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10/26-17 - Again this year has been rough (I took care of my dad during his last months and then I had surgery on my knee midsummer). I haven't been able to lose weight except for yo-yoing 5 pounds. At least I haven't gained! My husband and I have decided next May we will go to Scotland (Lord willing). My goal is to lose 25-35 pounds before then. I think my thyroid and adrenal issues are finally getting adjusted. I won't make my goal of Onederland this year, but I do hope to have a good loss by Christmas. So, time to get serious!

1/3/17 -- I look back over my intro texts and they are all the same, start out strong, then fail. I will not lose my quit. I pray that this year will be the year to reach Onederland. I will be applying the principles I am learning about my metabolism from Metabolic Effect.

Old introduction texts...

12/30/15-- The Time is Now - Healing in 2016! --Here it is another year and I am still struggling with fatigue. I am tired but I want this year to be the year I lose weight and gain back my energy.

Time to Refocus: 9/18/15 -- Getting ready for the Fall 5% Challenge. I have still struggled this year with fatigue and motivation, however I haven't given up. I am starting to get some focus back through some help with a nutritionist and also have just signed up with a program through our medical insurance company. Hopefully with all the combination of SP, the Fall Challenge, etc I can kickstart my weight loss again.

1-9-15 "A New Beginning - 2015" 2014 was a tough year physically and emotionally. By the end of the year I had hit the wall and was at my heaviest ever. I saw a naturopath and was diagnosed with adrenal fatigue. No wonder I didn't have much strength and had a tough time losing weight.

Well now there is hope and I am ready for a new beginning.

12-30-13 "Improve the present time without delay. If you delay more time is lost -- DO IT NOW!" (quote from my pastor's sermon on 12-29-13) It is time for me to get serious and stop rationalizing and thinking that I will lose this weight some day. THIS YEAR (2014) is the year and TODAY is the day - I need to keep that in mind every day this year. I WILL be in Onderdland this year!!

Oct, 2009 - I have struggled with my weight all my life. I actually had reached my goal weight for a short time, then got pregnant with my 3rd child. That was 20 years ago. I have been yo-yoing ever since. I am now over 100 pounds above my goal. I realized this week that it has been 20 years of diet after diet with no success. I NEED to stop fooling around and take this seriously and have a healthy lifestyle not a yo-yo lifestyle. I have two granddaughters. I want to be around to see them grow up. I am over 50 years old and it is way past time to really get serious about losing weight. I had a goal of being at my weight loss goal for my 30th anniversary and 50th birthday, but failed. I don't want to fail again.

From "My Goals" when I first joined SparkPeople:
My first small tiny step towards my total weight loss is to lose 15 pounds by the end of 2009. - didn't make it.

2/19/2011 I am starting anew and ready to make it this time. I have been active on SP, but my weight hasn't changed much. So I need to figure out what is broke and fix it.

I lost 20 lbs by Aug 2011 and gained back 10 lbs by the end of the year. My daughter will be married on Aug 11th and I want to lose 50 lbs. I know I can do it IF I stay on track with both my eating and exercise. Exercise isn't the problem - my snacking is.

I chose for my background Winnie-the-Pooh stuck and his friends helping him. This has always been a favorite story of mine. Thanks to all my SP friends for their encouragement and support. I will REACH my goal.

1/1/12 = 231.2
2/1/12 =Goal Weight: 224. Actual: 222.75
3/1/12 =Goal Weight: 217. Actual: 219.5
6/1/12 =Goal Weight: 196 Actual 228.75
6/22/12 Well I didn't make any of the upper goals again. :(
8/11/12(daughter's wedding) =Goal Weight: 219.5 - didn't make in fact gained - actual weight 237.5 on 8/14

2013 -- I had a rough fall and just below at my heaviest. This year I WILL stop this yo-yo pattern and begin a healthy lifestyle. I have stopped focusing on the 149 goal weight. My big goal now is to reach 199. To do this I need to lose 4-5 pounds a month. So doable. ------ 12/30/13 Again I didn't make it. I did have a 5 lb loss for the year.

5% Challenge Commitment:
I will exercise and eat according to my doctor's instruction. On my Team page I will record my daily exercise and Living the Good Life Points, and on Saturdays I will weigh in and record it. I will check in with my team daily and leave a comment on the Discussion Board. I will read and comment on blogs as I have time. Signed....
--2/13/13 Winter
--9/29/13 Fall
--12/31/13 Winter
--6/14 Summer
--9/2/14 Fall
--1/9/15 Winter
--6/25/16 Summer
--9/16 - Fall
--1-3-17 Winter
--3/23/17 Spring
--6/24/17 Summer
--9/17 Fall

Member Since: 10/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 111,751

My Goals:
2017 GOAL - 249

Long Term:
Achieve and maintain :
A) BMI ......... 24
B) Weight ...... 150 lbs

A) Weight .... lose 5-6 lbs

A) Walk 15-30 min 3x's
B) 2-3 days M.E. workout

--Drink at least 8 cups of water
--Eat minimum of 5 servings of freggies a day

My Program:
Follow Leptin resistance diet
Lean Protein, vegetables, healthy fat

---Metabolic Effect Programs: Aftershock, Prime & Metabolic Renewal

Personal Information:
I am 58. I love the Lord Jesus Christ. I am happily married to a wonderful Christian man.

I have 4 children. (1 boy and 3 girls) The 3 oldest are married. I have 12 grandchildren. I homeschooled & graduated all 4 of my children.

I an in my 33nd year as a daycare provider. I am a Colorado native.

Other Information:
I love to quilt, sew, cross stitch and read. I am a kiltmaker.

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    Hi Carrie,
    Sorry I am so late at getting wishes to you for your Clover Spotlight Day. I have always loved seeing your posts about your kilts and Scottish heritage. My hubby is Scottish too and his dad passed on a kilt to my son. Hope you are doing well this challenge. Best wishes for a great Thanksgiving holiday with your family!

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    11 days ago

    emoticon Hey Carrie! Sorry I am running late to wish you a warm day in the Clover Spotlight! Hoping you are enjoying the grands this week and they are behaving !!
    14 days ago
  • v FAMOLLY43
    Hope you enjoyed your day in the spotlight. I decorate cakes as a hobby. Not as much now with my teens. Love your quilts and kilts. Kilts are only for men right? How long does it take to make one of those?
    15 days ago
    emoticon emoticon Happy Spotlight day a bit late. I hope you get to make the trip to Scotland next year. I too am of Scotch heritage on my father's side.
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    15 days ago
  • v TARAHA
    Happy belated Spotlight day!!! So sorry to read bout your challenges of the past year - I hope 2018 is a better one for you. Have fun in Scotland!! I am glad to be a cloverleaf with you and wish you much success!
    17 days ago
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