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The Asian Lilies have joined the day lilies in bloom. June 21, 2019



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Kevin (MOBYCARP) in that father-daugher 5K in 2013.



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My niece in a father-daughter 5K in 2013


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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: 198,284

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.

At the end of 2017, I retired from the workplace. The adjustment did not result in more activity, but in fact, in less. I am dropping off the number of races and shortening the di



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 PAMELAV438
    thanks for the words of encouragement! I'll keep plugging along!! emoticon
    3560 days ago
  • v TXTITA
    Thanks for the comment you left on my blog. I really appreciate you and the time you took to motivate me, and others, to stay on course.

    Congrats on your successes too!
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    3561 days ago
  • v WOLFWYTCH
    Your huddle today: Brrr! Does shivering count as exercise?
    *Laughs!!* Only if you live in Wisconsin!! *Shivers & giggles*
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    3565 days ago
  • v CHRISTY60
    Thanks for your comment on my blog. You have made great accomplishments since 2005. SP is a wonderful tool and has helped me immensely. I am feeling better with all the positive thoughts from others.
    3565 days ago
  • v SUNNY332
    Just sitting out the emoticon to The Military Mamas and Papas. I am Sunny and missed welcoming you as we have been on a trip. This is a great team and we are glad to have you.

    I am a Proud Army Mom of Joshua who is currently stationed in DC at Walter Reed Army Hospital. One of the highlights of this trip was DC and visiting with Josh. He took some time off work and showed us the sites. It was great to be able to spend time with him.

    Take care and again, emoticon !!

    Hugs, Sunny
    3566 days ago