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legcramps - Wednesday Jul 23, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Breakfast - 2 eggs

Morning Snack - oatmeal with blueberries & almond milk

Lunch - peanut butter, raw veggies

Afternoon Snack - salad, lots of veggies, 1 egg, 1/3 cup rice, low calorie dressing

7pm Snack - cottage cheese, banana, raw veggies

8pm Dinner - chicken, rice, cooked veggies

Lots of water. Another great day!


Monday - groceries, slopitch (we lost :( that's two games lost and one more to go before playoffs)

Tuesday - massage, ride 6 miles no exercise today, that massage took away all my energy :) but I did do some stretching

Wednesday - ride 10 miles, deal with internet guy

Thursday - golf 3 par course, watch baseball game

Friday - yoga

Saturday - golf, yardwork

Sunday - long ride, hopefully hit 20 miles, housework

OhioRaven on 07/23/2014:
Who is Internet Guy ?

legcramps on 07/24/2014:
Oh, a service call! No stalker, just service!

SkinInTheGame on 07/24/2014:
The internet guy - we jumped all over that one! Funny!

legcramps - Tuesday Jul 22, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Breakfast - 2 eggs

Morning Snack - oatmeal with blueberries & almond milk

Lunch - peanut butter, raw veggies

Afternoon Snack - salad, lots of veggies, 1 egg, 1/3 cup rice, low calorie dressing

After Work Snack - cottage cheese, banana, raw veggies

Dinner - chicken, rice, cooked veggies

Lots of water. Great day!


Monday - groceries, slopitch (we lost :( that's two games lost and one more to go before playoffs)

Tuesday - massage, ride 6 miles

Wednesday - ride 10 miles, deal with internet guy

Thursday - golf 3 par course, watch baseball game

Friday - yoga

Saturday - golf, yardwork

Sunday - long ride, hopefully hit 20 miles, housework

legcramps - Monday Jul 21, 2014

Weight: 0.0

I see a few new names on the site - awesome :) welcome!!


Friday - bike ride 45 minutes

Saturday - golf, 18 holes (4 hours)

Sunday - cut grass 50 minutes; golf, 15 holes (4 hours)

I finally got caught up on my housework over the weekend, which feels completely fabulous ;)


Breakfast - 2 eggs, oatmeal with blueberries & almond milk

Morning Snack - peanut butter, raw veggies

Lunch - salad, lots of veggies, low calorie dressing

Afternoon Snack - cottage cheese or yogurt, banana, raw veggies

Dinner - lean beef or chicken, rice, cooked veggies

Indulgence - coffee with creamer (limit 1 per day)

Gonna give this a try for the week. I am still struggling with late night eating.


Monday - slopitch

Tuesday - massage, ride 6 miles

Wednesday - ride 10 miles

Thursday - golf 3 par course

Friday - yoga

Saturday - golf, yardwork

Sunday - long ride, hopefully hit 20 miles, housework

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/21/2014:
looks like good meal planning this week for sure! lots of veggies do help, even if they are cooked in sauce they are still pretty low cal! Also, I forgot how nice & satisfying shirataki noodles are from the supermarket. They sell them in many supermarkets now. These noodles are full of fiber and you can mix them into any meal (as long as there is good flavoring). and you will be full!

SkinInTheGame on 07/22/2014:
Omg - I need to break the urges to eat after work and after track too! Some days I can and some days like last night - I can't - it's the Monday curse!

Love your plan for the week! Stick to it and you will be so happy with yourself!

legcramps - Friday Jul 18, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Had a lovely day off work yesterday; went golfing in the morning and did some shopping in the afternoon. I needed a mental health day from work; I could feel my anger levels rising and yesterday I managed to cool my beans ;)

I might get on the bike for a ride today. My knee is still a little swollen and i'm not sure the 18 holes of golf really helped too much, but I must press forward and stop babying it. It's definitely feeling much better than last week, so that's a good thing.

The plan is to spend the weekend catching up on house and yard work, and keep bleaching the basement. I'm also going to come up with a better plan for my meals for the week. I had them pretty well planned out this week, but there were too many leftovers in the fridge to tempt me!

SkinInTheGame on 07/20/2014:
You are so right - make out food plan and commit to only eating what's on the plan! If you feel like you are going to give in - have a plan like "then I'll have a cuppa tea".

I say this all the time - time for a cuppa! I got that from someone on this site and I use it!

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 16, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Mmnn, fried rice leftovers today.

I don't make fried rice often because it's too time consuming for me (I'm a cook it in five and eat it in two kind of girl), but it sure was worth it yesterday. I cooked the rice and chicken ahead of time and let them cool in the fridge. I used brown, wild rice and quinoa, and seasoned the chicken breasts with paprika, among other things. I am a huge fan of paprika.

I started the fry with  white onion, then added: red pepper, garlic, and green onion. I left out eggs because I don't have any raw eggs left in the fridge. Once that was cooked down a bit, I added the cooked rice, some teriyaki sauce, and soy sauce. I added the chicken last and let it just warm up basically. Delicious! We also had roasted carrots and boiled broccoli with herb & garlic shredded cheese as the sides.

I didn't do any exercise yesterday; PT did electrotherapy on my knee to try and reduce the swelling, but I think she poked and prodded a little too much after that. It's kind of sore now, and the swelling didn't go down much. She wrapped it for me, which only scared my company into thinking there was something seriously wrong with my knee. I assured them I was fine. Still taking aleve, so we'll see what that does.

Had a nighttime snack of chips and cheese and am not very happy about it, but will simply try and do better today.

Food yesterday: water, coffee, cottage cheese with blueberries and pineapple, chicken potato casserole, yogurt and 1/2 banana, chicken fried rice with carrots and broccoli, chips and cheese. Believe it or not, it added up to around 1800 calories, which still isn't all that bad!

KTbabyweight on 07/16/2014:
Ooh that fried rice sounds delicious - I will have to try making it! Well done on the good calorie day!

thenewMLE on 07/18/2014:
Thanks for the fried rice method! I really wanted to do this with the LoMein, but maybe I will just do it next week as a side dish. Take care of that knee!

legcramps - Tuesday Jul 15, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Visited with a friend after work yesterday; we both have had knee difficulty during the flooding, although she has had trouble with both knees. She also mentioned two others who have had knee problems, so we are going to start a Knee Support Group ;) We'll meet each week at someone's house and sit in the backyard with our knees elevated, drinking margaritas ;) Good group, if you ask me!

It took me awhile to cook supper yesterday so I snuck in a few snacks along the way - pb sandwich, a little slice of french toast bake, hashbrown casserole. This is what happens when I have many leftovers in the fridge. I should have just left my snacks as my supper, but the fried rice with chicken and veggies was too hard to resist trying, so I had a small bowl of that as well.

At least I didn't go to bed hungry.

I need to stop all the At Home Snacking. If i'm going to be honest, I wasn't even all that hungry. I probably could've waited for supper to be cooked. Must start walking in a forward direction instead of a backward one!

PT appt today and will hopefully get ultrasound on my knee. Then will decide what to do about my knee. I took two Aleve so far and that seems to be helping slightly so I might give it a few more days before I ask my doctor.

I have company coming for supper today and i'm making another batch of chicken fried rice with some baked carrots and broccoli. And tomorrow I need to get back into the basement and start cleaning it again, and maybe cut the grass. Geez that grass grows fast!

Horn_of_plenty on 07/15/2014:
My best friend would love u!!! She LOVES chicken fried rice. It's mostly the only thing she orders when we go out for Thai/Chinese/Japanese. Sorry about yours knees but u had me laughing about the support group! I am very excited for the concert tonight!!

thenewMLE on 07/15/2014:
Glad you enjoyed your company, now it's back to business at hand! I hope your knee isn't too badly messed up. Maybe it's just doctor's orders to stay off it and let it heal kind of a thing. Sounds like you make a killer fried rice. We are doing LoMein tonight, and I offered to make fried rice, but hubby says it is easier to buy it. I like to cook fresh because I know what is in stuff. I have never done a fried rice. Care to share your recipe? Enjoy dinner and company!

legcramps - Monday Jul 14, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Good Monday Morning!

My weekend was pretty good; i'm always sad to see Monday come, but today it means that all my company is gone and the house is empty once again.

Aside from being pretty tired all weekend, it was nice to have so many people around. Different, for sure!

Once everyone left yesterday, I re-filled my fridge with some essentials for the week, and tried a new recipe. I made quiche in a muffin tin; it worked great! Now I can have a much more nutritious breakfast in the mornings.

I have some leftover chicken and potato casserole for lunch, and I picked up some snack items - fruit, yogurt, cottage cheese. I should have no excuse to eat junk this week.

My knee is quite swollen; it has been for over a week now. I have a physio appointment tomorrow after work, so will wait and see what she thinks about it. I think there's some fluid buildup, and i'm a little frightened it might cause a blood clot.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/14/2014:
it's good you are taking care of your knee, too bad you had to deal with it all week! I'm glad you had a nice weekend. personally, one the weekend I tend to need almost a full day to myself each weekend for laundry, gym, errands. usually I can be done and ready for dinner with someone or a small get together later on in the afternoon, but usually one day is just shot for the most part getting all my things done, which I don't mind. LOL, if I had company, I would probably need Monday off lol.

legcramps on 07/15/2014:
We are so alike! I desperately need to do laundry and clean the house, but wasn't able to get to it on the weekend so now it's probably going to have to wait until Friday! Should have taken Monday off :)

legcramps - Friday Jul 11, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Another good day yesterday, thank goodness.

My Mom has moved in to my spare room for a couple of nights. She arrived late last night without telling me she would be so late (I was already sleeping) and I still had to show her to her room and give her some instructions on the bathroom before I could go back to bed. I was a little grumpy about it, and therefore didn't get much sleep last night. Also, from the moment she set foot in my house she was already pointing things out that I should be doing better.

I do not enjoy being constantly told what i'm doing wrong. I also don't enjoy being taken advantage of in that she didn't really care what time she arrived at my place. She could easily have arrived sooner, but instead chose to go to my grandma's first to chat with them before coming to my place.

But otherwise, it was a good day! Honest! After work I ran a few errands and picked up the last of the odds and ends I should need for the weekend. Once home, I cut the grass, got my bike back (yay!), and then went over to grandma's for a visit with her and my uncle.

My basement is slowly drying out. A friend of mine picked up a Red Cross bucket wtih cleaning supplies in it for me to use when i'm cleaning the basement. It was very thoughtful of her and much appreciated.

I also received a phone call that my fridge that the movers dropped is going to be completely replaced today! Yay! That's pretty exciting news :)

The rest of my company arrives this evening. I hope they won't give me as much tension as my Mother does :)

thenewMLE on 07/11/2014:
Yeah for the bike ride and the grass cutting!!! Don't worry about Mom, they tend to be our worst critics!! Glad the basement is drying and the new fridge is exciting!!! this looks like the way to a fun weekend. Enjoy your company!!

SkinInTheGame on 07/13/2014:
Legs - you are a trooper! You have all this going on and you still have a great attitude - good for you!

legcramps - Thursday Jul 10, 2014

Weight: 0.0

It's been a slow process, but I think i'm finally gaining control over my house and home. Yesterday, after running an errand for Grandma, I bought groceries and stocked up the fridge for the weekend.

I stopped by to play with my Godson for a bit after that, and ate some humble pie when a friend of a friend started talking about how she needs to replace her furnace and water heater. I don't have to because I saved mine from going underwater, so I felt a bit humbled in that everyone is feeling stress these days around these parts. I need to be conscious and respectful of this.

Anyways, after that I went for a bike ride and it was wonderful. Just what the doctor ordered! It wasn't very long, just over to a friend's to drop it off and visit with her for awhile. She is going to take it in to the shop to get the gears checked.

I was feeling so much better, and so when I got home I finally attacked that spare room and got it put together. Now the only thing left to do before my company arrives is to clean the bathroom, buy some ant killer (they found a spot to come into my house), and cut the grass. I am hoping to get all this done tonight after work.

You know, as long as it doesn't rain. Too soon?

thenewMLE on 07/10/2014:
Sounds like a great day yesterday!!! One day at a time... Don't you like the feeling from a good bike ride? Those accomplishments may seem small to some, but they are gigantic in the whole scheme of things!! I hope today is a great one too. Have fun with your company!!

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 09, 2014

Weight: 0.0

Oh my God you guys. If I weren't so exhausted, the last 14 hours would have been spent sobbing my brains out.

The movers dropped my fridge.

I can't get the lights to work in the bathroom and there are no electricians in this town! I will have to pay for them to travel here, fix the lights, and travel back. Bloody hell!

My garage is a complete disaster because of everything i've had to stuff into it in the past few weeks.

I am in overload, completely.

I live minimally; the less I have, the less chaos lives inside my brain. I'm not blaming here, but the constant stream of 'things' coming into my house from my mother's place is driving me insane. The straw that broke the camel's back is the GIGANTIC fridge the movers dropped. I mean, whatever, stuff happens and that's why we carry insurance, but SERIOUSLY?

I guess I just don't have enough going on. Yes, i'm feeling sorry for myself. Today is cuddle-time with my misery.

thenewMLE on 07/09/2014:
I can honestly say my heart goes out to you. Weather disasters that cause natural personal disasters are very hard to deal with and I speak from experience. After not only Katrina, but 3 other floods, I find it so difficult because many around you are experiencing the same thing if not worse. You can't get the moral support or even the personal help because all help is being used. It was so kind of you to hand out those relief baskets at the hospital. One thing that helped me somewhat was to remind myself that some people were affected worse than I was. I know that it didn't make my situation any better, but it helped me be grateful that I wasn't any worse. And other peoples stuff... That's a whole other issue!! I'm sorting out my feelings about "stuff" right now. But I don't seem to have enough hours in a day to deal with it all. Take a deep breath and know that you can be and will be in control of everything, maybe just not today! Don't overwhelm or beat yourself up. Take a small area, things, or project at a time. ON YOUR TIME SCHEDULE! Disasters complicate life more than anyone will ever know and you will still be untangling yourself and the rest of the world will have forgotten what you went through. For your own sanity, handle yourself day to day. My thoughts and prayers are with you!

legcramps on 07/10/2014:
THANK YOU! This is exactly what I needed to hear.

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