CAROLYN0107   129,013
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African town where I live.



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UPDATE I plan to move back to the States on November 28th, arriving on Nov. 29th.....

I am from Nebraska but I work in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital. I teach in the Nursing School. I have worked in Africa since 1977.

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, 2014 I will be a 10 year Cancer ...
UPDATE I plan to move back to the States on November 28th, arriving on Nov. 29th.....

I am from Nebraska but I work in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital. I teach in the Nursing School. I have worked in Africa since 1977.

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, 2014 I will be a 10 year Cancer Survivor! Praise the Lord!

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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

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My Goals:
Top SP Weight: 265#
10% Goal: Lose 26.5 pounds.

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

I will never give up!


My Program:
1. Exercise daily. This would normally be walking either inside or outside.
2. Nutrition: Portion control.
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Other activities:
1. Blog at least twice a week.
2. Read or listen to motivational blogs, devotionals, podcasts at least three days a week.


Personal Information:
I have lived in Africa since 1977.
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I live in a duplex. My house has electricity, running water, gas stove, refrigerator, wash machine, microwave and small appliances down to a Magic Bullet! I have satellite TV and satellite Internet!

Other Information:
My Hobbies: developing the website for my hospital, blogging.
Traveling.
Collecting Post Cards and spoons from my travels.
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Photography but I am not a professional. I take lots of photos of where I live and work 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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NIKKICOLE83
12/23/2014 2:24:02 PM

Carolyn,

I have put the Spark Omaha get together on my calendar and I cannot wait to see you all!



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CHARITYM00N
12/19/2014 9:45:40 AM

I just moved to Omaha, NE on Thanksgiving Day and looking to make new Omaha, NE friends.



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DIDMIS
12/19/2014 1:30:21 AM

Carolyn, the way you treat high ammonia levels is take a really sweet medication 3 or 4 times a day. It makes you poop and when you do the ammonia goes out with it. I can't go out with it like that. I sure had a mess this morning. They drew blood this morning and maybe I will have the results tomorrow.
When it is high you want to sleep all of the time. Today I didn't sleep all of the time so maybe I am getting better. I can't go out.



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DIDMIS
12/5/2014 12:59:45 PM

Carolyn I still don't have the sound but Brian had told me he thought it was the speakers. They are old. I had a noise but since they came out this morning to fix home phone, computer and TV I don't hear the noise I heard before.
I am believing someone will give you a computer. You deserve it. My problem was that it had been cut off outside so he put a lock on it so they couldn't do it again.



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LADYVOLSFAN1954
12/2/2014 3:14:48 PM

Welcome back to the States! I hope you enjoy your retirement. Have a fantastic week!



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