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MY JOURNEY TO A HAPPIER HEALTHIER LIFE!

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!

August 2020 Update
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Returned to doctor for general exam & the results were fantastic!

Weight Loss: Down from 200 lbs to now 169 lbs
Blood Pressure: Down from 150/89 in 2019 to NOW at 132/70.
Previous Cholesterol was: Total 288 (HDL 48, LDL 197, TG 217)
Aug 2020 Cholesterol now: Total 232 (HDL 51, LDL 162, TG 96)


Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 144,612

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs. and wear size 10 again.
To avoid blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
To 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, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, 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 1CRAZYDOG
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    The key to happiness isn’t material wealth, health or even fulfilling relationships. The key to happiness is wisdom. Dr. Alex Lickerman
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    40 minutes ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    3. No matter how many mistakes you make or how slow you progress,
    you're still way ahead of everyone who isn't trying.
    ~ Tony Robbins ~
    A hot day here and going to be another one tomorrow . Racey was so hot i wiped him off with a cool wet towel then he took off and rolled on the rug could not catch home to dry him off he is curly gong to try and get a picture. its 89 and 7 pm ! a 100 tomorrow emoticon
    10 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2021 10:16:08 PM
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    ADVICE FROM THE SUN:
    Keep it light
    Rise to occasion
    Look on the bright side
    Set your sights high
    Renew your energy
    Keep a sunny disposition
    Be brilliant!
    ~by Ilan Shamir~

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    Friends are the sunshine of life.
    ~John Hay ~
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    Hi Karen hope you had a cooler day, was cooler this morning here.
    Have a nice evening emoticon emoticon
    13 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 6/22/2021 6:53:40 PM
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Thanks for stopping by my blog today "Spark Guy states its not good bye

    Consider calling it a challenge rather than calling it a crisis. Mary Anne Radmacher emoticon

    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Live in peace w/what you cannot change. You have to keep reinventing yourself. Embrace your successes. Michal Golan
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    1 day ago
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