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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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" ...
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.

Because I was already really active and fit and water was my beverage of choice, the "easy" advice of "move more and drink water" did not apply to me.

Now, that I've reached 6 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 after all these years, 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 are 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: 81,595

Fitness Minutes: 67,348

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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Member Comments:
NUMD97
2/3/2016 1:11:09 PM

Aaaaah, you've "met" my sister, Frustration, I see. Now I have to explore what's going on with you.

Here's hoping for better days.



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PHEBESS
2/2/2016 7:27:50 PM

We occasionally have had problems finding a place to stay - sometimes we ask someone at a hotel or the tourist center to call around and find a place for us. We've also just driven on to the next town. (We were in a town in Costa Rica that was having a motorcycle rally - had trouble getting a place, they were all booked up!)



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SHERRYLHBB
2/2/2016 4:37:06 PM

Thanks for the maintenance anniversary congrats! I appreciate it. emoticon



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A_NEW_JAN
2/2/2016 8:52:19 AM

Thanks for the Goodie!



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DOVESEYES
1/31/2016 6:21:08 PM

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on my blog. I guess you can have a 'food rut' too :) Have a great week.



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