Thursday, December 26, 2013

2014 goal... Starting NOW

This has been such an amazing year as far as my weight loss journey goes. No... I haven't lost as much weight as I wanted to. Yes, I've basically been on a plateau for six months. But I've learned a great deal. I've learned about nutrients and macronutrients and juicing and fasting and food addiction and sugar and non-scale victories and the importance of weight training... The list goes on. 

For the last week or so I've been doing a lot of praying and soul searching about the upcoming new year. I've been exercising again, but my eating has been full of comfort foods and sugary treats. I know that I'm in my addiction right now. My excuse has been that I just need to get past Christmas. 

Well, Christmas is over. It's time to get started.

I have decided to do something very drastic next year. I am totally eliminating refined sugar, white carbs and gluten. Not for 21-days, or for a challenge.

For good. No cheats. I'm giving it up. 

It's my drug. My body craves 'sugar' and substances that turn into sugar in my body. Fruit... Even though it's sugar... Does not make me crazy. So (for now) fruit will be allowed. But the rest of the stuff is not allowed.

Crazy, huh? Drastic. But I know I can do it. I know it has to be done. Like any other person addicted to drugs or alcohol... I know that I can't have refined sugar or bad carbs in moderation. I must eliminate it from my diet.

I pray that the Daniel Fast will help me prepare my mind, body and spirit for this lifestyle change. I believe it will be a good starting point. God knows I'm going to need to rely on Him a lot this year to have the willpower and strength to beat this addiction. 

But I will. I have set a new goal of 175 lbs. and I BELIEVE I will meet that goal in 2014.

Failure is no longer an option.

The new year starts today with a gradual detox from sweets and bad carbs. Lots of lean meats and veggies and fruit until my fast on January 1. I will hopefully begin to prepare my body now instead of last-minute binging like I usually do. I've got a Teatox from SwamiMami I've been wanting to try. 

I'm just so ready. I'm sick and tired of feel in sick and tired.


  1. Good for you! If it makes sense to you it's not drastic. We all got to do whatever works for us!

    2014 is yours!

  2. I wish you all good luck!
    It is quite intresting when you are writing about the sugar cus i have the same problem. Sugar/Carbs is my drug, i realized this almost two years ago and from were i am from we have a diet called LCHF (LowCarbHighFat)I don't really want to call it a diet, it is more of a lifstyle. Look it up, it is the best thing that ever happend to me.
    Here's a Youtube clip that explains it abit in a funny way.

    Anyways, i wish you all good luck and i will follow your progress during the year.
    My kick off is on Tuesday aswell, 2014 will be our year!

    My blog:

  3. You look amazing! Good luck in your journey this year!

  4. Good luck on your joiurney, I hope to provide you some support and cheer you on

  5. Hey! Loving your blog! I am also on a journey to lose weight, get healthy, and fit into some of my "skinny" clothes! If you need some extra motivation stop by

    I am on day 3 and down 5.6lbs!
    I will stop and hopefully watch you meet your goals too!
    Cheers (with my glass of kale juice)
    Jessica your newest fan!

  6. Hollie - what an inspiration to so many. I am one of the four sisters over at and I just wanted to applaud you and your efforts not only for what you're doing for yourself, but how you share it with others during your journey. If I could ever pay that back or offer support to you, let me know. Keep up the great work! -Adie Smith


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