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My first "offical" ride

Monday, August 22, 2011

I took my first "offical" bike ride today. I say it is my first since this is the first time I have had my bike out for any type of distance. My boyfriend went with me, and we rode 7.4 miles. It took about 45 mins. I don't think that is too bad considering I haven't really rode a bike in 15 years.

Outdoor biking is a lot harder than indoor biking. I know when I use the recumbent bike at the gym it is a lot harder than that!

As we were riding along, I admit I was coasting for a few mins while I adjusted myself on the seat. My bum was hurting. My boyfriend pulled up beside me and told me to "get that in a gear where you can pedal constant - quick slacking" and let me tell you, that was motivation!

I was really proud of myself (and gave myself a pat on the back) for riding as far as I did. I am still having trouble with the gears. They seem to be making funny noises, and I am not sure what I am doing wrong. I wondered if it was because it was a new bike and things needed to be "broken in" or what? I seem to have the most trouble on my high gears - the more difficult I make it, the more werid noises it makes. I haven't really used the first 7 gears too much. I mostly use 8-21. For the ride we did today, I used mostly 14-21. I am still getting the hang of it.

All in all it has been a pretty good day. I am still really excited that I got to ride my bike. I seem REALLY hungry. I just ate a big salad and I am still hungry.

I think that is all for now

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KA_JUN 8/24/2011 10:39PM

    Good job on your ride!

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-POOKIE- 8/23/2011 3:39AM


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JENNYD97 8/22/2011 9:39PM

    Salads dont fill me up, they are kinda like chinese food for me I am always hungry in an hour lol
I have a ten speed from when I was a kid I was thinking about taking that out of my parents garage if they havent already gotten rid of it, to start using myself.

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Still wearing those jeans

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Yes, I am still wearing those jeans that I can finally fit in comfortably. And yes, I have been wearing them all weekend. I think it is just because I am so thrilled I can wear them. Plus they look pretty awesome. My co-worker even remarked on them. His actual words were
"Ohh Cortney - you've got your tight fittin jeans on today"
But with him that is actually a compliment. (hard to explain... go with it)

I spent yesterday with one of my best friends. We hadn't had the chance to hang out for a long time. It was really nice, and we had a wonderful time. We tried out a new Mexican place in Altoona (ok, not really new, but I have never been there and it was put in the last year) and it was beyond fantastic. I don't even know how many calories my meal was, but I figure it was the only thing I ate all day, so I should be alright. I don't know how to describe how wonderful the food was. It was beyond amazing!

I am actually working today on my day off. My co-worker went out of town for his cousin's wedding, and I agreed to cover. He is covering a day for me then.

I think that is all for now

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GAILRUU 8/22/2011 10:35AM

    How nice to have a great pair of jeans that make you feel good! emoticon

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-POOKIE- 8/22/2011 6:16AM

    cool :)

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Here we go Steelers...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

I hate football, but I bought the most perfect awesome shirt today. It just happened to be a Steelers shirt. Oh well, it looks fantastic on me

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LINDABENEDICT 8/20/2011 11:28PM

    You can hate football and still be a Steelers fan !

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my jeans...

Friday, August 19, 2011

It has been a long time since I have been able to wear this pair of jeans comfortably. I am sitting here wearing them, and I don't want to unbutton them. I am pretty happy about that.

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W5VEOTX 8/20/2011 8:38AM

    C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !

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BILL60 8/20/2011 8:31AM

    A big congratulations to you. Well done.

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DREAMMIIND22 8/20/2011 1:39AM


Go Girl! Show your weight loss whos boss!

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DOGMOMMY 8/19/2011 11:22PM

    Yay! What a great feeling!!!

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ASHENPOND 8/19/2011 10:52PM

    Congratulations - I also am waiting for that day. Keep up the good work. emoticon

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kill your tv

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I hate the TV -

My boyfriend, on the other hand, loves the TV.

I was trying to have a serious conversation with him today about the possibility of surgery, and he was watching American Chopper reruns on Discovery.

I got my blood work results back from the doctor, and my insulin levels are good, my progestrone levels are good, but my cortisol levels are high. So, I have to have more testing done. That is really lame. I have to go Monday to get the bloodwork.

I am not exactly sure what that means. I have tried google searching it, and I keep coming up with all of this stuff that really doesn't explain too much of anything really. It just says that is can lead to belly fat, but doesn't really seem to explain why or how or even IF that is what is making me not lose weight.

I made my Boyfriend sit with me today, and I showed him charts and graphs and explained to him about calorie deficits. I showed him data that I had been collecting via Spark to help explain my point. I think he understands my problem finally.

We did talk at length about the possibility of getting surgery. I called the insurance company and they cover it. I meet the qualifications. So we shall see. I am hoping this Cortisol problem is the issue, and once I get it fixed I will lose weight like a normal person. That is my hope anyway. If not, then it is time to look at other alternatives.

What worries me the most is that I have a genetic history of heart disease. I have some type of protein that shows up in my blood work, that predispositions me for heart disease. That scares me.

I think that is all for now

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-POOKIE- 8/19/2011 3:46AM

    Im sure you will do some soul searching over getting surgery, its an absolutely huge step and one I have heard plenty of people regret.

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