Tuesday, February 23, 2010

New Fitness Website!

Hey Bloggers...

Check out the new fitness website I posted on this page. It is called My Fitness Pal and it is fabulous! It takes the work out of figuring out your daily calories,and exercise. It keeps track of EVERYTHING for you and will even make a graph to chart your weight loss progress! What could be easier?
You can find it on the web at www.myfitnesspal.com or if you have an iphone, it is a free app. Check it out and let me know what you think!


See you at the scale!

Sunday, February 21, 2010

It was a good day at Bethel

Hey fellow losers!
I saw so many of you at church today and you are looking good! It is such a blessing to be involved in this journey with so fellow Christians. It helps to know others are supporting and praying for you. This is the start of a new week...another chance to make good choices, through diet, exercise, and quiet time. I will be praying for you all this week. I'm looking forward to Wednesday!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Today is a New Week...

I love watching the Olympics, don't you? What is your favorite event? I always like figure skating, but I find that wherever the action is...wherever the teams are exceling, that is what I want to be watching. It is exciting to see athletes do well and WOW everyone with their speed, skill, or tricks.
Truthfully...weight loss is sort of the same way. We like to watch the ones who seem to be having success. We ask them what they are doing to give them such good results. What diet tips do they have? What exercises are they doing? We look for inspiration from others. Great! Keep seeking out that inspiration if that is what keeps you focused and forward thinking. Don't get stuck in the rut of "Everyone else can do it but me." That is self-defeating. Think positive thoughts...put your own effort into it. Pray for discipline in your diet and exercise!
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Last Chance Workout

OK Kids...It's Last Chance Workout Time!
Even if you haven't been regular on your exercise this week...exercise today! Don't overeat before the weigh-in...save your evening meal for after weigh-in. Drink lots of water. It keeps you healthy and helps flush your system. The biggest thing is...SHOW UP FOR THE WEIGH-IN! I am excited to see how you have all done this week.
We will be paying for our t-shirts tomorrow night. See your team leader or give it to myself or Valerie at the registration table. Be sure to make your checks out to Kelly Tracy. The cost is $7.75.
I am proud of you all! Keep working hard. Bathe your journey in prayer. Encourage your teammates.
See you at the scale.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Great Day

A great day at church today! I saw a lot of Losers today...you are looking good! Seriously, I hope you have had a good week and are not letting a little holiday called "Valentine's Day" throw you for a loop. Here is the deal...if you overindulge in chocolate or dessert or bread or pasta...whatever was your celebration food, all you need to do is 1...eat less carbs the rest of the day and 2. exercise a little more. An occasional choice of a higher calorie food is not so bad if you adjust your eating the rest of the day and get in your exercise. Walk an extra mile, do an extra 20 minutes with an exercise video...whatever you like to do. My solution for our birthday celebration for my daughter Val...tonight it is Progresso Soup (1 Weight Watcher Point per serving) and salad will be my dinner and I am heading to the gym to counteract some carbs I had at lunch.
Good news...we got 50 orders for t-shirts, so those of you who want shirts, it will be $7.75. I need the money on Wednesday since we will pay up front. Your team leaders will be contacting you about getting your shirt money. If you write a check, please make it out to "Kelly Tracy". We will not be paying through the church. Of course, cash is always great!
I am excited to see you in the gym this week and to hear about the great choices you are making. Please write back a comment on the blog. It helps me to hear from you! That way I know I am not just talking to myself!
Have a great week! Make good decisions!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Hey Losers...we made it through week 1. How did you do?
I don't mean compared to everyone else or every other team. I mean, in your mind, in relation to how you wanted to progress...How did you do? Did you have an eating plan that was healthy? Did you generally stick to it? Did you find some way to get some exercise this week? Move around a bit? Did you join the gym or maybe just show up at the gym that you've been a member of for a while? Were you miserable all week because you were dieting, or did you have a positive attitude about the whole thing, knowing that, in the end, you will be glad you did? Did you encourage someone else this week? Did someone encourage you?
In my mind, all of these things work together to make a good week. That doesn't mean that I will excel in every area, but did I make an effort to make this out-of-shape temple better? Did I try to help someone else make their out-of-shape temple better by encouraging or advising or going on a walk with them?
Now, let me ask you again...How did you do? I don't know about you, but I'm think I did good.

Monday, February 8, 2010

How Is It Going???

Well, we are on day 5...how are you feeling? Have you gotten into a routine with your food plan? Has water become your friend? Have you gotten your body moving? I hope so. I have been seeing several Bethel's Biggest Loser participants at the gym...good for you! I am always proud to see you and it makes me want to pick up the pace a bit, so you are encouraging me!
I am a little nervous about Wednesday...I want to scale to note my hard work, but the scale hasn't always been my friend! I guess I just have to do my part...eat well, exercise, drink water, and pray!
If you fell off the diet wagon somewhere along these 5 days then get up, dust yourself off, set your GPS to better health, and take up where you fell off. YOU CAN DO THIS...I KNOW YOU CAN! You are in my prayers daily...Keep strong!

See you at the scale

Friday, February 5, 2010

Working It Out

I always love it when I go to the gym and see Biggest Loser team members there working out. It lets me know that we are committed to this journey we have begun. There were a lot of empty tread mills, bikes, and elliptical machines though. Come on...put on your sweats and spend an hour. You will be so proud of yourself! I know I am. I have been going regularly since Christmas. Today I rode the bike 6 miles at a 10 intensity and I worked out on the elliptical for 8 minutes at a 7 (this one is harder for me), and then I used some of the machines. My muscles are feeling a little sore, but tighter. I am drinking water, although I could drink more. I am feeling pretty good for day 2. How about you? Tell me what you are doing for your workout. If you haven't started, get some inspiration and then share your journey. Looking forward to hearing from you. Stay strong...make plans...don't get detoured. If you do, don't give up...begin again where you are. Praying for you all. See you Sunday.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


I am pumped! 92 Losers have committed to this journey we call "Bethel's Biggest Loser"! That is awesome! I can't wait to see the results in the coming weeks. Tomorrow is DAY 1...I hope you have your plan in place and your pantry stocked...it is the best way to not stumble on the first day. The goal for us all is to be a loser. Sure, this is a competition, but that is just to motivate you and to make it fun. Our ultimate goal is to honor Christ with our bodies...we all can be winners!
We are randomly drawing for teams tomorrow and will report the results on the blog and to the team leaders ASAP. Your team leader will contact you to let you know who your teammates are. Please, be supportive of each other...be supportive of other teams...it will make all the difference if you know others are cheering for you, praying for you, and holding you accountable.
It is going to be an interesting 13 weeks. I can't wait! Here's looking at a thinner "you" next week. See you at the scale! Good Luck!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail

Are you ready??? Do you have your refrigerator and pantry stocked with good food choices? Did you clean out all the Oreos, Potato Chips, M&M's and regular ice cream? Those temptation foods, if left within reach, could de-rail you. I know it sometimes seems wasteful, but it will be worth it in the end. Take those things to work...if your colleagues are like mine they will take care of them for you.
I am so looking forward to tomorrow...it will be the start of something great and fulfilling for us personally. We need to take care of ourselves, it will help us as we take care of others.
Looking forward to getting started. See you at the scale!