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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!

August 2020 Update
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Returned to doctor for general exam & the results were fantastic!

Weight Loss: Down from 200 lbs to now 169 lbs
Blood Pressure: Down from 150/89 in 2019 to NOW at 132/70.
Previous Cholesterol was: Total 288 (HDL 48, LDL 197, TG 217)
Aug 2020 Cholesterol now: Total 232 (HDL 51, LDL 162, TG 96)


Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 139,100

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs. and wear size 10 again.
To avoid blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
To 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, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, 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 JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    No one ever go to the top of a mountain in one giant jump.
    Challenges can be overcome, and goals can be reached,
    but it can only happen one step at a time
    ~ Doe Zantamata

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    At the right time a kind word from a stranger or
    encouragement from a friend can make all the difference
    in the world kindness is free but it's priceless.
    It's always the right time
    - Doe Zantamata
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    Hope you have a very beautiful weekend Karen, enjoy all those Fall walks. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Action is the step many forget when they wonder what happened to their dream. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    "HIKING IS A BIT LIKE LIFE......
    The journey only requires you to put one foot in front of the other.. again & again & again..
    if you allow yourself opportunity to be present throughout the entirety of the trek, you will witness beauty every step of the way, not just at the summit"

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    "Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery.
    It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors."
    ~Richelle E. Goodrich~
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    "Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."
    ~George Eliot~
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    Hi Karen still warm here, but you know me I got up early and walked, but have to wait till it gets light. I wish I could sleep later. Maybe I need to stay up later. Thanks for all your beautiful pictures.
    Hope you have a fantastic Friday emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v LINDA!
    "Everything will work out in the end. You don't need to know how. You just have to trust it will."

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  • v I_WALK_WITH_JOY
    “Food can be the greatest form of medicine, or the slowest form of poison.”
    ― Ann Wigmore....Wishing you a wonderful day.
    4 days ago
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