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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.


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Member Since: 8/20/2009

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Fitness Minutes: 35,845

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:
BA5454
9/11/2014 5:41:12 PM

Thanks for the kind words on my recent running blog--I think this long stretch of rehab is getting to me, lol. Have to remember, slow is good!



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KANOE10
9/7/2014 3:59:25 PM

How fun to see three kids in a marching band. Thanks for your support. We know we are maintaining but it is nice to go through a checklst and review yourself.





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KATELJM
9/7/2014 3:10:59 PM

Wow, your new photo, with your new Spark T-shirt, has MAINTENANCE QUEEN written all over it!



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SLENDERELLA61
9/5/2014 7:00:57 PM

Have a great time at your 5K tomorrow. A baseline sounds like a great thing to start your season with --- enjoy the journey!!



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SMILES4383
9/3/2014 1:13:33 PM

Great..... I have mine in 2# increments 2,4,6,8,10,12 then they go to 5# increments...where I put on 1# wrist bands to help me go higher without pain. I've been looking for 17# for a while. I will most likely end up getting those weight plates (magnetically attach to my iron wts)

NICE TO KNOW they have 7#s emoticon



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