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I joined Spark People in 2007 then deleted that page and rejoined in 2009. I started fresh in November 2017 and have stuck with it since then. I've had a lifelong struggle with weight and was morbidly obese. I'm repairing those habits now and while I know it will take time, I'm in this for the duration. It truly is a LIFESTYLE change for me.

I'm a happily married, retired mother of two adults (ages 48 and 43) and have three grandchildren, all of them over eighteen. I'm originally from Louisiana; moved to East Texas and have lived in Illinois, Long Island New York, Nevada, Oregon, Washington and retired to Arizona. I'm the only survivor of four children. Both my parents are deceased.

I'm 70 yrs old and will be 71 in November. I'm 5'9" and used to be 5'11. My name is Carolyn but I also use Injoy:) My Hubby's name is Steve. I'm medically retired since 1995. I worked as a nurse, as an accountant and other miscellaneous jobs from working in a perceptual development lab, at a museum for an archeologist and as a secretary.

My husband and I used to travel periodically to attend car shows and have a restored Classic 1956 Ford F100. I don't go outdoors during the daytime during the summer because of the extreme heat (105 to 117 degrees) but the nights in Arizona are beautiful. Winter days are in the 70's and I love seeing the sunsets from my front porch nightly. I spend many of my summer evenings in our pool and feel blessed to have it!

We have a gorgeous French mastiff/boxer mix female dog (Miss Jasmine) who at 115 pounds still thinks she's a lap puppy. She'll be three years old in May. She is a joy. She swims like a fish and loves playing in the pool. She jumps out of the water like a dolphin. She will play catch for hours or until our shoulders give out.

I enjoy card crafting, adult coloring, reading and writing book reviews for NetGalley, Amazon, and Goodreads.I also crochet, do card crafting and do jigsaw puzzles online. That way I never lose the pieces. I also do crossword puzzles.

I LOVE my life! I'm grateful to be alive. I adore my wonderful (longsuffering) husband of 40 years and love my family. I miss my daughter and grandchildren since they live in Washington and I moved to Arizona November 2008.

I enjoy surfing the net, learning more about genealogy, watching recorded tv shows or movies. I like swimming or simply floating in the pool. I enjoy writing poetry and blogs and at some point will use enough discipline to get the 'book in me out'.

I will continue to learn new things, spend time with my Honey and appreciate life. I'm taking charge of my weight control journey and giving myself the time to learn and enjoy as I continue to lose weight and regain strength and energy. I believe that if I exercise and eat right following the 80/20 rule and believe that I can do it, that it will happen. A lot of times when I'm tempted to eat, I'll blog instead.


Member Since: 12/28/2009

My Goals:
Here are reasons WHY I want to change want to reach and maintain my goal weight:
Be as healthy as possible and feel better physically.
Lower my blood pressure and get off blood pressure medicines.
Feel more confident and have self-respect.
Able to move more freely.
Be physically fit.
To have more energy and live a fulfilling life.
Avoid looking for sturdy chairs without arms.
Be a role model for my grandchildren.
Take walks with Hubby and dog.
To walk without a cane or a walker.
To stride or saunter instead of struggling.
To exercise and still be able to breathe.
To do yoga, dance or Zumba.
Have my long neck back and only one chin.
Cross my legs at the knee.
Get into and out of the bathtub.
Get up and down off the floor with ease.
Improved appearance.
To have stronger muscles.
Shop anywhere for attractive clothing that I like.
Wear a swimsuit or skinny dip instead of chunky dunking.
Wearing clothing that fits.
Feel proud of myself.
Look into the mirror with conf


My Program:
I accomplished all my March goals. I did them all and am looking for my reward blouse with a handkerchief hi-low hem.

The end of April after I accomplish the following, I will give myself a manicure and pedicure.
1. Use nutritional planner daily for 31 days logging my food in advance.
2. Drink 64 ounces of water daily.
3. Take my prescriptions twice daily consistently.
4. Continue my Pilates 100's twice daily program for all 30 days of April.
5. Alternate leg work and arm workouts every other day for the remainder of the month. Need to have weekly rest day.
6. Continue turning around any negative self-talk.
7. Continue stopping complaints immediately.



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I am grateful for every day I wake up breathing.


Other Information:
Post a DAILY blog for each day in April.




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Unlock your potential, unleash your greatness, and tap into Heaven’s resources which are within you – yes, YOU! Marie Fay
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    2 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Its not who gets there first, but who has the fun on the Journey. Gail Goodwin
    Remember how far you have come, not how you have to go. You may not be where you want to be but neither are you where you used to be Rick Warren
    These spoke to me tonight after steped on the scales and was stuck again for a weekly weight in tonight . Happy Wed hope you have a sunny day .

    9 hours ago
  • v MEAGOP
    Hi Carolyn,

    I hope you are having a great week! Mine is going well, and the robins have arrived! Finally! It has been such a long, cold winter, so spring is so very, very welcome. We have been taking groups of students on walks this week (we have a series of lovely ponds near our school, and it has been wonderful to get out there with the students, from K to 12, big ones and little ones!)

    I hope your weather has been nice, too.

    Have a great Wednesday!

    emoticon emoticon Megan
    10 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    "There is always a reason to smile. Find it."

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    12 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ==== emoticon ====AND IMAGINE==== emoticon ====

    Recall the things that have held you back.
    And imagine how you now can get beyond them.
    Think of the problems that have frustrated you so.
    And imagine how you can now rise above them.
    Look at how far you've come.
    And imagine how far you can now go.
    Think of all that you've learned.
    And imagine what you can now do with that knowledge.
    Consider all you've done in the past year.
    And imagine what you'll now be able to do.
    You're now in a better position than ever to imagine the very best.
    And what you can imagine will lead to what you can be.
    ~~Ralph Marston~~

    emoticon emoticon emoticon What can you imagine? emoticon emoticon emoticon
    16 hours ago
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