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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: 56,982

Fitness Minutes: 48,802

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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4/13/2015 4:49:37 PM

Thanks for checking in and reading my blog from the airport. I hope you have a great trip and enjoy it.



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4/11/2015 1:56:26 PM

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I don't know where Moneta (Smith Mt. Lake) is but I live in Lewisburg, WV. Roanoke, VA is the closest city for good shopping.



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4/11/2015 10:27:00 AM

Any favorite peeps on Survivor this season? I don't really love this one so much. I miss Cochrane, I thought he was funny.



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