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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: 62,527

Fitness Minutes: 52,723

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
5/24/2015 8:19:22 PM

Thanks for the blog comments.



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BARBARAJ73
5/24/2015 3:08:17 PM

Thanks for your comment - you are sooo right! If only fresh veggies and fruits were put on sale. I did find an organic grass-fed steak marked down for quick sale a few weeks ago. I rarely eat red meat and it didn't particularly taste that great - but again, attracted by the $$$.



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MJZHERE
5/24/2015 10:17:41 AM

Good to hear from you and see that you are still sparking on!



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KLMEIRING
5/23/2015 9:23:35 AM

I loved the HM story that you posted in reply to ONEKIDSMOM's blog about her son! Thanks for sharing!

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KANOE10
5/23/2015 8:41:23 AM

Wow you have a busy day ahead..but an exciting one. I hope you are making head way on your presentation. You are very right about how difficult it is to present accepting yourself, yet in that acceptance not being complaisant about health! That is difficult. Have a great day. I am packing boxes for a move.



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