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legcramps - Tuesday Mar 13, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I had an evening meeting yesterday and didn't get much in the way of exercise, but I was able to walk to work this morning as the weather has turned for the better. Thank goodness, I was really missing my walks ;)

I made a doc appt for this afternoon to get antibiotics. Hopefully i'll be feeling more like myself soon; just in time to start Insanity!

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, lunch from cafeteria, yogurt or cottage cheese with fruit, pita with ground beef and veggie toppings

Exercise - walking!

Other - doc appt

thenewMLE on 03/13/2012:
I hope you feel better! I have been on antibiotics and decongestants for 10 days now. It really knocks you down to the point that the stamina just isn't there to exercise. Glad your weather is better too. I always feel better after I walk even though sometimes it is hard to get motivated to walk!!

Kati on 03/13/2012:
Well, the public transportation's strikes are very typically being executed by people who obviously don't know how lucky they are with their work contracts and conditions... they do this because the companies don't pay for extra hours, but sincerely, how many people are there all over the world who don't get paid for extra hours, PLUS receive less than these guys, and have no right or have fears to complain/manifest? Is life unfair or what? Then change for a better, individually... and they NEVER achieve anything with these strikes. It's just to upset people who have no guilt and one day somebody will get seriously hurt because latin people are very trigger-happy...

Umpqua on 03/13/2012:
I hope you have a good appointment today, feel better!

sweetpea1977 on 03/13/2012:
I eat all sorts of protein, just not enough. The p90x plan has a meal plan Im supposed to follow, so Im going to try. I just cant imagine eating 8oz of animal protein 3-4 times per day. Im gonna try though!

Feel better soon!

supercheese on 03/13/2012:
Hope you start feeling better!!!

liza36 on 03/13/2012:
Hope those antibiotics kick in!

V on 03/13/2012:
I am happy to fit in the workouts just so you have someone else that you can relate to as well as questions...I am actually trying out one of the classes on Thursday so stay tuned <3

thinkpositive on 03/14/2012:
Hope you get some help from the doctor.

selina on 03/14/2012:
Hope you'll feel better with the antibiotics!

legcramps - Monday Mar 12, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I was told on the weekend that i'd better get my butt to the doctor for a round of antibiotics, just in case this is a flu virus. The flu and I, we seem to be attached by the hip. Even though I am not feeling sick - like PUKE sick - I think it might be a good idea to knock the rest of whatever is going on out the window.

I had an incredible sleep on Friday night and woke up feeling awesome on Saturday. I slept until nearly noon (um, SICK, anyone?) and when I woke up all I wanted to do was workout. That's crazy! LOL, but I had so much energy. And it was so gorgeous outside, I went to the dog park and meandered about for a while, just watching people playing and walking their dogs. It made me miss my Zoe a little bit, but it was good therapy all the same and I was glad to be outside in the sunshine.

So I took the plunge and ordered the Insanity program. Yikes! I should get it towards the beginning of next week, so hopefully this week i'll be able to do some walking to work and maybe a couple of other workouts just to get me going and motivated for the program. I'm a little nervous that i'll feel really overwhelmed with it, but we'll see how it goes. In the end, it's only a workout, and it's all about making it a priority.

But give me as much support as you can, girls, because i'm going to need it!

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, yogurt with fruit & granola, lunch from cafeteria?, cottage cheese & grapes, pita pizza (homemade) with brussel sprouts for dinner.

* I know some of you suggested I stop eating dairy for a week to see if that's why I was feeling so sick. I'm sorry i'm not taking your advice. Yet. Sorry. *

Exercise - some walking today would be great.

Other - I need to make multiple bank deposits (that's what happens when you procrastinate), and it would be great if I could muster the energy to take my mail to the post.

supercheese on 03/12/2012:
yay for insanity!!! ill give u some advice: STRETCH REALLLY GOOD AFTER THE FIRST WEEK!!! oh man.....it hurt so badly...and don't be afraid if its too hard. I stop whenever Im out of breath lol.

supercheese on 03/12/2012:
oh and stretch some more lol. seriously.

Umpqua on 03/12/2012:
I hope you can knock out whatever is ailing you. Yeah for Insanity - woo hoo!!!

Kati on 03/12/2012:
Looks like spring is being hard on everyone... :(

grannyannie on 03/12/2012:
Hope you feel better! Hard to stay inside when it's so nice outside.

liza36 on 03/12/2012:
Hope you feel better. It's good you had some energy over the weekend.

V on 03/12/2012:
Yes!!! I am adding Insanity in the mix in 2 weeks!! Together we shall do the dam thing!! YIPPEEEEE :)

legcramps - Friday Mar 09, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I feel sick again and I wonder if perhaps i'm eating too much dairy? My stomach is riding a roller coaster and advil is not helping. Grrrr. I'm mean on Fridays. This is exactly how I feel today:


Literally. Ugh.

Anyways, not much else to say really. I took a nap when I got home from work yesterday and woke up from it grouchy as all hell. This morning I slept through the alarm. And gained half a pound when I ate around 1,400 calories yesterday. I am just not a happy camper today.

I truly hope no one calls me to do something tonight, because all this negative energy needs to be diverted onto something other than my friends/family. I'm thinking about shovelling. Violently. That might do me some good.

getmebackto150 on 03/09/2012:
It totally could be the dairy... I found since I have tried to cut down/give up dairy, my stomach feels SO much better than it ever has... When I do slip up and have some dairy, my stomach is a mess!!! If your stomach doesn't feel better, I would highly recommend trialing no dairy for a week or so and see if you can feel a difference...

I hope that the weekend helps improve your mood, hugs to you!

CaveGirl on 03/09/2012:
I can't eat dairy. Can't eat wheat either. Hope you feel better this weekend!

V on 03/09/2012:
LOL!!! I am so sorry for laughing however the Hulk on the can?? Priceless <3 I hope you feel better crazy girl..Teeeheee ;)

thinkpositive on 03/09/2012:
Sorry your stomach is acting up. Giving up dairy would be a good idea to see if that works.

TinaAnn on 03/11/2012:
My life revolves around poop and gross things and I still get grossed out. Actually it's not so much grossed out as not wanting to discuss personal issues- ok grossed out too when they tell me they need a poop sample! Such is the life of a CNA who comes home to children and pets! I really hope you feel better soon!

legcramps - Thursday Mar 08, 2012

Weight: 0.0

I got back on the treadmill last night. And it managed to stay strong (sort of) until minute 20, which gave me time to do some jogging. It was a good walk/run combo, and then I added calisthenics afterwards and stretching. I think once a week on the treadmill is about all it's going to be able to take.

And then - spooky - about ten minutes after I got off the treadmill, I decided I should unplug it. I turned to start towards it and... it was already unplugged. I must have a helpful ghost in the house. I could have sworn I hadn't unplugged it. Awkward.

I'm sure I have some sort of cold going on; i've been feeling seriously sluggish lately and keep coughing and having to clear my throat. Also struggling a bit with headaches. Sleep doesn't seem to be helping at this point, so i've resorted to administering advil.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, oatmeal, sweet potato & chili, cottage cheese, grapes, rice & veggies, crackers

Exercise - I want to. really I do. we'll see.

Other - I think simply prepping for the workday tomorrow will suffice.

liza36 on 03/08/2012:
What a helpful ghost you have! Nice job with the walk/run combo. I haven't resorted to running yet on the treadmill. But I've been thinking lately if the Biggest Loser contestants can run, maybe I can too. We'll see. Fear of back pain has been holding me back.

I hope the advil kicks in and you feel better.

Umpqua on 03/08/2012:
As long as ghosts are helpful, I guess they're OK ;) I hope you feel better!

biscottibody59 on 03/08/2012:
Gosh, I hope the snow is tapering for the season for you now! I wish your helpful ghost could drift down here and clean my house;-) Hope your headache goes--I too swear by advil for my occasional ones!

Thanks for the well wishes--my dog is 12 (doesn't act it--99% of the time though) so I'm probably a little hypervigilant sometimes.

hollybelle on 03/08/2012:
Thanks for your comments about a long bike ride. My "usual" during the season is around 18-25 miles, so 12 seems fairly a breeze. I hope to get that mileagae back up there soon.

sweetpea1977 on 03/08/2012:
hahaha, that is creepy! Maybe it will work better once its plugged in. ;-)

Feel better, please!!!!

V on 03/08/2012:
LOL!! Maybe you should "ghost ride" the treadmill, just like we do it with the "whips" ;) Thanks for the kind comments about the pic <3 I did leave a few comments on your post and seriously if you have any questions, feel free to ask anytime :) Just in case this is what "ghost riding" is! It is so fun!!


legcramps - Wednesday Mar 07, 2012

Weight: 162.0

More snow fell throughout the day yesterday, and into the evening. It's pretty bad out there today, but I made it into work and i'm hoping to make it out of here too. It shouldn't be a problem so long as it doesn't snow during the day. I was going to take some pictures for you ladies, but I had to pick Mom up last night and didn't have enough time.

Plan for today:

Food - smoothie, mocha, sweet potato and chili, rice with veggies and salmon, yogurt, crackers.

Exercise - my thigh muscles are sore from wallyball, so that means i'd better get my workout-on and keep those muscles exercised. Will pull off a cardio workout tonight - maybe another walk/run combo.

I can't believe it's only Wednesday. These weeks are going by so slowly, but at least it's hump day and it's all downhill from here!


Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/07/2012:
yay more wallyball! :)

I hope you enjoy your evening workout!

liza36 on 03/07/2012:
Have a good workout. Foods sound delish.

hollybelle on 03/07/2012:
I'd love to see some pictures! Sorry your weather isn't very Spring like yet. We have a LONG winter last year. Your food list above reminds me I need to buy froz strawberries for smoothies! Keep on truckin'!

V on 03/07/2012:
Yay for hump day!! I am already counting down the hours til Saturday evening!! Hahahaha Have a good one my friend <3

newme24 on 03/07/2012:
I totally hear ya on the weeks going by so slowly!! Have a good one!

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 06, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Feeling a little lethargic today, i'm sure it's because I need to get a good workout in. The snow is coming down today and got some overnight as well, so I couldn't walk to work like I had planned to. Hopefully it won't snow much more, otherwise it'll be messy trying to get home after work.

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, oatmeal, sweet potato, chili, grapes, cottage cheese, rice and veggies, salmon.

Exercise - unsure. need to pick Mom up from the bus station tonight.

A co-worker brought me a cinammon bun this morning. I said "no!" but she plopped it on my desk anyways. It's still sitting here. I might half it and try to work it in over the next couple of days because there's no way I can eat it all and still be in a good calorie range today. I dislike it when my plans are foiled ;)

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Kati on 03/06/2012:
Snow?? Uhh.. I hope it's over soon. Spring is giving us an early apparition here in Portugal, the trees are in bloom. The worst part actually is not having a good rainy day for months...

sweetpea1977 on 03/06/2012:
Oh no, not a cinnamon bun!! how evil of her!!! Be strong and divide it up as much as you can! :)

V on 03/06/2012:
Wow I know she was just being nice(maybe sabatoge?) but no means no :( I hope you were able to stay in a good calorie range...Hope you had a good day!!

legcramps - Monday Mar 05, 2012

Weight: 162.0

It's funny how much faster time flies when you get to sleep in.

Friday - I went to grandma's after eating dinner and had to sit and watch her and my cousins eat and try not to steal food off their plates. Not that I was hungry, but it was painful watching everyone else eat, you know?

Saturday - I was up early and doing laundry and some other chores, then went to the city for my passport pictures (finally!!!) and to watch my cousin-once-removed kick some ass at a martial arts tournament. Afterwards we all went back to grandma's for dinner (roasted chicken, noodles and potatoes).

Sunday - I slept in! It's a miracle! Got out of bed around 10:30 a.m. then had to rush to get over to grandma's for brunch (ribs, rice, cooked carrots). Then I got some groceries and cooked up my lunches (or dinners, whatever) for the week - baked sweet potato and chili. Also went to wallyball, where - even though I showed up ten minutes late - we kicked butt once again!!! Great workout!


Food - smoothie, mocha, sweet potato & chili, healthy fried rice with cooked salmon.

Snack options - yogurt, blueberries, granola; cottage cheese and grapes; crackers.

Exercise - 45 minute workout.

Other - send in taxes; check Mom's address; buy more water.

Is anyone here on myfitnesspal.com? Just checking because I started an account there on Friday. If you are on there, let me know or add me as your friend! cyndi2012 is my user name. And if you're not, how come?! It's a great calorie-and-exercise-tracking site. Might even be better than FitDay, in my humble opinion.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

V on 03/05/2012:
Fun and very busy weekend you had legcramps :) I haven't done a progress pic with workout gear on but here is one from a week ago


newme24 on 03/05/2012:
Sounds like a great weekend-- it's definitely soooo hard to watch others eat! I went out to dinner Friday AND Saturday with friends... watching them eat sandwiches and pizza. Horrible! Sounds like you did awesome... I definitely need to try out myfitnesspal!

supercheese on 03/05/2012:
sleeping in sounds great right about now!!! Nope haven't tried myfitnesspal but maybe one day. Have a great one!!

selina on 03/05/2012:
I got my passport photos this weekend, too! They will be expiring soon... I have to renew my 3 passports. I hate watching other people eating, too.... it's like torture. Ha! Have a great week!

legcramps - Friday Mar 02, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Meeting was cancelled last night, so I did a little work, sent out a few e-mails, then jumped on the treadmill for a walk/run combo.

FYI - No shin splints, but two toes on my left foot went numb. I must rub them together or something. One day I will videotape my running just to see if I look like a total dumbass.

I didn't pick up that treadmill; found a lot of bad reviews on it, so I decided to save my money for my trip and look at a new treadmill next year sometime.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, cereal, cafeteria for lunch, dinner tbd. good plan, legcramps.

Exercise - might try to take a walk later on tonight. i should really crush a core/strength workout instead.

Other - relatives will be visiting this weekend and that will take up most of my time, but i would like to accomplish a few things: passport picture (yes, i still have to do this); laundry; shovel; study. and take naps on the couch in the middle of the day.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

Tangalyn~ on 03/02/2012:
im sure u dont look like a dumbass while running... hope u enjoy ur time with ur relatives.. have a great day!! :)

supercheese on 03/02/2012:
hahahahah i always think i look like a dumbs while running. Have a great weakend!!

Umpqua on 03/02/2012:
Good work on the running, I hope you have a nice weekend!

sweetpea1977 on 03/02/2012:
Sometimes, it is easy for me to get 2100 calories but it usually involves making an unhealthy food choice or two or eating out to meet the requirement. Most days though, I usually stick to lots of raw produce, lowfat dairy, and lean meats. I think my main problem is my fear of overdoing my carb intake. Once I have a little too much pasta or bread, I start craving it all the time. I have peanut butter pretty much every single day. It usually goes into protein shakes or on bread for a quick snack or gym night meal.

good job on the exercise! Enjoy your time with relatives!

V on 03/02/2012:
Hey girl!! I hope you had a good day :)

Maria7 on 03/03/2012:
Sounds like you've been very busy. Good on the treadmill! :-D

thinkpositive on 03/05/2012:
Interesting to read about your toes going numb, I'm having problems with the elliptical with a numbness or cramping feeling in my toes.

legcramps - Thursday Mar 01, 2012

Weight: 162.0

Did a little walking outside yesterday, felt good. I think I finally got some sleep last night, hopefully more than five hours. Don't know for sure because I tossed around a bit before falling asleep and didn't check the time. Anyways, I feel better, so.

Plan for Today:

Food - mocha, cereal, sandwich from cafeteria, dinner tbd (perhaps chicken ceasar salad).

Exercise - None (no time).

Other - I found a great deal on treadmills in the city (actually, it was Grandma that found it), so I might drive there after work today and buy one (that's sort of exciting since the one I have now is so very touch and go). Also have a dog park dinner meeting tonight.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 03/01/2012:
Glad you finally got some sleep. Good work on the walk too!

Good luck with the new treadmill purchase!

V on 03/01/2012:
I hope you had a good day <3

legcramps - Wednesday Feb 29, 2012

Weight: 162.0

I went home yesterday at lunch and tried to sleep, but it just wasn't happening. I spent a good chunk of time sitting cross-legged on the couch, holding my head in my hands in complete frustration.

I don't really know if I did anything else yesterday besides mope and contract my stomach muscles. TMI?

This morning I woke up and realized I had a cold. I could literally feel the phlegm running down my throat. It was so... creepy... that I guzzled half a bottle of water just to try and get rid of the feeling.

Sharp headache pains are happening, but I will take an Advil and that will help. Blowing my nose constantly, and sneezing feels so damn good. Really. And I'm at work and I'm sure my co-workers are oh-so-happy with me for being here and contaminating the area.

And I'm falling behind on my workouts.

Plan for today:

Food - Mocha, cereal, rice, beef, dinner at Grandma's. It's Wednesday already.

Exercise - I don't know!

Other - Pick up post; check on friend's dog; visit Grandma; check on Mom's house.

Progress as of today: 13 lbs lost so far, only 7 lbs to go!

supercheese on 02/29/2012:
Feel Better!!! :(

sweetpea1977 on 02/29/2012:
Oh my, I hope you feel better!!

V on 02/29/2012:
Hope ya feel better <3

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