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I started this for my kids, but I'm finishing it for me

My name is Holly and I'm 38 years old. I was a chubby child, a fat teenager, and an obese adult. I began my journey at the age of 34 weighing 307 pounds. Only being 5 feet tall, I was about 160 pounds overweight, and going to be in serious trouble if I didn't change my life.

I'm a social worker for a hospital, I've been married for 13 years, and have 2 awesome kids who are 10 and 8. I decided that I wasn't going to be the fat mom anymore so I joined Spark in June 2010, and ...
My name is Holly and I'm 38 years old. I was a chubby child, a fat teenager, and an obese adult. I began my journey at the age of 34 weighing 307 pounds. Only being 5 feet tall, I was about 160 pounds overweight, and going to be in serious trouble if I didn't change my life.

I'm a social worker for a hospital, I've been married for 13 years, and have 2 awesome kids who are 10 and 8. I decided that I wasn't going to be the fat mom anymore so I joined Spark in June 2010, and started a journey to a healthier lifestyle not only for me, but for my family as well.

I've lost 100 pounds as of September 5, 2011. I've really been struggling ever since I hit that milestone.

I finally made it to ONEderland October 17, 2011 after 16 months and 2 days!

After speaking with my doctor on December 29, 2011 we talked about my health and my age and that a great goal weight would be about 140-145. If I stay under 150, she'll be happy, and I'll be ELATED!!! We also reviewed blood work that I had done (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL, etc) and she said the numbers are fantastic. Not just for an overweight person, but for ANYONE, WooHoo!

I'm hoping to get to my goal weight by December 20, 2013, My 38th Birthday.

***EDIT*** My weight loss has slowed dramatically, and a lot of that has been my own doing, lol! I've changed the date to reach my goal to... whenever I get there. I'm too happy living my life to say no to a piece of cake, or a slice of pizza.
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Member Since: 6/15/2010

SparkPoints: 54,412

Fitness Minutes: 27,423

My Goals:
WEIGHT GOALS ACCOMPLISHED...

10/4/2010
1st 50 pounds lost

9/5/2011
100 pounds lost
33% of my starting weight gone

10/17/2011
In ONEderland!!!

3/3/2012
189 pounds
3/4 of the way thru my journey

4/10/2013
170 pounds
maintained a 137lb loss for 1 year
45% of my SW gone

WEIGHT GOALS LEFT...

Date TBD
Goal weight 150

My Program:
- NUTRITION
Stay in calories EVERY day
Higher protein, lower carb

- EXERCISE
Cardio 30-45 minutes
6 days a week

Strength Training
2-3 days a week

Personal Information:
I want to...

Be a happier, healthier mom and wife

Run around with my kids like a mom should be able to do!

Wear a size 10 pair of jeans!

Turkey Trot 5K
November 22, 2012
*official time - 37:01*

Biggest Loser 5k
August 17, 2013
*official time - 40:15*

Dirty Girl 5k
September 7, 2013
*official time -
BEST TIME EVER!!!*

Other Information:
If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done...

Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit...

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference...

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts...

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1DERLAND14
4/20/2014 1:44:20 PM

Happy Easter Spark Friend!! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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1DERLAND14
4/19/2014 12:38:50 AM

I love coming to your page :) Anytime I feel lost on this journey or like I have "so much to lose" I see what you have accomplished and it helps me to realize I can/will do this! :D



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MISSB8604
4/17/2014 10:53:52 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you very much for your kind words on my blog. Really grateful for your friendship. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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BJCECELIA
4/12/2014 5:35:40 PM

Your progress is nothing short awesome! I have to ask though - is your weight loss tied to your hair? It seems the smaller you get the shorter your hair is! Just kidding! You look fantastic and are a true inspiration. Your family is very lucky to have you. I'm sure that they are happy knowing that because you love them so much you are willing to fight to get healthy and will be around for them for a lot longer time! Keep up the great work! emoticon



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MISSB8604
4/10/2014 10:50:20 AM

You can do this girl, stay focused and reach out to your SparkFriends who love you.



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