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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.

Now, that I've reached 4 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 4 years of maintenance, I never want to go back! Gradualism was my plan and now maintenance is my goal.


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BROOKLYN_BORN is being 'Mom' to 3 grandchildren for a few days
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 36,453

Fitness Minutes: 35,635

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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PHOENIX1949
9/13/2014 4:59:24 PM

Noticed authors of several Blogs I subscribe too were not in my Friends section so sent an add request.



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BOOKAPHILE
9/13/2014 3:20:48 PM

My Silver Falls photos were taken with an iPad, since I forgot my camera. I'm new enough with it not to know how to rotate photos there... Actually, on my ipad they weren't sideways, so I didn't know I'd need to rotate them. I need to get out the manual, I see.



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BA5454
9/11/2014 5:41:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my recent running blog--I think this long stretch of rehab is getting to me, lol. Have to remember, slow is good!



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KANOE10
9/7/2014 3:59:25 PM

How fun to see three kids in a marching band. Thanks for your support. We know we are maintaining but it is nice to go through a checklst and review yourself.





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KATELJM
9/7/2014 3:10:59 PM

Wow, your new photo, with your new Spark T-shirt, has MAINTENANCE QUEEN written all over it!



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