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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 4 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 4 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my plan and now maintenance is my goal.


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Member Since: 8/20/2009

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

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 20+ miles/week

My Program:
Monday - Short run and aerobics/weights class

Tuesday - 5 miles

Wednesday - 30 min of weights

Thursday - 4-5 miles with Interval training to build speed

Friday - same as Monday

Saturday - long, slow, distance (work toward 10 miles gradually)

Sunday - easy walking miles

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Member Comments:
TERI-RIFIC
9/19/2014 10:12:56 PM

Sounds good. I'll look for you on the steps of the HS. I'll add a picture of my daughter and me to my page from our RI race. I'll be wearing the same outfit.



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TERI-RIFIC
9/18/2014 8:03:37 PM

Yes, I'm still running in the 4 miler. We're ALL going. Should be another fun trip! When do you want to meet? Before or after - I don't care. Whatever is best for you. emoticon



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CRAMPERELLA
9/18/2014 12:14:15 PM

Thank you for the supportive comment on my blog. I am grateful for the support.



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LIZZY0223
9/18/2014 10:09:03 AM

Thank you for your support on my blog and the message boards!

I will make sure I do not overdo it. My thighs are what hurt the most right now. I cannot forget to stretch on Saturday. At least I have a day off to recover.

You are such an inspiration!

Thanks again!



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LIVINGLOVINLIFE
9/14/2014 3:34:08 PM

Eileen; thank you so very much for the link to LindaKay228's blog. You have done me a great honor. 1st you took time to read my blog then connected me to a lady that has brought back my will, not just my motivation. I am so glad you are here on Spark People. You are what Spark People is all about. Thank you.



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