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I am 54. I am learning to conquer disorderly eating. I embrace exercise and love to encourage others. My name is Carole (though I am quite attached to my Sparkname of Cannie which combines my first name and my middle name of Ann(ie). I happily answer to either name. I am married, a mother of four, and a grandmother of three beautiful g-babies. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am active - I walk, run, strength train and do other activities. Exercise has been part of my life for ...
I am 54. I am learning to conquer disorderly eating. I embrace exercise and love to encourage others. My name is Carole (though I am quite attached to my Sparkname of Cannie which combines my first name and my middle name of Ann(ie). I happily answer to either name. I am married, a mother of four, and a grandmother of three beautiful g-babies. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. I am active - I walk, run, strength train and do other activities. Exercise has been part of my life for years. Food, not activity, has been my struggle. I am grateful to find support, encouragement, and knowledge through Sparkpeople. I am committed to losing 50 pounds of excess weight to lessen the burden on my body. I lost 30 lbs initially, kept it off for over a year, re-gained 20 and realize that weight doesn't keep itself off - it requires more vigilance than I was willing to maintain. I have fought this battle for so long, mostly on my own - Sparkpeople is a great blessing to me. My initial challenges are to be free of binge eating and disorderly eating in general, and to eat more nutritious foods, overall.
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CANNIE50 is heading to E.Wash & then to SilverwoodAmusementPark in Idaho.10 yr old ds is very excited : ) Actually,I'm looking forward to it,also. ox Sparklers
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Member Since: 1/31/2011

SparkPoints: 30,078

Fitness Minutes: 60,905

My Goals:
To continue to be active so I can stay active.
To offer support and encouragement to other Sparklers.
To continue my journey to better health and improved fitness on my way to a 50 lb weight loss. I fully intend to arrive at my goal weight of 143 lbs, and then focus on the work of maintenance.
Thy will be done.
I am learning to eat like a healthy adult.
One of the reasons I want to lose weight is to lessen the strain on my hard-working joints caused by excess weight.
TO SERVE AS AN INSPIRATION TO OTHERS WHO HAVE STRUGGLED AS I HAVE.
I am going to log enough fitness minutes in one year to help me drop 30 or more lbs of fat. Of course, it doesn't help as much unless I refrain from eating lg amt of useless calories, which undermines my hard work.


My Program:
Tracking nutrition & activity daily on SP

strength training 3x wk

hiking, walking, and/ or running 6 days per week

mixing things up: going up and down in my SP calorie range to keep my body "on it's toes" a little, plus lots of exercise one week, less the next, and making sure I get enough sleep which makes a big difference for me in terms of appetite, self-discipline, and weight

relying on SP for support (and finding it!!) thank you!

Blogging on SP several x per week-thank you for reading!

Personal Information:
I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.


BMR: 1500

Height 5'3"/small-frame

Other Information:
You must fight food with food.

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well."
Virginia Woolf

you are wise not to put any more energy into someone who can take care of themselves, than they are willing to spend on themselves, making their own life better - Mamadwarf aka Jan
" It broke her heart and almost broke her but she is made of tough stock and she got through it and is now happier than she EVER thought she could be! lesson learned people, again: sometimes the thing you think is the worst thing that could happen, is really a blessing". also MamaDwarf, a wise SParkler indeed

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TIME4CARRI
7/24/2014 6:31:16 PM

Cannie my love!!! Oh how I've missed you! It was so good to hear from you, made me day. i am honored to be any kind of twin of yours foodie twin is the most understanding:)



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MAMADWARF
7/21/2014 9:41:29 PM

Im ok, Cannie. I am. I am just climbing back in the saddle (again). never surrender.

I had a call from a great friend of mine. we tease that he is my 2nd husband. he has had heart problems, eat terribly, is a single beer loving guy. His daughter just moved, his dad just died (they weren't close so it makes it harder), hes lonely. he quit smoking 10 years ago.

he confessed he has been smoking, been to dr. may have to have angiogram. as we spoke and I lectured him about all the stuff we know we should do, I listened to myself.

I told him, are you going to wait to have a heart attack THEN get healthy?? yea. It hit home
my knee surgery is scheduled for oct. my doctor said the more weight I get off between now and then the better I would be. I set a goal for 25 pounds by oct. 21.

I can do this. im gonna give it hell.

thank you for always checking on me. I love you for that.



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1CRAZYDOG
7/18/2014 10:50:13 PM

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Life is too short to stress yourself with people who donít even deserve to be an issue in your life. Unknown
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AAAACK
7/18/2014 12:44:52 PM

I hadn't heard that saying about perfectionism, but I like it! I actually spent the last 2 years trying to accept reality, trying to just see. See who I am, see the patterns, and try to be sensible about them instead of clinging to things that don't work. I value the work a lot, I really do, but I also have gained a lot of weight while doing it. I think I was doing too much observation and not enough intervention. But I'm trying to not judge myeslf about that, and just do what I need to today to feel better. I believe you're right that I should try to shift my focus to, "but how do I feel?" rather that focusing on numbers. But oh it's hard! I'm such a numbers girl. Still, it makes so much more sense. And I've been trying it for the last couple of years, but not really figuring out how to do it exactly right yet. For some reason "I feel like eating chocolate" crowds out more sane thoughts sometimes :) but you know what? I'm not giving up!



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CLEARNIGHTSKY
7/16/2014 10:43:38 AM

Just stopping by to say "hi" to one of my SparkFriends. Have a great rest of your week!

Maggie

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