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legcramps - Monday Feb 01, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I managed to make it to the gym on Thursday, but didn't really do much.  All the treadmills were taken when we got there, so I went on the recumbant bike until a treadmill freed up - 9 minutes, about 1.5 miles.  Gosh, were my legs sore!  When I got on the treadmill, my legs were feeling quite rubbery and I was already sweating like a banshee...do banshee's sweat?  21 minutes, 3 running, 1.5 miles.  I tried to continue on the treadmill, but found myself unable to.  That's ok.  About 1,000 calories Thursday.

Friday - 1,300 calories.  I had the day off work, so dog and I went for a quick walk down some back alleys (I didn't have her leashed), then I shovelled - totalled about an hour.  I cleaned house a bit, too.  Other than that, I went for supper to a friend's and we watched some Charmed episodes.  Good day.

Saturday - 1,300 calories.  I did nothing for exercise Saturday, but did really well with my diet and even managed to make that cream of broccoli soup i'd been wanting to.  I used skim milk and whole wheat flour and it didn't turn out as well as I wanted, but it's edible so i'll probably finish it off this week.

Sunday - I didn't add up these calories yet, but it'll be high.  I took dog for a walk, about 40 minutes, then sat on the couch and watched tv almost all day and evening.  During one of my non-tv watching moments, I drove uptown and almost ran over a stray dog.  When I pulled over due to the non-rhythmic beating of my heart, the dog came right up to me and wouldn't go away, so I picked it up and took it home.  It stayed overnight in the garage and this morning the catcher came and picked it up.

All in all, it was a good weekend.  I still haven't received my Shred DVD; hopefully today I can pick it up.  The plan is to go to the gym tonight.  I feel blah from all the eating I did yesterday, but hopefully I will be able to work some of it off tonight.  Good day to all!

panda22 on 02/01/2010:
Sounds like you had a nice healthy weekend! You are doing well getting to the gym and walking! Hope your Shred comes in soooooooon =) Make sure you have some hand weights...I recommend 3 pound as there are some compound exercises with legs and arms that they do. Have a great Monday and have a good workout later!

i_believe on 02/01/2010:
You are doing SOOOO awesome :)))

greengirl on 02/01/2010:
Sounds like you had a good few days, on the whole. Well done :0)

nita51 on 02/02/2010:
Great total calories, each of those days. Keep up the good works.

legcramps - Thursday Jan 28, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I went to bed a little earlier last night in an attempt to ensure I would wake up early enough in the morning to start a workout routine.

When I woke up this morning, the first thing I thought to myself was "wow, what a great sleep".  It felt like I had actually SLEPT, and the alarm hadn't even gone off yet!  Before I turned over to sleep some more before the alarm sounded, I had my second thought of the day "I will definitely be able to get up and do a workout this morning, for sure".

When I woke up again and the alarm STILL hadn't gone off, I started to worry.  I rolled over and checked the time... 7:45!!!!  OMG.  I have to be at work at 8:00!  What the hell?!  When I checked the volume, I realized my mistake... I had switched it to 'beep' instead of full-on 'alarm'.

Moral of the story... wake up before you go to sleep and make sure your alarm is set properly.  No wonder I feel so bloody rested.  A positive is that I actually made it to work on time.  I have no idea how.  It's about 11am here, and I don't think i've completely woken up yet.


Yesterday was better for calories, just over 1,000.  I think I am eating too much rice; I want to hit the grocery stores today and pick up the ingredients for cream of broccoli soup - after watching all those broccoli commercials (you know which ones i'm taking about? with that funny, NOT funny guy in them?) I feel the need to start including it in my meals.

Went to the gym as well.  47 minutes on the treadmill, 6 running, 3 miles.  My legs were sore after 2 minutes of running, so I took it easy.  They're really sore today, but i'm going to the gym after work anyways.  I'll just walk.  Maybe.

KathyBlue on 01/28/2010:
:-) What a story. Never happens to me, I'm normally overstressed so I check the alarm 5 times, etc... I'm going to do tennis 3 times a week, hopefully from 7AM so I'll have to wake up at 6AM... Normally I wake up at 7H45 :)

balloonlady on 01/28/2010:
Man I have done that so many times.... I hate alarms, My legs hurt after running on treadmills I switched to the elipitcals. Lower impact and more cals burned.. your doing great...stay motivated.

mcwoo40 on 01/28/2010:
Many thanks for your comments you have been leaving me your a great support,Jules

glycrina on 01/28/2010:
re:better than double chin girl LOL! anyway, I work out in the mornings and it was really rough when I first started to get out of bed. Then I got a dog and he wakes me -- but don't get a dog for that reason. The thing that makes it easier for me is having my work out ready for the morning that way, I can just get up and put my work out clothes on -- one step at a time.

glycrina on 01/28/2010:
but you got your workout in so it sounds like you already have a routine.

nita51 on 01/28/2010:
Doesn't it feel good when your body gets the rest it needs? Glad you made it to work on time. You are so faithful with your work-outs. You give us all inspiration. Have Yourself A Great Friday!

biscottibody59 on 01/29/2010:
Alarms schmalarms--I hate 'em!

Have a good day and keep up the good work(outs) LC!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 27, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Whoop!  Finally made it to the gym last night!

My calories sucked, though.  I never even made it to 1,000.  I wonder if i'm just not adding them up right.  I think I will have to start measuring everything out, at least the rice I eat.  Maybe i'm eating way more than I think I am?  I enter everything into FitDay, but maybe i'm going too easy on the portion sizes.  Anyways, I was definitely full yesterday and didn't feel like I needed to eat more.  I also drank lots and lots of water yesterday.

I was on the treadmill at the gym for 45 minutes, 11 of that running.  I swore that i'd stay on that thing until I reached 3 miles, and I did.  From now on, no matter if I have to walk for hours on end, everytime I get on that treadmill i'm going to go 3 miles.  If I want workouts to pass quickly, I guess i'll just have to run.

I purchased the 30 Day Shred DVD and will start that probably next week, in the mornings.  So, this morning I tried getting up earlier in order to get into the habit of getting out of bed when the alarm goes off.  I was even going to workout to a pilates DVD I bought years ago, just to start getting into the routine.  You know I love routine, right?  When it changes, it's hard for me to adjust right away.  When i'm forced into it, it's much easier to adjust :)  Anyways, it didn't happen.  I pressed the snooze button something like 35 times and before I knew it, it was time to get dressed for work.  So much for today, but I will try again tomorrow!

I am so glad I remembered to bring an extra sweater to work with me.  I am currently the only one working today so the office is pretty empty except for me.  Without extra bodies moving around and warming the place up, it's pretty cool in here.  Well, I guess i'll drink my coffee - that should warm me up a bit!!

hollybelle on 01/27/2010:
Thanks for bringing a smile to my face. Picture me doing the dance - I think I'll call it the "Skinni(er) Butt Dance"! I am doing pretty well, I'm just skeptical by nauture ! LOL!

bez15 on 01/27/2010:
I just bought the 30 Day Shred DVD too! My plan is trying it out tomorrow morning. Let's hope it works miracles for us :)

nita51 on 01/28/2010:
Have a great Thursday.

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 26, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I think our snow days are over now.  The streets (well, some of them) have been cleared, business as usual!  Except that it's REALLY cold.  I don't know how cold, because I never look into these things... ok, just for you guys I looked... it's minus 21 celsius (minus 6 F), but with the windchill minus 33 celsius.  So I guess that's not REALLY cold for us, but it feels COLD, dude.  REALLY COLD.


I texted my gym buddy yesterday but she was planning a birthday supper for her mom and couldn't go.  I wondered why she didn't tell me this and save me from thinking I was going to the gym, but chose to keep my thoughts to myself.  I don't need to fight with my friends.  I have plenty of other people to fight with.  Maybe she thought I wouldn't even text her.  Whatever.

Eating was good yesterday, 1,000 calories but I made sausage that I never ate so it WOULD have put me in good calorie range if I would've eaten it.  I'll eat it today, anyways.  It smelled good, but I was full because I'd already eaten some rice.  Well, plus I was busy playing computer games.  Anyways, I needed a lower day because Sunday left me with such wicked heartburn that I was plowing through my meds like you wouldn't believe.  I needed to really closely watch what I ate yesterday.  It helped, no new episodes.  Today I feel great!

Gym buddy said that we would go to the gym tonight and tomorrow night.  Let's hope so!

hollybelle on 01/26/2010:
Thanks for reminding me how much a work out in the morning jump starts my day - I'm going to try to get up tomorrow and get on the Elliptical Trainer for at least 20 minutes before my shower. We'll see, huh?

glycrina on 01/26/2010:
I can't deal with the cold but my trainer says that working out in the mornings keeps the blood following so I will feel less cold but then she kind of winked which made me believe she may have been lying just to get me to work out in the mornings. LOL!

glycrina on 01/26/2010:
well, I am warmer after working out, so yes, I guess I have been warmer since I started working out in the mornings (at least initially).

KathyBlue on 01/26/2010:
Glycrina, it's true: working out in the mornings is better because you burn the calories better during the day... :-) No winks. legcramps: be careful.. That heartburn doesn't sound good, though I hope you know that the heart doesn't feel any pain,it's unable to do so. So if you have a burning feeling it must be something else.. but if it gets notorious you should see the doctor. This is why strokes and AVC's are very dangerous, because normally one doesn't feel it coming and has very different synthoms like eager to vomit, headache, etc.

bez15 on 01/26/2010:
Bundle up! Is it spring yet??

weightlossyoyo on 01/26/2010:
Wow! I am from Texas I could NOT do that cold. NO NO NO NO NO...I have never even felt anything lower than 15 f and that was just not to long ago. Way to go on your eating!

legcramps - Monday Jan 25, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I gotta get back to the gym.  I mean, really.  This is pretty ridonculous already.

I went out for supper on Friday with a few friends, then played some Wii.  My calories came to 1,800.  I blame the soda I drank... pepsi pepsi pepsi.

On Saturday, I woke up to a fresh blanket of snow.  Now, you might think that would be such a glorious thing to see, but... you would be wrong.  I couldn't even get the back door open enough to let the dog out.  I'm not sure how much we got in that first round, but I would guess around a foot and a half.  Once I managed to get outside, the dog and I shovelled for an hour.  I only got the front and back paths done, and a path around my vehicle since i'd left it out for the night instead of parking it in the garage.  Feeling good about my accomplishments, the dog and I played inside the house for a long time.  When I finally decided I needed to run uptown for a few things, it had snowed another half a foot and the wind was picking up.  I decided not to shovel again until Sunday, since it didn't seem to be letting up any.  I have to say, it was definitely a lot of fun driving my 4x4 through the side streets.  I promise I didn't laugh at those tiny cars that were stuck in the snow drifts.  Promise.  I went to a friends' place that night and drank too many vodkas.  1,800 calories again.

Sunday, I dozed a lot.  And it snowed a lot.  And the wind blew a lot.  I got stuck once, then again trying to get back into my driveway.  Karma!  I think it must have snowed another foot, but hard to tell because the wind was making HUGE stinking snow drifts that were just UNBELIEVABLE!  A friend gave me some lasagna leftovers (I realize there is a theme here with my friends always giving me food.  I think they must sneak looks into my fridge when they come over.  I have food in there, just not a lot.)  Anyways, I ate ALL the lasagna, which put me at my calorie limit at 11:30 AM!  HA.  Had a couple friends over later that night to watch Charmed episodes, then called it a night.  2,500 calories.  Heehee?

Made it to work this morning, even had time to stop for take-out coffee.  All the buses are cancelled, the office here is empty of co-workers, and stories are flying around about how awful the weather is here and there and everywhere.  Some parts of the province have had no power now for over two days!

panda22 on 01/25/2010:
Hey Legcramps! Sorry to hear about the crazy amount of snow you had, I hate shoveling and trying to get out as well! Good exercise tho! lol Hope this week goes better for you! Maybe when your friends offer you food you can just politely decline? lol I don't know how else to avoid that, as I would probably accept it as well. Have a good day!

hollybelle on 01/25/2010:
Great exercise shoveling - only consolation, huh? Also that may have increased your appetite some. No need for the gym. 1800 cal days are not so bad the 2400 day can be your "cheat" day???? Also I have 4-wheel drive vehicle - a Nissan Pathfinder (2001 model year, though!!). LOVE it - especially when it snows!

geevee on 01/25/2010:
Gee, I wish I had friends like yours who give out CARE packages! I find morning the perfect time to eat leftover pizza, spaghetti and lasagna- type food. It seems to taste so much better cold at that time of the day. Lucky you!

chidogs on 01/25/2010:
Hey, sometimes you just have to give in and eat stuff. So long as you don't do it every day! The snow thing sounds amazing to me being a native SoCalif person. I would imagine shoveling is a good all around exercise! I would love to see my little dogs in the snow. Hee, they would wimp out so bad. Have a good one today!

nita51 on 01/25/2010:
I have a neighbor that always wants me to eat! eat! eat! and I politely tell her, No! No! No! She's lost about 100 lbs herself,,and is now super thin. Maybe she means no harm, or maybe she testing my will power,,,,but what ever her intentions,,,,she's learned that I have a mind of my own. It feels so good to not feel tempted by her or anything anymore. I have to constantly refuse her left overs. I can tell, this annoys her, but,,,, this is MY LIFE, and I've played around long enough with it. "2010" is our year to put back, into our lives, what we allowed people, food, and mainly ourselves to take away. (YOU CAN!) ( WE CAN DO THIS!) Love YA LOTS..........Nita

Zuzugirl4ever on 01/25/2010:
I have never found the occasional binge to be harmful in the long run when you are mostly good about things otherwise! Crazy amount of snow! I agree with the others; at least it was an opportunity for some exercise! Hang in there!

legcramps - Friday Jan 22, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I had a very busy day yesterday.  I have to say that I got quite a bit of work done, but now all that energy I was boasting about on Monday has formed into a separate being that has perched itself beside me and is wheezing heavily, coughing loudly, and generally being a pain in the you-know-what.  Actually, it's not all THAT bad.  In fact, I feel good.  Most likely because it's Friday today...

Wednesday's calories were around 1,000.  Just one of those days.  I tried to get more calories in, but I really wasn't feeling it at all on Wednesday.  I think I was more interested in sleep.

I made up for the lack of calories by adding them up on Thursday to 1,900 by the end of the day.  I still think this is okay.  There will be days such as this - the obstacle to overcome is purely mental.  As in, I need to tell myself that this is okay, that I haven't failed myself, that i'm still in great caloric balance for the week, that I didn't binge, I ate well (blueberry muffin, rice, granola bar, pork chop, cream of broccoli soup).  I just drank too many darn mochas!

I have the last pork chop to finish up, and rice coming out my... I eat a lot of rice, and have a large container of cooked rice in the fridge.  Needless to say, i'll be eating a lot of rice over the weekend.  I may attempt to make a batch of my friend's cream of broccoli soup since it was so yummy and not that heavy in calories.  Plus, it would spice up all the boring rice.  That's why I hardly ever tell you what i'm eating, it's just boring!

I really hope gym-buddy wants to go to the gym tonight.  I haven't been all week.  If it's possible, I actually miss it.

KathyBlue on 01/22/2010:
try to mix rice with veggies :)

chidogs on 01/22/2010:
I get frozen stir fry veggies and do them up over rice with a splash of soy sauce. I love rice too, as it does give one a sense of being full, unlike a lot of foods, veggies, fruits that don't seem to register on the "full" scale. :)

hollybelle on 01/22/2010:
Hpe you get to go to the gym. I think it's fine to average days together - although I like to be kind of even on calories, etc. Have a great weekend!

nita51 on 01/22/2010:
And A Fantastic Week-end to you as well. Hope your gym buddy doesn't cancel again, but maybe when the weather gets better, she'll be ready to get back in the groove again.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/23/2010:
hi! i'm with you! i don't worry so much about high cal days anymore, as long as they are considered a healthy limit by all standards! thanks for the weekend wishes. i wish i could comment more on diaries but with school and work and my exercise i feel my time will be pulled this way till i graduate the end of June! have a great weekend!

biscottibody59 on 01/23/2010:
Wishing you all the best for the weekend!

chidogs on 01/25/2010:
Hee, I should have guessed you would be an expert on legcramps with your username! It could be all the walking I did over the weekend, and not taking my vitamins and calcium to make up for it! But I need to increase my water too. I used to drink a lot when I worked, but since I retired I'm not drinking as much.

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 20, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I'm a creature of habit and seem to thrive under regularity and schedules.  Back down to the weight I was at before Christmas.  It seems to have taken a while, but that is alright, I have all the time in the world!

NITA asked when I take vitamins and such.  I try to get them all down in the morning, but will have to see how that goes after a week or so of it.  Since I LOVE routine, I always take the calcium/magnesium when I wake up.  I take everything else to work with me and get them down before I start the workday and on weekends I take them before I eat the first meal of the day.  It seems to be working, as long as my memory stays intact and I remember to take them!

I didn't make it to the gym last night as my gym-buddy is sick with the flu, poor thing.  I was okay with sleeping the evening away, then obviously had trouble throughout the rest of the night getting the whole 8 hours in.  Oh well.  Not sure what I will do tonight, i'll probably check in with my friend to see how she's feeling and go from there.  I don't like going to the gym on my own, not sure if I don't have the incentive or if i'm just being self-conscious.  Probably the latter.  I walked to work today, it took me 30 minutes, but was it ever a nice walk.  Early morning, people are just starting their days, the weather was good - it was worth it.  1,200 calories yesterday.  Doing well!

I'm having troubles with my vehicle (which is why I walked to work today).  It's in the garage this morning, hopefully being fixed but I sure hope it won't be a hefty bill.  I don't know what i'd do if I had to start looking for a different vehicle.  Talk about squeezing the budget.  Hopefully it only needs to be thawed out and there are no bigger issues.  I have a big trip coming up in February, so I really need a dependable vehicle.

chidogs on 01/20/2010:
A 30 minute walk sounds great. I'm working up to that 10 minutes at a time. Hope your car is an easy and not expensive fix. Have a great day.

KathyBlue on 01/20/2010:
Thanks for the comment! :) That's something I miss: a gym buddy... Or a sports buddy, whatever the sport is until I like... and I'm not very picky, but noone's in the mood to compromise for 3 times a week... so I joined to a tennis class.. I'd been doing tennis for years, even in competitions but now for 3 years I haven't done a thing. I blame my job... and myself.

nita51 on 01/20/2010:
Thanks for sharing, regarding the vitamins. Hope your car repairs won't be too costly. Happy about your weight loss, Bet you turned some heads while walking to work (smile) Take Care,

hollybelle on 01/21/2010:
Looks like a good report! Best wishes for your car's speedy, inexpensive recovery.

biscottibody59 on 01/21/2010:
Hope the car isn't too "sick"--money or otherwise! Have a great day!

selina on 01/22/2010:
I love the idea of walking to work - 30 min walk is just perfect! Good luck with the car!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 19, 2010

Weight: 0.0

I had so much energy yesterday, it was truly amazing.  I didn't know what to do with myself!  My friend ended up cancelling gym night, so instead I went to the store and did some grocery shopping and picked up two large 5 gallon jugs of water and carried them into the house.  1,300 calories yesterday.

I'm not sure where i'm getting all this energy from, but I have a few ideas.  I might say it's because of going to the gym, but I don't think I go often enough to feel that kind of energy.  I might say maybe i'm getting enough sleep finally, but that wouldn't be true.  I have a feeling it's because of all the vitamins i'm taking for the last week.  I don't know if they can kick in that quickly, but it must be that - what else could it be?

I'm taking vitamin C and B Complex, a multi-vitamin and mineral (Centrum), an Omega-3 supplement, Calcium and Magnesium.  My doctor suggested Vitamin B Complex, Calcium and Magnesium.  I added the rest because I know I don't get enough in the food I eat.

So, i'm going to try and finagle my friend into going to the gym today.  Slight headache this morning is reminding me that I haven't had my morning cup of coffee yet!  Off I go!

chidogs on 01/19/2010:
Enjoy your coffee! Hey it might be a combination of all the above, but I do know they say not to take vitamins at night because you might have trouble sleeping. So I guess they can energize you. Have a great day.

willbe100lbs on 01/19/2010:
Hello! thanks for your comment. I am feeling better thanks yeah, I'm toning up more but I'd like to see the number on the scales go down a bit too! I know muscle weighs more than fat so that makes me feel a bit better but its still just frustraiting. The problem with me going back to dancing is that its just not a sensible environment for me to put myself back in as im still recovering from an eating disorder (partically caused by the pressure I got about my weight when I was doing ballet). I'm pretty much only classically trained too and dont feel confident to try another form of dance yet.

Glad you have so much energy! Never a bad thing! Hope you enjoyed your coffee! xx

MoodyMe on 01/19/2010:
Can I borrow some of that energy? LOL~Enjoy it!! I need to look into vitamins as well because my eating is so unbalanced...Thanks for the reminder!

nita51 on 01/19/2010:
Hey legcramps, you can buy something called a "flash Drive," at Walmrt,, it is about $12. It comes in 2GB & 4GB, you will be able to transfer files & folders, and you won't have to lose your good music. I'd cry, if I lost my music. You're definitely doing something right, to get that kind of energy,,,so keep on taking good care of yourself. Question, Do you take all the vitamins together at once?, or do you kind of spread them out? Seriously I never know how to get them all down, so I usually end up not taking any, (which I know is not good for me) I need to be on something. Have A Great Wednesday.

legcramps - Monday Jan 18, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Today, i'm going to be positive.  Enough of all this complaining I do!!

I had a great weekend, calories were a little higher but i'm okay with that as I enjoyed every little bite!  Friday - 1,500 calories; Saturday - 1,700; Sunday - 1,900.  I watched so many movies, chatted with friends and family, travelled to the city.  I like driving highways when the sun is just coming out.  By the time I was halfway to the city, the sun was flowing through my side windows, warming my arms and face and it felt great.  I can't wait for spring to arrive!  I needed that boost of vitamin D!

I went to the gym on Friday and did 30 minutes on the treadmill, 8 of that running.  I'm getting there!

Today is another gym day, plus grocery shopping and cleaning up some bills and papers.  I would like to run for about 12 minutes today, so hopefully I will have enough energy for that by the end of the day!

Have a great week everyone!

MoodyMe on 01/18/2010:
Sounds like a great weekend!!! Amazing what a little sunshine can do for us isn't it? I'm ready for spring as well~

Hope you have a great day!!

chidogs on 01/18/2010:
Thanks for your comments. I am working on being creative about indoor exercises. So long as daughter and hubs aren't here, I don't mind hopping around a bit.:)

bez15 on 01/18/2010:
Great job with the treadmill recently! Running on those are so tough for me. I can't wait for spring either!! We can walk/jog outside! Woooohooo

panda22 on 01/18/2010:
Glad to hear your weekend went so well! Awesome job building up your treadmill running minutes, it's a great feeling when they start to add up each time! I can't wait for spring either, it's my favorite season =) Have a nice evening and a great week!

nita51 on 01/18/2010:
I love it when we have the mind set, to just enjoy our foods, and let our bodies balance everything out, (especially when we know were eating healthy} Yes I too like the way the sun feels. I've been in for the last couple of days, but 2mmrrw, I'll think I'll go for a short drive. You're doing a great job. Keep on loving yourself. Take Care

selina on 01/19/2010:
Have a great week, too!!!!

biscottibody59 on 01/19/2010:
Have a Happy Tuesday:-) Keep up the good work!

legcramps - Friday Jan 15, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Doctors in small towns, even small cities, in this place are usually abrasive, unfeeling and... well... laughable.  This last one told me to stay on Depo forever, unless I want to try to conceive.  This drug is one factor in causing Osteoporosis (which is a disease that has diminished my mother's ability to do most things).  I go for another shot today after work.

I'm in my early thirties, but I feel so much older than that.

My dinner party went well last night.  I didn't burn the lasagna, my guests pretended that the chocolate pudding pie (light version) WASN'T too runny that it was spilling over the lid of the dish, and we had a nice evening of watching episodes of Charmed.  Took a bath, went to bed.  1,700 calories yesterday.  I think that's pretty good, considering we had a nice big dinner.

TGIF.  Seriously.  I'm glad this week is over!  Gym tonight, then Saturday i'm driving into the city to lunch with Dad and catch up with a friend.  On Sunday I hope to find another old movie on tv, lay on the couch, do laundry.

This morning, my tummy feels flatter than usual.  I want to drink lots of water today.  Better get on it, I guess.

hollybelle on 01/15/2010:
Sorry to hear about your day yesterday and about the problems you are having with female stuff. It's always the women isn't it - I wish men had to be more responsible about birth control! I am well past child-bearing years (55) but I did my time on birth control patrol (so to speak) - WHEW! I do have a younger friend who has recently tried this Nuvo-Ring thing and really likes it. I don't know if that would work for you, or if it has the same side effects as the depo-provera shots, etc. I also I just realized I'm assuming you are taking the depo for birth control when you may be taking it for theraputic reasons - so excuse all together if these comments are invalid or unwanted in anyway....:o) On the food front - looks like you are doing well with exercise and caloreis - YAY!

glycrina on 01/15/2010:
I am going to be thirty this year and I feel like I am turning 55 -- wishing I have only ten years until retirement! I am sorry about your women troubles but you are doing a great job on staying active and keeping calories low. Congrats on a successful dinner party!

nita51 on 01/16/2010:
Some large city Dr. can be abrasive too. I actually had a Dr. look at me with disgust in his eyes, then ask me if I smoked cigarettes? I answered "no never" then he shook his head, and said "well maybe you should have" as to say maybe you wouldn't have been so obese. What good is trading one addiction, for another? But that was then and this is now. I am getting my life together and silly comments like that doesn't bother me anymore. Keep drinking that water and believing in yourself. Take Care.

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