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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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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 29,261

Fitness Minutes: 58,493

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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MISSB8604
4/17/2014 10:59:29 AM

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TIME4CARRI
4/10/2014 7:41:53 PM

Thank you so much as always for your loving message. Disorderly eating is a complicated thing for sure and sometimes it feels like all of the "solutions" are useless because I know how to work that disorder into everything leaving no solution untainted. I'm talented that way. I feel your sweet intentions for me and it is helpful
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I'm doing much better today and as you, will continue to unravel some of my motivations while working on being kind to me.

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1CRAZYDOG
4/10/2014 6:18:28 PM

Glad you liked the status quote! I needed it today! LOL

I agree. I saw my paternal Grandmother suffer from 85 to 93 when she died after having a stroke. Not for me.

On the other hand, my maternal Grandfather died @ age 94 and was a total character till the end. Had been to Ireland on a 3 wk. tour a month before he passed. Now if I could be guaranteed of that, okay, but no guarantees, for sure!

It's difficult, frankly, with DH still looking for a job, but I am taking care of me and not skimping on that!

HUGS!



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MAMADWARF
4/10/2014 12:43:29 AM

Hey you! How you doing? I am back to baby steps. My tourbus blew up. So iI am changing my status each day to focus on one good thing each day. KD's bridal shower is Sunday so we are looking forward to that. I still need to post the invites..maybe I will do a combination blog... I want you to know I'm OK, I think of you every day and I hope you're doing ok too..hugs!!!



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TINAJANE76
4/6/2014 9:00:36 AM

Hi there and thanks for stopping by and commenting on my "dirty little secrets" blog. Yes, being realistic about the changes we make and what we can stick to both in the long term and in the shorter term as our life situations change is such an important part of this process in my opinion. Hope to see you around SP more. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!



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