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Hi My name is Holly and I am 54 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 no profile image TWIGBISKIT5
    Good morning 🌞. Thank you for your comments on my message blog this morning 👍. Be well and safe and keep the faith 🙏
    5 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    In every culture throughout time there have been saints, mystics, sages, shamans and prophets who have come to the same conclusion: all things in this world are deeply interconnected and ultimately are only diverse expressions of the one original source energy. Dr. Jonathan Ellerby
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    So sorry to see what's happening in Minneapolis. I truly hope things improve and most of all, that you are safe.

    HUGS and just know you (and everyone else) are in my thoughts and prayers.
    7 hours ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC
    emoticon for your comment on my blog--"History in the Making." . emoticon I appreciate it but am so sorry for all the insanity and chaos going on back there. I do not even have adequate words. It is too bad--and so inexcusable that innocent people are suffering due to the man dying; protesting should never take it to a violent level and destroy. It is just horrific and again, sorry it is right there! Sending lots of love and hugs! (Of course prayers continue for our country).....
    18 hours ago
  • v CHRISTINEBWD
    I am so sorry to hear about Minneapolis. Right near where you work is just awful, so sorry dear Holly. I hope everything calms down soon. In the meantime I am praying for peace to prevail. Hugs and love emoticon
    19 hours ago
  • v SPARKLINGME176
    Thinking of you & your lovely city! emoticon
    22 hours ago
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