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Happy Halloween!!!

Monday, October 31, 2011

So much fun, so much candy! The kids had a great time and I enjoyed walking the neighborhood with them. This is the first year they really got into it. I hope everyone had an awesome night!


this was from ZooBoo, I forgot to take pics tonight, oops!

  
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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 11/9/2011 8:31AM

    Very cute. I am still sad about Halloween, my older two don't care, but Samuel is two and I won't have a picture of him in a costume, though it will give them all something to talk about! Hope your doing well!

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MOONBIRD 11/7/2011 10:40PM

    They are so cute! I love Halloween, but ours was kind of cut short by the cold and rain. I am glad the kids didn't get too much candy because on Halloween and day after I had way too much of it. I had my husband take the rest we had leftover to work. :)

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TEMPEST272002 11/1/2011 10:18AM

    Too cute! Happy Halloween!

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CHANGING4ME49 11/1/2011 6:14AM

    They look adorable! Glad you and the kids had a good time.

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DSNYCHICK 11/1/2011 5:54AM

    They're adorable!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/1/2011 5:47AM

    Adorable!

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TERRYT55 11/1/2011 1:00AM

    Just adorable! Sounds like a good time was had by all! Happy Halloween!

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JANIEWWJD 11/1/2011 12:18AM

    They look cute and happy!!!
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KIKI0531 10/31/2011 10:49PM

    They look great !! Glad you had such a great time. Unfortunately, we had a steady drizzle - the little one went to about 12 houses - our neighbors were extremely generous. We loaded up her pumpkin in no time and was home in an hour. Just too damp and chilly for the 3 yr old and Mommy and Daddy .. LOL. emoticon

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 10/31/2011 9:52PM

    Happy Halloween to you also. Your kids look very nice in there costumes
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JEN-LOVES-LIFE 10/31/2011 9:09PM

    They are so cute! Happy Halloween. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad that you enjoyed it this year! That's what they will remember.

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A repost of SALLIE51's Challenge.

Monday, October 31, 2011

I'm going to repost this at the beginning of the month so it's a reminder for everyone doing the challenge.

8/15 - 210.5 I've got 20 weeks to meet my goal!!!
8/22 - 209 ( - 1.5)
8/29 - 208 (-1 fell short this week, have to make that up!)
9/5 - 207 (-1, still behind, but down 100 pounds!!!)
9/12 - 205.5 (-1.5, still behind. I need a REALLY good week)
9/19 - 203 (-2.5)
9/26 - 207 (+4, CRAP! I may have to revamp these goals)
10/3 - 205 (-2)
10/10 - 203 (-2)
10/ 17 - 198.5 (-4.5) ONEderland, baby!!
10/24 - 198.6
10/31 - 198.5
11/7 - 199 (+ .5)
11/14 - 199
11/21 - 198.5 (-.5)
11/28 - 195 (-3.5)
12/5 - 196 (+1)
12/12 -
12/19 -
12/26 -
January 1, 2012 goal weight 190!!! -

  
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TEDYBEAR2838 11/17/2011 8:01AM

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SUCCESSN2014 11/4/2011 11:14PM

    You are doing awesome! Keep up the good work!

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CHANGING4ME49 11/1/2011 6:16AM

    Keep up the great work. Best wishes for the final weeks of the year. WE can do it!!

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TEMPEST272002 10/31/2011 1:49PM

    I think you're doing fantastic! 12lbs in 11 weeks - woot! I see you've been holding steady since you hit the 100's. That happens for a lot of us. I wonder why? Sure it's just a number, but it has pretty big significance to most of us... maybe the body & mind just need a few weeks to catch up. Don't be discouraged. You're right on track to meet your goal of 190 by 2012.

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I had SO much fun this weekend!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

I just have to share... So, Saturday I went to Fashion Bug because EVERYTHING in the store was 40% off and I had a $10 coupon, SCORE! I got a couple of cute outfits and some new workout gear.



I love this red sweater!

I don't have any pics of the workout stuff, but it's pretty standard. I also found out that I'm now in a size 16, woohoo!

**I had a pic of my "before size 28's and now size 16's" but SP says the file is too large to download... should I be offended : p **

After my shopping trip, hubby and I went out for our anniversary and mom kept the kids. We went to see "Crazy Stupid Love." It was ok, but WAY too heavy for a "fun afternoon at the movies." Then we went to Red Lobster, and it was SO good! After dinner we finished the Christmas shopping, thank goodness that's over!

Today we took the kids to the fall festival. It's a small, free, festival they have at a community park. Hayrides, pumpkin tossing, pumpkin carving, crafts, goodies and little games for the kids. It only goes on for a couple of hours but it was a really great afternoon out, and the weather was perfect.






And because I LOVE comparison pics... here's us last year at the festival


And now this years pic!

the top of my head is missing, but you get it : )

I hope everyone had just as much fun this weekend as I did!

  
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REVSERENA 11/17/2011 6:59PM

    Now, why would you be so fond of comparison pics? We absolutely get it. You look like a new woman, and so much more comfortable in your skin. What a great example you are setting for your kids! Hooray!

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MEGBEG 10/28/2011 11:03AM

    What a difference a year (and a lot of hard work) makes!! You look really fabulous in those sweaters!

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BMCKEOW1 10/26/2011 5:22PM

    Wow you are looking so amazing. Love the red sweater. I always love the before and after pics. Helps you see all the hard work you might have missed otherwise.

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JAKEKATY 10/26/2011 7:52AM

  Holly I look at you and just cant tell you enough how great you look.I want to get down to your size.You were me 30 years ago. I see me then when I was a size 10-12. I am sooooo proud of you. People probably get tired of hearing me brag about you. You don;t see the big deal on doing a great blog and your journey, but I started this with you and am still at 30 pounds. I need your chart and menu to get me going agian.I want to lose 20 by Christmas . HELP me and everyone else by continuing with your blogs and and Great pics. It makes so much easier seeing how one looks with 100 pounds gone. It seems silly blogging you when I get the kids every morining , but never get to really talk and visit with you. I guess we need another day off to do something toether. This got longer than I planned but KEEP it up girl. Dad has been reading your blogs all the time too.Love ya mom

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PHARMDOC3712 10/25/2011 7:05PM

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How fun! And, I love the new clothes!!
Claudia

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KYMMADCHOPS 10/25/2011 3:13PM

    You look great and I loved your comparison pics!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 10/25/2011 12:04PM

    Love the new clothes and the comparison pics. I am so looking forward to shopping soon!

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BIBS4664 10/24/2011 2:49PM

    Love your new outfits. Happy Anniversary. And...the file may be too big, but certainly, you aren't!!! Keep on...

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LOTUSFLOWER 10/24/2011 12:42PM

    What an awesome comparison pic!!! You are looking amazing!!

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JENNIFER_67 10/24/2011 12:29PM

    Sounds like a great weekend.

I love both outfits. You look fantastic.

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-POOKIE- 10/24/2011 11:38AM

    fun fun!!

You are looking GREAT!

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BLACKJACK67 10/24/2011 11:35AM

    Awesome! Went apple and pumpkin pickin' with my troups last weekend! The kids love the apple picking.

Have a great week!

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TEMPEST272002 10/24/2011 9:58AM

    Looking fabulous in your red sweater! Such a difference in the last year. Besides your face, I really notice the shape of your shoulders. Looks like fun at the fall fair. I really enjoyed doing those kinds of things when my son was young & miss it now that he's all grown up.

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JOAN_HEO 10/24/2011 9:48AM

    Great photos!!! You look wonderful in your new duds!! It doesn't matter that the top of your head was cut off...it's your beautiful face that matters!

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LIFECHANGE2012 10/24/2011 9:34AM

    Wow, what a difference a year makes. You look terrific and the cloths are awesome.

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MADTHENURSE 10/24/2011 7:15AM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend. Beautiful new tops!! You look so happy!

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LIBELULITA 10/24/2011 6:38AM

    What a difference a year can make!! You look so much younger in this years photo!! Loving your new outfits to show off the new year and loving the photos of the kids at the festival too.Yes,you really DID have fun didn't you!! emoticon

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ANGELEYES67J 10/24/2011 5:41AM

    Love the outfits. You look amazing and boy what cute kids ya got there. Happy Anniversary.

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SUCCESSN2014 10/24/2011 3:15AM

    Happy Anniversary! Sounds like you had a fun filled weekend. :)

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JANIEWWJD 10/24/2011 12:30AM

    Sounds like you had a wonderful day!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 10/23/2011 11:15PM

    Love the outfits especially the sweater. So glad you had such a good day. Happy Anniversary!

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WELLREDHEAD 10/23/2011 10:58PM

    LOVE that top sweater and necklace and you look great!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 10/23/2011 10:49PM

    LOVE the outfits! Great comp pics, I'm so proud of you!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/23/2011 10:48PM

    Great pics! What a difference a year makes...

And you are DONE with your Christmas shopping??
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SWEETBEETL 10/23/2011 10:30PM

    LOVE LOVE LOVE FASHION BUG!!! pretty much the only place I shop and KOHLS

You look amazing in both and I agree I really like the red one:D

Before and after pics are remarkable!!! HUGS to you and it is nice to see you living it up!!! Your smile is contagious!!!

GOD bless

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WONDERBUG381 10/23/2011 9:58PM

    You look amazing.
Glad you had such a wonderful weekend.
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LETTINGGO85 10/23/2011 9:52PM

    OMG the before and after pics are amazing. Congrats on all your progress.

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SHEILA8383 10/23/2011 9:51PM

    Wow! What a difference on the comparison pictures. I love your new red sweater too!

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NYMORNINGGLORY 10/23/2011 9:39PM

    Those photos (particularly the before and current) are INSANE!!!! Congrats!!!! What a great post! Delighted to hear that you had a great weekend ... what fun! Enjoy every minute of this success!

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KARENDEE4 10/23/2011 9:38PM

    Great photos!! You look great. The smile on your face is awesome too.

Cute kids too!



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RECOMMIT2ME 10/23/2011 9:36PM

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!! Love all the pics and you look fabulous!! The comparison shot from last year to this year is incredible!! I am so proud of you!!!!! :o) Happy Anniversary!

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MAMADWARF 10/23/2011 9:33PM

    HOLLY! OMG,.,,,, you look incredible! Thanks for posting the fashion show pictures, you look sooo great! Your kids are so adorable too. Im glad you had such a great weekend (happy anniversary by the way). Now, you are DONE christmas shopping???? WHO ARE YOU?????? I havent even BEGUN! WAAAAHHHHHH!!

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BCAVAIUOLO 10/23/2011 9:27PM

    Those outfits are crazy cute :) I love both of them :) Your looking amazing

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ADVENTURESEEKER 10/23/2011 9:23PM

    I love that grey sweater with the black top underneath! emoticon

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HLTHYRNRMOM 10/23/2011 9:17PM

    YAY! Love the new clothes, great pics!! Looks like a great weekend!!

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AMYSRUN4LIFE 10/23/2011 8:46PM

    Girl you look so absolutely fabulous!! Glad you had such a wonderful day!!!
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CHRISKENANDKIDS 10/23/2011 8:28PM

    You look awesome! I love Fashion Bug. In fact, I went to pick up some stuff I had gotten online and put a great winter jacket on hold to pay the 40% off for it yesterday. Woo hoo! The pics look like you had fun too! :)

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TOTHEFUTURE1 10/23/2011 8:24PM

    New clothes and a free entertainment for the kids. In AU we don't celebrate Halloween as much but it is increasing. My 5 yo grandson loves the stuff associated with Halloween and i always buy him some after at reduced prices.
I also had a fun weekend
Sending hugs

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POOKASLUAGH 10/23/2011 8:08PM

    I have that same pumpkin shirt!!! :D

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ME_FIRST 10/23/2011 8:07PM

    Love your new outfits from Fashion Bug. Your Halloween pics are great too. Last year's pics.... adorable kids with super happy looking Mom. This year's pics.... even more adorable kids with a super HEALTHY and happy looking Mom. I love it. You've done a wonderful job and should be so, so proud of yourself and your beautiful family.

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BRENDABUNNY 10/23/2011 8:00PM

    Wow Holly you look so emoticon absolutely gorgeous in your new sz 16 clothes..you are so inspirational...You look so happy too..keep up the good job your doing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SCOUTMOM715 10/23/2011 7:46PM

    I love both your outfits!! You look great!! Glad you had a great weekend!! Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby!! emoticon

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CAZANN2 10/23/2011 7:46PM

    You look great in your new outfits, size 16 ! Congrats :)) You had a lovely weekend, and you've FINISHED Christmas shopping ?? Wow, you're a star emoticon You're such an inspiration , congrats on reaching onederland emoticon

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REDNECK-COWGIRL 10/23/2011 7:44PM

    Looks great on you!, Like the red sweater too.

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YIWEN39 10/23/2011 7:39PM

    Holly, that is GREAT :-) emoticon
You had such a good weekend, and you look fantastic in your new outfits, that's emoticon, I'm super happy for you :-)
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ABBY_G 10/23/2011 7:36PM

    I like the red outfit, too. It's high contrast and bright.

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My Journey to ONEderland in 16 Months and 2 Days

Monday, October 17, 2011

I finally made it 198.5, WOOHOO!!!


On June 15, 2010 I joined SP at 307 pounds determined to change my life.


I started by using the food and fitness trackers and logged everything. I simply used portion control (I still ate whatever I wanted) and started walking around the block(that's all I could do). It may not seem like much, but it was a start.


I lost 74 pounds in the first 6 months and then reality set in. When you have large amounts of weight to lose, the first 50, 60, 70 seem to melt off and then you hit a wall, or at least I did. On 1/3/2011, I had my first gain. For the next several months it was gain, lose, gain, lose. It was VERY hard to stay motivated. There were lots of tears, and lots of doubt, but I NEVER gave up. Even when people would say to me "Well, you must be doing something wrong. Not exercising or eating too much junk food." REALLY?!? Do you want to see my food and fitness logs? Or do you want to spend all day Sunday preparing and menu planning for the week. How about an hour with me sweating and grunting trying to go just another 1/2 mile? UGH!!!


I continued to struggle, most of it being mental. I had some very long talks with myself and re-evaluated my goals and what I was doing. I didn't need to make things easier, just more realistic. I was going to make it this time, no matter what. I'm not perfect (shocking I know) and it doesn't matter how long this was going to take, I just need to do it. For me AND my family.


Every day I measure and weigh my food. Every day, I step on the scale. 4 days a week doing cardio and 3 days a week lifting weights. WHY? Because...


This has been my mantra from the beginning. Last year, fruits and veggies weren't a part of my daily intake, now their on my menu every day. Last year, I could hardly walk around the block, this year I'll be running a 5K. A lot can change in a year, if you let it.


The best part of this journey is knowing I'm not alone. I'm so thankful to Chris Downie and everyone at SP for this FREE website. However, I'm MOST thankful for for the friends I've made. I know that ultimately, this is my journey and no one can do it for me, but I couldn't have done this without your support.


16 months, 2 days and 108.5 pounds

  
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SNOWWALKER 5/21/2013 11:12PM

    I really enjoyed your journey. I am just starting, again. And your words have inspired me to follow your lead. If you can succeed, and I know it was hard. So can I. Thanks again. emoticon

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MMPEARSON13 7/31/2012 9:29PM

    Keep up the great work! Your success is very inspiring!!!

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PRUSSION 4/26/2012 11:40AM

    Wonderful!

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KBLASEN 4/14/2012 11:39AM

    Thank you for the inspiration!

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NEWERIN2012 4/6/2012 12:46AM

    Amazing. You are so inspiring! emoticon

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15LOVEHARRY 3/26/2012 1:59AM

  I appreciate every pound won and lost in this battle, congratulations for sticking with it this long. Keep it up with whatever your next goal is. You can do it.

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DAWNOFMELANIE 3/1/2012 11:36AM

    So motivating!

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BISSA7 2/25/2012 5:57PM

    What an awesome job! I'm so inspired by you and your journey!

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KIN59VARA 2/11/2012 2:57PM

    Love this blog!!!!!

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JEWELRYCINDY 2/1/2012 1:27PM

    You go girl! I loved reading your blog and know you will continue to do great! Thanks so much for sharing!

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KRISTA48439 1/27/2012 9:25AM

  You look absolutely terrific! Congratulations, and keep up the good work!
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LALALOVELY76 1/20/2012 7:48AM

    Congrats!!!

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TSOKOLOSK 1/10/2012 2:10PM

    I am so inspired by your story. I am going to a trainer three days a week, I work out really hard but my struggle is to get in control of my relationship with food. Reading your information today has inspired me and I am so happy for you and you prove that with lots of hard work and consistancy you can do it....
Thanks,

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BALTIC_GODDESS 1/10/2012 12:18PM

    What an awesome and inspirational blog post!!! Congratulations on arriving in ONEderland! I'm on my way there and hope to see you soon!!!
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NEVER2LATTE 1/8/2012 10:11PM

  You should be very proud and you are definately the inspiration I needed to see as I approach one-derland for the first time in probably 30+ yrs.
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NEWPAT314 1/8/2012 5:02PM

  Holly, simply amazing, you accomplished your goal and by sharing you story you are such an inspiration! I love your inspirational quotes, I am picking one for my self "When you want something you've never had.....", Plus i love the term "ONEderland".Please know that your story haS made a such a strong impact with me.THANK YOU

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AWESOMEIN12 1/5/2012 8:26PM

    Very well written and an encouragement to read! I am proud of your very GREAT ACCOMPLISHMENT!

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1CHARMINCHICK66 1/5/2012 4:34PM

  This gives me a push in the right direction...especially when you spoke of the plateau. I am in the gain part of a plateau and needed your good words to help me re-focus. Thank you.

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PINKGRACES 1/2/2012 9:21PM

    Thanks for sharing. You give me hope.

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ANGELKW 12/31/2011 1:50AM

    What a great blog! You have a wonderful out look, your writing is both funny and inspirational. I look forward to seeing more from you in the future.

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TINNATEE 12/29/2011 5:38PM

    I love this blog! VERY VERY INSPIRING! Thankyou for sharing.

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HEATHERZZ7 12/29/2011 10:03AM

  Very Inspirational - thanks so very much for sharing your journey!! emoticon

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GALINAZ 12/25/2011 11:22PM

    What a pretty background to the sparkpage of a pretty girl! Congrats on sticking with it and I love your motivational sayings

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SHOSHANADP 12/24/2011 7:40PM

    I can understand the frustration. You are doing everything right but the weight just doesn't want to come off. I'm glad that you kept with it and were able to get over the hump. Some times the scale tries to get us down so we need to remember the other vistories. You're going to run a 5K! That is awesome! What progress!

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JESSYLOSES4GOOD 12/20/2011 7:27AM

    That's amazing! I needed some motivation and this was perfect! I'm so proud of you!!! emoticon

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DEEEBEE 12/19/2011 12:48AM

    Holly, You look GREAT! But more than that, you have SO MUCH self-discipline. Few people can succeed like you did! My sincere congratulations to you on your amazing accomplishment. emoticon

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SUSANK16 12/16/2011 5:54AM

  Hey, thank you for such an inspiring journal. Those of us who have a lot to lose, really appreciate it. Congratulaitons on making it under 200 lbs (one of my personal goals)--you are an inspiration and you look great.

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AFTERMYKIDS 12/13/2011 11:33AM

    I SEE why you got MOST popular blog, YOUR story is AWESOME!! Thank you so much, You don't know how much I really needed to hear that!! emoticon

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JESSICAKEIBER 12/12/2011 9:32AM

    Thank you for sharing your journey with all of us!

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MAMATO2BOYZ 12/7/2011 7:20PM

  Great job. U are such an inspiration!!!!!

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CANUCKGIRL211 12/7/2011 1:30AM

    Amazing job! Very inspirational. Getting down into the 100's is definitely a goal if mine.

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ERICASB 12/5/2011 3:44AM

    i see the amazing weight losses you achieved and wonder why oh why cant i lose the 12 kg i need to. You look amazing and your letter is beautifully done, congratulations

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RYEJOE 12/4/2011 12:35PM

    You are amazing and so inspirational. I love the picture of how you feel when running and how you think you look. It's priceless. emoticon

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CARLAWILLDOIT 12/2/2011 9:13AM

  Thanks so much for the inspiration Holly! I love your attitude. Nothing's stopping you!!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 12/2/2011 6:23AM

  amazing journey..It filled me with hope..thank you for my Friday inspiration

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CLWALDRO 12/2/2011 4:08AM

    What an awesome and motivating life experience.
You are looking great and I wish you well on your journey to better health.
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LHOUSTON5 12/1/2011 1:39PM

    Very inspirational!!! Great job!!! emoticon

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CHUNLI541 12/1/2011 7:39AM

  What an inspirational blog!

Congrats on your achievement!

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JIBBIE49 12/1/2011 12:07AM

    emoticonWhat an honor to see you as the featured blog.


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ANGTRIAGAIN 11/30/2011 2:41PM

    Great job!! I loved your posters as well. emoticon emoticon

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HAPPYNSMILING 11/30/2011 11:54AM

    emoticon You are doing FANTASTIC!!! You have the right attitude and mindset. Keep it going!!!!
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LINDACC.1 11/30/2011 11:15AM

  I really needed this inspiration. Thanks.

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MPLSKEN 11/29/2011 4:26PM

    What an awesome post! Very inspirational! Congrats and thanks for sharing!
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GRAMS26 11/28/2011 1:34PM

  Congratulations! Your story is very inspiring to me. I know it can't be done overnight. That you have to take it one day at a time. Keep up the good work. This makes me think and reevaluate. emoticon

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EMILY0724 11/28/2011 11:49AM

    what a great story you have!! incredible!! I'm so happy for you! keep up the good work!

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JESSICAW09 11/28/2011 9:38AM

    That's awesome, good for you. Thank you for sharing.

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DAILYEFFORT 11/27/2011 6:48PM

    Inspiring emoticon

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STFNELYN135 11/27/2011 3:24PM

    Incredible blog! Congratulations on your continued success. You are an inspiration, and I so need that right now. Thank you.

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DSEWELL40 11/27/2011 2:22AM

  You are an inspiration. Thank you for the motivation and I wish you continued success. You are beautiful.

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KATLIN48 11/26/2011 10:58PM

    An amazing story. And I so loved the motivational photos you found to help you down the road. You are now living the life you always knew you could, and I am sure you will always look forward, never backwards again. High Five!!! emoticon

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I jogged the whole 5K... almost!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

I've been doing the 5K your way walk/jog training program so I can run the Turkey Trot this year. It's a 30 min training program, and I like to work out for at least 45 minutes when I do cardio, so I walked 10 minutes as a warm up, and planned on walking an additional 5 as a cool down, I did NOT plan on doing a 5K. The training program does NOT focus on mileage, just time. So for people who want to start this, please don't think you'll have to do 3.1 miles right away. I did my warm up and started jogging, and once I started, I wanted see how long I could go. I want to say a huge thanks to my friend MICHELLESMILES, who lit a "spark" in me when she ran 1 mile straight. Instead of walking/jogging it, I jogged the whole thing... 3.1 miles!!! Well, almost. Remember, I walked the first 10 minutes as a warm up, BUT, I did it in 47 minutes, Woo Hoo! I never said I was fast (would have been faster if I hadn't walked the first 10 min.), but it was a steady jog, kind of has to be on a treadmill, lol! On Thursday, when I do it again, I'll make my warm up shorter and try for 47 mins or less. If you're reading this and want to do it, but don't think you can... I'm telling you, YES YOU CAN!!! Your mind is the only thing holding you back, believe me, I know. You're body is capable of so much more than you think. I guess Nike got it right when they said "Just do it!"

  
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LOSINGITALL4ME 11/23/2011 10:06AM

    Way to go! You are such an inspiration to us!

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JNCWHALEY 11/21/2011 11:28PM

    Thank you for the inspiration! I just started the C25K program a week ago and am really nervous that I'll never get to a point where I can run like that. You given me the hope that I can. Thank you!

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LKRUCKS 10/19/2011 12:17PM

  Atta' Girl, Holly! I'm as proud of you as if you were one of my four (4) girls!! emoticon

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APIRLRAIN888 10/18/2011 8:06PM

    congratz that is awesome!

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BELLALUCIA 10/18/2011 7:44PM

    Great blog! Thanks girl!

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JANESSMI 10/18/2011 1:19PM

    Way to Go. Running the whole 5K was my goal for the last two years but injuries and illness keep getting in the way. Now with my fallen arches it would probably be better to not run. So do I keep trying for the goal or change it. Have not decided yet.

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DHINDS2 10/17/2011 10:26PM

    You inspire me. I want to run the 5 k race for the cure in my hometown mid-January 2012 and so have just started the couch to 5k program. I haven't ran in years and was so pleased to have run for 5 mins in my session yesterday. I did three sets of five mins runs during the 30 minute session. Glad to see it works.

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CHANGING4ME49 10/16/2011 11:54PM

    emoticon!! Super proud of you.

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BMCKEOW1 10/14/2011 4:18PM

    I'm giving this program a try and it's a little daunting to me but I think I should at least give it a try.

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AMYSRUN4LIFE 10/13/2011 9:15PM

    AWESOOOOMMMMMEEEEE!

That is so great! My turn to jump up and down for you! Girl, YOU ROCK!!!!!

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REDROSEMARIE 10/13/2011 4:01PM

    emoticonCheers to you
Fantastic, great job!
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BRENDABUNNY 10/13/2011 3:43PM

    That is awesome..Great job Holly emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MOONBIRD 10/13/2011 3:37PM

    Yay! I am so proud of you! I knew you could do it, and I know you feel amazing. Don't even worry about how fast you are, just get out there and do it and you will get better and better! Awesome!

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STEINERMOM 10/13/2011 2:16PM

  Good for you! What a great feeling of accomplishment! I have walked 5Ks in the past while my family jogged, but I, too, had my longest jog last night (at least my longest since having kids 17 years ago). I don't know how far I went, but plan on measuring today to celebrate.

Keep up the great work!

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LESLIES537 10/13/2011 2:10PM

    YOU ROCK!!! Way to go, Holly! You're kickin' butt and takin' names!! emoticon

Thanks for the inspiration!

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TRACYNOTGIVINUP 10/13/2011 1:52PM

    WAY TO GO GIRL! that is so awesome the feeling of accomplishing something that u were not sure of! Keep up the hard work u are such an inspiration!!!

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TIME4AMY 10/12/2011 11:48PM

    Oh Hol'... so so so proud of you! emoticon

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ADDYSGETTINFIT 10/12/2011 7:41PM

    Oh my goodness!!! WOOT! WOOT!!! Way to go, hon! That is awesome! You are such an inspiration!!!

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THINNERDEB62 10/12/2011 3:21PM

    Hi Holly, great going on your jogging! I'm just starting to walk - walked over 2 miles Tuesday eve & I plan to walk again this eve. Can you tell me more about the 5K your way walk/jog training program?

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TEMPEST272002 10/12/2011 1:06PM

    Good for you. It's a powerful feeling when you do more than you thought you were capable of. Thanks for the inspiration!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 10/12/2011 12:21PM

    This is exciting news! You must be so proud and happy of your distance and time. Great job - you're going to do great in November!

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JENNYBAKER247 10/12/2011 10:37AM

    I just love it Holly! Way to go!!! You ROCK!!!
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KIKI0531 10/12/2011 10:21AM

    That is wonderful !! So proud of you.

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COUNTRYAPPLE2 10/12/2011 9:01AM

    You go girl....you continue to be my inspiration

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-POOKIE- 10/12/2011 8:48AM

    Aweesome!!

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CALIDAISY030406 10/12/2011 8:22AM

    emoticon youre amazing!!! GOOD JOB!!

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YIWEN39 10/12/2011 8:03AM

    That is GREAT Holly :-) emoticon emoticon Thanks for sharing the spark!
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CHRISKENANDKIDS 10/12/2011 8:03AM

    YOU GO GIRL! Keep up the great work!

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KARENDEE4 10/12/2011 7:41AM

    Great Job!!

I agree we can do more!

I hope to jog the whole 5k eventually.

Great Blog!!

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JOAN_HEO 10/12/2011 7:23AM

    Excellent!! Be very proud!!!

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MADTHENURSE 10/12/2011 7:05AM

    You put your mind to it! You can do ANYTHING!!!

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WIGIME 10/12/2011 6:41AM

    Great! Really, really good job!

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BOOMAC1961 10/12/2011 1:43AM

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Your are on your way now!

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KIBAISREADY 10/12/2011 12:58AM

    THATS emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 10/12/2011 12:15AM

    Good for you, Holly!

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WONDERBUG381 10/12/2011 12:07AM

    That's wonderful Holly.
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CRABADA 10/11/2011 10:07PM

    Congratulations Holly! That's fantastic!

There's a little group of 30-somethings that have been checking in with each other as we train for the Trick or Treat Trot - we'd love for you to join us. :)

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Again, great job!
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HELLO_KITTY_ 10/11/2011 10:06PM

    What a fantastic achievement! Awesome job!!!

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ELLIE-1220 10/11/2011 9:59PM

    So awesome!!!! CONGRATS!!!!! Incredibly inspiring... I've just started running, so this is a great achievement to read of and sound advice!



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DELTAGIRLFRIEND 10/11/2011 9:46PM

    That's great!!!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 10/11/2011 9:39PM

    Congrats that is awesome!

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MICHELLESMILES_ 10/11/2011 9:37PM

    So proud of you Holly!!

YOU inspire me everyday! Thank You!

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POOKASLUAGH 10/11/2011 8:49PM

    This is awesome! Go you Holly!!

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