November 2 - supplements, vitamins DONE; took a nap, had a bite to eat, took a hot bath.
November 2 - oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon, oat milk, coffee; potato wedges, turkey club; chicken fingers, a few fries; freezie, coke zero. I haven't added up the calories, but am assuming it is around 2,000 calories.
Ever since the sun started rising later in the mornings, I have just been feeling really BAD in general. I don't have any energy or motivation, my eyes are always sore and tired, and I am having a hard time focusing on anything that requires brain power.
Here we go again, Seasonal Affective Disorder. So nice to hear from you.
For the first time in my life, I've admitted that this is something that affects me and something I need to try to fight.
The first step in doing that was purchasing a light box that I can use (at home at first, perhaps in my office down the road) and a dawn simulator for my night stand. I have already purchased these items, and am hoping it won't take too long to get to me.
I'll let you know how it goes once I start using it consistently.
This waking up in complete darkness every morning is for the birds. Maybe not even for the birds!
legcramps - Monday Nov 02, 2020
October 30 - supplements, vitamins, protein DONE; REST day since I didn't do anything prior to BF arriving, and then we didn't do anything after his arrival either LOL.
October 31 - supplements, vitamins, DONE; gym session in the morning. Burned 484 calories and tweaked my back because of my own recklessness.
November 1 - supplements, vitamins, DONE; gym session in the afternoon; bike ride on the trails 45 minutes. Burned 590 calories. Back was achy, but not too bad.
October 30 - toast with peanut butter, coffee with protein shake; chicken teriyaki bowl; salted almonds, banana; jerky trail, tacos, mozzarella; treat size kit kat, cheesies. 2,190 calories.
October 31 - coffee with protein shake, oatmeal, oat milk, blueberries, cinammon; pancakes with blueberries and Walden Farms syrup, two eggs; ritz crackers, mozzarella; salad, chicken fingers, a few french fries and a slice of garlic toast; freezie. 2,073 calories.
November 1 - coffee with oat milk, hashbrowns, two eggs, ketchup; ciabatta bun with leftover taco mix, mozzarella; chicken breast, rice and veggies; freezie, coke zero. 1,544 calories.
Another weekend gone!
As usual, I didn't get everything on the TO-DO list done, but I don't even care. It was a good weekend spent doing a little bit of everything except visiting friends or family. BF and I started watching The Queen's Gambit on Friday evening, and pretty much binge-watched it until we were finally finished late Saturday afternoon - what a good show!
In the in-between time, I cleaned and did laundry, we went to the gym twice and for a sunset bike ride, enjoyed seeing a few kids dressed up and scampering around for hallowe'en, then enjoyed shutting off all the lights and pretending we weren't home LOL. I also painted the back door and managed to finagle a construction worker into providing me with a quote to renovate the bathroom. He will hopefully be coming this week to take a look. So all in all, not a bad weekend at all.
legcramps - Friday Oct 30, 2020
October 29 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; bike ride 45 minutes. Burned 320 calories.
I took BF's fat bike out for a ride yesterday after work; lots of fun with that thing, it's built like a horse and is challenging to ride in its own way. I've been looking to buy one but haven't found anything I like within my price range yet. It seems unreasonable to pay more for something that I will use less than my other bikes. So I will keep looking until I find something cheaper to buy, or until I break down and pay the $$$ for a new one LOL.
Was going to go for a bike ride again today with a friend but it is cool out and she isn't interested today. So I will either slap on the ski pants and go by myself, or maybe I could get on the spin bike at home today instead. Will see what the weather does later on, if it gets any warmer.
I have my doctor's appointment this afternoon for a birth control shot. I think if I have some time this weekend I might buy some paint and start painting the living room or kitchen. Haven't decided which room I want to start in. I want to eventually paint everything a neutral gray, then repaint my kitchen cupboards in a darker grey. I think it would brighten everything up, since I only have one window on the main floor that faces the sun.
I have plans down the line to look into better lighting in the living room, too. Right now I just have two wall sconces, and they do not throw much light at all in that big of a space, so it always seems so dreary in there unless it's during the day and I have the window drapes open.
I also have to replace the toilet in the bathroom; might harass BF to do that this weekend ;)
legcramps - Thursday Oct 29, 2020
October 28 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; gym workout done. 347 calories burned.
October 28 - oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries, coffee, oat milk, protein shake; chicken teriyaki sub with aioli sauce; salted almonds, banana; rice, veggies; freezie, cheesies. 2,230 calories.
Better day yesterday, but still felt like I was walking around with a foggy brain all day. This morning my eyes are bloodshot and I look very tired, but my head feels much clearer than it did for the last few days. Just threw an ice pack on the ankle and taking a work break. It is really swollen today, and I would like to take my bike out for a ride after work so trying to be proactive :)
It felt really good to get a workout in yesterday and I think that's probably a big reason why i'm feeling a lot better today. I'm so glad my friend kept me accountable, because I did NOT feel like going. And it is always nice to see my gym friends, even if it was from a distance. We'll be back at the gym on Saturday morning!
legcramps - Wednesday Oct 28, 2020
October 27 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; feeling under the weather so REST DAY again.
Food binge! I fell asleep immediately after work, woke up around 6:30 and ate supper. Then back to sleep for another 45 minutes and hungry again. It was just a bad day yesterday in terms of my physical and emotional state, and it got the best of me.
Keeping in mind that not every day is going to look or feel like a good one.
I am feeling a little better today, so that's good. And a friend is keeping me accountable and going to the gym with me later tonight. Hoping to jump into a session so I don't have to think about what to do there. When I get home tonight, I will probably just have a hot bath and go to bed.
legcramps - Tuesday Oct 27, 2020
October 26 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; under the weather - REST.
October 29 - oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries, coffee, protein shake; sweet mongolian chicken and noodles, veggies; banana, salted almonds; rice, veggies and chicken breast; freezie. 1,684 calories.
Feeling under the weather today. PMS, headachy, and tummy troubles might force me back home and in bed. I was feeling rough already last night, and didn't eat as much as I wanted to. I was supposed to get another birth control shot last month but kept putting it off; now i'm feeling a little angry with myself for not getting it done sooner. Appointment set for Friday!
legcramps - Monday Oct 26, 2020
October 23 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; day off work so did some housework today and caught up on laundry; bike ride outside with a friend. Burned 459 calories.
October 24 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; went to city with BF, so it was a total REST DAY today aside from some walking we did.
October 25 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; drove home from city; gym workout completed. Burned 356 calories.
October 24 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; mcdonald's burger no cheese, coke zero; fries, one slice all dressed pizza, tossed salad with ranch dressing. 1,846 calories.
October 25 - coffee, almond milk, bacon, hashbrowns, scrambled eggs, one breakfast sausage; coke zero; sweet mongolian chicken with udon noodles; freezie. 1,668 calories.
I've been on a coke zero bender lately. Saturday was supposed to be a day where I could eat what I wanted. I still watched to a point, but also indulged in what BF and his family were eating, which was pizza that night.
I am lactose intolerant, so the pizza bothered me quite a bit. The last time I went for a colonoscopy to see if there were other issues behind my chronic upset stomach, the specialist suggested I might have IBS and provided some information to me about it. I didn't really look into it too much, because he didn't actually diagnose it, but i'm thinking now that I probably should because there are a lot of foods that are bothering me lately, not just dairy or lactose-rich foods. The good thing i've noticed though is that I can handle a little spicier foods these days, which I love.
Before working out yesterday I weighed myself and have lost four pounds since beginning to track my food.
legcramps - Friday Oct 23, 2020
October 22 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Went to the gym and joined a training session and got my bum kicked. Burned 544 calories.
October 22 - oat milk, oatmeal, cinnamon, blueberries, coffee; chicken balls and cooked veggies; salted almonds, banana; wok box ginger beef with rice; freezie. 1,949 calories eaten.
I had a pretty good day yesterday. I decided to take an earned day off today to watch the CrossFit Games and catch up on some housework and stuff, since I won't be home this weekend to do it. I managed to almost get caught up at work yesterday, so I didn't think it would push me back too far if I took today off. I glued my nose to my desk and just plowed through a lot of things. I was exhausted afterwards, but I feel it was worth putting in the extra %%.
It's cold here today but a friend wants to go for a bike ride tonight instead of going to the gym, so we will see what we end up doing. I might have to wear my ski pants!
legcramps - Thursday Oct 22, 2020
October 21 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. 50 minute bike ride in the snow. Burned 539 calories.
October 21 - oat milk, coffee, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; chicken fajita bowl; banana, salted almonds; beef taco leftovers with mozzarella and kale salad, two slices flax bread toasted; chicken balls, cooked mixed veggies, coke zero and a freezie. 2,087 calories.
I had to eat an extra meal after my bike ride yesterday - the chicken balls and veggies - but looking back I see that I hadn't eaten enough calories leading up to the ride and that's probably why I was feeling extra hungry later on.
Burned a lot more calories on this ride than some of the other ones i've been on outside. I think because there was some snow on the ground in spots which might have made it slightly more challenging. I know I said I was going to try and do physio instead of a bike ride, but the weather was just too nice to ignore!
Got home and iced my ankle - it was SUPER swollen from the work day and then I added a challenging bike ride on top of that. Feels ok today so far. I might consider bringing some ice packs to work for the afternoons and close my office door for 15 minutes and ice my ankle. I don't take coffee breaks at work anyways, so I could use that time to ice my ankle instead.
Heading to the gym tonight for a workout session and then to re-orientate myself to the job. I'll be returning in November to once a week evening shifts on Thursdays.
legcramps - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020
October 19 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; went for a bike ride with a friend down a new trail - very nice! Burned 351 calories.
October 20 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; spin bike 50 minutes! Burned 366 calories.
Adding my physio exercises together isn't helping to motivate me to do them
I can't motivate myself at home as well versus at the gym. I guess i'm lazier when i'm at home, and not as focused. Since I plan to stay off the bike today, I will try really hard to get some physio in. My ankle has been doing really well, and i've stopped using the brace unless i'm working out. I still feel a little niggle on the top of the foot, but continue to work through it since it isn't "painful", just bothers me that it's not perfectly healed.
Gosh, is it only Wednesday! This week is passing by at a turtle's pace!
We are heading into the city this weekend; BF goes for another tattoo on Saturday, and we want to visit his oldest son. They don't come home often enough when they're so far away (he lives over two hours from BF, and hardly ever gets home anymore).
October 19 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; tomato and pepperoni sandwich on double flax with mustard and mozzarella; banana; clif protein bar; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozzarella; 15 ritz crackers; coke zero. 2,235 calories.
October 20 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon; beef tacos in soft Protein Up tortillas with kale salad and mozarella; banana; coke zero, 2 purdy's chocolate pieces. 2,001 calories.