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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). That’s 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, there’s 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: 45,499

Fitness Minutes: 40,637

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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SYLPHINPROGRESS
12/7/2014 1:53:47 PM

New York is here whenever you want it.
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MOVING_ARLENE
12/6/2014 7:52:40 AM

I had that 25 lbs for years too -- and then it kept going up as I slowed down. Adding you so I can keep up with you!!! Congrats!



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SWEDE_SU
12/6/2014 6:43:39 AM

although we live in the country, we have three grocery stores about 5 and 15 miles away. i generally just buy a bunch of ingredients, but like yesterday, came home and thought i had lemons and didn't. oh well…

re the daily ST - i don't do much at a time, about 10 minutes, and i do different muscle groups each day - abs one day, arms, legs, so each group rests in between. i tried doing videos but if it goes beyond 10 or 15 minutes i'm bored to tears. baby steps...



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GINIEMIE
12/5/2014 8:31:38 AM

Erik had the flu shot, it's that or wear a mask when we volunteer at the hospital. I wear a mask because of adverse reactions to my flu shots. I have allergies with many meds...so
Thanks for commenting on my blog Revelation..., Yep, streaks seem to be improving my motivation lately. Challenging myself! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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ONEKIDSMOM
12/5/2014 8:02:10 AM

You are so funny! Thanks for the comment on my Day 7 Beck blog, it was actually encouraging to know I'm not alone!



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