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My name is Carole; I am 68 years old and retired from the music ministry at my church. My hobbies are playing the piano and reading - Christian fiction and non-fiction, and also traditional or cozy mysteries. I've been happily married for 42 years, and have two grown children who are still a big part of my life.

Member Since: 3/12/2007

Fitness Minutes: 14,818

My Goals:
My goals are simply to eat healthy, drink lots of water, and exercise - instead of focusing on weight loss. The weight loss will come.

My Program:
(1) Track food on the nutrition counter.
(2) Increase water, fiber, fruits & veggies.
(3) Cook frequently from JoAnna Lund's cookbooks. Her recipes are healthy, easy to prepare, and delicious!

(1) Exercise 4-5 days each week, using elliptical trainer and recumbent bike in our basement.
(2) Use Walk away the Pounds DVDs. Leslie Sansone and I are becoming very good friends.

Without God in the equation, none of this will happen.

Personal Information:
My husband suffers from diabetes, heart disease and fibromyalgia; I'm just trying to take care of him and stay healthy.

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Things I like:


Figure skating (watching, that is!)


Favorite movies - To Kill a Mockingbird / The Music Man / The Sound of Music / Big Fish / Apollo 13 / Steel Magnolias / Seabiscuit / Shenandoah

Traditional country music - Chet Atkins / Floyd Cramer / The Oak Ridge Boys / The Statler Brothers / Don Williams / Allison Krauss

Folk music - The New Christy Minstrels / The Brothers Four / The Kingston Trio

Favorite books - A Redbird Christmas / Tender Victory / To Kill a Mockingbird / Anne of Green Gables / Fresh Wind, Fresh Fire / Fresh Faith / In His Steps

Murder mysteries by - Erle Stanley Gardner / Elizabeth George / Rhys Bowen / M.C. Beaton / Ed McBain / Faye Kellerman

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    I just finished reading your book review and blog about "Dancing with Fireflies".It is wonderful as per usual.I left a comment… I hope that I entered it the correct way (LOL).Keep the book reviews and blogs coming!

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    Hello fellow bookworm! I hope that you have a wonderful day today and a wonderful upcoming weekend beginning tomorrow!

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    790 days ago
    Hi Carole. It was great to see your comment on my blog. It's been a while since we have "talked". I will post before and after pictures for sure. In the meantime I'm busy de-cluttering, cleaning and re-decorating our Guest room. Hope to finish it tomorrow. Did you see wht I did to my music room? Found curtains with song birds and music on them. They were sheer so I lined them with white tiers and no one can see in at night. Got a new quilt for the futon and used it as a slip cover. I'm doing the same with the futon in the guest room but with blue, yellow, light green and brown country pattern. As with our bedroom, I used blue valances. Anyway, that's my Friday project. I de-cluttered last night. emoticon
    902 days ago
    In case you haven't heard it lately… You are maaaaaaaaaavelous!

    913 days ago
    Howdy! And good morning from the DFW area of Texas!

    I am a new member of the Christian Bookworms and I have just been waiting for this kind of team to show up! I am already listing some books that I have read and I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you on the team.Here's a big CONGRATULATIONS on all of the successes that you have had thus far on your journey!

    Always remember this:

    "Look up,
    Look down,
    Look all around!

    Yep! Did you see what I just saw?

    You are a wonderful and successful person!
    (© Paula's Thoughts)

    Have a blessed day and wonderful journey to the new you!

    990 days ago
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