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legcramps - Tuesday Jun 14, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Yesterday I had toast, coffee, water, a beef burger, carrots, chicken and pasta with onion, red pepper and broccoli, more toast (obvs).

I was pretty tired after work, but somehow I managed to keep myself busy long enough to not fall asleep on the couch. Just making dinner took more than an hour when all was said and done. I was moving really slowly.

This morning I was up early and went for a 1.75 mile walk with Walking Buddy. It's really humid out there, which means that it's probably going to rain again today. I felt almost claustrophobic it was so humid! Wierd.

Also wierd? I dreamt about running last night. Serious. I dreamt that I didn't have my stopwatch but I thought I was running really well and I think I was in some kind of race. That's all I remember.

Nothing on the agenda for tonight; I kind of wish I was a little busier this week in order to not have the time to beat myself up about certain things that constantly go through my mind. It's causing me some stress, which in turn is making me feel like throwing up. This too, shall pass.

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

getmebackto150 on 06/14/2011:
great job on the walk this AM... I know the feeling of stress making you feel a little like puking... Some things I do when I have a not so busy week and lots of down time... Go for another walk (if its not raining) rent a really cheesy romantic comedy, go to the library and find some healthy cook books to look thorugh... Nothing too exciting, but it does help to keep me occupied! Have a great day!!

V on 06/14/2011:
I know all so well about the stresses we put on ourselves..I have been nauseated all morning and last night :( Oh and LOL yes I am sure we would have quite a convo to say the least!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/14/2011:
sorry you are feeling a bit lousy tonight. like you said though, it shall pass. you are sounding busy to me - walking with friends even in the AM! nice!

i also like to keep busy as it prevents me from partaking in other less healthy choices...like overeating!

h82bfat on 06/15/2011:
It's amazing what a number stress can do on us.... I hear ya about the humidity! I gave up on having straight/flat hair YEARS ago! Hope you have a great day!

legcramps - Monday Jun 13, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Saturday morning when I woke up around 7am, I really didn't want to go for a run. I lay in bed, tossing and turning until deciding that if I didn't go now, I would probably dislike myself later. So, even though I didn't get out of the house until 7:20, I still went. Three miles later, and I was back and ready for a cool shower. I took Dog with me on the run, and I think she was ready for a four hour nap by the time we got home.

After I showered, I picked up some coffee and a banana muffin for breakfast, then spent the morning trying to sell stuff at Mom's garage sale. Mostly I just sat around, drinking tons of water and standing in the sun whenever possible.

After lunch, I decided to pull the mower out and cut the grass. It had really started to warm up outside, so by the time I was done, I was sweating profusely and drinking even more water. Even though I was pretty beat by the time I was done, I still managed to grab the clipper and work on trimming the trees and hedges in the yard - looks great! Obviously, I have a few (a dozen) more cuts and bruises on my body than I had before. I really don't know how I manage to hurt myself during manual labor, but I do it - every single time.

I helped pack up the garage sale stuff and we cleaned up the garage, then I had some quality time with the couch and an episode (or three) of Game of Thrones. Then it was time to get ready to head to the city to watch some racing! We got VIP tickets from a friend, and they treated us to a free steak dinner which was awesomely yummy! We also had our choice of seating and were able to get up close to the race track. It was so much fun putting bets on the chuckwagons and sitting around enjoying BEER and steaks. A friend's hubby also played the position of "wingman" for me and talked up some dude who was bartending; he ended up getting his phone number for me and we chatted for a few minutes. Stampeder Guy was pretty hot and I was so nervous to talk to him, so after a bit I avoided convo because I thought i'd start to stutter and turn into a bumbling mess 'cause that's how I roll. But I did text him later that night, and he replied on Sunday morning and we chatted again for a few minutes. He lives about four hours away, so it will be interesting to see if something comes of it. Regardless, it felt awesome to think that he could be interested! What a confidence boost! Just what I needed.

Later that night, we partied at a friend's place and I did some stupid things which I am not going to divulge. Let's just say that it COULD have been much worse... and I choose not to regret it. Moving on.

Sunday I did not do much, due to the events of the evening before.

This morning I was up and at 'em on the treadmill for a two mile run. Unfortunately, the treadmill started making funny noises with about 3 minutes left in my run, so I had to cut it short. I hope it was just overheated and it will work fine on Wednesday morning for me.

Back to work today! I don't have any plans tonight, so i'm hoping to get some laundry done and hang with Dog. Hope you all had a great weekend!

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

hollybelle on 06/13/2011:
Too funy!

mcwoo40 on 06/13/2011:
Hope it's a good week for us :)

V on 06/13/2011:
I want details!!!

selina on 06/14/2011:
sounds like it was a great weekend!

legcramps - Friday Jun 10, 2011

Weight: 164.0

1.5 mile walk this morning with Walking Buddy.

Tired and zombie-like. Slightly annoyed. Sounds like the usual Friday morning ;)

My Mom was at my house yesterday getting ready for her garage sale tomorrow, so I was busy moving things, setting up, and wiping tables. That's about the only exercise I got yesterday, and I loved having the day off! Days off are much more enjoyable when you know you've earned them.

This week has been so freakin' long, I am so glad it's over.

Yesterday: toast, smoothie, coffee, water, 6" subway turkey with rice and broccoli, almonds, beef patty with pasta and broccoli, more toast, another smoothie.

My goal today is not to eat anymore bread besides what I had for breakfast. Leftover dinner for lunch, and i'm thinking about splurging for take-out sushi for dinner. Might as well eat out four times this week instead of just three, no?

Weekend plans: Tonight Mom is coming to finish setting up so i'll be helping her. Tomorrow I plan to run 3 miles outside, then cut grass and pull weeds, then going to the races for the evening (free ticket from a friend includes a steak supper! woot!). Sunday I gotta figure out what's happening with my garden.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! See 'ya on the flip side!

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

hollybelle on 06/10/2011:
Have a good garage sale! Enjoy sushi and have a nice weekend.

FitAmbitions on 06/10/2011:
good luck on the garage sale! Wishing you a great weekend!

Em17 on 06/10/2011:
Good luck with the garage sale. Sounds like you will have a full day tomorrow =) have fun

V on 06/12/2011:
I hope you had an enjoyable weekend ;)

legcramps - Thursday Jun 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Yesterday: toast with almond butter, smoothie, coffee, beef and potatoes, subway 6" turkey, blueberry vodka with wildberry juice, four litres water.

Yesterday was much better than Tuesday, even though both lunch and dinner were ordered and not homemade. I was feeling lazy. Probably from overeating on Tuesday.

The ballgame was good. We won, and we were playing really well. I didn't get as much exercise as I thought I might; or maybe I did and i'm just starting to get used to it? Anyways, no sweating from me! And we played for almost two hours!

I was bugged constantly for drinking so much water and then later for not having more than one drink. After awhile, the teasing got really old and I think that's when everything else started to go downhill. There was so much drama going on last night. One couple were arguing like three year olds, yelling back and forth at each other; two guys were arguing about how to play ball, one kept saying "because I said so"... suffice to say, I went home early, around 11pm. I wish some people could realize how badly they behave when they're drinking. Perhaps I only noticed because I was the sober one.

I pretty well went straight to bed, but I woke up this morning so darn tired that I was wishing I had the day off! Apparently, I need my sleep. Hopefully some coffee will fix that right up so that I can get through the day at work.

I'm realizing that "A" is very immature. He sent me a really stupid text the other day, and my respect for the guy went from 8 to 3 in about two seconds. I really don't feel like carving time out of my day for people who will simply waste it in the end. If I was in "Just Having Fun" mode, it might be different, but i'm not. Maybe this is just Thursday talking, and Friday will think something different ;)

Anyways, on to my day! I hope each of you have a crazy-awesome-super day today.

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

liza36 on 06/09/2011:
I don't drink, and so have never understood the whole drinking thing - doesn't sound or look fun to me at all! I wouldn't be able to stand being around people where were behaving that way either.

Have a great day!

hollybelle on 06/09/2011:
Sigh - we do change, don't we - I used to be about partying and the like and dating and having a particular kind of fun. I think if I was single now I would look at men from an "interview" type of angle. You know, as when you have a job opening and you talk to several people but you don't hire them all and the interview is not a relationship. I'm probably a little nuts on this subject, though so......

~Moody~ on 06/09/2011:
So glad that your team won last night, Yay!! Sorry the after game gathering wasn't much fun for ya..It IS rather annoying being around of buzzed/drunk people while being the only sober one..LOL

Ok, so who is "A"...You may have mentioned him before and I missed it..Is he your b/f..or someone you're just kinda dating?? (nosey huh?) LOL

Wishing you a great day, and I hope you get plenty of rest tonight!!

V on 06/09/2011:
Slo pitch musta been really slow if you didn't work up a sweat..And A must be short for A$$H@l& LOL!!! Tell him to get to steppin and on to the next...LOL Love ya girl!!

Em17 on 06/09/2011:
Haha I love watching drunk people fight it is so hilarious. =)

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Man, I am just hungry all the freakin' time.

Yesterday I had toast for breakfast, a salmon burger for lunch, dried mango in the afternoon, salmon, broccoli and rice for dinner AND a handful of almonds AND then toast again! Oy! Why? And by "AND then toast again!" I don't mean just one slice... this is not conducive to weight loss, I am well aware.

I watched the movie "Saint Ralph" last night - has anyone here seen it? I loved it; I even cried through a couple of scenes!

This morning I dragged my butt out of bed and hit the treadmill again. Just over two miles. I had some... ahem... digestive issues throughout the run due to last night's gorge fest, but I got it done and then did my ab routine afterwards. The good thing about running on a treadmill is that the bathroom is close by. I'm hoping to go for a three mile run outside on Saturday morning and I hope it goes better than the last few runs i've had. Must be patient. And determined.

I play ball tonight so i'm thinking my legs will really be hurting after today; I only hope that they will get me through the game but right now my muscles are feeling the torture I put them through this morning! Thankfully, no shin pain. Knock on wood.

I've already had a litre of water and my post-workout smoothie (sans alcohol, Just Sayin!). I want to get down at least four litres today, with the workout and playing ball. It's supposed to be nice outside so i'll probably get a good sweat-on at the game. I brought toast with almond butter to work with me, and I have some leftover rice and broccoli for lunch. All my dried mango is gone! I ate it all up yesterday. Boo!

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

getmebackto150 on 06/08/2011:
I hear you on being hungry all the time... It totally happens to me often... I'm not sure what brings it on but it is hard core when it does come... Somthing that (sometimes!) works for me is to keep snackable veggies around (grape tomatoes, pepper slices, carrot sticks, etc) and when I "NEED TO SNACK" have those... Sometimes it keeps me from eating somthing else... sometimes it doesn't work, but sometimes is better than never right? Have a great day!

~Moody~ on 06/08/2011:
Well at least the foods you ate weren't bad..eh, toast isn't the best I suppose, but it's better than gorging on chips or something right?

Great job getting up and hitting the treadmill~and I hope you shins hold up tonight!

Thanks so much for your comment you left me yesterday~Yes, it wasn't a healthy situation..going back and forth..I'm done being a yo yo and I trust that someday someone will come into my life who will appreciate me for who I am~and will cherish what I have to offer..I pray the same for you.

Have a great game tonight!!

hollybelle on 06/08/2011:
Do you think the hunger is your body's response to the big run you did? I know when I do EXTRA exercise it takes my body awhile to readjust to the supply and demand (so to speak) of the input and output routine......hang in there - this too shall pass.

Umpqua on 06/08/2011:
Salmon burger and the dried mango sound yummy, I think you're doing just fine with food (but I understand what a temptation the bread is). Have a good one!

moogy on 06/08/2011:
Hungry days are a real nuisance, but good for you for running. I hope that you have a better day today. Shame about the thyme, mine is overrunning it's pot and I am going to have to cut it back after it flowers, I love the little blue blooms. I love thyme in cooking as well, it is my favourite herb, I have some chives that are just recovering from flowering and summer heat as well. Maybe you would be better with a pot in the kitchen if you have a sunny spot. Have a good day legcramps:)

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 07, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I went walking with Walking Buddy this morning for 1.5 miles.

Dinner last night was salmon burgers and broccoli.

Breakfast this morning is rye toast with almond butter.

Lots of dried mango still to eat!

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

mysterywoman100 on 06/07/2011:

liza36 on 06/07/2011:
Loved your pics yesterday!

~Moody~ on 06/07/2011:
Loved your pics you posted yesterday too~=)

Looks like you had a good night and are off to a great start today~yay!

V on 06/07/2011:
Dam your hair grows fast!! I love the shorter do on you JMO...It is sassy and sexy :) I did have a question for you on your post yesterday that I am sure you will happily answer for me ;)

moogy on 06/07/2011:
Nice food there legcramps. Have a good day and enjoy yourself, I am sure Buddy love the walk as much as you did:)

legcramps - Monday Jun 06, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I'm posting twice in one day because a) I really miss you guys and maybe I feel a little lonely :( and b) I have some pictures to share! Yay!

These are the branches of the crabapple tree in my backyard. It finally bloomed this year (I thought it was dead) and it's absolutely GORGEOUS!

If I could be around this kind of beauty each and every day, i'd be so happy. Like, all the time. For sure.

The smoothie-making process. Yum! In the mix is orange juice, spinach and mixed frozen berries. I love summer!

The end result. Drank out of a jam jar. Yes, i'm cool.

This was taken last fall, but I really like my hair in it. I'm wondering if I should get it cut again that way.

My hair tonight! Maybe a little wild, but you can tell it's longer and shaggier. Gosh, that Old Navy tank looks a little tight. Good to know.

End slideshow! G'night!

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

V on 06/07/2011:
LOL!!! Did the smoothie have booze in it??? HUmmmmm ;)

legcramps - Monday Jun 06, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I am happily beat today :)

(obviously not in the literal sense of the word. That wouldn't be very happy, would it?)

Yesterday I woke up early, woke Mom up by phoning her much too early ;) and set about moving the garage sale stuff into the garage. It took all morning and some pretty heavy lifting; I bought another second hand treadmill and it's huge! Thankfully, I had two very good friends help me out and one loaned me her truck for the morning. Pieces of cakes! I took them out for lunch afterwards and we sat on the patio outside to eat - it was a wonderful day weather-wise!

Oh, and on Saturday night the power went out all through town and Dog and I played a game of hide-and-seek where she got freaked out by the candlelight and hid behind a chair all night long. Scaredy-Dog.

Sunday afternoon I cut the grass and pulled weeds for three hours. As a reward for working so hard, I received another sunburn. Happy happy, but damn the yard looks awesome.

I had a beef burger and a crapload of broccoli for dinner. My intention for the week is to overload on broccoli. Why? Because. I also popped a handful of almonds in my mouth at some point.

This morning I was awake by 6am and I crawled down the stairs and did some stretching, then jumped on the treadmill and squeaked out 2.9 miles. It felt really easy; i'm thinking there must be something wacky with the readouts on it but i'll take it! Woohoo! Then I did my ab routine and got ready for work.

I brought a litre of water, my post-workout smoothie and a coffee to work with me this morning and I drank it all! Now i'm working on my second litre of water and munching on some strawberries. And there are dried mangoes here too. Yum.

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

V on 06/06/2011:
Aw poor Scaredy-Dog :( Go going with the workouts!!!

moogy on 06/06/2011:
Busy but enjoyable and productive weekend legcramps. I hope you have a simialar week ahead of you:)

V on 06/06/2011:
Hey I have a brief explanation on Moogy's post as to my whereabouts..LOL and me think you a LUSH??? NEVER!!!

legcramps - Saturday Jun 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I planned on running this morning, but it hasn't happened yet and it's already 12:30pm :0

I've been busy running errands and marking items for a garage sale next weekend. I've also been moving some big-ticket items - my treadmill, to be exact. I found another one for sale that is newer and hopefully better than the one I have, so i'll be picking it up tomorrow morning sometime. So I had to move this one out of the way. Geez, it's heavy!

I am also contemplating cutting the grass today, however it is only 7 degrees celsius out there and it might be a bit too chilly for this girl! I hear tomorrow afternoon is supposed to be a lot nicer out, so maybe i'll do it then instead. That means, aside from a lot of cleaning and laundry - I have nothing on the agenda for today! Well, besides running, which I still intend to do as long as I can get my butt moving in that direction ;)

Have a good day all!

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

Em17 on 06/04/2011:
Haha, I love garage sales =). have a good day =)

h82bfat on 06/05/2011:
Hope you got your run in! It always amazes me (for some odd reason) that even when I get up with the intention of getting out & walking by "such & such" time, it HOURS before I get to it!

V on 06/05/2011:
What happened to lawn dude?? Oh well doing yardwork can be strenuous right??

moogy on 06/05/2011:
I hope that you got your butt moving in the right direction:) New treadmill eh! Nice:)

legcramps - Friday Jun 03, 2011

Weight: 164.0

On Wednesday for lunch I had a chicken burger with fries, and in the afternoon I snacked on dried mango. I bought a huge container of dried mango, so you'll be seeing a lot of that in my entries ;)

I was really dragging in the afternoon, so I bought myself some chocolate and ate half of it. I left the other half here at work and I might eat the rest today. The surge of sugar was just what I needed, which makes me think maybe my blood sugar levels were low. I need to get some test strips and test my sugar levels more often.

For dinner on Wednesday I had some broccoli and chicken.

Wednesday night we played ball and then retired to my deck for snacks and drinks. I made my delicious smoothies and boy it was hard to restrict myself to only having three drinks! I was really sucking down the water in order to stop myself from chugging the deliciousness that is The Smoothie.

I was slightly headache-y Thursday morning, but all in all I felt pretty good. I spent Thursday the way I had planned to spend Thursday - watching tv and drinking lots of water. It was lovely! The extra rest was just what I needed because I feel great today. Unfortunately, i've run out of bottled water at home so i'll need to remember to stock up before I go home today.

I have a few things to move this weekend but other than that i'm hoping for a quiet one! I desperately need to cut the grass so I hope it doesn't rain anytime soon (but i'm pretty sure it will. boo.), and I should get into the flower beds and clean them up too. I need a refresher course as to what is a weed and what isn't!

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

KathyBlue on 06/03/2011:
ahh blood sugar is easy to test, that's right! Good idea to check it every once in a while! :) Broccoli, yummmmmmmmmmmmy! :-) Boo for the rain... lol. Anyway, a bit of rain is always welcome by the flowers and grass, makes them greener! :) Have a nice weekend, girlie!

hollybelle on 06/03/2011:
Thank you for the "you rock" compliment in relation to my exercise. I am doing better and better. I am trying to exercise more often. I probably make it 5 days a week. Good luck on the yard work this weekend. I'll be right there with you (but in KY!).

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