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******* introduction update******
I am back new beginning with same goals. New beginning New Year and away from the new years resolutions I break. FEB IS ALWAYS A GOOD PLACE TO START for me.

Hi EV1,
I just turned 46 yrs old. Was Born and Raised in Chattanooga TN/GA area. My Family are all back in Chattanooga area. Met a wonderful man and moved here to Ft.Worth TX area 4 yrs ago. We married Feb 3rd of last yr. I am Happy but need life stylechange. I most definetly need to lose weight and become a healthier Me!
My husband, CJ and I go back once or twice a yr. to see my family. I have one married Dtr, Christa. She has two small ones, Isaiaha Chase (Izzy) and Aubree Faith (Bree).
I love being online with my family through webcam like being there with them. My Mom and Sisters are a trip! lol. I get to watch my grd. babies grow up and they know who I am when I come into town to see them.
I want to be healthy for my husband and grd babies. We love to travel. I love to go to all the little towns here in TX. Being over weight makes it hard to travel at times and I don't like how I feel. So I need support to help me with my goals and my journey to weightloss and a healthier me!

You can find me and husb. most nights/early mornings playing online with our guild and friends at Phantomefx Reel Deal Casino a non gambling site. Most people are asleep while we are awake due to working schedules. Can't really do much at night except shop at the 24 hrs retail stores and walk in there and resturants or just go on a night time drive. So alot of our early morning hrs after midnight are spent online.

I was thinking the other day about how I have gotten so out of control with my health and weight. I am such an emotional bored being. I eat when I don't realize I have eaten. Thought back to two weeks ago, on a Sunday. CJ went out and brought home some Lunch. He got me a BAKED POTATO with cheese and butter only. I was on the phone with my sister and we were talking about Mom. Mom has had a pretty bad health issue with pulmonary emboli the 1st week of March, a couple of weeks ago.

While I was talking to my sister, I kept on eating. The baked potato was a large one. Later that evening CJ asked me if I was getting hungry and ready to eat . I said " Yeah we haven't eaten yet...OH wait! We have eaten already. " I had forgotten I had eaten earlier. I had just remembered I had eaten that big Potato while I was talking on the phone with my sister. I was so involed with the conversation with my sister, I had completely forgotten that potato.

Makes me wonder how many times I have gotten caught up in what I was doing and my emotions, that I have totally forgotten about actually eating and ate again. Kinda makes you open your eyes.

Daily Goals--- April 2008
1. Be sure to journal how I feel and what I eat every day.
2. Track my food daily.
3. Track my fitness daily.
4. Drink 8 glasses water daily.
5. When in Kitchen, count to five before I open cabinet doors and refrigorator. ** (this is very important for me keep me open with how I feel and what I am eating so I don't emotionally binge eat)
6. Make healthy choices for snacks such as fruits and veggies.
7. Read a sparkpeople article daily.
8. reevaluate each day how I did towards my daily goals and what I did that was not working towards my ul;timate goals.

My daily goals my not mean anything to others, but they are actual big steps for me. I have got to get my self ready for bigger and better lifestyle change. I have to focus on the issues I am having today, so tomorrow will not be so hard and I can accomplish so much more to get to a healthier thinner me. I will do these Daily goals for one month, reflect, and and make bigger chalenges for my self at the end of April.

I can do this! I will do this! I need support and motivation from friends and family!

My ultimate goals---
1. be down to 140 lbs no time limit. Just be healthier getting there.
2. able to make healthy life choices without having to think twice.
3. To be able to walk 5 miles without exerting my self.
4. Be no longer Type II Diabetic
5. To Live a long quality life with Husband and live long and healthy for my grandbabies to know and love me.
6. Want to go back to Natural Bridge Caverns, and be able to go down into the caverns and back out with out much effort. June 2004, Hubby took me to the caverns and I almost felt like I could die down there. Steep walk down and steeper walk (seemed like climb) up and out of the caverns.
7. I ultimately want to be able to play in a sport like volley ball and soft ball, and that is my goal to do that.

Member Since: 1/30/2008

Fitness Minutes: 405

My Goals:
I want to take weightloss day by day. I want to become a healthier person and become more active again. I want to hit the 300 mark 1st. and then work on down to the 200lb. mark.

I am going to a Medical Wt. lose Clinic. I am not taking any wt. loss meds at this time. My wt. loss will be Optifast/meal plan.

My Program:
I am going to get up out of chair and move more. Going to follow my diet plan. Going to drink more water than I do, which hasn't been enough. Going to Do the SparkGuy's 10 min. Fitness Club for starters.

Personal Information:
*My Name is Carol

*48yrs old

*born and raised in Chattanooga TN/GA area moved to Ft. Worth TX 4 yrs ago.

*married 3 yrs to wonderful and supportive man

*I have 3 grandchildren
Chase, Aubree (Briddie), and Sofia Rose.

*over weight by 150+lbs.

Other Information:
*I love to travel with my husband.

*Love to go to Casinos

*I love to crochet when I have time.

*I read historical romance novels

* I am currently a WW member and my friends there are very supportive. (neighbors) Tarrant Co. TX board.

*My Husband and I play World of Warcraft. We are taking a breif rest from WoW for a time to spend more Real Life time together.
Main toons are on Ghostlands server. I am a human Mage lvl 80. Toon's name is Solacarol. Husband is lvl 80 holy pally human Toons name is Chalt.

*My family and I spend time with each other via instant messenger with webcams to stay in touch daily. Makes the miles not so faraway.

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    Good Morning!! emoticon

    I just moved from Irving to Euless, I am new to the NE Tarrant County SparkTeam, and I wold love to see more activity in the group.

    Stop by and say hello when you get a chance! I need some health-minded Texans to talk to. emoticon

    Hope all is well in your part of the county!

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    I Hope These Bring You A Smile! Have A Great Week!

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    Hi Carol!

    Welcome to Team Butterfly! We are here to encourage and support each other- especially when you're having a rough day (smile). If you are ever in need I am just a click away! Best wishes on your journey.

    Take care and be blessed,
    Team Butterfly

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    2672 days ago
    Hello hello!

    Welcome to Team "Lupus - Team Butterfly" and welcome back to Fort Worth! I'm in Fort Worth too. Small world. Hope you find some amazing people and gifts that I've found being a part of this group, and Sparkpeople as a whole. If you need anything, just ask!

    Oh, and I only have one other spark buddy in the area. If you'd like to be my walking buddy in the evenings (when it's cooler) you're welcome to join us!

    Gentle hugs,
    2674 days ago
    Welcome to Lupus - Team Butterfly!! We are so excited that you have joined us! We have many supportive members and leaders who will be happy to help you through the ups and downs of Lupus and other autoimmune disorders. We all strive to become as healthy as we possibly can even with limitations - we are not limited to sitting in a chair feeling sorry for ourselves!! Come join us and get involved - we are here for you!!
    2676 days ago
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