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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: 45,991

Fitness Minutes: 41,273

My Goals:
Cardio, strength, balance, flexibility - to work on improvement in all areas.

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 20+ miles/week

My Program:
Monday - Short run and aerobics/weights class

Tuesday - 5 miles

Wednesday - 30 min of weights

Thursday - 4-5 miles with Interval training to build speed

Friday - same as Monday

Saturday - long, slow, distance (work toward 10 miles gradually)

Sunday - easy walking miles

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GABY1948
11/30/2014 4:43:55 PM

You know, I, like many others on my blog loved your reply! And I HAVE thought that that when I hit a plateau it will be like an early maintenance trial!

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CRAMPERELLA
11/30/2014 3:18:18 PM

Thanks for reading my blog. You are one of those special Sparkers who have made a difference in my recovery. Your advice is always spot on and I value your support.
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KRISZTA11
11/29/2014 2:58:28 PM

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Yes, time behaves strangely sometimes...
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TERI-RIFIC
11/28/2014 6:49:21 AM

Thanks for commenting on my Turkey Trot blog. Where can I find more of those downhill races? emoticon



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KEZICAT
11/27/2014 1:03:40 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome! And five years? WOW! Congratulations! =^_^=



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