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Best Ever Pumpkin Spice Muffins

With Thanksgiving next week I’ve been working on the menu. Breakfast is a no brainer. These yummy Pumpkin Muffins with their crunchy, sugary tops are always a crowd pleaser at my house. They’re moist, with the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice! Just look at that crunch! They smell and taste amazing.  I started making these…

It’s Mother’s Day, Time To Celebrate!

Since part of the focus of my blog is Celebration I made a cake! I know this always trips people up when they try to make the correlation between it and a healthy lifestyle. I’ll never stop preaching the importance of adopting a lifestyle that is sustainable and includes those moments in life that are…

What’s the big deal with protein anyway?

Protein this, protein that… It seems if you talk to anyone long enough and the conversation turns to health the word protein pops up almost immediately. Why do we all care about it so much and what does it really do for us? Here’s my version. The version I’ve lived. Why is protein important and…

7 Things You Can Do Today To Start Losing Weight!

We’ve All Been There… We’ve all thought about losing weight because we knew something needed to change. Perhaps your clothes got a little tight or you couldn’t do something you once could with ease. Maybe your doctor recommended it, or, worse, someone posted a picture in social media and you just could not believe it…

Risk It & Choose Love!

Choosing to LOVE After Loss! I know, I know, it’s Valentine’s week. We should be talking about butterflies and rainbows, hearts and happy things. I promise, we’ll get there but first things first. I heard this phrase this week and it makes so much sense that I wanted to share it with you. “There is…

5 Best Snacks To Have With You When You Travel

Let’s face it, we’re all more susceptible to overeating when we travel. Our routines are off and there are so many opportunities to eat out (maybe even all the opportunities) it makes it difficult for even the most determined of us to stay on track. Lucky for us though, with a little planning and preparation…

The Very Best Weeknight Chicken Enchiladas

I’m going to tell you a not so big secret. I love mexican food! I mean love as in hearts in my eyes, swoon when I smell it, think about it when I should be doing other things, want to marry it kind of L-O-V-E! For years I had it every Friday night. Same place,…

Let’s Celebrate… I Launched My Blog!

I did it! If you’re reading this, I finally launched my blog. I’ve only been dreaming and planning it for six years, yeah, s-i-x years. Shesh already. I realize as with everything else in life, nothing is perfect, and there will never be the perfect time to do something. You just gotta dive in and…

Just A Trace Explained

So what does Just A Trace mean anyway? It’s a play on my name and how this lifestyle I’ve found has helped me transform my life. My name is Tracy and I’ve been about 130 pounds heavier than I am today. I’m not a quick extreme weight loss story. My transformation took years of yo-yoing…

Mostly Egg White Protein Packed Breakfast Cups

A few weeks ago we had one of those weekends. You know what I’m talking about. One of those weekends where everyone has a packed full schedule and no one was going in the same direction. Planned chaos, I like to call it. It was impossible to have something hot and ready for everyone when…