Don’t Quit On Yourself

May 16, 2013 in Uncategorized


My weight loss journey so far has been full of many ups and downs

I stumble and fall

But I just have to keep going

Because I already know what the way back to donuts holds for me

So while I’m not perfect

I’ve finally learned how to NOT quit


Quitting a specific diet is one thing

Quitting a specific  food plan is one thing

Quitting a specific workout regimen is one thing

But quitting on YOURSELF

That’s something entirely different

And for years that is all I ever did

Quit on MYSELF

I kicked myself around

Beat myself up

I was the biggest bully I knew

But I only bullied one person


I am still learning how to be nice to myself

How to be forgiving when I stumble

How to be both tough when necessary

And relaxed when needed

The weight loss journey is a lot like parenting

You have to know when to use tough love

When to use patience

When to let go

When to tighten the reins

It’s not easy because you’re doing all of this

On yourself

It’s hard to hold a secret meeting discussing strategy

When you’re the only person in the room

And the subject is you

Micromanaging yourself can be tough

Analyzing your issues is one thing

Dealing with them is another

But I’ve learned that nothing is impossible


If we are willing to take small steps

And then just keep going

Amazing isn’t it??

What the smallest of steps can do for us!

Baby steps took me to this point

And I’m not done yet

But I’m so grateful!


May 2012



May 2013






A few weeks ago…April 2013




















Fitting in spaces!!!!



I can run and jump and play with my kids!!  They are the love of my life!





And it all started with 30 Seconds!!!







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Florence May 16, 2013 at 10:56 am

There is no other like God, knows just what I need. Been doing a great job the last 2 months but thank God for angels watching over me and always intercepting when I am about to sabatoge myself. I ate garbage yesterday and I was about to throw it all away. And Boom woke up to this. Glory!!!! I will subtract from 441 not add to it. Nobody but Jesus!!


Kristy May 16, 2013 at 11:18 am

Good on you! You are beautiful at any weight and have always been worth the effort. I wish you happiness and peace x


Jackie W May 16, 2013 at 11:20 am

You always have on the prettiest necklaces!


annamarie May 16, 2013 at 12:30 pm

It is amazing how God works everything and everyone into our lives. I am so gratefull that he has lead me to you. I have been battling with myself lately and trying so hard to get back on the right path and BOOM now I read this today……what can I say but with all my heart is THANK YOU.

And you have the prettiest smile ever…………….you look fabulous.

Many hugs,
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Trish @I_am_Succeeding May 16, 2013 at 1:15 pm

You are beautiful through and through Holly! Truly!
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Karen May 16, 2013 at 1:30 pm

Maya Angelou
We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.


LHA May 16, 2013 at 2:49 pm

Your last photo in this post was a line from one of my very favorite quotes:
“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you’ve imagined!” Henry David Throeau wrote this. Such inspiring words and thanks for a very inspiring blog.


Staci May 16, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I love seeing progress pictures of you. It’s just amazing to see the transformation.
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Nikki Mohamed May 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

Trying to sell stuff and pack out my still overly stuffed with junk apt, but stopped in to say YAY, YOU! and I LOVE the photo of your kids. BEAUTIFUL.
Keep up the good work and while I don’t really have time to do the whole meal planning and work out thing over the next 2 and 1/2 weeks, know that I am now able to fit into my size 16 jeans thanks to stress-induced diarrhea. (A surprise visit from my mother couldn’t give me these kind of results.)

I will check in as permitted with my jam-packed schedule, but know in my silence I’m quietly cheering you on and will check in once we settle in TX. <3
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Lori May 16, 2013 at 7:22 pm

You are so right. The only way to succeed is to NOT QUIT! That is harder than it sounds since finding the right path is so hard. It is easy to want to give up and quit looking for that right path.
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Elizabeth May 16, 2013 at 7:52 pm

So inspiring!!!
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Amy May 17, 2013 at 12:33 am

Thank you Holly, I felt really down today and reading your post has given me that little bit of strength I need to get through the day


Laura May 17, 2013 at 5:21 pm

Congratulations, Holly! You are beautiful and your children are, too!


MandaPanda May 20, 2013 at 1:38 pm

I needed this today. I am starting over and I believe that even if I’m always starting over, as long as I’m not quitting, then I’m winning. You’ve come such a long way…truly amazing and inspirational!
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