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It is time...time to get healthy!

As I was walking this morning, I decided I wanted to update my profile to include some of the changes and progress I have made. When I started in August of this year (2008) I was weighing in at almost 250. I couldn't walk up the stairs at my work without being out of breath. My back and knees would hurt from any long walks and my posture. My clothes were tight as a size 20 and I refused to purchase a larger size. I knew I needed to do something when I came across advertising for SparkPeople.

Over the past two months, I have seen success for myself and hit my 20lb lost mark on Halloween. My life style choices are so much better although I still get cravings for certain types of food. When I first started, I couldn't walk up and down our street (equivalent of less than 1/4 mile) and now I am walking twice around the neighborhood (2 miles) on a regular basis. I used to go to McDonalds or a fast food place 2 to 3 times a week eating enough for 2 people and now I have been only twice making the best choices possible. In the past, I would call my mom and bring home a pizza (for each of us!) at least once a week. Now if I get a craving I will make a pizza on a tortilla or pita bread.

I feel better about myself...I see changes in my body... I am happy with my progress! I know I have a way to go and it will take time, motivation, and determination to get there. I am looking forward to seeing how I will do since I just purchased my first home and will be cooking for one a majority of the time.

Keep up your efforts everyone! :-)

Far away in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. ~Louisa May Alcott

Member Since: 9/11/2008

Fitness Minutes: 6,910

My Goals:
My goal is to get healhy and maintain a healthy weight. I would love to be able to purchase a pair of pants at a regular clothing store.

My Program:
I really have been focusing on portion control and better eaching habits. I lose motivation to exercise in the winter but try to get in some Wii Fit or time with the dog!

Personal Information:
Hi my name is: Karyn :-)

I live on the east coast and love everything but the winter! I'm 27 and have been working full time+ and just finished my MBA at the end of August 2008.

Other Information:
Never give up...Never surrender!

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