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legcramps - Monday Dec 20, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hey everybuddy,

I feel slightly more relaxed today than I did on Friday ;) thank goodness for time away from work. A friend was visiting on the weekend and she told me that I looked like I was about to lose my mind whenever I would talk about work! So i'm taking my time this week and i'm not going to let work get in the way of life.

So Friday night I decided to stay home for the evening. I didn't eat much for supper because I was so tired, just munched on raw veggies and dip. Was in bed around 10pm and slept through until 9:30am on Saturday. 

Saturday I had a chance to really relax. In the afternoon I went into the city to pick up a few last minute gifts and ran into a friend so stopped to chat for a bit. By the time I got home, I was in desperate need of an advil and a nap. Once I got some chicken into my tummy I felt a lot better, and instead of exercising I lay my butt on the couch and left it there all evening ;)

Exchanged gifts with a friend on Sunday and watched the Survivor finale. All in all, a very relaxing and subdued weekend. Though I must say there were times when I thought I might go stir-crazy. I don't think I know how to fully relax. Being lazy is one thing (i'm good at), but trying to relax is like sticking pin needles into my arm for fun.

Tonight a supper is being made by a friend for a group of us, then we're going to a nearby town to see their Christmas lights (they always do it up big each year). I didn't have the best sleep last night, so i'm hoping I can stay awake for everything!!! Have a good day all!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

tangalyn on 12/20/2010:
glad uve been feeling more relaxed, hope today is a great one for u :)

just42day on 12/20/2010:
Glad you had a nice weekend. Enjoy the evening and the lights w/your friends tonight! :)

Umpqua on 12/20/2010:
Sounds like a nice weekend, I hope you have a great time tonight!

KathyBlue on 12/20/2010:
We also have Christmas lights all over Lisbon and surroundings. :-)

moogy on 12/20/2010:
I am glad you are 'relaxing'. After reading your entry I am not sure whether I am good at relaxing or just plain lazy, which ever it is - I am good at it!!!! I hope you have a wonderful time with your friends seeing the lights, laughing is definitely relaxing!! So, if you catch yourself doing that, you will know, yeah!! I am relaxing.:)

legcramps - Friday Dec 17, 2010

Weight: 169.5

The little soiree I enjoyed Wednesday morning at work was more like The Calm Before The Storm.  holy. bejewelled. sparkles. batman.  I swear until my dying day I will never understand certain things about life, like for instance what difference it makes where a christmas decoration is placed on a table, or why a perfectly capable employee can visit and snack and visit most of the afternoon but cannot manage to find a few more styrofoam cups for the rest of the staff when they run out for the coffee machine.

I'm so glad it's friday and I have only another 20 minutes to work and then i'm off for two days.  Unfortunately, I haven't been getting in the exercise since Wednesday.  Wednesday night I decided to do a shred workout instead of running at the gym because my shins felt pretty tender by the end of the day.  Then yesterday night I was so wiped that I was in bed by 9pm.  There was no way I was going to run around yet on top of my workday!  And now, today.  I don't know about today either.  I think I might do some laundry, get some sushi for dinner, and call it a night.  I was supposed to help a friend make cabbage rolls tonight, but I seriously don't think my eyes will stay open much past 8pm :)

One more gift to buy for christmas, four more days of work... can't wait for the break!  Have a great weekend all!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/17/2010:
It is the end of a busy year, you need a break, you need a holiday. You might not get either so have a break and at least your body can catch up on some rest. You have had an amazing exercising year. Your running and your improvements doing it have been really wonderful to read about. Have a good relaxing evening, enjoy your sushi and get an early night. I think you need it. Love you..

Umpqua on 12/17/2010:
I hope you get caught up on rest this weekend. LOL at the Batman description....Tries to picture current Batman bejewelled and in sparkles. Decides to just visualize current Batman :P Have a good weekend!

V on 12/17/2010:
If what you are saying is what I am interpreting from you then???WTF?? LOl You didn't share with me...Oooh i want all the juiciness!!! Please do!! I have a good one that I will save til morning so have a good evening and I love igloos by the way!! LOl My goal is to visit all of my girls here on DD :)

Maria7 on 12/17/2010:
Sounds like you need a break. Hope you have a nice weekend. :-)

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 15, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I can't believe I showed up to work this morning and there wasn't anything on my desk that was priority to get done.  I am sooooooooooo soaking it in right now :)

I tried to get my 30 minutes of running in yesterday, but only managed half of that.  The gym was super hot and I was hot and sweaty within 5 minutes of starting my workout.  Also, I tried different pants and they scratched at my legs the whole time.  I was uncomfortable and just felt out of shape.  So I stopped early and went home - actually, I was desperate to get outside and cool off.  I ate, took a bath, and pretty much went to sleep.

Unfortunately, I didn't get much sleep.  Freezing rain started coming down around 11pm, and it woke me up and all I remember is tossing and turning the whole rest of the night.  This morning was a fresh thick layer of snow on the ground, with dangerous icy conditions underneath.  It was a joy to try to drive myself in to work.

Will be heading to the gym again tonight - might as well work on those minutes, even if I only get another 15 minutes in tonight, that still adds up to one workout ;) I'll take what I can get and i'll be happy about it!!!  I'm finding out that there are good weeks, and there are bad weeks, and stress doesn't help much.  Have a fine day everyone!  Will try to comment on diaries this morning since i'm soaking in the "no priority jobs" discovery from this morning :)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

just42day on 12/15/2010:
Glad "must do's now" weren't waiting for you at work today. Enjoy! I agree- any exercise is better than none so I admire you for getting in what you can. Have a good day and be safe on those roads! :)

Umpqua on 12/15/2010:
I hate it when there's an icy crust on the ground. Hope you have a good workout tonight!

moogy on 12/15/2010:
I know I don't like my weather at the moment but I am thinking that I am not keen on your's either. You are right when you say that there are good weeks and bad weeks. You know that I really admire your dedication to your running, you are inspiring. I am glad it looks like quiet day at work, that good for a change. Have a good one legcramps.

V on 12/15/2010:
I feel like an ass for complaining now...LOL I hope your day gets better!!!

V on 12/15/2010:
Oh BTW the offer still stands in re of shoveling your snow!!!

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 14, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I love going to grandma's house.  Unlike Red Riding Hood, I don't usually pick flowers along the way though :)  We had a great supper and opened our gifts to each other.  Mom and grandma are heading to my brother's for three weeks, so it was nice to catch up with them before they left.

So tonight we're supposed to be getting freezing rain and stormy weather.  I am going to be running at the gym I guess.  Since i've only run a couple of times in the last week, i'm hoping it won't hinder my cardiovascular level but I guess we'll have to see if I can get in the required 30 minutes or not.  It's crazy, but i'm not obsessing over the numbers at this point - if I get out to the gym and work as hard as I can, that's enough for me.

Work, work, work.  Oh, it's crazy up in here! 

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/14/2010:
You can only go as fast and as long as you can. Maybe if you slow down a bit you will get the clear 30 minutes. Of course, don't listen to me, what would I know, last time I ran I was 15 just before my breasts arrived. Haven't been able to run since!!!! LOL have a good day legcramps.

legcramps - Monday Dec 13, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Yesterday I really paid for the copious amounts of cheese that I ate on Saturday night during the Christmas party.  Blugh.  But it seems I may have gotten it all out of my system because I woke up this morning feeling extra thin :)

The party was good.  We exchanged baking and gifts and then went out carolling to about 10 homes.  It was a cold night - thank goodness alcohol is numbing hahaha!  Just kidding.  Not really.

Anyways.  Last night was another late night that was spent with A watching movies ;)

I'm not yet tired today, but i'm only an hour and a half into the day so that will probably change by lunchtime.  For now, coffee coffee coffee!

Tonight will have to be another rest day as am heading to grandma's house for supper :) Have a great day everyone!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

chidogs on 12/13/2010:
Aw...carolling, sounds so fun. you don't get that around SoCalif much if at all. Sounds like you are doing great. Have a great day.

KathyBlue on 12/13/2010:
I love cheese also... It's hard not to grab a thick slice every now and then... but, it's forbidden. 60% fat is a huge price for the flavor.

V on 12/13/2010:
I bet you guys were a hoot with the caroling especially after a few drinks!!! LOl Man that sounds like fun! Haven't done that since i was a kid...I know you always have a good time with grandma so have a relaxing evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 12/13/2010:
sometimes i use coffee something like a drug, too! it's like an anxiety numbing agent...and i do drink DECAF, so it really doesn't give me jitters. i will seriously sip it all day long some days...especially if i have a bazillion lessons to teach, it tends to help with my hunger and appetite as well. DECAF though....

...maybe in your case though, since caffiene is a good thing after a long night! :-)

moogy on 12/13/2010:
Ewww! not good with the cheese fighting back!! But supper at grandma's sounds like a fairy story - what out for wolves along the way!! LOL I am amusing my self - sorry about that! It sounds like Saturday night was lovely, the real spirit of Christmas. Have a good day legcramps.

legcramps - Saturday Dec 11, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Hello!  Wow, here I am posting on a Saturday!

Tonight is my annual Girl's Night Christmas Party.  I'm just finishing getting the final preparations done and I can't wait for this night!  It's going to be great.

I went out running this morning and managed to go 3 miles and only walked for 5 minutes the whole time!  Woohoo!  Yesterday I did the shred workout level one and I could really tell that my cardio is definitely ready for level two.  Unfortunately, nothing else is!!!  Those ab moves really kill me - also the lunges too.  And let's just be honest - pretty much everything except for the cardio kills me!

Anyways, just wanted to pop in to wish everyone well and hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/11/2010:
Congrats and i know the party will be fun!!! :) I wish you a wonderful weekend as well :)

moogy on 12/11/2010:
Welcome to weekend posting. I hope you have a wonderful time at the girl's Christmas party sounds wonderful. Well done with the running this morning, well done. You have a great weekend.:)

Maria7 on 12/11/2010:
Good on the 3 miles and only walking 5 minutes the whole time! :-)

hopingforhealth on 12/12/2010:
Sounds like a great run! I hope you had fun at the party!

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 08, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I've been working steady ever since I got to work this morning.  It's now 4:30pm and boy i'm tired.  I think i'll be designating this evening a rest night - and doing absolutely the least amount possible.  In fact, it might be a warm bath and under the covers for this little bunny if I don't get a more interesting invitation ;)

Did my 30 minutes of running yesterday, but it took me 33 minutes because I had to take a couple of walking breaks.  My lungs were hurting a bit.  Of course, today I am sore but it's a good feeling!  Keep it coming!

Gotta go - more work.  Talk later!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/08/2010:
A warm bath and a comfy bed sounds very inviting, it would have to be a good option to resist that. I love the way you listen to your body and work each day at the pace it is requesting instead of pushing it. Well done.

V on 12/08/2010:
Ummm?? Please try not to overdo it!! I totally understand your zeal and passion, i too must learn how to get a good workout without killing myself doing it! LOl I like the cut of your jib though!!! Have a good one ;)

selina on 12/09/2010:
good job on the running! I have to do that again....

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 07, 2010

Weight: 169.5

I was so exhausted yesterday that I napped right after work for a couple hours.  I went upstairs to bed and snuggled into the covers and everything, wow!  I feel lots better today.  My appt for the depo shot is this afternoon and i'm so glad - it'll be nice to not feel all these stomach cramps constantly.

Tonight is gym night and I plan to try running for 30 minutes.  We'll see how it goes!

Eats for yesterday - mocha, spaghetti with meatballs, sub sandwich, darn cheesies, water.

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/07/2010:
I am happy that you feel better!!! i know many of you guys here are so busy and little time to post and reply so no worries my friend!! I always have your back!!

moogy on 12/07/2010:
So lovely to have an unplanned snuggly nap on a cold afternoon. I am glad that you feel better now. I hope that your appointment goes well and that you will soon be relieved of those horrible cramps. Thank you for your kind comments and support, I really appreciate it.:)

KathyBlue on 12/08/2010:
running for 30 minutes, I admire you!!! :)

hollybelle on 12/08/2010:
30 minutes running? YOU CAN DO IT!

chidogs on 12/08/2010:
Nap sounds really nice. We all need to pamper ourselves like that now and then. Good for you and glad you feel better.

legcramps - Monday Dec 06, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Well, I did it!  I ran my 4th 5k on Saturday!  It was cold and icy and I managed to pull a muscle in my right thigh area - but it was so much fun!  There were people dressed up in christmas costumes, and two mascots were there running around and high-fiving people as they came into the finish.  My time was almost exactly the same as when I ran in September, so i'm happy with that considering the weather.  Next one is on Jan 1st!

Now I am resting until tomorrow night when I will hopefully get back to the gym and continue with our training.  We've also decided that we need to get outside to run more, so we've made a plan to start doing that at least once a week.

I have so much to do to get ready for Christmas!  I'm hosting a girls' party this weekend so I need to decorate the house, wrap some gifts and do some baking.  It'll be another busy week, but I can do it!

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

V on 12/06/2010:
Congrats Legcramps!!!! Wooohooo!!! Have a wonderful day, week and I hope you are not to sore from your amazing triumph!!!

getmebackto150 on 12/06/2010:
great job! I'm not sure if I could bring myself to do a 5k in the cold... you are amazing!

Umpqua on 12/06/2010:
Congrats, I'm so glad you had fun!

liza36 on 12/06/2010:
Awesome job! I'm highly impressed it was your 4th 5K. Have a great day.

moogy on 12/06/2010:
I am so proud of you, with all your set backs you have pushed through and dah dah! success. Well done!!

Bikiniwax85 on 12/06/2010:
yes you can do it! :) 5k? Now how I wish to be like you! :) have a nice day a head :)

chidogs on 12/06/2010:
That is great! Bravo for you. :)

Maria7 on 12/06/2010:
Congratulations to you on your run! So happy for you! That is quite an achievement. Sounds like you've got a busy week planned. :-)

legcramps - Thursday Dec 02, 2010

Weight: 169.5

Oh boy, am I ever overwhelmed. Overloaded. Overworked. Nah, maybe not so much overworked. But everything else for sure.

I tried making a doc appt for tomorrow as it's my day off work, but apparently they're booked up until next week. Can I explain? I procrastinated my next depo shot and now i'm a whole month behind and SICK as a dog. Thing is, I got all warm and fuzzy and decided maybe I didn't need the shot anymore since I was doing so much exercising and eating properly. But this last week has been horrible - I have no food in the house besides green monster stuff and dog food and i've been sick on and off for the last few days. Sick like I have to move my legs up and down and rock back and forth just to get through an afternoon at work. And HOLY bloating batman. God forbid I try to take a sick day because the hens might think i'm really on a roadtrip to Vegas in a black limo with 8 of my friends or some such bizarre stunt that of course i'd pull because i'm SO young and naive!

I did get the furnace fixed, thank God. And i've made an appt for an oil change and to look at my tires. I still don't have any money for all this, but whatever. I'll figure it out. Retirement supper to attend tonight so there's another night I won't get to exercise. Oh and did I mention I have to run on Saturday?!

See. I told you I was going to have some nasty days between now and spring. Just seems to me that i'm starting early ;)

Progress as of today: 5.5 lbs lost so far, only 14.5 lbs to go!

moogy on 12/02/2010:
I am exhausted just reading about your life. Sounds like the road trip might be a better option, do you have a credit card (with any credit left on it), I'll come with you, I haven't been to Vegas and I can guarantee V will come too!! Sounds like you need to get to the doctor as soon as possible. Love to you!!

Umpqua on 12/02/2010:
Hang in there, things will get better. You've been looking forward to this run for a LONG time, you've trained for it, you are ready for it, it's going to be AWESOME.

V on 12/02/2010:
Did someone say Vegas??? I'm in!!! Can we stay at the Belaggio?? I love that place..lol I am hoping you get better real soon..I hope all is going to be okay for the run...As for the haters you know how I feel about those type of people...TOXIC ignore them...

just42day on 12/02/2010:
Hope you feel better! Good luck w/your run!

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