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I'm married to the junk food king. This was not staged! The table looked like that.



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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.

Now, that I've reached 4 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 4 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my plan and now maintenance is my goal.


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BROOKLYN_BORN swallowed a bug while walking this morning - yukky extra protein
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 31,296

Fitness Minutes: 30,380

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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DOVESEYES
6/29/2014 11:00:22 PM

Hi, thanks for the blog comments. The cake was amazing even the egg looked pitted and like a stone. The heads were done on polystyrene and then joined on at the end. It was a mud cake base and so soft it was amazing how they could decorate it. It took 10 hours to put together.



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FITWITHIN
6/29/2014 10:07:46 PM

Thanks for adding me as your Sparkfriend. I want to do a half marathon this, but I'm not the fastest runner. Plus, I'm still carrying more pounds then I want to be doing a half. I started a 12 week Boot Camp Class, so I know that I'm on my way to losing more pounds. I'm open for any advice on doing a emoticon .



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PHEBESS
6/29/2014 9:16:47 PM

That is so funny about the translation, LOL! My favourite was the guy trying to explain about the tax refund when we leave the country, and the translating app asked me if I was afraid of getting back my $5 or so. (I'm thinking he meant worried, but the device used the word afraid.) Just funny!



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WATERMELLEN
6/29/2014 10:30:36 AM

I had a bolter kid too and for a brief period of time used "reins" and a harness which the child preferred . . . but evoked heavy disapproval from the ever-critical audience that offers unrequested "advice" to mums pretty much without any restraint!! And nope, I would never signal disapproval of the mum with the five year old in the stroller by even a flicker of an eyelash . . . because what do I know about her circumstances? J



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BA5454
6/28/2014 8:37:46 PM

Left a message at the team, but wanted to add here, too. Great pic of Flippo--brings back a lot of nice memories for me. Thanks for posting it!



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