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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). Thatís 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, thereís 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: 52,862

Fitness Minutes: 45,561

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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WATERMELLEN
2/28/2015 9:29:20 AM

So true about Marilyn: my mum was insanely proud to BE a size 16 and worked hard to maintain it, in the 50s!! YWCA fitness leader, daily workout at home: plus running up and down the cellar steps with loads of wet laundry to peg out in the back yard!!!



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BBEAGAN
2/28/2015 9:20:41 AM

You nailed it! Chicos!



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GABY1948
2/27/2015 6:06:16 PM

Just got home and saw your comment! You are the emoticon

I truly mean that! Thank you!



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FORZACHANDMATT
2/27/2015 1:13:18 PM

Thanks so much for the teapot spark goodie and the get well wishes (sorry this is so late)!



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ALIIDA
2/26/2015 7:43:21 AM

Thank you very much for your comments on my blog. Very wise words that will help me a lot. You're so right that if we overreact to annoyances, we need a change of attitude.



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