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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

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 22, 2012

Weight: 162.5

What a crappy sleep!

I can't seem to get into fitday today to check my calories for yesterday, but I'm sure it's probably around 1,600 eaten and around 300 burned through walking. Good day!

Once again, I attempted to workout at 5:30am. I was awake at 5:30am, but did I get up to workout? Noooope. Fail.

Today's workout is all about squats and wall drills. Should be fun. Especially when I'm doing it at 7pm tonight because that's the only time available to workout since I cannot seem to embrace my mornings.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, iced tea, pb and honey sandwich, crackers and cheese, dinner at Grandma's

Exercise - 45 minute workout; over 1 hour walking

Other - check Mom's; walk to post; visit Grandma

Falling asleep tonight shouldn't be a problem.

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

getmebackto150 on 02/22/2012:
I have the same issue as you on not embracing my mornings... In THEORY it would make my life SO much easier if I could get up and exercise in the morning, but for the life of me I haven't been able to make it happen... Hope you have a great day and your workout tonight is stellar!

Umpqua on 02/22/2012:
Sounds like you are doing well, and I hear you on the mornings - it just doesn't work for me!

sweetpea1977 on 02/22/2012:
Its definitely hard for me to get up early to exercise. I think my longest streak since having kids was a week!

I he you get a good sleep tonight!

supercheese on 02/23/2012:
I slept terribly last night too....nothing puts me in a bad mood like a bad sleep :(

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 21, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Back to work and already pissed off at somebody. Grrr! Happy Tuesday!

But my weekend was really great, and I'm going to focus on that and hopefully this mucky feeling will go away soon.

I took a rest day on Friday since I hadn't had one for a while. On Saturday I kept myself around 1,800 calories and did that 45 minute core workout I talked about in my prior post.

On Sunday I could barely walk.

But I still managed to have a bit to eat (1,500 calorie day; kinda low for me) and went to wallyball and loosened up my muscles a bit. Or a lot. And then they stiffened right back up on the way home. Oh, how difficult it was to get out of the car! Ouch!

Monday was a holiday and I spent it wonderfully by taking an amazing nap in the afternoon and having my favorite snacks. Cereal, cheese and crackers, yum. Around 1,850 calories.

Guess what else I did on Monday? Another workout! I know, I can hardly believe it myself. Another 45 minutes of pushups, squats, ab crunches and cardio. My muscles hurrrrrrt.

And then I walked to work this morning.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, beef, rice and peas, crackers and cheese, dinner TBD

Exercise - walking over 1 hour

Other - calm down. if my co-workers want to rile me up today, they are not going to get their way. calm down.

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

V on 02/21/2012:
Girl congrats on your loss!! Man you are a machine!! <3

Em17 on 02/22/2012:
Have a great day! :)

legcramps - Saturday Feb 18, 2012

Weight: 163.0

Feeling much better today. I started out the morning with a great, exhausting workout that left me with jello legs. Then I got busy cleaning the kitchen and the floors! Donnneeeee!!!

The rest of the day will be dedicated to watching tv, and doing laundry! Ahhh, how nice to have the rest of the day free to do with as I please! Weekends are wonderful when you have no plans!

Food - mocha, egg and spinach sandwich, crackers and mozza cheese, beef and bean mixture on a baked potato, lots of water!

Exercise - 45 minute workout DONE!

Have a great weekend! I'm looking forward to wallyball tomorrow :)

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

V on 02/18/2012:
Awesome job girlie <3 Smooches!!

Maria7 on 02/18/2012:
Wow, you've had a very busy day. I got the floors mopped and the cleaning done but not my workout done. :-)

hollybelle on 02/20/2012:
Good job working out, LC!

legcramps - Friday Feb 17, 2012

Weight: 163.0

I have a slight headache today.

I can't believe, even though I was in bed early last night I still did not get out of bed until well after my alarm clock this morning. I wanted to get up and do a good long workout to get pumped for the day. So much for that idea!

So now I'm feeling sluggish because I didn't walk to work this morning either. Really feeling like I'm missing out on something!

I am so glad it's pay day today. I have no meat left in the house except for two cans of beans, if you count that. I am so going to get me some meat. haha.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha; beef, rice, peas for lunch; dinner TBD; possible cafeteria snack item.

Exercise - bodyrock workout, pinterest workout, other core work (make it up as I go along) - total 45 minutes.

Other - groceries!!! oh, and.... i have yet to finish cleaning the freakin dishes in the sink.

Progress as of today: 12 lbs lost so far, only 8 lbs to go!

thenewMLE on 02/17/2012:
You look like you lost 1 1/2 pounds!! Once you get moving, you will feel fine. You have had some emotional news that will sometimes make you slow down because your mind is working real hard right now. Just listen to you body and you will be fine! Also some meat might pick up your spirits!!! Have a nice weekend.

Umpqua on 02/17/2012:
Congrats on the loss!

sweetpea1977 on 02/17/2012:
Congrats on the weightloss!

Exercise plan sounds like a good one. :)

V on 02/17/2012:
Congrats on your loss :) I hope you are feeling better!

legcramps - Thursday Feb 16, 2012

Weight: 164.5

V was curious about why I needed to renew my passport; I am heading overseas in early fall and will be spending a few weeks touring some of my family's old haunts ;) This is why there is such a need for a tight ship when it comes to spending money!

Dad called yesterday; his mother, through a series of unfortunate events, passed away yesterday afternoon.

After work yesterday I visited a friend who's in the hospital where I work, then walked to the post. I spent some of my evening at Grandma's giving her the post and having dinner with her. She made broiled chicken, mixed veggies and white potatoes.

It's been a sad week. There's so much sickness, disease and death in this world. Obviously, we know that all of us will eventually die, but it doesn't make it any easier to cope with.

I didn't do any other exercise yesterday. I was on pinterest the other day and wrote out what sounded like a great workout and will try it out tonight if there's time. I might give bodyrock.tv a try too. I hear there are some good workouts on there as well.

Plan for today:

ood - mocha, Grandma's leftovers, snack? salmon patty on toast with spinach, white potato home fries. and other things that I'm not creative enough to think up right now.

Exercise - walk outside 1 hour; some type of core/cardio workout.

Other - wait for Dad to call; visit Joe again; finish cleaning the kitchen. yep, still a mess.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

Maria7 on 02/16/2012:
So sorry to hear about your Grandma on your Dad's side. (Hugs to you.) Good plan on the walk outside for an hour. Take care of yourself.

grannyannie on 02/16/2012:
Sorry about your grandma. Hugs xx. What country will you be headed to?

supercheese on 02/16/2012:
sorry to hear about your grandma in law :( I've tried body rock.tv and its awesome!! Just gotta make sure you stretch real good after. PS. I love pinterest too :)

hollybelle on 02/16/2012:
So sorry about your loss. There is a lot of heartache in this life, indeed. Thank goodness there is the promise of heaven for us.

V on 02/16/2012:
Dang it!! I was hoping that you were planning a surprise visit to see ME :( Then again, you don't need a passport to do that..Hahaha ;) Girl i am so sorry about your Grandma, sending lots of love and thoughts your way <3 <3 <3

thenewmle on 02/16/2012:
I'm so sorry for your loss. It really does make you evaluate our mortality especially when a death is unexpected. Your salmon patty sounds great. I just started making those last month. I've always just eaten my salmon baked, but a friend told me how to make the patties since I had leftovers. Hope you have a better day...

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 15, 2012

Weight: 164.5


Got part of my kitchen cleaned up yesterday. The rest is on today's agenda.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, rice with sausage, crackers, dinner at Grandma's.

Exercise - walking outside over 1 hour.

Other - walk to post; dinner at Grandma's; call about passport pictures; clean kitchen.

It was cold this morning. The temperature was okay, but the wind really did a number on my thighs, which were uncovered except for my thin dress pants. They are still tingling from having gone numb with cold. I think everyone who passed me on the road very much enjoyed seeing my brown leg warmers pulled up to my knees. Some shin pain this morning, I think from willing my little legs to move so that I could get into warmth more quickly. Must remember to wear long underwear.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

Umpqua on 02/15/2012:
Way to go walking in that cold!!

Maria7 on 02/15/2012:
Wow...walking outside an hour in cold weather...you are braver than I am! :-D Hope you are having a good day. :-)

WII on 02/15/2012:
Happy belated birthday! Keep warm!

V on 02/15/2012:
Passport?? Where are you headed? Stay warm my friend <3

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 14, 2012

Weight: 164.5

Yesterday I visited with some family that came for a funeral (the things that bring us together, huh?!) then went home to try out my new runners. Yes, I was going to run. Yes, that would be breaking my plan and probably inviting shin pain into my life.

I plugged in the treadmill. All is good. I started to walk on it. The belt rubbed, but kept going. All is good. I walked for nine minutes, then ran a minute, then walked four and ran one etc. etc. blah blah you probably don't want the details.

At 24:30, the treadmill just stopped. I guess it was tired. I was a little peeved because by this time I was feeling great and just wanted to keep on going forever and ever.

Shins? They hurt in the beginning until about minute 20, and then the pain went away.

Knee? Yes, this was hurting a bit too.

Immediately after the treadmill I did a core workout, and added in some cardio kickboxing moves. Then I foam rolled the crap out of my hips and shins. Ouch. Really, really hurt, but felt so great afterwards!

I was in bed by 8:30pm.

Happy Valentine's Day! Share your love with someone today :) and every day, of course, but especially today ;)

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, valentine's lunch in cafeteria, hummus & crackers, leftover beef with brussel sprouts and potatoes.

Exercise - walk to work and back - 60 minutes; whatever else I can squeeze in.

Other - clean up the bloody kitchen, legcramps. you are not a pig.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/14/2012:
great job on the exercise!!!

supercheese on 02/14/2012:
wow awesome job exercising!!! Sorry bout the treadmill ha. Id have smacked it if it were me. lol

getmebackto150 on 02/14/2012:
great job on the workout... Woo Hoo!!! I hope your treadmill rests up for you b/c I have a feeling you will be rocking it lots in the near future:)

Umpqua on 02/14/2012:
Sounds like a wonderful workout!

grumpy on 02/14/2012:
Great job on the workout and thanks for your support! <3

grannyannie on 02/14/2012:
Great workout, sorry about your treadmill.

V on 02/14/2012:
I totally detest breaking in new shoes..The last ones i purchased are finally broken in! Yayyyy :) Happy Valentine's Day :)

legcramps - Monday Feb 13, 2012

Weight: 164.5

Oh gosh, I wish I had another day off to recover.

Friday highlights - dinner at grandma's! angel food cake. a surprise visit from a friend.

Saturday highlights - dinner with friends! lemon meringue pie. another surprise visit from a friend. dancing. beautiful gifts and cards. reading birthday wishes on facebook!

Sunday highlight - wallyball. that is all.

Saturday requires more explanation. After dinner we went to the movies (We Bought a Zoo; very cute) then to my dirty house to have a few drinks. A few turned into many, and just after midnight we headed out to the new nightclub in town. There were many more drinks, and a few shooters. One of which was free for my bday and was nestled inside a frozen strawberry. Oh, yum. There was also a whole lot of dancing.

When the club closed, it was back to my place to have deep, meaningful conversations about...


I didn't get to sleep until after 5am. Suffice to say, Sunday was not my best day ever. Monday isn't looking great either. But an extra half hour at wallyball last night and I'm feeling a little more confident about the liquid calorie overload.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, blueberries, alioli, hummus & crackers, beef leftovers on toasted bread, spinach, brussel sprouts and potatoes.

Exercise - lots. as much as possible. walking, core work and kickboxing. whatever else I can fit into the day.

Other - nothing. oh, wash dishes. yeah, I really need to do that.

I feel like I don't need to have a drink for at least a year.

Progress as of today: 10.5 lbs lost so far, only 9.5 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/13/2012:
oooo dancing!! sounds like fun!! wow. 5am. you must be super tired. Hope it goes well today!

Umpqua on 02/13/2012:
It sounds like you had a blast with your friends and dancing is great exercise! I hope you have a great week.

V on 02/13/2012:
Sounds like you had a really good birthday :) You deserve it!!I hope you are not severely hungover :( That is the WORSE :( <3 Have a good day my friend!!

thenewMLE on 02/13/2012:
Glad you had a fun birthday! Hangovers are the reminders why you only do that once a year!!! Hope you can still have a productive day.

hollybelle on 02/13/2012:
Happy Belated Birthday. What a nice time. When you said your brought friends to your "dirty" house and more followed, my thought was - well good thing you hadn't cleaned in view of all those people coming and messing it up! Hahahah. I like this perspective.

moogy on 02/13/2012:
Ooops, it's a good thing these are only occasional outburst of fun and frivolity!! LOL Sounds like the sort of weekend V would have loved to have been on:) Hope you have a healthy and happy week:)

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