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legcramps - Monday Feb 07, 2011

Weight: 166.5

I didn't have the best weekend, food-wise.

Because I was sick last week, I was wary about running on the weekend.  I ended up not running, but I had to struggle with the urge to run all weekend.  My friend was around for most of Saturday, picking the ice off the roof so I kind of had to stick around for that.  He got most of it done, so i'm glad about that.

On Friday, I made pizza (roasted chicken and peppers) and had two slices.  I ate another slice in the morning on Saturday for breakfast :P and then again for lunch.  On Saturday night, I made slow-cooked ribs with honey-garlic sauce, potatoes, and green salad.  I haven't eaten this well in months ;) I don't know how I managed to afford it all but at least some of it I got at discounted prices - i'm probably out of grocery money for the next two weeks.

So I overdid it a bit, my portions were definitely not normal and I felt tired all weekend because of the amount of food I was taking in and because I was still feeling sick.

On Sunday, I went for a walk with a friend and our dogs through the hard-packed snow in the park.  It was a difficult 1/2 hour and my calves were burning by the time we were finished, but it felt great to be doing something again.  I hadn't had any real exercise since Tuesday of last week.  I'm thinking I should get my butt to the gym tonight and try to get a run in, or at least a walk.  I guess we'll see what happens later.

My birthday is coming up this week, so i've had some phone calls inquiring about what I want to do.  I'd rather not be reminded that i'm turning 34 this year :(

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

chidogs on 02/07/2011:
34? You are a youngster! :) Enjoy these years! Your food sounds really good, and not bad at all. Your body was probably craving something for energy after being sick! Take care.

V on 02/07/2011:
Party Time!!! :) So what day is it?? I am sure you will find loads of fun trouble to get into, and LOL @ your comment about the host, yes it was probably for the best that the hosts did pass out!

Umpqua on 02/07/2011:
The foods sound wonderful, I'm sure you needed some fuel after being sick. I bet you'll have a wonderful birthday celebration ;)

selina on 02/07/2011:
Happy Birthday! Your foods over the weekend sound wonderful - it's ok to overdo it once in a while! I hope you enjoyed it fully!

sweetpea1977 on 02/07/2011:
I agree with Umpqua...sounded like you needed some major fuel after being so sick. Now that you are feeling better, you can get back on track.

Dont think of birthdays as getting another year older. Think of them as a celebration of life with everyone who loves you. They dont care how old you are. They care that you are a part of their lives and want to celebrate your existence with you! :)

moogy on 02/07/2011:
I am glad you are feeling better and that you were able to get out of the house for some exercise. Those ribs sound wonderful, no wonder you ate a little too much. You are younger than my daughter who is 36, my son is 33, so you fit nicely in the middle. Here is a link for the curly wurly's. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curly_Wurly

hopingforhealth on 02/07/2011:
Well, happy almost birthday. :) What day is it?

It sounds like you got some great exercise, and I agree with everyone who thinks you probably needed some fuel.

legcramps - Friday Feb 04, 2011

Weight: 166.5

Oh boyzers.

I've been sick for the past couple of days, caught some kind of stomach flu and i've been paying dearly for it ever since. Today I am feeling slightly better, but not really if I were to be totally honest. I'm at work anyways. Maybe i'll feel better if I can make others sick.

So I missed boot camp last night, boo. That makes me sad.

Friend came over and started taking the ice off my roof, wow it's going well so far. He thinks after today he should be finished! The neighbour even borrowed me his roof rake so that we could get the snow off as well as the ice. Good things definitely come in small packages.

Today i'm just trying to struggle through the workday, then struggle through after work with friend who might still be working on the roof, then might have to drink a few whiskeys :) but finally after that I will read some and go to bed.

I don't even know what's on the menu for lunch. I've been drinking gingerale all morning and I just got a blueberry bran muffin into my stomach. My tummy is protesting.

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

selina on 02/04/2011:
awww... I hope you'll feel better soon.

chidogs on 02/04/2011:
You poor thing. Nothing is worse than a stomach bug like that. Take care of yourself, pamper yourself. You need to with this. Hope it is over soon.

moogy on 02/04/2011:
I am sorry you have been so sick. I can tell you are living on the edge of hanging on due to the mention of a few whiskeys!!!! Hope it passes soon and you can get back to your normal days of torture and sweating!!!LOL Good news on the roof though:)

Maria7 on 02/04/2011:
Wow, I can't imagine getting snow and ice off a roof! You are brave! Be careful. Hope you are feeling better when you get this comment. :-)

just42day on 02/05/2011:
so sorry you've been sick. Hope you're feeling better! I love gingerale. Hope it helps settles your tummy.

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 02, 2011

Weight: 166.5

Oh boy, it's gonna be a long day.

Of course I didn't realize until I got in to work, but gawd I don't feel good. I tried to say hello to someone as I was walking down the hall and all that came out was a croak. My throat feels full, my nose is stuffed, and my eyes just don't want to stay open!

Aside from the fact that I obviously have a head cold, my stomach is grumbling away at me. I forgot my breakfast! As soon as I noticed there was no container of oatmeal sitting on my desk, I became about as ravenous as a bear. At the moment, I am swallowing back saliva and waiting for the cafeteria to open in another hour so that I can have something to eat. And I betcha it will be filled with carbs.

I do want to say, however, through all of this today i'm feeling in a great mood. I'm not sure why, but i'll take it whenever I can get it. Good moods, that is. Get your minds out of the gutters!

Boot camp last night was alright, I pushed it a bit more than usual and wanted to throw up about halfway through. That might have been because I couldn't breathe properly though. I'm noticing that my thighs are getting bigger. Bigger as in, muscleier, more muscley, freakin godzilla huge. It's no wonder, with all the legwork he makes us do. I'm gonna let it go for now, because he isn't around in March so i'll have that month to take a break from boot camp and maybe turn up the running volume and that might make a difference in these leggers of mine. I'd like to have legs that are directly proportionate to the rest of my body ;)

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/02/2011:
Wow, what a rough start to your morning, but Im so glad that it didnt ruin your good mood! Hopefully, the cafeteria will have some healthy choices for you to choose from.

So, it sounds like you have healthy thunder thighs. At least they aren't unhealthy cottage cheese thunder thighs. :) Anyway, Im sure running will help stretch those muscles back out and give you a more lean look.

Feel better soon!

liza36 on 02/02/2011:
Hope you feel better. Muscle, no matter where it is, is a good thing. But I totally get that you don't want to be walking around with "godzilla huge" legs! Glad you're not letting it bother you.

moogy on 02/02/2011:
Fiddlesticks, I just ate the last piece of cake. Otherwise swopping weather would have been great. Look after yourself, sounds like something yucky is brewing in there. Have the best day you can, work, sickness, whatever life throws at you.:)

V on 02/02/2011:
I have massive arms I mean humongous! Together we would make a great dynamic duo! LOl Sounds like all the work you have been toiling away at is paying off! And yes you are right about good moods keeping the mind out of the gutter :) Have a good evening!!

newme24 on 02/03/2011:
I hope you feel better soon!! I'm glad you're in a good mood (and your take it wherever you can get it comment gave me a good laugh!)... have a wonderful day!

hopingforhealth on 02/03/2011:
Oh no, sounds like a rough morning yesterday! I'm sorry you aren't feeling great. I hope today went better.

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 01, 2011

Weight: 166.5

Everyone here is coming down with a cold; I was tempted to call in sick today but good thing I didn't as my boss did so at least one of us is here :)

I went overboard on my eats yesterday. Basically, I didn't have enough vegetables in any of my meals. I think i'm going to have to start eating salads again, just to get all my veggies in for the day. Otherwise, I just substitute carbs instead, and most of the time they're not good carbs. Thank goodness boot camp is tonight and i'll be able to work off some of the damage from yesterday.

This morning the world seemed frozen in place. I went out the back door to start my car, stepped on the deck and heard a large "CRACK" run along the length of the deck. Everytime I moved my feet, the deck would CRACK because it was so cold and icy. I think everything was covered with a thin layer of ice this morning. Right now it's -30 C (-22 F), and with windchill -41 C (-41.8 F). We also have windchill warnings in effect in parts of the province. Tomorrow it should warm up considerably though to -17 C, can't wait for that :) it'll feel tropical!!!

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

V on 02/01/2011:
Stay warm!! You know you have an open invite to FLA!! Anytime ;)

newme24 on 02/01/2011:
That cold sounds unbearable!! Try and stay warm!! Have a good day!

sweetpea1977 on 02/01/2011:
Yikes, now that is COLD!!!

Good luck with bootcamp tonight. Hope it kicks your butt! :)

Umpqua on 02/01/2011:
Wow, you really do live in the tundra ;) Yay for boot camp, have fun!

moogy on 02/01/2011:
I would love to just sit on your deck for 10 minutes!! Vegies are wonderful things, health giving, tummy filling and weight loss encouraging. Yes, salads would be great. I would say enjoy boot camp but it seems a little rude, I hope you get the best out of boot camp, that's better!!

hopingforhealth on 02/01/2011:
Yikes! So so cold! I hear you, I am a carb lover myself. I actually really like veggies, but in the cold, I just want them with hot carbs. I find salads much harder to eat in the winter, but just like you, I have to get better about it.

legcramps - Monday Jan 31, 2011

Weight: 166.5

Another end to another month. I'm waiting patiently for spring :)

Update on SAGA: Leaky Walls - well, I was going to tough it out until spring and then buy those electric heating cords for next winter, but I was told on Friday night that I really shouldn't wait until then because I could be doing some serious damage to my roof and the walls of my house. The real issue is that there is a huge build-up of ice on the roof and the stuff that's melting has no place to go therefore it flows into the house instead of off of it. The same person who told me this also volunteered to chip the ice off the roof for me! Wow! I am not great/consistent friends with this person so it just amazes me that he would be so willing to help me out. So now it is only a matter of time until my roof problems are (hopefully) solved! Yay!

Update on SOAP: My Life - LOL, as soon as I spoke the words "i need friend time", it came to me easy as pie. Friday night I spent with my girls, and Sunday I drove into the city with friends, then spent the evening playing Wii Dance. SO much fun :) I had a lot going on this weekend, but still felt like I was able to relax and enjoy it as well.

I ran 3 miles on Saturday afternoon. It didn't go too badly, and i'm hoping this means I can bust out 3 miles every time I run instead of less and then not feeling like i've accomplished anything. I am going to try and get there tonight for another 3 miles even if I have to walk it :)

Eats have been good - sticking to oatmeal every morning and I feel like as long as i'm doing that I tend to eat well for the rest of the day as well.

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

V on 01/31/2011:
LOL@ your response to the quote! Yes I do see what you mean, very intimidating indeed! And LOl to you and your friends's 2 hour tirade/slogan rants as well...It sounds like stress relieving fun!! Yayy for getting the leak fixed, I am sure it is a burden off your mind :) Have a wonderful day and I am sure that you will have a good loss with all of the hard work you have been doing :) Love ya!

Umpqua on 01/31/2011:
I'm glad you made it past my quote today ;) Great news on your leaky wall solution and spending time with friends. You are doing great!

V on 01/31/2011:
Okay I am sending to you via fb the reason why Umpqua, sweetpea and myself were LOl about my quote, be on the lookout! LOL

lifestylechange on 01/31/2011:
Have a great day and so happy you were able to get some friend time, so important....:)

moogy on 01/31/2011:
Good news all round, the roof, the friend time and the running. Wouldn't it be great if life always worked out the way we wanted it to?

hopingforhealth on 01/31/2011:
It sounds like you had a good weekend. I second your friend's opinion. I am in architecture and it is drilled into us that water is The Enemy! A leak here or there can cause some real damage over time. I'm glad he is helping you out!

V on 01/31/2011:
Helz yeah you are a Ninja too!!! I love it!

shell2418 on 01/31/2011:
Running 3 miles! I'm lucky if I could run 1 w/out stopping! Good job on the menu and exercise!

V on 02/01/2011:
Oh nooo not in your dreams :( I agree with you, that little guy is very scary!! Yes out there indeed! LOL Have a good one ;)

legcramps - Friday Jan 28, 2011

Weight: 166.5

Woohoo! Another 1/2 pound down :)

It's really windy out there today, and it was raining earlier this morning. Now the snow seems to want to make an entrance, so we'll see what happens.

Boot camp last night was the best it's been for awhile. I didn't even start laboring until about 1/2 hour into the class, so that's a huge mark of success for me! I don't know if i'll find the determination I need to go to the gym for a run today, but I won't be too upset since I can try to fit it in tomorrow instead.

I am feeling like I need some friend-time this weekend. I feel like i'm balancing my work life with my fitness life, and i'm missing some much needed time with friends and/or family so hopefully someone will be able to make time for me over the next few days :)

I'm really appreciating all of your supportive comments lately; I know I haven't been the best at looking up how each of you are doing because sleep has been more important, so i'm sorry for that. I'm hoping in the next few weeks, my workload will decrease at work which will lessen my stress and make me more able to focus on you guys instead of heading for the bed whenever possible ;) You guys are awesome! Have a great day today!

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

panda22 on 01/28/2011:
Yay for a loss! Congrats =)....o0o0o0o Bootcamp is a fantastic class, I miss going to the one at my gym! I hope you enjoy the rest of your day and are able to get some friend-time in this weekend! It really helps to have that time in addition to everything else...socializing keeps us sane I think! lol

just42day on 01/28/2011:
woo hoo is right for another decrease! Fabulous! Hope you're able to catch up w/some friends soon. :)

moogy on 01/28/2011:
Life is all about balance, sometimes we need to fuel our emotional life as well as our bodies. I hope you choose to have fun with friends.:)

moogy on 01/28/2011:
Life is all about balance, sometimes we need to fuel our emotional life as well as our bodies. I hope you choose to have fun with friends.:)

Umpqua on 01/28/2011:
Look at you go, congrats on the losses this month!

V on 01/29/2011:
Congrats legcramps!!! Wooohoo!

legcramps - Thursday Jan 27, 2011

Weight: 167.0

One more day of work, then i'm off for three days, hallelujah.

Had my rest day yesterday, but gosh i'm still super exhausted. I had to be at an evening meeting until 7pm, then did some running around town, then by the time I got home I didn't feel like eating or anything. I just wanted to go to sleep ;) but I forced myself to stay awake until 9:30pm and had something to eat. I didn't want to get up this morning, but I did seeing as I have tomorrow to rest all day long if I want to!

Had my oatmeal in the morning, then 3 tblspns chili and a whole wheat bun for lunch, an apple in the afternoon, and 1/2 cup vegetable soup and 1/2 ham sandwich at the meeting. Then I threw back 1/2 cup brown rice and part of a chicken breast when I got home.

Today I started out with oatmeal at work, but have only managed to get about 1/4 of that down so far. I have training starting at 11am, so i'll miss lunch but will suck back the water for the rest of the day and hopefully that will stop my tummy from growling ;) Brought an apple too if I need a snack.

Another boot camp class tonight, then it's to bed for me, no matter the time. I need me some sleep.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

lifestylechange on 01/27/2011:
Have a great day:))

just42day on 01/27/2011:
Your foods sound great! :)

V on 01/27/2011:
What'sup killer? I hope you have a fantastic day! Love ya!

geevee on 01/27/2011:
Good for you and your portion control plus the excellent choice of food.

moogy on 01/27/2011:
I am loving the way you are planning your food. I got on the treadmill today, at last!! And I must thank you in part for your example of hard excercise. I was reading your entries and thinking I must I must and today I did. So thank you.:)

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 26, 2011

Weight: 167.0

Went to boot camp last night, but I really didn't want to. It was a lot more difficult than usual to get myself moving. I was totally exhausted after the class. I could barely even move my legs anymore, they wanted to buckle underneath me everytime I tried to take a step. When I got home I collapsed on the couch until I got too cold (too much sweating makes for a cold girl when she doesn't take a shower right away) and had to take a hot bath to warm up. Then I ate and went to bed. Woohoo. Party on.

I'm up for another depo shot and that must be why i'm feeling so tired and crampy lately.

Rest day today. I've been feeling a lot of stress lately, but i'm trying to let it go. It's hard to keep up with my own interpretation of what my life should look like, nevermind what others think it should look like.

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 01/26/2011:
I did the couch to 5 k last spring and actually ran 2 5ks last summer... I then proceeded to not run at all from mid october through new years... I didn't start again at the beginning I started at week 3 and luckily I seem to be progressing nicely... I LOVE the couch to 5k too, it does give you great senses of accomplishment! Sounds like you have a WELL deserved rest day today!

moogy on 01/26/2011:
You have set your own bar high for yourself. Somedays not reaching it is not a failure it just means that you are needing a break. Be gentle with yourself, not physically - I know that is not an option for you. But with the way you feel when you have a day off.!!:)

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 25, 2011

Weight: 167.0

Well it looks like I will have to wait it out until spring to fix the leaky wall problem. There is so much ice covering my roof and eaves that there's no way to get it off without doing some damage, either to the eaves or to the shingles. So there we go. I suffer with it until spring and hope it doesn't do too much damage on the inside.

Went for a 3 mile run outside last night. It was okay, but I might suffer for it tonight at boot camp ;) I feel my calf muscles already, so i'm sure they'll be on fire after class.

I am super busy. Love you all. Take care today!

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 01/25/2011:
yuck, leaky wall! We have that, too. We have to wait until 4000 Euros to fix the problem though, and it's rising. This is why our flat is like a medieval castle, brr... Great job on running :).

getmebackto150 on 01/25/2011:
You are SO brave running outside!!! I hear you... my roof has about 3 inches (or more!) of ice underneath all of the snow... I'm HOPING that just keeping up on the icicles and snow will keep the leaks at bay until I can do SOMTHING in the spring... Here's hoping both of our houses willremain water tight!

chidogs on 01/25/2011:
Yeah, even here in So.Calif. we have leaky roofs. Our mountain cabin had the leaks down the walls in our big 7 day rainstorm a month ago, and we are still trying to get roofers up there. Nothing like your ice though. Take.

moogy on 01/25/2011:
Lets hope that the walls are in as good as conditon as you are following winter!!

legcramps - Monday Jan 24, 2011

Weight: 167.0

I went ahead and rested again on Saturday, haha. That wasn't the plan, but I was very lazy that day. I've been getting a stupid headache pretty much every morning and when I had it upon waking on Saturday morning I just decided not to do anything except watch old episodes of tv shows on the internet. I did go out for supper that night, and ate stuffed chicken with a baked potato and cream of potato soup. Lots of potato. Which is why I was so literally 'stuffed' until supper the next day :)

Sunday morning got up and went for a 3 mile run. It was rough - the wind was crazy, it had started to sleet as soon as we hit the ground running, and I felt like I had no breath left in me. The first half of the run was terrible, but I got into a rhythm for the second half and it wasn't so bad - especially since I was running with the wind and rain instead of against it ;)

I did all my cooking for this week, as it's going to be very busy at work and at home. I have a friend possibly coming over today to try and get some of the snow off my roof. I hope this will solve my leaking walls dilemma!

Monday - work; snow off roof; run.

Tuesday - work; boot camp.

Wednesday - work; evening meeting.

Thursday - work; boot camp; committee work.

Friday - day off!!!!! run, haircut, dogcut, housework.

I am also starting to train my replacement this week, so that adds a little more stress to the situation. Well, I'm glad it'll be over soon and I can get into my new job completely instead of half-a$$ed!!!

Progress as of today: 8 lbs lost so far, only 12 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 01/24/2011:
Sounds like you have a good week planned! So happy to hear you have a replacement at work... Yes its more stressful NOW but it will be better in the near future! I took snow off of my roof over the problem area and "knock on wood" no leaking since... I hope you also have luck!

V on 01/24/2011:
OMG! Good for you for prepping your meals for the week! It has certainly been a great burden off my back and one less thing to think about with a hectic work schedule! Hey I am proud of you! I only wish that I might go to a few boot camps with you! Bring on the pain,it hirts sooo good ;) Have a good day!

Maria7 on 01/24/2011:
Hope you have a nice Monday! :-)

Umpqua on 01/24/2011:
Good news on training your replacement. I hope you have a good week!

Runforfun on 01/24/2011:
Ahh.. can't believe you can run in the wind and rain! That's dedication! I like to run inside, on a treadmill, with a fan above me and tv's infront of me! :) haha.

moogy on 01/24/2011:
I am amazed at the sheer determination to do what you want to do come rain, wind, snow whatever. You are amazing!!

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