Tuesday, January 3, 2012


It's 2012 and I am off track... this year I will end up lighter than I began the year...

Monday, October 31, 2011


Things are going well.  I have been making it to the gym or getting in some vigorous exercise each day.  I have also been trying to make good decisions about my food.  Soon, I will start counting calories again... YUCK!  It seems to work though so I have to do it.  I am also going to do a high protein and pure foods such as vegies, meat and whole grains. 

With it being Halloween, it is difficult to cut out the sugar!  I will be doing this starting next week.  Well, with the exception of Dark Chocolate!  I can't live without this.  I have a serving or 2 each day.

Tomorrow is November!  Wow!  Thanksgiving is just around the corner. 
- Tracy

Friday, October 14, 2011

October 14, 2011

Good Morning!

I FINALLY joined the gym again yesterday.  Our family went swimming for about 30 minutes.  The water was a little bit chilly so we could not stay for long.  There were also no lanes to do laps.  We had hoped to get a lane and do family laps for 30 minutes or so.  Definitely something that our whole family can do together.  I will also try to make it to the gym to do some other workouts during the week.  Still have not completely convinced my husband to get on the bandwagon.  I am going to keep trying!

- Tracy

Monday, October 10, 2011

New Book!

Reading a new book called Switch: How to Change When Change is Hard.  A great read.  A major focus is on small positive changes.  Explains really well why we fail at change and how we can overcome those failures.  I will write more as time goes on.  Right now, my take away is focus on a time period when things were going really well for you OR imagine your life as if your problem is solved and how your life would be.  The bottom line is that we have an emotional brain that he calls "The Elephant" and the logical brain that he calls "The Rider".  The elephant is very big and wears the rider out quickly if the rider is not specific and prepared for the antics of "The Elephant".  Makes complete sense!
- Tracy

Sunday, October 9, 2011

October 9, 2011

Working today.... Drank my Myoplex drink for breakfast and having my green tea and chocolate for lunch.  I know I know... not the healthiest move.  At least it is 72% Cacao!  :-)  Going to try to have a moderate dinner tonight but that can be tough because of my bad planning today. I will let you know how it goes!

UPDATE:  I was not successful.  I ended the day with my calorie goal in check and on target.  THEN, I decided to have a Margarita.  Exactly why did I sabotage myself this way?  I probably drank 1500 calories and ate another 800.  Good thing I don't drink often.
- Tracy

Friday, October 7, 2011

October 7, 2011

Well, I have not been following any plan.  My life has been BUSY BUSY BUSY!  I need to plan!  Planning is the key to weight loss success.  I am going to get my husband involved and we are gonna get back on track. 

This is LIFE LONG battle so I am not going to beat myself up over this.  I will struggle my entire life.  I will most likely start and stop a million more times.  This is OK!

Talk to you soon!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

I am getting a lot more comfortable with the myfitnesspal website. It's really pretty easy to use. The simple nature of the site is very applealing. It's simple and tracks all the important things. It also provides the opportunity to print reports.

I set my goals as follows:

A deficit of at least 490 per day
Consume no more than 1710 calories per day
Exercise at least 4 times a week for at least 30 minutes
Weigh in every Friday and report it here on the blog

I am backing off the daily reporting here on the blog. I think I may be obsessing about my weight, goals and making daily entries. By de-emphasizing the minute details and moving my focus to other aspects of life, I may find balance.

See you Friday!!