Hi My name is Holly and I am 48 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over a year! What a year it has been. I never thought I could really lose 40 lbs when I started one year ago but I was going to give it a good try. Well here we are one year later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of 45 lbs! 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 ...
Hi My name is Holly and I am 48 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over a year! What a year it has been. I never thought I could really lose 40 lbs when I started one year ago but I was going to give it a good try. Well here we are one year later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of 45 lbs! 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 you on to go exercise if you are thinking twice about it. Let's keep up the great work my wonderful spark friends, together we can do anything!
Goals for 2014 The get in gear run 5K in April. The color run 5k in July Sign up for the Medtronic 5K in October. Let's do it!
My goal was to lose weight, and to get in great shape. Now my new goal is to run my third 5K in the Spring and then sign up for another. 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.
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.
I live in St. Paul MN. I have been married for 28 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!
I have 2 beautiful daughters. My oldest will be starting her senior year of college and my youngest is a freshman in college.They are both naturally thin girls and I am so glad that they inherited their fathers metabolism! 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!
Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my "Box Of I Can't" blog yesterday! There are so many levels of what we have to do in this journey that we shouldn't weigh ourselves down with all the negative. Hope you are having a wonderful week :)
Thank you for reading my blog, and for commenting on my picture. Concerning my knee, the MRI showed that the cartilage had gotten so thin (from gardening, not running) that the meniscus had a tear in it. Because there was nothing that needed to be cut off and because the cartilage was too thin to stitch, they just left it alone. It has been swollen for almost two years, but since it is no longer painful, I just bought a brace and recently started walking/jogging. I can go fast enough to enter races and that is all I really wanted to do. I could not believe that I would be winning any more medals, but I was thrilled. Thanks for all your support.