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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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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 40,133

Fitness Minutes: 37,534

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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SUBMOM2
10/14/2014 2:06:09 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog post. I appreciate the support! I did a little more crochet last night. emoticon

I hope you are having a great day!!

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GABY1948
10/14/2014 7:44:57 AM

Thanks for coming by and commenting....you have to know that you are one of my "top go-tos" for blogs and information! THANKS!

Gaye



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MARY0825
10/13/2014 11:10:35 AM

Thanks for your post on my SparkPage. I've been away a bit but am hoping I'm really back with it this week. :-)



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HOBBESIS49
10/12/2014 12:00:18 PM

Hey devoted one.. sitting in drizzling rain for several hours..

How are you?

've been gone almost a couple of months now (my excuse being a new temporary job) "I know" "I know" but the good thing is that today is the first day of the rest of my life. Out the Door!

Thanx for being my friend emoticon Jane



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ALIIDA
10/11/2014 1:17:00 AM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.

Yes, I do feel good about the decision not to go on the trip. Very relieved. I'd just love to go another time though.

Have a great weekend!



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