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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: 123,881

Fitness Minutes: 93,390

My Goals:
Goals for 2015
Continue to maintain!
Run more 5K's
Run at least one 10K
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 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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BARBIEE52
12/17/2014 8:02:22 PM

emoticon How many days till Christmas?
Hmmm...is it nine?
emoticon OR is it ten?
Maybe it's eight?
emoticon But it's getting late...
The days are going by
emoticon They seem to fly.
Oh me..Oh my
emoticon I am sure it's eight
Guess I'll just wait
emoticon But at any rate
I don't want to be late!!!
emoticon Yes, I believe it's eight!!!
Oh me..Oh my...
THERE ARE ONLY 8 DAYS TILL CHRISTMAS!!!

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BARBIEE52
12/16/2014 9:19:35 PM

emoticon List of Things To Do During Winter emoticon

emoticon ~~Stir hot cocoa with a candy cane~~ emoticon
emoticon make paper snowflakes emoticon
WEAR MITTENS
emoticon ~~Be thankful for warm homes~~ emoticon
emoticon read a good book emoticon
emoticon GO SLEDDING emoticon
emoticon ~~Get cozy by the fireplace~~ emoticon
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Be sure to do your shopping, baking, wrapping of gifts, sending a few cards
for there are only 9 days, yes I said 9, till Christmas
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Do you think you'll make it till then?? emoticon emoticon
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NOLAHORSERIDER
12/16/2014 7:26:08 PM

Thank you for the awesome reply to my Blog! I just love all the SparkFriends I have met and the inspiration and encouragement they provide! Congratulations on keep your weight off! I have about 9 pounds to lose and I will start maintenance. Whew! I am super excited that you are able to do some 5K's. My favorite was the 15K and the 1/2 marathon. I can no longer run due to bad knees. But I love reading the different SparkFriends' accomplishments. Good Luck on the running! Wish I were running with ya! emoticon emoticon



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SCOTMAMA
12/16/2014 6:59:07 PM

Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog, Holly! Of course I am thrilled as the prospect of seeing my daughter again, and knowing they are in Florida instead of Italy makes life seem much nicer!

Hugs, Eve



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JACKIEWALKS4FUN
12/16/2014 11:05:30 AM

Thanks for stopping by Holly, let's be BOLD!! I am trying but it is pretty cold out there now. I need new fleece emoticon Gotta keep going emoticon



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