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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: 95,166

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 DEBVNE
    Hey there, just dropping by to let you know I once again added you as a friend. This afternoon I discovered that several of my chicas were missing from my page. Truly wonky as I hadn't removed anyone, yet at least ten of you vanished. Hmmm...

    Hope you are well.
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    5 days ago
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  • v GINERDEE
    I want to thank you for sharing your wisdom with me! My dad is going home today. Looking at things from your perspective I saw how much my parents may worry about my health and that's not good for them. Thank you!!
    5 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    When was the last time worry ever solved a problem? BREATHE and know that you are perfect in this moment. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    5 days ago
  • v BILLIEK17
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. I did the math as well and came to the same conclusion. Tomorrow I am going to weigh myself and see. Kind of worried but trying to remember that no matter what it says I am ok.
    6 days ago
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