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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: 82,073

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
2/8/2016 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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PHEBESS
2/8/2016 7:53:40 AM

We travel without a plan - so no idea where we might be come 2017! Might still be in South America, might be in Africa. Who knows?



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DOVESEYES
2/7/2016 6:44:46 PM

Thanks so much for your blog comments, it is great to have your feedback each week.



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MTN_KITTEN
2/7/2016 6:06:51 PM

Let's put those re-learned lessons to use in 2016.

Thanks for making my blog a "Voted Feature".
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GABY1948
2/7/2016 3:52:00 PM

THANK you so much for your comment today and YES, I DO believe that! But I have not personally known someone that had a bad shoulder until you! And I DO believe it because I DO do it and WILL keep it up because IT WORKS so far...my PT people are astounded at how far ahead of everyone I am! I WANT THIS! And the PT person that came to the house the first two weeks...actually told me SHE does the VERY same strength training she gave me EVERY day but she uses a 5lb weight....she said she NEVER takes a woman over 5lb weights...NEVER. And she does 50 reps instead of the 30 I do. She made me LOVE st and I will NEVER stop!

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR COMMENT....you really made my day and I WILL be like you and continue forever!

Gaye



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