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legcramps - Tuesday Nov 08, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0


breakfast - 2 pc whole wheat toast with light margarine, 1 mug coffee with creamer.

lunch - 1 cup Thai rice, 1 mug coffee with creamer.

dinner - 1 cup Thai rice with chicken, green beans and bean sprouts.

dessert - 1 small pc apple pie with low fat whip cream.

exercise - 1 hour Aquasize. I hurt myself somehow during this time. I have a sharp pain in my chest today that just won't go away.

total calories per fitday - 1560

Today's Plan:

breakfast - 1.5 pc whole wheat toast with peanut butter, 1 mug coffee with creamer.

lunch - 1 cup Thai rice with chicken, green beans and bean sprouts.

dinner - ?

exercise - 1/2 hour shovelling snow (yes, it snowed last night). 1/2 hour walk with dog since i'll already be bundled up. 2 hours volleyball.

total calories planned - 1500.

legcramps - Friday Nov 04, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

Well. Get ready for a tantrum.

My cold/flu is getting worse. I've been in and out of the bathroom a couple of times this morning. I'm slowly but surely losing steam. Last night and the night before I slept much more than the required 6 hours - I almost doubled that last night. And I woke up this morning feeling fine, but an hour later not even being able to look at anything without it blurring out on me. I'm missing out on my fun activities (volleyball) and it's making me angry.

The situation here at work is repulsive. I've had to work more in one job because of co-workers being away, and in-turn am being forced to take a back seat with the other job I have. I'm trying to do both today. I am angry and I have a right to be! Unfortunately I don't have a say or I would have already said it. Hey legcramps, don't take so much on next time. One job is enough.

I have hardly spent any time with the dog because of illness, and he's so starved for my attention that it makes me literally depressed. I just can't go out in this cold and attempt any sort of playfulness. Maybe I should just HAVE TO.

I talked to my boyfriend about his ignorance of the other day, and he simply shrugged his shoulders and not a word came from his mouth. He expects this to fade from my memory like everything else but unfortunately for him, since i'm so stressed about things right now this instance is sticking in my mind like glue on paper. I laugh at your impudence, poor pitiful boy! I mean, I WOULD laugh but i'm not in the mood right now.

All I want to do is hide my face in the blankets and wish it all away. Since I know I can't do that, i'm struggling to juggle things this way and that. I MUST relax, calm down, and face things one at a time. I MUST learn to let things go. I SHOULD take up meditating. I WILL not accomplish anything today.

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 02, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

Oh geez, am I ever having a bad week. It's not even worth telling you all about it, because it just seems to make the next day that much worse.

Had a burger yesterday for dinner, then slept right through the night.

Today's plan is perogies for lunch, crackers for a snack, and i'm not sure what for dinner. I still have this horrible cold and I just can't think anymore. I need so much more rest than i've been giving myself and it's starting to show. I'm here at work alone today, but I might as well have closed down the department completely for the amount of work i'll be able to do. Ah, suffer not, there will be light at the end of this tunnel.

borntocry on 11/02/2005:
Hi legcramps,

You poor thing! I hope you feel better soon. I know what you mean about being alone at work and not getting anything done. Tuesday was a national holiday here so everyone took Monday off except me - I generously offered to hold down the fort. And then I didn't do a minute of work all day! And in my case I didn't even have the excuse of being sick!

Thanks for the comment you left me. I remember you having an exercise bike - in fact I thought you'd converted your whole basement into a gym at one point. I was so jealous! I love biking so I don't find it too hard to motivate for that, but I do watch T.V. while I do it so it doesn't get too boring. The weird thing is that I find biking a lot easier than running, but according to the monitor I burn just as many calories biking. It almost makes me feel like giving up running and just biking instead... I could just stay in my warm apartment all night, burning hundreds and hundreds of calories... what an amazing idea!

I know you prefer fun, outgoing activities which is why it's good that you like sports. Play any wallyball lately? Or how about a spot of curling?

aymalaika on 11/03/2005:
Hey girl. i'm sorry your week is going so badly, at least you seem to be keeping your chin up about, if you want to vent and rage then we are here for that, otherwise just to offer support. you should be super proud of yourself for not turning to food at this point! Yay for you! for me periods of disappointment and stress kinda work as triggers towards my eating. anyway, feel proud be proud and stay strong. it can only get better right?


blacksheep on 11/03/2005:
We all have moments like those, just take it as stepping stones and try for better tomorrow!

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 01, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

I had a terrible day yesterday. I wonder if it was a full moon?

Had to run and buy candy after work, ran out of candy by 8pm and had to close the door to any other treaters, wanted to rest and sleep instead of aquasizing so cancelled on my friend, REMINDED my boyfriend that I needed a ride to work the next morning so please don't stay out too late tonight, called and REMINDED him again, watched a movie and went to sleep by around 10pm, was woken up by my boyfriend and one of his buddies at 2am and had to sit through an hour of really bad, drunken jamming, tried to use ear plugs to sleep but it didn't work, woke up in the morning to find that my boyfriend had left with his friend and was not yet home. I didn't get that ride after all.

Nothing precedes my anger today, but i'm coping considerably well according to a friend of mine. Oh, do I have some choice words to say to him tonight.

Salad and a pb sandwich today so far, with lots of coffee to keep me fidgety and busy. And busy it was...and is.

borntocry on 11/01/2005:
Hi legcramps,

You have my deepest sympathies. Your story was just so funny, though! Had to laugh at the part about the drunken jamming. Sorry you didn't get your ride!

And yes, I think it's about time for me to start getting sick of cheese too. I feel like I've been eating nothing else for the last few days. And every time I open the refrigerator, all I see (and smell) is cheese. We must have about ten different types in there. But unfortunately I seem to be in the process of finding out just how much it takes for me to actually get sick of anything...

legcramps - Monday Oct 31, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

Hello ladies.

My sore throat has indeed progressed into a cough that could easily be associated with whooping cough. oi yoi yoi. I have to get a swab done and am feeling like a truck has run over me about ten times and all that's left are bone tissue and droplets of splattered blood. I had to say it that way because it's hallowe'en today.

I had an action filled weekend. I had Friday off of work, so I did some shopping for the hallowe'en party I hosted on Saturday night. Then I did some baking and cleaning. After all this, I was literally drained of any energy I might have had. Just after supper and without actually eating much of anything, I drifted off in a stupor lying on the couch. I woke up around midnight and dragged my butt into bed, not getting up until 9am Saturday morning. Saturday was filled with organizing and trying to clear the dull grey cloud covering my eyes. I had made pumpkin tarts and finished them off with whip cream, then made apple crisp tarts along with it. I also made cheese bread in the form of fingers, especially for my party, and threw together some pretzels and fritos for the gang. Barely remembering to eat lunch, I was a flying maniac trying to finish cleaning the house when the toilet decided to pose a problem. The flusher totally broke off and we were left without enough time to fix it and a house full of people needing to use it! Ah well, they endured and I apologized profusely. The next day was spent pampering my weather worn body and eating enough to satiate a horse.

So today is simply a matter of getting through the day without having to run to the bathroom. I should not have come in to work, but you know how it is when you're the only one here and there's work to be done. I have Aquasize planned for tonight, and not much else. I will be sleeping by 10pm. Promise.

legcramps - Wednesday Oct 26, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

We (the dog and I) had a really good walk yesterday after work. We went cavorting in the park and found some really neat pathways and hiding spots to play in. It was a wonderfully long walk, about an hour or so. Chewie was a regular private eye sniffing things out, and he waited so patiently for me to catch up to him so that he could show me what he found. At one point we passed a rather large log lying on the ground, and the fur on the back of Chewie's neck went up and he slinked past the log making sure that it wouldn't jump out at him. Hilarious!

My boyfriend decided that he was going to take me out for dinner last night, so we didn't have steak after all. That is on the menu for tonight. Instead I had a grilled chicken burger with potatoes and a nice talk. It seems we always have more to say to each other when we're out and about rather than sitting at home.

I was feeling quite sick yesterday afternoon, very naseus, and this morning woke up with an extremely sore throat. I say extremely because I exaggerate things, so really it's a small cold - at the moment. We'll see how it progresses. My boyfriend gets sick a lot more than I do, so he's watching when he's around me, and making sure that he's not getting too cold while working outside during the day. It's just so much easier for him to pick up viruses.

Anyways, today's plan: rye toast with peanut butter, a mug of coffee, a sandwich for lunch with some trix mix, and steak and cooked veggies and onions for dinner. Tonight's exercise will be another walk if the weather cooperates with me.

borntocry on 10/27/2005:
Hi legcramps,

I'm glad you had a nice time with Chewie, for once. I guess he's good for something after all! And it looks like you had a nice night out with your boyfriend too. I've also noticed that my husband and I have a lot more to say to each other when one of us (and I don't think I need to specify which one) isn't glued to the television set and/or computer screen.

Well, hope you have another nice day today!

gigi43 on 10/27/2005:
Uh-oh! Hope you're not getting sick! I am just now getting over my cold that I picked up last Tuesday. It started out with a small sore throat and progressed into misery. Hopefully yours won't turn nasty, but if it does SLEEP as much as you possibly can!

Take Care, Julie

legcramps - Tuesday Oct 25, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

Dinner last night was a few bites of sausage with cooked veggies and onions. I managed to suck down three litres of water as well.

Aquasize class is getting better as we progress. It was a slow start, with not knowing what to do at what times, but the pace is speeding up now, so it's more of a workout. My boyfriend took the dog for a walk last night so i'm hoping he's not too jumpy today after work. The bad part about today is that I forgot my keys at home and am now locked out of the house until my boyfriend gets home. I've been trying to call him at work, but they don't have their cell phones turned on. I'm glad i've brought along a toque and mitts because at least I can take the dog for a walk to cut down on the waiting time, but I still might have quite the wait ahead of me. I guess i'll remember to never do that again.

I took out steak for tonight's dinner, along with cooked veggies. I still haven't brought out the frozen yogurt since I first tried it. It was good, but i've been so full after dinner that I haven't needed anything else. But today is a hungry day, so who knows what will happen.

Today's Plan: rye bread toasted with pb, pb sandwich and a cup of trix mix, steak and veggies, a cup of frozen yogurt.

Mega-walk planned for tonight, but as of right now I really don't want to. Brrrrrr.....

legcramps - Monday Oct 24, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

The weekend flew by it seems....Monday already. What a sad, sad reality.

Friday I ended up having a terrible day at work and when I got home all I did was complain constantly about it. Fortunately, I was extremely tired and fell into bed fairly early. Dinner was chili and then a cup of frozen yogurt for dessert, which I felt I deserved. There's that emotional eating coming into play again. It was too cold to walk tonight - or that's what I told myself anyways.

Saturday was a lot of nothing. We went out for brunch and I had two eggs with rye toast and hashbrowns. Then some friends called us up and decided that we needed to go out for dinner as well. I stuck to a chicken ceasar salad with a few bites of garlic bread. Some walking today, but not the mega-walk i've been meaning to take.

Sunday seems to be the day where I throw all caution to the wind. I went with a friend to a Bridal show. Before going, I warmed up some chili and had two slices of rye toast. On the way to the show a couple hours later, we stopped and I had a snackwich sandwich from KFC. Let's just say my brain wasn't thinking as hard as it should have been. On the way back we stopped for dinner and this time I wasn't going to let that small stone in the middle of my skull plead ignorance. I had a really good stir-fry with crab, shrimp, bean sprouts, mushrooms, celery and sesame seeds. It wasn't too much because I wasn't FULL, but it was just enough. Lots of walking today, and a lot of stair-climbing. A good three hours of it.

Today's Plan is rye toast for breakfast, pb sandwich for lunch, and I think i'll be making steak for dinner, with cooked veggies. And that frozen yogurt is sitting in the freezer, calling out my name. Well it's better than ice cream! It doesn't look nice outside, but i'm going to Aquasize class tonight anyways so I don't think i'll walk.

legcramps - Friday Oct 21, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

It was raining all day yesterday and by the time I got home I was in no mood to go for a walk in the rain, especially since it was also so chilly out there. So the dog went walkless. Which is a good thing because he probably needed the time to recover from the morning's excursions. Excursions, you say? What did he do? Well, i'll tell you.

I was paged at work that I had a phone call, around 11am yesterday. Unfortunately, I was outside of the building and couldn't hear the page. About half an hour later, I got a phone call from the front desk, saying that a strange man with a strong accent had phoned asking for me, saying that my house was in distress. It took me a second to figure it out, but our neighbour is from England and so I figured it had to be him. When the front desk asked if I had a dog, I knew something was up. My neighbour wouldn't phone me at work unless it was a real emergency. I hadn't driven to work yesterday, so had to borrow a co-workers Jeep and bagged it home quickly. It's a good thing it only takes me 5 minutes. Anyways, the house wasn't on fire when I got there, but I couldn't see the dog and my neighbour was no where to be seen. Upon entering the house, I noticed that my boyfriend was home. They had to stop work on account of the rain, and he had gotten home just as our neighbour was calling me. I guess Chewie had strung himself around a tree in the backyard, pulling so hard on the leash that he actually stripped off a large part of our back shed, pulling down pieces of lumber along with the cord he was attached to. He then proceeded to wrap his leash around his back leg approximately 20 times, and had been pulling on his leg to get out of the leash when our neighbour 'heard' him. My boyfriend said he was crying like he's never heard him cry before. And he cries often. They had to physically hold him down and cut the leash from his leg. I imagine if no one had been there, poor Chewie would have either broke his leg trying to pull on it so much, or chewed the darn thing off. *sigh*

So last night I made chili, with meat - since my boyfriend was home and could handle thawing it out for me. We then went for a few drinks before playing volleyball, then a couple more afterwards. I left to go home, and my boyfriend stayed. I guess he thought he wouldn't have to work today because of the weather. Anyways, he got home really late, really sick, and kept me up snoring for most of the morning. Actually, the snoring was coming from both my boyfriend and the dog. Men.

Today's Plan: cheese toast again BTC (did you have some?!) with coffee this morning, pb sandwich for lunch, chili for dinner, trix mix for a snack. I'm sure i'll sneak in some other things as the day goes by....

Mega-walk tonight, and if it's not raining, playing with the pup.

borntocry on 10/22/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Oh gosh, poor you! Who would have thought a dog could be this much trouble? I think you're right - there's something in that Y chromosome which demands constant attention!

Have a good weekend - you deserve it!

legcramps - Thursday Oct 20, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.0

Monday: After work I took the dog for an hour walk and played fetch with him, then made chicken with carrots and potatoes. Went to Aquasize class for an hour, found my hallowe'en costume, took a bath and fell into bed.

Tuesday: In the morning I had a slice of cheese with a slice of toasted rye bread, and some coffee. Lunch was a peanut butter sandwich and a 30g bag of cheesies. I got home from work late, so only had time to make dinner, which was a 6oz steak with carrots and potatoes. Then I went for another mega-walk. My boyfriend took the dog for a walk for me, but forgot to harness him OR leash him and so my previous efforts in lead training have all gone to.....you know what.

Wednesday: Again I had cheese toast in the morning with coffee. Lunch was a peanut butter sandwich with one of those small O'Henry hallowe'en treats. I was so hungry after work that I had another peanut butter sandwich, then took the dog for an hour walk and played fetch. When I got back I started dinner, which was a buffalo burger patty with carrots and potatoes. Are you getting sick of reading carrots and potatoes? Carrots and potatoes, carrots and potatoes, carrots and potatoes. Just kidding. Anyways, I went for a mega-walk and then we watched part of Batman Begins while munching on low-fat stix mix before falling asleep on the couch.

Today's plan is: cheese toast with coffee this morning, a peanut butter sandwich for lunch (i bet you're getting sick of seeing that, too) with a peanut butter cup hallowe'en treat. I brought stix mix for a snack this afternoon and for dinner is chili! Yay! Something new! Except I forgot to take out hamburger meat this morning, so it might be meatless chili. I plan to take the dog for a walk after work and then tonight is volleyball for an hour and a half.

It's just another manic Thursday...

borntocry on 10/20/2005:
Hi legcramps,

You guys still haven't finished the carrots and potatoes?!

Now I feel like having cheese toast for dinner tonight...

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