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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy

I am very happy today.

I have REALLY been struggling over the past few months with depression. So I treasure days like today. My mood is up, and I feel very blessed and ready to take on what the world is giving me right now. My circumstances are not ideal... I am walking a tough road and facing a lot of trials right now. But today, I feel like things will be okay. In the end, I will be good.

So... Yesterday I cut my hair again. Yes... again. I just didn't **like** the last cut. It was a lot of work to get it just how I wanted it, and it wasn't a "gym-friendly" style. I felt like I had helmet head after a good workout. So I went in and did what I wanted to do the first time...


It's drastic... but I love it! With summer coming up, I know I will love it even more. And after the gym today... it still looked great!

Speaking of the gym... I did ONE HOUR on the elliptical today! Yeah!

Over the past few days, I have felt myself losing focus. With three extra kids this weekend, it was impossible to get to the gym. I walked for an hour at the park on Saturday, and got two HUGE blisters on my pinky toes. Yesterday was an in-service, so today I knew I had to get in the gym and push myself hard. I will not start sliding backwards now.

With all the haircuts over the past few weeks, I have noticed something... my double chin is disappearing again. Gotta love that. AND several people have mentioned that they can tell that I am losing. The scale might not want to cooperate... but the gym workouts are making a big difference in my overall size. I slid on a pair of jeans yesterday and I felt so good because I could definitely tell they are looser.

I have two week at home, and I plan on making the most of it. I REALLY want to keep this great feeling!

27 comments:

Beginning Anew said...

Cute Hair!!! Love that you are feeling better! Hope that continues! That pesky scale - its so stubborn but if you are seeing results in your clothes - the scale will follow soon - it always does!

MOM GETS_FIT said...

Love the hair. It is fabulous. I want to do the same with my hair. I'm so sick of spending so much time on it. I want something simple like what you have. We should be spending more time working out than we spend styling our hair. Very bold and fabulous move with the hair Hollie.

Nemie said...

It's nice to know people having good vibes these days with so much positivism with themselves.. Just continue your workouts and you'll be a lot happier after...



mimi@personal training Chicago

Crys said...

I'm happy you're happy friend! The hair looks fabulous. You've got a beautiful face so any hair style works. Love the Halle do. :-)

Christel said...

Super cute!

sindachris said...

I love your hair! Its fits you and it is going to be so nice with the warmer weather coming. It's making me want to cut mine to a cute bob for now! :)
One of my major motivations is when my clothes fit looser on me. The scale is not one of my best friends either but I love when my jeans slide up and down my hips and they are so loose! An awesome NSV!! :) Stay encouraged because you are doing an awesome job!!!

Christie said...

I'm so glad your happy!!! WOW an hour on the elliptical, you go girl!! :) I get bored about 30 minutes in.....Keep up the good work!! We are proud of you and help motivate all of us!

Donovan said...

Hooray for Hollie. If you are happy I am happy. It was good to read your post today. Have a great day!!

Don

BrendaKaye said...

Love the haircut!! Enjoy your two week break!

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Callie said...

I like the hair cut! And way to go with amping up your time on the elliptical...enjoy your break!

Ang said...

Your hair is so cute! It will be so nice and cool once summer hits.

swimincircles said...

Love when girls embrace the shorter hair and look awesome doing it like you! just stumbled across your site will be back.

Janeen said...

Lovin' the hair! What a fun style. An hour on the eliptical? Wow! You're my hero! I did 5 mins the other day and was dying. lol Keep up the great work and the positive outlook.

enquizitiv1 said...

Your hair is very cute! Keep up the great work with your weight loss journey!

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Sista FattyCakes said...

Hollie! I hope you're still happy! I would love if you could bottle up that happy, I'd be in the market for a bottle or 4, lol. Just dropping in. TTYL

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

Your haircut is absolutely gorgeous! So glad your spirit is up :))

runningfromthecouch said...

I love your hair! I struggle with depression like you talked about in this blog entry. I hope I can find my way out like you have. I keep reading your blog for inspiration and motivation. I can easily let depression keep me from my exercise and weight loss goals. I will keep reading your entries and getting inspired!

Sherry Pagoto said...

Keep exercising! It is the best thing you can do for your mood! Better than any pill and than most therapists :) See www.healthyworcester.com for more weight loss tips from an expert.

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Pretty Pauline said...

Cute, cute, CUTE!!! Funny, I just chopped mine off, too. A good 6-8 inches! And then I dyed it RED! LOL! And I'm lovin' it. Now if I could get my body fit to go with it so I could be cute, too...

dhana400 said...

I like your hair cut. It makes your face look so pretty.

flipstain said...

Hi!! I am also on the long road to weight loss, which i hard since I moved to a new town and haven't met many people yet. Thank you for having such an inspiring blog- I know I'm not the only one working through the numbers on the scale, but reading someone else's thoughts and feelings on the matter makes it feel much more managable. Thank you!

flipstain said...

Also I am doing a weight loss blog as well, to keep myself accountable. http://lifegaugeis15stichesandhappinesstall.blogspot.com/

Mommyto3andahusky said...

Love your blog! I am your newest follower! :) Erin

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healthierhappierwiser said...

Keep up the great work, remember the scale lies.. it's how you feel that is the real motivation. If you feel great and then step on the scale don't feel bummed if it hasn't moved! The best feeling is when you put something on and it use to be tight and now it's loose! Love that feeling.. ps, love the hair!