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Hi. My name is Tracy. I am 32 years old. I lost over 75 pounds last year then I got pregnant & put on bedrest. I gained over 50 pounds of it back. I'm now two months postpartum & back in the game.
I never imagined it would be so hard to almost start over. I was working out over two hours a day & now I find it difficult to cram in two 30 minute workouts.
I want to be that person again.... I will be that person again.

Update 1/27/11. I lost ALL the baby weight plus I am 10 pounds under my lowest weight before my pregnancy. 180 pounds was my goal but now I'm thinking 155 is more like it. I want that BMI to read normal.
I started with a personal trainer one day a week on 11/22/10 & has been one of the best decisions of my life. I'm in better shape now than I was in high school (on 3 sports teams). My body has completely changed. I barely recognize that person in the mirror. I'm a runner. Who knew? I may not be fast but I never thought that I could go outside & just run 6 miles on a random afternoon...after only 3 months, let me add. Running gives me a feeling of accomplishment almost every time....because I did it. I'm not exactly where I'd like to be with speed but it gives me something to work on. I spend lots of time in the gym because I LOVE it. Really thinking of looking into getting a certification as a fitness instructor. I would love to teach a class...heck, I take 8 a week....why not teach one?

A little more about me....
I don't want to be the fat mom & embarrass my children. I want to be a fit, healthy, active mom.
I don't want to have to start at square one again. I had an Aha Moment the other day and I realized that maybe I depended too much on exercise & just cutting calories to loose the weight. And not enough on changing eating habits. I am trying to become a healthy, clean eater. I try to shop the perimeter of the store rather than the middle where all the bags, boxes, & junk are.
My mother had a massive stroke at the age of 48. She has partial paralysis on her right side & problems with her speech. She wasn't even that heavy. Maybe 175 pounds. My grandmother died at 64 from cardiovascular disease. I already have strict one against history. What the heck is going to happen to me if I don't shape up? It scares me. I want to be there for my husband & my kids. I've pretty much been chubby, fat, whatever you want to call it from the age of 12 or so on. I was always very active with sports but always fat. Great at softball. Could kill the ball & field short stop like crazy but couldn't run as well as I liked. I made the HS volleyball team my freshman year over the skinny girls but I always felt like the fat girl on the team. It never stopped me but I noticed. Even now, I do classes at the gym and look around & I am usually the only chubby girl there & I feel like these skinny B's look at me like---yeah, she can't keep up. Oh yes, I can. I'm just ready to finally finish & meet my goal. And really show what I can do.

Member Since: 5/9/2006

My Goals:
My weekly loss:
260 (-5) 8/17
255 (-5) 8/24
247.8 (-2.2) 8/31

245 (-2.8) 9/7
241.8 (-1.8) 9/14
238.8 (-3) 9/21
236 (2.8) 9/28

235 (-1) 10/5
233 (-2) 10/12
229 (-4) 10/19
227 (-2) 10/26

224 (-3) 11/2
224 (0) 11/9
220 (-4.8) 11/16
215 (-4.2) 11/23
213 (-2) 11/30

No weigh in 12/7
208 (-5) 12/14
204 (-4) 12/21
no weigh in 12/27

201 (-3) 1/3
199 (-2) 1/10
194 (-5) 1/18
190 (-4) 1/25

My Program:
I am eating between 1450-1650 calories a day. I try to work out twice a day or a total of 60-90 minutes. Either classes at the gym, cardio machines, or walking with my children. I push myself HARD when it comes to exercise. I need to learn to have a little bit of patience. Haven't done so yet. I really give it my all so I except big results every week & it doesn't always work that way. I know this but can't help but to feel disappointed at times.
I LOVE to excerise but it starts to become an obsession. I like to mix it up & try new things. Keep my body guessing.
Any & all group exercise classes. Keeps me motivated.
Just started running this year. I love it!! I never thought I would be a runner but I am. I run 5 days a week. Usually 3 miles. Just trying to work on my time. I will be taking a running class in March which leads to my first 5K in May.

Personal Information:
My name is Tracy. I've been married for over 5 years now. We have two wonderful litlte boys.
We live about an hour outisde of Philadelphia.

Other Information:
I'm aiming for 10 pounds a month. I realize it is a lot. I did it before I know I can do it again.

10%--26#--234 # DONE!!!

50#-210-by 12/28
My hubby & I have a deal. If we both lose 50 pounds before our anniversary, 4/16, then we are booking a trip to Rivera Maya & staying at Aventura Spa Palace where we stayed on our honeymoon. DONE!!!!

199--get to ONEderland

195 lbs--This will put me back to my lowest weight back in June 09 & since high school. (This is the number I'm hoping
to be when we go away around our anniversary--April/May).

191--I will offically be overweight instead of obese.

189--Can't even begin to guess when the last time I was in the 180's. Maybe 9-10th grade.

180--1st Goal weight

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