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Hi, I'm Kathryn. I've finally accepted the fact that losing weight is no longer the easy process it used to be when I was younger. The combination of menopause and mid-life crisis threw me into a depression . I turned to food for comfort and the pounds started to creep up. Initially I was looking for the perfect diet or "magic pill" to lose the weight. Thankfully a health crisis brought me to my senses and with much support and prayers I got on track with a healthy lifestyle. Been a member of SP since Aug 2008 and it has been a blessing. It helps me stay on course from one day to the next and gives me the accountability which was sorely lacking before.. Each morning I say to myself "How can I honor God today?" Part of that requires that I put healthy food in my body (His Temple) and keep as fit as I can. I find that the more my perspective and attitude line up with His will the easier it is to live a healthy life - but I have a long way to go still.

UPDATE Jan 2015

I've been all over the map in the past 6 1/2 years. I knew that changing bad habits and establishing a healthy lifestyle would not be easy, but I did not think it would be this hard. The hardest part for me is staying motivated. I need accountability - that's the best thing about SP, it will keep me honest. I have slacked off and my weight and health have suffered but there is no option but to get back on track or fall farther behind ( and I've got way too much "behind" already)

Member Since: 8/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 53,108

My Goals:
Achieve a normal BMI ; make exercise a daily habit;
control binge eating and get off of BP medication.

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My Program:
Meal planning is the cornerstone of my program. I use the food tracker to help me stay in my calorie range. Exercise includes Strength Training and cardio 5-6 days per week. Stress reduction techniques to avoid binging.

Personal Information:
I am a transplanted New Yorker now living in FL. Eager to pursue a new career in health and wellness.

Other Information:
Favorite book is The Bible. I love music, reading and learning to live calmly and peacefully in the techno-crazy 21st century.

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  • v no profile image JAISON60
    Saying a prayer that you are okay! Take care of you! HUGS
    4 days ago
  • v no profile image JAISON60
    Hi Kathryn--Check out SparkPeople--they will be closing August 17th and have a new site coming. Check out the top of the main page for details. I have signed in for the new one--hoping it will work for me when it arrives ! If I don't hear from you before it closes~~I wish you well and will be thinking about you! Hugs Kathleen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    9 days ago
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    Hi Kathryn, I actually have been doing IF off and on--now I am on! The trick is to realize when you are hungry the most! By that I mean I used to go until afternoon to break my fast and was soo hungry in the morning. so I switched it up and had my eating window begin in the morning instead of the evening and finally started to lose some weight! I am sure you will find what works for you too! BIG emoticon Kathleen
    60 days ago
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    Hi Kathryn!! Just me again!! Still struggling adjustment living with family in CT. I get my 2nd Covid shot this Saturday~~~I hope you are getting yours too! Such a crazy year!!
    Miss you~~take care of yourself! emoticon Kathleen
    64 days ago
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    Hi Kathryn! It's me again--lol! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
    I moved back to Connecticut with family! Let's just say BIG adjustment.

    I just wanted to stop by to see if you are okay and wish you a very Merry Christmas early!!

    emoticon Kathleen
    197 days ago
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