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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 is training two new runners, one for a 5k& one for a 1/2marathon.I am a good coach since I am completely non-intimidating & I don't yell or swear (at them, anyway ; )Meeting this eve for a run/walk.
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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 30,593

Fitness Minutes: 61,928

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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1CRAZYDOG
8/28/2014 7:46:52 PM

How fortunate to have met Maya Angelou! I loved listening to her when she was on Oprah.

Hope you have a good Thursday. And it's one day closer to the weekend! HURRAY!



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HGSGUY
8/28/2014 6:59:34 PM

Hi!
Thanks for your comments and sorry I am slow to reply. Yes, I am attending yoga classes with my Wife and Daughter. It has been a real eye opener to the state of my flexibility and balance! I have been going for three weeks now and still can't put my foot behind my head, thankfully, no one has even asked me to. Some of the poses are a bit difficult to do (it is a basic hatha class), my only fear is will I be able to get OUT of the position and make it back to the car under my own power! I don't do very good with stretching after I run or work out, so this has been a very helpful practice. My weird knee pain went away after the first couple of sessions!

Running has been very good. I have been working on increasing the distance I run in a week to help build endurance. Next Saturday the whole family is doing the Color Run in Portland. It isn't timed and I will probably go slow to match my Daughter and Daughter-in-law. Wife, Son and Son-in-law are going to walk it. It will be fun to do something as a group that isn't centered on food!

Mike



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MAGGIEROSEBOWL
8/28/2014 12:06:24 PM

Once again, your comment on my blog brought me to tears. Your words are so lovely and touch me. Yes I'm lucky and unlucky all at the same time. I wish I had your confidence, some people are just born with it. My oldest and youngest sons are like me (and Du, really), in that they are very insecure and lack self-confidence. My middle son who is easily 250 pounds overweight, has all the confidence in the world. Go figure?



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1CRAZYDOG
8/28/2014 9:09:10 AM

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""When we give cheerfully and accept gratefully, everyone is blessed." Maya Angelou
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1CRAZYDOG
8/27/2014 5:08:50 PM

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"To be great, be whole; Exclude nothing. Be whole in everything." Fernando Pessoa
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Hugs . . . . glad you like the quotes. They help me, so I pass them on and if it helps even one, it's worth it. Especially when that one is YOU!



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