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Hi My name is Holly and I am 54 yrs old and have been with Spark People for over 8 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 ADELE66
    Thank you so much for my goodie! Have an excellent day!!

    Adele
    2892 days ago
  • v no profile image PIXIE-LICIOUS
    Be Thankful
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    Be thankful that you don’t already have everything you desire,
    If you did, what would there be to look forward to?

    Be thankful when you don’t know something
    For it gives you the opportunity to learn.

    Be thankful for the difficult times.
    During those times you grow.

    Be thankful for your limitations
    Because they give you opportunities for improvement.

    Be thankful for each new challenge
    Because it will build your strength and character.

    Be thankful for your mistakes
    They will teach you valuable lessons.

    Be thankful when you’re tired and weary
    Because it means you’ve made a difference.

    It is easy to be thankful for the good things.
    A life of rich fulfillment comes to those who are also thankful for the setbacks.

    GRATITUDE can turn a negative into a positive.
    Find a way to be thankful for your troubles and they can become your blessings.

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    Wishing you a very happy, healthy and blessed Thanksgiving, Sparkfriend! I am thankful for the gift of your friendship!
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    Pixie
    2893 days ago
  • v ALEXSGIRL1
    thanks for reading and commenting on my page have a happy thanksgiving
    2893 days ago
  • v GREASE31
    Hi HMAZIS,

    I've just found/read your sparkpage, i like it it looks good, i've just looked through your photographs 2, i like them they look good 2, i wud like you to be my sparkfriend, if you dont mind. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2894 days ago
  • v LISBETHSALANDER
    Thanks for your comments on my Practice Pays Off blog. I appreciate your encouraging words.
    2894 days ago