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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 6 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: 85,696

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Cardio, strength, balance, flexibility - to work on improvement in all areas.

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 25+ miles/week

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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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    That's so funny! We do tend to know more about our own religions or backgrounds, and so much less about others'.

    My students used to ask me how I knew so much about Christianity, since I was always open about being Jewish - I told them that most of the art from the medieval and Renaissance periods was commissioned by the Church, so art people always ended up learning about the religion in order to understand the art. Really, it's how I learned about obscure stuff like the ascension and all!
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    I know what you mean...somehow this summer my things have gotten more and more disorganized! So, I also much "organize, organize"! emoticon emoticon
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  • v NUMD97
    LOVELOVELOVELOVE your feed today! Sooooooooooooooooooooooooo happy to read of your GREAT news about hubby being discharged from OT. Nothing could be better. And I am sure that you are both breathing a collective sigh of relief.

    May it continue to be so,

    6 days ago
    Thanks for taking time to come by and read my blog have a great week. So glad you have a place in town too.
    7 days ago
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