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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: 143,639

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 1CRAZYDOG
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    Each one has to find his peace from within. Mahatma Gandhi On the way home!
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    2 hours ago
  • v MSMOSTIMPROVED
    Best wishes on your health and fitness journey! We gotta work at this everyday, right???
    12 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    Each morning when you open your eyes think only three things:
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    Then set out to make the best use of the gift of this day that you can.
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    Another day, another gift.
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    Hi Karen, thank you for liking my pictures, so happy the cherry trees are blooming and hope we get some cherries this year, my favorite. Was a nice sunny day and I enjoyed it nice walk and watching nature from out view area. We saw the Jays and a pretty oriole, hummers and so many animals. Have a nice evening and I hope you get better weather and are able to go for a hike or nice long walk. Happy Saturday emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Comment edited on: 4/16/2021 10:09:14 PM
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Jas had his procedure, back w/me @ the hotel, feeling well. Thanks for the prayers!
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  • v NJ_BEACHCOMBERS
    “Believe in yourself. You are braver than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.”
    ― Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart emoticon
    1 day ago
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