Traci 1-161.8











Hi there , my name is Traci, I am 42 years old and I started this journey ‘around’ August of 2010, or that is when I had my first ‘ oh my God moment’, or how did I, or wow, I REALLY do weigh 245 pounds, what the hell do I do now? That’s when I started Weight Watchers. I won’t say it’s a bad program, it isn’t, it taught me a lot.  It taught me to journal, which is REALLY important!

Then  I found Beth Downey and circuit training which I LOVE! But it doesn’t love me sadly! :( A total knee replacement later, which was not because of the gym, but because of an old injury I did in middle school to my ACL– I’m still struggling with that injury now and with my shoulder–I have frozen shoulder in both shoulders. I also have patella baja in my knee, which means my knee cap lowered after the surgery and they will not be able to fix it.

I have lost over 80 pounds ( I have gained a little back, I am currently about 165) with hardly any working out because I couldn’t, but I wasn’t going to give up, wasn’t going to let that stop me! I was tired of being tired, and scared and frustrated and feeling unlovable, to ME! Anyone know that feeling? So then Beth introduced me to Tosca Reno’s ‘Eating Clean’ and I WAS hooked! And I have followed it to this day. You CAN do this with just FOOD if you are hurt , you can lose weight if you can’t work out, don’t be afraid!
I KNOW it may seen overwhelming at first, but hang in there with me, you CAN DO this, I can show you some tricks and give you information, I was scared at first too, I thought I couldn’t afford it, or I couldn’t cook this or that or it would be way too hard but I am doing it, you can too!

So, let’s do this together, you and me, we CAN!!! :) One pound at a time, I will be there holding your hand when you cross that finish line baby… :)

I walk with Christ…

‘ A Lily among the Thorns’

Song of Solomon…

God Bless!


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  1. You are AMAZING! My gosh – this is so wonderful. I love the picture progression in your header. You radiate – but I’ll say this: It looks like you radiate no matter what size you are, and that is your inner spirit. So keep on radiating girl! You made my day.

  2. Awww thank you Marilyn!

    I had a great time making it, wanting to show my progress!
    Thank you so much for the encouragement and the inspiration, I am getting caught up on so many ways, so that I can come back to this-I plan on making my next post weekend, you have inspired me! Thank you for your kind words and support, it means so much more then you know!


  3. wow, Traci! What a transformation! You have come such a long way! Congratulations!! I know how hard it can be to lose weight, even more to keep it off. It’s crazy that we both started our journey in august 2010. Stay strong and motivated!


    • Thanks so much Farrah for stopping by, sorry I am so late in replying! With some of medical issues I have going on, I am limited in my computer time-it really frustrates me. I have so much I want to do and say but after a few hours, I just can’t type anymore! 😦

      I read that on your blog and you are doing so AMAZING! I really liked your blog and all the things are you are doing!! It’s a hard road we are walking but so worth it in the long road I believe! I have a post I will be posting that I am behind with, but after that I will also but doing some tips we have learned going down this vegan path! 🙂

      I will be stopping by your blog as well for I believe you have a lot of things I can learn from so thank you!


    • Oh thank you, I would be honored–I will be glad to check out your site and do all I can. I know how hard it is and what a struggle it is. I love to pay it forward and do all I can to help others, please just let me know what you would like me to do! Thank you so much for stopping by and your sweet comments!


      • Thanks Traci!
        What I would like if you have the time or are inclined. Is a before/after pic, your before/after stats and a brief backstory of your journey(optional), You can also include links to your blog, website, youtube, social media. You can email it to transformationphotos@gmail.com or With your permission, I could use before/after photos from your site, & if you have a blog post already on your transformation story, you can include the link to that as well and I could use that. I hope you can contribute.
        Thanks again,

      • Hi Rhonda,

        Can you give me till this weekend? I am pretty busy during the week. This sounds amazing and again I would be honored, I believe the key in all this is trying to help someone else, that is the main reason I have this blog. 🙂

        Take care,

Thanks, Traci

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