....

Extra cash is always nice... Hope ya find some!

Good Evening!


biscottibody59 on 02/24/2009:
Especially if the fondue was a treat--it must be okay;-)

I find myself "getting back on track" AGAIN!

Here's to consistency for us all!


selina on 02/25/2009:
I love the word COMPASSION and the way you've been using it in your relationship with your friend.... She must be a very important friend for you and you to her! Have a great day! PS. Cheese fondue is one of my favorite foods, yummm!


starfish on 02/25/2009:
Hi there! Hope you have a wonderful day :-)



legcramps - Monday Feb 23, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ah, Monday again.  Back to the grind, pedal to the metal, head off the pillow, blah blah blah.

Friday - 1610 calories

Saturday - 1502 calories

Sunday - 1710 calories

I splurged on Sunday with potatoes, mashed AND fried on two different meals.  Oh well, they were good and that's what mattered to me at the time!  I still did well with total calories anyways, so i'm not going to get too worried about it.

Fruit Shake (for those who want to know):  1/2 cup vanilla fat free yogurt, a handful of blackberries and strawberries, 1/2 a banana, and crushed ice.  Sometimes i'll add vanilla extract or frozen yogurt.

Not much for exercise this weekend, we ended up not going rock climbing because I was angry with my boyfriend for hiding something from me.  Ugh, some days it just doesn't get any better, you know?  I have a meeting this afternoon, then tonight watching an animated series with my boyfriend's sister - I think she wants cheese fondu tonight.  I wonder how many calories that will be...


legcramps - Friday Feb 20, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ok, i've tried a few times over the last few days to make an entry, but have been too busy to finish them, and have the nasty habit of 'x'ing out of the internet without saving what i've already written.  Hopefully today I will be able to do finish an entry and post it...

So I think the last few days have been good.  Do you want to know what i've eaten?

Wednesday:

1 fried egg and 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (425)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1/2 chicken breast and salad with 2 tblspns light ranch dressing (241)

2 servings vegetable thins (200)

1 chicken breast with broccoli and mixed vegetables and melted cheese (532)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1998

exercise:  1 hour yoga (where i somehow managed to bruise, strain, pull, or tear something just underneath my ribcage - stupid twisty maneouvers)

Thursday:

1 fried egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (260)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1 serving yogurt & blueberries (75)

1/2 chicken breast with salad and 1 tblspn light ranch dressing (208)

1 serving vegetable thins (100)

1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 1oz feta cheese (357)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1600

no exercise

Friday:

1 fried egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (260)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1/4 serving yogurt & blueberries (20)

1/2 chicken breast with salad and 1 tblspn light ranch dressing (208)

1 serving vegetable thins (100)

1/2 chicken breast with 1 cup broccoli and 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 1oz feta cheese (472)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1660

exercise:  hopefully an hour at the gym.

I'm so glad it's Friday!  My boyfriend and I are planning to go rock climbing tomorrow afternoon in the city - I hope we do because it would be an awesome workout!

Other than that, I need to go to the bathroom so i'm going to have to say goodbye for now...

Maria* on 02/20/2009:
Wow! You did VERY well with your cals!!!! Hope you're feeling better from the yoga, too!


haha_love2laugh on 02/20/2009:
You did greatttt!!!! Happy rock climbing


thinnside40 on 02/20/2009:
Aha....YOu look like yer doing what I decided to start doing and that is STICKING to certain foods at given times of the day.... I HAD to do something......

Your days look good..Hope yer feeling better from the stupid twisty maneuvers.....


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/20/2009:
healthy eating!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2009:
so you make your own fruitshakes? any protein or anything? i hate when my entries get deleted!



legcramps - Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Oh, the weekend was a blast but some of it I can't remember and the other parts that I do remember I don't want to tell you about (regarding what I ate).  Let's just say it wasn't good and I didn't accomplish much in the way of losing weight.  Back at it again today though (yesterday we had a Statutory Family Day holiday - do you in the States get this as well?  It's great, it gave me a four-day weekend!) and i'm hoping the rest of the week will go smoothly and i'll be able to get back on track.

Breakfast:  2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter. i was hungry this morning. probably because i ate all night long on Monday :P

1 mug green tea

Lunch:  leftover chicken with peas and carrots. since that wasn't enough, i also had 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter. this isn't going as well as i wanted.

1 mug green tea; vegetable thins (crackers)

Planned dinner: chicken and broccoli with shredded cheese

Planned activities: grocery shopping, dinner making and dish washing; movie watching; curling at 9:00pm.

biscottibody59 on 02/17/2009:
We had a national holiday yesterday too, but it's called Presidents Day, actually though it's Washington's BD--that would be radical for the US to have a day set aside for families. Have a good evening!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/17/2009:
:)


sweetpea1977 on 02/17/2009:
I wish they had family day here. I'd gladly give up the Columbus Day holiday for a long family weekend. Us Americans always take off the day after Thanksgiving to spend with family, so we might as well make that day "Family Day"!

Hope you had a successful day!


Maria* on 02/18/2009:
Your menu looked real good to me!

The family day sounds like fun!!! No, we don't have a 'family day' holiday here but it sure would be nice! We have Thanksgiving...do y'all??? Where families get together and give thanks to the Lord for all His many blessings.

Hope you're having a real nice day today!!! :-)



legcramps - Thursday Feb 12, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Tuesday night, my boyfriend's mother bought me dinner for my birthday, so I ended up not having the leftovers I was day-dreaming about!  Instead I had chicken fingers, veggies and a slice of garlic bread.  I left out the fries, and they are still sitting in the fridge today.  I think I will give them to the dogs.

Wednesday breakfast:

1 egg, 2 slices toast, margarine and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  I forgot the fruit again.  That fruit is just going to go bad, that's all there is to it!

Wednesday snack:  vegetable thins

Wednesday lunch:  tossed salad with ranch dressing

Wednesday snack:  vegetable thins

Wednesday dinner: 3 slices of whole wheat thin crust grilled veggie pizza.  t'was good.  really doog.  oops, too lazy to backspace.  really good.

Wednesday exercise:  1 hour yoga and 1 hour gym.  All the treadmills in the gym were taken when we got there, so I went on the recumbant bike for ten minutes, then the elliptical for 20 minutes.  I also did 30 crunches and 20 push-ups, and drank every ounce of water I could find in that place.  You'd think i'd spent a month stuck in the desert.

Thursday breakfast:

1 egg, 2 slices toast, margarine and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  um, yeah, no fruit.

Thursday snack:  vegetable thins

Here's where it gets dicey:  I wanted to head home early for lunch because I had an afternoon meeting out of town, but I ran late (as usual) and didn't have time to eat anything except a slice of bread and some peanut butter.  When I got back to work after the meeting, I was starving, but people were coming at me from all angles and it was 4:00 (just five minutes ago) until I could even think about eating.  And then I just walked myself over to the vending machine and popped out a bottle of pop and a chocolate bar.  I know, I know.  I'm very stressed right now and sugar ain't going to help but i'm in no mood, people, NO mood to sit and ponder!  Of course, if I would have brought vegetable thins back to work with me I would be fine right now.  But NO, legcramps is not a pro-active person.  Not in the least.

Anyways, enough bickering with myself.  Hop made a very important observation in my comments from yesterday.  She asked me what had changed in my life because she thought my entries were more positive.  I know now (and I probably knew before too) that I have seasonal depression, and I spent a good part of this winter in a deep dark haze.  As well, I had a good bout of conversation with my boyfriend about a few things that were holding us back, and that has helped immensely to lift some of the burden of a relationship off my shoulders and out into the open.  I am also eating more peas!!!!!!  Seriously, it's the PEAS!

Exercise tonight:  hopefully the gym, but it's another busy night so who the heck knows.

biscottibody59 on 02/12/2009:
Happy Belated Birthday LegCramps!


Maria* on 02/12/2009:
Happy Birthday! Hope you feel better.


thinnside40 on 02/12/2009:
DARNIT DARNIT DARNIT....... I forgot to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"... I had noticed that the other day and was going to make sure to "remember"..... SO "HAPPY BE-LATED BIRTHDAY".......

I think more people than one would think suffer from "winter blues" and just don't realize it... I know I sure do...... Glad that you are feeling better about things...



legcramps - Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Edited menu below.

I was quite impressed with the dinner I made last night - baked chicken with potatoes and mixed vegetables.  It was delicious and there are leftovers so I am looking forward to eating the rest today!!

I also had another slice of birthday cake.  This is going to happen for a few days I think, until the cake is done.  I could bring it to work but that would entail having to pack it up and blah blah blah.  This is not the week to be adding work to my days.  Our plumbing is still not fixed (the remains of the shower I had this morning is still sitting in the tub, waiting to be drained), the roof in the back porch has some kind of crack in it that I can't find, and is dripping melted snow onto the floor - I think we've already filled a 5 gallon pail.  Why does it have to warm up outside when my boyfriend is too sick to help me with these things????!!

Speaking of, he is still very sick and hasn't moved much in the last day or so.  He is supposed to play (guitar) this weekend for a friend's wedding, but I am not so sure that is going to happen.  Poor guy, I know he was really looking forward to it, too.

I cancelled my family time with my boyfriend's sister last night - I decided that since he is already peeved enough when she comes over and we bother him, it would probably be best to just cancel until next week.  Then my gym friend cancelled on me, so I did nothing last night.  I was going to do push-ups, but by the time I got out of my rocking chair, I had forgotten and had already gone upstairs to bed.  This morning I am feeling wierd - gassy, heartburn, chest pain.  Ugh.  I'm not sure what it is, but it hurts and it should stop.  Thank goodness I brought TUMS with me in my purse, although how much it is actually helping I couldn't say.

Breakfast:

1 egg, 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter, 3 strawberries, 1 glass orange juice, 2 coffees, cream and sugar

Lunch:

leftover potatoes and mixed vegetables.

Snack:

vegetable thins crackers.  I started eating them and an hour later realized I still was.  :{

Dinner:

I think I will make Chicken Cordon Bleu again, only because there is still ham and chicken left and I need to do something with it.  Either that, or if I skip the grocery store i'll just make the same thing I made last night.  Whatever.  I'm okay with doubling up on things...

Yeah, i'll be doubling up I think.

Exercise:

Curl two hours.

thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
Do you rent or own your house?..... I can remember renting, but never asking the landlord to fix anything, we just always did it ourselves, unless it was BIG $$$$$$...

Your meals sound terrific.... Take care of you & your boyfriend.... You don't need to come down sick either!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2009:
your entries have been MUCH more positive lately...and much healthy foods too! what has changed in your life!?



legcramps - Monday Feb 09, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  Friday after work I tried to take a nap, but was interrupted by phone calls and doors opening and closing and dogs whining, so I managed about 20 minutes of sleep then stopped trying.  I don't recall doing anything that night, besides making dinner, which consisted of leftover burgers and potato salad.  I slept horribly, finally choosing to walk back downstairs to the couch, where I stayed for the rest of the night, still struggling to find sleep.  Around 6am the next morning, my boyfriend woke me up as he was entered in a 24-hr bowling tournament and I had said I would go for breakfast with a teammate's wife.

It was rough and I was tired, but I knew that the only other thing I had to do on Saturday was get my hair cut and visit with my Dad and his wife, and besides, the breakfast was very worth it - delicious!  Our stupid plumbing plugged up for the second time in the last few weeks, so we don't have access to toilet facilities or water in any form, and spent most of the day looking for places to go that had bathrooms...  it was so frustrating to not be able to properly host a visit from my family.  My boyfriend was showing signs of a chest cold this morning, and didn't look too good.

On Saturday night, I got together with a few girlfriends and we hung out with a bottle of wine.  Then we went out to the bar.  It's something I don't do often anymore (it's been about two years since i've been seen in the bar sipping an alcoholic beverage!) but I have to admit that I had fun.  Not GREAT BIG fun or anything, but it was a nice change from the usual Saturday nights spent sitting at home watching movies...  LOL.  My boyfriend was getting more and more sick and was starting to show a fever as well.

Sunday I slept in and felt lethargic but good when I finally did manage to pick myself out of bed.  I went to my grandma's for dinner today, where my boyfriend and I each received our own birthday cakes (his is on the 5th and mine is on the 10th of February).  Mine was a dragon and his was a guitar!  Very nicely done.  Then we stopped at a friend's house for a few minutes to say Happy Birthday to their daughter.

I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the treadmill, incorporating hill climbing and running.  I ran a total of 6 minutes (yay!  moving up!).  Then I did 20 push-ups, and 20 crunches.

When I got home from the gym, my boyfriend had been laying on the couch.  He tried to get up to get a glass of water and looked absolutely horrible.  His face was flushed, he was walking as if he might lose his balance at any moment, and he really looked "worried" about the way he was feeling.  I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital to get checked out, but he refused.  As the night wore on, every time I looked over at him he looked more and more sick, until finally I managed to convince him that it would be more beneficial just to go to the hospital and get it over with.  So we went.  And, as it turns out, they diagnosed him with pneumonia on the right side and sent him home with a prescription and strict instructions to stay in bed for ten days.

Breakfast:

2 eggs (i think i'm going to scale this down - am I eating too many eggs?  i'm constantly at the grocery store buying more eggs), 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine (lactose-free) and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  oh darn, i just realized that i forgot the fruit.  geez.

1 cup coffee with creamer (full dairy.  i sure know how to contradict myself, don't i?  which is it?  lactose-free or full dairy?!)

Lunch:

ONE burger with bun and condiments.

Dinner:

Baked chicken with potatoes and vegetables.

Exercise:

GYM.

hollybelle on 02/09/2009:
Hey - god eating and good exercise. Keep up the good work.


thinnside40 on 02/09/2009:
Wow!... Glad that you talked him into going to the hospital.... Quick {{{heeling vibes}}} to him.....

Have a wonderful week, things are looking pretty good for you on the exercie/eating front!


haha_love2laugh on 02/09/2009:
looks good and glad you had a night out with the girls!! we all need that once and awhile.



legcramps - Friday Feb 06, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Dinner last night was one burger with bun and condiments, and homemade potato salad.  I made the potato salad because it's my boyfriend's favorite food, I swear.  I wanted to add peas to the meal somehow, and I knew that if I left them as their own side dish, they wouldn't be eaten.  So I added them into the potato salad.  Into the mix I put potatoes, eggs, mayo (light), ranch dressing (light), red pepper, green onion, celery, carrots... and peas .  It was okay, but the taste of the green peas was really distracting!  LOL!

I made it to the gym last night also.  I'm quite proud of myself, yes.  I went on the treadmill for 1/2 hour, lots of hill climbing and four minutes of running in total.  It was great!  No push-ups last night, but that's only because I very much doubt that I could bend over enough to get myself onto the floor to do the push-ups.  I still hurt.  Everywhere.  And besides, i'm still beating my boyfriend in the push-up department, so as long as that's the case I won't feel as much of a need to do them... i'm a little competitive.  A little TOO competitive.

Breakfast today:

2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine & peanut butter, 3 strawberries.

Lunch:

One homemade burger, with bun & condiments.

Dinner:

I'm not sure what this is going to be, so I guess i'll wing it and let you know later.  We still have a LOT of burgers leftover.

Exercise:

Well.  I told my friend to call me if she wanted to go to the gym, but it's not sounding like that's going to happen.  So, push-ups tonight!  Hopefully!

thinnside40 on 02/06/2009:
Our son loves a "pea salad"... I've never made it, but he tasted it @ a potluck... I might have to attempt it one of these days... I LOVE peas! We plant about 1# worth in seed every spring.... Everybody is peaing about April....

Have a wonderful weekend!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/06/2009:
goodnight! great job girly!



legcramps - Thursday Feb 05, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I gobbled down some crackers in the afternoon at work yesterday because i've been feeling very empty most days.  It helped yesterday, but I think it may have slightly ruined my appetite for dinner.  Oh well.

I made the homemade burgers for dinner last night instead of chili.  The burgers were sounding more and more delicious the more I thought about making them, so by the time I got to the grocery store, there was no turning back.  Burgers it was!!

I found the recipe for the burgers online, and grilled them on my Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine.  Couldn't believe the amount of grease that came off of them, but they were STILL juicy, even after all that had come out of them!  Anyways, they didn't exactly stick together very well, but i'm not complaining one bit.  They were absolutely delicious, and i'm glad I decided to make them!  I ate ONE burger and was full.  A glass of orange juice and some snack mix and that was my night, diet-wise.

Exercise:

ONE hour Vinyasa Flow Yoga.  I've been out of yoga for a while, so this was hard for me, twisting my body around in various shapes and forms is not something I do on a daily basis...  It will take some time for me to get back into it.  I remember feeling so inferior after each class because of how incredibly INflexible I am.

1/2 hour treadmill at the gym.  I didn't run because I felt that I didn't have enough energy to, so instead I struggled my way through a hill climb.  The sweat was pouring down my back  SO not cool!  And then I ran the last minute.  Just because I wanted to.

While waiting for my friend to finish, I added 10 push-ups on the balance ball, then 20 more on the floor mat and 20 crunches.

Needless to say, my legs hurt right now.  So does my abdomen.  And my shoulder blades do, too.  Actually.  Everything hurts. 

Breakfast:

2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter, 3 strawberries.

Lunch:

1 homemade burger, with bun and condiments.

Afternoon:

crackers. only enough to wane my huge appetite until dinnertime. yeah right.

Dinner:

1 homemade burger, with bun and condiments.  Unless my boyfriend wants to go out for dinner, since it is his birthday today!  29!  Old man!

Exercise:

Um.  Maybe the gym.  We'll see.  No promises.  If not, PUSH-UPS!

YepItsMe~ on 02/05/2009:
Wow what a fantastic workout!!

I have one of those Lean Machine grillers and have yet to use it! Thanks for reminding me!!!

Have a great day!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2009:
sounds like some good burgers! and i see you're doing yoga!


Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/05/2009:
lol....30 is old compared to 29. he still has one year!



legcramps - Wednesday Feb 04, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Dinner yesterday was yummy!!

Chicken Cordon Bleu, potatoes, and mixed vegetables

One glass White Zinfandel

Breakfast this morning:

2 eggs, 2 slices whole wheat toast (margarine & peanut butter), 3 strawberries

Lunch:

2 slices whole wheat toast (margarine & peanut butter)

Dinner is going to be chili.  Not "brrr" chilly, spicy chili... probably with potatoes as a side since everything else will be in the chili (I put every imaginable vegetable into my chili).  Either that, or i'll make homemade burgers.  I haven't really decided yet, but at least the beef is thawing!

Exercise:

Last night I curled for two hours.  I'm getting really sick of this curling stuff.  I'm so tired today, they go way past my bedtime.

If my friend does not call to go to the gym, I am going to do push ups again tonight.  Heck, maybe i'll do them even if I do end up going to the gym.

mama_nurse on 02/04/2009:
Great job on the exercise and your dinner sounds YUMMY


thinnside40 on 02/04/2009:
Yummers.... Chili & Potatoes...... Mmm Mmm Mmm...... Then I want CHOCOLATE afterwards.... To go with the "shiraz (yours is Zinfandel)..... I'm making myself hungry now.... Have a good evening!



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