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My new Dress! (photo)

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

My awesome new dress -- Thank you Fashion Bug clearance!!



I just wish I was better at photographing myself -- looks like I need some pointers from my friend's teenagers!

  
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CGWALKER2012 1/12/2013 8:22AM

    Can't wait to see what's next. Very sharp dress.

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-LINDA_S 1/10/2013 8:07AM

    Very cute! Great to get a bargain!

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ATTACKFATCAT 1/9/2013 12:48PM

    What an awesome find! You look great in it!

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PATTYR81 1/9/2013 10:52AM

    Cute! Cute! Cute!!!

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BILL60 1/9/2013 5:32AM

    Looking Good!!

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STEPH-KNEE 1/9/2013 1:01AM

    You look fabulous! :D

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COCK-ROBIN 1/8/2013 10:06PM

    A wonderful dress!

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OJ_2_OK 1/8/2013 5:22PM

    You look so pretty! I love it!

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DIBANANA 1/8/2013 4:26PM

  Nice and flattering! Looks great.

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SCCUDDLERS 1/8/2013 4:07PM

    That is really cute!! Enjoy it!

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My hip malfunction and goal weight

Monday, January 07, 2013

I was working with my trainer today and we were doing some great things. First we did assisted pull ups, and a few other weight machines, but then, she got out the tire! I love using the tire. So the workout circuit was...

Flip the tire the length of the gym (appx 15 flips)
Run a lap
Hold a plank for 30 seconds
Run up and down the stairs twice
Run a lap

I made it through the first circuit and at the very end my hip just... gave out? I am pretty sure it popped out of place. I had the feeling like when you roll an ankle, only it was my hip. I got a sharp pain down my leg, and after I finished the lap, I went down to my knees. It took a few mins for me to be able to put weight back on it. Then after that we decided to keep doing the same circuit, but we toned it down a little bit since we didn't think risking an injury would be a good idea.

That, and my chest and breathing... not sure what was going on there, but it felt like it was on fire. It was almost painful to breathe. I think the more I work at it the better I will be. I am still really out of shape, but almost in the best shape of my life... pretty sad, but pretty awesome at the same time!

I weighed in at 149.0 pounds yesterday! That means I am only 9 pounds away from my goal weight. After I reach goal, I would like to get 5 pounds below it to play around with maintenance since I am not sure where I am going to need to be calorie wise.



I think that is all for now!

  
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BOOKWORM27S 1/8/2013 9:34AM

    Lol! I can't tell you how many times I've thought the same thing! "1 stomach bug away from goal weight!"

Congrats on your weight loss!

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CGWALKER2012 1/8/2013 8:37AM

    Cortney, You are doing so awesome. I love your commitment to your program. Congratulations, looks like your goal is close at hand!

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CATTUTT 1/7/2013 9:25PM

    Oh wow, congratulations! I mean not about the hip, that's a royal bummer {dealing with the same little devil}, but horray for being so close to goal weight! That's awesome!

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GREENGENES 1/7/2013 8:17PM

    Way to go. That sounds like quite a workout. I hope the hip is OK. And I love the cartoon.

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SCCUDDLERS 1/7/2013 7:59PM

    You are doing awesome. I hope your hip is ok.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/7/2013 7:34PM

    You're on the homestretch! Good for you!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/7/2013 7:34PM

    You're on the homestretch! Good for you!

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ewww... Sauerkraut!!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I have hated sauerkraut my entire life. I have always thought it was nasty...

While I was in the shower on New Year's Eve, I all of a sudden developed a craving for it.

Sauerkraut is one of my new favorite foods. I am now in love with it. I now know what I was missing all of those years. That stuff is amazing and soo low in calories! Yumm!!

Support group was good tonight. We had a local Yoga teacher come in and talk to our group and also go over some great relaxation and stretching exercises with us. I have been thinking about taking Yoga, but I am still not sure. The only time I am able to in on Monday (at my gym and the wellness center) but I also have Personal Training on Monday. I am not sure if I can do both. I will have to consult with Olivia, my trainer.

I went to the gym today before group. I am pretty proud of myself. I accomplished 2 things.

1. After my warm up on the ARC Trainer, I went over to the free weights section where all of the boys were lifting, and joined right in. I claimed a bench and some dumbbells and did my thing. I did several arm exercises, and was overall pleased with my workout.

2. After my ST, I went to the treadmill and did intervals. The biggest thrill is I was able to run, as in maintain a speed of 5/mph, for 0.25 miles. Yes! I ran for 1/4 of a mile without stopping!!! I don't think I have been able to run that far since I was 12!

All in all... it was an awesome day!!

  
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MYLADY4 1/5/2013 11:30AM

    Cold raw saurkraut right out of a jar is the best!!!!

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-LINDA_S 1/4/2013 10:18PM

    The unpasteurized raw sauerkraut is really good for you if you don't heat it enough to kill the good guys. Great probiotics in those lacto-fermented veggies!

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NAYPOOIE 1/4/2013 4:06PM

    I never liked sauerkraut until I went to Germany. It's everywhere, and so good. I eat Claussen's now that I'm back in the states.

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OSDOWNS 1/3/2013 8:33AM

    Sauerkraut is a favorite in our family. It's also good luck to eat pork and sauerkraut on New Year's Day in the PA Dutch culture.

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CHRISTINASP 1/3/2013 4:09AM

    Eeewww, sauerkraut. I try to avoid it! But, who knows, maybe you're inspiring me to try it once again... SOME day! lol

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COCK-ROBIN 1/3/2013 3:21AM

    Wow! You're doing great! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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THROOPER62 1/3/2013 2:32AM

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LUNIECAT 1/3/2013 1:51AM

    I have been addicted to sauerkraut all my life! On Reubens, on hotdogs, hamburgs, with kielbasa, or even just plain out of the package/jar! Is very nice with sesame seeds on it, too. It's one of those foods I will miss for a bit. Really miss. But, it's worth it!

So proud of you for getting in all that ST, and OMG! You ran! Do you know, I don't think I've actually RAN since I had to chase my kids around. Something else to look forward to. Used to love to play softball, and volleyball, and other things. Looking forward to doing that again!


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EUEK098 1/3/2013 12:15AM

    emoticon, she's running!!!! Keep it up. I've tastes sauerkraut on a Reuben sandwich but not on it's own, you've piqued my interest.

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It is the New Year... here are the resolutions!

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Ahhh, yes... The dreaded New Year's Resolutions. Every year I make them, every year I break them (usually within the first day) so, what is the point?

The point is, I think goal setting is important! So, here we go....

1. Meet my goal weight of 140 pounds (then get 5 pounds below that to give myself a little cushion so I can find what will work for me on maintenance) I am 11 pounds away, so I should be able to make this one happen. (this resolution also covers the eating healthy part)

2. Clean up the potty mouth. Most people on Spark don't know it, but I curse worse than a drunken sailor on shore leave. F is every other word... ask my co-workers!

3. www.mudonthemountain.com/ I want to be ready for this race in May! (this also includes the regular workout goal - can't be ready for a race like this without working out)

4. Continue to take my contacts out on a semi regular basis.

5. Make my new budget work. By making my new budget work, I should have a pretty good chunk of money in savings.

That is about all I can think of.

I think all of this stuff is pretty doable, with the exception of #2. That is where I am going to struggle the most.

Anyway, I wish all of my Spark Friends a happy, healthy and prosperous 2013!!

  
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CATTUTT 1/1/2013 5:15PM

    I have the potty mouth thing going on too. I've tried to break the habit, but it's hard!

Sounds like some awesome resolutions, though. You can totally do it!

Hope your new year is starting out well!

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CHRISTINASP 1/1/2013 2:34PM

    You could agree with your coworkers that you put a quarter in a piggy bank every time they hear you swear! Should it get full they can use the money for a nice day out! Or another nice treat. That way something good comes out of your 'potty mouth'! lol

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 11:54AM

    Great resolutions!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 11:54AM

    Great resolutions!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 11:54AM

    Great resolutions!

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I miss Lane Bryant...

Monday, December 31, 2012

I have been shopping lately for some new clothes, and I realize I miss Lane Bryant. First, don't get me wrong. I am very happy and excited to be buying clothes I never thought I would ever be able to wear in my adult life!

What I have noticed however, is that most of these stylish clothes are poor quality. I have yet to find any "skinny" clothes that match the quality of Lane Bryant.

I am very thrilled that I am wearing these clothes, just wish the money matched the quality.

Only 11 more pounds until I am at goal. I would like to get 5 pounds below goal to give myself some wiggle room.

Oh, and I made Chef Meg's Buffalo Chicken Soup

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My advice is... don't make it. HORRIBLE!!!

  
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KIMJA1 1/2/2013 7:43PM

  I for one will be happy to miss Lane Bryant. They have stood me in good stead all of these years, but I look forward to being able to shop anywhere and have things fit!

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CHYNNA81 1/1/2013 9:13PM

    Lol I know what you mean... Shop Macy's, Kohls and Sears...

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CHRISTINASP 1/1/2013 8:27AM

    Just right for me as I'm a vegetarian!

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CHRISTINASP 1/1/2013 8:27AM

    LOL about your advice! Will take it.

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CGWALKER2012 1/1/2013 6:42AM

    I have shopped at Lane Bryant off and on through the years with the changing weight. Will be interesting to say goodbye when I get there. So happy for you! Cindy W

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COCK-ROBIN 1/1/2013 1:25AM

    I hope you do find some stylish clothes that you like. You're worth it.

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ANDYLIN90 12/31/2012 11:01PM

    You have to be so thrilled to start a new year so close to goal. CONGRATULATIONS!!

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GENEVIEVE135 12/31/2012 7:34PM

  1st congrats on your weight loss!!
have you tried Maurice's?? they have all sizes and i love their styles!

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CATTUTT 12/31/2012 7:20PM

    I was never a big fan of Lane Bryant clothing. I'm made all wrong for it. I'm not very tall and I have no booty. Nearly everything I bought there was too long and too baggy in the butt if I got it big enough to fit around my waist.

But anyway, getting way off track there. It's awesome that you're so close to goal! Enjoy the shopping... you know what they say, if you can't have quality, go for quantity.

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Have a great New Years Eve!



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BEBOP4ME 12/31/2012 6:34PM

    I know what you mean! I havent found a clothing company i really like yet, either. I just discovered fasion bug earlier this year, but lane bryant bought them and just closed the stores to eliminate them as competition!

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THROOPER62 12/31/2012 6:19PM

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WALLINMW 12/31/2012 5:38PM

  Keep Sparking!

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