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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: 55,216

Fitness Minutes: 47,395

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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MARYJEANSL
3/22/2015 10:45:06 PM

Congratulations on the half marathon. Woohoo!!



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WATERMELLEN
3/19/2015 6:13:19 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog: there is no question, your presence here is definitely a light in the darkness for me too!!



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DOVESEYES
3/18/2015 8:17:28 PM

Thanks for the blog comments.



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WALLAHALLA
3/17/2015 10:32:47 PM

emoticon May you always have work for your hands to do.
emoticon May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
emoticon May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
emoticon May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
emoticon May the hand of a friend always be near you.
emoticon emoticon And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.




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3/17/2015 2:17:15 AM

Happy St. Patrick's Day!!

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