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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: 31,488

Fitness Minutes: 63,125

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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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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HGSGUY
4/3/2015 12:42:49 PM

Thanks for you comments! A virtual walk sounds great.

No, I haven't run since March 8. Haven't been walking much lately either. I think the gingerbread people are still alive and inside me causing me grief! I need to get off my rear and get back into the flow, quickly, before I have to buy bigger clothes!

I m trying to get better about lifting weights, getting back into my lunch time walks, get signed up for a race to motivate me to run more. I also am still going to yoga, which has been great for my flexibility, balance, and mind aligning. The hardest part for me is the mental aspect, my mind does not stay in one place very well! I have made progress though and have used my small amount of mind control to help me relax and destress.

I tracked food daily for a few years, but lately have been a little forgetful (lazy I think, but forgetful sounds better!) So need to tighten up all aspects of my quest to be healthy and fit. I feel so darn good when I am fit, can't understand why I derail myself overtime I get to the point I feel I can take on anything!

Have a good visit with your family. I was born at the old Oregon City Hospital, which is now a nursing home. I hope it stays that way, maybe someday I can go back and depart from there! I think that would be kinds cool, except I don't ever want to end up in a nursing home!



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HGSGUY
3/26/2015 2:02:41 PM

Hope you are okay. Been awhile since we have seen you check in! I have been in a slump lately, not exercising much but i am eating much! Time to kick it back into gear (like I have been saying since Thanksgiving)!

Just wanted to say hello and check in!

Mike



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HGSGUY
3/11/2015 1:27:39 PM

Just wanted to stop by and thank you for your latest comments on my page and mostly just to say hello.

Spring is almost here, although I doubt we will notice since it has been spring like all winter! Today we are actually enjoying the rain, I am at work and haven't heard any complaints about it.

I am trying to get in a running routine so that I can do some events this year, but it seems so difficult this year. I still haven't recovered from the gingerbread cookies, I think they were zombies or something! I am still up about 10 pounds and struggle to eat properly. I have had a couple of trips to Everett for work, road trips are especially challenging. Took a week off and we went to Sisters, Bend and the coast, ate too much then too!

Hope you are doing well, and enjoying the nice weather. Hope to see you on SP sometime soon!



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AAAACK
2/24/2015 2:20:06 PM

Just popping by for a quick hello
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