CAREN_BLUEJEANS   58,820
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I'm living the lifestyle, eating & exercising like the slim, fit & healthy person I want to be; by body can't help but catch up, because I'm worth it, and I deserve it.

I've been painfully aware that I've lost large amounts of weight before, and gained it all back and more! I'm embarrassed I was 202 in 2007, 168 in 2008, 209 in 2010, and now I'm at 176. I want people to know that I gained 40 pounds, even though I was on SparkPeople. I know I'm not alone. Regain happens to other ...
I'm living the lifestyle, eating & exercising like the slim, fit & healthy person I want to be; by body can't help but catch up, because I'm worth it, and I deserve it.

I've been painfully aware that I've lost large amounts of weight before, and gained it all back and more! I'm embarrassed I was 202 in 2007, 168 in 2008, 209 in 2010, and now I'm at 176. I want people to know that I gained 40 pounds, even though I was on SparkPeople. I know I'm not alone. Regain happens to other people, too. I feel for them, and want them to know that with the right kind of tools (mostly mental) you can lose the weight for the last time.

I'm 53, divorced and have 3 boys: 26, 21 & 15.

If you just can't get enough Caren, you can subscribe to my YouTube vlog at https://www.youtube.com/user/carenblue

Listen to me on Fat 2 Fit Radio!
www.fat2fitradio.com/2013/02/fat-2-fit-e
pisode-143-metabolic-adaptation/
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CAREN_BLUEJEANS is back from my Chicago weekend! Mideival Times, Ed Debevek's, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra! I'm so tired.
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Member Since: 8/20/2008

SparkPoints: 58,820

Fitness Minutes: 55,436

My Goals:
My Goals:
-200 - Done 8/15/10
-195 - Done 10/2/10
-190 - Done 11/22/10
-185 - Done 7/9/11
-180 - Done 8/15/11
-175 - Done 12/20/12
Done again 8/8/13
-170
-165
-160
-155
-150
-145
-140
-135


My Program:
I follow Fat 2 Fit Radio. A blog & podcast for diet & exercise motivation.

I go to the rec center for group fitness classes.

And I listen to Inside Out Weight Loss for inner peace.

Other Information:
- Do not eat below 1610
- Lightly Active 1788

This is my basal metabolic rate (BMR). Do not go into starvation mode!

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MADMANSMAMA87
4/16/2014 7:14:15 PM

emoticon Some Wednesday Wisdom emoticon

A GREAT Attitude Becomes a GREAT Day
Which Becomes a GREAT Month
Which Becomes a GREAT Year
Which Becomes a GREAT Life:)
- - UNKNOWN - -


Caren,

Always remember that you CREATE your world!
Choose to be a role model of strength, of kindness & of greatness!
Be someone that others are drawn to for all the right reasons!
Never forget that a POSITIVE attitude will ALWAYS result in a POSITIVE life!
Stay Fabulous, Darling!!!

Jes



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LIS193
4/15/2014 12:28:55 PM

Thanks for commenting on my blog. Not rubbing it in.. our place in SW Colorado hardly had any snow this winter and we are desparate for it, the lake is just about empty...
Have a great day!

Comment edited on: 4/15/2014 12:29:45 PM

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MANDELOVICH
4/14/2014 4:29:36 AM

Hi Caren,

How are you doing?

Thank you for the lovely and supportive comment on my blog. It really means a lot to me.

Hugs,

Julie

“Your joy is your sorrow unmasked. And the selfsame well from which your laughter rises was oftentimes filled with your tears. And how else can it be? The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”

Khalil Gibran



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MICHELLELEE150
4/10/2014 7:38:46 PM

Hi Caren! How are you? It's been awhile, but I'm back on Spark and wanted to send a hello! You're looking great, and healthy! I hope you recover soon from being sick. Congrats on your fitness minutes!



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IMLOCOLINDA
4/6/2014 4:25:17 AM

I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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(And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)

emoticon Thanks for hanging in there for the 100 Days! Sure hope you're feeling better!



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