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I'm married to the junk food king. This was not staged! The table looked like that.



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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.


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BROOKLYN_BORN is packing for Europe again. My choral society is singing in Ireland
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 32,337

Fitness Minutes: 31,215

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:
ROXYZMOM
7/14/2014 8:28:07 AM

Thanks for the garden compliment. My local farmer gave me the Epsom salt idea. Before I started using it, my tomatoes drew fruit flies :(

Congratulations on your 40 miles in one week mark!!

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SWEDE_SU
7/14/2014 12:06:49 AM

thanks for stopping by the blog - i know what you mean about travel breaking the login streak, i made a real effort on this trip to make sure i managed to log in on travel day:-)



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JEANKNEE
7/11/2014 8:24:58 AM

Brooklyn_Born,

Love your recent post to Indy Girl's blog regarding the Crabs in a Bucket. The list of excuses shared along with the parenthetical comments really spoke to me...especially the comment pertaining to skinny shaming. Both me and my fitness buddy have been getting the skinny shaming recently. Interestingly enough the skinny shaming is coming from other women as another poster to Indy Girl's blog observed.

Thanks for making that post!





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SLENDERELLA61
7/10/2014 1:44:45 PM

Mine's a Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini. Yes, we are on the same wavelength and maybe timeline, too! Your SparkFriend, Marsha



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RICKISMOM1
7/10/2014 8:57:21 AM

Believe me, if my husband had woken me at 4:30 I would also have growed. Have to admit that Hamas waited to a more sane hour LOL!



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