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legcramps - Friday Jul 22, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

Yesterday's changes:

food: I added another serving of crackers to my day, which didn't help at all. *sigh*

I did manage to make it to Aquasize class last night even though it was cold enough outside to freeze a popsicle. Okay, so maybe it wasn't that cold, but it felt like it! I feel bloated again today and it's really starting to piss me off. I need to lay off the crackers; the salt is doing absolutely nothing for me.

I'm just waiting and praying for Sunday to come quickly because i've nominated this day as my day to laze about. And I need it. But just from getting on that stationary bike every day for the last while I can feel a major difference in my stamina. I can walk around all day at work without feeling physically tired, and that's a great feeling. One day I should count my steps at work and see just how far I walk. I know it's at least 4 miles, and it could be much, much more than that. Even though i'm not losing any weight, there's a definite change in my body. Everything, especially my lower body is much more toned and defined. My next step is to incorporate the step/elliptical machine downstairs. That won't be for a while yet though, I have enough to do right now.


food: 1sl ww toast with 1sl balogne, granola bar, salad, granola bar, dinner to be determined. No crackers today!

exercise: 25 minutes stationary bike, walk dog (do a little jogging too), 50 crunches.

I don't know how much time i'll have to get all this exercise in today. I'm due at "The Deck" no later than 5:30pm. I get off work at 4pm so I should be able to bike, do some crunches, and take the dog out for a bit, since I don't have to worry about cooking dinner tonight. I'm going out with the girls! I probably won't see my boyfriend at all tonight because he'll be out with his friends as well.

Tomorrow I will hopefully be priming the living room/dining room and getting it ready for painting. Then, of course, my lazy day on Sunday when I plan to lay on the couch and take cat naps all day. We were supposed to visit relatives this weekend, but I vetoed it saying that I needed a break from all this action. I don't think my boyfriend was impressed, but I really do need a break!

legcramps - Thursday Jul 21, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

Yesterday's changes:

food: I also had one serving of crackers and four beer with clamato juice.

exercise: I did 25 minutes on the bike instead of 20.

I was wiped again yesterday, but managed to be persuaded into going to the bar with my ball team for a few drinks. Unfortunately, this time around I was one of the last people to leave the bar. Four beers later and i'm feeling that if I don't eat something I might not be happy in the morning. That's where the crackers came in. Because of this persuasion, I also did not get a chance to walk the dog, and he definitely thanked me for this by ripping apart a couple of unneeded but costly items in the house. All the same, I walked from the ball field to the bar, then home afterwards, which is not a small feat in itself. I'm sure I walked more than I would have with the dog.


food: 1sl ww toast, 1sl balogne, granola bar, salad, granola bar, salad with red pepper and light ranch dressing, chicken breast with spicy marinade, one serving crackers.

exercise: 25 minutes stationary bike, take dog for walk, Aquasize class 1hr.

I'm feeling okay today, but it's cold! I wonder if i'll chicken out of going to Aquasize because of the weather....

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 20, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.5

Yesterday's changes:

food: I didn't have the mashed potatoes. I guess I pulled some conviction out of my butt and decided to get serious. Seriously, mashed potatoes?!!

exercise: I painted for 2hrs, not 1.5.

I was so tired last night that I fell asleep in front of the t.v. when I got home. After biking, painting, AND going to class, I was completely wiped. But it was a good day and I had a lot of fun keeping busy. My boyfriend looked at me wierd when I said I wasn't having any mashed potatoes, but I held fast to my committment and it really didn't bother me at all. I wish every day was like that...


food: 1pc ww toast with 1 slice balogne, granola bar, salad, granola bar, chicken breast with lettuce and red peppers.

exercise: stationary bike 20 minutes (maybe 25), 1.5hrs ball, and I need to take the dog for a walk.

I also finally managed to drink MORE than 2 litres of water yesterday. Not much more, mind you, but i'm happy I broke through that barrier all the same.

I'm not sure what planet my boyfriend is from. He decided to shave his head - scratch that, to get his friend to shave his head, and leave a silly little strip of hair down only the back. It looks hilarious, there are little hairs sticking out all over the place because his friend didn't know what he was doing. When he showed me, I reminded him that he has family pictures coming up in a couple of weeks. I don't think his mother will be terribly impressed with him.

legcramps - Tuesday Jul 19, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.5

Yesterday's changes:

food: added 1/2 cup mashed potatoes and 1 serving pretzels. did not have the 2nd granola bar.

exercise: did not get on the bike, but took the dog for a walk instead.

I feel bulky today. I threw on my favorite shirt and pants to make me feel better because I woke up on the wrong side of the bed. But my favorite pants are tight around the tummy. I wonder if i'm bloated. Will try to wear them again next week.


food: toast with light margarine and a slice of balogne, granola bar, salad, chicken breast with lettuce, red pepper and mashed potatoes, granola bar.

exercise: 1.5hrs painting, 1hr Aquasize.

I grilled fish on the bbq last night for dinner and since my boyfriend usually gets home late, saved some for him on the counter. Unfortunately (I say that a lot) the dog got to taste it before he did. Was I ever angry! But it may have been a good thing, because I was feeling pretty rotten after eating dinner yesterday and thought that it might have had something to do with the fish. Of course, the dog was fine.

borntocry on 07/20/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Sounds like you had a pretty horrible day. That sucks! Hope today goes better for you.

Thanks for your comment. I can so relate to what you wrote about not wanting your boyfriend to get pizza after you've eaten. I have exactly the same problem. In fact I always try to eat dinner at the same time as my husband because otherwise I know I'm going to be tempted to have whatever he's having, even if I'm already completely full!

And thanks for your encouragement on the running front. I kept thinking of your words "get out there and run" all day yesterday. Unfortunately (you see I say that a lot too) I didn't end up doing it, once again, but not for lack of motivation this time!

legcramps - Monday Jul 18, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.5

I had a very short weekend, and although it wasn't as wasted as I initially thought it would be, I still didn't get much done. I'm starting to hate the fact that there is so much to do during the summer and absolutely diddly-squat during the winter months.

Being away from the house on the weekend did nothing to help my diet. Friday night we did end up going to the bbq, where I had a hotdog and some different salads (macaroni, greek, taco). I also had a few crackers with three different cheeses that were extremely good. The next day I watched ball all day, and didn't have much to eat besides bacon and eggs with salad in the morning, and a few fries in the afternoon. Sunday was my off-day, and boy was it ever off! I can't even think of all the things I ate because it will make me feel nauseus if I do.


food: granola bar, greek salad, grilled fish with lettuce leaves and red pepper, small amount of light Ranch dressing, granola bar.

exercise: 15 (maybe 20) min stationary bike, 1.5hrs ball.

I burned myself whilst making bacon on Saturday morning. Some of the grease from the pan splashed onto my shirt and unfortunately right onto bare tummy skin. It's pretty nasty-looking, and it hurts a bit still. The point? Invest in an apron.

borntocry on 07/19/2005:
Hi legcramps,

You know, a couple of months ago when I was losing weight at the incredible rate of almost a pound a week, I was taking an off-day every week too. It usually wasn't deliberate (hehe) but it obviously didn't set me back too much and may even have helped me by keeping my metabolism up. So don't worry too much about Sunday - just concentrate on the week ahead.

I'm sorry you burned yourself! Sounds like an awkward place for it, too!

legcramps - Friday Jul 15, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0


food: yogurt granola bar, salad with 3 spare ribs, chocolate mousse with granola, chicken breast with salad, yogurt granola bar. granola granola granola kick!

exercise: 15 min stationary bike, 1 hr Aquasize class.

Hoo, that class last night kicked my butt AGAIN. I'm not feeling it yet, but by tomorrow everything will be sore. My day was so full that when bedtime finally rolled around, I dropped to the pillow and didn't move an inch. As soon as I got home yesterday I started cleaning the house. Chewy must not be feeling well because he had "accidents" all over the place. I had to clean that up, clean up the shoes that were strewn all over the living room, and start a load of laundry. Next I prepared dinner and washed whatever fresh vegetables I bought the day before. We ate, then I cleaned up the leftovers, filled up my water jug and jumped on the bike. It's much more convenient now that my boyfriend offered to carry the bike to the main level of the house. It used to be in the basement, but since it rained so much here lately, the basement is musty and damp and I don't like being down there if I don't have to. After working out I had a meeting to attend, then soon after was swimming class. What a full day! I can't believe I made it without passing out on the couch.

We are supposed to attend a bbq today after work, but i'm really hoping my boyfriend doesn't want to. It just means that more than likely nothing will get done tonight, and nothing will get done tomorrow. I hate it when weekends are wasted.

Does anyone know about woodticks? My dog had one on him a week ago. We got it off, but i'm not sure how long he'd been sucking and from what I hear an animal can get lime disease from woodticks. Since he hasn't been feeling well i've been worried that he might be really sick. Just thought i'd ask before calling the vet.

tabbylove74 on 07/15/2005:
You're quite right..ticks can transmit 3 types of disease, lyme disease being one. I would get your dog to the vet, as he may need a course of antibiotics.

borntocry on 07/16/2005:
Hi legcramps,

I have also heard that ticks can transmit Lyme disease. My dog used to get them all the time and he never got sick, but perhaps you should take Chewy to the vet just to be sure, especially as he hasn't been feeling well.

Thanks for the comment you left me. Don't feel bad about not having the time to go running - I think when it comes to exercise you should never choose something that's inconvenient for you. It's hard enough as it is to overcome the natural reluctance to launch oneself into any kind of vigorous activity without also having to contend with all kinds of other obstacles. Stick to whatever is fun and easy for you to work into your schedule, and you will be less likely to blow it off!

legcramps - Thursday Jul 14, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0


food: granola-yogurt bar, salad, hamburger patty and potatoes, a handful of chips, french vanilla coffee.

exercise: 1.5hrs ball, 30 min dog-walk (including a little jogging), 15 min stationary bike

I completed my goals for yesterday, except for water. I drank only 1 litre instead of 2.

My goals for today:

2 litres water, 15 min stationary bike, 1hr Aquasize class

I'm told that this class burns 400-600 calories in one hour. I thought perhaps that was pushing it a bit, but after Tuesday night's class I tend to agree. My calves are killing me.

Today will be busy again as I have a meeting to go to just before class tonight. It will take much effort to get on the bike after work and still have enough time to make dinner. I know i'll be able to do it, but i'll be a tired little sport tonight. Those yogurt-granola bars are pretty good. I had a strawberry one yesterday and a vanilla one today. I bought a box of 30 for $10CDN. I don't know if that's a good deal or not, but they're good so i'll pay it. Yeah, grocery shopping yesterday was not fun. I paid an arm and a leg for my boneless skinless chicken breast, and boneless skinless salmon. Unfortunately I can't complain too much though, because I COULD take the time to do it myself if I really wanted to save that money. With my time schedule as it is right now, I don't think I want to be sitting at the kitchen counter de-boning fish and cutting off pieces of fat from chicken breasts. So suck it up and pay the extra money. It's just that it was a lot when you're buying enough to last for two and a half weeks! Just wait until I have a family - boy will I be complaining then! Cheapskate!

becca27 on 07/15/2005:
Hi Legcramps!

It is good to see you're still posting - I read up on your latest ones - you seem to be doing well. How is Chewie? He must be full grown by now. I was up in your neck of the woods last month - actually, I can't remember which Province you live in - H & I went to QC for our anniversary (15 years). It poured the ENTIRE time. We still had a good time, though. We had wonderful food and stayed in a beautiful hotelr - I would like to go back, though, when the weather is nicer. I know the French Canadians have a snobby reputation, but everyone we met was very nice - perhaps that's because we were tourists and they depended on our patronage - either way, I was scared to death going up there, but was pleasantly surprised.

Have a great weekend!!

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 13, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

Hello world!

Now that i'm back in reality (after having four straight days off), i'm having major difficulties getting back into the swing of things.

My days off were well worth it, don't get me wrong, but I seem to always become more laid-back than usual and end up getting nothing done and feeling terrible about myself and my lack of determination in certain matters. Then I come back to work and struggle to maintain/gain back any degree of normalcy I once had.

I did accomplish something while I was off - I wrote down on a calendar that i've posted up on the wall where everyone can see it when i'm going to exercise until the end of the month. I also wrote out a grocery list for today that i'm hoping I can live with until the same time. I usually get one of this and one of that, but i'm concentrating on frozen vegetables and meat due to efficiency and laziness. And yes, i'm lazy. So i'm getting six of this and three of that instead.

Anyhow, according to my calendar, I have plenty of working out to do today, considering I also have to take care of ball business. It goes like this: after work get groceries, unload groceries, call secretary regarding meeting, call coach regarding meeting, call board regarding meeting, set up reservations regarding meeting, i think i wrote down 10-15 minutes on the stationary bike and close to two hours of ball. After that, I need to unload and fold our laundry, try to take the dog for a walk or at the very least outside, take a bath and hit the sack. I need to fit in dinner and a snack in there somewhere too. Plus, another litre of water. Stop me at anytime....

My friend's personal problems are adding up, and they're taking their toll on me. I'm trying to help so much, which is putting a strain on my other relationships and putting pressure on me to always be there for her. People - please don't take a friend's help for granted! Don't suck the life out of them because in the end, they won't be much help at all!

I want to sleep, but there is no possible way. Until tomorrow...

legcramps - Friday Jul 08, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.5


food: chef's salad, chicken breast with potatoes, peas and swiss cheese, 1 slice of chocolate cream pie. The pie was 350 calories.

exercise: walking dog, 5 minutes elliptical. Hoy, that thing kicked my butt on Wednesday. Woohoo, 5 minutes....


food: salami sandwich on brown, corn chowder, 2 buffalo burgers (patty only), potatoes, cooked veggies, watermelon with a scoop of Cool Whip. I ate a lot yesterday.

exercise: unfortunately, due to a friend's personal problems, I did not get any exercise in. I will never choose exercise over a friend's needs.

Plan for today: toast with margarine, salad, chicken ceasar salad. water, water, water. After work I want to get a workout in, because otherwise I won't be able to.

I cleaned and cleaned on my day off yesterday. Actually, it wasn't supposed to be a day off, but I took one anyways. I'm supposed to have Monday and Tuesday off of next week, so maybe i'll work on Tuesday to make up for taking yesterday off. We'll see. Anyways, I cleaned the living room, dining room, laundry room and kitchen. My boyfriend cleaned the bathroom, did the dishes and cut the grass, all with a bum knee! We made quick work of the house, and it looks so much better and feels so much more calm than before. I hate messes, but it's so easy to live in them without realizing it.

borntocry on 07/08/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Cleaning is exercise too, you know!

Seriously, in answer to your comment, I'd love to say that I don't have to force myself to exercise and that I just do it for the fun of it, but the truth of the matter is that I'm quite simply the laziest and greediest person ever (and I'm not just being modest - everyone who knows me agrees) and so the answer is yes, I have to force myself every time. But it usually isn't so hard once I actually get going, so I try to just get myself out there by telling myself that even if I stop after two minutes, two minutes of exercise is still better than just lazing around on the couch doing nothing.

Also, I just read yesterday that people who exercise in the morning are something like 40% less likely to put it off. Now I know that the idea of waking up early to exercise sounds like a fate worse than death to us lazy people (at least to me it does), but that's what I had to do in America because that was the only time it was cool enough, and surprisingly I actually did go running almost every day, which is more than I can say for myself over here, where I'm happy if I go every other day.

I'm surprised that you call yourself lazy, though - I always think of you as such an active person. You seem to like sports - why don't you focus more on that? I think a lot of people find the social and/or competitive aspect of sports much more interesting than solitary forms of working out. My husband is almost as lazy as I am, but he loves sports and rarely puts off a basketball game or a tennis match.

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 06, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 135.0

So i'm feeling pretty comfortable at this weight, so we'll see where it leads me this time around....

My computer died on me yesterday and I wasn't able to make an entry, so i'll make up for it today.

Monday is a distant memory already, but i'll try to remember how my day went:

food - toast with light margarine, chef's salad, one slice pepperoni pizza. (We were rushed for dinner on Monday night because I had to play two ball games that I didn't know about.)

exercise - keeping true to my word, I played two games of ball and then took the dog for a 45 minute walk. I was then going to hit either the elliptical or the bike, but decided against it in the end. No need to go overboard quite yet.


food: toast with light margarine, coffee with sugar, beef taco salad (oy! that was all the cafeteria had left besides a citrus salad, and I can't stand fruit in a salad!), spanish rice, crabmeat and a jello smoothie.

exercise: Aquasize class - kicked my butt.

Today will be much the same with food as yesterday. My exercise today will be walking the dog, and hitting the elliptical and the bike. Wish me luck!

I almost cried yesterday when I found that my puppy had eaten my very best pair of dressy sandals. I blocked him out of the front entrance today, but he can so easily jump that little baby gate. He knows when i'm pissed off at him, because he just wags his huge tail and looks at me out of the corner of his eye. I guess he's making sure he's ready in case I bolt towards him with the evil eye.....

Soon2BThin on 07/06/2005:
It sounds like you're doing really well. So much exercise! Sorry to hear about your good sandals. BTW, how do you make that jello smoothie? Have a great day!

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