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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 busy getting ready to travel to the beach w/dh&21 yo ds to see dd. So looking fwd to time together.
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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 30,944

Fitness Minutes: 62,500

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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Member Comments:
1CRAZYDOG
9/10/2014 5:05:50 PM

Awwww, thanks for your kind words on my blog. Yes, for sure it's been a long time since I've blogged. Just been that kinda summer.

Taking care of (or trying to!) help Dad w/Mom (she has Alzheimer's). The ultimate goal would be to get them up here! They are in IL and we live in WI. LONG trip (2+ hrs. one way) I don't mind the commute, it's just that if they lived closer I could help so much more.

Jason finally got a job in July after his job was terminated in October, 2013. I believe it had LOTS to do with finances, but also age (he's 62). He has a job that requires 70 + minutes commute each way and is out the door @ 5 am, so I'm up @ 4 am. Just takes some getting used to. I was getting up @ 5 am previously anyhow, so I know I'll adjust.

Otherwise, John remains happily in Alaska. I am not sure how happy it's going to be as winter approaches (there has already been snow 40 miles north of him -- he's in Fairbanks). So . . . we'll see.

Clara -- well, she's been ill the last 2 weeks, but finally on the mend. She's usually the healthy one!

So . . . that's life in a nutshell!

HUGS



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9/10/2014 2:11:12 PM

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9/4/2014 3:19:13 PM

Happy Thursday!

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9/3/2014 2:40:19 PM

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MAMADWARF
9/2/2014 9:38:49 PM

Yea. I miss it too. IM sad right now and my Blogs would be a pity party, not very wisdom filled but I sure love that you check in on me... UGH. Life sucks sometimes!



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