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Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for almost 4 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 couple of years later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of 40 lbs!
And maintained my 40 lb loss for the last 3 year.
I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July. 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

Fitness Minutes: 126,453

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 oldesthas graduated from college and my youngest is a junior 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!

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  • v BARBIEE52
    ~*~ emoticon ~~}{~~*~~"WIN or LOSE"~~*~~}{~~ emoticon ~*~

    Never play with the feelings of others, because you may "win" the game
    but the risk is that you will surely "lose" the person for a life time.
    ~ William Shakespeare ~

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    1 day ago
  • v TWESTEN1
    Thanks for commenting on my blog the other day... you are certainly a great inspiration b/c you look amazing at 50!!! Keep up the great work & continue to share your joy and positivity here on Spark!
    2 days ago
    Your journey has been an awesome one and an example to follow to all of us. My pleasure reading your blogs.
    2 days ago
    Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my blog. I enjoy humor--laughing is a very healthy activity. By the way, the knee is much better and the goats are doing fine too.

    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2016 6:56:20 AM
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon ~~~~"WHAT TO SAY"~~~~ emoticon emoticon
    When someone laughs at you
    And then calls you a loser in front
    of everyone, here's what to say...

    "I'm sorry..but you've mistaken me for your mirror"
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    emoticon emoticon --)^(--HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEK--)^(-- emoticon emoticon

    3 days ago
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