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legcramps - Friday May 28, 2010

Weight: 165.0

I had the most awful of dreams last night.  It was a night terror, for sure.  It woke me up and I stayed awake with one eye open for the rest of the night.

I don't know where it came from because I didn't watch anything scary.  The general theme was that zombies were after me, they came out from the computer monitor screen, and they bred with each other or something so that eventually, there were hoards of 'em stumbling around the yard.  I was on some kind of vet farm, and when they started killing the dogs, I went berserk.

I went after them with a bendy toothbrush.  I wonder if I screamed out loud.  Who goes after scary things with a toothbrush?????

I have to take a deep breath.  I swear to God, I was sweating when the dream woke me up.  I know i've been under some stress lately, but REALLY.  A TOOTHBRUSH?

That's really all I wanted to say today, no time to write out my menu and give positives and negatives.  I have a long weekend (Monday off), and an uber-busy week ahead of me.  I'm going to take the weekend to relax and think about pink bunnies.

Pink Bunnies.  And Rainbows.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

loveray on 05/28/2010:
yikes!! i had some weird dreams as well- and seth had a nightmare and he woke up screaming!! i think the full moon really had its hold on us;)

tangalyn on 05/28/2010:
wow sounds like some dream... last night was a very weird night for dreams for me too.... some were wonderful, some were ok, and some were just awful... was a major series of mini dreams throughout the entire night, i couldnt even guess how many times i woke up... in 1 i fit into my goal pants lol that was a good one :) hope u dont have any more scary dreams tonight!

nita51 on 05/29/2010:
Sorry about your nightmare.:( Hope you get a lot of rest this weekend. Wishing you pleasant dreams, always. Hugs!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/29/2010:
good luck with your uber-busy week! i know you'll make it through and enjoy your weekend!

legcramps - Wednesday May 26, 2010

Weight: 165.0

Positive - Today is slo-pitch day!  I finished my paper for tomorrow!

Negative - I still have to study at some point today.  My stomach hurts, probably from anxiety and stress!  I'm trying to calm down, but apparently it's not working!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - WW bagel, pb, black coffee - DONE

Snack - FF yogurt, bran buds

Lunch - chicken, spinach, onions, veggies in WW wrap - DONE

Snack - Curves granola bar - 

Snack - FF yogurt - DONE

Dinner - chicken, spinach, onions, veggies in WW wrap x 2, spinach salad - I can't remember.

Exercise - slo-pitch - got rained out!!!  Grrrr.

Other - study study study - *cough, clears throat* *looks around the room to avoid looking you in the eye*

Just to put things into perspective, those WW wraps are small ones - I can probably fit about 1/4 chicken breast into them, so even though i'm planning to eat two of them for dinner, it really doesn't mean i'm a pig.  Really.

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 05/26/2010:
I have some tiny wraps in the fridge too, so I know what you're talking about. Sorry your tummy hurts, I hope you can relax soon!

getmebackto150 on 05/26/2010:
I completely know what you mean... I have the small wraps in the fridge too... When I have them I always eat two!

sweetpea1977 on 05/26/2010:
lol, I have some small wraps too and I always eat two as one serving.

just42day on 05/26/2010:
Hope you're feeling better. Congrats, too, on finishing your paper. Oh- I don't believe anyone thought you were a pig...

Miss Reality on 05/27/2010:
Miss Reality says hello to you and hope you're having an nice day!

H82bfat on 05/27/2010:
Thanks so much for your comment yesterday. You literally made me LOL & I was in desperate need of that!! Hope you're feeling better, try not to let things stress you out! I know, easier said than done - but doable (or so they tell me!).

legcramps - Tuesday May 25, 2010

Weight: 165.0

Positive - It isn't Monday?  Got the yardwork done and groceries in the fridge.

Negative - I ate ice cream yesterday and I feel pretty miserable today because of it.  I am now in panic-mode over this stupid course that ends on Thursday.  My only night to cram is tonight as there is slo-pitch tomorrow night.  Yikes!  I'm in trouble.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - WW bagel, 1 teaspoon pb, coffee with cream and sugar - DONE

Snack -   praline muffin (FREE) - DONE

Lunch - chicken, onion, spinach, veggies all in WW wrap x1 - DONE

Snack - Curves granola bar - DONE

Snack - Fat-Free yogurt - DONE

Dinner - Smart Ones meal, 1.5 cups spinach, 1 tablespoon lite ranch chicken burger, fries, mocha - no chips!!!

Exercise - anxiety

Other - anxiety i did some cleaning

Perhaps a dessert, but i'm not going to commit.  It might end up being a great big mother of a bag of chips due to the high level of anxiety i've gotten myself into.  Joy all around!!!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

liza36 on 05/25/2010:
Don't beat yourself up over the ice cream. Just focus on what you have ahead of you, and you've made good choices the rest of the day. Don't let the anxiety overrun things - easier said than done, I realize. Deep breaths!

legcramps - Thursday May 20, 2010

Weight: 165.0

Positive - I lost a pound.  We won our slo-pitch game. I ran so much I almost threw up. I lost a pound.

Negative - The pound might come back because I ate a hot dog and indulged in liquid calories.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - multi-grain toast x1, pb x1 tblspn, black coffee - DONE

Lunch - Knorr soup, 1 sushi roll - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt

Snack - Curves granola bar

Dinner - Smart Ones frozen meal, 1.5 cups spinach, 1 tblspn lite ranch

I will have to continue eating Knorr soup until it's all gone from the house - I bought quite a bit of it when my aunt advised me (she is on weight watchers) that it's a great meal for on-the-go people such as myself.  I almost cried when KathyBlue suggested it wasn't the healthiest meal to eat, as it is so hard to find something health yI can make and eat within 20 minutes.  If I have to prep it or cook it beforehand, it's just not going to happen.

Exercise - yard work.  I gotta get at that garden.

Other - girls' night tonight, watching some episodes of Charmed.  yay!

Progress as of today: 10 lbs lost so far, only 10 lbs to go!

liza36 on 05/20/2010:
A pound gone - congrats!! Which is your favorite Smart One. Mine is the 3-cheese ziti. I have a freezer full of them, and usually bring them to work for lunch.

sweetpea1977 on 05/20/2010:
Congrats on the pound lost!

As for the soups, try looking for some in the Organic/Natural foods section of your store. They may be more pricey, but they tend to be healthier for you than the typical stuff you see in the store. Just watch out for cream based soups...those are rich in calories!

Umpqua on 05/20/2010:
Yay on another pound lost! And yay for girls' night :)

biscottibody59 on 05/20/2010:
Good Going LC!

I wouldn't sweat too much about the soup unless it has something you don't tolerate (I don't tolerate much MSG for instance). It must have few WW points--which means it HAS to have some redeeming value--I'd think:-)

Keep up the good work there!

tangalyn on 05/20/2010:
great job on the pound loss.. hope it stays gone for good :D

nita51 on 05/21/2010:
Running until you almost threw up? Please take it easy on yourself. But I'm glad you won the game. :):):) Ten pounds and Ten to go? Lady you're on your way! Keep up the great job. Hugs!

geevee on 05/21/2010:
My problem with most commercial soups is the amount of salt in them. It's next to impossible to find low sodium including the Progresso soups that say lo sodium. That's why I make my own. Then I know exactly what is in the soup and that it has no salt.

I understand your situation and need for something fast and available. With all the exercise you get in, the sodium content probably isn't that important.

legcramps - Wednesday May 19, 2010

Weight: 166.0

Positive - I did yard work and cleaned out the garage yesterday.  I was sweating by the time I finished it all.  I had a good reserve of energy; attributing that to eating better.  I also thought i'd post a weight bar 'cause it's about time I stared that in the face.

Negative - I don't think there was anything negative about yesterday.  Isn't that awesome?!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - multi-grain toast x1, pb x1 tablespoon - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt, bran buds 1/3 cup - DONE

Lunch - Knorr soup - DONE

Snack - Curves granola bar - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt- DONE

Dinner - Smart ones frozen meal, spinach 1.5 cups, lite ranch 1 tablespoon  sushi - 3 rolls (what? i had a craving!)

Dessert - lite cool whip, jello, strawberries four beer, 1 during and 3 after slo-pitch (what? i had a craving!)

Snack - 7 guacamole tortilla chips hot dog with bun and ketchup, 2 guacamole tortilla chips

I know this is a lot of snacking, but I get pretty hungry in the afternoon and I don't want to turn to junk food for fuel.  I think it still works out to around 1500 calories, so that's pretty good.

Exercise - slo-pitch tonight!  yay!

Other - still have some yard work to do.

Looks like the rest of my week will be packed, so I might not get back on here until Monday.  If that's the case - good luck to everyone for the rest of this week!

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

getmebackto150 on 05/19/2010:
way to go... A day with no negatives is a good day indeed... Keep up the excellent work!

Miss Reality on 05/19/2010:
Miss Reality says looks like you had a nice day yesterday! Hope you have a nice week.

loveray on 05/19/2010:
i like your plan- i am a "grazer" myself, so this would work well for me. have a beautiful day

getmebackto150 on 05/19/2010:
I agree... I probably eat almost as many calories in "snacks" throughout the day as I do in meals... as long as its healthy foods and the calories add up, its actually BETTER for your metabolism to eat more frequently... The "thermic effect" of digestion... everytime your body has to start the process of digestion you burn about 40-50 extra calories... 3 meals per day you burn 150 digestion calories... 6 times of eating per day.. you burn 300 calories from digestion!!!

just42day on 05/19/2010:
Glad you're having such good days! May it continue for all of us.

tangalyn on 05/20/2010:
hope ur days continue to be good :D

KathyBlue on 05/20/2010:
You should leave the Knorr soups behind, those are soooo artificial and they don't do any good. They have those products that give taste to the soup, and they are all bad. Not nutritive at all... But this is just an idea. :)

nita51 on 05/20/2010:
Hi Legcramps, So nice to hear from you. I love the Smart Ones Dinner too, My favorite is Salisbury Steak. Hugs!

legcramps - Tuesday May 18, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Positive - It was a beautiful day yesterday and I managed to wash the dishes and weed the flower beds before my evening meeting.  Also lost another 1/2 pound.  I might just have thrown myself back in the game.

Negative - I am feeling a bit overwhelmed with everything that's going on and everything that needs to be done.  Need to remember to breathe.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - multi-grain toast x1, pb, black coffee - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt, bran buds - DONE

Lunch - Knorr cream of mushroom soup - DONE

Snack - Curves granola bar - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt - DONE

Dinner - Smart Ones frozen meal, 1.5 cups spinach, lite ranch dressing - DONE

Dessert - jello, strawberries and lite cool whip - DONE

Snack - 7 guacamole tortilla chips - DONE

Apparently, I'm a fan of repetition.

Exercise - ugh, I don't know.  If I do anything, it'll be a miracle. 

Other - I need to clean out the fridge.  Something has gone bad.

h82bfat on 05/18/2010:
Congrats on the loss, especially right after spending time with relatives!! I had to laugh at your "OTHER". I made the same comment to my dghtr this morning! I should probably be doing that right now....

loveray on 05/18/2010:
thank you so much for your sweet thoughts this morning. no matter how much we stick to our plan or meet our goals, we always need the inspiration from others around us- today, this happened to come from you. many thanks and have a wonderful day! xo

liza36 on 05/18/2010:
I like your "positive, negative" and writing out your plan. I should do the same. It might help be accountable. I usually write down what I eat, but it's mostly after I eat it, not following a plan beforehand. Your menu sounds good.

KathyBlue on 05/18/2010:
I do also the "writing down after eat" so I don't usually plan. What I plan is lunch and dinner because I have to. :)

just42day on 05/18/2010:
Weeding the garden is good exercise. Congrats on your .5 lb loss. With the menus you have planned, I'm sure you'll lose more! Keep going!

Umpqua on 05/18/2010:
Any loss is a good thing, congrats!

legcramps - Monday May 17, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Positive - The trip went great and i lost a pound!  We went to see my relatives that are on weight watchers; I attribute that to losing any weight :-)

Negative - I didn't get anything around the house done, nor did i study.  I have only a week and a half left to get this course done.  Panic-mode will be setting in soon.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - 1 multi-grain toast, 1 tblspn pb, black coffee - DONE

Snack - fat free yogurt, 1/3 cup bran buds - DONE

Lunch - Knorr cream of mushroom soup, 1 serving - DONE

Snack - 1 Curves strawberry granola bar - DONE (but gosh, i'm still hungry!)

Dinner - Smart Ones frozen dinner, 1.5 cups spinach leaves, 1 oz lite ranch dressing - DONE

Snack - Guacamole tortillas, 7 - DONE

Dessert - Jello, strawberries and lite cool whip, 1 serving - DONE

Exercise - I can't remember if I have a meeting tonight or not, so hopefully will be able to get in a walk with the dog.  Maybe we'll go to the park and I can start my running program up again.  It's a beautiful day so far.  Had a meeting.  No walk.

Other - I need to study.  And I didn't.  Crap.

just42day on 05/17/2010:
Congrats on doing a trip AND losing weight! That's wonderful! Sounds like you have a full day planned. I hope you're able to get out for a dog walk in your nice weather. Have a great day!

Soon2BThin on 05/17/2010:
Hey, great job on the weightloss! BTW, how long have you been a member of the DD? It seems you've been here almost as long as I have. Keep up the good work.

CoverGirl on 05/17/2010:
Congrats on the loss!! :)

tangalyn on 05/17/2010:
Big congrats on the pound lost!

Miss Reality on 05/17/2010:
Miss Reality says sounds like you had a nice roadtrip. How was Grandma? Congrats on your lower number from doing so well! How's the family?

mollylondon on 05/18/2010:
Wow - 1lb off when surrounded by family and I'm guessing lots of yummy home cooked food - well done!

legcramps - Friday May 14, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Positive - It's Friday, that's always a positive!

Negative - My stomach hurts again.  I think it's stress-related.  Ok, seriously, it hurts.  What's wrong with me?!!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - mocha; 1/2 cup black coffee - DONE

Lunch - 2 multi-grain toast, pb

Snack - 2 servings crackers, 2 oz cheese

Dinner - 1 cup rice, 2 cups veggies

Exercise - SHRED, walk/run dog

Other - visit my brother, find a dog-sitter for the weekend

I'm taking my grandma on a road trip to see her great-grandkids dance.  Should be fun.

just42day on 05/14/2010:
That's so sweet of you to take your grandmother on a road trip. I'm sure she appreciates and values the time with you and her great grandkids. Hope you have a great trip and that stomach feels better! Nice food plan for the day. (Don't you love rice?)

jubileecoast on 05/16/2010:
Looks like a great food plan for the day! How did the trip go?

legcramps - Thursday May 13, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Positive - I played slopitch last night and got some exercise; I feel less weighted today whether I actually am or not; it's so wonderfully warm outside.

Negative - I am still getting over FOOD POISONING from drinking fermented orange juice on Sunday.  Yes, that's right.  Apparently I had no taste buds that day and didn't realize I was drinking MOLD, for crying out loud!  Food poisoning is a horrible, horrible feeling.  I have now vowed to all my friends and family, even my coworkers, that I will watch what I 'eat' from now on.  If it happens again, there'd better be a restaurant to sue.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - 1 small orange, apple tart, mocha, coffee with sugar twin - DONE

Lunch - 1 cup chili - DONE

Snack - 2 servings crackers and 2 oz cheese - DONE

Dinner - 1 cup rice; 2 cups veggies Take-out sushi, yeah... - DONE

Exercise - SHRED; walk dog; run (like i'm really gunna do all that...) - HAHAHAHA

Other - tidy house - 1/2 COMPLETE

tangalyn on 05/13/2010:
:-) hope u feel all better soon!

CoverGirl on 05/13/2010:
Sorry to hear youre not feeling well :(

brownbeauty on 05/13/2010:

KathyBlue on 05/14/2010:
Food poisoning is horrible, true... I had that a couple of times, and when digestion stops, now that's awful!

legcramps - Monday May 10, 2010

Weight: 0.0

Positive - It was a fun weekend filled with lots of visiting with friends and family.

Negative - Why do I seem to be sick EVERY single Monday of each week?  My stomach is cramping like crazy at the moment.  Feels like food poisoning, but I know it's a stomach virus.  This is a chronic condition with me... I continually run myself down and pick up whatever is floating around in the air.  Three more hours of work.  Three more hours of work.  Three more hours of work.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - crackers and cheese (slept in this morning), coffee with sugar - DONE

Lunch - chicken pasta salad - DONE

Dinner - chicken pasta salad

Exercise - SHRED - there's no way this is going to happen.

Other - Dog Park meeting tonight

I don't know how i'm going to get through the day.

tangalyn on 05/10/2010:
:( hope u feel better

jojobean on 05/10/2010:
hope you feel better soon there's nothing worse than trying to keep on top of things when all you want to do is fall into bed and feel sorry for ourselves. hope the day hasn't been to stressfull on you. xo

brownbeauty on 05/10/2010:
awesome plan, instead eliminating exercise completely, you should try going on a nice walk it might even make you feel better :)

mskitty on 05/10/2010:

nita51 on 05/11/2010:
Thanks for your :) When you said you didn't feel well, I was like :( Hope you feel better, soon. Hugs!

glycrina on 05/11/2010:
I just bought Jillian's 30 day Shred. I started on Level 2 and I love it but I need to run or do some cardio after. Thanks for checkin on me! I am glad to see you are doing well.

biscottibody59 on 05/11/2010:
The Marketside flats are made in Canada:-)

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