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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: 52,750

Fitness Minutes: 45,441

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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SCOTMAMA
2/15/2015 10:27:18 AM

Thank you for stopping by and reading/commenting on my blog about having clothing that fits! After looking at that photo of you in the Spark T-shirt I'd say "anyone who looks as good as you in a T-shirt surely does not have to worry about losing weight." You look terrific!

Hugs, Eve



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ERTMOMALT
2/14/2015 8:43:53 AM

Thank you for the SparkGoodie. I have been on hiatus from the Walkabout Challenge because I've been sick since last Sunday. It's taken all I've got just to parent my two kids (4 and 1) from the couch :/



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PHEBESS
2/14/2015 8:18:20 AM

Mondrian is actually quite fascinating. He and his contemporaries were so disillusioned after the war (the war to end all wars), they decided it was meaningless to make art that represented anything real. So they focused on color and shape and line and balance. But nothing that could be construed as an object. Rather nihilistic art. Or just giving up on humanity. But still the urge to create and paint was there.

I find that so incredible.



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WALLAHALLA
2/13/2015 10:03:24 PM

May you have love emoticon that never ends, emoticon
lots of money, emoticon and lots of friends. emoticon
Health be yours, emoticon whatever you do, emoticon
and may God send many blessings to you! emoticon




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ADRIENALINE
2/13/2015 3:27:17 PM

Thanks for your great suggestions on my blog!



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