Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hi, I'm Kathryn Carlisle from Rota, Spain.  My family and I moved here 17 1/2 years ago.  I have 4 daughters, two of which are in college in Arizona, one working in Arizona, and my soon to be fourteen-year-old, lives with my husband and me here in Spain.  My husband, Larry, and I just celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary on Dec. 8, 2009.  I just celebrated my 50th birthday last January.  I use the Wii Fit Plus for my exercise program.  I started with the Wii Fit in Dec. 2008 and switched to the Plus last Dec. 2009.  I was working out about 30 minutes 4-6 days a week, but this year I increased that to 40+ minutes 6 times a week.  However, I kind of slacked off for the last 6 weeks which has not helped me in reaching my goal. I really haven't changed my eating habits much.  I'm not a snacker, but I love to eat at meal times.  I lost 2 kilos in 2009, and about 2 more this year.  I was hoping for more, but I shouldn't complain because I really haven't cut back on eating.  I have a fear of dieting because my Mom would go on diets when I was young.  She'd do great and than gain all the weight back after she ended her diet.  That seems to make me never want to diet.  My goal is to lose about 2 more kilos in this Christmas Crunch.  With an extended goal to lose 10  more kilos which might take me years to achieve at this rate,  but I'm willing to work hard and long for that to happen.   Thanks for letting me join you all!  :-)


Annie said...

I am so glad you are on this blog with us and look forward to hearing how God helps you in this challengs.

Charlie said...

Hi Annie,

I know what you mean about dieting. This is why we need to look at this as a lifestyle change not simply a diet. Diets are temporary, but lifestyle changes should last a lifetime. That's why it is important to do something that you know you can stick with. It's better to loose slowly, and keep it off, then to loose it quickly and gain it all back.

Remember, every little bit counts.


Dani Joy said...

Hi, Kathryn! I am so glad you will be doing another challenge with us!
I understand your desire to not diet. I wonder though if you were to just cut back on your portions if you wouldn´t be able to reach your goal sooner, and also be able to live this way.
I am sure you have lost a lot of volume though along with those 10lbs you have lost.
You can get there!
Way to stick with it!

Crunchin it with ya,
Dani Joy

Larry R. Carlisle said...

Thanks Ladies,

I'll try to cut back on my eating. Maybe if I slow down as I eat this will help. I tend to take more servings if I'm done first. I learned this quick eating habit 30 years ago in college, and I've not really worked hard on changing it. Maybe now will be the best time to start!


Dani Joy said...

I totally understand. I too eat way to fast and then want to eat more.

We can do it!

Crunchin´and Cuttin´,
Dani Joy