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Near the Start Wild Turkey Chase Nov 27 2014





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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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ONEKIDSMOM is awake, alert, well rested and glad she's not a Black Friday crowd shopper!
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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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SKIRUNNER
11/28/2014 4:08:49 PM

I love it when the smile is even wider at the finish then at the start! I love your outfit and LOVE the medal!! Congratulations!! emoticon



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KANOE10
11/28/2014 9:16:40 AM

I am not a Black Friday shopper either. Your comment was too cute about not feeling as stuffed as a turkey. I hope you had a good event and a great day. Thanks for your support.



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11/28/2014 6:39:51 AM

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MIRAGE727
11/27/2014 10:57:22 PM

I couldn't let this day go by without wishing you the happiest of Thanksgivings, Barb! I'm thankful I'm sharing the Journey with you!
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DOGLADY13
11/27/2014 9:35:44 PM

True Story. I did not make up that name. I edited the blog and included a link.



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