ONEKIDSMOM
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day 2025 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/26/2019



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The goal is to have just ONE mug a day of coffee, but I've been in violation for about two weeks now



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Looks like this weekend is going to be similar to last, but the snow won't be as wet and heavy.


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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 became 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 66 year old empty-nester, retired as of the end of 2017. I have had some regain of the pounds I worked so hard to lose since retirement and becoming less active. So I'm working on it from the nutrition angle again.

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 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.


Member Since: 5/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 192,383

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, 2016 and 2017, 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.


Other Information:
As of September 8, 2018, 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! I am slowing down now, due to some medical issues, but I am committed to doing what I can to have the best quality of life by making wise choices about both nutrition and activity.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have. Vince Lombardi
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    3 hours ago
  • v KSNANA2
    That is such a sad story about the farmer. We used to live in the country and when Mt St Helens went off in about 1982 we had a terrible record breaking winter. I got stuck several times in snow trying to get to or from my volunteer jobs at the school or church. Farmers would see me and out would come their tractors. Never could I get any of them to take any payment as a thank you either. That would be the small family farms that are disappearing, sadly. I still think about them and send up a special thank you prayer. God bless the farmers. It's a hard job.
    14 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them. Bruce Lee
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    1 day ago
  • v DLDMIL
    Thank you for the information regarding the Charities in Nebraska.
    1 day ago
  • v ALICIA363
    Oh, I've written to my bust, too - it just didn't make it to the blog! ;-) :-)
    1 day ago
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