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Analyze, Address, Adapt, Achieve four A’s to live by


I am a very emotional person, and it does not take much for me to cry.   Watching The 600 lbs life show seems to hit home every time.   I believe that I am able to relate with each one of the people even the one who is not successful on their journey.  Even though I do not weigh as much as they did starting this journey I still feel every bit of their pain and I cry every time they cry.

When you are overweight it causes problems with walking, standing and bending.  One of my major problems because of my weight is putting on my own trousers socks.   Shelly the Belly restricts how far I can reach and I have to maneuver all over the place just to put my own socks on.   I am pretty sure that my hips cause some problems with it also.   I mean really this is such a simple task.  Just Imagine if you cannot reach your feet to put sock on.  I am going to add this to my list of things that I want to be able to do once I start losing.

Nevertheless I blame myself for my children being overweight also….. Because of how I cooked and what we ate when we went out to eat.  Golden Corral, Ryan’s, and many Buffets restaurant were in business because of my family.  It really hits home when I watch my kids fighting to lose the weight and become healthy again.   If I had cooked and provided healthy meals right from the jump-start they wouldn’t be fighting this war now. I would have instilled healthy eating habits that they could carry on into adulthood. I am accepting responsibility for my all of my actions.   Some people are not able to accept their responsibility for their weight.  It is in my experience this can cause you to gain the weight right back.  Problems and goals have to be addressed in this order:  Analyze, Address, Adapt, Achieved to correct problems.    These are the four A’s that I am living by.

Peace, Love and Happiness

Mrs. Tracy

Getting my life back on track


I have to get myself on track again. I slipped up and fell face first in a cheeseburger plate  last week.  I just happen be walking and all of sudden I slipped and fell on a cheeseburger plate.  When I push myself up the burger was in my mouth. LOL..if I can’t laugh at my mistakes something is really wrong.  I also did something really stupid Wednesday…. I ate a piece of seven favor pound cake, and two pieces of brownies and, and, (I know what else did this heifer eat) ice cream.  As soon as I finished eating I got a huge sugar rush and it was over and done.  I have never felt so bad in my life.  I have been sugar-free for at least three months.  I started sweating and feeling all dizzy like.   I couldn’t figure out what was going on, until I remember those succulent brownies covered in ice cream and the seven favor pound cake.  I will not venture down that road anytime soon for a long time.  I realize that SUGAR is not my friend.

 I am paying for a gym membership that I have only use a few times in the last couple of months.  I made a goal that I would attend the gym at least three times a week.  But of course I have not followed through with that goal.  I can say this much my daughter and son is using the membership.  I am trying to figure out when I can go……but I feel so bad.  I just feel so tired all the time and all I want to do is sleep.  I am taking a vitamin and hopefully that will help with the tiredness.   I am also going to start taking a B12 to try and boost my energy.

Update for progress on weight loss surgery. I met with my doctor this week and he explained what my next steps will be after the endoscopy pertaining that everything goes well with the procedure next Friday.  I will meet with the nurse and she will send for approval from my insurance.  If I all goes well I am hoping that I will be able to have the surgery at the end of March after my two-week liquid diet.

I am so ready for this to be over.  I am ready to get on the loser bench and get my health back on track.

Love, Peace and Happiness!!

Ms. Tracy

Winning the weight loss battle

Sometimes it feels like I am climbing an uphill battle no matter how hard I try, it just seems like I will take a few steps back…..after moving ahead.  I know that these are changes I have to make and it will help me be even more successful after the surgery.  Nevertheless walking a straight line is really hard.

 During these last few months I have been able to figure out where I have the most difficulty maintaining this healthy lifestyle. It is usually when I go out in the community then the temptations seems to creep upon me really hard.  I also have problems with eating unhealthy at night.  When I go out anywhere it seems that my little friends on my shoulders return and they are bickering like crazy.  The healthy one whom I have name Monique and unhealthy one who I call Steevie are both telling me what I can and cannot do.   I refused to let Steevie win even though he is very convincing.  He will count calories for me and tell me it will not hurt just to eat that one cheeseburger with a large fry, while Monique will remind me that I am not even hungry and to stay focus on my game plan.  Even though Monique and Steevie are make-believe, this is a real scenario for me.  These are choices that I will have to make for the rest of my life.  However I can tell you this………I have gotten smarter to help with these temptations I have started to bring an apple and proteins shake with me to help with these craving.  If I do want something, I will have something to eat.   I also refuse to buy any unhealthy foods when I go grocery shopping.  If it is not in the house I cannot eat it. Temptation is a bi***.  Those late night craving can do me in.   I am also working on my own healthy version of some of the restaurant items I like.

Another thing I have to work on is going to bed earlier.  I usually go to bed around 12:30 or 1:00 a.m.   Now if I ate dinner around 6:00 p.m. by 12:00 am I am going to be hungry.   By going to bed earlier I can help with this and it will also help me get the rest I need for the next day anyway.  I also read somewhere that lack of sleep is also connected with obesity so it will also help with my weight loss.

I have been reading a lot of blog posts and they are really helping me prepare for this transition.  I love listening to all the people who have traveled this road such as my sister and all my fellow bloggers.  I would also like to mention one blogger who has been writing some great posts for us newbies he is definitely worth checking out http://nccheesehead.wordpress.com/.   Nevertheless say a prayer for me that I will stay focus and keep my eye on the prize a healthier me with functioning hips.

Peace, Love and Happiness!!

Fast Food Restaurants are my enemies.

 Some mornings I just don’t have time to cook breakfast.   So I am usually trying to figure out what can I eat.  One of the hardest things is trying to find healthy choices at the local restaurants.  McDonald’s has some of the healthiest choices in this area.

One of the things I eat is the Egg White Delight McMuffin with no cheese:                    

200 Calories  15g Protein  3.5g Fat (5%) 28g Carbs (9%)  570mg Sodium (24%)

I usually get a Parfait and it is also high in carbs;

150  Calories  4g Protein   2g Fat (3%) 30g Carbs (10%) 70mg Sodium (3%)

By the time I finish my little meal, I have consume 350 calories, 19 grams of protein, 58 grams of carbs, 640 grams of sodium.  WOW!!  Now 350 calories is not to high.  But 58 grams of carbs and 640 grams of sodium is.  Especially for my first meal of the day.

 My nutritionist’s and members in my therapist group have had this discussion and McDonald’s or any fast food restaurant are our enemies. These restaurants are one of the things that increased my weight gain.  Shoot I am the reason McDonald sales are down. 

Nevertheless, I believe that we need to be aware of what we can eat when situations like this arise and they will.  I have training away from my office, vacations, etc. By knowing what food items that I can eat will help me to support a healthy diet. Preparation is a must and we have to be ready for any situation to support a healthy life change.