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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: 203,647

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
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    A Snowman...
    the best kind of man!!
    When you get tired of him, just turn up the heat!!

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    emoticon emoticon Have a Wonderful Weekend!! emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~*~Barb~*~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    12 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon Recipe for Christmas All Year Long emoticon emoticon

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    Take a heap of child-like wonder that opens up our eyes
    To the unexpected gifts in life...each day a sweet surprise.
    Mix in fond appreciation, for the people whom we know;
    Like festive Christmas candles...each one has a special glow.
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    Add some giggles and some laughter, and a dash of Christmas food,
    Amazing how a piece of pie can change our attitude
    Stir it all with human kindness and wrap it up in love and peace,
    Decorate with optimism, and our joy will never cease.
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    If we use this healthy recipe,We know we will remember
    To be in the Christmas spirit, even when it's not December.
    ~Joanna Fuchs~
    emoticon emoticon Stay in the Christmas Spirit all year long emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v PATRICIAANN46
    Hi Holly..........Just a note to Thank You for adding me to your Friends' List. I appreciate it and have also added you to mine. I look forward to getting to know you.

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    Patti
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon List of Things To Do During Winter emoticon

    emoticon ~~Stir hot cocoa with a candy cane~~ emoticon
    emoticon make paper snowflakes emoticon
    emoticon WEAR MITTENS emoticon
    emoticon ~~Be thankful for warm homes~~ emoticon
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    emoticon ~~Get cozy by the fireplace~~ emoticon
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    emoticon EAT GINGERBREAD emoticon
    emoticon ~~Give to those in need~~ emoticon
    emoticon emoticon have a snowball fight emoticon
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    emoticon ~~Enjoy a cup of hot tea~~ emoticon

    emoticon Enjoy doing these things this Winter!! emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~**~~Barb~~**~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v SISTERWALKER
    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and A Happy Productive New Year emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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