Thursday, January 12, 2012


I woke up this morning with a 5 lb. loss since Monday. Dr. Oz suggests weighing every day, so I have been trying to remember to step on that scale for accountability. I know some people hate the scale, but once I got over that hump where I let it dictate my whole day, it is a good tool for me. And today, it was motivating.

I was running late this morning because I didn't iron anyone's clothes last night (trying to do better with that), so I didn't make my green smoothie. Honestly, I am going to have to figure something else out for protein because even though it's good stuff, the protein powder I am using tastes horrible to me. I find myself not "enjoying" my shake like I used to. I didn't stress it, I grabbed a Slim Fast and was out the door. I noticed on the way that it was a lower carb, higher protein version. More protein does keep you full longer, because I almost forgot to eat until lunch time today. I was busy, but didn't feel "snacky" at all. #score

It is actually snowing in my neck of the woods today, so I am praying for a snow day tomorrow. Wrestling and all other after-school activities were cancelled this evening, and I have never been so happy to just get home and rest! I didn't even try to get back out to the gym... I had to pick up my nephew right after I left school, and with the roads being bad and the fact that TN drivers LOSE THEIR MINDS in snowy/icy weather, I think I'll just stay home. If we get a snow day tomorrow, I will DEFINITELY get a good workout in.

I have been saying all year that I just have the "feeling" that this is my year... it's almost like a calmness in my spirit that just says, "give it your best, and you will succeed.... it's meant to be". Well, today, I was given some potentially good news that will definitely help and motivate me on this journey. I don't want to talk about it yet, but I am so excited. It's confirmation that my "feeling" is right. This is really going to happen this year, so I'd better get ready!


  1. Sounds like a good day overall. I started medifast today and had a really good day. We can do this Hollie, one day at a time!!!!

  2. Its great to get potentially good news that you feel will motivate you. I'm feeling a decrease in motivation but I know that God will give me something to "spur me on". Reading your blog tonight helped.

  3. Like you holly - I believe this is my year too!! keep up the good work! xxx

  4. Awesome weight loss!! This is your year, you will do great! :)

  5. Great job on the weight loss. I weigh daily too - it used to dictate my mood for the day and if I had a great loss then I would let myself splurge. My mind is finally where it needs to be.

    For a quick protein breakfast on the go - I make little egg white cups filled with veggies and a touch of cheese. I bake them in cupcake tins and just keep them in the fridge. Nuke them and go.


  6. Awesome job on the pounds lost! Can't wait to hear more.

  7. I often don't like the taste of protein shakes either. I'm on weight watchers and they tell us not to weigh ourselves during the week, but I like to do it a few times a week to see where I stand, to see if I need to change things up and most of the time you know if that scale is going to show that you gained.

    Accountability is important and I agree!

  8. I'm starting a new blog, as a personal challenge to myself to loose 100 pounds in 10 months, 10 pounds at a time. Looking for inspiration and advice to keep going throughout the duration.

    If you want to visit, and feel free to comment.

  9. Wow that's a great weight loss! Keep up the great work.

  10. Isn't it wonderful?? The very first week of my new me plan I lost 3 pounds. I was just thinking, "holy crap!" Today I weighed in and I'm almost 12 pounds down!!
    And it really is so motivating like you said! I feel totally renewed and revved. I actually want to go back to the gym now and just GET IT. :>

  11. Hollie! congratulations on your 5 pound loss! What kind of protein powder are you currently using? I sell vegan health and skin care (the company is called Arbonne) and we have a protein powder that is delicious and I would love to send you a sample.
    If you are interested, email me at


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