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…