Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Down, but not out

I'm still here! Down, but certainly not out!

To be honest... I've just taken a break from diet, exercise, and blogging. Too overwhelmed. Too discouraged. Too lazy.

But I'm coming back. Enough is enough, and I can't keep ignoring the obvious. I've got to start making changes AGAIN. Even if it's for the millionth time...

I can't just quit.

And I won't.


  1. Keep going :) you can do this!

  2. Hi Hollie, You are not alone! There are so many of us out there that are discouraged! Don't quit, you are worth the effort. You are also allowed to go off plan sometimes (you are human). Thanks for posting, I was wondering how you were doing.

  3. Good luck, Hollie! I understand. I am with you. Sometimes I am on top of the world, and it's easy to think "this feels so good I will NEVER stop exercising and eating right." But it's easier said than done. It does take work. The key is to just pick yourself up whenever you fall...and hopefully the down times will get fewer and far between, and the up times will begin to take over and become our reality.

    I'm currently in between--not as down as I was, trying to pick myself up. Hang in there!

  4. Ive dropped off weight watchers and excersizing because i lack time with working full time, 2nd job part time and school part time. I saw my mom lose 80 pounds on Atkins and never step foot in a gym or work out at all. I did Atkins 1 month ago and lost 8 pounds. Fell off the band wagon with a vacation and now I'm back on it today. first 4 days is hell on earth but after that you begin bouncing off the wall with energy.

  5. I've been reading your blog this morning and realize that I'm in the exact same place as you. I was so motivated all last school year and consistently lost weight. Somehow, during the summer, it's like my motivation button got turned off. And I really can't figure out what causes me to be motivated sometimes and totally unmotivated at others. It's like a light switch that gets turned on and off. But I haven't learned how to turn it on. I've been thinking about paleo a lot. Haven't tried it yet. It feels a little like a set up for failure because it's letting go of all the things I love - bread and cheese. But what I'm doing is not working either. I, too, haven't been drinking my water or exercising. Whenever the internal, elusive light switch gets turned off - those things go out the window, too. So does blogging. Last year, I credited blogging with being the key to helping me be accountable to myself. This year, I'm struggling to blog.
    Thanks for listening. I love your blog.

  6. Not even if its the million and one'th time!!! Don't stop trying!

  7. Hi! I've been reading your blog and find it to be a wonderful inspiration. :)
    I, too, can't quit.
    Keep strong!-e.

  8. Glad you're back! I feel like we are running the same race here. Or is it a meander?? :)

  9. I am with you. I feel the same way.

  10. I was down and out for months and I gained every pound I lost back. Now, I'm in it for good. Starting Rockin' Body month 2 on Monday

  11. @Jenneil you have posted my post. I am riding the same bus you are on, being motivated sometimes and not the rest of times. It is distrubing for me when I gain the weight I have lost all back and left wondering why couldn't I have continued on my weight loss journey. I have stopped eating wheat and gluten but, found that I now have an excuse to eat lots of gluten free cookies and bread.Which makes no sense, but I am still on the wagon for a healthier lifestyle. Wish you all luck.


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