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The 2015 version of Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon Medal - that's Memorial Stadium!





Across the finish line, a minute behind a guy who ran twice as far as me. May 3, 2015.





The training class, morning of May 3, 2015 before the race



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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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5/15/2015 9:00:26 PM

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5/15/2015 12:13:23 PM

Happy Friday! May your weekend be full of adventure and cheer, and may the start of next week be a long ways from here.



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5/13/2015 8:23:41 AM

I'm not a fan of the grass cutting stuff as I'm terribly allergic, but I pop some allergy pills and do the other things - mostly because I'm cheap and we try to keep the yard fairly simple beyond my little bit of gardening and what was already here. I was pretty sneeze-y afterward, so I was glad that the log hauling was pretty much my workout for the day.

My dad is a journeyman carpenter and I was his boy-child, so I tend to be pretty handy and knowledgeable about house stuff. Between that and my profession (legal) and research tendencies, I tend to be able to find good service persons, so I totally can take card of hiring your yard people. I'll whip them into shape. emoticon emoticon



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