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legcramps - Tuesday May 24, 2011

Weight: 164.0

This weekend I took my Mom and Grandma on a road trip to visit family. It was a long weekend, driving 4+ hours each way, but well worth it. The time in between driving was mostly spent laughing, relaxing and enjoying some down-time. I took Thursday and Friday off and spent those days cleaning and doing yardwork so that I wouldn't have a mess of things to do when I got back from the trip. Last night when I got home I fed Dog and passed out on the couch ;)

Wednesday's ball game went fairly well, although we lost the game it was a lot of fun and it felt good to be back out there enjoying the warm weather jello shots. I drank plenty of water and woke up feeling pretty good on Thursday morning!

I went for a run this weekend at my cousin's farm. Enter pain. Their farm land is really hilly, some of it is quite steep so I really got my hill training in this weekend. But even more painful was the fact that their land is very sandy. The roads are part gravel, part sand. It was incredibly difficult to run on sand. I enjoyed the 2.5 mile run while I was running it, but afterwards my legs tightened right up and my thighs were really feeling it, so I asked my cousin to take me on a walking tour of the farm. That walk turned into almost 3 miles because we were trying to avoid running into the gang of dogs at her in-laws (I had Dog with me and I didn't want her to get eaten). My legs felt better after the walk, but my cousin was nauseus and worn out for the rest of the day. In total, on Sunday I took four walks to try and keep my legs loose!!!

Since my legs are still feeling tight, I think I will wait another day or two to run again. Plus, I have the 5k run coming up on Saturday, so i'll need the extra rest to get my body ready for it. The great thing is that I don't have the shin pain that I usually do after a run. Or maybe I just can't feel the shin pain over the thigh pain ;)

Tonight I think I will cook up fish and use up some veggies that have been in the fridge for too long. Mom also picked some of her asparagus so i'll steam that and eat it up tonight. Yum! I didn't bring any lunch to work with me, so i'll have to pick something from the cafeteria; hopefully they have something other than sandwiches. And I need to drink lots of water today and for the rest of the week. Better get started on that right now!

Have an awesome day today!

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

hollybelle on 05/24/2011:
Wow that's a lot of running and walking. Your shins maybe don't hurt because of running on a softer pavement?? If you usually run on pavement the ground/sand, etc is softer and it's usually the impact that hurt the shins. Just a guess from my running days (which are far behind me).You fish and asparagus sound great. Youre smart to rest up before the race Saturday - go, girl!!

Em17 on 05/24/2011:
Have a great day =)

Umpqua on 05/24/2011:
It sounds like you had a great weekend and excellent job getting a run in while away. Glad you enjoyed the jello shots too ;) I hope you have a great week and I'm excited to hear about the race Saturday!

~Moody~ on 05/24/2011:
Sounds like a great time! Running on sand is incredibly hard~add hills to it and yeh, your poor thighs!! Good for you tho, for pushing thru it..and taking so many walks after..Glad the shins aren't giving you any problems.

Dinner sounds yummy!! Hope you have a great night!

V on 05/24/2011:
Wonderful job!!! Hey i posted a pic of my Jagerator and a pic of ME...I know you will drool over the monsterous evilness of my Jager dispenser ;) Have a good one!!

moogy on 05/24/2011:
Your weekend with your mom and grandmother sounds precious and one to keep close to your heart. The exercise sounds like a killer, good for you for doing it and even more for getting those walks in to keep loose. Have a great day legcramps:)

V on 05/24/2011:
LOL!!! Now will you come over and play???

legcramps - Wednesday May 18, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I literally just got back from a run this morning, and I took some pictures along the way so I thought i'd share. I'm not usually a picture-taker jogger but I got bored ;)

A little foggy in the bathroom...

See my sunburn?

The Trains!!! I used to live far too close to this area... the trains would keep me up at night. Oh, look, there's my shadow!

More trains, a bridge, and a lotta water. My phone doesn't take very good pictures.

I snapped a quick pic of my pretty flowers before I came inside. Aren't they pretty? So pretty!

Okay, i'm off to shower and get ready for work. First ballgame of the season is tonight! (that's what the jello shooters are for, LOL). And no, surprisingly I don't have a headache this morning.

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

V on 05/18/2011:
I waited for you all night and NO Jello shots :( I even left the door unlocked just in case...LOL

V on 05/18/2011:
You are looking VERY fit BTW

getmebackto150 on 05/18/2011:
great job getting a run in so early! Love the pictures!! Have a great day!!

FitAmbitions on 05/18/2011:
great pics and I love the 'running commentary' with them! Your flowers are so pretty, tulips so you must be up north! ty for the welcome and I hope you have a fabulous day! (now I'm going to hide all my bread-lol!)

mysterywoman100 on 05/18/2011:
You look so thin and healthy !!!!

sweetpea1977 on 05/18/2011:
You look great!!

I love the pictures too.

Enjoy your ballgame tonight!

Em17 on 05/18/2011:
Love the pictures =)

moogy on 05/18/2011:
You do indead look great, I can't see the sunburn, you just look healthy!! Love the pictures, felt like I had been with you. Thanks:)

~Moody~ on 05/18/2011:
Great pictures!! and YOU look amazing, skinny girl!

Have fun playing tonight! Hope ya win!

V on 05/18/2011:
Fine be that way!!! LOL!!! I am sure you will have fun tonight :)

shaunnac on 05/18/2011:
I do see your burn. how did you get the pics in your post? Those flowers are pretty!

h82bfat on 05/19/2011:
You look great! I hope you had fun at last nights game!

legcramps - Tuesday May 17, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I just have so many things to do tonight...

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

Em17 on 05/17/2011:
Have a great night =)

sweetpea1977 on 05/17/2011:

shaunnac on 05/17/2011:
mmmm I made some awesome jello shots using whip cream flavored vodka. love the yellow highlighter to match the today tab!!

V on 05/17/2011:
LOL!!!!! hahahahahahahaha :) I love the fact that you highlighted the most important part of the list ;) You know what would go good with them??? Chilli, please stop by :P

V on 05/17/2011:
Would ya hurry it up??? LOL

thinkpositive on 05/18/2011:
Yes, we do have to keep our sense of humor. Best of luck on you to do list!

waydesmommy on 05/18/2011:
I'm on my way to your place for those shooters...lol. I'm gonna walk there so I can have as many as I want lol.

legcramps - Tuesday May 17, 2011

Weight: 164.0

You'd be surprised at what I can accomplish in one day... pulled muscles, sunburn, burn myself on a bbq...

Yesterday I noticed a spider in the house. It had crawled into my basket of clean, folded clothes. That basket still sits in the same spot. I'll bet you $20 it'll stay there for at least another week before I come up with the courage to even touch it. That really sucks because I had a pair of sweats in there that I wanted to wear for our first ballgame tomorrow.

Also - I slept on the couch last night because I found a woodtick on the wall near my bed. I wasn't taking the chance that the little bugger didn't jump into the covers as soon as I wasn't looking so I slept slightly crooked on the far side of the couch. (no, I did not try to kill it. i just stared at it for a few minutes, willing it to disappear.). D'ya think I have a phobia?

I drove to work this morning because I was angry with the weather. It's so friggin' windy here it took me over half an hour to walk home yesterday, and it's still windy today. Seriously, the wind literally moved me from one side of the sidewalk to the other side. Ridiculous. I must've looked like a drunken idiot. If only I had been, then it might not be so embarrassing.

Well, now that you're caught up with the Life of Legcramps, let me share my eats and move on with my day:

Cereal with 1% skim milk; Chicken Bacon Wrap on white; 1 slice coffee cake; 1 granola bar; beef burger with potato fries and salad (iceberg lettuce, spinach, broccoli, red pepper and onion).

Today i'm having coffee for breakfast and I brought toast with egg whites and the salad from above for lunch. The chicken bacon wrap was good, but totally not something I should be eating.

I saw pictures of cupcakes on some website somewhere and now I am craving them big time. I've even come close to deciding to start my own cupcake business, just so that I can eat them. It's a sick, sick disease.

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

Umpqua on 05/17/2011:
The chicken bacon wrap sounds yummy. I prefer to avoid bugs too, but luckily my cats take care of most of them. I hope you are pest-free soon, have a good one!

hollybelle on 05/17/2011:
So are you getting a cat to take care of the bugs? Good idea from Umpqua there.

sweetpea1977 on 05/17/2011:
Cats are good at catching and destroying bugs. I witness their skills all the time. They arent afraid of anything!!

Can I work at your cupcake bakery? I can work in quality control and dispose of the cupcake rejects. ;-)

Em17 on 05/17/2011:
Wind wind go away =)

~Moody~ on 05/17/2011:
I always get a kick outta reading your posts!! You have a very creative way of putting thoughts into words~=)

Hope you have a great day!!!

legcramps - Monday May 16, 2011

Weight: 164.0


Yardwork ruled the day. I was going to run but I slept in instead. For breakfast I had a bagel with plain cream cheese and coffee. Yardwork consisted of raking, cleaning out the flower beds, and cutting grass. I snacked on a granola bar at lunch and some snack mix stuff. Then I set up my outdoor patio set. Then I got groceries. For dinner I had leftover cod with brown rice and a PILE of salad - iceberg lettuce, spinach, broccoli, feta cheese and an oil based feta cheese salad dressing. I was knackered and hit the sack early - and then was mad as heck in the morning when I realized that I missed a message from 'A' seeing if I was up and wanted to do something. Damn it.


Laundry, dishes, vacuuming and watching episodes of Cougar Town. Again I did not run, but this time it was because... you're not going to believe this... I pulled a muscle in my collarbone while I was sleeping. Serious. I was up and moving around by 8am, but I took a muscle relaxant and then passed out on the couch for the rest of the morning. I don't take medications very often, so it knocked me right out. For lunch I had toast with jam, an egg white and some brown rice. It was still hurting in the afternoon, so I took another pill and went to ball practice. How stupid is that? After ball practice I sat outside on my deck reading The Dirt and burned because I put sunscreen on too late. Then I decided I wanted burgers on the bbq. Once they were cooked, I reached down to turn off the propane and accidentally touched my arm to the bottom of the bbq. Yowch. I burned my arm pretty badly, but thankfully I can't yet feel any pain. Honestly, I don't think I should do anything on my own anymore. Dinner was bbq'd burgers and another PILE of salad.


I walked to work this morning. I have the 5k in two more weeks and I don't know how i'm going to run it. On blind faith, I guess. It will be fun no matter whether I can run it or not. Today I need to pick up and send some mail, and finalize the details of a gift for my sister in law. That is all. I hope.

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

shaunnac on 05/16/2011:
oh that salad sounds so yummy! have a great day

h82bfat on 05/16/2011:
Hope your streak of "bad luck" has come to an end! Somedays I catch myself gritting my teeth, saying: One more thing goes wrong & I'm gonna bust something up!! ;c)

moogy on 05/16/2011:
Good grief, how on earth did you mange to do that!!! I hope the coming week is a little kinder than your weekend was:)

legcramps - Friday May 13, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Busy busy day yesterday at work, and then a jewellery party last night. Whew, i'm ready for the weekend!

I don't know what the deal is, but I can't seem to get enough sleep lately. It's a huge struggle to get up in the morning, even when i've had over 9 hours of sleep. I'd better do something about this - it seems like the more sleep I get, the more sleep I feel like I need. Maybe i'm coming down with a cold because normally i've been waking up at the crack of dawn and am at least able to pull myself out of bed to walk to work - I can't even seem to do that anymore.

I have some good news. I received my first set of books and materials for the homestudy fitness course i'm taking. So between planting the garden, figuring out a new diet plan for myself, and playing ball and enjoying summer - I will be moving along in the course. I hope! Now if only the warm weather would join in the fun!

Come on, SUN!

My projects for the weekend include: raking the yard (boo), cleaning out the flower beds, mowing the lawn, cleaning the basement, laundry, vacuuming, groceries, ball practice.... ladidadida. Sounds like I might be exhausted by Monday morning ;)

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

thinkpositive on 05/13/2011:
Like the sun! Maybe more time in the sun & you'll be less sleepy? The homestudy fitness course sounds like fun. Nice weekend planned- but you're right, does sound exhausting.

hollybelle on 05/13/2011:
What's the fitness course you are taking? I must have missed info on that. Sounds exciting.

Umpqua on 05/13/2011:
Your plan for the summer sounds good! I could ship my kids off to you if you need extra help getting up in the morning. They won't let you stay in bed ;) Have a great weekend!

Maria7 on 05/13/2011:
Wow, that's a long to-do list. Bet your flower gardens will be real pretty! I like the sunshine gif above! :-D

moogy on 05/13/2011:
Yes, come on sun, play fair. You will absolutely be getting lots of movement in over the weekend if the sun co-operates. Hope you have a good weekend legcramps:)

V on 05/13/2011:
Fun in the sun???? Excellent plan!!!

hollybelle on 05/14/2011:
The fitness course sounds great! Do you have a timeframe to finish?

legcramps - Wednesday May 11, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I can't believe how well we did with the fundraiser yesterday - man, there are a lot of people who love hot dogs even when it's raining and miserable out!

After the day of standing outside in the weather selling hot dogs and explaining the reason for the fundraiser to people, I drew a long hot bath when I finally got home and soaked the cold out of me. I don't think I got it all though, because I sure didn't feel like waking up this morning. Suffice to say, I didn't get up in time for a run. It was still rainy and terribly grumpy weather anyways, so I don't feel guilty about not wanting to be outside. I didn't walk to work either; I managed to maneuvre the car out of the garage so that I could drive it to work. I have no idea how i'll get it back in there... maybe i'll just park on the street for awhile ;)

So obviously I wasn't up and at 'em this morning, but I still woke up early enough to get into work almost 20 minutes early. So I got myself a mocha ;) I haven't had one in so long, I figured it was time to treat myself and what better moment than when I have the time to enjoy it?! Also, it warmed me up nicely and made me feel like smiling this morning when otherwise I may have been a big grumpy mess!

For lunch I had chicken with a salad of lettuce, spinache and broccoli. I am still tasting it this afternoon unfortunately even though it was super-delicious. I think the dressing might be coming back to haunt me. I've guzzled almost 64 ounces of water already, and munched on a granola bar so I should be good until dinner. And dinner will be awesome - toasted slice of rye bread with a grilled sirloin burger and cooked onions topped with a chunk of feta cheese; salad per above, homemade potato fries. No dressing this time - i've learned my lesson. And watermelon for dessert.

I'm definitely a meat-eater. According to the book i'm following, I should be eating more fish. I might try to cook cod for dinner tomorrow, or maybe sole. Or maybe the thought of another leftover burger in the fridge will overtake that daydream ;)

When I get home, I hope I will immediately change into sweats, leash Dog and go for a walk. I think I will need to wear my compression socks as my shins and calf muscles feel pretty tight. No chance of a run for me; it's way too late to think about that. I either get it done in the morning, or it just doesn't happen. I am not nearly as motivated as I should be.

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

moogy on 05/11/2011:
You are truely amazing. I am so proud of you. The bath sounds perfect after such miserable weather. Your food is looking great as well. Keep yourself warm, the weather sounds miserable. Shouldn't it be warming up by now?

h82bfat on 05/11/2011:
It's always amazed me how rainy, dreary weather can affect our moods! I hope your days are soon filled with lots of sunshine & cool breezes! Your food sounds good.... now I want a burger! ;c)

Em17 on 05/11/2011:
Sounds like you had a fun time =)

legcramps - Tuesday May 10, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Our Fundraiser today was almost cancelled because of the weather. It's really windy and cold - looks like it might rain as well. But thankfully, it wasn't cancelled - thankfully because then i'd have to go in to work ;)

So i'm suited up in layers and layers of clothing and ready to get cooking! I know it will be fun regardless of the weather because two good friends will be there and we'll make it fun, because that's what we do.

I was going to run this morning but the thought of being out in the cold for longer than I really needed to be was the deciding factor for me. Plus, I had to ice my shins last night because they were hurting. The little walk to the fundraiser will be enough for me today, and I plan to hit the sack early tonight so that I can get up and run tomorrow. Maybe by then i'll be brave enough to try getting the car out of the garage so I don't have to walk to work on top of running. We'll see!

I was so tired when I got home from work yesterday that I forgot to check if there were seed potatoes at the grocery store. I remembered to go to the store. Then I got caught up with looking for rye bread. Then I remembered again at the checkout. Then I just walked right out of the store without checking. Oy! It's a good thing i'll be there today to check - if I remember to.

Well i'd better get my butt in gear! Those hot dogs won't cook themselves! Have a great day everyone!

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

hollybelle on 05/10/2011:
Hot dogs????!!!!! I love a good grilled dog. My family won't eat them so I NEVER get one.

getmebackto150 on 05/10/2011:
hope your weather improves soon!

moogy on 05/10/2011:
Wrap up warm when you get home and get something warm in your tummy. They don't call them colds for nothing. Stay warm and good for you for sticking with it. I hope that you had fun and the rain held off.:)

~Moody~ on 05/10/2011:
The fundraiser sounds like fun, sorry the weather isn't the greatest tho.

I had to stop running for now due to shin splints~ugh. It really sucks, cuz I actually love running and the feeling I get from it. I hope your shins recover quickly..they really hurt dont they?

legcramps - Monday May 09, 2011

Weight: 164.0

It feels like these weeks are just flying by... another Monday morning already!

After running yesterday morning, I decided to keep moving around to stay loose so I raked a bit more of the yard. An hour of that, and I was ready to laze-out on the couch for awhile. Damn, I must really hate raking. One hour of raking equals two hours of breaktime ;)

Later on I walked to grandma's for dinner, then home. More walking, Yay! My right hip is sore this morning, but i'm determined to keep at it and so I walked to work again today. Gosh, it's cold out there. Windy and sunless. I will have to foam roll the hip tonight. The hip and the foam roller really don't go well together - much pain, so I haven't been properly rolling out my hip. I'm sure it will feel better once I do.

I have to get through the workday today, and then I have tomorrow off! Scott FREE! I said i'd help out with a hot dog fundraiser tomorrow. I only hope it isn't freezing cold or raining the entire time we're outside selling hot dogs. That would really suck. I would definitely need a big dog to bring me a flask of whiskey if that's the case. This fundraiser is sounding better already.

Anyways, i'm out. Have a good one!

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

liza36 on 05/09/2011:
I'm with you on the yard work. We deserve a 2 hour break after all that work!

I hope your hip feels better. I'm impressed with your determination to keep at it. Have a good Monday.

nemogirl on 05/09/2011:
What does rolling your hip do, I wonder? Sometimes my hips hurt from excessive walking or running, but I usually stop when it because severe, or it goes away

moogy on 05/09/2011:
I really hope that your hip gives you a break, it does sound painful. I am so impressed that you push through and keep up with your exercise and work around the home. Funny how that raking works like a laze out incentive, funny!! I am hoping for a sunny day for you tomorrow, of course the whiskey is optional!!!!!:)

legcramps - Sunday May 08, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I went for a run this morning and now i'm showered and ready for the day. Well, maybe a bit of a nap first ;)

Was supposed to have ball practice this afternoon but it's been cancelled - I guess Mother's Day is the priority today!!! LOL, as it should be, but I was really looking forward to burning more calories! Maybe Dog and I will go for another walk before heading over to grandma's for dinner.

To all the mothers on DDs - Have a wonderful day today!

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

biscottibody59 on 05/08/2011:
Good luck on the new plan--you never know what's going to work for you!

hollybelle on 05/08/2011:
Thanks for the MD wishes! Regarding Essense and Ezekiel Breads - around here those can be purchased in the health foods groceries like Whole Foods or a local food coop called Good Foods (only one in this town and it is the only one). They usually come frozen

moogy on 05/08/2011:
Hope you had a good day and I am sure that dog with love to go out again:)

Bikiniwax85 on 05/09/2011:
Glad you like the link! :) What's your Dog's name? Sounds like a good walking partner he is! :)

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