Sunday, November 16, 2008

Picking up where I left off...

Wow, I can't believe it's been so long since my last post. I fell off the wagon. I didn't just fall off the wagon, I fell off it, then was dragged with my face in the ground for about 6 days.

Looking back, I guess I should have saw it coming. It started with one bad meal, then another, and another, until I was out of control. Each day I would wake up and resolve to do better, but would get off track by lunch time. It started with pizza, then led into cake and cookies. It was uncontrollable, and I was weak and dizzy from the sugar high. But I knew it couldn't continue. I wouldn't let myself stay in that condition, because that's not who I am anymore.

I got on the scale yesterday, and the damage was minimal. Since I completely skipped WI and WW last Monday, I will officially post my WI tomorrow. I have been back on track since Thursday, and I feel strong again. I made good choices at the grocery today, even though the little devil in my head was trying to convince me the crescent rolls were a good idea. Yeah, they're only 2 pts each, but I knew I just can't stop at one.

So I made a good recipe (it's posted in my recipe link), and expect to end the day well. I also made a point-friendly dessert, but haven't posted it yet because I want to try it first. I don't ever post recipes until I've tried them and like them.

I started a second job yesterday (Target), so I plan to continue on with my job at the school and my education plans. Although I am planning to transfer to a local school in the Spring instead of the online classes. And my husband got a job! He starts tomorrow, so I'm hopeful that he'll put forth the effort to do well.

I also wanted to say thank you to all of my friends who read this blog. I thought about you all every day, and felt guilty that I was purposely avoiding you because I had failed. But I remembered that this is a journey, and that everyone falls. I am picking myself up, though, so I can keep going with you guys!


  1. Way to go Hollie, it really is about getting back on the wagon as quickly as possible. Sounds like you're back on track.

  2. Yup, that's what I'm figuring out this time around, too. The problem isn't falling, it's not getting back up again.

    Good for you!

  3. No shame in falling. The problem comes when we consider it a permanent state. It's a new day and with it comes a new chance.

    Welcome back !

  4. I'm so proud of you Hollie for rejoining us again.

    Congrats on your new 2nd job and your husband's job. I hope all of this relieves some of your stress...

  5. Hollie, the following quote comes from Tammey Burns. So far, she has lost 377 pounds through diet and exercise alone. She was interviewed at the end of a marathon. This is what she had to say, "Success isn't defined as how many times you fail; it's about getting up one more time!"

    If she can do it, then so can we! Just remember that none of us is perfect. If weight loss was that easy, then American certainly would not have the obesity epidemic that it faces today.

    And most importantly, you are not alone. That is what we are here for. :o)


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