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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!
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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.


Other Information:
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 JBARSTOW
    Hey Holly - haven't heard from you in a few days...hope all is going well!
    3708 days ago
  • v WYO_CASEY
    Hi Holly!
    Hope all is well and your week is going swimmingly!
    3725 days ago
  • v JJWARRICK
    Holly, thank you for your comment on my blog. Hope you are having a great week!
    3733 days ago
  • v AUDIKAT007
    Thanks for the comment on my Warrior Dash Blog. I can't think of training advice. It's a lot like a "bootcamp" type workout only less intense. So, train by running (obviously) and strength training. My upper body strength is pretty weak but nothing on this course was too hard for my mini muscles. The cargo net is high, but no one goes super fast over that thing anyway. If you haven't signed up yet, I recommend going early morning... by the afternoon, that course is looking pretty rough from all the previous people trampling through. Good Luck - and equally important as training is costume selection!!!
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    3734 days ago
  • v CLUMBOY
    hi! here's to 5 K-ing in rain, sleet, snow and hail! we will both be out there in our foul weather gear!
    3768 days ago
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