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legcramps - Thursday Sep 04, 2014

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Had some problems getting onto the site today from work, so I had to wait until I got home to post. And now I'm kinda tired so this definitely won't be a book ;)

I walked last night for 20 minutes on the treadmill and guess what - shin splints! So I went for a massage after work today and the therapist was amazed at how tight my calf muscles were. My neck was hurting pretty good as well, but I think part of that might be a head cold. Still trying to keep that at bay.

So now I'm just updating here, and then I should probably do some dishes. Gawd, this house. What a mess! It's hard to believe one person can make such a disaster area.

puddles on 09/05/2014:
I also had problems with site yesterday. I did panic a little thinking I would not be able to get back on.

legcramps - Wednesday Sep 03, 2014

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Feels like i'm getting a headcold or something :( boo. I can't stop sneezing and am quite congested.

After doing some mandatory visiting yesterday, I was pooped and went straight home without hitting up the grocery store. I still ended up with a good dinner - chicken, quinoa and cooked vegetables (from frozen), but I spent the rest of the evening watching Big Brother and Teen Mom 2 episodes  so I didn't get any exercise in.

It's rainy and cold here today and I know i'm starting to sound depressing so I better cut this short

Eats for today: coffee, green smoothie, leftovers for lunch and maybe I can talk Grandma into making something for dinner in exchange for another visit 

I did some stretching this morning and will throughout the workday as well, don't know about any other exercise today. My knee was really sore last night, so i'm not sure how much working out i'll be able to do.


puddles on 09/03/2014:
hope it will only be passing feeling and that you are better soon.

thinkpositive on 09/04/2014:
Good for you to eat a healthy meal when you were very tired. That's the time when I might just eat the first thing that I see.

legcramps - Tuesday Sep 02, 2014

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I am back from my vacation and up three pounds, which is pretty good, considering.

After a few days of total relaxation (read: I was utterly exhausted after the trip and desperately needed sleep), I am back on the bandwagon! Slowly though, since my knee has begun to bother me since returning home.

It was such a fun trip, but so busy as there is just so much to see and do in New York. I could definately handle going back a few more times!

Agenda today: visit grandma, visit friend who recently had surgery, get groceries. If I can manage to get in a walk outside before dark, that would really put me in a good mood :)

Eats: coffee (yup, back on it), bagel, water, rest of the day TBD (that means I essentially have nothing in the fridge.

Hope you're all doing well!

Horn_of_plenty on 09/02/2014:
Lol funny gal :) glad u had a great vacation here in NYC! I can't wait to hear more about it. And I totally get that exhausted feeling :)

puddles on 09/02/2014:
Glad you had a great trip. Good to see you are back.

biscottibody59 on 09/02/2014:
Hope the rest of your week goes well!

thinkpositive on 09/03/2014:
Sounds like you have a good plan.

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 20, 2014

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Last day of work for a while! YES! Get me away from these people!

I am going out for dinner tonight, but after that the race is on to get things done before I leave. I went to Grandma's yesterday for dinner and had company over on Monday evening, so I think i'll have seen everyone I want to see before I leave.

Tomorrow, on my first day of holidays, I will be getting an early morning massage :) and then run some errands, do some laundry, and cut the grass. If I have time, i'd love to fit in a round of golf, but we'll have to see about that. And then early, EARLY Friday morning, we're off!

I will try my best to eat healthy and get lots of walking in while i'm gone; hopefully when I get back here I won't be disappointed!

puddles on 08/20/2014:
Nice to get away for a holiday. Have a great one.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2014:
hey girl :) enjoy your massage :) congrats on reaching your vaca...nice to not have to work again until September! It's so tempting for me to use up all my vacation days in the summer while the weather is nice & all, but I've come to the realization that I cannot do it. Why use everything up (except for the 5 sick days that I still have left) and have nothing to use all fall & winter until April, right!? lol. It's good to have the one day off once in awhile when you really do need it. So I guess the labor day 3 day weekend will consist of some relaxation for me - and maybe I will take a step back from making each day busy with plans..sometimes you need that downtime.

ok, enough about me! sounds like besides last Friday, your legs and knees are ok! I hope that on your vaca you are able to walk and enjoy it to the fullest. Lately my legs are a ton better too :) They were bad after the crazy walking trip for work (bad for about 10 days) and now with more rest and limiting my cardio completely (chilling on the couch this Saturday!) they are doing quite well. Like little pain...just gotta get rid of the minor tightness and I could be all better.

I guess with our dilemas (fitness-wise) the only way we will eventually heal is mentally. I guess staying positive & knowing nothing is a permanent condition unless we make it so, should help us through...at times it is so hard, but we shape our futures. I am writing this also for myself, I guess I'm ranting again...

....but it's true, only we can make the changes we want in ourselves & our futures. fitness-wise, career-wise, it's all the same. so one day I will get into the academy since I do want it so badly.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2014:
Why is there a difference in calories between the Only Oats and Quaker Oats? were there more flakes in the Only Oats serving package?

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/23/2014:
What are wobblies?

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 19, 2014

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Two more days of work!

Yesterday was busy; after work I rushed home to clean up because company was coming and I had a LOT of cleaning to do since I didn't do it on the weekend. I am also slowly working on getting things packed for my trip to New York on Friday. So far, I made sure to pack enough oatmeal and cliff bars to feed a small horse ;)

Oatmeal, almond milk, blueberries; peanut butter, celery; chicken ceasar salad; cliff bar; egg scramble, rye toast, cheddar cheese; coffee with creamer x 2  Yes, my no-coffee streak ended. And now I know the difference not having coffee makes on me - I can no longer sleep through the whole night. But gosh, that coffee was YUMMY.

puddles on 08/19/2014:
Yes coffee is yummy. Could not start my day without it. Your trip is real close now. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 08/19/2014:
A small horse--haha! I hear you on the coffee/sleep thing--I still hate that it's that way!

legcramps - Monday Aug 18, 2014

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GAH what a busy weekend! I am still exhausted and didn't get much sleep; should make for an interesting day.

I went golfing on Friday from 3pm to 8pm (5 HOURS!). Wow. Did a lot of practicing for Saturday's tournament and when I finally got home I was pooped. And a little sore if i'm being honest. Plus both knees were hurting, so I iced and elevated Friday night and hoped for the best. Pretty decent meals for the day, except the 5 hour stretch where I had nothing to eat.

Saturday I was up bright and early and had breakfast #1 - oatmeal, almond milk and blueberries. Then I spent some time stretching and getting ready to head to the club house. Once there, I had breakfast #2 - an english muffin with one egg, a slice of bacon, and mozza cheese. I also needed some coffee to warm me up.

During the tournament I had three wobblies, a gatorade, a hot dog, and a steak dinner which I only ate half of (it was delicious, but just too much food). We walked away with 1st place in Flight 3! Won $200! SWEET!!!

In the evening I went over to a friend's for coffee and a visit. When I got home that night I went straight to bed - no shower, nothing, didn't even change my clothes I was so tired!

Sunday I was up early again, took a shower and drove almost two hours to visit Dad. Got back home in the early evening and collapsed on the couch for a little me time with You Tube LOL. I had a great breakfast - egg scramble - and then of course had some popcorn at the theatre. I ate a quick protein bar on the drive home, and then my regular chicken, rice, quinoa, and steamed broccoli for dinner.

Three more days of work and then i'm off until September!!!

puddles on 08/18/2014:
Wow you are tired. I think that your weekend would have killed me. LOL Congrate on the win. Great job. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 08/18/2014:
Good going on the tournament! A full weekend indeed--have a great week!

legcramps - Friday Aug 15, 2014

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Exactly 7 days until take off! I am getting really excited about New York now.

This morning I realized that i've been eating a full cup of raw oats since I switched my oats to Only Oats instead of the packaged Quaker Oats. Probably an extra 150 calories or so. Damn. Oh well, now I know.

My weightloss has stalled for the last week. I know it's partly because I ate out on Wednesday and had chicken wings (sugar), and partly because I had some hidden calories in my breakfast oats. But I really thought I should still have seen a bit of a loss, and there's been no loss at all. I will continue on, but it's a little discouraging to say the least.

Especially when my cousin is losing weight on the same plan, and we are a very competitive family. She totally disses my yoga practice every chance she gets, and can't stop talking about her personal trainer. Ok, i'm just upset and taking it out on someone else. It's really difficult to see other people being able to work out the way I used to. I'm happy for her, but i'm miserable about it at the same time.

I'm sorta glad I got that out, I think it's been bothering me for a few weeks now.

I plan to get on the bike for a ride after work today; will see how hot it gets - maybe an evening ride would be smarter.

puddles on 08/15/2014:
Great post - great site to be able to vent and get things off our chest. Have a great day and great ride tonight.

OhioRaven on 08/15/2014:
Hey, LC. I think you and your cousin should Arm Wrestle or MMA something. Good to hear from you. Let's all have a DD reunion in NYC.

legcramps - Thursday Aug 14, 2014

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Registering for upcoming fall yoga classes - starts in September sometime, which is perfect because i'll be back from my trip and ready to focus. I really love what yoga does for me, both physically and mentally.

Went to the driving range for an hour or so; lost my swing and struggled a bit. I am in a tournament this weekend, so I hope I find my groove before then!

After golfing, went out with friends for chicken wings. Ended up being low on the calories for the day, so I need to make sure I eat on plan today and get everything in. I don't foresee a problem getting it in today, no plans after work!

puddles on 08/14/2014:
Good luck for your tournament this weekend. Most of all enjoy the game. Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 08/14/2014:
Hope you have good evening!

legcramps - Wednesday Aug 13, 2014

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In a little more than one week's time, I am taking a trip to New York! I can't wait; it will be so nice to have a break from work and all the daily mundane things.

Same foods yesterday as on Monday; walked 20 minutes on the treadmill just to get some exercise in and try out different shoes to see which ones would be best to walk around in New York with.

Heading to the driving range today for about an hour so will get some exercise in with that.

Started doing 5 minutes of stretching three times a day, before bed and after I wake up each morning, and at lunchtime. Just some twists and leg stretches, stuff like that. But it adds up, and i've fallen off the wagon with regard to stretching, so I need to get back on.

I am thinking about making a few specific goals over the winter months, to keep me healthy and fit, and so that i'm only focusing on a few things rather than ALL THE THINGS, which I have a tendency to do and then become overwhelmed and then stop doing anything at all.

I haven't reached my goal of biking 30 miles yet this summer; it's not looking good, but hopefully after my trip I will be able to get this done. I got to 22.5 miles and then the excuses started happening.

puddles on 08/13/2014:
Hi good to see you on. I understand the overwhelming goals I am also trying to get away from that. I don't want the guilt trip after I have not done what I am suppose to do. LOL Have a great day.

biscottibody59 on 08/13/2014:
Thanks for the welcome back!

Good going with the bike ride even though you haven't hit 30. Great idea for the goals:-)

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 12, 2014

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I didn't realize I haven't posted since last week. But this morning I noticed something when I was looking back on my food entries, and it's a bit of a benchmark, so I wanted to share:

I have not had coffee for one week. Today is Day 8 of no coffee. I wasn't really trying to not drink coffee, it just sort of happened with all the water i've been drinking. I just haven't felt like having any. Strange.

And if you were wondering - no, I haven't noticed any changes. I am still grumpy in the mornings, coffee or no coffee LOL.

Switched up the meal plan for a ten day period (started Sunday):

8AM - 1/2c plain oatmeal, 1/2c blueberries, 8oz almond milk

11AM - 1c raw celery, 3 tblspns peanut butter

1PM - salad: 1-2c greens, 1/2c corn, 1/2c peas, red pepper, 1 fried egg, 1 tblspn crumbled bacon, 2 tblspns dressing

4PM - 1/2c cottage cheese, 1 banana

5PM - 1c raw carrots (I get extra snacky around this time)

7PM - 1 chicken breast, 1/2c rice, 1c steamed broccoli

Works out to 1600-1700 calories, with a crapton of protein and fibre

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