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I'm married to the junk food king. This was not staged! The table looked like that.



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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.

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.


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BROOKLYN_BORN is packing for Europe again. My choral society is singing in Ireland
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 32,337

Fitness Minutes: 31,215

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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Member Comments:
BOILHAM
7/20/2014 11:49:42 AM

Funny you bring up 'younger days' in your comments. Many of my oldest friends are so surprised at my accomplishments of late. They seem to say " you were never involved in any sports when you were young, either", like they are surprised I can do anything physical. LOL. I did do sports, though, just not on organized teams.
As you implied, just getting older and being out there, even at a moderate pace, can get you lots of recognition.
As "Onmymeds" likes to say, "Geezers Rule".
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BOOKLOVINGGIRL
7/18/2014 1:28:25 PM

Thanks for your encouraging comment on my blog. Have a fantastic weekend!

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MJZHERE
7/18/2014 11:17:30 AM

I have been out of town - just now saw your comment on my blog. Hope your decluttering is going well - or finished! It felt really good to come home to a house that was so much more tidy and organized. Also dropped the pounds I needed to stick to one size.



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BA5454
7/16/2014 7:27:38 PM

Nothing seriously injured, just a big bruise. It's also an 'Aleve' type of night emoticon , too!



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BA5454
7/15/2014 12:49:26 PM

Thanks for adding your 2-cents on my blog today. I'm finding intangible rewards are so much better for me than an actual number on the scale or tape measure. Woo-hoo!



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