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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). Thatís 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, thereís 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: 58,087

Fitness Minutes: 49,510

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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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/6/2015 9:17:08 AM

“Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up!
Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal.‚ÄĚ
-Sri Chinmoy
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 7 Of My Streak." Have a great day!



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WILSONWR
5/6/2015 9:05:33 AM

I should have realized you were back home. I post my pictures after the trips also. Who has time to do it when you're on vacation?!



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WILSONWR
5/5/2015 11:19:04 PM

Thanks for the comments on my blog. I've had some experience with tornados also, but none quite that close. When we were bringing our newborn son home from the hospital in Wichita Falls, TX, the warnings went off everywhere. We had a scary drive home, and then got under a mattress in the hallway. It didn't strike the town, but it did drop down in Oklahoma and killed some people. A tornado also severely damaged my hometown of Burnet, TX when I was home on "leave" from the Air Force. I saw the destruction on national TV the next morning, and then spent my entire time off helping friends and neighbors. Tornados can definitely be scary! Are you back from your vacation?



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DOVESEYES
5/5/2015 8:36:04 PM

Thanks for the blog comments.



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BA5454
5/5/2015 8:27:59 PM

Thanks so much for your comments on my Cap Half. It was good, not my best, but honestly after not sleeping the night before I think I did okay, lol. Downtown Columbus has changed a bit!



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