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legcramps - Monday Jan 03, 2005

Weight: 129.5

Happy New Year everyone!

I was sick on Thursday last week, and i'm still quite sick but at least i'm able to make it to work now. So my New Year's was spent with a headache, but all in all it was still good. We went to a dance held in town, then to the bar afterwards. Not the usual crowds, but I guess everything changes.

I haven't had time to think about anything, much less the trip I want to take next year. I've spent the last few days feeling extremely sorry for myself. I'm pulling it all together as of today though. I've noticed that when my work situation is going well, my home life is usually all out of whack. Well, my work situation is starting to get messy, so i'm hoping that life at home will start to be a little more organized. One or the other, you know.

Can't talk much today as i'm very busy, but i'll try to get back here and comment later on. Have a wonderful day.

Meal plan: toast, soup, chicken with asparagus.

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 29, 2004

Weight: 129.5

Yesterday went by very quickly. I remember having 2 pieces toast, 1c soup, 1c french fries, 2 little pieces of chocolate, then passing out on the couch. I was pretty tired and the whole day seemed to go by in a sort of haze. Oh, I had 1L of water and about 6oz wine.

I feel a little more awake today, but I could probably have slept for another few hours for sure. This morning i've had a piece of toast so far, and i'm working on 1/2 a liter of water. I hope to be able to finish the soup today, as long as my BF doesn't get into it. Other than that, i'm not sure what i'll have for dinner. There will be relatives down again today, so I might be forced (!) to eat homecooking. Of all the rotten luck, huh? Or should I say eh?

Anyhow, I purchased a digital camera with some money I received at Christmas, and i'm sure loving it! I still have some money leftover, so i'm going to try and look for a winter jacket. Either that, or pick up a few sweaters and maybe a pair of jeans. This year i'm not using the money I get for Christmas to pay my rent or my car insurance. This money is for me! I'll figure out how to pay my bills later.

As soon as January hits, it's time to start planning for a trip i'm taking in 2006. I can't wait to hit my travel book and make some final decisions!

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 28, 2004

Weight: 129.5

Wow, what a weekend! It just flew by so fast that I can't remember a darn thing! I'm very much out of sorts this morning, being back at work and in this environment after four whole days off is a little dizzying to say the least. I hope each and every one of you had a wonderful christmas holiday and were able to spend time with your loved ones.

I ate little at each sitting, but there were a lot of sittings in each day - so I probably fared much the same as usual, with the exception of it being much more fatty and high calorie food. We'll see come Friday what the damage is. Hopefully for the next three days I work hard and faithfully. No New Year's resolutions for me! Forget it!

Have a great day today - stay strong!

TheMother on 12/28/2004:
I feel exactly the same way as you today. I, too, had 4 days off but it seems like it was just a regular two day weekend. Even though we had Christmas at home, everyday was so jam packed with things to do, I don't feel like I've had any time to relax. I indulged in things I don't normally eat (like potato chips with a little onion dip, a couple of small pieces of my homemade pumpkin pie, chocolate chip cookies and sugar cookies). I haven't been on the scale but plan on weighing on Friday morning. We have a New Year's Eve party Friday night and I'm hoping to be good. Will be glad when the holidays are over as nice as they were.

Happy Tuesday! Have a good day at work (I'm at work, too).


legcramps - Thursday Dec 23, 2004

Weight: 129.5

Well, somehow I made my way down this week. Probably from stress.

Yesterday was a good day, although I was foolishly stricken down by the temptations in the office. I ate 2pc toast, 2 oranges, and 2c chicken noodle soup with cooked carrots. That's the good news. The bad news is that I also had 6 pieces of chocolate and 2 servings of sour cream and onion chips. Legcramps, we need to work on this. I did drink my water though, and for that I am grateful.

This afternoon our office will be getting together with cake and chocolate galore. I will stuff myself full at lunchtime with soup and toast, and eat an orange during the celebrations. I've had enough chocolate to last me probably an entire lifetime. But at least for today.

I have so much going on today! BF can't find enough people to play volleyball tonight, so he's asked me to play and I can't say no. So I will be playing 1.5hrs tonight after dinner, then going to grandma's to visit relatives, then packing up for my trip to see my father tomorrow, then going out with friends, then hopefully there will be some 'us' time for BF and I. Tomorrow we're heading into the city in the morning to see one of BF's friends, then my father, then coming back to grandma's. On Christmas, we're going to a friend's place to drop off gifts and pick up ours (we do a gift exchange with my friend's family, but unfortunately this year there's no time for us to open gifts with them), then going out to BF's family's farm. After that, we should be home free for the rest of the night. BF wants to open gifts tomorrow night but i'm not sure if we'll have the time. On Sunday i'll be shopping with my mother and aunt. Monday will be my recovery day, and by God i'm going to need it!

I truly, truly wish all my friends here at diet diaries a very Merry Christmas. Please stay safe and strong throughout the holidays. I will be back on Tuesday. Have a great weekend!

TheMother on 12/23/2004:
You sure have a lot going on the next few days. Enjoy all of your visiting with family and friends. I enjoy reading your entries and appreciate your comments to me. I'm also taking Monday off, so I'll look for your update on Tuesday.

Merry Christmas fellow DDer!!!!


biscottibody59 on 12/24/2004:
Merry Christmas!

That show was called "Pioneer Quest." I finally saw the last bit of it.

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 22, 2004

Weight: 130.0

Yesterday went fairly well, actually. I've been in the failure mindset lately, which hasn't helped my efforts much, but I think having a fairly decent day yesterday will help me poke my head up out of this hole i've sunk into. I had an awful day at work, and ended up crying afterwards because of some little thing BF said to me. I was just so stressed out. We went for a long walk though, and that seemed to really help me thaw out.

Yesterday I had 2pc toast, grilled chicken, potatoes, tossed salad, and three mandarin oranges. I snuck in a piece of gum in the morning too. No water and no tea, but I didn't say I was perfect....

So today i'm working on making good choices and drinking some water. Slowly, i'll get back into it. Just in time for christmas. Have a great day to all of the diet diarists and to those who may not be updating but who are still 'checking up on the rest of us'!

biscottibody59 on 12/22/2004:
What did you think of the Swan? It's one show I haven't watched--actually it seems to be one of the more exploitative/unrealistic ones, sort of extreme makeover on steroids and then you have to compete to boot! (But as I said I don't feel I can judge since I haven't seen it.)

I already watch more crap than I think I should be watching. Since you're in Canada, you've probably seen the one where the 2 couples spend a full winter in "the frontier" or something like that. It was repeated on PBS (public broadcasting) here--I looked forward to seeing what was going to happen.

Anyway I hope you're feeling better today--keep up the good work!

TheMother on 12/22/2004:
Dear LC:

Thanks for your kind words in response to "kelly's" entry in my journal. To me, it sounds like the same person that was berating Sara Beth a while back. I'm choosing to ignore her comments and move forward. I do, however, appreciate your support as well as BisciottiBody's comments too. I don't know why people have to be so negative in a veiled attempt to appear to be offering help. Your food menu sounds very balanced and tasty. Taking a walk was a good decision because it not only helped you feel better emotionally but was good exercise. I take a brisk mini walk at lunch every day as long as the weather cooperates. Have a GREAT OP day!!!!

Take care,


legcramps - Tuesday Dec 21, 2004

Weight: 130.0

I didn't have the best day yesterday, as usual. I did make a wonderful dinner of pork, brown and wild rice, and baked vegetables. I must say it was one of my better creations. Oh, if only borntocry was around to hear that. Anyhow, I then did the dishes, started laundry, picked up my mail from the post office, took the dog for a walk, and watched the rest of The Swan. By the time I got to it, there was only about 20 minutes left of the Season Finale. As soon as that ended, I went to sleep. I did not want to get up this morning, at all.

I got a lot of my baking done on Friday. I made mini cheesecake cups, brownies, and carrot cake. I have to still make sugar cookies and nanaimo bars. I have tried two of the brownies and one cheesecake cup since Friday. My goal is to maintain 130 throughout the holiday season, but if I start hawking on my own treats, i'll blow that right out of the water.

All kidding aside, I really will need to work my butt everyday in order to maintain. And I still haven't made it to the library to check out those audio books. Well, I DID make it there, but the library was closed that day. Figures....

geevee on 12/21/2004:
What temperature do you cook your cheesecake cups at? That sounds like such a good idea, I really want to try it out. You cooked my kind of diner last night.

And what happened to Born to Cry? I couldn't find an email address on her last entry. I wonder if she's checking her last entry and if we should try to leave a message there.

geevee on 12/21/2004:
Enjoyed your comment. Thank God! I don't have a bad sweet-tooth or this week would really be a killer for me. I LOVE chocolate, nuts, pies, cheesecake, and "some" cakes and I'm a sandwich person. Good bread is better than any sweet for me, but just as dangerous. You know. I sure hope my DIL brings her salad to help me through Christmas Eve. I'll have to call and beg her to not forget!

About the audio books - Boy, they make all the difference in the world for me. Without them I can't last more than 10 min. on the elliptical. The story keeps me going. Thanks to Becca!

borntocry on 12/22/2004:
Did I see my name mentioned? Hehe... I've been checking on you guys on and off just to make sure you're all right. Glad to see you worked things out with your boyfriend. And I hope things are still going well for you. That dinner you made does sound delicious. I made cheesecake cups yesterday too... banana and chocolate swirls... but I brought them in to work today so I haven't had any (although I did have three slices of my co-worker's cake!).

Well, happy holidays and good luck maintaining your weight! Hopefully your treats will be so good that they'll get gobbled up before you have a chance to get started on them!

Becca27 on 12/22/2004:
All we can do is shake off the bad days and strive to do better when the sun comes out. Never give up, never give in. Have a great one and drink up!!!

legcramps - Monday Dec 20, 2004

Weight: 130.0

I fell from the Cedar Tree (the Confidence) -- of rare strength, knows how to adapt, likes unexpected presents, of good health, not in the least shy, tends to look down on others, self-confident, a great speaker, determined, often impatient, likes to impress others, has many talents, industrious, healthy optimism, waits for the one true love, able to make quick decisions. ______________________________________________________________________

The weekend was okay and for the most part I kept it reasonably under wraps in regards to eating (no pun intended). I had fun, but now it's back to work and time to keep plugging along for christmas. Tomorrow is the first day of winter. Saturday my car died on me and is sitting just outside a burger joint in town, rotting away in the snow and ice. And it's staying there until it apologizes.....

Have a happy day.

Becca27 on 12/21/2004:
You made me LOL when I wasn't even awake this morning. Thank you! Have a great day honey! Isn't this a horrible time of year to eat right? I'm taking it one day at a time. At this point, I'll be happy to keep it together and maintain between now and Jan 3rd.

legcramps - Thursday Dec 16, 2004

Weight: 130.0

While both male and female reindeer grow antlers in the summer each year, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, male reindeer drop their antlers at the beginning of winter, usually late November to mid-December. Female reindeer retain their antlers until after they give birth in the spring. Therefore, according to every historical rendition depicting Santa's reindeer, every single one of them, from Rudolph to Blitzen - had to be a girl.

We should've known.

Only women would be able to drag a fat-ass man in a red velvet suit all around the world in one night and not get lost! ______________________________________________________________________

At this rate, i'll never get to my goal. Someone make me step it up a notch!

I was sick yesterday (TOM), and while remembering that I said I was ready for it, I blew a few too many gaskets and that theory went all to heck and back. I got so sick I eventually had to make a mad dash to emergency where they gave me two shots - one being gravol. Suffice it to say, I didn't eat much. A cup of soup here, a bite of a sandwich there, no tea, no water and a jolly good whollop of bad cheer.

The good news is that i'm crazy-thirsty today and i'm almost done a liter of water already. I'm going out for lunch today with my co-workers so I need to make good choices. It's going to be hard because i'm feeling so sorry for myself, but I know I can do it and I will.

Tonight is volleyball. Although my stomach muscles have been through a lot lately, I WILL go. I WILL play.

Things to accomplish today and tomorrow: finish gifts, pay bills, clean kitchen, living room and back porch, finish laundry, baking, test camcorder for wedding, prepare a dish for christmas party and buy some wine.

I get to have some fun tomorrow night and Saturday, depending on how i'm feeling. I have a christmas party tomorrow night that i'm hoping will be a blast, and BF's brother's wedding on Saturday that should be a lot of fun as well. I get to videotape it! Woohoo! I hope the battery doesn't die out on me....

Since i'm not at work tomorrow, I wish you all a very happy weekend. Later gators!

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 15, 2004

Weight: 128.5

Considering I accomplished everything I set out to do yesterday, I should feel a lot better about myself today. But, alas, it doesn't always happen that way...

I was on track yesterday, only adding an orange and a sandwich at lunchtime to my total intake. Although I did not drink 2L water, I got both mugs of tea in and i'm just going to be happy about that. TOM came to visit, and i'm an emotional wreck at the moment. Last night BF did the dishes and some laundry, and made it seem like he did all the work around the house. I was watching the Biggest Loser and BF said he was going to go for a walk with the dog. I asked him to wait so that I could go as well. He huffed and puffed about having to wait, and his attitude really pissed me off. So I walked in silence. And I walked about ten steps behind him the whole time because I was wearing huge boots and three layers of clothing and a big long jacket, and I just couldn't keep up to him. Let me note here that he made no effort to wait for me. During the whole walk, my puppy basically stayed close to BF, which made me feel even more isolated. After the walk, I started cleaning the kitchen, then moved to the clothes and did everything I wanted to do! It didn't make me feel any better though, and while I was wrapping more gifts I noticed that one of my gifts was missing. I looked all over for it and I can't find it. It's hard to believe it went missing because I put all my bags directly on the dining room table as soon as I walked into the house from shopping. And those bags stayed just like that until last night. I don't get it. Anyways, this was the icing on the cake, and I ran upstairs and cried myself to sleep. Crazy, huh?! I woke up around 2am, sick to my stomach and cramping like crazy. Hello, TOM. I've been waiting for you.

smiley2 on 12/15/2004:
Thanks for your encouraging comment, it really helped me a lot over the past few weeks.

Im kinda nervous for the 20 hour flight tommorow, at least we have a stopover in London, so its 2 10 hour legs.

I promise i will let you guys know how it goes with all the planning, preperations and diet? Anyone say diet? LOL.

Just remember, its normal to have an increased appetite when its TOM and when are a person is stressed, so just go with it, listen to your body and not any negative self talk. You are doing great!

biscottibody59 on 12/15/2004:
Hope you have a better day today!

inmorning on 12/15/2004:
Interesting idea. I used to go and play racquetball but now there just doesn't seem to be any time for anything much less excercise it seems. You are right however, I do need to make some changes.

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 14, 2004

Weight: 128.5

One beautiful December evening Huan Cho and his girlfriend Jung Lee were sitting by the side of the ocean. It was a romantic full moon, when Huan Cho said "Hey baby, let's play Weeweechu."

"Oh no, not now, lets look at the moon" said Jung Lee.

"Oh, c'mon baby, let's you and I play Weeweechu. I love you and it's the perfect time," Huan Cho begged.

"But I rather just hold your hand and watch the moon."

"Please Jung Lee, just once play Weeweechu with me."

Jung Lee looked at Huan Chi and said, "OK, we'll play Weeweechu."

Huan Cho grabbed his guitar and they both sang...

"Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, Weeweechu a Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year." ______________________________________________________________________


Did I say I was on track yesterday?

Everything was going alright. I had a mug of tea, my regular piece of toast for breakfast, I made chicken with couscous and cooked carrots and celery, and had salad as well for dinner. Then I had dessert. An ice cream cup. Which is still alright, because they're low cal, low fat, and I think one cup is around 100cals. But then BF left and took the dog for a walk. Why didn't I just go with them????? NOOOO, instead I needed to have another ice cream cup. Why didn't I at least go downstairs (walk a measly 20 stairs) and do some exercising??? Instead I flitted between sitting on the couch and walking over to the chocolate jar. I had three pieces of chocolate before forcing myself to stop grazing. But that's not all...

About one hour later, bored and with nothing to do (of course, there's cleaning, laundry, wrapping, and dog grooming to do), I decide that i'm still hungry and make myself one of those microwave individual pizza things. And yes, I ate it all.

I feel terrible today and I know why. Mondays are my toughest challenge so far, just getting back on track after Sunday. I guess from now on i'll have to try and limit what I have on Sunday so that moving into Monday won't be so terribly hard. I almost feel like crying, but I know that it won't help and I know that this doesn't mean i'm a failure - but I sure feel like one right now, you know? I can sure forget about my wonderful low of 128.5 now.

The important thing is to keep going. Don't worry, I know, i've said it myself hundreds of times. And I will. But I just want to wallow in my misery and self-pity for just a little longer today.

Plan for today: 2 mugs tea, 2L water, vitamins, toast for breakfast, baby carrots, chicken with couscous, salad, cook dinner because there aren't enough leftovers (same thing as yesterday), do laundry, clean kitchen, wrap gifts, take dog for walk. If time after this (ya right), start cleaning living room and dining room area, and haul clothes upstairs where they're supposed to be, instead of on the stairs.

Have a good day everyone - this will be a great week!

geevee on 12/14/2004:
I cut and pasted Weweechu for all my South Florida friends. They'll LOVE it! It has the same effect as "epeeki pani?" (Do you speak Spanish?)

Becca27 on 12/15/2004:
LOL at joke. That's cute. I heard you're going to try books on tape for your cardio workouts. It works wonderfully for me and now geevee likes it, too. Nourish your brain and body at the same time!! You mapped out a good "bounce-back" plan yesterday. I hope you stuck to it!! Have another great one today!

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