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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). 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: 45,603

Fitness Minutes: 41,017

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:
SWEDE_SU
12/5/2014 7:16:18 AM

walking is my go to for just about everything - exercise, peace of mind, parenting (always special when our adult kids visit to spend miles hearing what is on their minds…) - thanks for commenting on the blog and hope all goes well with the dental work!



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NEWMOMOVER40
12/4/2014 12:56:35 AM

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I'm sorry to hear you hurt your face! The good news is dentists can do amazing things these days. Hang in there!
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FLORIDAGHOST
12/3/2014 8:14:22 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Have a great one!



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12/3/2014 10:22:26 AM

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GABY1948
12/2/2014 4:35:02 PM

I can never thank you enough for all your support and kind wishes you have been someone I have looked up to for a LONG time so I thank you even more! Please let me know if you have time how your teeth are doing and you since you fell....I "OUCH"ed WITH you!

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