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Using Motivation Keys to lose weight

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Good morning beautiful people! I have a two years old granddaughter that is my world.  Every time she comes over and we go in my bedroom she runs directly to my scale and step on it and look down at it and look at me.  I laugh at her because this means she is copying somebody at her home who is weighing all the time.  Even though this is funny why do we have to focus on that scale so much that a child emulate us doing it?

Nevertheless I recently did a post about motivation and what my keys are to continue to lose my weight and stay healthy.   I listed shopping as one of my keys however there are several more. Therefore I wanted to discuss my other motivations keys in this post.

The dictionary defines Motivation as: The reason or reasons one has for acting or behaving in a particular way.

motivation2Here is a list of my motivation keys:

  1.  Remain healthy and live a long fruitful life……. when one is carrying a large amount of weight.  It causes problems with your health.  For instant because of my previous overweight self, I suffered with Hypertension, GERD, High cholesterol, Orthopedic issues, Disc Degenerative Disorder, Sleep Apena Low stamina and endurance, low self esteem.  Man I was on several medications for each one of these diagnoses and I refuse to go back on that many medications.
  2. I like being able to walk long distance without feeling like I am going to pass out.  Walking was also another thing that cause problems.  I hated to go to grocery shopping and even try to shop because I got tired out so easily.
  3. The heat don’t bother me no more during the summer.  I swear when I was heavier…I thought I was going to pass out if I even peeped out the door during the spring and summer.
  4. Self esteem improved…Man on man.  There is nothing like being able to look in the mirror and feel good about yourself.  Weight loss can do that for you.  Just make your confidence improve drastically.
  5. Shopping and more shopping and more shopping… shopping cheaper, shopping is easily, shopping is fun, shopping is great.   Shopping make me feel better.  T
  6. Being able to fit in booths and seats in restaurants and other places.  Oh boy, I have posted about this before…Fat chair check…even though I don’t have to do this anymore.   I still do it.  I check every chair I sit in, just to make sure that I can fit or the chair will not fall when I sit in it.  Sorry old habits diet hard.

One thing I am learning to do is to focus on my day to day eating habits and not the scale. Because what I put in my mouth and exercise is the more important than anything. This is were I am able to keep the weight off and down.

Love, Peace, and Happiness

Be Blessed Tracy!

 

Maintaining weight loss after weight surgery.

Good morning Beautiful people! Today is a new day and God see fit to wake me up one more time.   I am really excited for whatever reason about blogging and I don’t know why.

Now I did say this time around for my blogging I was going to branch out do things a little different but I am going to still focus on my weight loss journey because it is ongoing.

One thing about me that is very important to me is cooking.  I love being around the stove creating new low-fat and sugar-free recipes.  On any given day you will find be in Pinterest looking at recipes and I am going through my head on how to reduce the fat and calories intake.  You want food to still taste good and fulfilling because this help you stay in track with your weight loss also.

Shopping has become an obsession.  However, I am a very cheap shopper.   I will be posting some of my deals with pictures.

I am also rejoining the YMCA.  The doctor has said I can restart exercising and I want to try jogging eventually.   Maybe enter a marathon or two.  I can’t wait to join because I have this big handsome 17 son who will be attending with me.  He wants to drop weight and maybe play football his last year in high school next year.  He weighs around 340.  He is my partner in the kitchen and we are going to do this together.  I love both of my awesome children.


God bless!  Love, peace and happiness!

Making the right decision

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Well I am officially here…tomorrow is the big day.  I am nervous and scared at the same time.  Whenever you undergo any kinds of surgery and are going to be cut there is going to be fear.  Anybody that tell you different is not being real with you. I have to report to the hospital tomorrow at 6:30 and the surgery is schedule for 8:00 am.

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My family is worried but they know why I have embarked on this path. In life we make all kinds of mistakes that follows us for several years from committing crimes, to marrying someone for the wrong reason, dropping out of high school or living a unhealthy lifestyle.  All of these are things that we could have prevented if we would have listen to elders or other people who tried to guide us to make better choices.
Nevertheless my decision to engage in unhealthy lifestyle has now lead me to this surgery.  If you’re a praying person whisper my name as you pray. 

Love, Peace and Happiness!
Ms. Tracy

My husband is my biggest supporter for my weight loss surgery.

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I love my husband.  He has been working on his current job about 30 minutes away from our current town for about 9 months.  This job has the insurance that allows the gastric bypass surgery.  He previously worked at a company here in our town for 2 years that was only about 10 minutes away, but was through a temporary company.  They only kept him for 2 years and laid him off.  When we started job searching we looked for a job that was permanent and with good benefits and were able to found his current position.  Nevertheless he got a call from his old temporary company about coming back to the company here in town.  Even though it was tempting he didn’t even think twice about saying no because he knew his current job was the reason I was able to have the gastric bypass.  He told me afterwards and let me know he told them no.   I wanted to hug and kiss him if I hadn’t been driving to hospital yesterday for the endoscopy.

The endoscopy had your girl scare as crap.  The nurse fiddle around trying to find a vein to put the IV in and ended up sticking me three times trying to find a viable vein.  But the nurse was nice, so I didn’t fuss.

The overall experience was over before I knew it even though I woke up to the doctor putting the light down my throat and thought that somehow Sherry was choking in my sleep.  (Sherry is my CPAP machine.)  Evidently they knock me back out because all I remember is waking up to my handsome husband sitting beside me.  My throat feel likes someone stuck a water hose down my throat and I feel a little tender in my chest area.  But overall the experience wasn’t bad.  The doctor said everything look good so one more thing out the way.

 I live to see another day, another hour, and other minute.

Love, Peace and Happiness.

Mrs. Tracy

Here is a link to a post in this blog about Sherry and our precious friendship. https://tracysmanning.wordpress.com/2013/12/22/133/.