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legcramps - Tuesday Sep 14, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I finally got the lawn cut yesterday.  Took me about an hour.  My goodness, the grass was so high I had crop circles in the backyard due to the wind.

Ran 12 minutes with walking inbetween.  We are going to try to add consecutive running minutes today, if the weather cooperates and my friend is not feeling too badly to run.  I feel okay so far, but who knows how i'll be feeling by the end of the day!

5k run Sept 19/10 Goal:  36 minutes

(that's just a reminder)

So I cut the lawn, went running, fed and watered the dog, then had coffee with a friend.  It was a busy evening.  Just before I decided to head upstairs to bed, I noticed the garage light was on.  It is a motion light, and only goes on if there is something/one in the backyard.  I've been hearing things about a peeping tom in the neighborhood, so I shut off all the lights and stood by the window, peering into the yard with my heart hammering in my chest.  Eventually I decided it was only an animal, and was actually able to sleep through the night and into this morning.

coffee and iced tea, oatmeal bar

chicken ceasar salad

i have some spaghetti squash i really need to eat as well

I'm going to throw the rest of the jambalaya away.  I tried to eat the leftovers yesterday, but it's just not going down very well.  Way too spicy for me.  Too bad - because of the spiciness of the food, I only ate a cereal bar and the jambalaya with macaroni salad.  It was probably a 1200 calorie day, one of the best i've had in a while.

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

Maria7 on 09/14/2010:
I laughed about your mowing the lawn comment at the beginning of your entry. Sounds like you sure got your exercise in yesterday! Coffee with a friend sounded wonderful, too! Good on the calories yesterday, too! Hope you have another nice day today! :-)

KathyBlue on 09/14/2010:
so you have Hungarian ancestors? :)

skinnygrlwithin on 09/14/2010:
haha mine really isn't a race either... I am sssoo slow!! It's the point of doing it!! Not how fast we get it done right!! I think it's a hue accomplishment in and of itself

just42day on 09/14/2010:
Congrats on your great food day and continued exercise. You're doing so well! Good for you! :)

tangalyn on 09/14/2010:
ur doin a great job, keep it up :) hope u have a wonderful day!!

liza36 on 09/14/2010:
Mowing can be great exercise!

selina on 09/14/2010:
Thanks, Leg!

V on 09/14/2010:
Thank you! Thanks for your support it means so much :)

V on 09/14/2010:
I have to get some spaghetti squash! Keep it up with your running :)

Umpqua on 09/14/2010:
You are so funny talking about crop circles in your yard. Maybe your motion light went on because you had "vistors" out there ;) I guess that would be better than a peeping Tom!

loveray on 09/14/2010:
cutting the lawn is kind of fun, in my book! i used to kind of zen-out to it with all of the patterns and the repetitive motion when i had a yard:) hope you have a wonderful day!

moogy on 09/14/2010:
The lawn cutting sounded like a bit of an adventure. I am glad you got a good night's sleep in after your little scare. Have a great day.

hopingforhealth on 09/14/2010:
Thanks for the welcome last night! It's true, those old building stairs with force you to exercise on the stairs! My building has an elevator, but it's pretty unreliable. That peeping Tom thing would've freaked me out too! Yikes!

nita51 on 09/14/2010:
Hope you had a great day today. My day went was one of the best, in a long while. I really appreciated your uplifting words. Crop circles? they've always been a mystery to me. Beautiful, but mysterious. You're doing a great job preparing for your run. I will be cheering for you,,,all the way, You can do it. Hugs.

balloonlady on 09/15/2010:
congrats on getting the yard done. that is the one job I seem to leave for the hubby...lol

legcramps - Monday Sep 13, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I went running on Saturday morning, managed 8 minutes of running with walking in between.  My recovery time sucks; need to work on this.  Only 6 more days until the 5k run, so my goal is to complete it within 36 minutes.  I think we are going to try running today.  I need to mow the lawn right after work today, so it may be interesting to try running after that.

The weekend was quiet.  I managed to get into the city yesterday to find an outfit to wear to a friend's wedding next month.  It's very nice, a grey striped pencil skirt, and a fitted top with a long cardigan.  Then I found a plaid skirt that I liked, so now I will have to make a choice as to which one I want to wear.  They're size 11, which is great because last time I tried clothes on, I was a size 13.  The top I have is a medium, but is a bit big so i'm probably between a medium and small.  Sweet!  I was wearing size large shirts not too long ago!  Of course, every store sizes their clothes differently so I can't take much stock in that :-)

I ate jambalaya for supper out yesterday with friends.  It was wicked spicy and probably extremely high in calories.  The good thing is I could only eat half the dish.  I took the rest home for today, but I didn't enjoy it very much - except for the spice it was quite flavorless.  Maybe my tongue was numb though.  I swear, even water burned going down my throat.  That's some spicy tomatoes!



i'm drinking iced tea because water didn't sound appetizing today. i'm almost done 1 litre already!

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

just42day on 09/13/2010:
That's great that you're finding not only cute clothes but in a smaller size! :)

KathyBlue on 09/13/2010:
Try to learn more about breathing, it's a key to running and all aerobic activities. :) Ahh, you have to post a photo of you at the wedding! I'm so curious :) Congrats on the size, it's such a superb feeling to reduce it. :)

sweetpea1977 on 09/13/2010:
Be careful with doing lawn work and running today. I hope you are able to get some rest in between those two activities. You're doing a great job at hydrating yourself though, so you'll probably be fine. :)

tangalyn on 09/13/2010:
ur doing far better than i could with ur walking/running time, so i dont think its that bad, try to stay positive :) hope u have a great day!!!

Umpqua on 09/13/2010:
That's awesome that you're finding nice clothes in smaller sizes. I love it when that happens!

moogy on 09/13/2010:
How wonderful to be fitting into smaller sized clothes, I am sure that you will look great in whichever outfit you settle on. I hope you look after yourself with your exercise today. Have a good one.

V on 09/13/2010:
Yay for smaller clothes! I know you have to be proud!!!!! Awesome job!!! Only 9 more to go :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/14/2010:
so you really are doing AWESOME legcramps! how wonderful! you are exercising, relaxing, shopping, buying smaller clothes! all great things! sounds like you are nice and petite on top, too! i long for those days of size small shirts! i am definitely no small right now, a medium. i remember i was a small 3 to 3.5 years ago :-) soon enough!

legcramps - Friday Sep 10, 2010

Weight: 164.0

As I write, I am eating the most delicious cinammin bun EVER. Heck, i'm glorying in it. Like a really bad musical. "Tommy" would come close. Anyone ever see that? Crazy movie.

It rained like a son-of-a-gun yesterday so we didn't get to run. I'm tempted to get a gym membership so we can at least run on the treadmill, but they don't go on sale until October and... i'm cheap. Anyways, the rain woke me up twice during my sleeping time, so i'm in a bit of a funk this morning. I slept in as late as I possibly could, I haven't washed my hair - I barely even brushed it, and I probably look stoned because my eyes are so swollen from lack of sleep. But i'm not complaining.

I thought i'd give an update on the continuing dating saga of my dating life. There isn't much of an update, and it's not much of a saga, but whatever.

1) The guy (S) whose wife left him for my X is now after me. I assume he is playing some sort of tragic game where he tries to piss off his X so that she begs him to take her back. Child.

2) S scared away a guy (A) who I was genuinely interested in. Scared him away. We (a couple friends and myself) are trying to reel A back in, but it'll take some time. That blows.

3) The guy that messaged me through facebook (F) finally got back to me more than a week after I told him i'd go for coffee with him. He's taking off to Greece for a week and wants to go for coffee after he gets back. Or, you know, because he has two kids he says they take up a lot of his time and, you know, maybe there will never be coffee. But hey, how u doin?

4) I found out F cheated on his X and that's why they split - the split was fairly recent. I'm not fond of cheaters. I give people too many chances as it is.

5) Ball Team Stalker. I will attempt to avoid this at all costs.

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

just42day on 09/10/2010:
RE: club memberships: lots of places give free 1-2 wk trials. You might try a few a those. That will allow you to use the treadmill PLUS check out a few gyms before the real memberships go on sale. October's less than a month away! Yipes!

Umpqua on 09/10/2010:
Hey, at least your dating prospects are interesting at the moment! I'm envious of your rain. August was so dry here that a bunch of my herbs and annuals just died. Tommy was way over the top, to the point of being kind of funny! Roger Daltrey really does love himself, huh? I'm not a big fan of musicals, but if you're ever looking for something funny I suggest Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hope you have a nice weekend!

moogy on 09/10/2010:
I am sooo glad I am not out there dating. I may be separated from my husband (nine years now) but still married and definitely off the market, men!! one wonders if they are really worth the effort. Then you see one that makes your knees go weak and realise they have a special power over us. We must stay strong girls!!!! Surely there must be unattached uncomplicated men out there who have a brain, common sense, jobs and are not bad to look at. There are heaps of us women like that!!!

V on 09/10/2010:
Get rid of all except A and start rounding up some new more available guys! :)

shams on 09/11/2010:
too many letters :( less letters will sound better. keep it ggoingg.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/11/2010:
wow, your love life is getting a run for the money!! haha, and you are cheap...lol, so you are getting quite some deal, chica! LOL

sounds like you have lots going on for you at the moment. and certainly you are back in the dating scene! all good things! nice to read you are so happy...and even enjoying cinnamon buns!

thanks for the bday wish! :-)

Breakaway on 09/13/2010:
Good luck on the running...you will get there!

legcramps - Thursday Sep 09, 2010

Weight: 164.0

The chicken ceasar salad I had yesterday was so yummy, i'm contemplating getting another one today for dinner.  I probably shouldn't waste my money like that, but I just love the stuff!

I don't have much to say today.  Dinner last night was very nice, then I went home and watched another episode of Being Human.  By 9:30, I was sleeping, and slept right through to this morning.  Today I need to drink lots of water so that hopefully running will go well tonight.  I also need to figure out what our running goal should be - last time, my friend ran 10 minutes and I ran 9.  Maybe it will be 12 minutes running tonight.  That sounds ok.


peanut butter and ww bun X 2

chicken ceasar salad??!

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

sweetpea1977 on 09/09/2010:
Caesar salad is my hubby's favorite salad! I love it too, especially from Bahama Breeze. So addicting! :)

Good luck with your run tonight!

just42day on 09/09/2010:
Great job with your ongoing running. That's fabulous. Keep up the great work. :)

Umpqua on 09/09/2010:
I'm glad you're getting some good sleep. Have a nice run tonight!

moogy on 09/09/2010:
I am glad you got a good nights sleep. I was remembering that a recent magazine was comparing Ceasar salad and some were really high cal and other were OK. I hope your's it OK, wouldn't that be great, something you love that loves you back. Have a great day.

V on 09/09/2010:
Ceasar salad doesn't have to be expensive! Lately romaine has been on the cheaper side and I don't know how you feel about the light dressings, to me they taste just the same, grill up some chicken, and I love the dressing to be thoroughly mixed so i put the lettuce in a ziploc with the dressing and shake shake shake :)

hollybelle on 09/10/2010:
I had a delicious ceasar salad this week, too. Have a good run!

legcramps - Wednesday Sep 08, 2010

Weight: 164.0

We went running yesterday and this time I managed to run for 9 minutes - woohoo!  We ran 1 minute on, 1 minute off.  It was hard though, my lungs were burning and i'd just finished eating supper so towards the end of the run it felt like all my food was going to coming rushing back up.  Hopefully tomorrow it will be better.  I have to remember to drink lots of water too, my calves were cramping up a little bit afterwards.

Unfortunately, I ate like a madman yesterday!  Hotdog for lunch, breaded chicken and rice for supper.  You'd think that doesn't look bad - well, it's all in the quantity that was eaten.  Way, way too much. 

That might be why i'm not feeling the best today.  My stomach is cramping in my upper abdominal area.  It's possible that it's my gall bladder acting up since I haven't been eating well lately.  I feel good other than that though, so i'm hoping I can get through the workday and make it out for my Mom's retirement supper tonight.  After that I can get all the rest I want.

I finally found the British TV show Being Human.  I watched the first episode yesterday and thought it was okay.  I will probably watch more of it.  It's about a ghost, a vampire, and a werewolf who are roommates.  And stuff happens.

coffee (good and hot this time)

fibre 1 bar

breaded chicken, rice

supper out - will go for the chicken ceasar salad.

Have a great day everyone!

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

Umpqua on 09/08/2010:
I'll have to check out that show since I'm a True Blood fan. Congrats on running for 9 minutes, that's awesome! I hope your tummy feels better.

V on 09/08/2010:
I hope you get better! Have a great day legcramps :)

moogy on 09/08/2010:
I hope you legs and stomach hold up to the requirement of your exercise and food regime. Have a good day.

breakaway on 09/08/2010:
Congrats on the running! I SO miss running, I ran all the time when I was young. Now I can't run at all without it hurting me :( Great job today!!!

legcramps - Tuesday Sep 07, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - Well. Um.

It turned out we didn't run on Friday because the friend I run with went camping for the weekend. I suppose I could've still gone out myself, but I didn't. End of story. Anyways, she was gone for the weekend, then last night it was raining hard so I haven't been running since Wednesday of last week. We're going to try today and so far the weather is on our side.

The weekend was pretty good; we had our ball wind-up on Sunday and that was a little disappointing because only 30% of our team actually showed up for it. I wish they would have let us know they couldn't make it; perhaps we could have rescheduled it for a day when everyone (or most everyone) could be there. It was fun anyways. I made yesterday a couch day and watched a couple of movies and caught up on some tv shows. I've been trying to watch Being Human to see if I would like it, but I can't figure out when it's on the Space Channel. I even went so far as to check online for the schedule, but got nowhere. Q'ue Cera!

1/2 cup of luke warm coffee

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

V on 09/07/2010:
Hope you have an opportunity for a nice run! Have a good day!!! :)

Moody3 on 09/07/2010:
I love love love couch and movie days!! Spent in my pajamas no less!!

Don't worry about the running~you'll have plenty of opportunities for that~

Being Human rings a bell but I can't quite place it..hmmmm

moogy on 09/07/2010:
Sounds like you are going through a frustrating time at the moment. I hope things sort themselves out quickly for you.!

legcramps - Friday Sep 03, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - It's Friday!!! I will take a nap right after work today. Oh yes, I will.

Well, we lost our game last night 11 to 7. What a bummer; we didn't play our best game so the other team definitely deserved the win. We still managed to whoop it up after the game, so i'm feeling slightly under the weather this morning. Add my cold into it, and it's just going to be one of those days! Today i'd like to blame a teammate for keeping me up far too late (2:30am). It's always someone else's fault, don't you know I need my beauty rest?!

Running is part of the plan for today, so i'm really hoping I can fit a quick nap in beforehand. Otherwise i'll be a royal pain in the butt by that time. Oh gawd, it's going to be a long day.

I really needed (yes, needed) a mocha this morning so I went through the drive-through. Requested a mocha, paid for it, received the cup and came to work. Opened it up and... blah. Double double. I am so not in the mood for creamer. So I dumped it ($1.75 down the drain) and i'm drinking water instead. But I really *need* a mocha. It's my comfort food.


oh my God, I just realized I have nothing to eat for lunch. I hate today.

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

V on 09/03/2010:
You are so funny even when you are not trying...LOL!!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/04/2010:
oh, mocha sounds like a wonderful comfort food...ahem, drink!

thanks for the positivity...my chin is up now! :-)

and i like this entry bc it's a positive one!

legcramps - Thursday Sep 02, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - One more slo-pitch game tonight - A-Final!!!

So I took that cold medication yesterday morning and reacted to it.  I became woozy and nauseus and Just Not Right.  I tried a different kind of medication after lunch, and by around 3:30pm was feeling much better but stayed at home for the afternoon to rest.

I did go running last night.  After a 5 minute warm-up walk, we ran 1 minute, walked 1 minute, ran 3 minutes and walked to recovery, then repeated.  I couldn't finish the last 3 minute loop, only running about 1 minute of it.  Then we walked again to cool down.  It took about 24 minutes in total.  It was a good start though, and I hope we can kick up the minutes once we've put in the time.

B - coffee, bagel

L - chicken, pasta, veggies

S - I already crave a snack, and it's only 2pm!

D - potatoes and a smokie, if I have time to cook

E - slo-pitch

O - I need to look at my dog to see how her teeth are doing.  It's a bit of an ordeal.

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

getmebackto150 on 09/02/2010:
your run sounds very similar to the "couch to 5k program" which is what I did this spring to get back into running... If you google it you will find it easily... I could barely run a minute back in april and now I can easily run 4 miles!!!

sweetpea1977 on 09/02/2010:
Great job on the run/walk exercise! Im sure you'll see vast improvement on a weekly basis, so keep it up!

moogy on 09/02/2010:
I give you great credit for the run/walking. I admire anyone that can run any distance - but especailly if you weren't feeling 100%. Look after yourelf and have a good day.

CoverGirl on 09/02/2010:
LOL that is too true

V on 09/02/2010:
Good luck with the game 2 nite!!!!!!! :)

getmebackto150 on 09/02/2010:
I'm doing a race that weekend too!!! Its on 9/18!

Umpqua on 09/02/2010:
It must be cold season, it seems like everyone is sick. Great job with the running, and I hope your dog is doing OK. My cat had to have a tooth extracted and we had some dark days. Then it turned out everything was fine and he eats like he always did (LOTS ;)

legcramps - Wednesday Sep 01, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I will refrain from saying much today, as i'm doped up on cold medication and probably nothing would make sense.

Coffee, black with brown sugar

Berry Xtreme muffin

I took a muscle relaxant this morning for the cramping in my calf, and I think it's helping except that body parts keep snap, crackle, popping and I don't know if it's supposed to hurt or not.  Does that make sense?

I went for a short walk last night, 20 minutes total.  Supposed to run tonight.

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

liza36 on 09/01/2010:
Colds seem to be going around here, I've caught one myself, although I was not camping in the rain like you! Hope you feel better soon.

hollybelle on 09/01/2010:
Get well soon!

moogy on 09/01/2010:
The snap, crackle and popping doesn't sound too good. Maybe you should just rest and hopfully everything will feel better when you have recovered. I don't think running is going to do you much good if you are taking cold meds. Just have a walk if you feel up to it. Get better soon.

V on 09/01/2010:
i sure hope you get better soon!

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 31, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - I don't have anything to do today after work.

The camping trip was a success, even though it rained for two days and i'll probably catch a cold of some sort.  Our campsite was beautiful and we were able to set up a gazebo to stay out of the rain.  I took my dog with me and she had a blast using up her stored energy to play with other dogs out there and roam around the campsite. 

I didn't drink enough water over the weekend and it came back to haunt me around 5am on Monday morning.  I woke slightly and stretched my legs out across the mattress - winding up with a very large, very painful muscle cramp.  I didn't see the exact amount of damage I did to my calf, but I could feel the muscle cramp through the fabric of my pants and it was a doozy - yuck.  I managed to get myself out of the tent and walked it off for about 20 minutes.  I've been limping off and on ever since.  It was a biggun!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, banana muffin

Lunch - macaroni salad

Snack - ??

Dinner - macaroni salad; boiled potatoes maybe

Exercise - I am supposed to start a running program tomorrow, so I might just take the night off and finish the book I started yesterday.

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

moogy on 08/31/2010:
Oooow, legcramps, unbelievably painful, I am sorry you had such a bad one. Your dog would have love playing with the pack. I am glad you had a good trip despite the rain. Keep up with that water, maybe a gentle walk to help stretch out that muscle. Have a good day.:)

V on 08/31/2010:
I know how painful the cramps are which is why i am so adamant about drinking a gallon a day. Oh a good book sounds great :)

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