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legcramps - Friday Oct 19, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Well, it's finally Friday!

Being the truly, awesomely stellar individual that I am, I SLEPT IN and was a whole hour late to work! HAPPY FRIDAY ALL!!!!


Obviously the priority for today is purchasing an alarm clock that will WORK and WAKE ME UP when it's supposed to.

Of course, i'll do that AFTER I work back the hour I lost this morning.

I decided to make some white pasta and some whole wheat pasta, so that I could have what I wanted (the whole wheat), and my friends could choose what they wanted to have. It was really quite a lovely meal; I was happy with how it turned out. And not quite so happy with the dishes that I left for myself to do today.

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - TBD

PM Snack - pudding

Dinner - TBD (likely leftovers; time to clean out the fridge!)

Water - 2.5 litres

Make it a HEALTHY WEEKEND everyone!

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

IndependentEm93 on 10/19/2012:
Have a great weekend!

Umpqua on 10/19/2012:
Haha, at least you got a jumpstart on the weekend. Enjoy!

V on 10/19/2012:
Yayyyy for Friday!!! I am happy that you had an awesome meal and a nice sleep in ;) Have a grrrreat weekend <3 P.S. I will always dig deep :)

legcramps - Thursday Oct 18, 2012

Weight: 166.0


Is it Friday yet?

... how 'bout now?


I didn't really get as much done as I wanted to yesterday, but it was still a pretty good day. I was home for a few minutes before heading out to a friend's, and managed to get some cleaning done around the house.

Dinner wasn't healthy; I was being treated by a friend and I always have such a hard time saying no or asking for healthier alternatives. We had ribs, chicken wings, deep fried zuchinni, ceasar salad, fries, and I had a slice of garlic toast as well.

Today will be better, because it's Friday.


No it's not. Geez.

Tonight i'm hosting a dinner with two friends and we're watching some Ghost Whisperer. I'm making crockpot chicken with veggie sauce, pasta (white pasta because my friends hate whole wheat pasta) with some grated mozzarella, and roasted brussell sprouts. Things are much more healthy when i'm in control of the food preparation!

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

Umpqua on 10/18/2012:
That dinner with your friend sounds SO good, but so does your healthy dinner tonight. Enjoy your time with your friends!

LifeInATeaCup on 10/18/2012:
Ahaha :') At least friday is only a day away! And it should go fast with your friends, I hope you have a great night!! :)

IndependentEm93 on 10/18/2012:
C'mon friday! =)

thenewMLE on 10/18/2012:
IT's Friday for me!!! I'm not working tomorrow! Your dinner sounds great and I have been using Barilla PLUS which is a multi grain pasta and you can't tell that it is wheat. It doesn't have a very brown color and the texture is great. It is kind of a darker golden color but my hubby (who does not like wheat products) thinks this is wonderful! We used the angel hair for the Puttenesca Sauce Monday and for the chicken tetrazini last night. Also we use a veggie pasta which is the multi colors and it is duram semolina pasta which is also healthy. I put that in my Pasta salad last week and the girls didn't even realize it wasn't white pasta! Hope Friday hurries up and get here for you!! Have fun tonight!

V on 10/18/2012:
Both dinners sounds good to me.. I made wheat pasta for friends who claim that they could tell the difference in taste, flavor..I snuck in that Barrila Plus and they didn't even know the difference..Hahaha Well good news is one more sleep til FRIDAY :)

biscottibody59 on 10/18/2012:
Happy Friday--tomorrow:-)

legcramps - Wednesday Oct 17, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I was busy yesterday and didn't get my scheduled workouts in. Instead I spent over an hour getting new tires put on the car, and then something like three hours helping a friend set up her computer. There went my evening LOL!

I had secretly hoped to wake up early this morning and get an insanity workout in, but my sleep patterns this week have been hogwash and I barely opened my eyes to press snooze on my alarm when it went off at 6 a.m.

And my eyes were still tiny little slits after my usual Wake Up Shower.

In leiu of not getting enough sleep, I treated myself to a store-bought mocha this morning before work. In fact, it made me late to work because I went through the drive-thru instead of going inside. It's funny how little I care about being late to work today. It's probably because i'm not entirely awake yet.

Later i'll be trying to squeeze about twenty to-do's into the space of two hours so that I can go to a friend's for dinner and Survivor tonight. One of those twenty things being working on a blog about my travels this summer and sending it away to be printed. So excited!

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - cafeteria tbd

PM Snack - pudding

Dinner - salmon and brown rice leftovers (skipped dinner yesterday so I still have these in the fridge)

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

nunnermack on 10/17/2012:
Good luck with the blog and have a happy Wednesday!!!

biscottibody59 on 10/17/2012:
Good luck with all the "to dos"--enjoy your day!

V on 10/17/2012:
Well the good news is that the weekend is almost here for you, hang in there sleepyhead ;) Have fun at your friend's place this evening!

legcramps - Tuesday Oct 16, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Not enough sleep again last night; the beginnings of a headache is threatening me this morning.

I did well yesterday, drinking over 2.5 litres of water, doing my stretches, completing another day of the 100 pushup challenge. My eating was good as well - pudding cups, a ham and cheese croissant for lunch, and salmon with brown rice and beans for dinner.

Today i'm getting new tires put on my car after work, then later tonight i'm helping a friend set up a laptop for her business.

Somewhere in there I want to fit in a workout and some other quick errands. Should be busy!

Breakfast - mocha

Lunch - cafeteria tbd

PM Snack - pudding cup

Dinner - salmon with brown rice and beans (leftovers)

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

biscottibody59 on 10/16/2012:
Hope you get some good sleep--have a good evening!

V on 10/16/2012:
good job with the water as well as the pushup challenge! Yeah I have to remind myself tonight not to get sucked in with the late night movies..It's crucial that I get enough rest for purgatory/work tomorrow. Hope you have a good evening :)

thenewMLE on 10/17/2012:
I often wonder if I had 2 extra hours in the day, would I still be so stressed for time? I think I would because then I would just schedule more stuff to do and be at the end of the rope again! It's just a sign of productivity, but as my Mom always says, "you need to slow down and smell the roses!" Have a great day and get some sleep too!!!

legcramps - Monday Oct 15, 2012

Weight: 166.0

When I last updated here, I was in a pretty rotten mood. However, the rest of the weekend was stellar and i'm still riding a bit of a high from it, so that's cool :)

A friend and I drove into the city on Saturday and spent the day wandering around stores. By the time we got back to town, I was ready for some quality sleep - and I got it. A nice, full night of rest helped me to regroup and lose a little of the frustration I was hanging onto since Thursday. On Sunday, friends set me up on a golf outing where I had a fabulous time with a guy I really would like to see again. So handsome. I only hope he had as good a time as I did!

I rode that high for the rest of the night, and was unable to sleep because of it ;)

I felt some slight irritation this morning at work, residue from Friday's awful day, but i'm just not going to let it get me down. There isn't much that can break my good attitude today and I want it to last as long as possible LOL. So I will be avoiding the wonderslugs as much as I can so that I can go home today still feeling good.

I feel like i'm moving forward again with my life, finally over that last big hurdle that was holding me back. I owe it all to the people around me who will do most anything to see a happy girl again. I might be celebrating early, but I needed a little laughter and it doesn't even matter if nothing comes from it. This was the best weekend i've had in a very long time. I am so, so grateful for it.

Breakfast - mocha, pudding cup

Lunch - cafeteria tbd

PM Snack - pudding cup

Dinner - chicken and brown rice, veggies

Round 3 of the pushup challenge is on the to-do list today!

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

thenewMLE on 10/15/2012:
I am SO glad that you had such a lovely weekend!! Keep riding that high and don't let others get you down. I like to think that I can be as happy as I want and no one can change my attitude. Oh, don't get me wrong, some people aren't happy until they have brought you down with them. But I feel like that is their problem and I try to stay positive anyway. I hope you have a great week!!

V on 10/15/2012:
Awww I am so happy to hear that you had a stellar golf outing :) Listen don't let the wonderslugs get to you..I amuse myself with thoughts of bodily harm to all of those at work, I smile all day from the warm and fuzzy thoughts...hahahaha. Hope you first day back is quick and painless <3

Umpqua on 10/15/2012:
Glad to hear you had a nice weekend and are feeling positive in general :) I hope you have a great week!

supercheese on 10/15/2012:
glad to hear your feeling better! sounds like an awesome weekend :D

legcramps - Saturday Oct 13, 2012

Weight: 166.0

It really sucks when you have an entry all written up and then your computer freezes and you lose everything...

What I was going to say was that I had a really crappy day yesterday at work, which rolled over into the night. I missed an opportunity to be introduced to someone I was interested in being introduced to, simply because of my bad attitude. I very much dislike wonderslugs. And I was on the brink of saying something that I would most certainly regret. I don't like upsetting people and I try to avoid confrontation because I really do think it's like the plague. And most of the time it's unecessary and ignorant. But I am so close to that wire. And that makes me sad :(

Good thing I have friends who will take me into the city today and GOLFING tomorrow!

If that doesn't improve my mood, perhaps some advil and sleep will do it.

I kinda dread going back to work on Monday.

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

V on 10/13/2012:
:( Ugg I am so sorry that your weekend has been disappointing so far and yes wonderslugs suck the big one! Hope you had fun in the city today <3

legcramps - Thursday Oct 11, 2012

Weight: 166.0

The snow melted, so there was only some thin patches of ice this morning. Thank goodness. I am not ready for snow.

Everything went according to plan yesterday, and I was able to get some great nutrition in, get my exercises in plus an extra workout, and I started up the 100 push-up challenge again. I also got in all my water plus an extra 1/2 litre. Just a great day overall, even though I wasn't feeling the best.

Today is off to a pretty good start as well. I put chicken breasts in the crockpot with some pasta sauce. I am thinking about boiling some whole wheat pasta after work and having spaghetti with the crockpot chicken. Oh, i'm drooling a little just thinking about it. I love chicken! And I just happen to have some mozza cheese to drizzle over it all.

I made homemade pizza for dinner yesterday, using pita pockets and raw veggies. I'll be having the leftovers for lunch today.

I have a few things i'd like to accomplish after work, so here's hoping I stay as energetic as I am right now! Have a great day everyone!

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

inmorning on 10/11/2012:
Good for you on the 100 push-ups. You go!

nunnermack on 10/11/2012:
Holy canoli...snow???? Ha,ha!! I completely forget about that stuff. And...100 push ups....WOWW!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/11/2012:
Snow!! Yuck!! I'm cranky about the 55 degree weather we have here. You're dinner sounds super ymmy!! I love crock pot food!!

skinnygrlwithin on 10/11/2012:
And thank you for the welcome! :)

liza36 on 10/11/2012:
Nice things are off to a good start. Your crockpot chicken/pasta sounds delicious.

thenewMLE on 10/11/2012:
Hope you have a great day and are successful with your tasks! Your chicken sounds great - don't you just love the crockpot?

biscottibody59 on 10/11/2012:
I hope your day has transpired as you planned--enjoy your evening!

V on 10/11/2012:
Glad that the snow didn't linger.. RYC I am sure I would be very antsy sitting at a desk, I am sure I would explode into song and dance alot, prolly would be frowned upon there, ya think? LOL Have a good one girl!

legcramps - Wednesday Oct 10, 2012

Weight: 166.0

Can you believe it snowed yesterday??? Well??? Can you?


And so it begins. The dreaded winter months. Probably close to six cold, miserable, trouble-filled months.

Some of my plans for yesterday evening got cancelled due to a friend's last-minute dilemma. Once we solved that, I was kind of toasted for the rest of the night. I did manage to do laundry and wash dishes and that kind of thing, but no workouts. I guess that's just the way the cookie crumbles.

I woke up this morning feeling pretty awful. I ate well yesterday and got all my water in, so the only reason I can come up with for not feeling great is because I had a flu shot in the afternoon. Maybe i'm feeling some ill-effects from it today.

Today i'm upping my water intake by about 1/2 a litre, and i'm getting my workout in. No Changing of Plans allowed!

Breakfast - yogurt, granola, mocha

Lunch - brown rice, chicken

PM Snack - yogurt, granola

Dinner - tbd (brown rice, chicken OR homemade veggie pizza)

Off to make it a good day!

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

inmorning on 10/10/2012:
Hope you have a good day.

liza36 on 10/10/2012:
I had a flu shot yesterday too. My arm is slightly sore at the injection site, but not too bad. At least we won't be getting the flu this season!

sweetpea1977 on 10/10/2012:
oh no, not snow! its too early for snow!! :(

your menu looks great, especially the pizza! :)

I hope you feel better!

V on 10/10/2012:
Snow in October..WOW I wish I was there :) We could trade places if you like..Wait what exactly do I have to do at your job before I agree(besides being fabulous) I am sure you will have the same hatred for the wonderslugs at my gig as I do, just warning you..LOL Have a good evening my friend :)

V on 10/10/2012:
RYC, Hahahahahahahaha :) ITA but i have been know to be pretty impressed with myself as well ;) LOL

biscottibody59 on 10/10/2012:
I guess you have to psyche yourself up about the snow/Winter the way I do about Summer. Hope things improve!

legcramps - Tuesday Oct 09, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I didn't do too well this weekend...

Friday night I stayed home and got myself prepped for Saturday. I remember also watching a few episodes of Roswell - this show gets better the more I watch it  I did well with nutrition and water intake on Friday.

Saturday morning I had a quick mocha and bagel on my way to the city to see Dad. We visited for a few hours and then it was time for me to head back home. On the way back I had a mocha from Tim Hortons. Oh yum. Once I was home I snacked on crackers and cheese while cooking potatoes for a potluck. Just crappy nutrition all around, plus I didn't drink near enough water during the day.

At the potluck I had sausage, a cabbage roll, a cheese covered perogy, mashed potatoes, mixed cooked vegetables, and jello shooters  I also brought a box of Mike's Hard Vodka coolers. I am in love with the cranberry flavour.

After numerous jello shots and I-don't-know-how-many vodka coolers, we finally got ready to head to the dance, where I purchased more vodka. The dance was kind of brutal - the live band wasn't very good, the acoustics were horrible, and 85% of the population had just turned 19 years of age LOL.

I fell asleep on the couch as soon as I got home (it had been a long day) and woke up around 10am the next day.

On Sunday I took the long walk I had planned; boy did it feel good to get outside for a bit - especially after abusing my body with alcohol the night before! Did some laundry, looked in on a friend's dog, snacked on more crackers and cheese, and fell for some fast food, and went for dinner with Grandma and Mom. We had chinese food. For Thanksgiving. I had rice, pork, steamed veggies, more pork, some pop to tame the sugar hangover I was dealing with, and even more pork. And then we went to Grandma's for dessert. Ridiculous, right? I had a big helping of pumpkin pie and natural vanilla ice cream. Bring on the food coma.

My body was up bright and early on Monday morning, but my brain wasn't. I didn't start thinking clearly until well into the afternoon, after i'd gone for coffee with a wonderful friend I hadn't seen for months and looked like a fool with my fog-brain. Later on that afternoon I went to another friend's place for coffee, and fielded what felt like fifteen phone calls from my mother. I spent a lot of time on the couch snacking.

So that brings me to today.  back to work.

My house looks like a tornado hit it, so I have some cleaning up to do when I get home from work. Unfortunately, I think i'm still recovering from Saturday night.

Breakfast - coffee, yogurt, granola

Lunch - brown rice, cafeteria ???

PM Snack - yogurt, granola

Dinner - chicken and brown rice


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

V on 10/09/2012:
:'( I am not in the least bit sarcastic when I say I feel your pain..I can't even enjoy my afternoon today without mini panic attacks from just the thought of having to go back to work..Ugggh..

Girl it sounds like you had a good weekend, I am sure even though the band suxed out loud. I bet you were dancing your touche' off. Vodka drinks does it everytime, :P LOL

RYC Yes I Know "the sitch" prolly the king of tools but are you saying that you won't be a maiden of honor at our wedding? Really? hahahaha, have a good one my friend!

legcramps - Friday Oct 05, 2012

Weight: 166.0

I attacked my Happening Things list yesterday with vigor!

It was a long day at work; I was really busy throughout the whole morning, and then struggled to get through the afternoon. By 3 o'clock I was begging for a mindless task to keep me going until 4! I managed to steal the perfect job from my co-worker - cutting out laminated letters for a visibility wall. Cheers to mindless activity on a Thursday afternoon!

I picked up a few groceries after work and once I got home, started peeling the potatoes so that I could soak them overnight. I threw them into a large covered pot with water, then heated up some rice and chicken for dinner.

Did a few things around the house, and prepped for today's dinner - then it was on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate to watch the first few episodes of Roswell.

This morning I was up and putting together the ingredients for another round of pulled chicken in the crockpot. I'll make the mashed potatoes after work, and be ready to go in the morning. Whew! Dad will be happy.

There's another hockey game this evening, but i'll have to see how much energy I have after doing my exercises and getting my things together for tomorrow. This pre-planning stuff is exhausting!

Breakfast - mocha, Activia peach yogurt

Lunch - brown rice, cafeteria?? tbd

PM Snack - Activia peach yogurt, granola

Dinner - you can bet i'll be having some more chicken and mashed potatoes before I package it up for Dad!

I'm doing great with water, and have high hopes that i'll get in my goal amount for today as well. I successfully staved off the headaches, but i'm a little sad I don't have a massage appointment to go to after work today - my neck and shoulders are always so sore after a week of working at a desk.

Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

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

grannyannie on 10/05/2012:
Busy busy! I always plan/prep ahead as well, never do last minute.

Have a wonderful weekend!

liza36 on 10/05/2012:
Chicken and mashed potatoes...yum! Enjoy your weekend.

inmorning on 10/05/2012:
Mashed potatoes are one of my favorite foods!!!!:-)

V on 10/05/2012:
Great job on crushing your to do list!! Yipeee :) Happy Thanksgiving my friend, have a wonderful weekend!

biscottibody59 on 10/08/2012:
Happy Thanksgiving!

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