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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: 66,484

Fitness Minutes: 56,121

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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SILVERYESTERDAY
8/22/2015 1:21:25 PM

Thanks for the add! Age is all relative anyway. What do you mean by livedaily? I'm impressed by all your running achievements, I hope I can achieve all that one day!

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49YEARSAWIFE
8/22/2015 6:52:04 AM

Congrats on the 48 years of marriage. Have a wonderful weekend.



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DOVESEYES
8/21/2015 8:11:16 PM

Thankyou for my goodie, if we support each other we know there are others who know how we feel. Have a great day.



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MILLEDGE2
8/21/2015 5:51:41 PM

You are so sweet to send Sparkgoodies! I enjoy your blog and it helps me stay focused. Have a great weekend!

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WUMPASTAR
8/21/2015 11:04:11 AM

Thanks for the blog comment! It's hard to figure out what's right for ourselves, and I think the myriad of quick fixes and rules-based diets doesn't help since they promote the idea that one program will work for everyone.



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