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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

legcramps - Tuesday Feb 28, 2012

Weight: 162.5

I really need to get some sleep. Maybe I should try some hot tea tonight before bed. I think Saturday's increased calories is wreaking havoc internally. Blah.

I actually feel nauseus right now. The calendar shows that tonight is time for my first actual run session, and I really want everything to go well so that I'm not disappointed in my abilities. But I'm seriously thinking about heading home at lunchtime and taking a long nap (if my body will even allow that).

Do you ever feel like all the effort is kind of useless? Maybe it's just because it's Tuesday today and I'll get over it eventually, but I can't help thinking of the amount of effort I need to put in for even a slight benefit in health.

Could just be the weather. If it was nicer and I could walk to work, maybe I'd be feeling better. If I could feel any kind of warmth on my skin perhaps I'd be acting a little more positive about things. Sorry ladies, I'm a downer today! It's hard to be happy when you feel like throwing up!

Plan for today - TBD. It's Gamble and Risk Day.

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

hollybelle on 02/28/2012:
Hope your spirits rise soon. It's hard. I hate to say it - but I feel tired all the time. I am considering checking out hormone replacement therapies. There is a place in town that specializes, but I don't know whether or not to think they are "snake oil" salesmen. They advertise on Christian Radio a lot. They have testimonies and one of my best clients swears by them - he is a man, though, so I don't know how much that matters, etc.....

supercheese on 02/28/2012:
I feel that way all the time, but realize that even if it is an effort, some sort of good is happening. Sucks that weightless takes forever!!

Umpqua on 02/28/2012:
The weather definitely gets to me, usually this time of year is very frustrating after a long, cold winter. We've been lucky it's been mild here this year, but it's unusual. I hope you can turn it around, spring is just around the corner!

sweetpea1977 on 02/28/2012:
haha, I have that feeling come over me often. Its usually comes when I've had a crappy night of sleep or sick with something. I hope it turns around for you soon!!

V on 02/28/2012:
Getting fit takes time, dedication as well a positive thoughts..Your efforts are so gonna pay off. It might take hard work but it is well worth it my friend <3 Sending some positive thoughts your way..They are yours to keep <3

thinnside40 on 02/28/2012:
I just brewed me a cup of tea... We "invested" in a Keurig about 8 months ago and I love it for a cup of decaf or tea in the evening... Have a good evening!

legcramps - Monday Feb 27, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Oh the Horror!

I overate on Saturday. Like, as in, checked the fridge every half hour to see if something would magically pop up that might be good to eat. I even recorded it all; listen to this:

9:30am - coffee and hot chocolate mix. two, for good measure.

12pm - ok, hungry. pizza, two slices.

2pm - hmmmn, what's in here? crackers and cheese, one serving.

2:30pm - that was really good. crackers and cheese, one serving.

3:00pm - really good. crackers and cheese, one serving.

3:15pm - might as well finish it up. crackers and cheese, one serving.

4pm - breakfast for dinner? sure! cereal, milk, brown sugar. oh, and i'm kinda hankering for some toast. two slices.

5pm - brrrring, brrrring. hi auntie. you're going out for dinner? ok, i'll be there. salad bar, chicken, shrimp, baked potato. took half home. grandma paid. can't go wrong.

7pm - whew, I feel full. and cold. coffee. twice.

Yeah. That was over 2,300 calories. When I woke up on Sunday morning, I was still full.

I was sick most of Sunday (obviously from eating far too much the day before) but still managed to eat about 1,600 calories. I also played wallyball, thank goodness. Another hour and a half, so a great workout to set the mood for the week.

A good week's worth of sleep would be helpful about now. Maybe it's the coffee, but I can't stop tossing and turning and am barely reaching five hours of sleep each night. It's very frustrating.

Plan for today:

Food - mocha, turkey sub...

Exercise - core workout is on the schedule, but who knows how i'll feel when work is over. I kinda feel like I could take a nap right now.

Other - you have to be kidding. I would seriously surprise myself if I managed to get anything done today.

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

selina on 02/27/2012:
Haha! Your going back to the fridge sounds like me on saturday, yikes! Except for me it was cream cheese and crackers. Blah! I hope your day is going as planned, today. Stay well!

Maria7 on 02/27/2012:
We all have days like that of eating more than we usually do... Looks like you have a really good plan for today. :-)

V on 02/27/2012:
You know sometimes we have our hungrier days and 2300 is not bad girl.I really do like your asides to your day :) hahaha <3 Have a good one my friend!

TinaAnn on 02/27/2012:
I hope you don't feel guilty over any mistakes you feel you've made. Guilt is counterprodutive! :-)

legcramps - Saturday Feb 25, 2012

Weight: 162.5

Happy Saturday! Yay!

I am hanging out with some coffee, a Fitness magazine, and some episodes of Big Bang Theory. Then a core workout (45 minutes), lunch, walk to Mom's and back (45 minutes), watch the Winter Storm that is supposed to be attacking us soon... and then other things like cleaning and laundry and things that aren't as exciting to talk about.

But, right now, just coffee, reading, and watching t.v.


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

supercheese on 02/25/2012:
yay for big bang theory!! love sheldon :) Have fun with that winter snow!

V on 02/26/2012:
Yeah laundry? Cleaning? Yawn!! hahaha it is so overrated IMO ;) RYC yes I do believe we would have been the perfect partygirl duo back in the day :)

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!

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