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Getting Healthy: 500 Days Strong

Today marks the 500th consecutive day I have logged into MyFitnessPal.  I’m pretty sure I have NEVER done anything in my life before this for 500 days straight.  And this time it was for my health.  Honestly I couldn’t be more proud of myself for staying committed to something this long. In 500 days I have changed my life.  It seems like a long time, but it really isn’t.  It’s 1 year and 4.5 months.  A lot more things in life take a lot longer than that amount of time. In that time, I’ve done the following: Lost 90 pounds...

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Getting Healthy: Why I’m Choosing Not to Focus on the Last Pound – For Now

I recently hit 176 on the scale.  That means I only have 1lb left to hit my goal, but I have chosen to forego that last pound right now. I know, I know.  You are saying, “What the frig Tracy? What are you thinking?” But hear me out. In the process of getting to the 176 from 180 I lost myself.  For the past few months, I plateaued in my weight loss and hovered anywhere between 180 – 184.  It was frustrating, despite my constant – DAILY – reminder to myself not to get fixated on a number on the...

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Getting Healthy: Why Your Scale Isn’t Always The Best Measure of Success

Today marks something amazing for me on this journey.  Two things happened. First, the scale hasn’t moved in months.  It hasn’t budged past my lowest of 180lbs.  Now for someone trying to get to 175lbs this would be frustrating.  Like seriously what the frig.  But, and there is a big BUT here, everyone who is losing weight has to remember (and I seem to constantly have to remind myself of this fact like a big slap in the face) – Your scale isn’t always the best measure of success! Why do you ask this?  Well the second thing that happened was...

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Getting Healthy: New Workout Gear

When you are on the journey to get healthy, nothing makes you feel better than some new workout gear and a dear friend of mine got me hooked on Athleta’s clothes.  I am in LOVE with everything Athleta.  I’m pretty sure I have circled one of everything in the last catalog I got in the mail. Their clothes are amazing for any type of workout.  I’ve started up another round of T25 (yes, I couldn’t stay away from Shaun T for too long), which means I need something tight with compression that will hold everything in and keep it from bouncing all...

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Getting Healthy: Celebrating How Far I’ve Come

So, let’s just start off with I’ve started seeing a therapist.  Big shock.  But seriously, I needed it.  With everything going on and my anxiety mounting, I needed someone outside to help me work through everything. In talking to my therapist, he said something to me that really resonated.  We were talking about how focused I have been on trying to get to my goal weight that I haven’t allowed myself to fully celebrate how far I have come. You need to allow yourself to celebrate how far you have come when losing weight and getting healthy. Sure along the...