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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). Thats 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, theres 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: 59,442

Fitness Minutes: 50,339

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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SLENDERELLA61
5/13/2015 3:39:49 PM

Yes, I agree. BMI is pretty good for us. But I think for older men it may not be generous enough. At least that is what my hubby insists!



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
5/13/2015 10:08:32 AM

Does it get better than a hot-rock massage? Thanks for the good wishes, BB. Right now dealing with NYC Transit so that my accident-related expenses are covered is the most daunting part of the affair. The initial paperwork confuses, but I'm sure it will be simpler thereafter.

Keep on runnin'.

Laurie



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DOVESEYES
5/12/2015 6:33:43 PM

Thanks for the blog comments have a great day!!



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TCANNO
5/12/2015 10:08:07 AM

I would be the same as you if anyone yelled at me. I have to admit that jumping jack leave me cold as it feel like all my bones are rattling around inside me.

Yes some on there tip are great to get the best out of equipment and in most cases I would not have thought of them. One was to change my treadmill for on that had inclined adjustment, the best thing I ever did.

Thanks for you comment.





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PIXIE-LICIOUS
5/6/2015 9:17:08 AM

“Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not give up, do not give up!
Continue, continue! The goal is ahead of you. If you do not give up, you are bound to reach your destined goal.”
-Sri Chinmoy
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day 7 Of My Streak." Have a great day!



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