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My journey began at 200 lbs with a goal to lose a total of 70 lbs.

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Initially I lost about 40 lbs. In Jan 2017, I injured my shoulder and foot in an accident leading to steroid injections, surgery and physical therapy. Recovery was slow; I regained a lot of weight and developed other health issues that further impacted my progress. In 2018, a check-up revealed that my BP and cholesterol were also dangerously high.

Determined not to live on meds, I decided to focus on lifestyle and dietary changes. Join me on my journey to health!

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 136,976

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs.
To be a size 10.
Get strong, fit & healthy, and have more energy.

My Program:
Following old WW exchange-based diet/program. 1-2 liters water daily.
Exercise/activity 60-90 minutes/day. Strength training 3 x a week.
Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds programs
Also using SparkPeople Workout DVDs and others.

Personal Information:
My name is Karen. I love people, sharing life experiences, and learning about different cultures and foods. Favorite foods (so far) are Italian, Mexican, Chinese,Thai and Middle Eastern. Also I am Christian - I love God and I love the Word of God - Jesus is my Savior and Lord! Spiritual influences include: Joseph Prince, Keith Moore, & Kenneth & Gloria Copeland. I also love animals/nature, living in the country, walking/hiking and fitness, writing, history, art. Enjoy classic, sci-fi & mystery novels. Love Dr. Who (old and new series!) and old movies 40s-50s-60s (TCM) & action/drama films (eg. Bourne series). I am also an artist... see paintings in photo gallery.

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    When we give over our (false sense of) control, and just allow, each change and each new experience becomes an adventure. Camille Lucy
    3 hours ago
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    Opportunity is often misses because it comes dressed in overalls
    and looks like hard work.
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    Plant dreams
    pull weeds
    and grow a happy life
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    We all share the same garden when you water another's you water your own.
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    Morning Karen, emoticon we are going to have the same kind of weather in the 90's. Only no rain for us emoticon I am happy for the beautiful cool mornings and good thing I am an early riser so I can walk. Need to do lots of watering when I get back. I hope you have a fun day with many new adventures. Happy Tuesday Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    10 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    We don't sweat we Sparkle ! No matter what just keep moving
    I you grit your teeth and show determination you always have a chance Charles Schultz

    Its better to take many small steps in the right direction than to make a great leap forward only to stumble backward old Chinese proverb

    Glad you had a quite 4th thinks were quite here today not to warm which was nice tired to night for some reason so we are heading to bed early. How is you sister doing? praying for both of you as deal with the lose of the kitty . emoticon
    19 hours ago
    Relax. You are enough. You do enough. Breathe extra deep, let go, and just live right now in the moment.
    23 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    You are stronger than you think. You have gotten through every bad day in your life, you can and will succeed.

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    We've got this!! emoticon
    24 hours ago
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