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Updated goals: My new goals for the rest of the year (2018), are to attain a goal weight of 172. It's not as low as I the original goal weight, but it's more attainable.

My daily step goal is 10,000 per day, except maybe for Wednesday. I sail every Wednesday and it's difficult to get the extra exercise in.

I KNOW I can do this!!!

My short term goal is 175 for my new 10-week challenge that started on September 5th.

I want to lose a total of 30 lbs, and I'm not putting a final date down this time. I have several interim goals.

We've got a few cruises before the end of the year, so I'm going to hope for maintaining or a slow loss. I'll be happy if I don't gain!!

I know I can do it!!!!

Member Since: 12/27/2007

Fitness Minutes: 185,030

My Goals:
My goal weight is 155.

Starting weight: 198.5
Starting date: 03/01/18

Mini goals/dates:
Sept. 17th - 183
Oct. 15th - 180
Oct. 31st - 179
Nov. 15th - 176
Nov. 30th - 175
Dec. 31st - 172

The reason for these dates are trips and/or company associated with them.

My Program:
My husband & I are watching our carb intake, trying to stay below 40 grams a day. We started at 20 grams and have slowing worked our way up to 40. On occasion, we will drop down to help with plateauing.

We plan on an occasional "cheat day" to reward us when we've accomplished a goal.

My exercise goal is to burn 400 + calories a day, and to get in at least 30 minutes a day of exercise with one day of rest a week.

I know I can do this and by December of 2019, I want to be at my goals.

Personal Information:
My name is Carol and I live in Florida. I love to sail, play bass guitar in our band, and cruise with my husband.

Other Information:
I need to be directed in the correct direction. I'm easily sidetracked, when it comes to dieting and exercise. I'm working on solving that issue!!!

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    "Our business in life is not to get ahead of others, but to get ahead of ourselves-- to break our own records, to outstrip our yesterday by our today."
    --Stewart B. Johnson


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    Get out there and make today your best day yet!

    See you on the Four by the Fourth challenge team.
    3902 days ago
    I am going to let you know how to change or make a status, when you are on say one of your teams, look to the right where all that spark stuff is, scroll down to where it says current status click on that to see if it will give you a place to type it in, you can usually do it from your page too, but I don't see a place for that on your page. You just type in whatever you want to say
    3903 days ago

    "One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."
    ~~Ida Scott Taylor~~

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    Have a beautiful day every day, my friend! I just wanted to remind you that as you work towards reaching your goals, take time to enjoy TODAY! Don't wait to live your life until you reach your goal weight. Start making happy memories today. You're worth it!

    See you on the Four by the Fourth challenge!
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    Hey Carol, how are you doing?
    3903 days ago
    Hello my Four by the Fourth friend!

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    TGIF! How are you doing today? Got any fun plans for the weekend? My hubby is working all day Saturday and Sunday but we're not complaining! Its so nice that he has a job again!

    Hope your week has been great!


    "Don’t worry about failure. Worry about the chances you miss when you don’t even try."
    -Harry J. Gray

    3904 days ago
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    Just dropping by to wish you a wonderful day!

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    "I know life can be discouraging at times, so I am giving you this.
    I want you to read it every time you feel overwhelmed,
    so that it may encourage you to move forward and look beyond your troubles.
    If ever you feel like giving up, don't.
    If you think you can't do something, try.
    If you try and fail, then try again.
    If you don't, you may always wonder why you gave up so easily.

    Don't let life pass you by;
    the only way to get ahead is to hold your head up high.
    Try not to be discouraged when things get in your way;
    just climb that mountain inch by inch,and take life day by day.

    Eventually you will find the strength you need to look toward those heights,
    not only to scale that mountain but to reach its mighty peak.
    Believe in whatever you think is worth believing in,
    and never stop until you feel you have done all that you can to secure your dreams.
    I have such faith in you, and I know that you are capable of achieving anything you want.

    Always remember that I have faith in you."

    PS: I noticed on the Four by the Fourth challenge that you said you are keeping a journal of everything you eat and drink. Thats awesome! I really think that is one of the best ways to be successful.

    Where in Florida do you live? I lived in Jacksonville as a kid, and then in 2006 I lived in Flagler Beach for 8 months.
    3905 days ago