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The 2015 version of Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon Medal - that's Memorial Stadium!





13 year roller coaster of the scale... March 2002 through March 2015. 2010 to 2015 Maintenance!





The total bling from the Lincoln Half Marathon, 2015. Medal, plaque, and extra shirt.



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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
4/30/2015 3:21:51 PM

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Your life is always a reflection of the choices you have made up to that moment, so stop giving yourself reasons for not having the life you desire. Mary Eileen Ciganovich
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JAMIRBLAZE
4/30/2015 8:36:01 AM

I'll keep that in mind about the 12 rules. I have considered Beck since so many maintainers seem to find success with it, but Refuse to Regain first. Anger is a good motivator for me, so I'm embracing it while I can while recognizing that I'm not perfect at the same time. If that makes sense.

I considered caffeine for the poor sleep, but I'm a regular drinker, but rarely have any after lunch and none after this week.

Hope that you have a great race this weekend!



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WATERMELLEN
4/30/2015 8:07:03 AM

Like you I must "abstain" from the artificially enhanced foods and (without being a "primarian") I do eat that way pretty much too.

And it's part of the reason I'm a bit impatient with the focus (here and elsewhere) on interesting recipes etc.

I need to be LESS interested in artificially enhancing flavours, not more.

Last night's salad of watercress, radish, roasted asparagus, grapefruit with a lime/basil vinaigrette: simple and delish! Followed by pickerel with kale and edamame: ditto. (Special dinner at the golf club -- I'm not that domesticated!!)



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JAMIRBLAZE
4/30/2015 7:54:22 AM

Thanks for your support. I do have a plan, and I'm mad that I gave up control, so that puts a little fire in my belly. I also have the Refuse to Regain book that I bought after you blogged it that I'll be starting tomorrow for the month of May.

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1CRAZYDOG
4/29/2015 7:39:35 AM

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“Know that deep inside, you are resilient, brave and so much stronger and more powerful than your fears. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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