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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). That’s 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, there’s 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: 55,146

Fitness Minutes: 47,290

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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SYLPHINPROGRESS
3/7/2015 11:55:26 AM

Oh, dear, oh, dear. I suspect that all brands of commercial string cheese are the same. When I wrote that they're junk, I was referring to the disappointing taste, texture and general lack of toothsomeness. The "hate myself" part referred to my difficulty in eating too many. It wasn't the ingredient list or nutrition data I had in mind; I don't think those are the problems.

Laurie



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PHOENIX1949
3/4/2015 1:18:49 PM

Appreciate the ROOMBA feedback and went back to read comments entered after mine. Pins, yarns, etc. are not found in this mainly non-domestic household.

Should I get one, down the road, the top name contender now is 'Rounder' due to shape and fact that it rounds things up (thinking theme song from TV show 'Rawhide').

Thank you for all you do on SP.



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SCOTMAMA
3/4/2015 10:38:11 AM

Loved all your comments about jogging in place. And how true about the fashion industry too, when I was a teen and also in my early 20's I had a 21-inch waist and weighed 105 pounds, I think I always bought a size 9 in Junior sizes. Probably just made a new hole in the belt for my smaller waist. But by today's standard I would probably have fit into a zero (0) or at least a 3 or something! It's all kind of ridiculous.

I still feel a bit guilty about marching or jogging in place because it still feels like cheating to me -- but ya, I'm moving -- so maybe it's better than just gathering dust on the sofa. lol

Hugs, Eve



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SWEDE_SU
3/3/2015 6:43:12 AM

saw that you asked how to "reload" a question - just hit the reload page button on your browser - it is that circular arrow. or highlight the address field and hit return. or go to the View menu and click Reload page:-)



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DOVESEYES
3/1/2015 8:23:56 PM

Thanks for the blog comments, I did have dinner late and we got takeaway on the way home from the airport.



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