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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: 66,348

Fitness Minutes: 56,001

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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KURTZIE1998
8/20/2015 2:09:36 PM

Thank you for responding, I like those virtual walks too check out
http://www.walking4fun.com/ and https://worldwalking.org/
they both have great walking tours etc. My sister was born in Brooklyn, in fact I lived there from age 1 to 12 years, where we lived is called Ridgewood now. My sister was born in Wycoff Hospital I think or Bushwick (not sure if spelling right). We went to PS 81 Queens but I think it is now PS 81 Ridgewood. It was on Cypress Ave . Keep up those walks, hugs, Joyce

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WUMPASTAR
8/20/2015 11:50:03 AM

"Mentally I just think of my weight as the lowest number I saw all week" LOVE THAT LOL!



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WUMPASTAR
8/18/2015 5:55:30 PM

I completely agree about not spending a lot on a gadget - I got my MotoACTV for free. I was considering a FitBit but the prices always made me cringe, lol. I mostly use it for my walks and runs - I like that it tracks distance and speed without me having to do all the calculations back home. I live in a rural area, so it's hard to track on Google Maps LOL!



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WUMPASTAR
8/18/2015 3:02:57 PM

Thanks for answering my question! I was wondering. I bought a SPAT last Fall (but ended up losing it in January I think in the snow) but I wasn't a huge fan of it - it didn't work well for me, had trouble syncing with my computer and I found the battery died super fast even though I wasn't even using it everyday! But the most annoying part was tracking all my walks as cycling lol! I now have a MotoACTV watch and I adore it. I agree with you, I think it's a good reason to stop selling it.



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PHEBESS
8/17/2015 5:27:26 PM

I mentioned you in my latest blog, but forgot that you have an underscore between your name!

Anyway, just letting you know that you inspired me to do a run (well, walk) while in Bellingham! Thank you!



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