Category: Tracy

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Getting Healthy: Vacations

Ah, vacations.  Vacations are great for so many things, but usually not so great for your diet.  I went to Oklahoma to visit family and have a mini family reunion the week of July 4th. I had plans to be good during my vacation…stick to my diet (as much as I could), exercise, etc.  Along the way of spending time with family and after looking back on pictures, I learned a few more things about myself in this journey to get healthy that I wanted to share: I no longer see myself as the “fat” girl in the pictures.  Browsing...

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Getting Healthy: Yes I am Insane (Final Results)

I was going to wait until Wednesday when I normally post, but I had to share the news! I finished the Insanity workout program on Saturday!  I seriously cried.  I can’t believe I am admitting that, but I cried.  I cried because I’m actually going to miss it (what?!) and I’m proud of myself for sticking to it and pushing myself to where I didn’t think I could go. Before, during, and after the program you take fit tests to see how you are improving throughout the program.  Basically the fit test gives you 1 minute to do a particular move...

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Getting Healthy: Depression, Anxiety & Losing Weight

Many of my close friends and family know that I struggle with anxiety and depression.  In college I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Clinical Depression, and Panic Attacks.  These disorders are not fun to live with, but it is a part of who I am and for most of my adult life I have embraced them and learned to deal. I have my good days and bad.  I’ve been on all manner of medications…pretty much name it and I’ve probably taken it, but after a lot of struggle and most of my weight gain I made the decision...

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Getting Healthy: Thank you MyFitnessPal

I’ve mentioned MyFitnessPal before, but without this handy program/app I wouldn’t have made it as far as I have come in my weight loss journey.  MyFitnessPal is a completely free calorie tracking program via the web and/or mobile phone app that allows you to input your food via manual input, searching through their HUGE database (including TONS of restaurants/fast food places), putting recipes in, and even with a bar code scanner! When you set up a profile, it calculates your daily calorie needs based on age, weight, height, how much you want to lose, and your activity level.  Then you have...

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Getting Healthy: It’s Not All About the Scale

When I first began my journey to get healthy and lose weight, I focused a lot on the number on the scale.  Yes, overall, your weight is a good indicator that you are making your goals, but I’ve learned that a lot of times this isn’t always the best way to measure your success. One of the ways I have measured my success is through comparison pictures like the one above and through taking measurements of my body.  A coworker said to me the other day that my face has really changed during this process and I guess I just...

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Getting Healthy: Yes I Am Insane (Update)

Over the Memorial Day weekend I completed the first month and recovery week of the Insanity workout program.  It was not easy.  Yes, I missed a day or two and NO I cannot do an entire workout all the way through, but I pressed on.  I persevered. And, there have been A LOT of changes with my body.  First, I had to STOP looking at the scale.  I have become a little obsessed with weighing myself every day (I know, I know…), but the scale wasn’t moving like it had been during my weight loss before.  I only lost 4lbs...