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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

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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:
LIVINGLOVINLIFE
9/14/2014 3:34:08 PM

Eileen; thank you so very much for the link to LindaKay228's blog. You have done me a great honor. 1st you took time to read my blog then connected me to a lady that has brought back my will, not just my motivation. I am so glad you are here on Spark People. You are what Spark People is all about. Thank you.



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LINDAKAY228
9/14/2014 10:54:20 AM

Thanks so much for commenting on my blog. I don't really know anyone in Arlington yet and my motivation comes from inside and my friends on Spark. I am so grateful to have all of you! You are such an inspiration too to do all that you do when you don't have to either. Such as running those races and learning new things!



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PHOENIX1949
9/13/2014 4:59:24 PM

Noticed authors of several Blogs I subscribe too were not in my Friends section so sent an add request.



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BOOKAPHILE
9/13/2014 3:20:48 PM

My Silver Falls photos were taken with an iPad, since I forgot my camera. I'm new enough with it not to know how to rotate photos there... Actually, on my ipad they weren't sideways, so I didn't know I'd need to rotate them. I need to get out the manual, I see.



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BA5454
9/11/2014 5:41:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my recent running blog--I think this long stretch of rehab is getting to me, lol. Have to remember, slow is good!



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