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My name is Carrie. I am 38 years old and am a single mom with a 12 yr old son. When I started this journey, I had 97 lbs to lose. I was rolling along really great for the first six months or so, but have recently hit some bumps in the road. I have continued to stay active so I have been able to maintain my weight loss thus far, but have not had the gumption for losing. I have been going through some seriously stressful life changes and am hanging in. I am hoping to smooth out the bumps in the road shortly and once again hit the ground running...figuratively and literally. Stay tuned for the conclusion...

I am back at it again and gaining momentum, which is good going into Christmas. It will make it easier to stay the course if I have some downward movement driving me. I just hit the 60 lbs gone mark and it feels great. I am going home for Christmas and will see some people that I haven't seen in years. I'm going to see how much more I can lose before going home.

Fell off once again during the holidays and am having trouble getting motivated again. I exercise regularly and have been maintaining my weight, but need to get back to tracking calories so that I can drop the last 40 lbs.

It is now summertime again and although I am still better off than last summer, my slacking over the winter did not get me where I hoped to be by this summer. I have put on about 3 or 4 pounds in the last couple of months due to poor eating and less exercising (still exercising, just not as much). I need to begin again...I am tired of struggling and need to get the excitement back that I had a year ago when I started. I need to start tracking again...that is key for me. I know this, but forcing myself to do it has been a challenge. I need to quit making excuses and get busy!!

Nov 2011 - I got sick over the summer, they put me on a steroid & I wasn't able to work out, and I gained back some of the weight I lost. I am still much better off than when I started this journey, but I refuse to hit 200 lbs. I am beginning "AGAIN"...so tired of saying that...

Jan 2 2012 - Time to get serious. I need to make some changes in my workout routine as well as my diet because I refuse to stay where I am. I have my 20 year class reunion in June and I would like to be a whole lot closer to my goal weight than I am now. I gained back a lil bit of the weight that I lost and I am beginning now at 195.2 lbs.

March 6 2012 - I have been hitting it hard at the gym and watching what I eat. I changed up my diet and have been eating mostly lean meats, fruits, & veggies...mostly raw as they have the most nutritional value. I strength train once a week with a trainer and do 30 min on the elliptical after. I also have been doing an hour on the elliptical 2-3 days a week. My record is 9.76 miles in an hour, which is a 6.5 min mile pace...I am working really hard and it is paying off...I am now down to 174.0 lbs. I have 34 lbs to go!!


Member Since: 3/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 13,641

My Goals:
To lose 2 lb per week minimum.

To do cardio 5-6x per week.

To strength train 1-2x per week.



My Program:
I track my food, and do cardio and strength training.



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  • v LOVE-ANNIE-LOVE
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nAbs8bNWL5U
    3042 days ago
  • v no profile image MERRYJO1
    I have followed your journey and I was so glad to see your page when I signed in. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with family and friends. You will achieve your goals I'm sure! emoticon
    3172 days ago
  • v LOVE-ANNIE-LOVE
    “Get Off The Scale! You are beautiful. Your beauty, just like your capacity for life, happiness, and success, is immeasurable. Day after day, countless people across the globe get on a scale in search of validation of beauty and social acceptance.

    Get off the scale! I have yet to see a scale that can tell you how enchanting your eyes are. I have yet to see a scale that can show you how wonderful your hair looks when the sun shines its glorious rays on it. I have yet to see a scale that can thank you for your compassion, sense of humor, and contagious smile. Get off the scale because I have yet to see one that can admire you for your perseverance when challenged in life.

    It’s true, the scale can only give you a numerical reflection of your relationship with gravity. That’s it. It cannot measure beauty, talent, purpose, life force, possibility, strength, or love. Don’t give the scale more power than it has earned. Take note of the number, then get off the scale and live your life. You are beautiful!”
    -Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free
    3277 days ago
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    STAND UP by Jessie J (shared by AJ, ANYA_ONION)

    If you surround yourself with negative people
    You'll never feel settled in or become an equal, no
    They'll suppress you of your spirit and rinse you dry of smiles
    So reach deep and release your inner child, yeah, yeah

    If you let a frown become your normality, yes
    You don't set an example for the youth of our humanity
    If you spend every day wishing for the next to come
    Aged and lifeless is what, yes, you'll become, yeah, yeah

    So ignore the bad and the good will soon come
    Don't think second best, be number one
    Spread some love, don't give to receive
    Strive to be happy and live to believe

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ck5gLUAl8
    nE
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    3287 days ago
  • v LOVE-ANNIE-LOVE
    Are you gettin' ready to start enjoying the Summer Olympics?!! I sure am. WISH I could be there.

    Archery Badminton Basketball Beach Volleyball Boxing Canoe/Kayak Cycling Diving Equestrian Fencing Field Hockey Gymnastics Handball Judo Modern Pentathlon Rowing Sailing Shooting Soccer Swimming Synchronized Swimming Table Tennis Taekwondo Track & Field Triathlon Volleyball Water Polo Weightlifting Wrestling... is all good. LOL!!
    3294 days ago
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