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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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BROOKLYN_BORN will make 2 veggie casseroles and take to dinner whichever one turns out best. I'm not a great cook. My failures are legendary.
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 43,902

Fitness Minutes: 39,826

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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Member Comments:
BESSHAILE
11/25/2014 10:01:40 AM

Congratulations on your 5 year maintenance anniversary. woo woo to you - thanks for leading the way.



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BOOKAPHILE
11/25/2014 9:53:54 AM

Congratulations on 5 years of maintenance! You're an inspiration!



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PHEBESS
11/25/2014 9:52:14 AM

Happy Maintainiversary!!!!!!



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PHEBESS
11/24/2014 10:27:00 AM

Have a fabulous trip!!!!! (I'm jealous - love Europe!)

The trick to a scarf is stand up straight and act as if however it is hanging is exactly the way you want it to look. (It's how I pull off wearing a coral dress and red Birkenstocks. Act like it's your look.)

Enjoy!!!



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DESERTJULZ
11/23/2014 5:19:51 PM

Thank you for commenting on my "I Can Fly!" blog! It was incredibly fun. The school local to me is under construction, so instead of flying trapeze, I found some static trapeze and aerial silks classes to appease my need to be off the ground. :-D



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