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3/2020 Update: Ha - 4th times the charm?!

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!
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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: 46,622

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 CLUMBOY
    hi! here's to 5 K-ing in rain, sleet, snow and hail! we will both be out there in our foul weather gear!
    3322 days ago
  • v CLUMBOY
    hi holly--thanks for commenting on my blog! i am on the hunt for a good shoe store--i think there are two possibilities in this area. wore my new shoes for part of my morning workout and they will be fine. i am sort of near you i think--about 25 mi. southwest of south bend IN. we're neighbors!
    3323 days ago
  • v BEACHBIRDIE
    Thanks for the comment! I love your goal. A mud run sounds great. Keep up the great work and you'll get there!
    3345 days ago
  • v YESKATIECAN
    Thank you for your kind words and encourgement yesterday! I felt relieved to know I am not the only one that feels this way.. I decided today was a fresh start and begin again. I just can't wait for spring - hehe.. Thanks again!!!

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    3346 days ago
  • v INTUITIVE_EATER
    "Beautiful Woman Award! Once you've been given this award, you have to paste it on the wall of 8 women who deserve it. If you receive more than 3, you know you're really beautiful! If you break the chain, nothing will happen, but it's always good to know someone thinks you're beautiful inside and out"
    3351 days ago
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