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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: 29,279

Fitness Minutes: 58,584

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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MAGGIEROSEBOWL
3/12/2014 9:34:30 AM

Thanks for another thought-provoking response to my blog Miss Carole Ann. LOVE your responses, they provide so much insight and sometimes help me think about things differently. You're right, I think our brains are a little haywire. I shouldn't say that lightly, my oldest son had a couple seizures late last year, he was subsequently diagnosed with seizure disorder (used to be called epilepsy), and is on medication now. NO seizures for 90 days, he can start driving again this week. So haywire brains are quite serious, I know for a fact.

But sometimes I wonder why food is so darned important to me. I watch those cooking shows on TV (I especialy like Pioneer Woman and Trisha Yearwood--and even though Trisha recently lost 30 pounds, it wasn't by eating some of those recipes she makes on TV!) and I want to try their recipes. So I obsess over it and end up buying exotic ingredients that I will never use again, and try out their concoctions, usually without much success. Right now I am fighting my compulsion to eat from a huge can of mixed nuts that my son bought at Sam's. I eat a handful a couple times a day, and I know those calories really add up fast. When the can starts getting low, I go to the bulk foods section at the store and buy a big bag of mixed nuts and fil up the can so no one knows how many I ate. How sad is that? I have got to re-dedicate myself to this journey I'm on to keep the pounds off. It never gets easier does it?



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WINACHST
3/8/2014 9:09:48 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog; I cannot tell you how much your support and encouragement mean to me. I appreciate the armchair psychology and never considered that he might be threatened by me being stronger. He knows I struggle with candy, when we were first married I used to eat all of the candy and he would eat it occasionally and started to get upset because when he wanted a sweet treat it would be gone. So we started to buy separate bags.

I could not control myself and always ate his candy, but then I would go to the corner store and replace the bag (of course I would eat as much as was missing) i was on the third replacement bag when he commented on how well I was at leaving his bag of candy alone. Yeah! Candy is my weakness.

There is a lot more to my situation than I am saying and I have seen the same behavior in his father. My mother-in-law is a truly remarkable person and is giving me a lot of help in dealing with how to cope



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COLUMBINE2
3/7/2014 1:40:19 PM

Good morning, Sunshine! Hope you have a great week-end planned around what YOU love to do (whatever that may be!)

Have a grand & glorious time & shove emoticon worries right out the back door!




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BEEBEA
3/6/2014 8:06:51 PM

Thank you for sharing your difficult story. I am truly sorry that your son is treating you that way. I think the phrase "no earthly sense" is apt. Nothing about my situation makes any sense to me either. You have to hope it does have a reason on some other plane.



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SMYLEERED
3/3/2014 7:49:03 PM

I'm so glad you liked the prayer. Thanks for your comment I really appreciate it that you took the time to wrote. Enjoy your day!



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