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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.

legcramps - Friday Jun 13, 2014

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One thing out of my eats that I should have maybe thought about before stuffing it into my mouth - a delicious, mouth watering slice of butter tart, filled with pecans. I was at an evening meeting where we had a catered dinner; the rest of the meal was pretty uneventful - ham sandwich and tossed salad.

Long bike ride - 2 hours (22.5 miles)

Stretching - 15 minutes

PT appointment - she wrapped that darn achilles for me and we both agreed that some time off from slopitch could only benefit me in the long run. So I've decided three weeks off of slopitch and running, and continue everything else while listening to my body - stopping when things are hurting is something I really need to work on.

The 22.5 mile bike ride yesterday after work might have been a little too long, but I stretched well and iced afterwards and my knees only ache a little bit this morning! It looks like my goal of riding 30 miles by the end of summer might actually happen :)

legcramps - Thursday Jun 12, 2014

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I am getting really good at not overeating; yesterday my eats were just great. I've been switching things up a bit - having oatmeal late in the afternoon and then a later dinner that keeps me full enough until bedtime. It's been working great, and i'm not spending all evening thinking about whether or not I should have a treat.

Walk - 30 minutes easy walk around town

Slopitch - 1&1/2 hours

Did a lot more running than usual at slopitch and I just keep tweaking that darn ankle and achilles tendon in my right leg. I might have to back out of slopitch and completely stop jogging for the next couple of weeks and see what happens. I was even wearing a tensor around it, and it still got tweaked!

My bike and I will have to become besties.

SkinInTheGame on 06/12/2014:
That is great - make changes and you see a difference and your habits and behaviors change for the better as well!

Very happy for you and inspired by your post! Great job, Legs!

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 11, 2014

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Awesome eats; finished all the bison meat so now i'm back to chicken - my absolute, without a doubt, favorite!

Cutting Grass - 45 minutes (45 minutes? This is a new PR! Sometimes the yard takes me DAYS to cut!)

Yoga - 60 minutes

Dropped in on an outside yoga class for $10 a pop; she taught me a few new stretches for my hamstrings which was great, but I overdid the rest of the moves she taught and that ankle I rolled a couple weeks ago is acting up a bit now. And there is a slopitch game scheduled for tonight, so that's awesome. But the rest of the class was good, and being outside was a novelty for sure.

I had big plans to get 10 miles in on the bike as well, but the gusting winds frightened me into backing out. I'm glad I did, it would have been a hell of a hard ride.

PT appointment went fast as I didn't feel I had any issues; however once she started working on my legs I changed my mind fast. Funny how pains and aches can hide in the body! What I need is a good leg massage - I think that would feel wonderful right now on those hamstrings.

legcramps - Tuesday Jun 10, 2014

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Work brings me down, man. It might be time to start looking for something else.

Good eats, really looked forward to having another bison burger for dinner!

Hauling wood - 30 minutes

Stretching - 10 minutes

That's it; took it easy in preparation for a big day today, but we'll see if the weather cooperates.

PT appointment this morning; my hammies have been super tight for a while now, but other than that and my nagging achilles, no real issues! Good!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/10/2014:
Glad to hear you are chugging through my favorite coho chop train here :) haha keep up the great work cramps!

SkinInTheGame on 06/11/2014:
It's Wednesday - the weekend is right around the corner!!

legcramps - Monday Jun 09, 2014

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Lots of eats, including weekly bagel treat, chocolate bar, hot dog and potato chips. There really wasn't a reason, so i'm just going to live it, document it, and now forget it.

Rest day! Went camping, but decided to drive home because it was too darn cold to sleep in a tent. Got home around midnight which meant Saturday morning came early.


Great eats! Back on track :)

Yardwork - 1 hour and 30 minutes

Golf - 1 hour at the driving range

Hauling wood - 30 minutes

Stretching - 10 minutes

I now have a fire pit in the backyard and enough wood to last me for years! Sweet!


Super eats; tried a bison burger with roasted brussel sprouts - delicious!

Yardwork - 2 hours

Long Bike Ride - 2 hours

Stretching - 15 minutes

Went biking with a friend and we took it easy. Once I dropped her off, I booked it home and tacked on another 3 miles to make it a 16 mile ride. Very challenging - through dirt and up and down hills!

I'm in a great mood so far today; I feel like I accomplished some good stuff on the weekend, and now I just need to roll through this week real fast so that another weekend gets here quick ;)

Horn_of_plenty on 06/09/2014:
Love how you talk about the workweek! I am with you girl let it go fast!

legcramps - Friday Jun 06, 2014

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Fantastic eats! A little extra at dinnertime because I was a little extra hungry. Seems like the rest days are my hungry days - wtf?

Physiotherapy - massage happened and Holy Hamstrings! Yee-ouch. Achilles is still buggin'.

Stretching - 5 minutes

Walk - 30 minutes

Took the rest of the evening to nap and pack for a camping trip this weekend. The napping kind of took precedence.

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/07/2014:
I was reading an article online regarding dieting and calories. Dieters usually have their best days on Thursdays keeping calories low right before the weekend :)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 06/08/2014:
I hope you had a fantastic weekend!

SkinInTheGame on 06/08/2014:
Camping - how fun! Have a great time!

legcramps - Thursday Jun 05, 2014

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Seriously? It's not Friday yet?

Great eats once again. I am rocking the menu this week! I polished off a bag of popchips, but thankfully that only worked out to 200 cals and I had plenty of room for it.

Yoga - 30 minutes

Stretching - 15 minutes

Walk/Jog - 23 minutes

Iced achilles - 15 minutes

I hemmed and hawed about what to do for exercise, finally deciding on yoga and then once I was done that, I wanted to do more :) too bad the jogging sort of trashed my achilles for the night.

legcramps - Wednesday Jun 04, 2014

Weight: 0.0


Great eats! Wasn't hungry for dinner, but I made myself eat anyways.

Biked 11+ miles - 1 hour

Golfed - 2 hours

I went biking on the highway to see if the side of the road would be smooth enough for our longer rides (once we get into the 20+ mile rides). Seems like it should work, though it was a little bumpy and my right thumb went numb almost immediately ;)

Stretching - 15 minutes

Iced knee/calves/achilles/ankle - 15 minutes

That pretty much left me with enough time to eat dinner, watch Salem, and go to sleep. AWESOME sleep - like a rock!

Horn_of_plenty on 06/05/2014:
One of my physical therapists mentions to me how important it is to just keep stretching all day :)

SkinInTheGame on 06/05/2014:
I so agree - I started doing 20 minutes daily of good stretching from a tape and I plan to double the time next week to 40 minutes - I really feel good after a stretch session.

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