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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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  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    They found a little courage that simmered in the sun,
    they blended it with patience and just a spice of fun,
    they poured in hope and laughter and then a sudden twist
    they stirred it all together and made an optimist;"
    ~unknown~

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    "Next time you find yourself thinking about pursuing your dreams
    and you find yourself asking,
    "Could I really do that?" dare to answer.
    "YES! yes, I could!"
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    Hope you have a good week Karen emoticon
    11 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Sometimes the biggest challenge may be believing in our own ability to overcome challenges and to affect remarkable change. Robyn O’Brien
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    11 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
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    Smile its Monday and the first one in Aug !
    Each morning is the open door to a new world – new vistas, new aims, new plans, Monday is the perfect day morning to wake up and get stated and see where you are on sat morning . – Unknown

    Exercise should be regarded as tribute to the heart.
    You are not going to get the butt you want by sitting on it



    20 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    In a world that very much feels like it has been thrown into a Cuisinart, there are so many opportunities to be part of the solution. Robyn O’Brien.
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    1 day ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Lets count our Blessing not our problems

    The recipe to having a great Sunday a great start to the week is making sure we love each minute of the day its a delightful journey.
    And the second day of Aug since I forgot today was Aug 1 emoticon
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