HOLLYM48
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had another amazingly fun day with Jan (jantheblonde) yesterday. We went to the arboretum of MN and it was gorgeous! We are having a spectacular time!




We had the best time in Chicago. The weather was amazing. So good to be home safe and sound this morning. Happy Monday. Make it a great week.


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Hi My name is Holly and I am 51 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 5 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 the last 3 1/2 years.
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.
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 30 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.
My oldest has graduated from college and my youngest is a senior in college. 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 BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon How Beautiful Women Look at Themselves emoticon emoticon

    Age 3: She looks at herself and sees a Queen.
    Age 8: She looks at herself and sees Cinderella.
    Age 15: She looks at herself and sees an Ugly Sister (Mum I can't go to school looking like this!)
    Age 20: She looks at herself and sees "too fat/too thin, too short/too tall."
    but decides she's going out anyway.
    Age 30: She looks at herself and sees "hair too straight/too curly" -
    but decides she doesn't have time to fix it, so she's going out anyway.
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    Age 40: She looks at herself and sees "clean" and goes out anyway.
    Age 50: She looks at herself and sees "I am" and goes wherever she wants to go.
    Age 60: She looks at herself and reminds herself of all the people who can't even see themselves in the mirror anymore and goes out and conquers the world.
    Age 70: She looks at herself & sees wisdom, laughter and ability, goes out and enjoys life.
    Age 80: Doesn't bother to look. Just puts on a purple hat and goes out to have fun with the world.
    ~ Erma Bombeck~

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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Choosing to take responsibility for choice, action and outcome will produce liberation. Holding contempt only produces limitation. Michael Dietrich-Chastain
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    13 hours ago
  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    Thank you so much for visiting my page and all the kind comments on my pictures! Now you know why I have the BWD on my spark name, it stands for "Bird Watching Dreamer." I love to get out and see birds. Glad you enjoy them too! emoticon
    1 day ago
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    Life is like a balloon. if you never let yourself go,
    you'll never know how far you can rise.

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    Certain things catch your eye, but pursue only those that capture the heart." ― Native American Proverb
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