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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.

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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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OVERWORKEDJANET
8/26/2015 7:00:51 AM

I made my share of baby food too! Must have been our "era".
Our pediatrician said take what you eat, smash it give it to the kids. (6 months). I had ice cube trays filled with chicken soup with pastina, stews etc. and also the home grown veggies.
It's been about 20 years since I grew anything. This raised bed seems to be manageable and fits into my lifestyle.
You could, ahem, clear a small spot in your back yard or better yet front yard by your exit door.



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WARRIORGIRL121
8/26/2015 12:32:12 AM

Hi! Thanks for your comment on my Beck blog! I did NOT know that about Oreos! emoticon I only know they were my favorite cookies since I was like.. 6? Also, my favorite candy ever - and still to today - is Reese's peanut butter cups. Can't keep those in the house either... emoticon emoticon Thank goodness for friends - yes, we can always use another friend! Have an emoticon evening! Karen



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8/25/2015 11:29:51 PM

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8/25/2015 11:17:45 PM

Hi there! emoticon I'm on the Beck Reboot and I understand you have much knowledge on Beck! emoticon I've had a few people recommend your blogs to me as well so I've added you as a friend... hope you don't mind another friend! Have a wonderful evening! emoticon emoticon Karen

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