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Hi! I have struggled with food my entire life. About 2 years ago I decided, after years of trying to convince myself that I was "happy" being overweight, that I was done. I began at 286 pounds and started reducing what I ate and began walking. A year later I found myself 60 lbs lighter. It took me another 6 months to lose 40 more. Today I am 185 lbs. Recently I had 2 unexpected surgeries that have set me back a little and I have found myself sliding back to some habits I thought I had left behind. I have stopped myself in my tracks and am trying to stay on he right path. I am excited to be a part of what looks to be a supportive and friendly community!

Member Since: 4/30/2009

Fitness Minutes: 1,967

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Everday it's the same thing.....pass up McDonald's, the donuts someone brought into work and the dish of chocolate sitting on my co-workers desk. I am learning the art of denying my urges and cravings. It's been two years and some days are still harder then others. Most of the time I overcome, but I still have my moments.
Mostly, I just want to keep feeling better. Since I've started losing weight, I handle stress better and I feel better. So, I will persevere!!!!!


My Program:
I try to keep a close eye on my caloric intake. I've tried counting the fat, carbs, etc... and it's just too much - overload! So I just keep it to calories and it seems to be working okay.
I hit the YMCA, 4 - 6 times a week. I do cardio for about an hour and got the doctor's okay to start some strength training again, which I'll do 3 times a week.



Personal Information:
I am a military brat, so I've lived here and there. My "here" now is the northwest part of Florida. The beaches here are beautiful! I don't have any children of my own but I do have seven awesome nephews and one on the way.
My partner is a wonderful man who plays the guitar beautifully and sings to me! (Who wouldn't love that?) He is teaching me to play the guitar and all I can say is that it's not as easy as it looks. Ken is a great motivator and very supportive of my efforts to lose weight. Having had other relationships with little or no support, I relaize how important it is.
We enjoy movies, and of course music.


Other Information:
I work as a victim advocate, primarily with battered women and their children. Here's what I've learned......no matter how bad I think I have it - someone has it a lot worse. I am blessed!




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  • v COUNTRYGIRL1982
    Hey Carrie,

    You will have to let me know how that book the end of overeating is when you get it. I've been trying to eat healthier, it's almost like another job to me. All the planning and work that comes with being healthy, but I'm sure it will be worth it in the end. I'm shocked the last few days I have done quiet well with being healthy and not craving the greasy or sweet stuff like usual. =)
    2612 days ago
  • v TAMIBKD
    Carrie, I love your idea to get together. I think we could walk somewhere around FWB or ??? It would be great if everyone wanted to, I too suggested it to the other two girls on the team.


    2612 days ago
  • v LAURA44851
    emoticon to the No Topic off Limits Team.
    2613 days ago
  • v TABIKATZZ
    Hey Carrie. Congrats on your weight loss, that is amazing! Over 100 lbs! It shows you have courage, endurance and determination! Glad to meet you!
    Tabitha
    2613 days ago
  • v TABIKATZZ
    Hey Carrie. Congrats on your weight loss, that is amazing! Over 100 lbs! It shows you have courage, endurance and determination! Glad to meet you!
    Tabitha
    2613 days ago
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