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legcramps - Tuesday Jan 15, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I made an attempt to go straight to the gym after work yesterday. At lunchtime I ran home, ate a quick ham sandwich, then prepared my gym bag for after work. I had a pretty (okay, very) rushed day at work yesterday and by the time I got out to the parking lot at day's end, my hands were shaking so terribly with stress and I was on the verge of tears. For no apparent reason other than that it was just one of those days and it affected me more yesterday than it has in a long time. And somehow, I did it to myself. I know that. Anyways, I got into my car and phoned the friend I was supposed to go to the gym with. I asked her if she was ready to meet me at the gym and she said she was. So I left the parking lot, driving towards the gym and checking my bag all at the same time. Then I stopped abruptly and realized while looking through my bag that I hadn't put in any workout clothes!! Or hair elastics, for that matter. So, I had to call my friend back and stop at home for clothes. What a mess!

I worked out hard yesterday because I was so worked UP. I did 25 minutes on the treadmill, including 8 minutes of jogging. Not as much as before, but my calves started to hurt so I had to stop. I didn't stretch out right before I started, at least I think that's why it hurt so much. After the treadmill I went on the bike for another 20 minutes and pushed that hard. I did intervals, but towards the end of my biking even the easy rounds were incredibly hard for me to do! Some quick stretches when I got home and I can add another hour to the count...

I had about an hour or so when I got home and so I made myself another quick ham sandwich and checked e-mails and such, then went for coffee with some friends until 9pm. When I got home I called my boyfriend and chatted with him for half an hour, then practically fell into bed without prepping anything for today! I was so tired, and I didn't even get to take the dogs for a walk!

Today I have two hours of classes (Thai Chi and Kickboxing) and i'd like to take the dogs for a walk after classes. It's a large goal for the day, but I hope I can manage it.

Total exercise for January - 13 hours

hollybelle on 01/15/2008:
WOO you have been busy. Good job sticking with everything!

dearerdiarist on 01/15/2008:
You are the bomb! Right out there to the gym even with the parking lot meltdown and the case of the missing workout clothes.... I applaud you. How wonderfully committed you are. Hey, if I did anything about having coffee at 9:00 PM I would be awake the ENTIRE night. You are tough. Are you new to Tai Chi and Kickboxing? Tell me about them when you get a chance, okay? Thanx

rae_regenbogen on 01/15/2008:
Oh, I just want to give you a big hug! It sounds like work is very stressful for you at this time!

I'm glad to hear that the stress helped you to work out harder though, and having coffee with your friends sounds like such a nice ending to the day.

shadetree on 01/15/2008:
I'm impressed! If I had one of those super-stressed days and then found a gym bag lacking the necessary clothing, I would've probably convinced myself it was a sign not to work out - but you went home, got clothes, and got to it! YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/15/2008:
Its good you got that exercise in after such a stressful day at work! I know the feeling of having so much stress that you start to literally shake. 2 years ago i was teaching and the kids were so obnoxious and misbehaved (partly the administration's fault...partly mine) that i could feel my heart palpitating as i was trying to teach...my eyes would twitch. it was sooo terrible! LOL, i have never, ever experienced it again, thank god!

borntocry on 01/16/2008:
Oh, poor legcramps! You really do need a holiday! At least you put all that stress to good use at the gym, though. Hope you have a better day today!

Thanks so much for the comment you left me. It inspired me so much, I rushed off to change into my running clothes right after I read it. But somehow on the way to the bathroom, my inspiration fizzled out. But I did look around for some other races on the Internet and I am going to take your advice and sign up as soon as possible. I was originally planning to leave it until the last minute because these smaller races are less popular and never get filled up, but now I see you're right and I do need a fixed goal in mind. In fact, that's why I've never competed in any of these smaller races before - because I never sign up for them ahead of time, so I always end up blowing them off!

legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I got up Sunday morning at 10am, with a headache and more aching muscles. I didn't have breakfast because I was in one of those moods. Yes, one of those low moods. What can I say? It was bound to happen sooner or later. Then, after i'd taken a shower and was feeling a tad bit better about myself, a friend called and wanted to stop over with another friend. Thinking that they would be at my house within an hour, I quickly got ready and cleaned the house like a madwoman. I can't believe how much I got done in that short amount of time! Anyhow, they didn't actually show up until a little later, so I missed lunch too. Don't worry, i'd been snacking all morning up until this point, and had layed out a nice array of dainties for my friends - picking at one or two of them myself while I was still alone.

My friends stayed all afternoon, so I didn't get anything else done on Sunday besides the odd load of laundry. We ended up going out for dinner, where I got a Swiss Club burger (grilled chicken, ham and swiss cheese - very good, but not great on the waistline) and an Orange Float. I was so full from dinner that I popped in a movie, layed on the bed, and fell asleep! It was a horrible day foodwise, horrible day exercise-wise (because I didn't do any!), but at least I got some housework done. I guess. Well, i'm not beating myself up over it because if you never fail then you'll never have really worthy accomplishments, right?!!

I'm tired today and i'm not looking forward to this week (or the next, for that matter). My new supervisor is starting on Wednesday and a co-worker will be on holidays for two weeks starting Wednesday and I will need to cover for her. It just doesn't look good when you add to that all the meetings scheduled in the next two weeks and all the work I already have piled up on my desk. I am not in a good mood!!! I want out!! I'm trying to not show my stress, but I think i'm failing. I can't wait to go on holidays.

Total exercise for January - 12 hours

rae_regenbogen on 01/14/2008:
I love it when friends come over. Not only because I enjoy the company, but becayse that's the only time my house gets a good scouring.

Good luck with work! I know it can be difficult to get a new supervisor, and on top of that to have to pick up the slack from an absent co-worker! Still, you'll make it through. Just don't let everything get you down. Your holiday is coming up soon! You could keep a calendar and mark off each day with a big red X. That, coupled with deep breathing techniques seems to help me make it throught the tough times at work! :)

CritterMom on 01/14/2008:
Failure is a state of mind. Instead of focusing on the negatives of the situation, look at the positives. You may not have done well working on your physical health this weekend, but your mental health must have sustained a boost from socializing with friends. Build on that.

At work, think of ways to get better organized so that even if the work isn't all done, you will be able to immediately lay your hands on the necessary information if the new supervisor needs it.

borntocry on 01/14/2008:
Well, you sound like a great hostess, at least! But I think you need a holiday. I volunteered to work through the Christmas holidays so my co-workers could spend Christmas with their families. They didn't even thank me for it! Anyway, now I feel like I need a holiday too...

CharlieAngel on 01/14/2008:
You got housework done! And in record time! And, you had some quality time with friends. Sometimes you just need a down day. Take care of yourself? When does your holiday start and are you going anywhere special?

biscottibody59 on 01/14/2008:
I haven't counted them up yet, I think I'm doing almost as well on the exercise thus far! You could be doing so much worse--and it's good to have a bit of an over the top food weekend once in awhile--don't beat yourself up! Sounds kinda like you needed it!

fritters on 01/14/2008:
Isn't it amazing how the thought or threat of company gets us moving! I hope you enjoyed your company.

Workingit2 on 01/14/2008:
Seriously I know how you feel! My hormones are really fluxuating right now and I go between being very sad, to being depressed to being angry. Man it is hard to get hold of those feelings! We have to call on ALL our coping skills! I hope you have a much better day tomorrow!

legcramps - Sunday Jan 13, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I tried to leave a diary entry here (it's Monday when i'm typing this) but my computer was giving me problems - again.

workingit2 on 01/14/2008:
What a drag! I hope it stops doing that to you! =)

legcramps - Saturday Jan 12, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I am wickedly sore today!

Everything hurts, but I managed somehow to crawl out of bed and tackle breakfast, sitting curled up on the couch with the cereal bowl cradled between my legs and my chest, spooning the cereal into my mouth like one would for a baby. I didn't want to do anything this morning but sit and feel sorry for my aching body. I pulled some motivation from deep within (I mean, DEEP within - I really didn't think there was any left in me to be honest), got dressed up and took the dogs for an hour walk. Now that i'm back at home I feel even more sore and achey. So i'm going to run a hot bath and try to release some of the tension from my muscles. I have to, because a friend wants to go to the gym later today and I won't be able to go if I still feel like this! I won't even be able to walk on the treadmill for pete's sake!

Tanning again today at 4pm. Then supper at a friend's. Visiting with boyfriend's sister in-between, and I also need to clean up and do some laundry. It should be a full day today.

Total exercise for January - 12 hours.

Moody2 on 01/12/2008:
Ouch!!! Hope that your muscles relax in the bath!! Must've been on heck of a workout yesterday!!!

Have a great day!

greengirl on 01/12/2008:
Have a good long soak. It always works for me!! Have a great weekend !

dearerdiarist on 01/12/2008:
I am leaving this comment at 2:45PM PST. I hope by now you are feeling a little better... What determination.

workingit2 on 01/12/2008:
awww...I know how painful that can be, especially having played wallyball last night! If you can't go workout tonight, don't worry..you've really done a lot of exercise! I hope you feel better now than you felt this morning =)

caz on 01/13/2008:
Good on you, for the determination.. It really helps me stay motivated. Even realising how we feel about getting motivated helps. Hope you feel better later and enjoy your self.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/13/2008:
i guess the two hours really worked you hard yesterday!!!!! i hope you heel soon so that you can exercise more! haha.

legcramps - Friday Jan 11, 2008

Weight: 0.0

Wallyball tonight - 2 hours


Got to sleep in today until 10am, which felt really nice - I think I slept for 10 hours! When I woke up I immediately got ready for the day and headed out to do my grocery shopping. I picked up an environmentally friendly 'green' bag to use as my food bag for work (again, got the idea from a fellow dd'r) and I love it - it's just what I envisioned my food bag would look like!! Anyhow, started off the day with a pickled egg for breakfast and a slice of walnut bread. Not the best choice, and the pickled egg??? Well, let's just say one of my dogs liked the pickled egg WAY more than I did!!! I had a black forest ham sandwich for lunch and just polished off eight strawberries for my afternoon snack. I got my hair cut, made a trip to the bank, and soon will be off to tan at the salon my friend works at. We're going on an all-inclusive vacation in February, so I need to start getting ready for it. In more ways than one, i'm sure you can imagine.

If you haven't already guessed, I threw out the 'no bread in the house' theory that I had. It just wasn't working. I was finding other ways to eat it - and that meant that I was eating white bread too, not the whole wheat that I usually buy. So I bought whole wheat bread today and 'plan' to use it for lunch sandwiches. We'll see how much I can control myself around it!

After tanning I need to take off to the city for that game of Wallyball i've been so excited to play. Two hours of that and the drive back home will probably leave me exhausted, but i'd sure like to take the dogs for one more walk this weekend because I have a feeling I might not be feeling well Saturday and Sunday. It feels like my period is coming, and it's always so much fun that I end up lying in a ball on the floor, crying my eyes out!! And, it will suck even more now that my boyfriend isn't here to comfort me!

So that's the plan for today. I don't feel sore yet from all the stuff I did yesterday, but I probably will tomorrow.

Total exercise for January - 11 hours

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/11/2008:
HEY! good exercise...Wallyball sounds interesting! i hope you enjoy it!

cushy on 01/11/2008:
you are so right on about the bread. this way you will have the control back. pmsing is the time to have the right foods around you.

legcramps - Thursday Jan 10, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I had a great exercise day...and the food part wasn't so terrible either. I ate chicken and rice (leftovers from yesterday) for dinner when I got home from work, then ran some errands downtown and took the dogs for a walk. When I got home from the walk I had just enough time to warm up the car and get my bags ready for kickboxing class. The class was awesome tonight - I wish they were all like this! We did circuit training, and boy did we train. Again and again...and again!! We finished with some light sparring, which was a highlight of the class because it was so much fun! 15 minutes after class I was on my way to the gym to workout with a friend. I walked on the treadmill for 20 minutes and jogged for 10 minutes, then biked for 15 minutes and then did some leg weights.

I probably won't be able to get out of bed tomorrow!! Good thing I have the day off! __________________________________________________________________________

I found a package of Pad Thai to go with my chicken breast at lunchtime - I ate 1/2 the package. My tummy is bulging and bloated and I can tell that i've eaten white noodles. Bad idea. Blugh.

Ooooo, I forgot to tell you - I am playing Wallyball on Friday night! Yay! First game in a very long time! Two hours of heavy workout! Watch out HoP, here come those exercise hours!!!! __________________________________________________________________________

The walk last night was exactly what my friend needed. She told me afterwards that she felt ten times better than before and she was more focused about her priorities now. I'm glad I could help her - she's done so much for me in the past that it felt good to be able to give back a little bit.

I didn't quite make it to my goal of 3 litres of water yesterday, but I got close - 2.5 litres. Technically, i'm 1 out of 3 in reaching my goals, but figuratively speaking, i'd say i'm more like 2 out of 3 since the only thing I didn't consciously work on was getting to the gym!

I started out my day earlier again this morning - so again I stopped to grab a coffee before work. Then, a friend came by to go for a morning coffee break with me and I decided to have another coffee. That's two for today and probably two too many!! Workingit - I will try your apple and water idea after tomorrow, when I can stock my fridge again! The good thing about the coffee break this morning is that we both reiterated to each other that we WILL be going to kickboxing class tonight, no matter what. I am glad she is so dedicated to going today, otherwise I myself might decide not to go...as terrible as that sounds, it's always better to have a workout buddy. So class starts at 8pm tonight, which means if i'm really efficient and keep my butt moving, I might be able to squeeze in a walk with the dogs before class. I made rice and chicken yesterday for dinner, and there are plenty of leftovers for today so there's no real excuse to not be able to walk the dogs. I guess we'll see what happens, but that's the plan. I love making plans in the morning (sarcasm) for when I get home from work - they never work out perfectly because by the time I get home i'm dead tired from working all day! Oh well. I'm blabbing.

Would you believe after all the trouble I had with my modem - the service tech replaced it and when I got home from work that day it wasn't working again!! Oy!! It's working now, but i'm just waiting for the day when that stupid 'ready' light starts flashing at me again. Odd how my life is centering right now around the times when I can use my computer...

Got water and a fruit cup at work this morning so I should be good until lunchtime. I still have an extra chicken breast in the fridge too, so i'll eat that for lunch, although it's not much. Maybe I can find something to go with it - but I need to make sure I don't eat yesterday's leftovers because then i'll have nothing for dinner tonight. I should make a list of things to do today, but I don't want to seem overly obsessed, so I won't.

Total exercise for January - 9 hours

maryk on 01/10/2008:
I know what you mean about making plans for after work and somehow they never turn out quite right...the other day my husband and I planned to FINALLY take down our Christmas lights, but by the time I got home, he was all ready and I just plopped down on the couch and told him I couldn't do it!

You asked me about my food bag...in the evenings, I pack a complete lunch, planned snacks, and throw in a few extras (an extra fruit, veggie, protein, and carb...for example, apple, celery, almonds, and granola bar) on top of my planned food. That way, if I do want to eat more, I don't have to rely on all the junk food here at work, because I have extra food of my own. I almost never eat it all, but it's nice to have, and I don't feel nearly as guilty when I stray from my food plan knowing that it's still healthy and I know exactly what's in it. This also helps me limit what I eat during the day...I can't eat things if they're not in the bag!

workingit2 on 01/10/2008:
Aww that is so nice that your friend enjoyed the walk. And how cool to go play wallyball! YAY! You are doing so well, keep up the great work! And have a very nice evening =)

vvvzena2 on 01/10/2008:
lol I know how it feels when your computer acts up. Mine's 6 years old, and I find myself begging it to work just one mor time, please. I'll probably have to invest in a new one for too long. I'm still on dial-up, so fell for me! lol

Thank you for sharing your cemetary story. I love the really old ones. There's just something about them.

Sounds like you're doing a really good job! You should be proud of yourself. And it's great that you were able to help your friend. It makes you feel good when you give back to those who help you the most. Anyway, hope you have a good day!

biscottibody59 on 01/11/2008:
The kickboxing sounds like a blast--I'd have to join a rinky-dink gym for an astronomical price or drive more than I'd like to do that--oh well--maybe one day!

You're doing great!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I called a friend to see if she wanted to go to the gym with me today and it turns out she was having a very aweful day and didn't feel like doing much at all. I was almost out the door to take the dogs for a walk and I decided to ask her to come along. The company would be great and besides, having an extra set of hands with two dogs makes it a lot easier as well. She didn't seem to want to at first, but after a while got into the spirit. We walked for an hour, but it means i'll miss the gym workout tonight because we talked for a while afterwards. It's okay. At least I did something.


*UPDATE* - I stopped in at the grocery store on my way home at lunchtime today and picked up a roast chicken sandwich on 60%ww bread...mmmn..bread...but it took me 20 minutes to do that which left a grand total of 10 minutes to let the dogs out and keep an eye on them and eat my sandwich standing up!! With my shoes and scarf still on and the car still running! But I guess it was worth it. I don't know. The jury is still out on that decision.

I used my last $5 to buy that sandwich today, lol. I have one more day and night to go before I will be able to buy myself proper groceries because I get paid on Friday! I guess i'm making some rice today for dinner and I think i've got a chicken breast in the fridge to go with it. I sound pathetic, don't I?!!

I have also decided that I will attend the kickboxing class on Thursday night because I can give the instructor a cheque and he won't be able to cash it until I have money in my account anyways. See, I think about things sometimes...


So, you've already heard that my day was pretty bad yesterday, so i'm not going to reiterate here. This entry will be all about today and about fresh starts and new beginnings and goals and wants and needs and prides and prejudices. Okay, maybe not that last part.

I woke up a little earlier than usual today (an extra ten minutes earlier) and was able to stop on my way to work and buy myself a mocha from Robin's Donuts. I knew I was going to need it because I had a late night last night (but we won't get into that) and I was dragging my butt this morning. As soon as I woke up, I grabbed a fruit cup out of the cupboard, a spoon from the cutlery drawer, and went to work on a plethora of peaches, pineapples, cherries and other varieties of fruit. You would think I wouldn't be hungry after the major binge....oh, right, new day. Anyhow, filled a bottle of water, grabbed another fruit cup for morning snack at work, and headed off.

I don't have any prepared food in the house for lunch today. I can't even make myself a tuna sandwich because I don't have any bread. No milk, no juice - the only thing I can think of actually eating is dry Kashi cereal. It doesn't sound too appetizing, does it?! Maybe i'll stop off for a sandwich somewhere, but I don't have a lot of time for lunch - just a half hour. I would stay and eat here at work, but I have to let the dogs out for a bathroom break at lunchtime. Life's pretty rough, huh?!

Today I WILL walk the dogs right after work; I WILL go to the gym tonight; and I WILL drink 3 litres of water. If I could sign underneath this statement, I would. Just to motivate me that much more to actually do it.

Total exercise for January - 6 hours

jmarie60 on 01/09/2008:
I've said it and heard a hundred times... each day is a new start! If we let what happened yesterday get the best of us today, then we can't reach our full potential.

You WILL do everything you plan to do today....

TheMother on 01/09/2008:
You sound really energized today despite having a late night. Love your plan of action. I'm sure you'll carry it out. Have a super day! Thanks for your comments.


caz on 01/09/2008:
A fresh start today is great. You sound energised and up for the challenge today so good luck!!

workingit2 on 01/09/2008:
Did you know that eating an apple and drinking two glasses of water in the morning is a better pick-me-up than a caffinated beverage? I didn't know that either until I overheard it on the news one day. I tried it, it actually works. Who knew lol.

Have a great day and walk the dogs! They can't walk themselves and unlike us, they always love a good walk no matter how lousy their day was lol.

dearerdiarist on 01/09/2008:
You are sounding strong in the face of a few adversities here and there. It is a day to day thing, that's for sure. It is an extra challenge when we are out of this or that item that gets us through. It's been so cold where I am lately that I have been heating my cold cereal with warm milk and cinnamon. And it is a little more appealing than cold. See you tomorrow!

CharlieAngel on 01/09/2008:
You WILL do this. I can feel your determination and will power jumping off the page. Stay strong and don't let what happened yesterday impede your progress today. Be Blessed!

CritterMom on 01/09/2008:
Good for you! Clean slate, and get right back to it.

workingit2 on 01/09/2008:
You'll have to try that chicken sandwich again sometime when you aren't rushed...I bet it was very tasty! lol

Congrats on getting those things done and have a wonderful evening!

CritterMom on 01/10/2008:
That walk is probably JUST what she needed. Good for you, for asking her to go with you. I wish I could find a "gym buddy". I just rejoined the "Y", so maybe I'll meet someone there I can call on to go with me.

borntocry on 01/10/2008:
Hi legcramps! Thanks for your comment. You should have just left the long rambling one you wrote earlier! HoP leaves me comments like that all the time, heh. And don't worry, I will never take anything you say the wrong way. We're friends so I know that anything you tell me is for my own good!

I do know what you mean about losing focus. I was looking back on my New Year's resolutions last year and the first one was to be less obsessed with food. Well, I think I did keep that resolution, but unfortunately the side-effect was that I ended up gaining back some of the weight I had lost. So now I too have come to the conclusion that a little bit of obsession (i.e. "focus") isn't really such a bad thing.

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 08, 2008

Weight: 0.0

*UPDATE*...Well, crap. I didn't accomplish too much tonight. It dawned on me that it was January and I hadn't paid for my Thai Chi and kickboxing classes for January yet, and I don't have enough money to pay for it - so I did not go to class tonight. And I won't be able to go on thursday either because I won't get paid until Friday. I guess I lost sight of that in between...well...everything else. That really sucks, and unfortunately I let it get the best of me tonight and instead of doing something else like going to the gym I opted instead to do nothing but sit on the computer and play games. Sometimes I wish we didn't have a computer...or television...or, like, bread...**sigh** Anyways, I wouldn't be honest if I didn't tell everyone what I did tonight. So there you go. I plan to pull up my socks tomorrow and make up for it, but I always say that. I should attempt to actually do the things I say i'm going to do. I'm in a bad mood, but it's just a bad mood - i'll be fine by tomorrow morning. The sad part is that my dogs aren't going to get that walk in tonight. I puttered my night away playing Sims. Someone scold me, I need a good talking to already!!!

So I took my audio book along with me to the gym last night, but unfortunately was unable to play any of it due to:

a) I had a friend there with me, so didn't want to seem rude by plugging my ears if she wanted to talk - which she did.

b) The freakin music in the joint was so loud that I could barely hear myself think, nevermind hear any other sound that might be playing in my ear.

I'm all for good music, and i'm partially deaf too (okay, not clinically), so i'm normally okay with loud music. But last night, it was loud. Way too loud. LOUD.

I walked the treadmill for about 20 minutes, then jogged for the next 20, off and on. I think I did about 15 minutes of jogging in total. Felt good! After the treadmill I went on the recumbant bike for 15 minutes. I was going to do some weights last night, but I really wasn't in the mood. Maybe the loud music discouraged me. Anyhow, I got back home by 7:30pm and wasn't sure what to do for the rest of the night. Usually I don't go to the gym until later on at night, so just kind of fall into bed afterwards. So I puttered on the computer a bit, then watched a movie. It was a nice night and I feel pretty good today because of it.

A computer repair tech is coming to my house at lunchtime today to fix my modem. What a headache this modem is! For the last few months, it's been working intermittently and it's driving me insane! I want to go online when it's convenient for ME, for goodness' sake!! So I called the company I signed up through, and they just treated me like crap. First of all, I called them and then the modem started working, so the guy on the phone told me to just monitor it. So I did. And the next time it quit working, I called them again and they pretty much told me what I could do to try to get it back up and to do that from now on. But why should I have to keep rebooting the modem everytime it shuts down? Why shouldn't I have a proper modem that actually works 95% of the time?! So I called them again when it wasn't working, frustrated and ready to tear a strip down someone's back. So they're sending someone out to replace it. This guy phoned me this morning and I told him that it's been working for the last couple of days. He asked if I wanted to just monitor it and I blew up!!! Lol, it's just too exasperating right now! I said that's what i'd been doing for the last few months, and he laughed and said 'ok, i'll come by at lunchtime and take a look'. I hope he replaces it.

My Thai Chi and Kickboxing classes start tonight. Depending on how i'm feeling afterwards I might try to take the dogs for a walk. It'll have to be with both of them though, 'cause i'd never fit in enough time to take them separately. Geez, I have a lot to say today, don't I?!!

Will update later with exercise hours - Go HoP!

Total exercise for January: 5 hours.

CharlieAngel on 01/08/2008:
Sounds like you got a great cardio work-out last night. I completely understand the modem problem, I just went through it myself. Lucky for us we live in an area, that once I call them, and they determine that there is a problem with the modem, I can just run over to the local store and get it replaced, just have to bring the old one in and have a confirmation number.

Yes...I finally broke down and hired a trainer. I really believe that he is the key to my success. I don't want to let him down and not show up cause then he doesn't get paid for the session. And he is a real motivator. He makes me feel like I am really accomplishing something and works me hard.

Have fun at Thai Chi and Kickboxing. That is a class that I would be interested in. Have a great day!

jmarie60 on 01/08/2008:
My gym has loud music too... and it's terrible. Try talking to a manager to see if they can tone it down a bit... especially if it's distracting or discouraging.

Have a great day and I hope everything with your modem gets worked out!

workingit2 on 01/08/2008:
I just pulled out my Tai Chi dvd this morning! It is harder than folks realize lol. I don't like super loud music either, it makes it difficult for me to concentrate on what I am supposed to be doing. Comcast gave me a bad modem once and did the same thing. Turns out all they had to do was to replace it and all was well. I thought that was crazy to have gone through all that mess just for them to replace it and it was fixed. They knew there was a problem with the modem...but I guess they were waiting for a new shipment of modems to replace the batch that was poorly manufactured. Crazy!

Take care and have fun tonight in your classes!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/08/2008:
hehe, Go Legcramps!!!! I was supposed to go to yoga tonight...i may still go even though I'm really full. I guess my lack of sleep caught up with me and I had a mini-binge.

fritters on 01/08/2008:
It is so frustrating when things don't work - my microwave went out - oh my goodness! I never realized how much I used it! I can't get the new one until the 18th - special color, built in, etc.... Well, I went to work and got the counter top one that I brought in a few years ago! Now I am lost at work!

I hope you enjoy your classes tonight.

fritters on 01/09/2008:
You sound pretty disapointed that you aren't able to go to your classes - don't blame you. Maybe there is something else you can do for exercise - walk? Jog? At least they don't cost!

biscottibody59 on 01/09/2008:
Good work! Hope you have a good one today!

hollybelle on 01/09/2008:
Great exercise.

legcramps - Monday Jan 07, 2008

Weight: 0.0

**UPDATE** - I updated the total hours for January 'cause I went to the gym tonight for an hour and, well, I want instant gratification!

So I managed to take the little puppy out for a walk as well - we were gone for an hour (it's just so much easier to walk her), and I was cruising along listening to my new book. Then the batteries died. I swear, these were brand new batteries. Is it really THAT cold outside?!!! Anyways, from now on i'll have to remember to bring along an extra set of batteries. Geez, if it's not one thing it's another!!

Other than being incredibly hungry today, i'm doing pretty well. I did cave and drink a flavored coffee this afternoon, but I honestly wasn't sure how I was going to get through the last two hours of work. My snacks were really good today, although maybe a bit high in sodium. All in all, I can't complain too much...

I watched a movie last night with a friend of mine who's trying to keep me company while my boyfriend is gone. It was called 'In the Land of Women'. It was such a screwed up movie! Have any of you seen it? This kid goes to his grandma's house where he proceeds to first seduce the next door neighbour, then the neighbour's daughter!!! Craziness! Honest, I have such bad luck picking movies.

I received a text message last night asking if I wanted to go to the gym later today, so I guess it will be the 'first gym day of 2008'. It's sort of exciting, really...

Total exercise for January - 5 hours

Workingit2 on 01/07/2008:
I swear I'm thinking I should volunteer to walk dogs for folks..I would love the company of a dog while walking!

Great job on the exercise hours. I had heard that movie was pretty lame..glad I didn't rent it! My sister sells these "Private Quarters" sheets and stuff..OMG they are sooooo freaking expensive!!Even the clearance stuff is costly! It is definately hard to find inexpensive sheets and blankets!

Have a wonderful night and keep up the great work!

dearerdiarist on 01/07/2008:
Very good, you crazy little exerciser. I just can't stand it... CANNOT STAND IT! I don't know what is going to help me turn the corner. I did exercise today again, but I want to be an adult about it and just roll with it.... There are so many benefits besides weight loss and I have hopes of getting in on some of that. What is Tim Horton's, Canada girl?

shadetree on 01/07/2008:
Nothing wrong with a little instant gratification!

RYC: I keep forgetting to print out the couch to 5k plan when I'm at work, and i don't have a working printer at home, but I am writing myself a note to do that tomorrow! As for the 5k - there are two that my son always runs around here, but they don't have their 2008 dates or forms out yet...I'm going to go online and look for others that might be coming up once it thaws (there's one in two weeks, but those people are just crazy - running through the ice and snow- no thank you!) but I am definitely going to do it this year!

fritters on 01/07/2008:
The memory keepers daughter is really good. I hope you are enjoying it - when your batteries hold out for you!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/07/2008:
Haha! Sure, I accept your challenge. I am really in a challenge with myself though! But this challenge with you will serve as a reminder to do the very best I can and not slack off like I was last week! ummm, I do not think I will reach the same amount of hours as last month because i was on vacation then and had more time for exercise! But, I'm working on a good month! yeah!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 01/07/2008:
nice on your hours, btw!

kyrin on 01/08/2008:
GOod job with your exercise hours. Doesn't it feel grand to see those numbers adding up? Way to go!

CritterMom on 01/08/2008:
Another dog-walker! They do help the time/miles go by quicker. I hadn't thought to bring along a book on tape. Maybe I'll try that soon.

legcramps - Sunday Jan 06, 2008

Weight: 0.0

I did a little shopping today and managed to find a cheap Queen size sheet set for our new bed - $37.00 on sale (that's CDN). I think that's pretty good for a 280 thread count. And another flat sheet for $4.45 CDN. Then I went to the bookstore and purchased Slash's new book for my boyfriend (i'll have to send it to him I guess), and an Audio book for myself. I got "The Memory Keeper's Daughter". I thought it would motivate me to walk more, and it did!

Since I was out during lunch, I went through Tim Horton's and bought a plain buttered bagel (geez, there's that blasted bread again) and a cafe mocha. When I got back home I grabbed a snack of 7 fat free fruit gummies (100 cals), threw the audio cds into my jacket pocket, grabbed my cd player and headed out the door for a walk. I also took Chewy with me. It was alright and I was really getting into the book, although it's not the same as reading! So, one dog down and one to go! I decided to walk them separately (got the idea from a fellow dd'er), and I still have the little one left to walk. I think i'll do that now, change the batteries in my cd player and listen to more of the book. By the time I get home it'll be time for dinner!

I'm very relaxed today and I feel accomplished. I wonder how long it will last?!!

Total exercise for January - 3 hrs

shadetree on 01/06/2008:
I buy bags of whole wheat mini-bagels (I think there's 12 in a bag) and then I stick them in the freezer. I get out one a night to thaw for the next day - that way I don't eat three or four of them....

I read about your dog pouting - do you ever get a chance to see "Dog Whisperer" - I think it's on the National Geographic channel. Cesar accomplishes some major things with dogs - he has such insight on why they do the things they do!

Great job on the walking! You should feel good about that!

maryk on 01/06/2008:
The Memory Keeper's Daughter is a fantastic book...enjoy! Do you read while walking (on a treadmill I assume)? I read while I run on the treadmill; the bigger the hardcover book, the better, so it stays put! I'm rereading the Harry Potter series, not only because I loved it the first time through, but they're the best books for running on the treadmill with!

timeforachange on 01/06/2008:
That's a really good deal on that bed-set you got! Wish I could find something like that around where I live. Hmmm I might have to look into getting that book, it sounds good from what everyone is saying. Great job with walking the dogs, and you did well with food too, snacks weren't that bad. Keep it up! Have a great day tomorrow!

biscottibody59 on 01/07/2008:
RYC: You are so right--thanks for the brief brain-cramp!

Good going getting out for your walk--for me it's just so much mind over matter alot of the time!

starfish on 01/07/2008:
Great day :) Keep it up.

borntocry on 01/07/2008:
Hi there legcramps! Glad to see you are doing so well. So you got through the holiday season all right, then?!

Thanks for the comment you left me. You're right, I really should sign up for the half-marathon. If the thought of all that potentially wasted money doesn't motivate me, what will? I think the next deadline is on the 20th of January. After that, the registration fee goes up again. It's already, like, $50. So I can't miss this one!

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