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Ghosts of Christmas Past...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

This is my 3rd Christmas with Sparkpeople, so I thought I'd share my ghosts of years past.

2009, the Christmas before Spark 307+ pounds


2010, my first Holiday with Spark about 250 pounds


2011, right around 195 pounds


2012, I felt AMAZING in this red dress! 166 pounds


then and now

As this year is ending, I've been doing a lot of reflection. Am I where I want to be... not exactly. Am I where I "should" be by now... I don't think so. BUT, am I diggin' this new life of mine? HELL YAH!!!

My wish for all of you is to have a VERY happy and healthy New Year!

***sorry about the weird size of these photos, I don't know why they look like this***
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DB1167 1/29/2013 1:03PM

    Amazing and beautiful is what you are! Keep up the great work!!!!!

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MSDIBS 1/22/2013 6:54PM

    Sure needed this pictorial encouragement
You are one amazing success story!
Thank you,

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BABYBARNEY 1/22/2013 3:58PM

    I love pic transformations!!! So motivating....you are gorgeous...love that RED dress!!!

Have a GREAT NEW YEAR!

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PJZIELIN 1/22/2013 12:27PM

    Holly, you are beautiful, inside and out! A true inspiration for me as I get started again on my journey to weight loss and a healthier me this year.

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LULU3561 1/22/2013 10:40AM

    BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for sharing. You should be so proud of what you accomplished - that feeling is better than any desserts. emoticon

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BARBARAROSE54 1/21/2013 2:00PM

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KATSMOM1 1/21/2013 1:33PM

    That is amazing!

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BRITOMART 1/21/2013 1:06PM

    BRAVA! and the joy shows so clearly.

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LOLAJO54 1/21/2013 12:08PM

    fantastic
what a great journey you have been on ...keep following your healthy path..

hugs Jo

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RAINBOWMF 1/21/2013 10:28AM

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MY2CHIX 1/15/2013 6:18PM

    You are simply amazing!!! Your new pictures show just how much happier you are as you just glow!! I have missed you and spark and now I am back. Yay!

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LIBELULITA 1/7/2013 3:59PM

    These photos brought tears to my eyes. What a massive achievement, and how humble it makes me feel. You deserve to be loving your new life. Well done gorgeous emoticon emoticon

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JAKEKATY 1/5/2013 9:04AM

  I don't think you should ever second guess yourself and ask have I gotten to where I want to be at this stage. You have gone way beyond where you want to be by just being honest no matter what the day gives you. You help peoplle see that the journey is LONG, AND ROCKY, but so worth it. Your BLOGS are so amazing.


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ALOFA0509 1/3/2013 12:52PM

    Awsum job!!! Stunning pix- emoticon

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SPUNKYDUCKY 1/3/2013 1:43AM

    I think my favorite posts are the photo collages that really show the journey - awesome story. And you look totally HOT!

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NAYKNITS 1/2/2013 11:28AM

    emoticon emoticon

Thank you for sharing. You are such an inspiration!!

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ENDERLI 1/2/2013 10:38AM

    You are amazing & I love you!
xoxox

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LOTUSFLOWER 1/1/2013 10:49PM

    Holly, you look so amazing! I love the concept of this blog, the ghosts of Christmas Past. You are just such an inspiration!!!!

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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 1/1/2013 8:40AM

    Great blog as usual!!

Thanks for being a great Spark Friend and Inspiration in 2012.

Looking forward to see what 2013 brings us!!


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JENNA54 1/1/2013 3:52AM

    What a fabulous way to show just how very far you have come! Absolutely amazing changes, and just goes to show what we can all achieve as long as we don't give up. Thank you so much for sharing these pictures. I hope 2013 is an exceptional year for you.

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RECREATING_ME 12/31/2012 3:43PM

    Just beautiful, Holly -- you are gorgeous in that red dress!

Seeing the transformation from one year is a great reminder that this is not just a short fix, but a long-term change in our lives. emoticon on your great success!

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MYRTROSE 12/30/2012 1:58PM

    You are amazing! I cannot believe the transformation!
It really brought tears to my eyes. You are glowing with health and happiness!

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HOLLYBELLE77 12/29/2012 10:42PM

    You look amazing! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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HOLLYM48 12/28/2012 6:57PM

    You look Awesome! What a great transformation!! emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/27/2012 10:12PM

    You look marvelous!

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SCOUTMOM715 12/27/2012 9:52PM

    You look amazing!! Love the red dress!! emoticon

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KITT52 12/27/2012 4:21PM

    wow great job

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NIKKICOLE83 12/27/2012 12:46PM

    I love that you got a bright red dress to show off your curvacious, sexy new body! You look emoticon and have come so far! Don't ever grow your hair out becuase your haircut is so becoming on you.

And by the way, you are RIGHT where you should be. After coming as far as you have, you should never second guess that.

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KANOE10 12/27/2012 9:21AM

    You look beautiful. What a transformation. Lovely..Way to go. emoticon

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FITFOODIE806 12/27/2012 9:18AM

    gorgeous!! You look incredible.

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JUDYAMK 12/27/2012 8:30AM

    Wow how about you!!!!!!! You look fabulous you are what everyone of us needs than you for sharing
Judy

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POOKASLUAGH 12/27/2012 7:48AM

    But just think - in a bad year that didn't go according to plan - you still lost 30 lbs!! That's awesome. :)

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XFITSTRONG 12/27/2012 6:25AM

    What a cool blog!!!! You have come so far.... Have a great New Year!

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NUOVAELLE 12/27/2012 2:33AM

    The ghosts of Christmas past and the miracles of Christmas present!!!
You look amazing Holly! I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and I'm wishing you all the best for the new year.
Here's to all the new miracles that Christmas future will bring!
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YESCURLYCAN 12/27/2012 1:50AM

  What a wonderful photo journey! You have come along way Holly; you should be very proud of yourself. I think 2013 is going to be a very good year, not because of any weight loss goals, but because I can see you truly coming into your own next year. Realizing and loving all of your success, becoming comfortable with the new Holly and celebrating all the way emoticon It will be your awakening. emoticon for sharing and being a wonderful inspiration! Spark on emoticon

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HLTHYRNRMOM 12/26/2012 10:20PM

    emoticon So proud of you! You keep me inpired all the time lady emoticon You rocked that red dress. The HAIR is fab too!!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 12/26/2012 10:19PM

    I am so thankful I have met you here on Spark People, Holly. From the day I met you on your page I was inspired and I continue to be inspired by your story. Today's blog represents an amazing person with an amazing journey. Yes, that's you. You are amazing. You look amazing. Holly, are you where you should be? I think so. You are a very real person on a very real journey here on spark people inspiring me and without a doubt many others. Did you ever dream you would be inspiring so many? Yes, you may wish that you were a little further in your journey but when you reflect on where you have come from, the difference you are making in not only your own life but the lives of many others, you are right where you need to be.
Have an absolutely Sparktacular new year my amazing friend!
Maria

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DETERMINED_ME 12/26/2012 10:06PM

    What an emoticon journey! You look amazing! emoticon

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NOTSOFLUFFYDAD 12/26/2012 9:28PM

    What a wonderful journey for you!! Thanks for sharing. I hope to be able to put something like this together when I have lost the weight I am trying to lose.

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RODRIGUEZ41508 12/26/2012 8:58PM

    WOW ! Truly AMAZING !!!
Be So Proud of your Success this far ..... emoticon

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CLPURNELL 12/26/2012 8:45PM

    You have done so awesome!!!!!!!!!!!! You should be so proud!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CAT-IN-CJ 12/26/2012 8:38PM

    Absolutely AMAZING!!!!! And absolutely beautiful!!!
You are such an encouragement!!!!
Thank you for sharing.

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CITYDWELLERS72 12/26/2012 8:37PM

    "Am I where I "should" be by now..." OK sweet Holly I just want you to rethink that statement because darlin' you are such inspiration and amazing woman and I want you to fully embrace that. When I read the above statement it has a bit of a failure sound to it. In no way do you represent failure. Daily struggles...sure who doesn't but not failure at all!!! Just want you to know how much I appreciate you sharing your journey and how honest you are with us.

Blessings!
Bonnie

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ROSET491 12/26/2012 8:32PM

    Love these pictures! You have done such an amazing job! Here's to a great 2013!

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KTISFOCUSED 12/26/2012 8:18PM

    Amazing! You look beautiful!!!

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DAUGHTEROFTWIN 12/26/2012 8:17PM

    Thank you. The journey doesn't have to happen overnight to be successful. Thank you for the reminder and the fabulous encouragement!

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THOMASINA57 12/26/2012 8:04PM

    What a transformation and congrats on your hard work. You look beautiful.

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SARAHJ19 12/26/2012 7:53PM

    Wow, you look amazing!!!!! You should be so so proud!!! I love your short pixie haircut, it looks so cute on you!
Way to go girl!
Have a happy New Year! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CUPCAKE_PIRATE 12/26/2012 7:03PM

    You're amazing! :)

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HEALTHYASHLEY 12/26/2012 6:34PM

    Holly you look so beautiful and I am so proud of you!

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