Hi, My name's Carol. I invite you to pour yourself a
cup of coffee, come sit down by me and listen to my little tale. It's the beginning of a
Happy story with a Happy ending. But it begins with a line that is not "Once
Upon a time". It probably should begin thus:
"I love food. I have ALWAYS loved food and the rituals (family and otherwise) that
surround consuming it. I expect I will continue to love good food for the rest
of my life."
HOWEVER, I also love being alive
and during the Spring of 1999 my doctor pretty much laid down the law and told me, you
need to lose some weight, you need to exercise more (that part made me really shudder) and
you need to lower your cholesterol numbers. "You need to do this now, not next month,
year or decade!"
Well, I also love a challenge and I
want to be around to see next year, next decade and, hopefully, a few decades after that,
So I vowed to begin mending my ways
and take charge of my health. It wasn't going to happen if I just paid lip service to the
need to change ---which I had been agreeing with my doctor every check up for fifteen
years. He'd say: "It would be a good idea to lose some weight." I'd say:
"Yes, I know I need to." The following check up I would feel
relieved if I hadn't gained more than a couple of more pounds from the previous year!!
Now, it stands to reason that this
could have continued to go on for any number of years, as long as I didn't drop dead, but
I knew I was not happy being chubby ... pleasingly plump ... heavy ... fat ... obese
...call it what you will, I wanted to be able to go for a walk without feeling worse
than when I started out. I really wanted to be able to go for a short motorcycle ride on
the passenger seat of my hubby's bike without being miserable. I wanted to be able to find
pretty clothes in a size other than 18 and be glad I spent the money, rather than wishing
I hadn't had to.
Come on into my Pages and see some information that has been helpful to me in the past few
months, as I re-learn how to eat a healthy diet AND get up off the couch and
start movin' toward a healthier ME!
You're going to find some really good recipes (I'm not an inventive cook, but I can sure
follow someone else's yummy recipe to put together a tasty dish, so do check them
out). They are among my "keepers".
I love lighthouses. To me they represent safe haven and a promise
of care and protection for those who travel the ocean of life. I want this site to
offer care for all those who are trying to make the major change in their lives of
beginning to live a more healthy lifestyle. There will be three sections
to begin with:
(An Index is at the bottom of each
page in this site)
General Information on Weight
Loss and Exercise
Links Page - Lighthouse
(Sites I Recommend)
Personal Pages, recounting my
begins... - The
Pounds Chart - Updates
Index 1 - 2
- 3 - 4
- 5 - My
Pictures 1 - 2
Recipes and Help Pages
Snacks - Make
a Journal - Asking
for Help - Motivation
with Negativity -
Steps - Beautiful Woman,(pass it on)
And Don't Forget to
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This Diet and
Exercise Site has a "Sister Site" that I have
owned for over 5 years.
It's called CAROL'S PLACE and has pages on many of my
favorite interests, including Teddy Bear Collecting, Angels,
Holiday Pages and original Background Graphics which I
offer FREE for the use of other Personal Web Site builders.
I invite you to take a look!
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