Wednesday, February 23, 2011


Wow... it's been a rough week! Monday had some high points, but work has been brutal! Bad thing is that I've had so much to do after school that for the past two nights we have not got home until 8:15 p.m.

Yesterday I had a work-related meeting after school, and then I had to take my two 8th graders to Freshman orientation for high school. It seems unreal that they are going to high school next year! I had to go straight from work to my meeting, then straight from my meeting to the high school so no gym yesterday. That actually made me a little sad. I was over a little bit in calories (eating on the run will do that sometime) and I knew that a good workout would have helped out a little.

Today is church night, but I worked out for an hour anyway. I went directly from work, and then we left the gym and went directly to church. Right now I am WORE OUT. My leg is even swollen a little, and it hasn't done that in a while.

Tomorrow won't be much better. My son has an event at school, so it will be work --> gym --> son's school. Thankfully, I think I have NO plans for Friday, lol!

Two Three things:

1. I have to figure out a plan for not going overboard at Wednesday night church dinner. I look at the menu ahead of time, and always "plan" on eating from the salad bar, but I always end up having the entree and the dessert and feeling bad about it. Not going is not an option... my kids really look forward to it each week, and it's the only place where a family of 5 can eat for $10!

2. I looked forward to going to the gym today. I worked out for an hour and felt awesome afterwards. I feel like I am pushing myself, and I am feeling so much better. My mood has improved, too.

3. My scale at home is moving, and I really pray the damned scaled at school moves on Friday morning. Instead of the Biggest Loser at work, I am starting to feel like a big loser. I almost feel like the others look at me like I am not doing my best. Just like on the show, people assume that the biggest people should lose the most. The fact that the scale at school has shown me losing ZERO kinda sucks.

Ok... I am going to bed so that I have enough energy to get through tomorrow.


  1. I know this may sound weird. But why not give yourself a break and just go ahead and eat Wed dinner at church? or find a buddy and split the entree and dessert (since your eating in anyways) and have a large portion of the salad to counter balance. It's better than beating yourself up about it and that way you're not depriving yourself of something you want. I know it sounds couter productive to the weightloss game, but so is dissappointing yourself. :)

    No matter what the school scale says, just remember... YOU know what you are doing and if your finding the school scale to not be nice, point out to yourself how your clothes are doing or take measurments, etc... and prove to yourself (even if they don't see it) that you ARE the biggest loser!! Because the fight is the whole point, the fight to not give up, to change your life and the fight to be healthy. and only YOU can truly know how you are progressing. :) Good luck and sweet dreams Hollie. :)

  2. Hang in there, Hollie. You are doing the best that you can!!! I'll be rooting for you and hoping you have a relaxing Friday!

  3. I am just amazed at everything you are doing and still working out! You deserve a huge winner sticker no matter what that school scale says on Friday. I can so relate on the Wednesday night church dinner thing. When my kids were little we used to go, and when I walked in the building it always smelled soooo good I ate every bite (which sometimes included their leftovers too). When I am tired it is harder for me to eat lightly, and when I am tired and have just worked out I want to eat everything in sight!

  4. Hollie - you are doing SO well! Just keep reminding yourself of that. :)

    1. On the Wednesdays, what if you ate mainly fruits and veggies during the day... that way you can freely indulge in the entree that they have. Maybe bring a dessert with you? Something small and sweet that you can put in your purse and have instead? That way you dont feel deprived;

    2. I want so badly to get to where I look forward to working out. I just dont know how to get there. Reading blogs like yours helps to motivate me though. :)

    3. I know how frustrating it is to put in the work and not see the results on the scale. But remember - your clothes are looser, you FEEL better, and THATS the difference that REALLY matters. :) The scale will catch up eventually.

    Hang in there... you are doing AWESOME!


  5. Don't get down on yourself. One day, one meal and one workout at a time. Confidence is so vital! As for church dinner... if you know it's going to be tough, maybe you could drink some extra water and eat something light before you go. That way you aren't so hungry when you see all that great food in front of you. Good luck!

  6. You are so adamant about exercising. I wish I had your will power! I've been reading your blog and it very inspiring, thank you.

  7. You can do it! I'm sure you will figure out what works for you. I did hcg drops, and have kept the weight off. My blog is if you want to check it out. Best wishes!

  8. I've always heard that eating a little bit of something filling and healthy before you go out to eat to help you refrain from over eating. I think if you're doing well elsewhere it's ok to indulge in dessert once and while as long as you don't go overboard. I admire your dedication to working out. It's what I struggle with the most.


  9. I love your blog, keep up the great work!

    I just started a weightloss blog in order to help me keep track of my progress. I think it's a great way to stay motivated.

  10. Hey Hollie! I just wanted to say that I love your blog! I just started one.


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