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Carrie is a verb, a verb is an ACTION word

Sometimes it stinks to have a verb for a name. You hear your name all the time. But now, I embrace it. A verb is an ACTION word. Like an Action hero, or "lights, camera, action!" I'd rather be run, or fly, or jump, but Carrie will have to do. Now that I have successfully reached my goal, I can carry a lot more than that weight around!
A very wise man once told me that I needed to stop carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. For a large part of my life, I did carry ...
Sometimes it stinks to have a verb for a name. You hear your name all the time. But now, I embrace it. A verb is an ACTION word. Like an Action hero, or "lights, camera, action!" I'd rather be run, or fly, or jump, but Carrie will have to do. Now that I have successfully reached my goal, I can carry a lot more than that weight around!
A very wise man once told me that I needed to stop carrying the weight of the world on my shoulders. For a large part of my life, I did carry a lot of emotional baggage. As I freed myself from it, it allowed me to free myself of the extra physical weight I carried as well.
I spent the majority of my life at a healthy weight. My 80 pound weight gain began 11 years ago when my husband and I moved our family back to our hometown and our extended families. It was made worse by a skiing accident which shattered my leg and left me in a wheelchair for months.
I lost 40 pounds in a neighborhood weight loss challenge in 2010, but the weight loss stalled. Finally, in January of 2012, I decided that I was punishing myself far more the way that i was living than any diet had ever punished me. I went to Weight Watchers, and over the course of 6 months, I lost another 50 pounds to reach my goal weight. I continued to lose for a few months before settling at 130 pounds for a total weight loss of 100 pounds. I have maintained this weight, +/- 4 pounds, since then.
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Member Since: 8/29/2009

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My Goals:
Now that I have achieved my weight loss goal, I want to maintain it. I realize that this can be as hard as losing it. I will be diligent. I will monitor myself carefully. Monitoring my behavior and weight is a lot easier than monitoring blood sugar and blood pressure -- which was my future without weight loss.

My Program:
Continue to exercise and eat healthfully. I will now be setting fitness goals so that I continually have something to work towards.

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I am a former financial professional. I retired 17 years ago to raise my son and 2 daughters. After choosing to marry my husband 23 years ago, it was the best decision I ever made! My kids are the greatest bonus I could have ever received!

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125TOLOSE
1/27/2015 10:30:33 PM

Thank you for the supportive comments on my blog. :) And congrats on your weight loss success!



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CAROLYNSUE17
1/26/2015 5:49:11 PM

I read your bio, I started at 227#, today 202. I'm walking my weight off, eating healthy and trying to stop looking back at my terrible childhood. I am 65, time to grow up and realize that what is ahead of me us more important.



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R0S1E430
1/20/2015 5:07:49 PM

Inspiring journey you've had, Carrie! I hope to get to 130 pounds and feel fit and healthy like you. Many blessings and all the best to you!



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PILGRIM125
1/13/2015 6:39:21 PM

Thanks for visiting my page! Your comment about subtle was very nice...more like "rare" since I go so long between blog posts! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I look forward to figuring out how to maintain my current loss and maybe even lose a little more! emoticon



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ICEWYNDE
1/13/2015 4:52:41 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog. My Doctor kept telling me that I was a healthy lady right up until they found out I was Diabetic! From my reading since it is pretty clear that I had Metabolic Syndrome for years, but that was never mentioned nor was any warning of potential for Diabetes.




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