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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Some new pictures...

I went out with my BFF last week, and she tagged me in some photos on Facebook. Usually whenever I see that I've been tagged in a "random" picture I panic because I know I am not going to like the picture. But honestly, I was pleasantly surprised. My weight loss has plateaued in the past few weeks, but I am working out at the gym almost daily now. I can really tell a difference in my clothes. I actually bought a pair of size 20 pants this weekend at LB!

My head is cut off in this picture, but I didn't mind since I like the way my body looks! I actually look like I have curves! And look, no muffin-top! Since giving up the sugar, my stomach looks so much flatter in clothes. Cute shoes are an added bonus. I'm still working on my arms....

This picture caught my attention because it shows how much thinner my face looks. I actually have wrinkles around my mouth when I laugh, and on my forehead when I frown! I don't know if that's really a good thing... but before I guess my face was so fat the wrinkles just smoothed out. AND... not double chin! I used to have a double chin on ALL pictures unless I tried on purpose to pose so it wouldn't show. This picture was taken a week or so ago. See the picture below...


This picture was taken in Feb/March after I had already lost 30+ lbs. My friend in the picture pointed out the other day that we have BOTH lost so much weight since that picture was taken (she's on both of the other pics with me). But yeah, I can see a big difference just over the past 3 - 4 months. It's a big motivator to keep on going!

Right now, I really don't care what the scale has to say. I know I am eating healthy and making good choices 85% of the time. I go back to work in about 2 weeks, and really think getting back on a weekday schedule is going to help me a lot. I lost the most weight when I woke up at a set time every morning, and packed my lunch and snacks for work. I was eating on a schedule, which was easy since I was on a schedule. This summer had been so crazy any attempts at ANY schedule has been a failure. I am really looking forward to getting back to some sort of NORMALCY.

Getting back on a schedule, along with going to the gym almost daily will definitely kick things into gear. I am starting to love the gym again. I am NEEDING to go everyday instead of having to MAKE myself go. It's funny that I suddenly seem to find the time to get my workout in, lol. It helps that my kids also love going to the gym, because they love the kids play area. I also find that its helping me sleep better, which will also help when it's time to go back to work in a few weeks. Stress is still high in my crazy life, but my health and weight loss are still at the top of my list of things I must do for myself.

23 comments:

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

You've lost so much weight already Ms. Hollie - your eyes will slowly catch up to you. So glad you were able to see some progress in those pictures! That's awesome because you seriously do look great!

Pamela said...

You've inspired me. I need to start working on my weight so I joined your blog in hopes to become inspired. How's the "no sugar" thing working out for you? Have you just eliminated sweets or all sugar all together?

purple_moonflower123 said...

You look great! I can totally see the difference. It is great to look back at pictures that were just taken a few months ago, to see the progress, even if the scale is "slow". Keep up it up with the good and healthy habits and the scale will catch up. :-)

Lisa said...

you look GREAT in your pics!

I'm the Fat Daddy. said...

You're doing great, and looking great doing it!

Shelley said...

You look so great, and you are doing really well, living your healthy lifestyle. Amazing what making a few changes can do for us, eh?

Jules said...

You look amazing! WOW! It's funny you mentioned normalcy today... that's all that's been on my mind. Normal, what is normal, ect... too funny. Either way, It's great that you are getting back to exercising and enjoying it. Seems like even though eating has gotten off the normal you grew accustomed to, exercising has found it's own normal for you this summer. So in 2 weeks, how perfect to put them both together to create a whole new normal routine. By next summer... you'll figure out hwo to stay on track despite the lack of daily routine. :) WAY TO GO!

fatgirltofitgirl said...

Hollie, you look so wonderful! Good for you! And stick to what you're doing. The scale will move again...probably now that you've stopped worrying about the number. Keep up the good work.

shefit said...

What a great feeling it is when you can finally say that you feel good about the way you look! I'm glad that you are at that point. You look great in the pics!

Kate said...

You've made a lot of progress--congratulations!

MMom said...

I dont usually post a comment. I enjoy your blog though. I have issues with my arms as well. My DH told me to stop focusing on my arms because they were proportionate to my size. Your arms are shrinking just like the rest of you. They look great!

Rosie said...
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Rosie said...

You look great! I'm glad we've both got back on track with this weight loss stuff... I'm so proud of you!

I've been trying to work on my arms too... but I just started exercising a few weeks ago... so I'm waiting a few more weeks until I go talk to a personal trainer. I think I'll be ready then to start sculpting my body. But already I've lost about 3 inches off my waist and 1 off my arms... my bottom half nothing, but I've got a lot of muscle there so I'm not to worried about it.

Anywho... KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK!

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Bev P aka Hockeygal4ever said...

Amazing changes! Great job!!!!!!

Emmett said...

Wow excellent job with fitting into new smaller clothest! Sometimes you lose inches before pounds, keep working out, it sounds like it is working.

Emmett said...

Hollie I am also on facebook if you want to add me. my email is: gould119@hotmail.com
Emmett

Chavonne said...

I just came across your blog and it's so great! I feel the same way about my Facebook pics. Congrats on your size 20 pants! That's so great. I can't wait to follow your progress!

SeaShore said...

You're looking great!

I know what you mean about discovering new wrinkles that you didn't know were being filled out by fat. A small downside to weight loss ;)

Aya said...

Way to go! You look so great in these new pics! Keep up the good work.

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Lori Ann said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say, You look wonderful! Keep it up!

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