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legcramps - Thursday Jun 26, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Bagel, crackers & cheese, oatmeal with banana and almond milk, burger, crackers & cheese

There's only enough crackers & cheese for one more serving (that's a Legcramps-size serving) thank goodness. It was a bad idea, and not one i'm likely to make again for a while.

Slopitch - 1 & 1/2 hours

Stretching - 5 minutes

Shop-vaccing the water out of the basement - 20 minutes and 4 full loads

All the rain we've had; it only makes sense that my basement should get some of it too. I should have gotten on top of it sooner but because I didn't, I have a little bit of work ahead of me.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2014:
sorry to hear of your crackers and cheese incident. lol, no wonder I never buy cheese! :) if I did, oh, the trouble I'd be in! hahaha sorry to hear about the basement water. lately, I am just trying to do the very least in terms of weightloss. it's a struggle with the desk job and leg problems, as you know so well. it's like we're two women living parallel lives...wish it wasn't so for both of us!

legcramps on 06/26/2014:
Yeah, I went for a walk to the grocery store the other day and got shin splints right away. Man, did it suck having to shuffle the rest of the way to the store and then back home again :( I really wish we could figure this out!

OhioRaven on 06/26/2014:
Yay ! For Slo-Pitch.

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Very sore from working out on Monday; must ask people to do things for me (i.e. reach for objects since my arms won't go higher than my shoulders).

Coffee, salad, oatmeal, burger and then snacked on crackers and cheese.

Bike Ride - 20 minutes

Walk - 20 minutes

Yardwork - 10 minutes

Napped on the couch and missed the baseball game in town. Oh well.

thenewMLE on 06/25/2014:
How are you enjoying your bike rides? It has rained everyday this week and I haven't been able to go. Hope you feel better soon!

legcramps on 06/25/2014:
I haven't been able to get out for a nice long ride so i'm getting a little antsy as well! Hopefully soon i'll be able to carve out some time for it.

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
Liked your meal plan - good exercised too!

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 24, 2014

Weight: 0.0


It took forever to get through the workday; and then I had an evening meeting on top of that. Went to a friend's birthday event and didn't get home until midnight. No exercise, but pretty decent eats.


Woke up early (had the day off work) and got started with errands. Packed the car and headed off on a road trip to our camping destination. Took 4 hours. Cabin was beautiful! Salad for lunch and burgers with pasta salad for supper - some munching in between. No exercise, unless you wanna count walking through the grocery store. It actually felt like a workout because it took so long to get all the things we needed, plus carry around a four-month-old child as well LOL. Late night staying up chatting.


Woke up early and went for a 30 minute morning walk near the lake. It was so lovely and relaxing. Did my stretches. Lunch was a smokie with pasta salad, and supper was chicken and potatoes. Delicious! Other munchies too - raw veggies and chips with dip, crackers and cheese (a delicious garlic & herb cheese). Walked for some ice cream; up a hill and through some wet sand.  Took about half an hour. Went for a quad ride and got stuck in the mud. Late night staying up chatting - perhaps I also had a few wobblies.


Woke up early and did my stretches right away. Lunch was a french toast bake with potatoes and bacon, fruit and raw veggies wtih dip; supper was a hot dog with pasta salad and cut up chicken leftover from Saturday. The food this weekend was all so good! Walked twice today; around an hour total. Walked down to the marina where my cousins were fishing off the rocks and watched a fish attack my cousin LOL. My cousin was not terribly hurt and so it was hilarious. Not a late night - I just couldn't do it anymore!


Woke up early and did my stretches again. Had two pieces of toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Drove into town and met my cousin at the gym; she was there for a session with her personal trainer. I tagged along and got my ass whipped for over an hour. I'm not even kidding. There was a point where I was ready to blow chunks all over the place. Thank goodness I didn't completely embarrass myself! When I got back to the lake everyone was eating lunch, so I plated up right away and had myself a huge smorgasborg - apple, peanut butter, more pasta salad with chicken, more garlic & herb cheese with a full plate of raw veggies and some chips and dip. Packed and drove home and had another burger with some fries for supper. I snacked a lot today as well. There was a hole that I just couldn't fill ;)

That was long, but now we're all caught up!

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
So cool - you trip sounded like so much fun!!

legcramps - Thursday Jun 19, 2014

Weight: 0.0


I was strugging a bit yesterday with regard to my feelings about exercising and just... laying on the couch LOL. Eventually I managed to make a decision and get some walking in, which seems to be a recurring theme for this week... "eventually I managed to". But after a good lounge on the couch I was up and running around as normal. The weather is so rainy and dull right now, so maybe that's why i'm feeling a little extra 'blah' this week!

Walk - 35 minutes

Stretching - 10 minutes

Yoga - 10 minutes

I also finally did my dishes and took out the garbage ;)

I am really missing my bike lately, but the weather just isn't working in my favour. I would love to knock out a 20 mile ride - I know I would feel so much better afterwards!

thenewMLE on 06/19/2014:
It's frustrating when the weather doesn't cooperate! I have had weather issues plus life issues jumping in between me and my bike lately. Hopefully tonight "WE RIDE!!!" I know I would feel better too. Hope you have a better day!!

OhioRaven on 06/19/2014:
When I finally get to work, my ass is as flat as a pancake. But it puffs back out after some time. I'm glad to see you got off the couch. I'm really riding between the rain drops. It's been kinda rainy round here. I watch the weather A lot. I know if I don't ride I'll have to workout downstairs.

SkinInTheGame on 06/22/2014:
We are very alike!! Know that you don't always need to fire on all cylinders - there is nothing wrong with giving yourself downtime -

Then you "rally" and finish strong!!

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Is it just me, or is this week going SLOWLY? I wanted to go to sleep so badly last evening, but everytime I thought it was time for bed, I would look out the window and still see bright sunlight. God, it was awful. I should have gone for a long bike ride, but I didn't think it would be a good idea. Now I think it would have been a great idea and a great way to let off some nervous energy.

I got into my last batch of pumpkin roll last night. Every time I think there are no treats left in my house, I find something stuck in the back of the freezer or cupboard.

It may not seem like it, but I am okay with all this - the eating of the sugar just needs to happen from time to time, and I need to give my body an ample rest period. This is the week where I won't see any progress on the scale - but you can guarantee i'll see some progress in my mental health.

Bike Ride - commute to work (20 minutes)

Stretching - 10 minutes

Counting down to Friday; then road trip to the cabin and a *hopefully* great few days out of town!

thenewMLE on 06/18/2014:
Bike riding to work is awesome!!! I wish I could do that but the weather is so freaky and I am sooooo far away, it just isn't possible. Hope you enjoy your road trip at the cabin. How have you been? I had to pull away for awhile because of the wedding and graduation but I'm back to try and be accountable for a lot of bad judgement lately.

SkinInTheGame on 06/18/2014:
I am on vaca now - it's great! It is good for the mental health!

OhioRaven on 06/18/2014:
Hope you find some Peace this week LC. I know the days are getting longer but it's good for the vegetable garden. Take care.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2014:
Wow it's like your entry was written by me! I think and feel the same as you about the sugar and rest and time to recharge. Everyone needs it, including us :)

soldiersara on 06/18/2014:
This week is so slow........totally

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Took the afternoon off work and SLEPT it away. Gosh was that nice. I don't know why I was so tired and grumpy, but I didn't need to be at work and acting like a biotch so i'm glad I went home. Eventually I managed to get up and do some things.

Walk - 40 minutes on treadmill

Yardwork - 1 hour (cut grass, weeding, build platform for a freezer i'm putting in the garage)

PT appointment - I had to swing my arms and focus on my spine instead of my feet while watching myself walk in a mirror. I noticed that I walk like a stick. I'm suspicious that my PT is attempting to help me without having to tell me that I don't know how to walk properly. She is very kind.

OhioRaven on 06/17/2014:
Hi, LC. Thanks for the welcome back. I peeked at the website from time to time and saw you never left. You are the smart one of our group. SuperCheese is back, I see MLE is here...it's almost like a reunion.

legcramps - Monday Jun 16, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Afternoon from hell; this caused me to go home angry and I pretty much stayed angry all evening. Know what that means? I ate more than I needed to and didn't do any exercise. I even fell asleep on the couch with a blue pen in my hand. Guess what happened to my white suede couch? If you guessed "got blue ink all over it", you'd be right.


Ugh. Still kinda angry, but I need to get going. Off to Grandma's for breakfast and then watching the parade with Mom, Dad, Grandma, and my friend and her son. Then lunch. Then lots of chatting and catching up. I am not an extrovert! The company exhausted me so much that after six hours of it I had to go home and take a nap. When I woke up, I proceeded to eat the fridge. I ended up not feeling very accomplished as I did nothing but visit and nap all day.


Since the last two days have been so sluggish, I know I need to get up and do something today. But it's hard! I don't feel like it. Finally, I get on the treadmill, since it's been raining outside for the last two days and I can't do anything outside. I feel slightly better after a half hour walk and some backwards walking to work on my balance skills, but I know it's nothing compared to the work i'd been putting in prior to the weekend. It feels a little defeating, and I sink into a bit of a pity party.

Tough few days, but I will survive. Hopefully it won't rain every bloody day this week so I can get out and do something.

soldiersara on 06/16/2014:
hey girl! Hope all is well! Hope youre not angry anymore! Its never worth it. Trust me, i've been angry for 8 months lol. Gained 25 lbs. not worth it.

legcramps - Friday Jun 13, 2014

Weight: 0.0


One thing out of my eats that I should have maybe thought about before stuffing it into my mouth - a delicious, mouth watering slice of butter tart, filled with pecans. I was at an evening meeting where we had a catered dinner; the rest of the meal was pretty uneventful - ham sandwich and tossed salad.

Long bike ride - 2 hours (22.5 miles)

Stretching - 15 minutes

PT appointment - she wrapped that darn achilles for me and we both agreed that some time off from slopitch could only benefit me in the long run. So I've decided three weeks off of slopitch and running, and continue everything else while listening to my body - stopping when things are hurting is something I really need to work on.

The 22.5 mile bike ride yesterday after work might have been a little too long, but I stretched well and iced afterwards and my knees only ache a little bit this morning! It looks like my goal of riding 30 miles by the end of summer might actually happen :)

legcramps - Thursday Jun 12, 2014

Weight: 0.0


I am getting really good at not overeating; yesterday my eats were just great. I've been switching things up a bit - having oatmeal late in the afternoon and then a later dinner that keeps me full enough until bedtime. It's been working great, and i'm not spending all evening thinking about whether or not I should have a treat.

Walk - 30 minutes easy walk around town

Slopitch - 1&1/2 hours

Did a lot more running than usual at slopitch and I just keep tweaking that darn ankle and achilles tendon in my right leg. I might have to back out of slopitch and completely stop jogging for the next couple of weeks and see what happens. I was even wearing a tensor around it, and it still got tweaked!

My bike and I will have to become besties.

SkinInTheGame on 06/12/2014:
That is great - make changes and you see a difference and your habits and behaviors change for the better as well!

Very happy for you and inspired by your post! Great job, Legs!

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Awesome eats; finished all the bison meat so now i'm back to chicken - my absolute, without a doubt, favorite!

Cutting Grass - 45 minutes (45 minutes? This is a new PR! Sometimes the yard takes me DAYS to cut!)

Yoga - 60 minutes

Dropped in on an outside yoga class for $10 a pop; she taught me a few new stretches for my hamstrings which was great, but I overdid the rest of the moves she taught and that ankle I rolled a couple weeks ago is acting up a bit now. And there is a slopitch game scheduled for tonight, so that's awesome. But the rest of the class was good, and being outside was a novelty for sure.

I had big plans to get 10 miles in on the bike as well, but the gusting winds frightened me into backing out. I'm glad I did, it would have been a hell of a hard ride.

PT appointment went fast as I didn't feel I had any issues; however once she started working on my legs I changed my mind fast. Funny how pains and aches can hide in the body! What I need is a good leg massage - I think that would feel wonderful right now on those hamstrings.

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