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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 7 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: 96,658

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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    emoticon Eileen
    *Why do your blogs not show up on the Maintenance team list?*

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    Lead by example. The best way to inspire those you care about to lead healthy lives is by leading one yourself. Begin today. Giovanni Bisanti
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  • v GINIEMIE
    Elaine, we could use some rain here. We've had some, just not enough to clear the air daily or to bring the lake up another 7-9 feet.
    My boys are going fishing on that lake and I'd like them to have a great day-they are taking Erik.
    Have a blessed day and know that you and your family remain in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Thanks for reading about the Spring in my Step!
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    Live in appreciation of all the amazing miracles that life offers everyday, and of the miracle that you are. Pallavi Kapoor
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