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So Happy to Join the 5%

I carried an extra 25 lbs for 25 years. In the era of the "Biggest Loser" that may not seem like a big deal. I had always been told by family and friends that I could "carry it." The photo of me finishing a half marathon back in 2006 attests to that. Finally, on Jan 1, 2009 I decided that I just didn't want to "carry it" anymore, not for 13.1 miles, not up and down stairs, nowhere.

Now, that I've reached 5 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my ...
I carried an extra 25 lbs for 25 years. In the era of the "Biggest Loser" that may not seem like a big deal. I had always been told by family and friends that I could "carry it." The photo of me finishing a half marathon back in 2006 attests to that. Finally, on Jan 1, 2009 I decided that I just didn't want to "carry it" anymore, not for 13.1 miles, not up and down stairs, nowhere.

Now, that I've reached 5 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my plan and now maintenance is my goal.

The 5% in my title refers to the percentage of people who successfully maintain their weight loss after a certain number of years. The number of years varies with each study (3, 4, 5 or more). Thatís why, even as I approach 5 years of maintenance, I continue to log in to Sparkpeople every morning.

This program is responsible for my success and I intend to stay right here. Besides, thereís always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.

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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 57,640

Fitness Minutes: 49,337

My Goals:
Cardio, strength, balance, flexibility - to work on improvement in all areas.

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 25+ miles/week

My Program:
Running 4-5 days/week including 1 day speed work, 1 day hill work, & 1 long run included.

Strength training - 3X/week

Yoga: 3X per week

Tai Chi - every day

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GABY1948

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SPINNINGJW
5/3/2015 8:42:54 AM

I have seen the phone cartoon too, it is especially funny to me as my dad and two siblings worked for the local telephone company when I was growing up.



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KRISZTA11
5/3/2015 4:27:46 AM

Thank you for my goodie, and for your kind words on my blog!
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One of my favorite movies and a very good TV series is about soldiers around D-day and I will never forget what they did.



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DOVESEYES
5/2/2015 8:44:29 PM

Thanks for stopping by my blog, I could not tell where they were the statement only listed the store code.



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DOVESEYES
5/2/2015 8:42:52 PM

Thanks so much for the goodie.



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
5/1/2015 6:51:06 PM

You're wonderful and have a trusting heart! No, not 1975, I am vintage 1948. And now that you say it, I recall that your husband did time in Vietnam. "When will they ever learn, when will they ever learn?"

Laurie



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