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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: 90,239

Fitness Minutes: 74,459

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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RETIREDSUE
4/14/2016 8:12:10 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog - "100 Days". I found in the past that if I didn't log on to track my food for one day, that often became several days and then I wasn't using the site at all! I'm really trying to avoid that. So far so good! emoticon



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MOONGLOWSNANA
4/13/2016 11:22:02 AM

Did you check online like on Amazon for SPAT? If someone bought a bunch of them they may be selling them on the used market...

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NUMD97
4/12/2016 6:20:14 PM

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. It was the battery. But putting in a new one it "remembered" the old weight before the battery was taken out. Soooo, I took that out to clear its sinuses and see if that helped. It did not. Apparently I was eating a gazillion calories, or the flip side, I hadn't lost the weight I thought I had in the last half year or so. Hmmmm.....

I, too, weigh every day, because I simply cannot stop doing that, in order to self-correct. I'm going to have to get back to weighing with a beam balance at the "Y" it seems. And I had been doing that originally.

I'll figure it out, but I highly doubt it is that I have been eating in the mega-thousands daily. That's simply unscientific!



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KEEPITSIMPLE_
4/12/2016 5:52:40 PM

Thank you very much for stopping by with your kind comment on my milestone. I really appreciate it. emoticon


I see we have the same milestone. emoticon emoticon Keep up the great job!

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LAQUETTA31
4/12/2016 10:30:40 AM

thank you, I probably need all the support I can get!!



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