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It's a GREAT day!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

It's Thanksgiving, and I have SO much to be thankful for. First of all, I'm thankful for my new, healthy lifestyle. Because of the changes I've made, my whole family is living a better existence and I couldn't be happier about it. I'm thankful for my family and the constant support through all of the exciting milestone as well and all the tears and struggles. I'm thankful for all my friends, real and here at SP. I couldn't have done this without your support, and virtual goodies, and well as those kicks in the behind. I love you guys, and I'm so happy to be a part of this site.

Today is a great day... I've lost 140 pounds!!! WOOHOO!!!



This is also the first year I've run the Turkey Trot. We walked it the last 2 years, and this year we decided that we were going to practice and run it... actually it was more of a slog, thanks Renee! The first year we did it, we finished in 1:00:30... not bad for never exercising. Last year we walked it in 52:25. This year, after running it 3-4 times a week for the last 3 months, and typically completing it in 41-42 minutes, I was shocked to see that, TODAY, I did it in 37:10, AHHHHHHH, WOOHOO!!!!!!

This is before the race with my oldest and dearest friend Lisa, her husband Craig, and son AJ.

Crossing the finish line!!!

And as you can see, we all survived! Lisa and AJ finished in 37:03 and Craig finished between us. He's a runner and he was helping us keep a steady pace.

NEVER did I think I was going to finish in under 40 minutes, I can't tell you HOW excited I am. I will never forget this Thanksgiving! I hope you all have a wonderful Holiday filled with family and friends and special memories.

***EDIT*** Official results are in, my chip time was 37:01!!!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ROSET491 11/29/2012 8:34PM

    Great job on your race~my goal is to finish under 40 someday!! You look wonderful in your after race picture~don't you just love the "glow"!!

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    That is awesome!

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CLPURNELL 11/28/2012 7:38PM

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You continue to be such a super inspiration for me you have done such a phenomenal job and I COULD NOT be happier for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SAINTBETH 11/28/2012 12:17PM

    Good for you! Your before and after pics are awesome!

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RECREATING_ME 11/27/2012 9:10PM

    emoticon That is awesome, Holly! You really are an inspiration for what can happen when you dedicate yourself. You just radiate energy in the picture after the event!

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ELLISH 11/27/2012 9:23AM

    I am coming after you!!! ;) Thing is...(right now), I can't catch up! LOL. . . . . . but I got something to shoot for! ;)

WTG!! Hollister!!

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GODIVADSG 11/26/2012 11:27AM

    Awesome job Holly!! It is so rewarding when all that practice pays off!! Way to move!!! emoticon

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 11/26/2012 9:35AM

    Woo Hoo!!! How exciting, Holly! That is some serious incentive to reach your next goal. Way to go, girl!

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ENDERLI 11/26/2012 7:33AM

    YOU are as FAST as Lightening!!!!!
So proud of you Holly! So Happy for you as I'm sure it feels amazing!
You are awesomesauce!!!!!
Happy 2012 Thanksgiving to you!

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KIBAISREADY 11/25/2012 3:19AM

    Get it g emoticon emoticon emoticon irl!

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DIANER2014 11/24/2012 9:58PM

    Great time! You did awesome! emoticon emoticon

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    GREAT time! You should be very proud of yourself!

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NAYKNITS 11/24/2012 8:19PM

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you should be soooo proud of yourself!!! you have accomplished so much & I'm inspired by YOU!! Way to slog girl!!! =)

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ILOVEMALI 11/24/2012 6:22PM

    Good for you!!! You are quite amazing -- I hope that you know this!

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KARENDEE4 11/24/2012 10:43AM

    Love it!!

You look great as usual.

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REMEMBER2BME 11/24/2012 7:41AM

    Killer job on the run and all around. You have obviously accomplished a great deal!!!

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MAMADWARF 11/23/2012 10:09PM

    Holly, as always, you leave me proud and amazed! You rock!

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2BEABETTERME 11/23/2012 3:54PM

    Yeah you! Way to rock it!
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SCOUTMOM715 11/23/2012 2:53PM

    emoticon Holly!! You rock!

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CHSHULER89 11/23/2012 1:16PM

    So happy for you and your family!! You are awesome and amazing!! Happy tears and hugs for you!! emoticon

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MICHELLESMILES_ 11/23/2012 9:21AM

    You're a rock star and I am so proud of you!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/23/2012 7:30AM

    You are awesome!
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LIBELULITA 11/23/2012 5:45AM

    I'm so proud of your achievement and thrilled for all the positive changes it's made to your life. You look so happy and vital in your photos....through all the ups and downs it's all been worth it hasn't it? emoticon emoticon

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NUOVAELLE 11/23/2012 1:49AM

    Congratulations! That's a great time!
You've achieved an incredible transformation to yourself and your life. Keep inspiring!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 11/23/2012 1:06AM

    What exciting news! WooHooooo!!!! for sure.
You're an inspiration to me.

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KTISFOCUSED 11/22/2012 8:43PM

    Woo hoo! Congratulations!!!

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BLUE42DOWN 11/22/2012 7:11PM


What a fantastic improvement in so many ways!

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HOLLYBELLE77 11/22/2012 6:35PM

    Awesome job! Happy Thanksgiving! emoticon

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YESCURLYCAN 11/22/2012 4:15PM

  Yes!! Holly, they should it from the turkey trot to the Holly Run! I am so happy for you and emoticon on your incredible success. Spark on friend cause you are on fire.

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CHARTHESTAR 11/22/2012 2:47PM

    That is totally awesome!
You look great and super happy!

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BONNIEBEANZ 11/22/2012 2:23PM

    Oh my Holly congratulations!! What a great treat for the day!!! You look amazing!! emoticon

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FIZZYBALL 11/22/2012 2:01PM

    That's incredible. Great time. You look amazing.

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KANOE10 11/22/2012 1:36PM

    Way to go on the new healthy you. emoticon

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MISSB8604 11/22/2012 1:16PM

    Nicely done!!!!!!!!!!

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POOKASLUAGH 11/22/2012 1:03PM

    Woohoo!!!!!!! This is absolutely fantastic Holly! I'm so happy for you!

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SPIRALDOWN 11/22/2012 12:26PM

    Great job... You are amazing!

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MOONBIRD 11/22/2012 12:19PM

    Yay! You did awesome! I am so proud of you and for keeping at your running. You're amazing. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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