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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 7 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: 103,127

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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  • v BLUEJAY1969
    I want to thank you so much for taking time to read my "August 9th 2017" blog and leave such great comments on it! Especially since I know how busy you are right now! I hope that each and every sailor that signed up to come, shows up!

    I really appreciate the support you showed me! It means so much!
    Hugs,
    Jeanne
    7 days ago
  • v MJZHERE
    Just went to your website - thank you for sharing this. Joe and I both enjoyed reading some of your dad's diary. I really liked the photos of you with your dad. We have Joe's dad diary from when he was stationed in Hawaii right after Pearl Harbor on cleanup duty (pulling bodies from the water). Thank you for the time you have spent editing photos and recording this important piece of history.
    7 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Make it safe for people to disagree w/you. You’ll be surprised by how much you can learn Dr. Rodger D. Duncan
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  • v CTYONIT
    Thank you for stopping by my blog-- I do like the idea of a done list!
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