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I started this for my kids, but I'm finishing it for me

My name is Holly and I'm 38 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 13 years, and have 2 awesome kids who are 10 and 8. I decided that I wasn't going to be the fat mom anymore so I joined Spark in June 2010, and ...
My name is Holly and I'm 38 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 13 years, and have 2 awesome kids who are 10 and 8. 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.

I've lost 100 pounds as of September 5, 2011. I've really been struggling ever since I hit that milestone.

I finally made it to ONEderland October 17, 2011 after 16 months and 2 days!

After speaking with my doctor on December 29, 2011 we talked about my health and my age and that a great goal weight would be about 140-145. If I stay under 150, she'll be happy, and I'll be ELATED!!! We also reviewed blood work that I had done (cholesterol, triglycerides, HDL/LDL, etc) and she said the numbers are fantastic. Not just for an overweight person, but for ANYONE, WooHoo!

I'm hoping to get to my goal weight by December 20, 2013, My 38th Birthday.

***EDIT*** My weight loss has slowed dramatically, and a lot of that has been my own doing, lol! 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.
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Member Since: 6/15/2010

SparkPoints: 54,401

Fitness Minutes: 27,423

My Goals:
WEIGHT GOALS ACCOMPLISHED...

10/4/2010
1st 50 pounds lost

9/5/2011
100 pounds lost
33% of my starting weight gone

10/17/2011
In ONEderland!!!

3/3/2012
189 pounds
3/4 of the way thru my journey

4/10/2013
170 pounds
maintained a 137lb loss for 1 year
45% of my SW gone

WEIGHT GOALS LEFT...

Date TBD
Goal weight 150

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

- EXERCISE
Cardio 30-45 minutes
6 days a week

Strength Training
2-3 days a week

Personal Information:
I want to...

Be a happier, healthier mom and wife

Run around with my kids like a mom should be able to do!

Wear a size 10 pair of jeans!

Turkey Trot 5K
November 22, 2012
*official time - 37:01*

Biggest Loser 5k
August 17, 2013
*official time - 40:15*

Dirty Girl 5k
September 7, 2013
*official time -
BEST TIME EVER!!!*

Other Information:
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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Member Comments:
HLTHYRNRMOM
3/30/2014 9:49:09 AM

I hear ya! I started a new job 2 months ago & haven't tracked or cared lately, I care now b/c I'm up 7lbs!! Still 50lbs from goal! LOL! I am doing a 5% challenge and hope that helps get me on track!



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HLTHYRNRMOM
3/29/2014 3:06:50 PM

Just stopping by to HI :)! LOVE the new page!



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SCOUTMOM715
3/29/2014 8:14:31 AM

Have a great weekend Holly!! Hope you have some warmer weather & emoticon



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ENDERLI
3/25/2014 9:03:35 AM

Helllllllllloooooooo!
I'm uber jealous that you are bff's with the spark wheel! I cannot get that thing to give me anything over 5.
I've been sticking with this thing in the last 2.5 weeks. I'm going to keep going! I have to. We can do it Holly! Keep pushing.
xo



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LUVTOBOWL
3/23/2014 2:27:56 PM

I appreciate your friendship and support on my journey Holly.

I hope today is going your way girl emoticon

Have a great, successful week my friend!

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