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5 years of Maintaining Nov 2012!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Today on my 14th Wedding anniversary to my beautiful wife Melinda I look ahead to the 5 year mark of maintaining. Cannot believe all that has happened! My son Jesse is now 2 1/2, Rachel 8 and Hannah 10! Honored to be on the homepage for awhile for SP and in the two books SP has published. My running, lifting, swimming, spinning, core and other stuff is always an amazing and challenging time for me. Running for the 5th time the local Sunflower State Games Governor's Cup 10k this Friday the 13th of July.

Funny thing is I still have not run a full marathon! So that is still on my list to do, I know I can finish one in under 4 hours but would like to in under 3 and a half. I just know myself and until I can reach that goal if I run one and do not then I will just keep trying until I do. But I am trying to take it a bit easier on myself. Hence the swimming and spinning, I find them fun and challenging and they do not leave me so dehydrated and worn. Hard not to run as much but am getting used to it. No reason i cannot run as much but like getting healthy I want to be proactive and not wait until I have an issue to address it but to be aware and stop from having one to start with.

Well that is all from me for now. Have a great rest of the month and feel free to say hello anytime you want, I am here just not seen as much as I used to be.

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    Many congratulations on your weight loss and for coming up on your five-year maintenance anniversary! 4A-HEALTHY-BMI, who brought me over to the leadership team over at At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance, has been talking you up a lot lately since you're on the eve of what's widely considered the "big one" for maintainers. Thanks for staying active here on SparkPeople and showing the rest of us that real long-term maintenance can be done!
    2692 days ago
    Wonderful to hear from you Greg!

    AND to hear how well you are Keeping the Spark!

    I'm sure with your family you are finding ENDLESS ways to use that time you used to spend run, run, running! :-)

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    2816 days ago
    Congratulations on the wedding anniversary, and also on the upcoming maintenance one. It's great to see you still around and motivating newer Sparkers. It's always great to see an example that it CAN be done!!

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    2818 days ago
    Nice to see someone who has been so successful in maintaining, it helps me believe I can do it too! Congratulations!
    2818 days ago
    Congrats on maintaining for 5 years. It's a long road, but you still have goals to meet, and that goal/reward thing is one of the keys to success!
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    Way to go my friend!
    2818 days ago
    Congratulations, Greg! You continue to inspire me and so many others. Thank you for sharing your journey!

    2818 days ago
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