BROOKLYN_BORN
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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 7 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.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 103,885

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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  • v DOVESEYES
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    34 days ago
  • v KILTORE
    You are a champion. Maintaining your weight for so long is great. You got what it takes so how about teaching me? LOL
    36 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Respect yourself and you’ll have respect left over for others – there is an unlimited supply. Walter Meyer
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    37 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Live your life w/an inner knowing that anything and anyone that has shaped you, is a part of you, and can never be lost. Aida Rojas
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    46 days ago
  • v PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
    Hi! You all are probably already here or on your way.... wondering if Jeanne is the female pianist playing with the Danville symphony tonight?!! If you are going I'll be there! I'm wearing all black.... black leggings, black top with ruffled sleeves and cut outs and of course, my white cane in my hand!
    47 days ago
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