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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). That’s 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, there’s always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.

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BROOKLYN_BORN ran in 60 degrees this morning. That's 41 degrees warmer than Saturday's race. Goofy weather!
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 43,498

Fitness Minutes: 39,665

My Goals:
Cardio, strength, balance, flexibility - to work on improvement in all areas.

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 20+ miles/week

My Program:
Monday - Short run and aerobics/weights class

Tuesday - 5 miles

Wednesday - 30 min of weights

Thursday - 4-5 miles with Interval training to build speed

Friday - same as Monday

Saturday - long, slow, distance (work toward 10 miles gradually)

Sunday - easy walking miles

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JIBBIE49
11/21/2014 10:35:02 AM

emoticon the Motivator of the Day. What an accomplishment.



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AEGISHOT
11/21/2014 5:56:32 AM

emoticon You are the featured motivator of the day.



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EMSSBEARS
11/21/2014 2:00:54 AM

emoticon on being chosen Motivator of the Day

Beth



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WATERMELLEN
11/20/2014 8:09:48 AM

In my employment law work, I see this situation arise over and over again -- and it's primarily women (still) who are socialized to comply with the endless demands.

Grrrrrrrr!!!




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MILLEDGE2
11/20/2014 8:05:32 AM

Thanks so much for the Sparkgoodie! Your posts are really helping me stay sanely on track in this quest to get/remain as healthy and happy as possible. Have a great day!



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