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My rockin work out clothes (photo)

Monday, May 07, 2012

Who rocks an awesome, sexy, kick a$$, cat face t-shirt at the gym??

THIS GIRL!!!!

  
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KA_JUN 5/8/2012 1:14PM

    Nice!

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KMIRANDA2000 5/7/2012 9:52PM

    Cool!!

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JUSTBIRDY 5/7/2012 6:47PM

    here kitty

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SPARKLISE 5/7/2012 5:40PM

    Love it! emoticon
Loving your work out clothes makes it so much more fun! emoticon

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LUCKYNUMBER25 5/7/2012 5:22PM

    Hehehe.. looks awesome!

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OUBACHE 5/7/2012 4:29PM

    I like it!!!

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Seeing results...

Monday, May 07, 2012

I have to be honest... prior to surgery, when I watched everything I ate and worked out so hard and saw no results, I got discouraged. In fact, there were a few times when i just plain gave up.

Now, the weight is coming off, and I can't begin to describe how motivating that is. I am excited again. I love seeing the weight come off, knowing that my hard work is paying off.

We went for a bike ride the other day. We did about 3 miles. It was really hard. I kept having to stop and take drinks because I can only drink a little bit of water at a time, and those small sips don't go very far. Plus, I can't drink while I ride... I will choke. Hopefully I will get better at that. I was going to be disappointed with myself for only going 3 miles, but then I realized that I had no reason to be disappointed. I should celebrate! 3 miles is awesome! It hasn't even been a month since I had my surgery. To be out on a trail, in 80+ degree heat (with about 80% humidity) riding my bike is awesome! I went 3 miles this time, but I will build it up and go further! My goal is to ride the entire trail by Fall. That will be a total of I think 22 miles (it may be 28 miles, not 100% sure) and if I keep working at it I will be able to do it!!

I took weights and measurements today. I am finally out of the 230's. I weighed in at 228.2 today. I haven't weighed this much since 2008? I am so happy. I also lost some inches too. I have a feeling that once I start strength training and working with a personal trainer, the inches will really start to come off. I lost 2 inches off of my waist though, so i am really happy about that. I know it is not just water weight that I am dropping, i am losing fat too.

It is pretty miserable out today. I think it will be a good day to hit the gym. I am thinking about riding the upright bike to help build up my endurance for bike riding. Plus it might help me with bicycle butt!

I wanted to go riding tomorrow, but there is an 80% chance of rain. How lame is that?

I think that is all for now

  
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PATTYR81 5/10/2012 10:47AM

    I've been following your journey and I think you are doing terrific!!!

At this point, I can't even imagine myself riding a bike, so your 3 miles 30 days after surgery are AWESOME!!!! and INSPIRING!!!

You Rock!
Patty

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COURTNEYO5 5/7/2012 11:47AM

    Love the positive vibe you're spreading!! U keep it up and you'll reach your goal safely. Surgery? R u ok? Best of luck to u!! Much encouragement coming your way, girl!! emoticon.....Courtney

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Ohhhh how I miss you...

Friday, May 04, 2012

right now, I am really missing hot peppers. I am also missing my precious Buffalo Sauce... before surgery, I used to make the most wonderful buffalo chicken breast. For now, I am told, that I have to leave spicy food alone... *sigh* what I wouldn't do to put some diced jalapeno peppers in my morning egg... yummy!!!

In other news, the boyfriend and I will be hitting the Rails to Trails today with the bikes. I am going to skip the gym in favor of outdoor bike riding. This will be our first ride this year, so I can imagine my bum is going to be sore. I would like to do at least 5-7 miles. We will see...

That is all for now

  
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TIBURONA 5/9/2012 4:36AM

    I eat jalapeņos, salsa and other spicy things. In time try them again and see if you can tolerate them. If a first you can't wait a month and try again. I had a hard time eating salmon (which I really like) at first, now I can enjoy it again.
Show some love to your little stomach and it will show some back :)

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JUSTBIRDY 5/4/2012 11:39PM

    I went off peppers for a month, glad to have them back from time to time. Maybe you can bring them back eventually. emoticon

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KMIRANDA2000 5/4/2012 7:44PM

    yep...it won't be forever.

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STEPHHAYES227 5/4/2012 12:49PM

    That's too bad, but it won't be forever. I was told to give my new pouch about 4 weeks to heal, and I am 3 months out now and eat spicy food a lot, I an my hot sauce and red pepper flakes and eat hot peppers often and I have tolerated it just fine. Everyone is different but I hope you are able to add spice back to your life soon

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Now that I have been working out...

Friday, May 04, 2012

First let me say that I never thought I would see the day when I burned 150 calories during a work out and been happy about it. Usually, if i don't burn over 500 I think i am a failure... but when one eats under 500 calories a day now, 150 seems like a pretty big deal.

I have been walking on the treadmill at the gym. I am doing a 24 min/mi which I guess is ok... it seems like since I had surgery my stamina is wiped out. I guess that is pretty normal? I guess having major surgery wipes a lot out of you.

I made an appointment to meet with a personal trainer on the 9th. I am looking forward to it. The trainer I will be working with has experience working with clients who have had WLS, as his own father was one of them. I think it will be very good for me to work with someone like this. I realize that it isn't going to be cheap, but, my health is worth it.

As I wrote in a previous blog, my RD passed away. I feel very sad. I really did like her as a person. She wasn't the best RD in the world, but she loved animals, so that makes her awesome in my book. I am concerned however, because I had an appointment scheduled with her on the 16th to go over Stage 4 of my diet. I know they will transfer me to someone else, but I don't want to be insensitive about it. I guess I will call next week and as my Bariatric Coordinator and see what she has to say?

I went to my first support group meeting and it was really awesome. I was the youngest person there, but it was nice to be around people who have been through the same things. Next month they are taking a field trip to the grocery store which is limited to 10 people. I am not going to take a slot because I don't really need the education. It would be nice to go, but I think i will let the spot for someone that needs it more than me.

I have also made arrangements to attend another group that is not sponsored by my hospital. I think it will be good for me. I am going to attend with a friend who is in the process.

Anyway, since I have been exercising more, I find that I am really tired.

I think that is all for now

  


My Dietitian passed away

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

My RD Connie Plowman passed away over the weekend. She was training for a marathon when her lung collapsed into her heart. It is very sad.

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56TOGO 5/4/2012 8:50PM

    My condolences to you hun.. That is insane. And only 41 years old, what a tragedy.

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JUSTBIRDY 5/4/2012 11:50AM

    I am so sorry


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STARGAZER16 5/3/2012 4:32PM

    My prayers and sympathies go out to you and her family and friends.
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STEPHHAYES227 5/3/2012 12:39PM

    So Sorry to hear that, my deepest sympathies

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PATTYR81 5/3/2012 10:58AM

    I am so sorry to read this! How sad!!!

I'm with you in spirit~ 18 months ago at Thanksgiving time I had an emotional breakdown and finally went to a therapist for help. She was wonderful and we totally connected on a professional and personal level (we knew some of the same people, but not each other). I worked with her twice per week for a month when she passed away very suddenly. Felt like she had the flu one day, went into the hospital and died the next day. Very shocking to all of us!!

I'll be keeping you and your RD in my thoughts and prayers. Take care and 'Be Kind To Yourself' (that's what my friend-therapist always told me)
Patty

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MOMTO2HEINZS 5/2/2012 11:04PM

    Oh my goodness, I am so sorry!! Prayers for you, her family and friends!! emoticon

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