Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! I hate to be negative, but I am glad to see 2015 go! Although it's been one of the most transformational years I've had in a long time, I am READY to keep going and make even more huge changes in the new year!

I have so many hopes and dreams for 2016. For work, for my personal life, and especially my body and health. I had a lot of excuses... real ones... in 2015. Besides moving from Tennessee to Florida, I had major surgery, changed jobs, sent two kids to college, and began and maintained a happy relationship with my ex-husband! Somewhere along the way I pushed my health/weightloss to the back burner and gained a lot of weight. According to MyFitnessPal, I weighed in at 280.2 last new years. Today, I weighed 309.2. That's 29 lbs gained in 2015. On top of the 18 lbs I gained in 2014, that's about 50 lbs up from my smallest weight in 2013. 

I did a lot of things right in 2013, but I still didn't truly embrace my food addiction. I still had a DIET mindset. Maybe that's what I've finally had to learn all these years. That this journey must be about HEALTH - inside and out. I'm in a good place. I'm moving forward. 

And I truly believe I can do anything. This WILL be the year I reach my goal weight. My promise to myself for 2016 is to make this journey a LIFESTYLE. I am so over the diet - binge - feel like shit cycle that I've been on for a lifetime. I have to face my demons. SEE my food addiction for what it is. And overcome it like I know I can. No more extremes. No more DIETS. Just healthy, sane choices. I will have to eliminate sugar and white flour because they are deadly drugs in my body. But like I have proven over and over again this past week... There are PLENTY of tasty options that don't include those ingredients. No more feeling like crap after I eat. More fruit and veggies and water. More exercise. More energy. I'm stepping out of my comfort zone. I can do this.


  1. Hollie, yeah, I hear you. Becoming healthy, losing weight, keeping it off, it's a commitment. It's a lifestyle change. It's a change in mindset. But 2016 is your year to make it happen. Happy New Year!

  2. I love this mantra! Perfect for a New Year/ New You! I'll be there along the way because I really need my soul sisters of support via blog land and I keep backing away because I feel that no-one wants to read about me being in a rut!

  3. Good for you, Hollie! I wish you much success! You can do it!

  4. Love your post. You acknowledge the year but you are moving forward...this is your year!!!!


    Trying to cut certain foods out of my diet NEVER worked for me. Intuitive eating did work. You don't have to stop eating sugar and white flour in order to stop the binge cycle.


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