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legcramps - Friday Jan 25, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - OFF, visiting family; 7 hours, 23 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  5 hours, 43 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  6 hours, 44 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4;  8 hours, 15 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30;  8 hours, 42 minutes

SATURDAY - Work 8-2; Godson's birthday party;

SUNDAY - Rest; housework; prep for next week;


Definitely rocking the sleep cycle towards the end of this week. Tonight will be the test, as BF will be here and I have to work early in the morning tomorrow. I must grow a backbone and GO TO SLEEP early tonight.

I'm changing up my lunch meal plan; I sometimes end up eating breakfast again because it's so quick to make, or i'll have food i've already gotten ready for dinner (which is ok, but then I have to re-make food for dinner). If I could, i'd eat breakfast for every meal, every day LOL. But that wouldn't be nutritious. This plan might be a little carb-heavy, but right now i'm ok with that, especially getting back into longer workouts i'll need the extra energy.

Breakfast - 2 slices bacon, 1 large egg with 100 grams egg whites, 1 slice multigrain toast with peanut butter

Lunch - 1 slice toast with avocado, 1 egg, cherry tomatoes

Dinner - this will vary, but the majority of the time it will be chicken, rice, and cooked veggies

Snacks - raw vegetables with dip (i'm currently looking for tahini so I can make my own healthier dip), apples with peanut butter, bananas

I added up the calories using myfitnesspal, and it comes to just over 1,700, which is perfect in case I happen to add an extra snack or maybe a dessert after dinner one day. Should average out to between 1,700 and 2,000 calories each day - this is a good range for me.

Donkey on 01/25/2019:
Meals look good to me. I'm quite the opposite of most folks, it seems, as I like a lighter breakfast. We used to have breakfast for dinner once a week, but haven't done that in about 6 months or so. I just think there are better uses for bacon, I guess. (LOL!)


happy-1 on 01/26/2019:
Good job making a weekly meal plan. I'm starting that over... Just planning dinners for now and working towards lunches as well.


Horn_of_plenty on 01/26/2019:
2000 is a good average for my end of calories too :)

i like your foods. i like the addition of heavy items that satisfy hunger well, like the bacon, avocado items. as well as the cooked veggies at dinner :)

breakfast to me is only good at breakfast lol.

i much prefer my lunches :) which are more filling and have lots of veggies :)


Horn_of_plenty on 01/27/2019:
all weekend i've been prioritizing sleep. i know for a fact i'll have an easy time getting it tonight to...def early to bed for me :)



legcramps - Thursday Jan 24, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - OFF, visiting family; 7 hours, 23 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  5 hours, 43 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  6 hours, 44 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4;  8 hours, 15 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30;  

SATURDAY - Work 8-2; Godson's birthday party;

SUNDAY - Rest; housework; prep for next week;


Finally, 8 hours of sleep last night!

I waxed my eyebrows and my skin reacted pretty badly to the wax I was using. The skin underneath my brows is red and a little swollen! I actually used a little foundation this morning to cover it up. I've never had an issue with it before, but my hormones seem all out of whack lately so I would not be surprised if it was a reaction to that.

One more night at home on my own and then BF will be coming tomorrow and through the weekend. So I will use tonight to do a little housework, and get some groceries. I am hoping to have a big meal prep day on Sunday so that I can start back with my gym routine without feeling like i'm constantly 'going'. If my food is ready to eat, I will feel more inclined to use my time working out.

innerpeace on 01/24/2019:
My step-daughter's skin is so sensitive she has to have her eyebrows threaded.


horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2019:
were you using a face product that would make the skin more sensitive?

i was using this product that makes skin sensitive to the sun once, and got waxed before i went on a trip to toronto my upper lip...and it burned. i think it was Retin-A or something.

legcramps on 01/25/2019:
No, I wasn't using anything that I haven't used before, or anything that would make my skin more sensitive. I had just taken a bath though, so maybe the heat from the tub made my skin softer before the waxing?



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 23, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - OFF, visiting family; 7 hours, 23 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  5 hours, 43 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  6 hours, 44 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4;   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30;  

SATURDAY - Work 8-2;

SUNDAY - Rest; housework; prep for next week;


This week has not been good so far sleep-wise; I feel perpetually tired. But at the same time, I have more energy than I have had in about 3 weeks (or possibly even longer); i'm so thankful to finally be on the upside of the flu. Now all I need is the proper amount of sleep!

Having said that, I have still not managed a workout. We are going on two weeks now. I was going to try and get in a workout last night after coaching, but by the time I was finished working it was 8:30 p.m. and i'd worked / drove for a total of 13 hours and I was all done for the day LOL. Maybe I will jump on my bike tonight for a quick test ride to see how i'm feeling.

Eating has been pretty scattered; I haven't prepped or made a plan for weeks now, i'm just sort of managing meals at the last minute and pulling out leftovers from the freezer. It's survival mode! Think i'm going to make soup and chicken salad sandwiches for supper today. I skipped Hello Fresh for the next couple of weeks because I didn't like/want any of the meals. So it's up to me for a little while!

Donkey on 01/23/2019:
So glad to hear you are feeling better!!! I hope that you are able to catch up on sleep soon. Hopefully the deficit won't make you vulnerable to getting re-sick again!

Workouts will wait. Sleep is a priority!

PS Thank you for commenting on my weight routine!!!! I'm going to study your comments more carefully and hopefully be able to integrate some/all of the changes you've recommended. I really, really appreciate your input! THANK YOU!!!!


horn_of_plenty on 01/24/2019:
i know that perpetually tired feeling. i know it well! i have had that feeling since the trip ended and i'm sooo looking forward to sleeping in come Saturday & Sunday!!!! :)

if you can still get sleep, the flu will get outta your system easier ! :) you seem to be doing it..

so you didn't like hello fresh?



legcramps - Friday Jan 18, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4;  9 hours, 3 minutes   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30;  7 hours, 52 minutes  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


It's Friday! Whew, we made it.

I took Monday off work so that I could spend a little extra time with my family this weekend; I am finally going to see my Grandma, aunt, uncle and cousins for 'Christmas'. I am looking forward to visiting and catching up with them. We are leaving tomorrow morning and we'll come back on Monday.

I had enough energy left last night to make supper for myself and have a bath. I was not in bed early, because I was up watching Netflix, but I relaxed the whole night. My eyes still feel sore like they did yesterday, but i'm not coughing as much and only had a little sinus congestion this morning.

Coaching today after work; on Tuesday when I coached actually felt some muscle soreness in my legs the next day. I attribute that to doing jump lunges with one client, and ladder-racing another client.

Looking forward to spring/summer and the reintroduction of fruit to my diet. I have been missing watermelon like crazy.

graindart on 01/18/2019:
Love watermelon during the peak season. I don't even bother buying it during the off-season, since the taste is so blah.


horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2019:
if you can try to get the 7-8 hours every night your immune system will improve~

nice that you are seeing your family now to catch up, how sweet! :)

keep resting.

omg...i'm already looking forward to spring, too!~

the cold is definitely harder to navigate compared to the nice warm spring and then summer weather. Fall, too, i like! we are 1/3 done already with Winter though! :)



legcramps - Thursday Jan 17, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


I passed out pretty hard on the couch yesterday after work; it seemed like a long day. It's so frustrating at work some days; I worked my way through dealing with 30 emails only to find at the end of the day I received at least 30 more that need to be dealt with! I felt like I got nothing done, but was still met with exhaustion at the end of the workday anyways! I don't have my sleep stats for last night, but i'm sure it's probably close to 9 hours, just because of my couch nap.

My day started out really well today; I had a meeting in the city this morning, and then drove back for a meeting here this afternoon. Now that i'm back at my desk, the afternoon low has hit me and i'm ready for another nap! I'm not used to going to two meetings in a day LOL, it has sucked all the energy out of me.

I was still coughing quite a bit this morning when I woke up, but managed to curb it for the duration of the two meetings I was in. No one wants to listen to Miss Bark A Lot for hours on end. I really upped the VapoRub game; I even put it on my feet under my dress socks! It seemed to work, but now it's worn off and I either need to put more on or i'm going to start barking like nobody's business. My eyes are also seriously puffy and sore from not wearing my glasses and staring at a projection screen all morning.

Donkey on 01/18/2019:
90% of my job is dealing with emails. The other 10% is phone calls. I am afraid to take days off because I "gotta keep up with the emails"... Not healthy by any means.

LOVE VapoRub!!!! Can't say enough good things about it!

legcramps on 01/18/2019:
Emails are evil.


horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2019:
see, at least you are getting rest you need...passing out means you are really tired!

i also passed out while doing laundry at my dad's house yesterday afternoon...lol, same reason, i was really tired getting less sleep.



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 16, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4;  7 hours, 29 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


Peeps, this flu is SLOWLY TAKING MY LIFE.

That's an exaggeration, but seriously, I want to curl up in a corner and cry. For, like, DAYS. LOL.

That was also an exaggeration. Apparently I exaggerate when i'm frustrated!

The only reason I got over 7 hours of sleep last night was because I had an alarm malfunction this morning and it didn't go off when it was supposed to. Extra sleep, yes, but then crazy morning trying to get ready for work in record time got me a bit frazzled, to say the least.

I had good coaching sessions last night, of course. I knew I would, I just had to get there and get started and it turned my day right around. The gym always does, that's why I love it so much! Plus, the people at my gym are freaking awesome and adorable. Feeling the love.

Taking it easy tonight and tomorrow night, I don't have much planned and i'm still unsure about when I want to start working out again. Definitely not today.

horn_of_plenty on 01/23/2019:
Try to rest much more...you live a very busy life. keep supplementing as you are....try to do things extra to push the flu off!

those of us that exercise need more rest not less...as an athlete we need MORE recovery...see what you can do to push more recovery into your lifestyle :P



legcramps - Tuesday Jan 15, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours, 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00;  7 hours, 49 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


I had a good sleep last night, but still woke up this morning with heavy congestion and coughing fits. But in the grand scheme, I do feel much better.

I didn't make the chicken parm last night; I had a peanut butter sandwich instead and then munched on some chips before bed. I just didn't have the energy to cook (and then clean) after working all day. No biggie. I'll make it up tomorrow.

I have to coach today after work, and this is the first time I can say that I'm not looking forward to it, simply because I feel so lethargic. I'm sure once I get into it, it will be fine. But then, sleep!

BearCountryGG on 01/15/2019:
Hope you start feeling better soon.


horn_of_plenty on 01/16/2019:
Have you ever used anything to help you breathe like Vicks Vapor Rub.

Keep getting the sleep so you can pound this rest of the sickness out



legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; 5 hours; 58 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-8:00 

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4 

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30  

SATURDAY - Trip to see family

SUNDAY - Trip to see family


Ended up missing work Thursday and when I showed up at work on Friday they just turned me around and sent me home; just beginning to feel better today, although I was up part of the night coughing, which is why I only got about six hours of sleep last night. Spent the weekend just lounging and resting. At least I can stop worrying that my immune system is kicking the can, since this was most certainly the FLU and not just a common cold!

I haven't worked out for a long time, over a week. Feels like a lot longer. It's going to take a couple more workout-free days until i'm feeling ready to tackle it again.

The Hello Fresh meals have been really good; I only have one left to make. BF came and stayed with me for the weekend, so we made two meals while he was here and I had help. So far i've tried shrimp scampi, thyme chicken, and mustard pork chops. They were all very good and I would make them again, with a few changes. The one that's left i'm hoping to make today so that I can freeze some of it, it's chicken parmesan so I think I might have saved the best for last :)

BearCountryGG on 01/14/2019:
We really liked Hello Fresh too......Would definately order those again some day when we use up more of what we have around here. Hope the coughing stops soon...that is the worst!


Donkey on 01/14/2019:
Oh how I hate that night-time coughing. That's when I reach for the whiskey - the cheaper the better. Bet it feels good to start to get back in the swing of things.


horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2019:
Shrimp scampi yum !

You reminded me I have a frozen shrimp meal in my freezer at home and I can't wait to try it !


OhioRaven on 01/15/2019:
Get well soon.


Donkey on 01/15/2019:
I always save the best for last too! I hope you can get over this bug soon - just keep hacking away, getting up all that congestion.



legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

SATURDAY - Godson's hockey tourney; Workout 9-10  8 hours; 11 minutes

SUNDAY - Workout 5-6:30   7 hours; 15 minutes

MONDAY - Work 8-4; called in sick today   7 hours; 31 minutes

TUESDAY - Work 8-4 called in sick today  6 hours; 18 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  7 hours; 58 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4   

FRIDAY - Work 8-4  

SATURDAY - 

SUNDAY - 


Very unfortunately, I have gotten sick yet again. Everything is off the list of to-do's for the week, and i'm simply going to STOP. I'm stressing over things I have no need to stress over. Time will pass regardless, so why can't I allow that to happen and just focus on doing what I can do???! Being sick makes me INSTANTLY anxious about what i'm not getting done, which doesn't help my recovery time, obviously. I started getting sick on Friday, and look where we are now.

It's good that I don't have any coaching scheduled for this Friday because of staff training, so I only had to find someone to cover my sessions from yesterday, which a fellow coach helped out with. Now the rest of my week is free, and dagnammit, i'm going to get better if it takes all week!!

Hello Fresh is a meal delivery service offered in Canada; they send ready-to-cook meals each week to you based on what you've indicated a need for. A friend of mine offered it to me for one week free, so I decided to check it out. I just had my first delivery yesterday. I chose the full, four-person, four-meal plan (I think the cost is $165 for this particular plan). I figured I might as well go for the full one while I was getting it for free! If I like it, I will move down to the two-person, three-meal plan, which is much cheaper each week.

Anyways, I opened it up last night and holy man is there a lot of food. To be honest, I was slightly overwhelmed, especially since i've been feeling crappy and not up to making large elaborate meals. But I have to try, so I plan on making the shrimp scampi with lemon rice pilaf tonight. That will probably be the most stressful thing I tackle today. I hope so, anyways.

BearCountryGG on 01/09/2019:
We tried the 3 day pkg from Hello Fresh a couple of years ago....and it was very good....I loved that they sent you exactly the amount you need for the recipe and their instructions were easy to follow......we got the 2 person servings...and there was even some left overs......I think you will enjoy them.


Donkey on 01/09/2019:
I hope that you are on your way to recovery. If you find that you cannot eat all of the food, prepare it and freeze it to eat later, when you are back to 100%. :)


horn_of_plenty on 01/10/2019:
Sick again WTF ?!

Hello fresh sounds great !! So healthy and all the food comes straight to your door and balanced meals too!

Remember you can freeze most of the meal so you don't have to cook each week - and some weeks just eat what you froze! This has been working well for me !!!



legcramps - Friday Jan 04, 2019

Weight: 0.0

THIS WEEK:

MONDAY - Work 8-4; head to friend's for New Year's Eve?  √  8 hours; 11 minutes

TUESDAY - Sleep in; Workout 1:00-2:00 (BIKE) Sick, stayed home  5 hours; 30 minutes

WEDNESDAY - Work 8-4  √  9 hours; 7 minutes

THURSDAY - Work 8-4; Workout 5-6    7 hours; 37 minutes

FRIDAY - Work 8-4; Coach 4:30-6:30; Workout 6:30-8:00 (FEMSPORT TRAINING)  8 hours; 21 minutes

SATURDAY - Sleep in; Workout; Watch godson's hockey tournament

SUNDAY - Sleep in; Workout


I added my sleep stats to the week so I can keep track of how much sleep I get (or don't get). Aside from Monday night (New Year's Eve) and not feeling great, i've gotten quite a lot of sleep this week. According to Fitbit, I don't spend nearly enough time in REM sleep, but my light sleep and deep sleep levels seem to be around the average.

I woke up with a very sore throat this morning. When I tried to cough it out, omg the stuff that came up with it. I didn't spit it out, so I don't know what it looked like, but it felt thick and disgusting. Tonight i'll have to try some neocitran or lemon tea before bed.

Banana and coffee for breakfast, protein bites as a morning snack, pork roast and rice for lunch, and the rest of the protein bites for afternoon snack. I bought a whole roasted chicken so I had some of that for supper, with a small amount of rice and half a plate of cooked vegetables. Then I got snacky, which happens when I sit around for too long. First I ate 30grams of mozarella cheese with mini Breton crackers. That wasn't enough, so I ended up having some cheesies as well, giving me around 2,250 calories eaten for the day. That's a bit higher than normal, for sure, but i'm not going to stress over it. I feel pretty good today energy-wise.

I was feeling restless yesterday not having worked out for a few days, so I went out for a run. It was super icy though, so I really had to watch. My legs definitely got a good workout in, trying to dodge ice on the sidewalk and keep myself upright. Cardiovascular-wise, not so much, since I had to go pretty slow. But no worries, i'm at the gym tonight so i'll get it in later.

BF wants me to go to his place tonight, but I am not packed yet and I still have to coach and workout before I do anything else. So I think maybe tomorrow instead. The gym is putting on a bike challenge this year and I want to get a good start on it. They challenged all members to ride every tour on their interactive bikes (Expresso stationary bikes) and we have the whole year to do it. I'm guessing there are a LOT of rides on it, so I want to shave off a couple of them tonight if I can. I'm supposed to be the cyclist in the staff group, so I better start walking the walk! (Or cycling the bike LOL).

Maria7 on 01/04/2019:
I hope you feel better. Whole roasted chicken sounds real good.

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
it was!


horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
Yes, i also hope your throat feels better. Do you sleep with the heat on high? Do you have a humidifier?

At home in my apt, i do NOT use the heat in my bedroom because it ALWAYS give me a sore throat. What i do is i turn it on and let the bedroom heat up wayyy before time for bed, then i come into the bed and everything is warm & i shut the heat off bc it's too dry to sleep with at night.

Meals and snacks at least were moderate!

When it's icy, can you do any home working out?

legcramps on 01/04/2019:
My room is upstairs in my house, but I actually stayed on the main floor last night because I knew it would be too dry in my room. It is normally cold in my house, and I can't turn off the heat during the winter months at all. I do have two humidifiers but I need to clean them first before I can use them.

I have my indoor bike trainer set up inside, and I have my pound sticks, but yesterday I wanted to be OUTSIDE. It was so nice out! Just really icy LOL.


horn_of_plenty on 01/04/2019:
yeah, i always prefer outdoor cardio too!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
sorry about the ice! we are getting rain - i am thankful!


Horn_of_plenty on 01/05/2019:
you mentioned to me about how bf spends more time with his daugher while she visits than with you....

i have a coworker, very busy single mom in later 30's and dating an older man, around his low 50's. he's a single dad with two ex wives i think.

and when he's with one of the ex's son, specifically this young boy and son of one of his ex's...he is literally not really allowed to see my coworker! the ex wife doesn't like her being around and has a say, i don't really know why.

but, she's said to me she doens't question it. she's happy when she's with him, but gives him his space when he wants it.

seems to work for them.

realize that your bf has to be attuned to the kids when he can (that daughter you were talking about)...if i were in your place, try not to feel like it's affecting your relationship. it's another, different part of his life. it's an obligation for him as a father. and he's not taking away from your relationshp with him, it's just another area of his life that he has to be attuned to, but it shouldn't make your relationship any less or distant. meaning, he's still looking forward to the next time he sees you. just can't do it all at once! :)

legcramps on 01/09/2019:
I know, you're right, it's just an adjustment that I have to work through. I'm getting there!



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