Sunday, July 18, 2010


Well, peeps... my vacation ends tomorrow. I can't believe it's been so long since my last post, but I have been LIVING and truly trying to enjoy the few weeks I was given off before the crazy starts back! I have drastically reduced the amount of time I spend on the computer. My farms on Facebook have even been neglected, lol!

But time away from my blog has NOT meant time away from my weight loss journey. I have really stayed focused. I am still exercising at least 3 - 4 times per week for an hour + each time. I am still doing about 45 minutes cardio and about 20-30 minutes of strength training. I can def tell a difference in the way my clothes fit, and in the way I feel. I feel stronger, and going to the gym is finally feeling like part of my routine. Even on days I don't (can't) go, I think about it and feel compelled to go.

Eating is also still good. I have been on the move so much, it really isn't hard to cut down the AMOUNT of food I eat... My goal is still to improve the QUALITY of food I eat. Now that I am going back to work tomorrow, I will be close to home again and I can see me returning to healthier meals and snacks at home. I've been eating a lot of Subway lately, because I have been on the move...  A LOT. But you know what? It has been so long since I've binged that I can't remember when. That is a victory!

I have been socializing a lot in the last three weeks. That  means my alcohol consumption has gone up. Not terribly, but even one cocktail three times per week can spell disaster when it comes to weight loss for me. But again, that's about to end once school starts back. No late nights and parties for me for quite a while! *sigh*

I am VERY excited about the upcoming school year. I know the first year of teaching can be tough, but I am ready for the challenge. I feel that I work for an awesome school district, and work with awesome teachers, and get awesome support. I will be successful, and I will have an awesome year!

I am so behind on blogs, but I am trying to catch up! I miss you guys, and can't wait to see what you've been doing for the past few weeks!


Happy Birthday MizFit!!!!!!


  1. I gave up my farms on facebook... because real life is better!! :) Good job exercising!! Glad to hear you've been enjoying life during your vacation. If only we can just treat all of life like a vacation and enjoy everything to that same extent!! :)

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Welcome back. We missed you. :)

  3. Welcome back! Less computer time is always a good thing. Glad you stayed on track.

  4. Welcome back! Sounds like you made the most of your vacation time!

  5. Welcome back!!! Glad to hear you have been doing well!!!

    My scrappin blogs background booted me so I had to choose one of these on blogger. I liked this one best so we have the same one. hope you dont mind.


  6. I love reading about your weight loss journey! You're a great write and you always capture an audience. :)

  7. Welcome back! Glad to see you have been enjoying your time off. Sometimes a little time away from the computer is a good thing.

  8. Just stopping by - love your blog! I'm losing weight too and I'm going to follow you to see how you're doing. I'd love for you to become a follower of mine, too!

  9. I just wanted to let you know I left you a versatile award on my website. Your an awesome lady! I hope you will stop by and pick it up when you get a chance ;-)

    I hope your doing well!
    Shannon - The Me Within

  10. Its really inspiring that you stayed on track during your holiday. I have found this really difficult to do. I used my holiday as an excuse to eat what I wanted and now i'm finding it really difficult to get my resolve back. Good luck with the teaching

  11. Hollie, I just want to thank you for that second paragraph (where you talk about the work outs you've been doing). I'm going through a phase in my weight loss journey at the moment where I'm feeling so unmotivated to go to the gym, because I've stopped losing weight (but I want to keep going!). But reading about you working out and feeling that your clothes fit better reminded me of how that felt. So it is still worth it to head to the gym! I'll tell you if I make it there today! All the best, Resonance.

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  13. Hey girl! Glad you enjoyed your break! Today has been monumental in my journey and I wanted to share it with you! Check this out! Woo Hoo!

    Many Blessings!

  14. You sound like you had a great, and much deserved, vacation. It's definitely easy to "fall off the wagon" when you have time off, but you seem to do a great job of staying on track. Great job!
    I hope my journey is as successful as's not easy!

  15. welcome back... its just so awesome reading your posts and the comments here with people so into finding out what matters who always make sure that getting fit is better. I'm a fitness expert and glad to know people are very conscious about their health... if you have friends who wanted to lose belly fat. I can be of help.. :)

  16. Hi Hollie :)
    I just started following your blog and i amazed at everything i have seen you achieve.
    You have made me so motivated to start my own weight loss blog!
    I have tried to do weight watchers but i didn't give it my all. I will restart with that though.
    I only weigh about 165 pounds roughly but as a teenager who isn't all that tall its not such a flattering look or a healthy one.
    I have high cholesterol as it is and cant afford to gain any more weight, so i will keep following you (all the way from Australia) and hope that your stories give me strength :)

  17. Hi Hollie, great blog. I have been exploring my thoughts on portion control, counting calories and my unconscious behaviours towards food too.
    I am currently writing a 30 day blog on my weight loss take a look I would welcome any comments

  18. Hollie,

    Today was the first time I looked at your blog and I think you are doing a fantastic job. Sticking with eating healthy on vacation can be brutal. My fiance is currently on a mission to get healty and in the best shape of his life for our wedding next August. In the last 2 months he as lost about 30 pounds. I have seen him struggle to lose weight andgain more back. Now he is looking atit from a better standpoint. If you get a chance, please check out his blog at
    Good luck with your first year of teaching and cudos on doing well food wise on your vacation


  19. Hollie,

    I visited your blog for the first time today. Sticking to a diet on vacation can be extermely diffuicult. What you have written is interesting and inspiring. My fiancie is on a mission to ost weight as well in order to improve his health and get in the best shape of his life by our wedding next year. In the past 2 months he has lost 34 pounds. He is still working to lose more but is returing to his energetic bubbly self. He has a blog at If you have any advice or need someone to bounce ideas off of check out his blog. He updates it daily!

    Good luck with your first year of teaching.


  20. Welcome Back! I just love your blog. I have lost 90 pounds on Weight Watchers. Check out my story at:

  21. You have a very well put together blog, I will be back!

  22. cool blog. nice to see you back. check out and follow my blog about how I am trying to lose weight. I need the support


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