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I reached GOAL on April Fools' Day, 2016. Of course, lol. The Beck Diet Solution is what finally rid me of the last ten pounds!

I'll bet no one ever told you - I think you're eating too many veggies. OR - I think you need a little more sugar in your diet!
I avoid sugar as much as possible and I fill my meals with as many non-starchy veggies as I can. Sugar and starch are not my friends. Avoid sugar and starch and eat all the plants you can!

It's good to be drug free! No meds other than supplements!

I'm Karen and I'm retired, healthy, happy, and want to be thinner!

I lost about 20 lbs before I found SparkPeople. Now I'm reaching for a LOWER goal than before, (Dr. approved) but feel confident I can do it! The M-WORD - MODERATION- is the most important AND most difficult goal for me to attain. In fact, Moderation is a Four Letter Word, lol, in my book anyway.

Of the time I invest in trying to get/stay healthy, 25% is spent trying to lose another pound and 75% is spent managing chronic pain. So don't expect my weight loss ticker to break any speed records!

My Hobby: https://www.flickr.com/photos/-kayliz/sets
DISCLAIMER FOR MY ARTWORK: Some of us are born with talent. The rest of us learn technique.
Caution! Rank amateur at work. No talent here, just technique and luck!! And a lot of FUN!

The biggest motivation for me seems to be sharing with others of like mind, along the sometimes rocky, hilly road to a healthier lifestyle.

Others inspire me, amaze me, tickle me, engage me emotionally and just remind me that besides the DIET RACE, I'm in the HUMAN RACE.

Member Since: 6/3/2008

My Goals:
I'm aiming for a fit and healthy body, free from chronic pain.

My Program:
I'v come to realize I simply have to eat LESS. I also try to move more in any way I can. Old injuries keep me from doing much consistent exercise, but water activities save the day.

Personal Information:
I'm a native Texan living in Central Texas. I retired a little early, at age 58. I wake up each day expecting HAPPINESS. It's a great thing to look forward to.

Other Information:
My interests include oil and watercolor painting.

I've decided that my main "work" after retirement is keeping my body healthy and banishing pain and debility that tries to creep up on me.

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    I followed a post here from the Low Carb for Dummies group - I'm a member but not real active as far as posting. I read your Real Christmas Story, and my hubby and I have a similar outlook but haven't taken it quite as far as you have - but maybe next year that will be what we do! Right now I'm working on losing a bunch of weight for the last time (I HOPE, I think low-carb will be the way for me to do it); also hoping it won't take a knee replacement to get me back on the road in our 18-wheeler with my hubby. We also live in Central Texas (Austin). Nice to "meet" you and hope we can get to know each other a bit better along the way.

    Merry Christmas,

    1308 days ago
    “You've been given the innate power to shape your life...but you cannot just speak change, you have to LIVE change. Intent paired with action builds the bridge to success. You can't just want it; you have to do it, live it...BE it! Success isn't something you have, it's something you DO.” ― Steve Maraboli

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    1324 days ago
    Your watercolors are stupendous!
    1325 days ago
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    It has been almost a year since I saw him. He looks a lot different. Hopefully he is happy.
    1436 days ago
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    My son came from Ohio for the eclipse. LOL. We are lucky he had some time for us! He stayed a couple hours but a lot of cleaning preceded it. LOL.

    I have some really info on magnesium around here somewhere. I need to look for it. I will send it when I find it and look through it.
    1436 days ago
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