Tag Archive | getting physical

You got to love you!

Good morning beautiful people!!! I want to discuss body image.   I know I am not the only one who will walk by something that shows your reflection  and think dang I am still fat.  You will notice your flabby arms, thick thighs and big gut and wonder why everybody keep saying you are melting away.   Because all you see is your former fat self.   Here is the thing that we got to remember is that…. the mind is deceiving YOU!   YOU have lost a significant about of weight.  YOU are making good food choices!  YOU got a lot to be proud of!  Body image can derail any weight loss goal.

However all you got to do is remember this phrase protein first.  I never understood this until later after my surgery how important this phrase was.  Protein first is a phase that everybody who ever had gastric bypass surgery needs to post on their refrigerator. Hang it in your bathroom, hang it from your stove, or it in the cabinet doors… So when you open the door you see it.   Make a bracelet, put it in your car, put it in your office refrigerator.  Shoot  put in on your home screen of your cell phone and lap top.  When you keep seeing this phrase everytime you go to eat anything you can control your eating  habits.  Unless you are over eating and stretching that pouch which will lead to weight gain.

What we have to understand is that protein is a nutrient that helps us feel fuller, longer. If we include proteins in each of our meals or healthy snacks, we’re less likely to feel hungry when it’s not time to eat.

I know you are wondering  what can I do to be effective to ensure that I lose and maintain my weight loss.  In my opinion the number one rule is to eat protein rich foods first. See here is the thing after  surgery, your body will need adequate protein to help build, repair, and maintain muscle tissue and organs. Protein deficiency can occur over an extended period of time which can cause fatigue, hair loss, and muscle wasting.   I remember when I was about three months out after my RNY gastric bypass… My fingernails were so soft and brittle I could barely stratch  myself. Then my big dumb self tried to cover them up with fake nails.  Omg… That hurt so bad it was crazy.   I hurried up and bought Boltin.  Then my hair started falling out also…. Talk about going thru.  That was a really hard period to go thru but I made it thru.  The hair issue was not so bad for me because I love wigs.
Just remember Proteins are one of the essential building blocks of the human body and you need them.

The next time you walk by something that shows your reflection.. Say to yourself.  I look good, and I am doing good therefore I am good! 😊  You got to encourage yourself!! Because you are your biggest motivator.  Love the skin you are in.  Because you could still be that former you.

Peace, Happiness and Love!!


The return of Shelly the Belly


Shelly the belly and I have finally came to a understanding.  She has allowed me to eat chicken.  So nevertheless we are finally working as a team.  There is so much protein in chicken breast as I have stated before  in a previous post. That I really wanted to eat chicken to help me meet my protein count.  I did find out however 3 hours after eating turkey that Shelly the belly didn’t like all white meat. Let’s just  say the 30 minutes trip back to my house from my hometown took 50 minutes after pulling over to let me throw it all up.

Speaking of my belly it has greatly.  decreased…I remember before having the surgery all I could see was my belly.  Now I can look down and see my toes. So your girl is happier than ever.  You can’t tell me nothing
My current weight is 221 pounds down from 227 pounds that I posted a couple days ago  My starting weight in October of 2013 before my surgery was 337.
The day I left the hospital after my gastric bypass surgery I was 314. What a BIG difference.

Well that is all this girl is on her way.to the YMCA!!
This girl is on fire!!
P.S.  (Do anybody even say that anymore) I am going to follow up with a post with pictures of which machines I am using at the YMCA to help enhance my weight loss.

Love, Peace and Happiness
Ms. Tracy

Smoothing out the bumps and lumps

Well folks with weight loss the problems with loose skin becomes a major problem.  I decided to purchase some shapewear to help with these ugly bumps and lumps. One thing that I
purchased was a Cherry Ann waist trainer.


This bad boy right here….makes your girl sit up straight and for whatever reason it helps with back pain in my lower back.  It also gives that hourglass figure and your figure looks better.  One of my main complaints is how it rolls up in the back. I am able to wear it for 8 hours and I also exercise in it.  As you can see it really shows the hips.


My purchase price was $73.00 from a young lady that sells them in our area.  My starting size was a 2x.  In the above  picture above you are able to see how the waist trainer really accentuate my hips thus giving the hour glass figure.

One other thing I hated was having back tits because of the flattering on the stomach, it really show your upper back fat.


Nevertheless the seller encourages you to get a really good bra that cover back fat and good support.  I basically went to Wal-Mart and purchased a back girdle to wear for your back. Cost about $16.00.  This really help eliminate all those bumps and grooves.  Even though my daughter has to help me pull that sucker down correctly.
Your girl is currently weighing in at 227 pounds down from my previous weight of 241.  My weight is really dropping and I am so excited.
I will once again reiterated that I exercise at least three to four days a week for about two hours.  In other words I am putting in work.

Love, Peace and Happiness
Mrs. Tracy

It is on and popping!


In the Chris Brown song..”It  is on and popping”……..in my knee joints, my hips joint, my back, my neck are all popping. However there are no complaints here. 
I am currently going to the YMCA and exercising for at least one hour and half or more at least 3 days a week. My bones are popping, scrubbing making all kinds of sounds. Shoot my body could be a music band. However I know that exercise is a major component with the gastric bypass.  Some people become content with just the surgery and do not exercise that is one of the worst mistakes they ever made.  Which could cause some weight regain.
One of my biggest complaint about the gastric bypass is the loose skin.  My body is so soft and jiggling everywhere. I mean really my bat wings under my arms could fly me anywhere in the United States.  Don’t get me wrong I am not complaining about the surgery because my weight loss is worth every bit of loose skin. However flappy arms are not sexy and since I am trying to get my sexy on.  I am wearing those weights machine out at the YMCA. I use all the machines that target all of my extra loose skin. Sweating be pouring, I be hyperventilating trying to suck oxygen down but I am determined to tone everything up. I have also started walking a mile during my lunch break at work. I love the Map my Walk app. Now watch me as I tone!

  Love, Peace and Happiness!
Mrs. Tracy