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legcramps - Tuesday Aug 15, 2006

Weight: 0.0

Hi everyone....

I can see that i've missed a lot of time in here - it has flown by so quickly that I can't remember the last time I even logged on to read your journals, nevermind commenting in my own.

Since January i've prepared and taken a trip to Scotland and the Netherlands, moved jobs three times, was maid of honour in my best friend's wedding and enjoyed the company of my brother's twin girls, who are now six months old! Weekends were spent playing ball, watching ball, and eating ball - with the occasional jaunt to the lake for rest and relaxation. Anyhoo, i'm attempting to make an entry so that my enthusiasm for living healthy can be re-enforced. So here I am! I've missed reading your entries and can't wait to catch up with you - I feel quite embarassed that i've been gone this long.

I've started in a new gym, for women only, and it's perfectly lovely. It's got everything I need, and along with walking the dog and going kayaking and rollerblading I am getting tons of exercise in. I also have a new workout partner. Not so much partner as competitor - we rant and rave at each other when one is doing better than the other! She has already saved me by dragging my butt off the couch and making me go to the gym.

K y'all, talk to you later.

jolt on 08/15/2006:
WELCOME BACK! sounds like you have been busy! I am glad you have a workout partner, sometimes thats what we need to get moving foward.

See ya soon



borntocry on 08/15/2006:
Hi babe,

I missed you loads. How is Chewie? And the boyfriend?

Your new gym sounds great, and so does the new workout partner/competitor! You always did get such a variety of exercise. I'm quite jealous!

Becca27 on 08/15/2006:
Hey there! It's great to hear that you've been busy doing fun things over the year. Don't be embarassed - I was gone much longer and came back into the swing of things at the end of May. I've thought about you several times, though, and have sweet memories of your "Chewie" stories.

It's great to have an exercise partner who will challenge you! Sometimes that can make all the difference in the world!

Good Luck!!!

sweetpea1977 on 08/16/2006:
Welcome back!! I've been wondering what you've been up to! :o)

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 25, 2006

Weight: 0.0

Aha, two days in a row.

January 25th:

1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups brown rice, 4 oz sirloin tip steak with cooked veggies. Possibly raw veggies with dip after my workout. Exercise: Gym - jogging 15 minutes out of 30 total. Also 10 minutes on the stairclimber at level 3.

borntocry on 01/26/2006:
Wow, you're really chugging that watery iced tea, aren't you? And well done on the exercise front too. Keep it up!

becca27 on 01/27/2006:
Hi Legcramps!!!

borntocry on 03/23/2006:
Hey legcramps,

Long time, no see. What's up?

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 24, 2006

Weight: 0.0

I have, it seems, effortlessly managed to not weigh myself and yet still keep on working out and eating right. How's that?

Can't catch up on a whole week - I didn't start writing things down so it would sound the same as my last entry. I'll start from yesterday.

January 23rd, 2006:

1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 2 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups Kraft Alfredo I think it's called, 1 cup brown rice, 4 oz round steak, and a gathering of raw veggies with light dip. I also managed to dip my fingers into a handfull of trail mix. Exercise: I went to the gym (still can't find a swimsuit - procrastinator that I am) and jogged 10 minutes out of 25 total. Also went on the elliptical for 10 minutes, at an average speed of 3.1. Is that good???

January 24th, 2006:

1 cup coffee with milk and sugar, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, 2 cups brown rice, a gathering again of raw veggies with light dip and a buttertart square. Exercise: Gym - jogged 15 minutes out of 30 total and stairclimber for 10 minutes at interval level 3. There are ten levels, but I figured #3 would kick my butt, and it did. Point taken, thank you very much.

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 17, 2006

Weight: 0.0

January 12th:

Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea and I know I ate but I can't remember what. Exercise was at the gym. 25 minutes jogging, total time on the treadmill was 40 minutes.

January 13th:

Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea and I guess I need to start writing down what I eat because I forget. Oh yeah - dinner was ceasar salad, chicken fingers and some fries. Exercise was non-existant - terrible day at work.

January 14th:

Coffee, over 2 litres of water, a cheese biscuit, toast with eggs and hashbrowns, 2 pieces of a loaded pizza. Exercise was 4 hours of driving - does that count?

January 15th:

Coffee, NO water today! French toast for breakfast along with trail mix throughout the day and two pieces of bread with light margarine. Some walking.

January 16th:

Coffee, over 4 litres of watery iced tea, leftover ceasar salad and chicken fingers, pork skewers with red peppers, broccoli and carrots. Exercise again non-existent. My bathing suit has holes in it and I can't find my other ones. Another terrible day at work.

January 17th:

Coffee, over 2 litres of watery iced tea, veggies with dip, pork stir-fry with rice. Exercise will be a walk with the dog. Jog? *sigh* I probably should, yes.

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 11, 2006

Weight: 0.0

January 10th:

Dinner was 2 cups of caesar salad and a piece of garlic toast. Over 2 litres of watery iced tea, and some coffee. The salad didn't sit well with my stomach, and I struggled through the 10 minute jog. The slower I went the easier it was (duh) so I kept it at a low pace tonight. Total walk 45 minutes.


1 cup caesar salad (do I really want to try it again?!), 1 cup of mixed raw veggies with dip, soup for dinner. Exercise - gym night tonight. Going for 25 minutes of jogging.

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 10, 2006

Weight: 0.0

January 9th:

I did not have the pizza. Yay me. I did however have a slice of french bread with creamy crab filling.

January 10th:

1 slice french bread with creamy crab filling, 2 cups brown rice. Dinner is raw veggies with dip and maybe cream of broccoli soup. Exercise tonight is walking the dog with the infamous 10 minute jog.

My boyfriend says that my digital scale is broken. He thinks he weighs less than what he actually is. That would really suck for me. I don't think i'll be weighing myself much anymore. It kind of ruined my day when he told me that.

legcramps - Monday Jan 09, 2006

Weight: 0.0

January 7th:

1/3 of a chicken quesadilla with sour cream, raw veggies and dip, 4 pieces sausage, an onion ring and tacos with salsa dip. Coffee. I had a glass of wine and three vodkas with watery iced tea. Over 2 litres of watery iced tea. I tried to jog the park again but this time something closed off in my throat and I wasn't able to finish. I'd say about 2/3 of the run. Total walk of 45 minutes and I needed a nap by the time I got home.

January 8th:

2 cups macaroni salad, coffee. We got pizza for dinner and I went crazy on it, but I did also have caesar salad (as if that makes up for it) and raw veggies with dip. Over 2 litres of water. Jogged the park and had to stop once for a vehicle, about 8 minutes total. Total walk 1 hour.

January 9th:

1/2 cup macaroni salad with cheese, 1/4 cup leftover caesar salad, 1 cup brown rice. I think dinner will be another cup of rice and if I can't stay away from the pizza - one piece. As well as raw veggies with dip. Exercise tonight is 1 hour of Aquasize! I'll be hurting tomorrow.

legcramps - Friday Jan 06, 2006

Weight: 0.0

January 4th:

7 meatballs and 1/2 cup macaroni salad, 2 cups brown rice with broccoli and carrots. Coffee and over 2 litres of watery iced tea. Went jogging in the park with the dog - jogged the length of the road through the park but I don't know how far that is. It took about 3 songs, so maybe 10 minutes. The whole walk took an hour.

January 5th:

1 piece ww toast with light margarine; 1 cup brown rice with broccoli and carrots; 6" turkey, ham and bacon sub on ww with lettuce and mustard. Coffee and over 2 litres of watery iced tead. Gym night: 24 minutes jogging, total of 65 minutes on treadmill.

January 6th:

2 cups potato salad; 1 cup brown rice with 2 pork ribs. Coffee and over 2 litres of watery iced tea. Jogged through the park: 10 minutes, total walk of 1 hour. 13 minutes on elliptical. I'm eating cheesies tonight and watching movies. That's okay, right? RIGHT?!!!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 04, 2006

Weight: 0.0

Good morning.

January 3rd:

1/2 cup ww spaghetti, 5 meatballs, 1/2 cup macaroni salad; coffee, lots of watered down iced tea; 40 bite size tortillas; 2 bowls cream of broccoli soup. Jogged with the dog about 8 minutes or so outside, then decided to walk the rest of the way. Darn lungs couldn't handle the cold air I guess.

January 4th:

I brought 7 meatballs and the rest of the macaroni salad to work with me; I think dinner will be brown rice and vegetables. Gym night tonight - going for my 'record time' of 23 minutes jogging on the treadmill. Wish me luck!

PS - my dog Chewy is now a scaredy-cat. He is even afraid of yeild signs.

borntocry on 01/04/2006:
Good luck!!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 03, 2006

Weight: 0.0

Happy New Year everyone.

January 1st:

sick, sick, sick. Due to the festive mood I was in the night before.

1 bowl cream of mushroom soup, 1 bottle gingerale, 1 cup ww spaghetti with cheese and ketchup. Some water, but not nearly enough. The only exercise I got today was leaning over the toilet.....

January 2nd:

boy, was I in a good mood today.

turkey sandwich on ww with mustard, light margarine and cheese; coffee coffee coffee (maybe that's why I got so much accomplished today); 5 meatballs and 1 cup ww spaghetti, 20 bite size tortillas. I took the dog for a walk/jog and I think we were gone for about 40 minutes.

January 3rd:

I brought 2 cups of macaroni salad, the leftover ww spaghetti (1/2 cup) and 5 more meatballs to work for lunch - but that's probably too much. I think dinner will be a 6" sub. Walk/jog with dog again tonight - over an hour hopefully.

Well, it's not a terrible start, is it?

liza36 on 01/03/2006:
Happy New Year! I'm so sorry to hear you have been sick. Not a fun way to start off the year. Good job on getting the exercise in. Enjoy the walk with the dog today.

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