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Short Lived Victory

Friday, March 18, 2011

On Monday I decided NO MORE JUNK FOOOD. Well I can proudly say that I am 4 days junk food free! It feels great! I don't even want the stuff when I see it!

I have been killing it with my workouts lately and been eating in Spark calorie range (been tracking! yay!). Tomorrow I am hoping for a good weigh-in. I am not going to set a goal of what I hope to lose, I just want it to be a loss!

Yesterday for St. Patty's Day, people brought green goodies and put them in the teacher's lounge. Normally that is my true downfall because my willpower tends to fail when I am in that room. Well, I went into the lounge, looked at all the bad food I love, took 1 grape, and left! I didn't go back the whole day! YAY!!! Yesterday was a great day...


I get home after a great afternoon of workout and sit down to have dinner with the family. My mom is good about fixing things I can eat and then I get other things out that I can have. Well they had fixed turkey tenderloin. I like eating that but first bite I could taste all the salt! I have really watched my sodium intake and can tell from one bite if something has a good amount of sodium in it. So through discussion, found out it was not the plain turkey tenderloin that my mother could have bought, but a flavored one that has more sodium. I made due, ate it, but drank more water. My brother decideds to pipe up and say "Is Nick (fiance) going to eat like you?" Well yes (and is looking forward to it I might add!). Then my brother, sister-in-law, mother, and father have this conversation about how everything I fix/eat or even do is nasty and stinky. I am sorry that I am trying to make myself healthy! Let me go stuff my face with what you all eat! They even picked on me about what I have that makes my foot better because it is in the freezer. So what!

So annoying!

Tomorrow I have my first wedding shower and I am starting to not want to have it. I am already expecting someone to say something about what I am either eating or not. I can't win with my family!

I just keep reminding myself - this is for me, this is for my future family. Screw those that aren't on board!


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FRANKLY5 3/27/2011 11:26AM

    I am proud of you.

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BOOKWORM27S 3/19/2011 12:51AM

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APIRLRAIN888 3/18/2011 11:29PM

    keep at it! you are doing great! 4 days woohoo!

as for family, just keep doing what you are doing. hopefully you spark them by example
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DYNAMICDEB53 3/18/2011 8:52PM

    Tracey, great job not giving in to those goodies. I know that must have felt super.
About your family, well my ex was no support when I was working at getting my blood sugars undercontrol and yes it did make it harder, but like you I just kept thinking that this was for me and for my sons so I could be healthier. My DH now is so supportive as it sounds your hubby to be is. Hang in there enjoy this special time and dont let them get to you. Think of the future and know you are doing something good for you. Also I will agree it is possible they are really jealous and dont want to see you succeed. So keep working at it, You are a winner.
Smiles and hugs

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VIRGIE8278 3/18/2011 6:16PM

    Congratulations on staying away from the break room!!!

I can't understand your family! They should want you to be healthy! The only thing I thought was maybe they are giving you a hard time, because they wish they could have your determination! It is such a commendable thing. This is hard enough without having people bring you down.

If I were in your shoes I would suggest a family meeting, and discuss why this is so important to you, and how they make you feel! It will never change and it will just make it harder for you if they don't get informed about how they are affecting you!

Good luck, and I know that you will be successful!

Life, Love and Laughter,


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ENOUGHALREADY10 3/18/2011 9:09AM

    Firstly, WOW about the breakroom! I know how that room can trap you in ROCKED that!!!! emoticon

Secondly, screw them! (sorry to be blunt) But really! Whoever cares about you will be excited that you're working so hard toward having a healthy life and future. (Like Nick does)

Soon enough you'll be moving away from all of that nonsense and be free to run after your dreams with your new husband and they can just stuff it!!!

Again....AWESOME job yesterday!

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JAMIELOGICAL 3/18/2011 8:25AM

    Ugh, it sucks about your family not being supportive of you yesterday. It's nice that your mom makes an effort to cook things you can eat, though. You've made it this far with or without their support and soon you and Nick will be living on your own and it will be a lot easier to eat the right things and not have other temptations in the house. Just stay strong. I can't believe you've made it 4 days without any junk food! I don't have any confidence in my ability to do that, so I likely wouldn't even try.

To answer your question from my blog entry, I'm having my surgery in Brazil because it is significantly cheaper there and the surgeons are significantly more experienced. Brazil is the "plastic surgery capital of the world". They are a couple of years ahead of the US in materials and techniques. And, even with the expense of flying there and staying in a hotel for 2-3 weeks while I recover, it's still only going to cost about 1/3 to 1/2 as much as it would here in the US.

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Let Me Know

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hey all!

I just wanted everyone to know that I will be placing an order for Thirty-One products this weekend if anyone is interested in ordering a new purse or bag.

Right now the special is buy $31 you can get a purse half off.

Check out the catalog at

As a reminder, the percentage I make will be donated to Relay For Life!

Some of our bags will make a great Easter Basket that can be used more than once a year!!

Any questions, let me know!


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APIRLRAIN888 3/16/2011 10:00PM

    awesome! don't quit blogging! I read all muy friends blog or try now! too many ;p but I do try! I think I might have just added you ;p

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NO_SNOW_BODY 3/16/2011 6:14PM

    looked through the catalog, but right now I have a granddaughter's b'day on Sunday. I loved looking through it.

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Healthy Cooking Challenge Week 1 Goals

Sunday, March 13, 2011


1. Track, track, track
2. Figure out best times to eat
3. Replace junk eating with fruits and vegetables
4. Try a new recipe
5. Make it through my wedding shower without eating bad things
6. Drink more water!

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DAWNWINS 3/16/2011 1:12PM

    wow, it's wedding shower time already, that has flown for sure.
I miss ya Tracey, we've been busy fighting cancer in my house.
Enjoy your day

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Relay for Life

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Since joining spark I have become so much more active! Two weekends ago I went on two different hikes in one day, and the following day I walked around town - for a total of about 6 miles the whole weekend!

I have also signed up to go with a group of students on another hike in a few weeks. In addition to the hike, I signed up for Relay For Life. I have had a few people in my life effected by Cancer and this is my way to give back. I am planning to walk a mile for everyone it has touched in my life. I will be walking 6 miles. I am going to pace myself to get this done but I think it is a great goal for me.

So I had a thought about how to raise money for a great cause. I am currently selling Thirty-One products and I get a percentage back of ever order I sell. I plan on giving a percentage of that percentage to the Relay for Life fund.

If you want to get a new bag and to also donate to Relay For Life, let me know! I will be placing an order by March 16th, so let me know soon!

Check out the catalog - www,

Please support a great cause! Email me with any qestions


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APIRLRAIN888 3/16/2011 10:00PM

    woohoo!!!! keep sparking

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NO_SNOW_BODY 3/16/2011 6:16PM

    I also do several 5Ks. I did one last weekend that benefitted the Honor Flight for Veterans. I am doing another on the first week in April and then another on April 30th for the women's abuse shelter. I signed up for our relay for life. It is June 10 and 11th. Look forward to it.

Comment edited on: 3/17/2011 8:00:13 PM

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DYNAMICDEB53 3/16/2011 2:26PM

    Wow what a great walking weekend you had. I love that you committed to other walks too. Those help us stay focused. In May we are walking in the Susan Komen walk here, both myself and DH. We had done this for a couple years it is a great way to remember those who have passed and those who are fighting. DH lost 2 wives to cancer.
Keep up the great job and please keep writing.

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Monday, February 07, 2011

Hello everyone,

I just wanted everyone one to know that I am now a Thirty One Consultant. I thought that this would be a great way to bring in some extra cash. I will be leaving good ol VA for the cold tundra which is Milwaukee in a few months. I don't think that the Thirty-One craze has hit out there so I thought this would be a great thing to do. This will probably be thetime I blog about 31 from me because I know I am one not to be bugged about buying things. I am just putting my information out there to you.

My thirty-one website is

Check out the website and if there is something you really want, please let me know. If you want to wait and just see a catalog, please let me know that also. .

I hope all is well with each of you!

Thanks for taking the time to read this!


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NO_SNOW_BODY 3/15/2011 6:21PM

    Never heard of it hear but looking

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MRSMLBJ 2/7/2011 9:55PM

    never heard of it and will check it out. I'm in IL just under WI

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