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legcramps - Tuesday Aug 16, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Just a quick check-in today. Dog is under the needle getting a biopsy done; they think she has lymphoma. I won't find out the results of the tests until at least Friday. I am pretty upset about this, mainly because I don't have the money to be putting her through treatment for cancer and also because I didn't think i'd be losing her this soon in her life. It would be pretty surprising if they don't find anything so i'm trying to prepare for the worst.

I'm doing alright with eating and exercising but it's just not my priority right now. Talk to you girls soon.

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

Umpqua on 08/16/2011:
I'm so sorry to hear that. It could be a fatty tumor, you never know. I'm thinking of you, hugs!

hollybelle on 08/16/2011:
Oh, I was so hoping that she wouldn't have any problem! We'll wait and see for news from you!

sweetpea1977 on 08/16/2011:
:( Im so sorry. I hope it turns out to be nothing. Sending lots of hugs your way.

V on 08/25/2011:
Kinda worried that you haven't posted in a while :( I hope all is well my friend!!

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 10, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I really dislike it when someone i don't care for is better than me at... well, anything. One of these days i'll not be so competitive. One of these days...

So my day yesterday didn't really get any better, but I did manage to remember to do my pushups so YAY! Unfortunately I still didn't re-check my grocery list and ended up buying about three items that I already had stored in the house. Grr. That little memory fart cost me about a week's worth of mochas >:(

I'm off after today for the rest of the week. Tomorrow afternoon I will head across to another province to attend prayers for a family member; Friday afternoon will be the funeral.

I don't know what i'm going to do with Dog while i'm away. This will be twice where i've handed her off with a strict eating and medication schedule. My friends won't be happy with me if I continue to take advantage of their generosity. Might have to have a BBQ on Saturday night to make up for it ;)

Eats yesterday: mocha, pasta dish from yesterday, yogurt and granola, more pasta and some crackers with mozza cheese.

My leg is now starting to bruise and feels much better today although i'm wearing heels to work which really isn't helping matters much. I kept an ice pack to it most of the evening yesterday and I think that really helped but we'll see if the bruising and beautiful coloring continues! I think I will have to change into flip flops for this afternoon.

This morning I had some banana, almond butter and honey on a pita for breakfast, along with a mocha. Next time, only half a banana and pita and iced coffee instead of a mocha (less calories) - I am stuffed full and it's almost time for lunch! Which is a planned chicken salad. Gotta get those greens in.

I've been taking some extra fibre lately by way of a daily pill as well as a powder I mix into my water bottle every day. With that, and the addition of salads and greens in my lunches, my GI issues are almost totally cleared up thankthegoodlord. That was not fun.

Ok, well you might not hear from me for a few days so cheers to you all and have a wonderful rest of the week! KickAss!

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

V on 08/10/2011:
You go out there and kick some ass yourself girl!! DO IT

sweetpea1977 on 08/10/2011:
yummy breakfast! I love the combo of honey, banana, and nut butter together. So tasty!!

Umpqua on 08/10/2011:
You are kicking butt with the pushups, RAH!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/10/2011:
i am also competitive at times...especially when i feel the other person is underserving of having something better than i. ...oh girl, don't worry, this week will be done before we know it. yay weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/10/2011:
i am also competitive at times...especially when i feel the other person is underserving of having something better than i. ...oh girl, don't worry, this week will be done before we know it. yay weekend.

biscottibody59 on 08/11/2011:
Glad you're feeling better!

greengirl on 08/11/2011:
Nothing wrong with indulging in a little healthy competition :-)

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I feel grumpy today :(

Played ball last night but we didn't have enough players so we lost the game. I still managed a couple of good hits out to right field and I pulled one straight at the pitcher. I'm glad he caught it, if it hit him it would have hurt.

Just like the ball that I took on my right calf hurt. Note to self: when running from third base, remember to keep your eyes OPEN and watch where the hit goes. Unfortunately, I didn't see the hit at all AND I turned my body right around so had it not been a grounder I might have eaten the ball to the back of my head. Dummy. So. Yeah. That hurts a bit.

AND I forgot all about my pushups yesterday! What the heck Early Dementia?

I forgot to do a lot of things yesterday, like check my grocery list so that I don't double up on things I already have. At least I got the dishes washed.

I had chicken salad for lunch yesterday and turkey sausage with pasta, green onions and swiss chard for dinner, with a little parmesan. My snacks were yogurt and granola, and almonds with caramel-chocolate dip.

Today's plan is the same as yesterday, sans forgetfulness.


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

V on 08/09/2011:
Whoa!! easy there killer, trying to take the pitcher out?? LOL I am sure you have aa nice bruise on your calf, taking a hit like that is never fun.. :( i hope you can pull yourself out of your grumpy mood..I just hope that no one crosses you the wrong way, there will be hell to pay!!

sweetpea1977 on 08/09/2011:
:( Ouch!! I hope the bruise heals quickly!

As for the armband, you can see your stats instantaneously with a Smartphone or buy a digital display to go with it. Here is the link to their website: www.bodymedia.com .If you do decide to buy it, I'd recommend looking for it on amazon.com to save yourself some money. :)

Umpqua on 08/09/2011:
That stinks about getting hit in the leg. I'm glad you had fun at the folk fest over the weekend though, sounds like a blast!

biscottibody59 on 08/09/2011:
Ah we all have those moments--at least you remembered that you didn't remember:-) Have a great night!

moogy on 08/09/2011:
Ouch!! At least you are out there doing something legcramps so you a winning one battle. I always figure that if I am limping it is great to say it was a sporting injury - there is something socially exceptable about that!! I make lists for everything, then leave them at home or forget where I put them:) So frustrating, I empathise with you:)

V on 08/09/2011:
Just checking back in to see if your mood got any better?? I am hoping :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/09/2011:
do your pushups girl! i usually do them first at the gym, so that i don't loose to much energy and stamina after doing all the other weight work...

a thousand thanks go out to you for the comments you've been leaving, but especially today. i am not good with leaving comments here bc things have just gotten too busy and unfortunately it's hard to fit it all the time. but i appreciate you reading my journal and giving some words of advice or support.

i will try to leave more comments to you...and others, but i find that time is ticking and i don't seem to have enough these days!

Just42day on 08/10/2011:
Your food sounds lovely. In case I forgot to tell you, your food sounds lovely. Hope your bruises aren't tooo colorful...:)

thinkpositive on 08/10/2011:
Ouch- hope your leg feels better. I like your food selections.

legcramps - Monday Aug 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Happy Monday girls!

My weekend felt like it went by super-fast, but i'm in a great mood because it was a great weekend!

I went to an evening meeting on Friday and hit the sack pretty early. Even though I went to bed early, I still didn't wake up on Saturday until 9am so i'm assuming my body must have needed some rest! My eats on Friday were good except for an unplanned afternoon snack (raisin-cinnamin biscuit).

On Saturday I did some weeding outside (o.m.g. there are thistles in my garden. thistles.) and took Dog for a walk. She is doing alright, still taking anti-biotics. I went to a friend's for dinner where I ate a burger, some cucumber salad, a little taste of her spicy chili, and raw veggies with an onion dip that was delicious.

On Sunday morning, I headed into the city with a couple of friends for a folk festival. It was rainy and cloudy during the drive, but thank goodness it didn't rain on us the entire time we were there! The performers we saw were awesome - pop, alternative, blues, r&b, gospel, country and definite bluegrass - so amazing! I purchased a blues CD and I love it so far :)

I also stocked up on handmade soap. I love me some handmade soap. Now I have six new bars to smell up the bathroom! (Seriously, throw me in a handmade soap shop and i'm like a kid in a candy store.)

We went out to dinner afterwards where I had a chicken quesadilla and ceasar salad. I only had one slice of the quesadilla because i'd forgotten to ask them to remove the cheddar cheese, but the one slice I had was good! And the salad was really delicious - they grilled a chunk of romaine and added croutons and parmesan. What an interesting way to serve salad!

Tonight is a ballgame, wish us luck!

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

getmebackto150 on 08/08/2011:
sounds like a wonderful weekend! I too love handmade soap... My mom is totally addicted and she has gotten me into it over the years! Good luck tonight at your ballgame!!

sweetpea1977 on 08/08/2011:
What a fun weekend!

I just watched a cooking show last week where the chef made a grilled romaine salad. She devoured the entire thing while making the main dish, lol.

Good luck at the ballgame!!

legcramps - Friday Aug 05, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Ball practice and the pushup challenge is really doing their job - my muscles are pretty sore today! All of 'em! Even my butt!

So it was nice to loosen up those muscles a bit this morning with a nice 1.5 mile walk with Walking Buddy. It was a pretty nice, relaxing walk; I think I will try to copy the same route with Dog after work today and see if it's any busier at 4pm than at 7am ;) I had a little trouble towards the end of the walk with my back/hips so i'm hoping it's simply due to sore muscles.

I'm looking forward to this weekend, especially since the workweek has felt like it's gone on forever! Yesterday I wasn't feeling well after work (strange day-long headache and nausea) and icksnayed everything and layed on the couch all night so that slowed time down a bit too. Anyways, tonight I have an evening meeting, tomorrow night dinner with great friends, and Sunday i'm heading to a folk festival for the afternoon. I'm excited because I went to this folkfest last year and it was a lot of fun and only 1.5 hours away from home. I'm expecting to have a great time!

(this is not the festival i'm going to.)

I went a little overboard on the eats yesterday, likely due to the fact that I was lounging around the house all evening. I did well during the day with coffee and a muffin for breakfast, chicken salad for lunch and a grilled burger pattie with grilled veggies and brown rice for dinner, but then everything went out the window. When I finally came to consciousness again (lol) I had eaten half a container of chocolate-caramel dip with more than a few handfuls of almonds. I hope today will be better - coffee, chicken salad, burger pattie with grilled veggies and pasta. I'm pretty sure I can still feel some almonds in my stomach.

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

Em17 on 08/05/2011:
Have a great weekend =)

thinkpositive on 08/05/2011:
I know the feeling of realizing how much I've consumed. Have fun at the folkfest.

Umpqua on 08/05/2011:
I'm one of these weird people who like renovation projects. And this is nothing compared to what we did at the last house, knocking down walls and ceilings ;P Have a great time at the festival!

moogy on 08/05/2011:
It does sound like you really needed a day of relaxing and looking after yourself and of course, a little treat is part of the healing process. I hope you have a wonderful weekend, it certainly sounds like it will be great:)

V on 08/05/2011:
Have fun at the fest :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/06/2011:
why hello there! so that's you! You look so young in that photo below. sorry to hear you've had many digestive problems. you know, my best friend and parents think it's a horrible idea for me to become a cop. i wonder if they are right.

legcramps - Thursday Aug 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I truly sweated yesterday at ball practice. And I wanted to keep going after the hour long practice was up, so I hit some balls by myself for a few minutes afterwards until I felt like a loser badass. Is there such a thing? Oxymoron?

Anyways, I forced the only guy that came out to practice to hit some balls out to us girls in the field and we RAN and SWEATED and HUFFED through the whole thing. It was awesome. If only we could have ball practice once a week I would start to consider ball to be a workout.

I took Dog for a walk after work and she did alright. It was quite warm out though, so she tired quickly. I'm glad I took water with me because she really needed it - I gave her water three times during the half-hour walk.

I also did Week 1 Day 3 of the pushup challenge. I am going to take a couple days off and then start Week 2. In the meantime, there's this thing i've been avoiding lately that I really need to sit down and deal with... BOOTCAMP. Baby steps. Still dealing with GI issues but I think it's getting better. Hopefully I will be at 100% soon. Until then, I can only do what I can do.

If I was at 100% i'd probably be going to bootcamp, playing ball, walking in the mornings, and running at least twice a week. I sure have missed the running lately. I have a 5k coming up at the end of the month, so I hope to be in better shape soon so that I can get a few training runs in. I'm afraid my cardio is no longer where it used to be.

In other news, I REALLY need to weed my garden. They're taking over, the dumb things. Oh, why can't there be 28 hours in a day so that I can take a four hour nap after work and still have time to do everything else????

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

Em17 on 08/04/2011:
Have a great day its almost the weekend =)

moogy on 08/04/2011:
I here Superhero's work alone so yeah! why not loser badass!! LOL Sounds like Dog is making a comeback. Do you need to take some Yakult to get some good bacteria into your gut? Just an idea. Have a great day even though it is too short for you, I would happily give you four of my hours:)

V on 08/04/2011:
You are so badass my friend just like "Ponch" You are so money, you don't even know..Hey i am hoping your tummy issues will cease so you can do the dam thing at bootcamp!!

just42day on 08/04/2011:
I agree that there aren't enough hours in the day. Don't work yourself too hard. I totally endorse naps of any length and hereby give you permission to take one whenever you want -- for how ever long you want! :)

Umpqua on 08/04/2011:
The weeding is so bad this time of year, it's impossible to keep up with. Good plan for the pushup challenge, it's tough but I'm really enjoying it!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/04/2011:
i was a loser and texted mr. wonderful, haha, i texted him "goodnight" last night...actually, this is what i really texted "stopping by to say hi!" lol. so, he did text back later, saying he hoped i was able to sleep well. (bc the night he stayed over i didn't sleep well, at all.) anyways, i don't know. i need to get him off my mind for a little bit. i cannot push him to contact me if i doesn't want to.

sorry about your GI issues, i know what you mean. tomorrow at work i'll probably have a little bit of issues, because i had a large dinner and too much eggplant.

do you think it's crazy for a woman, small woman, to want to be a cop? i am thinking about this. the training is so short, 6 months, and i would be so proud, day in and day out, to work with NYC's best...

legcramps - Thursday Aug 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I just thought i'd show you this: (well no, actually, i'm really freaking bored right now and I thought i'd screw around taking pictures instead of working. hope my boss doesn't know about dds.)

 This is a corner of my bulletin board. I've pasted it with pictures of people and things running, and halls wrappers.

Halls wrappers? Why, you ask?

Because the halls packages we get in the cafeteria's vending machine has great sayings on them, like "Let's hear your battle cry" and "You can do it and you know it". I like that. I think Halls are awesome but OF COURSE I only eat them when my throat is sore...

I wanted to take a picture of my hair-do today, because it's very rare that I actually do anything with it besides blow-dry and straighten.

This was the first picture I took of myself. I kinda missed.





  The second pictures was a little better, but I was still a little off. I have really great picture-taking abilities when i'm snapping other things, promise.

16 tries later and this is all you're getting:


And yes, that's as far as my tongue will stick out. Bad case of CatGotMyTongue.

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

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 03, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I completed Day 2 of the pushup challenge - 51 pushups with max 13. I'm sure i've said this on facebook, i've said this in the forums, and i've probably already said it in my entries but, my abs HURT! I can see how pushups work so many muscles in the body, not just the arms. I'm ready for Day 3 today!

These are my results so far!    http://www.pushupslogger.com/plog/show_user/170771 

I didn't go to bootcamp yesterday (this sentence has a familiar ring to it). My grandma got out of the hospital yesterday and so I decided to visit and drink coffee instead ;) i'm surprised I actually fell asleep at a reasonable hour last night.

Eats: iced coffee, water, turkey pita, yogurt, granola, nuts, baked fish, rice and a few tiny potatoes I picked out of the garden. I roasted them in the oven with some red pepper and dill weed and they were so good!

I took Dog to the vet and she has been put back on anti-biotics again, this time for two weeks. The vet seemed a little confused as to why the infection came back so i'm hoping it isn't a sign of something else going on with her :(

Tonight is supposed to be a ball night, but we don't have a game. We are such a hardcore team though, we're going to have ball pratice instead of not doing anything LOL. It looks like it'll be a warm one today!

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

sweetpea1977 on 08/03/2011:
Greta job on the pushups!!!

I hope your dog feels better!

Em17 on 08/03/2011:
Have a great day!

Umpqua on 08/03/2011:
Awesome job on the pushups, I'll tackle my day 2 tomorrow!

moogy on 08/03/2011:
Even the wall push ups seem to get you all over, my calves, arms and shoulders especially. Good for you legcramps. Glad Dog is back on the antibiotics. Your team is doing so well I can understand not wanting to miss out on a game, I bet your practices are fierce!:)

V on 08/03/2011:
Pushups are a great CORE workout!! A true sign you are doing them correctly?? Sore abs!! Wooohooo

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 02, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I posted the 100 pushup challenge in the forums - check it out and join me!

I've done my initial test, which was 13 pushups, and day 1 (45 pushups). I hope to do day 2 after work today!

Feeling better today, hopefully will make it to bootcamp tonight.

To finish the story of my trip: We decided to head home early to give us the extra day of rest. And that extra day? Felt like it didn't even happen, that's how quickly it went by. Kind of like Saturday was this weekend; woke up in the morning, whoosh and it was suddenly Sunday.

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

getmebackto150 on 08/02/2011:
thanks for posting the pushup challenge! I will definitely be joining it!!

V on 08/02/2011:
I feel ya...I am not going to start complaining about going back to work in the morning :( 14 days til Vacay :) It can't get here soon enough Hey I would love to thank you again for breathing a little life in all of us by posing the challenge!! i love the way you think my friend :)

legcramps - Sunday Jul 31, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Ugh. Having some GI issues for the last couple of days and it's been hard to motivate myself to do anything but wallow in my misery and stay close to a bathroom.

Also? Dog is sick again. She had a sneezing fit when I took her to the park this morning, and one of her eyes is really swollen. It was actually kind of scary to watch; it looked like the whole right side of her face was seizuring. Her lymphnodes, which were draining really well when she was on the antibiotic, are starting to swell again as well.

I tend to jump to conclusions but i'm thinking she's really sick. This can't happen! I need Dog. She pulled me through a tough time in my life and I just need her to stick around for a very long time.

Sorry i'm such a downer today. I'm sure things will get better soon.

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

biscottibody59 on 07/31/2011:
I hope you both get to feeling better--not fun. I so get you with your feelings about Dog--she's young (I think?) and otherwise in good health, so I hope it turns out to be nothing big. I had quite the scare with my dog last year when I least needed it, but she's been in good health since!

Hang in there!

moogy on 07/31/2011:
Maybe Dog needs another round of antibiotics, you know like we sometimes do! Maybe when you can venture further than 10 feet from the bathroom you can take your pal to the vet again. I am sending love and best wishes:)

V on 08/01/2011:
Thank you for getting all the girls excited for the pushup challenge!! Hurrah

V on 08/01/2011:
Thank you for getting all the girls excited for the pushup challenge!! Hurrah

hollybelle on 08/02/2011:
Sorry for dog being sick! I know what you mean about them getting us through life - I love my two. My Collie Mix was sick this week - turned out to by UTI. Hope you and Dog feel better soon.

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