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legcramps - Tuesday Aug 26, 2008

Weight: 153.0

I kinda feel like i've been bit by a flu bug for the last couple of weeks. I am just EXHAUSTED, wow. I'm usually exhausted, but holy crow i'm really, REALLY exhausted these days...

My boyfriend placed 3rd overall in the 5k run, and 1st in his age category. I'm really happy for him, he did really well. He ran 5k in 21:35 (ish) and is planning on running it again next year. I hope he gets the running bug, because it will help me as well!!

We're spending our days trying to enjoy the last of summer/autumn and preparing for another cold winter. Lots of fastball yet to be played, and season-end wind-ups for this team and that team. Busy busy! Work is steadily increasing, which is driving me bonkers, but i'm hanging in there so far.

Right now i'm walking three days per week, no running at the moment but i'm hoping to work that in once I get myself a gym membership for the winter and can run on the nice shock-absorbing treadmill for a change. I'm really watching my nutrition because I think i'm lactose-intolerant and I keep getting really sick and depressed after a bout of pizza or ice cream!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/26/2008:
then being lactose intolerant is a PLUS! wish i could say the same...not. i guess there's more harm in being intolerant than good.

what's a running bug!?

sweetpea1977 on 08/26/2008:
Ugh, lactose intolerance! That sucks! But, the good thing is that there are a lot of good dairy-free products out there (including ice cream!)!

I hope your boyfriend catches the running bug too. Its nice having someone to run with and keep you accountable for your actions! :o)

~maria~ on 08/26/2008:
Hope you feel better!

legcramps - Saturday Aug 23, 2008

Weight: 153.0

I'm not running the race tomorrow. I've been sick for a few days and i'd be kidding myself if I thought i'd be able to run the thing. However, because I paid my registration already, I will be picking up my race-day package today and keeping the shirt.

I won't get a finisher's certificate. That sucks.

I've demoted myself to taking pictures of my boyfriend and my mother, both of which are participants. They suck.

I even took pledges for this race. To all the people who gave me money thinking I would finish the race - You suck.

Most of all. I suck.

thinnside40 on 08/23/2008:
With all that "sucking"....Maybe you should go get a TOOTSIE POP and put it in your mouth!

Try to have a good day, despite the feeling sick and non-running race..... Speedy healing!

WI3 on 08/23/2008:
At least you won't get sicker or injured pushing yourself when you aren't well...but I understand the sarcasm! Take care, hope you feel better soon!

hollybelle on 08/24/2008:
TIMING is what sucks! Won't be the last race and the pledge givers should have given with a generous spirit - whether or ot you finished the race, I sure hope they understand. Give the money anyway and do the race on your own to prove to yourself you can only when you feel better and healthy (maybe????)!

legcramps - Friday Aug 08, 2008

Weight: 153.0

I wonder what else I could be good at? I wonder, if I left my job today, what could I do that would make me happy?

It's too bad I don't know these answers... 'cause i'm ready to quit.

I'm sorry, but sometimes, I really hate people and their disgusting lack of morals. And I really wish I wasn't such an emotional person.

omahagrl on 08/08/2008:
What do you love to do or what makes you happy? I am 47 and would love to be able to start taking some culinary classes as if business gets better and I can walk away I would love to open a diner. Hope you have a better day!

Agent_Guber on 08/08/2008:
I am sorry you are having a hard time. I understand what you are saying, I am also so emotional. I hope that you find something that you wake up loving to do so you can find that part of happiness!

Jen40 on 08/08/2008:
I hope you soon find your 'thing'. I feel the same way sometimes too.

jolt on 08/09/2008:
Its not always easy is it. Close your eyes and picture where you see yourself and what you are doing, then go for it! you can do it!

Huggles N happy Dances


Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/09/2008:
do you have something else you are considering if you quit? i remember in the past you were not happy at your job. i agree it's cery important to like what you do. perhaps start looking for something else before you quit? feel better, legcramps.

sweetpea1977 on 08/13/2008:
I felt the same way when I was at my job. I went to college to become a vet, but that didnt happen. I ended up getting a job in the agriculture sector. I liked it at first, but knew it wasnt my true calling. Im a full-time mommy right now, but once my kids are in school, I want to have a job away from home. I didnt know what I wanted to do until I started losing weight a few years ago. I want to be involved with human health - either a fitness instructor for women or a massage therapist. I think helping others feel better is my true calling. This would have never popped into my head if I never decided to become healthier. Anyway, just try searching deep down inside to see if you can find what makes/made you feel the happiest. It may take a while, but it may be worth it. You never know what you may discover!

legcramps - Thursday Aug 07, 2008

Weight: 153.0

Two more workdays and then i'm on holidays for a week. Yay! I can't wait, really. I'm looking forward to being away from work for a little while - away from the people.

I did nothing yesterday in terms of exercise. I drove into the city after work to pick up some stuff my cousin bought at a baking supply store and by the time I got back home I was pooped! Too pooped to even eat!! Then I had a slo-pitch executive meeting (which was SO MUCH FUN, no really, really, it was...), got home, took a bath, went to bed. THIS is the kind of day I want to remember to show people when they ask me how it's possible that I don't have any time to do anything with them. Tonight I will probably end up totally vegging out because i'm still tuckered from yesterday! This is just how it works, people, don't hurt the messenger.

My eating is so wicked good, though. Well, except for last night. Ok, screw it, my eating's not that great, but i'm drinking lots of water.

I've been getting the blues lately, and I can never seem to pick myself up out of the blues when they snag me. I'm not overly upset about anything in particular, I just would rather be sleeping. I mean, it's my god-given right, isn't it? To sleep? Even if it needs to be more than your usual eight hours? Even if, say, it needs to be more like fourteen? And please, could no one speak to me in those high, loud, pitchy voices? Also, if you don't mind, i'd rather you didn't touch me in any way, shape or form as this sets off alarms in my brain telling me to scream and swear and yell at you. I realize i'm not very good company at the moment, but would you rather I had a fake personality and turned on the bright shiney happy face when you know darn well I ain't never had no bright shiney happy face ever before in my life? So i'm blunt. So what? It's better than rude, ignorant, fake, cruel and a whole other plethora of modern day words. I'm honest.

That was a tangent. Just ignore me.

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 06, 2008

Weight: 153.0

I managed to not wake up at all yesterday. I really don't know how I got through the day, to be honest witcha. Work was really busy for most of the day and when it wasn't, I was staring at my keyboard, zoning out for a few minutes at a time. I'm on 'zoner' time these days, constantly having to re-adjust my attention to whatever it is i'm trying to accomplish and regularly zoning out after just a few minutes of work. I've even zoned out like three times while writing this entry. It's very difficult to get through the day this way. Coffee. Thin, I need sommayour strong coffee.

I need to stop daydreaming.

Ah, coffee. Better.

We played our last game of slo-pitch last night, and we got POUNDED!! Holy, did we ever get pounded. I was stuck on first base again, but I was having a good night catching balls so it was okay. My hitting sucked though. I didn't even get on base! And I think I pulled a muscle in my leg. Oh, am I complaining again?!!

Summer is so busy that i'm starting to not like it. And I already don't like winter. Things are NOT looking good for me! Anyways, I have next week off work, and my boyfriend and I are planning a road trip to Minnesota for a fastball tournament he's playing in. I hope I can relax there. I think I will force myself to relax. Maybe i'll spend the whole week in the hotel room. Watching movies and sleeping. Oh, I could SO get used to that.

grumpy on 08/06/2008:
The road trip should be fun. I am having a weird day. Actually i just thought of something that may help me to organize my feelings. xo

Agent_Guber on 08/06/2008:
I hope everything goes better for you. I am sorry you lost your last game.

Jen40 on 08/06/2008:
Sorry you guys lost. :O( I can't wake up at all without coffee injections.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/07/2008:
ouch, pulling a leg muscle! I thought you only got leg cramps... :) feel better :)

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 05, 2008

Weight: 153.0

Haven't run since Saturday. Very busy today at work. Must go, cannot stay too long. Just wanted to say 'hi' and let you all know that i've done nothing good for the remainder of the weekend and I am hoping to wake myself up at some point today...

thinnside40 on 08/05/2008:
Want some of my extra strong perked coffee?.... I needed it today!

Try to have a good one!....Thanks for keeping us updated : o }

grumpy on 08/05/2008:
What do you mean by nothing good? Yea, get some of thin's coffee, or whatever it is that she sips on that allows her to walk 645635 miles, clean a whole church, babysit 5 kids, work on the whole neighborhood yards, cook for her whole family and hit 57 yard sales. HAHAHAHAHAHA


thinnside40 on 08/05/2008:
Oh no telling what I take or sip....Ancient secret!.... I do take some supplements though....ALL LEGAL! : o }

legcramps - Saturday Aug 02, 2008

Weight: 153.0

So, remember when I said that I had that 5k run at 6:30AM? Sharp? 6:30AM SHARP??? Can you guess what i'm going to say next?!!!

I didn't wake up in time.

Actually, the alarm did go off at the right time. We just kept hitting the 'snooze' button. hehe. so. When I finally did lift my head to see what time it was, it was already 6:15 and the run was shot. NO WAY was I going to try getting out there for 6:30, it just wasn't going to happen. I got out of bed, though, and went downstairs. Made myself a toasted multi-grain bagel with peanut butter and a mocha. Waited about a half hour, then suited up and went for a run. I am proud of myself. Even though I missed the town's run, I still went out on my own. Although, I still sucked and I still didn't make it a full 3 miles:


mile 1: 12:52

mile 2: 14:29

407ft: 1:16

Time: 28:37

I took three walk breaks, the first one only a 1/2 mile into the run. The second one five minutes after the first, and so on and so forth. My runs went from 5 1/2 minutes all the way down to 2 minutes, until I finally couldn't handle it anymore and walked the rest of the 2 miles. I tell 'ya, I was DONE. I think I may even have vomited a little in my mouth, that's how done I was. When I was running I could feel my face getting warmer and warmer, and then I couldn't breath very well and I was gasping for air and it sounded like I was having an asthma attack for goodness' sake. That's when I finally stopped and decided it was probably a good thing that I never went into that 5k run.

I would never have made it to the end.

thinnside40 on 08/02/2008:
Well, sorry to hear that you didn't make it, but very happy that you pushed yourself to go on your own.....

WI3 on 08/02/2008:
Sorry to hear you didn't make it, I second what Thin said! Better to go at your own pace than try to keep up with everyone else and get hurt. Have a great day tomorrow and a wonderful evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/03/2008:
awwwww. craziness just a bit. it's good you didn't go on that run if this is how you would have felt. but congrats on having the motivation to get out and exercise! :)

legcramps - Friday Aug 01, 2008

Weight: 153.0

I am going to complain. Again. So be warned...

I got home from work yesterday and no one was home, not even my little puppies who would listen to me if i'd had a hard day and wanted to talk about it. And i'd had a hard day yesterday, and I wanted to talk about it. Everyone was gone. I can't remember everything that was bothering me, but it had a lot to do with being miserable for most of the workday and LETTING every little thing bother me. So when I realized they were gone, I left a voice message with my boyfriend demanding to know where MY dogs were. That's right. My dogs. MINE. (yea right). And did he think that it might be nice of him to let me know next time when he decides to take off and take the dogs with him??? Seriously. I'd been home for two minutes. TWO minutes, and I was on the rampage.

I calmed down a bit after about a half hour, and let myself lay down on the couch and vegetate. When my boyfriend got home (with the dogs) I was already much better, although I still had to explain the nasty voice message i'd left him. He REALLY wanted to know what was wrong with me - and I added to the concern by telling him that I REALLY wanted to know what was wrong with me too. In the end, we went for dinner with his family (who are always able to cheer me up, no matter what) and then the two of us went for a long drive. Of course, as soon as we got home he was back on the phone, calling his buddies and making plans for the weekend. But hey. At least I had a couple of hours, right?

The moral? I'm a suck and I need attention. Just like I need people to read my journals, I also need my boyfriend to spend some time with me. Awe, nuts, it's just been a long summer, 'ya know??

grumpy on 08/01/2008:
Hehehehe... i know. At least you recognize it and went for a nice dinner and drive with him. And HOW LUCKY are you of having an in-law family that always cheers you up? Seriously, you're one in a million! xoxox

thinnside40 on 08/01/2008:
I complained today!.......By the mood I am in, I am sure I will be taking Advil to combat cramps and needing to put locks on the cupboard/fridge doors in the next couple days.... GRRRRRRRR....

Good Weekend to you!

WI3 on 08/01/2008:
Sometimes I do the same thing to my boyfriend. Most of the time I don't mind that his weekends in the summer are his guy time and that he is a softball um, tramp lol..but every once in a while I want all his attention for a very long time and for no reason at all other than I want to be able to SEE him lol. Vent away! I do hope you feel better soon, however. =) Have a better evening!

Jen40 on 08/01/2008:
Good luck with the run!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about it.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/02/2008:
everyone needs attention. haha. soyou do have your run this weekend....let us know about it!

legcramps - Thursday Jul 31, 2008

Weight: 153.0

OOOOO, I forgot to mention. There's a 3, 5 and 10k run this Saturday (6:30AM!!!) in my small small town. Unbelievable. And if I don't take advantage of this, God will probably strike me down (it actually IS probable with all the storms and thunder and lightning we've had lately). So. I will be running the 5k (let's not overdo it, huh?!) Saturday morning, 6:30AM sharp. However: I have not registered (you can only register on that day) and did I mention it's at 6:30AM???!


I'm sucking back the water today as if I was actually really, really thirsty. Which i'm not. But I ate too many slices of pizza yesterday (my family really should learn what is healthy and what is not, we all could use a little help in the weight-loss department. ooo. Did that sound mean? I think i'm in a rotten mood. Just noticed that now. Ok. Tangent. Back to my story) and I feel really bloated and BIG. So i'm trying to drink lots of water so that... well, I don't know why, I can't even think straight today.

I got, like, ten hours of sleep last night (don't know why that affected my brain so negatively today, but it did) because I was going to get up and run this morning but once morning rolled around I changed my mind. As usual. And stayed in bed for an extra two hours. I amaze myself sometimes. No, all the time. I have so many levels of LAZY and I keep finding more and more levels everyday!

I don't want to be at work today. I want to go back to bed. I've had my coffee (which usually wakes me up) and it's past 10am (when I really 'wake up') and I still just want to go back to bed. I know why, too. All that cheese last night. hooooyeeee. yea. I know that crap screws with my head, but I can't keep myself from reaching for it when it's sitting right in front of me. Cheese pizza. Gosh, why don't I think about these things???!

So, I hate to be a journaller who is always so negative and sarcastic, but I guess that's just how it is. You know what? Seriously, everything is bothering me right now. I swear if someone so much as walked up to me and touched my shoulder, I would lose it on them. CHEESE, dudes. I need a cheese 'hate on' to happen here.

thinnside40 on 07/31/2008:
Did ya re-schedule the Dr. appointment at least?

Cheese, Sodium, just the whole Pizza talk is enough to make me feel heavy/tired... I STILL look back to my pizza feasco @ Valentines and how lethargic/sickly I felt.... NOW, I am having cravings for a homemade tortilla pizza loaded with tomatoes, chicken breast, olives and a skiff of lowfat smoked Mozarella will do just fine.... Thinking about it, haven't made any in a while....Thanks!

Keep logging the water and move around a bit....COffee consumption helps too..Can't forget the coffee (I have one in my hand)....

Good Afternoon/Evening!

Donkey on 07/31/2008:
I hear ya. I don't know why we don't think about these things BEFORE we do them. Like, how did I *THINK* 6 Fiber One bars would affect me???

Here's a Donkey Rule of Thumb: Never EVER eat a pound of ANYTHING. Cheese, cashews, almonds, Fiber One, marshmallows.... No good can come from it.

grumpy on 07/31/2008:
Yay for the 5k! You should definitely do it!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/31/2008:
have i ever said that sometimes when i read your entries i feel like i wrote them??? the rambling of this entry reminds me of myself when i'm fed up with things....

i think it's great you are going to run the 5k! hopefully the weather will be lovely that day for you. i wish my town had more races, but then again i am not fit enough yet to run them.

today i was at the park and i saw the cutest thing ever. a dad was running, not jogging, but running with his two kids who were around 8 yrs old I'd guess! I was soooo impressed! :)

Beth201P on 07/31/2008:
You can do it. Have fun. I know you will enjoy it if you do. Let us know what you do.

legcramps - Tuesday Jul 29, 2008

Weight: 153.0


Seriously? I'm an IDIOT...


I freakin' missed my doctor's appointment. Just went right ahead and forgot all about it.




I was going to be all 'grumpy' again today (no offense, grumpy) and was forming my first grump-fest sentence as I was logging on, but then I read the comments I got from yesterday's post. And decided. Maybe. JUST maybe. I'm being a little over-dramatic. Just so everyone is aware, MOST of the time i'm only being sarcastic. I know it doesn't translate to online journals very well, so I just want you all to know - i'm not gonna hurt anybody, i'm not a vengeful person (most of the time) and I really DO like rainbows and mittons and fluffy white kittens. Those ARE a few of my favorite things. REALLY. So, come on back and read me! Read Me! READ ME!!!!!

I was down for a couple of days with my period. Him and I, we get along like a road runner and a brick wall. We layed in bed together for two straight days while I kept asking him "why?" and he kept replying "'cause I can". "why?" "'cause I can". Jeebers, I could just... oh, right, no more of that. So I made a doctor's appointment for today to a: get my test results, and b: get birth control. Enough of this malarky. I was in so much pain I think I cried for about four hours straight. Ok, so I cry easily. Not the point! Moral of the story - NO ONE should have to be in so much pain! Actually, I thought I was just being a baby until last night when I got my legs waxed. It didn't hurt. Not one bit (ok, maybe ONE bit). It was actually... a nice change.

So I didn't do any running yet. My big 500 mile goal is still looming in front of me, but i'll work at it slowly and chip away until it gets a little more exciting when i'm only, say... 200 miles away. Okay, so, lots to look forward to... oh, quit with the sarcasm legcramps, GEEZ.

Slo-pitch playoffs are on right now, we got rained out yesterday so we're trying again today (hopefully it doesn't rain, but the forecast shows rain) and probably will have to play tomorrow night as well. Last night our ball diamond was hit with lightening. It was pretty scary - it sort of forked out and hit the posts on the fence or something, along with a HUGE crashing sound. I nearly went deaf but since i'm almost already deaf it didn't really make much of a difference. At the same time lightening hit again on the other side of the diamond, even closer to us. Yup. Just call me the storm chaser. Actually, call me the 'gets chased by storms' girl. That's more like it. Those suckers just don't LIKE me for some reason.

Jen40 on 07/29/2008:
ROFL!!! No need to apologize. I am the world's most insane woman right now, expecting AF any minute and I swear, I'm in a foul FOUL mood!!! But mostly I take it out through sarchasm and humor myself, so no, there is NO need to apologize or feel badly about it. I totally get what you're saying. I swear, nobody ever gets hurt when I'm like that on this end either! lol

thinnside40 on 07/29/2008:
I didn't figure you was gunna hurt nobody and also figured it was "that time".... I get so irritable and cranky and I KNOW, cause I could hurt someone too!

Have a good day & I take all ya say with a little sarcasim as just that {*:*}

sweetpea1977 on 07/29/2008:
LOL, I just read yesterday's entry and know exactly how you feel! If it makes you feel any better, your sarcasm always makes me smile because it reminds me of me.

Anyway, Im sorry about your painful period. I remember those (though I havent had a particularly bad one since the birth of the baby) and always wondered why they had to hurt so freaking bad!

Anyway, I hope your appointment went well. Have a lovely Tuesday!

thinnside40 on 07/29/2008:
Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha!!!!!!!! I'm not the only space cadet........... Thanks for confirming that!

shellybelly on 07/29/2008:
Ha! I'm having a "somebody's gonna get hurt" day myself today. No worries!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/29/2008:
hi there. i don't think anyone stopped reading your diary because some negativity may have been looming! LOL. i support everyone here and wouldn't stop reading yours, so don't worry.

i'm just reading your yesterday's entry now and had to chuckle.

it looks like both you and me have let the exercise tallies fall to the wayside. actually, i really have. i am just concerned now with day to day and not overall days in terms of exercise. what that means is that i try to get a little bit in every day and that's more important than seeing the overall number for the time being.

WI3 on 07/29/2008:
ROTFLMAO!! Bravo! **stands and cheers**

Hope you can get another appointment quickly! Have a great day!

Jen40 on 07/30/2008:
I'm relieved to kow I'm not the only one who missed doctors appointments! And I've managed to do it with a reminder note sitting right there on the table. DOI! ROFL You're so funny.

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