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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: 63,587

Fitness Minutes: 53,823

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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Member Comments:
SELENAMDZ
7/22/2015 11:48:57 AM

Thank you for being such an inspiration!
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LIVEDAILY
7/20/2015 2:52:17 PM

How are you feeling today?
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NUMD97
7/20/2015 1:54:30 PM

Please do not feel impelled to post or to write on our pages while you are traveling. No one expects that. I know you've passed the information on to Phebe because she already wrote to me about it. And I know you used my source. I think I have a possible answer to your query about your husband's family. But I think that's best answered in private, in SP mail.

Sorry about the "suspended" comments, but using SP mobile, I ran out of characters, and made sure once I was home to finish it up on the desktop.

Send SP mail, if you're inclined to follow this up.

Best,

Nu

PS: Sorry to read that you are under the weather. Get well soon! Can't wait to read your next blog about Hungary. Really looking forward to that. Thanks for posting your vacation pictures. Really lovely.

Comment edited on: 7/21/2015 12:26:47 AM

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DOVESEYES
7/19/2015 9:45:10 PM

Thanks so much for taking the time on your holiday to comment on my blog.



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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
7/19/2015 2:43:29 PM

Hi! The establishment is the Downtowner Hotel which is now an apartment building for people of little to no means. It is right above Rippe's clothing store. I honestly don't know if the sign is still there, but it was at one time! We used to laugh about it all the time! How lucky we were in Danville! You know.... As I type I now wonder if that place is called the Downtowner... I think so though.



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