Monday, April 15, 2013
Yes, I actually said that today. It wasn't until it was out of my mouth that I realized how ridiculous it sounded! Actually, I stop at McDoanlds almost every day that I work. I buy their $1 side salads. I realized I was spending way too much money on lettuce and other salad greens only to be throwing over half of what I purchased out in the woods (at least the woodland creatures eat well around my house) So, I started buying the side salads at Mcdonalds. They are perfect. I just bring along my toppings and dressing and viola! A perfect sized salad with no waste!
I had a good day at the gym. I saw they are hiring for a part time front desk person, so I put in an application. I don't think they will hire me, but you never know. I figured I would give it a shot. I have been looking at picking up a second job anyway, so I figured why not?
I ran a mile! yay me!! and I did some work on the ARC trainer. I skipped ST today... I know... I know... but I was just in a cardio mood and wanted to run!!
I have a co-worker who is trying to make a bit of trouble for me. In the end though, he just made himself look bad and I don't. I will say this... he picked the wrong fight. He has a major beef with me because I know more than he does and because my co-worker (who he has a total crush on) pays more attention to me than she does him. He resents the fact that her and I are friends, so of course he "tries" to nit pick me. In the end he just makes himself look bad, and actually makes her dislike him even more.
I dediced to give up my lovely Jif peanut butter and start eating all natural. I have to say... I am in love! I never thought I would like anything buy Jif, but I have to say... I am in love with the natural stir kind! I tried a little bit of Jif last night, and it wasn't very good. I am a total convert!
I hope everyone has a great night!!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Yesterday my trainer put me through our most aggressive circuit yet.
1. Walking lunges w/ a band pull - entire length of gym
2. squats on inverted bosu ball w/ 15 pound bar (15 times)
3. Tire flips w/ a jump up on the tire and then a burpee on the tie - entire length of gym (appx 17 times)
3. Up and down the stairs 5 times
4. on the fifth time I then had to run across the top of the gym, down the stairs on the other side, through the lobby, down the steps and around the track.
This circuit was repeated 3 times. As an added bonus, because my trainer adores me, each time we repeated the circuit, we added another lap with stairs
Now, I am not saying I did all of this in rapid fire, but I did it at a pace for me that was challenging. Once again, her and I focus on form and correctly preforming the exercises, not speed.
I am so sore today. It is awesome!!
I went shopping the other night, and got an awesome deal at JCP. A new dress and a pair of red crop pants for a total of $12. You can't beat that! I was all set to wear the crops yesterday, then realized I forgot to shave my legs. I wore the dress with dark stockings.
Wednesday, April 10, 2013
One year ago today, I underwent RNY Gastric Bypass surgery. I was nervous and I was scared. I wasn't sure what was going to happen. The last thing I remember is being wheeled into a cold, sterile operating room and telling the nurse "It's freezing in here! It feels like my parent's house!"
I woke up in some place... though where I was at I didn't know. I felt sick and groggy and down right horrible. I felt like I could just drift away for a thousand years.
The hospital stay was crappy. Now, don't get me wrong... I loved being pumped full of morphine as I have (I will not lie) always hand a fondness for opiate type drugs, but I felt dirty and gross.
I came home and then the journey began.
The early days are hard to remember right now, but I know they weren't too bad. I had a textbook perfect surgery. No complications. No food issues. no vomiting, no blood clots, no hernia, no nothing. Everything is and was perfect.
As the year went on and I started to drop pounds, I became more and more active. I rode my bike, I worked out, I started volunteering at the local library.
My pants and shirts and underwear got smaller. My ability and endurance for physical activity grew.
So today, here I am - 1 year later -
126 pounds lost
95 total inches
my freaking waist is 32 inches! Heck, last year at this time that was the size of my thigh!!!
Taken on my birthday 2012 - my highest weight ever of 260
me at my heaviest weight, right before surgery
around 230 pounds - I hadn't been able to wear those jeans comfortably in a few years
around 210 pounds -
I cried -
80 pounds down in this pic - somewhere in the 180 range
wearing a vest from when I was 10 year old!!!!
somewhere in the 150s
after reaching my goal of 140 pounds - I think I am around 138 in this pic
There is is... a years worth of pictures -
oh and one more thing...
To my Elementary School Gym Teacher who used to call me chubbers and porky -- FFFFFFFF YOU!! I CAN run that mile, I RAN that mile and I am going to run more of those miles!!
I think that is all for now!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I got a haircut. These pictures aren't the best
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