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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 BAILEYS7OF9
    emoticon for the comment on my blog. I have been listening just to my ipod and doing a work out that requires me to look at the treadmill monitor to keep track of the time and that's what I want to get away from. I figure doing the C25K, I can stop watching the monitor and zone into (shelf) space and do a different work out each week! Then be ready to turn it up come March!
    3363 days ago
  • v INTUITIVE_EATER
    Thank you for your encouragement and words of advice!!! I'll definitely keep my eyes open for other opportunities that I have not thought about before!
    3363 days ago
  • v BAILEYS7OF9
    emoticon Thanks for the comment on my Happy Happy Joy Joy blog emoticon Love my rescue dogs! Have a great day!
    3365 days ago
  • v no profile image WHISPERING-PINE
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    WELCOME to the.........WIND BENEATH MY FEET (5k-10K) to 13.1 HALF MARATHON TEAM.


    You will LOVE THIS TEAM! It's amazingly positive and supportive. The members here are always willing to lend a hand, an ear, or a shoulder. They have done it for me and they will do the same for you!! We are here to support and encourage you on your journey to success. All the best to you on reaching your goals.

    Welcome on board for some fun and challenges.

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    Marj

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    3367 days ago
  • v CBAILEYC
    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, Holly! I really appreciate it.
    Happy new year honey!!
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    3383 days ago
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