Tracy: before
My goal for this month is to listen to my body a little more. I had a splitting headache this afternoon and I'm wondering if my body just was needing a little extra rest after all the changes and excitement over the last week. The good news was although I had a bit of a headache and was VERY sore this morning, I made it to the gym and did 40 minutes on the treadmill. I played racquetball last night, which was a lot of fun and seemed like a great workout, but I certainly used a lot of muscles that had been seemingly dormant. Since I was such a good girl, I didn't feel guilty and took a nap this afternoon. It definitely felt good to get some rest and not fill that "hole" with food that would have just made me feel more lethargic.

Another feeling that has been out of touch, so to speak, is hunger. My goal is to only eat when I'm hungry rather than when I historically would grab food. Recalling Colin Cowie's approach to eating being something to enjoy and cherish nurturing my body, Matt and I have stocked up on some great produce and getting back to cooking. I absolutely love to cook and think that many times I can create meals that are healthier and tastier than restaurants. Because cooking is something I'm passionate about, I've decided that I want to do a "food-umentary" along my journey. I've started taking photos of the meals I'm having—this way I have documented my meals. It also makes me more excited about producing a yummy and beautiful meal.

For all those friends who have reached me and sent me good luck and offered their support, thank you so much. I think many people were so surprised that my weight was a big issue and something that bothered me so much. It's great to know that there were some people that had been out of touch for a while who offered great thoughts. Thank you to everyone, especially my mentor, Dana, who has been an amazing inspiration.

Thank you so much everyone,

As a reminder, always consult your doctor for medical advice and treatment before starting any program.


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