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legcramps - Monday Aug 31, 2020

Weight: 0.0

On Friday, I decided to call the orthopedic surgeon and ask him about my cramping and muscle spasms, just to make sure I wasn't in a position where I might need to get the cast taken off and redone. He spoke to me a lot about doing too much, being able to keep it elevated above heart rate for extended periods during the day, and all the other things I mentioned in my last post about trying to help lessen the muscle cramping. So I took his advice to heart. I want this ankle to start healing and I want a quick recovery so that I can get back to things, and the only way to do that is to REST it. Ok, point taken.

I'm in the office for the morning today, and will be leaving at lunchtime to go back home. I'll work from home as much as possible this week and next week, and come in to the office when it's necessary / when I have things I need to do that I can't do at home, things which i've been whittling down bit by bit, putting the onous on others.  When I do come in to the office, it will only be for half days. Hopefully this new schedule is exactly what I need to balance everything and heal properly.

Yesterday morning I had some muscle cramping, but elevated my leg for most of the day and did not have any more cramps or spasms all day! Success! LOL

Not so successful have been my eating patterns for the last few weeks. It is obvious to me that I eat when there is a lack of busyness, and I have not been busy a lot lately, obviously. I've even hit a bought of depression - something that hasn't dug its claws in me in a long time, which I think is also creating some difficulties for me in terms of my eating habits.

But I got another delivery of groceries in on Saturday, and I picked lots of good foods. The next two weeks, i'll be concentrating on getting my veggies, drinking lots of water, and taking in enough protein. The menu will look a bit like this:

Breakfast - banana OR oatmeal with peanut butter OR cooked eggs

Lunch - lean turkey sandwich with salad / cooked veggies

Dinner - chicken breast with rice and cooked veggies

Snacks - almonds, cucumber, watermelon

I have some leftovers from the weekend as well - cod with french fries, and baked chicken balls with rice. I can pair these with cooked veggies / salad as well to make meals out of them and finish them up. So lots of good choices. I can do this! 

bearcountrygg on 08/31/2020:
YES...You can do this but I'm glad to hear that you called the Dr. Hopefully that eased your mind. Glad to hear that you are carrying out his orders.......and that they are working. You are used to being so active...i think depression is a common result of not being able to do your usual things. Hope you feel better and heal up....((HUGS))


bearcountrygg on 08/31/2020:
Oh my gosh......I just looked at your name...LEGCRAMPS!!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO........you need to change that to NO MORE LEG CRAMPS!!!!!

legcramps on 09/02/2020:
LOL! I know, it really came back to haunt me didn't it!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/31/2020:
you've got tons of good food around - that is a necessity for you to be able to eat well now that you are mostly home.

i'm glad you are resting it. seems you just have to stick with that, although you hate it. you will get better. you seem to have a good ability to recover well from your races and all your training. keep at the recovery. put yourself first in this recovery.

i know it's hard to be home so much when you aren't used to it or want to be. maybe do a slow meditation stuff...like the app CALM. or any other free app out there...listen to a meditation instead of exercising.

legcramps on 09/02/2020:
Oh God, i've tried meditation so many times but I just can't get my mind to CALM DOWN!!


Donkey on 09/01/2020:
I definitely applaud your step to rest more and tend to that ankle!

I was wondering, since I know you're an active lady, if you could do light weights with your arms, e.g. hammer curls, shoulder press, using lighter weights - heck, even using food cans. Lift them beans!

Horn's suggestion to delve into meditation is an excellent idea!

legcramps on 09/02/2020:
Those are great suggestions, the only problem i'm having with it is that if I need to keep my leg elevated, it's difficult to do much else. I guess i'm all or nothing, and think i'd prefer to re-start once this is all over. That is not to say that I haven't been working my upper body - using crutches every day is really keeping my arms in good shape!

Also - I want to start doing push-ups daily or every other day - If you are doing a challenge i'd love to join you!


Maria7 on 09/01/2020:
Hope you will soon be well. Prayers for you.



legcramps - Thursday Aug 27, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well I am not feeling too much better, but I thought I would post an update anyways...

Going to try and see if I can change my work schedule for the next two weeks to two days in the office instead of three. It's just too much, and I have to decide what is more important - working, or healing. It's ridiculous that it still hurts so much, but I have to remember that most people take time off completely when they break their limbs, and here I am trying to work full time, do everything for myself at home, and it's all catching up to me. I'm sure this is why i've been in so much pain lately. I will also call the surgeon's office to make sure I don't need to get my leg re-cast.

I wish BF could help more, that would be ideal, but he is 45 minutes away and his daughter is with him right now and that takes priority for him (and I completely understand that). It is what it is! I've been on my own before, and I know I can do it, I just need to slow down and not try to work all the time on top of trying to heal quickly. There is a better balance here, I just need to find it!

I've had a lot of offers for help from my co-workers, which is really nice, but it's not practical for them to help me at home - I don't hang out with them outside of work; they don't even know where I live. I don't want to sound negative, but I like it that way. I guess i've isolated myself! But it's still nice to hear the offers of help from time to time :)

I'll probably put in another grocery order for Saturday, and I want to take tomorrow completely off from anything to do with work. 

No workouts until I start to feel better and stop getting these cramps. I think working out would only make it worse.

Some things I will try next week:

-two days in the office instead of three

-more potassium, magnesium, and b-12 in my diet (or in supplement form) to help with the cramping in my leg

-three days working from home

-elevate leg above heart as much as possible

-drink lots of water when at home

Jacky82020 on 08/27/2020:
Drinking water is so important and I am forever having to remind myself to drink more. Best way for me is to keep glass of water next to sink with ice cubes.

Stubbed my big toe twice and fractured it. Excruciating pain! Went to ER the first time. Big expensive waste. All they do is tape them to the next toe. So didn’t seek medical help the second time.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
just be careful that you're not working too hard and reinforcing injury. if you HAVE to take a day or two off to feel better, i would suggest it.

i remember i had a VERY bad injury (shin splints) several years ago and took no time off - would have been better if i rested. (but then i just kept walking too much so whatever rest still wasn't helping!). i'm just saying, it's important for YOU to watch yourself and your health.

that's nice that coworkers at least offered. i'm with you - prob wouldn't have accepted their help! but, lucky for me, i have made a friend of two of my (ex)coworkers.

the muscle cramps sound horrible and i would def speak with a dr about it. something isn't right..

smart to order your food...just try to rest it (and for several days in a row since the weekend is here).

it sucks you cannot exercise like you want to, but, you only get ONE chance to heal correctly the first time!

i tell you my advice with LOTS of experience in incorrect healing!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/27/2020:
and just wondering, because you are so up north, do you have AC in your house or not?


Donkey on 08/28/2020:
I think that's very wise to try to work from home as much as possible. Healing must be the priority now.

I'm one to talk, though, so I get that's it's a lot easier said than done for some folks.

That's nice to hear that you have offers for help. It's just nice to know that people care.


innerpeace on 08/28/2020:
Wow, I hope you get to change your schedule. It still hurts me to read about your injury and I hope you can rest to get healed.



legcramps - Tuesday Aug 25, 2020

Weight: 0.0

I'm having just a miserable, feel sorry for myself kind of day!

I was exhausted after work yesterday and could not manage to do my workout I was so excited to try. I thought today I would be more rested and be able to tackle it. However, it has not turned out this way. My ankle has been hurting all day, with muscle spasms through my calf and even on the bottom of my foot now! I've been drinking lots of water since yesterday afternoon, but it's not helping. I can't help but think about blood clots forming because of decreased blood circulation, and these thoughts are just making me so miserable! I can't take any extra potassium or magnesium which might help, because I don't have anything at home and can't get to a store.

Today has really been a mental battle for me, and I'm not coming out on top.

And to top it off, I can't get some things on my work laptop to work so now I have to add them to my list of things to do in the office tomorrow, when I'll already be swamped with other stuff.

All of this is adding up and has been really hard to handle. And all I want to do is stop crying about it and suck it up, but nothing wants to go my way. Ugh, what a complainer!

Not sure what I'll get done today. Maybe I'll feel better if I push myself through the workout, but what if something I do makes my ankle pain worse? Then I'll be kicking myself for not freaking resting it properly. I can't win!

I hope tomorrow will be better. I'm not writing off today yet, but it will be difficult for me to get out of my head long enough to do anything more productive than sit on the couch elevating my leg.

bearcountrygg on 08/25/2020:
Your boy just needs to heal right now legs......You will have time to work on exercise when the cast is off........do you have any gatorade? Do you have any multiple vitamins? I can only imagine how hard it must be to have a muscle spasm and not be able to stretch or rub it out....so painful and frustrating. Diid they tell you to take aspirin? It's okay to sit on the couch and keep your leg up.....it's really okay!! ((((HUGS))))

legcramps on 08/25/2020:
Thank you, I needed to hear that! Yes, I’ve tried electrolyte replacement as well, have some gastrointestinal here but it didn’t work. Maybe I’ll take some more for good measure.

They didn’t say anything about aspirin but I’m thinking it might not be a terrible idea. Of course, I have everything but aspirin in the house.

I’m taking a multi vitamin and extra calcium as well.

Appreciate your suggestions more than you know!

legcramps on 08/25/2020:
*gastrolyte, not gastrointestinal lol


bearcountrygg on 08/25/2020:
Okay. That first sentence should have said your BODY. Ugh


bearcountrygg on 08/26/2020:
Have you considered pickle juice or apple cider vinegar? ( I would look that up first ( It lowers my glucose levels so i haven't used that much)....but i think That is supposed to help with muscle cramps too....

legcramps on 08/26/2020:
So funny, I just tried some pickle juice this morning! I was good for the rest of the morning so will try that again tomorrow.


Donkey on 08/26/2020:
Lol on everyone's typos....

I agree, pass on the workout for now. I know that feeling of itching to do something. The healing has to be paramount right now. (((hugs)))


Horn_of_plenty on 08/26/2020:
awww. def try to rest your ankle! can BF pick up some stuff for you??? maybe his help is required soon.

those are funny typos haha!!!!

try to take it easy like people say so you will be OK next spring and summer!

the lack of exercise may also be having you feel more down than usual without the endorphins. try to realize this time shall pass.



legcramps - Monday Aug 24, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Had a pretty quiet weekend; BF was on call so I spent it at home by myself. I managed to make the long trek up the stairs on Saturday so that I could get a few pieces of clothing to add to my main level arsenol, and a few other comfort things I wanted from upstairs. I climbed up and down on my butt. It worked alright, it was even a bit of a workout LOL. 

On Sunday I was working in the kitchen; I made up meals for this week - chicken breast, rice and veggies. While I was doing the dishes I accidentally spilled water on the floor and - of course - walked right into it with my crutches and slipped. I had to put all my weight down on my broken ankle, thank goodness I have a cast on! I got muscle cramps/craps LOL right away and had no choice but to just stand there until they went away. What can you do when you have muscle cramps inside a cast??? Anyways, it ached for a few hours after that, and I wasn't happy with myself, but I got over it once the pain started to decrease again.

Sunday morning I also got in a workout! I did half an hour of chair yoga, and then some hip mobility movements. Altogether I spent 40 minutes moving, which felt really good and helped put me in a better mood.

This week i'm going to start a workout that I can repeat each day or every second day. It won't be much to start, but at least it will be something!

THE MOVEMENTS:

Isometric ankle exercise - in cast, pressing down on heel, hold for 10 seconds. Repeat x 3.

Leg lifts - from laying position, hold for 10 seconds each side. Repeat x 3.

Side planks - hold for 10 seconds each side. Repeat x 3.

Push ups - 10. Repeat x 3.

Leg abduction (possibly add resistance band) - 5 each side. Repeat x 3.

Supine position knee runners - 10 each side. Repeat x 3.

Supine position bird dog - 5 each side. Repeat x 3.

Shoulder mobility work with resistance bands. 10 minutes.

Tricep extensions - 25lbs 5 reps. Repeat x 3.

Single Arm bicep press - 25lbs 5 reps. Repeat x 3.

Hip mobility work (no resistance). 5 minutes.

Cool down!

***********************************************************************************

I'll track my calorie burn starting with this workout, and as I increase the movements/reps/resistance, or add in more exercises.

bearcountrygg on 08/24/2020:
I hate muscle craps!!! Add a cast....UGH!!!! Does your cast itch yet? When I was a kid I broke my arm and I swear...I spent half of my time shoving a pencil in the cast to itch..or if all else failed...I knocked on it.....what a relief to get that thing off...and you suddenly feel so light after...LOL....you have my sympathy ((HUGS)).

legcramps on 08/24/2020:
*knock on wood* i've been able to handle most of the itching so far, thank goodness!


bearcountrygg on 08/24/2020:
Are you drinking less so you don't have to go to the bathroom as much? More liquids might help with the craps/cramps......that what always stops mine...but I can't imagine having to wait it out...I would have been beating on the cast...been there....

legcramps on 08/24/2020:
You hit the nail on the head, I definitely decreased my water intake so that I didn't have to hit the bathroom so much. I am slowly increasing that back to where it should be, so hopefully that will start to help with the cramping!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/25/2020:
well, it's good you are fit so you could get up the stairs despite the cast! good for you in being able to do some things for yourself even with a cast. not easy!

but oh no! i'm so sorry about your fall. i hope it doesn't delay the healing. it sounds very painful,your fall.

nice job again with chair yoga. i find it's a good workout especially in terms of posture.



legcramps - Friday Aug 21, 2020

Weight: 0.0

I worked from home yesterday and it went pretty well actually. I didn't take enough work home with me, but now i'll know for next time that I need to bring a little more. It's amazing how much time opens up for a person when they're not constantly being interrupted at the office!

It was really nice to be able to keep my leg elevated the whole day.

I was feeling good this morning and up bright and early, but once I started getting ready for work, exhaustion took over. Even something as simple as trying to choose an outfit had me slumped over and ready to call it a day. It doesn't help that we are going through a heat wave right now, and my house has been like an oven for many days now. Any movement at all and i'm sweating buckets.

I hope it was sweat that made it difficult for me to pull my pants on this morning, and not because of extra weight.

By the time I finished getting everything ready, almost an hour had gone by, I was sweating enough to give a pig a shower, and I hadn't even eaten anything or had any coffee. Plus, my ankle started hurting, obviously because I was moving around too much and it had swollen.

Oh well, here I am at work and in a miserable mood. I'll use my fake smile today.

Yesterday's meals - toast with pb, coffee with oat milk, meatballs and rice with veggies, coke zero, potato chips, ribs with rice and veggies, garlic toast.

Yesterday's exercise - crutch work LOL; also I began weight-bearing slightly while using the crutches and it seemed to go alright. I can really feel my pectoral muscles working hard - they hurt a lot from using the crutches to hold my weight up. It's almost like doing pushups all day long.

bearcountrygg on 08/21/2020:
Crutches are the pits.....I mean they hurt the pits! UGH


Donkey on 08/22/2020:
I liked your idea of wearing your "fake smile" for the day. I should try that.

Hang in there!!!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/22/2020:
DOES your house have AC ? or just fans?

try to be extra careful with your ankle. i have broken my ankle, it never healed right, it was extremely hard to heal in general bc we need our ankles for, like, everything!



legcramps - Wednesday Aug 19, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Well, that week actually went by pretty quickly, considering I did nothing with it!

Dealing with a broken ankle is so frustrating though! I feel incredibly useless and I HATE asking for help. I did not have to deal with this much frustration when I had knee surgery; this ankle stuff just takes the cake!!!

The ortho specialist cast my leg yesterday all the way to the bottom of my knee. I will have the cast for the next four weeks after which they will take it off and do another round of x-rays to make sure my ankle is healing. Then I will likely have to wear an air cast for another week or so before I can start walking on it. He said six weeks of recovery altogether, where I should only weight-bear as tolerated and with support (i.e. crutches).

My friend found me a knee scooter that I can use at work, and it's come in really handy so far today. If I had to use crutches there would be no way I would move from my desk LOL.

Everyone is very helpful; another friend works around the same hours as I do (she is 7:30 to 4:00 and I work 8:00 to 4:00) so I asked her for a ride to work on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays since I can't drive for four weeks. The extra half hour in the morning will help me to get myself ready for the day. Then on Tuesdays and Thursdays I will work from home. So my days should be full; and my evenings will be spent elevating and icing (apparently you can ice a cast!) and getting ready for the next day.

It is so much more work to do everything, and I know i've already stated that in a prior post, but it's so true. I am so grateful that this isn't permanent and one day soon I will be back to myself. This has changed my outlook and perspective on taking things for granted. The fact that I can get up in the morning and get myself ready for the day is no small thing anymore, and I no longer take that lightly. This being alive thing takes work sometimes.

Regardless, this might slow me down for about six weeks (was that Your plan, God?!), but i'll get back on that horse soon enough.

Donkey on 08/19/2020:
My thing with injury is that I dislike feeling so clumsy with everything. I don't like feeling slower, restricted, limited. It's hard. It's like feeling displaced in one's own skin.

But yes, you will be made whole again, and then you can have your real like back again. Nothing like an injury to make you appreciate a fully functioning body!

legcramps on 08/20/2020:
No kidding!


bearcountrygg on 08/20/2020:
Looks like you got yourself a bit of a vacay eh? Maybe you needed that down time for awhile...( didn't need the pain....but...probably needed the rest)....I tried to talk my sister in law into getting one of those knee scooters..( she's an amputee)...but she would rather have every one else do everything for her...UGH......a couple of days off from going in to work must seem nice.

legcramps on 08/20/2020:
It does, but I think I’ll get bored of it soon enough. I’m just not used to sitting around all day and it’s driving me a little nuts!

There is no way I would ever expect other people to do everything for me. I need help with certain things for sure, but I want to stay as independent as possible through this; it only makes us stronger!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2020:
this is def a big setback for you but thank gosh you are level-headed and you KNOW the importance of healing this right (plus you have knee surgery experience!!), so i think you will have a great comback after this.

working from home, maybe you can concentrate more on healthy eating ... and doing things that will help you at least have a better recovery when it comes time to putting weight back on your ankle.

maybe you can buy an arm "cardio machine" if you have some extra money??? it's simply like peddling with your arms / upper body instead of your lower.

it can really burn cals...

i once was using it at a physical therapy center i was going to...i thought it was SO COOL!

legcramps on 08/20/2020:
That does sound cool! I have dumbbells and resistance bands so I think I will start using those for some upper body workouts until I can get back on my feet!

Right now though, just walking with crutches is a bit of a workout! One day I’ll track how many calories I burn just getting ready for work in the morning!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2020:
they called it upper body cardio or something..


Horn_of_plenty on 08/20/2020:
https://www.meyerpt.com/scifit-upper-body-cardio-machine

like that...


Maria7 on 08/20/2020:
So sorry to hear that your ankle got broken. Bless you heart. Will be praying for you. Good you got a ride from your friend. Take care.

legcramps on 08/21/2020:
Thank you!


innerpeace on 08/21/2020:
I hated to read about your ankle, I know how incredibly active you are and this has got to be a big adjustment. I hope you heal soon...get some AC girlfriend! I think I would die being that hot all the time.


happy-1 on 08/23/2020:
I second the idea that AC is essential home recovering in a cast. Those things itch.



legcramps - Wednesday Aug 12, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Just a quick update! I went hiking on the weekend and ended up fracturing my ankle! What's worse is that I walked 7km further after I had fractured it. I thought I'd twisted it, and really we had no choice but to walk back to the vehicle. So, it's an acute fracture of the right ankle, and I'm stuck at home until I can see an orthopaedic specialist. 

I don't think any bones are displaced so I just need to get it casted so I don't have to wear this air boot and can try putting weight on it again. But it means I'll be out of commission for at least four weeks.

I won't say being unable to get around has been easy for me, especially being as active as I am in the summer. I've had a few good cries already grieving for lost adventures, but I do need to remind myself that I am still blessed in many ways and this fracture will heal eventually.

I am off work this week and have sent in a request to work from home for the long term. But for now, waiting impatiently for that specialist to call me!

Every single meal takes me SO LONG to make, so I've been eating a lot of rice and oatmeal because it's so much easier to make. BF is supposed to be coming tonight so hopefully he will make something different lol. 

Donkey on 08/12/2020:
Oh NO!!!! I'm so sorry that happened! Well, time to work on that upper body strength, right?

I think I would be hard pressed to deal with myself and my anxieties for 4 weeks. And then to struggle with being patient with myself as I lug around a bum foot.

Perhaps use this time constructively to explore other things. What that would be, I cannot say, as it's up to you to find your own path. I guess what I'm trying to say is that, as Horn has found a way (many ways) to be constructive during COVID, perhaps you could take advantage in a similar way. I want to say something like "self-growth" but that sounds like sitting on the couch eating potato chips and watching TV all day long. That's not quite what I'm trying to relay here...


Horn_of_plenty on 08/14/2020:
that is a very frustrating injury. I am so sorry you have to deal with it during one of the best times of year for exercise :(

maybe there's an online class or something for a certification you can take?

either way, feel better. rest it and make sure it heals as well as it can...



legcramps - Thursday Aug 06, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Wednesday's meals - oatmeal, coffee with oat milk, rice, chicken balls with sweet & sour sauce, corn on the cob. 1,565 calories.

Wednesday's exercise - powermill at gym, 45 minutes, burned 297 calories. 

I don't know what I am going to do for exercise tonight. I can't get back on the bike quite yet - TMI but my pelvic bone is quite sore from all the biking on the weekend and if I want to be able to bike again this weekend I need to give it as much rest as possible. Maybe i'll do another 10,000 step day instead.

I accidentally poured sour oat milk into my coffee this morning and drank half of it before I noticed the floaties, yuck. Dumped the rest and made myself a fresh cup once I got to work.

I was asked for an interview on one of the jobs I applied for, but there is no option to work from home and it is located 4 hours away. I'm not sure how the logistics of that would work - especially since it was only a temporary posting so I would have no plans to relocate permanently. But the phone interview I had went well, so it was good practice at least. I did end up declining an in-person interview.

Keep plugging along!

Horn_of_plenty on 08/06/2020:
Yeah, i have never EVER had sour oat milk or almond milk! it must take a long time for it to go sour?

feel better and i support another 10k day as opposed to a bike ride.

yeah, a phone interview can serve as a practice interview for sure.


happy-1 on 08/06/2020:
I used to have to do that once in a while if I couldn't get a local gig. I'd look for rooms for rent on Craigslist as a commuter crashpad and go M-Th. Leave some clothes there. AirBnB is available now.

legcramps on 08/06/2020:
It's hard if I still have a mortgage to pay along with all the utility bills, but you're right - there would certainly be options!


bearcountrygg on 08/06/2020:
It was good practice...at least you have a job to keep you going for now...and aren't desperate at this point. Something will show up when it's supposed to.


happy-1 on 08/07/2020:
Yeah... the mortgage thing makes it hard. If you can clear out anything valuable, you can in turn put your place up on AirBnB and rent a room to cover the crashpad. This was easy when I lived in an apartment in Santa Monica.


Horn_of_plenty on 08/09/2020:
i like bcgg's comment!



legcramps - Wednesday Aug 05, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Tuesday's meals - oatmeal, coffee with oat milk, leftover hot dogs, chicken balls, rice and corn on the cob, freezie, coke zero. 1,751 calories.

Tuesday's exercise - REST.

Finally, a true rest day. And after that whirlwind of a weekend, I needed it. It was nice to have the Civic Holiday on Monday to give me an extra day off.

Working a shift at the gym tonight; it would be nice to get in some strength stuff afterwards too. Will see what my energy levels are like. No take out tonight; I have plenty of food cooked at home that needs to be eaten by the weekend.

BF and I are trying to plan a bike vacation for a week in September. We want to go into the mountains and do some biking there, and also get some hikes in. We have some favorite places in the mountains i'd love to go visit as long as it isn't too busy with people. 

 

bearcountrygg on 08/05/2020:
Sounds like you are feeling better.....

legcramps on 08/06/2020:
For the most part, yes! I have made a doctor's appointment for some issues I seem to still be having, whether from my bike crash or maybe it's something else. But can't get in until Tuesday, so it will have to wait until then!


Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2020:
just love it when food is home and there's no need to pick up takeout! i'm back to some home-cooked things myself...and more to come these couple weeks!!! it's all about back to home cooking over here these few weeks ahead :)

your plans for September sound awesome. I highly support those outtings! Cheering you on!

legcramps on 08/06/2020:
Thanks! :)



legcramps - Tuesday Aug 04, 2020

Weight: 0.0

Friday's meals - oatmeal, coffee with oat milk, ginger beef with rice, protein bar, chicken breast with rice and salad, slushie. 1,621 calories.

Friday's exercise - 10,000 steps walking during breaks at work.

Saturday's meals - bagel belt, coffee with almond milk, 1/2 order of burger and fries, Coke Zero, Doritos. 1,813 calories.

Saturday's exercise - mountain bike 33km, 3 hours, 30 minutes. 1,752 calories burned!

Sunday's meals - toast with pb and banana, coffee with milk, chicken burger and fries, Diet Pepsi, beaver tail, hot chocolate, cheese stick, pizza one slice. 2,392 calories!

Sunday's exercise - mountain bike 42.5km, 4 hours, 15 minutes. 2,569 calories burned!!

Monday's meals - toast with pb and banana, coffee with creamer, Doritos, cheese stick, leftover burger and fries, Coke Zero, hot dogs with salad, freezie. 1,931 calories.

Monday's exercise - downhill mountain bike, 12km, 1 hour, 45 minutes. 584 calories burned.

Eating over the last few days was certainly nothing to write home about, but it got me through some heavy workouts for sure! This morning I woke up with my period, so I am considering taking a rest day. And when I say rest this time, I mean doing as little as possible! I wanted a rest day on Friday too, but it added up to 10,000 steps so there wasn't really much resting going on.

happy-1 on 08/04/2020:
Your posts are great. They always remind me of what I could be doing if I just tough it out.


bearcountrygg on 08/05/2020:
Good idea to take a rest day....


Horn_of_plenty on 08/05/2020:
what happy said - you are a big motivator on this site for all of us!



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