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legcramps - Tuesday Jun 02, 2009

Weight: 0.0

April - 13.5 hours

May - 8.5 hours


I'm gaining some ground on my health issues, being referred to a specialist and just trying to struggle through until that happens.  I've been feeling so rough lately though that it's a wonder I even manage to get up for work in the mornings.

The only reason I even have 8.5 hours of exercise for May is because I did two fundraising walks on the weekend; one on Saturday and one on Sunday - both at or over 5 kilometres.  The walks were good and i'm hoping to do more of them.  I am registered for one this weekend as well - it's for Diabetes research, and it's a 5 kilometre walk as well.

Went running this morning with friend.  Because of all the exercise on the weekend it was really rough for me this morning.  I had shin splints up the yin-yang and was in pain almost the entire time.  I will be taking tomorrow morning off of running, but will start up again on Thursday.  Tomorrow I play slo-pitch anyways, so i'll still get some exercise in.  Anyways, at one point this morning I just decided jogging was easier and kept jogging until close to the end of our workout.  I just couldn't handle walking anymore!  That felt good, too.  I mean, I was going SLOWLY, but I was still jogging...

Tonight BF has a fastball game.  Oh, summer is starting and before we know it, it will be over.  NO!  I would love to be able to enjoy the weather this year instead of worrying about how many things need to be done.  It's a learning curve I guess.  Perhaps this summer I will be more conscious of my priorities.

May exercise - .5 hours

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/02/2009:
lol...to the having pain of the yin-yang....i know what that feels like. there's NO WAY i could have done exercise today...unless my goal was to break down my body completely....

legcramps - Tuesday May 26, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Went jogging this morning before work.  Boy, was it hard to get back into it... :)

Have been feeling pretty good lately, I hope it lasts!  Work is tough right now because it's starting to get nice out (at least, today it is nice out) so I don't want to be cooped up in this office ALL day long.  It gets depressing!

I have so many things I need to do, but I have to remind myself to take it all slowly.  I am starting to be more able to say "no" when I know that I can't possibly fit any more into my days.  It's still difficult to do though, and I find that my weekends are starting to fill up, people are starting to send me nasty e-mails asking why I haven't done certain things yet, and there are to-do lists that i'm scared i'm going to forget all about and not do - things like buying a wedding gift for one of my very favorite cousins who is getting married in June.  I need to remember these things!  Those other things though, including the e-mail - well, those people can go you-know-where... :-)  'cause I never signed up to be their gopher girl.

Hope everyone is doing well and getting to their goals!  Keep at 'er!

WI_HashiHypo on 05/26/2009:
Good for you on saying NO! How liberating =) have a great week

selina on 05/27/2009:
So happy to hear you are feeling good, I hope it lasts, too! Good job on the jogging - it's tough to go back to it - maybe you should ease into it! Stay well!

legcramps - Friday May 22, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Well, things are looking up.  I was still so sick yesterday from my period that I made myself a doctor's appointment.  I brought up the fact that I thought I had an ear infection so he checked my ears but said they were clean.  He thought perhaps I should get a hearing test done.  He also referred me to a gynecologist for my period issues.  Maybe this is a start, maybe it is another brick wall, but at least something is being done.  So, that's TWO off my list, already!

The doctor also gave me some stronger medication for the heartburn i've been experiencing lately.  Now I just need to start popping that Vitamin B that's sitting on the counter in the kitchen, and make appointments for an eye check-up and a massage, and i'll have really dug a hole in my list of things to accomplish!  Yay!

Have a great weekend!

May exercise - 5.5 hours (yes, I know I need to work on this)

thinnside40 on 05/22/2009:
Good Job!...Feels good to scratch a check mark on a to-do list for one's health...

breakaway on 05/22/2009:
Sure hope you are feeling better! I like how you have the amount of exercise at the bottom of your page. I should do that so it gives me incentive to exercise more :D

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/23/2009:
doing great girl! nice work on getting all these IMPORTANT things done. even though a doctor's appt may seem like it can be prolonged, it is important for us to deal with our health!

nenak on 05/25/2009:
healthy body, healthy mind!

legcramps - Wednesday May 20, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I don't know what's happened between May 7th and today, 'cause I really can't remember, but I know it was pretty hectic and I know I didn't do a lot of the things I wanted to do before summer got here.  Well, it's okay because summer is still a long ways off if we can still get snow on the 14th of May.

I am doing the running program to get ready for the 5k in August, and have entered a 1k run and a 5k walk, the 1k is at the end of this month and the walk is in June.

We already have four weddings lined up to attend; three of which are out of town (WAY out of town) and will necessitate a few days off of work.

I am taking classes to prepare for a seminar in June where I will (hopefully) receive my certificate in a Management Competencies course, so i'm busy with that right now too.  Mostly because I like to procrastinate.

And after all that, I am still gaining weight, and still scared to step on the scale and face my ultimate fear - that sometimes what we work so hard for can be ripped away from us in a matter of due course.  My tummy is so swollen and i've changed from an A-cup to a C-cup in, like, overnight.  There can be no more of this, so I realize that I need to accomplish a few simple things i've been procrastinating over, these being the top five:

1) Go to doctor. Ask for pills to stop periods from being utter disasters.

2) Go to doctor. Check for ear infection.

3) Go to optometrist.

4) Continue massages.

5) Take more vitamin B for energy.

'Til next time.

thinnside40 on 05/20/2009:
Take Care of YOU indeed!!!!!!

legcramps - Thursday May 07, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ei-yei-yei.  If this pace i'm going at doesn't slow down soon, i'm gonna break!  Crack!  EXPLODE and scratch someone's eyes out!  HA-HA-AH (maniacal laughing)

Wednesday morning walk - half an hour

Wednesday evening slo-pitch game - total half an hour of exercise

Thursday morning walk - half an hour

May exercise - 4.5 hours

thinnside40 on 05/07/2009:
She's a MANIAC a MANIAC I know!!!!!!!!!! Now I won't be able to get that song outa my head all night...THANX!!!

legcramps - Tuesday May 05, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Guess I haven't been here in awhile.  Probably 'cause I haven't done much good lately!

I think i'll just skip through the last week and give a quick update:  I got half an hour exercise on both April 29th and 30th, to give me a total of 14.5 hours of exercise in April!  Yay!

May 1st and 2nd I shopped a lot and so am counting half an hour on each day towards exercise.  Yeppers.

May 3rd I went golfing for 4 hours.  I am going to count only half of that though, because of driving time and also because of the fact that I drove the cart a few times... :-)

Yesterday BF and I went out to the farm for a wiener roast and then I watched some t.v. with BF's sister.  I didn't exercise at all yesterday!!!  Oh no!

This morning I got up early and went for a walk with a friend before work.  After work I plan to head into the city to start their running program's beginning runners' training plan.  It trains you to be able to run a 10k.  I just want to run 5k, but i'm going to go because I need the support.  Maybe eventually i'll feel good about the extent of running I can do!

May exercise - 3 hours

Horn_Of_Plenty on 05/05/2009:
that running program sounds excellent! you are doing great with your fitness, congrats!

MoodyMe on 05/05/2009:
I agree with what HOP said! I would LOVE to do a 5K!! Keep it up, you're doing great!

thinnside40 on 05/05/2009:
Good idea to go get the support no matter the distance....

Have a great evening!

nenak on 05/06/2009:
fab fitness! well done

legcramps - Monday Apr 27, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Wow, that was a rough weekend.  I really need to make a doctor's appointment.

I didn't do any exercise on Friday.  I actually didn't do anything on Friday.  Nothing.  Not a darn thing.  Boy did I feel lazy.

And then I didn't do anything on Saturday.  Except I did visit a friend.  Oh, and I was sick.  Yes, I was sick.  Surprise.  And on Sunday I did even less.  No, that's not true.  On Sunday I made breakfast and did laundry.  That was WAY more than what I did during the previous two days!  And I visited another friend on Sunday, too.

This period pain comes and goes in waves.  Sometimes I feel okay and other times I wonder what the heck I could have possibly done to deserve such pain.  This is what I went through for three days.  Today I am experiencing upper abdominal pain and it concerns me.  I have also put on a lot of weight over the last year and that concerns me as well since I didn't hugely change my eating habits and really, let's face it, other than fun activity I really have never done much exercising.  What has changed?!!!  What is wrong with me?  It feels as though my bodily organs have increased to twice their size and they are trying to push their way out of my chest!

Okay, enough bellyaching... pun intended...

Have a good evening everyone!

MoodyMe on 04/27/2009:
The first part of your entry made me laugh and I was concerned reading the secong part! Yeh you really do need to make a doctors appointment and get things checked out...wishing you the best~

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/28/2009:
i must say, when i exercise during my period, i feel better. sorry you are not feeling well bc of it....are you taking anything? like i told you, i actually took midol the other day bc of the pain. maybe there is something wrong...hopefully not, but i guess that's why you are going to the doctor.

legcramps - Friday Apr 24, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I didn't end up going to badminton last night, as I had started to feel a little yucky during the day at work and by the time I got home I was really feeling sick.  My period is coming soon (today or tomorrow) and i'm sure that was why my stomach and my back hurt so much.  This morning i've popped a couple of ibuprofen and that has kept it at bay so far, but I know it won't last.  Hopefully it will at least last for the workday. 

Anyways, I don't know how i'm going to get my half hour of exercise today!  I didn't walk this morning and I know i'm going to be tired by the end of the day... but somehow, I need to squeeze in half an hour somewhere, somehow...

April exercise - still 13.5 hours

Horn_Of_Plenty on 04/24/2009:
i wish i could send you some midol over the internet! haha. i have an extra one i didn't use sitting right in front of me that i need to put away.

can you go for a short walk with your bf after dinner? that could be relaxing!

Umpqua on 04/24/2009:
I just got over my TOM. My post-partum ones have been wicked. I hope you get to feeling better and have a great weekend!

Soon2BThin on 04/25/2009:
Don't worry, soon the TOMs will be all over and then you will be OLD like me, haha! No, really, it sure is nice to not worry about that any more. One thing though, the older you get, the harder it is to lose weight. And menopause sure doesn't help. Guess we can't win for losing, right? I hope you get your exercise in today, but, if not, that's okay. Sometimes we need some downtime. Hope you feel better.

legcramps - Thursday Apr 23, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Wednesday after work I was supposed to run with BF's sister, but she bailed on me and opted to spend time with her BF instead.  So instead of run/walking, BF and I took the dogs for a half hour walk.  It was really nice outside, minus the stupid wind of course.  Our cockapoo had just gotten shaved and I think she was really feeling the heat as she kept looking for mud holes to hide in.  Yuck.  I'm glad it was BF's turn to give her a bath!

I had a meeting Wednesday night, so we didn't do a whole lot of anything else besides the walk and the meeting.  I was so tired, but still managed to stay up reading until about 10:30pm or so.

Went for a half hour walk again this morning with a friend.  My shins hurt.  I think I should try putting extra support inside my runners, i'm sure i'm overpronating when I walk and that's why i'm getting shin splints.  Anyways, another day of exercise - CHECK!!

I think badminton is supposed to be tonight at 7:30pm.

April exercise - 13.5 hours

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 22, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Monday I went run/walking - half an hour.  Tuesday morning a friend and I went for a walk before work, that was also half an hour.  I like to do things in half-hour spurts, apparently!

Tuesday after work I went over to BF's sister's place and we ran for half an hour.  No, we ran/walked for half an hour.  I couldn't imagine running for half an hour.  I would have passed out.  It was fun though, we went to a small hill in the park and ran up and down it, over and over, until I was ready to throw up.  That didn't feel great, but all in all it was a good workout!

This morning my friend and I walked for half an hour again before work.  I'm tired though, the early mornings are starting to catch up with me and i've only been doing it for two days!  Although, I was up quite late last night so that might be why.

Sorry I haven't been commenting or writing a whole lot in my entries.  It's been busy here lately.  I'm finding myself with less and less time to devote to the computer, but I will try harder!

April exercise - 12.5 hours

Maria7 on 04/22/2009:
Good on the exercise!

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