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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). That’s 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, there’s 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: 45,994

Fitness Minutes: 41,273

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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WALLAHALLA
12/18/2014 9:53:40 PM

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BOILHAM
12/13/2014 9:37:29 AM

Thanks for the nice comments on my Long Run blog today. You surely do travel a lot, good for you. I keep trying to get the DW to revisit Europe, but alas, she doesn't share my wanderlust.
We've been busy visiting our country home near Ocala, FL so I'm not on SP as much. Keep up the good work - 4.4 miles before breakfast sounds just like me.
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SWEDE_SU
12/9/2014 4:25:14 AM

oh! have a wonderful trip!! just to comment that i've had my hand weights sitting in plain view gathering dust for a long time too, but i finally made the commitment to do just a few while the oatmeal was cooking and sitting… it's worked! maybe when you get home:-)



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READYRISA
12/8/2014 5:12:46 PM

LET'S KEEP THIS TRUCK MOVING.........................


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SYLPHINPROGRESS
12/7/2014 1:53:47 PM

New York is here whenever you want it.
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