Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Motivation for My Dieting Friends!

This picture is dedicated to Christine, who was so brave to post her before picture and as promised, here's another before and after photo of me.

The picture on the bottom was taken at Eastertime only 3 years ago, the picture on the top was taken about an hour ago It's amazing what the body and mind can accomplish. It's never too late to make miracles happen.

I remember losing the first 20 pounds because I could finally get my wedding ring back on my finger. (Notice, I'm not wearing it in the "before" picture)

Tuesday AM weight 129.4
6:30am Bikram yoga


5:00-9:30am coffee w/cream 90 cal.
11:00 prunes (3) 60 cal.
11:30 spinach salad w/chicken, roastd garlic/parmesean dressing 550 cal.
3:00 yogurt w/triscut 340 + 100 cal.
4:30 apple/grapes 140 cal.
7:00 veg soup w/spaghetti squash and black beans 400 cal.

Total calories 1680


Christine said...

*whistle* *catcall*

Damn woman!

Thanks for the inspiration. Royce is kicking my butt thus far, losing seven pounds in a week and a half to my one pound. I'll get him though! :)

Miss Anita said...

Hiya Tracy, both you and Mark are true inspirations! I'm new to kettlebells but not a day goes by now that I don't check out yours and Mark's blogs. You are both amazing people be honest and share like you do and I just wanted to know that you are appreciated for it. Keep up the good training! And congrats on the SSST.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Christine, How long is the bet going on? You better have a plan!I know you can do it, men always lose faster, but we women have endurance.

He'll start getting hungry! Those long walks in the sun can make a person want to eat! LOL

I know both of you will do well.

Christine said...

Tracy, I'm on atkins, I'm adding two days of "cardio" in between the WSB stuff I do for PLing.

I'm diabetic, so there's a roadblock too.

But it's downhill, I'm gathering steam! :)

Tracy Reifkind said...

Howie, Thanks for your comments.

We all need inspiration, and hearing from someone new always gives me more to keep going.

Sharon said...


I've recently caught the kettlebell bug and have really loved reading your journal. I started out at about the same weight and am half way to goal (have been stuck for over a year). I've been inspired by your high level of commitment and recently started journaling again and using kettlebells. I'm hopeful this combo will get me back to losing again. Thanks for the inspiration.

PS. I tried the "Fat Loss Circuit" posted in the Giryastrength article about you. Ouchie!!

Brett Jones said...

WOW - Simply amazing and inspiring!

CI said...

Very Inspiring Tracy


Lauren Brooks said...

You look STUNNING!

I will send my ladies to this blog when they start giving me excuses! There are no excuses after reading your blog.


charley allen said...

Wow Tracy - that is a wholesale, life altering change in a little more than a year. Makes my 25lbs or so to go pale in comparison.

I answered your comment with a blog entry on the topic of what I am doing with the caveats that what works for me may not work for your male client, what works for me now might not work for me later, and what I am doing is not terribly scientific.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Sharon, As you know consistency is key. Keep swinging, swing your ass off, literally! LOL

Keep in touch, let me know when you reach goal. Don't be surprised if your goal changes though. Once you see the possiblilties, you can take it as far as you want to. My original goal was 145lbs, and look at me now! Tracy

Tracy Reifkind said...

Brett, Cate, Thanks

Tracy Reifkind said...

Lauren, Thank you for such a enthusiastic compliment!

Any clients you might have need to understand, and SEE that this can be done, and you can help have similar success too. Your knowledge with nutrition and ability to teach KB's!! Great combination! No excuses!

Tracy Reifkind said...


Most people would kill to lose 25lbs! Thanks for the information on your blog about you diet approach, great job and commitment.

Royce said...

Crap Tracy I hope I don't offend Mark but damn you look good. Way to go!!!!!!! You're story still just amazes me!

By the way I got just got serious about the strength-endurance/fat los workouts. Did my first deck of cards workout. Hellish.

Doug Nepodal Sr. RKC said...

Tracy you rock! WOW that is all I can say. You look great. I'm glad I had the pleasure to meet you in April.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Royce, I feel good, that's just as important!

Nothing beats KB's for fat loss, I'm proof of that. And I can't wait to do a deck of cards workout! Hellish fun, just what I like!

Tracy Reifkind said...

Doug, I'm still "flying" from the April cert, it was great being a part of that!

Thanks for the compliment. Hard work can pay off big!

Iron Tamer said...

You are awesome Tracy, just awesome.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Dave, I dig you too!

Anonymous said...

Awesome, Tracy. :) You rock!! Jen

Marko Suomi said...

Hi Tracy! That's great work, I think you set a very good example to a lot of people.

Tracy Reifkind said...

Marko, Thanks for your comment, it's always nice to hear from someone new.