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legcramps - Saturday Aug 31, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Friday lunch: spring mix, cucumbers, 1/2 chicken breast, green onion, kale, poppyseed dressing.

Friday pm snack: peach, water.

walk 30 minutes at work. (10 minutes, then 20 minutes)

Friday dinner: sprouted rice, quinoa, sautéed veggies, 1/2 chicken breast.

Friday evening snack: froyo, granola, fruit.

went to friend's for the evening. snacked on bbq rice chips.

Saturday breakfast: coffee, oatmeal, fruit, pb.

Saturday lunch: breaded chicken, salad, coffee.

Saturday pm snacks: cucumber, froyo, granola, fruit.

taking a rest day from any type of exercise. raining out anyways.

need to drink more water today!

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 09/01/2013:
Hi - catching up with your post - sorry to hear about the shin splints. Thinking back, when I went from running to aerobics (back in the day - LOL) I got terrible shin splints and back then leg warmers were popular so I wrapped ace bandages around them under the leg warmers and eventually they eased up. What is the surface like that you are walking on and are you wearing impact absorbing shoes? Best of luck with that. OTC pain relievers help, too!

legcramps - Friday Aug 30, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Thursday dinner: i made a mish-mash concoction of chopped vegetables sauteed and re-warmed chicken breast, and ate it with triscuit thins.

Treadmill walk 15 minutes; total walking for the day 50 minutes.

Thursday evening snack: about half a bowl of sprouted rice, quinoa and veggies.

I keep getting shin splints when I walk at work, so thursday I talked to a physiotherapist and she thinks I should refer myself so that she can try ultrasound therapy on my shins. She says to find my limit of how long I can walk before they start - I think it's around 15 minutes so that's what i'll be limiting my walks to from now on until I see improvement. I also started taping my shins so we'll see how that goes today. With the issue of shin splints going on right now, I haven't been making my knee a priority. So that needs to change.

Friday breakfast - green smoothie, coffee, water.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 08/30/2013:
You did well yesterday.

Shin splints are what I'm afraid of if I start running again. I'm sure the PT gave you strengthening exercises to prevent them. I've been just flexing my feet while I sit at the computer or any time I remember.

legcramps on 08/30/2013:
I have a myriad of strengthening exercises for both my shins and my knees. It's overwhelming to be honest! And I don't know where to start, and somedays not starting at all seems like the easiest option. Really need to work on this! I am terrible at doing things consistently :(

OhioRaven on 08/30/2013:
Thanks for your comment. Sounds like a lot of walking. Take the rest of the day off, go watch some ski-pitch and stay out if Burger King (they are the devil) . Have a great weekend.

legcramps on 08/30/2013:
LOL, thanks I will stay away from Burger King! I'm trying to get my walking up to a point where I can start running again, so it's really important to me to get it in. But I understand rest days too, and will take your suggestion into consideration!

biscottibody59 on 08/30/2013:
Shinsplint issues = Shoe issues for me. I haven't had shinsplints for over 20 years. Personally I swear by fresh, well-fitting (for my gait) high-quality running shoes. I know that doesn't necessarily work for everyone, but I preach it anyway:-)

I hope you figure your situation out!

legcramps on 08/31/2013:
Thanks :) I've tried new shoes, my gait has been analyzed and all that - doesn't seem to help!

V on 08/30/2013:
Are you going to try "rock tape" I heard that it is really good for workouts during issues/injuries.. Anyhoo Happy Friday <3

legcramps on 08/31/2013:
Right now i'm using athletic tape - none of the pharmacies in town have rock tape, or even any type of kinesiology tape, so we'll see how the plain old kind works!

legcramps - Thursday Aug 29, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Wednesday managed a 20 minute walk at work.

Wednesday dinner: ham sandwich, pickles, a few different slices for dessert, coffee, lots of water.

continued visiting with the family after the funeral. late night; it was after midnight when i finally decided i should probably go to sleep.

Wednesday evening snack: a few chips, crackers and cheese, water. very happy with this.

Thursday breakfast: a slow-going-down green smoothie. i should have made them a little less thick. coffee, water.

lazy morning, didn't bring lunch today so will have to get something from the cafeteria.

Thursday lunch: chicken BLT salad, water.

35 minute walk at work.

Thursday pm snack: peach.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/29/2013:
Good Job getting your 20min walk in on Wednesday. I'll probably get a zero for today. Too much going on.

biscottibody59 on 08/29/2013:
Have a good day there!

OhioRaven on 08/29/2013:
It's one of those Girl Groups from the 60s. To be totally honest I'm gonna have to Google it. Have a good one.

OArecovery on 08/29/2013:
Hope you have a good day and enjoyed the walk! Thanks for the advice on the tea/coffee thing- got to take myself a little less seriously I think!

hollybelle on 08/29/2013:
Two great days on food and exercise.

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 28, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Horrible, horrible eating yesterday!

Drove to the city after work to shop for a few things; hunger struck and I was still stuck in the city. Burger King epic fail. Eaten while trying to hurry back to town for prayer services.

Tuesday evening snack: pb&j.

Good thing I drank lots of water at work during the day.

40 minute walk at work.

Tuesday evening snack: pb&j.

Tried to make kale chips - can anyone help me out here? Didn't get that chip-like consistency. Will go well on my salads though.

Wednesday breakfast: very thick green smoothie, coffee

Wednesday am snack: water, peach

Wednesday lunch: spring mix, cucumber, boiled egg, 1/2 chicken breast, kale, green onion, poppyseed dressing.

Funeral this pm, with lunch to follow. Will see what happens. I have a headache. And I need a hug.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/28/2013:
This road is always bumpy and full of potholes. You can't avoid ALL of them, but its fun to swerve from side to side and watch the faces on some of the people around you. (HUG)

biscottibody59 on 08/28/2013:
Hope you get to feeling better! MrsD (aka WorkingIt) used to make kale chips IIRC--maybe she can help:-)

horn_of_plenty on 08/28/2013:
are you enjoying your green smoothies?? I made them too much & now can't even think to have another!

hollybelle on 08/29/2013:
Ah, BK has sidetracked me a couple of times! I hope you at least enjoyed it! I have not made kale chips at all so I am no help there.

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 27, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Monday lunch: missed due to work requirements.

Monday snack after work: crackers and cheese. and a nap.

40 minute walk at work.

friend came over and we spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to order picture mugs; which would have taken half the time had my brain not been completely fried.

Monday evening snack: pb&j, water.

Stayed up late reading. Not enough water.

Tuesday breakfast: Arthur's Smoothie, coffee, water.

Tuesday lunch: spring mix, cucumber, boiled eggs, poppyseed dressing, green onion, water.

not even close to enough.

Tuesday pm snacks (so far): peach, cinammon bun.

gosh! so hungry!

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/27/2013:
My pastor once said, "what most Christians really need is a snack and a nap." I'm still not sure what he meant by that.. maybe I should have been paying attention. Have a good day, LC.

legcramps on 08/27/2013:
you sure it wasn't a "smack and a nip"? LOL

biscottibody59 on 08/27/2013:
Hope your on your way to "unfrying" your brain today!

Have a lovely evening!

V on 08/27/2013:
Hoping today was a much better one for ya <3

legcramps - Monday Aug 26, 2013

Weight: 168.0

OK, had I known my morning at work would end up going straight down the toilet, I would have kept my head under the covers and practiced avoidance. Holy Goshdurn, I am ready to lay down a whole lotta pain on somebody. Somebodies. Several persons.

Fifteen minutes to lunch and I am just now having time to eat breakfast. Awesome.

Sunday lunch: salad, tofu, cucumber, green onion, boiled eggs, water.

Long walk on treadmill 55 minutes.

Sunday pm snack: peaches, water, munchies mix.

Sunday mini-binge-after-my-snack: A&W, more munchies mix, two hot dog buns with pb & j.

I pummeled myself with water for the rest of the night and tried my best to keep my nose out of the fridge. Must have been an omen in regards to what today would be like for me.

Monday breakfast: coffee, peach (eaten not at breakfast, but at lunch)

Monday lunch: salad, cucumbers, boiled eggs, green onion. just remembered that I forgot my salad dressing.

Pray we get a power outage and all our electronics go on the blink. So I can go home and cry into my pillow.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 08/26/2013:
Aww, I hope your day improves!

OhioRaven on 08/26/2013:
Praying for your power outage :v)

V on 08/26/2013:
:( I am so sorry that you had such a tough day <3

hollybelle on 08/26/2013:
Sounds like it could only get better, and I hope it did!

OArecovery on 08/27/2013:
Sorry you are having such a rough time,but well done for keeping it together around food after the mini-binge. I must say that I really struggle with that- stopping once I've started as I just get so obsessive and carry on and on, so really, well done!

legcramps - Sunday Aug 25, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Friday evening snack: greek yogurt, fruit and nuts.

no exercise

Saturday lunch: froyo, fruit and granola. just let me overload on dairy.

brought home my new treadmill and spent some time setting it up before heading to a fundraiser event. got home late. set up the treadmill and took a 15 minute walk. hey, exercise is exercise whenever you can get it in, right?

Saturday pm snack: munchies mix while reading.

Saturday dinner: steak, baked potato, coleslaw and salad. very proud - ate until just barely full so that I could have dessert as well; that meant lots of food left on the plate. I don't know why the cooks thought we could each take on an 8 pound steak anyways. dessert was a chocolate slice and a piece of butter tart.

not enough water.

Sunday breakfast: mocha, water.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/25/2013:
I like my treadmill especially during football, mma, and NASCAR.

OArecovery on 08/26/2013:
That is so awesome that you got a treadmill and go some exercise in! And well done too on your Saturday dinner portion controlling!

liza36 on 08/26/2013:
Yay for a new treadmill.

MrsD on 08/26/2013:
YAY for new exercise equipment! Good for you!!!! And every little bit of exercise counts! Have a great day Legs!!

legcramps - Friday Aug 23, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Thursday dinner: sprouted rice, quinoa, chicken breast, steamed veggies. geez that's boring.

The hummus tortillas got me while I was reading... after a few of those, they start to taste a lot less interesting. Just saying. I did even it out with a lot of water.

Friday breakfast: coffee, water.

Grieving over the loss of best friend's father; why God takes the wonderful ones i'll never understand. Spent some time alone with her, and then with the family. Tough day; they are such strong people.

Friday lunch: forced down sprouted rice, quinoa, chicken breast and steamed veggies, more water.

Friday dinner: had some of this and that with friend's family.

Just got home; I have a headache that won't go away so I think i'll just sit and try to relax for a moment or two. A walk would help, if I could just get myself to go for one.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

legcramps - Thursday Aug 22, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Wednesday dinner: wild rice, quinoa, veggies and chicken breast.

Wednesday evening snack: greek yogurt, fruit and nuts, water.

went to ball team's wind-up last night; wasn't as entertaining as I thought it might be, so opted out early to head home and read before bed.

NO exercise today - first day in a long, long time :(

Thursday morning breakfast: iced coffee.

Thursday lunch: peaches, hummus tortilla chips, water.

put away the rest of my shopping spree findings; cut the grass (mulched); watered plants and just generally tidied up in the yard. also sprayed the deck with spider repellant - those things look like they're getting bigger and bigger, and I DO NOT want them joining me in my bed. saw one that had a WHITE back. wth? arachnophobia setting in.

Thursday pm snack: hummus tortilla chips, lots of water.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/22/2013:
Spiders are Good ! They eat the Bad bugs.

V on 08/22/2013:
So NOT agreeing with Ohio..Spiders? No mi gusto, I was bit by one and my entire face ballooned up, had to go to the ER..I will leave it at that.. Anyhoo hope you have a good evening friend :)

Umpqua on 08/23/2013:
Not a huge fan of spiders myself, although I generally try to ignore them. You've been doing great with your foods!

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 21, 2013

Weight: 168.0

 posting from my phone:

Wednesday breakfast: a handful of nuts and a mocha.

Drove to the city and missed lunch.

Wednesday pm snack: froyo - nsa vanilla with fruit, granola and a little chocolate again ;)

Bought another treadmill, hopefully ill have it up and running sometime on the weekend. yay!

That is all. heading home soon, after enjoying the froyo been waiting what seems like all my life for. so good.

Progress as of today: 17 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

OhioRaven on 08/21/2013:
Get that treadmill going ! See ya'.

V on 08/21/2013:
Congrats on the new treadmill!! Happy to hear life is good for ya <3

liza36 on 08/22/2013:
Yay for a new treadmill.

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