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Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 3 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 year.
I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July. And a 10K in April of 2015
Thanks to all the ...
Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 3 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 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!
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Member Since: 6/21/2012

SparkPoints: 196,173

Fitness Minutes: 119,971

My Goals:
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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BARBIEE52
2/9/2016 7:04:59 PM

~~~ emoticon ~~~~~RULES OF CHOCOLATE~~~~~ emoticon ~~~
1. If you've got chocolate on your hands, you're eating it to slow.
2. Chocolate raisins, cherries, and strawberries count as fruit.
3. Eat a chocolate bar before a meal. It'll take the edge off your appetite.
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4. Money talks. Chocolate sings.
5. Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look young.
6. Eat equal amount of white and dark chocolate...they'll contradict each other for a balanced diet.
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7. There's no Chocolate Anonymous. No one wants to quit.
8. If you can't get 2 lbs. of chocolate home in a hot car, eat it in the parking lot.
9. Put "eat chocolate" at the top of your daily things to do list. That way, you get one thing done.
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SUNNYCALIGIRL
2/8/2016 8:19:55 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog!



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BARBIEE52
2/8/2016 5:53:53 PM

emoticon emoticon ~~~She Who Loves Chocolate~~ emoticon emoticon
~~~~~~~ emoticon ~~~~~~CHOCOLATE~~~~~ emoticon ~~~~~~~
Rich, creamy, sensual,
This incredibly, delectable sensation was never meant to be shared.

She wouldn't dream of desecrating a luscious, hand-dipped truffle,
perfectly bite sized for one, by dividing it in two.

And who ever heard of sharing a pint of
hot fudge, chocolate chip, double brownie surprise ice cream.

Her friends tease her...they say she needs to go to
Chocolate's Anonymous. But why...she has no intention of quitting.
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OSONIYE
2/7/2016 10:19:48 PM

emoticon Hi Holly. Thanks for the friend add! Have a great week!



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BARBIEE52
2/7/2016 8:42:10 PM

With Valentine's Day only a week away, I am dedicating this week to Chocolate, because there's nothing better than sharing with a friend..unless it is a friend with chocolate.
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~~~~TOP 10 Reasons I Love Chocolate~~~~
10. Better than sex...most of the time.
9. Always more at the store.
8. Makes my mouth happy.
7. Something fun to do alone.
6. Cheaper than Prozac.
5. Surprise centers.
4. Hides easily in my pocket.
3. Two words - mood swings.
2. Comes in pretty boxes.
AND THE #1 REASON "I LOVE CHOCOLATE" is....
Being addicted won't get you arrested.
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emoticon Maybe you can share your chocolate with a friend, only if you want to emoticon



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