BROOKLYN_BORN   57,107
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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: 57,107

Fitness Minutes: 48,861

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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AHEALTHYGAMER
4/27/2015 10:08:38 AM

Thank you so much! I wish I had started my weight loss even earlier, but better late than never! Best of luck to you. :)



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MDTWEETY
4/26/2015 11:55:08 PM

Hi there! Thanks so much for your comments on my page and blog! So excited that we have so much in common, especially Amazing Race and the Buckeyes! WOO HOO! Your page is amazing. I will be checking back here often for motivation! :)



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KRISZTA11
4/16/2015 3:08:20 PM

Thank you for reading my blog!
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Enjoy the conference and the journey, take good care of yourselves!
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BOILHAM
4/13/2015 4:49:37 PM

Thanks for checking in and reading my blog from the airport. I hope you have a great trip and enjoy it.



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