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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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Member Since: 8/20/2009

SparkPoints: 37,801

Fitness Minutes: 36,321

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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LOFLLAMA
9/21/2014 10:55:18 AM

You are very impressive. Today you are my inspiration & hero!
Lisa



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KANOE10
9/20/2014 7:38:22 AM

5 years is even better. That is impressive. I shared a blog with you on portion control that had an element of humor.

Have fun with the grandkids!



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TERI-RIFIC
9/19/2014 10:12:56 PM

Sounds good. I'll look for you on the steps of the HS. I'll add a picture of my daughter and me to my page from our RI race. I'll be wearing the same outfit.



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TERI-RIFIC
9/18/2014 8:03:37 PM

Yes, I'm still running in the 4 miler. We're ALL going. Should be another fun trip! When do you want to meet? Before or after - I don't care. Whatever is best for you. emoticon



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CRAMPERELLA
9/18/2014 12:14:15 PM

Thank you for the supportive comment on my blog. I am grateful for the support.



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