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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

Member Since: 10/7/2009

Fitness Minutes: 111,454

My Goals:
2017 GOAL - Reach Onederland!

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

Personal Information:
I am 57. 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 10 grandchildren. I homeschooled & graduated all 4 of my children.

I an in my 32nd 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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    Thanks for commenting on my blog Carrie.
    36 days ago
    We are descendants of the Duke of Atholl/Athole, which apparently makes us part of the Murray clan, although my dad always said we were part of the Stewart clan and that was the tartan we claimed as "ours." Honestly, I'm not sure how all the clans work - I'm guessing maybe Murray is somehow a subset of Stewart, or something like that. I think we also have some sort of connection to St. Andrews. Not really sure! My dad's family was more Scottish than anything else, and my mom's family was more Welsh than anything else, but frankly we're just mongrels - a little German, a little Irish, a little of a lot of things. Family lore has it that we're distant cousins of George Washington as well, but I'm not sure we have any proof to back that up. LOL
    38 days ago
    Love, love, LOVE your kilts! Thanks for sharing your FB page - I've liked it so I can go back and show my kids. (We are of Scottish descent, so they will appreciate it.)
    38 days ago
    Hi Carrie! Happy Clover Spotlight Day! I love that your hubby couldn't wait to ask you to be his wife. Have a great day!
    39 days ago
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    emoticon You are amazing!!!! Keep it up!
    40 days ago
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