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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). Thatís 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, thereís 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: 57,081

Fitness Minutes: 48,802

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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KBSPARKY
4/11/2015 10:27:00 AM

Any favorite peeps on Survivor this season? I don't really love this one so much. I miss Cochrane, I thought he was funny.



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BOILHAM
4/11/2015 9:05:20 AM

Thanks for the nice words on my Florida 70.3 blog. Good luck on your new endeavor next week! I'm always happy to read that something I've said or written has inspired someone. Keep up the good work, stay strong and never give up.



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WUMPASTAR
4/9/2015 4:24:05 PM

Thank you SO MUCH for the very kind and encouraging comments on my blogs. I look up to you a LOT and you always inspire me so much. Makes me all warm inside. Crazy how just a couple phrases on a website can really pump up your motivation...! Thanks emoticon



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THIS2WILPASS
4/8/2015 12:21:28 PM

People such as yourself are leading the way...thanks ( so why am I crying...lol..oh yes...tears of joy, cause I'm on that path too.big smiles



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GABY1948
4/7/2015 8:14:21 AM

Thanks for the info...that is EXACTLY what I was hoping...I don't want EXPENSIVE...don't need it but have wanted on that WORKS...going to Walmart today so am going to look! Thanks for ALL you say and do for me!

Gaye



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