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MY JOURNEY TO A HAPPIER HEALTHIER LIFE!

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: 144,612

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 SPARKFRAN514
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today "Spark Guy states its not good bye

    Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis. Mary Anne Radmacher emoticon

    3 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Live in peace w/what you cannot change. You have to keep reinventing yourself. Embrace your successes. Michal Golan
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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Smile let everyone know that today you’re a lot stronger Than you were yesterday.
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    "Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm."... Sir Winston Churchill

    4 days ago
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    Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words.
    Keep your words positive because your words become your behavior.
    Keep your behavior positive because your behavior becomes your habits.
    Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values.
    Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
    ~ Mahatma Gandhi quotes ~

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    "I am Summer, come to lure you away from your computer... come dance on my fresh grass, dig your toes into my beaches.
    ~Oriana Green~
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    Hi Karen hope you had a nice day, we had a nice day for Glen today, he loved his Lemonade squeezer thingy and made us some great lemonade, perfect for this hot day.
    Happy Summer Karen emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    . . . nobody can tell me what my future holds except me. It isn’t created yet. I am creating it moment by moment in a grand fashion. And it just keeps getting better. Jean Adrienne
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