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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: 120,208

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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    I'm definitely a survivor and happy to be where I am today. So many people don't have the opportunities I have had.
    4 hours ago
    Thanks for the starting the next Dolores outfit blog love. I did persevere last night and am two rows into the colorwork border!

    It was a crazy way to start but now that I am past it, it looks really nice.
    5 hours ago
    Thank you for being you! And exchanging help, advice and your experience s, I pray things for your grand kids get better. I keep staying sunnier days are ahead! There are just so many road blocks that have come up.

    I am not in the best place( mind) but I do continue to Spark and love reading your blogs ......they help! emoticon
    8 hours ago
    Good afternoon and thank you for your nice comment on my blog! ... emoticon ... I hope you have a wonderful day as we await spring. The thought of you going canoeing sounds Incredibly fun! ..
    8 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 3/8/2021 2:12:01 PM
    I'd say you are at least as good as Donna Reed emoticon

    Thanks for reading my blog and commenting on it.

    Hugs, Eve
    9 hours ago
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