Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Turning it around...

Today has been 100% on plan. No sugar. No caffeine. Meals/snacks every three hours. Healthy, clean food. All my supplements. Plenty (but not my usual 130 oz) of water. Compared to the last several weeks, or hell, even YESTERDAY... today was perfect. Food-wise...

Otherwise I am still stressed as hell. For those of you who have been following for a while, I am in school trying to obtain my teacher's license and Master's in education. Well, this is my last semester for my coursework for my license and it is crunch time! I have to take all these state tests in March, and just found out Friday that I have to do this teacher interview process at my school. It is supposed to be for students who are planning to student teach (which I am not), so I didn't think I had to do it. No one told me I had to do it.... WRONG. So now, I have to scramble to put a portfolio together and get recommendations, etc all by March 1! That is besides the 1,000,000 other things I do daily...

AND my youngest was sent home from school sick today. Took her to the doctor and she has STREP throat. Yeah... that's just great.

I really want to thank everyone who commented on yesterday's post. I really hate feeling like I've let anyone down, but instead of making me feel that way, I felt so encouraged by all the comments. We really are all in this together, and I thought about each and everyone of you guys whenever I wanted to run and hide somewhere with about 5 cadbury eggs. Not only do I not want to let you down, but I don't want to let me down, either. I am so sick and tired of being sick and tired. I am so DONE with thinking this is a goal I can't accomplish. I CAN and I WILL lose weight and be healthy. I won't quit!


  1. You seem so much more determined this evening than yesterday and alot more positive. That's awesome. Weightloss is hard, but when you have those other additional stressers in your life, it almost seems impossible to accomplish everything you want to do, but like you said, we ARE in this together. Never feel like your letting other people down...to heck what they think...hehe
    I hope your daughter gets to feeling better :(
    Those cadbury eggs are evil, lol (yummy but evil) and I am trying to stay away from the easter candy isle's when I go shopping these days.
    That was my problem all these years..I would WAIT until after Xmas..or after Easter...or after the 4th July BBQ...hehe
    Good luck to you and getting your port folio together. I'm sure you will do just fine with EVERYTHING..


  2. You do have a lot on your plate. I taught for ten years and also have a Master's degree in Education. Good luck on your interview!

  3. You need this....because you need lots of energy to stay on top of everything. You are amazing. A wonder Mom, a wonder student..and a wonder teacher. You deserve health and fitness and you are SO on the right track. Hang in there! I bet you will get it all done and do it so well. One step and one day at a time. Use exercise to decompress. I hope your strep kiddo gets well soon...and does not share.

  4. Great job staying 100% on plan today! I know its hard to get back in the swing of things, especially when you have so much else going on. I think you're doing fantastic & I love how open you are with your struggles. Keep up the great work! :-)

  5. You CAN do it! Just remember, healthy living isn't just when times are good. It's especially important when times get rough, like now. :)

  6. I think that we should measure our success not in how long we can go without making a mistake but instead by how we recover from slipups, because we are striving toward LIFE changes not temporary perfection! Life is slippery, life hands you big hurdles, life is getting back up after you get knocked down. If you never slip up, you will never know how to get back up! Celebrate today, forgive yourself for yesterday. Focus on moving forward!

  7. You can and will do it! That last semester of teacher education is pure HELL! Good luck with it!

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  9. Keep up the great work Hollie!! As a lifestyle coach, I can tell you that your honesty and determination will help to inspire others...this IS a goal you can achieve!! Just stay focused and positive : )

  10. Keep up the good work and stay away from the cadbury eggs, I love them. Good luck with getting your teaching degree.

  11. Hey Hollie,

    Ive just started my own weight loss blog and been reading yours quite a bit.
    Soooooo glad you got yourself back on track today. Keep up the good work!!

  12. Hollie! My name is Katie and I stumbled across your blog while reading someone else's. I just want to say, I am so impressed with you and inspired by you. I too have been on a weight loss journey for quite some time. I'm 29 years old, and have never fully had control over my life. I've always been overweight and it wasn't until recently that I feel that I truly made a change. My starting weight was 234 pounds and my goal weight is 145. I have lost 48 pounds as of this morning. I have written a few notes about my journey on my facebook page if you want to hear a little about my story. I am going to start a blog on here as well! Would love to get to know you and support eachother on this path! Feel free to look me up under Katie Garbutt. I became a fan of your SkinnyHollie page, so you might be able to find me there.

    God Bless!! You can do this!


  13. Hollie I really love your blog. You are one of the people that inspired me to write my blog. I wish you the best of luck....and you look beautiful. If you have any advice you could give me on my blog please let me know.


  14. way to go - that is the way i think we all can lick this long term - small steps, getting back up and continuing on the journey

  15. Girl I agree with you but I think we are really making this weight loss thing too complicated. I have managed to lose a great deal of weight eating just about whatever I want and have had weight loss each and every week. I have a blog dedicated to this process. Come over to my part of the blog sphere I would love to share with you how I am doing it.

  16. When it rains, it pours. Sorry to hear about all the stress. You're strong and will get it done somehow - wish I had your energy!

  17. I don’t know what it is about your site, but I find myself coming back to it all the time! The information is so helpful for everyone looking to get healthier and even lose some weight. I must say you really nail all your points and can see you have a lot of knowledge in this area.



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