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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: 116,603

Fitness Minutes: 88,337

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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2BDYNAMIC
10/29/2014 10:24:07 PM

♥♥.*`*. ♥`*.♥.*`*.♥
Thank you Holly for reading and posting on
my "Mice or Men" blog. I hope your week
is free from the Rat Race syndrome .... lol
Take time for you cause you matter!
......... Jan .......... aka 2B





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CUTENHEALTHY
10/28/2014 8:00:41 PM

Holly,
Thank you tremendously for your comments on my Facebook Natasha Witt Artist page! I love seeing you on here as I tackle my weight loss goals and on here and then again as I try to tackle my fine art oil painting dreams there! It is so refreshing to be around positive and supportive people. I look forward to being in touch more! We all really do need people to help cheer us on with our goals. It makes a big difference. I look forward to returning the favor.
Thank you!!!!
Natasha

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SPARKED2BFIT
10/28/2014 5:55:01 AM

Hi and thanks for the support on my latest blog which is appreciated. The encouragement and friendships keep me going and i am so grateful.

And congrats on your achievements thus far and for being successful at maintenance. Have a wonderful week and may your journey be filled with blessings!!

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WORKNPROGRESS49
10/27/2014 7:41:15 PM

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SCOTMAMA
10/27/2014 2:53:35 PM

Thanks for reading my blog about cookies and candy. And hey, girl, just looked at those photo's on your page -- you look TERRIFIC! Wow! You must not be any bigger than when you were in high school. What an accomplishment!

Hugs, Eve



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