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legcramps - Wednesday Dec 12, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Yesterday didn't go as planned. A friend was in hospital, so I visited with him for a while after work. Then another friend called me, was upset on the phone, and so I cancelled my pizza-making plans to spend some time letting her vent. I had some supper at her place instead, a burger. I wasn't about to get picky.

This morning is going well so far, knock on wood. There's a lot going on at work this week, so i'm trying to take it one step at a time and not get discouraged.

Nothing much planned for today at the moment, so i'd like to get a workout in after work and do a few chores. I want to put a team together for wallyball which starts after the new year, so i'm going to try and confirm that today. Best. Workout. Ever.

Have a great day!

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

liza36 on 12/12/2012:
I frequently find things don't go as planned. At least you were there for the important stuff - like friends who need you.

Have a great day!

Umpqua on 12/12/2012:
Yay for a new season of Wallyball and good for you for being patient with everything you have going on right now!

grannyannie on 12/12/2012:
"The best laid plans of mice and men....." Hope you can get in a good workout.

IndependentEm93 on 12/12/2012:
Have a great day!

V on 12/12/2012:
What a good friend you are to put your plans on hold to visit with your friend at the hospital and lend an ear to your other friend..That is what makes you so awesome :) RYC yeah I had to get outta there, not used to the afternoon drinking but it gave me practice for vacay..LOL I would love to join your wallyball team, sounds like fun!! I am sure you will find some good recruits. Have a good evening :)

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 11, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Another day, another dollar.

Yesterday went well. I didn't fall or break anything, no one at work hates me (for now, and, well, hardly anyone is here this week), and nothing befell me that would indicate that my streak of bad luck continues. Thank goodness! I can breathe a little easier today.

I made chicken and potatoes yesterday for dinner; today is going to be homemade pizza with tomato sauce, lots of sweet peppers, the last of my brussel sprouts, and mozza cheese. If only I had spinach and feta cheese to add to the mix, so delicious.

Very cold here this morning, minus 30 degrees celsius with windchill (that's minus 22 degrees fahrenheit) but it's supposed to warm up a little. I hope the wind doesn't pick up - that always makes things feel a lot colder.

Suprisingly enough, I haven't been planting myself in front of the t.v. every free minute I have. I've been feeling restless enough to get up and do things during commercial breaks. I'm even thinking about picking up a skipping rope to skip during commercials. Dude, commercials are long. Loooonnnnnggg. I could get a lot of skipping done.

So maybe tonight I will have to knock a few hours of tv off. I don't know. This "having tv again" thing isn't going the way i'd expected it to.

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

Umpqua on 12/11/2012:
Nom nom, your homemade pizza sounds wonderful. Your temps are crazy, I don't blame you for staying indoors, and skipping rope sounds like a great idea!

IndependentEm93 on 12/11/2012:
That is freezing! And commercials are way too long!

nunnermack on 12/11/2012:
Very happy to see that your day was a good one!!

That is a GREAT idea about skipping rope! I may have to use that myself but will do ab work!!! Thanks for the idea!!

legcramps - Monday Dec 10, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It was a pretty awesome weekend compared to the workweek I had last week! I had a last ditch effort for Christmas shopping on Saturday and ended up coming home with more things for myself than for anyone else. I was going to go to a hockey game on Saturday night, but I ended up cuddling with my blankets on the couch all night instead. It was lovely.

I did some laundry and other housework on Sunday, wrapped a few more Christmas gifts, and basically watched movies all day. I needed the break desperately, so glad I got one.

Today begins with a few hiccups, but nothing life threatening and so it's all good.

For now.

I'm a realist, okay?

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

V on 12/10/2012:
Happy to hear that you had a nice low key weekend, you def deserved it <3.. BTW I got my beautiful card in the mail, thank you :)

IndependentEm93 on 12/10/2012:
Have a great week!

legcramps - Friday Dec 07, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Yesterday evening I banged my head on the car door when I was trying to get into the car; this morning at work i've already done some damage by messing up a schedule. I finally had to completely start it all over again. I think I should stop touching things. Or maybe I should just stop moving altogether. Anyone want to be my personal "gopher" while I lay in bed all day like Brian Wilson did? I'd drive you crazy, I assure you. The bed sores would be worrisome though, so maybe I should just scratch this rotten idea.

I got my cable all hooked up last night, so this only attests the fact that I should be on home-rest. I'm all ready to go. I've even set up my pvr'ing schedule and should have around 47 hours of shows to watch by Monday. You think i'm going overboard? NAHHHHH...

I have to call my Dad and my Step-Mom tonight to catch up with them; I haven't talked to either of them for a couple of weeks now.

Which might interfere with my quality television time.

Ok, ok, in all seriousness, I am not THAT lazy.

In fact, i'm doing alright in terms of eating well and working out. I've been doing the 30 Day Shred and this week has been nothing short of stellar in regards to my nutrition.

Well, not counting the Christmas lunch yesterday which I DID NOT freeze to take to my Dad. The stuffing was glorious. You'll be happy to note that I only had one cabbage roll, and did not ask for any perogies. I had turkey, stuffing, & the cabbage roll, and I was STUFFED.

So really, I did pretty well, considering.

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

Umpqua on 12/07/2012:
LOL, the home rest thing doesn't sound too terrible. Good work on the eating and workouts!

liza36 on 12/07/2012:
It's great you are getting in workouts and eating is going fairly well. Home-rest, I say go for it!

grannyannie on 12/07/2012:
Well done! And a rest day with lots of tv viewing is what we need sometimes!

legcramps - Thursday Dec 06, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I'm still on a roll, except now i'm so crazed that i'm actually laughing at all the craziness going down.

My back feels better today finally, and the eye twitch is gone for now. I guess the moral of the story is that we need to laugh at ourselves to ease some of the stress in our lives. Well, i've been laughing non-stop since about 7:30 this morning, so by the end of the day I should be totally stress-free LOL. See, I just did it again.

I purchased a box of pizza crusts with which I plan to make my own pizzas instead of ordering greasy stuff when friends are over. I think they will certainly appreciate my healthier versions haha. LOL'd yet again.

Anyways, the box took up almost my entire fridge's freezer. I don't know why i'm telling you. I guess I thought it was funny; now it doesn't seem as funny as I once thought.

Work is having a christmas lunch today; for $8.55 you get turkey and stuffing, perogies and cabbage rolls. The works. I should buy it and freeze it until I go to Dad's for a visit - he would love it.

Oh, but I can't freeze anything else. No room.


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

liza36 on 12/06/2012:
Laughter is the best medicine!

V on 12/06/2012:
I am glad you are finding humor within the craziness now :) Tomorrow is your favorite day of the week!! Yipeee, any plans for the weekend?

legcramps - Wednesday Dec 05, 2012

Weight: 166.0

What's up with my life lately? Honestly, things just keep getting worse! I'm a bird on a very thin wire right now, any little thing could throw me off. And yes, really, I wouldn't be falling off the wire, i'd be thrown. Off the wire and right under the bus. Poor, defenseless little birdie.

I don't know if it's the holiday season bringing out the worst in people, but that's what it feels like. That, plus now i'm so... flustered... by everything that's been going on it's becoming a problem just to do my regular job duties. Things just keep getting messed up!

On the bright side, i've been sleeping like a bloody log. Aside from an eye twitch that won't go away, and an issue with my back that's keeping me on advil and heating pads.

Stress really beats people down, doesn't it?

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

V on 12/05/2012:
I hope the work issues will resolve soon <3

skinnygrlwithin on 12/06/2012:
Yes unforunately stress does really kick your butt... for the eye twitch try drinking more water... I get it on occassion and have heard it caused by dehydration? Not sure how much truth there is to that but water does seem to work.

newme24 on 12/06/2012:
Keep your head up! People can be really horrible-- I work with those kinds of people, too. I try to just go home, think about my family and friends and all the good things in life to take my mind off those horrible, miserable people! (lol)

legcramps - Tuesday Dec 04, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I had such a bad day at work yesterday, I almost cried when I finally got home. It was awful; I don't easily take blame for someone else's errors - I like things to be done well. When mistakes happen (and they do, and it happens to me too) it's understandable. What isn't acceptable or reasonable is to pick a scape goat to pin it all on. Especially one that covered whatever bases she could cover. Especially when it's me LOL.

So, Yeah. Bad day. No good, very bad.

But I got home and forgot about it for a few hours at least. Today doesn't seem to be going much better, yet, but I have faith that the wrongs will be righted. Or whatever. If not, water off my shoulders. It's all office politics anyways, and I never could appreciate this kind of crap.

We'll see what the rest of the day brings. I am silently "OM'ing" to stay calm. Suprisingly, it's working. Knock on wood.

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

V on 12/04/2012:
Sorry that you had a tough couple of days..Man that majorly sucks when others botch up and put the blame on the innocent...Don't let them get the best of you <3

biscottibody59 on 12/04/2012:
I hope the rest of the week goes much better--hang in there!

legcramps - Monday Dec 03, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Monday! Yay!

I forgot to bring my glasses to work with me this morning, so my brain is fuzzy trying to focus on the computer screen and then focus again when I look away from it. Wierd.

So, in between blinking my eyes furiously every 5 seconds, let me tell you about my weekend...

I had Friday off of work, so Thursday night I did nothing and went to bed early.

Most of Friday was spent baking with a friend. And drinking too much coffee.

On Saturday I hosted a bake exchange/gift exchange with friends. We also cruised around town singing carols at people's homes. I wore my Santa hat and another friend had Elf shoes on and carried mistletoe with a bell attached to it LOL; it was pretty hilarious.

Sunday morning was spent trying to wake up. I got to bed close to 4 a.m. so it was pretty difficult to wake up in the morning. But I managed to start moving around 10 a.m. and within two hours I headed over to a trade show in town, where I purchased a cute raccoon toque for my nephew, and a few cupcakes to taste test. To top off the great day, a couple friends and I went out for lunch and I had buffalo chicken breast with ceasar salad - it was delicious!

I spent the rest of Sunday watching the last season of Being Human. One more episode and i'm all caught up. This is the only tv show i've found on Netflix that I actually wanted to watch.

So here we are, Monday morning. I've already divided the baking I received on the weekend into separate containers - one for Grandma, one for a friend of mine, one went straight into the freezer, and one that I brought to work with me. Hopefully I will only bring out the one at home when I have people over. That's the plan, anyways.

I still haven't thought about my to-do list for today, but there are a few things I know I need to get done, so I guess i'd better get going!

Have a good one!

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

Umpqua on 12/03/2012:
You are so lucky you can get by if you forget your glasses - I don't think i could make it down my driveway without crashing the car :P Sounds like you had a great weekend, good strategy dividing up those baked goods!

V on 12/03/2012:
LOL i can just picture you and your friends out caroling, I bet it was fun :)Hope you had a good day back at work!

legcramps - Thursday Nov 29, 2012

Weight: 166.0

My friend has been nagging me to watch Duck Dynasty for months now. Last night I finally got to watch an episode, & I nearly peed myself laughing!

I am having cable re-installed for the winter months. There are not enough books in the world to keep me from the boredom that winter brings. I miss tv, so i'm bringing it back, baby! It'll be wierd to have tv again, but I couldn't pass up the opportunity for high speed internet, full cable packages (movies, sports, all of it), and DVR for $19/month. That's for three months, & then i'll either choose a smaller package and continue with it, or cancel it altogether & go back to no tv. Three months will get me through the harsh winter months at least.

The major TO-DO for today is getting groceries. I wasn't able to get sushi for dinner yesterday (dumb restaurant doesn't open until 5pm & I had things to DO by then, man) so i'm going to aim to get it today. I made pasta with mushrooms & brussel sprouts for dinner instead.


Breakfast - coffee & creamer, 6 crackers & 1 slice mozza cheese

Lunch - something from the cafeteria again (yesterday it was a turkey sandwich)

Snack - i didn't bring anything... maybe i'll last until work is done

After Work Snack - 6 crackers & 1 ounce mozza cheese

Dinner - sushi (spicy dynamite roll & cucumber roll are my favourites)

Exercise - 30 Day Shred

Other - more cleaning, groceries, wash blankets

I am taking the day off from work tomorrow, so I may not post again until Monday. Have a stellar weekend my friends!

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

Umpqua on 11/29/2012:
Great deal on the tv/Internet package! We cancelled our satellite a while ago but still do Netflix so I still get my TV fix, just in minor doses. I hope you have an excellent long weekend!

SarieJC on 11/29/2012:
Yey! 30 day shred is brilliant, I felt amazing last time I followed it. Today was day 1 getting back into it and I know if I can keep it up I will improve loads after a few sessions. Do you do any of her other DVD's?

V on 11/29/2012:
That is a kick ass deal for your bundle package..Just in time to tune into the last 4 episodes of "Jersey Shore" before it is all over :( I will miss my Situation <3 (don't judge me, LOL)

V on 11/29/2012:
P.S. are you doing anything fun and exciting on your long weekend? Have fun :)

inmorning on 11/30/2012:
RYC- I am with you and I can't stand the thing either, though that is starting to change. My husband bought it last year while I was away and I was really upset because he knew I missed my treadmill from when we were still in Hawaii and I felt like he was being a poopoo head but I honestly wouldn't have given it a second look had he not gotten it. I used to hate running too but once I got used to that, I came to love it. So, who knows, maybe you will learn to like too. Maybe while watching your tele shows this winter. :-P Have a great day and weekend.

legcramps - Wednesday Nov 28, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Another good day in the books. The house is slowly starting to look decent enough for a get-together i'm hosting this weekend. I've been slowly working on it the last two days. The tree is up, decorations are up, presents are (mostly) wrapped and under the tree. The kitchen is half-a$$ed clean, next up are the laminate floors. Vacuum, dust, then mop and buff. Sounds like fun, huh?! Then i'll have to vacuum and air out the rugs in the kitchen and wash some throw blankets for the couch.

And then i'll break to make more strudel. But all this isn't happening today. Oh no. That's way too much stuff.

Today, i'll be visiting a friend, drinking coffee, and watching Survivor.

Cause it's Wednesday. And we've got to celebrate being halfway through the week!

I might even take it one step further and order sushi for dinner. O.M.G. I just started drooling.


Food - mocha, lunch at cafeteria, sushi? coffee

Exercise - 30 Day Shred

Other - vacuum, dust, mop floors; vacuum and air out rugs; dishes; get more water for cooler; put air in tire; make strudel dough x 3

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

hollybelle on 11/28/2012:
About the insomnia - I have taken valerian root (at Umpqua's suggestion) and it works. I have also tried Alteril (at Sweetpea's suggestion and it's good, too. Hope you get some good restful sleep.

grannyannie on 11/28/2012:
Busy busy!! Have a great day!

RYC thanks! Should be a nice couple of days. It will be cold - mid 30's F, but I've got my Michigan long down coat so I'll be fine.

LifeInATeaCup on 11/28/2012:
mmmmmm sushi, I'm drooling too.... :]

And about the 30 day shred, is it good or do you find it too much or too time consuming?? I was thinking of starting it but I'm very pushed for time at themoment :)

liza36 on 11/28/2012:
Thank goodness it's hump day! Have a good one.

biscottibody59 on 11/28/2012:
Looks like your place is shaping up nicely for your weekend--good going!

V on 11/28/2012:
Happy Hump day!! Have fun tonight :)

inmorning on 11/29/2012:
Thanks for the comment and of course you are right. It is just hard to keep focused on that sometimes. I love have time to do a good cleaning on my place. Isn't it amazing how much better your mood/attitude gets when the place is clean?

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