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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: 49,939

Fitness Minutes: 43,583

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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DOVESEYES
1/27/2015 1:13:03 AM

Thanks for the blog comment and your support.



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KBSPARKY
1/25/2015 1:00:05 PM

ah! for some reason I thought you lived midwest, I have no idea why. :)



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GINIEMIE
1/23/2015 9:30:08 AM

Come on over and do my paper work, and I'll head your way and do your closets. Guess we live too far apart for that kind of exchange. Nap then paper work + pay bills today. emoticon emoticon emoticon
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SUZYMOBILE
1/23/2015 9:11:35 AM

Where are you going on your trips? I'd like to go along vicariously, but I know how hard it can be to keep up with posting or blogging while you're in hotel rooms. For us to do it, we had to tote a laptop everywhere and count on free wifi.



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HONEYBEESBLISS
1/22/2015 12:49:55 PM

LOL!!! Thank you!!! My newest thing is exploring fish/seafood!!! YUM!!!



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