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Holiday baking and booze

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

What is it about the sound of rain in the morning that makes me not want to get out of bed? Now that I am out of bed, I don't really feel like doing much.

I survived holiday baking with my Mom yesterday. We made 4 pans of my most excellent peanut butter fudge, and I didn't taste one little bit of it. We made 2 double batches of Chex Mix and I had a total of 3 chex and 2 pretzel sticks. We baked chocolate, peanut butter filled cupcakes with peanut butter icing, and I did not have even a tiny bit. a double batch of roll out sugar cookies, and I picked the smallest cookie on the last batch to eat. It was a two bite cookie. That is how small it was.

All in all, I consider it a great success. I decided to make fudge this year to give as presents to my co-workers. That way, everyone gets a gift and it didn't cost me a lot of money. I also made up gift boxes for the ladies at the library. All told, I am supplying about 20 Christmas gifts and it cost me $20. Not too shabby I must say.

I had my first post op experience with alcohol the other night. I must say, I got drunk really quick, and it lasted about as long as it took. It was a pretty anti-climatic experience. I was looking forward to being an awesome cheap date, but doesn't look like that is going to happen. LOL

They say that after Gastric Bypass, you absorb alcohol differently, and you get drunk quick. Of course I had to try it out.

The doc said that alcohol is like sweets when it comes to life after gastric bypass. A small amount on a rare, special occasion (as in once or twice a year) is ok. Anything more than that is not.

I didn't find it to be too exciting. I tired out the Skinny Girl Pina Colada, and it reminded me of coconut flavored water. It wasn't even that great.

All in all, I consider the experiment a fail, and not one I will be repeating in the near future at any point unless the desire to have a Skinny Mojito this summer becomes so overwhelming I can't stand it.

My mom and her friend are coming to visit me today. They are taking me out to dinner at a local Mennonite restaurant. mmmm Chicken Corn Soup... yummy!! or maybe chili... not 100% yet, but I will be getting a delicious homemade soup!

  
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SOFT_VAL67 12/18/2012 7:44PM

    i made around 166 bourbon balls for honeys co workers and a few friends, i only ate 3 out of all that
and i only drank one cocktail
while i havent had surgery, i do know the effects of alcohol on the body when trying to lose weight, so i stir clear, i do think i will partake of one glass of nog and rum
some habits take longer to break

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HEALTHYGAL01 12/18/2012 7:36PM

    I haven't tried any alcohol - I was a cheap drunk before surgery! I remember how bad my stomach felt when I drank before my surgery and that keeps me from wanting to try any. With the sugary stuff, I imagine how bad dumping would feel - haven't experienced it and haven't had any sugar. I am having quantity and frequency issues though - seems I sure can eat more than I did before so this week my focus is logging and asking myself - am I really hungry?
My big post-surgery thing that I really miss is my caffeine. The doctor said I can drink some but it interferes with Calcium utilization which is something my spine does not need

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EUEK098 12/18/2012 2:02PM

    The sound of rain, makes me want to hit snooze forever. emoticon for willpower. Am a sucker for desserts, have been avoiding baking at my house for the longest time, glad to see you stood strong.

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BATCHICK 12/18/2012 1:11PM

    you have amazing willpower!

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My Cat is Sabotaging me!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Today I was getting ready to go to the gym. Right when I was getting ready to get off the couch, my cat Leroy jumped up on me. He never does that! Leroy is NOT a lap cat. He likes snuggles, but he is not a kitty that lays on you. Imagine my surprise when he curled right up on me!

I decided I would pet him for a few then go about my merry way. Imagine my next surprise when I looked at the clock and an hour and a half had passed! I fell asleep!!

I asked Leroy why he let me do that, and he didn't have an answer. I supposed because he was cozy.

I am trying to think when I will have time for the gym tomorrow? I get off work at 7am and it takes me about 15mins to get home. I will be in bed by 8. I am meeting my mom at her house (an hour away from me) to go to a movie which starts at 4. That means I have to leave my house by 2pm. That means I have to be up my 1 to get ready. I could stop on my way home, but that is still about 3 1/2 hours away before I get off work.

I guess I will see how I feel after work?

I hate this working until 7am crap. I can't wait until my co-worker comes back from maternity leave. I want to go back to my old schedule.

Anyway, my mom and I are going to dinner after the movie. I am hoping we can go to Ruby Tuesday's. I REALLY want spaghetti squash. I don't make it at home because I am the only one who eats it, and since I eat such small portions, there would be too much waste.

We are then going shopping for everything we need for holiday baking and snack making. As far as the cookies go... I am not worried about them. I am not a huge cookie kind of person. I will be making multiple pans of peanut butter fudge, and from previous calculations I know that the calorie content is beyond astronomical! I am literally thinking about putting duct tape over my mouth to keep me out of it! Seriously... I know my body won't be able to handle all of the sugar (hello dumping) but I don't think my head will corporate! So I am thinking duct tape...

My boyfriend wants Chex mix, and I told him I would make it on the condition he has to hide it somewhere from me. Either he has to keep it hidden in his room or truck or something where I have no idea where it is. I won't be able to stay out of it! It is one of those things I can't just limit myself to a small amount of. I know I would eat it until i got sick. Those are the rules and he has agreed to them.

In other news, we had a birthday for a co-worker today, and as always, I was in charge of the cake. I ordered a 1/4 sheet, whipped icing with HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRYAN on it in a rainbow theme. I got butter cream icing, and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIAN. I decided I would have a SMALL piece of cake, and I did. I took two bites and felt icky. I am sure it was the icing. It went in the garbage. Lesson learned. No cake.

Thursday, I am going to a luncheon at the library then a dinner at work. Of course for the library lunch I am incharge of making a desert. I am making hot chocolate brownies. I won't have a problem staying out of those. I am not much of a chocolate fan nowadays anyway. For work, I am making buffalo chicken dip. I won't really be in that too much either since I got really sick on it one time and now tend to shy away from it. The good news is, I do have workout time set aside between them!

Anyway, I think that is enough of my babbling

  
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-LINDA_S 12/12/2012 6:01PM

    Maybe Leroy thinks you need a rest...

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CATTUTT 12/12/2012 11:19AM

    Aw, naughty Leroy. But it's so sweet when they want to cuddle!

Have fun with your mom and enjoy the movie!

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EUEK098 12/12/2012 9:36AM

    Bad bad Leroy, try and get it in. If you can control the urge after a little piece I say go ahead, otherwise stick with the Duct tape.

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CHRISTINASP 12/12/2012 8:46AM

    Wow. Your cat sabotaging you and your trainer killing you... these are horrible times for you!
But, relax. You will be healthier and slimmer in the end.

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My Trainer is Trying to KILL me...

Monday, December 10, 2012

Ok. maybe not exactly, but that is what today's workout felt like!!

First we got out the tire. I didn't realize how heavy that thing really is! I flipped it down the gym floor, 10 times each circuit.


Next the ropes. Those are a lot heavier than they look too!! It is really hard to keep a good squat form, and move those up and down with your arms! That was 30 seconds too


I then used a 10 pound kettle bell and did these squat lift things. Very hard to explain on here...


30 second wall sits then up and down the steps 5x's a circuit.

Actually, when I think about it, my workout doesn't really translate too well onto a blog. So, I found some pictures online that might help demonstrate what I was doing.

All in all, I think it was a great workout. After we went through the circuit 3 times, we did a few laps around the track, did another round, then did walk/run intervals for the remainder of the time.


That is all for now

  
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ANDYLIN90 12/12/2012 5:18AM

    Oh, I think it translates very well...you had a terrific work-out. When I was using a trainer and he stretched me out after a work-out, I swore he was trying to break my legs off at the hip as raised them straight up and then bent the leg back towards my head...

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EUEK098 12/11/2012 10:04PM

    Your trainer is trying to kill fat, and build muscle, ha ha you'll enjoy it when that wonderful muscle tone shows up. And emoticon on completing them.

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-LINDA_S 12/11/2012 2:28PM

    Hang in there! emoticon emoticon

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PATTYR81 12/11/2012 11:20AM

    WOW! Love the pics! Both they and your descriptions are inspiring!

I keep wondering if I can get MY muscles cut like that???

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Happy Day!
Patty

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BILL60 12/11/2012 7:54AM

    Way to go!!

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CHRISTINASP 12/11/2012 6:40AM

    Inspiring! You're lucky to have a trainer! (Ssh - he/she really is REVIVING you! lol).

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COCK-ROBIN 12/10/2012 11:36PM

    Great job! I'm proud of you!

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CATTUTT 12/10/2012 9:34PM

    Holy crap! That sounds like a killer workout! Good job!

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OHSNAPITZKAT 12/10/2012 9:27PM

    Woah, beautiful. You survived all that! Your amazing!

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Santa!! Christmas time Photo Blog

Sunday, December 09, 2012

Last night, I got my picture taken with Santa. He didn't ask me what I wanted, but if he did, I would have asked for new DD's and a tummy tuck





My BFF Kate and I



My other BFF Jason and I



Me and Frosty



Lucy Kitten and I



I had the best time with my friends last night. We went to the mall and saw Santa, then we went to Outback for dinner. It was a great time!!

  
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CGWALKER2012 12/15/2012 7:03AM

    You look so happy. I love the pictures

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PATTYR81 12/10/2012 2:14PM

    I LOVE your pics!!

You look GREAT!

Happy Day!

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CHRISTINASP 12/10/2012 1:37PM

    Wonderful pics!

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COCK-ROBIN 12/9/2012 10:48PM

    I just love it! Thanks for posting these pictures!

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EUEK098 12/9/2012 7:57PM

    You're so funny, love the pictures.

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ANDYLIN90 12/9/2012 6:33PM

    Great pictures and you are looking fabulous!

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SUPER_ACE115 12/9/2012 5:19PM

    Love the pictures!

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CATTUTT 12/9/2012 5:07PM

    Looks like you guys had a great time! I looked at your page, and huge congratulations on your loss! You look incredible!

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Lazy Bones...

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Ugh, I have been truly lazy this week. When my trainer canceled on me on Monday, it just put me in the wrong mentality for the week. I kep putting my workouts off. I know that was wrong, and I know I should not have done that.

I am going to get back to it. I don't know what got into me, but I have just felt so tired and lazy...

I have also been having a hard time with eating. I constantly think I am hungry when I am not. I need to get a handle on it! I am starting to drive myself crazy!

I have also been getting into the habit of weighing myself everyday, and I need to stop that too!

I don't know what my problem is

  
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EUEK098 12/7/2012 6:57PM

    You've realized what's wrong and that's step one, next is to change the mindset, find a way to get back in there.

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COCK-ROBIN 12/6/2012 11:16PM

    You can get back on track. I have confidence in you. emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 12/6/2012 10:56PM

    It's hard to be 100 percent every day. As long as you don't quit all the way, you are fine. Maybe you'll get your groove on again tomorrow.

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