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Sophia the road bike is ready to tri... July 24, 2016.




End of the swim July 24, 2016




I was not alone in my age group this year. July 24, 2016.


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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: 134,757

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 WARRIORGIRL121
    That is so funny that you too were on WW back then. Small world, huh? I did not know that Jenny Craig taught about exchanges. I think when they started out years ago, they promoted the "shake" diet, didn't they (or maybe I'm mixing them up with something else)? I remember the biggies back in the 80s were WW, Nutrisystem, Slimfast and Jenny Craig. But I always loved WW approach, felt it was sensible and do-able, and I could shop for and learn to cook my own food. I didn't want to have to live on someone's frozen meals or shakes the rest of my life, so the exchange plan really worked for me. But yes, when something works, it works! And I'm enjoying our conversations - nice to meet someone who knows what I'm talking about and doing similar! Have a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon
    19 hours ago
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    23 hours ago
  • v WARRIORGIRL121
    Hi there! emoticon Thanks for commenting on my blog, and sharing about your own meal plan - you're right! It does sound a lot like mine. It's funny, mine is based on an old Weight Watchers plan I did back in 1990-1994. It was really sensible, do-able, healthy, and once I got in the groove past the first week or so, I never starved. They really taught me how to eat properly. In recent years, I tried the "new" WW several times - I know people like it but the points system just never stuck with me. I felt it gave me too many 'loopholes' for slipping junk food into my points in place of healthy foods. So I was so delighted to find my old program booklets on Amazon. Anyway, I'm glad you also have a plan that works for you... you look fantastic! Such an inspiration to me! emoticon
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