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legcramps - Monday Sep 09, 2013

Weight: 168.0

I took a partial rest day on Friday and only walked 15 minutes at work.

Saturday golfed all afternoon in a tournament.

Sunday took it easy again and walked 15 minutes on the treadmill.

Monday breakfast: peanut butter & jelly on sandwich thins, green smoothie, coffee, water

Monday lunch: spring mix, kale, cucumber, bell pepper, poppyseed dressing, water changed my mind; had broccoli soup and potato salad from the cafeteria; guess i'm craving carbs today

Monday pm snack???

Monday dinner: chicken breast, baked potato, sauteed vegetables

Monday exercise: walk at work, walk on treadmill

Helping friend to start working out, so will be heading to the high school track twice a week.

Am thinking maybe my salads would be more beneficial as dinner rather than lunch. It doesn't fill me up enough for the afternoon and i'm always looking for something to snack on around 2:30 - 3:00. Either that, or add more stuff to my salads. I have a tube of tofu at home, but what else can a person really add that will help me make it through the afternoon? Really don't want to have to start bringing snacks; just an inconvenience i'd rather avoid. Maybe i'll have to start eating soup from the cafeteria along with my salads. Lots to think on at any rate.

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

OhioRaven on 09/09/2013:
My midday snack is the yogurt cup, but soup sounds really good too.

skinnygrlwithin on 09/09/2013:
It's always good to have a friend to workout with... you can help keep each other motivated and accountable!

As for the salad for lunch, I agree, you should switch it to dinner or just add some protein to it... chicken, shrimp, whatever works for you. My trainer said that people always think they're doing good eating salad, but they don't add the right things. So I would definitely, if you can get some protein in there. That should help hold you over until dinner.

Umpqua on 09/09/2013:
Good idea on either bulking up your salads or switching them to dinner. I always try to add protein to mine, whether it's leftover chicken or some other meat, tuna or shrimp, or even Quorn. Pumpkin or sunflower seeds and avocado are also good - even nuts for a bit of healthy fat. Good deal on going to the track with your friend, sounds like fun!

V on 09/09/2013:
Yeah i usually do my complex carbs for lunch and go with the salads and protein for dinner..For me I am usually famished by dinner when I do salads for lunch since I don't have time to add a snack in at work..

Hope you have a wonderful evening!

legcramps - Friday Sep 06, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Wednesday lunch - spring mix, cucumber, bell pepper, kale, poppyseed dressing, water

walk 45 minutes at work

Wednesday pm snack - leftover green smoothie, water

Wednesday dinner - baked potato, thai chicken bites, cooked vegetables

walk 15 minutes at home

Wednesday evening snack - froyo, fruit, granola

Thursday breakfast - green smoothie, water

Thursday am snack - poppyseed cakereally.big.mistake.

Thursday lunch - spring mix, cucumber, bell pepper, kale, thai chicken bites, poppyseed dressing, water

walk 30 minutes at work

Thursday dinner - baked potato, thai chicken bites, cooked vegetables

walk 15 minutes at home

Thursday evening binge - pb&j, froyo, fruit gah!

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

OhioRaven on 09/06/2013:
Gah !

Umpqua on 09/06/2013:
Thursday doesn't sound too bad - your evening treats are pretty healthy. I hope you have a nice weekend!

grannyannie on 09/06/2013:
Not too bad. Better than I'm doing! :/ Have a good weekend.

OArecovery on 09/06/2013:
dont beat yourself up. i agree with what everyone above has said- it does sound like it could've been much worse. progress not perfection! i hope you feel better tomorrow

V on 09/06/2013:
Well at least you had healthy foods during your binge.. Have a wonderful weekend friend <3

legcramps - Wednesday Sep 04, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Tuesday - walk 30 minutes at work (2 x 15 minutes)


Tuesday after work snack - 1/2 turkey sandwich

Tuesday dinner - wierd blue alcoholic drink that I rated 7.7 / 10, baked potato and thai chicken OMG so good

spent evening chatting with friends

Wednesday breakfast - treating myself to a mocha this morning! too bad there isn't a whole lot of 'mocha' in it! yay! cheers to Wednesdays and stale coffee that I paid $2 for!


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

OhioRaven on 09/04/2013:
I can't get on my bike today. Maybe I should take a work walk. Thanks, LC.

legcramps on 09/04/2013:
I can always count on my work walks ;)

Umpqua on 09/04/2013:
LOL on the mystery blue alcoholic drink! Your dinner sounds yummy though :)

grannyannie on 09/04/2013:
Have a lovely day!

V on 09/04/2013:
Man I would have made a few of the weird blue drink dinner!!! hahahahaha :P

So to answer your question I was all excited to do my first class at the Fitness Studio on Monday and lo and behold they were closed for the holiday(Labor day) :( I was more than bummed!! Anyhoo my plan is to do "Fitwall" class at the studio every Monday and I have created my own workout schedule implementing Insanity and Asylum..I have also decided to eat "cleaner"(5 or less ingredients for each dish,) to see if I can get more definition in the mid section..

Anyhoo I will give you all the details about FitWall on Monday, I am super excited :) Have a great evening!

hollybelle on 09/05/2013:
Yay for Blue drink Boo for stale coffee. That is where I draw the line, man!

legcramps - Tuesday Sep 03, 2013

Weight: 168.0

Where did my weekend go?

*temper tantrum*

Well, I don't even remember doing anything worthy of repeating here... some golf, yardwork, and watched the CFL game on Sunday.

Plan for the week:

- limit walks to 15 minutes in length, as often as possible

- do plyo workout twice this week, preferably early morning

- salads for lunch, get those greens in!

- no junk food!

- at least 2 litres of water every day

Monday breakfast - green smoothie, coffee, water

Monday lunch - spring mix, kale, cucumber, red pepper, poppyseed dressing

Monday snack - peach

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

Umpqua on 09/03/2013:
Good plan for the week, and today's salad sounds yummy!

OhioRaven on 09/03/2013:
Inspired !

V on 09/03/2013:
Awesome plan! I have revised mine too.. And I so hear you about the weekend..I guess it doesn't always have to be full of activity but darn it why does it have to go by so fast :( yep that was my *temper tantrum* LOL Have a good evening friend :)

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!

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