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I am from Nebraska but I work in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital. I teach in the Nursing School. I will soon also start to run the the Hospital FM Radio station!

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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I am from Nebraska but I work in Africa as a nurse at a Christian hospital. I teach in the Nursing School. I will soon also start to run the the Hospital FM Radio station!

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

SparkPoints: 123,209

Fitness Minutes: 31,180

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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DIDMIS
7/26/2014 9:21:45 PM

Thank you for the Spark goodie I have 2 physical therapist they really work me out.
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AEO_SUNSHINE
7/18/2014 2:42:31 PM

Hi Carolyn
Glad to hear that you are making progress toward your move back to the USA. A friend has had to clear out her parents' home and this has inspired me to get going of 'purging'.

I have been good with walking - Nordic every day this week - but will be working for two weeks so will have to walk during the early evening.

Was on a month long holiday in June (adventure expedition) and managed to keep my weight within the same three pounds that I have been stuck at for....well many months. I am renewing my efforts (eg only health snacks and stay within calorie range) and I am on Day 3 of sticking to the program - although watching a friend eat a warm carrot muffin when we went for coffee today just about did me in - stay strong Audrey.



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CORKYTHEMOM1
7/6/2014 9:55:15 PM

Carolyn, I didn't know if you heard about the head-on collision accident that I was in. I posted an updated blog about my current injuries. I'm so proud of you for making daily healthy choices and permanent lifestyle changes, resulting in fulfilling positive results! I'm giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! You are:


emoticon * S * P * A * R * K * T * A * C * U * L * A * R * emoticon


S = Set goals! Develop plans! Take action! Make progress! See results!
P = Promote regular medical checkups to achieve optimum health!
A = Approach each goal with optimism, dedication and completion!
R = Reduce stress! Eat healthy! Drink water! Exercise regularly! Sleep better! Have fun!
K = Keep track of nutrition intakes, fitness minutes, weigh-ins and body measurements!
T = Trust your choices, decisions and actions in all that you do!
A = Add variety to nutrition plan, fitness activities and personal well-being goals!
C = Create a non-food reward system for working hard to achieve healthy results!
U = Utilize behavior modification to break bad habits and challenge yourself to change!
L = Live life embracing healthy choices, positive changes and individual growth!
A = Assemble a support system to help one another stay on track!
R = Record emotions, setbacks, adjustments, progress and achievements in a journal!


~ Monika ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DUGDIXIE1
7/4/2014 2:29:00 AM

Hope things are well with you. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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DETERMINEDRUTH
6/30/2014 5:02:04 AM

Hi Carolyn,
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I think we have something in common. I am from Wisconsin and am also working in a different country. I live in India. My husband and I work with the hearing impaired in our school and church. emoticon



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