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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: 31,672

Fitness Minutes: 63,528

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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AAAACK
2/9/2016 6:03:38 PM

Hi Carole, just stopping by to say hi, that's it emoticon



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HGSGUY
12/31/2015 10:48:10 AM

Hi! Hope you had a great Christmas and happy New Year! Sorry for the slow response, been kind of hectic here, moving back into the main living area again!
Lunch and a walk sounds great! Yes, we live in the burbs south of Portland. I may have a road trip in January, but let us know when you are headed down and hopefully it will work out!
Moving stuff upstairs makes me feel old! We have not been active lately and it shows. A great lesson in why some people age so quickly when they retire! 2016 should be a year of renewed running and training, it is a magical year when I advance to a higher age group, so if I run a race and my previous pace, well as it was said, I don't have to get faster, just older!
Hope your 2016 gets off to a great start! We have family coming over tonight for the reveal, got about 40 hours of work to do before they feet here in 10 hours!



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HGSGUY
12/10/2015 6:28:15 PM

Hi Spark Friend
We haven't had contact since July. I would like to tell you that since then I have run many, many miles, lost 15 pounds, been lifting and working out and am fitter than ever! Sadly, I would like to say that, but can't. I have sat on my rear for hours, gained more wight, only weight I have lifted is the food on the fork!
Our remodel is nearing completion, should be done by January 10. My new exercise room will be ready and I will be too. Been living in the basement for almost 2 months now. It is a challenge! The cats and dogs seem to kind of enjoy it and luckily, have been getting along well! Can't wait to have a kitchen again! I should have taken a class during this time since it already feels like a dorm room!
A funny thing is happening to my mind as I go rapidly towards 60, I had a thought that maybe I am getting old!!! Maybe I should get a rocking chair and give up all this fitness mumbo jumbo and learn to enjoy Matlock and Perry Mason (my parents watched those, so must be the norm for the senior set)! In fact, I visited my Dad not long ago and sure enough he was in the middle of a Perry Mason episode!
But no, I have always said I would live forever or die trying! It confuses people, but I want to live, not exist, until my final breath! I really believe (and hope) that my stagnation is largely a result of the limitations and other events around having a house torn apart and reassembled. That and the fact that my nearly paid off house is no longer nearly paid off and my retirement will be later than I had hoped, is somewhat taxing on the spirit.
There is a silver lining though! Since we have no oven, there are no gingerbread people, and without them, peace is enjoyed across the land!

Mike



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CARRILU
12/9/2015 1:34:02 AM

C'mon mamma work it today!!! Love you



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1CRAZYDOG
10/27/2015 8:45:31 AM

Goood morning, emoticon
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