Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Testimony, Carrie Walker, SSFC

Hi, my name is Carrie. I was invited to this group by my sister Tami. I signed up for this mainly as a way to keep in touch with her better, but as I've been reading all the wonderful success stories from the last round I'm seriously getting excited about this.
So a little about me...I would say that other than when I was under the age of 9, I've always struggled with my weight. To stay even close to the size of my peers, I had to work-out and diet all the time. For years, it really wasn't that challenging. I played sports all through high school and some in college. During college, my me time was walking around the dorms with friends and talking - so it was relatively easy then as well (not to mention the food at the dining common wasn't that great, so I ate salads all the time). Then, life started getting busier.

I would say there were many factors to my current size. The main one being lack of time and probably to be totally honest, lack of will power too. Since I've constantly had to watch what I eat and work out all the time to stay not even skinny, but just to maintain a decent weight/size I really lost the motivation to even try any more. That combined with working full-time and just having little to no time to make good, nutritious meals.
Needless to say, I have really let myself go without really realizing it and now I'm ready to make a change. I still don't have a lot of time, in fact I haven't even had time to take any measurements or weigh myself (hopefully, I'll be able to do the measurements tomorrow).

My long-term goal is to lose 55 lbs (or to look like the picture below - whichever comes first). However, for this challenge I'll be happy if I can lose the first 15 lbs to get me started.


KathyH said...

Hey Carrie!

Good to meet you, so happy you're joining us on our fitness journey.

Dani Joy said...

So great to meet you, Carrie!

We all get busy, but we do need to make that extra time for fitness so that we can stay healthy. (which is why you are on this Challenge now.) So Excited for you and to see what the Lord is going to do for you during this Challenge!

We are here for you!
Springing into shape with ya,
Dani Joy

Siberia said...

Yeah! I'm so glad you joined!

Love you!


Sarah K said...

Welcome Carrie! It's so great to meet you!
I also don't have a lot of time and love that this challenge helps to keep me motivated and being healthy at the front of my mind. I'm looking forward to springing into shape with you!

Ketty said...

Welcome to our crunch Carrie. I hope we can encourage you and you can also give us ideas and tips. You will have to keep your siste on her toes this time :-)


Shane and Kristy Davis said...

Hi Carrie,
So happy to meet you, and look forward to helping keep each other accountable. I am also short on time... have 4 kids under seven, homeschool, and am a pastor's wife:) I love my life, it's just busy!

Joy said...

Hi Carrie,
I´ve enjoyed meeting your sister on the Crunch and wanted to say a big welcome to you too! No time like the present to begin to take control of our health.