HOLLYM48
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The fall colors are just glorious!



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the fall colors are really at their peak this weekend. I am hoping for another beautiful day to get out and walk in the beautiful areas with the leaves lightly falling. It is magical! Enjoy your day!



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We had a beautiful walk admiring all the beautiful fall colors!


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Hi My name is Holly and I am 53 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 7 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 3 1/2 years but did gain about 10 but am maintaining at that for now..
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 and have kept 30 of them off for the last 5 1/2 years
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 33 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.
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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    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"
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~*~~Love yourself today~~*~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have an Amazing Weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    9 hours ago
  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    thanks so much for reading my blog and for being a great friend and inspiration have great night
    11 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Discovering and valuing people you really admire is the best way to discover and value yourself. Hank Wasiak
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    16 hours ago
  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    emoticon Happy Saturday Holly! I hope you have a super funderful day with much laughter, love and hugs! I got most of my leaves cleaned up in the backyard, woohoo emoticon Pretty soon and I going to say I am finally ready for winter to come. emoticon How are your temps? We had a weird day yesterday, it got to 60 degrees!?! That is so strange for this time of year. Sending hugs and love!!! emoticon emoticon
    16 hours ago
  • v YELLOW09RED
    emoticon emoticon Hi Holly,
    yes I hope my GD can get a cool cast also. I asked her if she will get a purple one. She just laughed.

    Thank you for your blessings and prayers.

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    18 hours ago
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