Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Day 16 - Successful dinner and Weigh-In!

First things first... had WW today. I lost another 4.6 lbs this week! That brings my total weight loss since August 25, 2008 to 39.8 lbs. That also makes 9.6 lbs I have lost in TWO WEEKS using my new plan! Yeah, now I can say the sacrifice is worth it. Funny thing, is that since I went out to eat last night, I wasn't expecting a big loss. Good thing I stuck to my plan of action!

I ordered grilled chicken and veggies like I'd planned. And started with a house salad with vinaigrette on the side, the just drizzled on. They came over with a basket of bread, and even mixed together herbs and olive oil for a dipping sauce. I didn't have any at all! Didn't even want it. I only ate half of my chicken, because it was a huge piece. I have been eating a lot of chicken lately, so I can tell by looking what is about a 4 oz. serving. I only drank water, too... no alcohol.

I was pretty pleased with how I looked, too.

I felt so much smaller in my jeans, and my belly looked so much flatter! My niece hasn't seen me in a while and she couldn't believe it. I took several pics, but hated them after I looked at them. I still "looked" like a fat slob on all the full-body shots, but I sure as hell didn't feel that way. I think I looked good! So I cropped the picture so I'd like it, lol!

When I compared it to my old profile pic, I think I look so different! In a good way, though. The other pic looked like the "old Hollie" that was stuck in a bad marriage and lacked hope. I like this picture because it symbolizes the "new Hollie". The one who took charge of her life, and had the strength to make the changes needed to find the happiness she deserves! The person who believes in herself enough to make hard choices. I am changing from the inside out, people! I can honestly say that I am proud of myself!


  1. Congrats on the loss:) You look beautiful.

  2. BEAUTIFUL - you look BEAUTIFUL!

    Good job on passing on the bread! THAT is victory! :)

  3. OMG! I am so excited for you! CONGRATS! In more ways than 1. Any of us feeling like we can't do this... like we're struggling. All we have to do is look to you for inspiration! You're doing an amazing job and I love the new pic. You are glowing with beauty and happiness!

  4. Hi - I find bread is DEADLY to me. If I eat it at all, I don't lose weight.

    While I've been maintaining these last two years (pregnant, then b/feeding) I've been eating it, and my weight has been creeping up, despite the rest of my diet being pretty healthy.

    Now I've decided to continue down to my goal weight, I know the bread has to end.

    S reading about your experiences with the bread, I know exactly where you are!

    And you look wonderful!

  5. Congrats on another fabulous loss!

    You are beautiful. It's a radiant picture.

    I love that you made the picture reflect how you feel about yourself, instead of letting a not-so-great picture bring you down. Great attitude! Love it!!

  6. Congrats on the loss, the refusal of bread and your commitment to yourself. And you are looking fantastic ! I am hoping ditching coffee and diet sodas is going to work as well for me !

  7. Way to go on the weight loss. You are doing great. Keep up the good work. You look marvelous. Have a wonderful Wednesday.

  8. Almost 40 pounds lost! Woo hoo! Soon you are going to pass me. LOL!

  9. You look SO good, and you're doing so well with your diet. I have an unrelated question though ... what do you use in your hair? I have curly hair smilar to yours and I'm always interested in what other curlies use to make their hair look so good!

  10. Holy hell woman - you are doing great and you look fantastic!!! Congratulations on the loss, and also on how you kept it together while eating out!

  11. great dinner. i amazed on you..... nice....

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