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A Maintainer Who Runs; A Runner Who Maintains

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Monday, December 16, 2013

Am I a person maintaining a large weight loss who does a little running? Or am I a runner who does a little weight management?

Actually, neither effort is little. They both take determination and consistency.

But I know my priorities. Weight management/maintenance as part of my overall health comes first. If I had to quit running to be healthier, I would.

Luckily running is part of my health and wellness efforts. That I enjoy running is a plus. That I've made many running friends is another plus. That I, a couch potato for decades, am competitive and can win some age group bling is a total hoot! I love it!! But I would run if there was never another award in my future. And if I have to sacrifice performance in order to cut calories from time to time, well, that's okay, too.

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DESERTJULZ 12/25/2013 9:06PM

    I am learning to love running. :D Hiking is still my cardio of choice, though I am now able to sub in some running days as well.

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GEMLADYONE 12/22/2013 9:30AM

    Glad it's working and you're having fun!

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CELIAMINER 12/21/2013 4:48PM

    Love the inspiration you provide!

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-SHOREIDO- 12/21/2013 9:48AM

    emoticon Your on the right path and we sparkers notice emoticon

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JCERNEK 12/20/2013 8:40PM

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GLORIAMAJDI 12/20/2013 11:29AM

    I am a new runner and it makes me happy to read your blogs about running. You inspire me!

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JSTETSER 12/20/2013 11:10AM

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KANOE10 12/20/2013 8:46AM

    emoticon You are doing a great job of maintaining your weight and have turned into an athlete. You are very inspirational.

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MBTEPP 12/19/2013 12:29PM

    VERY emoticon

LOVE "can win some age group bling" emoticon

Run to live, or Live to run emoticon

Either way, I am there with you!

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SPARKLINGME176 12/19/2013 10:13AM

    Wonderful! You are SO inspiring, still! emoticon

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AALLEY2 12/19/2013 9:31AM

    emoticon job! You have a life full of investments! You go girl! emoticon

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MOMMY445 12/19/2013 8:43AM

    so well said!

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JULENA1 12/19/2013 8:39AM

    You're doing a great job! emoticon

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TORTISE110 12/19/2013 6:36AM

    You blog made me say out loud - well she has certainly hit her stride!!!! I can hear your confidence and grit in the blog. Congratulations for all you have accomplished and for the routine you have established!

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BESSHAILE 12/19/2013 6:34AM

    What you sound like to me is a woman with very strong mental health - and a pretty durn healthy body too. emoticon

P. S. Love those fairy wings.

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CHANGINGHORSES 12/19/2013 6:05AM

    You obviously have the balance. "Calories in vs. calories out" You have the key! (and the bling!)
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NEW-CAZ 12/19/2013 2:33AM

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MJREIMERS 12/18/2013 10:53PM

    emoticon and emoticon ! Health definitely has to come first. You have your priorities straight and what a great reminder to the rest of us.

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PEZMOM1 12/18/2013 10:24PM

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SUSIEMT 12/18/2013 10:00PM

    Woo Hoo to you!! Keep up the great job!

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CAROLISCIOUS 12/18/2013 9:55PM

    Inspirational!

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LOGOULD 12/18/2013 9:36PM

    Still trying to achieve the balance you have, but making progress daily.

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MOONCHILD8 12/18/2013 8:52PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Linda from bean town

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HOLLYM48 12/18/2013 7:53PM

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Just goes to show that we are only as old as we tell ourselves we are. We are capable of anything no matter our age. Way to go on becoming a runner and continuing to be a runner..you are an inspiration!

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AMARILYNH 12/18/2013 7:40PM

    Health is definitely the BEST benefit of weight loss! emoticon emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 12/18/2013 7:34PM

    Totally agree... health is at the top of the list! Don't know how I missed this on Monday!

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SUNNYBEACHGIRL 12/18/2013 7:32PM

    What a great way to be active and healthy.

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BURGUNDYBABE 12/17/2013 4:24PM

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LCERVERA 12/17/2013 11:42AM

    Awesome! And I love your butterfly pic!! emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 12/17/2013 10:31AM

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MEXGAL1 12/17/2013 10:28AM

    Well said. I love that you love running.
Awesome.
Have a terrific day
Sallie

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MWWENSIN 12/17/2013 8:41AM

    Regardless of whether you run it is important to exercise and watch your diet. Studies have shown both diet and activity are important.

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BOOKAPHILE 12/17/2013 1:11AM

    Good attitude! Good health, too!

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_LINDA 12/17/2013 12:22AM

    That is an all around healthier attitude to have! Which is why you are such a success at whatever you choose to do!!
Spark On Marsha!!

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PMFISH 12/16/2013 11:41PM

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JOYINKY 12/16/2013 9:29PM

    It's all good! Enjoy!

"Actually, neither effort is little. They both take determination and consistency."
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RUN4FOOD 12/16/2013 8:31PM

    Sounds like you have your priorities straight.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 12/16/2013 8:23PM

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HARROWJET 12/16/2013 7:31PM

    What an encouragement your comments are. Health comes first.

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MOBYCARP 12/16/2013 7:09PM

    Yes, health comes first. I've been plagued by injuries off and on for two years, and had plenty of time to think about maintaining and running. I *will* maintain the weight loss, regardless of whether I am able to run. I want to be able to run, as well; when I'm not injured, it fits right into the maintenance plan.



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WATERMELLEN 12/16/2013 7:05PM

    You've got both these things totally going on . . . working for you!

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BABYSTEPS123 12/16/2013 6:52PM

    Love it!

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GABY1948 12/16/2013 6:33PM

    I totally agree with you, young lady! And I agree with LAILATN...YOU are a rock star, truly!!! emoticon

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KIMBERLY_Y 12/16/2013 5:59PM

    Keep running!! But maintain first! Got it. Way to go!

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MSLZZY 12/16/2013 5:11PM

    Don't stop now. You are the top of your game. HUGS!

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LAILATN 12/16/2013 4:32PM

    You are a rock star, truly!

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