CARRIE1948
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When I started this journey in January 2009, my plan was to lose weight and get fit. I realize now there is so much more involved.

In the beginning, my success came in swings and roundabouts. Over time, I've realized how important it is to combine diet and exercise, change things up, and force myself out of my comfort zone.

This is no longer about weight, it is about becoming the best me I can be. It's about challenging all the "I can'ts" in my head and trying things I thought I could never do.

I still struggle with frustrations -- keeping up my exercise program when life gets in the way and realizing that eating too much, even if it's healthy food, leads to weight gain.

There are no quick fixes. This is a lifetime change and one that will take a lifetime to master. And, having gained back 50 pounds, I now realize I need to remain vigilant, no matter what.



Member Since: 4/28/2009

Fitness Minutes: 219,729

My Goals:
I want to live a healthy lifestyle and not use my weight as an excuse not to do things.

When I started this new lifestyle, I thought I had a good exercise routine. Now, I've learned the importance of constantly changing it around and shaking things up.


My Program:
My exercise routine has changed yet again, now that I have a home gym and a trainer, although that will be ending soon.

I have a strength program for every day, using different muscles, but working on strength all the time.

TO compensate for my back, I'm doing pilates daily plus about half and hour of core exercises. Then, there's the rowing machine and exercise bike.

When the weather warms, I hope to get outside on my bike.



Personal Information:
I live in Ithaca NY, where I lecture part-time at Cornell University. I am also a cross-cultural writer and researcher. I am working on a novel.

I live with 1 cat. My daughter is in England and my son is a wine maker in New Zealand.

I also am involved in my community.


Other Information:
I am a voracious reader, love tennis and make it a point to get to at least one tournament a year. Since I work from home as a writer, I spend way too much time sitting.




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  • v LPORTER2015
    Always remember that the struggle you're in today is developing the strength you need for tomorrow so don't give up! Continue to believe in yourself and leave a little sparkle wherever you go. Stay encouraged!
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    1 day ago
  • v OKBACK2MEAGAIN
    With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's emoticon ability, one can build a better world. ~ Dalai Lama
    emoticon We are half way through the Falling into Fitness Challenge!
    Let’s Finish Strong! emoticon
    7 days ago
  • v LAPPEROO
    HI Carrie,

    Haven't heard anything from you of late, or have I just missed it?! Had you on my mind so thought I'd drop you a line.

    Been recovering from a nasty flu. Never had one before that had so much nausea with it. Keeps wanting to return so I'm having to take a step back in the recovery process.

    Getting ready to head off to my metals classes in a couple of weeks. Have to pull together all the supplies needed and order anything I'm short on. Looking forward to learning more about stone setting.

    Fill me in on your doings. You're probably off on another adventure.
    Hugs,
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    18 days ago
  • v DETERMINEDJANET
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    FAILURES
    are only the
    building blocks
    to your
    SUCCESS.

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    19 days ago
  • v LPORTER2015
    Just stopping by your Spark Page to show some emoticon and to offer positive support. While on your weight loss journey, never give up. Believe in yourself and choose to shine despite how you may feel at that very moment. You may not be there yet, but you are closer than you was yesterday! Have a blessed and productive weekend!

    Always remember, success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. -Conrad Hilton
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    33 days ago
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