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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). Thatís 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, thereís 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: 66,622

Fitness Minutes: 56,193

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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RUSSLANE
8/30/2015 6:43:00 PM

Thanks! I can't see from mobile; where are you now? But yes I love the Diveristy of NYC and anyone interested in maintaining gets the best of me. Would love to hear more about you!



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PHOENIX1949
8/30/2015 5:05:55 PM

Hello -

"Ten Rules for Being Human" posted to Activity Feed. I've not seen the book myself but it was discussed by Mary Morrissey on a Morning Mentor video that I get as part of a free gift for participating in a site recommended by KALIGIRL. So, I could relate to it after Mary Morrissey's presentation and I 'Googled' the list when looking for more information.

Condensing the content to apply to our SP journeys, I take away that we only get one body in this life and it is up to each individual to take care of that body. (Not really anything new, just a reinforcement for what most of us realize.)

Phoenix1949, aka Susan





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NUMD97
8/30/2015 11:48:31 AM

I hear your fear and frustration about gun control and tobacco. All I know is something has to change and very soon. This cannot continue when all this shock and horror becomes a weekly occurrence in some part of the country. Somehow it appears we have totally lost our way, and the ones who KNEW that those individuals showed signs of mental illness -- well, all I can say about them is, "Shame on you! You saw it, and you didn't prevent it?" The Tarasoff ruling is decades old. That's if they need "permission" to prevent a murder that is imminent. All I know is as I get older, I get more and more frustrated with what is happening to us as a country, and I have no idea how to go about changing that.

Sad times, indeed.



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NUMD97
8/30/2015 11:41:55 AM

Siggi's is the competitor to Smari's Icelandic yogurt. From an artistic point of view, I really love the art work of Smari's. I think it's supposed to be a stylized version of the Northern Lights. Very clever use of bare minimum.

Here's a side-by-side review of both:

http://tipsyoldmonalisa.blogspot.com/201
4/03/siggis-vs-smari-comparison-of-ice
landic.html

Comment edited on: 8/30/2015 11:44:14 AM

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NUMD97
8/27/2015 9:14:01 PM

Virginia Tech cannot be 10 years ago! After a while all these tragedies tend to run into each other in my mind. I understand the person's right to own a gun. I get that. The concern is the instability of those who apply for them and the waiting period appears to be nonexistent.

Of course it could be argued for example, like what happened in Connecticut it was the boy who got a hold of the weaponry that his mother had registered in her own name. I have no answers. But I am so sick and tired of reading this every week or seeing it on television as it is unfolding. I know that events and out and out gore, are more blatantly put on television nowadays, than ever before. I know when I left the country to live outside of it, there were things that they did not show on the news that now is commonplace. What happened?

Comment edited on: 8/27/2015 9:16:07 PM

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