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A Little Old Lady in Training

11/23/2012 - 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 ...
11/23/2012 - 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.

Update 11/20/2012 - Basic biographical: I am a 60 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 I'm very close.

No name-brand program or diet is the "final answer" for me: I'm a compulsive over-eater. I might change programs to give myself a motivational shot in the arm, and as long as the program I choose to use is balanced nutrition and activity, I'm good. The end goal is to keep working at developing and maintaining healthy habits.
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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:

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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TINAJANE76
4/7/2014 9:16:38 PM

Thanks again for more great comments on my latest blog. It means a lot to me to get feedback from people who have maintained longer than I have--it confirms that I'm heading in the right direction and gives me a sneak preview of what might be around that next corner.
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KRISZTA11
4/7/2014 2:36:48 PM

Thanks you for commenting on my new pics!
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DALID414
4/6/2014 5:20:28 PM

It was tough to let go of that Power Yoga class on Tuesday, but my power switch was already turned off by the time I got home from work. The schedule is merely a guideline, not set in stone!



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TINAJANE76
4/6/2014 8:50:14 AM

Thanks for stopping by and commenting on my "dirty little secrets" blog. You're so right--being consistent doesn't mean that we have to be rigid. In fact, rigidity would most certainly spell disaster for me!



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LINDAKAY228
4/6/2014 7:21:31 AM

Thanks for the goodie! I have noticed they do treat us very nice. When I would be my youngest son in Silver City do nice things for older people I would smile to myself and be glad. Then I started realizing that other young men did that for me and realized I was getting older ha ha.



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