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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" ...
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.

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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 82,023

Fitness Minutes: 67,842

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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Member Comments:
SWEDE_SU
2/11/2016 5:22:52 PM

argh - sorry to hear about your issues with fed ex and the post office, though nothing surprises me - we have had a bunch of problems here on this remote island with both. have you given up on the program altogether? i downloaded to the laptop instead of ordering the DVDs and it has been working just fine



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GINIEMIE
2/10/2016 7:26:58 AM

Yes, it's too cold here for out door exercise too. Well since "my blood has thinned since I've lived in the south since December 1983.
Thanks for stopping by my blog. The 7th was an unusual day this year, but I didn't crawl into my bed and hide...so better than a few anniversaries. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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CONFUSEDBIRD
2/9/2016 10:45:54 PM

That's really cool you were featured at your running store!



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NUMD97
2/9/2016 2:36:52 PM

Thanks for stopping by the feed. I didn't want to "go to war" on that, but I thought it important enough to say.

I think if you're a leader in these parts you bear some responsibility with what you say to the masses.

And the rest goes into SP Mail.

Are you in NY yet? Best of luck in Carnegie Hall. Don't forget (not that you need the reminder) to take lots of pictures! Wonderful experience for you!

All the best,

Nu

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SWEDE_SU
2/8/2016 9:35:22 AM

thanks for stopping by the blog - i thought we were the only ones with post office / fed ex / amazon issues here on this remote island! what a pain, hope the package arrives soon...



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