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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: 66,768

Fitness Minutes: 56,312

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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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

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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?

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
8/25/2015 4:25:32 PM

Hi! Surprisingly, belly dance is rather popular and Parks & Rec sponsored classes for years and I taught a cardio belly dance class for a short time at the Y! We generally perform at nursing homes and assisted living places, but the city has had us perform a few times at various venues. They even sponsored a Burlesque class once! but, we had to call it something else! I've been using online teaching technology since 2001, but we didn't embrace online classes until the past, 5 years? Not sure. I've been doing it a lot. Your husband sounds like a card! I laughed out loud about his holding onto his old technology! Then, I had a dream about him using CompuServe! Don't remember the dream itself, but your husband had something go wrong and of all people I was sent to fix it! I remember in a conscious part of my mind thinking, wow, this is my Spark friend's husband and in the dream I was asking, who knew CompuServe even still existed and if it does, why am I not using it?!! See, in my dreams often I can see but I am actually blind in the dream itself! Weird. Oh my, I do go on! And, I really need to gather my jingles up for belly dance class!! Thanks for commenting on my blogs!



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LIVEDAILY
8/25/2015 2:34:40 PM

Yep - sometimes I wonder how they get it all done!!
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