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Hi My name is Holly and I am 53 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 7 years. What a time it has been. I never thought I could really lose 40 lbs when I started but I was going to give it a good try. Well here we are a few years later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of over 40 lbs!
And maintained my 40 lb loss for 3 1/2 years but did gain about 10 but am maintaining at that for now..
I have run in numerous 5K's since July of 2013. And a 10K in April of 2015
Thanks to all the wonderful people that I have met along the way and have cheered me on to lose the weight and to provide the support. Somehow I feel like I can't let my friends down on this site which then spurs me on to go exercise if I am thinking twice about it.
Let's keep up the great work my wonderful spark friends, together we can do anything!


Member Since: 6/21/2012

My Goals:
Goals for 2016
Run more 5K's signed up for 3 so far.
Continue to run and walk daily and enjoy doing it.
Cardio and more strength training!
Goals for 2015
Continue to maintain!
Run more 5K's
Run at least one 10K -Done on 4/25/15
Continue to train and run weekly for longer distances.
I can do it!



My goal was to lose weight, and to get in great shape. I can run for the first time in my life.
Spark people has helped me lose over 40 lbs and have kept 30 of them off for the last 5 1/2 years
I plan on traveling all over the world as time permits so I want to be in the best shape possible to climb stairs and ruins no matter where we go.


My Program:
Cardio at least 6 days a week for 45 mins to an hour.
I have come to love exercise and look forward to it and really do think of it as "me time".
I will add in more strength training this year and continue to train for another 5K.
Inclines on the treadmill are great workouts so I will add them in on non run days as well as the elliptical.



Personal Information:
I live in St. Paul MN.
I have been married for 33 years to a wonderful man that is extremely supportive no matter my size or weight. He has always loved me for me!
I have sparked him as well to watch what he eats and how much, he is not as crazy about it as I am but baby steps are great!


Other Information:
I have 2 beautiful daughters.
They are very supportive of me and my healthy life style change and willing to try new recipes as long as they aren't too crazy. Of course, these are girls that grew up eating octopus and squid so they are pretty brave eaters!




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  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon Good morning Holly, I'm having my first cup of coffee with my husband. It's a nice 50 degree morning here. It'll go up to 73. Nice Fall temps.

    I made us meatballs yesterday. I love the smell of them cooking for hours. Today we'll go shop at a store that is new here. At Home. It'll give me great steps. emoticon

    Have a beautiful day with your husband.
    Debbie
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    3 hours ago
  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    Happy Saturday Holly! I am with my DH at the VA hospital. He is being treated for alcoholism. He had 60 days clean but relapsed. Sending hugs and love!
    20 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~A Few Letters To Santa~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa
    Mommy says that you only bring presents for the good little boys. That isn't fair.
    Dear Santa,
    How old are you? Is your first name really Santa? Can I be an elf next year?
    Who is your favorite kid? How do you fit all those toys in your sleigh?
    Dear Santa,
    How did you meet Mrs. Clause? Do you go to the bathroom at people's houses?
    Do the elves work all year or what? I also want a picture of you, and your signature,
    Dear Pere Noel,
    Could you come early this year? I've been really super good,
    but I don't know if I can last much longer. Please hurry.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    Dear Santa,
    How do you pay for everything? How do you pay your elves?
    Are you rich, or do you make stuff magically or what?
    Dear Father Christmas,
    I wish you could leave a puzzle under the tree for me. And a toy for my sister.
    Then she won't want to play with mine and I can have it to myself.
    Dear Santa,
    Please give me a doll this year. I would like her to eat, walk,
    do my homework, and help me clean my room.
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    Dear Santa,
    I would like just one of everything.
    Dear Santa,
    I lost my list of toys, so please just send me the stuff that you forgot from last year.
    Dear Father Christmas,
    What should I leave for your reindeer to eat? Do they like cookies, or carrots?
    My mom won't let me bring hay into the living room.
    Dear Santa,
    I need a new skateboard for Christmas. The one I got now crashes too much.
    Band-aids would be OK too.
    emoticon emoticon Have you written your letter to Santa yet? emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a good "letter writing day" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Discovering and valuing people you really admire is the best way to discover and value yourself. Hank Wasiak
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    I made myself a snowman emoticon emoticon
    As perfect as could be. emoticon
    I thought I'd keep it as a pet, emoticon
    and let it sleep with me. emoticon
    I made it some pajamas, emoticon
    And a pillow for its head. emoticon
    Then last night it ran away, emoticon
    But first,...it wet the bed. emoticon

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    This made me smile....hope it makes you smile too!!

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    1 day ago
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