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legcramps - Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Feeling a little lethargic today, i'm sure it's because I need to get a good workout in. The snow is coming down today and got some overnight as well, so I couldn't walk to work like I had planned to. Hopefully it won't snow much more, otherwise it'll be messy trying to get home after work.

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, oatmeal, sweet potato, chili, grapes, cottage cheese, rice and veggies, salmon.

Exercise - unsure. need to pick Mom up from the bus station tonight.

A co-worker brought me a cinammon bun this morning. I said "no!" but she plopped it on my desk anyways. It's still sitting here. I might half it and try to work it in over the next couple of days because there's no way I can eat it all and still be in a good calorie range today. I dislike it when my plans are foiled ;)

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

Kati on 03/06/2012:
Snow?? Uhh.. I hope it's over soon. Spring is giving us an early apparition here in Portugal, the trees are in bloom. The worst part actually is not having a good rainy day for months...

sweetpea1977 on 03/06/2012:
Oh no, not a cinnamon bun!! how evil of her!!! Be strong and divide it up as much as you can! :)

V on 03/06/2012:
Wow I know she was just being nice(maybe sabatoge?) but no means no :( I hope you were able to stay in a good calorie range...Hope you had a good day!!

legcramps - Monday Mar 05, 2012

Weight: 162.0

It's funny how much faster time flies when you get to sleep in.

Friday - I went to grandma's after eating dinner and had to sit and watch her and my cousins eat and try not to steal food off their plates. Not that I was hungry, but it was painful watching everyone else eat, you know?

Saturday - I was up early and doing laundry and some other chores, then went to the city for my passport pictures (finally!!!) and to watch my cousin-once-removed kick some ass at a martial arts tournament. Afterwards we all went back to grandma's for dinner (roasted chicken, noodles and potatoes).

Sunday - I slept in! It's a miracle! Got out of bed around 10:30 a.m. then had to rush to get over to grandma's for brunch (ribs, rice, cooked carrots). Then I got some groceries and cooked up my lunches (or dinners, whatever) for the week - baked sweet potato and chili. Also went to wallyball, where - even though I showed up ten minutes late - we kicked butt once again!!! Great workout!


Food - smoothie, mocha, sweet potato & chili, healthy fried rice with cooked salmon.

Snack options - yogurt, blueberries, granola; cottage cheese and grapes; crackers.

Exercise - 45 minute workout.

Other - send in taxes; check Mom's address; buy more water.

Is anyone here on myfitnesspal.com? Just checking because I started an account there on Friday. If you are on there, let me know or add me as your friend! cyndi2012 is my user name. And if you're not, how come?! It's a great calorie-and-exercise-tracking site. Might even be better than FitDay, in my humble opinion.

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

V on 03/05/2012:
Fun and very busy weekend you had legcramps :) I haven't done a progress pic with workout gear on but here is one from a week ago


newme24 on 03/05/2012:
Sounds like a great weekend-- it's definitely soooo hard to watch others eat! I went out to dinner Friday AND Saturday with friends... watching them eat sandwiches and pizza. Horrible! Sounds like you did awesome... I definitely need to try out myfitnesspal!

supercheese on 03/05/2012:
sleeping in sounds great right about now!!! Nope haven't tried myfitnesspal but maybe one day. Have a great one!!

selina on 03/05/2012:
I got my passport photos this weekend, too! They will be expiring soon... I have to renew my 3 passports. I hate watching other people eating, too.... it's like torture. Ha! Have a great week!

legcramps - Friday Mar 02, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Meeting was cancelled last night, so I did a little work, sent out a few e-mails, then jumped on the treadmill for a walk/run combo.

FYI - No shin splints, but two toes on my left foot went numb. I must rub them together or something. One day I will videotape my running just to see if I look like a total dumbass.

I didn't pick up that treadmill; found a lot of bad reviews on it, so I decided to save my money for my trip and look at a new treadmill next year sometime.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, cereal, cafeteria for lunch, dinner tbd. good plan, legcramps.

Exercise - might try to take a walk later on tonight. i should really crush a core/strength workout instead.

Other - relatives will be visiting this weekend and that will take up most of my time, but i would like to accomplish a few things: passport picture (yes, i still have to do this); laundry; shovel; study. and take naps on the couch in the middle of the day.

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

Tangalyn~ on 03/02/2012:
im sure u dont look like a dumbass while running... hope u enjoy ur time with ur relatives.. have a great day!! :)

supercheese on 03/02/2012:
hahahahah i always think i look like a dumbs while running. Have a great weakend!!

Umpqua on 03/02/2012:
Good work on the running, I hope you have a nice weekend!

sweetpea1977 on 03/02/2012:
Sometimes, it is easy for me to get 2100 calories but it usually involves making an unhealthy food choice or two or eating out to meet the requirement. Most days though, I usually stick to lots of raw produce, lowfat dairy, and lean meats. I think my main problem is my fear of overdoing my carb intake. Once I have a little too much pasta or bread, I start craving it all the time. I have peanut butter pretty much every single day. It usually goes into protein shakes or on bread for a quick snack or gym night meal.

good job on the exercise! Enjoy your time with relatives!

V on 03/02/2012:
Hey girl!! I hope you had a good day :)

Maria7 on 03/03/2012:
Sounds like you've been very busy. Good on the treadmill! :-D

thinkpositive on 03/05/2012:
Interesting to read about your toes going numb, I'm having problems with the elliptical with a numbness or cramping feeling in my toes.

legcramps - Thursday Mar 01, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Did a little walking outside yesterday, felt good. I think I finally got some sleep last night, hopefully more than five hours. Don't know for sure because I tossed around a bit before falling asleep and didn't check the time. Anyways, I feel better, so.

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, cereal, sandwich from cafeteria, dinner tbd (perhaps chicken ceasar salad).

Exercise - None (no time).

Other - I found a great deal on treadmills in the city (actually, it was Grandma that found it), so I might drive there after work today and buy one (that's sort of exciting since the one I have now is so very touch and go). Also have a dog park dinner meeting tonight.

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

sweetpea1977 on 03/01/2012:
Glad you finally got some sleep. Good work on the walk too!

Good luck with the new treadmill purchase!

V on 03/01/2012:
I hope you had a good day <3

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 29, 2012

Weight: 162.0

I went home yesterday at lunch and tried to sleep, but it just wasn't happening. I spent a good chunk of time sitting cross-legged on the couch, holding my head in my hands in complete frustration.

I don't really know if I did anything else yesterday besides mope and contract my stomach muscles. TMI?

This morning I woke up and realized I had a cold. I could literally feel the phlegm running down my throat. It was so... creepy... that I guzzled half a bottle of water just to try and get rid of the feeling.

Sharp headache pains are happening, but I will take an Advil and that will help. Blowing my nose constantly, and sneezing feels so damn good. Really. And I'm at work and I'm sure my co-workers are oh-so-happy with me for being here and contaminating the area.

And I'm falling behind on my workouts.

Plan for today:

Food - Mocha, cereal, rice, beef, dinner at Grandma's. It's Wednesday already.

Exercise - I don't know!

Other - Pick up post; check on friend's dog; visit Grandma; check on Mom's house.

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

supercheese on 02/29/2012:
Feel Better!!! :(

sweetpea1977 on 02/29/2012:
Oh my, I hope you feel better!!

V on 02/29/2012:
Hope ya feel better <3

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

Weight: 162.5

I really need to get some sleep. Maybe I should try some hot tea tonight before bed. I think Saturday's increased calories is wreaking havoc internally. Blah.

I actually feel nauseus right now. The calendar shows that tonight is time for my first actual run session, and I really want everything to go well so that I'm not disappointed in my abilities. But I'm seriously thinking about heading home at lunchtime and taking a long nap (if my body will even allow that).

Do you ever feel like all the effort is kind of useless? Maybe it's just because it's Tuesday today and I'll get over it eventually, but I can't help thinking of the amount of effort I need to put in for even a slight benefit in health.

Could just be the weather. If it was nicer and I could walk to work, maybe I'd be feeling better. If I could feel any kind of warmth on my skin perhaps I'd be acting a little more positive about things. Sorry ladies, I'm a downer today! It's hard to be happy when you feel like throwing up!

Plan for today - TBD. It's Gamble and Risk Day.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

hollybelle on 02/28/2012:
Hope your spirits rise soon. It's hard. I hate to say it - but I feel tired all the time. I am considering checking out hormone replacement therapies. There is a place in town that specializes, but I don't know whether or not to think they are "snake oil" salesmen. They advertise on Christian Radio a lot. They have testimonies and one of my best clients swears by them - he is a man, though, so I don't know how much that matters, etc.....

supercheese on 02/28/2012:
I feel that way all the time, but realize that even if it is an effort, some sort of good is happening. Sucks that weightless takes forever!!

Umpqua on 02/28/2012:
The weather definitely gets to me, usually this time of year is very frustrating after a long, cold winter. We've been lucky it's been mild here this year, but it's unusual. I hope you can turn it around, spring is just around the corner!

sweetpea1977 on 02/28/2012:
haha, I have that feeling come over me often. Its usually comes when I've had a crappy night of sleep or sick with something. I hope it turns around for you soon!!

V on 02/28/2012:
Getting fit takes time, dedication as well a positive thoughts..Your efforts are so gonna pay off. It might take hard work but it is well worth it my friend <3 Sending some positive thoughts your way..They are yours to keep <3

thinnside40 on 02/28/2012:
I just brewed me a cup of tea... We "invested" in a Keurig about 8 months ago and I love it for a cup of decaf or tea in the evening... Have a good evening!

legcramps - Monday Feb 27, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Oh the Horror!

I overate on Saturday. Like, as in, checked the fridge every half hour to see if something would magically pop up that might be good to eat. I even recorded it all; listen to this:

9:30am - coffee and hot chocolate mix. two, for good measure.

12pm - ok, hungry. pizza, two slices.

2pm - hmmmn, what's in here? crackers and cheese, one serving.

2:30pm - that was really good. crackers and cheese, one serving.

3:00pm - really good. crackers and cheese, one serving.

3:15pm - might as well finish it up. crackers and cheese, one serving.

4pm - breakfast for dinner? sure! cereal, milk, brown sugar. oh, and i'm kinda hankering for some toast. two slices.

5pm - brrrring, brrrring. hi auntie. you're going out for dinner? ok, i'll be there. salad bar, chicken, shrimp, baked potato. took half home. grandma paid. can't go wrong.

7pm - whew, I feel full. and cold. coffee. twice.

Yeah. That was over 2,300 calories. When I woke up on Sunday morning, I was still full.

I was sick most of Sunday (obviously from eating far too much the day before) but still managed to eat about 1,600 calories. I also played wallyball, thank goodness. Another hour and a half, so a great workout to set the mood for the week.

A good week's worth of sleep would be helpful about now. Maybe it's the coffee, but I can't stop tossing and turning and am barely reaching five hours of sleep each night. It's very frustrating.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, turkey sub...

Exercise - core workout is on the schedule, but who knows how i'll feel when work is over. I kinda feel like I could take a nap right now.

Other - you have to be kidding. I would seriously surprise myself if I managed to get anything done today.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

selina on 02/27/2012:
Haha! Your going back to the fridge sounds like me on saturday, yikes! Except for me it was cream cheese and crackers. Blah! I hope your day is going as planned, today. Stay well!

Maria7 on 02/27/2012:
We all have days like that of eating more than we usually do... Looks like you have a really good plan for today. :-)

V on 02/27/2012:
You know sometimes we have our hungrier days and 2300 is not bad girl.I really do like your asides to your day :) hahaha <3 Have a good one my friend!

TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
I hope you don't feel guilty over any mistakes you feel you've made. Guilt is counterprodutive! :-)

legcramps - Saturday Feb 25, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Happy Saturday! Yay!

I am hanging out with some coffee, a Fitness magazine, and some episodes of Big Bang Theory. Then a core workout (45 minutes), lunch, walk to Mom's and back (45 minutes), watch the Winter Storm that is supposed to be attacking us soon... and then other things like cleaning and laundry and things that aren't as exciting to talk about.

But, right now, just coffee, reading, and watching t.v.


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/25/2012:
yay for big bang theory!! love sheldon :) Have fun with that winter snow!

V on 02/26/2012:
Yeah laundry? Cleaning? Yawn!! hahaha it is so overrated IMO ;) RYC yes I do believe we would have been the perfect partygirl duo back in the day :)

legcramps - Friday Feb 24, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Gaining some muscle right now I think, with the increase in strength and core training. Slight increase in weight, at 163 this morning.

I was sooooooooo tired when I got home from work yesterday. I have a feeling that my lack of energy was due to a lack of exercise. But it was the Rest Day, and I embraced it. I only wish I could embrace mornings as easily as I do rest days.

I decided on the beef, rice and brussel sprouts for dinner last night.

Drove to work this morning; still too cold outside to be walking around. I expect spring to be just around the corner. Any day now. Break out the skirts, girls. It's gonna happen.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, rice, beef, veggies, crackers & cheese, dinner TBD. I am a bad meal planner.

Exercise - 45 minute core workout

Other - Nada. Zilch. Just preparing myself for the weekend!


Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/24/2012:
yay! glad you choice the brussel sprouts over the pizza! lol Hm...skirts = legs = need to work on those things :/

liza36 on 02/24/2012:
Have a good weekend!

legcramps - Thursday Feb 23, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Tumbling along...

Walked about an hour and a half yesterday, in total. Since it was Ash Wednesday yesterday, Grandma and I ate salmon with rice and cooked carrots for dinner. It was a lovely dinner, and with an extra cup of steaming coffee afterwards, just the perfect end to the day.

And then I walked home and did a 25 minute core workout. And that was not a perfect end, in fact, I ended that workout just about ready to throw up. It took me close to half an hour just to calm down. I knew I shouldn't have left it so late!

Oh well, still got a good enough sleep I suppose, so I'm not going to complain too much ;)

Started walking to work this morning but turned around after a few minutes because the wind was making it hard to breathe. Yeah, no thanks. So I guess today will be a rest day!

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, iced tea, pb & honey sandwich, crackers & cheese, pizza? or maybe rice, brussel sprouts and beef leftovers? I know which one is healthier, and I know which one won't take much to make.

Exercise - 10 minute walk outside; Rest Day.

Other - I could help myself out and get those passport pictures done tonight. Or I could do the usual, which is nothing, and worry about it tomorrow.

I sound a little moody today, huh? I promise I'm not, maybe just a little off, that's all.

Progress as of today: 12.5 lbs lost so far, only 7.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/23/2012:
have a good rest day!!! go with the leftovers!!! unless ur really in the mood for pizza hahaa

selina on 02/23/2012:
Good job on the walking! Yummy Ash Wednesday dinner!

getmebackto150 on 02/23/2012:
Enjoy your rest day! Sounds like a delicious dinner:) Have a good one!!

V on 02/23/2012:
Well hello there :) I hope the rest of your day went well <3

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