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 1CRAZYDOG
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    Life is a Big Push. It requires more of you that you will receive, but the rewards of pushing are amazing. Rhonda Nails
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    22 hours ago
  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    Have fun at the park! I am up drinking coffee too! :-) Sending love and hugs for your day! emoticon emoticon
    23 hours ago
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    We flash them, we smash them.
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    In the wrong sized cup.
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    Our boyfriends/husbands just crave them,
    Our children have drained them.
    Some of us have even decided to name them.
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    We go through our lives and knock them about.
    But one thing is certain, one thing I must SHOUT!
    Our boobies have been there through thick and through thin,
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    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    When you have faith in what you see, you have sight, but when you push past what you see, you create vision. Rhonda Nails
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    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Discomfort, the unknown and failure are the required mountains of any successful person. Rhonda Nails
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    3 days ago
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