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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: 37,801

Fitness Minutes: 36,321

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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Member Comments:
PHEBESS
9/26/2014 8:56:35 AM

Good for your DH for encouraging you to go to college and pursue a career! (And good for your friend who recognized a keeper when she saw one!)



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WATERMELLEN
9/24/2014 8:06:20 PM

Happy to see that popular blog award!!



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LABRYS32726
9/23/2014 5:08:33 PM

It seemed like time to officially add you as a friend. Our connection has been through the feminist team, but doesn't hurt to solidify. Thanks!



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KELLIEBEAN
9/22/2014 8:56:17 PM

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by my blog Da Zoo Run Run. I neglected to mention in the blog that is what the 5K is called the Zoo Run Run For Animal Care and Conservation. So of course I had The Crystals song running through my head! emoticon

Thanks for stopping by. I hope you are having a great start to the week!

Kellie



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READYRISA
9/22/2014 8:06:50 PM

Thank you so much for sending me LINDAKAY228's inspiring blog post to me... how amazing it is to read another's similar experience... Thanks again. God Bless, emoticon emoticon , - Risa



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