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legcramps - Monday Jul 04, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

I didn't weigh this morning, but I think I might be up. Yes, especially after the chicken fingers on Saturday night. Which is actually alright, because i'm at a crossroads at the moment. I was down to 133, and I noticed this too when I was under 130, and I could feel my ribs digging into.....well, my body. That's kind of a disgusting feeling, and one i'm not into feeling everyday. It was hard to get comfortable on the couch, laying down, sitting up, doing basically anything. I think i'd rather have some cushioning there so that I don't have to hear my bones squeak together. So, my new plan is to work soley on my lower body, which was the only thing really bothering me in the first place, and exercise more. That doesn't mean i'll forget about my diet, but i'll work on maintaining instead.

Today: coffee with sugar, chef's salad, water water water. Later on - no idea, but there's lots to cook so i'll figure something out.

Exercise tonight: bike and elliptical.

mummypod on 07/04/2005:

I think it's fantastic that you are listening to your body more. We all need to do that. You have felt uncomfortable at a certain weight and have decided to change your focus a bit. Good for you!

I used to do easily 60-90 minutes of cardio 3 times per week and while of course it helped me lose a bit of weight, I have since found that by doing squats and quad work I have reduced my hips, inner thighs and toosh so much quicker and also that horrible "disease" called cellulite is disappearing like lightening.

As they say, a change is a good as a holiday, maybe you need to try something different *smiles*

Kim xxx

borntocry on 07/05/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Wow! My husband occasionally complains that he can feel his ribs digging into his lungs and I always thought it was just his imagination. But I guess maybe it does happen!

I don't have that particular problem, but I would like to slim down around my hips without becoming completely skeletal above the waist. I also think that exercise, rather than diet, is probably the key (if anything). Hope it works for you!

legcramps - Thursday Jun 30, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

As I predicted, it rained too much yesterday to play ball. Instead, I went to my boyfriend's sister's graduation. That was my exercise. Whoopee.

I added 1/2 cup of ice cream to my intake yesterday. It was just one of those rainy, nothing-to-do days. I indulged, and now my week's not looking as hot as it was in the beginning.


1pc toasted brown bread with 1 pat lite margarine, jello smoothie, raw veggies with dip, strawberries, rice, grilled fish patty and cooked veggies in sauce.

My neck and shoulders are so sore. I think i've been sleeping incorrectly. Everything hurts today, and i've got Aquasize class tonight to get through. This time i'm not sleeping through it.

Chewy has now 'chewed up' a pair of my good shoes, a pair of my boyfriend's sandals, and a pair of my sandals. He's also been caught munching on my runners and taking the soles out of every shoe in the house. I think it's time to get those shoes upstairs or into a container. Lesson learned.

skinnyjill on 06/30/2005:
I hate how rainy days acn ruin your plans and your mood.

My neck and shoulders hurt today too. I was wondering if I slept on them funny too. I haven't done too much work on them lately. Maybe they are crying out for attention.

Chewy sounds like my BF's labrador Wilbur. He shews EVERYTHING. He's cute and all... but man he is a handful. He's my walking buddy though, so I shouldn't complain!

I hope you and Chewy have a great day!

Umpqua on 06/30/2005:
Hehe - my friend's dog also has a "thing" for chewing shoes and she's lost many a pair. Now she keeps them stored in an enormous tupperware container under her bed. Good luck with Chewy!

borntocry on 07/01/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks for your comment. I'm glad you sympathise! I don't think I'm quite as secure in my thinness to go to an all-you-can-eat buffet on my own just yet - I think I'd feel too much like a greedy glutton just there to pig out! (Which is what I would be, of course, but I'd rather be a bit more subtle about it!)

Well, I hope you get a good night's sleep soon. That can make a world of difference. I always seem to eat more when I haven't been sleeping well.

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 29, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 133.0

I think i'm stuck at a standstill or something, but at least i'm not gaining.

Yesterday: 1pc toasted brown bread with one pat lite margarine, cherries, chicken salad (without dressing), one cherry tomato, jello smoothie, grilled salmon patty, a bite of a hot dog (wiener only), spanish rice, cooked veggies. This seems like a good day for me, I don't think it's too much, so if i'm not losing like this then I doubt I should be losing. What was I thinking trying to get below 130?! You know what? I also had a little slice of a cinammin bun. I swear it was forced down my throat. Maybe that's cause for the standstill. I forgot about that.


1pc toasted brown bread with one pat lite margarine, jello smoothie, raw veggies with lite ranch dressing, 1/2 cup spanish rice, 1 cup strawberries, grilled salmon patty (not breaded by the way), more spanish rice and some cooked veggies.

No exercise last night because I slept through Aquasize class, and tonight it's raining so I doubt we'll be playing ball.

So much to do, so little time....

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 28, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 133.0


coffee, salami sandwich, rice, cooked veggies and grilled fish. I know it doesn't seem like much, but it was enough.

I played ball yesterday, got groceries, and took the dog for a walk and didn't get to sleep until quite late, so i'm really tired today. Tonight I have Aquasize class. Depending on my mood after work, I might take the dog for a walk again. I'm thinking about making pollock for dinner tonight, because the rest of the grilled salmon is just not tasting all that great.

Don't have much to say today - just trying to get all my work done without screwing up too much...

borntocry on 06/28/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Glad to hear you had a nice weekend. Sounds like a lot of fun. I should do something like that myself some time!

I think you're right not to aim for below 130 lb. I always used to assume you were around my height and when I found out how much taller you are I was shocked that you were trying to lose weight! You probably look great at 130 lb. And the way things are going, you'll get there in no time!

I also have a hard time drinking enough water. In fact I drink hardly any water. I'm sure that one of the reasons my weight seems so low is because I'm just dehydrated all the time! I have a vague goal of 1 litre a day, which isn't much but is actually still really difficult for me!

Jennifer68 on 06/29/2005:
just trying to get all my work done without screwing up too much

That's my goal too, lol. Short and simple and totally doable! You go girl!! Lol Jen

legcramps - Monday Jun 27, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 133.0

The weekend went well, and even though I did manage to finish off those reduced fat chips of mine, I still think I did alright, considering what there was to gorge myself on....

I had one hot dog the entire weekend (yippee!), two jello smoothies, two helpings of my macaroni salad that my boyfriend really liked (it helps when others like what you make them to eat), and a small porkchop. I also snacked on watermelon and strawberries.

It was such a great weekend that we're thinking of going back again this weekend, hopefully to the same site because we were right at the water and the dog loved it!

This morning I found that I had nothing left to bring to work. No veggies, no fruit, nothing. So this morning I had a quick coffee, and now i'm munching on a salami sandwich on brown bread. It'll have to do. After work i'll do some grocery shopping, then I have a ball game to play and tonight I have fish, rice and cooked veggies for dinner. I'm very hopeful that I will have a great week.

legcramps - Friday Jun 24, 2005
(It's called Reality Bites)
Weight: 134.0

I had Aquasize again last night, and even though it was a tad bit cooler than usual, I still made the best of it and got a pretty good workout in.


another cinammin twist, veggies and dip, rice, fish and cooked veggies.

Today is almost over already, and i've done fairly well so far. The last cinammin twist is half gone, and I have a pretty good idea that I won't need to touch anything sugary or cinamminy for a long while now. After the last half today, I realized that i'm getting sick of them fast. I also had some veggies with dip, and i'm about to have my usual dinner of rice, fish and cooked veggies. After that, I plan to clean the kitchen, finish laundry, take the dog for a walk, help my mother out with her basement, pack the van to go camping this weekend and just generally piss off my boyfriend because he's at his friend's right now drinking instead of helping me at least by making his own dinner.

This weekend will be a test. Purchased food for the weekend: jello smoothies (at 100 cals each), strawberries, watermelon, hot dogs, one small pork chop, macaroni salad, and a bag of reduced fat sour cream and onion chips. I know, but I can't watch other people eating chips without gorging on them. At least this way, I can gorge on my own and the damage won't be as great.

Talk to you all again on Monday!

borntocry on 06/27/2005:
Hi legcramps,

Looks like you're doing well! You've already lost almost all your excess weight, haven't you? Are you aiming for another 4 lb? Or more?

I hope your camping trip went well. I've never been camping, but it sounds like a lot of fun. I think it was a good idea to take your own reduced-fat snacks. It's just too depressing not to join in when other people are snacking. I did the same thing here - I knew my husband would be indulging in various late-night snacks so I bought myself a bag of baked blue corn tortilla chips. Unfortunately I invariably end up snacking on them even when I'm alone and have no excuse!

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

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