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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). Thats 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, theres 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: 60,038

Fitness Minutes: 50,862

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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Member Comments:
BA5454
5/5/2015 8:27:59 PM

Thanks so much for your comments on my Cap Half. It was good, not my best, but honestly after not sleeping the night before I think I did okay, lol. Downtown Columbus has changed a bit!



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WATERMELLEN
5/5/2015 5:12:30 PM

Yup, we ALL have mood swings and that's a good thing, right???



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TERI-RIFIC
5/4/2015 3:36:36 PM

I misspelled Tuesday (Teusday) until I was in HS. Nobody ever said anything and I never noticed until I was writing out my schedule. It looks so funny, now.



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5/4/2015 9:38:27 AM

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Don't try to overhaul your life overnight.

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Let's keep moving and making those steps count with healthy choices! What is on your fitness agenda today?

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5/4/2015 8:24:13 AM

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Thanks for sharing support on my Spark page! I love the Spark Goodie! I am so grateful for my Spark friends who encourage me on this journey!

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A negative attitude is like a fat tire.
You can't get any where without changing it!
~*~ Anonymous ~*~




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