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I'm married to the junk food king. This was not staged! The table looked like that.



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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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BROOKLYN_BORN recorded her first 40 mile week EVER!
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 31,619

Fitness Minutes: 30,555

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:
JEANKNEE
7/11/2014 8:24:58 AM

Brooklyn_Born,

Love your recent post to Indy Girl's blog regarding the Crabs in a Bucket. The list of excuses shared along with the parenthetical comments really spoke to me...especially the comment pertaining to skinny shaming. Both me and my fitness buddy have been getting the skinny shaming recently. Interestingly enough the skinny shaming is coming from other women as another poster to Indy Girl's blog observed.

Thanks for making that post!





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SLENDERELLA61
7/10/2014 1:44:45 PM

Mine's a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Yes, we are on the same wavelength and maybe timeline, too! Your SparkFriend, Marsha



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RICKISMOM1
7/10/2014 8:57:21 AM

Believe me, if my husband had woken me at 4:30 I would also have growed. Have to admit that Hamas waited to a more sane hour LOL!



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KANSASROSE67
7/7/2014 11:58:20 AM

Thanks so much for the goodie! I actually am keeping track of when I will need new shoes again, which will be when I hit 650 miles this year. I try to get new ones every 500 miles, but I have such a hard time remembering. I think shoes should have built-in odometers, like cars!

Hope your 4th of July was full of fun.

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MANDELOVICH
7/6/2014 8:38:12 PM

Thanks for the goodie and for checking in!!



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