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UPDATE: January 27, 2016 I gained quite a bit of weight this first year of living in the States. I'm starting to lose again though and will NEVER GIVE UP!

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!

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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!

Member Since: 1/7/2008

Fitness Minutes: 31,993

My Goals:
4-8-16 Goal: Lose 15 pounds before the end of 2016.

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

I will never give up!

My Program:
1. Exercise.
This will normally be walking.
2. Nutrition: Portion control.
Other activities:
1. Blog at least twice a week.

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.
I am now retired and refocusing my time in the States.

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My Hobbies:
Collecting Post Cards and spoons from my travels.
Genealogy is my new interest.
Photography but I am not a professional. I took lots of photos of where I live and worked in Africa.
"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
"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
"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
"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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    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment on my blog, "My BEFORE Pictures." Have a healthy weekend!
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    "Your life will be no better than the plans you make and the action you take.
    You are the architect and builder of your own life, fortune, destiny."
    -Alfred A. Montapert

    181 days ago
    emoticon LAST RUBY STANDING!

    Take a starting weight this week (June 11). Whatever you weigh this week is where you start. No one is eligible to drop out this week if you gain because we're just getting a starting weight.

    Drop by our team thread and let us know that you have your starting weight and we're off to the races!!

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    182 days ago
    Thank you for your reply on my blog, "OOPS! I (almost) did it again!" I always appreciate the input from fellow Sparkers! Have a great day!
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    "Know what you want to do, hold the thought firmly, and do every day what should be done, and every sunset will see you that much nearer to your goal."
    --Elbert Hubbard
    183 days ago
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    What you Dare to Dream, Dare to Achieve and All things are Possible through Christ Jesus!
    186 days ago
    "Defeat may test you; it need not stop you. If at first you don't succeed, try another way.
    For every obstacle there is a solution. Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    The greatest mistake is giving up."
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    Thanks a bunch for commenting on my blog, Enjoy The Ride. Hope you have a very healthy June!

    189 days ago
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