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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:

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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JEANKNEE
12/21/2014 7:38:30 PM

emoticon for stopping by my blog to share words of encouragement.

Reading your blogs and posts have been very helpful to me as I learn to navigate maintenance.

I appreciate you!



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SWEDE_SU
12/21/2014 4:19:11 PM

thanks for your helpful comment on my blog about calories - i quickly disconnected the fitness tracker from nutrition, i followed up on bmr and calories, and came to what i think will be a good range if i stay at the bottom of it. just had to figure it all out!



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WATERMELLEN
12/21/2014 11:14:23 AM

We considered those pine air fresheners you hang in your car . . . . but your high end fake-o with the lovely pine scented candle sounds waaaaaaay better!! And yup, I can see in your wallpaper that you do indeed have a lovely tree. Yikes, if I were to purchase one of those now, I'd have to live at least 40 more Christmases to satisfy my thrifty soul!

Loved your swimming equipment goodie and sardonic comment!!! Heh heh heh: that inner rebel lives.



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SLENDERELLA61
12/21/2014 9:40:11 AM

Thanks for expanding your comments on coconut oil. Weight Watchers allows 5 kinds of oil to count as your required 2 teaspoons per day. You can have other oils, but they don't count as meeting the good health guidelines. I usually stick to extra virgin olive oil and canola oil. They allow safflower oil, but that one has some controversy, too. Trying to keep 2 kinds of oil fresh is enough for me. Some people swear by that coconut oil. I may try it sometime. Thanks again.



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