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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: 136,976

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 JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    emoticon Tips for a relaxing day. emoticon
    Call a friend,
    Celebrate whats working,
    Wear something comfy,
    Remember how far you've come.
    Slow down.
    Go outside.
    Be your own cheerleader
    Compliment yourself.
    Eat something healthy.
    Trash negative thoughts.
    Find a pet.
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    “Sunday is a special day, unique in its own way,
    having lots of enjoyment and fun.
    May you have a delightful Sunday
    so that you are energized for the coming week.”
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    Hi Karen stopping by early to wish you a peaceful Sunday emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    In every culture throughout time there have been saints, mystics, sages, shamans and prophets who have come to the same conclusion: all things in this world are deeply interconnected and ultimately are only diverse expressions of the one original source energy. Dr. Jonathan Ellerby
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    14 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    A Warm smile is the universal language of kindness.” – William Arthur War
    A smile is a curve that sets everything straight. – Phyllis Diller
    Never have have to many smiles emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    hugs and snuggles
    I am sure we have others wondering about us emoticon
    22 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    emoticon Here's to healthy. emoticon
    Because healthy is happy.
    It's more than just exercising and eating right.
    It's finding what works for me, step by step.
    Because healthy can be hard, life can get in the way,
    and that is okay. I don't need six pack abs to be happy.
    Missteps are okay because mistakes mean I'm trying! But when I do choose better,
    healthy feels awesome. It impacts everything: home life, work life, life life.
    And healthy goodness is too good not to share. I don't have to be the greatest
    all the time. Just the greatest one healthy choice at a time.
    So here's to healthy."
    ~Unknown~
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    Hi Karen, hope you have a beautiful weekend emoticon
    Have a healthy and fit day. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v LINDA!
    "Don't make a habit out of choosing what feels good over what's actually good for you." Eric Thomas

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    1 day ago
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