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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: 56,755

Fitness Minutes: 48,321

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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SUBMOM2
4/5/2015 3:24:58 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog post. I appreciate the support!! Happy Easter!



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WATERMELLEN
4/4/2015 9:10:23 PM

I used about a half cup of rice and about a cup of carrots: but of course quantities are pretty flexible!!

I am NOT very domesticated which means I get way more appreciation than I deserve for doing pretty much anything at all . . . !!!



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PHOENIX1949
4/4/2015 1:55:34 AM

I think the different messages from our parents are primarily due to female vs. male viewpoints and, perhaps more importantly, our fathers survived a World War which put a whole different perspective on things.

I worked at an international corporation with a person who never got anxious over our high-pressure positions (we were in junior high together 20 years earlier). When I asked what his secret was he told me that I should wade through a swamp in Vietnam with creatures nibbling on me from the water as bullets whizzed all around me and then get back to him. Point taken.



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4/3/2015 9:15:03 PM

Thanks for the blog comments have a great weekend.



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4/3/2015 9:18:35 AM

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