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This is how we dress in MN for an October day at the apple orchard. Ear muffs, scarves, gloves!



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Hi My name is Holly and I am 48 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 2 years. What a time it has been. I never thought I could really lose 40 lbs when I started but I was going to give it a good try. Well here we are a couple of years later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of 45 lbs!
And maintained my 45 lb loss for the last year.
I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July.
Thanks to all the wonderful people that I have met ...
Hi My name is Holly and I am 48 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 2 years. What a time it has been. I never thought I could really lose 40 lbs when I started but I was going to give it a good try. Well here we are a couple of years later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of 45 lbs!
And maintained my 45 lb loss for the last year.
I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July.
Thanks to all the wonderful people that I have met along the way and have cheered me on to lose the weight and to provide the support. Somehow I feel like I can't let my friends down on this site which then spurs me on to go exercise if I am thinking twice about it.
Let's keep up the great work my wonderful spark friends, together we can do anything!
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Member Since: 6/21/2012

SparkPoints: 120,776

Fitness Minutes: 91,293

My Goals:
Goals for 2014
The get in gear run 5K in April. done!
The color run 5k in July - done!
Sign up for the Medtronic 5K in October. Done!
Let's do it!



My goal was to lose weight, and to get in great shape. I can run for the first time in my life.
Spark people has helped me lose over 40 lbs.
I plan on traveling all over the world as time permits so I want to be in the best shape possible to climb stairs and ruins no matter where we go.

My Program:
Cardio at least 6 days a week for 45 mins to an hour.
I have come to love exercise and look forward to it and really do think of it as "me time".
I will add in more strength training this year and continue to train for another 5K.
Inclines on the treadmill are great workouts so I will add them in on non run days as well as the elliptical.


Personal Information:
I live in St. Paul MN.
I have been married for over 29 years to a wonderful man that is extremely supportive no matter my size or weight. He has always loved me for me!
I have sparked him as well to watch what he eats and how much, he is not as crazy about it as I am but baby steps are great!

Other Information:
I have 2 beautiful daughters.
My oldest just graduated from college and my youngest is a sophmore in college.They are both naturally thin girls and I am so glad that they inherited their fathers metabolism! They are very supportive of me and my healthy life style change and willing to try new recipes as long as they aren't too crazy. Of course, these are girls that grew up eating octopus and squid so they are pretty brave eaters!

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LDBROOME
11/28/2014 12:46:17 PM

Thanks for the encouraging comments. I will definitely take it one day at a time!!



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BARBIEE52
11/28/2014 12:22:24 AM

Holly,
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“Whenever I feel like exercise, I lie down until the feeling passes.” ~Robert M. Hutchins

“I consider exercise vulgar. It makes people smell.” ~Alec Yuill Thornton

“I am pushing sixty. That is enough exercise for me.” ~Mark Twain

“Exercise is a dirty word. Every time I hear it, I wash my mouth out with chocolate.” ~Unknown
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~~~Have a Phenomenal Friday!!!~~~
Thanks alot for the goodie...hope you had wonderful day!!!



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KANOE10
11/27/2014 9:35:12 AM

Good luck on your double celebrations. You really can get away with small bites and be fine. The main thing is to enjoy your family. Have a great day.



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TIME-4-TINA
11/27/2014 7:46:27 AM

Hi, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog! I appreciate the support! Have a great Thanksgiving today!
tina



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11/27/2014 1:03:26 AM

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---~~~ I am Thankful for ~~~---

**The taxes I pay because it means
I am employed.
**The clothes that fit a little too snug
because it means I have enough food to eat.
**My shadow who watches me work,
because it means I am out in the sunshine
**A lawn that needs to be mowed,
windows that have to be washed
and gutters that need fixing because
it means I have a home
**The spot I have found at the end
of a parking lot, because it means
I am capable of walking.
**All the complaining I hear about
our government, because it means
we have freedom of speech.
** The lady in church who sings off-key
because it means that I can hear.
**The huge piles of laundry and ironing
because it means my loved ones are near.
**The alarm that goes off in the early
morning hours because it
means that I am alive.
~~~~~~Unknown~~~~~~~

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~~~***~~~HAPPY THANKSGIVING~~~***~~~
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~~~~~*****Barb*****~~~~~



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