80,000-99,999 SparkPoints 92,457

A Moment in Time - 2006

2014-happy half marathoner at mile 12

My new Spark T-Shirt


Fruit Smoothie

Boxing Gloves


BROOKLYN_BORN is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Interact with BROOKLYN_BORN
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

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.

Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 76,258

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

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Read More About BROOKLYN_BORN - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 22)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"
My Goals:

My Program:

Personal Information:

Other Information:

Personal Signature: (Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
339 Maintenance Weeks
Login to Leave Comment
    Thrilled for you - you'll absolutely love it!
    7 days ago
  • v OXYGEN9
    Thank you for the Spark goodie! My 2,500 monthly fitness minutes - that's not exactly true because Garmin transfers way too many "active" minutes to SP. But yes, I am doing my best and getting in lots of exercise. Thanks for cheering me on!
    And I'm glad you've virtually visited Bled. Hubby and I often go there, the scenery is breathtaking. However, if you want to visit Lake Bled don't do it on a Sunday, there are so many tourists there on Sundays that it's ridiculous. Rightfully so I believe.
    Have a great day! emoticon
    7 days ago
    No I am not Homebody she left all her teams and Sparkpeople. emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v SUBMOM2
    Thanks for your comments on my blog post. Yes, we really enjoy living in the Bay Area, and I'm glad I can keep up on the trails.

    I'm enjoying your posts about tracking down spark I'm curious about what the final stats will be. Have a great week!!
    8 days ago
    How exciting!!!! You must be absolutely thrilled!!!!! And yeah, we've done some fly and drive tours, then gone off on our own. It takes a while to get used to winging it in a new locale.

    I'm working on another Rapa Nui blog, so hopefully it will entire your DH!

    So you're talking Dec. 2016 to Jan. 2017?
    8 days ago
Member Comments (1509):  << First< Previous23456Next >Last >>