Saturday, April 20, 2013
Last night, after we got home from the circus (more about that in a later blog) and grocery shopping, my boyfriend and I were sitting on the couch. I went over to his side of the couch, straddled him and... he grabbed me by my back side, and stood up, my legs wrapped around his waist and carried me back to the bedroom...
I can't begin to describe what an awesome feeling that was! He picked me up like I was nothing and carried me back to the bedroom, just like all of the hot Vikings and Highlanders in those Romance Novels I read!!
I don't even know when the last time someone picked me up? I know no one has ever done THAT before because I have always been too heavy!
Anyway.... I am off to get ready for work. I have a long day ahead of me!
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Today was pretty ok as far as days go.
I went and volunteered at the library today. Then after that I went to the gym. I walked 30 mins on the treadmill... 2.5/mph 15% grade(incline) - It seems like it should be a lot harder. I wonder how accurate it actually is?
I attempted to make my own chinese food. Teriyaki Chicken and fried rice. It is for the weekend for work lunch, but I did take a taste to make sure it wasn't overly horrible. It is... ok. It is no where near as good as takeout (I think because it is lacking MSG) but it is TV Dinner quality, so not too bad. It will keep me from being hungry. That is the most important thing!
This picture is a few days old (Tuesday) but I am now just getting around to posting it. I bought this dress a few months ago, and this is the first time I wore it
I think that is all for now
Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I am giving warning that I am in my underwear. By taking pictures like this it allows me to be able to see the dramatic transformation in a way that wearing a bathing suit or tight fitting clothes would not allow. If you are offended, I am sorry, however it is no different than many of the pictures I see posted by other Spark members, and they are less covered than I!
So here it goes
Here I am at my highest weight of 260 pounds.
Around 215 in this pic
160 in this one
134 in this one
This is what my body looks like after a 126 pound weight loss. See that lovely fold of skin around my belly button area? That isn't going to go away unless it is surgically removed. My legs look ok in this pic, but you can see where they sag in the thighs -- once again, the only cure for that is surgery. There is a lot that is being covered up by the sports bra and underwear. Obviously I can't post a full frontal on Spark, but I would not be ashamed to do so. I am not ashamed of my body. Sure, there may be aspects of it I am not thrilled with (see fold of skin over belly button) but I love my body. I love me. the camera does me justice though, and you can't see all of the horrible stretch marks.
I guess when I think about it, going through the pain and the expense (mostly the pain) of getting nipped and tucked here and there doesn't seem worth it to me right now. Maybe in the future it will (especially if problems arise because of the loose skin) but for now, I am happy with what I have. After all... isn't that why God invented Spanx?
I hope everyone has a great day!!!
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!!
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