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legcramps - Monday Mar 21, 2011

Weight: 164.0

"I have to be alone very often. I'd be quite happy if I spent from Saturday night until Monday morning alone in my apartment. That's how I refuel." Audrey Hepburn
That's so true for me; being alone relaxes and readies me for the week ahead.
- I was able to remember to keep the day meatless; I made spaghetti with vegetable sauce, baked carrot sticks (hhhhhotttt!) and mixed salad. I also mixed together yogurt and berries and some nutri-whip for dessert. Lovely! I had enough leftover that I also went meatless on Saturday. I wonder if I can bank that for this coming Friday?!
- I ate mostly leftovers and lots of the dessert that i'd made Friday. Other than doing a few errands and cleaning house, I didn't get much done. No running. Lazy. I indulged in a mocha ;)
- I still had leftover spaghetti, but I baked some salmon in the oven and it was yummy... also cooked some brown rice so that I had lunch already made for today. I'm a smartie!
- Plan is much the same as usual. A friend is supposed to be bringing over a bigger television for me to use (the one I use now is a 17" hahahahahahaha), then another friend is coming to wax legs later tonight.
Be Smarties Today!

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

getmebackto150 on 03/21/2011:
Mmmm... your weekend sounds relaxing and healthy, the best kind! Have a great week!!

getmebackto150 on 03/21/2011:
we HAD nice weather and all of our snow was finally gone... Today however, its snowing as we speak... Ugghhh can't wait until its nice CONSISTENTLY!

selina on 03/21/2011:
I'm just like Audrey Hepburn , hehe. Have a great week!

KathyBlue on 03/21/2011:
wow, sounds like a great weekend past :) Have a nice week :D

Supercheese on 03/21/2011:
do it! Its a great workout...At first I thought it wasnt gonna work but by the middle of the workout - like 10 minutes in i felt it!!

Umpqua on 03/21/2011:
Sounds like a great weekend and a yummy dessert concoction. Have a good one!

lifestylechange on 03/21/2011:
great quote!! Looks like you had a nice weekend....Enjoy your day;)

nemogirl on 03/21/2011:
Wax legs, wow. That seems painful, but it must yield results? How long does it last?

V on 03/21/2011:
LOL @ your comment!! It is funny how we entertain ourselves when we live alone, my neighbors get quite the show with my singing, Turbo fire moves, add the theatrical impropmtu and I am a "triple threat" I am sure you are too!!! LOL Have a good one!

biscottibody59 on 03/21/2011:
That dessert sounds pretty good and healthy--good for you! I like the quote!

Hope your week goes well for you!

moogy on 03/21/2011:
A girlie night of leg waxing, that's a good friend!!! It reads like you are doing really well at the moment, keep up the good work legcramps, you are doing great!!

legcramps - Friday Mar 18, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Oh, how I LOOOVE Fridays!

I fully understand above is a picture of Garfield, the cat. However, this is more than likely what Dog is thinking right about now. In approximately 20 minutes, I will be taking her to get her hair cut! FINALLY! I'm sure she's been waiting for this day forever :)


Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, chicken with brown rice and veggies, kashi bar x 2, beef roast with potatoes, corn and peas, apple crumble with 1/3 cup ice cream

I truly hope the ice cream doesn't come back to bite me in the you-know-what. This is a lot of eats but I fully enjoyed :)

Exercise - what's that?

Friday Plan:

Eats - NO MEAT! Must remember. Oatmeal, coffee, water, brown rice and veggies, granola bar? banana? pasta with veggie sauce and a big salad with cucumber & dressing.

I'm having company for dinner tonight. I think with the pasta dish I will satisfy their hunger and my need to not eat meat today. The veggie sauce sounds wonderful - can't wait to taste it!

Exercise - sitting on my butt and getting my toenails done :)

I know I had more to say, but I have to take Dog to be groomed now. Perhaps i'll update later when I remember what more I had to say ;)


I remembered what I wanted to talk about. I wanted to say that I have a head cold. I'm not sure if it's allergy-related or if it's a virus going around. Either way, it's really bugging me. So at lunchtime, I took Benedryl before starting my afternoon work. I accidentally took a nighttime capsule.

I need a nap. Even my thoughts have slowed to a crawl. Why did I do this? My afternoon is going to drag on until it drives me crazy. I can hear the darn clock ticking, no lie.

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

geevee on 03/18/2011:
Being able to restrict yourself to only 1/3C ice cream is real control! Ahhh, to think of the era when I'd have a BIG bowl of it and then often, have another! I cana't have it in my house.

liza36 on 03/18/2011:
Love your exercise for today, haha! Enjoy your company, dinner sounds delish.

sweetpea1977 on 03/18/2011:
Great job on the ice cream. I wouldnt be able to do that!

I hope you survived today on that nighttime pill. Sleep well tonight and get well soon!

biscottibody59 on 03/18/2011:
Hope you have a nice dinner party--sounds good!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2011:
i know what you mean by needing a nap! oh my. well, at least you didn't have my afternoon - major bloating and far too few personal/private bathrooms to use...

i'm very pumped for 129...i may even schedule a TWO hour massage, i have a lot of prepaid passages just waiting to be used - probably have about 4. so i'll combine two one-hours for a nice, long, rub! haha

i hope you did remember your meatless friday today. i believe meatless fridays are easy these days...there's just so much darn food out there to choose from, especially if you like dairy. it's sooo easily to avoid meat, especially if you like veggie burgers, fish, eggs....i feel like the options are quite endless! pizza....well, that's not the best choice, but it IS GOOD.

get some rest and enjoy your weekend.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/18/2011:
by the way, you are at your lowest weight of the year right now....so now is your chance to really make a move, make a change, and drop LOWER! you'll love the feel of your body!

i was putting lotion on, the day before my binge, and i couldn't believe how much leaner my whole body felt, especially my a$$, after just a couple pounds lost! it definitely surprised me :-)

legcramps - Thursday Mar 17, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Happy St. Patty's Day!

On Wednesday:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked cod with brown rice and veggies, 2 apples, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, fruit smoothie.

I added some spinach to my smoothie; I think I got a full dose of veggies for the day which hardly ever happens. Yay!

Exercise - I made it to the gym. There was only one other person there when I got there, so I hurridly got changed and grabbed my favorite treadmill. 2 miles in 27 minutes including a 4 minute warm-up.

Thursday's Plan:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked chicken breast with salad and cucumber, kashi bar, baked fish with brown rice and veggies, smoothie

Exercise - Might try to fit in a shred workout today after work, depending on my mood ;)

I'm finding it difficult lately to want to exercise, which is not myself. I'm glad that my eating is as clean as it's been, but it would sure be nice to supplement with more exercise. It just makes me feel so much better when I get a workout in. I'm not sure of the reason for my exercise phobia but I really hope I get over it soon. I have faith that i'll come around soon enough :)

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

liza36 on 03/17/2011:
I've never wanted to exercise, so unfortunatley, I can't relate. But I'm sure you'll get your groove back soon. Just the fact that you continue to exercise is a huge plus!

geevee on 03/17/2011:
What delicious sounding meals; just what I like!

biscottibody59 on 03/17/2011:
Hope you have a good evening!

V on 03/17/2011:
I know that you will find that same bootcamp mentality again...have you looked into the turbofire payment options??

sweetpea1977 on 03/17/2011:
Great foods!!

I think you'll get your fire back. Sometimes the only thing that works for me is just forcing myself to do it knowing that my body needs it. And I always feel a ton better afterwards!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 16, 2011

Weight: 164.0


Happy Wednesday!

On Tuesday:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, baked cod with brown rice and veggies, fruit smoothie.

I forgot how yummy those smoothies are - just the thing :)

Exercise - I didn't do anything in regards to exercise because I wanted to get to sleep early so that I could wake up for a morning workout. I went to bed around 9pm.

I woke up this morning at 4:30am and groaned out loud. Half an hour later, I woke up again and tossed and turned until the alarm went off at 5:30 and groaned out loud again. Dog came into the room and looked at me with her head cocked to the side. I imagined her asking me so... are you getting up? or what? huh? huh?

I did not get up. Groan. Mornings are so hard for me. I had everything ready for me to go to the gym, but I just couldn't get my pansy butt out of bed.

Wednesday's Plan:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked cod with brown rice and veggies, apples, baked chicken breast with salad and cucumber, kashi bar? smoothie?

Exercise - I either need to workout after work today or try again tomorrow morning. I brought my workout clothes with me to work, so I truly hope I have the energy and motivation to go straight to the gym at 4:30pm.

On the up side, my eating has been very good over the last few days; weeks even. I'm pleased about that, now I just need the extra exercise to boost my metabolism so I can start losing some weight! I might consider starting Shred over again if I increasingly find myself unable to get up early enough in the morning. I only need half an hour at home, so I would only need to wake up at 6:30am.

The weather is beautiful here these days, we're starting to see consistent temperatures above zero celsius; i'm scared that the snow will melt too quickly and bring flooding into my basement :( as it is, I can barely drive my car through the streets and alleys because there's so much... mush. Gotta love spring!

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

loveray on 03/16/2011:
sounds like you are doing awesome!! enjoy the weather and your day!!

liza36 on 03/16/2011:
I hear ya on the morning workouts. In theory, I'd love to get up earlier to exercise, and get it out of the way. It just doesn't happen. I go to bed way too late to get up early. As it is, my alarm goes off at 5 am to get ready for work. I hit the snooze a few too many times before getting up. The good side is you have an alternative workout plan, by taking your clothes to work and hitting the gym. Good for you!

moogy on 03/16/2011:
Sounds like you have put a bit of a block up on the exercise front. That doesn't sound like you. I am used to you challenging yourself to do better. I hope you find that enthusiasm again, maybe it's under the bed!!!! LOL

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 15, 2011

Weight: 164.0

On Monday:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked cod and salad with cucumber, peppers & dressing, one piece gum, kashi bar, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, sugary dessert.

I had the sugary dessert because I was slowly going insane at the prospect of no bread for 34 more days. But the positive is that I finished it all (is that really positive?) and there's no more in the house. I think I did fairly well yesterday.

Exercise - nada. I was late leaving work yesterday and then had to run around doing errands; I made it home more than an hour later than usual. By the time I fixed myself dinner and cleaned up the kitchen, I only had enough energy to turn on the tv. And there were some new episodes of "Intervention" and "Heavy" that took up the rest of my night. Oops.

Tuesday's Plan:

Eats - oatmeal, coffee, water, baked chicken breast and salad with cucumber & dressing, apples, baked fish with rice, steamed broccoli and veggies, snack? kashi bar?

Exercise - prepare for Wednesday morning workout. if nice, maybe take Dog for a walk?

Above all... BIG SMILES!!! Come on, smile for me. You know you want to.

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

nemogirl on 03/15/2011:
Nice menus! I agree - finishing dessert is good if there's no more. Man, I'm am so ready for the cake to be out of my house - the girls birthdays are this week and I can hardly stand it!

lifestylechange on 03/15/2011:
I noticed that too :) Yummmy, your plan looks great.... Cute emoticon, love it. Have a fabulous day!

lolla on 03/15/2011:
I love the emoticon, the smile is iressistible, it did make me smile, thanks!

greengirl on 03/15/2011:
I'll be happy to smile for you :-)

sweetpea1977 on 03/15/2011:
Nice eats!! BTW, Im smiling nice and big for you. :)

Umpqua on 03/15/2011:
You are doing great, big grin here ;)

moogy on 03/15/2011:
Thanks for the thoughtful comment legcramps. Yes, I am at a crossroads, maybe I am at a crossroad everyday. Making the right decision to go in the right direction. I am pretty sure this is a reality, each day is a different, with different cues to eat emotionally and maybe a different way of coping with each situation. Maybe that is the solution, each day wait for the cue, work out the source and choose a remedy! We will get there legramps. Your diary is looking pretty up today, good to see and yes, I am smiling back as I type!!! LOL

chidogs on 03/15/2011:
Yep, made me smile. Thanks! Menus look very good.

hopingforhealth on 03/15/2011:
I love your "Tuesday" picture!

selina on 03/16/2011:
thanks, legcramps for your comment, I appreciate it. I do realize that everyone reacts to medicine differently and I hope your dad is doing better now with the new meds. I for myself, after talking to doctor, will be taking a different one, from now on.

big smiles to you!

legcramps - Monday Mar 14, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Saturday I indulged in my favorite drink - a mocha (see entry below), and decided not to run because I would be attending a three hour Zumba class in the evening.

And boy, was it ever a long class! But intensely satisfying to be able to make it through - by the end of the three hours, only half of the class remained. A fitness centre from out of town put on the class in hopes of enticing us to drive half an hour to attend on a regular basis, but I won't be going out of my way to attend the class out of town even as much as I enjoyed it; it just isn't feasible for me right now. Hopefully they'll decide to offer some classes in the town I live in; that would be nice. I put my name on the list if they do decide to offer it here.

Anyways, on Sunday I was pretty stiff and sore. Eventually I got on the treadmill and tried to walk out the stiffness, but that didn't really work because it just made me want to run ;) So I threw on my outdoor runners and went for a jog with Dog. I really hate running with Dog when she has to be on-leash. I almost tripped over her numerous times, and we had to keep stopping so that she could smell all the markings left by other dogs. We ended up only making it 1.25 miles, but whatever. It was beautiful outside with only a slight cold wind, and I really enjoyed being out there. This morning my calves are killing me. I forgot to stretch after jogging yesterday, so i'm sure that's why my calves hurt so much.

Eats on the weekend: mocha, water, kashi bars, spaghetti, veggies, jumbo shrimp, baked cod, baked chicken breast, salad, yogurt, fruit.

Today I think I might do my ab routine since I haven't since Wednesday, and do some stretching and maybe roll out my calves. 

I must say that i'm really very much enjoying this time of the year where i've got nowhere I need to be and the evenings and weekends are mine to do with what I please. I have a few phone calls to make tonight and some letters to write - some catching up to do with those whom I haven't been keeping in contact with. Now I have the time, better make the most of it!!

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

lifestylechange on 03/14/2011:
Mmmmmmmm Mocha!!! Way to go on that Zumba....I am going to try it one of these days....they always have classes at the Y.... I just want to focus on individual workouts a little more before joining classes:) You rock! :) Have a great day...... and btw, I LOVE kashi bars!!

getmebackto150 on 03/14/2011:
3 hours of zumba is CRAZY! I wouldn't be able to walk for days! have a good one!!

Umpqua on 03/14/2011:
Wow on the 3-hour class, you go!

nita51 on 03/14/2011:
Thank you for your kind words. Please take it easy on those calves. Maybe a long soak in warm water with Epsom salt, might make them feel better. Hugs

sweetpea1977 on 03/14/2011:
Great job on the zumba and run!! Hope your calves stop mooing soon. ;-)

moogy on 03/14/2011:
Wonderwoman - you are going to have to change your name. I am sitting here with my mouth open at your level of exercise. Good for you!!

biscottibody59 on 03/14/2011:
Yeah, the almond milk (I've been using unsweetened) is pretty pathetic. It tastes pretty much like nothing, but I had gotten used to it in my coffee. I want to make my own from raw almonds one of these days--so I can see if it makes any difference.

Good going with the no bread thing--keep up the good work!

legcramps - Saturday Mar 12, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Damn all these rules I made for myself.

I forgot my "No Meat Friday" rule and ate some meatballs for dinner yesterday at a friend's place. I did remember not to have any bread (which was there) or chocolate (which was dessert).

When I remembered this morning I thought i'd not let myself have a mocha on the weekend to make up for it, but then I checked in my wallet and I have a slip to get a free mocha that i've had in there for awhile... the choice was disturbingly easy...

So I decided to make a $5 donation to my Church in leiu of. And try to remember next Friday that it's not okay to eat meatballs just because they're there.

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

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/12/2011:
hmm, i kinda think it IS OK to eat the meatballs, since you were a guest and all at dinner. i think special situations should be allowed!

as for the mocha, i think i'd do the same as you; and buy one if i had a free coupon. speaking of free, i think i have two free dunkin donuts coffee coupons! wahoo. or maybe they are just $1...need to check that.

lol, i just read yesterday how you called yourself a child...yeah, i must admit, so am i!

wow, girl, look at your weight!!!! you are back to your lowest weight of the YEAR! please, keep on doing what you're doing. you are doing a great job. you can reach your goal this year, please keep going!

moogy on 03/12/2011:
Goodness, you do have a lot of extra rules to follow. I am just struggling with eating under 1400 cals a day no matter what they are!!!! LOL. Keep up the good work and determination, but please don't get too bogged down with unnecessary rules. It just makes life too hard and miserable if you have a slip up!:)

Runforfun on 03/12/2011:
I agree with Moogy! :) I hope your enjoying your weekend!

legcramps - Thursday Mar 10, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Today I intentionally left my oatmeal in the microwave too long so that the blueberries would all POP. I am such a child.

It's my last day of work for the week! Sing it with me: na-na-na, goodbye workweek!

So No Meat Wednesday went pretty well, although I could probably eat ten pounds of rice and not feel full from it. I had the following eats: oatmeal, coffee, water, kashi bars, whole wheat rice, peppers, salad, creamed corn. Not very imaginative.

I went to bed around 9pm; it was a huge struggle to stay awake until then :) but I managed it. Of course, I woke up at 5:30am again this morning, but kept pressing the snooze button until 6:30am.

Oatmeal and coffee are now in my tummy; lunch is rice and creamed corn; dinner will be a big salad with peppers and some baked fish.

Ouch, my ears are ringing. Someone must be thinking about me ;)

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

V on 03/10/2011:
:) OOOPs sorry it was ME!! I was thinking of you :) Hey since you are no longer paying for bc, i am sure that can supplement the TF...They will even break it down in payments for you as well...I paid a little extra to get the 2 day delivery, but it was $119 plus s&h...Need me to send you the link?? You won't regret joining this cult!! LOl Love ya

chidogs on 03/10/2011:
Hee, playing with your food at your age! Tsktsk. Too funny really, because it sounds fun, and probably tasted really good! Take care. i love your foods, I can eat rice forever. And corn.

waydesmommy on 03/11/2011:
I'm ready for the weekend too...can't wait to get through friday just to get to saturday...have a great day!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

The oatmeal!! THE OATMEAL!!!

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

V on 03/09/2011:
OOOh that looks extra special!!! Hey I was meaning to tell you I don't think I can burn those for you :( Stupid copyright infringement issues,LOL....I guess since everyone here had "bootleg" copies of the P90X(same company does tf) They put a block on burning them :( I am still hoping that you will order it, YOU will def get your money's worth!!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

 jó napot!

I took a picture of my oatmeal this morning and will upload it to this entry later today when I get some time - it's beautiful! I left it too long in the microwave and the blueberries blew up to twice their size and some exploded and it's just beautiful! And yummy! Like blueberry pie.

I went to the gym this morning and struggled through a run. Boy, was I tired. Mornings just aren't my thing; I imagine i'll be hitting the sack early tonight. I made it 1.8 miles and then did my ab routine and some stretching. I was there almost an hour, so I must've really been moving slow. The positives about early morning workouts:

1) I am done exercising for the day

2) I already drank half my quota of water

3) I am totally awake right now

4) I am abnormally giddy about my oatmeal. it's strange, even with popping blueberries.

 I tried to find a picture of an exploding blueberry, but apparantly it's too violent a sight.

In order for me to be able to not only wake up at 5:30am but to actually get out of bed, I made sure I was in bed by 8pm last night. Yes, that's right, 8pm. It felt wierd, but I knew there would be no way I would get up unless I had gotten all the sleep I could possibly want.

So there you have it. It's possible that by 3pm today i'll have crawled under my desk for a nap. What's even worse is that I won't be able to eat some chocolate for a mini-boost :(

Day 1 of "Mission: Lent" and so far, so good. Regular coffee tastes good, too. Who would've thunk?

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

loveray on 03/09/2011:
i love a good bowl of oatmeal - mine had apples and pecans this morning - looked like apple pie!! we should have an oatmeal fashion show one week:) so happy for you that you have exercised already and eaten a healthy breakfast. off to a great start!

Umpqua on 03/09/2011:
Exploding blueberries sound yummy. Great job on the first day of your mission!

lolla on 03/09/2011:
I just can't wait to see the photo of your oatmeal, I love to notice beauty in simple things like that, isn't it wonderful? I wake up everyday at 5:40. It is the worst, I am not a morning person at all. I work at a Library and sometimes it is so quiet that I feel like hiding between aisles and sleeping too!

lifestylechange on 03/09/2011:
Have a good day :))

V on 03/09/2011:
:) LOL I love you!!! You are a constant source of what keeps me smiling throughout my day!! LOl

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