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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: 111,968

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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    emoticon for the blog love--- emoticon I really do appreciate! emoticon And good luck with the December challenge; glad we are doing
    it together!
    7 hours ago
  • v no profile image HARRIETT14
    This was the very first Thanksgiving that I was alone. I bought a Butterball turkey breast, sweet potatoes and golden beets and had a great dinner with four more in the coming weeks. Then the family Zoomed for three hours. Sometimes you just have to make the best of a situation.
    11 hours ago
    emoticon New month emoticon New goals. December can be a month full of temptations. Le's make sure we are ready with a plan! emoticon I believe in you! Ruthie emoticon
    17 hours ago
  • v CORRIEC2
    Sorry for getting back to you so late I have been so tired. Thank you for commenting on my blog. Thankfully it is just the cosmetics with my dad. I took my dad to the ER last night to have him checked out no fractures or bleeding.

    I know that with older people need to be watched closely. I wasn't happy that my mom didn't have him seen until the dialysis clinic Dr. told my mom to have him seen last night at the ER.

    So sorry about your DH that had to have been very scary.
    20 hours ago
  • v 3VEGGIES
    Thanks for participating in the Cloverleafs QOTD! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Let's have a great weigh-in on Saturday!
    1 day ago
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