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Hi My name is Holly and I am 50 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 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 few years later and I have gone past my original goal of 36 lbs and have lost a total of over 40 lbs!
And maintained my 40 lb loss for the last 3 year.
I have run in numerous 5K's since July of 2013. 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!


Member Since: 6/21/2012

Fitness Minutes: 130,316

My Goals:
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.


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 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!


Other Information:
I have 2 beautiful daughters.
My oldesthas graduated from college and my youngest is a senior 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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  • v SUNNYCALIGIRL
    Happy Tuesday to you as well!

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    21 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I live by this credo:
    Have a little laugh at life and look around you for happiness instead of sadness.
    Laughter has always brought me out of unhappy situations.
    Even in your darkest moment, you usually can find something
    to laugh about if you try hard enough.
    ~ Red Skelton ~

    emoticon Look around, smile, laugh, and have a Happy Day!! emoticon
    21 hours ago
  • v MARINGAL
    And hugs to you Holly! ;o)
    21 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Always remember that in 'Life', whatever we do,
    we are never defeated, unless....we 'give up.'

    When you feel like 'giving up', remember why you
    held on for so long in the first place.

    No matter how you feel, get up, dress up,
    show up, and never 'give up'

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    1 day ago
  • v MARINGAL
    Lindsey is precious…Oh Holly, do let me know if you are going to bring her to her new forever home….And Skylar? Wow. She is a beaut but she is ALL St. Bernard. A drooler and a bit of a handful. Lucy Lou is not a drooler and not a handful. She's a real gem, loves kids, loves cats, loves life. Yep, she is something else…. a true diamond in my eyes! ;o)
    1 day ago
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