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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: 108,734

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
    You'll get great shoulder and arm definition with lots of kayaking!

    But yes, we do slow down a bit as we age. Sigh.
    2 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    Inspiration is like a flame that will eventually die down if you do not feed it. Eric Broser
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    2 hours ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    We love to kayak in our "adult toy" Lifetime Lotus kayaks -- they are bright blue and we've put bright blue pool noodles on the snap apart paddles!! Inevitably evoking grins from "serous" kayakers!

    Not on waterfront ourselves so it's quite the routine to load 'em on top of the car kayak rack and drive to a fave local river which is broad and meandering and wonderful for birding. But: we had to learn to set out UP stream so that we would be floating back DOWN stream. Even so, if there's wind in our faces it can be quite a dig in both directions!!
    4 hours ago
  • v PHEBESS
    So the runkeeper app works on a GPS and tracks your journey?


    16 hours ago
  • v BLANKETEERLEX
    Nice to meet a fellow crocheter. (((hugs)))
    20 hours ago
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