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Joined: September 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm

March 8th, 2018, 6:54 pm #16

ABL -- A lot of people have said that about the first Dark Tower book (that it's hard to get into). It's a very different feel from the rest of the series and I think there was even some continuity stuff that SK went back and fixed after he wrote some of the later books. :) 
PS, I watch This is Us ... great show
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Joined: October 1st, 2009, 11:19 pm

March 9th, 2018, 12:57 pm #17

Thank you for sharing, CarrieO, and joining us here at OBC.  It's fun to get to know members behind the scenes and know that others are as obsessed with the series as we are although the first couple of years are more obsessive than later so I envy the honeymoon stage😍

My sister is a huge Steven King fan and her son usually gives her the new book each Christmas as a tradition.  They scare the bejesus out of me but I can handle the movies much better (not so much detail 😬).  The decluttering thing I can relate to but my daughter just graduated from college so it was time and I've been going crazy donating and recycling.  Although, we lost power in the last storm and I realized that I had donated boxes of mixed candles that I was saving so sometimes it backfires - LOL. 

I'll take a look at this fitness challenge since we all need a little motivation now and again.  Thanks again for sharing your story and I've enjoyed reading your comments on the threads.  Maybe when Diana comes to NYC again, we can all arrange a meet and greet 🤗
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Joined: September 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm

March 13th, 2018, 1:37 pm #18

Pauline (and all), I'd love that. I work in midtown Manhattan and would love to meet anyone who's in town. 
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Joined: January 2nd, 2015, 7:17 pm

March 23rd, 2018, 8:05 pm #19

Hi CorrieO!  I loved reading about your life, and how you met your husband.  What a cool way, you only had eyes for each other!! 😍  That's sweet.  It sounds as though you've filled your life with marriage, kids and a career!  It seems to be quite common to let life get in the way of marriage.  It happened to us as well, and I'm sure Diana helped us re-set our priorities!  Thank you for sharing.

Corrie wrote:  

My Peak Challenge - to quote the website - "is a global movement dedicated to educating and inspiring its members to live healthier, happier, and more balanced lives while raising funds to change lives." It was founded by Sam Heughan and it involves an exercise program, nutrition program, Facebook support group/community and just the encouragment and support to set and achieve your goals, whether physical or mental. It has been the only thing that has been able to get me exercising after many sedentary years. It has also helped me realize, if I can do THAT (go from zero exercise to 3 or 4 days a week at the gym), I can achieve my other goals as well. You can check out the website at https://mypeakchallenge.com. The Facebook group is private, but I know Sam Heughan and the other coaches post about it quite often on Twitter and Instagram. 

I've done my exercise regime for over 20 years without any support, but it sure would be nice to have some.  It's a struggle to get to the pool on many occasions (it's such a solitary form of exercise), but I'm always glad to go.  Exercise is also a huge time commitment, and sometimes it feels like it's impossible to fit everything in to each day!  Do you feel the community in the group?  I've made friends at the pool, which is great...but nobody is beholden to anyone else.  Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated!  🙂
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Joined: September 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm

March 26th, 2018, 5:37 pm #20

Zahia wrote: Hi CorrieO!  I loved reading about your life, and how you met your husband.  What a cool way, you only had eyes for each other!! 😍  That's sweet.  It sounds as though you've filled your life with marriage, kids and a career!  It seems to be quite common to let life get in the way of marriage.  It happened to us as well, and I'm sure Diana helped us re-set our priorities!  Thank you for sharing.

I've done my exercise regime for over 20 years without any support, but it sure would be nice to have some.  It's a struggle to get to the pool on many occasions (it's such a solitary form of exercise), but I'm always glad to go.  Exercise is also a huge time commitment, and sometimes it feels like it's impossible to fit everything in to each day!  Do you feel the community in the group?  I've made friends at the pool, which is great...but nobody is beholden to anyone else.  Any thoughts you have would be greatly appreciated!  🙂
The Facebook group has something like 11,000 members all over the world. It has kind of overwhelmed my news feed lately, which is great because the support is always there, but also not so great because I am missing out on posts from friends & family. I know I can adjust my settings but right now it's nice to have a break from the political stuff and the everyday stuff. It's great to draw motivation and encouragement from other people and give encouragement at the same time. I don't feel beholden to anyone but I do know that people all over the world are doing what I'm doing - so it's very motivating.

I am not a "selfie" person but on this group, I feel comfortable with it sweaty selfies, progress pictures, etc. Also, because of Facebook's settings etc, I tend to see a lot of posts from the same people - I definitely don't see posts from all 11,000 - and because a lot of the same people keep popping up, I do feel a friendship with some of them.  I have met only one person in person, but there are always people meeting up to work out, hike, etc... and there are separate local groups that have their own pages. There is also a nutrition plan - some people follow it religiously, some don't. I've made a few recipes but I don't follow the weekly plan - but I have learned a lot about what fuels my body, what to eat, what not to eat. I can see my body changing, getting stronger. 
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Joined: August 21st, 2015, 5:07 pm

March 26th, 2018, 6:20 pm #21

The R.I.P.P.E.D. fitness challenge that I just did also tracked macros. Some of the new people in the group had no idea what those were, but I had a slight advantage from MPC. Unlike MPC, though, this challenge wanted you to balance them in every meal rather than just for the day. That was not easy, but I did learn to try to get more lean protein in every meal and snack since fat and carbs are so dominant in the typical diet! Staying motivated to eat right and exercise isn't easy! At the moment, I'm trying to go to fitness classes with local instructors and let their motivation rub off on me! 😄
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Joined: September 30th, 2016, 8:02 pm

March 27th, 2018, 7:03 pm #22

Vala wrote: The R.I.P.P.E.D. fitness challenge that I just did also tracked macros. Some of the new people in the group had no idea what those were, but I had a slight advantage from MPC. Unlike MPC, though, this challenge wanted you to balance them in every meal rather than just for the day. That was not easy, but I did learn to try to get more lean protein in every meal and snack since fat and carbs are so dominant in the typical diet! Staying motivated to eat right and exercise isn't easy! At the moment, I'm trying to go to fitness classes with local instructors and let their motivation rub off on me! 😄
I am bad with macros. I'll get on a kick and do it for a few weeks and then I get lazy. Right now I'm in a lazy period :)  
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Joined: January 2nd, 2015, 7:17 pm

April 5th, 2018, 6:37 pm #23

Okay, you made me look up 'macros'...
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Joined: October 12th, 2016, 1:49 am

April 9th, 2018, 7:16 am #24

CorrieO... thanks for the chance to learn more about you and your  life. I was looking at some of the other Spotlights...what a very eclectic and far flung group....so interesting and so much fun.
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