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Here's me in a nutshell:
My name is CAROLYN.
The screen name is ITALYN-ETTE. Like a dude and dudette, an Italian/Italianette... but spelled different.. anyhoo..
I was healthy in college, worked out 6 days a week with weights like a fiend.
I had my first (and only) child at 25 and gained 60 lbs. Never regained the will power and desire to hit the gym again after becoming a mom (got lazy).
I went on numerous yo yo fad diets but never kept the weight off, I ended ...
Here's me in a nutshell:
My name is CAROLYN.
The screen name is ITALYN-ETTE. Like a dude and dudette, an Italian/Italianette... but spelled different.. anyhoo..
I was healthy in college, worked out 6 days a week with weights like a fiend.
I had my first (and only) child at 25 and gained 60 lbs. Never regained the will power and desire to hit the gym again after becoming a mom (got lazy).
I went on numerous yo yo fad diets but never kept the weight off, I ended up becoming heavier than my pregnancy weight in the end.
Frustrated, divorced, 39, 5'8" and 239 pounds, a friend talked me into joining a fitness boot camp at the office. I was reluctant but knew I needed to try it.
It was a turning point for me. My boot camp instructor always pushed the fact that success is 85% what we eat and 15% exercise. I realized this after being in boot camp for MONTHS and not losing any weight. We had a competition over the holidays which forced us to get on the scales.
I was DISGUSTED with the reality of my weight.
She talked to me about CLEAN EATING and proper nutrition in addition to exercise. And at that point, I decided to change my eating habits.
I have been eating clean since the first week of December 2009. I started with the Advocare 24 Day Challenge and logging ALL my food into SparkPeople.
I am more stable in every area of my health now. I ran my first 5k in January 2010 and have taken jogging up as a hobby. I have since run two additional 5K's beating my time each go round. 10K is next!
I have stopped taking my acid reflux medication and have gone from a size 18 to a size 10.

I credit a huge portion of my success in my weight loss to Advocare, Clean Eating and logging my food right here on SparkPeople!

:) Feel free to drop me an email anytime.

God Speed to everyone on their journey!

~ Carolyn
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Member Since: 6/25/2008

SparkPoints: 8,036

Fitness Minutes: 9,197

My Goals:
Goals for 2011:
1) Run a 10K (never got there in 2010)
2) Hit my goal weight of 150 by mid year (didn't do it last year like I wanted)

My Program:
I started it all off with a gentle Herbal Cleanse by AdvoCare. Since then I have been Eating Clean 6 days a week. My cheat day is on Friday. I don't consume any dairy products (except my cheat day) and I don't eat red meat or pork..just a personal preference, nothing religious.. again, Fridays are exempt from that.
I drink at LEAST 100oz of water a day. No caffeine EVER. I ONLY drink water and AdvoCare products (Spark, Slam, etc).
I take Advocare supplements daily. Currently taking Meal Replacement Shake for breakfast 7 days a week, Thermoplus (1x a day), Catalyst (3 capsules 2x a day) Pro Biotic Ultra (1 capsule, 2x a day) and MNS MAX E. You can visit my distributor link at https://www.advocare.com/10015918 and try them out for yourself! :0)

Personal Information:
I'm originally from Kansas City. Now a North Texan and love it here.

I'm a single mom of a teenager and he's a great supporter of my goals. He's my biggest cheerleader (and accountability partner!).

I thank the LORD for my successes blessings and pray for strength every day to keep going. NEVER GIVE UP.. NEVER GIVE UP...

Other Information:
I joined SparkPeople in 08 but didn't start really doing anything on here until December of 09. My first weigh in Date was December of 09.

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MK_MONKEYTOES
7/28/2011 11:40:12 PM

Hi thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment in the Advocare forum...I have been trying to build it back up but it is slow going!! I wish I could be at Success School however it is a week before my wedding and I don't think my fiance would understand!!!



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JENNY712
7/6/2011 3:49:29 PM

Hello! The sun is shinning here and the small garden is growing I have my first small little green tomato. God bless you! Jenny emoticon emoticon

This Bible passage has been such a blessing for me and I wanted to share it with you!

Isaiah 40 :28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
30Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall:
31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. K.J.V. Inpublic domain.
Isa. 40 :28Hast thou not known? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
29He giveth power to the faint; and to them that have no might he increaseth strength.
...31But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. K.J.V. Inpublic domain.




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IAM_HIS2
6/12/2011 3:27:57 PM

Congratulations on those high Fitness Mins. for SP Cass June 22-28, 2008!!



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TFLOWERTY
6/5/2011 7:29:48 PM

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JENNY712
5/25/2011 10:06:02 AM

Dear Friend, Hope all is well with you and your family! So many hurting from the storms and floods! May you be blessed! Love and prayers Jenny

May the Lord wrap you in his tender care and keep you safe. I love this passage form the Bible: Proverbs 3:5-6

5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
6 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
The King James Version is in the public domain

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