Friday, January 4, 2013

Two winners and how the new year is going...

First things first! I'm ready to give some books away! The winner of the How We Did It... is Ronna. Her blog is
And since my first winner for Just Tell Me What to Eat never contacted me, I drew another name for that book. The winner is Jennay! Her blog is
If both of you would please contact me at skinnyhollie at gmail dot com, or on that would be great! I can get these to the post office asap!


I'm officially back to work, and the past two days have been great. Busy, but I don't think I know any other way when I'm working!

I have been getting so many compliments from co-workers who can tell that I've lost weight. I can definitely tell that my slacks are looser than they were before break. It's a good feeling.

But that damned scale still isn't acting right! So I've decided to stop weighing daily. My weigh ins will be on Thursday and Monday from now on. I just can't let the scale play mind games with me at this point. I'm sugar free, low carb, eating healthy, exercising... I've GOT to lose weight. I HAVE to move forward and keep doing what I'm doing. I don't want to get discouraged right now.

This week I made a goal to make sure I'm getting enough fruit and veggie servings, and to make sure I'm drinking plenty of water. I'm doing good so far... 

But I'm struggling with "liking" exercise. I haven't reached that point where I'm happy about going to the gym, or satisfied with my workouts. It still feels like such a chore! My body feels heavy, and I'm just not feeling great when it's over like usual. I tried switching from the elliptical to the treadmill tonight and that was a disaster... I hate the treadmill. Even though I've decided to start going at 4:30 a.m. with my man, I think I may still try a few classes in the evening to see if that makes working out more enjoyable.

I also want to try yoga. Never done that before, but lately it seems very appealing. Not for "exercise", but for flexibility and meditation. I think it might help me relax and de-stress, too. Any thoughts?


I'd also like to add two shameless plugs. Please support Shawn at 344 Pounds by buying his new book! It's only $3.44 on! And if you buy it, please leave a review for him. I got the book on Monday, and I can relate to so much of it. Hopefully, I'll also be able to relate to his success one day!

Second, please check out this blog, This blogger is new on the scene, but I love her blog. She is so funny! And she lost 10 lbs this week! Check it out!