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legcramps - Thursday Nov 18, 2004

Weight: 130.0

Hahaha, I knew it, I knew it.....yep, made my goal!! **rapped whilst banging hands on desk and sending out major mojo to everyone in the office*

I had to weigh today because.....I just had to.

Yesterday: 2.5L water, 1pc ww toast with 1tspn light margarine, tuna salad sandwich on whole wheat with 1T light salad dressing because BF took the mayo to work with him, 2c salad with the other half of the can of tuna, 1T salad dressing. I also had a mug of coffee and 1/2 a mug of herbal tea. I don't know if it gets any better than that. Shhhh, don't tell me - i'm basking.

Today: 1pc ww toast with margarine, tuna salad sandwich and for dinner I think i'm going to make.....hamburger helper. Or, i'll eat my casserole leftovers and let BF get himself something for dinner. Or i'll make him hamburger helper and eat the rest of the casserole. I don't know yet.

Water: 2.5L, but i'm sick today (TOM), so I don't know how much of that i'll get down. That's always a problem around this time. Drinking water makes me feel more ill, and no one wants that.

I had a bad night of waking up, needing to be sick, taking advil, and fixing my heating pad. So far i'm doing well, and i'm going to stay optimistic about this and pretend TOM isn't even here. HA.

Chewie is doing great, geevee! We took him for a long walk last night when we got back from wallyball (took about 1.5hrs), through the park. We both ran with him for a bit even, so he really liked that. He's getting so big! (Sounds like i'm talking about a child!) Chewie is turning into a very good puppy. We've got him housetrained finally (we think), and he can sit, shake a paw, lay down, roll over and stay on command (of course, only when treats are in view). He's very aware of when we're angry with him though, and sometimes waddles (yes, he's still very clumsy on his long legs!) over to a dark corner and sulks for a bit. Oh! He can fetch too! I'm so happy, because now he'll get lots of exercise! All the exercise he wants - I could throw a ball around all day for him.

Ah, life is pretty good, even with the tough moments.

monet0329 on 11/18/2004:
wo0o0oh0o0o0o0o0o doin the dance for ya.. way to go on getting to your goal.. clap clap clap clap..

Chewy sounds o0o0o0o cute.. im not sure how to put picture on in here.. or I would show you my Mollis halloween picture heheh.. she was a witch..lol..

you have a great day hun.. I know you will.. your mood is inspiring :O).. thanks.. hugssss

smiley2 on 11/18/2004:
Congrats with the weight loss. Its amazing how weight loss and the reaching of goals increases a person's happiness and confidence, im the same,just wish it was easier to lose weight hehe!

Keep at it, you are doing a great job. Hang in there, what is your goal by the way and your height? I am 5 foot 4 inches, and i wanna weigh 118 pounds before my wedding on Jan 8th!

Becca27 on 11/18/2004:
Congratulations!!! I can only imagine how incredible you feel. Hopefully, I'll be there in a few months. Have a wonderful day!!

biscottibody59 on 11/18/2004:
Congrats to you on making your goal! Enjoy!

Have a good one and keep up the good work!

2bthinagain on 11/18/2004:
Way to go on passing up the BK!! It's hard, I know! But when you think about all those calories and all that grease...YUCK! I'd rather have something healthy in my body. No clogged arteries for me!! :o) Keep up the great work!!

stringbean on 11/18/2004:
Congrats on making your goal! What an accomplishment! :D WTG!


legcramps - Wednesday Nov 17, 2004

Weight: 130.5

Yesterday: 2pc ww bread with a slice of ham and lettuce, 2 mugs herbal tea, 2 mugs coffee (weaker though, so my sanity is still intact), 1.5L water (oh boy), 3c lettuce with 3T light dressing, a taste of my chicken-broccoli casserole. I think this casserole is going to be a staple in my house. BF almost ate the whole pot. Yeah, pot and everything. Someone was hungry!

Today: 2pc ww bread, salad, casserole.

Water: 2.5L goshdarnit!

Just slacking on the water, but everything else is smooth. For now. I don't know if I mentioned this, but I bought a hazelnut coffee whitener the other day, and that's why i'm drinking so much coffee. It's too good! I can't stop myself.

Tonight I have wallyball. Tomorrow volleyball, and Friday wallyball again. I'm going to lose weight this week.

Have a great day all!

skinnyjill on 11/17/2004:
Everyone seems to be slacking on the H2O thing, me included.

What's wallyball?

geevee on 11/17/2004:
Eat ALL the broccoli you want. It is SO low in calories! So is kale, chard, spinach, cauliflower, pumpkin, squash, collards, cabbage. Load up!

The sky is still nice and blue and here I am at home. I'll pay the price by gaining a pound from inactivity today. Well, sometimes you just have to take a day to "catch up" on certain things, and I sure did that today.

How's the doggie? I haven't heard about him for awhile.

Penguin_14 on 11/17/2004:
I laughed so hard when I read your comment "sliding in on your butt with the beer can...." I'd probaby be sliding in broke, my hair a mess, clutching my can of Pepsi and a box of Kraft Mac n Cheese! LOL :-) I hadn't heard that saying before, but boy is it ever true. When I leave this earth, I want to leave something of value behind other than regrets for what I didn't do. I've had all kinds of serious stuff in my life for too long. I want to make something more of myself. I'm just trying to figure out what! I don't want my epitaph to read, "She was a very big (but determined) girl who always tried hard to lose weight," or "They welcomed her at the pearly gates, but told her to leave her chocolate at home." Some legacy, huh! LOL!! Can you tell I'm a little over tired today? It's been WAY too long of a day at work. It's really good to laugh at myself...beats crying!

Have a good day!

P.S. I LOVE broccoli, too!

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 16, 2004

Weight: 130.5

So yesterday BF was off work and made lunch and dinner for me. Aw, sweet, but come on i'm trying to diet!

Yesterday: 2c cream of broccoli soup (satisfied my cravings anyhow!), 1pc pepperoni pizza, a couple bites of a pork chop and 1/2c boiled potatoes. And I fell sadly short of my 3L of water minimum. I drank two big mugs of coffee because I found a really yummy hazelnut whitener, but that coffee kind of stumped my thirst for the rest of the day. That, and I was too busy flying off the walls to remember to drink water. You should have seen my shaking hands and darting eyes. Way too much coffee, legcramps. Take it easy on the coffee.

Today: I have bread at home now, so that's what i'm having at lunch because I miss it so. 1c soup, 1c salad with 1T light dressing and tea. I'm having roast chicken for dinner tonight most likely.

Water: 2.5L. Better not push my luck like I tried to yesterday.

I got a lot accomplished yesterday though. I'm recording my dad's old records onto cd's, and I got a big chunk of it out of the way last night. Plus, I did laundry and cleaned up the kitchen. Gotta be proud of those little things, you know?!

I have some work here to do this morning, so i'd better be off. I'll be back later to comment.

Penguin_14 on 11/16/2004:
Thanks for all the good thoughts! I really liked what you said yesterday about still accomplishing my dreams. 40 is just another number after all, isn't it! I have to keep telling myself that. I just have to forget the numbers and concentrate on my health and my program.

The coffee really gets your blood going! LOL I used to only drink it in the morning, and I had to have the French vanilla creamer (and I used too much of it, of course!). I'd be flying around like a maniac. Then I'd get an upset stomach. I've been drinking the French vanilla flavor Lipton tea plain. It's not sweet, but it's not as bitter as regular tea. Of course, now I'm not as energetic in the a.m. either! LOL :) Sounds like you have a great plan for the day with your food, too.

Have a great day!

Becca27 on 11/17/2004:
LOL - now he's trying to fatten you up?? Men! They have no idea!!! Whenever I O.D. on coffee I feel like I'm crawling out of my skin. Did your dad ask you to transfer his records or are you doing it as a surprise? Either way, how nice!! One year, as a project, I typed up my father's family history from hundreds of pages of written manuscripts started by one of his ancestors that fought in the American Civil War (unfortunately he was from the South). It was a neat gift. Have a great day!!!! P.S. I thought of you yesterday - my friend lives in Gwelph, Ontario - she owns a sweet corn farm - she sent me photos of her family - haven't seen them in years. Anyway, I know you're in Canada, too, right?

legcramps - Monday Nov 15, 2004

Weight: 130.5

Looks like i'm going to be flipping between 130.5 and 132 for awhile, but that sounds a lot better than the 142 that I WAS.

Again, I apologize for my last entry. I was extremely upset and I just needed to tell someone. I would have looked a fool trying to explain something like this to anyone else. Let me just say that BF doesn't think i'm fat NOW, he was talking about if I would gain weight and weigh more than he does. He's the same height as myself and weighs around 150lbs. Probably around 11% body fat or something like that - not much fat there at all! I would have a long way to go if I were to gain to weigh more than he does, but he was simply trying to make a point. Something that I took the WRONG WAY, obviously!

We went out on Friday night and talked things through. It seems sometimes that BF is just a little less thoughtful than he could be. I think we both realized that we were going overboard with what we were saying to each other. I took things a little too hard, and he didn't even realize that what he was saying was the least bit insulting. A little ignorant of him, but nonetheless if you don't know you've done something wrong, how can you be sorry for it?

BF is a few years younger (yes, younger!) than I am, and so I think it just goes to show that there will be circumstances where those few years will definitely make a difference between our two philosophies. I for one really need to learn some patience.

So, in the end, BF apologized for seeming rude and cruel towards me, and I apologized for not thinking that he was only trying to open my eyes. Sometimes we sabotage ourselves without being knowledgeable of it. Maybe that was the kick I needed to stun me back into eating right. There was no reason to be getting A&W in the first place, but the past is the past and we won't dwell on it anymore!

I got nothing done this weekend besides getting out to all the bars and getting a headache from listening to overbearing bands. I wanted to make some long-distance calls to family, get some laundry done and some cleaning, and start my plan for the next week in regards to eating and exercising. Instead, I slept through the days and stayed awake through the nights, not knowing where I was getting those second and third winds from. Today I hope to accomplish: groceries, cook supper, laundry.

I'm attempting to up the water intake because i've been really good with 2.5L everyday. Today i'll try for 3L.

I'm craving broccoli soup today.

I'm so glad to crave such healthy meals instead of cheesies and junk food!

Oh, and i'm feeling much better than I was. I have no idea where that bout of sickness came from, but it was there and gone in the space of only a couple hours.

Thanks girls for all of your advice and comments. I can see how angry I was at the time. Now that BF knows how I felt about it, I can expect him to be a little more thoughtful in these instances. If he isn't, then we'll know that there's something else behind this than just miscommunication!

Have a great day all!

Becca27 on 11/15/2004:
You're lucky to be in Canada. Only the very young or very old can get the flu shot here. Actually, I don't know if I would have gotten it anyway.

I'm glad you and BF worked things out. Everytime you have to work through something, you'll come out closer. You obviously care very much for him, so it's worth the fight. Have a great day!

biscottibody59 on 11/15/2004:
Glad things are looking up with BF--maybe ya'll cleared the air--have a good one and keep up the good work--you're doing so well!

geevee on 11/15/2004:
The nicest part about Natalie is she's so cute and nice! No ego. No issues. She's just adorable and such a good yoga instructor. The other teachers are similar, just not as pretty. I feel so lucky to have found her.

legcramps - Friday Nov 12, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Well, with everything that's been going on, I forgot to weigh myself this morning. But I have a bad feeling about it anyways, so i'm glad I didn't. My day would be much worse I think if I did weigh myself.

Wednesday was crazy at work, but it didn't get much better afterwards. I had lots of errands to run and was generally in a blah mood all night. Thursday morning I woke up sick to my stomach, and after throwing up a couple of times, I went back to sleep for awhile. I got up in time for the moment of silence, but didn't make it to the service. Then BF was hungry, so we went to A&W drive-thru. We ordered, then the waitress asked if I wanted mine up-sized. I thought she was asking me if I wanted the combo meal (I got the grilled chicken burger combo), so I said 'yeah'. BF looked at me and started lecturing me on why I was ordering up-sizes when I wanted to lose weight. I tried to tell him that it was a mistake, but he didn't believe me. He actually thought I wanted to eat all those fries! So finally I became quite angry myself, and told him to 'lay off. If I chose to lose weight or gain weight, it's my decision'. He said something about my body and how i'd be hurting it, and I told him that if he was so worried about my body why was he letting me go out and drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes? So finally the truth came out. He says to me 'so you'd be okay with weighing more than I do?' with a disgusted look on his face. His whole problem was the fact that I would look ugly if I weighed more, and the thought of me weighing that much would be enough for him to not want to be with me! I was thoroughly angry by this time, and when we got back to his house, I took my up-sized drink and I threw it into the sink, and I shook out half my fries and left them in the bag. I ate my fries and burger in total silence, then went for a drive. I needed to cool off. I was still deranged when I got back after half an hour, so I stomped around the house picking up all my things and stuffing them into my bags. I closed up my guitar into its case and BF asks 'where are you taking that?'. I ignored him and kept on cleaning. I took all my stuff upstairs and set it beside the bed. Then I left the house again. This time when I came back, I was feeling a little better. I still didn't want to talk to BF though, so I just sat and read for a bit.

Anyways, the moral is how can I let someone talk to me that way? Someone that I want to be with always? Someone that I should respect and who should in turn respect me? BF shouldn't care so much what I look like. He only cares because of what people might say about him being with someone who is so big and fat and ugly. That is so absolutely immoral and ignorant and disgusting that it makes me sick just thinking about it! I'm so angry!

I haven't talked to him at all yet, besides the odd hello and goodbye. I really felt like going home last night, but I thought i'd give him a chance to talk about it. Of course he kept his lid shut because he always thinks he's right about everything.

Some days I feel like he's just so not worth my effort.

Sorry girls, I had to vent to someone.

Have a great weekend.

geevee on 11/12/2004:
132 is not so big and fat and ugly! We're 7 lbs. apart. Is he thin?

Men just aren't too good about certain things. They try and mean well but fail miserably. They never seem to say what we want or need them to say. He probably has no idea at all as to why you're angry. Ahhhh.

borntocry on 11/12/2004:
I can't believe your boyfriend's attitude. Quite aside from the fact that by now he should value you for who you are and not how much you weigh, well, you don't even weigh that much. I've weighed as much as you weigh now and I wasn't fat, and you're quite a bit taller than me. Your boyfriend must be tiny if there's even the slightest possibility that you could weigh more than him. He obviously has some kind of psychological hang-up about his own size which he is taking out on you. I can think of no other rational explanation for his behaviour. All I can say is that I hope he apologises soon. And it had better be a really, really good apology.

biscottibody59 on 11/12/2004:
You seem to be a mature woman and perhaps you've grown out of this relationship--just my 2cents--don't want to offend you in any way.

Even if you wanted all the food that you didn't mean to order, it should have been your prerogative (with no interference from him) if you wanted to eat it. I imagine he thought he was helping you with your weight loss effort in some odd way and maybe you weren't in the mood to take advice. Still your prerogative, IMO.

People should have common courtesy and sounds like he may have overstepped his bounds. Hope you get to feeling better about it and the bout of illness too! Have a good weekend!

Becca27 on 11/12/2004:
When I was pregnant with my first child, my H used to tease me that I was going to weigh the same as him - He's 6'2" and 180 soaking wet. I hated that he would say that. It hurt and drove me crazy. He meant nothing by it, but was insensitive to my feelings.

When I try to eat right, I always ask H to help hold me accountable and I know it makes him cringe. He doesn't want that job. I don't blame him. He's damned if he does/damned if he doesn't. Would you have felt better if BF had said, "Oh, yeah baby, load up on those fries. I like my honey with meat on her bones!" I think you'd have been hurt that he didn't care about what your eating. I will beg H to watch what I eat, and the minute he asks me, "Are you counting that candy?" I want to smack him! I hate when he tells me I'm beautiful the way I am, and I hate when he will agreee that I could lose a few lbs. He's in a no win situation. Does that make sense? Don't stay angry! Talk about it with him! If you truly love him and know that he loves you, communicate and work through it. I bet he had no idea what can of worms he opened when he made that remark. I hope you're feeling better soon!

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 10, 2004

Weight: 132.0

I'm really sorry about this guys, but because of the Remembrance Day holiday and my day off yesterday, i'm swamped and I can't write much until next week probably. Really sorry, i'll explain later! Take care!

monet0329 on 11/11/2004:
No problem.. we'll be here for ya :O).. take care of you hugs

legcramps - Monday Nov 08, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Hi all, hope everyone had a great weekend. In answer to the questions about the broccoli casserole I made, I found the recipe at allrecipes.com (thanks borntocry!). It's made with rice and a spicy cheesesauce, but I used potatoes instead of rice, and cheeze whiz instead of spicy sauce. I needed to use up the cheese whiz.

Well, this week will be difficult as I haven't gotten groceries in awhile and I know that we need more chicken and more bread. But for the next couple of days it will be potatoes, potatoes and more potatoes. And when they're done i'll be all potatoed out for a good couple of months.

I did well over the weekend, but since we were out all the time it was difficult making good choices. We spent the weekend in the city with BF's two sisters. One of them lives there, but she doesn't have a lot (going to school) and we ate out all the time. I ended up getting nachos with chili and cheese on Friday night because I didn't feel like getting another salad. Saturday I started the day off with a blueberry bagel (only half of one), then a chicken sandwich for supper (with salad, not fries). Sunday was hardest because I drank way too much orange juice and chocolate milk, had a rather large breakfast (with hashbrowns), and purchased a bag of soy chips. All in all, I made better choices than I would have had I not been thinking about losing weight. And i'm doing good so far - checked the scale yesterday evening and I was 130.5. I had the dehydration thing going again yesterday though, so that's why i'm not too excited.

Today's plan: toast and butter, 1c broccoli casserole (the last of it), 2oz pork chops, the rest of the soy chips (about 100 calories), and 1c chocolate milk.

I also got a lot of exercise walking on Saturday. We walked for 5 hours, and most of it was fast-paced because we wanted to make sure we'd get to the next mall before all the stores closed!

BF and I took Chewie to the kennels over the weekend. Very nice place, with lots for him to do and see. He got his walks twice a day, and food and water and toys to play with. When we picked him up he was extremely happy to see us! He'd ripped apart one of his toys (apparently out of boredom), but other than that he was fine. Really excited to see us though. He wouldn't stop running in front of us and constantly jumped up and tried to lick our faces! It was very sweet!

Becca27 on 11/08/2004:
Since you weighed 130.5 at night, I would think that it would be even lower in the morning. It probably will stay down there. The Soy Crisps that you had, are they the Glenny's? I love them. I only like the apple/cin ones, though. It sounds like Chewie had a fun weekend, too.

Have a great day!

biscottibody59 on 11/08/2004:
I know what you mean about the potatoes! And thanks for the comments. I kind of embraced this denial and now I think I can truly get back to at least the portion control. No deprivation--no getting overly hungry.

I did think for an instant how easy it would be to just stop and give up, but just for an instant!

Sounds like you did pretty well with choices under the circumstances--have a great day!

Umpqua on 11/08/2004:
Thanks, we actually have an entire apartment downstairs that we'll be renting out that needs cleaning, painting and a bit of remodeling. I mostly enjoy the work though and it's definitely good to stay busy. I'm really going to watch what I eat this week so hopefully the scale will be kind to me!

To answer your question, I'm a freelance writer and editor and I also do some Web development. I covered high tech at my last full-time job so I'm continuing that via freelance. Not the most exciting work on the planet but it pays well and keeps me writing.

Have a great week!

monet0329 on 11/09/2004:
Morning sweetie.. looks like you had a good weekend :O).. and how sweet about Chewie..heheh..its nice to have a good place for him to go when you need it huh.. :O).. thanks for the heads up on the allrecipe.com :O).. have a great day .. hugs

legcramps - Thursday Nov 04, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Argh. How terrible. But, i'm happy today anyways. I think it's because I have tomorrow off and i'm looking forward to volleyball tonight. Two hours of fun! It's so great when exercise is something I look forward to!

Yesterday: (wow, you won't believe this) toast and butter, 1.5c lettuce, 2T light ranch dressing, 12 carrots, 2oz grilled chicken and a taste of my broccoli casserole. Did I resist temptation yesterday or what. Let me tell you about it....

As soon as I got home from work yesterday I started cooking. But, since i'd eaten so quickly the day before, I was getting more and more hungry by the minute. So I grilled up some chicken, threw it in a salad and ate that. When my broccoli casserole was finally done, I only had a sampling of it because I knew i'd already eaten quite a bit. Wow, is that casserole ever good! Probably not a good sign, because now that it's there in the fridge I might be sneaking in more food to my daily tallies! Anyhow, of course later on I got hungry again. BF is still sick, and last night he wanted ice cream in the worst way. I told him I would get him some if he wanted, and he said 'no, I don't really need ice cream'. I told him that it would help his throat and make him feel better. What the heck did I just turn into? I needed - NEEDED - him to say that he wanted ice cream so that I could get some too! He said 'whatever, doesn't matter', and off I went. I had to make a couple of other stops, and by the time I was ready to pick up ice cream, i'd talked myself out of it! I TALKED myself out of ICE CREAM! I went home, poured 1.5L of water into a bottle and drank that instead. Whew! One obstacle down, 10 million more to go!

Today: toast and butter, 2oz grilled chicken, 1 cup broccoli casserole, 1c salad.

I drank 2.5L of water last night. Same going for today.

This morning when I let the puppy out, I stood out there with him and waved at all the passerby. I'm just in a good mood.

One waved back.

But i'm still happy anyways. *sticking tongue out at those who didn't wave back*

TheMother on 11/04/2004:
WOW...you did great on your eating! I'm curious as to what you put in your broccoli caserole. My family just loves broccoli and I make quite a bit of it. In fact, we had some last night. I boil mine, then I sautee some fresh garlic in oil, throw the cooked broccoli in the hot oil, add some garlic salt and it's done. It is simply divine!

Congrats on NOT getting the ice cream and drinking all of that water. The most water I can tolerate in a given day is 1.5 liters. That's a lot by my standards. Do the 3 cups of decafe coffee count towards water consumption - ha?

Glad your doing well and that Chewy is thriving. As far as people not waving back, well, they were probably on their way to work and they really didn't want to go - or maybe they were running late. Who knows?

Have a great FRIDAY (oops...Thursday). I'm off tomorrow too. Enjoy your three day weekend...I will!


TheMother on 11/04/2004:
I'm an executive assistant to two vice presidents - one is VP of Account Management, the other is VP of Business Development. The company is Express Scripts which is headquartered in St. Louis, MO. We are pharmacy benefit managers - we handle prescription plans for various groups. Our particular division focuses on those who belong to unions. We are located in New Jersey.

Enjoy your weekend! :)


Umpqua on 11/04/2004:
Hi LC, I have a different problem with my dog - he's always ahead of me when we walk. More like pulling me down the sidewalk! Mixing things up with the jogging evens things out a bit - and tires him out, which is key.

The ketatoes are an instant low-carb potato substitute made of dried oats, soy and dehydrated potatotes. They're pretty good and take about 5 minutes to make. As for roasting the whole chicken, I can't say that I do anything fancy with it at all. This one was good and juicy and I just added some seasonings before roasting. I also put a couple of pieces of aluminum foil over the pan for most of the cooking - and just take that off for the final half hour. I baste about every half hour and then make a gravy out of the juice (after skimming off the fat) by adding some white wine and seasonings - always delish!

Penguin_14 on 11/04/2004:
Sorry to set you off with the cheese thing! LOL! I can eat a slice as long as it has nothing to do with pasta! :)

It's amazing how many illnesses dogs and cats can get that people have, too. Casey has a heart murmur, liver disease, and arthritis in his front legs. He has no effects from the heart murmur or the liver disease, but the special food and medication he's on helps to slow down the progression of the liver disease. He's on supplements for the liver and arthritis that help, too. He has a blast no matter what he does. At 14, he still plays with his toys, takes short walks, and keeps the German Shepherds in line. I've had him since he was about 12 weeks old. Cute little old dude! How's Chewie doing? Wait till he sees snow for the first time!

I read your ice cream episode! I can't tell you how many times I manipulated things so that I could get the food I wanted. I could've been a spy or a secret agent for all the ways I could come up to get it! LOL I'm so proud of you for not eating it!!!! That's awesome!

Have a great day!

BellaK on 11/04/2004:
When you know what your short-comings are, it is much easier to control/get over them. Way to go on talking yourself out of eating ice cream! :) Have a wonderful day off and have fun at volleyball! Bella

skinnyjill on 11/04/2004:
that broccoli casserole sounds really good.

I know what you mean about trying to convince someone they want something, so you can have a bite or two. I've been there myself. Way to control yourself though!

geevee on 11/04/2004:
Great story about talking yourself out of the ice cream! Yeah!!!

geevee on 11/04/2004:
I just read your comment to Runner about buffets and HAD TO tell you, "Thanks!". Ohh, how you've justified my luncheon buffets at the Biltmore. From what you said, this is THE bargain of the century! Not only is the choice of food exquisite, but the very best part is that the only way I can go wrong is by overdoing the bread. I swear, every single choice is an excellent one for anyone on a diet.

MommaJ on 11/04/2004:
Your entry made me smile. It's nice to hear that others are happy :) You did awesome yesterday!! You definately did resist some serious temptation - good job! And it must be nice to get exercise doing something fun....that sounds ideal...I need to get involved in a sport I like...I feel too old though, although I'm not really. Have a great day :)

monet0329 on 11/04/2004:
Wo0o0oh0o0o0o0 I am so proud of you.. awesome job.. talking yourself out of ICECREAM wow.. but I know what you mean when you said you were trying to talk HIM into it.. lol.. what we do sometimes is amazing when it comes to foods... it really is like a drug addiction.. :O(.. but we need to stay strong..

about the oatmeal.. I'm not sure how long it keeps.. but the kind I make is in a big tub box type thing..lol. from Aldis.,.tastes just like quaker..lol.. I made a cup..and put splenda in it .. you can use equal or sweet and low.. whatever you like.. for my boys I put brown sugar.. boy is that good and I have to really talk myself into NOT putting it in mine.. waaaa..lol..oh and alittle butter in the boys as well..

dontcha hate rude people? what would it hurt to just give a wave when someone waves your way.. this world is just plan getting rude if you ask me.. Oh well their loss huh hehee..

you have a great Friday and try to stay out of that good casserole.. which I would LOVE to have the recipe to hehehe.. :O)

borntocry on 11/05/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Good job on the ice-cream. I also often find myself waiting with bated breath on my husband's decision as to whether or not he wants ice-cream. I'm impressed at your self-control!

Thanks for your comment, by the way. I used to go shopping every day after work, which was a real drag and took up so much time, especially when I started (occasionally) going running after work as well. By the time I got home there wouldn't even be time to cook. But then I read one of your entries in which you said that you had planned out all your meals for the next ten days (I'm sure that was you - wasn't it?). Anyway, I was inspired by that entry to start doing the same, and now I try to get all the week's groceries on the weekend. Of course I often forget something but it's usually something small I can just pick up on the way home after work.

I started trying out all these ethnic recipes when I became vegetarian, by the way. That's kind of when I became interesting in cooking, too. Before that my favourite dishes were hamburgers, hot dogs, roasts, spaghetti with meatballs... that sort of thing. But when I became vegetarian I needed more variety. I would like to know how you make your broccoli casserole, though... it does sound delicious!

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 03, 2004

Weight: 131.0

I think i'll be quite happy to maintain this week after yesterday. I ended with under 1400 calories, but part of that was one of those grab bags of nacho chips. I was starving right after work (no, really, I was) and I ate my leftovers right away. Then, later on I got hungry again (duh) and tried to fend it off, but finally gave in. There was no casserole made last night, BF wasn't feeling good so I made him chicken noodle soup instead. Maybe today. We both went for a walk last night with Chewie, took about an hour and a bit. Not sure how far we went, but it was further than it has been in awhile. Usually we just run him around the block a couple times.

Yesterday: 2pc toast with butter, 1.5c caesar salad, 2oz grilled chicken, 1 bag nachos, 1c herbal tea.

I drank 2.5L water. Wow, am I ever consistent with that, at least.

Today: 2pc toast with butter, 1c broccoli casserole, 1 serving grilled chicken.

I woke up not very hungry but had my toast for breakfast anyways. Now i'm hungry. I might add on an extra cup of salad, a few carrots and light ranch dressing at lunchtime if i'm still this hungry.

I hate the painful process of constantly having to tell myself that i'm really NOT that hungry.

smiley2 on 11/03/2004:
Well i was a bit "mellow" yesterday, i always have this strange depression on Mondays, dunno why, sometimes it gets to me, but oh well thanks for the nice comment. I LOST!! yea im off a bit today so that chocolate must have done some good. Oh yea by th way, and this is the truth, i eat a large helping of nacho chips with salsa and quacomole once a week at a Mexican place or wherever and i still lose weight.....so youre not doing to bad yourself! Have a good day! Happy Hump!!

MommaJ on 11/03/2004:
Thanks for the comment you left me yesterday! I love Buckleys...well not the taste but how it works. i actually buy the childrens Cherry flavored one and it tastes good and works just as well in my opinion. You just have to use more of it because it's childrens but other than that it's the same stuff I think....but tastes great. Have a super day and thanks for the well wishes on my interview tommorow.....I'll need it, I suck at interviews!! :)

Becca27 on 11/03/2004:
Have you tried drinking a big mug of tea when you're feeling hungry but shouldn't be? I'm doing that right now. After lunch, I was starving and felt like I was going to go out of my mind. I made a huge (22oz) mug of tea and am already feeling much better.

borntocry on 11/03/2004:
Yes, I second Becca27's suggestion. I've stocked up on loads of herbal tea and when I'm feeling hungry I have a big mug of it. It usually does the trick. It must be pretty cold where you are, too!

Thanks for your comment, by the way. It reminded me of the last time I picked up a packet of sandwiches at a gas station. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the nutritional information. I can't remember exactly what it was but I think it was something like 1800 calories. And there was practically nothing in those sandwiches - feta and grilled vegetables. Can you believe it? I will never buy those packaged sandwiches again. They don't taste anywhere near good enough to be worth it!

Runner on 11/04/2004:
Telling myself that I'm not hungry is a painful process for me, too...especially when I'm used to eating three meals a day and two snacks a day. Sometimes I'm just not hungry, but I eat anyway...out of habit. I'm learning how to listen to my body, too. It's painful, but so rewarding when I actually do it!

monet0329 on 11/04/2004:
1400 isnt bad ... not at all.. and as long as your not having those nacho chips everyday.. you should be ok :O).. hope BF gets to feeling better hun.. :O).. I know you will give him all the TLC he needs :O).. have a great day.. hugs

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 02, 2004

Weight: 131.0

I'm pleased to announce Becca, that our hallowe'en candy is now almost officially gone. The only things left are a few pieces of gum and some sweet tarts! Seeing as I don't like THAT much sugar, i'll be sticking to the gum. Yesterday I had two pieces. BF took another bundle of the candy to family.

Yesterday: toast and butter, two pieces gum, one small boiled potato, 1.5c caesar salad with 2oz grilled chicken and some chocolate at the movie theatre. Crap. I ended around 1100cals.

Today: toast and butter and leftovers. I'll still have to cook for BF because he doesn't have any leftovers (piggy!). I'm thinking of making broccoli casserole, with chicken breast and cheese whiz. Very high in calories but oh so good and I think I need another high calorie day. It's been awhile, I don't want my metabolism to stop working on me. Yeah. Good excuse.

BF and I had a 'date' night last night. It's been really hard lately with the puppy around to care for. It seems that during the week there's just no time to get anything done, plus we're always out playing sports or one of us is sitting on the couch watching t.v. and doesn't feel like doing anything (me). Then, on the weekends, we both have loads of friends calling to go out so we have no one-on-one time together. It was nice last night. We went out for dinner and had a good chat. I realized that I was missing just talking to him. Then we went to The Exorcist. I was disappointed in the movie. It was so slow-moving! Some parts were good, but overall the pace of the movie really turned me off.

Yesterday I drank 2.5L water, and today I will drink at least that again. I'm having problems drinking anymore than that, but that's 80oz so I think i'm on track. Today I will also do laundry! lol, that's the only thing I can schedule for myself tonight - so that I make sure to do it!

monet0329 on 11/02/2004:
Good for you to get that candy out hehhe.. wish I could get it outta here.. but that will only happen iof I let them eat it all at once..lol.. and i cant do that.. nooooooooooo wayyyyyyy

I havent been on a date night in.. yearsssssssss.. only time me and hubby get time alone is when we go to bed..lol.. oh wait.. we did go to the laundry mat the other night.. just me and him.. (my dryer broke down ).. oh boy..lol

Dinner sounds great.. I'll be over at 6:00.. kiddin of course..lol.. have a great day hun.. hugs

borntocry on 11/02/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Looks like you did pretty well with all that Hallowe'en candy (love how you put that apostrophe in "Hallowe'en", by the way). I'm so glad Hallowe'en hasn't really caught on here yet so I haven't been faced with any of the usual temptations.

I'm glad to see you had a nice date with your boyfriend. You guys should do that more often! Or maybe you can just take Chewie out for a long walk together!

Becca27 on 11/02/2004:
If I give you my address, will you send the Sweeet Tarts to me???

LOL at u 2 trying to have a date night without Chewie. This really is a precurser to parenthood. LOL at the romantic picture, too. We went out to dinner ... had a nice talk... and then went to see the Exorcist????

Umpqua on 11/03/2004:
I hear you on the Halloween candy - luckily the kids took most of the stuff I like (kit kats and pb cups). It's always good to have a date with your SO - we do it pretty regularly. It's much different when you're out and about in public rather than home and on the couch. Congrats on your loss btw!!

Penguin_14 on 11/03/2004:
Thanks so much for your reply. This is an awesome place for support! I haven't tried any of the recipes on here yet. I'm not the greatest cook. That's another thing I'll have to tackle! LOL ;-)

Have a great day!

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