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My name is Carla and I am 49 years old. I and my husband live in Southeast Missouri, approximately 85 miles south of St. Louis. My husband is now retired from teaching high school business for 29 years and we are in an adjustment period of being together nearly 24/7! We are hoping our lives will settle into a more "calm" routine and go about our business of caring for a 515 acre farm with Angus cattle and two precious Boston Terriers. On April 19th, 2010, I decided to once again get very serious about getting these excess pounds off. So far, I am down 72 pounds! Slowly, but surely. My goal was to be down to 150 by the time I turned 50 (August, 2011) but I have fallen behind with that schedule. Oh well, with hard work and determination, I WILL EVENTUALLY GET THERE!

Member Since: 11/21/2008

Fitness Minutes: 22,024

My Goals:
Be healthy.
Be as pain-free as possible.
Be a good person.
Be a loving wife, mom, daughter, sister, aunt and friend.
Be kind and patient.
Be calm.
Be at peace.
Be happy.

My Program:
Trying to log all food and drinks on a daily basis and make adjustments, where needed. Attempting to incorporate some form of exercise on a daily basis.

Personal Information:
My sister and I were adopted at ages 3 and 4. Our "adopted" parents raised us to appreciate everything we had and taught us to not be wasteful of anything and everything. Therefore, we were taught to clean our plates at each and every meal -- something I have FINALLY learned that if I do actually leave something on my plate, the sky will not fall in! I was always at a good weight up through college and for the first couple of years of living on my own in Texas. There I met and married my first husband, a Marine. Needless to say, my life changed drastically from that point on. Our relationship was anything but healthy and I started the pattern of emotional eating. Over the next ten years, I gained all of my excess weight. Divorced from my first husband since 1993, I have been up and down with my weight until 2001 when I lost 125 lbs. Then in November, 2004, I was involved in a near-fatal wreck hitting a school bus head on.

Other Information:
In November, 2004, I had a near-fatal accident that has prohibited me from doing almost any kind of exercise or anything physically extreme. For nearly the first year, I was in a wheelchair, then on a walker, then to a cane. I still have difficulty standing or walking any great lengths plus I am extremely limited on just what type of exercise I can do as a result of permanent injuries. I become very frustrated because prior to the wreck, I was one very fast-paced lady, LOVED to walk (4 miles every day!) and now I am barely able to keep my house up to par. Needless to say, I gained back the 125 lbs. I had lost plus about 37 more. I so badly want to get this back off but I easily become upset because the numbers are moving VERY SLOWLY. Yes, I am thankful that they are moving at all, I just need to be reminded that I am a living, walking gift from God and am truly grateful for Him sparing my life and remember that it will come -- in time.

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