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Chuck (DH of NEARLY 62 years) and Carol

Dh water skiis for his 82nd birthday!

Our three offspring: Christopher, Carol Lynne, Chuck, Jr. We are so proud of them!!!


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Yes, it has been a while since I updated this page! And I really want to change photos as I have many in my computer but always depend on daughter or daughter-in-law to help me with that. Maybe I will try it on my own.
Right now I am at weight that one weight loss company told me should be goal. But that is still overweight and I really want to lose 10 more lbs. to be where SP recommends.
I am very proud of the exercise I now get when in the beginning I could not walk for 5 minutes due to a bad knee and hip. Today I get as many as 130 minutes of exercise. Especially love the water aerobics, but also enjoy walking and the recumbent bike.
My husband of nearly 62 years supports and encourages me all the time. And I have just started challenges which I enjoy even though I am not a competitive person. But they do keep me on my toes. During the 56 days of the 2010 Winter 5 % Challenge I hope to lose 10 lbs., a real challenge for me!

Member Since: 3/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 172,286

My Goals:
To Be Healthy and now to maintain my weight loss.
Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still.
Worrying is like a rocking chair, it gives you something to

My Program:
The Nutrition Tracker is my constant buddy as I use it faithfully every day. With my bad knee I didn't think I could exercise much, but now am up to a 40-45 minute walk and 30 minutes of riding the recumbent bike. Losing weight has certainly helped!

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I live in the country outside Wake Forest, North Carolina with my husband of 58 years and where our son and wife are next door with our three grandchildren. We live on the second floor in their Carriage House just a few feet away. We have two more grandchildren who live in Columbus, Ohio. We have a daughter there and a son in Port Clinton, OH.

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Much of our summer is spent on Lake Gaston while much of the winter we are in Frostproof, FL.

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    Thank you so much Carol for your very kind words on my blog 'My mother's violin'. Sparkpeople is a wonderful place and I feel so privileged to be part of it!
    I have never thought of making a book with my blogs, to be honest I wouldn't really know how to do that!!! emoticon
    119 days ago
  • v CGEM61
    Hi there! Thanks for posting on the subject of Migraine in my Monday Happiness blog! My migraine activity has a lot to do with the weather. Pressure affects it. I utilize the accuweather web site and it helps me figure out ifI need to take my meds with me. It's a neat site for allergies too.
    123 days ago
  • v CGEM61
    emoticon Carol, I just wrote a blog about how thankful I am for my spark friends. Your extra special because your a Carol also! emoticon emoticon
    124 days ago
  • v LTURSS
    Thanks for commenting on my blog! I appreciate you reading!
    You're right, I probably am too demanding of myself. The problem is, when I give myself a day off it turns into several days off, which turns into me not exercising at all. So forcing myself to do just 20 minutes each day is a good way to make sure I keep at it. Even if it's just a walk, I figure it's a good way to stay on track. emoticon
    125 days ago
  • v RAME123
    Thanks for the blueberry goodie. I've had a great day. Down 18.6 pounds since June 17. Thanks for checking on me!
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    128 days ago
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