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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 ...
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!

Below find some personal comments:

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!


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Member Since: 1/7/2008

SparkPoints: 131,694

Fitness Minutes: 31,322

My Goals:
Top SP Weight: 270#
10% Goal: Lose 27 pounds.

"Not Perfection but Progress" in my lifestyle changes.

I will never give up!


My Program:
1. Exercise.
a. This will normally be walking either inside or outside 3x/week.
b. Use exercise machines in my apartment complex 2x/week.
c. Exercise my left knee to improve it's bend.
d. Wear an SP Tracker.

2. Nutrition: Portion control.
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Other activities:
1. Blog at least twice a week.
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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. Although I moved to the States in November 2014, my eventual retirement from the Mission will be the summer of 2015.
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In Africa I lived in a duplex. My house had electricity, running water, gas stove, refrigerator, wash machine, microwave and small appliances down to a Magic Bullet! I had satellite TV and satellite Internet!

Other Information:
My Hobbies:
Computing
Blogging.
Traveling.
Collecting Post Cards and spoons from my travels.
Genealogy is my new interest.
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Photography but I am not a professional. I took lots of photos of where I live and worked 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
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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NANFACEMIRE1
12/2/2014 6:46:44 AM

Carolyn, emoticon so good to have you here. I know you are glad about your retirement.....Everyone wonders what they will do, but you will find you have to "lok" for time to get everything done.......lol



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DIDMIS
11/20/2014 11:26:09 AM

Thank you for commenting on my blog Short and not too sweet about Thanksgiving.
You celebrated the eating recently with all of the nice people giving you going away parties. Now is the time to Thank God that emoticon God bless you on your travels.



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DIDMIS
11/7/2014 6:53:32 PM

Thank you for your comment on my blog. God is good. It all started when I was in rehab also and I could do nothing about it. That Is when Brian tried to trace it down. It sure was a relief as I don't like to have something like that from the IRS and it was the first time. Hallelujah, hope it is the last time. And to think I used to work for them.
Irene




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