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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: 62,533

Fitness Minutes: 52,723

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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DOVESEYES
6/7/2015 8:19:26 PM

Thanks for the blog comments.



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MBTEPP
6/6/2015 11:22:09 AM

BROOKLYN_BORN has just commented on your Feed Action MBTEPP A solid finish on my favorite HM race. The humidity slowed me down 4 minutes from last year's perfect conditions.

Thanks for your comment WEEKS ago. It is the end of school, beginning of summer, hectic as can be time! I would love to post a race report, and planned on it this week, but another week past.

Thanks for checking in on me. Loved my race along the shore of Chicago. It is my FAVorite race. I had a steady pace and enjoyed the great breakfast afterwards.

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WATERMELLEN
6/6/2015 9:53:56 AM

Appreciating your comments on the blog clog: thank you!!



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ALICIA363
6/5/2015 8:38:02 PM

And, I can think of both healthy and unhealthy "totally used up" situations. Wow, you've got my analytic self into action with your blogs on that quote! A gentleman I know, who used to drink and still smokes and is overweight, loves that quote. Sorry, I think it can be used as an excuse for bad habits. And with my MIL in a facility, I am also seeing the end results of those choices. Thank you so much for airing your thoughts.



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DOVESEYES
6/5/2015 8:10:15 PM

Thanks so much for your comments on my blog, it really helps to have good friends like you to share the ups and downs with.



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