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legcramps - Friday Sep 07, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Yesterday was another good day to write up in the books.

I cooked my meatballs and tried to wait patiently for them to finish cooking before digging in. I usually eat dinner earlier than most people (like, 5pm... or right when I get home from work at 4pm...) so it was hard to wait, I was hungry. Man, were they worth the wait! I spiced them up with some chili sauce I found at the grocery store, and served boiled potatoes and fresh cucumber salad. The sweet part about making a large batch of meatballs is that I now have enough leftovers to last me for a long time. I may have to freeze some of it.

Today I was able to get some exercise in. The undersoles of my feet are still showing signs of a rash, but I think if I keep socks and runners on it might be okay. I did another yoga workout and at lunchtime i'm going to do some walking. Wasn't up early enough for Insanity today!

Then later i'm having dinner with my BFF to celebrate her becoming a business owner! I am so excited for her! I will have to order us a couple glasses of bubbly :)

Right after work today I made a massage appointment FINALLY! so i'm really looking forward to that. Goals for today are to drink as much water as possible before and after my massage.

After I drink my coffee quota, of course.

Have a great weekend everyone! I'm freaking excited about mine!

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

grannyannie on 09/07/2012:
Mmm...meal sounds yummy! Enjoy your massage!

V on 09/07/2012:
Please by all means send me updates/thoughts/comments. I am super excited for you as well, you must give me a little background on D :) I am sure you will enjoy the massage this evening, this will def make you a little more at ease for tomorrow! yayyyyy

IndependentEm93 on 09/07/2012:
I soo need a massage enjoy it for me!

sweetpea1977 on 09/10/2012:
I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

legcramps - Thursday Sep 06, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Mornings are normally hard for me. I wander around the house, not quite awake, not quite asleep, not really looking at anything in particular. I have to shower every morning or I don't feel completely awake until mid-morning. Working out is even better; the surge of adrenaline really helps me to face the day. Today was no exception. And without a morning workout scheduled, what did that mean for me?

That meant I forgot to put my ingredients into the crockpot (meatballs) this morning. Not a huge deal, i'll go home for lunch and do it then, or do it right after work and eat a little later tonight. The little things just piss me off sometimes, you know?

I got another chunk of to-do items done yesterday, and i'm rearing to keep the streak going today. If all goes as planned, I should only have yardwork left for this weekend. Why i'm doing my spring cleaning in the fall i'll never know, but I need to act on the impulse or it'll never get done!

And i'm glad I may not have much to do this weekend, because D called last night and we're planning on golfing a lot of the weekend away. I was surprised that he called after my freak show, but then I realized I am ALL THAT and of course he would call heheh because who would want to GIVE UP on the PRIZE that is me? Anyhoo. I hope he enjoys sarcasm.

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

liza36 on 09/06/2012:
Of course D would call, of course YOU are the prize! I'll look forward to details after the weekend.

It's always so nice to have the to-do list shrink. Mine is only growing longer at the moment. Enjoy your day.

hollybelle on 09/06/2012:
I'm not surprised he called anyway - what's life without a little excitment! Have fun golfing.

grannyannie on 09/06/2012:
Your mornings sound like mine. I'm in a daze for a while.

I do spring cleaning when the motivation hits me - doesn't matter when!

RYC: we'll likely do some overnight Glasgow trips, at least for husband's birthday in November. No big trips until January.

V on 09/06/2012:
Hahahahahahahahahaha :) The eye is on the prize for D..Okay please stay calm don't do anything spastic and by all means if you need some moral support/courage/thoughts/ideas please send me a line or two, I got ya..I have faith that you will do well on your outing!

legcramps - Wednesday Sep 05, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It's almost unbelievable, but I got the majority of my to-do list for yesterday accomplished, even including a visit from a friend and watching some Ghost Whisperer episodes in the evening! I really just wanted to take a nap after work, but I forced myself to keep moving. Thank goodness I did, because I have another big list for today.

No walking to work for me this week, in order to give my feet a rest. I also let myself sleep in this morning. All my energy needs to go into getting the house in order before the snow starts to fall. I know it's still early, but you never know what Mother Nature will pull out of her socks next.

Today i'm going to try to make crockpot meatballs and potatoes fresh from the garden for tomorrow's meals. Doesn't that sound delicious? It does to me. Unfortunately, besides a meal of green beans, potatoes and onions were about all I could find in the garden that was still edible. Too bad.

Staff appreciation BBQ today at work; they're serving burgers, cucumber salad and watermelon. I think i'm over watermelon now that it's no longer hot outside. But i'm still in love with cucumber salad!

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

grannyannie on 09/05/2012:
Meatballs and potatoes sounds good to me, especially from your own garden. Hope you get everything done on your to do list. Enjoy the BBQ.

V on 09/05/2012:
Sounds good to me too :P I can't believe you guys are already anticipating SNOW..Wow I will gladly trade places with you anytime you want!!I am so looking forward to cool weather but unfortunately this won't happen til Dec/Jan :( By cool I mean in the 60's still not cool enough for me but I will take it. Have a good one <3

hollybelle on 09/05/2012:
Meatballs and potatoes in the crockpot? Or just the meatballs? Either way sounds good. I may make some mini meatloaves soon!

liza36 on 09/06/2012:
The crockpot meal sounds delicious!

legcramps - Tuesday Sep 04, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Well, I don't think i'm still feeling lethargic from jetlag. I think there is something wrong. I'm taking decongestants because my sinuses keep plugging up, my throat is sore and my neck hurts. Sounds like a virus or infection to me.

I've also noticed a rash of bumps on the bottom (soft middle part) of my foot. Yep, definitely fighting something so i'd better keep my eye on this in case it gets worse.

Anyways, let's get to the weekend recap!

Saturday I went to the city to visit with Dad. I stayed there longer than i'd first intended, so I didn't get back home until around dinnertime. I called up my Bff and we got hot dog supplies and margarita mix and headed to her place to "fake camp" for the evening LOL. I needed to just relax and let loose. We sat around her firepit most of the night and it was awesome! I still managed to get a worrisome phone call from my Dad's ex; stirring up trouble and creating drama.

Bff's hubby came home after golfing and brought a friend with him (let's call him D); i'm not sure, and i'm freaking out a little bit about this, but he might be cool. That's all i'm going to say about that LOL, but I will add that it was a pretty good night ;)

Sunday afternoon (yeah, I didn't wake up too early) I went golfing for over three hours, then to a friend's BBQ.

Monday I did nothing. Really. I think I was still recovering from Saturday night! D stopped by for a few minutes and then I cut the conversation short because I was freaking out a little bit. Apparently, i'm not good at this whole boy-girl thing. I watched a lot of movies, did a little bit of cleaning, and started a to-do list for the week.

And that brings us to today! I have a crapload of things to do! Yay! Happy Monday!

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

V on 09/04/2012:
Hahahahahahahahaha LOVE it..Sooo "D" huh? I guess you must be attracted if he is making ya all skittish..LOL Just act like a little Fonzie and be "cool" next time he pops by, invite him in, don't shoo him away, if you are a bit tongue tied just let him do all the talking or just pop in a movie(that way you won't have to talk)nothing too mushy... You must keep me posted on this! Have a good one my friend :)

V on 09/04/2012:
I am sure he may have been a bit confused by your actions but maybe you didn't scare him off completely. Maybe call him and invite him for dinner(okay maybe not if you are not able to carry on a conversation, but then again you could have a drink or two for some liquid courage?) LOL Aww I think you have a slight case of Puppy Love ;)

thenewmle on 09/04/2012:
I hope you feel better! Please take care of yourself. Your weekend sounds like fun. I get a little girlie time with my BFF, but she carries a lot of drama with her kids. I miss my high school BFF and those fun times when we didn't have so much responsibility. I hope you get to see D again - keep us in the loop! Hope you have a great week!

legcramps - Friday Aug 31, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Well CRAP. CRAPPITY CRAP. CRAP. At least it's Friday!

I went to Grandma's yesterday for dinner - she fed me stuffed squash, grilled chicken and cucumber salad. What a smart and healthy gramma! And then we had lemon cupcakes for dessert

I brought squash leftovers home so that's what i'll be having today for lunch. She also gave me a giant squash to cook however I want, and a big bag of cucumbers that i'm going to slice into cucumber salad after work today. My backpack was pretty heavy during the walk home!

After reading for about 5 seconds, I fell asleep on the couch.

This morning has been rough ever since opening my eyes and realizing that I was still on the couch.

I had some trouble getting up. I squished myself into such a wierd position when I was sleeping that it was literally difficult to unwind myself in order to get up off the couch. Finally, I managed to, then proceeded to limp and drag my way to the bathroom to change for Insanity. In half an hour I was able to slowly get my workout clothes on, prep my Glutamine drink, and tie the shoelaces on my runners before "pressing play" on the workout.

I got through the warmup. Today was Cardio Power & Resistance and the warmup was awesome. I was loving it! I was pumped up! Life was good!

Then we stretched - all good. I had some water and nearly threw up. Uh-oh, what's going on?

We started power jumping. Okay, THEY started power jumping and I watched. The remainder of the workout was spent like this: try, try, stop, watch, drink water, feel sick, try, try, etc.

Also? My SHINS were so sore! I want to try another run tomorrow morning, but I don't know how i'm going to accomplish that if my shins won't play along.

I still walked to work because i'm stubborn like that. I feel okay right now, but we'll see how the day plays out. Maybe I caught a bug or something. That would explain why i've not gotten over my jetlag yet.

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

liza36 on 08/31/2012:
Hopefully you'll feel better and it's not a bug. So, how are you going to cook the squash? Have a great weekend.

grannyannie on 08/31/2012:
Hope you feel better and get some energy. Have a good weekend.

V on 08/31/2012:
I wish I could accompany you to your Nana's you think she would fill my backpack with goodies too?? That would be RAD (yep I just said that) I hope your shins are good to go for your run tomorrow. <3 Have a great weekend!

Bikiniwax85 on 08/31/2012:
Lol.. love your post very humorous at least to me it is! :D Always feel good after a work out as well. I always feel like i'm "all that" lol.. I hope the jetlag will go off soon!

mcwoo40 on 09/04/2012:
Hello :-)

legcramps - Thursday Aug 30, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I should have brought some advil to work with me this morning...

After work yesterday I made myself a snack size cheese and crackers (score for portion control!) using triscuits and mozza cheese, the gentlest cheese on my stomach. Then I alllllllmooooost fell asleep. I did not insert toothpicks because I didn't want to go blind, so instead I drove downtown and got a couple packs of my current favorite beer, NewCastle Brown Ale. I plopped four into a cooler, and headed over to the BBQ.

They made chicken and beef burgers, so I had chicken and some pasta salad that was so delicious I could have eaten the entire bowl. Thankfully, I stopped after a 1/4 cup because I knew I had some beer to drink LOL.

I didn't think i'd finish four beer, but I did. As well as half a bottle of Motts Ceasar. I didn't particularly like the way it tasted, so i'm not sure why I drank half the bottle. Probably because i'd already had four beer?

Anyways, I flew into bed when I got home late last night, and this morning was here in the blink of a very bloodshot eye.

You'll be about as surprised as I was to learn that I still got up and did a yoga workout that V sent me. With bloodshot eyes. In the dark because there was a power outage in town this morning. And then I walked to work. I know, I know, I don't even recognize myself LOL.

Tonight I have dinner with Grandma and then i'm going home and avoiding the rest of the beer that's in the fridge.

If I walk into a desk at work today, it will be for a whole other reason than simply because i'm clumsy. My brain is trying very hard to focus, but it's not going well.

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

Tangalyn~ on 08/30/2012:
hehe sounds like u had a good day :).. great job! i might have to try this beer, dont think ive seen it before. hope u have a great day!

grannyannie on 08/30/2012:
OMG! I find that after 4 beers almost anything tastes good! Well done for getting up anyway and doing the yoga!

RYC thanks, that makes sense. But I have to have set limits. I know I can't trust my own judgement as far as food goes. I can raise the limits but I have to count the calories or I'm in trouble.

liza36 on 08/30/2012:
Impressive you did a workout!

V on 08/30/2012:
Hahahahahahaha :) I love your recap from last night :) I am assuming that Motts Cesar is Cider and Clamato Juice?? Or is Motts a vodka? If it was indeed Cider, yes you were prolly buzzed...LOL No worries my friend, your flexibility will improve with each class.. Skip is hilarious BTW, he is the only one that bitches to Chalene in the videos..My fave line of his "This is EXtreme Chalene" Hahahaha..Hope you have a good evening and this is a preview of Overtime


legcramps - Wednesday Aug 29, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Boy, my calves are killing me.

This morning I had some trouble getting down the stairs to the bathroom, so I decided to swap insanity classes and I did the cardio recovery class today. I know it wasn't much and didn't make me sweat the way I was hoping to sweat today, but I think I needed the extra stretching. I also have stretching on the calendar for tomorrow morning; two straight days of stretching and i'm hoping my calves will feel a bit better afterwards. We'll see!

I'm pretty sure i'm doing everything else I need to for recovery - drinking lots of water, getting my protein levels in for each day. It really doesn't help that I sit all day long at work in front of a computer, but I try to get up every two hours and move around a bit.

In the end, it's possible that my glutes just aren't strong enough to put up with all the pounding i'm putting them through. I remember during my first phase of insanity that I felt like this for the first couple of weeks and then the soreness wasn't quite so bad, so maybe I just need to pull through for a while and suck it up.

I walked to work again this morning. Last night I managed to fall asleep on the couch right before having to leave for the dinner I had planned, so I missed it! I don't know if it's jetlag or what, but GEEZ I just yearn for sleep these days LOL. No problems getting back into THAT routine haha!

Tonight I have a friend's BBQ to attend. I am going to insert toothpicks into my eyes when I get home after work.

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

grannyannie on 08/29/2012:
Hope your calves feel better. I stretch any time I've done cardio, especially the bike. You're doing great.

V on 08/29/2012:
I sent you the yoga class :) Please don't insert toothpicks in your eyes, you could go blind ;) LOL Have a good one crazy girl!

legcramps - Tuesday Aug 28, 2012

Weight: 166.0

My calves are sore from the insanity class yesterday, but it still felt good to walk it out on the way to work this morning. My exercise today is walking to work and home. A down day!

I'm still trying to get back into some kind of a routine; yesterday I was so tired by 6:30 pm that I went upstairs to bed! Aside from some thrashing and clawing at pillows, I managed to sleep until morning.

I already feel tired so I think it's probably from getting a little too much sleep through the night. If I can manage to, i'd like to get the grass cut today after work. Then I have a retirement supper to attend at 6pm, so here's hoping I don't fall asleep before I get there!

Putting in some effort today at work to get some files off my desk. Coming back after three weeks off is terribly difficult!

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

grannyannie on 08/28/2012:
Well done on the workout! Don't know if you stretch afterwards but it will cut down on the soreness. You must have been exhausted to sleep for so long! Guess you needed it. Hope you have enough energy for the party tonight.

V on 08/28/2012:
I am sure you might still have a bit of jet lag from your trip.. yeah def add an extended stretch after your classes..Too bad that you don't have relief class(Asylum) This one really is a true stretch class 25 minutes(no pushups, no jumping, no squats) It is like a body snatcher took over..At first I was like WTF? this isn't Shaun..LOL Anyhoo I don't know how you feel about yoga but I have a 20 minute You Tube class I could send your way via fb that might help :)

Hopefully you put a huge dent in your files today <3 Have a good one!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2012:
I hope you put a dent in your files too! welcome back! :-)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/29/2012:
What is in your glutamine smoothie!?

legcramps - Monday Aug 27, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Good Monday Morning Peeps!

I was up at 4:45 am this morning, so I managed to get quite a bit accomplished. I did the Insanity Plyo Cardio Circuit class, showered, ate a very filling breakfast and drank my Glutamine, got ready for work, and WALKED to work! Sounds like a full day already LOL.

I got to work early as well, so I was able to plow through my growing pile of e-mails and just got finished with them now. Thought i'd take a break to log on here and see how you're all doing to start off the week!

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

V on 08/27/2012:
Nice going with the early wake time! Even betta, i like that you chose Plyo as your first class(or are you following the schedule?) I can't wait to do round 2, i have 15 more days in the Asylum and then it's on! (well after a 2 week break as suggested by Shaun T) Asylum def lives up to it's name, it takes a mad man to do this...LOL

grannyannie on 08/27/2012:
Wow. You woke up with fully charged batteries! You go girl!

hollybelle on 08/27/2012:
Wow - early riser you are! Good start to the week for you!

V on 08/27/2012:
RYC, your plan sound like a good one to me :) I am sure you will rock it out again!! Hurrah

supercheese on 08/27/2012:
hope you had a great day!

legcramps - Sunday Aug 26, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Out for an almost two hour walk this morning; it is so windy and cold here! I hate it, it means winter is approaching :(

I should probably do some yardwork today, but i'd rather watch 5 hours of Big Brother that I missed while I was away on holidays ;) so we'll see which one wins out! I also have a brand new Janet Evanovich book to read. Last day of holidays and back to work tomorrow so i'd better make the best of it.

Have a great day all! And congrats to V for graduating the Insanity Program! We rock! I'm starting back on it tomorrow morning!

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

V on 08/26/2012:
Insanity all the way baby! Thanks girl :) I would def do something fun on my last day of vacation, those chores can WAIT..LOL Have gooder ;)

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