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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 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.

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 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, there’s always new things to learn, new ideas to keep things fresh and new people to meet.

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BROOKLYN_BORN Is home and thanks everyone for all the comments on her featured blog. Situation is %u201Cstable%u201D with out of town family
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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 40,409

Fitness Minutes: 37,678

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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Member Comments:
ALIIDA
10/11/2014 1:17:00 AM

Thank you so much for your comment on my blog.

Yes, I do feel good about the decision not to go on the trip. Very relieved. I'd just love to go another time though.

Have a great weekend!



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CELIAMINER
10/10/2014 11:40:40 AM

Thanks for thinking of me. I don't do a lot on SP except log in, spin, and do the team points thing. The rest is fitness points.



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SUBMOM2
10/8/2014 1:01:38 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog post. Hoping for more crafting, less snacking!

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SLENDERELLA61
10/8/2014 11:53:33 AM

Thanks for my fruit basket. Just what I needed! -Marsha



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WALLAHALLA
10/8/2014 11:30:23 AM

That finish line gave me a big grin! Thanks!



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