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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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-POOKIE- 8/20/2011 4:38AM


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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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others promise... we deliver

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

I saw that tag line on a customer email, and thought it was pretty awesome.

Anyway, I am really sore. Laugh if you will, but I got my backside kicked by Richard Simmons! Seriously, my arms are sore - I can't wait to do my workout tomorrow. I really enjoy it!

I didn't get to ride my bike today. I got caught up in cooking and cleaning and more cleaning... so maybe I will get a chance to take a quick ride either before or after my Richard workout.

I looked at a website today and found a doctor in my area who performs the gastric bypass surgery. Right now, I qualify. It says you have to have a BMI of 40 and mine is 41.1. It is a really BIG decsion. I mean, I am commited to the lifestyle obviously, but there are so many other things about it that scare me. I really need to call the insurance company to see if it is something they cover, and if they do, what the qualifications for it are. It is a lot to think about. I would need to seriously discuss it with my Boyfriend and my Mother.

I have another Doctor appointment on the 29th to go over the results of my bloodwork. I guess we will see what happens there and what the next steps are going to be. I am really starting to get frustrated. I keep on trying however, in hopes that something will eventually give.

I think that is all for now, I may revisit this later

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BRITT831 8/18/2011 2:25PM

    Not to try and knock ya down or change ur mind, but I have heard nothing but negative results from gastric bypass surgery. Yeah, u lose the weight but all the other complications put ur body and health at risk. Good luck w the decision! Only U know whats best for u!

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DONNAEDA 8/18/2011 8:55AM

    think it over seriously about gastric by-pass. It isn't the cure you may think it is. My sister-in-law had it and gained all her weight back, because she didn't deal with "why she ate" This isn't a a race but a journey and sometimes a hard long journey. The results aren't always immediate but you learn about yourself that no other way can teach you.

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    Richard Simmons is amazing. I'm not even kidding. I have his DVD collection from Life magazine. emoticon

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