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The doctor just called...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Had she called 20 minutes ago, I would have added it to my last blog. They got the results from my blood work and everything is great! My total cholesterol is 132 (under 200 is good), my bad cholesterol is 64 (under 100 is good), my good cholesterol is 40 (over 45 is good - I need to keep exercising to improve this number) and my triglycerides are 145 (under 150 is good). I'm pretty excited that everything on the inside is doing as well as everything on the outside.

  
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FEARLESSFATLESS 1/5/2011 12:44PM

    congrats!! It's nice to have another way to measure success emoticon

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RECOMMIT2ME 12/29/2010 8:43PM

    That's great! Keep up the excellent work!! :o)

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LCHADBOURNE 12/29/2010 8:05PM

    Way to go!!! That must feel so great!


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You should be very proud of yourself. You have come a long way.
I m with you looking forward to 2011.

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PURPLELVR7 12/29/2010 7:17PM

    Those are awesome results - emoticon

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DKELLEY35 12/29/2010 7:01PM

    Those are awesome numbers, keep up the good work.

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Time for change

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

So the new year is right around the corner. Time for change... new user name, new sparkpage, which I think add my nutrition tracker to. I need to update some photos and get going on a new exercise plan. I've never been one to make "new years resolutions" because I've never stuck with them, but these are changes I can do. Changes that happened in 2010...

**Made some fantastic new sparkfriends
**Got a handle on my new lifestyle
**Lost 73.5 lbs
**Lost 41 inches
**Lost 15.5% on my BMI

I can't wait to see what 2011 brings!!!

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MOMOMMA622 12/31/2010 1:47PM

    I am so happy for you. New you New yEAR?

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HOLLYBELLE77 12/29/2010 7:59PM

    Good for you! Keep up the amazing progress! (And I like the pretty page!)

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PAMETSITTY 12/29/2010 6:28PM

  That is awsome!

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ZZYYGGY 12/29/2010 6:13PM

    It will be a great year. Congradulations on your losses.

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Sparks still flying after 6 months!!!

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tomorrow is my 6 month sparkaversary. I've learned a lot over the last 6 months. I learned water makes your skin look wonderful, fruits and veggies taste great, and anything whole wheat tastes SOO much better than anything white. I've also learned a lot about what my body CAN do verses what my brain WANTS me to keep me from doing. I've learned a lot about myself and the desire I have to become a better person. I've also learned, that be it 2 hours away or a half a world away, you can make some of the best friends. When you all have the same goals and support each other with the utmost respect , you form a bond that not many people understand. So I've gained a lot in the last 6 months, but I've lost a lot too...

I've gone from an "apple" to an "avocado"
60 lbs (66 total)
gone from a size 28 to a 20/22 in pants and 18/20 shirts
gone from BMI of 60% to 47%

These measurements weren't even taken until more than a month into my journey. I would LOVE to know what they were when I started...

10 inches off my waist
6 inches off my hips
5 inches off each thigh (10 total)
2.5 inches off each arm (5 total)
2 inches off my neck

This is my journey and I've got a long way to go. Sparkpeople has made it all possible. Thank you to SP, Chris Downey, and most of all my "sparkies" I couldn't do it without your support! Here's to the next 6 months!

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JAKEKATY 1/10/2011 9:51AM

  I am always proud of you but especially now as you continue on your journey of life. Hopefully ole mom can keep up with loss also.

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You have done an amazing job of transforming your life in the last 6 months. 60 lbs is AMAAZING!!!!! And the measurements are off the charts. Great job!

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KUEENKAREN 12/16/2010 12:33PM

    Congratulations on all of your current and future success!
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MAY1787 12/15/2010 9:04PM

    Good job! You look great!
I have never heard avocado used as a body shape, but I like. :)
Lastly, I know what you mean about things tasting better. I notice when I eat foods that are made with a lot of ingredients that are not healthy that I tend to dislike them now. Granted, there will always be foods I love that are bad for me, but at least I crave good food as well.

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MOMOMMA622 12/15/2010 9:11AM

    Think of where you will be 6 months from now? Or for when we go to Idlewild? I am so looking forward to it. I snuck on the scale today, 218, only up one pound, not bad. My goal is to maintain over the holidays, although 215 would be a nice even 45 pounds I lost since August. I have a million things to do today and no motivation. I am going to squeeze in a stretch bad work out before I get ready to go to the gyne. Have a good day! Know you re in my thoughts.

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-POOKIE- 12/15/2010 4:52AM

    Great lessons learned there alongside a wonderful weight loss achievement!

So yes! Here's to another successful 6 months!

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ELEXEY 12/14/2010 9:15PM

    Super awesome job! And you are right about all of what you said!

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REVJVH 12/14/2010 9:13PM

    Congratulations! What fabulous progress you've made so far. Keep on keepin' on. Six months of a new lifestyle is such a great indicator that it's a real change. So hooray for you!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX10 12/14/2010 8:40PM

    Congratulations on how far you have come. emoticon

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DKELLEY35 12/14/2010 8:32PM

    Congratulations! those are wonderful numbers, You should be proud of your accomplishments.

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 12/14/2010 8:19PM

    Congrats! Some amazing accomplishments!!

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ZACKSMOM7 12/14/2010 8:09PM

  Way to go and keep up the good lifestyle!!

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MAMADWARF 12/14/2010 8:06PM

    Awww, Holly! I am so proud of you and so excited that we have become friends here. You rock! (and I am totally jealous cause you have lost more weight than me in a shorter time!). You have done great things, you really have. Congratulations!

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WELSTEACH 12/14/2010 7:53PM

    Wow! Keep going, you are doing great. Too bad those measurements were a month in, but the bright side is they never have to be that way again!

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WELSTEACH 12/14/2010 7:52PM

    Wow! Keep going, you are doing great. Too bad those measurements were a month in, but the bright side is they never have to be that way again!

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The Christmas party was AWESOME!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

I recently had my one year anniversary at my new job, but I was at my previous job for 8 years. I still have some great friends from that job, and because of that, I was invited to their Christmas party that was last night. Sure I'll go, it'll be great to see people I haven't seen in a year, why not? Secretly, though, I wanted to show them my weight loss... how wrong is that? My friend was checking everyone in and giving them their door prize tickets and I was sitting with her. After a while, I noticed that as people came in that I knew, I sat up straighter (and maybe sucked it in a little bit) and made sure I had a big smile on my face. Everyone that came in said how great I looked (did I look that bad before?) and skinny I was (so NOT SKINNY, but I'll take it!), and how happy I seemed to be. Yes, I really am happy. Happy for having a new and fantastic job, happy for having lost a bunch of weight, and most happy for having found myself again. I haven't been this Holly in some time. I didn't realize how much I missed her and how much everyone else missed her. The party itself wasn't great. The food was greasy and covered with gravy. Cheesecake and cookies as far as the eye could see. People drinking too much, getting obnoxious, complaining about the company, etc. I don't know about them, but I sure had a good time!!! Thanks again SP!

  
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FIZZYBALL 12/14/2010 9:30AM

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MOMOMMA622 12/13/2010 2:29PM

    I am glad you had a good time and got to show off your rockin' new body. On our way to being the hot moms of Idlewild.

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KUEENKAREN 12/13/2010 11:11AM

    Sounds like you had a great pick-me-up. Congrats on finding the old you!
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HOLLYBELLE77 12/12/2010 4:42PM

    Good for you! Thanks for being such an inspiration to me!

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I did my first 5K!

Friday, November 26, 2010

I did the Turkey Trot yesterday and had soooo much fun! I was a little nervous because I've only done that distance on my treadmill. It's easy to keep an even speed when you don't have a choice :) I also heard that there was going to be around 3,000 people. I'm not big on crowds, so I was really starting to second guess whether or not I was going to be OK with this. Oh, and to top it off, it was 38 degrees and raining. YIKES! I was with 2 of my very good friends, one of which is also Sparkie (WCTLFAN). There were so many people, but as the walk started, it all thinned out and I was a lot more comfortable. We kept a really good pace and we were at the turn around before we knew it. I think it helped that we talked non-stop! As we got closer to the end, we noticed that we were just about the last few people. I had no intentions of finishing first, but I really didn't want to be last. So we picked it up a bit and then we saw it... the finish line. We did a "time check" because my goal was to do it in an hour. We were about out of time, so we actually ran the rest of the way. I was so excited to cross that line. Time check - 61 minutes, ugh, so close. But I finished and we had a great time and we're definitely doing it again next year. I checked the results today on the race and my official time was 1:00:33 so I guess I did the race in an hour after all! I already have my eye on a few 5K's I plan on doing next year. I love this new life of mine!

  
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ISLANDBETH 12/6/2010 5:30PM

    Awesome, awesome, awesome!! That is one of my goals, too! Thank you for the inspiration!

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KUEENKAREN 11/29/2010 12:09PM

    Congrats on your 1st 5K, that's awesome!
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KARENOSB1 11/28/2010 3:27PM

  We signed up as a family to do the Turkey trot also! My kids to run, and me to walk. Great fun even though it was cold and rainy! I still wonder about the how the guy that ran barefooted feet felt at the end???? My daughter wants us to do the New Years Race at the peninsula next.

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MOMOMMA622 11/27/2010 8:57PM

    I am so proud of you. I thought of you Thursday morning!

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MOMZADUCK 11/27/2010 4:09PM

  Way to go!!! I'm so proud of you. I'm doing my first on December 18. We didn't have a "turkey trot", but will have a Reindeer Run.


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KASSAY25 11/27/2010 12:06PM

    Congrats on your first race! I guarantee there will be plenty more to come, these events are indeed very addicting. emoticon

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MADEMCHE 11/27/2010 11:55AM

    Way to go, so happy for you! What an accomplishment!

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NPDSLEUTH 11/27/2010 10:36AM

    Wow -- now THAT is something to celebrate! Congratulations!!!



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GRNEYEDMOMMY 11/26/2010 7:47PM

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Be careful...they're addictive! LOL

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RANDOM00B 11/26/2010 7:41PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!

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JENJEN331 11/26/2010 7:26PM

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BREEZEMO 11/26/2010 7:23PM

  Congrats!!!! You'll see next year that it'll be a bit easier than the last....keep going, who knows maybe you'll be jogging or running it in no time! I know because I did it. I do the 5k Run-4-The-Cure with my new inspiring friends every fall!
Surround yourself with fit, happy, healthy people and Live well!
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DKELLEY35 11/26/2010 7:20PM

    Way to go WooHoo!

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MYOWNHERO 11/26/2010 7:15PM

    WOW! Congratulations, that is quite a wonderful accomplishment!

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