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It can be so overwhelming sometimes

Sunday, November 04, 2012

The kids had their last cross country race this weekend. It was cancelled last weekend because of all the rain we were getting. This weekend was beautiful, but SO cold. Thankfully they only had to do 1 1/2 miles, get their medals and go home, lol!



As I was watching them run around the track, I suddenly became overwhelmed with emotions. Our lives are SO completely different now then they were 2 years ago. My kids are growing up happy and healthy because of the changes I've made in my life... our lives. Two years ago, there's no way I would have signed them up to run cross country. That would have meant that I'd have to leave the house to do something with them.

Things like this have a tendency to bring all of these emotions to the surface. A lot of them are happy, because of the way we are living now, others don't feel so great. There's still a lot of sadness for all the things I missed out on because of my obesity. I can't change the past, but I sure as hell have improved their future.



And today it was MY turn to go out in the freezing cold and get something done. I think I may have Katy take all my pictures from now on, she's pretty good!


5 1/2 miles in 40 degree weather... and it started snowing. Who IS this girl?!?
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ADVENTURESEEKER 11/29/2012 7:54PM

    That is awesome! And that girl?! That is the *NEW* you. emoticon

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ROSET491 11/12/2012 6:45PM

    Love the picture of your kids! You must be so proud of yourself~keep up the great work! Don't you just love it when you totally amaze yourself!!
Rose

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RECREATING_ME 11/10/2012 4:29PM

    This is such a great post, Holly! It's a good reminder that the choices we make in our own lives don't end with us when we have kids. They watch what we do and imitate the behavior they see in us. WTG to lay a healthy foundation for your kids that they can take into the future.

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PATIB13 11/9/2012 11:54AM

    This is a girl who is strong and powerful, she is a girl who is moving forward and is such an inspiration to those of us who still have a long way to go. So proud to be able to consider you a friend! emoticon emoticon

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CHANGING4ME49 11/6/2012 2:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon my friend! You are such an inspiration!!!! emoticon

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CLPURNELL 11/5/2012 6:08PM

    You have done an awesome job not only for yourself but your whole family!!! You should be very proud!!!

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TEMPEST272002 11/5/2012 10:29AM

    Thank you for being my inspiration today! You rock! One of my greatest regrets is that I didn't make these lifestyle changes until after my son was grown. You are being an awesome Mum by showing your children how to live an active life.

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ENDERLI 11/5/2012 8:34AM

    WOW- These comments say everything and more. Way to Go Holly! You are doing such a great job! emoticon

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KARENDEE4 11/5/2012 8:28AM

    Good for you!!

Congrats on the kids cross country. My 13 year old did that this year also.

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JENGOJENGO 11/5/2012 8:16AM

  Wow! I love seeing how your kid's lives were so positively impacted by your good choices. Great work!

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CHSHULER89 11/5/2012 7:09AM

    You are so awesome!!! So understand how you feel! So proud of you and me! My kids did the turkey trot 1mile run this weekend. Before i would of thought of it, but not signed them up. The boys were wiped out at the end, but learned. Johanna just blew me away, i can't believe she ran most of the time. This new life is great! We still have struggles, but oh we are doing so much now! Keep enjoying it and keep up the hard work! You are an inspiration! Thanx!!!! emoticon

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HSMOM2FOUR 11/5/2012 6:08AM

    You are awesome and a total inspriation! Thank you for sharing it with us... I really need to get to the point that I can transform my own life and that of my family as well. Thanks for putting it into perspective for me and reminding me that this is not how my story has to end.
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YESCURLYCAN 11/5/2012 2:07AM

  Wow, that is fantastic that you ran in the cold Holly and I love that you are giving your children a chance to live a life free of issues related to obseity. The best thing is that they will pass these lessons along to their children as well. You darling are marvelous! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 11/5/2012 1:59AM

    I'm so proud of you, Holly! You gave your family a priceless gift by teaching them to enjoy life to the fullest. I really wish all parents could follow your example!
That was probably all the inspiration I needed for today. Thank you so much!
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PS. I think it's my turn to "steal" an inspirational quote picture for my page. I guess we're inspired and motivated by the same things, our children being one of them!
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Comment edited on: 11/5/2012 2:02:26 AM

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ILOVEMALI 11/4/2012 10:41PM

    An amazing girl!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/4/2012 9:56PM

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You are awesome, Holly!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/4/2012 9:32PM

    That girl is AWESOME!

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MOONBIRD 11/4/2012 9:15PM

    You are such an amazing person...for transforming yourself and making all of your lives better! You look SO good btw!! I love running in cold weather! I am trying to find a kid's run for my kids to do soon and one I can do with them. I feel like once the half is over I'll be able to loosen up a bit and put more energy into other things. 5 1/2 miles is so great!

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MAMADWARF 11/4/2012 9:12PM

    You have made so many wonderful changes holly...I just love you!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 11/4/2012 9:04PM

    That girl ROCK! I'm still trying to get up the gumption to walk outside when it's cold. But then I just go to the gym or work out at home so it still gets done. Rock on friend!

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DARKLIGHT31 11/4/2012 8:09PM

    Well done!!!


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GINILEE4 11/4/2012 6:30PM

   

She's the woman who was waiting for you to get on board so she could start living. Congrets on the 5.5 run. Have fun in the cold this winter. I will only be walking so you'll be warmer than me!


Gini

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SCOUTMOM715 11/4/2012 6:19PM

    I can totally relate on the activities my family & I had 2 years ago compared to now. You are doing great things & I'm sure your kids are loving it!! emoticon On getting your walk in, did mine today too in the 40 degree temps. Didn't have any snow (thank God), i'm not ready for that, sure felt great!! Have an awesome week!

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 11/4/2012 6:05PM

    you go girl!!!! we took a 2.8 mile walk with our kids today and it felt great!!!

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ELLISH 11/4/2012 5:50PM

    Wow you definately are! Good Job Holly! Way to go! Can't wait to get there. :) emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 11/4/2012 5:25PM

    5 1/2 miles???? Holy donkeys, girl, that's awesome! And here I was feeling good I did 3.5 miles in 80 degrees, haha! You are kicking some serious butt!

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MUSICALLYMINDED 11/4/2012 5:20PM

    Congratulations on getting your family into your healthy way of life! This is such an inspiring story. I hope that my newly forming family lives a healthy life like yours is doing now!

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MYRTROSE 11/4/2012 5:09PM

    You literally just got me off my ass to go out for my walk. I procrastinated all day. Now it's getting dark and cold, and it's time to make dinner...hmm any more excuses?! I'm logging out now and heading out the door. Thanks!

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DAWNDMOORE40 11/4/2012 4:45PM

    emoticon I know you have more willpower in you then I do! I don't go out and run in cold weather at all! I stay inside and do higher intensity workouts, but I commend you for pushing it the way you do! That is how you stay successful! Have a blessed day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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-POOKIE- 11/4/2012 4:42PM

    emoticon you have helped change so much

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DIANER2014 11/4/2012 4:41PM

    You're doing awesome! Keep up the great work! emoticon emoticon

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PAMSPARKS 11/4/2012 4:37PM

    It sounds like you are on the right path and doing great! Best of luck in your fitness journey!

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