BROOKLYN_BORN
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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 7 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 after all these years, 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 are always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 98,225

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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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    . . . in every situation, you will be bold, loving, kind and confident. Tell yourself every day that you are all of that and MORE. Your illuminated day has no time for negative thoughts and feelings. Sandip Sekhon
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    Happy Memorial Day

    1 hour ago
  • v MARTHA324
    True! We maintainers have to stick together and tell everyone on Spark that it can be done!

    9 hours ago
  • v PENOWOK
    Thanks for your comment on my blog! I so rarely write, so it's always a surprise when I get a response. Ack...kids! The ex makes his life miserable and does her best to keep the girls away from me. It'll be interesting to see how they act in another week when we are at my dad's memorial in NJ! They'll be coming from CO!
    12 hours ago
  • v MARTHA324
    Thank you for your kind words on Cora. The x-rays showed "horrendous arthritis" they suspect Lyme disease which can cause joint pain. So we are hopeful the treatment helps. We are seeing the vet this afternoon and we are inclined to let Cora stay another night. We'll see.

    19 hours ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Thanks for your blog comments have a great week :)
    21 hours ago
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