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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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    Morning Karen. Pray all is ok from those storms and your Sister. Many emoticon
    3 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/5/2020 8:35:40 AM
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    Trying is for recipes! Do what you have set out to accomplish. We learn from our successes as well as our mistakes. :-) emoticon

    “People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed..” emoticon
    – Tony Robbins

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    "Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow."
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    Praying for you and your sister in the storm her knee and your back and that you are enjoying the journey emoticon

    4 days ago
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    Daily reminder
    “The day you plant the seed is not the day you eat the fruit
    ..Be patient
    ..Be humble
    ..don't give up
    "Everything is possible even the impossible."
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    Prayers and emoticon that all goes well today Karen, hope you stay safe from that storm, emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
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    When we take care of one another, we take care of ourselves. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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    4 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/4/2020 6:57:51 AM
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    The only place success comes before work is in the dictionary vince Lombardi

    This is a favorite of mine when I stressed out
    “There are two ways to wake up in the morning. One is to say, ‘Good morning, God,’ and the other is to say, ‘Good God, morning!” – Fulton J. Sheen

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    "Success consists of a series of little daily victories." ~Laddie F. Hutar

    5 days ago
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