: 440 pounds
the ruins in Italy - Spring 2006
smile, cry and never give up
as you come along with Priscilla for the
ride of your life that happens right here,
online, before your eyes.
to a number of online statistics, nearly 95% of
us that manage to lose weight will gain it back. It
is almost enough to make us give up and never even bother
crazy fads, in-home exercise equipment that gets turned
in to coat racks, gym memberships that don't get used
and millions of other self-made problems that stand
in our way have finally driven me to take my health
in to my own hands. Again.
some people have found permanent weight loss solutions
by going under the knife, the health risks involved
scare me from trying this. In this day of wanting
instant gratification and lunchtime weight loss, it
is tempting but is one of the only few things I haven't
very personal look at weight loss is coming from a different
place... that weight loss is a real journey
and should be fun, though sometimes frustrating.
What I have
believed to be true for my entire 47 years on this earth,
the thought that I will ALWAYS be fat, is tough to get
over. I MUST LOSE WEIGHT.
a high weight in May 2006 of 440 pounds, my body went
down to 250 after spending 6 months bicycling 3,000
miles, then a knee injury that ended my riding and many
other factors helped my weight creep back on. Old
habits die hard and I have a LOT of old BAD habits when
it comes to eating.
are invited to start making Little Changes with me. Free.
No strings attached. Just come along to
this site where I will be logging all my adventures
and wonderful little changes. You will even be
invited to come along on some amazing trips and adventures!
struggles may be the same or different, it doesn't matter. Our stories may help
us get inspiration from each other. As long as
we are trying, there is hope.
is possible with enough little changes.
is something that we all need every day of our lives.
I have found that we get more motivation every
time we try to give it away to others.
and give your daily motivation here. >
bicycling and walking over 3,000 miles to
lose weight & spread the word that exercise
Head, Maine : June 2007 : Weight
filming at Deerfield
: Nov 2008 : Weight
her first walk on
Island, Harrisburg PA : Nov
2008 : Weight 305
everything that you thought was possible or impossible!
At Little Changes you really will see that ANYTHING
is possible if you are willing to follow your dreams.
Houliston boarded a plane in Edinburgh, Scotland in
May of 2006 to return to Pennsylvania, her native state,
to help her mom recover from a massive stroke. It
was unexpected and an eye-opener to Priscilla who was
weighing 440 pounds, that if she didn't lose weight and
get moving, she would be joining her mother in a hospital
the next six months while Priscilla and her mother bonded
over daily rehab sessions that taught her mom how to
speak, walk, eat and live again, Priscilla started taking
a walk each day. She knew she had to do something
to change, but after failed dieting most of her adult life,
she thought that being obese was something she couldn't
daily walks changed something in her head. Realizing
that exercise and movement was missing from her life
and rather than thinking she had almost 300 pounds to
lose, Priscilla broke things down in to lots of "little"
an online diary and connecting with others on this website,
Priscilla was struck with the idea of walking around
the country sharing with others who felt trapped in
their bodies that EXERCISE was the magic pill everyone
was looking for became Priscilla's goal!
her Scottish husband Morton joining her on the journey
of their life, these two set off from Key West, Florida
on January 1, 2007 with the goal of walking around the
entire United States.
the next six months they lived on the road, had daily
miracles happen in their lives and met the most incredible
people along the way. An accident ended their
journey in Portland, Oregon in the autumn of 2007 putting
the brakes on this adventure.
the injury, Priscilla regained weight she had lost,
suffered depression and in the summer of 2009, made
a commitment to once again get on the ROAD to good health!
website is dedicated to that journey, that quest for
good health and you are invited to come back and visit
every day with Priscilla!
with little changes, anything is STILL possible!
will continue to document the weight loss journey and
adventure Priscilla is on.
are invited to email
Priscilla with any thoughts or comments on her
journey or yours!
in St. Andrews, Scotland