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9/2018 Update: I've had a significant setback, and find myself at 231 and barely exercising. I've spent enough time bemoaning how this could have happened, and I just want to find myself back on a healthy path again. (I'd also like thighs that don't rub, and I'm keen to lose the "michelin man" look down my back :-P !!)

12/7/2016 Update: Leading up to turning 50 most of my goals went something like “lose 50 for my 50th”. Well, 50 came today, and the weight didn’t leave. However, I did gain an awareness of how blessed I am. My life is full of love, and though I am far from rich, I have enough. I now feel the urge to pursue a healthy lifestyle more for the practical reasons of wanting to be healthier, stronger and more flexible to do things I want to do in the years to come. I have come to the realization that reaching a certain weight loss number by a certain date won’t make life magically better, but giving in to apathy, and letting the pounds creep on as my fitness plummets also makes no sense! It is time to care enough to treat myself to a healthy lifestyle. You want change? Then change something!
Hello all =) My name is Holly, and I'm an avid reader of all things diet and fitness. The problem is, I haven't been an avid follower of any of the great wealth of knowledge I've read!! I'll be 44 in December of 2010, and have decided it is time to put the books down and just get off the couch and get on with getting healthy. I began a walking/jogging program around August/September with the goal of running a 5K in October. I wasn't able to run the entire 5K, but it felt awesome to compete, and now I'm determined to keep working toward that goal. I want to lose 50-60 lbs before my 45th birthday, run a 5K with out walking any of it, and end 2011 being able to compete in a 4 mile, cross country "mud run" in early 12/2011! I've entitled my page "Project Holly" because I need to do this for myself, and not feel guilty that I'm putting the time, effort and $ into these goals. Ready, set, GO!

Member Since: 11/19/2010

Fitness Minutes: 46,345

My Goals:
Get back to "onederland"
Establish a strength routine

My Program:
I'm waffling between WW Freestyle and calorie counting, and I belong to a gym near my office for lunch hour workouts.

Personal Information:
My name is Holly and I live in a small town in Northern Illinois. I'm married and have a 22 year old son, a golden doodle and two cats =). I'm an avid reader, and have a love of all things crafty - knitting is on the top of the list right now.

Other Information:
While running my first 10K on a hilly course (it was a "run through the hills!"), I used the mantra "lean in," to help carry me up those hills. As i did that, I thought this is the attitude I need to bring to all things health and wellness: when it gets tough, don't back down, lean in

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  • v NHES220
    Thanks for stopping by my blog. In the past if I had a 5 mile run scheduled and could not get it in I would have skipped it. Then I read a quote that said, "Don't let the Perfect, be the enemy of Good Enough". So, I've embraced that. Even if I don't have enough time for 3 miles, I'll run for 20 minutes or 30 minutes and try for more later, instead of not working out at all.

    1133 days ago
  • v NHES220
    Thanks for the goodie! Our parents health and deaths really take a toll, but I'm planning on getting it back together. My Dad was so proud of my running and my weight loss. The giving up alcohol does get easier, but I do miss my evening wine - I think John misses it more than I do - LOL.
    1133 days ago
  • v SARIC3
    Hey - how is the 2016 Fall Walkers, Runners group? When is there a new one?
    1188 days ago
  • v NEWZEE
    Hey how are you ? Just wanted to say that you and all the the team leaders have been so good. Thank you for taking so much care of us :)
    1193 days ago
  • v DRPOOH63
    Hope you had a fabulous day in the spot light!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1199 days ago
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