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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: 131,286

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 WILLB4ME
    emoticon The mere sense of living is joy enough. emoticon

    ~*~Emily Dickinson~*~
    5 hours ago
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    .•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•☆.•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•
    "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day,
    a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic
    waiting somewhere behind the morning."
    ~J.B Priestly~
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    .•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•☆.
    "Sending you millions of smiles!
    Take one each morning, emoticon
    I want to see you smiling
    Have happy day."
    .•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•☆.•*¨`*•. ☆ .•*¨`*•
    Thanks Karen, had a nice day. Got our fence done and will relax on Sunday. So glad you are feeling better. Have a nice evening and beautiful Sunday emoticon emoticon emoticon

    7 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    "An obstacle is often a stepping stone."


    8 hours ago
    Little Lilly is a welcome addition to our household! She's a sweetie!

    Hope you're having a good weekend.

    12 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Hey you......yes you,
    Stop being unhappy with yourself,
    Stop wishing you looked like someone else
    or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else,
    Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you,
    Stop hating your body, your face, your face, your quirks..
    love them for without those things you wouldn't be you
    and why would you want to be anyone else?
    Be confident with who you are, smile..it'll draw people in.
    If anyone hates you because you are happy with yourself,
    then just say "screw it, my happiness will not depend on others anymore.
    I'm happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws..I love my imperfections..
    they make me "me" and "me" is pretty amazing"
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~*~~Love yourself today~~*~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Have an Amazing Weekend! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    17 hours ago
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