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On the run September 16 2016 - Mile 1.5 approx

is offering proof of survival - Harvest Moon Hustle 10 last night - with running buds after (don't you love their skirts?)

On the run September 16 2016 - Mile 5 approx


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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 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 63 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 more confident with every passing year.

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 not about the number on the scale. It's 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... including becoming a triathlete during the past four years.

Member Since: 5/2/2008

Fitness Minutes: 139,576

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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    ok back again. Today I walked into Jenny and made a choice to Jenny for 6 weeks.
    Good you are still here.
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    2 days ago
    Yes, if you've never done one, you gotta! You are so strong, you'll get there. It becomes mainly mental strength after awhile. The first marathon I did, I had a lot of trouble at mile 13 - for lots of reasons. When I got to 19, I knew I could do it. Still, I didn't really get the feeling I was searching for until I ran Portland in 2006. Didn't feel I could continue training for that distance after that. Now, after all of the halfs, not sure I can RUN one again but am hoping to walk this one in a few weeks. We'll see! I'm at that point in my life where I am thinking ahead to being older and wanting to be able to be mobile!!! Can't wait to hear about your training! I'm rooting for you!
    2 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. I so understand! And I do the same thing... play with other people's puppies for my "fur fix"... it's hard. I thought maybe I was the only one who did that! Thanks again.
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