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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.

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 9 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.



Member Since: 8/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 119,625

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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  • v ANNIEONLI
    Thank you for commenting on my blog this week and for the birthday wishes! emoticon Consciously spreading the sunshine and seeing the silver lining this week! Enjoy your weekend! emoticon
    9 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . healing is possible through forgiveness. Pat Bluth
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    12 hours ago
  • v MORTICIAADDAMS
    The squirrels used to drive us crazy but we learned to love them. They entertain us now with their goofy zaniness.
    1 day ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Still haven't seen any squirrels here at all -- although the PEi "list" includes both red squirrels and chipmunks. Thrilled to see eagles though!!

    Same ol jpg pics I've always posted . . . just not working now. No problem emailing them or texting them . . .only posting them on SP!!

    Maybe this is just too remote a location, back of beyond!!
    1 day ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    I have decided that where I look, emoticon whatever I am doing, emoticon I am going to find things to be grateful for. emoticon Instead of focusing on anxiety emoticon I am going to be thankful. emoticon How about you? Ruthie emoticon
    1 day ago
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