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3/2021 I’ve had a health wake up call with test results that show me as pre-diabetic, but VERY close to diabetic. I’ve started on medication, but want to turn my health around, lose the weight and get off of as many meds as possible

3/2020 Update: Ha - 4th times the charm?!

9/2018 Update: I've had a significant setback, and find myself at 231 and barely exercising. I've spent enough time bemoaning how this could have happened, and I just want to find myself back on a healthy path again. (I'd also like thighs that don't rub, and I'm keen to lose the "michelin man" look down my back :-P !!)

12/7/2016 Update: Leading up to turning 50 most of my goals went something like “lose 50 for my 50th”. Well, 50 came today, and the weight didn’t leave. However, I did gain an awareness of how blessed I am. My life is full of love, and though I am far from rich, I have enough. I now feel the urge to pursue a healthy lifestyle more for the practical reasons of wanting to be healthier, stronger and more flexible to do things I want to do in the years to come. I have come to the realization that reaching a certain weight loss number by a certain date won’t make life magically better, but giving in to apathy, and letting the pounds creep on as my fitness plummets also makes no sense! It is time to care enough to treat myself to a healthy lifestyle. You want change? Then change something!
Hello all =) My name is Holly, and I'm an avid reader of all things diet and fitness. The problem is, I haven't been an avid follower of any of the great wealth of knowledge I've read!! I'll be 44 in December of 2010, and have decided it is time to put the books down and just get off the couch and get on with getting healthy. I began a walking/jogging program around August/September with the goal of running a 5K in October. I wasn't able to run the entire 5K, but it felt awesome to compete, and now I'm determined to keep working toward that goal. I want to lose 50-60 lbs before my 45th birthday, run a 5K with out walking any of it, and end 2011 being able to compete in a 4 mile, cross country "mud run" in early 12/2011! I've entitled my page "Project Holly" because I need to do this for myself, and not feel guilty that I'm putting the time, effort and $ into these goals. Ready, set, GO!

Member Since: 11/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 48,346

My Goals:
Get back to "onederland"
Establish a strength routine

My Program:
Calorie counting

Personal Information:
My name is Holly and I live in a small town in Northern Illinois. I'm married and have a 25 year old son, a golden doodle and a cat =). I'm an avid reader, and have a love of all things crafty - knitting is on the top of the list right now.

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While running my first 10K on a hilly course (it was a "run through the hills!"), I used the mantra "lean in," to help carry me up those hills. As i did that, I thought this is the attitude I need to bring to all things health and wellness: when it gets tough, don't back down, lean in

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  • v MR54BLD54
    Thanks for the smiley face----made me smile.
    3654 days ago
    Wow! Four days by the lake sounds like heaven emoticon

    I've gotten a little off track, but my attitude is still positive. I'm going to the gym today and drinking plenty of water to start.

    I'll be back on track in no time! Of course, I'm taking a break on the 4th. emoticon
    3688 days ago
    Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and commenting! I gave the wrong impression - I am proud of how far I've come, how much LIFE I've gained while I've let go of so much weight and bad habits. I'm just bad about thinking "I could have done x, y, and z more/different/better/faster" etc. and so on.
    I've upped my calorie range, and this is where the "I'm not focusing on losing right now" came from. Settling into this level of activity means I need to fuel my efforts, and 1200-1550 calories wasn't doing it for me!

    I hope you can find your balance and solution to your own ambivalence now. This is as much a mental journey as it is a physical one, and it's not easy. Keep moving forward!
    3744 days ago
    Hey there! Thank you for stopping by my blog. I like your page a lot. Especially the part on being an avid reader of all the diet and fitness stuff - but not so much a follower! I can tell you a story in that direction myself!

    Hope today is more about following than reading for the both of us. Have a great day.
    3753 days ago
    Hey Holly - haven't heard from you in a few days...hope all is going well!
    3755 days ago
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