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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 7/1/2014 - 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.
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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:

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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7/7/2014 10:57:00 AM

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LINDAKAY228
7/6/2014 6:05:43 PM

You are so right ha ha! Thanks for the goodie and we'll keep on working it!



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KEEPITUP62
7/6/2014 12:38:43 PM

WoW! I have been looking over your pics and reading some of your bio and you have done so awesome!
You truly are an inspiration to all.

I hope you don't mind that I am adding you as a friend so I can continue to return to your page for inspiration.

Have an awesome day.
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SLENDERELLA61
7/5/2014 6:03:35 PM

Now I can see your activities. Do you know where I would find that setting I need to change? (By the way, our "long" and slow runs are shorter and slower than yours. OK, this is not a competition. We are supporting each other's activity. I don't use the Garmin for treadmill runs, so it is not a complete record of my runs.) -Marsha

Edit: I think I've got it!! Thanks again.

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SLENDERELLA61
7/5/2014 5:04:38 PM

Great idea! I'm SLENDERELLA61 there, too. I'll see if I can find you. I'm not too tech savvy, you know, but just maybe I can do it. Got a smart phone for the first time today, so I'm just going to have to figure out more stuff. Enjoy your Garmin!!

Edit: I believe I have successfully sent you a request. We'll see.

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