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legcramps - Tuesday Feb 22, 2005

Weight: 129.0

Yesterday: an ego for breakfast with a dab of margarine and some syrup, a serving of crackers, one whole wheat dinner bun with a fried egg and some ketchup, 1/2c pasta and 1/2c ground beef with cheese sauce.

Plan for Today: ego with margarine and syrup, crackers, dinner bun with egg and ketchup, i'm hoping for chicken tonight. Grilled breast, with marinade. That'd be good. Of course, i'm not the cook so I don't have much choice.

I have a meeting tonight that I really don't want to go to. It had better not take very long because i'm sick of these meetings overbearing everything else in my life when it was never supposed to happen that way. Grr.

Chewy was pretty mild yesterday, which was such a change. Most of the time, he either slept or buried his face into the crook of my elbow or just smushed it into my stomach and lay like that for a while. The poor thing just let me snuggle with him, and he never even opened his jaws to bite and gnaw at me! I hope he's feeling better today, i'd like to take him for a walk. No time like the present to get him back into the swing of things.

BF got a lot of my things moved for me while I was at work yesterday. There is still quite a bit there, but at least it looks a little more empty now. I think a few more loads and just the furniture will be left. I thought I had a lot of stuff but I really don't have that much at all. I guess i'm not as much of a pack rat as I thought I was!

Have a good one today.

legcramps - Monday Feb 21, 2005

Weight: 129.0

My weekend was alright, although there was a lot of drinking of pop. I think when I made my promise to give up alcohol during lent, I should have also added pop. It seems I must replace bad habits with what other than more bad habits.

Chewy is going under the knife today. Actually, by now he's already done and is just waiting to wake up. I feel bad and I hope that he won't be in too much pain for too long afterwards. Does anyone know? I fear that we've lost our once playful puppy....My cousin's dog used to jump out of the vehicle the moment he saw the vet's office. He would take off running, and it would be hours before they'd catch him. My poor Chewy won't want to be going to the vet's anymore after today.

What else? I packed a little more on Sunday afternoon and considering I have 8 more days left to move out and clean up, i'd better get my butt in gear right quick. Panic is setting in.

I made it to all my appointments last week, and have two more to make this week, as well as picking up my new prescription glasses. Crap. Yes, I had to get them. But I picked out the most unique pair that I could find and that looked half-way decent on my big square head. They're sort of 'cat-eyed' or horn-rimmed. Brown. Interesting. I'm thinking now I should have stuck to the basic black rectangle that I see everywhere, but I just couldn't help myself.

So I have another chiropractor appointment this week because apparently I have a very common problem of one spinal joint going 'out-of-joint'. I don't know how else to put it. I think as soon as I walked out of the place it happened again, so my back problems are still very much here. I also have another doctor's appointment because I brought too many things up at my last one which warranted making another one. According to him, anyhow.

Enough. Until tomorrow!

legcramps - Thursday Feb 17, 2005

Weight: 129.0

Yesterday: 1T hot chocolate mix, 1 serving crackers, ham and cheese sub, 15 baby carrots with dipping sauce, 1 link sausage with 1oz cheese and some pasta sauce, 1 slice carrot cake with icing and a tiny bit of ice cream with it.

Plan for Today: crackers, sausage with cheese and pasta sauce, maybe a perogy or two, yogurt and quite possibly another slice of cake because I brought it home with me. Good job legcramps. No ice cream though, so that's one good thing.

My friends (love 'em to death) had a little get-together last night for Bf's and my birthday. They made carrot cake and had ice cream and Cranium! It was great. I'm so grateful to have such wonderful friends, and I need to concentrate more on spending time with them.

Thank you biscottibody for the pep talk you left for me! You're absolutely right. I'm more nervous about this relationship than any other i've ever been in because this one is not so easy. We tip-toe around each other, hoping to not say something that will set off another argument. We're both 'off the wall', spontaneous, quick to take insult, over-analytical people. I wish I could see what you do when you read my entries but I can't. I wish I could explain to him just exactly what i'm thinking, but again, I can't. It's just not that easy. I'm not trying to excuse him from making me feel like crap - i'm trying to put myself in his shoes and understand whether he knows the difference.

I was boiling perogies yesterday and by accident swished the water a little too vehemently, creating a 'flood' of sorts to fall over the side of the stove. Unfortunately, Chewy was standing in his usual spot when i'm around any part of the kitchen - right beside me. He received a very warm blessing on the side of his face. Unlucky for him, but maybe he won't sneak up and beg in the kitchen anymore. Poor doggie. He also got scratched up from my friend's cat who is at least a quarter of the size. Our puppy is such a wuss but he's so cute - hid under the table for about 20 minutes after getting into the 'cat confrontation' and wouldn't budge! Scaredy Cat!!

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 16, 2005

Weight: 129.0

Yesterday: I drank a good dose of water yesterday and i'm very excited about that; 2T hot chocolate mix, 1 apple, 2 servings crackers, ww tuna salad sandwich, 1c grapes, 1 serving yogurt, 1c potatoes and a little piece of sausage.

Plan for Today: hot chocolate, crackers, yogurt, carrots, ham and cheese sub, veggies and dip, probably potatoes again for dinner.

Well unfortunately I had a little argument with BF and the emotions are still running high. He tried to make up for not observing Valentine's Day yesterday and bought me flowers and a card. It only served to anger me even more. I'm such a dumb little ninny sometimes. He doesn't understand that I wasn't trying to 'force' him into buying me something, I only wanted some attention! But that's not what came out of my mouth at the time. We're hardly talking right now and I feel like apologizing just so that we aren't fighting anymore but I can't keep doing that. I guess things will eventually fall back into place. Until next time.

One more day and then I have appointments coming out of my ying-yang. We're buying lunch today at work to raise money for a fundraiser the province has every year for children with disabilities. We get a ham and cheese sub, veggies and dip, and a rice krispy treat. You will notice that I did not include the treat with my daily intake plan. I will be giving this item to BF and if he doesn't want it, someone else will. I won't eat it!

It is Day number 8 during Lent, and i'm counting the days. On Friday, the 11th, two friends coerced me into drinking a shooter for my birthday, so i've deposited my $20 guilt money into the Lent Box. I have a feeling this isn't going to go as well as i'd hoped it would. At the end of Lent, that box will probably hold enough money to fund my trip to Europe!

breakaway on 02/16/2005:
Sometimes men just dont get it. It's not even the gifts or flowers most of the time it's just knowing that they remember and that YES now I know he loves me. He would have been better off not getting anything and apoligizing to you! Oh well, sometimes they try to hard. Maybe try explaining this to him and that way you get out of apoligizing when it wasn't your fault and he feels better too. I hope everything works out. Anyway, my THANKS to you for the donation to children with dissabilities (my son is deaf) Thats awesome when people get together and do those things :) AND lastly, I am very proud that you are NOT eating that and giving it away instead!!! Great job! Your a strong person :) Try to have a wonderful day and talk to that bf and let him know you love him BUT...

biscottibody59 on 02/16/2005:
Okay, I've been holding off telling you this, but you're not a ninny--or anything else negative you call yourself. I just want to remind you that none of this behavior will change if/when you marry this guy. He's learned that you will take it, that's all--no more, no less.

You mentioned making appointments for him. I know he does things for you too. I just think that one of the worst things women of any age can do is sell themselves short.

I don't know if you're scared of losing him or if the living situation (seems like you said you were going to move to his place?) makes it so that you are a little bit on pins and needles. At any rate, I think you're so bright and just as a girl who can beat a boy at some game is sometimes told to "let him win"--you shouldn't tell yourself that this is the best he can do. I mean Valentine's isn't a mystery, it comes on the same day every year, etc.

Also I had someone order me flowers once for my birthday. They ended up (after about three days) being left at an apartment next door. I had no joy from those flowers. In fact, I just about wanted to kill someone after the hassle between the time I saw the little note on my door and actually receiving them. I never knew I could get so angry about something as benign as flowers.

You hang in there LC--you're worth all the good things in life, don't tell yourself otherwise!

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 15, 2005

Weight: 129.0

Thanks for the heads up on the anti-freeze issue. BF didn't find anything on the driveway but he's going to phone the vet today anyways, just in case.

Yesterday: oatmeal with milk, hot chocolate, 1 serving crackers, 2c spaghetti with parmesan cheese and ketchup, 1c grapes, 175ml yogurt, 1 serving oatmeal cookies, and 8 meatballs.

Plan for Today: no oatmeal today, rushed morning; hot chocolate, 1 serving crackers, 1 apple, 1c grapes, 175ml yogurt, 1 serving oatmeal cookies. Mabye oatmeal for lunch, but nothing's planned. Oy, gotta get back into planning mode.

I made all my appointments yesterday and now I just have to sit back and wait. I will have a full Friday off, I tell 'ya. I still need to visit the dentist, but one thing at a time! And I don't think i'll have such a great time with that one. My wisdom teeth have been bothering me, and they'll have to get pulled. I don't want to go through that right now.

I didn't get the flowers I was promised for Valentine's Day. I got lunch made for me (although it was late), then nothing. I'm shocked, to say the least. My BF's been saying nothing lately but how broke he is, and I can understand if he can't afford to buy me anything for my birthday OR for Valentine's, but two nights ago he gave his cousin $20 just because he asked for it. I don't understand how he doesn't have $3 to buy me a card even. He said his priorities are screwed up. I told him that it was nice to know that I wasn't a priority to him. I don't want to sound selfish here, but i've done everything I can think of to excuse him from the many times he's pulled my leg, borrowed money from me, received my gifts to him without a second glance, demanded more from me....the list goes on. I haven't asked him for anything but a measly bouquet of flowers, a card, or a Happy Valentine's Day. I know I got lunch, but that was only because a girlfriend of mine told him that he should make me lunch. I want him to do something that HE thought of, something that will make me feel appreciated even a little bit. I don't know why I make such huge deals out of every little thing.

I just wanted this week to start out on a good note.

NENE135 on 02/15/2005:
MEN (ARGHhhh)!

borntocry on 02/16/2005:
Well, I don't know if this will be much consolation to you, but I also had a pretty horrible Valentine's Day with my husband. I don't care much about Valentine's Day in general but he had been given the night off from basketball so that he could spend it with me, and I was really looking forward to going to our favourite restaurant and spending some quality time with him. We haven't really talked in ages and I'd been wanting to tell him about my weekend in London and stuff that's been going on at work... but instead we ended up spending the night at home, with me making dinner while he watched T.V. It was just like any other night and maybe even a bit worse. He even stayed up late playing video games after I had gone to bed.

And I also find it annoying that men always have to be told what to do for us. They never seem to do anything nice for us on their own initiative. My husband has actually asked me what I want for my birthday - he can't just go out and get me something on his own. And I'm so easy to please! I'd be happy with anything!

legcramps - Monday Feb 14, 2005

Weight: 129.0

Well, I don't know why the heck i'm not losing weight. I should be. I guess it's the weekends that are hurting me so much because I tend to forget about my diet then, as I did this weekend by having pizza, subs and lots of pop.

Plan for Today: 1 package oatmeal with 1.5c 2% milk, 1c spaghetti with 1/2oz parmesan cheese and 1T ketchup, snacks are yogurt, grapes and crackers. I may have a serving of oatmeal cookies as well (4 cookies, 180 calories). Dinner is unknown.

We are supposed to be going out for dinner tonight with another couple, but I don't think it will happen because they haven't phoned us yet. They're notorious for making plans and then breaking them, and since we don't really do too much with them I can't see them keeping this promise. But I shouldn't be so pessimistic about it.

BF is making spaghetti for lunch for Valentine's Day. I think i'm getting flowers too. I bought him two t-shirts yesterday (1/2 price!) One says Top Ten Reasons To Procrastinate: 1. *empty space* and the other one says Instant A**hole, Just Add Beer. I wanted to get him a bright pink shirt that said All My Black Shirts Are in the Wash, but they didn't have any in his size. I think he'll like the ones I got.

Chewy seems to be doing a lot better now. BF's going to check the driveway today, my car may be leaking anti-freeze and we think Chewy might have ingested some. The day I noticed that he looked depressed he'd been outside for over two hours playing at the rink with BF so there's no way it was due to a lack of exercise or winter depression. It could very well be that he just isn't getting enough attention from us, so after BF checks out the driveway to rule out the anti-freeze idea we'll have to spend a little more time with the little guy. I'm making an appointment with the vet today to get him fixed.

I also have to make an appointment with the doctor for both BF and I; an appointment with the chiropractor, again, for both of us; an eye appointment for myself and an appointment to get our passport photos taken. All these have to be made by the end of the day, and done by the end of the month. My back is really bothering me lately. It's sore all the time, as well as my stomach, but often goes numb on one side so it's time to get it checked out. It looks like i'm standing unbalanced so that's the reason for the chiropractor. Something must be out of place.

I told BF that i'm going to start scheduling myself to do things. And, they're going to get done. So my schedule for today includes making all these appointments, running the dog, finishing laundry, doing dishes, working out and then working on my scrapbook for the rest of the night. Gotta schedule in the fun too!! I want to get to sleep early tonight and get a good start on tomorrow as well. I have this coming Friday off, and i'm definitely looking forward to it. I'm hoping to move completely this weekend.

Have a great day all!

borntocry on 02/14/2005:
Mmmm... spaghetti. Hope Chewie feels better soon. My husband and I just watched the old Star Wars again recently and I kept thinking of you! I think you could be right about the anti-freeze. One of my grandmother's dogs used to like to sleep under her car, only the car leaked oil or something constantly and the dog was always very quiet and lethargic... and eventually got quite sick and died (not to worry you or anything!).

legcramps - Friday Feb 11, 2005

Weight: 128.5

Yesterday: toast with margarine, blueberry muffin, ham salad sandwich on multigrain with 2pc cucumber, 1c orange juice, 1 orange, 1 apple, 1 serving peanuts, 4 perogies.

As you can probably guess, I decided in favor of shopping for clothes instead of going out for steak. Works for me, and I had so much fun! I picked up two dress pants, two sweaters, a dress shirt and a pair of jeans for under $70CDN. I think I did very well!

Plan for Today: 2 packages oatmeal with milk, 1c yogurt, serving of crackers (115 cals), 2 apples. I need to drink my water. So it might be in the form of hot chocolate because i'm not in the mood for water straight up.

My Dad called me last night for my birthday and he's coming to visit on Sunday. That means I need to do some serious housecleaning tomorrow. BF and I already split up the work, so i'm happy that I don't have to do it all. It will be so nice to see him, it's been a while.

Chewy seems really depressed lately. I'm not sure why, but I think it's because he's lonely. The poor thing just comes up to me and begs for attention and if i'm busy he'll plop himself on the floor and pout. When I give him attention sometimes he'll just walk away from me and go to another part of the room. I don't know what he wants, but i'm guessing that he wants a 'lady'! Hopefully we're taking him in next week or the week after to get him fixed. I hope he doesn't get like this every year....

Umpqua on 02/11/2005:
A belated happy birthday! I think you made the right choice, and clothes shopping can be so much fun. It's a way for me to relax too - I just get in the shopping zone. My dog has been fixed for several years and he goes through spells where he begs for attention. I just think dogs are natural beggars in every way and they feel they have to do this. They can consume all your time and energy if you let them! I hope you have a great weekend and visit with your Dad.

cowboy on 02/11/2005:
Your eating habits sound really good. I love fried perogies, man they are good. You did great on the shopping. I just bought my poodle a sweater online, he is a neurotic mess, but we love him.

breakaway on 02/11/2005:
Oh wow to choose shopping over steak was a very good choice! WAY TO GO! I sure do envy your will power lol I don't think I could have turned down steak! YOur doing awesome can't wait to see you reach your goal.

Penguin_14 on 02/12/2005:
Happy Happy Belated Birthday! You are an inspiration choosing the shopping over the steak!!! Good for you!

I know what you mean about staying away from the gossip. Sounds like we're in the same boat. Some of these people are downright vicious at times. I try to walk away from the group if they start, and busy myself with something else. If there are only two of us, I try to change the subject. Depending on who's in the lunchroom at the time, I even eat lunch in my car listening to the radio rather than dealing with their nasty gossip. It works! :)

I think Chewy has a case of the winter blahs! Neutering him is an excellent idea. All three of mine are fixed. I think dogs get tired of being cooped up just like us, even if they go for a walk each day. Spring can't come too soon!

Have a wonderful day!

biscottibody59 on 02/12/2005:
Are you walking Chewy daily? Even a very short walk energizes a dog. He probably just misses you when you're gone and wants some attention, maybe throw the ball or spend a little time brushing him. It's amazing how sensitive they can seem at times.


Kerry79 on 02/13/2005:
Sounds like you had a great shopping trip and picked up some bargains! Nothing like new clothes to make you feel good and keep you inspired to stay on track with the diet.

Kerry x

legcramps - Thursday Feb 10, 2005

Weight: 128.5

Yesterday: I finally managed to down a whole package of oatmeal with milk, I also had two smoothies, almost a whole container of yogurt (which is just over 300 cals), 3T fat-free hot chocolate and two perogies.

Plan for Today: toast with margarine, orange, 1c orange juice, ham sandwich on multigrain bread, 2pcs cucumber; dinner, as usual, is up in the air.

I might go out for dinner tonight for steak because it's my birthday today and i'd get the meal free. That is, salad, steak with baked potatoe, and garlic bread. I'd also get a free shooter though, and since i've given up alcohol for lent, i'd have to pay $20 into the "Lent Box" for that planned mistake. And i'm not about to do that on the second day of Lent. So, we may not go at all. It's not like I need steak anyways. Nor do I need potatoes and garlic bread.

I'm calling a friend tonight and hopefully he's going to hook me up with a couple volleyball games tonight. I'm going through volleyball withdrawal and I need some exercise badly. I hope I can play; if not, maybe I can play with BF's team. I'm desperate here.

I was in a meeting this morning, where my boss told me in not so many words that i'll be around until June for sure, that's if I want to stay. Well, that's a start, seeing as I thought i'd be gone by the end of the month if there was no other job in the company to apply for. I've now applied for two positions, but if I don't get them at least now I know i'll be here until June for sure. And after that there should be a couple more positions opening up. Maybe i've been worrying about nothing. Let's knock on wood just for the heck of it.

breakaway on 02/10/2005:
YOu have problems with oatmeal too? I hate oatmeal and I'm suppose to eat it every morning per docs orders but havn't been able to bring myself to do it. lol Lent is pretty difficult to go through I hear but seems you are doing just fine. Yes, go out for that steak if it's free. ITs not that bad if you ahve baked potato rather then fries. I'm sure you will make the right choices. have a great day today!

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 09, 2005

Weight: 128.5

Yesterday: a couple mouthfuls of oatmeal and milk, 2T fat free chocolate mix, 80 cal smoothie, a ham sub on white unfortunately (the whole thing was 200 cals), 1/2L water and a few chips. I was still very sickly and therefore wasn't able to eat much.

Today is the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday. I will be attending mass tonight and will be semi-fasting throughout the day. Of course that means:

Plan for Today: again I could only swallow a couple mouthfuls of oatmeal this morning, hot chocolate, 2 fruit smoothies, lots of yogurt and hopefully more oatmeal.

I'm giving up alcohol for Lent. Trust me, it's quite a sacrifice...

breakaway on 02/09/2005:
Good job giving up the alcohol! You did great. Hang in there

Umpqua on 02/10/2005:
Giving up alcohol would be quite a sacrifice for me - I give you a lot of credit! Sorry you haven't been feeling good. My stomach was acting up yesterday too, but I suppose that's because of all the crap I ate. I hope you have a great day and a good fast!

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 08, 2005

Weight: 128.5

Breakaway - the smoothie is actually a Danone Sillouette product. It's a little chalky-tasting, but that figures because it's made with yogurt and I think yogurt tastes chalky. I saw 'em in the grocery store and thought i'd give it a try. There's four to a container.

Yesterday: I didn't write it all down in my journal, so this is purely guessing. I have such a bad memory. Oatmeal and milk, one whole wheat bun with margarine, 1T fat-free hot chocolate mix, 200ml smoothie, 2 ham and turkey subs (with mustard and cheese, lettuce and pickles), several glasses of gingerale. I'm really not sure what else.

Plan for Today: I had 2T of oatmeal with milk this morning and that's it so far. Not feeling extremely hungry today. I brought another smoothie for this morning, and there's a couple more sub buns so I might finish them off today. I have a meeting tonight and I need to run some chores that I wanted to do yesterday and was too sick to do. So it'll be busy.

Off I go to comment now...

Umpqua on 02/08/2005:
The smoothies I drink are a little chalky too, but they're not so bad. I'm afraid our work will never be done with this house! After the kitchen we have to gut and remodel the bathroom, finish stripping and staining the front staircase, and paint the back hall. Plus some new vinyl flooring to lay down and hardwood floors to refinish...Then there's some touchup work in the downstairs apartment and we can finally rent it. Then it's on to the attic (we want to finish it and make a bedroom and bath up there). Maybe in a couple of years we'll be halfway there! ;)

borntocry on 02/08/2005:
You've never had Nutella? It's a chocolate hazelnut spread. Imagine something with the texture of smooth peanut butter, but the taste of chocolate syrup, or chocolate fudge sauce, like the kind you put on ice-cream. Sounds like a gross thing to put on bread, but let me tell you... peanut butter and jelly sounds pretty gross to the uninitiated too. Have you ever had those round Ferrero Rocher chocolates? That's Nutella inside them. Anyway, it's a real diet-killer. 100 calories a tablespoon!

breakaway on 02/08/2005:
Thanks for that info. I did get some smoothies at the store last night when I saw them. THey are orange flavored and my son loves them. I'm going to try one in the morning. Your doing jsut fine and wanted to tell you taht you have been a good influence on us! Keep upthe good work

Becca27 on 02/09/2005:
I've been making smoothies every day. I have a Braun immersion blender and it's awesome. I put in frozen or fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, peaches, strawberries, or bananas), non fat / plain yogurt, 1/2 C OJ, and a tsp of honey. They tastes amazing and are very filling!! Sometimes, instead of OJ, I use skim milk.

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