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On the run September 16 2016 - Mile 1.5 approx




is offering proof of survival - Harvest Moon Hustle 10 last night - with running buds after (don't you love their skirts?)




On the run September 16 2016 - Mile 5 approx


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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: 138,346

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 HARROWJET
    It was a picture that says, "Real food doesn't have ingredients, real food is ingredients." Thanks for trying. I always look forward to your comments. emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v GABY1948
    WOW what a wonderful comment on my blog....and when I read that article, it was YOU 1. and Marsha other 1. that it was FOR.....and who the blog title was dedicated to because you are both so dedicated to running and shall remain healthy, both BODY and BRAIN it looks like for a LONG time yet!

    I am actually hooked on the run, walk, run thing so have to figure out how to start a program...will research online! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    -*♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥
    Adversity provides the opportunity for the best part of us to shine. Gail Lynne Godwin
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    8 days ago
  • v MAGGIEROSEBOWL
    The event at Holmes Park was an Alzheimer's Awareness/Fundraising Walk. Several of my friends from where I worked participated. One of my friend's husband has been afflicted, another has a sister suffering from this insidious disease. There are few things worse than cancer, but Alzheimers might be one of them.
    9 days ago
  • v PENOWOK
    As always, you make me smile! I agree, KJV is highly poetic and rich in old English. The verses you quoted are quite beautiful, but I tire of thou's and thee's when I read like I do. I spend about 30 minutes daily in my Bible. I'd rather know that the Pharisees made their bed and k]now they'll lie in it ;-}

    I am also a Shakespeare fan but don't read that every day... ;-]
    9 days ago
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