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again, not so stellar...

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Got on the scales today
Start: 239.0
Today: 238.8

I wasn't impressed. I mean, I will take any loss, but that wasn't so good. Then looking back through my journal, I realized that I really haven't been doing that great with what I am eating. I haven't been drinking my water, and I only Disco-Sweated maybe twice. Because the weather is so darn hot, I haven't been walking. The McDonalds didn't help.

I went to a picnic at my grandmother's on Friday - I didn't over eat... well sort of... then it was Creekside Saturday - and I do not have the will power to resist - and the question is brought up... can you really call it a salad when it weighs 3 pounds?



Then I was totally on the right track today -

Breakfast:
2 slices of sprout bread toasted
w/ 1 tbs pbutter divided
tea w/ 1 level tsp raw sugar and 1 tbs skim milk

Lunch:
1 lean pocket
banana

Dinner:
1 cup chicken and rice soup (campbells healthy request)
Chicken Salad
- 3oz chicken, 1/3 cup dried cranberries, 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese, lettuce, tomato and onion
- sugar-free Jello

Snacks:
Vita Top
Honey Wheat Pretzels

- not bad I think-
Then Dave called and said "Hey Cortney, I just got a meat pizza from Fox's - come on over and have some"
I couldn't resist. I don't know why. After I ate it, I felt horrible. I was so mad at myself. It has honestly been a long time since I have been that angry at myself for eating something. Usually, I just say OH WELL, and move on, but I beat myself up over this. I don't know why, but I am determined to do better tomorrow. I even went for a walk today in the heat. 93 degrees. I plan on doing it again tomorrow. I figure if those Amish guys can be out in the fields working in long pants and shirts, my fat tookiss can walk a mile. It made me feel a lot better too.

  
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ABSOLUTZER0 7/6/2010 7:13PM

    Like others have said a loss is a loss. Keep tracking and using that journal. It helps! Stay positive and take it one day at a time.

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STINKYBICHEZ 7/6/2010 1:08AM

    Your success is very motivating! You're doing an awesome job, Cortney! Keep it up. And don't beat yourself up over a little bit of pizza... it happens! emoticon

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CHIBIKARATE 7/6/2010 1:02AM

    keep tracking and try self saying no if possible I can do for a long time then I get bored or tired with to much time on my hands then I eat the wrong thing emoticon emoticon And I will be there right beside you

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DARRYLP67 7/6/2010 12:51AM

    keep tracking your doing fine and a loss is a loss emoticon

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I hate wheat bread

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

yup, just like the title says, I hate wheat bread. I have tried many times to like it, but it just doesn't do it for me. The one kind that I actually did like, I found out is nothing more than dark white bread. It isn't the "good" kind. WTF? I am really not that fond of whole wheat pasta either, but I find that once you drench something in tomato sauce, it pretty much tastes all the same. I don't eat pasta very often, and my boyfriend won't eat it, so I just buy regular, and don't eat a lot of it. I do like brown rice though. I prefer it to white rice, unless it is Japanese white rice, which I don't think you can buy anywhere near where I live, so I don't have to worry about that.

Speaking of... last Thursday my man took me to the Olive Garden. I love that place sooooo much! I pigged out. I had cheese ravioli. However, in order to save calories, I didn't have them add extra cheese like they usually do. I mean, I am sure that saved a lot... lol- but seriously, it was delish and I still lost 1.8 pounds this week (11 in total now) so I was really happy. I don't think going to my favorite restaurant once a month hurts. Maybe I am wrong, but I think it is ok.

The heat is FINALLY starting to break, and for that I am grateful. I haven't been walking because it is just to hot out. When I am at home (you know... my parents) I Disco Sweat it, but when I am at my boyfriend's I don't have anywhere to Disco... Tomorrow I think I will walk and disco - As strange as this seems...my legs hurt less. When I take a day or two between walks I have less pain than when I walk every day.

We are having a picnic at my Grandmother's on Friday. Hamburgers, hot dogs (yes she buys my mom and I the fat free turkey franks and xtra lean burger) corn on the cob, a bunch of other stuff I don't eat (not a fan of any "salad" with mayo like macaroni, potato ect...) It is really cool that my mom is on a diet too. We both look out for each other :)

Speaking of looking out for one another... my co-workers are not looking out for me. They still keep buying me McDonald's and chips and snacks. At least my boss bought me a bag of Honey Wheat Pretzels. They are really good, low calorie and low fat. CJ is working this weekend and that means it is Creekside Salad day. I do not have the will power to pass up a Creekside Salad. They make this Red Roqofert salad dressing, that is pretty much like liquid crack.
That is a Creekside Salad. Like I said, I do not have the will power to resist. We get the salads at noon, and whatever is left at three o'clock I pitch. They are huge and cost $12.99 + tax (6% in the state of PA) so it is an every 6 week treat. Lucky for me Creekside Saturday doesn't fall in the same week as Olive Garden Sunday...

  
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ABSOLUTZER0 6/30/2010 6:46PM

    Congrats on the loss! Continue to make healthy choices and have fun with Disco Sweat!

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Disco Sweat

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

I didn't go for my walk today. It was thundering. I will walk in the rain, but not lightning. I decided to do an exercise video. Disco Sweat with Richard Simmons. I actually have an entire collection of his videos from years and years ago, but I had my friend Katie get it on netflicks and make me a copy. I am in the process of transferring my VHS tapes to DVD. I forgot how hard it was! I didn't even finish the entire video. I made it about 40 mins into it and couldn't go any further. I really pushed myself for those 40 mins, and I got an awesome work out - I honestly think I got a better work out than walking. I am going to make it a point to do that a few times a week. I can't do that at my boyfriend's house, because there isn't room anywhere in the house. His house isn't small, but it isn't set up anywhere to do it. So I can at least do it twice a week when I am at my parents house.

I think I am retaining water too. I am really thirsty, and keep drinking water, but I feel like if I prick myself, I will start spouting water!

Anyway, tomorrow I am going to Disco Sweat again. I really enjoyed it today, and i would like to try to make it through the entire video

Also, I know some have suggested walking in the morning or evening, and I usually walk in the evening Thursday thru Sunday, however during the week, I work 4pm-2am (with an hour commute) so I can't walk at night (I live in the middle of nowhere, and while walking along the road would be ok people drive like idiots (way to fast) and there are lots of critters out and about (especially skunks) at that time of night) and about the earliest I get up is 1000 because of not getting home until 3am, but I found the solution. DISCO SWEAT! And for those days when I am at my boyfriends, I will just have to deal :(

  
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STINKYBICHEZ 6/26/2010 2:38AM

    I didn't even get halfway through Disco Sweat and it had already kicked my butt so I totally understand. Richard Simmons can bitch slap you pretty hard with those workouts! emoticon

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/23/2010 7:47PM

    Go Disco Sweat! Get it Girl!

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MRE1956 6/23/2010 8:11AM

    Don't know if I'd especially enjoy RS (something about him slightly creeps me out, somehow), but I'd be curious about the Disco (I LOVE disco).....

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SIERRATHEGREAT 6/23/2010 6:18AM

    Disco Sweat is by far the hardest Richard workout I have ever done. I try to stick with Sweatin' 1 if at all possible. haha.

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-POOKIE- 6/23/2010 5:34AM

    I've seen this guy in a couple of documentries he seems incredibly BOUNCY and optimistic!!!

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a total non-stellar performance

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Well... this week didn't go as well as I had hoped. I didn't lose very much, but I figure any loss is better than a gain. I had a small set back last week, and gained a pound. I should have worked harder this week, but blew off my walk both Saturday and Sunday. Friday a friend and I went to the Chinese Buffet (no wonder Americans are overweight) Then on Saturday, I made a cake for work and one to take to a friends house and ate some of that and some pizza, then sunday it was dinner at my parents house, and I had a bunch of stuff there.

I know I should have used more control. I intend on really watching this week.

Speaking of which, I neglected my walk for two days. Partially because I didn't have time (Saturday) and partially because it was so freaking hot out (Saturday and Sunday) - I hate this weather. I REFUSE to join a gym, because I can't stomach the thought of being around all of those people who are sweating and putting their germs on things that I will have to touch. Unless, of course, I walk around with a spray bottle of clorox and rag and wipe everything down to be sure someone Else's' germs and ick are not clinging to it. I don't get freaked out if it is people I know, it is the entire idea of strangers' ick that freaks me out. So anyway, I guess I should just deal with it. Sweating is good for you. A little heat won't kill me.

To top it all off, my boss just brought me a large milkshake from McDonalds - and while I am kinda craving a big mac or three, this really isn't doing it for me, and is almost making me want to throw up. I think I will pretend to drink it (my boss is right next to me) and then throw it out when he isn't looking? I feel bad, but it is to much...

Wish me luck next week, I am shooting for 3 pounds

  
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STINKYBICHEZ 6/26/2010 2:40AM

    You can reach your goal of 3 pounds, and if something happens and you don't, there is always next week! Keep up the good work!! emoticon

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/22/2010 7:07PM

    This heat is killer. It is best to try to go walking in the morning or evening. Be sure to stay hydrated.

Like I always tell people, do not let your setback set you back. Gain something from it and get back on the path to success. Have a great week!

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-POOKIE- 6/22/2010 5:03AM

    I've lost all my weight without entering a gym even once!!

As for the heat... is it safe to go out late evening where you are? Or could you tolerate getting up early especially for exercise?

I sleep really poorly so when I was awake at 6:30 AM on Saturday I used it to go for my C25K... and it was lovely, cool, clean and empty!

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... and I ran, I ran so far away...

Thursday, June 10, 2010

For some odd reason, I have Flock of Seagulls stuck in my head.

These past few days have been good. I set a goal of -3 pounds last week. I lost -1.8. I am not upset over that. I am pleased with it. Considering I had a 9 pound loss the week before, that brings my total to -10. I am happy about it.

My legs have really been bothering me when I walk. They get so sore, that i have to walk very slow. It sucks. I guess when I walk slow, I feel like I am getting nothing accomplished. Then, I ration that getting out there and doing something is better than doing nothing. It has to be right? I am convinced that it is my shoes. Even if it isn't my shoes, I am going to tell myself that so I have an excuse to get a new pair. Seriously though, I thought this was supposed to get better not worse? I am not giving up! I went for my walk tonight in the rain. I even ran a little bit - which was mostly because something was buzzing around my head and it wouldn't go away, and I am scared to death of any type of bug or insect. So I didn't run far, but I think I might have ran a minuet in total. Which isn't bad?

I am still off work for two more days, and I am looking forward to spending the day with my most excellent friend Katie tomorrow. We are going to go get me new shoes... lol

I made awesome steak sandwiches tonight for dinner. I went to the butcher shop and bought chipped steak, so it was super lean. I left the cheese off of mine (gave the extra slices to my boyfriend) and put a little ketchup on it and it was delish! Of course I ate a few baked fries, but mostly filled up on a big bowl of salad. My boyfriend has requested that I stop feeding him "weeds" - he likes salad and all, but he is pretty much sick of it. I, however, will continue to have a nice big salad with every main meal.

I am having an internal debate about peanut butter. I don't know what to make of it. I read that it is good for me, and I should be eating it, but I can never find what kind is best to eat. I love Jif, I adore Jif, it is my most fave, I can eat it by the heaping spoonfuls. I also really, really love almond butter. I am guessing the kind that I get (it is natural and organic) is a good option, but when it comes to peanut butter, I am a Jif girl all the way.

I am reading The Spark, and i have to tell you, it is a great book. I almost slacked off on my walk today, but I was reading that book, and it gave me the motivation to get out there. I am only walking a mile right now, but I think a mile a day is pretty good. I just hope my legs get better.

Breakfast:
1/2 c unsweetened applesauce
2 nutri-grain waffles w/ 2 tbs fat free cream cheese & 2 tsp orange marmalade

Lunch:
1 lean pocket
raw baby carrots

Dinner:
3 oz lean chipped steak on roll
baked seasoned fries (I would say appx 10 small pieces)
Salad w/ lettuce, tomato, onion, cheese, bacon bits, fat free crutons & lite dressing

Snack:
Sugar free/fat free ice cream

I also have been consistently drinking my eight 8oz glasses of water a day, and have switched to diet soda (and limit that) also, I now drink my hot tea unsweetened with no half and half, quit drinking coffee (good for my waistline and my budget - considering I liked those fru-fru $4+ drinks) I also gave up my beloved Hi-C juice boxes. Those little suckers have like 90+ calories in a 6oz box! What a waste!

This weeks goal is -2

  
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CECE0330 6/10/2010 11:16AM

    I had to post that my absolute favorite PB is Peanut Butter & Co White Chocolate Wonderful, or the Cinnamon Swirl. They have no trans fat, and the Cinnamon is all natural (no-stir). I find if I toast a slice of Sara Lee Delightful Wheat bread (45 cals) then top it with a smidge of country crock & 1 tbsp of peanut butter, I get a good balance of carb/protein with a little fiber, and it fills me up decently.

As for the walking, listen to your body, and try to gauge the pain. I'm doing the Couch to 5K program right now, and have been getting sore shins. But it only happens when I am running, and I don't have any lasting pain once I'm done. I've tried changing my stride a little, and that helps. Oh, and shoes are DEFINITELY important. I had sore problematic knees in my Zumba class til I got some proper Zumba shoes. No more knee pain!

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ABSOLUTZER0 6/10/2010 6:16AM

    You are doing great! You are right that doing something is better than doing nothing. Do not sell yourself short on just one mile. Doing one mile is an accomplishment!

Congrats on the weight loss! I will take a loss any day, so good job! Also, congrats on creating healthy habits!

My co-workers usually say when I am eating salads that I am eating food that food eats. Heh! You continue right along with your salads! It is good for you!

Now, you have me thinking about Flock of Seagulls! Maybe I will think about them the next time I go running.

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-POOKIE- 6/10/2010 5:18AM

    I agree, fruit juice is an insane waste of calories!

Do you swim at all? Might be an option when walking is bothering you?

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SONEAMUDGAL 6/10/2010 1:55AM

    Best of luck for your goal..


Cheers

Son
ea Mudgal

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