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legcramps - Monday Mar 19, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Great times at Wallyball last night; really enjoyed getting out there and sweating. It's pretty crazy how much I look forward to this outing each week and being able to burn over 500 calories in an hour :)

I wanted to walk to work this morning but it was lightly raining and foggy out so I thought it might be a bit dangerous (I need to cross a highway to get to work). Besides, I started Insanity this morning; who needs an extra workout on top of that?!!! Not me!!!

The first workout in Insanity is the Fit Test. For ten one-minute intervals, you kill yourself to get the highest possible number of (insert exercise here) that you can. Halfway through, I needed a longer break than Shaun T was giving out. I had to pause the DVD and walk through a little bout of nausea. My numbers start off well, and then go downhill. And then after my break, they're pretty good again, and then they go downhill again :)

Funniest moment ever: I was doing the obliques, the last exercise of the test, and I was about to fall into child's pose and start crying, when I heard "I know you want to quit, I just need you to dig a little deeper" or something like that from Shaun T. It couldn't have come at a better time, I pulled out a few extra moves before crashing to the floor.

Plan for today:

Food - I'm going to try to follow the plan set out through the program, but I will be adding in my coffee at work because I am not ready to give that up!! Below is pretty much what I have planned for the week:

Breakfast - cereal, flaxseed, 1/2 banana, skim milk


Morning - plain yogurt, 1/2 apple, walnuts, honey

Lunch - lean burger on english muffin, spinach, blueberries

Afternoon - 1 slice homemade bread, pb, jelly

Dinner - brown rice, grilled chicken, vegetables

Evening - english muffin, 1 slice tomato, 1 slice reduced-fat mozza

Exercise - Insanity!

Other - I need to make arrangements to go into the city for Dad's surgery on Thursday. This is going to screw up my plans for Insanity and for my eating, but I will make it work as much as possible, even if that means taking my laptop with me in order to get my workouts in, and bringing a cooler for my food! I will make it work!

Umpqua on 03/19/2012:
Yay for Insanity! He does that during P90X too, yells out encouragement at key times when you feel like death is imminent ;P Your meal plan looks great, I hope you have an awesome week!

lolla on 03/19/2012:
I hope all goes well with your dad and I am sure you can make things workout for your eating and exervice plans!

grannyannie on 03/19/2012:
You're doing an awesome job! Isn't it great to have FUN burning fat?! Hope your dad's surgery goes well.

sweetpea1977 on 03/19/2012:
Yay! The Insanity has begun!! I look forward to reading how it goes for you!! :)

Its hard for me to give up coffee too. Its the one simple pleasure that I look forward to every single day! :)

grannyannie on 03/19/2012:
LOL on the grandma card! There was a 90 year old lady there when I arrived and my friend was pushing cakes and sandwiches on her as well and she kept saying no no no. It was all so tasty but so bad. No nutritious value at all, but OMG the drippy caramel and chocolate!

V on 03/19/2012:
Congrats on "Digging Deep" for the Fit Test..Just like Tony, Shaun encourages you to take breaks only if you need it and get back in once you get your second wind. As I mentioned before some how I am going to get Insanity classes in so I can further assist you with any questions that may arise <3 Make sure you take some before pics and I am looking forward to seeing you wear that shirt that states "I Earned This" :) Have you set up your beachbody profile yet?? Even if you haven't you can still browse around and see the amazing success stories on the site :)

legcramps - Saturday Mar 17, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Oh my goodness this healthified, fake-fried rice with peanuts and broccoli with a scrambled egg is REALLY good. Especially when you're a little bit hung over.


Went to the new bar last night; the little place was packed. Not surprisingly for a small town, the cops were there twice and there was a "burn-out-and-run" with some idiot thinking he could out-run the police. He couldn't. His car is pretty smashed up now. Also being hit on by awkward adult-teens was not fun. But the dancing was alright, and there was laughing too, so i'd say it was a successful night!

Of course, it was SOOOOO difficult to get away once the bar was done. There's always an after-party, yes? The pressure was hot on me to keep going, but I persevered and snuck away around 3am LOL. At least 3am is better than finding yourself with a beer in your hand at 8am and deciding to go for breakfast. Those were the days LOL!!!

Guess what???? I went to the post yesterday and my Insanity program was there! So I get to start a whole week earlier than anticipated! Can't wait!!!

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, rice as above, snack? creamed soup, crackers.

Exercise - no plan!

Other - no plan!

V on 03/17/2012:
Hahahahaha!! You know once upon a time (not long ago) We used to party with a purpose other than getting arrested!! LOL I am thrilled that "Insanity" has arrived! I look forward to see the pic of you in your Tee that states"I earned It" :) Make sure you let me know if you have any questions, thoughts, concerns as well as your love for Shaun T <3 Have a great weekend!!

legcramps - Friday Mar 16, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Well, haha, here I am at work today! So much for my plan to take the day off; but it's alright since it's Friday and for some reason I feel like I just ate a whole lot of chocolate and am on a wicked chocolate high ;) (I didn't eat any chocolate, just for the record).

Was asked to go to the opening of a new bar in town tonight. I hate saying no to things like this, especially since it's so nice to still be asked on occasion, seeing as i've let my social life go downhill for a long time now. I just would rather it not be a late night because they tend to send my weekends into the gutter in terms of diet and exercise! But perhaps a few hours out dancing and laughing would do wonders for my mental health :)

It took a fair amount of coaxing to get my body to walk to work this morning; it sure didn't want to! I had to wear my knee brace AND take an advil, and now i'm thinking about taking a robaxacet as well. When I get up from my desk to move, my hip flexor fights back. Oh, the joys of getting older!!!

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, rice and chili, cottage cheese with fruit, rice and stir fry. a few drinks later.

Exercise - walking outside 1 hour.

Other - a nap? LOL.

It's going to be a beautiful day today - the high is at 18 degrees celsius for this afternoon. It will be a lovely walk home so long as my joints will allow it!

liza36 on 03/16/2012:
I think going out with friends will do wonders. It doesn't have to derail the weekend, although I totally understand how that happens.

I'm glad you're moving despite the pain and having to take meds. Sounds like you're hanging in there. Have a good weekend!

Umpqua on 03/16/2012:
I want a chocolate high without the chocolate! I hope you have fun tonight and dancing and laughing sounds like a good plan :)

grannyannie on 03/16/2012:
I also want that chocolate high w/o the calories! Enjoy your night out!

sweetpea1977 on 03/16/2012:
A calorie free chocolate high would be awesome. :)

Enjoy your weekend! You deserve to have some fun!!

Em17 on 03/16/2012:
Have a great weekend!

V on 03/16/2012:
Confession Time..I have tiny case of "Beiber Fever" Please don't tell anyone ;) LOL have a great weekend and what time should I meet you for lunch???

legcramps - Thursday Mar 15, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I am fighting huge yawns this morning at work :(

I haven't totally decided yet, but i'm thinking of taking tomorrow off. I am not entirely sure what I would do with my day off, but I am thinking sleeping in would be a good start ;)

I was able to walk to work this morning; the weather network is showing a high of above 10 celsius for this afternoon  how awesome would that be?! I complained a lot yesterday about not being able to feel the heat of the sun, but today I don't think that will be an issue! Yay! Sun! How exciting!

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, free lunch during meeting, cottage cheese with fruit, rice and brussel sprouts, ritz baked chips (these things are awesome and also give me zits).

Exercise - walking outside 1 hour

liza36 on 03/15/2012:
How nice to be able to walk to work, and especially have the weather cooperate. Have a great day.

grannyannie on 03/15/2012:
We are hovering around 10C here as well but no sun, although London had 19 and sun. Not fair! Nice to walk to work, I did that for 5 years in Tennessee.

sweetpea1977 on 03/15/2012:
a day off to sleep in sounds wonderful. do it!! :)

V on 03/15/2012:
I bet you are stoked for an extended weekend :) You have any plans for St.Patty's day??

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 14, 2012

Weight: 0.0

Well, bad news... I missed my doc appt yesterday because I was in a meeting and didn't realize the time. For now i've decided to let it go until next week and see how i'm feeling then.

Wasn't able to walk to work this morning as the wind was incredible!!! And cold. So will try to make up for it with a workout this evening.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, rice and chili, yogurt with fruit, dinner??? heading to Grandma's after work today!

Exercise - running? core workout?

It feels like it might be a long day; I think it might be time to take an extended weekend to recharge. I don't know if I can wait it out until Easter break.

selina on 03/14/2012:
Aww I'm sorry you couldn't get the exercise in yesterday, nor had the time to go to the doctor. I hope the weather gets better up there and you get a decent, well deserved break from your busy work schedule.

sweetpea1977 on 03/14/2012:
that sucks about the wind being so brutal!

I hope you are feeling better!

grannyannie on 03/14/2012:
Have a good workout tonight! It got suddenly cold and windy here as well.

Umpqua on 03/14/2012:
A long weekend sounds like a great idea. Take care!

V on 03/14/2012:
I think you should pack up and stay with ME for the rest of spring..Imagine the possibilities ;)

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/14/2012:
thanks for all your comments all the time lately! i haven't forgotten you! so sorry not to comment as often on yours! :-)

nice to see you running! i love the feeling of having the stamina to finally run!

hollybelle on 03/14/2012:
Sorry you missed your doctor appt and your walk. I feel guilty it's so warm here when you are having cold! Spring can't be far away, can it?

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I had an evening meeting yesterday and didn't get much in the way of exercise, but I was able to walk to work this morning as the weather has turned for the better. Thank goodness, I was really missing my walks ;)

I made a doc appt for this afternoon to get antibiotics. Hopefully i'll be feeling more like myself soon; just in time to start Insanity!

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, lunch from cafeteria, yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit, pita with ground beef and veggie toppings

Exercise - walking!

Other - doc appt

thenewMLE on 03/13/2012:
I hope you feel better! I have been on antibiotics and decongestants for 10 days now. It really knocks you down to the point that the stamina just isn't there to exercise. Glad your weather is better too. I always feel better after I walk even though sometimes it is hard to get motivated to walk!!

Kati on 03/13/2012:
Well, the public transportation's strikes are very typically being executed by people who obviously don't know how lucky they are with their work contracts and conditions... they do this because the companies don't pay for extra hours, but sincerely, how many people are there all over the world who don't get paid for extra hours, PLUS receive less than these guys, and have no right or have fears to complain/manifest? Is life unfair or what? Then change for a better, individually... and they NEVER achieve anything with these strikes. It's just to upset people who have no guilt and one day somebody will get seriously hurt because latin people are very trigger-happy...

Umpqua on 03/13/2012:
I hope you have a good appointment today, feel better!

sweetpea1977 on 03/13/2012:
I eat all sorts of protein, just not enough. The p90x plan has a meal plan Im supposed to follow, so Im going to try. I just cant imagine eating 8oz of animal protein 3-4 times per day. Im gonna try though!

Feel better soon!

supercheese on 03/13/2012:
Hope you start feeling better!!!

liza36 on 03/13/2012:
Hope those antibiotics kick in!

V on 03/13/2012:
I am happy to fit in the workouts just so you have someone else that you can relate to as well as questions...I am actually trying out one of the classes on Thursday so stay tuned <3

thinkpositive on 03/14/2012:
Hope you get some help from the doctor.

selina on 03/14/2012:
Hope you'll feel better with the antibiotics!

legcramps - Monday Mar 12, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I was told on the weekend that i'd better get my butt to the doctor for a round of antibiotics, just in case this is a flu virus. The flu and I, we seem to be attached by the hip. Even though I am not feeling sick - like PUKE sick - I think it might be a good idea to knock the rest of whatever is going on out the window.

I had an incredible sleep on Friday night and woke up feeling awesome on Saturday. I slept until nearly noon (um, SICK, anyone?) and when I woke up all I wanted to do was workout. That's crazy! LOL, but I had so much energy. And it was so gorgeous outside, I went to the dog park and meandered about for a while, just watching people playing and walking their dogs. It made me miss my Zoe a little bit, but it was good therapy all the same and I was glad to be outside in the sunshine.

So I took the plunge and ordered the Insanity program. Yikes! I should get it towards the beginning of next week, so hopefully this week i'll be able to do some walking to work and maybe a couple of other workouts just to get me going and motivated for the program. I'm a little nervous that i'll feel really overwhelmed with it, but we'll see how it goes. In the end, it's only a workout, and it's all about making it a priority.

But give me as much support as you can, girls, because i'm going to need it!

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, yogurt with fruit & granola, lunch from cafeteria?, cottage cheese & grapes, pita pizza (homemade) with brussel sprouts for dinner.

* I know some of you suggested I stop eating dairy for a week to see if that's why I was feeling so sick. I'm sorry i'm not taking your advice. Yet. Sorry. *

Exercise - some walking today would be great.

Other - I need to make multiple bank deposits (that's what happens when you procrastinate), and it would be great if I could muster the energy to take my mail to the post.

supercheese on 03/12/2012:
yay for insanity!!! ill give u some advice: STRETCH REALLLY GOOD AFTER THE FIRST WEEK!!! oh man.....it hurt so badly...and don't be afraid if its too hard. I stop whenever Im out of breath lol.

supercheese on 03/12/2012:
oh and stretch some more lol. seriously.

Umpqua on 03/12/2012:
I hope you can knock out whatever is ailing you. Yeah for Insanity - woo hoo!!!

Kati on 03/12/2012:
Looks like spring is being hard on everyone... :(

grannyannie on 03/12/2012:
Hope you feel better! Hard to stay inside when it's so nice outside.

liza36 on 03/12/2012:
Hope you feel better. It's good you had some energy over the weekend.

V on 03/12/2012:
Yes!!! I am adding Insanity in the mix in 2 weeks!! Together we shall do the dam thing!! YIPPEEEEE :)

legcramps - Friday Mar 09, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I feel sick again and I wonder if perhaps i'm eating too much dairy? My stomach is riding a roller coaster and advil is not helping. Grrrr. I'm mean on Fridays. This is exactly how I feel today:


Literally. Ugh.

Anyways, not much else to say really. I took a nap when I got home from work yesterday and woke up from it grouchy as all hell. This morning I slept through the alarm. And gained half a pound when I ate around 1,400 calories yesterday. I am just not a happy camper today.

I truly hope no one calls me to do something tonight, because all this negative energy needs to be diverted onto something other than my friends/family. I'm thinking about shovelling. Violently. That might do me some good.

getmebackto150 on 03/09/2012:
It totally could be the dairy... I found since I have tried to cut down/give up dairy, my stomach feels SO much better than it ever has... When I do slip up and have some dairy, my stomach is a mess!!! If your stomach doesn't feel better, I would highly recommend trialing no dairy for a week or so and see if you can feel a difference...

I hope that the weekend helps improve your mood, hugs to you!

CaveGirl on 03/09/2012:
I can't eat dairy. Can't eat wheat either. Hope you feel better this weekend!

V on 03/09/2012:
LOL!!! I am so sorry for laughing however the Hulk on the can?? Priceless <3 I hope you feel better crazy girl..Teeeheee ;)

thinkpositive on 03/09/2012:
Sorry your stomach is acting up. Giving up dairy would be a good idea to see if that works.

TinaAnn on 03/11/2012:
My life revolves around poop and gross things and I still get grossed out. Actually it's not so much grossed out as not wanting to discuss personal issues- ok grossed out too when they tell me they need a poop sample! Such is the life of a CNA who comes home to children and pets! I really hope you feel better soon!

legcramps - Thursday Mar 08, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I got back on the treadmill last night. And it managed to stay strong (sort of) until minute 20, which gave me time to do some jogging. It was a good walk/run combo, and then I added calisthenics afterwards and stretching. I think once a week on the treadmill is about all it's going to be able to take.

And then - spooky - about ten minutes after I got off the treadmill, I decided I should unplug it. I turned to start towards it and... it was already unplugged. I must have a helpful ghost in the house. I could have sworn I hadn't unplugged it. Awkward.

I'm sure I have some sort of cold going on; i've been feeling seriously sluggish lately and keep coughing and having to clear my throat. Also struggling a bit with headaches. Sleep doesn't seem to be helping at this point, so i've resorted to administering advil.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, oatmeal, sweet potato & chili, cottage cheese, grapes, rice & veggies, crackers

Exercise - I want to. really I do. we'll see.

Other - I think simply prepping for the workday tomorrow will suffice.

liza36 on 03/08/2012:
What a helpful ghost you have! Nice job with the walk/run combo. I haven't resorted to running yet on the treadmill. But I've been thinking lately if the Biggest Loser contestants can run, maybe I can too. We'll see. Fear of back pain has been holding me back.

I hope the advil kicks in and you feel better.

Umpqua on 03/08/2012:
As long as ghosts are helpful, I guess they're OK ;) I hope you feel better!

biscottibody59 on 03/08/2012:
Gosh, I hope the snow is tapering for the season for you now! I wish your helpful ghost could drift down here and clean my house;-) Hope your headache goes--I too swear by advil for my occasional ones!

Thanks for the well wishes--my dog is 12 (doesn't act it--99% of the time though) so I'm probably a little hypervigilant sometimes.

hollybelle on 03/08/2012:
Thanks for your comments about a long bike ride. My "usual" during the season is around 18-25 miles, so 12 seems fairly a breeze. I hope to get that mileagae back up there soon.

sweetpea1977 on 03/08/2012:
hahaha, that is creepy! Maybe it will work better once its plugged in. ;-)

Feel better, please!!!!

V on 03/08/2012:
LOL!! Maybe you should "ghost ride" the treadmill, just like we do it with the "whips" ;) Thanks for the kind comments about the pic <3 I did leave a few comments on your post and seriously if you have any questions, feel free to ask anytime :) Just in case this is what "ghost riding" is! It is so fun!!


legcramps - Wednesday Mar 07, 2012

Weight: 162.0

More snow fell throughout the day yesterday, and into the evening. It's pretty bad out there today, but I made it into work and i'm hoping to make it out of here too. It shouldn't be a problem so long as it doesn't snow during the day. I was going to take some pictures for you ladies, but I had to pick Mom up last night and didn't have enough time.

Plan for today:

Food - smoothie, mocha, sweet potato and chili, rice with veggies and salmon, yogurt, crackers.

Exercise - my thigh muscles are sore from wallyball, so that means i'd better get my workout-on and keep those muscles exercised. Will pull off a cardio workout tonight - maybe another walk/run combo.

I can't believe it's only Wednesday. These weeks are going by so slowly, but at least it's hump day and it's all downhill from here!


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/07/2012:
yay more wallyball! :)

I hope you enjoy your evening workout!

liza36 on 03/07/2012:
Have a good workout. Foods sound delish.

hollybelle on 03/07/2012:
I'd love to see some pictures! Sorry your weather isn't very Spring like yet. We have a LONG winter last year. Your food list above reminds me I need to buy froz strawberries for smoothies! Keep on truckin'!

V on 03/07/2012:
Yay for hump day!! I am already counting down the hours til Saturday evening!! Hahahaha Have a good one my friend <3

newme24 on 03/07/2012:
I totally hear ya on the weeks going by so slowly!! Have a good one!

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