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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!


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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 FRAN0426
    Thank you Holly for the birthday wishes, much appreciated
    1 hour ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ~**~**~**~**~**~GOOD MORNING~**~**~**~**~**~
    Ability may get you to the top
    but it takes character to keep you there!
    Be more concerned with your character
    than with your reputation.
    Your character is really what you are
    while your reputation is merely
    what others think you are.
    No one is born happy
    but all of us are born with
    the ability to create happiness.
    So today make others happy.
    (author unknown)
    ~**~**~**~HAVE A THANKFUL, THOUGHTFUL THURSDAY~**~**~**~
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~*~Barb~*~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    6 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    May your Wednesday be for walking emoticon Writing emoticon
    welcoming to others emoticon winning emoticon well eaten meals emoticon emoticon emoticon
    and most of all, having a Wonderful Day!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon ~~Barb~~ emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    Thank you Holly for your very nice comment on my blog and for sharing about the radio broadcast today and other things.
    ( I am fortunate I only take two medications that aren't very expensive but also having Medicare they are incredibly inexpensive.)..... I love what you said about Sparks being a safe haven as there is so much Camraderie and friendship here!...a wonderful place to come....big hugs to you.... emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v PACEKA1
    You are so right about knee surgery - I honestly had no idea. My husband keeps asking about the other knee - boy I'm going to really take good care of that one and keep it for as long as earthly possible!

    Yes, this rain is certainly greening things up. My herb garden is starting to grow and I need to get out there to clean it up a bit - didn't quite finish up before it snowed last fall.

    Have a wonderful evening.
    1 day ago
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