30,000-39,999 SparkPoints 35,886
See this image larger
Retro Rockabilly Wonder Woman - a dream come true! [Oct 2019]

See this image larger
Comic Con 2019 - Finally could wear the Imperial Costume I had commissioned years ago!

See this image larger
Then vs now - I've been up and down, but you can't keep me down for long!

go to goodies page
Apple Cider
go to goodies page
Blue Ribbon
Crazy About Cat...
go to goodies page
Relaxation Music

SWEET_CAROLYN is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
Shared Fitness Tracker
Interact with SWEET_CAROLYN
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I'm a yo-yo dieter, sweet-lover, fat child, fat teen, fat young adult and emotional eater. My highest weight was nearly 270 pounds; my lowest adult weight was around 150 pounds. I have done calorie counting, Weight Watchers, and MediFast, which succeed as long as I am on the program and fail as soon as I slip up and fall off.

But I am done falling off. I am done slipping up. I want to live a "normal life" at a "normal weight". I've lived enough of my life (I'd estimate nearly 90% of my adult life) as obese/overweight, and I'm done with it. I'm done being the "Fat One" of my social group.

On May 3, 2018, a friend added me to her healthy Facebook group and that was when I began what I dub "The Last Weight Loss Journey". This time, I am gonna demolish this weight, not just lose it to be found again, and keep it off - no matter what.

Back in 2013, I learned I loved exercise - running, Spin Class, Zumba. I also like going into a store and finding cute clothes in my style and shape. But those are merely the superficial reasons I want to lose weight - I also want to be healthy for the rest of my life. Heart attacks, high blood pressure, and strokes run in my family, and I don't want that to be how I end up leaving this world. If avoiding death by heart attack means giving up donuts and french fries for the rest of my life, then so be it.

I am tired of food being in control of me; from here on, I am in control of my food. This is the Last Weight Loss Journey I will ever be on - the Buck Stops Here.

Member Since: 3/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 18,151

My Goals:
+ Lower blood pressure
+ Gain energy
+ Fix my relationship with food
+ Be more confident in my appearance

My Program:
+ Calorie tracking
+ Common sense eating
+ Hydration
+ Exercise 4 times a week
+ Remember we all make mistakes

Personal Information:
+ Green eyes
+ Dark(ish) hair
+ 5'6"

Other Information:
Things I like:
+ My cat
+ Knitting & Crocheting
+ Reading
+ Movies (Wonder Woman, Captain Marvel, Hot Fuzz, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings)
+ TV (GLOW, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Xena, Red Dwarf, Sherlock)
+ Music (Kygo, Seven Lions, In This Moment, Halestorm, P!nk, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis)

Read More About SWEET_CAROLYN - Profile Information moved here. (Updated July 24)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
Current Status:
My Ticker:
30 Maintenance Weeks
Login to Leave Comment
Member Comments (368):  123Next >Last >>