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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: 112,304

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 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
  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    You are so nice and kind to write to me. I do enjoy reading your blogs. I reached my goal about a ear and a half ago but I still remain on the starting track. That's when I joined the 5% challenges. I kick around two to three pounds during a month. I'm afraid to eat more than I am now. Since I lost my weight I feel good, more active (not as much as some). I could go on but I will spare you for now. LOL
    2 days ago
  • v NANCYPAULINE
    Thanks for stopping by my page with your comments about the ILGWU. It's so fun when I discover shared memories and stories here at Spark. emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v RUTHIEBEAR
    emoticon Hang in there. DO everything you can to make this an awesome day. Look for opportunities, not obstacles. We can do this! Ruthie emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . it is less about what happens to you in life, and more about what you decide about you and your life after it happens. Charly Emery
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    2 days ago
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