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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 170. 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 170. 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: 27, 22 & 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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Member Since: 8/20/2008

SparkPoints: 65,215

Fitness Minutes: 66,240

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 - Done 6/9/14
-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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POSITIVEHOPE
8/16/2014 5:59:05 PM

I have a recommendation for you. Join the "At Goal & Maintaining + Transition to Maintenance" Spark Team. You don't have to be at goal, or even close as is my case, to join. I have learned so much from my Maintenance Hero's blogs. They really have great insight into the journey and are glad to offer help if you just ask. I know you are busy now with the house buying and moving plans but when you have time give them a look.




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DAISY-HIBANA
8/10/2014 8:51:07 AM

Hi! I just read your comments regarding the amount of exercise necessary to achieve weight loss. I particularly liked your approach to *unhitching* exercise from weight loss. When healthy activity becomes something we GET to do, rather than HAVE to do, it stops seeming like a chore. emoticon



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ZANYGIRL1
8/6/2014 8:29:21 PM



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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/1/2014 2:12:02 PM

I hope you feel better soon and have a great weekend. Pace yourself. Get some rest. That's what I keep telling myself. LOL.



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OSHI19
7/29/2014 6:25:59 PM

I do use a brace for support as well. And it does help a lot! Thank you for the info. I will continue to use the brace and exercise emoticon .





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