CORTNEY-LEE   50,060
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
CORTNEY-LEE's Recent Blog Entries

Awesome Christmas Sweater #2 Photo Blog

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

A big thanks to my Grandmother for this wonderful Christmas apparel!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BILL60 12/26/2012 8:14AM

    Happy Holidays! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRISTINASP 12/26/2012 4:42AM

    I like the sweater and I like the smile you wear with it!

Report Inappropriate Comment
IMREITE 12/26/2012 1:09AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 8:51PM

    Beautiful sweater!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 8:51PM

    Beautiful sweater!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LJCANNON 12/25/2012 8:11PM

    emoticon I LOVE It!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBPRE16 12/25/2012 7:59PM

    I like it.

Report Inappropriate Comment
TATTER3 12/25/2012 7:51PM

    She made it?????Wow!!! So festive!

Report Inappropriate Comment
UMBILICAL 12/25/2012 7:50PM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Christmas Sweater Vest -- photo blog

Monday, December 24, 2012

Thanks to my Mama for this awesome vest!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

2BFREE2LIVE 12/25/2012 4:35PM


Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRISTINASP 12/25/2012 3:51AM

    Lovely! The vest and you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/25/2012 12:04AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Its the day before, the night before Christmas...

Sunday, December 23, 2012

My boyfriend was watching football today, so I decided to head to the mall. I realize that going to the mall so close to Christmas is crazy, but I would have rather had my teeth drilled instead of watching football.

I walked around for a bit, just wandering around stores. I wanted this awesome shirt at Buckle, but they didn't have it.

I went to Aeropostale and found three hooded sweatshirts. It was an awesome deal. I paid $27.50 for almost $150 dollars worth of clothes. What was even more awesome is I was able to buy an XL and an L and they both FIT awesome. Those are some tiny shirts, and I can wear them with ease now.

I also bought some hand sanatizers at Bath and Body works.

We had our big family Christmas dinner at my Grandmother's yesterday. I have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas day, so it was just easier for us to get it out of the way on Saturday.

Dinner was great, and I made good choices. I didn't over eat at all, sampled most everything on the table and enjoyed the company of my family. I mostly focused on the yummy white meat turkey (my little pouch doesn't like dark meat) and a little of the sides, but not a huge amount. I passed on the rolls and stuffing, but enjoyed a small bit of mashed potatoes, green bean casserole and baked corn.

Later on, after we had opened presents, I even allowed myself a small bit of chocolate dream pie, which is a basic pudding pie in a graham cracker crust. I think I had about 2 tablespoons worth. Honestly, it wasn't that good. I would have rather had more green bean casserole. LOL

Tomorrow night, we are going to my other Grandmother's for Christmas Eve festivities She is having

Homemade Sloppy Joes (which I will eat without the bread)
ham and cheese (again, skipping the sandwich part)
cocktail wieners in crescent rolls (skipping this one)
cheese ball made out of reduced fat cream cheese, dried beef and onion soup mix (will be enjoying some on a few whole wheat crackers)
cheese and bologna (venison) tray (yes, I will have a piece of each)
Macaroni Salad (skipping this one)
Baked Beans (I am measuring out 1/4 cup)
and various chips, cookies and other things I won't be eating

I have it planned out, and I will be eating very small amounts of the things indicated.

I am skipping desert -

I have to be at work at Midnight. Technically, I am supposed to work my entire 12 hour shift, but we decided that since we have to work both Christmas Eve and Christmas, we would split the shift. My coworker is working from 3-midnight and I am working the rest of the night. Not much is going to be going on. So, I am not really worried about it.

Christmas day we are going to his Parent's house. I usually do really well eating there. Even when I was really overweight, I never ate much because his mom is this tiny thing and I didn't want her to think i was a pig. So, I usually just eat small amounts there anyway.

Well, I think that is all for now

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CATTUTT 12/24/2012 10:41AM

    I'm impressed that you're doing so well with your eating for the holidays! I need to borrow a bit of your will power!

Oh, and btw... it must have felt GREAT to be able to buy the clothes you got yesterday. Horray for fitting into smaller sizes! And what a deal. Lucky girl!

Have a great Christmas Eve!


Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/23/2012 10:22PM

    Great blog! Thank you.

Report Inappropriate Comment

... but it messes with my eating and gym schedule!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

I have to work on Wednesday and Thursday 12-2358 instead of 1900--700. That is REALLY going to mess with my eating schedule and gym schedule!!

I am not sure where I am going to fit going to the gym in... I usually get ready at work after the gym, but I don't really want to be using the showers and stuff during normal business hours because of all the scuzzy drivers around. I guess I could just change clothes, put on some patchouli oil like i used to back in the day and call myself ready?

I had already volunteered to work at the library tomorrow because one of our librarians has outreach, and the director is in meetings all day long. Looks like I will be getting up pretty early!! If I have to be there at 10, that means I have to leave the gym by 15 till... so, I have to be there by 9 or so to get a workout in. I try to do 45-60 mins, but no more than 60.

I have a set eating schedule, and this is just going to throw a monkey wrench into my perfect machine. I have a feeling that I won't be getting all of my nutrition for the next few days. It is just a few days, and if I am under, I am under. It isn't going to kill me.

I don't feel like cooking either... I suppose I should lay out some hamburger and make hamburgers and green beans for the next few days, but part of me just wants to stop and pick up some Lean Cuisines or Healthy Choice. Not sure which I am going to do yet.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CATTUTT 12/18/2012 10:22PM

    Those monkey wrenches are little devils. Sounds like you're on top of the fact you might get slightly derailed, and are preparing for it. That's the best anyone can do! Good luck.


Report Inappropriate Comment
COCK-ROBIN 12/18/2012 10:14PM

    You're doing great!

Report Inappropriate Comment
GREENGENES 12/18/2012 9:16PM

    Sounds like a day for creative planning. Good luck!

Report Inappropriate Comment
EUEK098 12/18/2012 3:57PM

    It's going to be tough, seeing as it's only going to be for those two days, Trying eating with 2 hrs of waking up and if you're doing 5 to 6 small meals they should be 2.5 to 3 hrs apart. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
OLIVIANIGHT 12/18/2012 3:10PM

    Like you said, it's just a few days. I'm sure you can figure it out but even if you can't you can just get right back on track afterwards.

Report Inappropriate Comment

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!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

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

Report Inappropriate Comment
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

Report Inappropriate Comment
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.

Report Inappropriate Comment
BATCHICK 12/18/2012 1:11PM

    you have amazing willpower!


Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 Last Page