Saturday, January 2, 2010

Out of the closet....

One of the surest ways of staying focused on a weight loss plan is to have accountability, right? Well, I have officially opened the closet doors on my journey! Yes, I have had this blog for almost 2 years now, but most people who follow this blog don't "know" me in real life. So, since I am an avid Facebooker, I have "outed" myself on Facebook. I created a "fan" page and am planning on letting all of my friends and family on there support me on this journey. 2010 is the year for me to be thin! I am no longer in the closet... I am recruiting help and support wherever I can get it!

It's funny, but almost immediately after I published that page and posted my plan and goal, I panicked a little.... Now almost everywhere I go and everyone I am in contact with "knows"... "Knows" I am trying to lose weight. "Knows" that I take a supplement to control my appetite. "Knows" that I struggle and am unhappy about the way I look. It's no longer a secret. But honestly, I think that is a good thing, right? The more people that know, the more people that can hold me accountable. And, the more determined I will be not to fail in front of all my friends and family... Publicly. On Facebook...

This is my plan to get back on track:

1. Get back on my supplement program and don't miss a dose!!!
2. Start drinking at least 100 oz. of water per day.
3. Eliminate sugar from my diet.
4. Start eliminating caffeine from my diet.
5. Eat clean - no processed foods and organic whenever possible.
6. 30 - 45 minutes of exercise at least 5 times per week.
7. Plan and prepare!!!!

When I followed this regimen back in the spring/summer, I lost weight. I just have to start focusing on ME again! I know I can do this! Time to make it happen!


  1. Accountability can make a world of difference on this journey. Knowing that I've gotta throw a number up once a week often makes me think twice about cutting loose with the fork.

    Good luck getting your mojo back, Hollie. I think the support and encouragement you'll get will be the ticket to turning the corner in 2010.

  2. Being this open can only keep you honest. Best wishes this year!

  3. Good for you! I too post about my WW experiences on Facebook. I figure if they are truly my friends and really love me, they will understand and support me. Most do...the rest keep their mouths shut, I guess, because I have never had a negative comment about it.

    I need to get my mojo back too! The past couple of weeks has sent me crashing and burning.

  4. I know the feeling of "outing" yourself. I was the same way for a while. But I found that so many of my friends and family were also, secretly trying to lose weight too, or at least trying to change something about themselves. It opened up the opportunity to talk to and support one another.

    Sounds like you have your head in the game and I'm sure you will succeed. Sometimes we need a little break, nothing wrong with that.

  5. You're much braver than I am. I've tried blogging before but never kept up with it well enough, this new attempt is my effort to make myself accountable. Good luck getting back on track!


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