HOLLYM48
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My 51st birthday with my family!




We had the best time in Chicago. The weather was amazing. So good to be home safe and sound this morning. Happy Monday. Make it a great week.


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Hi My name is Holly and I am 51 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 1/2 years.
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

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 BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon JUST WANTED TO SAY HELLO emoticon emoticon

    Just a note to say hello before I start my day.
    Couldn't help but drop a line to my friend so far away
    As I sip my cup of latté, thoughts of you have crossed my mind.
    I'm sending morning greetings, and hope your day is fine!
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    Today is filled with sunshine, like the friendship we two share
    My day will be just dandy, I'll pretend that I am there.
    I have to go for now my friend as I have lots to do today
    Just wanted to "Hello" to you in this comment that I send your way.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have a Wonderful Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    21 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Hey you......yes you,
    Stop being unhappy with yourself,
    Stop wishing you looked like someone else
    or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else,
    Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you,
    Stop hating your body, your face, your face, your quirks..
    love them for without those things you wouldn't be you
    and why would you want to be anyone else? Be confident
    with who you are, smile..it'll draw people in.
    If anyone hates you because you are happy with yourself,
    then just say "screw it, my happiness will not depend on others anymore.
    I'm happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws..I love my imperfections..
    they make me "me" and "me" is pretty amazing"
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~Love yourself today~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v MARINGAL
    Holly, It is paradise when you can enjoy your walk as much as it sounds you did today. Hugs, fredie
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon My friend,
    (I know this is kind of long..but hope you take the time to read it. If you choose to read it, I hope you find it very truthful., as it really makes us think of how the world is today.)

    emoticon emoticon emoticon THE PARADOX OF OUR TIMES emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Is that we have taller buildings, but shorter tempers
    Wider freeways, but narrower viewpoints
    We spend more, but we have less.
    We have bigger houses, but smaller families
    More conveniences, but less time.
    We have more degrees, but less sense
    More knowledge, but less judgement
    More experts, but more problems
    More medicines, but less wellness.
    We have multiplied our possessions, but reduced our values.
    We talk too much, love too seldom, and hate too often
    We have learnt how to make a living, but not a life.
    We have added years to life, but not life to years.
    We've been all the way to the moon and back
    But have trouble crossing the street to meet the new neighbour.
    We've conquered outer space, but not inner space.
    We,ve cleaned up the air, but polluted our soul.
    We've split the atom, but not our prejudice.
    We've higher incomes, but lower morals.
    We've become long on quantity but short on quality.
    These are the times of tall men, and short character;
    Steep profits, and shallow relationships.
    These are the times of world peace, but domestic warfare,
    More leisure, but less fun; more kinds of food, but less nutrition.
    These are the days of two incomes, but more divorces;
    Of fancier houses, but broken homes.
    It is a time when there is much in the show window, and nothing in the stockroom.
    A time when technology can bring this letter to you,
    And a time when you can choose,
    Either to make a difference,. or just hit, delete.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Barb~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon Hi Holly,

    It's toughest to forgive ourselves. So it's probably best to start with other people.
    It's almost like peeling an onion. Layer by layer, forgiving others,
    you really get to the point where you can forgive yourself.
    ~Patty Duke~
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ~Barb~ emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon Enjoy your day like you enjoy your cup of coffee each day! emoticon emoticon
    5 days ago
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