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legcramps - Tuesday Nov 20, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Well, all I managed to do yesterday was get a batch of strudel dough ready. I’ll attempt to use that up tonight with a fresh batch of strudel. Everyone cross your fingers for me - I really hope this batch turns out; there is a slim chance I won’t get to bake again until the weekend.

Today I am wearing some brand new sh!t k!ckers, and loving them LOL. I’m gonna go kick some… no, wait, I don’t wanna do that. I stepped out of my comfort zone a bit and, along with the sh!t k!ckers, I’m wearing a sweater dress and some leggings (actually, they’re yoga pants, but who’s looking?) so we’ll see how the day goes. Right now, I’m only slightly uncomfortable; hopefully that feeling will wear off throughout the day.

Food – mocha, apples & granola, macaroni & chicken, soup.

Hockey game tonight!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

grannyannie on 11/20/2012:
Nice boots. I'm sure you look great! Have a fantastic day.

getmebackto150 on 11/20/2012:
Love the boots and that sounds like a great outfit! Good for you for branching outside your comfort zone... I should really do that as I wear different versions of pretty much the same outfit every day, lol! have a good one:)

V on 11/20/2012:
Love the sh!t kickers, LOL Yoga pants/leggins one in the same in my eyes too ;) hahahaha sorry about your football team too :( Have a good day <3

skinnygrlwithin on 11/20/2012:
RYC: You're absolutely right.. I feel so much better since I've been doing this...I should be happy with the good decisions I'm making, and look at this as a long term investment in my future.

As for the boots I absolutely love them!! Just keep thinking how fantastic you look and I'm sure the comfort will follow! :)

inmorning on 11/21/2012:
I am sure you looked fabulous! You are the first other person I have heard call the boots that. I can't rememeber where I heard it growing up, but always think that when I see boots. :-)

biscottibody59 on 11/21/2012:
Hey there--I've made apple strudel from my grandmother's recipe--it's the kind where you stretch the dough until it's paper thin. It's a huge labor of love--haven't made it in years.

Hope you've having a good week!

legcramps - Monday Nov 19, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had a great weekend, full of shopping and taking in new places in the city. Nothing short of a blast.

Boy I was tired when I got home.

And then I was lonely.

After the business of the last two days, it was hard to be at home last night without feeling an intense loneliness. I did a little reading and took a much needed nap, and spent the rest of my time going through my purchases. I got a big chunk of Christmas shopping done, so it's time to make a list for the rest that I need to do.

I'll be laying low today, just cleaning up around the house and hopefully putting up some decorations for Christmas. My eating was actually quite good over the weekend, but I probably splurged on more than I should have, so it's back to clean eating for me.

Food - mocha, macaroni and chicken, raw veggies, dinner tbd. I might try a second batch of strudel tonight as well - the first batch is edible, but I need to make some adjustments with the dough, it was far too thick for strudel.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

Supercheese on 11/19/2012:
Ah i know that loneliness feeling all too well and I'm sure when zach is gone it'll come creeping back.....Feel better!!

V on 11/19/2012:
Aww I am sorry that you were lonely after such a fun filled weekend :( Did you have an extra day off today?

legcramps - Friday Nov 16, 2012

Weight: 166.0

The usual end-of-week crabbiness is settling in on me LOL. I'm tired, sore from shovelling so much and sleeping so little, and anxious for the weekend to start.

That said, I did have a pretty good day yesterday. I kept fairly busy at work and aside from one instance where a co-worker bulldozed a simple suggestion, it wasn't a terrible workday. Then after work I picked up a few things in town, then drove into the next one over to drop off my couch cushions. The lady there didn't seem to think there would be a problem getting the stains out, so i'm mighty happy about that. I guess we'll see once I get them back today.

While I was in that town, I did some grocery shopping for my christmas baking. I believe I now have all the ingredients; just need to pick up my lazy butt and get to work on it! I also picked up a few things that I was going to get this weekend, but they're menial - socks, etc. - so I got them yesterday seeing as I was near the department stores.

Then I grabbed some traction sand to spread out on the deck so that no one slips when they come to the back door. I can't remember how much was in the bag, but it was heavy! Maybe that's why i'm extra sore today - I had to carry it in both arms, in front of me, because it was so heavy. When I got home I tried it out, and ended up tracking sand into the kitchen. Damn it, even when I try to get things right, I always manage to foil it somehow LOL!

I wasn't in the mood to bake yesterday, although it probably would have brightened my mood a bit. As it was, I was so tired I was in bed by 9:30. So hopefully i'll be able to get it in tonight.

Food for today - mocha, sandwich, veggies and dip, leftovers.

Plans for today - pick up couch cushions, bake, clean up, finish shopping list, pack for weekend.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/16/2012:
Your weekend is here!! Yayyy I hope you enjoy every moment <3

legcramps - Thursday Nov 15, 2012

Weight: 166.0

We got even more snow yesterday. Although it wasn't the storm that we had on the weekend, it was still snow. You know? Luckily, the temps have not gone down too much; we are sitting around -6 celsius (which would be around 21 fahrenheit) during the day, and this weekend will be even warmer. This is wonderful, however i'm driving into the city this weekend and I have a feeling the roads will be quite icy from the snow melting. Oh well, i'll just have to be extra careful.

Today i'm driving to the next town over to get some laundering done on my suede couch. A few too many stains were formed back when I still had my sick dog. She did a number on that couch, so i'm finally making plans to get it cleaned. Hopefully they will be able to remove most (if not all) of the stains.

I am currently in the middle of patching up a piece of wall between the living room and kitchen - mudding, sanding, and eventually painting.

AND I need to start a christmas groceries list in order to complete my christmas baking. I have some work to do this year; i'm making strudel from scratch! I'm hoping to get one batch done before the weekend begins. That means either tonight or tomorrow night.

Food for today - mocha, sandwich, snack (I have three choices at work - veggies and dip, an orange, or apples and granola), chicken in mushroom sauce over macaroni. Should be another good day of eating!


Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 11/15/2012:
Have fun with the strudel!! I hope they get your couch clean. I had to finally give mine away - it was leather and my daughter's boxer ATE it as a puppy! It was only a year old (the sofa) and I was still paying on it when she must have lodged a toy or something to the back of the seat. Well she ate the leather away from the backing and for years I tried to patch and extend it so you couldn't see the stuffing and continued to shove the stuffing back in for 5 years and I finally paid the last payment and gave it away and treated myself to new one! No dogs allowed on it!! hahaha we will see how long that lasts!!

supercheese on 11/15/2012:
lord have mercy snow.....im moving back north and am afraid of the change!!! Have a great day :)

grannyannie on 11/15/2012:
Good job on the eating today. Hope they can get the stains out of your couch. Brrr.... -6. We've gone back up to about 10 or 12C for a high. Are you making christmas dinner?

V on 11/15/2012:
Thanks! The weather held up fine for me and it was a good day :) Be careful out there this evening..Are you excited for FRIDAY?? I am so sure you are, LOL Have a good one

biscottibody59 on 11/15/2012:
I'm having trouble getting used to the 40sF (4C) and 50sF (10C)--have a good weekend!

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 13, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had a good weekend, although I was snowed in on Saturday. Seriously, the snow was a third of the way up the back door! Good thing it was still fluffy when I attempted to shovel.

A friend sent her hubby over to blow out my driveway, so all I had to shovel was the deck, pathways in the front and back, and the front sidewalk. Still a bit of work, but I was very grateful I didn't have to do the driveway. That's a monster.

Walked for some groceries on Sunday, and yesterday over to a friend's for coffee. She sent me home with homemade soup that is delicious, so I have added it to my arsenal of ready-to-eat meals. I mean, i've got it all - pork, chicken, rice and soup. All I need to worry about is cooking up veggies for each dinner. There shouldn't be any bad decisions this week!

The streets seem to have been cleared over the weekend, so i'm going to attempt to get some errands done after work today, then keep up my cleaning spree at home. I still want to go through my bookcases and thin out all my books and knicknacks, and then maybe start bringing up the Christmas decorations from the basement. Always something to do!

Food for today - mocha; my breakfast was skipped, but I might have the apple and granola combo for a snack instead; sandwich for lunch; veggies and dip or an orange for snack; probably pork and rice with brussel sprouts for dinner.

I didn't do well yesterday with my water intake, but this is the first day in a long time that I didn't get my daily quota in so today i'm going to try to bring it up another notch. If all goes well, I should get over 3.5 litres in today (112oz). Wierd fact - my throat gets sore when I drink a lot of water. Does this happen to you too?

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/13/2012:
Awesome job with planning/prepping your meals out for the week..It make life alot easier when you can grab and go ;) have a wonderful day!

liza36 on 11/14/2012:
Nice to have friends with the equipment for snow. Wish I had that. It's just me and a shovel! Thankfully no snow yet this season.

Great job on planning meals. I need to do that. I've been craving soup lately, so I'll plan to make some soon. Have a good day!

legcramps - Friday Nov 09, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Not much going on in my world right now. I spent a quiet evening at home last night, which was a bit of a change from the last few weeks of running around doing things. It felt a little strange, but I got through it LOL! I'm planning to put a wallyball team in for the new year, so i'm busy recruiting people for it. If everything is as it seems, I only need to recruit one more person. I am eagerly looking forward to playing, so I really hope i'm able to put a team in, otherwise I don't know if anyone else will pick me up because it's held in another town and I don't know any of the other players.

The sandwich I made yesterday was absolutely devine. Some kind of spiced, sliced chicken I picked up at the deli, multigrain triangles, olive oil mayo, spinach, and mozzarella cheese. I made another for today's lunch - this time with some roast beef. I also had my blueberry muffin for breakfast, and I brought celery, carrots and an orange for snacks today.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/09/2012:
Yes your sammie sounds deelish! Hope you can find one more person to complete your team. Have a great weekend my friend :)

biscottibody59 on 11/10/2012:
Yeah--that sandwich sounds great! Hope you're doing well this weekend!

legcramps - Thursday Nov 08, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Food for today: mocha, blueberry muffin, turkey sandwich, orange, another turkey sandwich for dinner, and maybe some ice cream for a snack.

Last night, I wound up picking up a book that was written about a girl who was kidnapped and held captive for over 7 years back in the 70's. It was a true account of her story, so I googled it, of course, and stayed up until midnight watching newscasts about her and the more recent case of Jaycee Dugard who had been held captive for 18 years. Frightening stuff.

I just couldn't wake up at my usual 6am this morning. I snoozed and snoozed and snoozed! The good news is that tomorrow is Friday and then I have three days off work. This weekend i'm hoping to get some cooking done so that I have meals planned out for the next week. I've been eating terribly, or not at all, during my dinners lately. Yesterday, I pre-made a sandwich so that there would be something ready to eat tonight. Standing over the stove each day after work having to make a meal is not working out for me this week, so it'll be nice to have something ready and not have thoughts of easy take-out food coursing through my brain ;)

Tonight i'll be setting up a grocery list for the weekend, and forming a list of things I would like to get done - we're supposed to get a load of snow after tomorrow, so I imagine a lot more shovelling will be happening in my near future. I went for a brisk walk last night and it felt great. I feel like I need to get out of the house more often.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/08/2012:
3 day weekend should be a good one! I am sure you are counting down the hours til freedom ;) Have a good evening!

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 07, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It felt like I got a better sleep in last night. I was tired after work, but forced myself to stay awake. And then, around 10pm, just when I decided to get ready for bed, I hit a second wave of alertness and couldn't for the life of me fall asleep.

It was past midnight the last time I looked at the clock on my bedside table. And then I woke up at 6am. But this is better than the last few days, and only once did I wake up in the middle of my sleep to use the washroom.

It's been busy at work, so not much time for chit-chat.

Food for today: coffee, blueberry muffin, sandwich, raw veggies, dinner tbd. Last night's dinner was a few crackers with cheese at a friend's, and some brown rice with feta once I got home. That is what happens when I don't plan out meals in advance. I hope to be home in time to thaw and cook a porkchop with some leftover brown rice and some spinach in the fridge. I need me some protein or i'll be doing this crash-and-burn dance all week.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/07/2012:
Happy to hear you got a good night's sleep :)

legcramps - Tuesday Nov 06, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I 'accidentally' fell asleep on the couch last night until 10pm. Whoops.

I think I am still fighting something off. Some kind of leftover gastro-intestinal thing. It's a lot of fun, in case you were wondering...

I don't have much to say today, since I didn't really do what i'd planned on doing yesterday. I didn't get a very good sleep in after my extended 'nap', so it's going to be another long day at work. Oh well. Some weeks are just a bust, no matter how you look at it!

There is nothing planned for the whole rest of the week, until the weekend where it's possible that Dad may come to visit. It would be nice to get in some workouts, but my head has to be in the right place, and right now it isn't. I dislike this part of myself - when I get sick, it's like pulling teeth to get anything done! Seriously, even walking seems like too much of an effort to put in LOL.

It might be in my best interest to do what I can tonight and go to bed early. A good night's rest would sure be helpful right about now.

Food for today - mocha, blueberry muffin, sandwich, orange, celery and carrots, dinner tbd.

Have a good day everyone!

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/06/2012:
Sorry that your gastro issues are still lurking about :( Hope you get a good night's rest this evening <3

biscottibody59 on 11/06/2012:
Just a thought here--please take it as you will.

I've really noticed lately how you're struggling with the possible aftereffects of not getting good sleep. I would strongly suggest you look into a sleep study. If not a full-blown overnight one, look into at least getting a dr to order a recording pulse oximeter to screen for it. (Essentially if you're not breathing while asleep, it will show in your blood oxygen level.) And there are also take-home ones that include a pulse oximeter that records and a way to record respirations at the least.

You sound like you're finding yourself coming and going much of the time! I feel for you and I just had to chime in--I'll now go and mind my own business:-)

I do hope you find the key to better sleep, at any rate! Have a good afternoon!

legcramps - Monday Nov 05, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It was such a lovely, relaxing (for the most part) weekend. I want to re-live it all over again, please.

Can't do that?


I was definitely feeling ill last week. I went to bed early on Thursday night and slept right through to 1pm on Friday afternoon! Wow. For the rest of the day I felt like I was in another dimension, my head was not on straight. So I layed low.

Saturday I was up mid-morning, scraping paint, mudding, shovelling snow and cleaning my pantry. Very fruitful day. In the evening, friends came over for coffee (okay, beer) and chit-chat.

On Sunday I had to shovel yet again, as it had snowed overnight. Late afternoon I had an event to go to, and had a great time doing some fundraising. When I got home around 9pm, I stayed up to watch Peace, Love and Misunderstanding. I had an extremely restless sleep (of course, since I had to be up for work this morning) and my eyes are bugging on me. One lid is sleepy and will only open halfway, and the other eye is bloodshot. I am hot, I know.

I don't have much on the agenda for today, so I might take a quick nap after work and then try to get an insanity workout in along with my regular stretches and pushups. It's a lot all at once, but i'm going to try my best to accomplish it. I always have more energy in the beginning of the week than at the end, regardless of what I do!

Food Today - mocha, coffee, water, broccoli soup, brown rice, brussel sprouts, green pepper, spinach, maybe some soy sauce. Trying to work my way through the fridge and cupboards so that I can start fresh when I get groceries LOL.

Progress as of today: 14 lbs lost so far, only 11 lbs to go!

V on 11/05/2012:
Sorry your weekend wasn't long enough, it never is is it? What's up with your eyes? I hope you didn't get pink eye :( Glad your are feeling better, and got lots of rest and LOL @ having friends over for "coffee" ;)

IndependentEm93 on 11/05/2012:
Can't wait til snow shows up here. Have a great day!

Umpqua on 11/06/2012:
We may get a little snow this week, but not enough to shovel. I hope you have a good one today!

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