CAROLC64's Blogs

Been Away
Monday, October 06, 2014      2 comments

Have been away. Now I'm back. I've maintained my weight for the most part. Gained back about 3 pounds. Had to stop running due to arthritis in my lumbar spine. That set me back mentally. Running has been my grounding, my zen. But I can walk. Try... Read more
Re-evaluating and Slowing it Down
Monday, February 25, 2013      4 comments

Since Christmas I've really been putting a lot of pressure on myself to loose weight faster, push harder when running, eat less. It was wearing me out! So I've backed off. I've extended my time to target weight from this summer to September. I'v... Read more
Time for Reflection
Wednesday, December 26, 2012      11 comments

It's that time of year-time to reflect on the past year and plan for the new one ahead. This year has not been at all what I'd planned for a year ago. But that's okay and good. I hadn't planned to take my health seriously and try to get in shape... Read more
Catching Up
Wednesday, September 05, 2012      7 comments

So it's been over a month since I blogged. It's been a good month overall. Spent last week on the sidelines due to a cold/allergy/sinus/respiratory thingy. Though I resented the heck out of having to miss a week of running, I honestly think I'm ... Read more
Sunday, July 29, 2012      6 comments

I'm so excited to be running again. Well, actually wogging. What is wogging? It's what I call walking/jogging. Just easier to say. And kind of describes what I think I look like while jogging! ... Read more
New Goal-I'm Scared!
Sunday, July 22, 2012      11 comments

In 2002 I ran/walked the Country Music Half Marathon. Even though I was about 20 pounds overweight then, I was much, much more in shape than I am now. But I want to do this... Read more
Thursday, July 12, 2012      6 comments

Can't go into details, and it's not as ominous as this sounds, but learned one of those life lessons today that I really should have already learned at this point in my life. Had a moment of crystal clarity of hindsight in situation at work that... Read more
Oh My Aching Back
Tuesday, July 10, 2012      2 comments

Arthritis. Doesn't sound so bad. And most of the time it isn't a big deal. In fact, most days I don't even think about it. But there are times... Like lately with the storms... My lower back, the arthritis, hurts so some sociopath is ... Read more
Monday, Monday....
Monday, July 09, 2012      4 comments

Thunderstorms rolled into our area yesterday evening. Our 65 pound German Shepherd mix is horribly afraid of storms. These were strong storms. Loud thunder. Lots of lightening. So even though she had a double dose of the anti-anxiety medication ... Read more
Major Victory in the Midst of a Failure
Saturday, June 30, 2012      8 comments

Today marks the third day in a row I've tracked all my food. But even more than that, it marks the first day I was able to rope it back in after a splurge on one meal. Let's back up a bit. Most Saturdays that we're home, Daniel makes me panca... Read more
Day Two Within Calorie Range
Friday, June 29, 2012      1 comments

Yay!! Stayed within my calorie range again today. That's two days in a row!! emoticon I know it doesn't sound lik... Read more
Whew-one day down!
Thursday, June 28, 2012      2 comments

I actually tracked all my food for the whole day!! Woot! First time I've tracked food for a whole day. For some reason that's always been really hard for me.... Read more
Trying to Climb Out of This Hole
Monday, December 06, 2010      5 comments

So I worked out this morning for the first time in several years! I did 15 minutes on the treadmill at 3 mph. It felt good! My goal-the Country Music Half Marathon in April. I did it in 2002. I want to make it a yearly thing. Goal for 2012-full ... Read more
Starting Over
Wednesday, August 25, 2010      3 comments

So I signed up for Spark People last fall and stopped at that. Though I haven't gained any more weight, I haven't lost any either. I decided to come back, to see if I can make this work, to see if I can get myself back. HELP!!!!... Read more