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legcramps - Wednesday Apr 27, 2011

Weight: 164.0


The hour of walking I did yesterday (it's close to a half an hour walk each way to and from work) and the full day of work after so many days off really did me in. I was in bed around 8:30pm. Gosh! I noticed some shin pain during my walk home, so after dinner I rolled out my calves on a foam roller and boy did it hurt! I should have also worn my compression socks to bed, but I forgot. I threw on my old pair of runners yesterday and I think that's why my shins were hurting - today I wore my new runners and noticed less shin pain. Stick with the new runners, legcramps. Lesson learned.

Suffice to say, I did not do any raking of the yard. When I got home, I checked the mail and made idon'tknowhowmany phone calls, cooked dinner, foam rolled and then completely zoned out.

This might sound crazy, but I phoned my cable company yesterday and cancelled my cable! They're going to cut if off tomorrow morning, so I will get in one last episode of Survivor tonight. I will save around $50 a month because of it, and I really only have the tv on when I am too lazy to do anything else. I don't want to pay for an unhealthy habit. Unless we're talking about potato chips ;)

So that's a nice little addition to the budget and should help me pay for an upcoming trip to visit my brother this summer.

There is nothing going on with my love life at the moment, V ;) I am only slightly bummed about this as I had a very nice convo with my aunt last week and decided that when the time is right... well, then the time will be right! I can wait; I will practice the virtue of patience since i've never been very good at it in the past.

And that is all!  for now, anyways... 

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

moogy on 04/27/2011:
Courageous decision to turn of the cable. I would be lost without my pay TV. I hate commercials and all the smut on free to air. I do watch a lot of TV as I am basically trapped in the house until I can be diagnosed!! Great job with the walking. That will really make a difference but will take your legs and stamina a little time to catch up. Plus if it is too hot or yucky weather you will still need to drive, so you will get days of naturally. I am so proud of you and yes, patience is a virtue!!

V on 04/27/2011:
Aww Man!! I was hoping for a little somethin somethin :( Oh well soon(Ihope)....Yes MOM and SIS should be very afraid, Sarge Slaughter is coming with a vengance!!! LOl have a good one!!

~Moody~ on 04/27/2011:
Wow, cutting out cable! I would go nuts..I'm a major TV/movie person..but I totally understand saving on fundage wherever possible..espcially on something you don't use that often..

Hope you have a great day!

h82bfat on 04/30/2011:
Now that's dedication, running in the rain! I tried walking in the rain once & it didn't turn out so good.... ;c) I used to get major leg cramps, but not so much anymore & I don't know why that is becus I'm not doing anything different. Very strange. Have a great weekend!

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 26, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Back to work today :( heehee, just kidding, i'm okay with it.

Well it was a great week off, I got so much accomplished and yet still managed to visit with family more than regularly, take more walks with Dog, and get more exercise. How I wish we didn't have to work to earn a living ;)

Hard as I tried though, I couldn't dwindle the To-Do List to nothing, so this week will be a busy one while I catch up on things at work, and continue to work on the List.

The positive is that i'm going to attempt to walk to and from work every day this week. Mostly because there's no gas left in my car and I have no money to put gas into it. Actually, I do, but I am not willing to waste it on fuel if I don't have to. I'd like to save it and use it to travel to see my brother in the summer instead.

I still have to finish raking the yard, but i'm going to do a little each day and hopefully by the end of the week it'll be done. And on Friday I get to do some shopping! Of the grocery variety, that is. So this week i'll also be pouring over flyers and checking into coupons.

Well I better get back at it, this work won't do itself!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

getmebackto150 on 04/26/2011:
walking to work will be AWESOME exercise!!! If it was anywhere near the realm of possibilities I would be all about it, but I live 20 miles from work across a major highway... BLAH... Darn suburbs! Glad you had a good week off from work!

sweetpea1977 on 04/26/2011:
Walking to and from work is an awesome idea! How long is the commute?? My situation was similar to getmeback's, though my job was also located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Downttown ATL is downright scary at times, lol.

~Moody~ on 04/26/2011:
Lucky you that walking to work is an option! I wish I could say the same~Great way to get some exercise in and save money~

Hope you have a great day~

moogy on 04/26/2011:
I think that walking to and from work is a great idea. How far away is work? I have to say that you sound like a new person since I have returned, it is lovely to read that you are feeling so positive even with work and daily life getting in the way of you doing what you want!! Good for you:)

V on 04/26/2011:
Glad you enjoyed your staycation ;) I missed you man>>> Give me some dirt on the love life!!

biscottibody59 on 04/26/2011:
All credit to you on walking to work--we're pretty unfriendly to walkers in most places here in the US.

h82bfat on 04/27/2011:
Sounds like you're staying busy in an active, productive way, so Cudos to you! I hope you're able to walk to work! Great for the bod AND the budget!!

legcramps - Saturday Apr 23, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I managed to rake a 12 x 12 section of lawn in the front yard so far today. I'll need to allocate more time towards raking... it's apparently exhausting work.

I washed all the floors and finished up most of the laundry, washed walls and cupboards in the kitchen, window frames, vacuumed upstairs... all that's left is the yard and it's probably going to take me a lot longer than I figured. Stupid leaves.

I'm taking a break and we'll see how long I drag it out ;)

Yesterday we had ball practice for 1.5 hours, and I am soooorrrreee. This morning I went for a 40 minute run with a running buddy, and I am now even more soooorrrreee. Yes, I think a break is just the ticket.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/24/2011:
Wow,what a productive day! :)

moogy on 04/25/2011:
I need to have a little rest now...........................good going and you are right, raking is exhausting but so good for the upper body. You sound like you are enjoying yourself, lovely to read!!!

h82bfat on 04/26/2011:
Wow - I don't get THAT much done in a week! No wonder you're sore!

legcramps - Thursday Apr 21, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I was up bright and early this morning to head in to work for a half day. I have a meeting coming up at lunchtime, and then i'm off to wash floors back at home!

Who would've thought I would be busier on holidays than when i'm working...

I'm going to try and fit in a walk with Dog this afternoon. Gotta get ready for the 5k at the end of May! Even if I have to walk most of it, I still want to be able to finish it!

Great day to all!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 04/21/2011:
lol, I love the before and after photos you posted yesterday!

I hope you dont work too hard while on vacation. Otherwise, you'll need a vacation from your vacation!

KathyBlue on 04/21/2011:
The dog's name is Dog? :) My uncle (car mechanic) had a cat named Clutch... lol. And then me and my friends at the univ adopted a cat while living together in an apartment, and nobody could come forward with a name everyone'd like so he became the "Cat". He's a stupid, nervous type, doesn't like to be fondled, etc... dunno why, no one ever hurt him, but well... animals! One can never know with them.

Supercheese on 04/21/2011:
haha geez. have fun working out by cleaning!!

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 20, 2011

Weight: 164.0

This is me before hitting the To-Do list of spring cleaning items:

This is me after:

And i'm only half done! Oy vey!

On a good note - my run for the day is complete, Dog's exercise is complete, and i'm feeling alright! Also, I bought a foam roller and it arrived today so I tried it out... Owwwie, but I think it'll help with the tight calf muscles. All's good!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 04/20/2011:
Tee hee, yay for getting stuff accomplished! I hope you're enjoying your holiday :)

V on 04/20/2011:

thisisit on 04/21/2011:
Oh I hate spring cleaning. I had to do it last weekend. I threw out so much trash the entire vestibule was filled with my bags. But, it's great to do it!!!

legcramps - Tuesday Apr 19, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I got up early on Monday to drive my aunt into the city for her return flight home. It took almost all day and when I got back home, I crashed for a few hours ;) and was pretty much done for the rest of the night.

Today I slept in for the first time since my holidays started on Friday! I didn't even try to get out of bed until 9:30 :)

Of course, that means i've been slightly comatose all day long, but I still managed to take out the garbage, do up some dishes, and I got a great amount of laundry done - spring cleaning begins!

I have my To-Do list ready for tomorrow, and i'm hoping to start the day off right with a run. The other big job on the list? Washing walls. Woohoo! LOL.

I'm going to lay back and relax tonight with a movie and some water. And a side of Reese's peanut butter scented lip gloss.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 04/19/2011:
Reese's flavored lip gloss???? That is insane in the membrane!! LOl Enjoy your holiday my love! Rest up for your run in the morning you will feel awesome afterwards!!

loveray on 04/19/2011:
glad you got some rest!!

Supercheese on 04/19/2011:
To Vs comment to. REESES FLAVORED LIP GLOSS? Does it taste like reeses? lol

sweetpea1977 on 04/20/2011:
wow, Reese's lip gloss. Thats awesome!

Hope you're having a great Wednesday!

h82bfat on 04/20/2011:
Hope you enjoy your run! You are definitely stronger than I am! I don't think I could "handle" Reese's flavored lip gloss just yet! After applying it, I'd probably wind up scouring the house for a piece of Halloween candy that miraculously got shuffled to the back of a drawer, has it's wrapper ripped to shreds with unidentifiable particles stuck to it... (yes - I have issues!!). ;c)

legcramps - Sunday Apr 17, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Walked for over an hour again this morning! I feel the calf muscles working hard :)

Another breakfast at grandma's today, then I don't know - lots of visiting and maybe some cleaning at home.

Have a great day everyone :)

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

V on 04/17/2011:
have a good one girly!!!

hollybelle on 04/17/2011:
Great walk, LCS! It feels so good to get the house clean.

moogy on 04/17/2011:
Glad you are feeling better legcramps and got a good walk in. I hope you have a good day and have a healthy and happy one.:)

sweetpea1977 on 04/18/2011:
Yay for a great walk!

I hope you had a lovely Sunday and are having a good Monday!

legcramps - Saturday Apr 16, 2011

Weight: 164.0

So Thursday after work I was walking home and decided to stop in at my grandma's. When I got inside, I felt really dizzy and disoriented, so I sat for a bit and ate an orange. I think it happened because I missed having an afternoon snack, can't figure any other reason for feeling that way. Anyhow, I spent the evening resting.

Friday morning I went for a walk with Dog, then did another Shred workout! Woohoo for me!

This morning I was off for another walk. This time, I went with my aunt who's in town for the weekend. We walked for over an hour. Now I need to shower and get my butt to grandma's for breakfast! My aunt is making quiche for everyone; she uses egg whites and lots of veggies. Can't wait!

It's snowing again here :( boo. This weather is frustrating. The ditches are all flowing with water; the lakes are overflowing, some highways are closed due to flooding... what a mess. But i'm just gonna eat some quiche and forgetaboutit!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

Hackersdiet on 04/16/2011:
You sound very good. Enjoy your family and the quiche!

h82bfat on 04/17/2011:
I get dizzy when I don't eat enough, too. Sounds like you're getting some serious walking in so cudos to you! That quiche sounds DE-Lish! Enjoy!

legcramps - Thursday Apr 14, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I need to figure out a way to not be soooooo tyyyyrrrrred at the end of the workday.  Yesterday I got home from work and just wanted to sleep.  I struggled to make dinner for myself, struggled to clean up after myself.  It was all a gigantic struggle so I made an executive decision to hit the pillows around 9pm.  I just couldn't keep my eyes open any longer.  So up to bed I went, snuggled in under the covers and... couldn't sleep.  ARGH.  I guess by that time, my body had gotten a second wind.  I did finally manage to fall asleep, and got a good night's rest.

Woke up at 6:30am this morning.  Slithered out of bed and argued with Dog for a few minutes about her getting under my feet and tripping me up all the time.  I should set up a video cam in my house so that you can see how much I talk to Dog.  All the time.  Got dressed to do the Shred DVD when I realized that I was going to be walking to work today.  So instead of doing the Shred DVD and wearing myself out before I even started walking, I decided to do a quick workout I found on You Tube, and then a longer ab routine.  Whew, that You Tube workout was not easy - and it only took me 9 minutes!  If I remember, i'll post it on the FB page.

The walk to work this morning was unreasonably cold and windy.  Not fair.  April 14th, Mother Nature.  April 14th.  The water levels seem to be alright so far where I live, the basement is still dry and the streets aren't holding much water.  I don't really know where it's going, so that concerns me a bit.  There's still a level of water in the ground as well - can't wait until that starts to melt too.

I am drinking coffee in order to keep myself warm because otherwise this might be a long day of sitting at my desk shivering uncontrollably.

I would have taken a picture of my breakfast this morning, but it's all gone.  That was a record-breaking cereal eating finish time.  Thank goodness it's grocery day today after work, because I have resorted to adding far more bran in my cereal than I prefer.  We can all imagine how that might be affecting my days.

I brought the last of my cod and rice concoction for lunch today.  I dunno what dinner will be, maybe a mutt sandwich to use up the rest of the food in the fridge.  I have to clean out the fridge to make room for the fresh stuff!  An orange and a granola bar for snacks, and that rounds out my day!  Happy Thursday All!  Today is my Friday!

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

h82bfat on 04/14/2011:
Awesome job - working out BEFROE work! That takes ALOT of committment & dedication (& timing), so cudos to you!

Umpqua on 04/14/2011:
Way to get an early workout in! Oh and the bikini wax - NOT FUN ;P Have a good one!

starfish on 04/14/2011:
I hope you have a great day :-)

moogy on 04/14/2011:
I think that 9pm is a perfectly reasonable time to go to bed. It is the usual time I am asleep by. If the dog needs company he can just dream. I agree with you about Mother Nature, it should be warmer where you are by now. Send a letter, I will try and find it and post the address!!!!! Keep warm and have a great day despite the uncomfortableness:)

V on 04/14/2011:
You would be amazed at the extra boost of energy that an AM sweatty cardio will give ya!! Woohoo! In RYC indeed the # after each class is the eta of each Turbo :) pictures will come in 3 weeks after turbo prep graduation!!! So you will just have to WAIT :P LOL love ya :)

biscottibody59 on 04/15/2011:
Enjoy your time off--good job on the shred!

legcramps - Wednesday Apr 13, 2011

Weight: 164.0

That's what I did yesterday morning before work. I SHREDDED! I ACTUALLY SHREDDED!

And, needless to say, it kicked my butt.

But i'm glad I did it; once I got home from work it was chaos trying to get Dog fed and emptied, check the water levels in the basement, send off some e-mails, then walk to a nearby restaurant to meet friends for... ok, guess... ok fine I won't make you wait...


I tried out the Dragon Roll (california roll with BBQ eel). oh yum. new fav! I also had kappa roll, inagi roll and dynamite roll. That's a lotta rolls, but I would guess no more than 500 calories altogether. And for dessert a deep fried ice cream scoop. I know, I know. See the drool running down my face? It was a treat that I usually get for dessert when I eat sushi. I had to, it's tradition :)

Then I had an evening meeting that lasted until 9pm. By the time I got back home, I was ready for bed. This morning I woke up around 6:30am, and managed to shove myself out of bed. I debated whether to SHRED again or do something else. Without really making a decision (my mind just does not work that early in the morning), I started putting on my outdoor workout clothes, so I decided I might as well go for a jog. I knew it wouldn't be a long one because I was already falling behind schedule and I wasn't even out the door yet. Just making the decision to run took me 15 minutes. I did some dynamic stretching to warm up, then headed out for a quick 1.25 mile run. It was lovely, but I need to stretch. My left calf muscles huuuurrrrrt.

Update*: I also did my normal ab routine, forgot to mention.

And now to face another workday. Only two more and then i'm off on vacation for a week!

Pitter patter.

Update *: Also forgot to mention that the south part of my province is expecting extremely high levels of flooding. Already some highways are closed due to flooding.

Progress as of today: 11 lbs lost so far, only 9 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 04/13/2011:
lol, new fav :) Don't worry about traditions, they won't ruin your average days :). An ocassional treat is OK :)

loveray on 04/13/2011:
how was shred? i have heard so much about it and always wanted to try it...i LOVE sushi!

Umpqua on 04/13/2011:
I'm drooling over your dinner. Great job with the shred!

starfish on 04/13/2011:
I looooove sushi!! Keep up the great work!

sweetpea1977 on 04/13/2011:
Good job with Shred!!! Jillian knows how to kick butt, doesnt she? I'll be adding her to my routine next week in the early AM. :)

Is your province being affected by the same floods that North Dakota is dealing with? I saw footage of it on Good Morning America and YIKES!! Hope everyone makes it out safely there!

hopingforhealth on 04/13/2011:
Awesome day for working out! I bet you worked off that ice cream, after all sometimes a tradition is a tradition. :)

Stay safe in that flooding!

moogy on 04/13/2011:
Well, if it is a tradition it must be maintained!!!!! Sounds like any ice cream calories got totally shredded, I think you may be turning into another V here. You go girl!!!

V on 04/13/2011:
Roarrrrrr!!! LOL I bet you CRUSHED IT!!! WOOOHOO!! I am sooo proud of you!!!

Maria7 on 04/13/2011:
Sounds like you're getting in some good workouts! :-D

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