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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.

Now, that I've reached 4 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 4 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my plan and now maintenance is my goal.


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Member Since: 8/20/2009

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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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LIVEDAILY
9/1/2014 3:19:48 PM

emoticon Thanks for reading and commenting on my blog! And the friend add! I've added you as well. Yes, I live in NJ - sort of "stuck" here for awile, but my heart is in VA and FL - that's where family lives.



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PHEBESS
8/29/2014 11:32:13 AM

VERY cool website - I'm impressed! Looks very professional!!! (And much more technically involved than our little blogspot blog!)



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PHEBESS
8/29/2014 11:06:11 AM

Yeah, I'm just a retired teacher who is good at saving money, LOL - nothing more exotic than that. But living in the Virgin Islands was expensive - it's actually cheaper to travel than to live there.



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YELLOW09RED
8/28/2014 10:59:31 AM

emoticon to read that it's not there. Did you write to them in questions? They answers us pretty fast.
Have a nice Thursday,
Debbie




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ALIIDA
8/28/2014 8:54:31 AM

Thank you for dropping by my blog and for the encouragement. emoticon



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