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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
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    I just can't believe it's fall,
    the most colorful season of all.
    The leaves they will fall.
    and the weather turns cool
    There's so many reasons
    To enjoy this season.
    ~~~Barb~~~
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      emoticon   emoticon ""Enjoy this season they call "Fall" emoticon   emoticon

    Have a Wonderful Weekend Holly emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 hour ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    The difficulties we face can be a source of strength, enabling us to rise above perceived adversity. Dr. Terry Gordon
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    10 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~ emoticon ~~ADVICE FROM A PUMPKIN~~ emoticon ~~

    emoticon emoticon Be well-rounded emoticon emoticon
    Get plenty of sunshine
    Give thanks for Life’s bounty
    emoticon emoticon Have a thick skin emoticon emoticon
    Keep growing
    Be outstanding in your “field”
    emoticon emoticon Think big! emoticon emoticon
    ~Ilan Shamir~

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ""HAPPY FALL"" emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Combining attitude and discipline, both of which are 100% under your control, you will increase your performance by 200%. Bob Urichuck
    1 day ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER - emoticon emoticon
    ~~Erma Bombeck~~~(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

    I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
    would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
    I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
    I would have talked less and listened more.
    I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
    I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less
    about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
    I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
    I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
    I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
    because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
    I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
    I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
    I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
    wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
    Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy,
    I'd have cherished every moment and realized that the wonderment growing
    inside me was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
    When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
    "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner." There would have been more
    "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
    But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
    look at it and really see it,live it .and never give it back. Stop sweating the small stuff.
    Don't worry about who doesn't like you, who has more, or who's doing what.
    Instead, I would cherish the relationships I have with those who do love me.
    I would think about what God HAS blessed me with, and what I am doing each day
    to promote myself mentally, physically, emotionally.

    After reading this, I realized how many more "I would" add to this list.
    "I would" share this with my friends, because my life is pretty wonderful with them in it.
    emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Blessed Day emoticon emoticon

    (I know I've posted this before, but I believe it's worth posting it again)
    2 days ago
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