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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" ...
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 6 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.

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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 90,434

Fitness Minutes: 74,560

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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PHEBESS
4/27/2016 10:03:08 AM

You'll need to spend several months in South America to do all this fun stuff!! (And be sure to take some tango classes in Buenos Aires!)



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JANICEB0414
4/27/2016 12:45:52 AM

Hi, thank you for your comments on my Birthday Blog. You mentioned your husband was in Viet Nam. My husband was there in 1965. We got married in 1967.

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HDEGMD
4/26/2016 10:13:13 PM

Thank you for stopping by my blog and for leaving a comment. Keep Sparking.



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DESIREE671
4/25/2016 8:30:09 AM

Thank you so much for adding me as a friend. So right! No guarantee on never regaining! A big thing that concerned me about not staying was that it's being here that has helped me stay in maintenance for two years.
Have a great week!



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DOVESEYES
4/25/2016 8:01:04 AM

Thanks for sharing my blog with me this week and leaving a great comment.



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