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hollybelle - Monday Oct 05, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Well, it's me again.  I'm afraid I am so sporadic on here that no one will visit my diary!  I am holding my own on weight.  Kind of depressing because my back is still bothering me.  It's never lasted this long.  It's tolerable, but still irritated feeling and I can't walk alot or ride my bike at all.  That makes me sad beyond belief.  Also makes me feel OLD, which I don't like!!  I have found some really healthy recipes that I actually LIKE.....they are on hungrygirl.com.  The ones I tried are:  Carrot Muffins and Mac & Cheese.  I usually only make "healthy" recipes ONCE because they usually taste bad (I am a good cook and I don't tolerate bad food well  :o)) BUT these are both keepers.  Thought I'd share them with my DD Pals.  Let me know if you try them - what you think!  Have a blessed day!  Holly

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

horn_of_Plenty on 10/05/2009:
ohh, and it's nice to see you - another familiar face on here! what a day i've had! even though i may be still at a higher weight, i am suprisingly optimistic that i can face this endeavor...and so can you! :)

hollybelle - Thursday Sep 03, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"A bad habit never disappears miraculously; it's an undo-it-yourself project."
– Abigail Van Buren

About Abigail Van Buren

Pauline Phillips, better known as Abigail Van Buren, wrote the syndicated "Dear Abby" column for 46 years. She was born in 1918 in Iowa. She had never written professionally when she contacted the San Francisco Chronicle's editor and said she could do better than their current advice maven. Her version was an instant success. Her twin sister, Esther Lederer, became an advice columnist under the name Ann Landers. Phillips retired in 2002; her daughter, Jeanne Phillips, took over her column.

Well, I'm about out of patience with my back.  I am tired of hurting - may have to bring out the big gun - chiropractor- next week!  Have a wonderful Labor Day holiday - all you guys in the USA.  Others - I hope you have a wonderful weekend - do you have a holiday too?

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

mskitty on 09/03/2009:
nope no Holidays in Canada but we did a have at the beginning of August > Victoria Day. Sorry to hear about your back. Get batter. Love the quote.

cupcakeLuv on 09/03/2009:
LOVE THE QUOTE OF THE DAY!! hope ur back gets better :( hang in there hun.

nenak on 09/03/2009:
yep we had a bank holiday monday here in the uk. 31st August. enjoy!

hollybelle - Monday Aug 31, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"I can't give you a sure-fire formula for success, but I can give you a formula for failure: Try to please everybody all the time."
– Herbert Bayard Swope

About Herbert Bayard Swope

Herbert Bayard Swope, the colorful, hard-driving American journalist who became famous as a war correspondent and editor of The New York World, was the first writer to win a Pulitzer Prize for reporting. He was born in St. Louis in 1882. He coined the phrase "cold war" as a speechwriter for statesman Bernard Baruch. In his leisure time, he was a brilliant gambler at the track, at cards, and at stocks, and threw lavish parties. He died in 1958.

Sorry for absence, everyone.  More later......Miss you guys!

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 09/02/2009:
nice quote! just lovely.

hollybelle - Friday Aug 21, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Well......back is a little better today.  Mostly certralized pain in very lower back and right hip.  Motrin 800 mg is making a big difference.  So maybe can ride bike NEXT weekend.

Eating OK - not spectacular, but maintaining.  Will get very serious very soon.  I can feel it building up in me. 

Supposed to have wonderful weather here this weekend.  Enjoy your weekend, everyone!


Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

mcwoo40 on 08/22/2009:
Hiya Holls!!!,Glad your back.Having another go at it if it kills me.I will read your diaries tomorrow when i have more time,promise!!Jules

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 19, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe."
– Anatole France

About Anatole France

Anatole France was the pen name of Nobel Prize–winning French author Jacques Anatole François Thibault. He was born in 1844 in Paris. His father was a book dealer, and France spent his life among books, including 14 years as assistant librarian to the French Senate. His novels, including the Contemporary History series and The Gods Are Athirst, often use allegory and religious symbolism as vehicles for moral questions. He died in 1924.

Yesterday was OK.  Back not as bad, but hurts pretty "good" again this morning.  I am scheduled for another massage Friday at 5:00.  Eating was OK.  I have at least been very reasonable if not stellar.   

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/19/2009:
Take care of that back.....Keep trucking along!

selina on 08/20/2009:
I hope your back gets well soon so you can go back biking... congrats to your daughter, the dancer! My daughter and her friends took 4th on their trio performance at the Suiss Nationals championships in tap-dancing in June. Her solo didn't fare too well - she didn't go to the semi-finals although I thought her dance was fantastic... oh well.... there is next year! Stay well!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/21/2009:
ooohh...have a wonderful massage. i love them, as long as the person giving them knows what they're doing!

hollybelle - Tuesday Aug 18, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2








You say:  'It's impossible'  


God says:   All things are possible  


(Luke 18:27)  


You say:  'I'm too tired'  


God says:  I will give you rest  


(Matthew 11:28-30)  


You say:  'Nobody really loves me'  


God says:  I love you  


(John 3:1   6 & John 3:34 )  


You say:  'I can't go on'  


God says:  My grace is sufficient


(II Corinthians 12:9 & Psalm 91:15)  


You say:  'I can't figure things out'  


God says:  I will direct your steps  


(Proverbs 3:5-   6)  


You say:  'I can't do it'  


God says:  You can do all things  


( Phil ippians 4:13)  


You say:  'I'm not able'  


God says:  I am able  


(II Corinthians 9:8)  


You say: 'It's not worth it'


God says:  It will be worth it  


(Roman 8:28 )  


You say:  'I can't forgive my self'  


God says:  I Forgive you  


(I John 1:9 & Romans 8:1)  


You say:  'I can't manage'  


God says:  I will supply all your needs  


( Phil ippians 4:19)  


You say:  'I'm afraid'  


God says:  I have not given you a spirit of fear  


(II Timothy 1:7)  


You say:  'I'm always worried and frustrated'  


God says:  Cast all your cares on ME  


(I Peter 5:7)  


You say:  'I'm not smart enough'  


God says:  I give you wisdom  


(I Corinthians 1:30)  


You say:  'I feel all alone'  


God says:  I will never leave you or forsake you  


(Hebrews 13:5)  


Went for massage yesterday.  I think it helped.  Won't know until later today.  Trying to stay positive about my body - but - some days it's hard.  I have had a bunch of those days strung along in a row!  Geez!!!!! The chart above helps, though.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

thinnside40 on 08/18/2009:
Thank You for that graph.... I am printing it to put it in my Bible..I know all those things, but when you see them bunched together as you have them...Well.....POWERFUL!

glycrina on 08/18/2009:
God did not give me the spirit of fear! I will give Him all of my cares. thanks!

cupcakeluv on 08/18/2009:
thanks for that chart i enjoyed reading it :)

hollybelle - Monday Aug 17, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Greetings, everyone - my absence is for a reason - I have been feeling terrible.  Back pains - I guess the bike riding took it's toll on my back.  Although It was not a big strain at the time - sometimes my crazy back will do weird things.  So nursing that - massage appointment tonight.  Needless to say - eating so-so, but no exercise in a week!  I could be devastated, but that would be a was te - will just "soldier" through, I guess!  More later......Some good news - daughter and dance partner got 5th place in a big competition in Cincinnati this weekend.  They were pleased.  They go to Chicago first weekend in September...

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

hollybelle - Thursday Aug 13, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"Dreams come true. Without that possibility, nature would not incite us to have them."
– John Updike

About John Updike

John Updike, the Pulitzer Prize–winning American novelist known for his careful craftsmanship and small-town settings, has published more than 60 books to date. He was born in 1932 in Pennsylvania. As a child he suffered from stammering and was encouraged by his mother to write. After college, he joined The New Yorker as a regular contributor. He is best known for his series of novels about a fictional alter ego, including Rabbit, Run and Rabbit at Rest. He lives in Massachusetts.

Nothing yesterday.  I was just tired, tired.  I don't know what's up.  I came home early from work because I was dizzy and feeling very weak.  Can't seem to shake it.  Hoping for a better day today.  HUsband comes home tonight - I'll pick him up at 5:30.  He's been gone 6 days.  This is last trip for a few months. 

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

selina on 08/13/2009:
I love John Updike! Great quote!

I hope you'll feel better once your husband is home... stay well!

Jen40 on 08/13/2009:
You are doing great~ I can't wait to reach 168 myself! We can do this. We ARE doing this.

catepillar on 08/13/2009:
Perhaps a little tired out still from the prednisone? Aww, I hope you feel better soon :)

thinnside40 on 08/17/2009:
Healthy & rested thoughts sent your way!

hollybelle - Wednesday Aug 12, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"When you encounter difficulties and contradictions, do not try to break them, but bend them with gentleness and time."
– St. Francis De Sales

About St. Francis De Sales

St. Francis de Sales (1567–1622), known as the Gentle

Well, was so tired yesterday I just took it easy - again.  I am almost finished with prednisone (poison ivy) so maybe that's why I'm so drained.  I will exercise tonight regardless - even if it is 15 min on elliptical trainer.  I don't want too many days to go by without more activity.  Food was OK.  Skirt I have on today was tight and today fits just perfect.  So there must be some loss there.  Haven't weighed in days and days.  I was doing it too often and want to get out of the habit.  Have a good  one, everyone!  

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

cupcakeLuv on 08/12/2009:
Yeah i can relate i want to be weighed every day. i need to stop. ill prb be way more surprised if i wait a long time. hope the P.Ivy goes away soon. ugh hate that!

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/12/2009:
glad to hear about your loss. and loose clothing. i LOVE that. :)

glycrina on 08/12/2009:
Congrats on the loose clothing. I agree with you that some work out is better than nothing.

hollybelle - Tuesday Aug 11, 2009
(Healthy Eating and Exercise)
Weight: 168.2

Quote of the Day

"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind."
– Theodore Seuss Giesel

About Theodore Seuss Giesel

Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved Dr. Seuss, is renowned to generations of children as the author of Green Eggs and Ham and other deliciously absurd picture books. He was born in 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts. His first book, And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street, was rejected 27 times. He wrote The Cat in the Hat after Houghton Mifflin asked him to write a children's primer using fewer than 250 easy-reader words. He died in 1991.

Well, I didn't eat green eggs and ham, but I did have a delicilious grilled checken breast, fresh corn cut off the cob and squash casserole.  No exercise - It was sick HOT and HUMID here.  Rained up a thunderstorm here, too.  Planning bike ride OR Eliptical Trainer tonight.

Progress as of today: 9.8 lbs lost so far, only 18.2 lbs to go!

cupcakeLuv on 08/11/2009:
hey hun. love your quote of the day. I also had corn off the cob last night :) and your squash casserole sounds really good. care to share the recipe?

cupcakeLuv on 08/11/2009:
Thanks so much for the recipe. im going to try it this week or next. sounds great!

halley on 08/11/2009:
Dinner sounds good. I love simple foods well prepared.

katiegirl on 08/11/2009:
love that quote, thanks for sharing

Horn_Of_Plenty on 08/11/2009:
squash casserole! yum! good eating overall, i wish you a nice day for some exercise.

biscottibody59 on 08/11/2009:
Keep up the good work--hope your weather improves!

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