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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: 15,543

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.

Other Information:
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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    That's great Carole. I too wish we lived in the same town. We can encourage one another online or by phone! emoticon
    1360 days ago
    Hi Carole,

    Thanks for answering my last 2 blogs. Just so you know, I did not make the quilt. I bought it on line for $20.00.It'll fit the futon perfectly.

    I too enjoy playing all of those anthems and hymns. Sharon's grandson played his electronic drums on I'll Fly Away, When We All Get To Heaven and Alleluia, He Is Coming. I think Maddox is 10 or 11. He sounds great. Of course, I think Jesus Loves Me always nearly brings tears to my eyes. So simple, pure and all about the love Jesus has for us. emoticon
    1366 days ago
    Hi Carole. So good to hear from you. I haven't been feeling good since the day after Christmas.I'm sorry i never saw your note, and I guess I had removed myself from this team long ago..Why I don't remember. Maybe it happened by accident when I was cleaning house and letting some teams go. Anyway, I'm back now.

    Do you still have my phone number? Please re-send yours. We can keep in touch that way too. Love you too and I also wish we lived closer. emoticon

    1644 days ago

    Comment edited on: 2/1/2017 10:27:39 AM
    emoticon Happy Birthday Carole. Hope you have a wonderful, blessing filled day. emoticon
    1776 days ago

    Comment edited on: 9/22/2016 1:04:07 PM
    Dear Carole. I am so happy to hear from you. I bet your services were beautiful as well. I love a lot of comtemporary Christian music, but also love the old traditional songs. I want to stay in touch. I'm gong to spark mail you my home address and phone so we can do that. OK?

    God Bless my emoticon

    Elayne emoticon
    1951 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/1/2016 12:29:41 AM
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