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legcramps - Monday Mar 02, 2009

Weight: 0.0

 "If our definition or concept of ourselves comes from what others think of us – from the social mirror – we will gear our lives to their wants and their expectations; and the more we live to meet the expectations of others, the more weak, shallow and insecure we become."

Stephen Covey

If I would have updated this journal on Saturday, it would have gone much like this:


Since it is today and not Saturday, I can only say that I had a terribly rotten day on Saturday.  Saturday. was. rotten.  My magic potion did not work - not totally, anyways.  So I got my period on Friday, took advil every two hours throughout the whole night, and woke up feeling okay.  So I got up and started making breakfast.  Around that time, my stomach twisted its evil head 180 degrees, took one look at the fairly content expression on my face, and decided to change my expression to one of pure agony.

I tried to take a bath, and just like last month as soon as I stepped foot into the tub the pain was about ten times worse.  When I finally managed to get out of the tub, I lay down beside the toilet for awhile, wretching and crying and shaking, until I didn't have anything left in my stomach.  I dressed myself and walked into the living room only to find bf waiting to take me to the hospital.  I told him this time I wanted to wait it out, that I just needed half an hour for the medication I took to start working.  Three hours later, I was finally feeling better.

The rest of the weekend went alright, did some cleaning and lounged around a lot of the time.

Friday - 1568 calories

Saturday - 1720 calories (of course, some of this didn't stay down...)

Sunday - 1943 calories (this was because of some baking I did and then proceeded to eat. All of it)

I need to find the gumption to get my butt to the gym.  I will be out of town on business tomorrow and Wednesday night, so unless the hotel has a gym i'm going to be out of luck.  Oh, just go! legcramps.

It's going to be a great week!  I can feel it!  But I could be lying!  Nah, don't think so!

hollybelle on 03/02/2009:
Oh, I ove the quote. Yes, yes! OK - now - GO TO THE GYM! At least pack some workout clothes in case the hotel DOES have a workout room, too! Good luck - it's going to be a good week. Yes, it is!

YepItsMe~ on 03/02/2009:
Absolutely love the quote too!

Sorry to hear about such a rough Saturday~I hope you get things checked out so you don't continue to go through such torture~

Wishing you a great day~

selina on 03/03/2009:
Hey Leg.. Sounds like you had a tough weekend, after all. This pain doesn't sound normal to me and I think you should find out what the problem is. Maybe you already know.... sorry if I am commenting inappropriately without the benefit of background info.... it's just tht I was almost feeling your pain while reading your entry! Take care, and I hope you'll have a great day, today.

goofy07 on 03/03/2009:
HI Legcramps Hope that you are feeling better and that you managed to get to the Gym. Keep going and keep strong.

loveray on 03/03/2009:
im sorry you were not feeling well- how ironic! i got TOM on friday too and my saturday was wretched. i think i am on the better side of things now, for which i am extremely grateful!! hope you have a lovely day.

biscottibody59 on 03/03/2009:
Hope you have a good week--keep up the good work no matter where you are!

legcramps - Friday Feb 27, 2009

Weight: 0.0

I am jiggling around in my chair this morning, keeping lots of parts moving, always in motion, because my stomach is turning knots around me and I don't want to think about it and am trying to keep myself otherwise occupied.  Which, let's be honest, is hard to do when you've got a desk job.  It's like asking a turtle to take a running jump across a four inch puddle of water.  It just won't happen.  Poor turtle.

Thursday - 1577 calories

I went to the gym last night and ran on that treadmill like I was being chased by a highschool bully.  There's this other girl that comes to the gym around the same time we do.  I am really not a judgmental person, but I can't help but notice the way she runs on the treadmill.  She floors that thing to speed 7 or 8 or something and then flounders her way on and off sporadically for about five minutes, then decides it would be better to walk at speed 6, which is also too fast for her.  Anyways, the whole "chased by a highschool bully" sentence made me think of her.  Let's move on.  I figured that I had to get some kind of workout in before my period because who knows when i'll get to do it again.  It felt good, and I ran for ten minutes and was on the treadmill for a total of 30 minutes, as usual.  Well, ha ha, not usual because I hadn't been to the gym in over a week, but you know what I mean.

So obviously i'm getting my period today, at some point in time.  I have to be, my stomach wouldn't ache this much if nothing was going on in there.  The moment of truth is here!  Will I be plagued by pain or have I found the magic potion to whisk me out of the blinding horror?!!  Exaggerate much?!

selina on 02/27/2009:
You had a great day, yesterday! Congrats! Your gym story is funny, LOL!

Maria* on 02/27/2009:
Calories look real good! Hope you feel better!!!

thinnside40 on 02/27/2009:
RE: Hotdogs ~ I honestly believe it is called "mechanically seperated meat" psychological reflux...... Unless it is pure beef or sausage and CANNOT say "mechanically seperated"... All he (me too) can think of is turkey feathers,chicken feet,pork tail, etc..... ICK! I cannot understand how it can be legal to have so much of that stuff in edibles..... Moving on..I'm still not feeling all that great LOL....

Glad you were able to get on that treadmill at least some..... Great Weekend to you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/28/2009:
when i get my certification, i won't have a desk job. this past summer though, i did. i never had a desk job until this past summer and it was hard. hard to sit still! so i understand where you're coming from!

haha_love2laugh on 02/28/2009:
looks like you had an okay day, and great cals.

that gym story makes me think of this girl in my gym class, we have one of those things where you can put a regular bike on it to make it stationery, and she'll make it go really fast, and then she will barely do it and then whoosh there she goes again!

Beth201P on 03/01/2009:
Thanks for the laugh I needed it. You are doing great. Thanks for the comment I love them. have a great week. Keep up the great work.

thinnside40 on 03/01/2009:
Love You....Keep yer chin up & stay strong... Your going to make it.....{{{Hugs for a lifetime

legcramps - Thursday Feb 26, 2009

Weight: 0.0

So I did not end up going to the gym OR waxing my legs on Tuesday night.  Instead, I jiggled my wiggly parts over to a friend's house and 'hung-out' and drank two vanilla vodka cocktails.  *sigh*

Tuesday - 1450 calories

Wednesday - 1350 calories

I ran out of yogurt and only have bananas left for my fruit shakes, so I didn't have one this morning.  I can't wait to find out if it will make me feel more hungry as the morning passes.  It probably will.  I also brought raw veggies to work with me this morning because usually I have yogurt and fruit for morning break.  So i'm mixing it up a bit and i'm not sure I like that idea all that much since we all know that consistency is the key in losing weight.  Still, i'm eating extremely healthy and that should count for something, I say.

I went to yoga last night and it was good, very relaxing.  I am going to miss the next two classes :( because I will be out of town.  That really sucks, because I was starting to get better at it!  I did notice, however, that there are some yoga workouts on t.v. in the early mornings, so I could always wake up early and do it at home.  We'll see...

I feel good today, but my period is supposed to be coming tomorrow and it is making me a little anxious.  I am hoping that I will play it cool today and not go ballistic and ruin all my hard efforts of the last few weeks.  I have been taking advil for the last few days as well, to try and avoid some of the pre-menstrual symptoms I usually get.  It's been working so far.  Please pray for me that this time will not be like the last time!

I am also drinking tons of water each day, and have cut back on coffee.  Actually, until last night I hadn't had any coffee for over a week.  Last night I had two cups and was awake until 2 a.m.!  Anyways, the water will help tremendously as well during my cycle to ward off any extra pain from bloating.  Tonight I am hoping to finally get to the gym.  Treadmill - 30 minutes, 10 minutes running.  And maybe some push ups and crunches.  Hope everyone has a great day!

Maria* on 02/26/2009:
Yoga sounds like something fun and relaxing to do!

I prayed for you.

Big smile to you!

nenak on 02/26/2009:
i do yoga on the wii fit board. the rest of the family sit and laugh at me! it makes me try harder! goodluck

selina on 02/26/2009:
You are doing great! Keep it up! I hope you had a great time visitng your friend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2009:
usually for my protein shakes, i make them at the health food store. actually, they make them and i choose from different packets. yesterday, whatever brand it was that i chose, i took two packets and the brand was terrible. plus, the guy who made it did a horrible job not fully mixing the ice. in the end, it was clumpy and just disgusting tasting. lol, usually i do a pretty good job choosing stuff. not yesterday!

biscottibody59 on 02/26/2009:
RYC: Here's what I did--haha--I realized I lost my appetite (I suppose) from all the coffee that day--but I did get a little sleep somehow. My appetite is never THAT suppressed. EVER! Unless I'm grieving like I was earlier in the summer after my mom passed away. Feeling in shock or overstressed by things will kill my appetite too.

I used to be able to drink pot after pot of freshly brewed coffee during the day. It didn't have any effect on my sleep. I guess age is the culprit at this point in my life. I've tried it from time to time to drink coffee all day. (I'll occasionally have a cup at night.) I love coffee--it's probably the one drink I'll never give up completely.

Also given what you said above, don't forget that you can also get headaches when you suddenly start or stop caffeine. Hope you did okay on that note!

Have a good evening and a good one tomorrow!

Oh, thanks for the comment on my bio--I do revisit it from time to time--and I really do feel like I've accomplished something by not going all the way back to square one with the weight. (I need to be more serious about things for the present and future though!)

thinnside40 on 02/26/2009:
I hope yer regime of Ibuprofen helps you out this month..... Nothin' as disappointing as feeling like crap at t times....

Night Night!

loveray on 02/27/2009:
keep on the yoga!! it will help so much with strength, spirit and relaxing into the body. home practices are GREAT! just a little bit each morning has changed my life forever- even just breathing techniques. hope you are well and have a great weekend. xoxo

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 24, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Oh. My. Gosh.

Did I go crazy on the cheese fondu last night? Oh. Yes.

Anyways. Let's move on.

Monday total - 1896 calories.

I have done no exercising since walking the dogs on the weekend.  I am feeling like a bit of a walrus, slumped on the end of the couch slurping down as much water as my body can hold.  After filling up on cheese fondu, I feel extremely slow today, like my brain is not keeping up with my body and my body is about as slow as molasses.  I guess that's what cheese and bread will do to a person.  Portion-control, legcramps, this is your next milestone to overcome.

I am expecting to go to the gym tonight, but I'd also like to wax my legs (they are in desperate need of it, as if you needed to know), so I guess we'll wait and see what the night brings.

March is going to be a busy month.  I was paid on Friday, therefore I paid all of the household bills on Saturday, and now I have no money left.  I will need to finagle money someway somehow to pay for everything that needs to be done this month, or at least until my next paycheque.  I am usually afloat with budgeting and such, but this time around I guess I just wasn't thinking.  It does mean that I will probably find myself with some extra cash at the end of the month because i've paid everything now!  So that's okay I guess, but it'll still be a hard month to get through.

Some friends of ours are going through a rocky time in their relationship right now.  When I was going through the same thing, I talked to her about it and she defended my boyfriend.  Now she is telling me the same things I was saying to her.  I would never defend her husband as I know how it feels to be discarded and unloved, so I am listening to her and trying to help in any way I can.  It only reiterates though the need for the human race to be far more compassionate and understanding than they currently are.  See how I take two whole people and turn them into a whole race?!!!

Maria* on 02/24/2009:
1896 sounds pretty good...well...it could have been more...

It does make you feel SLUGGISH, sometimes, the next day when you have a little extra the day before.

Take care.

thinnside40 on 02/24/2009:
I've never had fondue, but it sure does look good when I see it in pictures.... I probably would "bloat up" too.... Actually speeking of it, my feet ARE all swelled up and tight (hurt), but it is from NOT sitting down for doing so much housework & getting my signage throughout the house to make a point.. I'm paying the price I huess for my "ill mood"....

Extra cash is always nice... Hope ya find some!

Good Evening!

biscottibody59 on 02/24/2009:
Especially if the fondue was a treat--it must be okay;-)

I find myself "getting back on track" AGAIN!

Here's to consistency for us all!

selina on 02/25/2009:
I love the word COMPASSION and the way you've been using it in your relationship with your friend.... She must be a very important friend for you and you to her! Have a great day! PS. Cheese fondue is one of my favorite foods, yummm!

starfish on 02/25/2009:
Hi there! Hope you have a wonderful day :-)

legcramps - Monday Feb 23, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ah, Monday again.  Back to the grind, pedal to the metal, head off the pillow, blah blah blah.

Friday - 1610 calories

Saturday - 1502 calories

Sunday - 1710 calories

I splurged on Sunday with potatoes, mashed AND fried on two different meals.  Oh well, they were good and that's what mattered to me at the time!  I still did well with total calories anyways, so i'm not going to get too worried about it.

Fruit Shake (for those who want to know):  1/2 cup vanilla fat free yogurt, a handful of blackberries and strawberries, 1/2 a banana, and crushed ice.  Sometimes i'll add vanilla extract or frozen yogurt.

Not much for exercise this weekend, we ended up not going rock climbing because I was angry with my boyfriend for hiding something from me.  Ugh, some days it just doesn't get any better, you know?  I have a meeting this afternoon, then tonight watching an animated series with my boyfriend's sister - I think she wants cheese fondu tonight.  I wonder how many calories that will be...

legcramps - Friday Feb 20, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Ok, i've tried a few times over the last few days to make an entry, but have been too busy to finish them, and have the nasty habit of 'x'ing out of the internet without saving what i've already written.  Hopefully today I will be able to do finish an entry and post it...

So I think the last few days have been good.  Do you want to know what i've eaten?


1 fried egg and 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (425)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1/2 chicken breast and salad with 2 tblspns light ranch dressing (241)

2 servings vegetable thins (200)

1 chicken breast with broccoli and mixed vegetables and melted cheese (532)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1998

exercise:  1 hour yoga (where i somehow managed to bruise, strain, pull, or tear something just underneath my ribcage - stupid twisty maneouvers)


1 fried egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (260)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1 serving yogurt & blueberries (75)

1/2 chicken breast with salad and 1 tblspn light ranch dressing (208)

1 serving vegetable thins (100)

1/2 chicken breast, 1/2 cup broccoli, 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 1oz feta cheese (357)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1600

no exercise


1 fried egg, 1 slice whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter (260)

2 fruit shakes (600)

2 mugs green tea (0)

1/4 serving yogurt & blueberries (20)

1/2 chicken breast with salad and 1 tblspn light ranch dressing (208)

1 serving vegetable thins (100)

1/2 chicken breast with 1 cup broccoli and 1/2 cup mixed vegetables, 1oz feta cheese (472)

1.5 litres water (0)

Total calories:  1660

exercise:  hopefully an hour at the gym.

I'm so glad it's Friday!  My boyfriend and I are planning to go rock climbing tomorrow afternoon in the city - I hope we do because it would be an awesome workout!

Other than that, I need to go to the bathroom so i'm going to have to say goodbye for now...

Maria* on 02/20/2009:
Wow! You did VERY well with your cals!!!! Hope you're feeling better from the yoga, too!

haha_love2laugh on 02/20/2009:
You did greatttt!!!! Happy rock climbing

thinnside40 on 02/20/2009:
Aha....YOu look like yer doing what I decided to start doing and that is STICKING to certain foods at given times of the day.... I HAD to do something......

Your days look good..Hope yer feeling better from the stupid twisty maneuvers.....

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/20/2009:
healthy eating!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/22/2009:
so you make your own fruitshakes? any protein or anything? i hate when my entries get deleted!

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 17, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Oh, the weekend was a blast but some of it I can't remember and the other parts that I do remember I don't want to tell you about (regarding what I ate).  Let's just say it wasn't good and I didn't accomplish much in the way of losing weight.  Back at it again today though (yesterday we had a Statutory Family Day holiday - do you in the States get this as well?  It's great, it gave me a four-day weekend!) and i'm hoping the rest of the week will go smoothly and i'll be able to get back on track.

Breakfast:  2 eggs, 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter. i was hungry this morning. probably because i ate all night long on Monday :P

1 mug green tea

Lunch:  leftover chicken with peas and carrots. since that wasn't enough, i also had 2 slices toast with margarine and peanut butter. this isn't going as well as i wanted.

1 mug green tea; vegetable thins (crackers)

Planned dinner: chicken and broccoli with shredded cheese

Planned activities: grocery shopping, dinner making and dish washing; movie watching; curling at 9:00pm.

biscottibody59 on 02/17/2009:
We had a national holiday yesterday too, but it's called Presidents Day, actually though it's Washington's BD--that would be radical for the US to have a day set aside for families. Have a good evening!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/17/2009:

sweetpea1977 on 02/17/2009:
I wish they had family day here. I'd gladly give up the Columbus Day holiday for a long family weekend. Us Americans always take off the day after Thanksgiving to spend with family, so we might as well make that day "Family Day"!

Hope you had a successful day!

Maria* on 02/18/2009:
Your menu looked real good to me!

The family day sounds like fun!!! No, we don't have a 'family day' holiday here but it sure would be nice! We have Thanksgiving...do y'all??? Where families get together and give thanks to the Lord for all His many blessings.

Hope you're having a real nice day today!!! :-)

legcramps - Thursday Feb 12, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Tuesday night, my boyfriend's mother bought me dinner for my birthday, so I ended up not having the leftovers I was day-dreaming about!  Instead I had chicken fingers, veggies and a slice of garlic bread.  I left out the fries, and they are still sitting in the fridge today.  I think I will give them to the dogs.

Wednesday breakfast:

1 egg, 2 slices toast, margarine and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  I forgot the fruit again.  That fruit is just going to go bad, that's all there is to it!

Wednesday snack:  vegetable thins

Wednesday lunch:  tossed salad with ranch dressing

Wednesday snack:  vegetable thins

Wednesday dinner: 3 slices of whole wheat thin crust grilled veggie pizza.  t'was good.  really doog.  oops, too lazy to backspace.  really good.

Wednesday exercise:  1 hour yoga and 1 hour gym.  All the treadmills in the gym were taken when we got there, so I went on the recumbant bike for ten minutes, then the elliptical for 20 minutes.  I also did 30 crunches and 20 push-ups, and drank every ounce of water I could find in that place.  You'd think i'd spent a month stuck in the desert.

Thursday breakfast:

1 egg, 2 slices toast, margarine and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  um, yeah, no fruit.

Thursday snack:  vegetable thins

Here's where it gets dicey:  I wanted to head home early for lunch because I had an afternoon meeting out of town, but I ran late (as usual) and didn't have time to eat anything except a slice of bread and some peanut butter.  When I got back to work after the meeting, I was starving, but people were coming at me from all angles and it was 4:00 (just five minutes ago) until I could even think about eating.  And then I just walked myself over to the vending machine and popped out a bottle of pop and a chocolate bar.  I know, I know.  I'm very stressed right now and sugar ain't going to help but i'm in no mood, people, NO mood to sit and ponder!  Of course, if I would have brought vegetable thins back to work with me I would be fine right now.  But NO, legcramps is not a pro-active person.  Not in the least.

Anyways, enough bickering with myself.  Hop made a very important observation in my comments from yesterday.  She asked me what had changed in my life because she thought my entries were more positive.  I know now (and I probably knew before too) that I have seasonal depression, and I spent a good part of this winter in a deep dark haze.  As well, I had a good bout of conversation with my boyfriend about a few things that were holding us back, and that has helped immensely to lift some of the burden of a relationship off my shoulders and out into the open.  I am also eating more peas!!!!!!  Seriously, it's the PEAS!

Exercise tonight:  hopefully the gym, but it's another busy night so who the heck knows.

biscottibody59 on 02/12/2009:
Happy Belated Birthday LegCramps!

Maria* on 02/12/2009:
Happy Birthday! Hope you feel better.

thinnside40 on 02/12/2009:
DARNIT DARNIT DARNIT....... I forgot to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY"... I had noticed that the other day and was going to make sure to "remember"..... SO "HAPPY BE-LATED BIRTHDAY".......

I think more people than one would think suffer from "winter blues" and just don't realize it... I know I sure do...... Glad that you are feeling better about things...

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 10, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Edited menu below.

I was quite impressed with the dinner I made last night - baked chicken with potatoes and mixed vegetables.  It was delicious and there are leftovers so I am looking forward to eating the rest today!!

I also had another slice of birthday cake.  This is going to happen for a few days I think, until the cake is done.  I could bring it to work but that would entail having to pack it up and blah blah blah.  This is not the week to be adding work to my days.  Our plumbing is still not fixed (the remains of the shower I had this morning is still sitting in the tub, waiting to be drained), the roof in the back porch has some kind of crack in it that I can't find, and is dripping melted snow onto the floor - I think we've already filled a 5 gallon pail.  Why does it have to warm up outside when my boyfriend is too sick to help me with these things????!!

Speaking of, he is still very sick and hasn't moved much in the last day or so.  He is supposed to play (guitar) this weekend for a friend's wedding, but I am not so sure that is going to happen.  Poor guy, I know he was really looking forward to it, too.

I cancelled my family time with my boyfriend's sister last night - I decided that since he is already peeved enough when she comes over and we bother him, it would probably be best to just cancel until next week.  Then my gym friend cancelled on me, so I did nothing last night.  I was going to do push-ups, but by the time I got out of my rocking chair, I had forgotten and had already gone upstairs to bed.  This morning I am feeling wierd - gassy, heartburn, chest pain.  Ugh.  I'm not sure what it is, but it hurts and it should stop.  Thank goodness I brought TUMS with me in my purse, although how much it is actually helping I couldn't say.


1 egg, 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine and peanut butter, 3 strawberries, 1 glass orange juice, 2 coffees, cream and sugar


leftover potatoes and mixed vegetables.


vegetable thins crackers.  I started eating them and an hour later realized I still was.  :{


I think I will make Chicken Cordon Bleu again, only because there is still ham and chicken left and I need to do something with it.  Either that, or if I skip the grocery store i'll just make the same thing I made last night.  Whatever.  I'm okay with doubling up on things...

Yeah, i'll be doubling up I think.


Curl two hours.

thinnside40 on 02/10/2009:
Do you rent or own your house?..... I can remember renting, but never asking the landlord to fix anything, we just always did it ourselves, unless it was BIG $$$$$$...

Your meals sound terrific.... Take care of you & your boyfriend.... You don't need to come down sick either!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/10/2009:
your entries have been MUCH more positive lately...and much healthy foods too! what has changed in your life!?

legcramps - Monday Feb 09, 2009

Weight: 0.0

Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend.  Friday after work I tried to take a nap, but was interrupted by phone calls and doors opening and closing and dogs whining, so I managed about 20 minutes of sleep then stopped trying.  I don't recall doing anything that night, besides making dinner, which consisted of leftover burgers and potato salad.  I slept horribly, finally choosing to walk back downstairs to the couch, where I stayed for the rest of the night, still struggling to find sleep.  Around 6am the next morning, my boyfriend woke me up as he was entered in a 24-hr bowling tournament and I had said I would go for breakfast with a teammate's wife.

It was rough and I was tired, but I knew that the only other thing I had to do on Saturday was get my hair cut and visit with my Dad and his wife, and besides, the breakfast was very worth it - delicious!  Our stupid plumbing plugged up for the second time in the last few weeks, so we don't have access to toilet facilities or water in any form, and spent most of the day looking for places to go that had bathrooms...  it was so frustrating to not be able to properly host a visit from my family.  My boyfriend was showing signs of a chest cold this morning, and didn't look too good.

On Saturday night, I got together with a few girlfriends and we hung out with a bottle of wine.  Then we went out to the bar.  It's something I don't do often anymore (it's been about two years since i've been seen in the bar sipping an alcoholic beverage!) but I have to admit that I had fun.  Not GREAT BIG fun or anything, but it was a nice change from the usual Saturday nights spent sitting at home watching movies...  LOL.  My boyfriend was getting more and more sick and was starting to show a fever as well.

Sunday I slept in and felt lethargic but good when I finally did manage to pick myself out of bed.  I went to my grandma's for dinner today, where my boyfriend and I each received our own birthday cakes (his is on the 5th and mine is on the 10th of February).  Mine was a dragon and his was a guitar!  Very nicely done.  Then we stopped at a friend's house for a few minutes to say Happy Birthday to their daughter.

I went to the gym and did 30 minutes on the treadmill, incorporating hill climbing and running.  I ran a total of 6 minutes (yay!  moving up!).  Then I did 20 push-ups, and 20 crunches.

When I got home from the gym, my boyfriend had been laying on the couch.  He tried to get up to get a glass of water and looked absolutely horrible.  His face was flushed, he was walking as if he might lose his balance at any moment, and he really looked "worried" about the way he was feeling.  I asked him if he wanted to go to the hospital to get checked out, but he refused.  As the night wore on, every time I looked over at him he looked more and more sick, until finally I managed to convince him that it would be more beneficial just to go to the hospital and get it over with.  So we went.  And, as it turns out, they diagnosed him with pneumonia on the right side and sent him home with a prescription and strict instructions to stay in bed for ten days.


2 eggs (i think i'm going to scale this down - am I eating too many eggs?  i'm constantly at the grocery store buying more eggs), 2 slices whole wheat toast with margarine (lactose-free) and peanut butter, 1 glass orange juice.  oh darn, i just realized that i forgot the fruit.  geez.

1 cup coffee with creamer (full dairy.  i sure know how to contradict myself, don't i?  which is it?  lactose-free or full dairy?!)


ONE burger with bun and condiments.


Baked chicken with potatoes and vegetables.



hollybelle on 02/09/2009:
Hey - god eating and good exercise. Keep up the good work.

thinnside40 on 02/09/2009:
Wow!... Glad that you talked him into going to the hospital.... Quick {{{heeling vibes}}} to him.....

Have a wonderful week, things are looking pretty good for you on the exercie/eating front!

haha_love2laugh on 02/09/2009:
looks good and glad you had a night out with the girls!! we all need that once and awhile.

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