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Is it really April?

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hi to all my spark friends!
Here in Minnesota, we still have way to much snow.
This is a picture I took yesterday morning on my way in to work. Thank goodness for skyways and tunnels here in the frozen tundra state!
Tomorrow is my 10 month anniversary on Spark People and I was suppose to be at my first goal weight 2 months ago but I didn't quite make it.
That is simply ok with me because as I have learned, it is not about the destination, it is all about the journey and I have managed to lose 33 lbs so that is quite an accomplishment to me.
I have met so many friends along my journey that continue to inspire and spark me to continue on and to fight to get healthier everyday.
I had to put away a pair of my jeans that were once so snug I couldn't hardly button them and now they are so big on me they will fall off if I don't have a belt on.
I reset my weight goal to 5 lbs lower than the original goal and put the date of June 21st which will be by one year anniversary here. I may or may not reach it depending on how my body decides to act, but again, it is only a number and I am ok if I don't reach that exact number. I know that I will try my hardest by continuing to exercise and count those calories, but sometimes in spite of that, the body doesn't want to let go of some of the weight.
I know that I am hoping for Spring to get here so I can get outside again. I am not a fan of cold weather so I don't brave the elements.
Let's keep on fighting this battle until we are all healthier and leaner and most importantly, let's all learn to love ourselves regardless of the number on the scale!
Have a great weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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  • no profile photo CD8522718
    Great attitude!
    2935 days ago
  • no profile photo CD8158758
    Excellent job Holly! All the way around...glad to have met you here at SP! Hope spring comes soon up there!! emoticon
    Thank you for the goodie and get well message! I am better now, thank you! emoticon
    2943 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13204501
    First, congrats on your weight loss! Woo-hoo! Secondly, all that snow? Ugh! Hope a little sun comes your way fast.
    2945 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13082106
    Congratulations on your weight loss! emoticon
    2945 days ago
    You're doing great! It doesn't matter if it takes a little longer to get there... just keep up the dedication and work and you'll get there!!
    2946 days ago
  • ELSCO55
    Congrats on your loss. Hope the snow goes away soon.
    2947 days ago
  • no profile photo CD3468195
    Goodness Holly, I still can't believe all that snow!!
    You are right losing 33lbs is a great accomplishment. It was hard to lose the weight for me when I got close to my goal, I think we get more anxious. Remain calm you have the right idea. Also you started running, maybe you have built up some muscle. You also said your jeans were falling off, woo hoo! Good work. Did you check your measurements? You may be smaller than you think.
    When you can finally get outside in that sunshine it will make a world of difference. I don't want to be inside now. But I need to clean house tomorrow.lo!
    And yes, we do need to love ourselves regardless of that number. Spark on. emoticon Jackie emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2947 days ago
    love your positive attitude and spirit look at all you have done. i am glad you are here to share the journey we will all feel better when the warmer weather comes hugs
    2947 days ago
    Woohoo -- congrats on your results and best wishes for spring your way soon :).


    2948 days ago
  • no profile photo CD9234910
    Oh noooo! Snow at the end of April isn't fun at all, despite your picture being lovely! I hope you'll get much warmer weather in the next few days.
    33lbs!!! You are doing so great, Holly! It makes me really happy for you. Keep going, keep sparking! It is truly a joy to have you as a Sparkfriend!
    2948 days ago
  • no profile photo CD13099273
    Hi Holly - I know what you mean !!! We had snow last night - not like you guys though - I swear you guys are the coldest State in Union !! I think you have crossed a ton of major goals in this 10 month time frame. You have a workout room , you lost 33 pounds - your running a 5k - You Rock !! Hugs Karen - I know you would Help if you where here - although I think ( I know) we would be laughing the entire time !! It is now frozen water !! Oh well the Party was awesome - cannot wait to get back to a normal routine !! What that is, I do not know !! Have a good weekend - it will melt emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2948 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/20/2013 2:49:30 PM
  • no profile photo CD13370898
    What a great attitude! Setting goals, but being flexible about them, is really hard for me. I need to take a page out of your book and learn to do it!

    Congratulations on losing 33 lbs, that's awesome! And good luck on your next 5.

    Hope the snow goes away soon!
    2948 days ago
    Congratulations on your commitment to the journey!
    Even though the snow impedes outdoor fitness, I'm hoping that the beautiful white stuff will continue to nourish the earth in Minnesota so that the drought fades completely! emoticon
    2948 days ago
  • JANET552
    emoticon on your Spark successes!!!

    I live in Wisconsin so I understand your pain regarding this winter which has become, quite frankly, a pain. People say it will end eventually but there are days I wonder. I hope you are getting sunshine today!!!
    2948 days ago
    I am just north of you. Snowing like crazy here too.
    2948 days ago
    emoticon . 33lbs that's alot of weight - you are doing excellent.
    2948 days ago
    The fact that you lost 33 lbs is remarkable. The fact that you have kept it off is fabulous. The fact that you are still here at SparkPeople is awesome. I am soooo proud of you and your accomplishments - I just want to add...you go girlfriend!!!
    emoticon from Long Island
    2948 days ago
  • AUNTB63
    Your way of thinking is right on. Through this journey I have set and reset weight loss goals. They are only numbers...but the greatest part of the journey is the learning process and knowing we are a work in progress and will be forever....Have a great weekend. Will be sending you some extra sunshine to help melt that pesky snow. emoticon emoticon
    2948 days ago
    You have such a positive voice! Real spring is slow in coming to upstate NY, but nowhere near you. Here's hoping the emoticon will disappear soon and emoticon emoticon emoticon will come!

    2948 days ago
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