HOLLYM48
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Happy Monday! It is a beautiful week and I am so thankful for all that I have. Thank you spark friends for being part of my journey. May this holy week be filled with blessings for all.


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Hi My name is Holly and I am 54 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 PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Decisions:
    D - Decide on an action plan.
    E - Every thing is possible if you believe and work at it.
    C - Consider your choices carefully.
    I - Invite others to join you on you quest to become healthy.
    S - Savor the feeling of each victory, big or small.
    I - Invaluable lessons sometimes hurt, but are necessary for growth.
    O - Optimism over pessimism,
    N - Never quit trying or you will fail.
    S - Say to yourself every day, "I AM WORTH IT!" because you are.
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    Just stopping by to wish you a very merry Christmas, Sparkfriend! Thank you for the gift of your friendship, it means so much to me!
    Hugs,
    Pixie
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  • v CATTUTT
    I fully agree about not keeping certain foods in the house. My mom sent 2390458123957 different kinds of cookies and candy back around the first of Dec. I gave all of it away except the peanut butter cookies. Those were supposed to be for dh, but I keep eating them. Bah.

    You also make a great point about needing to learn how to have those foods in moderation. "Moderation" is a hard word for me.

    Merry Christmas!

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  • v CATTUTT
    You make a great point about drinking lots of water. For some odd reason, when everything isn't going perfectly, the water goes out the window. I didn't really think about it until now, but drinking my water will give me some kind of connection to being on track. Thanks for the idea!

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  • v MS.ELENI
    It turned out to be a nice party. emoticon
    2583 days ago
  • v JANIGURL
    Thank you for the comment on my blog !! Loving my kids and receiving it back is the biggest blessing in my life , Have a Merry Christmas !!

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    2583 days ago