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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). 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: 63,638

Fitness Minutes: 53,852

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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BBEAGAN
7/31/2015 2:52:30 PM

Not strenuous kayaking at all! we live by the ocean, but have flat water boats, so almost exclusively paddle on local lakes. We've scouted all the lakes within a 30 min drive that have public access points where you can launch a kayak. Get out once or twice a week after work, and once or twice a weekend. No white water or rapids, occasional wind and waves, but mostly just meandering around with the ducks, watching eagles and osprey, checking out the water flowers and beaver huts and such!



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NUMD97
7/29/2015 9:26:30 AM

Thanks for stopping by. Perhaps this will clarify further the mystery of the Finno Ugric connection:

http://www.fennougria.ee/index.php?id=10
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DOVESEYES
7/26/2015 8:39:26 PM

Thanks for the blog comments, I agree cross training it certainly is.



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WILSONWR
7/23/2015 7:26:43 PM

Thanks for checking up on me. I'm doing fine, just staying extremely busy leading Adventure Club activities and also with some volunteer work, To top things off, I've been doing a number of home improvement projects around the house. My exercise may not always be structured, but I'm definitely getting a workout! I hope you are doing well also!



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MINIMOE1
7/23/2015 12:24:41 PM

Just finished reading your European vacation blogs - you are a true traveller. Thanks so much for sharing all your adventures with us stay-at-home Sparkies. emoticon



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