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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: 125,399

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 CALIMAN1
    Hiya. Just wanted to thank you for your comments on my 4 Bridges HM blog...yeah, doesn't living in Kansas sound absolutely great for a nice, flat, PR-kinda run??? I am so with you on that!

    Hope you are having a great Sunday...keep on running! It's what we do.
    3146 days ago
    Thanks for the comment on my page and adding me as a friend, I have added you as well.
    3146 days ago
    Thank you for my goodie! I woke up this morning to a new pair of rollerskates!! Wow. This has helped motivate me to do what I have been trying to get myself to do - this week I buy those butt pad shorts so I can skate again (with a little more safety).
    3147 days ago
  • v KTTAYLOR21
    Thanks for the friend add!!! I look forward to US meeting out goals!! I hope your having a great weekend!
    3147 days ago
    Hi! Thanks for adding me as one of your SparkFriends. I look forward to cheering us on together as we accomplish all of our goals and dreams. If you ever get back to the Chicago area, it would be great to meet you! Have a great weekend!


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    3147 days ago