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legcramps - Tuesday Nov 03, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

November 2 - supplements, vitamins DONE; took a nap, had a bite to eat, took a hot bath.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

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! 

 

Jacky82020 on 11/03/2020:
SAD is a bummer. By all means, try the lights.


grannyannie on 11/03/2020:
I hate the very short days here in winter! One reason we always go to Thailand for the winter. But this year we are stuck here. :(


Maria7 on 11/03/2020:
Are you sure it is not stress? That is what I've been blaming mine on. Smiles.


bearcountrygg on 11/03/2020:
Legs...do you take B vitamins...they are mood lifters...maybe that would help.


Horn_of_plenty on 11/03/2020:
i have a dawn simulator also...maybe i should use it also, to help me get up earlier! it was pretty useful last year when i used it.


Donkey on 11/04/2020:
It's dark when I wake up at 5a. It's dark when I leave work at 5p. What time do you wake up that it's light out?

I think a dawn light is a great idea. And the light box is a must have. Go for it!

legcramps on 11/04/2020:
In the summer,we get a LOT of sunlight. On our longest day in July the sun rose at 4:46am and set at 9:12pm.

Going from summer to winter here is such a shock to the system. For example, this morning the sun rose at 7:55am and will set at 5:27pm. On our shortest day in the winter, it will rise around 9am and set around 5pm.



legcramps - Monday Nov 02, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

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.


FOOD JOURNAL:

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.

grannyannie on 11/02/2020:
Nice photo!


Maria7 on 11/02/2020:
Wow, what a busy weekend you had! Nice photo.


bearcountrygg on 11/02/2020:
Love the pic!!


Horn_of_plenty on 11/02/2020:
That photo is definitely frame-able! so nice!

i hope your back is better...yup, there's 3 people on here, at least, with back issues right now.

i've never heard of that show, perhaps i'll look it up, but still will prob never settle down to actually watch it. i have a problem with tv and it takes me a long time to get the nerve to even think to turn on a show...it's weird.

seems your aren't the only one who "wasn't home" on halloween. same for my parents and also innerpeace!...and in my own apartment, it was forbidden - cancelled!


Donkey on 11/03/2020:
You can add me to the list of people who "weren't home" for Halloween, and I was actually quite relieved.

I can also join you with back issues. Is yours feeling better? I'm still feeling a small ache. Just have to take care so that it doesn't get worse.

legcramps on 11/03/2020:
My back still feels a little achy too. I was using a heating pad which helped. Yes, I agree, just need to take it easy for a few days until it starts to feel better! Getting old sucks!



legcramps - Friday Oct 30, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 29 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; bike ride 45 minutes. Burned 320 calories.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

October 29 - oatmeal, blueberries, cinammon, protein shake, coffee; veggies, rice, pepperoni; salted almonds, banana; rice, veggies, mozzarella; cheesies. 2,076 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 ;)

grannyannie on 10/30/2020:
How many bikes do you have? My husband thinks you can't have too many bikes!

Hope to get back on mine for a short ride next week.

legcramps on 11/02/2020:
Too many LOL... i'm still trying to sell one, but have four altogether right now.

I agree with your husband ;)


bearcountrygg on 10/30/2020:
Could you add a lamp or 2 in the living room...or are you thinking about some permanent type of lighting?

legcramps on 11/02/2020:
I'm thinking of changing the sconces to something that provides a little more light, but if that doesn't work I might have to look into floor lamps or something!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/30/2020:
it's great that you got that exercise in yesterday and your friend got you to do it. i know that sometimes i am only accountable to myself and i skip out...(well, i didn't used to but i just don't have that inner strength anymore to push if it's not really necessary for a goal - since i'm really just maintaining and not looking for anything better right now with weights.). my reason - my career isn't going to include a lot of strength needs like i used to think it would, so i'm just doing what i can and moving onwards with other interests...i may change my mind later, who knows...back to you...

maybe you can find a used bike like BF's...look on ebay and facebook marketplace..even amazon might have a discounted one for an open-box or something.

yeah, unless there's some overhead lighting, it's hard to brighten up living rooms. it's funny how so many apartments / homes don't have lights installed in the ceiling in the living rooms - including mine. but my father (former electrician) helped me and installed a few track lights in the living room, above my couch, so i can read and it's bright in that particular spot (over the couch/desk). the rest of the room is not as bright at all bc the tracklights are spotlights i guess.

legcramps on 11/02/2020:
I've looked at all the usual avenues for bike purchasing, but nothing has popped up. I'm in no rush, so it's okay if it ends up being a year or two down the road. I will focus on house renovations instead for now :)


Donkey on 10/31/2020:
I've never ridden a fat tire bike before! I don't ride off-street anyway, if I do ride. I recently discovered that I can safely ride my bike on the paved bike trails to a local Starbucks! It's unfortunate that (a) winter is coming, and (b) COVID restrictions don't allow to sit inside to drink coffee. BUT I could see this becoming a weekly outing for myself. I think I might just do that! Thank you for inspiring me!

legcramps on 11/02/2020:
Yay! It has its own set of challenges, but I do enjoy riding fat bikes. Which is really strange, because I started out on a road bike because of the adrenaline rush from the speed (and maybe the risk) of being out on the highway. I'm slowly changing into a more stable person! LOL!



legcramps - Thursday Oct 29, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 28 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; gym workout done. 347 calories burned.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

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!

Donkey on 10/30/2020:
I'm glad yesterday was a better day! Take care of that ankle!



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 28, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 27 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; feeling under the weather so REST DAY again.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

October 27 - oatmeal, coffee, protein shake, oat milk, cinammon, blueberries; chicken breast, jasmine rice; salted almonds, banana; subway turkey sub, lemonade; chocolate x5, freezie, potato chips. 2,617 calories.


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.

grannyannie on 10/28/2020:
Guess you need the extra calories and sleep. Glad you're feeling better.


Jacky82020 on 10/28/2020:
So glad you’re doing better today, yay!


Donkey on 10/29/2020:
I don't like the feeling of frenzied eating, but I do think that higher calorie days have some value to them.

Personally, I think my sanity is worth a couple of extra pounds. The calories and water weight will even itself out in the end. (((hugs)))


Horn_of_plenty on 10/29/2020:
Sorry to hear you had an off day. The great thing about you is that these off days are very seldom. Keep on the good track :)


Maria7 on 10/29/2020:
Hope you had a good rest and feeling better today.



legcramps - Tuesday Oct 27, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 26 - supplements, vitamins, protein done; under the weather - REST.


 FOOD JOURNAL:

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!

grannyannie on 10/27/2020:
Hope you feel better!

The chicken dish sounds yummy.


bearcountrygg on 10/27/2020:
Hope you feel better by Friday!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/27/2020:
i hope you feel better...i didn't know there was a birth control shot?

get your rest, i'm sure you'll be back to it all soon <3

you have been eating very well lately.


Donkey on 10/28/2020:
Hope you feel better today! Hormones are wicked things aren't they?

I thought of you yesterday on my walk. How is your Nutritional Counselor class work coming along?

legcramps on 10/28/2020:
It's good! I'm getting close to being about halfway through it. I got a little stuck while learning about cellular structure, but i'm getting through it! Thanks for asking :)



legcramps - Monday Oct 26, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

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.


FOOD RECAP: 

October 23 - coffee, oat milk, oatmeal, cinammon, blueberries; beef burritos with sour cream; banana, salted almonds; chicken breast, veggies, jasmine rice; freezie. 1,821 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.

 

grannyannie on 10/26/2020:
Well done on the loss! Hope you figure out what is causing the stomach issues. Does gluten bother you? Or only lactose?

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
That's what I am thinking, that perhaps it is more than just an intolerance to dairy, maybe gluten as well. But I can't pinpoint it right now, I would have to go through some trial period where I eliminate and then re-introduce. So far, it's just been the pizza that I haven't had in awhile that set me off. Could be the cheese on it, but could also be the dough! I have been limiting my bread intake more than usual these last couple of weeks.

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
My head is sort of all over the place about this, so i'm just not sure where to start :)


Jacky82020 on 10/26/2020:
How do you count calories burned?

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
I have a heart rate monitor that I use when I workout :)


Maria7 on 10/26/2020:
Congratulations to you! Happy for you.

legcramps on 10/26/2020:
Thank you Maria :)


Jacky82020 on 10/26/2020:
You mean like a Fitbit or Garmin? I’ve found Fitbits are only accurate for walking/running

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
It's a monitor that straps around my chest. I know Garmin sells them that way as well, not sure if Fitbit does. The one I have I got from the gym I work for, it's called MyZone and has a number of pretty cool features for techy people.

It's accuracy makes no difference to me; as long as it calculates calories burned the same way each time I use it (and it does), I can benefit from the stats it gives me.

I have a Fitbit as well, and don't believe the stats for a second. I go for a two hour bike ride and it tracks 30 minutes. Ridiculous and unreliable.


bearcountrygg on 10/26/2020:
I deal with lactose and IBS too.....and what a pain it is.....For me....bananas help...yogurt can also help and hard cheeses are easier to tolerate. The IBS is set off by other things too....Keeping a food diary will help locate the culprits...((HUGS))...

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
Thank you for this input :)

Since I have started tracking my food I could start to keep track of the days where i'm not feeling well from what I think i've eaten. Then I might be able to pinpoint something. Thanks for the great idea!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/26/2020:
four lbs is a LOT...like 1-2 months worth of weightloss!!! congrats to you!

also, i see you are enjoying your little freezies! good! i like my treats too :)

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
I gained some weight while I was off with my broken ankle, so I believe it is partly that weight that comes off a little easier in the beginning. I'm sure it will slow down soon :)


Donkey on 10/27/2020:
4 pounds!!! Wow!!! Keeping track does work!

My husband suffers from IBS as part of his AS. I know it's not easy nor fun.

The Whole 30 program is supposed to help reset one's diet. It's for 30 days. It starts out with limited foods. Then, you add certain foods back, to see if they cause problems. That plan - or a similar approach - might help you to pinpoint what's triggering episodes.

legcramps on 10/27/2020:
Yes, I was going to follow the FODMAP program for eliminating then reintroducing, it's just that the whole idea of it is so overwhelming. I tried to start it awhile ago and it didn't last long for me. It will take me some time to get my head in the game.

I am no longer a fan of dieting, so this goes against my grain in a big way and I have to work that out for myself. I'm scared it will take me back to the days where I obsessed over food and was miserable most of the time!


Jacky82020 on 10/27/2020:
Oh, I think that heart strap monitor is the same thing we bought for the spinner bike. Only tried it a few times.



legcramps - Friday Oct 23, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 22 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. Went to the gym and joined a training session and got my bum kicked. Burned 544 calories.

FOOD JOURNAL:

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!

Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2020:
those are some REALLY good eats you've got going on! sounds delicious. love how you are getting some Asian flair in your cooking. In the future, i'm going to broaden my range of cooking...like i've been saying for years...cook more veggies in thai style, etc.


Horn_of_plenty on 10/23/2020:
i have had many troubles in concentrating for long periods at work, always needing to take a break....so good for you on "gluing your nose to your desk!"


bearcountrygg on 10/23/2020:
I LOVE the quote.......it's exactly how I believe life should be lived!!!


grannyannie on 10/23/2020:
Nice meals and workout. Great quote.

My husband rides his bike every morning no matter what the weather which is often drizzle or rain. If it's high winds he won't go but that's the only time. Not me!


Maria7 on 10/23/2020:
Nice cals number...good foods!


Donkey on 10/24/2020:
Oh reading this made me realize how much I need a day off. I think I'll write more about this in my own entry. But I'm glad that YOU took some time for yourself :-)



legcramps - Thursday Oct 22, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAP:

October 21 - supplements, vitamins, protein done. 50 minute bike ride in the snow. Burned 539 calories.


FOOD JOURNAL:

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.

grannyannie on 10/22/2020:
Yes, ride your bike any time the weather is nice. Still haven't had the nerve to get back on mine. I'd better do it soon.

Take good care of that ankle!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I will! I've been babying it a bit on the bike, so my strong leg is feeling the worse for wear. But it's worth it to be able to be outside for a little bit before winter forces me inside!


Maria7 on 10/22/2020:
Riding your bike outside sounded wonderful! Been a good while since I last rode my bike. We got loose dogs on our road who like to come right up at you barking.


bearcountrygg on 10/22/2020:
Lucky that even though you are getting soft tissue swelling that at least it isn't too painful....good idea to ice it at work too.


Donkey on 10/23/2020:
I like the idea of ice breaks at work. Kind of served 2 purposes, one physical and one mental. It's inoperable to take time to care for yourself. (Something I need to work on, too!)



legcramps - Wednesday Oct 21, 2020

Weight: 0.0

DAILY RECAPS:

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).


FOOD JOURNAL:

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.

grannyannie on 10/21/2020:
I really do miss my gym but I'm not going near it. Wish I had a spin bike like the one in the gym. Mine is okay and I do get an intense workout.

Glad your ankle is nearly 100%. Good job on the workouts!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
As long as you get the workout you're looking for outside of the gym, you don't need to stress yourself out about being somewhere you don't want to be!


bearcountrygg on 10/21/2020:
I think the daily vitamins have really given me a new sort of energy...how about you...do you think they are helping....you seem to be doing really well getting back to your exercise!

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I feel like I get a nice burst of energy within about a week of taking them, and then it evens out a bit. But I definitely feel more energy with them than without them!


Horn_of_plenty on 10/21/2020:
have you ever taken gummy vitamins?

i was taking gummies for a long time since Covid and before...and now i'm having trouble going back to "normal vitamins" where i find them unappetizing and i just want my gummies again! LOL...

i like reading your food...you are really trying to get some good protein and fiber in.

some days, i just need regular bread (right now it's mini bagels)...i used to be healthier, but now i find it very satisfying to just eat what i want (with some moderation standards in place)

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
Yes I have taken gummies! Right now, i'm just taking what I have available at home and not buying anything new until I run out. Those just happen to be the pills and not the gummies. Not sure how my stomach would react to them now though - maybe it wouldn't be a good idea to get them again.

I think moderation is key! Unfortunately, there are some foods that I just can't eat in moderation and I always indulge too much if they are in the house - so the bread goes in the freezer now so that I only take out a couple slices at a time! I've treated chocolate the same way before as well, and I really don't like eating frozen chocolate so it works really well for me.

Now if only I could find a way to have my favorite potato chips (Lay's Plain salted) in moderation! That is the quest of the century! LOL


Donkey on 10/22/2020:
This week is going by incredibly slow for me too. It's been quite painful.

You're almost healed! Keep doing your physio!

I'm so torn about the gym lately. I'll write about this in my own diary, but wanted to say, I think I'm feeling the reverse, right now.

legcramps on 10/22/2020:
I know! Physio is becoming so difficult to complete! Why?!!!



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