Showing posts with label Traci 2007. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Traci 2007. Show all posts

Monday, November 05, 2007

Long time... no post!!

Ok, so I haven’t posted in quite sometime… well that’s because I haven’t exactly been watching what I eat or working out as much….BUT I haven’t gained a pound, so I’m happy about that. I’m still sitting at 199. I haven’t gone crazy with the eating, but I’ve had a few cookies here, some fries there, a slice of apple pie over here… you get it. I’ve only been walking a couple of times a week rather than my usual 6 nights a week. I have been staying busy though and very active with Brayden. We played basketball and football for almost 3 hours yesterday…that was definetly a workout. So anyway, I’m here today to pledge to get back on the counting calorie program and the exercise program until Thanksgiving Day… after that it’s back on until the trip to MS for Christmas. I would like to lose 6 by the 22nd and another 8 on top of that for a total of 14 more by the MS trip. That will put me at 185lbs… the lowest I have been since high school. Definetly doable if I can just stay on task.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Ok, so the goal was to be at 199... which would have been 5lbs in 1 week. Well, I only lost 3 but I'm not complaining. The 199 will come... very soon! I didn't exercise at all last week so I'm honestly impressed I even lost what I did. Onederland... HERE I COME!!!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

No news, is usually good news... but not in this case. If you've noticed, I haven't weighed in for a couple of weeks... well that's because there is nothing to report. No loss, no gain. I hit a plateau... which is code for I quit counting calories, drinking water, and exercising for about a week and all of my momentum came to a screeching halt. However, I'm happy to report... I climbed right back on and the scale is moving again.

My goal was to be down to 200 by my birthday... well my birthday was Saturday and here I sit at 204!! So, I've set a new mini-goal to be under 200 by next weigh-in!

Down 2 lbs since last weigh in for a total loss of 28lbs!

Tiff - Definetly keep us posted on the shake thing. I'd love to do something for a week or so to take off some weight quickly! BTW, looovvveee the pic!1

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Only down 1 lb for a total of 26lbs. Hey, that's better than gaining one.
Now I just have to make it up this week and lose 3.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Ask and ye shall receive....

It's funny you mention divorce along with the weight loss because the one thing I fear is that people are going to look at me and think... "poor thing is so depressed, she's not eating and she's losing weight". WRONG... she is working her butt off and eating right. Don't get me wrong, being single again is definetly a motivator but the actual weight loss has nothing to do with getting a divorce. I'm not saying you think that, I know you know that I'm working hard...but I think a lot of people will assume that.

As far as what I'm eating and doing to stay motivated. It's really simple actually. I eat pretty much anything I want, I just write it all down and track the calories. I eat no more than 1200 during the week and no more than 1500 on the weekends. I have found that I'm naturally eating healthier though because I want to be able to still eat when I'm hungry, therefore in order to stay under, I have to eat healthy. I could eat chocolate cake everyday, but then I would be starving. I don't know how to explain it but it has finally clicked... food is nothing more than nourishment anymore. I don't daydream about food like I used to. Don't get me wrong, if I see a box of Krispy Kremes in the kitchen at work... the thought may cross my mind... but I simply tell myself no. I can either give in to that one moment of weakness or I can triumph and take pride over the fact that I didn't go for it. The longer that I've gone the easier it has gotten. There were donuts in the kitchen this morning and the thought to eat one never even crossed my mind. That stuff only makes me feel sad and depressed... I have enough going on that makes me sad and depressed... why add to it?

I've been eating lots of fruit and veggies. I've been taking my lunch everyday. I make myself drink 100 oz of water a day. It's not an option. I drink 1 on the way to work, 1 at lunch, 1 on the way home and 2 when I get home. I've just had to make it a habit. I've emptied my house of all junk food... other than Brayden's one box of Little Debbies that I let him have. They are HIS... I even wrote his name on them.

Something else that I have been doing is skipping breakfast... now I know that goes against everything everyone else says... but hey it's working for me. I find if I eat breakfast that I get really hungry around 10 or so and go hunting down sweets. Instead, I just wait until 10 to eat my first thing for the day. I have a cup of coffee when I first get to work and that keeps me satisfied until that time. I either eat a banana or yogurt and then I don't eat again until lunchtime. For lunch, I eat a Lean Cuisine or Smart One and then eat a tomato and cucumber with Fat Free Zesty Italian dressing... so good. I usually can't eat it all. I then make myself wait until at least 3 to eat again... even if I get hungry before then, I just pop a piece a gum, chug some water and tell myself no! I usually eat a 100 calorie pack of cookies, or some kind of Smart Ones dessert at 3. I leave work each day with about 600 calories left. That' s more than enough for dinner, including dinner at a fast food place. I make myself wait until atleast 6:30 for dinner. Dinner lately has consisted of Ramen noodles, or a huge bowl of sauteed squash. We have fast food about once a week, even pizza. If you stick to burgers w/o mayo or chicken, you can usually get away for less than 500 calories. Thin crust pizza isn't too bad either if you can stick to just 2 pieces. I try to save atleast 100 calories for "dessert". Sometimes dessert is 1/2 cup of ice cream, sometimes it's a big square of dark bakers chocolate. To be honest, most days I ended up about 100 calories under what I should be getting, that's not good either... I really try to make myself get all 1200 in. I never thought I'd be having to make myself eat.

The first 2 weeks were hard...but I made myself do it. It has gotten so much easier. It's become second nature.

As for exercise, again I just make myself do it. It helps that I have someone to do it with. She counts on me to show up every night and I count on her. Unless something urgent comes up, everyone in my life has learned that at 7:30 every night, Traci will be walking. Even Brayden has accepted... he complains, but he knows that no matter what, we are going, so he might as well suck it up and go along. It's been so hot lately that I've been going to the gym instead. On the rare occasion that I can't go, I bought a Pilates DVD and I do it instead. I took a free Pilates class a few weeks ago and OMG... I hurt in places that I've never hurt before. I like it because it gives you long lean muscles instead of bulky muscles. Speaking of, I only use machines at the gym... resistance training is much better for women vs. weights. You get to tone without adding bulk...I've been doing it about 3 times a week and haven't bulked up... just toned up.

The most important thing that I have done is finally gotten into my head that I HAVE to take care of me and that it's ok to put me first sometimes. I don't care if Brayden is tired of eating vegetables and hates not having soda in the house. Guess what, after a few weeks he quit whining about not having cokes and cookies and he's actually learned to enjoy some new foods. He loves squash now. I don't care if he doesn't want to put down the Playstation to go walking for 45 minutes, this isn't about him. I say that but actually it is about him too, one of the biggest things I can do for him is to teach him at this early age, how to be healthy, to get him in the habit of exercising. He will thank me one day. I want to be around for him 20 years from now. I want to be able to run and play with him. I'm doing this for both of us and I can't allow myself to feel selfish just because he doesn't always like it. I spent the last 10 years taking care of everyone but me and look where it got me... fat and alone!!

Ok, so that was kind of quick and dirty and more of a rambling than an organized post... but hopefully it has made you think and given you some motivation. Tiffany this is one of the hardest things I have ever done, but at the same time.. it's absolutely the best I have felt about myself in a long time. I was so tired of looking at everyone else and being jealous because they were doing it and I just couldn't. Well I'm on the other side now and it feels great. You CAN do this!

I love you girl!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Down 2 more lbs for a total of 25lbs!!
Only 8 more lbs before I meet my first mini-goal of being below 200 by my birthday. That gives me 24 days to lose 8 lbs... no problem!!!

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Down 3 lbs for a total of 23 lbs lost!!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Down 2 more for a total of 20 lbs!

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci



Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday: Traci

Total Calories - 1233
Total Water - 68oz
Total Exercise - 2 miles

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

DOWN 2 lbs...
I quit posting my food log, but I am going to keep posting my total calories, water and exercise.
I did good this weekend.. that's when I usually struggle but I made myself stick to it and when I felt like cheating and I just tried to picture the new skinny me and popped a piece of gum in my mouth.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Traci's Food Log - Friday

2 Pieces of Low Cal toast with Natural Peanut Butter - 170
2 Reeses Mini Cup - 86
2 Fajita tacos without the tortilla - 260 (high estimate based on others on the net)

1/2 c Refried Beans - 118

1/2 c Mexican Rice - 130

Total Calories - 764
Total Water - 56
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles


Congratulations Susan... that's AWESOME!!! BTW, I tried the frozen grapes and they are really good.

Well I had a "non-scale victory" today (that's WW meeting lingo). I have a pair of jeans that have become really tight since I first purchased them last year. I haven't been able to wear them for about 5 months... well guess what I wore to work today... my jeans!! I was so excited. I didn't even have to suck it in to button them. It's amazing what a difference a measily 12 lbs makes!!

Good luck this weekend... it's always my most difficult time when it comes to snacking and eating stuff I shouldn't. I'm really going to do it this weekend!!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Map your walk...

I found this really cool website called Map My Walk, it allows you to map the route that you walk. For instance when I walk my neighborhood I estimate the miles based on the same drive in my car... but this is much more accurate. For instance, I've estimated my walk to be about 2 miles... but it's actually only 1.6 miles. I've been going to the trail lately and it has markers so that makes it pretty easy, but it's good to know that next time I walk in the neighborhood that I'll know how much I'm really doing. Check out my route...

Traci's Food Log - Thursday

2 Pieces of Low Cal toast with Natural Peanut Butter - 170
Grilled Chicken Breast - 110
Squash cooked in 1T oil - 85
2 Reeses Mini Cup - 86
10 Frozen Grapes - 34
100 Calorie Pack Cookies - 100
Bowl of cereal with 1% milk - 270
Cream of Broccoli Soup - 150
Cheese Stick - 50

Total Calories - 1055
Total Water - 56
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Weigh-In Wednesday: Traci

Considering I gained 3lbs during my little trip to MS, I'm happy to be down, even if it is just one lb. since my last weigh-in 2 weeks ago. I've done really good this week, so hopefully next weeks weigh-in at least 3 lbs.

Traci's Food Log - Wednesday

B - Coffee - 30
B - Strawberries w/ 2 packets of sugar - 94
L - Baked Sweet Potato with 1 T butter - 131
L - Dinner Salad with 1 oz of dressing - 257
S -Banana Recipe that claimed to be low cal but after I made it and figured it up it was 200 calories. It wasn't that good either...but I ate it anyway. :)
D - 1/2 of a Tostino's Pizza - 360
S - Cheese Stick - 50

Total Calories - 1122
Total Water - 48
Total Exercise - None :(

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Traci's Food Log - Tuesday

B - WW Yogurt -70
S - Cereal Straws - 75
L - Ramen Noodles - 300
S - Strawberries w/T of sugar- 61
S - 1/2 c Chocolate ICe Cream - 100
S - Banana - 70
D - Soup - 120
S - Cereal w/ 1% Milk - 180

Total Calories - 976
Total Water - 56 oz
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles

Monday, July 09, 2007

Traci's Food Log - Monday

B - WW Yogurt -70
L - Smart One - 290
S - Tomato Soup - 190
D - Squash Sauted in Olive Oil - 130
S - Cheese Stick - 50

Total Calories - 730
Total Water - 90oz
Total Exercise - walked 2 miles

New motivation...

Hope you both had a happy 4th. I did, but I can’t say that I am too happy with the food choices I made. I went to MS as you know and ended up gaining back the 2 lbs I had lost the week before. I went back to counting calories yesterday though and I was able to lose one of them. I had a good weekend. Now that I’m single, I’ve been going out more and that has motivated me to keep up with the program. I mean, how am I gonna find the man of my dreams if I hate the way I look??? A friend of mine lives about 4 hours away and has someone she wants me to meet… supposedly we are perfect for each other. She wants me to come visit her and meet him. So I’m planning to go at the end of August… now that’s some motivation. I have about 6 weeks to lose 20 pounds. I think I can do it…no, wait… I KNOW I can do it. I’m not really in the market right now for Mr. Right, but I wouldn’t mind meeting a few nice guys. Anyway, hope you losers have a great week.