BROOKLYN_BORN   43,265
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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 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.

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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BROOKLYN_BORN ran a 10k this morning in 19 degrees on a hilly course. 1:05 was not a PR but enough for 1st in AG
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 43,265

Fitness Minutes: 39,561

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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READYRISA
11/21/2014 9:47:31 PM

emoticon on being the featured Motivator! emoticon



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NEVERORNOW
11/21/2014 8:33:32 PM

emoticon on 4 years of maintenance, and on being MOD!



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GABY1948
11/21/2014 11:06:01 AM

emoticon SO much for your support! Love your comments and yes, we have to do what we HAVE to DO to stay straight. I always think "If I had a problem with drinking, would you push liquor at me???"

This program has helped me learn so much and love all the people that are tagging along with me for support!

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JIBBIE49
11/21/2014 10:35:02 AM

emoticon the Motivator of the Day. What an accomplishment.



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AEGISHOT
11/21/2014 5:56:32 AM

emoticon You are the featured motivator of the day.



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