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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: 185,045

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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    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.
    3913 days ago
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    Happy Smile Power Day to you, my friend!


    "A smile costs nothing but gives much. It enriches those who receive without making poorer those who give.
    It takes but a moment, but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever.
    None is so rich or mighty that he cannot get along without it and none is so poor that he cannot be made rich by it.
    Yet a smile cannot be bought, begged, borrowed, or stolen, for it is something that is of no value to anyone until it is given away.
    Some people are too tired to give you a smile. Give them one of yours, as none needs a smile so much as he who has no more to give."
    ~Author Unknown

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    3915 days ago
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    Hi! Welcome to Rootin' for Ruby! You will love this team! Mindy
    3915 days ago
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    ? .•*´¨ )to the Rootin For Ruby Team•*¨) -:¦:-
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    (. ;.•.? Be prepared for lots of support
    and friendships!
    3916 days ago
    Hi Carol, I am going to send you an invitation to the Rootin' for Ruby Four by the Fourth challenge team. We are halfway through but you are welcome to join if you'd like...its lots of fun and a great way to get to know your Rootin' for Ruby team mates! Let me know if you have any questions.

    3916 days ago
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