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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 4 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 4 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: 41,177

Fitness Minutes: 38,172

My Goals:
Cardio, strength, balance, flexibility - to work on improvement in all areas.

Every morning - stretching/balance routine

Aim for 20+ miles/week

My Program:
Monday - Short run and aerobics/weights class

Tuesday - 5 miles

Wednesday - 30 min of weights

Thursday - 4-5 miles with Interval training to build speed

Friday - same as Monday

Saturday - long, slow, distance (work toward 10 miles gradually)

Sunday - easy walking miles

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WALLAHALLA
10/30/2014 6:13:12 PM

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TJBRIDGMAN
10/30/2014 7:50:03 AM

Fantastic



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NORASPAT
10/29/2014 10:23:56 PM

Hey thanks for the comment on my blog.
Alas the hand bandage does not let me do the mouse.
I had it doing great with fingertips and spellcheck. My bandage just touched the screen and it blew it away Thanks Pat in Maine.



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TERI-RIFIC
10/29/2014 6:31:54 AM

You are so right about the MCM. I saw the girls at 11 miles, 17 miles, plus start and finish! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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GINIEMIE
10/28/2014 12:07:47 PM

You know, there are days like that. I think my worst trivia score ever was 3 out of 8. I hadn't read many of the things they were referring too. My most hated question is the one about a how to avoid the flu-get a shot. Well that is certainly not the best for me or my cousin-we both have reactions to the shots.
It's a game, but it makes us read and learn more and even when you make mistakes, they give the explanations-which helps a lot.
Have a blessed day.
Ginie
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