BROOKLYN_BORN   54,883
SparkPoints
50,000-59,999 SparkPoints
 
 
A Moment in Time - 2006





2014-happy half marathoner at mile 12





My new Spark T-Shirt



I have 5 pics in my gallery





Awards





See All SparkPeople Motivators


 
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.

Read More About BROOKLYN_BORN (Updated February 9)


Current Status:


SparkFriends



SparkTeams



My Ticker:

278 Maintenance Weeks
 
0
70
140
210
280


 
Interact with BROOKLYN_BORN

Send Member a Private Message







Recent Blogs:





 
Profile

Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 54,883

Fitness Minutes: 47,084

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

Profile Image





 
 



Gold Star
From:
GABY1948

Streamers
From:
SLBROOKS3

Thank You Message
From:
DEBORAH2180

Clover
From:
THIS is What A ...

Clover
From:
EGRAMMY

Dumbbells
From:
TERI-RIFIC




Member Comments:
DOVESEYES
3/25/2015 4:09:03 AM

Thanks for your blog comments.



Report Inappropriate Comment
SWEETNEEY
3/24/2015 8:51:14 AM

emoticon



Report Inappropriate Comment
BOILHAM
3/23/2015 7:49:58 PM

Thanks for the information on the Shamrock race. Yes, now that you mentioned it, they did do the Dolphin Challenge. Good idea to do them yourself next year, as you said, you'd already done 5 miles in training the day before.



Report Inappropriate Comment
MARYJEANSL
3/22/2015 10:45:06 PM

Congratulations on the half marathon. Woohoo!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN
3/19/2015 6:13:19 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog: there is no question, your presence here is definitely a light in the darkness for me too!!



Report Inappropriate Comment
Member Comments Page (1039 total):  123Next >Last >>

See My SparkFavorites Report Inappropriate Page