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The Holistic Approach

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Usually, I think all of that Holistic stuff is a bunch of garbage or rather a big steaming pile of horse dung. So, why now, am I considering it?

With my goal weight just within reach, I figure I am going to have to go through maintenance, which scares me to death. I have talked about this in other blogs. I am so afraid that I am going to gain my weight back that I need all the support I can get.

A friend of mine recommended Be Well Associates

The Nutritionist I am seeing, Angie, also has a lot of experience in treating addiction. Not only do I think she will help me chose the right foods and help me on the path to clean eating, but I also think she will help me with my food addictions. I am thinking that with her support, the support of my trainer, my medical (surgical) team, my RD, my family doctor and my WLS Support Group that I might just make it.

I am not really into the entire "detoxification" thing, because I don't really believe that you can detox the body, but I am hopeful that clean eating and other things will help me be a continued success.

The cost is a little much -- $150 for the first appointment, but can I really put a price on my health? I don't think I can. I will easily be able to afford it if I make a few cuts elsewhere. Looks like I won't be hitting up that awesome sale at Aeropostale this week or next!

I know people may think I am crazy, but this is something I honestly feel will help me be the person I want to be.

In other news - I had a great workout at the gym today. Strength and Cardio. I am trying to convince my co-worker to do C25K with me. I printed us out a schedule. I just need to get a routine down and I think I will be alright.

Here is what I am looking at... may be a little intense, but I can make adjustments

Monday - Train w/ Trainer

Tuesday - if I am off, PC Fit Level 1 (slower paced boot camp for beginners - need to talk to the trainer about this) C25K

Wednesday - Strength and Cardio

Thursday - Same as Tuesday - If I am off work PC Fit and C25K - if I work, just C25k

Friday - Strength and Cardio

Saturday - C25K

Sunday -- Not a dang thing!!!

According to my Gym's Facebook Page

"ProCare Altoona is now offering PC Fit Level 1 classes. These are 60 minute classes that are designed for the someone who is new to Functional Training or does not feel ready for the intensity of the PC Fit class. These classes will use the same equipment and program design as our regular PC Fit program but with a lower intensity and an emphasis on proper mechanics and education. The design allows the pace to be individualized to challenge all levels of fitness. Come in and try it out for free. You will quickly understand that anyone can do it and the results are real."

My goal is eventually to quit personal training and just do PC Fit. I still have a long way to go before I can do PC Fit though.

I think that is all for now

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SLACHETKA103145 2/20/2013 8:23AM

    I have been in maintenance for 66 weeks and counting and I have been within my weight the whole time. I have a simple little rule I go by. First what I did to lose it I am committed to doing that Monday - Friday. That includes eating and exercising. When I get to week-ends I may fudge a little bit if there is something special that I want (I really love Banana Pudding). I don't do it often but I will enjoy once in a while. I eat as natural as I can in NW WI in the winter and I enjoy what I eat. I also use SP as I think it is important to keep knowing where I am so I can handle problems. The other little tidbit is that I weigh in on Monday so I do have to be good on the week-ends!


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-LINDA_S 2/19/2013 4:44PM

    Holistic is where it's at! This world has become so toxic and full of chemicals and fake foods, that there's very little out there that is actually good for us. As long as your nutritionist isn't totally gung-ho on "healthy whole grains" and legumes (and a lot of them are), this might be worthwhile. Good luck!

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/19/2013 11:03AM

    You do what's best for YOU! If that means you need to try something different to help you in maintenance and for your health, then go for it! It's like you said, you can't put a price on health. Plus, you have so many people in your support system that you'll figure out pretty quickly whether this is something that's really going to work for you.

Love that workout schedule. It's aggressive, but it's always fun to challenge yourself a bit. I'm sure after a few weeks, you'll have that routine down with no problems at all!

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CHRISTINASP 2/19/2013 8:06AM

    Well, I'm quite a 'believer' in a holistic approach. So I absolutely wouldn't call you crazy for considering it.
I do feel that if you're sared of maintenance, paying a lot of money for a holistic counselor and for the supplements they're likely to presribe, may not be the way to move through that fear. Maybe you won't be so scared anymore once you've been in maintenance for a few months and gain some confidence that you can do this, just like you were able to lose the weight.
How about joining the teams for maintenance here at SP? Finding a few buddies to talk to, learn from, and to hold you accountable?
How about making a list of things you think will be hard and writing down possible solutions? Just a few things you might try first before spending money on what you think is a heap of dung...

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The Ultimate Fat Kid Snack (recipe and photo guide)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

What you will need

1 package of oreos
1/2 cup of peanut butter
1 brownie mix prepared per box directions

Step One -
take an oreo and spread with peanut butter
place another oreo on top of it, and spread with more peanut butter

Step Two -
Place in muffin tin

Step Three -
add brownie batter

Step 4
Bake at 350 for 20 mins

Nutrition information:
Completely unhealthy
As far as I can tell, given the information from the brownie box, peanut butter jar and oreo package - roughly 400 calories each

Why did I make these you may ask? Especially if I am not going to eat them?

I made them for my boyfriend and co-workers. Healthy eating and habits aren't really important to them. I work with a few people who no matter what they eat stay skinny as a rail. They like when I make treats, so I will make them treats.

In other news, I am roasting a chicken for dinner

Oh, and I am 1.2 pounds away from my goal weight now -- yay!!

Have a great Sunday everyone!

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MARYHENNIG 2/26/2013 10:41PM

  What willpower you have!!!

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CHRISTINASP 2/19/2013 8:14AM

    I'm lauging about the pics and how 'seductive' they are! Hope your boyfriend and the coworkers enjoyed them. BTW there are great and easy to make recipes around for cookies with dried fruits - sweet but no sugar added...

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SOOTHINGGLOW 2/18/2013 10:15PM

    I LOVE homemade roasted chicken. It makes the kitchen smell so good too!

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CHYNNA81 2/18/2013 5:19PM

    You go girl! emoticon

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BILL60 2/18/2013 8:27AM

    Congrats on almost getting there.

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MAIZEY 2/17/2013 8:26PM

    Congrats on approaching your goal.

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REAGANESQUE 2/17/2013 6:07PM

    You have better will-power than I do...a package of Oreos is not safe at my house! However I had no problem making m&m cookies for my daughter's Valentine package. Go figure. Congrats on almost reaching your goal weight, it must feel awesome! emoticon

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KARRENLYNN 2/17/2013 4:03PM

    I salute you on your ability to bake and not sample!! I'm not sure I could have done it! I've never tried this and I like all those things.

Way to go on just about reaching your goal weight!

Have a great Sunday and a great week coming up!

Karen emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 2/17/2013 3:15PM

    emoticon for not eating any of those abominations! I just gained 10 pounds just looking at them, LOL! You're doing great, and will be at goal in no time!

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PJBONARRIGO 2/17/2013 2:44PM

    Wow- the pix were great. The Peanutbutter Oreo Brownies look tasty, but I felt like eating some of the chicken. Who'da thunk it LOL Congrats on almost being at your goal weight! That's awesome! emoticon

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The Holy Grail (Photos)

Thursday, February 07, 2013

ahh yes... the Holy Grail... I speak not of a cup but rather a... Pair of Jeans!

A pair of Levis jeans that my mother purchased in 1976, before her and my father were married. My mother and I have always looked at these Jeans as our ideal size. If we could wear them, then all was right with the world. Thing is... I could NEVER fit in them in my adult (ok, my adult and since the age of 12) life.

Well guess what??

After being able to not only fit in them, but find out they were a little on the too big side it made my day.

I also made my famous chocolate peanut butter filled cupcakes with peanut butter icing. After my mother and I figured out that each cupcake clocks in at about 400 calories each... I didn't even want to touch them! Why? Because I can wear these jeans!!! The fact I can wear these jeans after not being able to since age 12 makes me not even want to go off plan.

I did it! I freaking did it!!!

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CHRISTINASP 2/19/2013 8:16AM

    Great blog. I very much enjoy seeing that smile and look on your face when you're holding up the jeans. Thanks for sharing.

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BOOKWORM27S 2/14/2013 9:34AM

    Congrats, so exciting!

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MAIZEY 2/9/2013 8:15AM

    Fantastic work. Congrats on fitting into these jeans with room to spare!

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ATTACKFATCAT 2/8/2013 11:13AM

    That is AWESOME! Love that they are even a little loose on you! And even better, you didn't eat a cupcake emoticon

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PATTYR81 2/8/2013 10:52AM

    NICE Courtney-Lee!!! emoticon

I've got my favorite pair of size 12 Lee Riders from the early 80's telling me to hurry up and get there!!


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BILL60 2/8/2013 6:42AM

    Just SUPER!! Congratulations.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/8/2013 12:00AM

    Wow! You look sharp!

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REAGANESQUE 2/7/2013 11:35PM

    So fabulous! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KA_JUN 2/7/2013 11:08PM

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TIMOTHYNOHE 2/7/2013 10:12PM

    So you get into the dream jeans and reward yourself with peanut butter filled cupcakes? Ok, but just one.

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KTREK32 2/7/2013 10:10PM

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BRIGHTEYES86 2/7/2013 10:03PM

    Amazing! emoticon

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B-NANA 2/7/2013 10:02PM

    Toss those cupcakes at a tree.

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Today ended up being alright!

Thursday, February 07, 2013

The day started out pretty crappy. I woke up early with a horrible headache. So I took some Tylenol, and went back to bed. I woke up two hours later, with it hurting worse than it did the first time I woke up. I took two more Tylenol and got an ice pack and went back to bed. I finally woke up for good around 9 and it was almost gone. After a hot shower, it seemed alright. I have problems with the muscles in my shoulders and neck tensing and knotting up. When they tense up, I get the most horrible headaches. It feels like someone is stabbing behind my eyes with a pick ax.

I went to the library today and volunteered for 4 1/2 hours. It was nice. I didn't really do much, other than assist patrons, and schedule facebook posts for the library's page. It was good to be with friends though.

After the library I hit the gym for some weights and cardio. My hip is still bothering me, but I managed to get some intervals in today.

I had support group tonight, and it was a really great topic. The plastic surgeon was in to talk about various things. That is freaky stuff! I don't know... I don't think I am getting anything done unless it is a real bother!

Spending the rest of the night relaxing!

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PATTYR81 2/7/2013 4:21PM

    I have a friend ~60 that lost ~80 lbs (no WLS). Then had breast implants, a tummy tuck and an arm lift. Her body looks TERRIFIC! but out of sync with her face.

Made me think abt the arm surgery tho emoticon hers was $5k and the rest was $19k more.

She said she would do it all again in a heartbeat!

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MOIRA2 2/7/2013 6:35AM

    Glad you are feeling better.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/7/2013 5:37AM

    Very good!

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my new hat! photo blog

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

Went shopping with my BFF tonight and she picked out a new hat for me. Sorry the pic is a little blurry, but isn't it cool?

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MAIZEY 2/7/2013 5:31PM

    You look great!

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PATTYR81 2/6/2013 10:35AM

    You look sooooo cute!! emoticon

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KIKKI-G 2/6/2013 10:11AM

    CUTE! but even more cute is the person wearing it emoticon

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BILL60 2/6/2013 6:47AM

    Looking good.

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BUTEAFULL 2/6/2013 1:30AM

    I have one like that but in red...very cool

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JANTWO 2/6/2013 12:40AM

    VERY cute!!!!

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2BFREE2LIVE 2/5/2013 11:11PM

    VERY CUTE ;)

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