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Hi My name is Holly and I am 49 yrs old and have been with Spark People for 3 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 year.
I have run in 5 different 5K's since last July. And a 10K in April of 2015
Thanks to all the wonderful ...
Hi My name is Holly and I am 49 yrs old and have been with Spark People for 3 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 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!
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Member Since: 6/21/2012

SparkPoints: 162,259

Fitness Minutes: 111,975

My Goals:
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!

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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
8/28/2015 2:32:52 AM

emoticon Holly.....I just had to send you some dark chocolate. Glad you liked The Yummy chocolate blog!.....Also have been meaning to thank you for recent posts too. I hope your workplace improves. Recently we actually had a Mutiny from rebellious women.....Their furor spread ......and after much internal strife, a bunch left our team high and dry!..........(I am glad now they are gone..........I disagreed with the rebels and stayed true to my boss........(but I was attacked by them for it)........I do hope yours works itself out, whatever it is..........Lots and lots of Solley!



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8/28/2015 12:09:59 AM

emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~~Tomorrow~~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon

When a man says he is going to do this or that tomorrow, ask him what he did yesterday.

What a fine world this would be, if today we did as well as we expect to do tomorrow.

Be as kind as you can today. Tomorrow you might not be here.

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8/24/2015 7:16:48 PM

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Holly,
Happy 30th Anniversary! I hope you and your honey have a wonderful evening celebrating your Anniversary! I am so happy for the two of you!
Sending you lots of hugs and love, xoxo
Jan

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8/24/2015 1:30:07 PM

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Take time to MOVE...your body longs to be alive.

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~~~ emoticon ~HAVE A MARVELOUS MONDAY~ emoticon ~~~



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