If you use My Fitness Pal to track your food than you know the phrase “If Every Day Were Like Today…. You’d weigh XXX.X lbs in 5 weeks.” You get to see this prediction after you “complete your food entry” for the day. It is very inspiring when you see it because 5 weeks doesn’t seem so far away and you think I CAN DO THAT.
Funny thing happened one day on Pinterest… I must admit I am not a social media lover. Some of you may be surprised by this. Well I’ve always loved Twitter. It’s easy and can be local or global and if there is any thing you want to know that is going on you can immediately find it on Twitter. Facebook has been a love hate relationship
I was alone all day today working in my home office. After a while it was too quiet and I missed my boys. I’m happiest with my boys. Tonight I was browsing through some pictures from this past year. I’m in the pictures now. I wasn’t for a long time. I took the pictures. I didn’t want to be in the pictures. Now I want to be… With my boys!
I think I’ve told you this before. I read a lot of blogs. I subscribe to way more than I probably should. But I love blogging and therefore I love reading blogs. My inbox is filled each day. I’ve gotten good at scanning for good information and I must say I love love love when I read a blog post that is well written. It’s funny that I
There were days when the idea of going out in the cold was not even a consideration for me. And not because I’d be cold. Since when you’re obese you have a burner inside yourself that heats you constantly. The reason I wouldn’t go out was because I had no interest. And maybe some fear. Fear of falling. Today things are
Have you ever been so dazzled by a person that you are convinced they are the one for you. The one who can make you happy. You can see no other. This is a very naive behavior because you are overlooking yourself. You are valuing someone more than yourself. You are overlooking your power of self. Have you ever broken
It’s the new year. I don’t have to tell you that. One of the biggest changes you can make (if you don’t already do this) is to pack your own lunch for work. Are you doing this? What’s holding you back? I pack lunches for me and my boys each day. For years I only packed for them and not me. Why? I wasn’t valuing me. It was more important
I promised that I would reveal my goals for 2013. I’ve been reviewing last years goals. Improving my exercise was my shining succes this year. I am so proud of this. My body is proof of the benefits of regular exercise. And yes my pants are loose. I love it. Way to go Tracy. I’ve made progress this year. Here’s what I improved:
So this was a big topic today in my Facebook group. Well I guess I call it a big topic because I was all juiced up about it. A fairly new post op weight loss surgery friend was talking about her dilema now with cooking for her family. Since she no longer eats a normal size portion she was finding that there were way too many leftovers.
Today is Christmas. Merry Christmas to everyone who celebrates today. There are a lot of emotions that go along with holidays. I shudder a little bit each year. There are a lot of expectations and some how I never quite overcome them all. This year was different. I walked bravely towards this holiday.
It’s three days until Christmas day. At my house like everywhere there will be extra special foods around the house. Foods I don’t really want to eat but do appeal to me. How am I going to deal with the holidays? What is my plan to stay on track and exit the holidays in the same condition I entered them in?
Ahh doesn’t that sounds good. Feeling good being you. Whether you have been or are an overweight person I know you can understand this. We have one body. It is our home. Yeah funny to think of it that way. But this is something I have been thinking about. We need to respect and love this home. It is our place of peace and comfort. If you’re not feeling peace and comfort in your own skin it can be a very lonely world.
It happens to us all. We take that “one more bite.” The one we thought about before we put it in our mouths. We actually considered not having it. But maverickly consumed usually with haste. Maybe my stomach won’t notice because my mind really wants that last taste. Do you really need that last bite? Nutritionally? Of course not.
During the holidays everyone seems to get obsessed with dieting. And this flurry of detrimental behavior spins out of control. I know because many times I’ve been sucked up into the vortex. The beauty of weight loss surgery is that we’ve been given a tool which should help us balance and maintain our intake.
Note to self… Soon your iPad will be out of charge… Go to sleep.
See. I told you. And you’re not sleeping why?
The last thing I want to be is a spammer. I write pretty much everyday and you may be receiving an email from me every time I blog. How often would you like to receive email blog posts from me? Did you know you have an option! Maybe you’d rather receive a weekly recap of my blog posts. Then you can read them Saturday morning with your
I only eat foods that I like. This may seem silly to say, but as a person who was overweight since childhood I spent a lot of time eating foods that were “good for me.” Most of these foods I just didn’t like but ate them because it was what was on the diet. So as I became an adult I vowed never to eat anything I didn’t like just because it was good
Pat yourself on the back. Ever since you had weight loss surgery your immune system has been stellar! You are never sick. And when you are, your body fights like a little champ. Note: I just referred to myself as “little.” Wow, now that’s a non-scale victory. I digress. Pat yourself on the back for eating good wholefoods to nourish your
I’m a gadget girl for sure. And my boys are too. There is a lot of technology in our house. We’re an active family too. But I must say, ever since I started training for my 5K this year did the exercise bug get contagious around my house. I followed the Couch to 5K program to get ready for Gabes Run where I was going to be
First week of the year. The gym is packed with people filled with passion towards their new years resolutions. Did you know that 80% of new years resolutions are related to health? Some of the new people at the gym this week are there to lose weight, others to tone up, others to get fit, perhaps others to please someone else.
The title of this post is a personal joke I have with my college roommate. I chuckle every time I think of it and I smile too because I know she is doing the same. Have you ever had a belief about something that is mainstream and you are just not willing to agree with it or give it a try? Sometimes we get stuck in our ways. We never
We had snow this week! And Santa brought sleds this year so you know what that means…. SLEDDING. We got out early today and hit this HUGE hill in town. You must see the panoramic picture I took of the view from the top. You won’t believe the beauty. I was in awe when I got to the top of the hill. When we were packing up
Yeah the new year is coming. Everyone is thinking about resolutions. Me, I’ve been reviewing my goals and working on my 2013 goals, aka the revised version. I basically take my goals to the next level each year. Some goals I make a lot of progress on. Others just need to be tweaked. Why didn’t I make more progress on those? I’ll take
I wanted to write a post today because I saw another weight loss surgery bloggers post and I thought it was so important to share. It had been reposted today by ObesityHelp.com. The journey of weight loss is no easy journey. With weight loss surgery we are given a great tool to use to lose and maintain our weight loss. To be successful
I read a lot of blogs. All the weigh .com by Kenlie is one I’ve read for so long. Each Monday she does a Friend Makin Monday post where she asks questions and everyone gets a chance to answer them in your own way. This week is a fill in the blanks theme. Here we go.
So it’s true I’m a numbers girl. In fact it was even made apparent to me at work today when the holiday gift tag on the bottle of wine from my manager said ”To Tracy “Data.” Yes, I loved numbers as a kid. Studied to achieve a math/science like degree. Married a man who loves numbers and even made a child who loves
So this week was a whirlwind. I’m just thinking… when have I not had a whirlwind week?! But this week, well the beginning of the week, besides lots of work, I was consumed by the process of buying a new car! Wait two new cars! Yikes. It was a fun process but time consuming and TIRING! So I was a bit neglectful with my social media outlets.
I am so excited that we have put back in place the monthly raffle! Each month I will give away one of my favorite things. And if you are a subscriber to my blog posts and you leave a comment on any blog post during the month then you have a chance to win!!!! November’s favorite item was a 20 oz Blender Bottle. I love my Blender Bottles!!! And the winner is…