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and I've kept it off for 3 years!

More than 100 pounds lost and living my life!


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My name is Holly and I'm 39 years old. I was a chubby child, a fat teenager, and an obese adult. I began my journey at the age of 34 weighing 307 pounds. Only being 5 feet tall, I was about 160 pounds overweight, and going to be in serious trouble if I didn't change my life.

I'm a social worker for a hospital, I've been married for 14 years, and have 2 awesome kids who are 12 and 10. I decided that I wasn't going to be the fat mom anymore so I joined Spark in June 2010, and started a journey to a healthier lifestyle not only for me, but for my family as well.

My weight loss has slowed dramatically, and a lot of that has been my own doing. I've changed the date to reach my goal to... whenever I get there. I'm too happy living my life to say no to a piece of cake, or a slice of pizza.

*10/20/2014* And NOT saying "NO" has resulted in a 40 pound weight gain... I'm still fighting and I WILL reach my goal!

Member Since: 6/15/2010

Fitness Minutes: 38,392

My Goals:

Maintained a 100+ pound loss for 3 years!!!


Date TBD
Goal weight 160

Keep fighting EVERY day to get there!

My Program:
Stay in calories EVERY day
Higher protein, lower carb

Cardio 30-45 minutes
7 days a week
Elliptical, Arc, treadmill, running

Strength Training
2 days a week

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I want to...

Live the healthiest and happiest life possible for my kids!

Wear a size 10/12 pair of jeans!

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If you want something you've never had, you have to do something you've never done...

Cowards never start. The weak never finish. Winners never quit...

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference...

Success is not final, failure is not fatal. It's the courage to continue that counts...

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    Hi stranger!!!
    53 days ago
  • v -POOKIE-
    Hey there, I am bumbling along without a lot of weight loss really, weekends are still my downfall, being a SAHM now I crave some excitement at weekends when my husband is free, and his job is stressful so he needs to unwind as well... I know food doesn't have to factor, but it usually does.

    How have you been?
    153 days ago
    emoticon Today is Turtle Day! emoticon Coming out of my shell to check on all my Spark friends and see how you are doing. I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you! I can't believe we already have 5 months of it almost completed. Let's make the rest of it emoticon !
    153 days ago
  • v AMY_1217
    For anybody interested in participating in a BLC, please go to my page and click the BL Spring Challenge ALL Teams team. You can join the all-teams page and put your name on the list for the Summer challenge! If you'd like to join my team, the Dazzling Diamonds, let me know and I'll get you signed up for our team!
    There are 10 teams, 24 team members each, and it's a 10 week challenge!
    Come join in the fun, meet some great people and work toward your goals!!!
    162 days ago
    I am so happy to see you are still here and doing so well!
    181 days ago
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