Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for almost 4 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 40 lbs! And maintained my 40 lb loss for the last 3 year. I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July. And a 10K in April of 2015 Thanks to all the ...
Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for almost 4 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 40 lbs! And maintained my 40 lb loss for the last 3 year. I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July. And a 10K in April of 2015 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!
Goals for 2016 Run more 5K's signed up for 3 so far. Continue to run and walk daily and enjoy doing it. Cardio and more strength training! Goals for 2015 Continue to maintain! Run more 5K's Run at least one 10K -Done on 4/25/15 Continue to train and run weekly for longer distances. I can 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.
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.
I live in St. Paul MN. I have been married for 30 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!
I have 2 beautiful daughters. My oldesthas graduated from college and my youngest is a junior 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!
~~1~~ ""THE VALUE OF ONE"" ~~1~~ To realize the value of ONE YEAR, ask a student who failed a grade. To realize the value of ONE MONTH, ask a mother who has given birth to a premature baby. To realize the value of ONE WEEK, ask the editor of a weekly newspaper. To realize the value of ONE HOUR, ask the lovers who are waiting to meet.
To realize the value of ONE MINUTE, ask a person who just missed a train . To realize the value of ONE SECOND, ask someone who just avoided an accident. To realize the value of ONE MILLISECOND, ask the person who won a silver medal at the Olympics.
Treasure every moment that you have! And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with. And remember time waits for no one.
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Thanks for your comment on my gardening with weeds! How is it they do so much better than the things I actually plant!!? Still, we have just a small garden, so it's quite manageable really. Hope you're having a good day Holly.
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