IAMBLESSED103
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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: 138,140

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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  • v MSROZZIE
    emoticon emoticon Sunny Saturday!

    Choose the long route. Instead of making a beeline to your destination in the mall, office, or grocery store, take the long route. Those extra steps will add up over the course of each day.

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    Hope your day was pleasant. Have an enjoyable Sunday and SPark ON! emoticon
    2 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    "As the moon returns home, she whispers to the sun,
    "Time to rise and shine. The world awaits you."

    ​While the sun stirs, he peeks his head out from underneath
    the blanket of the night's sky.
    He stretches and yawns, slowly making his way up to the grand stage.

    He looks back to catch a glimpse of his love and smiles.
    She winks back. "Show time!"
    In an instant, he is ready to embrace the world again.

    And with his arms spread wide open,
    he gently kisses the horizon,
    releasing his beautiful display of strength and splendor for all to enjoy.

    As he makes his way higher into the sky, he calls out to all who listen,
    "Hello big beautiful world! It's a brand new day.
    So make it a good one!"
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    `.¸¸♥´¯) Have glitter in breakfast and shine whole day.¸.✶* º
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    Have a beautiful Sunday Karen, Hope your day went well, sure is getting better out this way. emoticon emoticon
    4 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    Keep walking through the storm. Your rainbow is waiting on the other side. - Heather Stillufsen

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    4 hours ago
  • v WNCGIRL
    You sound alot like me. I got down to 162 then pressures of life crept up. Several tragedies in our family and the weight crept back. I am now 230. Can't seem to loose. I have a new Dr that I love. She is so supportive.
    14 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    Just as leaves fall from the trees,
    it’s a good time to consider your strongholds
    and shed anything that doesn’t serve your spirit
    or may be holding you back from reaching your highest potential.
    As you let go of dead weight – whether it be habits, beliefs, activities or even people – you make way for new growth.
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    It’s a new season.
    A perfect opportunity to do something NEW something BOLD something BEAUTIFUL!
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    Thanks for stopping by Karen, is much better today will be able to go for a walk and the pups will be happy they have not wanted to be out either. Sorry about the smoke, stay safe.
    Have a nice day Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon
    16 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 9/19/2020 8:19:08 AM
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