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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: 124,049

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 JAMER123
    We played the 6 on 6 as well. I believe in those days many states didn't have BB for girls. But 2 states had the 6 on 6 which were Iowa and New York. I was a post guard as I am tall, but got to the line many times as well.
    I had to look it up as I recalled another state and TX. as well as OK played as well. In fact IA, TX, and OK were the last 3 states of 6on6. OK had the very last shot taken. (Just thought it interesting).
    10 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 5/6/2021 9:52:34 PM
    It is fun to find out what other people did as children. We have lived our entire life in rural southern Illinois!
    11 hours ago
  • v ELISEP5
    You are most welcome. Reading your blog was nice. Brought back great memories.. Remembering those positions on the other hand, almost painful. I bet you can still do those moves. I could never run a marathon. W2G !!! emoticon
    12 hours ago
    Swam at Tarrytown, so it was almost to you - and yes, it was quite filthy!
    12 hours ago
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