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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: 134,516

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 LORI-K
    Looking forward to your next blog Karen! Thank you for your thoughts and concern on my blog. Thank you for being a great friend. ❤️🙏🏼🌈
    1 hour ago
    Thanks Karen, I saw the picture, sure was a pretty bear, the same we have here. I have seen their claws, so good to not get close. So sad though.
    Thanks again and have a nice Sunday emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3 hours ago
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    An important step on the path to forgiveness is looking within to pardon yourself before you can release someone else of blame and move forward positively. Elizabeth Upton
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    4 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Never live in the past, but always learn from it. unknown
    A strong person and a waterfall always channel their own path unknown
    11 hours ago
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    We will be more successful in all our endeavors
    if we can let go of the habit of running all the time,
    and take little pauses to relax and re-center ourselves.
    And we'll also have a lot more joy in living.
    ~ Thich Nhat Hanh~

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    Keep calm and relax.
    It's Sunday.~♥~
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    You are welcome Karen, love reading your blogs. Yes I will be very careful, heard the coyotes this morning when walking so went home and went with hubby later. I have been seeing scary stuff on the news, so decided to be safe instead of sorry. Wow, really something about the bear you saw, sad what happened, but I suppose it had to happen. Would love to see the picture if you find it. emoticon
    I hope you have a nice day today. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    13 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 1/25/2020 10:55:22 PM
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