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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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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 90,252

Fitness Minutes: 74,509

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
4/10/2016 10:40:15 PM

Thanks for your blog comments.



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WILSONWR
4/7/2016 4:32:57 PM

I was visiting my daughter in D.C., but was also there to see the cherry blossoms. We saw them the first day before the wind blew them all down. I don't think I'll visit this time of year again, though. It was just way too crowded. It took almost 2 hours just to get in one of the Smithsonian museums!



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
4/7/2016 2:46:15 PM

When it rains it pours. You mention a lighhouse and last week I bought a copy of "The Little Red Lighthouse" as part of a baby-shower gift.

I meant what I said.



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BECOMINGJOY
4/7/2016 9:44:08 AM

Hi! Thank you so much for the comment on my page. Having support on here really does help, so thank you :) I added you as a friend so I can follow your journey as well!



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JANICEB0414
4/6/2016 10:00:56 PM

Hi Eileen, thank you for your comments on my blog. I have added you as a Spark Friend.
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