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I am 54. I am learning to conquer disorderly eating. I embrace exercise and love to encourage others. My name is Carole (though I am quite attached to my Sparkname of Cannie which combines my first name and my middle name of Ann(ie). I happily answer to either name. I am married, a mother of four, and a grandmother of three beautiful g-babies. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am active - I walk, run, strength train and do other activities. Exercise has been part of my life for ...
I am 54. I am learning to conquer disorderly eating. I embrace exercise and love to encourage others. My name is Carole (though I am quite attached to my Sparkname of Cannie which combines my first name and my middle name of Ann(ie). I happily answer to either name. I am married, a mother of four, and a grandmother of three beautiful g-babies. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am active - I walk, run, strength train and do other activities. Exercise has been part of my life for years. Food, not activity, has been my struggle. I am grateful to find support, encouragement, and knowledge through Sparkpeople. I am committed to losing 50 pounds of excess weight to lessen the burden on my body. I lost 30 lbs initially, kept it off for over a year, re-gained 20 and realize that weight doesn't keep itself off - it requires more vigilance than I was willing to maintain. I have fought this battle for so long, mostly on my own - Sparkpeople is a great blessing to me. My initial challenges are to be free of binge eating and disorderly eating in general, and to eat more nutritious foods, overall.
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CANNIE50 started my day with a 5:30am kettlebell workout.I didn't let my ego choose the weight, tho. Taking care of dogs&housework&then off for a little road trip.
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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 29,866

Fitness Minutes: 60,420

My Goals:
To continue to be active so I can stay active.
To offer support and encouragement to other Sparklers.
To continue my journey to better health and improved fitness on my way to a 50 lb weight loss. I fully intend to arrive at my goal weight of 143 lbs, and then focus on the work of maintenance.
Thy will be done.
I am learning to eat like a healthy adult.
One of the reasons I want to lose weight is to lessen the strain on my hard-working joints caused by excess weight.
TO SERVE AS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED AS I HAVE.
I am going to log enough fitness minutes in one year to help me drop 30 or more lbs of fat. Of course, it doesn't help as much unless I refrain from eating lg amt of useless calories, which undermines my hard work.


My Program:
Tracking nutrition & activity daily on SP

strength training 3x wk

hiking, walking, and/ or running 6 days per week

mixing things up: going up and down in my SP calorie range to keep my body "on it's toes" a little, plus lots of exercise one week, less the next, and making sure I get enough sleep which makes a big difference for me in terms of appetite, self-discipline, and weight

relying on SP for support (and finding it!!) thank you!

Blogging on SP several x per week-thank you for reading!

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


BMR: 1500

Height 5'3"/small-frame

Other Information:
You must fight food with food.

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well."
Virginia Woolf

you are wise not to put any more energy into someone who can take care of themselves, than they are willing to spend on themselves, making their own life better - Mamadwarf aka Jan
" It broke her heart and almost broke her but she is made of tough stock and she got through it and is now happier than she EVER thought she could be! lesson learned people, again: sometimes the thing you think is the worst thing that could happen, is really a blessing". also MamaDwarf, a wise SParkler indeed

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7/10/2014 5:04:28 PM

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“Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.” Mary Shelley
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL
7/10/2014 12:21:14 PM

It's funny that you mentioned the Woman's World mag. this week. The gal (Yvette) who is featured wrote into Katie's blog (runsforcookies.com) and so I picked it up this week. And when I read that part about Yvette being inspired by other's stories in the magazine, I did wonder if I served as an inspiration for her. Probably not....I'm much older...and we tend to identify more with those who are closer to us in age. BUT....if I did inspire her in any way, that does make me feel good and even more determined to get this 25 pounds back OFF!! If I'm motivating others to lose weight, I need to make sure to keep the weight off myself!



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7/5/2014 6:22:30 PM

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“Kindness, unlike stuff, creates joy and blessings in our life.” Vicky Darden
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emoticon emoticon hang in there! This being vertically challenged and thyroid combo is enough to cause the big freak out some days, eh!

YOU'RE NOT ALONE, says the 4 ft. 10.5 in. buddy w/thyroid problems (and type 2 diabetes to boot.)



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1CRAZYDOG
7/4/2014 1:39:08 PM

Happy 4th!!
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“Every second is a second chance to see beautiful.” Lydia Criss Mays
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7/3/2014 12:51:07 PM

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