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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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Member Since: 8/20/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 33,624

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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ALICIA363
8/10/2014 3:22:17 PM

Thank you for the reminder of history! I was too young to be aware of its significance (about 5 or 6 years old), but ONEKIDSMOM took me to the first girls' state high school basketball tournament.
Title IX came in when I was in junior high. PE class became kind of a stumbling-around experience. I was petite, so I got the chance to stand on a guys' shoulders, because he enjoyed being physical and got tired of standing around waiting for the teachers to decide what we all should do. Quiet, non-risk-taker-me enjoyed that experience (he was exasperated I wanted to get down so soon--I didn't want to get hurt or get in trouble).
He was also the QB who told his lineman to cover me in our coed flag football experience (I wasn't viewed as a threat, and slipped through the line twice to "sack" him before they got me covered emoticon ).



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WATERMELLEN
8/8/2014 8:06:40 PM

"I cannot outrun my fork" -- reminds me of "And the dish ran away with the spoon"!!!

And: me neither!!



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FOXXTROT_LOUISE
8/8/2014 3:58:42 PM

I'm quite impressed by your attitude and accomplishments plus being at goal for a longggggggggg time. Thanks for the friend add!!

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LINDAKAY228
8/8/2014 2:49:28 PM

Thanks. I had to use hiking poles because of my balance issues and I can't go near as far as I could but I keep working on it!



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WATERMELLEN
8/8/2014 6:48:12 AM

Totally a Tshirt and jeans (or shorts) person myself the minute I get home from work!! (Thanks for your comment on my vanity blog!!)



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