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PC Fit!!

Monday, July 01, 2013

My alarm went off at 7:30 this morning. I heard it raining outside and did NOT want to get out of bed. PC Fit class didn't start until 10:00, but I wanted to be up early, eat breakfast and make sure my food was settled before going to class.

I went to the gym, stashed my bags in a locker and went for it. There were a lot of people in the class today, so that was super exciting! About three minuets into the class, I realized I had nothing to be nervous about! I was fitting in just fine! I wasn't the fittest person there, but there were lots of girls who were about the same level as myself!

I did have to modify a few things (but just slightly - burpees...) and instead of running a few of the laps, I used them to recover, but I did the class, and I think I did pretty dang good!

After that I headed to the library to volunteer. A lady was supposed to show up and do a craft project with the teens, but "forgot to write it down" and never showed. Luckily, the director had picked up a few "make your own lip gloss pots" kits and had a bunch of temporary henna tattoos so I was able to run the teen program today. The girls and I had a lot of fun tattooing each other and making pink lip gloss.

Oh, in case anyone is interested, here is the link to the info page about PC Fit

After the library, I went to fake and bake, then came home and did some batch cooking for the boyfriend's dinners for the next 4 days. I made him BBQ Chicken w/ some kind of nasty pasta stuff from a bag and Spaghetti w/ meat sauce (made with sweet italian sausage)
He will eat that for the next four days - alternating what he has on which day. I have given up trying to feed him better. He just won't eat it. I feel bad feeding him "nasty pasta from a bag" but he won't eat anything else. It is worse than feeding a kid sometimes!

All in all, it has been a good day and I feel pretty accomplished!

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KELSEY65 7/3/2013 8:20PM

    I know what you mean about nasty stuff. My DH still eats terrible take out food all the time :(

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BRADMILL2922 7/2/2013 11:36PM

    Good for you! Keep it up! That was nice of you to do all that cooking!

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KNH771 7/2/2013 4:57PM

    Your boyfriend is blessed to have someone who'll go through the effort of cooking for him! Good for you for not snacking on it (although nasty pasta in a bag doesn't sound horribly appetizing emoticon ). Great about the class too!

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PATTYR81 7/2/2013 10:46AM

    emoticon !!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 7/2/2013 2:19AM

    Told you! You are an athlete, you eat PC Fit for breakfast! Or will in a couple of weeks.
Good for you, Girlfriend!
PC fit looks a lot like what DH does on cardio days at MMA

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COCK-ROBIN 7/1/2013 9:11PM

    You're doing good.

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DENACARPER 7/1/2013 9:08PM

    great job, keep up the fantastic work!

Dena emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 7/1/2013 9:02PM

    Way to go!!

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The Peanut Butter Jar

Sunday, June 30, 2013

I am thinking the peanut butter jar may have to go. Lately I have been craving it in the worst kind of way, and a tablespoon or two is not satisfying the craving. I just want to eat gobs and gobs of it. It is almost an uncontrollable urge. I know there is nothing wrong with Peanut butter, and if I can stick to a serving it is a great way to add healthy fats to my nutrition plan but when I can't stick to the serving size, it is a problem. At 210 calories a serving (Smucker's Natural) I can't "afford" to be eating gobs of it. That is an easy way to blow my calorie budget not only for the day, but for the week.

I wonder if my body is missing something? I emailed Angie (my Holistic Nutritionist) and asked her what she thought about it. I haven't heard back from her yet, but then again it is only 9:30 on a Sunday morning. I wouldn't even be up this early, except I have to work.

I think I am going to take the plunge and go for PC Fit tomorrow morning at 10:00. I am pretty nervous and very intimidated. I keep reminding myself that everyone has to start somewhere, and I can always modify the things I need to. The good thing is the exercise circuit is based on time, not reps. So, I can do less reps and give myself more recovery time at first if needed. Still nervous though...

So far work is pretty ok, but I still have to be here 10 more hours so we shall see...

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KELSEY65 7/3/2013 8:23PM

    My thing lately has been avocado. I love peanut butter too, maybe if you had it in a protein shake or us the PB2 in a shake it might help.

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PATTYR81 7/1/2013 2:05PM

    I also have occasional cravings for peanut butter. For me I've learned that it's best to satisfy it when I REALLY want it by having 1/4 toasted bagel with butter and 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter. If I deny myself, my little craving turns into a monster compulsion to eat fat-full foods until I'm over stuffed.

99.9% of the time I eat fat/sugar free, so I'm thinking it's my body's way of telling me I need some fat. (I know- WHAT A CONCEPT!) emoticon

Oh Yeah: I DO have to ban my siren-song foods from my home and life. For me, it's crackers. I'll eat them until I throw up. emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/1/2013 2:06:47 PM

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BRADMILL2922 7/1/2013 12:47AM

    Sometimes we just have foods like that in our lives. PNB is one of those for me as well. I get a taste of it and I want to eat half the jar! Like you said, in moderation, PNB is great but if you eat a bunch, it isn't good for you with all the calories!

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SCHUBERTR1 6/30/2013 6:56PM

  It's critical to get real about 'trigger' foods. if you can't safely have it in the house it's got to go. your willpower will never win. Why make it more difficult for yourself?

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KARRENLYNN 6/30/2013 5:29PM

    Hi Cortney,

I can totally relate to the gobs of peanutbutter. I don't know what it means, but I ran across an option you might be interested in.


They sell PB2 peanutbutter. 2 TB is 45 calories. Not sure if it's more or less expensive, but I've heard good things about it. Comes in chocolate too.

Hope this helps you,


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MAW_OH 6/30/2013 2:55PM

    Keep up the good work. Sorry you have this peanut butter craving,, I'd be interested in your nutritionists reply.


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CBLENS 6/30/2013 12:06PM

    Not sure what PC Fit is but good luck.

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KNITTY_JESS 6/30/2013 12:06PM

    There might be another all natural peanut butter option.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/30/2013 10:31AM

    You're doing great! emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/30/2013 10:06AM

    PC Fit is a wonderful plan. You will not be the least fit person there, that would be impossible.
Have a lovely time!

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Goals for Today

Saturday, June 29, 2013

I am working the weekend - I don't really have any issues "being good" when I am not working, but the second I step foot in this office, the mindless eating commences.

I always come prepared - I have my healthy foods pre-tracked, but I veer off of the planned route. I don't know what it is.

I resolve today to stick to my plan. I am at my all time lowest weight (as an adult - 3rd grade doesn't count) and I don't want to ruin it. I mean seriously - how hard can it be?

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BILL60 6/30/2013 10:15AM

    You hang tough!!

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/30/2013 7:00AM

    Hang in there! Your weight loss is absolutely awesome!
Bless you!

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DSCROW 6/29/2013 7:44PM

    emoticon I know sometimes it is hard but you can do this.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/29/2013 7:33PM

    Wonderful! Go for it!

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EWL978 6/29/2013 8:36AM

    Not hard at all...just need to keep busy and make the day move quickly!

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A little bit of this... a little bit of that

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Today was... a good day

It started off with rain and storms. I figured it would be a "hang out on the couch with a cup of tea, book and cat" kind of day.

My Grandmother invited me out to dinner with her, my Grandfather, two of her cousins and their spouses, their daughter and her husband. We went to a local steak house Hoss's. Older people like Hoss's because they have the all you can eat soup and salad bar, plus they don't put any of that "funny spice" on their steaks. I like Hoss's too. I think the food is pretty decent.

I had the 6oz sirloin tips w/ steamed broccoli as my meal. I had a very small salad, some french onion soup w/ cheese, a few bites of a brownie w/ peanut butter sauce and a few grapes. I didn't eat my entire meal, and I think more than half of it is now in my fridge for another day.

It was nice to spend time with my family. My Grandmother's cousins have always been in my life. She was and still is very close with them.

After we were done eating and talking, I went grocery shopping. I am not sure what I bought, but I spent about $140. My cart full of healthy goodness was ruined by the 8 bottles of soda and 2 giant bags of chips I had to buy for my boyfriend's father's birthday party this weekend (note I won't even get to attend because I have work)

I came home and left the stuff out to make wedding soup. I am not sure why, but for some reason I decided I wanted wedding soup. So, I made it. I measured out 3 bowls for the weekend, 3 servings to freeze and the rest is for my boyfriend.

Not sure what I am going to do the rest of the night. I am feeling a bit on the lazy side, so I might watch Netflix or read.

My Spark Coach subscription is set to expire in a few days... I am not sure if I am going to renew it or not. I like it and it seems helpful, but I am just not sure if it is something I want to keep. I got it free for 3 months when I pre-ordered the Spark Solution. Not sure on that yet.

Tomorrow I am dragging the boyfriend to help me with the Library at the Cove Relay for Life. It is a cancer benefit that our neighboring town holds every year. It raises a lot of money for The American Cancer Society. While they are not my favorite charity, I am still down to help.

I hope everyone has a great night!

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BILL60 6/28/2013 9:00AM

    It's great to hang with the family.

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BARB4HEALTH 6/28/2013 6:33AM

    Family time can be refreshing! emoticon

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/28/2013 2:17AM

    What on earth is wedding soup?
What happens if you feed it to your Boy Friend?
Sounds like you had a great weekend. I love the company of Grammas and Grampas. Yesterday there was a table full of them next to the one where me and my girls were having tea. Sorry, but I did catch some of what they were talking about and it made me miss mine even more.
Many of my best friends are 10-20 years older than me.

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BRADMILL2922 6/28/2013 1:42AM

    Sounds like a good day! Always nice to get out and hang with family! Seems like you probably got some really good stuff at the store too!

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COCK-ROBIN 6/27/2013 11:04PM

    You have a good night as well.

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    Sounds like a nice day!

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A Day at the Pool

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

I met my BFF today at the public pool in her town (about 30 mins from mine)

We had a great day! The pool is really nice. I didn't do much actual swimming because there were kids jumping about everywhere, but I did manage to get a few laps in. I have come to the conclusion I am no way ready for the Sprint Tri I wanted to do in a few months!

I got sun burned. It hurts. Of course, it is my own stupid fault... it is one of those things I want to say I will learn from, but I won't. I will do the same thing again... maybe not this year, but it is inevitable that I will at some point.

After we were done swimming, we went over to the park so her kid could play, and honestly so we could swing on the swings! I also managed to do a pull up and a half on the monkey bars!! yay me!!

I think that is all for now

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DSCROW 6/27/2013 5:08PM

    My neice brings her kids and they play on the playground while we walk. After the walk we go in and play with them and usually swing oursleves with them. It's so much fun. I have noticed it's more comfortable now that my behind is not as big but the strap seat still pinches the bottom. Such is the cost of re living fun childhood memories! Glad you had a great day!

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LOVINGAFRICA 6/27/2013 7:57AM

    I just can't get over that pull up!!
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Am sorry you got burned!
Glad you had an awesome day. I also love playing on the swings with my girls.
Have a great week!

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REAGANESQUE 6/27/2013 6:40AM

    You've got to love those summer days...definitely definitely good for the soul! Take care of that sunburn!

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BRADMILL2922 6/27/2013 1:23AM

    Sounds like fun! Sorry to hear about the sunburn. Will we ever learn? Probably not! Yay you for the pull up!

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JULESJET 6/26/2013 11:42PM

    Sounds like fun!

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EVIE4NOW 6/26/2013 11:16PM

  Sounds like a wonderful day.

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