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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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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 33,951

Fitness Minutes: 33,514

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:
PHEBESS
8/20/2014 4:22:42 PM

I feel for you going through your mother's belongings. It's rough. So be good to yourself. And you'll be finished soon.



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WILSONWR
8/20/2014 2:27:53 PM

Thanks for commenting on my Colorado blog. Yes, these trips have been great. Visiting with family and friends and getting back to nature have done tons of good.



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HEALTHYPRIYA
8/19/2014 9:44:46 PM

Hey sparkfriend,

i read your blog, immediately got motivated and i added you as friend, sorry had to rush so i could not leave a greenting on your profile

thanks for team link, i joined the team and lets maintain our current weight, and stay healthy and active

cheers



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ALICIA363
8/19/2014 9:39:45 PM

I DO like the aerobic capacity aspect of running training. And I love your concept of anti-mugging speed (although in my perception, my jogging isn't much faster than my walking)!



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BOOKLOVINGGIRL
8/19/2014 9:32:18 AM

Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog! Hope you have a great Tuesday.

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