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legcramps - Thursday Jun 23, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 135.0

I had an exhausting day yesterday, with lots of running around and had to play two ball games as well. I am tired. I'm off work for the rest of the week though, other than some training this afternoon, so i'm hoping to relax and rejuvenate for next week.


On Tuesday, my lovely co-worker decided that she wasn't full after lunch and walked down to the vending machines to get chips. I told her, when asked, that I wasn't interested in getting anything. Well, she came back with a bag of cheesies. For moi. But why? I asked her upon her return. She said that she would feel guilty eating chips in front of me. We are both trying to lose weight. Anyhow, I threw those cheesies into my desk but they called out to me all afternoon and finally I gave in. The good news was that I wasn't very hungry after that and so stuck to smaller portions for dinner. The better news is that I definitely worked it off at Aquasize class.


With the knowledge that my co-worker had purchased a bag of cheesies for me the day before, I stopped in at Robin's Donuts to pick up some cinammin twists. Not realizing how big they were (having never purchased any type of pastry for many months), I ordered half a dozen. Well, these suckers are huge! Anyhow, she did have one, but I had two. And I still had to face hot dog night at ball! Thankfully, I did well, drank lots of water, and played my heart out at ball. I don't think i've sweated that much in my entire life.

Therefore I woke up today at 135lbs. Keep it keep it keep it.

Umpqua on 06/23/2005:
Congratulations on the new weight! It just shows that exercise pays off, and allows us to indulge in a few treats every now and again.

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 21, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 137.0

I had a good day yesterday, so i'm really not sure why my weight is creeping back up on me, but i'll wait it out - eventually it has to turn in the right direction again.


apple, raw veggies with dip, rice, fish, cooked veggies, 3 cups coffee with sugar.

I went downstairs and biked for 20 minutes, burning over 200 calories. After that, we took the dog for a nice long walk, then I went out for coffee with a friend.


raw veggies with dip (I have no fruit again in the house), rice, fish, cooked veggies. I don't know what i'll do tomorrow - everything is finished after tonight. *sigh* I have so much to do, I have a feeling i'll end up having a hot dog tomorrow night at ball because I won't have had time to go grocery shopping. Well, i'll keep it clean during the day I guess.

Tonight is Aquasize class. Tomorrow morning i'd better see a lower weight. Grr.

legcramps - Monday Jun 20, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.5

When I woke up Sunday morning, I weighed 135.5. Unfortunately, I did nothing yesterday and yet felt I could go out to eat. Oh well, I splurged I guess and i'll get over it. So i'm 136.5 this morning due to lack of exercise.

The weekend wasn't as bad as i'd expected it to be. Friday night at the birthday party I relented and had about a cup of bbq chips, but kept to my water and went home early. Saturday I minimalized my eating throughout the day, then at the wedding had sausage, macaroni salad, and some raw veggies. I also had three coolers, and a few drinks at the dance. I abstained from the white dinner buns and i'm glad for that. Yesterday, like I said, I went out to eat and had eggs, hashbrowns and ceasar salad. I also tried out a lovely dessert that i'm not sure what was, but was very good.

We went to the beach yesterday and Chewy got to swim for the first time. And he was lovin' it! It was hilarious, and well worth the drive out there. We all had a lot of fun.


apple, raw veggies with dip, watermelon, rice, fish and cooked veggies.

I'll have to go for a walk today. That will be forced action on my part, as all I feel like doing is sleeping today.

borntocry on 06/21/2005:
Hi legcramps,

I wouldn't really call that a splurge, and anyway at least you enjoyed what you ate, so it was worth it. I think it's good to take a day off from exercise every now and then - that way you don't start to think of it as a chore. And your weight has been coming off fast so you're obviously working hard and deserve to reward yourself with a little break from time to time!

Thanks for the comment you left me the other day. I remember now that your boyfriend once made a similar comment to you about fast food or something once. I know they probably just don't realise how hurtful it is, but you would think they would know by now. My husband shares your boyfriend's theory that losing weight should be a simple matter of eating less and exercising more. Not that he's ever had to do it!

legcramps - Friday Jun 17, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.5

Same weight today.


apple, raw veggies with dip throughout the day, including broccoli, cauliflower, cucumbers, carrots, and peppers; spanish rice, grilled fish, and cooked broccoli with cheese sauce. 1 chocolate Snickers Bar.

I got the bar because I figured I was going to Aquasize class and I would work it off. Bad idea. The class was cancelled due to a 30 minute thunder and lightning show, and I was out of luck! I guess I may have been lower this morning, but I sure enjoyed that chocolate, so i'm letting it go. Gone. Just like that....

So far today:

apple, raw broccoli, cauliflower and carrots with dip, watermelon. I'm marinating fish again tonight (I guess i'm not getting as tired of it as I thought!), and i'll make rice and cooked vegetables. Yeah, I know. When I get into an eating pattern it's really hard to be creative. All my imagination flies out the window and I end up making the same things, week after week. It's okay with me, though.

Well, another weekend to look forward to. A wedding ceremony and dance tomorrow night (which means food), a birthday celebration tonight (which means food). And all this means pounding a few back as well. If you don't understand me, it doesn't really matter - all i'm saying is that it's not going to be an easy weekend.


Jennifer68 on 06/18/2005:
Of course we understand!!! So many of our social gatherings are just excuses to belly up and pig out!!! Ugh... WTG on all the healthy food choices. I find that there is some satisfaction in eating lots of fruit and veggies-- they make you feel full, you can eat more and walk away satisfied. I also find that once I hook onto a food that seems to aid in weight loss and is easy to prepare and I can tolerateeating it, I can go weeks eating it and little else-- for me its cottage cheese, spinach, and now oriental rice crackers and plums... the weekend will be over before you know it so all the foods from the weekend will be gone too. :O) Jen

legcramps - Thursday Jun 16, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 136.5


apple, raw: broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, red and green pepper all with light ranch dressing; honeydew melon, spanish rice, 4oz grilled fish and 1c cooked vegetables in sauce. Two cups coffee with sugar.

I even went out to the bar after ball last night and drank only water! But I did have two cups of coffee while getting my hair done after work. Coffee makes me really jittery, and I didn't get to sleep until well after 11pm, when my usual time is around 10pm. I still feel a little jittery this morning.

Today i'm all out of bananas, i'm eating my last apple, no more melons in the house, and that darn fish is STILL staring me in the face. Since I didn't get that trip to the grocery store in yesterday, I really have to do it today after work.

Aquasize class tonight and if it's nice out MAYBE i'll take that ornery dog out for a walk.

cac30202 on 06/16/2005:
hey girl! Thanks for your post. Its a hard position to be in. I don't know much about your situation, but it really does sound similar. I for one got tired of waiting for a miracle. I guess you can't make a leopard change its spots. I'm trying really hard right now not to lose my resolve. Thanks for the support, we both will be fine...better than fine, we'll be great!

borntocry on 06/17/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks for your comment! You're right - I know how those vegetable calories add up. In fact it took some getting used to because I always used to allow myself to eat fruits and vegetables in unlimited quantities. I felt so indignant when I found out that some fruits and vegetables are actually quite high-calorie! It seems unfair that anything healthy should have any calories at all!

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 15, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 137.5

Every half pound is getting harder and more difficult to lose.


Banana, raw veggies with dip, 1c spanish rice, 1c cooked veggies, 4oz grilled fish.

I tried to take the dog for a walk after dinner, but he was being very bad and I half-dragged him the whole time. Once I got back home my arms hurt so much that I wasn't sure if I was going to make it to Aquasize class. My friend called though, wanting to go, so I made the extra effort and showed up.

I'm all out of bananas, but still have leftovers of rice and fish, and frozen veggies. I have to get my hair done today, and then play slo-pitch, but perhaps I can fit in a grocery stop to pick up fresh veggies and fruit.

I still feel like a slacker today and i'm hoping that my momentum picks up a bit because i've got a long day ahead of me.

borntocry on 06/15/2005:
Man, you are barely eating anything. And exercising on top of that. You must be an extremist, like me. Be careful not to overdo it. Otherwise it really will continue to seem harder and harder!

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 14, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 138.0

Still holding at this weight.

I was so incredibly tired and sore yesterday after work that I simply fell onto the couch and stayed there until 11pm, whereupon I crawled upstairs and into bed. So again I did not have that much to eat, but I also didn't exercise at all. I think that balances it out, no? Anyways, that means that I need to finish those leftovers today because otherwise they'll go bad. Be hungry. But not too hungry.

I'm tired again today; not sure why. And my muscles still hurt! It's raining outside but i'm supposed to have Aquasize class tonight, so I hope it stops before then. I need this class to loosen up these muscles.

I'm not very talkative today. I think i've caught some sort of bug.

Umpqua on 06/14/2005:
Sorry to hear you're not feeling well. Great job on the weight though! I'm sure your energy will return soon.

borntocry on 06/14/2005:
You and me both, legcramps. I think I'm going to go home and crawl into bed right now myself...

legcramps - Monday Jun 13, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 138.0

I had a great weekend!

My boyfriend was working on Saturday, so there weren't any temptations to eat out. I had a banana, vegetables with dip, an apple, fish, rice and cooked veggies that day. Sunday we had our ball tournament and I was kept so busy with playing and taking care of the beer gardens and such that I hardly had time to eat! I had a banana, vegetables with dip, and one hot dog with the bun and some ketchup.

I'm hungry today but i'm also very tired and lazy and not feeling like having to put meals together. Thank goodness I still have leftovers of fish, rice and cooked veggies for tonight, otherwise I might have ruined my good work today! I need coffee though. For sure. Right now.

borntocry on 06/14/2005:
Wow! You really did have a great weekend - look how your weight is down! Well done, you!

legcramps - Friday Jun 10, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 140.5

Yesterday went very well. I practised great control while at the grocery store before dinner, and decided against getting a snack while cooking dinner. I grilled fish, and had cooked veggies with spanish style rice - it was all wonderful! I also drank lots of water and had a great Aquasize class. The pool's heater is finally fixed, and the water was gorgeous last night.

Today my plan is much the same as yesterday. There are plenty of leftovers for tonight's dinner, and i've specifically asked boyfriend to please NOT eat everything for lunch.

It's raining hard here again today. In the last couple of weeks, we've had maybe two days of no rain. And although yesterday was close to 19 degrees (celsius), the other days have been very cold and humid. I like humid, but only when it's warm humid! This weekend we're supposed to have our ball tournament, but it's calling for rain so I doubt very much it'll happen. Well, the optimist in me says not having a tournament will at least keep the hot dogs and hamburgers at bay!

I'm scared going into the weekend how much damage i'll do. I've planned out my meals for the entire weekend, but you know how things go sometimes. Here's to hoping and praying the weekend goes by without a hitch in regards to my diet!

borntocry on 06/10/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Thank heavens the pool's heater is fixed. Now you can look forward to your Aquasize sessions without having to worry about hypothermia (or cramps - but that doesn't sound dramatic enough)!

I'm worried about the upcoming weekend as well. I have visions of myself lazing around at home, idly popping all kinds of snacks into my mouth! Unlike you, I deliberately <i>haven't</i> planned any of my meals for the weekend, so this way if I snack too much I can just skip them altogether!

Hope the weekend goes well for both of us!

legcramps - Thursday Jun 09, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 143.5

Hello all. I forgot to weigh myself this morning which is odd because I remember thinking about it while in the bathroom. Huh.

Last night ball was cancelled (oooo - shocker), so we went for a walk with the dog instead. I jogged with him part of the way while we were in the park, but it's hard because he goes after the bottom of my pants and trips me up! We're trying to stop him from doing that, but it'll take a lot of work.

Well, my eating yesterday was good until I got into a fight with the boy. Apparently i'm an emotional eater. Up until then I had:

two pieces toast with light butter

chicken salad sandwich on whole wheat bread, pickles

6oz very nicely cooked steak, with 1/2 cup potatoes (boy cooked it!)

After the fight, I stomped to the corner store and bought a bag of chips. Sat in front of the t.v., pouted and ate chips. Then I felt really guilty and gulped down 3 big cups of water. *sigh*

Today I had a banana for breakfast, I have melon and an apple for snacks, and I brought broccoli, cauliflower, carrots and green pepper for lunch. With light ranch dressing. The melon is ripe and smells so good! I hope I get some more steak for dinner but there wasn't much left over so I don't know if I will. I'm drinking lots of water today because I have Aquasize class tonight and don't want to receive another legcramp like the last one.

Take care all!

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