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Precious little Peaches is helping our hearts to heal each day. Happy Monday. I hope your week is starting out great! Hugs!

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Hi My name is Holly and I am 55 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

Fitness Minutes: 401,100

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 35 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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    thanks so much for reading my blog and your continued friendship Hugs
    2 hours ago
    Hiya Holly! Hope you are having a great Friday! TGIF!!! Oh my gosh it is 98 degrees now. I am sure glad I got up really early. I am finished for the day! Haha How is your new position going? Sure hope you had a great week! I decided I’ll be around here until August 17 but still haven’t decided what I’m going to be doing. One really nice aspect of SparkPeople was being able to post all the time but not have to worry about everybody having all your information and stuff. I’m really glad you have my information and I have yours. Do you have any new projects you’re working on? We’re working on getting our pine tree trimmed. I didn’t know any better when I planted it, but that thing is messy!!!

    Sending all my love and hugs!
    16 hours ago
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    Happiness is just a string of happy moments. But most people aren’t aware of the happy moments, because they’re too busy trying to have a happy life. Abraham Hicks
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    19 hours ago
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    The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. Bruce Feirstein
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    1 day ago
    THX for the good wishes for my DH B'day & eye exam. Ruff day, he had a shot in his retina, emoticon We canceled his party for tonight. He needs to heal. He's ok, just being careful. The temps are over the moon! 119 today! I couldn't even get out to walk before heat. It went DOWN to 90 last night, yuck! emoticon Praying for rain! emoticon I still love SP land & you! emoticon

    THX for friending me in my 'real' eMail. So happy to be able to 'play' with you! emoticon
    1 day ago
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