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UPDATE: January 2, 2015 I moved back to the States at the end of November. I am now ready to get serious about losing weight!

I now live in Nebraska where I was born and raised. I worked in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital from 1977 - 2014. I helped start a new Mission hospital and I taught in the Nursing School.

I have been on SparkPeople since January 7, 2008, thus my Spark name Carolyn 0107. I am 63 years old.

One exciting thing. I am an ...
UPDATE: January 2, 2015 I moved back to the States at the end of November. I am now ready to get serious about losing weight!

I now live in Nebraska where I was born and raised. I worked in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital from 1977 - 2014. I helped start a new Mission hospital and I taught in the Nursing School.

I have been on SparkPeople since January 7, 2008, thus my Spark name Carolyn 0107. I am 63 years old.

One exciting thing. I am an Ovarian Cancer survivor since June 15, 2004! That means on June 15, 2015 I will be an 11 year Cancer Survivor! Praise the Lord!

Below find some personal comments:

January 2, 2015-- I managed to gain ten pounds last year during my transition out of Africa. I am now ready to get this weight OFF!

March 13, 2014 .. I am at my highest weight ever. I plan to move my weigh in days back to Thursdays and I also plan to celebrate small victories and not be controlled by the scale!

August 29, 2013...Nursing School where I teach started with a Spiritual Retreat. Classes begin Sept. 2nd. The weather will be getting hotter soon so it will be more difficult exercising in the African heat.

July 7, 2013... trying to walk outside most days, keeping up my exercising.

May 15, 2013... After four months without being able to post SparkPeople blogs and IT neighbor helped me figure out why and today I was able to post a new blog entry. WooHoo!
With the cooler season beginning here on the equator, I want to do more walking for exercise. It's not easy though with bad knees, the one that broke last year and the other that has bad arthritis. But, I plan on moving just the same.

January 7, 2013... my 5 year SparkVersary! This past year has been a difficult one because of breaking my left knee, falling and then breaking my left wrist (March 5th). I was in a wheelchair for 3 1/2 months then back on my feet after having had six surgeries. Although I did gain weight during the year, it could have been worse. BUT my weight loss journey restarted on Dec. 11, 2012. I have already lost 6 pounds in less than a month.

June 25, 2011- 1st 5K WALK, 60 minutes.
July 2, 2011 2nd 5K WALK, 55m25s. Shaved 4m35s off my time of last week! WooHoo!
March 5, 2012... I dislocated my left knee and broke my tibia (leg) then fell and dislocated and broke my left wrist. An artery in my knee was torn so a surgeon took a vein and made me a new artery out of the vein! On June 19, 2012 I had a total knee replacement.

Dec 11, 2012 I fly back to Africa. Praise the Lord!

I will NOT give UP!


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Member Since: 1/7/2008

SparkPoints: 137,526

Fitness Minutes: 31,533

My Goals:
Top SP Weight: 270#
10% Goal: Lose 27 pounds.

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

I will never give up!


My Program:
1. Exercise.
a. This will normally be walking either inside or outside 3x/week.
b. Use exercise machines in my apartment complex 2x/week.
c. Exercise my left knee to improve it's bend.
d. Wear an SP Tracker.

2. Nutrition: Portion control.
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Other activities:
1. Blog at least twice a week.
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Personal Information:
I lived in Africa from 1977 through 2014. I worked as a nurse at a Christian Hospital. I taught in the Nursing School. Over the years I also did various other jobs as bookkeeping, auditing, orienting new workers, helping feed visitors, etc. During these 37+ years I also taught Bible Classes and helped teach in various churches and chapels in the area. Although I moved to the States in November 2014, my eventual retirement from the Mission will be the summer of 2015.
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In Africa I lived in a duplex. My house had electricity, running water, gas stove, refrigerator, wash machine, microwave and small appliances down to a Magic Bullet! I had satellite TV and satellite Internet!

Other Information:
My Hobbies:
Computing
Blogging.
Traveling.
Collecting Post Cards and spoons from my travels.
Genealogy is my new interest.
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Photography but I am not a professional. I took lots of photos of where I live and worked in Africa.
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Quotes:
"Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more."
Louis L'Amour
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"You have failed only when you stop trying. Until then, you're still in the act of progression. So, never quit trying and you'll never be a failure." -Tommy Kelly
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"Being a Christian is more than just an instantaneous conversion - it is a daily process whereby you grow to be more and more like Christ."
Billy Graham
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"For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life." Bible: New International Version (1984)
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DIDMIS
5/18/2015 10:54:22 PM

I don't blame you for having your feet up. A tiring trip for you no doubt.



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JAMER123
5/5/2015 12:04:00 AM

Thanks for sharing. I was in the 68 class and did a lot of the class work at U of NE. Finished my degree At Broadlawns in Des Moines and got my BS in 1983 through College of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. I thought about a masters program but was getting closer to wanting to do an early retirement so didn't go on. You did a wonderful thing with going to Africa to teach there. It is so needed throughout the country. I know you have so very interesting things to share with people.
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PIXIE-LICIOUS
4/24/2015 7:18:25 PM

"The past doesn't define you, your present does.
It's okay to create a vision of the future because it affects your behavior in the "now," but don't dwell on past mistakes.
Learn from them and focus those lessons in the moment. That’s where change can really happen."
-Jillian Michaels
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Thank you for commenting on my blog, "Day One Of My Streak." Have a great week!



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KMRHODES1983
4/1/2015 11:33:18 AM

Welcome home!!! Hope you are enjoying being back in your own space!



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VTORIA3
3/30/2015 4:23:50 PM

Welcome back to the states Carolyn! Happy retirement. It must be quite a change being back. Best wishes on the new chapter of your life! May it be healthy, fit, blessed! emoticon



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