BROOKLYN_BORN
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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 7 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 after all these years, 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 are always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 97,904

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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  • v PHEBESS
    Yeah, Richard sat there laughing at me the whole time!
    15 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Being happy on purpose is about making a conscious decision in each moment to move towards happiness. It is about creating your experience to support your dreams. Jennifer Sparks
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    20 hours ago
  • v SHARON10002
    It's Wonderful ~ Woman ~ Wednesday!
    ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸ ♥ `*•.¸♥ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ To my very strong and powerful friend`*•.¸`*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸ reading this message right now `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* If you think positive*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Then any sound becomes music, *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    *•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Any move becomes dance. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Any smile becomes laughter, *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* And your entire life becomes *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* A HUGE celebration., *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* So always be on the lookout for the bright side,*♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* And LIVE your life to its fullest, *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    `*•.¸ `*•.¸♥* Until your cup runneth over. *♥`*•.¸ `*•.¸
    1 day ago
  • v GABY1948
    And yes, you are right....I hadn't realized but think you are right....will have enough time to HEAL this tooth!! THANKS AGAIN!
    1 day ago
  • v RAWCOOKIE
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    I find candles very peaceful - I just went round and put fresh tea-lights in all my holders this morning!

    Life goes on.
    1 day ago
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