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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: 59,572

Fitness Minutes: 50,459

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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KLMEIRING
5/23/2015 9:23:35 AM

I loved the HM story that you posted in reply to ONEKIDSMOM's blog about her son! Thanks for sharing!

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KANOE10
5/23/2015 8:41:23 AM

Wow you have a busy day ahead..but an exciting one. I hope you are making head way on your presentation. You are very right about how difficult it is to present accepting yourself, yet in that acceptance not being complaisant about health! That is difficult. Have a great day. I am packing boxes for a move.



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PHEBESS
5/19/2015 7:35:07 AM

If you have jackets that are too big but that you love, they can be taken in a bit by a good tailor - ask around, I'm sure you can find someone. I know, there were clothes that I was reluctant to give away, because I really loved them - but, well, 4 sizes too big is just way too big. (The best, though, was having slacks fall down. Really!)



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LADYOFTHEFAIRE
5/15/2015 7:39:47 PM

Thanks for reading my blog. I have to agree with you, too! I could never dress like my sister. First, I would kill myself in her heels. I work from home and every day wear yoga pants, sweatshirts and running shoes. I don't wear makeup unless we are going somewhere, AND, right now am thoroughly loving my weight loss and happy with my body. I think it is the way they present themselves and I love the way my sister doesn't fret over a few extra pounds.



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SCOTMAMA
5/14/2015 3:52:28 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I think when the sun isn't shining, then even the humidity doesn't seem quite as bad. My daughter lives in Florida now, and I was there to visit her in Jan/Feb -- probably would not go back to visit until fall when the humidity is gone again.

After being used to the dry heat of Arizona, it doesn't take much humidity to make me feel like I can't breathe!

(((Hugs))) Eve



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