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Saturday, July 17, 2010

This morning I stepped on my scale as I do every morning to discover *gasp* I am FINALLY back at my goal weight!!!! :) I first hit goal in November of 2007, but the last time that I actually weighed my goal weight was October of 2008. That was almost 2 years since I was at goal!

What's important, tho, is not that I haven't been at goal, but that I've been hovering within an acceptable range all this time. Since hitting goal, I've gone as high as 15 pounds over and altho that is a lot for this under 5-foot frame, it's a blip on the chart when compared to where I started.

It's still a choice for me everyday to eat on plan or not. Exercise is eluding me. Stresses abound in my life. I have kids, marital issues, a stressful job (even tho summers are "off", they are not....I spent 10 days at a camp with special needs kids recently). I have a million reasons to justify not being on plan and yet here I am...tracking and keeping up with all of you and your blogs - which are SO helpful in keeping me on track as well.

There's no secret. I have sought and found the support I need. I found a plan that works for me. I expect consistency from myself, but not perfection. I love being healthy. I love raising a health-conscious family. It's all good :)

Some of you are maintainers with me....the rest of you are at various stages of your journey. We're all here for the same reason - health. However we get there is according to our needs. So keep at it, keep working hard, searching, living, loving, eating, moving, smiling....healthy is good :) Very good.

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FITGIRL15 8/22/2010 9:44PM

    XOXOXO Lovely!

Congrats to getting back to that goal that made you so proud in the first place! It looks great on you!

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM 8/17/2010 8:52PM

    I'm gonna catch up to you! Eventually. LOL

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AWOLF24 7/29/2010 9:40AM

    Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You look fantastic!!!!!!!!

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 7/26/2010 9:54PM

    You look amazing. I am sorry this summer and life as a whole has been stressful. I pray things get better for you soon. At least easier some how.

Keep doing what you are doing. One day in the next year I will be in maintaince and we will on the same path health and wellness.

God Bless

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***LISA*** 7/26/2010 8:45AM

    You look amazing!! You are such a positive person!!!! You are a true inspiration for people like me who are struggling!!! THANK YOU!!!!!

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INFUSION413 7/22/2010 10:48AM

    Well said, Holly!! Love you, babe!! Oh, and one word: SCHMEXY!!!!! :)

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PBGWILLIAMS 7/20/2010 7:49PM

    Wow, great blog girl! You put me in my place. I did great last week then the weekend came and I fell off again. TOM didn't help. But, like you said it is all a choice. Thank you for this blog, it really helps. You look beautiful, congratulations on hitting goal again!!

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MARIADALE 7/20/2010 7:19PM

    way to go...i need to join you

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JUSTLYLE 7/20/2010 11:58AM

    Great blog as usual, so proud of you. You have done so well, happy to call you a emoticon
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MAMAOF3KIDDIES 7/20/2010 8:58AM

    Way to go girl!!!! Super proud of you!

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EXCUSELESS 7/19/2010 1:01AM

    I'm SUPER PROUD of you. I knew you could do it!!! And you look great in your picture. Youre a ray of sunshine for us who are trying very hard to lose weight and deal with life. Cheers to your healthy body and lifestyle.

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1STEELERLADY 7/18/2010 7:22PM

    You Rock Holly!!!!! Whether at goal weight or not, you have acheived success over and over again by being consistent and staying on your plan. You have been successful in motivating so many people, including me. You should be so proud of yourself. I know I am very proud of you!!!!!!!!

You look amazing!

I'm glad you blogged. I miss your blogs :)

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MDTWEETY 7/18/2010 4:51PM

    Sweeeeet!!! Congratulations!! I loved this blog entry, and you look AMAZING! :) :)

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LOGDIVA 7/18/2010 4:38PM

    Hey there Sunshine!
Congratulations! Well done! Lookin' great! I'm so envious and so motivated...and yet still don't seem to have the ability to get the nose to the grindstone when it comes to managing the munchies...
You are so inspiring...your ability to juggle the kiddos, work, and life in general is amazing and your positive attitude is enviable as well.
Thank you for a wonderful post...reminds others that the journey is neverending and it can be wonderful in all its ups and downs.
Keep on keepin' on....I look forward to reading about your running escapades...
~Tika


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RUN_LIFT_EAT 7/18/2010 10:04AM

    Holly, what a wonderful blog! You it so well that success is about taking care of our health, and making sure our health is on the agenda amidst all the other elements that make our lives both rich, and also stressful.

I find you to be one the most inspiring sparkfriends I have! Congratulations on being back at goal, but even more kudos for possessing and cultivating such a healthy attitude!

PS: You are looking GREAT, lady!

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THELILMERMAID 7/18/2010 1:05AM

    That is so cool! Your such a good example for your kids. Sounds like your focused on living out your life instead of letting food thought take over you. emoticon emoticon

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LIZZYP609 7/18/2010 12:17AM

    Holly I am so excited for you!
I am sorry for all the stresses you have right now but am so PROUD of you for making the right decisions through it all!

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MOMFAN 7/17/2010 10:03PM

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GOTALOOSE 7/17/2010 8:57PM

  Congrats on hitting goal, and finding needed support that is so important. As you know maintaining can be harder than hitting goal keep up the good work. Great blog post.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/17/2010 7:05PM

    You look fantastic!!! And it's so good to see you reaching goal again. Of course I hope that your stressors are kept to a minimum because I feel you deserve the best. I also know that you are an amazing woman who can handle whatever challenges life will throw at you. emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 7/17/2010 6:06PM

    Congrats at seeing that awesome number again! And even better... KUDOS to you for maintaining so well!!!
GREAT JOB!

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SEPPIESUSAN 7/17/2010 2:23PM

    Wow, awesome!!! I just clicked on "I liked this blog" because this entry reminds me of the ones that get featured as the week's most popular blog posts. I am so happy for you and you look GREAT!!!!!!!!!

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