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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: 57,255

Fitness Minutes: 48,977

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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JANTHEBLONDE
3/30/2015 4:07:56 PM

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Sending you some Beautiful Red Roses Today! Thank you so much for commenting on my sparks blog! That was so Sweet of you! You are such a Sweetheart! Wishing you a Wonderful Monday!
Hugs and love, xoxo
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DOVESEYES
3/25/2015 4:09:03 AM

Thanks for your blog comments.



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BOILHAM
3/23/2015 7:49:58 PM

Thanks for the information on the Shamrock race. Yes, now that you mentioned it, they did do the Dolphin Challenge. Good idea to do them yourself next year, as you said, you'd already done 5 miles in training the day before.



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MARYJEANSL
3/22/2015 10:45:06 PM

Congratulations on the half marathon. Woohoo!!



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