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legcramps - Tuesday Apr 14, 2009

Weight: 0.0

It was Easter weekend, so we were incredibly busy during the four days off of work.  I was wishing I didn't have to come back to work today, but alas, you cannot win the lottery without buying a ticket...

Thursday night I went to badminton - 1.5 hours.  It was okay.  This week it will be cancelled because of the easter holidays, so I may have to find something else to do.  I am thinking of challenging BF to a game of basketball at the park.  I betcha I would win...

Friday did my run/walk combo for half an hour.  It was so muddy outside I had to leave my runners on the front step at home because they were absolutely covered in mud.  And I jarred my left foot while trying to run through the mud, so it hurt almost the whole rest of the day.

Saturday I think we took the dogs for a walk.  I can't remember, but I know I did half an hour of exercise because I gave myself a sticker for that day!!  Anyways, we also went to church and then I went to the Easter dance that is held annually in our town.  Maybe I counted the exercise as dancing...

Sunday I did another half hour walk, then spent the rest of the day driving from house to house eating.  Oh boy, did I eat.  I, um... well, I don't even know what to say.

Yesterday we took the dogs for a walk (I counted half an hour of exercise but I think it was more) and went to visit my Dad.  He is doing much better and is now watching more closely what he eats.  In the next few days he will begin walking again on the treadmill at the gym, where he can monitor his heart rate.  I am throwing information to both him and my brother regarding hypertension and heart disease.  The more we know, the better prepared we will be in the future.  I'm sure they're getting sick of my e-mails!

I am hoping to do a run/walk tonight after work.

April exericse - 7.5 hours.

Umpqua on 04/14/2009:
Yay for getting exercise in over the busy weekend. And I'm sending warm sunshine vibes your way!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/14/2009:
so you are keeping up just fine with your exercise!!!!! :)it was the holiday, it's ok you ate.

legcramps - Thursday Apr 09, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I walked home on Tuesday after work, then went for another half an hour around the neighborhood on a run/walk combo with a friend.  Tuesday night I learned that my Dad had gone into the hospital, so yesterday I drove up to visit him and didn't get home until around 9pm.  Then I went to a friend's place to help her make cabbage rolls and got home around 11pm.  So, no exercise yesterday.

Today I am planning another half an hour after work run/walk combo outside.

I was quite worked up after hearing about my Dad being in the hospital.  He had gone in early Monday morning.  By the time I received the call and drove up there, he was already being released from the hospital with strict instructions to start living a healthier lifestyle.  So, we both have some work to do and we may as well do it together (or at least as much as possible!).  So i've planned some walks that we can do together and I told him that he'd better start training!  I also instructed him to make an appointment with a nutritionist to prepare meal plans.  I sure hope it helps - this was quite a scare for everyone involved and we certainly don't want it to happen again.  It's very unfortunate that it isn't in our human nature to be proactive, but at least we can say that he will be okay and that there are steps we can take to prevent this from happening in the future.

I also have badminton scheduled for tonight.

April exercise - 4 hours

Have a great weekend!

gigi43 on 04/09/2009:
God luck to you and your dad! You both can do it, especially together.

thinnside40 on 04/09/2009:
crampy legs ~ My dad had a scare too, not hospitalized for the sugar levels, but got his results back form bloodwork... He startes walking a year ago after he saw how dedicated I was to my new way of living..He now has went down about 25-30 pounds and takes my mom with him on 4 miles walks every day... With her memory troubles, he isn't comfy leaving her home alone...She has enjoyed it and the time they spend together just walking has got to be some of the most precious time my dad will be able to refelct upon when the worse days come to fruition in her dementia/alheimers diesase.....

It is awful that most people (me included) decide to take care of the body due to a "scare", but sometimes that is necessary and God has given the opportunity to change the ways.... Very gracious!

Have a good evening...Happy badmintoning.....

biscottibody59 on 04/09/2009:
Thanks always for your well wishes! I appreciate it!

You're doing great with your exercise there--also sounds like a nice plan for you and your dad!

WI_HashiHypo on 04/09/2009:
I am happy that you and your dad will be able to work on things together! YAY!

Umpqua on 04/10/2009:
Sorry to hear about your Dad, but that's great that you have a health and fitness buddy now. I wish I had one!

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 07, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I walked for half an hour last night, and walked to work this morning (another half an hour).  I am staying for lunch, then will walk home after work for a total of 60 minutes of exercise today at the very least.

It was really cold today...

April exercise - 3 hours

thinnside40 on 04/07/2009:
Good for you!.... Cold weather walks are sometimes enjoyable..Aren't they? ; - )

loveray on 04/07/2009:
thats awesome! the more you walk the better, right?! xoxo

Umpqua on 04/07/2009:
Congrats on the walking :) I know you said you were exaggerating in your last post, but it's been butt cold where I live for months too, and it doesn't make walking much fun. And walking with 2 babies? Forget it. So I commend you!

nimony on 04/07/2009:
Excellent job on all the walking, leg! You're truly an inspiration to us all. Keep up the pace and you'll be sooooo very proud of yourself! Good job!

legcramps - Monday Apr 06, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Oh for goodness' sake, if my head wasn't screwed onto my neck... I wonder sometimes if there's even one brain cell left in it.  Okay, enough ragging on myself...

I, uh, cleaned over the weekend.  Yeah.  Oh, and I, uh, did some laundry.  Yup.  I remember one cup of coffee, but it wasn't warm when I drank it, it was already cold.  Well, luke warm.  I took a nap on Saturday afternoon... danced a little in the evening.  Got my hair cut on Sunday.  That's about it.

Whatever.  I'm telling everyone what I did, but that's it.  The weekend is over and there are no re-do's.  And I won't make myself feel bad about it, I do enough of that already!  I cleaned, and that was exercise.  I danced, and that was exercise.  I didn't over-eat, and that's very positive for me since the weekends are my bingeing days.  I'm back at work today and back in the groove and that is what matters to me.

Gotta run today though.  I don't care if I do it on the icy streets outside in the chilly -8 celsius wind.  I gotta run, so if i'm too scared to go to the gym by myself, I gotta do it on the streets, in the rain and sleet and through the dangerous and dark neighbourhood.  Under the overpass.  Weaving around to avoid the nasty traffic congestion.  Through the mice-infested junkyard in the middle of town.

Ok, so i'm kidding.  It isn't raining and there's no sleet.  The neighbourhoods are pretty decent, without any overpasses or traffic.  Our junkyard is on the outskirts of town.  But you WERE feeling pretty bad for me, weren't you?!!

legcramps - Friday Apr 03, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I'm so glad the weekend is finally here...

BF and I ended up going to badminton last night.  I have to say, at least it broke the ice between us, but it really wasn't all that invigorating for me.  BF was sopping wet with sweat by the end of the night and I was jealous.  Jealous of sweaty people!  I got in a good workout, don't get me wrong, but it could have been even better had I been able to play something other than doubles games all night.  Oh, i'm just complaining.  Honesty, if i'm playing singles i'd rather be playing doubles and if i'm playing doubles i'd rather be playing singles.  You just can't win with me!!

I'm going to a candle party at 7 and BF is jamming with his new band tonight.  I hope it goes well for him, he needs to do something new but if it doesn't go well for him I don't think he'll ever try it again. 

Plans for the weekend:

Clean house, go through kitchen cupboards, run saturday and sunday, drink lots of water, go to an auction on sunday morning.

Set up painting supplies, write more stories, take dogs for walks, drink hot coffee and warm eggs for breakfast, listen to good music, daydream.

I like the second list better...

nimony on 04/03/2009:
Yeah, I agree, the second list sounds more like one who is enjoying life! Okay, running and drinking water from the first list are good too, good for the body, which is in turn good for the mind and soul. So how about taking the best from each list and creating the third and BEST list!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/03/2009:
nothing wrong with mixing the 1st and 2nd lists! haha. i like what you said about you just can't win with you in the 1st paragraph. we're all like that sometimes. but doubles is good sometimes especially the social part of it! :)enjoy your weekend and let us know how it goes.

Donkey on 04/05/2009:
I love badminton!!!!

legcramps - Thursday Apr 02, 2009

Weight: 0.0

"All You" magazine.  Sorry, just giving myself a reminder... thanks thin!

I got my period on Sunday, so i've been a little sick lately and haven't really been able to do much.  I don't know what happened this time around, but my back REALLY hurts and it's been a little difficult to get around.  I keep trying to relax, but I can't help but think i'm going to do something even worse to my back and just the thought makes me tense up.  So i've been walking around like I have a stick up my arse!  Plus I stayed home from work on Monday and the paranoid "ME" with the stick up her butt also thinks that her co-workers must think she only wanted an extended weekend.

So I bypassed the gym (RUN THREE, since I missed the weekend workout) last night to go for coffee with a friend, and ended up creating a Ukrainian Easter Egg.  I brought it to work with me today and got rave reviews.  I'm thinking I should go into business - sell the artwork... haha, just kidding.  It wasn't bad for my first time, but there are so many cracks in that thing you can barely even tell that it's decorated!

Where was I?  Oh, I bypassed the gym, so i'm starting to fall behind on my training schedule.  I am actually three workouts behind.  Tonight is badminton (if I decide to go), so I don't think i'm going to be able to make them up anytime soon.  The good part about it is that this part of the program is pretty easy (knock on wood) so if I miss a couple of workouts it won't be terribly detrimental.  Only to my weightloss, lol.  I guess i'll have to live with that.

Busy, busy, gotta go.  BF is banging around in the kitchen cupboards right now.  God only knows what's wrong this time.

thinnside40 on 04/03/2009:
So you know what your looking for... Pages 54-56 APRIL issue:


It goes through a plan for you whole cycle...... I love the colors of this magazine, just cheerful!

legcramps - Saturday Mar 28, 2009

Weight: 0.0

The massage was great, and I really needed it.  I was already feeling better after the last massage, but this one was the cherry on top.  I made another appointment in three weeks' time, to try to go onto a regular maintenance schedule.  It helps incredibly with posture, i've found.

I thought I was supposed to get my period yesterday, but it never happened and I feel fine today (knock on wood), so i'm not sure what's going on.  Maybe my math isn't good and I didn't count it out correctly.  Anyways, so instead of feeling crummy I actually feel pretty good.  I should take this opportunity to go to the gym for RUN THREE today (supposed to be done on Sunday).  Right now I feel like I could run a marathon.  Haha, five minutes into a marathon maybe...

I continue to doubt my relationship with BF.  I wish we were on better standing with each other, it would make things so much easier.  One is wary and the other is paranoid.  Neither of us are very trusting.  It's almost like a bomb just waiting to go off, but we are too weak to do anything about it.  Except complain, of course!

Well, I am thirsty so i'm going to get a bottle of water and start chugging!  Have a great day!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/28/2009:
you always talk so well of your relationship...that you're always doing physical sports and activities together! have a good weekend...stay well!

nimony on 03/29/2009:
Whatever you do, remain open, honest and truthful with yourself. Know what you want, and if you don't know, give yourself time to figure it out. Then talk, talk to BF about it. Life's too short to give into anything less. Wish I'd known this umptedy ump years ago! But it was only a couple of years ago I learned this for myself, and what a positive difference it has made in my life.

thinnside40 on 03/30/2009:
I read an article on PMS pains today and thought about you immediately..... It was in an "All You" magazine..... It metnioned the taking of the pain meds (anti-inflammatories) like you tired, but some other things too... If you can't get the mag and want o know more..Let me know & I'll read it again to clue you in maybe....

Also, I've found the www.tickerfactory.com has a bounty of "tickers" to utilize... Like your tracking of "days"....

Good Evening... I pray that your BF woes are settled soon, so both of you can have some peace of mind.... : - )

hollybelle on 03/31/2009:
Massage is so good. When I get one I always say I'm going on maintenance - then I don't. Don't be like me. Do it. I'm going ot schedule one today because I have a stiff neck.

legcramps - Thursday Mar 26, 2009

Weight: 0.0

BF and I went out for dinner yesterday.  I had chicken noodle soup, a slice of garlic bread, ceasar salad and 1/2 piece of honey garlic ribs.  Very yummy - this is one meal I will definitely get again.  I almost can't believe I enjoyed eating red meat that much.  Aside from the homemade burgers I made a couple of months ago, I don't really eat a lot of red meat.

I hit the gym for RUN TWO last night.  Walked 22 minutes and ran 10 minutes, just the same as last time.  My next run is not scheduled until Sunday, but I might do it on Saturday instead.  This time I got in 2 miles, so I increased by .1 of a mile, from 1.9 to 2!  Still, an increase is an increase and i'll take it :o).

Badminton tonight.  Massage tomorrow.  Good sequence!

  "No one can make you feel inferior without your consent." - Eleanor Roosevelt

Umpqua on 03/26/2009:
You go on the running! That's great that you don't eat a lot of red meat. We've cut back to once a week but I could eat it a whole lot more often if it wasn't so bad for cholesterol, etc. I'm a hopeless carnivore but I've come to accept it :) Have a great weekend and enjoy your massage!

nimony on 03/26/2009:
You're doing a great job following your running plan. Mmmm, dinner last night sounds awesome, all the foods I like too! Enjoy the massage. I could use one of those!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 25, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Right now I am listening to two of my co-workers gossip to each other in an office doorway.  It's so annoying.  If I could wear earplugs I would.  I don't even care that they are talking to each other, I just don't want to hear the pssts and whispering noises!  It's very distracting when trying to work (except right now, when I am writing out this entry instead of working).

Well, my stomach and lower back are really hurting today, like a chronic gut-ache type feeling.  My period is due on Friday, so i'm thinking that is somehow related to the way i'm feeling today.  I am taking advil, started yesterday, so hopefully that will help a bit. 

I've officially run myself out of breakfast food and I desperately need to go to the grocery store today.  I stopped and picked myself up a cheese biscuit and a coffee this morning before work so that I could eat something, but we all know that I could have done better than a cheese biscuit...

Thinking about it now, I don't even think I have anything to eat for lunch.  Oh boy.  It's going to be a long day.

Yoga tonight - 1 hour

Gym RUN TWO - Walk 24 minutes, Run 6 minutes

loveray on 03/25/2009:
yes, block the gossip and focus on the daffodils! too much stress...love the story! happiness is ours if we want it!! xo

Umpqua on 03/25/2009:
Can you wear headphones at work? I used to do that to block out the annoyances and have some good tunes going in the background. If I don't keep groceries in the house I'm totally lost with staying on track so I know what you mean about that. I hope you have a good workout tonight!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/25/2009:
yah, some people just can't be mature at work!

thinnside40 on 03/25/2009:
psssst......... *~*I'm snickering*~*....... Sorry about your continued troubles with the monthly pains.... I used to take Percogesic of a night (it makes you tired)..when I would have pains... It relaxes the muscles and makes one tired in the process... Good for back pains too.... I have taken a couple each night this week, cause of all the outdoor working making me "ache" all over....

Wednesday is soon over, so have a great Thursday!

nimony on 03/25/2009:
I LOVE your daffodil story!

selina on 03/26/2009:
the daffodil story is great! hey, I posted daffodils in my entry today... check it out! Have a great day!

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 24, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I ate pizza last night for dinner.  It was forced down my throat

So I wrote out a tentative plan for running during the next five months leading up to the 5k race.  I say tentative because I love to re-do things and I am almost certain i'll end up re-doing this plan.  But for now, it looks like it would work fairly well.  I am following a couch-to-5k plan and even took a more conservative approach, considering I will have a lot of time to work on it (five months).  It starts this week, today actually, with 6 minutes of running and 24 minutes of walking.  I may not make it to the gym tonight, but I went last night and ran 10 minutes and walked 22 minutes.  So I think that pretty much covers RUN ONE.

Today is a friend's birthday dinner, so I have to go to the flower shop after work and pick up a plant arrangement and a card for her, then home to let the dogs out and feed them, then I need to go to my grandma's to say goodbye to my aunt and cousins who are heading home tomorrow morning, then pick up my friend for dinner.  At some point in time, it would be nice to get some groceries.  I don't think that will happen though.

Major heartburn today - do you think it's because I eat lots of bread?

RUN ONE - Walk 22; Run 10 --DONE

nimony on 03/24/2009:
Great job creating a running plan and getting started on it! I get the "re-do" on plans...I modify mine all the time, mostly to prevent getting in a rut and being bored. So yeah, I get that. Great start!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/24/2009:
lol, only you can force pizza done your throat...ha, unless someone was feeding it to you!? your exercise sounds good! busy day for you!

no, i do NOT think the heartburn is from the bread. maybe the acidic tomato pizza sauce though. usually i believe heartburn is from overload on acidic foods like tomatoes. grilled peppers. stuff like that. so the pizza could have done it.

selina on 03/25/2009:
Have a great day, Legcramps!

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