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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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Fitness Minutes: 30,380

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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BA5454
6/27/2014 9:00:55 PM

Haha--thanks for your comments on my blog about the Chicken Fat song--I was looking it up and it seems that it was composed for President's Kennedy's youth fitness program! Yep, Lucy's Toyshop is a fun memory and then there was The Flippo Show, a clown who hosted a movie and did a few skits. Sheesh the things you remember!



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KANOE10
6/27/2014 1:02:20 PM

Thanks for your astute comments. You are exactly right..I have had comments from friends or co-workers..but family is much more complicated. I guess I responded to the air of negativity that what I was doing was too much work and sacrifice. When you make maintenance a lifestyle it does become enjoyable.
I do not like comparisons either. That was too bad about those two sisters.

Hope you are doing well and have a good Friday.



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WUMPASTAR
6/27/2014 12:10:14 PM

Hahahaha thanks for the blog comment that really cracked me up! XD I think once I have kids I'll stop wearing a bikini :P



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WILSONWR
6/26/2014 10:04:39 PM

Thanks for your comments on my page. I began the 10K Walk/Run program as it was described and continued it for 3 weeks. After the 3rd week, my ankle was swelling up where I had broken both bones several years ago. When doctors looked at it, they said I needed to quit running, both because of the previous tendon damage and because of the arthritis that had set in after the injury. I was so disappointed - I really wanted to do something competitive again. I've now set my goal to do a 25-mile hike in the Grand Tetons with my son. I've got a ways to work up to that, but I'm already walking demanding 8 mile hikes up hills. Perhaps I should have started slower on the 10K walk/run program like you did. Maybe I'll try it again after a few months at a much slower level of weekly improvement.



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DOVESEYES
6/26/2014 9:06:29 PM

Thanks for the blog comments I readyour blog what a great trip.



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