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legcramps - Wednesday Aug 18, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Damn I had a good day yesterday.  I made the appts I needed to make.  After work I bought another tap for the bathroom tub.  45 minutes later it was installed.  It probably should have only taken 10 minutes but i'm not competitive like that.  No really, it has nothing to do with the fact that I had no idea what I was doing.  Then I played ball.  I hurt my back trying to "grip it and rip it" as told by a teammate.  Instead of going out for drinks so that I could complain about my back to everyone, I went straight home and took a nice warm bath.  I had no problems sleeping last night, after only a short while of tossing and turning, I landed at least 8 hours of sleep.

Positive - One more day of ball this week.  One more day.  One more.  One.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, bun with peanut butter

Lunch - homemade pizza (on english muffin) X 2

Snack - blueberries, might try some tea this afternoon

Dinner - fruit smoothie, maybe a hamburger patty with rice

Exercise - slo-pitch

Other - I did so well getting everything done yesterday that i'm thinking I should reward myself tonight by not making a to-do list.  The only thing i'd like to see myself do is dishes.  Oh and light cleaning.  And maybe I could fix my VCR clock.  Huh.  Look at that.  Looks like a to-do list to me...

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

loveray on 08/18/2010:
so glad you had a great day yesterday and hope you have another today:)

moogy on 08/18/2010:
A good day and a good night, hopefully you are on a roll. Have a good one legcramps.

biscottibody59 on 08/18/2010:
Excellent--hope it's a trend for you! Here's to no aftereffects of your back injury!!!

I know when I used to drink--it ruined my sleep MANY nights. Have a good Thursday there!

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 17, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I started out the morning feeling sorry for myself.  I was all "I need a good day - tout de suite!" and "people just need to start doing things MY WAY" blah flippin' blah.  But I squashed that feeling after about 20 minutes, because it gets me nowhere.  I have the power to change my own thoughts.

I did the toss and turn again last night.  Under 7 hours for sure.  When I looked in the mirror this morning, my cheeks were pink and my eyes a little baggy.  The effects of not enough sleep are starting to appear!  Thanks loveray for the information on Gaia, i'll definitely check this out.

Positive - I will be dead tired by the end of the day, but it will be the END of the day!  One more day closer to Friday!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, berry xtreme muffin

Lunch - homemade pizza (on english muffin) X 2

Snack - blueberries

Dinner - fruit smoothie - not sure what else (need to plan better)

Exercise - slo-pitch

Other - I really need to buy myself new taps for the bathroom tub.  Hopefully i'll remember to look for this today after work.  Also need to make an appt for my dog at the vet, and an appt for an oil change, and pick up the mail.  If I can get that done today, i'll be happy.

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

2luvself on 08/17/2010:
I find I sleep more soundly with wax earplugs in my head.


getmebackto150 on 08/17/2010:
I highly recommend the wake up wraps... they are DELICIOUS... When I am craving junk food they are a go to food, that doesn't act as a trigger food like so many do... They are only 150 calories each and just SO yummy... The only downfall is that they are a bit high in sodium (about 500mg each) but if you get them in the morning it doesn't seem to affect me on the scale...

Have a great day!

just42day on 08/17/2010:
Great job with turning your thoughts around! No small task (at least it isn't for me). Hope you get some more and better zzzs tonight!

geevee on 08/17/2010:
I had a wonderful weekend of sleep with most of my children in the house. Of course I'd wake up a few times because of all the water i drink, but then I'd be able to go back to sleep whereas I usually toss and turn for a fe hours. I dread tonight!

V on 08/17/2010:
I hope you get some reat 2nite :)

Umpqua on 08/17/2010:
I see loveray recommended a valerian root blend. I second that, I take 2 valerian root capsules if I'm having trouble sleeping and they work great with no side effects that I've noticed. I hope tonight is better for you!

moogy on 08/17/2010:
I hope you get everything done that you need to do today. Thanks for the comments - I am hoping the treasure chest will be awesome, fingers crossed. Have a great day legcramps.

legcramps - Monday Aug 16, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I slept downstairs on the couch Thursday and Friday night and managed over 7 hours.  I tried sleeping upstairs Saturday and Sunday night which didn't turn out quite as well as I would have liked.  Tossed and turned both nights, with less than 7 hours each night.  Maybe it's my bed?  Bad Feng Shui?

I woke up this morning shivering.  Walked downstairs and realized that i'd left all the windows open overnight.  I've been doing this recently because it's been so warm and humid - i've wanted to keep the house cool.  I guess summer is starting to fade away now though.  I had to take a hot shower to warm up!

So far this morning has been horrible.  I came to work to discover that my computer and printer are fried, and I.T. won't even LOOK at it until Wednesday.  Add to that the fact that I have to use another computer that doesn't have the programs or settings i'm used to, and it's a BAD DAY!  Can't order any work supplies online, can't make the changes I need to in website programs - UGH.  I'm gonna go rank on someone today.  Thank goodness i'm stuck in the corner cubicle... less traffic. GAWD!! GAWWWWWWD! Sorry. Apparently being in the corner cubicle makes no difference. And also? ALSO?! Stop the gossiping! Not you guys. These guys. I'm being driven INSANE.

Positive - it's looking like another busy week, which will make Friday feel that much sweeter.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, toast with peanut butter, banana smoothie.  wow, that's a lot.

Lunch - sandwich

Snack - blueberries

Dinner - I don't know.

Exercise - slo-pitch

Other - I have a date at grandma's today after work - she's getting a box of veggies from the garden, and she has some things we need to go through.  Then it's batting practice and off to the game!

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

cleaneating on 08/16/2010:
Enjoy the game!

just42day on 08/16/2010:
Sorry your work day hasn't been all positive. At least you have some fun non-work activities planned! And yes, hopefully Friday will come quickly for all of us!

Moody3 on 08/16/2010:
Awww sorry that your day started out so rough~hopefully, it will get better from here!!

I am looking forward to leaving my windows open~it's still too hot and humid here in WV to do that dangit!

Have fun tonight!!!!

loveray on 08/16/2010:
http://www.gaiaherbs.com/product.php?id=36 this is the product, and it is AMAZING, so far. I hope you have some sleep successes as well. Much love to you!

moogy on 08/16/2010:
How frustrating!! Sounds like it's going to be busy and annoying. I hope you get through your day intact and without inflicting serious verbal harm on your workmates!!! LOL

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/16/2010:
Nice to have you stop by my diary today! :-)

I could sense your agitation at the office just from reading this entry!

Even though your breakfast was big, it sounds super good.

hollybelle on 08/16/2010:
PC problems - Yikes! Sorry!

nita51 on 08/17/2010:
So nice to hear from you. Thank you I feel much better and I did get a little rest, finally. Sorry about your PC, :( Hope things get better for you. xoxo

legcramps - Thursday Aug 12, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - we won our ballgame last night and had a great time hosting the BBQ!

Sleep - i'm not sure what time I finally crawled to the pillows... ;-)  Possibly 6 hours.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - nope.

Lunch - nope.

Snack - water.

Dinner - homemade pizza. pepperoni, mushrooms, tomato on english muffins - baked. Yum! and more water.

I am going to do as little as possible today.  Yup.

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

moogy on 08/12/2010:
OK, sounds like a day off for you. Enjoy it and I will look forward to seeing a better day tomorrow. Congratulations on winning the game.

V on 08/12/2010:
Enjoy your long weekend! And your pizza :)

just42day on 08/12/2010:
Sounds like a great day! Don't you love the homemade pizza? I make it quite a bit using bagel thins - quick, easy and just enough to be satisfying w/out doing damage.

cleaneating on 08/13/2010:
Nice job winning the game :)

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 11, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - I am off work after today until Monday!

I managed to get to the grocery store (and am now broke. again.) and pick up a few things for the bbq tonight and for myself.  I bought more blueberries and some bananas, orange juice and yogurt.  The plan is to make up a few smoothies every so often - they are so yummy, especially when it's particularly warm outside.  Just add ice!

Unfortunately I ate far too much for dinner last evening, but at least I no longer have any dry ribs or spicy fries in the house.  Today i've been eating fairly light, in anticipation of the juicy hamburger I will be eating after ball.  I didn't do any exercise yesterday, since I couldn't cut the grass I simply sat on the couch and ate until my evening meeting.

When I got back from the meeting I drew a warm bath.  Gawd, on a hot humid day it is a BAD idea to take a warm bath.  I could only stand about 20 minutes of it before I had to get out.  It did make me sleepy though, and I had no trouble falling asleep right away.  In fact, I fell asleep on the couch reading a book.  Woke up once in the middle of the night and crawled into bed and slept again until this morning.  I think I got close to 8 hours of sleep.  Tonight will be a much different story.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, banana muffin

Lunch - 1 english muffin, 1 slice pepperoni

Snack - blueberries

Dinner - hamburger on bun, lettuce, tomatoes, cheese.  maybe some chips.  alcohol.  etc, etc, etc?

Exercise - slo-pitch

I have tried to write out an explanation for the way i've written out my dinner.  There just aren't any good ones.  I know I will consume all of these things.  It's one of those days, and you know what?  I'm okay with that.  Life is about balance, right?  I'm just adding a little BAD to all the GOOD.  Nah.  I just want some chips.

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

KathyBlue on 08/11/2010:
Try to BBQ paprika also! Those californian green pepper is awesome, grilled :) and sweet corn, YUMM!!! :)

moogy on 08/11/2010:
If you plan on being bad that is were you will probably go. It is just about how often you plan on a day off or how often you fall off in comparison with how many days you are good. I work on the 80/20 rule, be good 80% of the time and have A treat a couple of times a week - or be good all week and on weigh in day I allow myself a meal of whatever I want. I hope the day is enjoyable for you and that you get back of the healthy eating tomorrow.!!

V on 08/11/2010:
I am sure you will have fun at slo-pitch! Enjoy those drinks!

Donkey on 08/11/2010:
It IS about balance. It was a BBQ for Pete's sake. :-)

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 10, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - I accidentally shut off my alarm this morning and didn't wake up until 7:30am.  The positive is that I got a little extra sleep!

Friday - 9 hours sleep (got to sleep in on Saturday morning!)

Saturday - 7 hours sleep

Sunday - 5 hours sleep

Monday - 7 1/2 hours sleep

Man, if I could only become consistent with the 7 hours, that would probably be okay.  I know that I need at least that in order to feel rested.

We won our ballgame last night (we just started playoffs for one league), so to celebrate we all went to the sports bar for a schooner of beer.  A schooner of beer holds alotta beer.  Probably close to 3 bottles.  Unfortunately for the driver, the ride home lasted about half an hour, during which I managed to prattle constantly.  Once I got home I rummaged and found some old chips in the cupboard and ate them up.  I guess it could have been worse, right?!!

So my fruit bingeing has died down.  In fact, I haven't had any fruit for... probably two days.  Not counting the banana muffin I had for breakfast this morning.  There is still fruit in the fridge, so i'd better make myself one or two smoothies and take care of the rest before it goes bad.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, banana muffin

Lunch - noodles (leftover from yesterday)

Snack - ???  blueberries and chocolate covered almonds.

Dinner - dry ribs and spicy fries?  in an attempt to clean out the freezer.

Exercise - I have to cut the grass, it's a jungle out there. GRR!  It rained, and now I won't be able to CUT THE DANG GRASS!!!  Swear, swear, swear!

Other - I have a meeting this evening. Blah.

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

tangalyn on 08/10/2010:
glad u got some sleep.. hope u have a great day :)

tangalyn on 08/10/2010:
actually this time, that was the only reason for our fight.... we have an agreement that we would only drink together, and when he came home from work yesterday i was passed out drunk and naked.. (not sure how or why i got that way lol) so i understand why hes so mad, i would be too i think, but i was here by myself, talking to a friend on the phone, not like i was out partying with tons of ppl, so hopefully he will realise that and get over it faster. gonna talk to him more today.. we'll see i guess... enjoy the rest of ur day :)

hollybelle on 08/10/2010:
Fruit binges are a good thing! Congratulations on winning game and better sleep!

just42day on 08/10/2010:
Congrats on winning the ballgame! Good luck finding your way through the jungle/lawn!

Umpqua on 08/10/2010:
Yes, congrats on your win! That schooner of beer sounds interesting. I ordered a pirate ship of sushi one time and it was enormous and with a big skull and cross bones on it. Very intimidating :) Hope you have a good evening with lots of sleep.

V on 08/10/2010:
Hello girl! I congrats on your win :)

biscottibody59 on 08/10/2010:
Hope you have many nights of glorious sleep!

legcramps - Monday Aug 09, 2010

Weight: 164.0

Positive - only three workdays in this week!  woohoo!

I had so much fun at the folk festival yesterday; there was so much to see and so much shopping to do :)  I bought myself some handmade soap, loose black tea (chinese jasmine), and took in some really great performers like Little Miss Higgins among others.  I had two good friends with me and we had a ball dancing to the music and looking around at everything.

Back to work today, and so much to do this week!  Tonight I have slo-pitch, tomorrow I need to cut the grass and attend an evening meeting, Wednesday and Thursday are slo-pitch nights as well.  Wednesday night i'm hosting a BBQ for our ball team.  Gosh, what a great week ahead!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - coffee, brown sugar, cheese biscuit

Lunch - sliced beef sandwich

Snack - fruit

Dinner - noodles or rice with the rest of the beef

Exercise - slo-pitch

Have a great day!

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

sweetpea1977 on 08/09/2010:
Man, it sounds like you had a great time at the folk fest. Glad you enjoyed the music with some great friends too. :)

And yay for three day work week!

moogy on 08/09/2010:
What a great day, it is good to spend time with friends and escape the world for a while. What a bonus - only three workdays this week.

V on 08/09/2010:
Is it a jello shot night???

Bikiniwax85 on 08/09/2010:
hope you had a great weekend too babe! Nah, it did not ruin my beautiful weekend. :)

KathyBlue on 08/10/2010:
now that sounds fun - folk festival! Lovely! :)

legcramps - Friday Aug 06, 2010

Weight: 164.0

So my entries for the next while are going to be all about how much sleep I can manage to get in one night. 

Monday night - 4 hours.

Tuesday night - 5 hours.

Wednesday night - 7 hours.

Thursday night - 7 hours.

I'm feeling good again today, much thanks i'm sure to the 7 hours of sleep I got.  Two nights in a row, and last night was even less choppy - I don't remember waking up even once throughout the night.

I went to a friend's last night for supper and a little girl's time.  We had roasted potatoes with chopped mushrooms, BBQ'd porkchops in sauce, and corn on the cob.  It was so yummy.

TGIF!  Even though it was a short week due to the Civic Holiday we had on Monday, I am so glad this week is over.  Next week i've taken Thursday and Friday off of work.  I love summer holidays!!!

Positive - I ate half a freezer bag full of strawberries and blueberries yesterday.  I don't know what's up with the fruit fiesta, but it's all good.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - mocha, plain multigrain bagel

Lunch - beef on bun

Snack - fruit

Dinner - possibly same as lunch, that's about all that's left in the fridge

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

hollybelle on 08/06/2010:
Yes, if I get good night's sleep I can do anything! Take care - hope you feel better now.

just42day on 08/06/2010:
Hooray for a good nite's sleep; hope it continues!

geevee on 08/06/2010:
Help yourself to all those sweet goodies.They're better than any dessert and so good for you.

I have a bag of frozen blueberries I attack for a cup each time, but not this week because I'm working on the fresh cherries and now a papaya I finally got around to cutting up.

sweetpea1977 on 08/06/2010:
Yum, frozen berries! Enjoy!!

V on 08/06/2010:
I love all berries :)

WI3 on 08/07/2010:
Sleep, so very important! Glad you got some more sleep!

legcramps - Thursday Aug 05, 2010

Weight: 164.0


LOL, I just felt like doing that.  I'd really like to yell it out loud, but this just ain't the place for shinanigans like that...

I had one full complete night of sleep!  Yay!  I forced myself to stay awake until 10pm by going to a friend's place for a drink after the slo-pitch game (which we won - I think we're at 10 wins and 2 losses now).  I literally fell into bed once I got home.  I woke up once, but managed to get myself to fall back to sleep - RAH! again!  I feel so much better today, even though my stomach still hurts - it's amazing how my mental health can change so drastically with the amount of sleep I get

Positive - Life is good and i'm gonna try real hard to keep it that way.

Plan for today:

Breakfast - bagel, mocha

Lunch - sliced chicken on bun

Snack - fruit

Dinner - no plan yet

Tonight is Charmed Night with the girls!  One more time!  RAH!

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

tangalyn on 08/05/2010:
glad u got a good nights sleep :) have a great day today :)

just42day on 08/05/2010:
RAH for a good night's sleep! RahRah! Hope you get another tonight. It's amazing the difference it makes in one's outlook, isn't it?

geevee on 08/05/2010:
Lucky you!

Umpqua on 08/05/2010:
You go! Hope you have fun tonight.

2luvself on 08/05/2010:
I love your attitude! Good luck today!

KathyBlue on 08/05/2010:
I love the positive thought, YOU GO, GIRL!!! :)

Maria7 on 08/05/2010:
Congratulations to you on your lower number! :-)

moogy on 08/05/2010:
You sound like a new woman. A good night's sleep makes all the difference. Have a great day.

V on 08/05/2010:
Rah!!!!! have a good night with the girls :)

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 04, 2010

Weight: 164.0

I've no clue how I managed to lose 4 pounds since Friday, other than to say i've been sick.

Positive - I don't feel half as bad as I could be feeling!  Thank You Depo Provera!  Whoop!

Yes, the month of July was disastrous health-wise.  Towards the end of the month, i'd been waking up in the middle of the night with stomach cramping and back aches, keeping me awake for the rest of the night.  There were some hard nights, and I still get to look forward to more of them.  Even though i've gone back onto the Depo shot, I am still waking up after 4 hours of sleep and not being able to get any more rest in a night.  I know it will take some time for the shot to take effect, I only wish it didn't have to hurt every day, every night, every minute!  Advil has once again become my best friend.  I really dislike living like this.

Anyways, I am looking forward to this weekend's folk festival.  There are so many things to look forward to!  Next week I will hopefully have a couple days off work and I will be hosting a big BBQ for our slo-pitch team.  Then my Dad will be visiting and hopefully by then we'll be able to pull some things up from the garden!  I've already picked a big zuchinni and given it to my mother, but that's it so far.

I forgot to mention that I saw a dude at the mud fling that actually sparked my interest.  It's been a while since anyone has managed to do that.  I'm pretty sure he's not from town though, so... blah!

Plan for today:

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - bun, lettuce, chicken, mayo

Snack - blueberries

Dinner - IDK

Exercise - slo-pitch

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

tangalyn on 08/04/2010:
hope u start feeling better and getting more rest soon... and i hope u find out that guy is local and available :) good luck with everything.. have a great day!

loveray on 08/04/2010:
so happy to hear about your success!! love to you.

Umpqua on 08/04/2010:
Congratulations on the loss! And I hope you get to feeling better soon.

biscottibody59 on 08/04/2010:
Your nights don't sound like much fun or very restful for that matter. I hope things begin to improve for you soon!

Wt loss can be mysterious:->

geevee on 08/04/2010:
At least you get four hours sleep before wakig up and staying awake. With me it's a lousy hour and most of the time, that's it for me! What a way to live!

just42day on 08/04/2010:
Sounds like you have some great activities planned! Enjoy. Can't explain the weight loss? Who cares -- take it! (though I am sorry if it was a function of illness.)

2luvself on 08/04/2010:
Sorry to hear about the pain. I went through something similar. I was put on the depo shot because I had 2 week long TOMs with serious pain. But then after a while the shot made my blood pressure shoot through the roof so I had to be taken off. Not only that but the depo shot made me an emotional reck through out the year. So I got my IUD (Hormonal uterine devices) the MIRENA IUD that do not increase bleeding as inert and copper-containing IUDs do. Rather, they reduce menstrual bleeding or prevent menstruation altogether, and can be used as a treatment for menorrhagia (heavy periods).

I am so very happy I did. I hardly ever bleed and when I do its light and now when I try to lose weight its easier then when I was on the depo shot. Once its placed inside it works for 5 years. So just get a doctor to place it in and forget it. There is an upfront fee thats a little large depending on whether you have coverage or not but in the long run over the 5 years its works out to around 7$ a month so its a great investment. I would definitely consider it.


CoverGirl on 08/04/2010:
All I have to thank the Depo shot for is my weight gain. Grrr.... Hope you have a great day!!

2luvself on 08/04/2010:
Oh and I forgot to mention yeah Victoria is home sweet home for me. and you?

V on 08/04/2010:
The next time someone sparks your interest do a little flirting! LOl Have a good one girl

Maria7 on 08/04/2010:
I like Zuchinni! :-)

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