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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: 63,900

Fitness Minutes: 54,016

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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DOVESEYES
8/3/2015 9:13:11 PM

Thanks for your blog comments.



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LIVEDAILY
8/3/2015 6:33:20 PM

Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog today, Teachers Are Paid Too Much? There is this pervasive mentality: 1. My children are grown, so I no longer have to support the public schools; 2. I/We don't have children, so I/we don't have to support the public schools; 3. My children attend a parochial/private/charter school, so why should I support the public schools. What each of these groups fail to realize is if the public schools aren't thriving and supported by the community, what chance does that community have of attracting new business to it?



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MARY0825
8/3/2015 7:42:31 AM

I appreciate you taking the time to read through some of my posts. It is helpful to have someone identify with my journey. I'm committing to logging in daily just like you!



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LIVEDAILY
8/2/2015 11:20:32 AM

Thank you for reading and commenting on my blog, Yay for Teachers! I like your husband!!
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NUMD97
8/1/2015 5:45:55 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog, "It's The Real Thing". I have not read the comments yet, but from others commenting here, it appears to have gone viral (guess I found it late). I do remember reading that soda was used by mechanics to clean battery acid off of car batteries. That's pretty scary stuff.

I sent it to my sister, who albeit thin for life, has one addiction and one addiction only, and that is to Coke. I only like the stuff on tap or in April when production of Coke (yellow-capped bottles) are made exclusively with sugar and not corn syrup (Ashkenazi Jews do not use corn products during Passover week, so it is a singular treat to have Coke knowing that the secret formula during those weeks is made with sugar not the corn syrup it usually is, and you can certainly taste the difference!).



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