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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: 98,225

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 1CRAZYDOG
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    . . . get comfortable with not-knowing, with those moments where not everything goes according to plan. There may be an even bigger plan at work, a design you are not yet privy to. Reba Linker
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    2 hours ago
  • v KURTZIE1998
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    Have a wonderful, safe, fun and blessed Memorial Weekend.
    13 hours ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    Thank you so much for the support. I have always said that a person never is truly grown up until they lose a parent. I have lost both now. I'm grown up and am wanting to take of myself so that I can be around for my husband and son as long as I can be.
    14 hours ago
  • v LIVINGLOVINLIFE
    Thank you for your comment on my status update. Memorial Day is very humbling and yet pride stirring to me. So many have sacrificed for our freedom. Our Memorial day program is also well attended. So proud that you will be performing at the Memorial Service in your area. What an honor!
    15 hours ago
  • v LOSEDAPOUNDS
    LOL. Yep, I'm done with phase of life that involves literally giving birth.

    Have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend!
    17 hours ago
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