Monday, August 15, 2011

You'll never guess...

Yep. I've been doing well! Really well.

Last time I weighed, I was down over 10 lbs. I am getting close to getting out of the 300's again, and I am almost confident I will be there sooner than later.

I haven't blogged in a while because I have been so busy with back-to-school. I went back to work on 7/18 and students came back on 8/1. It's the 3rd week of school and I can feel a good routine settling in finally. My baby girl started Kindergarten today, so now all of my kids are back to school, too.

I am still eating as organic as possible for my budget. I have not had McDonald's in about a month. The only fast food I have indulged in is pizza and Subway. And both of those have been limited.

I think the biggest change is that I am eating much less. I haven't binged in quite a while either (since before my last blog post on 7/20). I am feeling very in control of my eating. I eat when I am hungry, and try to choose protein instead of bad carbs. I have not eat school lunch at all since school started, and I pack my lunch every day. I can tell a huge difference in how I feel. My heartburn has disappeared again (shocker). I just feel better. I know it has a lot to do with the better food, but I MENTALLY feel better because I know I am in control.

I just recently got on the scale because I was curious, but I vow not to let those numbers mess with me anymore. I am focused on good habits and good food right now. Not numbers. As I am slowly proving, if I keep taking these baby steps to being healthy, the weight loss will follow. I am not running a race. I am on a journey.


  1. I am looking forward to following your blog as I begin my weight loss journey. I have rejoined the blogging world also. Check me out at:

    What do you take for lunch? That is the hardest part for me. I'm in law enforcement and it is so easy to hit the drive thru and had back to my beat.

  2. I feel the exact same way. Days where I eat that slice of pizza or cupcake I feel like crap. Days where I eat healthy- fruits, veggies, lean meats I feel so much better. Better food makes me feel better. I have more energey too. I don't know why I do it to myself. I get a craving and give in just to end up feeling horrible.

    Well, keep up the good work Hollie!


  3. Way to go! Keep up the good work!

  4. Hi Holly, glad to see you are still moving forward. If you are struggling with appetite consider increasing your fruit (limited fruit) and veggie intake. You won't be as hungry and thinking about food all the time. It works great!



  5. I think the mental aspect of weight loss is the hardest part, but it sounds like your attitude is great! Well done on the loss and keep it up!

  6. Way to go. Not binging for that long is HARD and shows how good you are doing!

    - Lisa

  7. Hey Skinnyhollie,

    Congratulations and keep this positive attitude and you will get there. You know, we all binge sometimes. What's important is how we pick ourselves up after it. Don't be too hard on your self, admit the guilt and fix it the next day. It's only when you binge a couple few days in a row that you can really see damage.

    Have you maybe tried dukan diet? I recently did and I had great success. I even started writing a blog and through my blog and few friends, I saw it worked for many others as well. Check out my experience at

  8. Hi Hollie,
    Just found your blog and I am excited to follow your results.

    We are always trying to keep a budget around our house and eat healthy to slim the waist line. It can be done but it takes work on my end and factoring cost of healthy food. Keep up the good work

  9. I totally agree! Baby steps are the way to go. When you lose weight fast it seems to come back on faster.

  10. Oh wow! Congratulations...!! Keep going.. Best wishes... :-)

  11. Keep it up girl! I struggle all the time. It's so hard to stay on the right path when our lives are so crazy!! Can't wait till you post the 300 mark!


  12. wow we dont go back to school until September. That is cool. Good to hear you are doing so great. I love eating organic, but you are right it is pricey.

  13. Hollie! What an awesome update! You are so positive and sound so much more in control. I can feel your happy vibes! Keep on keepin' on, girl. =)

  14. Hey Hollie, I just stumbled upon your blog today and I love what I see! I've been on a fitness journey myself for about a year, and just recently got back into it more seriously 2 months ago and started a blog as well.

    I have a few products and meal replacement supplements that have helped me out tremendously, so far I've lost 22 pounds in these last 2 months. Feel free contact me on my blog and we can share ideas and stuff and help keep each other motivated! =D

    Keep up the good work!

  15. great job! and thank you for the inspiration to start my own blog about my "journey" to dropping pounds!

  16. That is good you are staying on track..
    By the way, Subway lately have quite good choice of greens and veggies, when i am getting Sandwich from there they can barely wrap it Fat on Veggies it is...")


  17. I like your blog it's very inspiring! I have starting blogging my weight loss adventure @ (check me out sometimes)
    You look great.
    Keep up the good job!

  18. really liked the last line of this blog.. let me know if you would like to write a guest blog on this community i created centered around weight loss. Im james from ABC's extreme makeover weight loss edition btw.
    Email me if you would like
    or fb at

  19. It sounds like you are doing GREAT!

  20. Hey I just started reading your blog an am excited to keep reading. I'm trying to loose weight too, Herblife has been helping. Check out my blog about it

  21. Great job! Keep it up! No matter what happens in your busy life, make sure to take care of number 1 first - you!

    Kate Brown
    DailyBurn Life

  22. I am glad to read that u r back on track. I knew you could do it.

  23. You're blog is so awesome! Hope we can go on this journey together! I just started a blog too!!! check mine out

  24. Hi Hollie

    This is the first time I have visited your blog and I am very happy that you are leaning towards organic. I want to let you know that and Trader Joes has some recipe ideas. Trader Joe puts out a newsletter with suggestions of some good organic meals.
    Also to save money Whole Foods has a newsletter with coupons for $1 off a lot of products. If I use them I buy them when they are on special. They also have food classes. For example in my area they have "Healthy Eats with Chef Ilona," every third Wednesday.
    Also, I would like to recommend that you do a colon cleanse to get rid of the toxins in your body, this will also help you lose weight.
    Keep up the good work and I am very proud of you! I know that a lifestyle change can be tough.lebreal

  25. I hate it when I don't stick to my diet. It does get hard but I follow the slow carb diet which for me is pretty easy because I don't need to work out I just need to be strict on what I eat and then save my cravings for my cheat day. But lately I haven't been following it I thankfully haven't gained any weight but I do feel like crap which I hate.
    I Actually have my own blog called
    were I talk about all my struggles and accomplishments.

  26. I know what you mean about struggling with cheating on the diet. I thankfully follow the slow carb diet were I can cheat one day out of the week and I don't even need to work out. It really does work I have lost 25 pounds in 1 month. But I really had to keep my cheat days to one day a week. And Lately I haven't been doing that. I am glad I haven't gained any weight yet but I do fill doughy and like crap. I have a blog like everyone else posting on here it is.
    There I talk about what i do and how i deal with my struggles of staying disciplined on the diet.

  27. It sounds like you're doing well Hollie. I have been a bit obseesed with ways I can slim down in a month for my wedding and honeymoon. I have discovered the joys of chick peas! They fill you up, are packed with protein and have hardly any fat. Good luck with your weight loss efforts :-)

  28. Interesting blog you have here. Weight losing is hard indeed. I used to have this problem a couple of years ago , but since then I've worked hard and now I'm proud to be a fitness instructor. However , the most important aspect in weight losing after nutrition is cardio,cardio and cardio.I use the following schedule for my students:

  29. Good job on overcoming the obstacles you've been facing recently. I too do so much better when I pack my lunch. Love your blog!

  30. Losing the Weight
    So Im currently at 290 pounds I've decided to lose 100 pounds just for fun, and to blog about it and show everyone who wants tips on how to lose weight. Without those stupid pills, and crazy meals they want you to order, (but if you want to do that just for some extra help thats your choice.) So this blog will be about me and my plan/guide to losing 100 pound or close to in 60 days. A few reasons I decided to do this is as follows.

    Just to have more Energy
    To be more productive at my Job
    Have a kid on the way
    Just want to get in shape again
    So hopefully you will comment and visit my blog and twitter account and leave me messages or questions.\

    Tomorrow ill be adding some pictures, and my official weight and ill be writing on my twitter and on her daily multiple times a day 4-10 times a day.

  31. School lunches are a challenge for me too. My school is leaning toward healthier lunches. the other day they served sweet potato tater tots...they weren't bad. Since I teach Special Ed now, I sit and eat with my kids and some days its torture.

    Kudos to you for bringing your lunch and staying away from the devil...McDonalds.

    Send some of those good vibes this way b/c Ive been stuck for a while now. Hey how did that book work out? I think it was called Crave.

  32. Hey, I'm also a weight loss blog and really would love some support and motivation, and also to follow some other weight loss blogs! If anyone's got time please check out my blog :)

    And also congrats on getting under 300lbs, well done! xx

  33. You are so right!! I feel awful when I eat bad foods! Too bad, bad foods always tastes sooo good!! WHY?! ugh, but keep up the GREAT work you will get there!! YOU GO GIRL!!!!


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