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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 7 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 after all these years, 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 are always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 101,743

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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  • v MARY0825
    I love how encouraging you are to everyone and truly appreciate that you took the time to comment on my blog post. I hope you're having a wonderful day!
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    3 hours ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Loved your comment and I remember that song too: the way you look tonight!

    Sinatra . . . and Buble

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEm-xPZf
    v8s
    3 hours ago
  • v BESSHAILE
    Thanks for the bloglove. And I think her drop in and bringing up the topic was evidence she is ready to ... Oh - ding. enlightenment! you know - all she really needs to do is see the truth. It's okay to say "I'm tired of this. I am going to stop working on it for a while" That's the truth. "The program doesn't work" is a fib and when you fib your nose grows longer ... and maybe your tummy too.

    Sorry about your friend - but just because she wants to fib doesn't mean you have to listen to her.
    5 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    *♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    A real friend is one who walks in when the rest of the world walks out. Regina Brett
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    6 hours ago
  • v COBEBU
    Thanks so much for reading my blog and the encouraging words. 😊

    Chelsea
    13 hours ago
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