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legcramps - Monday Jan 01, 2007

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Thank you for your comments! I do feel better now, just needed a little extra 'me time' I guess.

Today we went out to the park and went sledding with our dog and lots of other friends. It was so much fun! But i'm wiped right out now, and it's only 5pm. I think i'll take a nap.

Our New Year's party was amazing. We had so much fun playing games, watching the fireworks and having friends over. I had quite the spread of food laid out on the table, which we thoroughly enjoyed, might I add. Now it's back to the drawing board, and i've done quite well today:

Lots of crystal light and water, strawberries and a banana for lunch as I woke up later than usual and missed breakfast. And after our sledding experience (which lasted well over 2 hours), we made a batch of ham sandwiches and munched on crackers and cheese. I will have a light snack after my nap, and that will be my day. Back to work tomorrow, and I can truthfully say that i'm looking forward to getting back to the grind. Life is pretty darn good. We need to remember days like these more often.

All the best!

Moody on 01/01/2007:
Sounds like you had a blast today! Wish we had snow..lucky you!!

Last night sounded like fun too..Happy New Year!!

And yes, we do need to remember days like the one you just had more often!!

sasyredneckgirl on 01/01/2007:
sounds like you had a blast my son would love to go sledding!! we live next to a hill that they usually shut down if it gets to bad the cars cant go up or down it but unfortunatelly it hasnt been that bad since we have lived here.. but son always has his sled ready..

mattscat3295 on 01/01/2007:
You had so much fun and I can just imagine going sledding, if it would only snow here. I love playing in the snow and wish we could get one good snowfall in here sometime soon. Have a great day and Happy New Year!!!!!

toady on 01/01/2007:
I am jealous you got to go sledding. Here in Vermont we certainly haven't had to much snow. Sounds like you did really well today with the food and your drink choices. Good luck to you!

WorkingIt on 01/02/2007:
Sledding is so much fun! Nice to read that you had a better day!

legcramps - Friday Dec 29, 2006

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Christmas time has come and gone...and back to work for these bludgeoned and bloated fingers. Next year, i'm taking some extra time off during Christmas and New Year's. It was so busy that I had to escape it all by going to the office - but that didn't end too well because...I was going back to work.

I don't really have any good news; things are at a standstill and i'm just trying to sleep my ****iness away. Today was especially gruesome - I feel quite sorry in retrospect for the people who had to work with me all day long. The funny part is that I was waiting all day to tell someone off, but it never did happen. And I probably wouldn't have had the guts anyways. Bravo legcramps, I do believe you've reached a new 'low'. Not only depressing and angry, but now pessimistic and skulky on top of it all. Nah, it's not that bad.

BF has gone bowling tonight and so the dog and I are alone and I think he's feeling a little unattended. He's usually very happy to see me by the end of the workday, but today he just sort of sniffed at me and turned on his haunches. So we've been ignoring each other - he at one end of the house and I at the other. Yes, he's pulling attitude on me, and is quite right to do so as i'm not quite the most appealing person to be around. It will all change, doggie dearest, when I get my beauty rest.

Have just finished Anne Rice's book "Christ the Lord - Out of Egypt". This one has been on the backburner for a year now due to its' reviews, but I rather enjoyed it and am glad I opened my mind for the brief number of days it took to read. I went all hog-wild and even watched Mel Gibson's "Passion of the Christ". I'm glad the curiosity is out of my mind now.

Have a wonderful New Year's!

smiley2 on 12/30/2006:
Happy New Year! Hope you feel better soon x0x0x

Moody on 12/30/2006:
Hope you get plenty of rest and feel better..Take care.

WorkingIt on 12/30/2006:
I hope you feel better soon! Happy new Year!!

legcramps - Friday Dec 22, 2006

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The Ballroom Dancing is starting on the 18th of the New Year, and yoga will start on the 9th. I'm looking forward to both, especially now since there are no more classes to go to because of Christmas and New Year's and i'm putting on amazing amounts of weight. I really am. It's almost disgusting, but obviously not disgusting enough to make me stop. Every morning starts out great, but I end up stressing over the holidays or finding some other excuse to not think about how much i'm eating.

My back is almost killing me now - it seems ever since I went to that doctor's appointment i've been feeling pain every day, all through the day. It's funny how that is - I should have never gone but what if something would be wrong? Besides that, the doctor only told me that my muscles were enflamed. Wow. I didn't think chronic back pain for the last eight months could possibly be due to sore muscles. Gimme a break. I was so enormously angry with him that I said the next time i'd see him is when I can no longer get out of bed. I'm making an appt with another doc in the new year - one who wants my whole medical and health history before she even begins to figure out what's wrong with me. That sounds better, doesn't it?

Adding unneeded fuel to the fire is my unbearable clumsiness. I've now fallen off the front steps twice, slammed my toe into the table legs, twisted my ankle and have had a nasty rash entertain my entire face and neck for a whole day.

I think I might now hate winter. Or at least December.

But Merry Christmas anyways!

smiley2 on 12/26/2006:
Oh no, i hope things gets better for you soon! Hope you had a great X-mas. Wx

tourguidebarbie on 12/26/2006:
You are going to Ballroom dance? I'm so jealous! How exciting! I've always wanted to do that, but have been to scared... haha. :) ~*Renee*~

WorkingIt on 12/26/2006:
I think going to a new doctor is a very, very good idea. Especially in light of you falling down the steps and the other things you've mentioned. I think it is great that you are doing the dancing and yoga! I wish you the best for the new year!

legcramps - Sunday Dec 03, 2006

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That growth chart is such work, I tell 'ya. Got some more christmas shopping done today - a few more things and I should be good to go. I managed to work on the exercise room in the house, and it's looking good - just need to get my boyfriend to carry up the stationary bike from downstairs and some weights and I can get started.

Checked out the new yoga classes that I want to take - should be interesting, i'm definitely going for it. Also going to sign boyfriend and myself on for ballroom dancing. This would be hilariously fun for us - we love to dance and learning a new style will be awesome! Too bad there wasn't swing dancing - that would be great. Maybe in the future...

Anyways, not much else going on at the moment - the weekend was much too short, but isn't it usually?!

smiley2 on 12/04/2006:
I wish i had some time or creativity to make some creative gifts for Christmas lol! I guess i can make the time, but the creavity you cant really buy! The dance classes you guys are going to enroll in sounds like fun!

Moody on 12/04/2006:
Ballroom dancing sounds like alot of fun!! When will it start?

sweetpea1977 on 12/08/2006:
Man, I've always wanted to sign up for a dance class (especially swing!!)! Do keep us posted on how the ballroom dancing goes for ya. At any rate, it should make y'all work up a sweat and burn a bunch of calories. Enjoy!!

legcramps - Thursday Nov 30, 2006

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It's getting pretty late tonight and I should probably head to bed right away, but wanted to check in and see how everyone's doing.

Everything's still going well for me, although i've had those ups and downs as per normal life. It's a darn good thing I have friends to keep me active and working out!! Otherwise i'd be a total squishamabobthingy.

Still some painting left to do in the house, but it looks awesome - very happy with the result.

I'm hoping to start some yoga classes in January. I love the yoga class I have each week, but i'm looking for more; my flexibility could be a lot better. Having some problems with my back but hopefully will get that checked out with the doctor within a week.

Christmas is coming upon us quickly and i'm so not ready, largely due to the fact that i'm trying to be crafty and making some growth charts for my wonderful, beautiful little nieces and it's taking up a lot of my time. But worth it - i'm sure they'll love it.

Let's see, what else - read a book, watched Superman Returns, attending birthdays and a christmas party this weekend. Yeah, we're doing pretty good - i'm on a lucky streak!

borntocry on 12/01/2006:
Hey there legcramps! Glad the painting is going well. And good luck getting all your creative gifts ready in time for Christmas. I'm sure your nieces will love them! My husband and I were thinking of getting a huge birthday card for our niece and drawing cool stuff all over it, but we never got around to it - we're so lazy. It's a shame!

WorkingIt on 12/01/2006:
Good to see you again! Good luck with your back, I sprained the rhomboid on the left side and it hurts like the devil himself is in there with his pitchfork lol. Glad to see you are doing well!!

legcramps - Friday Nov 24, 2006

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Oh my goodness I don't believe it...a break in the day to write a little note!

Wow, it's been so busy. Work, home, work, home - that's all it's been, with a few minutes in between to grab something to eat. I haven't been able to use the stove because we were renovating in the kitchen. Hopefully today is the day we can fire it back up! Everything we've done looks absolutely wonderful but i'm comparing it to what it used to look like and that was not a pretty sight. Anyways, i've been living off of Subway and snack food. I mean good snack food though - like bars and muffins and yogurt, cottage cheese and oranges and fresh veggies.

I'm still feeling pretty good, although quite tired but I think that's only because of the work we've been doing. Still kickboxing and yoga-ing and volleyballing and gyming. It's going well at the moment and i'm pretty happy. Haven't had a pretty happy feeling in a few months. I think a lot of it has to do with the house. It's amazing how much better you feel emotionally when you walk into a place that you are starting to like more and more!

Well, back to work for me. Everyone take care, until next time.

maria777 on 11/24/2006:
Good for you on the fruits and fresh veggies!!! The subs sound good, too!

Good for you on all the working out, too!

Glad to hear you are happy!

HAve a wonderful evening! BIG SMILE!!!!!

Moody on 11/25/2006:
Sounds like you are making some great choices without having use of your stove; thats Great!!

And WTG on getting your workouts in!!

Scruffy on 11/27/2006:
Scruff was here :) wishing he was as active :(

legcramps - Sunday Nov 12, 2006

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Well, it's Sunday morning and we're in the middle of renos. This house is a mess; we can't walk anywhere without shoes since there are nails just about everywhere.

I've started to paint and boy is it ever a work in progress. Seriously, I very much doubt that it will look good by the time i'm done!! If I can find a scanner in this town, i'll prove my point to you. It's frustrating because it's an old house and the walls aren't straight and the drywalling isn't done properly, etc. blah blah. whine.

I'm doing amazingly well these days. I feel quite good; regular exercise and chicken or fish apparently go well with me. And I did get that massage too - oh it felt good, but at the moment my back is killing me (too much bending and painting I imagine) and my hip is out of place so there's a sharp pain flowing down my leg. But we'll deal. The massage felt awesome, i'm going to try and do that more often. I'm getting a pedicure tomorrow with a friend. That should be interesting - never had this done before.

Hmm, what else can I tell you? I'm off work for four whole days and i'm going to spend my time on me. Well, that and painting.

borntocry on 11/12/2006:
Heyyy legcramps,

Thanks for your comment. Same here - I keep my calories low during the day at work and pig out when I get home. The weekends are always tough, but lately I have been able to limit the damage only by pretty much planning my whole day around food. It also helps if I get out and exercise because that's at least two hours or so that I'm not at home eating!

Well, glad the massage went well, and hope the pedicure does too. Those are two things I've never had and doubt I ever will! I don't like to be touched, hehe. Maybe you should get that hip sorted out, too!

Scruffy on 11/13/2006:
Scruff was here :)

legcramps - Monday Nov 06, 2006

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I happen to be feeling pretty good in general today - and i'm here to update and see how all of you are doing.

Kickboxing, yoga, volleyball and the gym are my regular exercises these days. As well, we're starting some renovations in the kitchen and are working towards painting, then tile for the floor and backsplash, and eventually laminate flooring for the living and dining rooms. At this time, i'm waiting for bf to finish mudding and sanding so that I can start painting. I'm going with a 70s theme - beige/brown tones with grey and light yellow designs. Haha, with the grey tile I picked out and the colorful array of tile for the backsplash (burgundy, deep blue, grey, yellow and brown) this kitchen is styled just for me - not for resale, which is our main goal. But oh well, I like to be creative and goshdarnit that's what i'm going to be!

My diet needs a good kickstart, which i'm hoping to achieve today. I'm kicking the coffee habit and drinking Crystal Light instead. I'm also trying out the six small meals a day and have an assortment of treats to incorporate. Yogurt smoothies, nut and yogurt bars, cottage cheese cups and yogurt cups, grapes, pears and oranges, muffins for breakfast, brown rice and either chicken or fish for dinner.

I've been feeling crappy lately and I think it has a lot to do with what I was eating. Hopefully this will help to boost my mood and give me the energy I so badly need.

This week i'm also making an appointment for a massage - something I don't regularly do, but will attempt to from now on. They feel good and that's what I need right now.

So wish me luck!

borntocry on 11/06/2006:
What a time to start drinking Crystal Light instead of coffee, when it's soooo cold!

Other than that, I think your new diet sounds great. I am personally a big believer in the several-small-meals-a-day diet. It works really well for me, as even if I don't feel stuffed after any one meal, I know I have the next one to look forward to. And I usually try to incorporate lots of healthy (and occasionally unhealthy) treats so that I never feel deprived. I even kind of miss my healthy treats when I'm not dieting and sometimes even find myself kind of looking forward to going back on a diet so I can have them again, hehe.

Well, have fun with that kitchen... you always did love to paint. Maybe you can share a picture of it once it's done as I need to do something about the bare wall that's where the backsplash should be in my kitchen!

WorkingIt on 11/06/2006:
Great job with all the exercise! Best of luck to you with all the renovations. I agree with you, the small meals through the day keep me steaming right along! Good luck!!! oh and enjoy the massage!

mattscat3295 on 11/06/2006:
You are doing such a wonderful job with your exercise, keep it up. The small meals are going to help alot too. Good luck and have a great evening.

Scruffy on 11/06/2006:
Scruff was here

sweetpea1977 on 11/07/2006:
I love the sound of your 70's themed kitchen. You must post pics of it when you are finished!!

Way to go on your exercise. It should blend well with your new meal plan!

Good luck!

legcramps - Friday Oct 27, 2006

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I find it so ironic that when I have a spare moment to write another entry, I always seem to be hit with something or other and i'm sure it's making me sound like a baby who has a terrible immune system and a really horrible life of laying on the couch and only rolling over far enough to reach the remote control.

I am sick again today, but am going to persevere and work through it. Hallowe'en is coming up and I want to be healthy - or as healthy as I can be, anyways.

I started going to kickboxing classes again after my bout of flu - that is going well although I must remember to take it easy until my coughing ceases. I am still on the fruit kick but have to kick my cheese habit because i'm buying a block of cheese every two days for goodness sake.

Anyways, just had a moment and wanted you all to know that i'm still here whether you want me or not (!) and I hope you are all doing well.

All the best. Happy Hallowe'en!

borntocry on 10/27/2006:
Well, can't speak for everyone but I want you here! It is quite funny that you only have time for us when you're sick and can't do anything else, hehe!

Happy Halloween!

mattscat3295 on 10/27/2006:
Happy Halloween. I hope you get to feeling better soon. I know there is alot of crud going around right now, and you need to get some rest and take care of yourself. I hope you have a wonderful, restful weekend, take care.

legcramps - Monday Oct 16, 2006

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Ah, flu season. And it had to hit me when I was already down. At least I was prepared and totally expected this. But although I pounded the vitamin C and Echinacea and practically drank NyQuil all night, that darn virus has still found its way into my already badly shaken immune system. And now my question is: How much fruit can a fruitcake eat?!!!

Okay, so i'm not exactly on top of things intellectually - pardon my seriously awful jokes, but i'm wallowing in fluid creeping out my nose and spraying god knows what out my mouth everytime I sneeze. Bad jokes are about all I can manage right now.

Seriously, I am much better than I was. Now that the cold I started with is lodged deep within my chest, I am more able to breathe correctly and therefore get more than a few hours of sleep each night. And that means I can enthusiastically greet the flu-bug with a little of my own medicine. That being the couch. And a blanket. Add a box of kleenex to go and let the pity party begin.

My body has been sufficiently cleaned out and yet I can't seem to rid myself of this evil influence. And though i've waited more than a week to ride it out, i'm coming close to the end of my rope. I offered my bug to my boyfriend but for some reason he doesn't find the idea all too appealing. And i've run out of people to blame.

As I zone out for the night, I will say that i'm keeping very well to my diet since i've been suddenly forced to eat all the fruit in the grocery store and bf has kindly made soup and stew with most of the vegetables he can conveniently name. Although there isn't much exercise happening here, i've effectively broken the record for number of seconds it takes to walk around the house before clear fainting from lack of oxygen. I know, I know, it's not funny...

maria777 on 10/16/2006:
I hope you feel better soon! Hang in there! You'll get better!

Have you tried Campbell's chicken noodle soup? That's good for colds, etc., and you don't have to eat the noodles, just sip the broth after you add 1/2 can water and heat it up. Also, do you have a vaporizer by your bed? Keep it going at nite while you are sleeping. If you don't have one, they are pretty inexpensive and you only need put water in them. They keep moisture in the air.

smiley2 on 10/17/2006:
Well at least you are keeping a positive attitude through all this, which is pretty cool :) I hope you feel better soon, just take it easy and PLEASE no exercise!

WorkingIt on 10/17/2006:
Feel better soon!!! If that chest congestion doesn't break up within a day, go to the doctor! You don't want pneumonia, and that is also going around!

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