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Leroy snoozing

Monday, August 08, 2011

  
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MRS420 8/8/2011 1:14PM

    Awwwwww

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BRIGHTEYES86 8/8/2011 12:01PM

    Awwww!!! Too cute!

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-POOKIE- 8/8/2011 8:00AM

    super cute!!

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GRANDMA_SANDY48 8/8/2011 4:58AM

    Cute

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carb heavy

Sunday, August 07, 2011

First let me start out by saying that I am not a low carb dieter. I have tried in the past, and one of two things happened...

1. I gained 8 pounds
2. I binged and well... yeah...

I can not cut fruit from my diet. I love my fruit. Actually, if I had to give up one food group, meat would be the first to go, then grain, then veggie, then fruit. I would give up any food group before I gave up fruit.

Anyway, I have my food tracked for tomorrow and Tuesday because I will be eating the same thing, and I cooked and packed most everything already for the next two days. Here are the results

1. I am at the high end of my calorie range, but I am not over. I have 5 left to spare.
2. I am over on my carbs - by 7g
3. I am under on my fat - I have 12g to get to my minimum number
4. I am on the higher end of my protein goal.

I know i am over on my carbs because I am having fruit for all of my snacks, light bread with breakfast and lunch and brown rice for dinner. I know that I should cut down on the carbs, but with this hot weather, I want fruit, fruit, fruit!

I don't know what to think. I mean, should being 7g over on the top end of my carb limit really be that much of a worry since every time I try low carb eating I end up gaining weight? Should I focus more on staying in my calorie range? I mean, I really don't know what to think here, I know that I should be hitting all of my ranges, but in reality, what matters most?

I think that is all for now

  
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-POOKIE- 8/8/2011 8:02AM

    I find if I dont hit my fat range I am HUNGRY hungry HUNGRY.

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MRS420 8/7/2011 11:17PM

    That's a tough one. I don't do well restricting carbs either.

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DONNAEDA 8/7/2011 11:13PM

    wow, I wish I could give you the right answer. Possibly you could visit a nutricianist and get some professional advice

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The Great American Past time

Saturday, August 06, 2011

my boyfriend and I have tickets for the Altoona Curve tonight (the city's minor league baseball team) and it is currently raining. I hope it lets up! I know we REALLY need the rain, but I REALLY want to go to the baseball game too! I have never been to one.

my diet sucked yesterday. I ate a bunch of crap. I don't know what caused me to do this, but I did it. I now FEEL like crap -

It is ok though, don't let it get you down, and keep on going

at least I went to the gym - granted I only got a 20 min workout on the elliptical in, but it is better than nothing

that is all for now

  
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MRS420 8/6/2011 5:41PM

    I have never been to a baseball game either. I really want to go to one. Have fun. Hope it stops raining :)

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Buffalo Chicken

Friday, August 05, 2011

I love buffalo chicken. Anything that is buffalo chicken flavored is awesome in my book.

So, I am trying to get out of the mindset that every time I go to the gym I have to be there an hour. If I can't get an hour in, then I figure it is a waste of time, and just don't go at all. I need to stop that. It doesn't matter if I can go for an hour or only 1/2 an hour, the point is I need to go.

I am actually looking forward to my gym membership at the Summit expiring so I can join a different gym. At first I joined the Summit because they had a lot to offer. They have a pool, spinning classes, group exercise classes, hot tubs, a sauna, and aromatherpy rooms. I thought this was great, but I am finding that I don't really use them. I like to use the pool once in a while, but it is always so crowded.The only time I can freely use it without getting splashed by kids is at 5:30 in the morning.

I am looking at joining a gym that is 1/4 mile from my work. There are a small place. No frills. As long as they have an elliptical, treadmill and some weight equipment, that is pretty much all I need. I think by joining this gym, I will be more motivated to go since I have to drive past it, and it is closer to my house. That was my biggest issue with the Summit, is it is 15 miles away. So, it is a 30 mile round trip, out of my way. That is at least a gallon of gas to get there and back.

My contract expires in October, so I will check it out then. Plus I also get a 15% DISCOUNT for the new place through my work. Granted, that isn't a lot, but it is something.

I think that is all for now

  
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80SMUSICGEEK 8/6/2011 10:46AM

    Aromatherapy rooms sound nice, but I think the new gym you're joining sounds better. I used to have a membership to LA Fitness, but now I go to a community center type of place and I like it much better.

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Taking the first step

Thursday, August 04, 2011

** Warning **
This is another anti-baby blog
If you are pro-baby, pro-life or otherwise, I suggest you move along
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I called my doctor today and made an appointment for 11/3/2011. This is only the second time I have been to him, so I am hoping that he gives me what I am asking for.

Last year when I went to see him and asked him to tie my tubes, he said no. Once again giving me the lame ass excuse "You might change your mind someday" - I am hoping that once he sees that another year has passed and I am still anti-baby, that he might reconsider.

Since I am not married, I often encounter "what if you meet a guy who wants kids?" - my response to that is "Too bad, guess he won't be the guy for me then" Lucky for me, my current boyfriend (3 years next month) has no desire to have children. We want a new Harley Davidson, a Ford F250 power stroke diesel, and to remodel our house and the house he owns next to us. Those plans don't include buying diapers. Those plans do not include being held back by offspring. No, quite the contrary actually. I would rather have a new Harley than a kid. If I decide I don't like it, I can trade it on another one, or sell it out right and buy something else. Not so with a kid... well actually, I could, but I think that is pretty illegal, at least in this country.

I am going to try to explain as calm and as intelligent as I can why this is what needs to be done. First, I am on the birth control pill (Seasonique to be exact) and it does what it is supposed to do. I take it every day and i don't get knocked up. But, what happens if, for what ever reason, I get pregnant anyway? The pill is not 100% effective. True, in all of my years of being sexually active, I have yet to get pregnant, however, there is always that small chance that it might not work. What happens if I take another medication (like antibiotics) and think I am in the clear and I am not? Then what? Should I be forced to have a child that I don't want? Should I be forced to have an abortion and have that haunting my conscious for the rest of my life? No, I don't think I should.

I don't think I was born with any type of motherly instinct either. Like, when I hear a baby cry, I don't have the urge to pick it up and comfort it... noooo.. I would rather put a pillow over its face so I don't have to hear it.

I am not saying that kids can't be cool SOMETIMES and be fun SOMETIMES. I love my co-worker's kids. She has a boy (age 9) and a girl (age 7) and they are awesome kids. I love when they come to her at work. They are energetic, happy, full of life and so, so , so smart! I enjoy the times I get to see them, and I might even enjoy spending a day with them. That is about it though. Then the day is done, and I get to go home to my quiet house and be left alone. It was a good and fun day, but when it is over, I am ok with that. I don't go home and lament over my empty womb. Quite the contrary actually,

I don't like needy things. That is why I have a cat. Kitty is great. you give him some food and water, scoop his box, give him some love and snuggles and take him to the vet once in a while and that is about it. Cats love you when they want to love you and I am ok with that. Like right now I am sitting on the couch and the cat is snoozing behind me and wants left alone. He isn't always at me for something like a kid would be. Kids are needy and I don't like needy.

It also comes back to the idea if knowing that you wouldn't be good at something. I mean, I realize you should "try" something before you give up, but having a kid isn't really something you can "try" at. I mean, it isn't like trying out a gym, you can't get a week free coupon and see how you like it. Once you have it, you pretty much have it, and if you suck at it - WATCH OUT! It will pretty much haunt you until the day you die. The rest of the kids life you will have to hear about how bad you screwed up and how much their life sucks because of you. No thanks - I think I would just rather sit that one out and know that I am not going to be good at it.

Then you look at the expense. Kids are expensive and honestly, I would rather spend that money on clothes for myself than some little brat who isn't going to appreciate it anyway. Like I said before, I would just rather have a new Harley.

I think that is all for now

  
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SARAHNICOLE__17 8/6/2011 3:17PM

    Well said Britt!!! Its good to know that your doctor was honest with you and gave you the facts instead of trying to cover up the truth.

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BRITT831 8/5/2011 8:48AM

    I say ur a woman who knows what u want! Id look around for other doctors til you find the one who will give u what u want. I totally agree that an 'oops' preg/abortion would be detrimental . . . esp if u KNOW u dont want kids. FYI - I got my tubes tied (Im 29 and have 2 kids, married and KNOW I dont want any more)but the dr told me there is still a small chance of concieving. He flat out told me that hes had women come in after 5, 10yrs of having a tubal and they were preg. He says 'if ur late, test anyways. dont deny it cuz ur tubes are tied til u test and kno for sure' Not tryin to change ur mind - just sayin its not 100% . . . 99.9% yes :o) But nothing is ever 100% other than abstinence and what kinda life is that!? LOL Good luck hun!

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SARAHNICOLE__17 8/5/2011 3:12AM

    PS... I'm on the patch (ortho evra) and I'm 27 years old. I want to have kids one day but if I'm not able to do so I would adopt. It doesn't matter to me if I physically have children. Some people are weird about that... to me, a child needs to be loved. Once I'm done having children I'm going to beg my bf for him to get fixed. It's only fair!!!!!

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SARAHNICOLE__17 8/5/2011 3:11AM

    Children can never be thought of as a burden. If you think of them as so, you aren't meant to be a mother. That doesn't make you a bad person! You shouldn't feel like you have to justify what you want in life to anyone else. Everyone has a different path in life and I'm proud of you for knowing what you want. If I can make a suggestion; tell your doctor that it is your body and it doesn't make a difference what he says. Whether it be now, 5 years, or 10 years for now... you won't have kids. Age shouldn't play a factor in your because it could possibly be taken as discrimination. Also, it is absolutely impossible to sue a medical company or a medical practice if your birth control or tube tying goes wrong. If you happen to get pregnant after the surgery, which is still freakishly possible, it is deemed that children can never be thought of as a burden. I learned way too much from my lawyer bf. ;) Message me on my page if you want to chat. I never see the responses to blogs.

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MRS420 8/5/2011 2:38AM

    The pill always messed with me. Bad side effects. I didn't like it.


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