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Why can I never think of a good title?

Thursday, August 25, 2011

My blog titles are always really lame. I can never think of a good one.

I called today and scheduled my seminar for surgery. I am still not 100% sure this is something I want to do, but after finding out I qualify for it, I am going to check out some more about it.

The good/bad news is, since I am right at the line, I really can't lose any weight. The good news is, even if I keep up with what I am doing, I still won't be able to lose weight anyway. So, it is kind of a win/win kind of thing.

I still don't know what to do. I think going to the information session will be a big help. The lady was really nice, and she told me I am welcome to go to the support group and talk to people who have had it and stuff. I have asked a few of my friends that have had it done as well, and they are filling out questioniares that I have made up.

Leroy is starting to resemble a bowling pin. We have nicknamed him "pin" because of it. I don't know why he is getting fat. He is also shedding more, which is giving the Boyfriend a meltdown. I caught him vacuuming the kitchen table. ocd much?

I think that is all for now

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DOGMOMMY 8/25/2011 9:40PM

    haha... i hear you on the titles... I'm not that creative either :)

vacuuming the table, huh... that's a new one! last week I saw a furball roll down the hallway in the breeze... reminded me of a tumbleweek! I have accepted that when you live with cats, you are going to have shedding no matter how often you vacuum :)

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Epic fail!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

I wanted to ride my bike today, but no matter how I angled it, the thing would not fit in my Jeep. I tired every way I could think of. I unzipped the back window and tried sticking it out of the tailgate. That might have worked if I were taller, and able to lift it over the spare tire in the back. Looks like I am not going to get to ride today. I don't think I will get to ride tomorrow either. Unless I ride on the road in front of my house. I guess I can just ride back and forth to help get my stamina (and backside) built up.

I went and got more blood work today. They are now testing mt ACTH ('Adrenocorticotrophic hormone) levels. I guess because my Cortisol levels were high, this is the next logical thing to check. It could point to a host of problems (which could explain why I can't really lose weight like a normal person) or it could mean nothing. I am really hoping that once we get these things fixed (if we can) I will be able to start losing like a normal person.

I was really happy though. I only had to get 1 vial of blood drawn this time!

Tuesday we are going to Hershey Park. I am really nervous. What if I get there and I am not able to fit in the rides? What if I am too fat to ride the roller coasters? I can't remember what i weighed the last time I was there. I am thinking it was about 10 pounds less than I am now. That would seem about right I think... It was when I was in the process of quitting smoking. I hadn't quit just yet, but I was in the process of it. I know that the clothes I wore last time to the park still fit me... so I wonder if that is any indication?

I was thinking about going to a friend's house tonight, but I am not sure what I want to do.

I did wash my Jeep. It is going to rain, but I wanted to get the mud off of it from last week when I was acting like a dork and driving through a large mud puddle.

I think that is all for now

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-POOKIE- 8/25/2011 3:08AM

    Hope the tests show something!

And sucks about fitting the bike in :(

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KA_JUN 8/24/2011 10:40PM

    Sorry if you tried this, but did you take off the front wheel?

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I want to be a Sandwich artist...

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

If I thought I would make enough money working at Subway, I would totally do it. I have thought about getting a job there part time and maybe working a few days a week. I doubt it would be the awesome job that I envision, but I think it looks like it would be a lot of fun.

I bought some thin sliced chicken breast today and am going to make low carb pizza tomorrow. I am not on a low carb diet, but I am hungry for pizza, and I think this would be a better alternative.

1 chicken breast pounded out to be about 1/4 inch thick
2 tablespoons of pizza sauce
1/4 cup of part skim mozerella cheese
turkey pepporoni, onion, green pepper... whatever else sounds good

I also bought a frozen lean something or other pizza as well.

I am hoping my bike will fit in my Jeep. I want to go for a ride tomorrow!! If it won't fit, I guess I will go to the gym. I know that I will not be renewing my gym membership at The Summit. When I lived at home with my parents, and had to drive by it, that was one thing. Now, it is out of the way. I have to drive 30 miles round trip if I want to go to the gym.

Friday we are going to Texas Roadhouse for my parents 35th anni - and I can't wait. I love Texas Roadhouse! More importantly, I am looking forward to having dinner with my family. I don't really have to look at the menu and plan ahead, because I get the same thing every time. 10oz prime rib (rare) salad w/ french dressing and a baked sweet potato (which I never really eat, because I am chowing down on a bloody piece of dead cow)

I think that is all for now

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-POOKIE- 8/24/2011 3:40AM

    I want to try making the cauiliflower crust pizza... just never go around to it!

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STAR_DUST_03 8/23/2011 10:55PM

    Pita pizzas are always good too! I make those when I crave pizza! emoticon

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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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