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Hi My name is Holly and I am 52 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 5 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 the last 3 1/2 years. 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.
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 30 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.
My oldest has graduated from college and my youngest is a senior in college. 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 MOEE45
    Hi emoticon
    Have a wonderful Thursday, Thank you so much for all your support and beautiful comments!
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    8 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    Hello , emoticon
    emoticon KEEP THESE 5 KEYS TO ""HAPPINESS"" IN YOUR HEART emoticon

    1. Realize that happiness is a choice....you can make the decision
    to ""be happy"" each day.

    2. Remember that happiness is contagious. Make someone smile,
    and the good feelings come right back to you.

    3. Be grateful for the little things in life that are free.
    Make a list, and add to it each morning.

    4. Believe that ultimately everything happens for a reason.
    Acceptance leads the way to happiness.

    5. Give away some courage every day! When you encourage another
    to "keep going", "hang in there" or "believe in your dreams"
    you will find an unending source of ""happiness"".
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Fill the day with ""HAPPINESS"" emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    9 hours ago
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    We cannot change the past. Who we are today is because of what we did yesterday, but we can strive to be even better, tomorrow. June Archer
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    23 hours ago
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    The ability to make all things work in conjunction w/one another is the ultimate challenge and goal . . . but the best pay-off ever. June Archer
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    1 day ago
    emoticon Holly for paying a visit to "Put Cash .. emoticon ... In Your Stash" blog (I especially like saving this way with incentives and reward for something that I would not likely buy) but this way I feel entitled … LOL … emoticon
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