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Reflections of 2011 and Looking forward into 2012...

As I look bad into 2011, I have to admit that this has not been my best weight loss year.  I do, however, have to admit that I am proud of myself for several things that have happened in this past year.  I have tried several new classes and new things.  Like what?  Well, I actually went to a Yoga studio to try a class.  It was an absolutely amazing experience and I have an overwhelming desire to repeat it!  I foresee that happening again in 2012.  I got on a StairMaster and lasted longer than a minute.  If you have never been on the StairMaster, I suggest you try it.  I am super proud of myself for that.  My challenge for myself in 2012 is to try to get up to 30 minutes...I may increase that once I get there...but I'll start there.  I attempted to start the Couch to 5K, but unfortunately, fell and broke my hand and really didn't get back into it.  I am hoping to change that this year.  I don't know that I will ever be a full fledged runner, but I'd like to say that I tr

Today is a sad day....

Today we laid my Uncle Jess to rest.  He is my dad's youngest brother and his death was quite unexpected.   Although there are some errors in that obituary, it does have some parts of it correct.  I am thankful that we had him as long as we did.  I have no doubt that he is in heaven with my Memaw and my Aunt Fariel.  What could be better than that?  No more pain and no more suffering?  It is hard on those of us that remain.  I just pray for peace and comfort for my family as I know it has been difficult on all of us.  This week has been stressful for me and has not been good for my eating habits.  After going to the nutritionist and getting my valuable information, I'm not sure what to expect when I go back in.  I've tried not to be too bad, but it's hard not to stress eat for me.  I'm trying to do better, but there are times when it just gets the best of me. :-(  Thankfully, I am remembering that it&#

Who am I? What am I doing? Why am I blogging?

My name is Tracey.  I have been married for 2 years and have 3 children.  I initially started this journey because my mother had some heart problems, which required her to have stints put in.  I initially started this journey in February 2007 and I lost my Nanny, my mother's mother, in April right before her birthday.  Needless to say, this was an extremely difficult time for me.  My Nanny was so proud of my efforts before she passed and I ultimately managed to lose down into the 150's.  That definitely took some work, I was working out 5 to 6 times per week, sometimes twice per day.  I watched everything I ate and counted my points.  Then life got in the way...I met and started dating my husband.  I changed jobs and wound up not being close to the gym that I was used to and there was not one close to me.  Ultimately, I wound up gaining my weight back and a few extra pounds, which put me at 200.6 pounds about a year ago.  Trust me, 200 pounds on my 4'10" frame was defi