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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!

legcramps - Monday Nov 01, 2004

Weight: 131.0

I saw 129.5 Sunday morning, but I know for a fact that it was simply an optical illusion. That, and I went out Saturday night and had a few drinks, so dehydration here we come.

I ate very well over the weekend. I'm quite pleased with myself, I didn't go over 1500 calories on any day! Saturdays seem to be the hardest days though. That was my highest, at 1425. Saturday mornings BF and I usually go out for breakfast. This time, I just had toast and coffee and was happy with that.

Hallowe'en was great, I had a lot of fun - I hope you all did too. BF had a few people over to his place, and then we went bar-hopping. A friend of mine went as a schoolgirl and she had one of those huge lollipop things - I know I stole some of that candy during the night, because I was on a sugar high for most of the night! Anyhow, so I didn't get that much sleep that night, but I lazed around on Sunday totally so I think I made up for it. BF's sister stayed at his place on Saturday night instead of driving home, so she spent Sunday with us and we watched movies.

Sunday morning we had a group of trick-or-treaters come, and of course BF hadn't gotten any candy, so we had to turn them away. I went uptown and bought some soon after that, but we only got a few more kids, so now we have a big bowl full of candy! I put half of it in a bag and sent it home with BF's sister, but there's still so much! I'm not usually tempted with hard candy (none of it's chocolate), but if it's staring me in the face I might crumple and give-in. I think i'll put it in the cupboards and just let BF take it from there when he wants some.

Today so far: 1pc toast with 1t butter (the peanut butter's gone!)

Plan for today: I'm craving salad. Salads all day, maybe with chicken.

skinnyjill on 11/01/2004:
Congrats on such a great weekend! I"m sure the candy won't be too much of a temptation!

I wish I could do so well on th weekends. They are my downfall.

MommaJ on 11/01/2004:
I know what you mean about that candy bowl staring you in the face. I had to hide my kids candy in the cupboard totally out of sight. But it's still hard just knowing it's there. You are lucky that you crave salad!! I have to literally force myself to eat any type of veggies. :)

Becca27 on 11/01/2004:
It sounds like you had a ton of fun at your parties and bar-hopping. I remember those days... ah, to be young again!!! Get rid of the candy - competely!!!

legcramps - Friday Oct 29, 2004

Weight: 131.0

I think this is a new low for me! I don't know, but in the last few days i've really been working my butt off to lose weight! I only hope I can keep it off.

Yesterday: I didn't have time to make hamburger helper, so I had a salad instead, and 12 baby carrots. Then I went to the bar after volleyball and had three drinks. Bleh.

Today so far: 1pc toast and 1T peanut butter. I guess the container was not as empty as I thought.

Plan for today: *sigh*, toast and peanut butter, and for dinner.....i'd love to make something, but i'm babysitting tonight and I don't think i'll have the time to cook. See, this is why I never used to cook! I'm always way too busy around dinnertime! But i'm craving bean burgers or burritos or something with beans. Might just be a salad again tonight.

Yesterday I managed to drink 2.5L water! Yay! I did NOT, however, fold my laundry. You knew that was coming, didn't you?! Today I will finish (or try to) BF's costume, and babysit. Tomorrow morning i'm working on a friend's costume, then my own, then cleaning BF's house so that we can have people over to party. Then it will be Sunday and I hope that I won't be pigging out on greasy burgers and milkshakes. Wish me luck.

CountryGain on 10/29/2004:
Are you going to dress Chewie up for halloween? I think doggies are so Cute when they are dressed up. My mother-in-law has a long-haired, miniature, red dachshound that she dresses up just about every year for halloween. She went as a princess, a clown, a ballerina....I think that's it so far....but it's cute.

skinnyjill on 10/29/2004:
There are so many yummy QUICK meals you can make with Black Beans. I love beans so I eat a lot of them even though I don't have a lot of time either (I work WAY TOO much!)

I get a can of black beans and a can of corn and mix them together (draining the juice) and put them in a pan (or microwave safe bowl) and heat them up. That doesn't take long at all. Then I just but about 1/2 C on a tortilla with some salsa and it's soooooo good. Not TOO many calories. I think the tortilla is 180 depending on what you get and the salsa is like 25 for a tbsp, I want to say that together the corn and beans are like 100 or 130. I cna't remember. So the whole little wrap/burrito thing is about 300-330 calories.

Just a suggestion. So quick to make.

I'm big on a pot and some canned vegetables all mixed together to make soup. Quick and easy.

MommaJ on 10/29/2004:
Even though you didn't have time to make hamburger helper, a salad and baby carrots is a great dinner choice, good job. If I don't have time to make supper, I usually eat crap!! So way to go. Have a good weekend and Happy Halloween :)

monet0329 on 11/01/2004:
good morning :O).. I sure hope your party went well.. and you had a great weekend hun.... I had a busy one.. and sat night we walked around for 3 hours.. so I got lots of exercise in ..lol.. have a great Monday :O).. hugs

legcramps - Thursday Oct 28, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Yesterday I had: yet another pc of toast and peanut butter, and a salad for dinner. Boy, was I ever rushed yesterday. After wallyball I had a cup of tea and went to bed.

Today so far: 1pc toast with 1T peanut butter. 1/2 c tea.

Plan for today: haha, more toast and peanut butter (almost done the peanut butter container, thank the lord), and hamburger helper for dinner. It's going to be another rushed day, because I have volleyball tonight for 2 hours.

I finished my 2L of water yesterday, AND I worked on BF's costume (it's almost done - one more night), AND I went for a jog with Chewie. I did not fold my laundry. *sigh*

Today I will finish 2.5L water and fold my laundry for goodness' sake.

Chewie is a very good puppy. He listens all the time; last night we took him to wallyball with us so that everyone could take a look, and he listened to me the whole time, even though there were so many other people around to excite him. When he's in the yard, he listens to me when I call him. I've taught him to sit, shake a paw, lay down, and roll over already. He's a good and obedient dog, without naming the many things and people he chews on.

We don't let him out of our sight when outside - honestly, he's almost always on a chain unless we're walking to the car to go somewhere. We let him loose in parks, where we can keep an eye on him always. Our dog was stolen right from inside BF's house, not from the back or front yard. He is licensed and has a collar with a tag on it, unfortunately only with his name. I need to get an ID tag. We would never intentionally leave Chewie unattended, and we didn't that day either. We were simply asleep. I realize that there were steps that we could've taken to prevent this from happening, and trust me, I will do my best to take those steps from now on - hindsight is always 20/20 though. I feel guilty because I know he is just a little puppy who cannot take care of himself, and I feel guilty because we found him outside in the cold in a container filled with ice and snow, and I feel guilty because we didn't start looking for him until hours after he had been taken (I went home and BF thought I took Chewie with me). I just feel so darn guilty about this whole thing. And yes, I think the next-door-neighbors should be evaluated by a psychiatrist as well!

Hope everyone has a great day today, stay strong!

monet0329 on 10/28/2004:
hello sweetie..dont feel guilty for something you didnt do or have controle over.. I mean geesh you have to sleep right.. no fault of yours at all.. I still cant beleive they got into bf's apt.. let alone took him.. how rude.. and you didnt know that bf thought you took him hun.. only other thing you can do is just tell each other who is taking him.. :O).. he will be ok.. You are doing so well in training him hehe.. I bet he is so cute doing all that.. My Molli does a belly craw ehehe.. kinda like in the army.. and when I say.. wanna snack she is on her hind legs and goes around in circles hehe.. and when I say.. wanna go outside.. while I put my shoes on she is jumping up and tapping my booty..lol.. its too cute.. hehehe..

Hope bf likes the costume your making :O).. I am sure it will be neat.. my little boy is gonna be a vampire this year..lol and my oldest doesnt wanna dress up :O(.. he will be 14 in december..he is growing to fast.. :O(..I remember the last year I went.. I was 16.. but times have changed..lol.. I was still playing barbies at 14/15.. but not now a days :O(.. they all wanna grow up so fast... why I ask..lol.. its just all bills bills and more bills..lol..

anyway.. you have a great Friday hun.. :O).. hugs

oh and that show you were talking about .. is it where then men dress as women..lol. I seen a talk show (Oprah) had soem tof the guys on it..lol.. too funny.. but we dont have cable here.. so I just get the basic channels..are you watching The Biggest Looser on Tuesday nights? love that one.. hehe..tonight I watched surviver.. I think I have a show on just about everynight.. except Fri and Sat..lol.. on Sunday I watch Extreme Makeover Home Addition.. :O) and most of the time I cry..lol..


legcramps - Wednesday Oct 27, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Yesterday: the usual toast and peanut butter, 1 porkchop, 1c potatoes and carrots, 1 cup caesar salad. I fell asleep around 8pm yesterday, so I didn't get to sneak in anything else! Wow, now that's probably the best way to lose weight - just go to sleep right away! Chances are I would be a total slug during the day though.

Today so far: 1pc toast with 1T peanut butter.

Plan for today: 2 more pcs toast and 2T peanut butter. I'm not sure what i'm having for dinner because we're going to have to leave early today to play wallyball. If I have enough time, i'll grab some lettuce and carrots and make myself a salad or something, otherwise we could be looking at a high(er) calorie day.

I didn't fold my laundry yet. I did cook dinner and work on BF's costume, and I must say that it's going really well so far. Today I want to do that darn laundry and work some more on the costume. Time will be a factor today. Oh, yesterday I only drank 1.5L water, I really wanted to finish 2L. Today I will finish 2L.

I've decided for my hallowe'en costume to just get it spur of the moment. I'm thinking of a go-go girl, and as far as I remember, there are lots of those costumes around, so it shouldn't be a problem. All I really need is a flapper dress and a feather!

biscottibody59 on 10/27/2004:
I read the saga of losing/finding your pup--glad there was a happy ending and he and you all have bounced back from the ordeal.

I remember when I had my first dog I had as an adult and apparently there were gangs of people going around stealing dogs out of peoples yards to sell them to labs. Now I'm not sure this was true, but it made me a little more vigilant.

Someone would have to tranquilize the dog I have now to get her to go with them.

Sounds like you had a really good day--keep up the good work!

Becca27 on 10/27/2004:
Your costume sounds cute. Is Chewie dressing up? Ha Ha! I often go to bed to avoid eating. It works. Have a great day!

borntocry on 10/28/2004:
Hi legcramps,

Thanks for your comment. No, I'm not taking secret tennis lessons! I think I also just manage to "pull out my lucky charms" every now and then, as you put it. I'm still only learning, though.

I just finished reading about what happened to Chewie. I'm so sorry you went through that, but glad that you got him back. When I was ten years old my dog was stolen. He was barely more than a puppy too. I never got him back, even though for many years I never gave up hope. Every time a white dog caught my eye I thought it might be him.

Penguin_14 on 10/28/2004:
Thanks for your comments! I was reading more about you and Chewie, and you're so lucky to have him back! Believe it or not, we never leave our dogs unattended in the yard. We have a 6' fence and padlocks on our gates. It may sound extreme, but I live near a large city in the midwest, and there is an increase in dog theft. Unfortunately, people don't make pets out of them, it's more for abuse or dog fighting or as bait for their fighting dogs. It can happen in the country or the city. We've seen the results at the vet hospital where I've worked for the past 15 years. Microchipping is one of the best forms of identification, as Becca27 mentioned, too. Unfortunately, there's no radar to tell you where he is, but if he's picked up and taken to a shelter, police station or animal hospital with a scanner, they can trace him back to you. This is also helpful if someone claims your dog as their own.

I always tell our clients to treat your dog or puppy as you would a toddler. They wander into streets unattended, they have minds of their own, they don't come when they're called, they stick everything in their mouths, they can be taken, and they're dependent on us for their safety. Sorry to get on my soapbox. I try not to stray too far from diet-related things, but I thought my suggestions might be helpful.

Chewie, by the way, sounds like an awesome puppy!! :) One of the smartest, most loving dogs I ever had in my life was a Lab mix. You'd think your own dog would be safe from your own neighbors in your own back yard. I think that family next door needs to be evaluated by a psychiatrist!

Have a good day!

legcramps - Tuesday Oct 26, 2004

Weight: 132.0

Yesterday: finished off with chicken and salad (and I sneaked in a couple mouthfuls of corn) and then came my usual kicker - ice cream. I had one cup. Still, I finished off the day with 1300 calories. I think.

Today so far: 1pc flax toast with 1T peanut butter.

Plan for today: another piece of toast with peanut butter, salads and chicken, carrots for snack.

No exercise yesterday. Even BF exercised, and I just sat on the couch and watched t.v. Oy-vey.

Today will be better. I'm starting BF's costume for hallowe'en. He's going as a mummy. I'm not sure yet what i'm going to be, hopefully I figure it out soon though. Today I will fold laundry and put it away, cook dinner for BF, work on his costume and do 10 minutes of exercise in the basement. A start is a start is a start, you know?!

smiley2 on 10/26/2004:
Thanks for the comment, you lost 30 pounds doing that, wowie hehe. Anyways you know of any good Halloween parties? Me and SO are looking in California, but we are looking for something more fancy. Have a good day!

Becca27 on 10/26/2004:
Let's throw our ice cream out together. LOL. I promised myself a day without it, and guess what, I've already caved and it's only noon. :o(

skinnyjill on 10/26/2004:
Any ideas as to what to be for halloween? A mummy sound great. I hope he has fun with that. I dressed my pumpkin up as a mummy. My BF and I are going to a masquerade charity type thing for Halloween. He's going as a Cowboy. Don't know what I am going to be.

Hope you have a successful day!

monet0329 on 10/26/2004:
will you eat alittle icecream for me ? sniff sniff..lol.. and yes.. a start is a start.. lets get this going :O).. 1 and 2 and 3 and 4 and... ect.. hehhe.. have fun hun.. hugs thanks for the water tips.. I know all that..but I still have problems now..:O(.. thinkk Ill try the tea and splenda.. :O)

legcramps - Monday Oct 25, 2004

Weight: 132.0

I forgot to look for that scale. Actually, we didn't even have time to stop in at Wal-mart, so there you go.

This was the first weekend in a long time where i've actually written down everything that I ate! And my totals each day were good, below 1600, except for Saturday. I don't know what happened on Saturday, but I ended up with around 1900 calories. That's still not bad though. I'm happy with it anyhow.

Friday was wallyball and it was a good night, although I was terribly sick with TOM. Going to wallyball was probably the best idea i've ever had while with TOM. The rest of the weekend was much better for me than it would usually be, because I exercised so well on Friday.

Breakfast today: 1pc 9 grain toast with 1T peanut butter.

Plan for the rest of the day: salads at meals and carrots and popcorn for snacks.

Exercise today: A short walk with Chewie.

I'm starting to get bored with all of this. Right now, i'm bored with everything, not just my diet. Things need to change.

Becca27 on 10/25/2004:
It took me 5 minutes to figure out what TOM was. LOL. I can't move when TOM is at my house. Good for you! Change something! Mix it up a bit. You'll get through this slump. Has Chewie (and have you) completley recovered from his kidnapping?

legcramps - Friday Oct 22, 2004

Weight: 132.0

132 even this morning.

Yesterday: I didn't eat that apple, just couldn't bring myself to take a bite, so Gain, you can have it! I had a french vanilla capp in the afternoon while still at work, and 2 cups of potatoes (1 for lunch, 1 for dinner). Potatoes, toast, peanut butter, caffiene and sugar is probably not the best diet....

Today so far: 1 pc toast with 1T peanut butter

Plan for today: 1 cup yam for lunch, 1 cup yam and 2 oz chicken (which means two thumbs) for dinner.

Exercise: 1 hour volleyball. One team we were supposed to play last night didn't show up. Sure enough, when we got to the bar afterwards, there they were. Duh. Tonight is wallyball for 2 hours.

I'm going to have a chance to buy a food scale tonight because i'll be at Wal-mart for a quick minute. I hope I remember to at least look for one.

Becca27 on 10/22/2004:
You're getting there. It's headed in the right direction. Have a great weekend.

monet0329 on 10/23/2004:
wo0o0ho0o hope you got your scale heheh.. you'll love it.. :O).. then you will be used to eatting that amount .. it does help.. expecially when you go out to eat.. youll know how much to eat.. or go to families and friends.. just by looking :O)..

hope wallyball was fun for you :O).hugs

legcramps - Thursday Oct 21, 2004

Weight: 132.5

Yesterday: I had everything I said I would, plus two servings of nacho chips. Yup.

Today so far: 1 pc toast with 1T peanut butter.

Plan for today: 2 cups potatoes, 2 oz bbq chicken, a gross sour green apple that I mistakenly bought and now have to eat, lots of water.

Time to tone down my plan, because I always seem to add something to it.

No exercise yesterday, but today I have volleyball for 2 hours.

I was surprised that my calories only added up to just over 1700 yesterday, especially because of those chips. I wonder if i'm calculating wrong. I used fitday, but for the chips I chose, they don't have servings and I have no idea how many ounces I ate. Most of the time I think a tiny piece of chicken the size of my pinky finger is an ounce, so what do I know? A little research might not hurt me at this point. I might be starving/gorging myself and not even know it.

Becca27 on 10/21/2004:
try calorie-count.com They have a lot of foods on record. All last month, I was continually "surprised" by my daily totals. This month, I'm writing it/subtotaling as I go along - it's been much better for me.

monet0329 on 10/21/2004:
hiya... you can go to wal-mart or somehwere and get you some food scales .. :O).. just a thought for ya.. I know its hard to tell without them.. good luck hun and have fun with Volleyball.. I love that game.. :O)

TheMother on 10/21/2004:
Boy, I go away for a couple of days and come back to your saga. I can only imagine what you went through while your sweet little "baby" was missing. Fortunately, he was found - that's what counts but I wouldn't let him out of my sight from this moment on. Your BF's neighbors sound anything but neighborly and I'd keep a close eye on them. It doesn't hurt to file a police report just to be on the safe side. Hopefully, this won't happen again but I'd rather be safe than sorry. Is Chewie's leg getting better? If it doesn't within the next day or so, I'd bring him to the vet. Glad he's safe and things worked out OK. I'm a cat lover and I know how much Fluffy means to me. She is family in every sense of the word.

Take care,


CountryGain on 10/21/2004:
I'll take that green apple if you don't want it! Just kidding. I'm told that an ounce of cooked meat is the size of your thumb. Five ounces is the size of your palm.

feeleebubs on 10/21/2004:
I've had that problem with calorie counters. I have no idea what an ounce of anything is. I know 8 flui ounces is a cup, but that is the extent of my knowledge. I think I'll do some research on it as well.

legcramps - Wednesday Oct 20, 2004

Weight: 132.5

Yesterday: I didn't have leftover chicken and potatoes. 1 orange, 1 cheeseburger, 1 cup fries, root beer float and 1 38 gram bag of corn nuts.

Today so far: 1 piece of white toast with 1T peanut butter.

Today's plan: 1 orange, 4oz chicken, 2 cups potatoes.

I didn't get any exercise yesterday. I need to lose a few pounds before the holiday season starts. I ate out yesterday because darn dinner was taking too long (I had to make more potatoes because they had been eaten, I forgot we had the rest for breakfast) and BF was 'starving' apparently. Anyways, it was a great excuse and now i'm paying for it. I had a stomach ache all night!

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