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Gasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon Medal - PR 2:08:38 - Feb 22 2015





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Our first time HM runner, my cousin who has dropped 40 pounds getting to the start line! Woohoo!



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A Little Old Lady in Training

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 ...
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 61 and a half 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.

And in the process, I'm living some dreams and checking off some bucket list items... including becoming a triathlete during the past three years.
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Member Since: 5/2/2008

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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 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.

Personal Information:
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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1CRAZYDOG
2/25/2015 7:04:22 AM

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“Who and what you are will be determined by you, not by your circumstances.” Gail Lynne Goodwin
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JAMIRBLAZE
2/24/2015 2:54:29 PM

Thank you! I hadn't run Disney before, and it was only my second HM. Very fun, though crowded and pricey.

I didn't really plan to dress up, and regret it now - saw so many cute outfits, and I'm sure you'll look great. I don't know if you've ran Disney before, but I'm a long time Disney passholder and area dweller if you and your cousin need any info. I'll try to live up to your pirate swagger and will have to see what run gear booty I can wrestle up. emoticon

Happy Trails!



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LINDAKAY228
2/24/2015 9:14:15 AM

Thanks for the comment on my blog. I will survive this I know but not happy about it LOL. Love your medal with the skull on it!



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2/24/2015 6:22:46 AM

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“If it doesn’t support your soul, it’s time to let it go.” Barry Dennis
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THINANDFITEMILY
2/23/2015 5:41:04 PM

emoticon yup! Neon Ninjas- did not come up with the name but got asked to be one of the leaders so I will be proud of it emoticon
Did well on the last challenge and am almost out of the 160's- thanks for checking in as I see you on my friends stream and have not checked in with you for some time. emoticon



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