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Carrie

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 ...
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.

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Member Since: 4/28/2009

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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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DETERMINEDJANET
8/30/2014 6:10:20 PM

Pretty sure the tendonitis is from working some weak ankles hard this past week. I did skip the cardio today after texting with the trainer, but was able to do all the core/strength/stretching that he's been having me do this morning without issue. I used essential oils on it yesterday and this morning it was feeling so great!



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DDOORN
8/21/2014 8:16:45 AM

Thx for stopping by my blog! Hope all is well with you...

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS
8/11/2014 9:42:50 AM

Thanks to you, I've finally figured out how to put a trend line in my weight loss chart. It's smoothing out the bumps in the road!



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PROT358
8/8/2014 1:24:21 PM

Hi Carrie! Thanks for visiting my blog.

I have a massive to-read list. A lot of them are Barnes and Noble classics. Some that I read are books I own on my bookshelves that I've never gotten around to. Some I borrow from the library. Lately I have been reading a lot of young adult books they typically read in high school. (My degree is to teach English education grades 7-12). Eclectic tastes, eh?

Take care, friend!



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DETERMINEDJANET
8/6/2014 9:44:47 AM

A very short time in CO. Leave tomorrow and come home Sunday.



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