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Sleeping in the Buff

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ha Ha! Made you look!!

I don't have the energy to write a blog tonight - I will write one in the next few days

  
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PATTYR81 3/14/2013 10:23AM

    You always crack me up Cortney!!!

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KDAILEY70 3/12/2013 11:28PM

    I felt the same way.

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    Whatever floats your boat!! emoticon

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The Gym Membership Conundrum and my New Dress (photo)

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

I called the gym today to find out how much it would be to add PC Fit to my gym membership. My membership would go from costing me $26/month to $100/month. By upgrading to the PC Fit Membership, I would have access to up to 15 sessions of PC Fit a month, unlimited X-Biking (spinning) and Yoga - plus all the stuff I have now (Unlimited gym time and aerobics classes)

Now... also, I spend $120 a month separate from my gym membership of $26/month for my personal trainer. By eventually upgrading to PC Fit Membership, I will save about $46.

There is another gym in town I was considering joining in addition to my current gym. I want to stay with my current gym because of the locations. This other gym has a pool, and is supposed to be offering Cross Fit here soon. So, if their cross fit schedule would work with my schedule, then I could join that gym for $25/month - and keep my current membership for $26/month and spend $51/ month.

Of course, I would add PC Fit membership and join the other gym and still save about $20 as to what I am paying now for my membership and trainer --

I am not going to make any decisions until June/July because that is when my trainer is leaving me.

In other news... I bought a dress. I am saying it is for a wedding in June, but I just wanted it



I think that is all for now

  
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BRTRAINS 3/9/2013 1:47PM

    Good luck on the gym choice, I left the gym I was at last year after being there for 10 years, went to another gym that doesn't have any classes such as spinning etc.. But when I think back I only did a few classes a year once Summer comes I'm outside biking all the time... Sounds like you have a great attitude !!

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PATTYR81 3/6/2013 10:12AM

    I LOVE the dress!!!! emoticon

What I REALLY like about your post is that you are thinking and doing nice things for yourself. And spending your money on what YOU want.

Taking care of ourselves first--- What a concept! emoticon

I can't wait to see a pic of you in your new dress!!!

Happy Day!

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GREENGENES 3/5/2013 10:22PM

    Sounds like you've got some good options and just need to figure out what is best for you - fitness wise. Is saving a little money going to affect your fitness goals or is it better to add a program that you will really enjoy and will help you achieve your goals? Good luck!

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MAIZEY 3/5/2013 8:07PM

    Good luck on your gym membership choices. Fitness is so important and noting hat you do is so important too!

I love the dress!

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DIETSAFARI 3/5/2013 1:09PM

    Very Audrey Hepburn. I would have bought that one too!
Hope you feel great in it.

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BILL60 3/5/2013 7:34AM

    I put it all in my pocket by having a simple home gym that is as convenient as any gym could be.

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THROOPER62 3/5/2013 5:28AM

    NICE DRESS

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COCK-ROBIN 3/5/2013 3:11AM

    wow, I wish I could afford that.

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MINIMINIV 3/5/2013 1:31AM

    Love the dress!!

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goal weight - achieved!

Sunday, March 03, 2013

I weighed in this morning... 139.4! Goal weight is 140 - I made it!!

I am going to continue doing what I am doing and see what happens. I am going to now focus on lowering my body fat % -

Whooo hoooo!!!

  
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KELLIEBEAN 3/13/2013 10:15PM

    CONGRATULATIONS! A great accomplishment. If you haven't already, you should consider joining the At Goal and Maintaining team. We are a friendly, supportive group that helps each other maintain our new healthy habits.

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So happy for you!

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BOOKWORM27S 3/13/2013 3:30PM

    So happy for you! Good luck in weight maintenance!

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ADARKARA 3/4/2013 4:18PM

    congrats!!!

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ATTACKFATCAT 3/4/2013 1:58PM

    Congratulations! I am SO proud of you. You have been rocking it with working out and making good food choices and it's great to see it all paying off for you!

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LUNIECAT 3/4/2013 12:14PM

    Congratulations! I knew you would do it!! emoticon

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CDCSMITH2013 3/4/2013 8:13AM

    Way to go! Congratulations!!!

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SOFT_VAL67 3/4/2013 6:54AM

    yipppeeeeee wooooo hooooo, so happy for you and hope one day to blog the same success emoticon

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CHANGE4GOODNOW 3/4/2013 5:23AM

    Congratulations for putting in all the work to achieve your goal and becoming a healthier you!!!

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CAMAEL100 3/4/2013 4:56AM

    Fantastic, well done!

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COCK-ROBIN 3/4/2013 12:46AM

    Woohoo!

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EUEK098 3/3/2013 9:14PM

    emoticon Congrats Cortney!!

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My Natural Appointment

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

I met with Angie of Be Well Associates ( www.bewellassociates.com/

and it was a very informative appointment. Because I want to make the transition into eating whole foods, we are working together to cut out artificial sweeteners and added sugars. She also suggested that I may want to cut dairy out of my diet as well, and work toward a more Paleo approach. I am ok with that. I think I would do well with that.

I am also thankful she didn't try to push a bunch of supplements off on me either. She recommended a very good multi vitamin, and also something for liver support. She said she would like me to try one round of it to see if it helps with the metal taste when drinking water.

All in all, I am very happy with what we discussed, and it is nice that I have someone I can email any time for a perspective.

I think that is all for now

  
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JT_GMOTU 2/27/2013 10:47PM

    Sounds like it will be interesting to work with her! Congrats on taking another step in the health process...

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BILL60 2/27/2013 8:45AM

    Super!! Hope that it works for you.

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    Good for you!!!! I hope you do very well. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 2/26/2013 11:33PM

    I'm glad you had a good appointment.

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DEBBY4576 2/26/2013 11:14PM

    Good. You sound like you are moving forward into a healthy, very healthy lifestyle. I wonder what she thinks of almond milk. The original no sugar added one. I haven't had milk in years, because I'm lactose intolerant, but do like the almond milk on oatmeal and cereal, and in iced coffees too. Ask her what she thinks though.

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UMBILICAL 2/26/2013 10:39PM

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Why Decaf is Lame

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Decaf tea is just not the same. It really lacks the flavor of regular tea. It doesn't matter how long I steep it or how hot the water is, the flavor is just not there. It is pretty much hot water with a brown color.

Sometimes I use loose tea, which has a bit stronger flavor, however, It is not always efficient to use it especially when I am at work.

Decaf coffee isn't much better. I find that even the dark roast decaf still lacks the flavor of regular.

I am not much of an herbal tea fan. Some of it is ok, but I find a lot of it gross.

I spent today at my mother's house. I made my co-worker my famous (well at least famous on Night Shift at Smith transport) Chocolate Peanut Butter Filled Cupcakes w/ Peanut Butter Icing and I also made pasta salad for our potluck dinner on Saturday at work. I am not really sure how I feel about pasta salad. I like it is very small amounts, but it isn't something I can eat a huge amount of. A 1/4 of a cup is enough for me. Even before my RNY and my healthy lifestyle, I still only liked a small amount of it. The same really goes for all picnic salads. I am not a huge fan of them.

I want to do something fun tomorrow with my boyfriend. It is too cold out to go play tennis or basketball. I don't think there are any movies he wants to see (I am not dragging him to see beautiful creatures) and I don't really have the extra money to go shopping. I am sure we will go out to dinner and grocery shopping like we do every Friday we are off together. I just want to do something besides sitting at home watching some boring, lame TV show.

I think that is all for now

  
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MAIZEY 2/23/2013 9:39PM

    Missing caffeine too!

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PATTYR81 2/23/2013 11:05AM

    I TOTALLY AGREE re decaf!!! emoticon



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BUTEAFULL 2/22/2013 12:08PM

    a long walk or hike is free and gives plenty of time to just talk leisurely and maybe make faux plans for a big cruise or something fun to dream about

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LUNIECAT 2/22/2013 11:45AM

    Personally, I can't wait to have lost enough weight to be able to go bowling, or roller skating, again. Heck! I'll even attempt to get up on those teeny little blades (that can't hold me up yet) and try ice skating again!

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BILL60 2/22/2013 7:58AM

    Find a nice wine bar and just communicate with each other.

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