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legcramps - Tuesday Jan 15, 2013

Weight: 166.0

My legs are killing me. It was tough getting down the stairs this morning.

The bad part is that I noticed that i'm spotting and having stomach ouchies (this shouldn't be happening), my eyes are both bloodshot even though I had a decent sleep, and i'm coughing and sneezing like crazy.

As I recall, December/January are always tough months for me; I tend to get sick no matter what right around this time of year. For my sake I hope i'm able to work through it because i've got two evening meetings this week that I can't miss.

Dance Dance Revolution last night for exercise - pretty boring. Not much of a workout. Will have to think of something else to do when I get home afterwards since this is a once a week thing with friends.

Breakfast - mocha, oatmeal with apple and blueberries

Lunch - soup

Snack - peanut butter sandwich

Dinner - chicken, rice, squash casserole

Exercise - walk 30 minutes at track

Other - evening meeting

Will try to get to sleep early tonight and maybe a little extra rest is all I need to feel better.

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

thenewMLE on 01/15/2013:
I hope you feel better! There has been nasty stomach viruses going around here for the last 3 weeks, so maybe it's a virus and not anything too serious. But do take care of yourself!!! I'm sorry your DDR wasn't as productive. If you are doing it with friends, maybe they would want to put in a Zumba DVD instead? Or DDR with them and do ZUmba on your own? I hope your legs settle down. Fortunately, my leg issues were dehydration and have improved tremendously with the increased water. I hope you can find an easy solution for yours!

Just42day on 01/15/2013:
yes, feel better soon. The chocolate raspberry coffee is just such a nice change from the standard coffee. If you like mocha, I think you like it. The downside, like any specialty coffee, it's pricey. Santa gave me some $ so I splurged. (Plus I stretch out the grounds by reusing them the 2nd day & just adding another tbls. Cheap, yes but it's tastes the same and I get to have my special coffee twice as often!)

OhioRaven on 01/15/2013:
Hope you get better. Take care.

supercheese on 01/15/2013:
feel better!!! <3

V on 01/15/2013:
Hope you feel better <3 As far as the spotting goes, sometimes that happens when you are doing Depo shots but if it becomes heavier, you might want to have your gyno check it out..Have a great evening :)

IndependentEm93 on 01/15/2013:
Feel better!!!

legcramps - Monday Jan 14, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Weekend Recap:

Friday 1/11: one hour shoveling, afternoon off. good eats.

Saturday 1/12: no exercise, day off (hockey game). out for supper - chicken ceasar salad. good eats.

Sunday 1/13: two hours wallyball. good eats. lots of water.

Ouch! Back at wallyball yesterday, and o.m.g. does my body ache! It's awesome.

Breakfast: mocha, oatmeal with apple and blueberries

Lunch: soup

Snack: peanut butter sandwich

Dinner: crockpot chicken drumsticks with rice and sauteed sweet pepper

Exercise: Dance Dance Revolution

I want to play wallyball everyday. Except that my arms are so red, swollen and sore from hitting the hardest ball EVER, I won't be able to play until next Sunday anyways.

But day-am, that was a good day yesterday. Organized sports is my euphoria. I love it.

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

V on 01/14/2013:
Yayyy for wallyball season! Hope that you have a good day :)

thenewMLE on 01/14/2013:
Your dinner sounds delicious! What is wallyball? Whatever it is, I think I would take that over shoveling!! hahaha - I've never shoveled because I have only had snow 4 times in my life here and it was only a dusting - never an accumulation. I did live in Chicago after Katrina, but there were 9 kids between me and my cousin and the other sister so there was always someone assigned to the shoveling. Have fun with DDR! My girls used to love that!

graindart on 01/14/2013:
I totally forgot about Wallyball. I used to play that all of the time in my teens and loved it.

OhioRaven on 01/14/2013:
Sounds like you're staying on track. Good Job !

liza36 on 01/14/2013:
Nice weekend you had. Love that "good" kind of soreness.

Maria7 on 01/14/2013:
You get a lot of exercise in. Your menu looks good, too. :-)

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2013:
sorry to hear you got snow! lol

yes, i am feeling a bit better lately :-) i also asked for and got an hour lunch. i went on the treadmill at the gym next door, only .7 mi but that's .7 more than usual and I got a little sweaty, but felt so good. tomorrow i'll remember a tshirt! :-) today i walked in a sweater, lol., since i wasn't gonna change into my gym attire for a little walk at lunch haha

horn_of_plenty on 01/14/2013:
...breakfast sounds nice, tasty...fun!

Umpqua on 01/15/2013:
Wallyball sounds vicious but I'm glad you're enjoying it :) Have a good one!

legcramps - Friday Jan 11, 2013

Weight: 166.0

I ended up coming to work today instead of taking the day off... so hard to change my mindset about working myself to the bone! But I think I will take the afternoon off. No, I WILL take the afternoon off! LOL.

We had a severe snowstorm yesterday and it is blowing and blustery today. Perfect day to stay inside and watch movies.

I did 30 day shred twice yesterday as my two workout buddies showed up at different times. Big workout there! Fine with me :)

Breakfast - gingerale, oatmeal with baked apple (much easier on the tummy)

Lunch - chicken noodle soup

Snack - peanut butter sandwich

Dinner - chicken and quinoa with coleslaw

Exercise - not sure... might try an insanity workout - the fit test maybe? would be interesting to see where i'm at with that.

Was invited out for drinks with friends tonight, but I think i'll pass and maybe get a start on all the shovelling that will take over my life for the next couple of days ;)

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

liza36 on 01/11/2013:
Wow, the Shred twice! That's awesome. Enjoy your afternoon off.

getmebackto150 on 01/11/2013:
Have a great day and enjoy the afternoon off!!!

Just42day on 01/11/2013:
thanks for the welcome back! Sounds like you'll be getting sufficient exercise shoveling. Be careful! I do love the turkey meatballs. I also throw in oatmeal,worchestshire sauce, garlic powder and egg. Use a mini-ice cream scoop to make the balls and just bake for 20 minutes. They freeze incredibly well. I've served them as a appetizer with sweet N sour sauce on the side and people gobble them up. (get it -turkey - gobble?? sorry...)

Umpqua on 01/11/2013:
I hope you're taking the afternoon off work :) You wrote what I was thinking - I've been taking my probiotics and vitamins so I'm hoping my body is fighting whatever this is. Have a good weekend!

V on 01/11/2013:
I assume you took the day off yesterday so that may be the reason why you felt the need to go to work today..LOL Hope you decided to take the afternoon off.. Dam girl shred twice? Stellar! Have a wonderful weekend!

horn_of_plenty on 01/11/2013:
sorry about your tummy! i hope it is better? :-)

thanks for cheering me on. lately i am so nervous about everything. i will also be moving out this year, but is undecided when - it's whenever an apartment opens up on the waiting list :-)

if you say i can do it, at least i can believe that.. :-)

hollybelle on 01/11/2013:
Sorry you weren't feeling well earlier in the week. Great workouts! How is your weather? I hope you are enjoying some warmer than usual weather like we are here. It's so odd to have warm weather in January, for heaven sake!

sailingeagle on 01/12/2013:
I hope you had a wonderful day off! Keep warm! :)

biscottibody59 on 01/13/2013:
I hope you've gotten a break from the shoveling by now--sounds pretty strenuous!

Enjoy your Sunday!

legcramps - Thursday Jan 10, 2013

Weight: 166.0

I liked yesterday, it was a good day. Wow, another one, look at me go!

I skipped the cup of soup in the afternoon, and only ate half of my egg sandwich with leftover fries for dinner, but I think my eating is pretty much back on track. Of course, I ruined it a little bit by having a few cups of black coffee in the evening (hadn't had coffee for six days up until then) which then kept me awake until well after midnight. I'm a sucker for peer pressure and I was visiting a friend at the time.

Breakfast - yogurt, gingerale

Lunch - soup

Snack - peanut butter sandwich

Dinner - chicken and quinoa leftovers, coleslaw

Exercise - 30 day shred

I went walking to the track last night and saw Golf Guy watching a hockey game. Said hi. Fumbled a few words around. Decided best course of action would be to stop talking altogether.

But it was nice to see him. I should really grow a backbone soon and ask him out. Worst that can happen is he says 'no thanks', right?

I am thinking of taking the day off tomorrow; one of my resolutions was to take more time for myself. Might as well start now!

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

IndependentEm93 on 01/10/2013:

mskitty on 01/10/2013:
Coffee is such a hard thing to kick for me too. I tried my hardest but lol it still is my dirty little habit lol.

Tangalyn~ on 01/10/2013:
glad u got to see golf guy ;) hope today is a good one for ya!

liza36 on 01/10/2013:
Definitely take time for yourself - I approve of taking the day off!

V on 01/10/2013:
Golf guy says <3 LOL have a good one ;)

biscottibody59 on 01/11/2013:
Hope you have a good weekend!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 09, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Good day yesterday. Added cheese and crackers to the menu as a snack after walking.

The apple was not a good idea yesterday. Left the stomach feeling really upset. Won't make that mistake again.

Breakfast - gingerale, yogurt

Lunch - peanut butter sandwich and I might see what the soup of the day is in the cafeteria

Snack - chicken noodle soup

Dinner - leftovers. i've got everything from french fries to roast pork to finish up. time to start eating solid foods. no apples.

Exercise - walk 30 minutes at track

That's about all i've got on the list for today. I have a little bit of tidying to do, and of course the laundry is staring me in the face so we'll see if I manage to tackle any of that tonight.

Happy Wednesday :) see 'ya on the flip side.

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

Tangalyn~ on 01/09/2013:
sorry apple made ur tummy sick.. hope u have a great day! =)

IndependentEm93 on 01/09/2013:
Feel better!

V on 01/09/2013:
Man I am sorry that your tummy isn't feeling any better :( Laundry can wait, get some rest girl <3

horn_of_plenty on 01/09/2013:
thanks for the kind words! :-) feel better!

selina on 01/09/2013:
Hi Legs, you are doing so well, congrats! I also get upset stomach when I eat fruit on an empty stomach :( stay well!

legcramps - Tuesday Jan 08, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Thanks everyone for the well wishes, I am feeling better today. I went home sick at lunchtime yesterday, so i've gotten a lot of rest since then. Today will be better!

Also, I am introducing apples back into my diet. One step at a time. Not sure the stomach likes this too much.

Breakfast - gingerale, apple

Lunch - peanut butter sandwich, chicken noodle soup

PM - gingerale, yogurt

Dinner - i'm going to try two eggs fried, with toast. and gingerale

Exercise - walk 30 minutes at track

I indulged and rented Pitch Perfect yesterday; what a hilarious movie. I rented it until tomorrow, so I might have to watch it again tonight ;)

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

Umpqua on 01/08/2013:
I'm glad you left early yesterday and are feeling better with extra rest. Careful with the apples, they can be harsh on your tummy. Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 01/08/2013:
Wow, what a way to start off a new year. Im glad you are feeling better today!

IndependentEm93 on 01/08/2013:
Have a great day!

OhioRaven on 01/08/2013:
Keep up the Good Work, eh'

thenewMLE on 01/09/2013:
Take it easy with that flu. There has been over 800 cases reported in Louisiana in the last 3 weeks and it is brutally hard on the stomach. My youngest daughter got in Christmas Eve night and threw up all through Christmas. She had requested my brother to prepare his corn and crab bisque with jumbo lump crab meat and couldn't even eat any. In fact, she couldn't even come downstairs to be social. She had it for 5 days. Some of the guys at work had it for 4 days and then it progressed into bronchitis. Just rest and drink a lot of fluids ( I know easier said than done because daughter was throwing up after just sips of water for a while), but try and get some antibiotics to knock it out quicker than wearing yourself down. enjoy the movie and get stronger soon!!

legcramps - Monday Jan 07, 2013

Weight: 166.0

And as per usual, along with the new year brings...

drum roll...

scary killer music...

stomach flu.

Yep. I've been sick since Thursday afternoon, when I had the funny feeling that something wasn't right. I made it through work, but once I got home everything just sort of fell apart.

And hasn't really come back together yet.

As kooky as it sounds, I am at work today. I know I shouldn't be, as i'm probably still contagious since I am still sick, but I just couldn't stay at home another day. I might end up going home early depending on whether I manage to endure the day's work.

I ended up not seeing a doctor for antibiotics, and I have a good reason for this. I never entertained the thought that I would be sick longer than a couple of days. Obviously, the people that I watched suffer through this before me are far stronger people than I. Plus, the flu is sneaky... one minute it lets me think I might be feeling better, and the next minute i'm back at the porcelain throne. Sneaky flu.

In the meantime, while I was sick, I told someone off via text message.

Always a good idea to leave me to sleep if i've told you i'm not feeling well.

Suffice to say i've not eaten much and i've lost 7 pounds. Today i'm going to introduce the peanut butter sandwich back into my meal plan. That, along with the mandatory gingerale and chicken noodle soup, will be my sustenance for awhile...

until i'm no longer scared to eat anything else.

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

getmebackto150 on 01/07/2013:
I hope you feel better soon! Yuck!!!

IndependentEm93 on 01/07/2013:
Hope you feel better! I have been sick since new years. I am finally starting to feel better(no flu)

Umpqua on 01/07/2013:
That sucks, feel better soon!

liza36 on 01/07/2013:
Feel better soon!

V on 01/07/2013:
OMG I am so sorry that you are sick :( I hope you feel better soon <3

NebraskaGirl on 01/07/2013:
Thanks for the advice! I told my friend from Amsterdam we should go to Scotland and she didn't really agree.. she wants to go to Rome. haha .. We'll see.

NebraskaGirl on 01/07/2013:
Feel better soon!!!

legcramps - Thursday Jan 03, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Breakfast: mocha, apple

Lunch: quinoa, chicken, potatoes

Snack: yogurt

Dinner: salmon, potatoes, coleslaw

Exercise: 30 Day Shred

I did okay with eating yesterday, except that I had a few extra crackers and also some macaroni salad that was leftover. I know today will be better

I should clarify about the guy I golfed with last year... it was once. It was a set-up that I wasn't aware of and actually wasn't very happy about (not that I would have done much differently to prepare myself). I got kind of nervous and don't think I made a good first impression; we haven't talked since. So, no resuming of a relationship because there was no relationship LOL, I just want to feel it out and see if there is still any interest there. He seemed like a decent guy, maybe I just wasn't ready for him

A friend is coming over later tonight for 30 Day Shred. It will be her first time, so Jillian will have to be gentle with her!

Hope you have an awesome day today!

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

getmebackto150 on 01/03/2013:
Have a great day, have fun with your workout with your friend... I always like it when I get to have a workout with a friend, makes it go so much quicker!

Umpqua on 01/03/2013:
Interesting golfing prospect :) Have fun exercising with your buddy tonight!

grannyannie on 01/03/2013:
Have an amazing day!

V on 01/03/2013:
Have a great workout tonight :) Go legcramps!!

thenewMLE on 01/04/2013:
Happy New Year!! Enjoy your workout. I wish I had a friend to workout with. I can't discipline myself enough to do the DVD's much less, by myself. I bought an XBox workout for Kinect, and it is still in the package!! Show her how it's done!! Have a great weekend!

breakaway on 01/04/2013:
Stopped in to say hello! You are doing awesome! Hope your holidays were wonderful.

biscottibody59 on 01/05/2013:
Hope 2013 is good to you!

legcramps - Wednesday Jan 02, 2013

Weight: 166.0

Happy New Year all; hope 2013 is treating you well so far!

Well I had four glorious days off, so I am struggling with being back at work this morning. I used the weekend to hang out at home, clean the place up (the house looks so good right now), prep some meals for the week, and visit a friend.

On Monday evening, New Year's Eve, I went with a friend of mine to a house party. No introductions were made so I didn't actually meet anyone new, and I only knew a handful of people there. The man that my friend wanted to set me up with was there... um.... with his girlfriend. Yeah. Talk about awkward. I can only assume that it's a new relationship and my friend knew nothing about it. LOL! There were a few good laughs throughout the night though, and I still managed to ring in the new year with a smile on my face.

Yesterday was a lazy day at home for the morning, then in the afternoon a hockey game (where I got a little fluttery when I saw a guy i'd gone out golfing with once last year. I shall now be going to more hockey games.), and then a New Year's dinner at the hospital with my friend's Dad who is still recovering.

Breakfast: mocha, apple

Lunch: quinoa, chicken, potatoes

Snack: yogurt

Dinner: leftover pork roast, yams, broccoli, potatoes and green beans

Snack: crackers and cheese (will need to PORTION these out so I don't go overboard)

Exercise: 30 minutes walking at the track

A couple other errands to run after work, some dishes to wash, and the rest of the evening can be spent doing nothing if that's what I want to do! LOVE IT.

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

Umpqua on 01/02/2013:
Happy New Year and I'm glad you had a nice NYE despite the complications ;P Good eating plan and continued well wishes for your Dad!

V on 01/02/2013:
Hahaha! More hockey games :) Happy to hear you had some smiles on NYE! Yeah i so hear you, 2 days back at work and i still feel exhausted..It would certainly help if I got my ass in bed at 10..I watche "The Beach"(Leonardo Di) til midnight and that is still better than my 2am bedtime on NYE..I did go to the store, I only purchased what I really needed and wait to shop on my usual Sunday morning..I didn't bargain shop this evening like I normally do since all I wanted to do was get home and it wasn't a shock that I spent just as much money this evening as I would for groceries all week.. LOL Have a great evening my friend <3

hollybelle on 01/03/2013:
Happy New Year. Here's to more hockey games and maybe a resumed relationship with that guy??????

legcramps - Friday Dec 28, 2012

Weight: 166.0

After work today, i'll have FOUR days off!!! Oh, that's so exciting.

Life is getting back to normal. I'm trying to keep my tree up and the house decorated until the new year, but it's difficult. I hate clutter, and I just want to pack it all up and store it away in the basement!

My plans for the weekend are pretty simple - I need to clean the kitchen and do some laundry, and sweep the floors. Then I have some meal planning to do, and groceries to buy. Then some cooking.

I've been invited to two new year's eve parties; one is being hosted by my mother, and one by a friend's cousin. I don't plan on going to my mother's party, simply because there will be no one there my age - but my friend's cousin and his friends are quite a bit younger so it's sort of the same problem. I know my friend is trying to set me up with someone who will likely be there, so I feel like I have to attend at least to meet him. It will surely still be more fun than sitting at home alone because I can't get enough people together for my own party!

<sigh> life is hard, sometimes. First World problems.

So those are my plans - what is everyone else doing for New Years?

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

horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2012:
me 2! four days is so nice! :-) just like you, i must do some cooking! There's so many stores around here, where prepared foods abound! all healthy things, like sauteed and roasted veggies, cooked chicken, everything really. but, sometimes it's nice to cook. If i had more time, I'd experiment more, like cooking meats, etc. but for now, when I set aside time, I cook veggies and usually that's it. everything else i eat is either packaged, prepared, or easy. i have settled it that way and realize that i don't mind it - since this is how i have planned my time. lol i am sure you understand. i do plan meals though - making sure usually that at least they have a good amount of vegetables (although sometimes i am just not in the mood!) carbs and protein...and a lil fat.

horn_of_plenty on 12/30/2012:
lol, for new year's, i'll be spending it with one of my close friends that i don't see as often, but she lives close. we'll chill in her condo and probably spend some time with her neighbors too. very low key - relaxing, and nice. I am not interested in a party as i don't have any recovery time lol!

V on 12/31/2012:
Hey there!! So to answer your question I am not doing much, pretty lame huh? LOL. I was going to at least hang with my friend at her place to ring in the new year but they scheduled me to work tomorrow morning :( Apparently management got a huge dose of just how lazy the wonderslungs are in my absence..Now they see why I am usually not in a good mood after my shifts..

OOh you must share the details as to how the "set up" went..Have fun this evening :) Happy New Year!!!

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