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Running Group shot May 1, 2016 before the Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half Marathon




May 7, 2016... note the same dress as in the Thanksgiving 2010 photo. Maintenance worth it!


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Maintenance: The Final Frontier! Heck with "Space"... unless you're talking about what one fills.

For newbies to this page... I was not always like this. It has been a long road getting here, with lots of hills and valleys. The "really, really before" picture is hidden in my photo gallery. Pictures are good reality checks for me, but I ran out of room and dumped some of the "in progress" progress photos to make room for recent athletic ones. I did keep the before January 2010 one that marked the beginning of maintenance, and you can see that in maintenance phase I've still become fitter.

Why "A little old lady in training"? "Little" because I have become small. "Old lady" because that is my goal, to live to a ripe old age. "In training" because that's how I intend to make that goal happen: by training my mind and body.

I stopped "drifting" downwards on the scale in July or August, 2010. I have become comfortable calling the 120's "home". I had found a comfortable way of eating healthy, a comfortable calorie range, and a training goal to keep fitness level alive. This is how I want to live the rest of my life.

Basic biographical: I am a 63 year old empty-nester. I've lost, regained, lost, regained, lost in cycles of years, across decades. I am more confident of maintenance than ever before in my life. If it takes the rest of my life to learn how to do this, I'll take that long, but I feel more confident with every passing year.

No single program or diet is the "final answer" for me: I'm a compulsive over-eater. The plan I choose to follow must be balanced nutrition and activity, because it truly is not about the number on the scale. It's about living LIFE, as fully and with as much vibrant health as I can. The end goal is to keep working at developing and maintaining healthy habits.

In the process, I'm living some dreams and checking off some bucket list items... including becoming a triathlete during the past four years.


Member Since: 5/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 130,392

My Goals:
Stay on track, live consistently, be healthy. That means a balanced diet and an active lifestyle. Nothing says you have to curl up in a ball just because you're past the half-century mark.


My Program:
The two pieces of my program when I started:

1) Reduce my intake of saturated fats, while eating a balanced diet with my favorite fruits and veggies prominent.

2) Keep moving at the rate of 30 minutes of walking almost every day, and two strength training days a week.



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Obviously, from my groups, you might infer I'm from Nebraska. You would be right. I grew up around here, moved away while my son was young, and moved back when he was a teenager. Love it here, it's home.


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  • v BROOKLYN_BORN
    Thank you for your thoughtful insight. As the resident oddball who never considered my overeating a "binge" I have learned so much here. I ate the entire bag of oreos or a quart of ice cream or the whole pie (the kids still talk about that one) or a pound of grapes because it tasted good. Family and friends said I was active and fit and could carry it. So I didn't worry about it. Those extra pounds were to be expected because I was getting older. Hormones and metabolism, you know.
    Sometimes I feel unworthy to be here because I haven't lost a "significant" amount of weight (according to a research study) even though that 25 pounds represented 16% of my starting weight and it wasn't possible for me to be any more active than I already was. I had to stop eating so much. So here I will stay.
    My swimming is going well. We're going to the Galapagos later this year with opportunities for snorkeling (out of my comfort zone), but I don't want to stay on the boat.
    7 hours ago
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    With firm belief in your one hand, your dream in your heart and your eyes on your destiny, the struggling blocks in your way will be overcome. Martha Gouws
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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Awareness – if you don’t get it, you can’t change it. If you don’t acknowledge it, you can’t fix it. If you don’t own it, you can’t improve it. Stephanie Staples.
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  • v SKIRUNNER1
    Glad to see you and Brenda got home ok. I was thinking of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Above all, beyond everything, know that you are loved. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    2 days ago
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