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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 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.

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). That’s 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, there’s 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: 37,801

Fitness Minutes: 36,321

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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BA5454
9/30/2014 8:37:25 PM

Oh gosh, it took me a while to get used to the floater device. I still have marks on my arms where it rubs against as I run in the water (no matter how tight I cinch it down, it still 'floats' to my middle back when I have to push it down again). Still, I'm counting my blessings--it seems to be really helping. My legs are stronger than ever.



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TX_WILDHEART
9/28/2014 1:53:26 PM

awwww that's cool that we have a lot in common... glad we can stay in touch. You are quite the inspiration!



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NUMD97
9/27/2014 9:14:34 AM

Thanks for stopping by. I do so love your story about you and your hubby. Heck of a motivator to finish college! I agree with PHEBESS below about your hubby encouraging you to go to college. Sounds like you got to make everyone happy: You, him, your mother and your grandmother. How often does that happen?

Funny, too, about going to the party at the last minute. My friend, too, has been with her husband almost as long, and she, too, was debating going to a reunion, or out with us to a mixer. To this day, because I truly
cannot remember, I believe I encouraged her to go to the reunion, that she could always go with us some other time. She met her husband there. And he was only there because he was friends with the organizer. Funny how fate works, no?

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DOVESEYES
9/26/2014 9:02:13 PM

Thanks for reading Week 137, have a great week.



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PHEBESS
9/26/2014 8:56:35 AM

Good for your DH for encouraging you to go to college and pursue a career! (And good for your friend who recognized a keeper when she saw one!)



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