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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

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Fitness Minutes: 53,677

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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PHEBESS
7/19/2015 1:30:13 PM

Thanks for the info about the sculpture - fascinating! (So that's your last name?) Oh, as an aside, when we say that "Holy holy holy" part, we rise on our toes, three times - something about trying to elevate ourselves while extolling G-d's virtues, or something like that.

Did you find that it's easier to pack for summer than winter? Though I suppose you need some warm clothes for those mountain areas. I always like summer travel, I can pack more clothes in less space!

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ONEKIDSMOM
7/19/2015 9:12:09 AM

Thanks for joining the vitamin D discussion on my blog.

I had been taking 1000 IU of D3 for the six months prior to being tested low again, and him putting me back on the D2, which he'd had me on before but gave me permission to change to the D3 when I whined about how it made me feel last September or October.

D seems to be the "hot" vitamin these days, but it's also specific to my medical profile, with the parathyroid, thyroid, and bone density issues.





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FEISTYLIZARD
7/16/2015 12:03:01 AM

Hello! I saw your post on my page and I wanted to say thank you for thinking of me. It looks like I'm going to be back again, although maybe not as actively, since I don't work in an office anymore. Hope you're well!



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READYRISA
7/4/2015 1:59:00 PM

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WALLAHALLA
7/4/2015 2:06:20 AM

Celebrate your independence from unhealthy habits!
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