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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 9 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 after all these years, 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 are always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 103,885

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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  • v CGEM61
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  • v WALLAHALLA
    emoticon As you slide down the banisters of life may the splinters never point the wrong way.
    65 days ago
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    I want to be the smile
    I want to see the change
    I want to be your friend
    From the start and once it starts
    It never ends
    I want to be your pal
    I want to be around
    I want to be your friend
    When you are down
    I want to be the sunshine
    On your smiling face
    I want to be the moon
    No, I want to be ocean
    Where all we do is float
    Under the sun on the rolling sea
    Oh, I want to be the sunshine
    No, I want to be the moonshine
    I want to be the night time lullaby
    When you're so afraid
    And I think I found a way
    To put a smile on your lonely face
    I think I found a way
    A way to break down all the walls
    I think I found a way to say
    I think I found a way to say hello
    I think I found a way
    Without saying anything at all

    CLARK TERRELL H / GRAVATT CARTER RANDOLPH / PRIVETT BARRY THOMAS

    Wishing you a Happy Valentine and many good wishes to you through out our journey to a healthy lifestyle. emoticon emoticon
    98 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Just thinking of you.
    126 days ago
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