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HOLLYL7's Blogs

If I can take it, I can make it!
Tuesday, November 01, 2016      7 comments

I need to get myself on a better track, and I have been encouraged by my Sister In Law to drop sugar and flour for 10 days and see how I feel, and w... Read more
Back At It
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      9 comments

My 2016 weight loss progress can best be summed up as ... Read more
It Is All About The Dates
Thursday, June 02, 2016      13 comments

When I'm tempted to throw in the towel with yet another "I'll start fresh tomorrow" promise, I need to look at my list of short and long term goals: Out of town company is coming in a week. True, I won't be able to change much IN ONE WEEK,... Read more
New Goal: 50/50
Monday, May 23, 2016      5 comments

Looking back on past blogs, I see a well defined theme over the last year and a half: gaining weight, losing fitness, poor body image, the need for cholesterol meds, and, maybe my final straw, the need for high blood pressure meds ... Read more
Moving On
Thursday, October 29, 2015      4 comments

My new mantra: build new I've found lost weight (well hello extra weight, not so glad to see you again), and I've lost fitness (running - what is ... Read more
I found a bit more than a tan this summer...
Monday, August 24, 2015      7 comments

Summer has been fun, but a tan isn’t the only thing tagging along as we approach September. I also seem to have found a bunch of extra pounds, lost a lot of fitness, and turned my “sneak a cigarette every now and then” habit into, well, a... Read more
One Month Later: March Recap and April Goals
Friday, April 03, 2015      1 comments

March Results - Pounds lost: 4.7 Inches lost: 1" lost in my waist, hips and chest (bra strap area), and a 1/2" los in my belly and upper arm. Zero change in my thighs. Body Fat Percentage Change (taken with a hand-held device... Read more
March Goal Progress: patience and persistence
Monday, March 23, 2015      2 comments

I am very pleased with my decision to work with a trainer at the gym. She devised a circuit workout that is intended to keep my heart rate up for the duration of the strength based workout. It is challenging, but it feels great! I have settle... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts 100 days - Welcome March!
Sunday, March 01, 2015      6 comments

It has been a slow start to executing my 100 day challenge, but I feel very positive about the plan I have in place. I have a very supportive and inspiring group of women in my support circle, and I've hired a trainer at my local gym for 4 ses... Read more
Two quotes and a thought
Wednesday, February 11, 2015      2 comments

Todays musings are brought to you by two quotes and a thought: (1) Nothing changes if nothing changes, and (2) You have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable (3) What can I accomplish in 100 days? Every week I have good inte... Read more
And I Begin Again
Saturday, November 15, 2014      5 comments

Yesterday, a couple of quotes really hit home for me: "success is not an accident... Success is not going to come find you. Let this be the moment where you chose to turn it all around." ~Jen Widerstrom "Actually, I just woke up one d... Read more
The Road to Gladiator Challenge - The Discipline Factor
Monday, August 11, 2014      2 comments

emoticon The scale was certainly not my friend this morning (after coming back from a 10 day vacation). However, a... Read more
The Road to Gladiator Challenge 1
Friday, August 01, 2014      3 comments

First of all...WOW, am I out of shape!! I am on vacation in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, and decided it was time for a run. I planned a run 3 min/walk 1 minute interval, and off I went. I found the meaning of "take a back road" on this run: ... Read more
Friday, July 25, 2014      4 comments

I started losing myself mid-March. My Dad's drinking had reached a crisis point (for the second time in so many years), and his hospitalization and subsequent health problems were the start of it all. My Mom, also in poor health, was left ... Read more
Life Got In The Way
Wednesday, June 11, 2014      8 comments

Life got in the way of my best laid plans: My Dad got very sick in mid-March and continues to recover in a nursing home. My Mom, who suffers her own health issues, remains at home, now needing more assistance with Dad out of the house. My son... Read more

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