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legcramps - Friday Mar 04, 2011

Weight: 164.0

1 Mocha - 16oz (367 calories)

2 small slices rye/ww bread, homemade (thanks Grandma) (183 calories)

2 tblspns peanut butter (188 calories)

1 small apple (55 calories)

water (0 calories)

794 calories. Just for breakfast. I was curious, so I checked. And now I wish I hadn't.

Maybe it's time to use my mochas as a reward instead of an everyday luxury that I can't afford.

    goodbye... i you!

The one i'm drinking now tastes about 100 times better than usual now that I know I have to give them up. Speaking of giving things up, the other day I was thinking about what might motivate me to lose a few more pounds in March. I was thinking at the very least I should give up a few eats that I know aren't good for me (i.e. the mac 'n cheese I had for supper yesterday. lazy. laaaziiiee.). Lent starts March 9th. Truth be told, I don't normally follow the Roman Catholic faith I was raised in, but I think I will follow the practices of Lent as a motivation for my diet.

So on March 9th, Ash Wednesday, I will fast. LMAO. No I won't. Let's be serious.

Ash Wednesday - No meat.

Every Friday during Lent - No meat.

I will give up:

- my daily mochas opting instead for weekly ones.

- alcohol. May might be a blurry month while I make up for lost time, LOL.

- all bread and bread-like substances. not including breakfast oatmeal.

- soda. both regular and diet.

- chocolate, except for my weekly mochas.

- potato chips.

- cheese.

I would add sugar to the list, but then there'd be nothing left. That's right, that's pretty much all my food groups. I think it might be a good idea to warn my friends and family (and coworkers) to keep an eight-foot distance from me at all times.

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

geevee on 03/04/2011:
WOW! What a masochist! Give up ALL bread and bread products? I couldn't handle that.

thisisit on 03/04/2011:
Goodness!!! That is some motivation to lose if you're giving all of that up. I am considering what I should give up. I won't do it before my cruise but perhaps a month where I abstain from eating certain things will be a good idea. Good for you for being so motivated!!!

Good luck and have a great day!

sweetpea1977 on 03/04/2011:
Wow, what a plan!! I hope it works for you!!!

waydesmommy on 03/04/2011:
Hey..I don't know where you live but Mc Donalds has a 190 calorie LARGE Iced or hot latte...fat free with sugar free vanilla syrup...if you do vanilla. I think you chose good things to give up.

biscottibody59 on 03/04/2011:
Breadlike substances--haha!

Umpqua on 03/04/2011:
I think Geevee gave an accurate description of your Lent experiment ;) Good luck, that's a lot to give up at once but I'm sure you'll see some major results!

chidogs on 03/04/2011:
Wow, I wish I had that kind of will power, I'd be in a swim suit so fast your head would swim. (I haven't seen me a a swim suit for years). That sounds terrific! Good luck.

legcramps - Thursday Mar 03, 2011

Weight: 164.0

A quick one just to say Hello!

Things are really starting to sloooooowwwwww down with work and life. Feeling like a huge weight is lifted off my shoulders. Now I should have more time to surf and stalk DDs and the FB page too!

I stayed up too late trying to read read read; we'll see how today goes. I want to: visit a friend's Dad for his birthday, run, check out Dog's leg, get the mail, catch up on missed parts of Survivor, and READ!

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

sweetpea1977 on 03/03/2011:
Yay for more free time to surf and stalk! :)

Enjoy your day!

Umpqua on 03/03/2011:
I'm glad things are calming down for you, enjoy!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Well, I was all set to go to the gym after work today, but when I drove up I noticed someone was there who I really didn't want to see or talk to or listen to, so I went home and suited up for a walk with Dog.

that is me trying to blaze trail. as you can see, i didn't get far.

Five minutes into the walk, I got a call from Grandma. She wanted me to join her for some homemade pizza, so I tried to finish up the walk by making Dog run around as much as possible. At least one of us got some exercise.

hello, Dog. having fun? yup.

Then she ran down a road and wouldn't come back. I don't know why she decided to pull attitude on me, but in the end we both got our exercise - her running away from me and me trying to chase her down.

you! listen! LISTEN!

In the end, due to her being so excited about the white stuff, she ran out into a field and fell through the snow. Now she is nursing her front leg and I imagine if she's still limping tomorrow she's gonna have to take a trip to the vet. That's right. The big, bad vet.

And the pizza? It was a sarcastic attempt to get me over for supper by dangling homemade food in front of my face. As soon as I walked through the door I heard "your Mom made it hahahahahaha". (which means, it was certainly not homemade pizza. it was rising crust, in fact.)

Then my arms were packed with leftovers, some bread, bananas and oranges, a quilt and a mattress pad, and I was sent home for the night. Well, after moving Grandma's comfy chair closer to the tv so that she wouldn't bother the neighbors by having to turn it up too loud.

Um... reality tv show? I think so.

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

V on 03/02/2011:
Haha!!! Grandma's nice little way of saying she wanted a little company :) My Nana lures me in with her oh so delicioso Martinis!!! LOl Have a good night

Supercheese on 03/02/2011:
Lol. Look at all that snow. Dang. Well at least the poopsie had fun! Leftovers are always fun too...= no cooking and more time to rest!

legcramps - Wednesday Mar 02, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I had my chicken salad for lunch yesterday and made myself a chicken sandwich for dinner - yummy success, except for the fact that I had to eat two sandwiches because they were so good. They looked a little like this:

And then around 9pm I was suddenly really thirsty and gulped down a litre of water right then and there. And, on to book 3! I'm really flying through these books now.

I'm sad because I only have one more after this one :(

So tonight is another episode of Survivor. At lunchtime if I remember i'm going to pack my gym bag and head to the gym right after work. That leaves me with the rest of the night to watch my show and read my book :) Good Times.

Happy Humpday!

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

biscottibody59 on 03/02/2011:
Have a lovely Wednesday!

Congrats on the loss--keep up the good work!

getmebackto150 on 03/02/2011:
Mmmm... that sandwich looks DELILSH! Have a great day!

Umpqua on 03/02/2011:
Great looking sandwich there! You are zooming through those books, I did that with the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series, couldn't put them down. Have a good one!

sweetpea1977 on 03/02/2011:
YUM! Im a sucker for good sandwiches, I would have eaten two of those too!! :)

Have a great day!!

geevee on 03/02/2011:
With bread like that, how could you possibly resist having a second sandwich?

nita51 on 03/02/2011:
AWESOME looking sandwich! that picture made me think of my Sunday Sub :)

starfish on 03/02/2011:
I LOVE it when I have a series of books I'm into and yeah so sad when I'm done with them all.

loveray on 03/02/2011:
chicken salad looks awesome!! reading and drinking water sounds like a great plan to avoid too much snacking or binging. awesome job!

V on 03/02/2011:
I am in a bit of a reading frenzy myself, and the only downfall is the lack of sleep at night, LOL have a good one girl!

legcramps - Tuesday Mar 01, 2011

Weight: 164.0

Good morning Ladies :)))

I had a wonderful afternoon yesterday consisting of exactly what I wanted - afternoon tv and naps! It was very cold outside so I was happy that I was able to stay inside and warm and not have to go anywhere. I am now reading book 2 of the Kim Harrison series:

I'm definitely getting into the books, although i'm not liking the fact that it obviously wasn't edited very well. There are spelling and grammar errors all over the place and it's getting irritating!

I woke up with a slight headache this morning but I feel better as the day wears on. I had a lovely ham & cheese sandwich on whole grain bread yesterday and i'm totally craving another one today. Obviously because it has my two favorite ingredients: cheese and bread! But I think instead I will have a chicken salad for lunch and maybe save the sandwich for dinner because it was so filling.

I am not sure when i'll hit the gym for another run. I'm trying to start out slowly so that I decrease the chance of getting shin splints or over-working myself.

(this little guy looks like he's hurting)

I'm trying to be smart about it and work back up to having fun with running. Well that's it from me today; hope everyone reaches their goals today!

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

getmebackto150 on 03/01/2011:
can't wait till its warm enough for both of us to run outside... Its really not warm enough here yet, but I'm taking every single opportunity that I get!!! Today is too cold again... blah... Plus the roads (where everything melted yesterday) are all frozen solid... I'm thinking 2-3 more weeks and I will HOPEFULLY be able to do a large portion of my running outside... We shall see...

geevee on 03/01/2011:
I'll take bread over dessert any day! (That includes muffins, bagels, etc.)

Supercheese on 03/01/2011:
Cheese and bread are my favorite too. I can eat a grilled cheese any day any time. But, i've decided a little bit is ok......good job on the chicken salad though!

Umpqua on 03/01/2011:
Yummm, sandwich :) Have a good one!

waydesmommy on 03/01/2011:
Spelling errors in books suck...but with it being about the undead maybe it was meant to be that way...lol. You know..ghosts can't spell well on a Quija board...lol. Anyways...have a great day!

V on 03/01/2011:
LOL!!! You are too funny :) Hey I am so terrified of the "c" word, they are super creepy :(

Supercheese on 03/01/2011:
lmao, lox is smoked salmon. I guess it must be my new yorker come out of me since we call it that there :)

moogy on 03/01/2011:
I love reading but have never come across a book with spelling mistakes. Shoddy workman ship, I would be tempted to write to the publisher. Now I am wanting a toasted ham and cheese sandwich, fortunately I don't have any cheese. Phew! Have a good day legcramps!!

lifestylechange on 03/01/2011:
I love reading:)) That looks like a great book. Reading is great for me to keep my "boredom snacking" away.... Especially at night time after dinner/getting my girly's to bed. Thanks for your sweet comment, have a great day!!

legcramps - Monday Feb 28, 2011

Weight: 164.0

I weighed 164 this morning before jumping in the shower. Another loss that I will hopefully be able to hang onto.

I made it to the gym on Saturday. There were only two other people there when I arrived, and they left fairly quickly so I was by myself for a bit. I was there just over an hour, and did 40 minutes on the treadmill, some lifting and then stretched and went home. I went 3.03 miles on the treadmill, so i'm happy with that pace seeing as I missed almost three weeks of running. No shin splints at all! So far so good :)

The rest of the weekend seemed to fly right by and here it is, Monday again. I've taken the afternoon off work and I plan to watch afternoon soaps the whole time and maybe nap, LOL. Have a great day everyone!

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

sweetpea1977 on 02/28/2011:
Yay! Congratulations!!!

Enjoy your afternoon nap!!

Umpqua on 02/28/2011:
Woot woot! Congrats!

liza36 on 02/28/2011:
Congrats on the loss - that's awesome. Loved the pics of the treadmill and cute doggie.

moogy on 02/28/2011:
Well done, that is a great reward for your hard work. Good for you!!

V on 02/28/2011:
Hey girlie! I hope you got some well deserved rest :) And catching up with the soaps more importantly!! LOl

Horn_Of_Plenty on 03/01/2011:
164 is really great..look at your progress! back in October of last year you were around there. 5 months ago! nice!

legcramps - Saturday Feb 26, 2011

Weight: 166.5


It's minus 39 celsius with windchill this morning. I'm struggling to convince myself that it's ok; to start up the car and make the trip to the gym. It hasn't worked yet, but i've had my oatmeal and cup of coffee, so anytime now I can force myself to go. I thought if I came on here and shared with all of you, it might give me some extra motivation to get there.

While I am arguing with myself, I thought i'd share a picture of my new-old treadmill with you!

Don't mind the quality - I left my camera at work so i'm using my blackberry to take the pictures. Anyways, it's a nice old one! Those handles on each side? I grip them pretty hard because i'm still so scared of the thing. I can't run on this yet - too scared - which is why I need to go to the gym this morning.

And heck, why not? Here's a picture of Dog hanging out on the couch.

Don't worry, she's scheduled for a haircut on March 9th. I think for hallowe'en she wants to be a lion...

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2011:
you are right, i will lose weight if i still eat 2,000 a day..pretty nice, i'd say!

i don't get bored bc i'm at the gym with the weights and i can walk around to different exercises, go on the elliptical for 5 minutes, bang out some pushups, go back to the elliptical...i can mix it up a lot at the gym and everyone around me is great motivation! :-) never bored with weights! yes, i do get bored with cardio though!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 02/26/2011:
wow, that is literally too cold for anyone! ouch. i don't know what i'd do!

KathyBlue on 02/26/2011:
the dog is hibernating :)

chidogs on 02/26/2011:
Brrrrrrrrrrr. But Dog looks warm and comfy. Cuteness!

sweetpea1977 on 02/26/2011:
Wow, thats cold!!

Your dog is cute!! Is her name literally Dog? I had a friend who once name his dog Dioge (pronounced De-oh-gee). :)

I hope you made it to the gym!!

moogy on 02/26/2011:
Good grief, I love the cold but cold here is Sydney is only about 50 degrees. I am not encouraging you not to go out but I would have a walk on the treadmill, fast!! and then snuggle up. The dog has the right idea!!

biscottibody59 on 02/27/2011:
Have a good day!

V on 02/27/2011:
LOL!!! She would be a cute lion for halloween!!

legcramps - Friday Feb 25, 2011

Weight: 166.5

I'm still riding a high from receiving my runners yesterday; i'm so pumped :-)

I went for another walk on the treadmill and boy, do these runners ever make a difference compared to the hard, cheaper runners I was using before.  It will take a bit to get used to them, so i've brought them to work with me today and i'm going to walk around with them all day and hopefully break 'em in a bit.  I have a run planned for tomorrow morning which I was going to do outside, but I think i'll hit up the gym instead so I can use my new runners :-)

Now that boot camp sessions are over, i'm feeling fidgety and anxious because i'm not doing anything substantial for exercise right now.  But once I get back into running i'll be burning up the calories.  That's the plan, anyways!

I also got started on the first of my new books, "Dead Witch Walking"

(yes, i'm a fan of fantasy and folklore).  It was a hard start, but now that i'm almost halfway through it (speedy gonzales) it's starting to get more interesting.  The first book in a series is usually always a little slow.

It's really cold here this morning, minus 42 celsius with windchill.  Gosh, i've had enough of winter.  Enough!

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

KathyBlue on 02/25/2011:
wow, seems to be an interesting book!!! :)

KathyBlue on 02/25/2011:
MINUS 42 Celsius??? Are you sure??? That's... extraordinary!

Umpqua on 02/25/2011:
Those shoes look awesome. And running inside sounds like a good idea with those temps, holy cow! Have a good one!

liza36 on 02/25/2011:
Awesome shoes! I hear good shoes make all the difference - less shin splints, more cushion, etc. Glad you found some that feel great.

chidogs on 02/25/2011:
Your plan sounds good, and glad the shoes are working well! My reading guilt is scifi/fantasy. And those are hard to find in libraries in any quantity!

moogy on 02/25/2011:
It sounds like our competitive legcramps is back. Itching to get out there, I hope that the weather is good to go and that you fly over the ground in your new runners.!!

nita51 on 02/25/2011:
Thank you, I'll think about you girlies, while on my trip :)

biscottibody59 on 02/26/2011:
New shoes always give me a boost! Enjoy your reading!

legcramps - Thursday Feb 24, 2011

Weight: 166.5

I got my runners in the mail today!!! LOVE!

They are Mizuno Wave Rider 13's! It's like moving on air :)

The only issue with this is that I also received four brand new books to read. Oh gawd. What to do.

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/24/2011:
Those are some nice running shoes!! As for your conundrum, I'd recommend going running first then reward yourself with a few chapters from a new book! :-)

moogy on 02/24/2011:
Excellent, I guess we can expect some serious competition coming up during the summer. I mean your running in comps not against me!!!!! I am pretty sure that you would leave me in the dust, on second thought, make that definietly leave me eating dust!!

biscottibody59 on 02/24/2011:
omigod--I have a pair of these I've been using for walks for a couple months now, and for my foot, they're perfect--I do have a pair of the usual brand I buy, but these are giving that model some great competition. I had worn a pair of Mizuno's a couple years ago and they didn't hold up well--this model seems to be much more durable than those.

I hope they keep your feet and shins very happy!

V on 02/24/2011:
Great shoes girly!! You will be comfy now with your runs! Makes life a heck of alot less painful :) Have a good one!

Runforfun on 02/24/2011:
haha sweet shoes!! I love to read too but it always get in the way of my homework and exercising! :/

chidogs on 02/24/2011:
Nice shoes! I read constantly, and unfortunately I also read fast so I spend a fortune on paperbacks. I'm trying to use my library card more but they often don't have the stuff I want. 4 new books! Heaven.

Maria7 on 02/24/2011:
Your shoes look really nice. :-)

legcramps - Thursday Feb 24, 2011

Weight: 166.5

It's a comedic tragedy.

I was all set to write a new entry today, and on the main Diet Diaries page I scanned the forum headlines and the top one said "Buttermilk Pumpkin Walnut Muffins".

I just can't concentrate on an entry anymore.  I want a muffin.

Progress as of today: 8.5 lbs lost so far, only 11.5 lbs to go!

sweetpea1977 on 02/24/2011:

Its all Umpqua's fault!!!

chidogs on 02/24/2011:
An attention grabber for sure. Think I'll go look up that recipe too.... :)

Umpqua on 02/24/2011:
Some people like cupcakes exclusively, while myself, I say there is naught nor ought there be nothing so exalted on the face of god's grey earth as that prince of foods.....The Muffin!

liza36 on 02/24/2011:
Sure sounds delishious. Have a good one.

geevee on 02/24/2011:
Those muffins ARE good, Legcramps. I ate two of them right before coming to the library to use the computer, and they are still stuck in my mind. It's going to be hard staying away from them!

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