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legcramps - Monday Jul 07, 2014

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Thank goodness my basement is no longer taking in water like... well, like whatever takes in water really fast. It is a lot slower and the pumps seem to be handling it nicely. But i'm not relaxing until that basement is bone dry!

So this week will be spent disinfecting the basement with bleach. I also want to clean the upstairs spare room and vacuum the carpets, as i'm getting company this weekend. And while i'm at the list of things to do, add moving my fridge, stove, and old treadmill into my garage, and moving in a new fridge and stove. That's happening tomorrow.

I also need to check with my insurance and then send paperwork into our provincial Disaster Relief Fund, and buy our staff a bunch of baskets with candy and chocolate for the work they did to keep our hospital safe.

Does anyone want to fly up here and help me out for a few days? LOL. Ok, one thing at a time then.

P.S. My Mom is also moving at the end of this week, so there's that too.


Maria7 on 07/07/2014:
Wow! How busy you have been! That is nice that you have a basement...we used to have one but had it covered over, it kept filling up with water and we decided to do away with it....it was on the outside of our house but next to it. So...yes, there's a basement covered over (unusable now, cause it was filled up with things before it was covered over) in our back yard. That sounds real nice about getting a new stove and fridge...bet you will enjoy that! With your staff and your Mom, sounds like a very busy but rewarding week! :-)

legcramps - Wednesday Jul 02, 2014

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Holy ****. Pardon my language, but seriously.

My city is in a state of emergency; we are flooding. The hospital and long term care facility has been evacuated. It has been a really horrible five or so days. I have been constantly in my basement, bailing water.

I got food poisoning on Saturday too, to add insult to injury. I don't want you to get a visual, but it was tough trying to bail water and not throw up. I think i've lost about five pounds from not eating anything but crackers and gingerale. I'm actually scared to eat anything more than that.

My body is sore so I know I am getting my exercise in. I've also taken this opportunity to wear my pretty pink rubber boots.

The sun is out and shining and hopefully drying things up finally. If my grass is dry enough I am going to have a fire pit party tonight and will try to eat a smokie for dinner.

Sorry if I don't make any sense; I am a little delirious from all the stress and effort of trying to save my basement.

Horn_of_plenty on 07/03/2014:
Ohhh no :( so sad for you. Awwww, sorry to hear about how the flooding has screwed up your basement again. I also feel terrible for the city and the nuisance and devastation the flooding may have caused some people. I guess this is because of hurricane Arthur? So terrible! I wish that things turn up for u soon, legs :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/05/2014:
legs, are things looking up for you today??

legcramps on 07/06/2014:
Still working on bailing out my basement, but it hasn't flooded so I'm very grateful. We are still in a state of emergency but the water levels are starting to lower now thank goodness! Hoping to be able to post again tomorrow :)

legcramps - Friday Jun 27, 2014

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Coffee, chicken BLT salad, carrot muffin, 1/2 banana, last serving of crackers & cheese

Mow lawn - 60 minutes

shop-vaccing water - 20 minutes

And thank goodness I did cut the grass because now it's raining cats and dogs. Expected to get over three inches today in rainfall. I will be popping out every so often to monitor my basement, but when I checked it before I left work this morning it already had standing water so I think I might be in trouble!

Whatever will be, will be.

thenewMLE on 06/27/2014:
Who is doing this rain dance??? They need to stop!! Sorry about your basement. We don't have basements because we live below sea level, but I would hate to have one and then have to worry about water intrusion ruining my stuff. I'm worried about hurricane season because the intensity of these storms have been so severe I think something isn't right in the atmosphere! Have a great weekend!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 07/01/2014:
Hey legs! sorry it's raining so much...and I really do hope that the water didn't pose any damage to your house!

lately, what I'm finding is, I'm making it much more mandatory to drink COCONUT water throughout the day - at least at breakfast. It's similar to having a banana and I feel that since when I had bloodwork done - postassium was low - that this is going to help me.

these two weeks are the first two weeks in MONTHS that I notice very positive progress in my legs. my PT is pushing me to try to run, but I'm going to wait until August for sure - I am not rushing it as legs still hurt at the end of the day. Do you have any advice? do you think I should run like he said now, 2-3 minutes, just to condition myself at PT? or should I wait till August?

legcramps - Thursday Jun 26, 2014

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Bagel, crackers & cheese, oatmeal with banana and almond milk, burger, crackers & cheese

There's only enough crackers & cheese for one more serving (that's a Legcramps-size serving) thank goodness. It was a bad idea, and not one i'm likely to make again for a while.

Slopitch - 1 & 1/2 hours

Stretching - 5 minutes

Shop-vaccing the water out of the basement - 20 minutes and 4 full loads

All the rain we've had; it only makes sense that my basement should get some of it too. I should have gotten on top of it sooner but because I didn't, I have a little bit of work ahead of me.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/26/2014:
sorry to hear of your crackers and cheese incident. lol, no wonder I never buy cheese! :) if I did, oh, the trouble I'd be in! hahaha sorry to hear about the basement water. lately, I am just trying to do the very least in terms of weightloss. it's a struggle with the desk job and leg problems, as you know so well. it's like we're two women living parallel lives...wish it wasn't so for both of us!

legcramps on 06/26/2014:
Yeah, I went for a walk to the grocery store the other day and got shin splints right away. Man, did it suck having to shuffle the rest of the way to the store and then back home again :( I really wish we could figure this out!

OhioRaven on 06/26/2014:
Yay ! For Slo-Pitch.

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 25, 2014

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Very sore from working out on Monday; must ask people to do things for me (i.e. reach for objects since my arms won't go higher than my shoulders).

Coffee, salad, oatmeal, burger and then snacked on crackers and cheese.

Bike Ride - 20 minutes

Walk - 20 minutes

Yardwork - 10 minutes

Napped on the couch and missed the baseball game in town. Oh well.

thenewMLE on 06/25/2014:
How are you enjoying your bike rides? It has rained everyday this week and I haven't been able to go. Hope you feel better soon!

legcramps on 06/25/2014:
I haven't been able to get out for a nice long ride so i'm getting a little antsy as well! Hopefully soon i'll be able to carve out some time for it.

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
Liked your meal plan - good exercised too!

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 24, 2014

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It took forever to get through the workday; and then I had an evening meeting on top of that. Went to a friend's birthday event and didn't get home until midnight. No exercise, but pretty decent eats.


Woke up early (had the day off work) and got started with errands. Packed the car and headed off on a road trip to our camping destination. Took 4 hours. Cabin was beautiful! Salad for lunch and burgers with pasta salad for supper - some munching in between. No exercise, unless you wanna count walking through the grocery store. It actually felt like a workout because it took so long to get all the things we needed, plus carry around a four-month-old child as well LOL. Late night staying up chatting.


Woke up early and went for a 30 minute morning walk near the lake. It was so lovely and relaxing. Did my stretches. Lunch was a smokie with pasta salad, and supper was chicken and potatoes. Delicious! Other munchies too - raw veggies and chips with dip, crackers and cheese (a delicious garlic & herb cheese). Walked for some ice cream; up a hill and through some wet sand.  Took about half an hour. Went for a quad ride and got stuck in the mud. Late night staying up chatting - perhaps I also had a few wobblies.


Woke up early and did my stretches right away. Lunch was a french toast bake with potatoes and bacon, fruit and raw veggies wtih dip; supper was a hot dog with pasta salad and cut up chicken leftover from Saturday. The food this weekend was all so good! Walked twice today; around an hour total. Walked down to the marina where my cousins were fishing off the rocks and watched a fish attack my cousin LOL. My cousin was not terribly hurt and so it was hilarious. Not a late night - I just couldn't do it anymore!


Woke up early and did my stretches again. Had two pieces of toast with peanut butter for breakfast. Drove into town and met my cousin at the gym; she was there for a session with her personal trainer. I tagged along and got my ass whipped for over an hour. I'm not even kidding. There was a point where I was ready to blow chunks all over the place. Thank goodness I didn't completely embarrass myself! When I got back to the lake everyone was eating lunch, so I plated up right away and had myself a huge smorgasborg - apple, peanut butter, more pasta salad with chicken, more garlic & herb cheese with a full plate of raw veggies and some chips and dip. Packed and drove home and had another burger with some fries for supper. I snacked a lot today as well. There was a hole that I just couldn't fill ;)

That was long, but now we're all caught up!

SkinInTheGame on 06/25/2014:
So cool - you trip sounded like so much fun!!

legcramps - Thursday Jun 19, 2014

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I was strugging a bit yesterday with regard to my feelings about exercising and just... laying on the couch LOL. Eventually I managed to make a decision and get some walking in, which seems to be a recurring theme for this week... "eventually I managed to". But after a good lounge on the couch I was up and running around as normal. The weather is so rainy and dull right now, so maybe that's why i'm feeling a little extra 'blah' this week!

Walk - 35 minutes

Stretching - 10 minutes

Yoga - 10 minutes

I also finally did my dishes and took out the garbage ;)

I am really missing my bike lately, but the weather just isn't working in my favour. I would love to knock out a 20 mile ride - I know I would feel so much better afterwards!

thenewMLE on 06/19/2014:
It's frustrating when the weather doesn't cooperate! I have had weather issues plus life issues jumping in between me and my bike lately. Hopefully tonight "WE RIDE!!!" I know I would feel better too. Hope you have a better day!!

OhioRaven on 06/19/2014:
When I finally get to work, my ass is as flat as a pancake. But it puffs back out after some time. I'm glad to see you got off the couch. I'm really riding between the rain drops. It's been kinda rainy round here. I watch the weather A lot. I know if I don't ride I'll have to workout downstairs.

SkinInTheGame on 06/22/2014:
We are very alike!! Know that you don't always need to fire on all cylinders - there is nothing wrong with giving yourself downtime -

Then you "rally" and finish strong!!

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 18, 2014

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Is it just me, or is this week going SLOWLY? I wanted to go to sleep so badly last evening, but everytime I thought it was time for bed, I would look out the window and still see bright sunlight. God, it was awful. I should have gone for a long bike ride, but I didn't think it would be a good idea. Now I think it would have been a great idea and a great way to let off some nervous energy.

I got into my last batch of pumpkin roll last night. Every time I think there are no treats left in my house, I find something stuck in the back of the freezer or cupboard.

It may not seem like it, but I am okay with all this - the eating of the sugar just needs to happen from time to time, and I need to give my body an ample rest period. This is the week where I won't see any progress on the scale - but you can guarantee i'll see some progress in my mental health.

Bike Ride - commute to work (20 minutes)

Stretching - 10 minutes

Counting down to Friday; then road trip to the cabin and a *hopefully* great few days out of town!

thenewMLE on 06/18/2014:
Bike riding to work is awesome!!! I wish I could do that but the weather is so freaky and I am sooooo far away, it just isn't possible. Hope you enjoy your road trip at the cabin. How have you been? I had to pull away for awhile because of the wedding and graduation but I'm back to try and be accountable for a lot of bad judgement lately.

SkinInTheGame on 06/18/2014:
I am on vaca now - it's great! It is good for the mental health!

OhioRaven on 06/18/2014:
Hope you find some Peace this week LC. I know the days are getting longer but it's good for the vegetable garden. Take care.

Horn_of_plenty on 06/18/2014:
Wow it's like your entry was written by me! I think and feel the same as you about the sugar and rest and time to recharge. Everyone needs it, including us :)

soldiersara on 06/18/2014:
This week is so slow........totally

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 17, 2014

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Took the afternoon off work and SLEPT it away. Gosh was that nice. I don't know why I was so tired and grumpy, but I didn't need to be at work and acting like a biotch so i'm glad I went home. Eventually I managed to get up and do some things.

Walk - 40 minutes on treadmill

Yardwork - 1 hour (cut grass, weeding, build platform for a freezer i'm putting in the garage)

PT appointment - I had to swing my arms and focus on my spine instead of my feet while watching myself walk in a mirror. I noticed that I walk like a stick. I'm suspicious that my PT is attempting to help me without having to tell me that I don't know how to walk properly. She is very kind.

OhioRaven on 06/17/2014:
Hi, LC. Thanks for the welcome back. I peeked at the website from time to time and saw you never left. You are the smart one of our group. SuperCheese is back, I see MLE is here...it's almost like a reunion.

legcramps - Monday Jun 16, 2014

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Afternoon from hell; this caused me to go home angry and I pretty much stayed angry all evening. Know what that means? I ate more than I needed to and didn't do any exercise. I even fell asleep on the couch with a blue pen in my hand. Guess what happened to my white suede couch? If you guessed "got blue ink all over it", you'd be right.


Ugh. Still kinda angry, but I need to get going. Off to Grandma's for breakfast and then watching the parade with Mom, Dad, Grandma, and my friend and her son. Then lunch. Then lots of chatting and catching up. I am not an extrovert! The company exhausted me so much that after six hours of it I had to go home and take a nap. When I woke up, I proceeded to eat the fridge. I ended up not feeling very accomplished as I did nothing but visit and nap all day.


Since the last two days have been so sluggish, I know I need to get up and do something today. But it's hard! I don't feel like it. Finally, I get on the treadmill, since it's been raining outside for the last two days and I can't do anything outside. I feel slightly better after a half hour walk and some backwards walking to work on my balance skills, but I know it's nothing compared to the work i'd been putting in prior to the weekend. It feels a little defeating, and I sink into a bit of a pity party.

Tough few days, but I will survive. Hopefully it won't rain every bloody day this week so I can get out and do something.

soldiersara on 06/16/2014:
hey girl! Hope all is well! Hope youre not angry anymore! Its never worth it. Trust me, i've been angry for 8 months lol. Gained 25 lbs. not worth it.

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