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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" ...
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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 6 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). That's why, even after all these years, I continue to log in to Sparkpeople every morning.

This program is responsible for my success and I intend to stay right here. Besides, there are always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.

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DOVESEYES
1/31/2016 6:21:08 PM

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I guess you can have a 'food rut' too :) Have a great week.



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WILSONWR
1/29/2016 6:24:14 PM

My ticket from Austria was $225 for going 13 km over the speed limit on the Autobahn!



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NUMD97
1/29/2016 6:03:32 PM

I wonder if they specifically target tourists. Or maybe they are just not as familiar with the rules of the road over there than here. I seem to remember Jerry Seinfeld on some talk show talking about getting a ticket in Paris and he thought it was pretty well known that tourists were targeted at that location. Or something like that. Or so he said. I know my sister has has rented cars to travel in the British countryside. That is something I would never do. I don't think after more than 40 years of driving one can get used to traveling on the other side of the road. Even somebody young, like Matthew Broderick, did it years ago and ended up in a horrific car crash that killed a mother and daughter in the other car. No speeding, no drugs or alcohol, were involved. I think it was just the fact that they were traveling on the opposite side of the road, something he was not used to.



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NUMD97
1/29/2016 5:40:35 PM

Did not mean to imply that you should test the Hungarian judicial system, nor that the others should be sanctioned as well. Most likely theywere, too. Just wonder how one handles the payment internationally. Curious, that's all.



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GINIEMIE
1/29/2016 5:17:36 PM

So you got two tickets in Hungary, that smarts. I've been blessed to avoid tickets. A friend got one in Paris.
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