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Gotta have a "really, really before" in the mix. Christmas 2005




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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 64 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. Right now I'm on injured reserve, but it is my hope to get back to the athletics within the next year.


Member Since: 5/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 168,556

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.

Since that time, I've started living some athletic dreams:
In 2011 I walked my first half marathon, with HOT4FITNESS.
In 2012, I completed my first Sprint distance triathlon.
In 2014, I completed my first Olympic distance triathlon.
In 2015 and 2016, I participated in the age group national triathlon, at the Olympic distance.
In short, my basic program morphed into training for "big" (to me) events, over time. It takes modification of both nutrition and activity to do this, but it makes me feel alive.



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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As of November 20, 2016, I am STILL an active Sparker, and it is my intent to continue this for as long as God grants, to offer encouragement to others, as well as to remember why I did this, and why it remains a priority for me. Never forget your roots, but do NOT stop at the goal line, either!




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  • v 1ZIPPYC
    Thank you - Glad you stopped by and enjoyed the blog. If you want to see Yuma in action I have a video up back in October called Latest News and Yuma visit. I really shows how he responds to me. He is really a special panther! emoticon
    Everyone on here is falling in love with him! I can't wait to buy our park pass and go see him again. Especially now too, that the wild manatees are hanging around more. emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    Who has the power to change your destiny? Who is the one who will make tomorrow happen today? Who will help you discover life’s true colors? YOU! Allison Maslan
    2 days ago
  • v WATERMELLEN
    Enjoyed your comment on that final Gabriel blog . . . of course I DO fear becoming fat again but I "know" that I have the tools (from many resources) and the track record to indicate that I won't.

    However: I do sometimes and quite rebelliously get tired of white knuckling it using the Beck and Siebold resources, even the Spark resources -- the amount of tracking and self discipline that these approaches DO require.

    And I do believe that my early fears that led me to put on weight for self protection such that my "body wants to be fat" are the most significant fears to face and deal with if I ever hope to be able to stop the constant "discipline" and reduce the amount of time it takes to keep the weight off -- I'd love to get to a point where my body is truly persuaded it does not need to be fat and wants to be thin!
    2 days ago
  • v MOLLIEMAC
    Good for you drinking your quarter caff; without my morning two cups of extra dark roast I would be lost!
    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    . . . everyone may not understand or encourage your visions, but it is not up to them to do so. Always stay true to (yourself). Kenni York
    4 days ago
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