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I am 55. 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 55. 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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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 31,172

Fitness Minutes: 62,655

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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JCARDINAL
4/8/2015 5:24:10 PM

We are all in this together, I love my Spark friends!! Take care of yourself and have a great week!! emoticon emoticon



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MAGGIEROSEBOWL
4/6/2015 10:30:47 AM

Good to hear from you Carole Ann. I caught the end of that "Going Clear" documentary, (that's the one about Scientology, right?) now I need to see the beginning. Fascinating! I am encouraged by the advances in cancer treatment every single day. The immuno-therapy they are experimenting with is amazing. I had not heard of this polio virus treatment, but at this point, I think Du would be willing to try anything if he could get into a clinical trial for a new treatment. His darned oncologist keeps telling us about clinical trials that are already full, I wish he would be more pro-active about getting Du enrolled in one. We have an appt. with him this week, hopefully he can help us more than he has so far.



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4/5/2015 1:51:36 PM

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Wishing you a blessed Easter! Hugs, Rhonda
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COLUMBINE2
4/4/2015 12:36:52 AM

You asked me, so I'll answer. DH & I are on the coast in central CA escaping winter in CO (which is mild this year). Every destination in this little town is within walking distance, so it's perfect to get in my daily 3+ miles. Biking is very accessible, too. I'm trying not to gain weight this time (I've gained during every visit to CA for the last 8 yr & then struggled horrifically to lose it (often failing). So I'm trying to make the habit of "30 min. of some kind of movement" a habit I'll follow at home. I've failed in the past...but this is a NEW opportunity to succeed! Perseverance and consistency are the keys. You are a champion considering the challenges you face. I hope you'll give yourself a pat on the back for each and every good choice you make. Look in the mirror and see the strong, determined woman the rest of us see in you! emoticon Nancy



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