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legcramps - Friday Jun 17, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.5

Same weight today.

Yesterday:

apple, raw veggies with dip throughout the day, including broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, carrots, and peppers; spanish rice, grilled fish, and cooked broccoli with cheese sauce. 1 chocolate Snickers Bar.

I got the bar because I figured I was going to Aquasize class and I would work it off. Bad idea. The class was cancelled due to a 30 minute thunder and lightning show, and I was out of luck! I guess I may have been lower this morning, but I sure enjoyed that chocolate, so i'm letting it go. Gone. Just like that....

So far today:

apple, raw broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with dip, watermelon. I'm marinating fish again tonight (I guess i'm not getting as tired of it as I thought!), and i'll make rice and cooked vegetables. Yeah, I know. When I get into an eating pattern it's really hard to be creative. All my imagination flies out the window and I end up making the same things, week after week. It's okay with me, though.

Well, another weekend to look forward to. A wedding ceremony and dance tomorrow night (which means food), a birthday celebration tonight (which means food). And all this means pounding a few back as well. If you don't understand me, it doesn't really matter - all i'm saying is that it's not going to be an easy weekend.

Later!

Jennifer68 on 06/18/2005:
Of course we understand!!! So many of our social gatherings are just excuses to belly up and pig out!!! Ugh... WTG on all the healthy food choices. I find that there is some satisfaction in eating lots of fruit and veggies-- they make you feel full, you can eat more and walk away satisfied. I also find that once I hook onto a food that seems to aid in weight loss and is easy to prepare and I can tolerateeating it, I can go weeks eating it and little else-- for me its cottage cheese, spinach, and now oriental rice crackers and plums... the weekend will be over before you know it so all the foods from the weekend will be gone too. :O) Jen



legcramps - Thursday Jun 16, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.5

Yesterday:

apple, raw: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, red and green pepper all with light ranch dressing; honeydew melon, spanish rice, 4oz grilled fish and 1c cooked vegetables in sauce. Two cups coffee with sugar.

I even went out to the bar after ball last night and drank only water! But I did have two cups of coffee while getting my hair done after work. Coffee makes me really jittery, and I didn't get to sleep until well after 11pm, when my usual time is around 10pm. I still feel a little jittery this morning.

Today i'm all out of bananas, i'm eating my last apple, no more melons in the house, and that darn fish is STILL staring me in the face. Since I didn't get that trip to the grocery store in yesterday, I really have to do it today after work.

Aquasize class tonight and if it's nice out MAYBE i'll take that ornery dog out for a walk.

cac30202 on 06/16/2005:
hey girl! Thanks for your post. Its a hard position to be in. I don't know much about your situation, but it really does sound similar. I for one got tired of waiting for a miracle. I guess you can't make a leopard change its spots. I'm trying really hard right now not to lose my resolve. Thanks for the support, we both will be fine...better than fine, we'll be great!


borntocry on 06/17/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks for your comment! You're right - I know how those vegetable calories add up. In fact it took some getting used to because I always used to allow myself to eat fruits and vegetables in unlimited quantities. I felt so indignant when I found out that some fruits and vegetables are actually quite high-calorie! It seems unfair that anything healthy should have any calories at all!



legcramps - Wednesday Jun 15, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 137.5

Every half pound is getting harder and more difficult to lose.

Yesterday:

Banana, raw veggies with dip, 1c spanish rice, 1c cooked veggies, 4oz grilled fish.

I tried to take the dog for a walk after dinner, but he was being very bad and I half-dragged him the whole time. Once I got back home my arms hurt so much that I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to Aquasize class. My friend called though, wanting to go, so I made the extra effort and showed up.

I'm all out of bananas, but still have leftovers of rice and fish, and frozen veggies. I have to get my hair done today, and then play slo-pitch, but perhaps I can fit in a grocery stop to pick up fresh veggies and fruit.

I still feel like a slacker today and i'm hoping that my momentum picks up a bit because i've got a long day ahead of me.

borntocry on 06/15/2005:
Man, you are barely eating anything. And exercising on top of that. You must be an extremist, like me. Be careful not to overdo it. Otherwise it really will continue to seem harder and harder!



legcramps - Tuesday Jun 14, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 138.0

Still holding at this weight.

I was so incredibly tired and sore yesterday after work that I simply fell onto the couch and stayed there until 11pm, whereupon I crawled upstairs and into bed. So again I did not have that much to eat, but I also didn't exercise at all. I think that balances it out, no? Anyways, that means that I need to finish those leftovers today because otherwise they'll go bad. Be hungry. But not too hungry.

I'm tired again today; not sure why. And my muscles still hurt! It's raining outside but i'm supposed to have Aquasize class tonight, so I hope it stops before then. I need this class to loosen up these muscles.

I'm not very talkative today. I think i've caught some sort of bug.

Umpqua on 06/14/2005:
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Great job on the weight though! I'm sure your energy will return soon.


borntocry on 06/14/2005:
You and me both, legcramps. I think I'm going to go home and crawl into bed right now myself...



legcramps - Monday Jun 13, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 138.0

I had a great weekend!

My boyfriend was working on Saturday, so there weren't any temptations to eat out. I had a banana, vegetables with dip, an apple, fish, rice and cooked veggies that day. Sunday we had our ball tournament and I was kept so busy with playing and taking care of the beer gardens and such that I hardly had time to eat! I had a banana, vegetables with dip, and one hot dog with the bun and some ketchup.

I'm hungry today but i'm also very tired and lazy and not feeling like having to put meals together. Thank goodness I still have leftovers of fish, rice and cooked veggies for tonight, otherwise I might have ruined my good work today! I need coffee though. For sure. Right now.

borntocry on 06/14/2005:
Wow! You really did have a great weekend - look how your weight is down! Well done, you!



legcramps - Friday Jun 10, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 140.5

Yesterday went very well. I practised great control while at the grocery store before dinner, and decided against getting a snack while cooking dinner. I grilled fish, and had cooked veggies with spanish style rice - it was all wonderful! I also drank lots of water and had a great Aquasize class. The pool's heater is finally fixed, and the water was gorgeous last night.

Today my plan is much the same as yesterday. There are plenty of leftovers for tonight's dinner, and i've specifically asked boyfriend to please NOT eat everything for lunch.

It's raining hard here again today. In the last couple of weeks, we've had maybe two days of no rain. And although yesterday was close to 19 degrees (celsius), the other days have been very cold and humid. I like humid, but only when it's warm humid! This weekend we're supposed to have our ball tournament, but it's calling for rain so I doubt very much it'll happen. Well, the optimist in me says not having a tournament will at least keep the hot dogs and hamburgers at bay!

I'm scared going into the weekend how much damage i'll do. I've planned out my meals for the entire weekend, but you know how things go sometimes. Here's to hoping and praying the weekend goes by without a hitch in regards to my diet!

borntocry on 06/10/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Thank heavens the pool's heater is fixed. Now you can look forward to your Aquasize sessions without having to worry about hypothermia (or cramps - but that doesn't sound dramatic enough)!

I'm worried about the upcoming weekend as well. I have visions of myself lazing around at home, idly popping all kinds of snacks into my mouth! Unlike you, I deliberately <i>haven't</i> planned any of my meals for the weekend, so this way if I snack too much I can just skip them altogether!

Hope the weekend goes well for both of us!



legcramps - Thursday Jun 09, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 143.5

Hello all. I forgot to weigh myself this morning which is odd because I remember thinking about it while in the bathroom. Huh.

Last night ball was cancelled (oooo - shocker), so we went for a walk with the dog instead. I jogged with him part of the way while we were in the park, but it's hard because he goes after the bottom of my pants and trips me up! We're trying to stop him from doing that, but it'll take a lot of work.

Well, my eating yesterday was good until I got into a fight with the boy. Apparently i'm an emotional eater. Up until then I had:

two pieces toast with light butter

chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, pickles

6oz very nicely cooked steak, with 1/2 cup potatoes (boy cooked it!)

After the fight, I stomped to the corner store and bought a bag of chips. Sat in front of the t.v., pouted and ate chips. Then I felt really guilty and gulped down 3 big cups of water. *sigh*

Today I had a banana for breakfast, I have melon and an apple for snacks, and I brought broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and green pepper for lunch. With light ranch dressing. The melon is ripe and smells so good! I hope I get some more steak for dinner but there wasn't much left over so I don't know if I will. I'm drinking lots of water today because I have Aquasize class tonight and don't want to receive another legcramp like the last one.

Take care all!


legcramps - Wednesday Jun 08, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 143.5

I started entering an entry yesterday and then got too busy to finish it. So i'll throw it into today's.

I left work early on Monday because I had this wicked toothache that just wouldn't go away. There was so much that I wanted to do that day, and I did nothing but whine and complain!

Yesterday was my first experience with Aquasize, which is basically aerobics in water. I have to say that it didn't go well. Firstly, it was freezing yesterday, with rain and wind during the whole day and only stopping briefly at moments. To add to that, the pool's heater was broken, and since it is an outside pool - that darn thing was pretty cold! I don't care what anyone says - no amount of warm-up exercises would have sufficed. Anyhow, about 30 minutes into it, I received a lovely LEG-CRAMP! True to my name, yesterday was a rough day for drinking water and I ended up not having near enough. Hence the legcramp. Plus, it was really cold and i'm not good with cold. I heard my teeth chattering almost the entire time I was in the pool. So, not a good experience. But i'm going back on Thursday night because I don't give up quite that easily. Besides, it can only get better!

Today I had toast for breakfast, i'll have a sandwich for lunch and some pasta and steamed carrots for dinner. I'm running out of groceries again. I'm supposed to play slo-pitch tonight, but it's been raining so much I think that's out of the question. So, time to jump on the bike.

geevee on 06/08/2005:
I had to quit swimming in January because the water was so cold that my hands and feet were numb and it felt like the Arctic Circle when I'd get out and my teeth would start chattering and I'd get the chills.

Well, I hope the pool's heater is repaired soon.


borntocry on 06/08/2005:
Hi legcramps,

You deserve a trophy for even attempting aerobics in freezing cold water. I wouldn't have gone anywhere near it. Hope it's more fun for you next time!

Oh, and thanks for the comment you left me. Yes, I think I will take your advice and force candies down everyone's throats, haha!



legcramps - Monday Jun 06, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 143.5

Nothing new to report so far. The weekend was as it usually is - an eating frenzy. Okay, so it wasn't as bad as usual because i'm trying to watch what I eat, but it was still worse than it was during the week. There is just so much more structure when i'm working than when i'm not. This is quite the challenge for me.

I will be attending an Aquasize class starting Tuesday and Thursday nights for one hour each night. I'm going with a friend, and i'm hoping it will be enough fun so that I keep doing it through the summer! It's cheap, too, which is a huge plus for me right now.

Today it's raw carrots with light ranch dressing, and two cheese and lettuce sandwiches on whole wheat bread. That's not including dinner for those of you who are wondering. I'm thinking chicken for dinner.

I have a lot to accomplish today, so I should get in my exercise no problem.

borntocry on 06/07/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Surely you aren't serious about having consumed the same amount of calories as I did last weekend! I never thought I would find anyone as gluttonous as myself - although geevee and Runner have come close at times, haha!

Seriously, though, I have the same problem as you do with weekends. Weekdays are so much easier for me. I think you're right - it's because they're more structured. I skip breakfast (no time), have lunch, then maybe have one snack in the afternoon, and then I go home and there's only a small window of time before dinner where I could do any significant damage. Whereas on weekends I find myself just eating constantly!

Do you think the solution is to try to keep ourselves busier on weekends? I've found that the only thing which works for me is to rid my house of all forms of temptation - which isn't very easy when you don't live alone.

As for whether I had a good time on my trip, I guess it was nice to see my family again as it had been a while, but it's always a bit stressful being around my husband and my little brother. Both of them are used to having my undivided attention and they can get a bit competitive at times. Which is very stressful for me and of course that just drives me to eat more, as always!


TheMother on 06/07/2005:
Hi there:

I was wondering where you were! Glad to see you're back. Hope things are going well for you. Enjoy your clas to tonight. What is Aquasize - is it doing exercises in water? Anyway - enjoy!

Have a GREAT day!

TM



legcramps - Thursday Jun 02, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 142.5

I'm not sure what's up with the pound-a-day thing, it really seems kind of odd doesn't it? I weigh myself every morning at the same time with the same amount of clothing on. Well, who knows. It's going down and that's all that matters right now.

Yesterday was good - I seem to be doing alright so far. Of course, it's only been a few days on diet diaries again, but it really does seem to be helping.

Today: veggies and dip in the morning, then i'll have to find a sandwich from somewhere because i'm not working today and there's nothing in the house I can use for sandwiches. Especially not the white bread that my boyfriend insisted on buying last week. Fortunately, I have no need for white bread anymore and haven't had one piece in a very long time. Anyhow, basically the same thing i've been eating all this week. Why change it while it works?

I've already done my biking for the day, so all that's left is taking the dogs for a walk. I'm sure i'll get that in, as long as it doesn't rain. Yesterday ball was cancelled due to rain, so all I got in was a walk with the dogs. I still lost a pound though, so i'm not beating myself up over it. So that's about it for today. I won't be able to post tomorrow until later on in the day because I have to take Willow to the airport in the early morning. Talk to you when I talk to you!

borntocry on 06/03/2005:
Odd? I think it's great! Way to go!

I also like to stick to the same food for several days in a row if it's working. I don't seem to get tired of things as easily as other people.

Oh, and I've also noticed that my need for white bread, and even just bread in general, has really decreased lately. I used to be so totally addicted to bread and pasta - of course, I couldn't see that at the time and thought that I just really liked them. I used to hate all those Atkins people for trashing my favourite foods. But now I can sort of see their point. I mean, not that there's anything wrong with bread and pasta per se but I used to have them in such huge quantities, and adding so many empty calories to my diet!



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