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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). Thats 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, theres 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: 59,781

Fitness Minutes: 50,470

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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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL
5/14/2015 2:54:57 PM

Hi! Thanks for all of your comments on my blogs. As for that domestic abuse case that I blogged about.... It just happened some time Monday afternoon and the perp is in jail. Hopefully the female victim will stick to her guns and tel the police what happened. They should be charging him with attempted murder. He confessed that he did it and so that should keep him in jail. The woman did wake up and is responsibe. The man he hit with a car actually only has a broken shoulder, not a broken back as first reported. And he is already home recovering. Janet is still in the hospital getting many tests for the head trauma and her eye. But, we are thankful she is responsive! The girls all seem to be doing OK. Thanks for caring!! ~~Melissa



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MBTEPP
5/14/2015 11:56:25 AM

Thanks for the blog support. My initial reaction to the BL course was to do the 5K next year, but then I realized the challenge was much more inviting. Next year I will conquer the last few miles!



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SLENDERELLA61
5/13/2015 3:39:49 PM

Yes, I agree. BMI is pretty good for us. But I think for older men it may not be generous enough. At least that is what my hubby insists!



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SYLPHINPROGRESS
5/13/2015 10:08:32 AM

Does it get better than a hot-rock massage? Thanks for the good wishes, BB. Right now dealing with NYC Transit so that my accident-related expenses are covered is the most daunting part of the affair. The initial paperwork confuses, but I'm sure it will be simpler thereafter.

Keep on runnin'.

Laurie



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DOVESEYES
5/12/2015 6:33:43 PM

Thanks for the blog comments have a great day!!



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