Good Afternoon beautiful people! There comes a time when something happens that makes you stop and start looking at other options for your life. For me my career has caused me to start developing a business plan for opening up my own restaurant.
One of my concerns that is causing me hesitate is working around food constantly all day. I am scared that this could cause me to overeat and possibly start gaining weight. However it may help me to develop better control and refrain from eating unhealthy foods. Nevertheless this had always been a life long goal of mine and I am eagerly looking forward to opening Tracy tasty treats. Lol! I know I am going have to work on that name.
Since we are mentioning goals. Exercise is one of the most important part of any weight loss plan. I don’t care if you had weight loss surgery or not. You still got to get physical and stay physical to achieve and reach your weight loss goal for the rest of your life.
Nevertheless I started back attending the YMCA and went with my 18 years old teenage son. Big mistake this boy/man pushed and motivated me like nobody has ever did. My big butt is sore in places I didn’t know you could be sore. My thighs, all over my arms, right up above my wrist and between my elbow. I mean I did my cardio and then hit the weights to work on my lower body that day. But I didn’t think I over did it. However I had to skip Thursday to recoup.
Note to self again: don’t let your Son guide you when you are exercising at the YMCA. I had to add a picture I took while getting my sweat on at YMCA.
Don’t hate the picture hate the game. Lmbo!
Peace, Love and Happiness Beautiful people. Keep me in your thoughts and prayers as I get my business plan together and apply for small business loans.
Good Afternoon Beautiful People!! Now I know this site is suppose to be about my weight loss surgery and how I am keeping the weight off. However today I had to reward myself because I have loss 10 of the 13 pounds I had put on and I am determine to try and finally reach my goal weight. WHOOP! WHOOP! As a reward……You guys already know I went shopping.
Everybody knows that I am a shopping diva and I love a great sale. Well I went on the warpath and purchase several different pieces that are going to look good on me!
Man how many times have I told you guys I love Ashley Stewart stores and online website!! I need to work for these bad boys because I make their clothes looks so good. So…….see what happen was…. they sent me that little text letting me know that they was having a 50 percent off sale on all of their clearance items. I about dropped my cell phone trying to click that link to get to their site. I am really in need of some long sleeves shirts and a just a few dresses (Smile). I got some really good deals and saved a lot of money. Nevertheless I can’t wait to put my outfits together to show you guys how I coordinate those bad boys.
I have added pictures of my sales receipts and pictures of the clothing I picked out. Look at the deals….man these are my type of prices. You can’t beat this!! Plus there is just something about the clothings that Ashley Stewart Inc. carry that makes me want to spend my whole check. I love just about all of their pieces. Now the last item was not on clearance but it was a must have plus it had 30 percent off. I am going to add the pictures also so you can see why I am raving about my steals. I think I did good plus….this type of shopping that makes me work harder at keeping my weight off. Because when I was bigger like a size 28 or 30. I couldn’t find really cute stuff like this that look good on my pear shaped body. I use my clothes as one of my many tools to help me lose and not go back to the fat unhealthy Tracy. Remember you have to find your motivation keys to stay and maintain a healthy weight goal. Shopping is one of mine!!! Do you know what your motivation keys are?
Peace, love and Happiness!!
Ps…Ashley Stewart has not paid me to say any of these things. I just love their store.
Good morning beautiful people! Let’s take a look at reflection and how it affects your weight loss. Now before I start please let me state that these are my own personal views and opinions and not rules that you have to follow. They are my beliefs.
Reflection is define as a thought, idea, or opinion formed or a remark made as a result of meditation.
Reflection is really important when someone who is overweight and is unhappy with their weight because of medical, physical or low self esteem reasons. Because it helps them to redirect and figure out how to lose weight or get their weight under control. Reflection helps you to be able to be aware of what you put in your mouth and monitor your eating habits. I also believe that reflection helps promotes guilt which can help you resist eating foods that can and will cause weight gain. I mean who wants to have a future that will include diabetes, Gerd, orthopedics and heat disease. One of the best tools to help me with weight loss is my reflection in the mirror.
Using reflection as a tool can help break negative cycles that have caused you to gain weight in the first place. It can also help you to look at your personal beliefs about yourself, and question these behaviors and start the process of becoming a better you. Personally reflection has helped me to be aware of my own shortcoming and motivated me more than anything when it comes to my weight loss and personal growth as a person. I can’t imagine not be able to looks at my flaws and figure out what I am doing wrong to improve and be a better person.
Good morning beautiful people!! I hope everybody had a great holiday season. Now it is back to the grind and making sure I start strong this year for my healthy eating habits and other goals. Some people get irritated when somebody states that they are starting anew every year. But for me I think that it is awesome because it shows that you know you need to improve certain areas in your life and are aware of your shortcoming. Being able to reflect on YOU is a great strength to have. I believe that everybody have areas in their life that need to improve and if someone tell you otherwise they are lying. NOW don’t get your panties all in a bunch because I said that and you are THAT one person who is really perfect and don’t have anything to work on!! Well do you Boo because your are what I am inspiring to be!
However for me it is time to show and improve. I have goals that I am going to implement and start working on as I type the blog.
Here is a list of my goals:
Improve my relationship with my Lord and Savior.
Read my bible and study his word and meditate at least one a day.
Lose those additional 50 pounds so I can meet my weight goal.
The next one is to continue to improve my natural hair and make it more healthy so I can start wearing it.
Grow in my career or finally open my own restaurant.
Encourage and monitor my son who is in the 12th grader to ensure he graduates from high school and start college this fall.
Help both my kids become healthy and lose weight also.
Improve my relationships with family and friends.
Improve my blog so it will grow more!
Now this is a lot of things that I want to work on and I have already started. But here is the kicker I already do a lot of things but not consistently. Each of these goals have their own tasks that I will also have to do to accomplish each goal. So I will have a really busy year.
Good morning Ladies and Gents! I wanted to do a update about my progress and losing the weight I have regained. But first let me mention that my blog was nominated as one of the Top Bariatric Surgery blogs!!! Can I get a hand clap!! Yes go Tracy!! Even though I feel like I really need to be more consistent with my blogging. This gives me the motivation to better!!
Well so far I have lost about 5 of the pounds I gained. That’s a start and I am gradually working my way back. You know we can sit down and write what all we are going to do and have it all planned out but when a box of donuts roll by and you will forget your whole plan if you don’t have any willpower. I realize now why the nutrionist kept repeating and instructing us to not reintroduce thosre foods we love back into our systems. Because this could be the catalyst that restart weight gain. But when you taking classes to prepare for your surgery. That stuff just don’t stick until you are here were I am at right now. Exercising is so important and you have to do it. I don’t care if you are just sitting in a chair doing it. Just do it.
So I am encouraging anybody that is considering these surgery to pay attention in the classes and listen to what your nutritionist and doctors are teaching you. Because they are the experts and they really know more than we will ever know about this process.
Love peace and happiness! Have a blessed Christmas!
Good morning person! I got some bad news this morning. I step on the scale this bitch had moved up 13 pounds. My knees gave out on me and I fell to the floor. I was so devastated and distraught that I passed out for a few moments.
Now let’s stop right here. Let’s marinated on this for a few minutes. Let’s think about what got me here. First of all I ran out of my protein and didn’t drink them for about 2 or 3 weeks. I endudge in some buffet meals, Thanksgiving, not exercising, stayed started drinking soda. The list go on, and on. My first sign that something was amissed was when I put on a pair of pants that was loose before but was now tight as hell!! I couldn’t even sit in the bad boys. 🤔 I knew I was going have to weight Myself the next morning.
Now here thing…..I am very aware how 10 pounds can turn into 10 more pounds and another 10 pounds. So I am on a mission to get back on course. Most people would just give up and not be able to regroup. But not me. I refuse to get caught up in my daily life duties and neglect my weight. Shoot I like looking sexy in my clothes and being able to stop traffic. 😉. Lol…but for real. I can’t go back to were I came from. I am on a mission to get back on track. Heck no it is not easy but it can be done. Keep me in your prayers as I regain my focus and drop these last 30 pounds that I have been trying to lose since I started this journey.
Good morning beautiful people! I know I have been missing in action for about a month but things have really been hectic around here in my house. For starter my Mom’s house that she was renting had mold in it and she has been staying with me because she had severe Asthma and we are not taking a chance, Now let’s pause right there. When a woman reaches adulthood she usually moves away from her parents home. So now after 20 something years Mama and I are back in the same house. Now don’t get me wrong I love my Ma and enjoy all the time we have spend together. It just add more on you when someone else is in your home. Plus she is so old fashion. I mean take this for instant…one morning I am up getting ready for work and she gets up also…at the crack of dawn and had no where to go. She heads into the restroom were I am doing my makeup and hair. I notice as she is making small talk she is looking down and does not look in the mirror. Finally she said “Tracy do you remember when I told you it was bad luck for two people to look in the mirror.” I stop and pause and walkout of the bathroom. Then I turn around and go back and tell her to go to her room and finish replaiting her hair I got to go to the work and big boy got to get to school. Lol. She came in the bathroom with me and interrupted my process and about made me leave. Man I love my Mama!!
Second thing is preparing my son the boy/man ready for high school graduation and college. We are taking SAT/ACT and taking College tours, filing out the applications.
Third thing…I am having issues with my blood pressure. This sucker is staying around 160/100 something every morning when I check it. Plus I have been having these headaches also. I mean I don’t know what else to do. The doctor is closely monitoring it and I check it every morning but I am struggling big time. There are days when I don’t even want to get up and go to work. I am so tired every day around 3:00 and all I want to do it sleep.
Then there is my job…..shaking my head. I love my caseload and the work I do. However things have change since my eyes have been opened and I see more clearly. Let’s just say I am really working hard toward starting my own restaurant.
I am back in this and will be posting several updates in the next couple weeks. Be blessed and not stressed and until the next time!