BROOKLYN_BORN
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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: 112,261

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 PHEBESS
    I cracked up laughing at your tee shirt idea! It's just my personality, I was born cheerful. I can always find humor in most situations, or the silver lining in things. And while I know that our world can be scary and destructive, well, it also can be beautiful and helpful. So I focus on that (while keeping my peripheral vision away of the scary and destructive).

    Just how I am.


    7 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . you are a combination of who you were born to be, and who you give yourself permission to be – and you can change the ratio anytime. Charly Emerson
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    15 hours ago
  • v BBLESSED32
    emoticon baby steps - you can do this! Looking forward to when things return to normal, somewhat as well.
    17 hours ago
  • v MSMOSTIMPROVED
    Thank you for stopping by my blog! I strength train on T and TH. I use YouTube and Prime Videos. Jenny Ford and Heather Robertson are my go to ladies. I just started swingin' a kettle bell. Best wishes for December goals!!! emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v DOVESEYES
    Thanks for your blog comment, cats are not allowed out here, so Phoenix only gets to look not touch. There are some cats about and foxes.
    1 day ago
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