Happy New Year!

January 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

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Happy New Year

My beautiful friends!

This can truly be

The start of something new!


But I want you to know

Before you go any further

That there is One

Who doesn’t limit

His new beginnings

And fresh starts

To once a year


There is One

Who will let you start over fresh



You don’t have to set New Years Resolutions

And worry if you will fail

You don’t have to wait

For January 1 to roll around every year

Before you get to start again

His mercies are new every morning!




So if you planned to go walking today

And it didn’t happen

If you planned to not binge eat today

But you already have

Don’t worry!


Because there is one thing

I am confident of

And it’s this

He wants you

To cast all your anxiety (1 Peter 5:7)

About these issues

On Him

And let Him

Help you through it


If you are still breathing

Then He is ready and waiting

To partner with you

To help you

To stand by your side


If you fail today

And tomorrow

And the next day

He will say

“You have my compassion!!”  (Psalm 103:13)

Let’s start again!!


My kids and I celebrated together

And they even made some signs

Special for YOU













If you don’t know where to start

And you’re looking for something simple

Try my victory list!

This is a tool that my brother created

It worked for him

And it worked for me


This is what mine looked like

When I started




You can find out more about it HERE


Still not convinced?

Check out my blog friend, Trish

Who made up her own Victory List

And has lost 88 pounds so far!!!


Whatever you choose to do

Know this

You can say goodbye to yesterday

And start again

Not just at the New Year

But every single day

Of your life


Listen to one of my favorite songs

By Mandisa

I can’t tell you how many times

I listened to this song

While I was out walking


Mailbox to Mailbox

Around the block

From 30 seconds

To 5 miles


This song was with me

And as I listened to it

Day after day

I learned to say goodbye

To Yesterday


Say goodbye to defeat

To failure

To the pain of your past

To the disappointments

That lie behind

And look to each day

As a new beginning

Every single day

A fresh start


It was hard to breathe

It was hard to move

But this song helped me

And I hope it helps you!



Leave me a comment and let me know how it’s going! Do you live your life with the mindset that every day is a new day?

Or you do you find yourself feeling defeated when you get tripped up?


Happy New Year!!




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Linda Kuil January 1, 2013 at 1:29 pm

NOW I realize every day is a new day. I used to be of the mindset that a healthy lifestyle could only begin on a Monday. Now I realize that you have MANY chances to make good/better choices- choose to exercise every day, choose to eat 3 healthy meals, eat a couple of healthy snacks… Your fresh start can happen any time of the year, month, week or day…Just do it!

Happy New Year to you and your family Holly!
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Christine January 1, 2013 at 3:33 pm

Some days, every hour is a new start for me.

Happy New Year!
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Rockin' Mama January 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

Loved this post! Loved the pictures! Loved the encouragement! Loved the song! How amazing is our God who never leaves us, never forsakes us, never disappoints! Hello to the brand-new possibilities of a year filled with promise, gratefulness, and even a little glamour! Today I will bask in the generosity of our God while I run up-and-down the steps at least 20 times; I hope you and Lee will approve! Love you, D


sandie January 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm

Happy New Year!
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Trish @I_am_Succeeding January 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm

YOU are a rockstar!!! I soooo love following your daily inspiration and motivation.

Thank you for the shoutout!! XOXO
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Lori January 1, 2013 at 5:29 pm

I love that reminder that no matter where we are we can always start over.


Poochy Ponders January 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Every time I read your blog, I ask myself, Why didn’t I find her sooner? You SO get it. God bless you!
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Lady Amanda January 1, 2013 at 5:38 pm

Happy New Year Wild Woman! I have a good feeling about 2013- I feel it in my bones. (oh wait, maybe that’s arthritis that I am feeling) 🙂 Any woo… I feel like this year is going to be super duper awesome and I think we need to start it off by planning our vacation get-together for this year! As for the 30 seconds to victory I am definitely going to make a list because I have got to get this body moving again or else I won’t be able to keep up with you when I see you! I loved the pictures of the kids that you posted- they are all sooo cute and you looked very pretty. I wish I had been there to celebrate the New Year with you- but I was there in spirit! Love ya!- Amanda


Caron January 1, 2013 at 6:41 pm

Happy New Year to you too! Great post. 🙂
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Lisa January 1, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Happy New Year! Started my eating plan ‘early’ and have already lost 8 lbs.! I just know that this time I will lose all of the weight that has been bothering me for years… reading your blog and thanking God for HIS support has been really helpful.
40 lbs. to go… I’ll keep you posted!


Shari Turpen January 1, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I am ready for a new start. I will never weigh 324 pounds again after today. Thanks for your blogs and especially the scripture. Bless you.


Amanda January 1, 2013 at 10:02 pm

I am “stealing” that Victory List!!! I truly hope this is “my” year…..I am trying to keep the faith. But most of the time it just feels like this is never going to happen, and we will never get the financing figured out, for WLS. Ugh. Anyway, not to be a downer, I LOVE the posters! Your kids are truly awesome!


Nikki Mohamed January 2, 2013 at 1:30 am

You, my dear, are a ROCKSTAR! I’m so very proud of you.
You are a wonderful inspiration to me to get back up and try again. I am about to make it real here: ahem! I weighed in yesterday fully clothed and in shoes (because getting naked in the pharmacy with glass walls facing the street is frowned upon here in Egypt) and I was 220.35 lbs. I wanted to lose the last 6 months and due to stress and laziness and depression, I managed to gain that last 20 lbs. BUT instead of feeling sorry for myself and eating my feelings (again,) I’m starting over and this time I’m going to do it. Not because it’s a new year resolution, but because I have 5 kids that I don’t even want to raise sometimes….so if something happens to me, who’s going to do it? (Don’t get me wrong. I love them. But they’re all teenagers now so I have days where I don’t like them.) 😉 Anyway, thank you for posting your story and your tips and your “hey, I’ve been there” inspirational anecdotes. I love them. Happy new year to you and your family.
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Tammy January 2, 2013 at 4:25 am

Your family is so beautiful. Happy New Year! I am so glad that I found your blog. I think your story has inspired me to get moving. I am excited about starting anew in 2013. Best wishes for a great year!
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MandaPanda January 2, 2013 at 3:09 pm

This is going to be a great year for us both!


Daphne @DaphneAlive January 2, 2013 at 3:23 pm

I love how your kids are so involved with your weight loss and fitness! You can tell that they’re so proud of you!

The victory sheet is a fantastic idea, love it!!
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Tammy January 3, 2013 at 4:45 pm

What a wonderful article… Love it!!


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