Tuesday, August 25, 2009

One year ago today...

I was on SparkPeople today looking at fitness videos when I realized that today is the ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY of my commitment to a healthy lifestyle. One year ago, I stepped on the scale at a Weight Watcher's meeting and weighed 333 lbs., my all time highest weight. I have been on a journey ever since. I have stumbled and fell on my face along the way, but I have NEVER given up. I will not give up. I am determined to get to 160 lbs, and I know I will do it.

I stole this from my friend Heather on SparkPeople...

To Achieve your Dreams Remember your ABC's.....

Avoid negative sources, people, places, things and habits.
Believe in yourself.
Consider things from every angle.
Don't give up and don't give in.
Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, tomorrow may never come.
Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches.
Give more than you planned to.
Hang on to your dreams.
Ignore those who try to discourage you.
Just do it.
Keep trying no matter how hard it is
Love yourself first and most.
Make it happen.
Never lie, cheat or steal….always strike a fair deal.
Open your eyes & see things as they really are.
Practice makes perfect.
Quitters never win & winners never quit.
Read, study and learn about everything important in your life.
Stop procrastinating.
Take control of your own destiny.
Understand yourself in order to better understand others.
Visualize it.
Want it more than anything.
You are unique..nothing can replace YOU.
Zero in on your target and go for it.


  1. Congrats on your anniversary, Hollie! You're doing so great and are such an inspiration. I know you'll get to your goal - you're so determined and strong.

  2. Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary!!

    I just found your blog and haven't had much of a chance to flip through it. But from your photos on the sidebar, you're doing great!

  3. You are doing great! 61 pounds in a year is truly wonderful!

  4. Congratulations on sticking with this for a year AND for losing over 60 pounds - you've done a wonderful job, Hollie!

  5. I'm so proud of you Hollie!!! Way to go on your year of successes. You've conquered so many things this year, some really tough things. I know it's been a long road for you but boy woman have you come far!!! I can't wait to see what this next year brings you. *hugs*

  6. That's an awesome ABC! At my highest I was 305, and losing all my weight was the best gift I gave myself!

    You are an inspiration to so many people.

  7. That's quite a milestone and definitely worth celebrating! I've not reached month 3 and it's hard to stay motivated and stay on track. Keep it up! :)

  8. Congrats Hollie!

    What's your username over on Spark People? I'll add you to my friends over there.

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  11. Happy Anniversary. You are doing great.
    I had to copy the ABC's. I think that is wonderful.

  12. Congrats on your anniversary Hollie! 61lbs is great :) Keep up the amazing work.

  13. Hi I just started following your blog and love this soo much can I steal it tooo!!! Keep on going I just had my one year anniversary too and am still pugging along at it but love this abc's :)

  14. Be very proud that you've stuck with this crazy weight loss roller coaster ride for a year. Just know that you're inspiring many many bloggers, including me. Keep up the good work.

  15. and I just wanna add:


  16. That's awesome, I love those ABC's!
    Congrats on your anniversary. I love your determination! Never give up!

  17. just found your blog, i'm starting today..at 340something....



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