See this image larger
Me & Braylee at her recital, June 2012

See this image larger
Braylee explaining new school to Tinley

See this image larger
Christmas 2009

go to goodies page
go to goodies page
Bear Hug
go to goodies page
Candy Cane

Shared Food & Fitness Trackers
Interact with KSHELTON21
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts

I originally joined Spark People about 3 yrs ago. I was so excited!! I told everyone about it! Well, I have come & gone a few times since then. I was very commited until about the time my daughter got married & at the same time, my mother, who is in the final stage of COPD came to live with me. Now I barely do what has to be done most days & some days even that doesn't get done!
I am almost 53 yrs old, the mother of a beautiful daughter & 2 handsome sons and have 2 adorable granddaughters.
I have Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Osteoarthritis, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hypothyroidism & have to eat a Casein-free diet. That is a lot but I am so blessed that that's ALL I have! It could be so much worse even though it's pretty bad a lot of days! I just thank God for each day!
I started out needing to lose about 100 lbs. Now I need to lose about 60. Now that I am on a Casein-free diet that is easier to do because I can't have so much of what I love! lol
Excited about another new beginning! Sadly, it is without one of the sweetest ladies I've ever known! I met her on SparkPeople but unfortunately, never in person. She was a huge motivator for me but told it to me straight too. I love her & miss her.

Member Since: 1/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 7,171

My Goals:
Today is September 2 and my goal is to lose 14.8 lbs in 90 days (Nov. 30th) for weight of 140. I am going to track my food and fitness. I plan to exercise at least one hour a day for 4 days a week.

My Program:
Now that I am on a Casein-free diet I am just logging my food usually before I eat it so I know what it will mean to my overall day. This is very new to me!! I am also doing mainly chair exercises due to my back pain. I am in physical therapy for my back & thanks to God & my physical therapy team, I haven't had to use a walker for over a year!

Personal Information:
My name is Karen and I live in KY. I have 1 daughter & son-in-law, 2 sons & 2 adorable granddaughters!!

Other Information:

Read More About KSHELTON21 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated January 25)

Shown if member clicks "Read More"

(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
This user doesn't belong to any groups
My Ticker:
 current weight: 183.2 
Login to Leave Comment
    So glad that you came back to Spark. You certainly seem to have a lot on your plate with taking care of your Mom. It is so wonderful for her to have such a loving and caring daughter. I noticed your name on the Cafe where you answered that the last tv show you watched was NCIS.
    That's one of my favorites. Then I noticed your special Bible verse,
    "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Phil 4:13
    That is one of my all time favorites.
    You might like to check out our team, Jesus Girls Made to Crave. We are reading and studying an awesome book by Lysa Terkeurst. It has helped me tremendously. It puts the whole emotional eating issue into a Biblical perspective. God made us to crave Him, but we replace that craving with other cravings like food, which can never truly satisfy us. It's a fun and supportive group, and we'd love to have you take part.
    You're doing well with your weight loss. I wish you continued success on your journey to being the best you that God created you to be.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3413 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Creating the life you want starts with CHANGES
    It’s not what happens to you that matters – it’s what YOU do with it!!
    For your lovely comments on my blog – once you have accepted that it’s for YOUR life – the rest is easy.

    3421 days ago
    I am so glad you came back. We are the same age and we must have the 7 most adorable grandchildren between the two of us. LOL . I am sorry to hear about your mom. I understand that you taking her in is a huge committment and I admire you for doing it, but please please remember to take care of yourself. My dad had COPD and was blessed by being able to stay in his little apartment until he passed in his favorite chair. That followed by my grandma's death and my mothers diagnosis with a very aggressive leukemia. She went through a terrible two years, but seems to be getting back. Not sure she will ever be the way she was, but we keep praying. she is cancer free at this time.

    I hope you will at least check in here with us daily. ask for prayer when needed and know that I care.
    3432 days ago
    Hi again. i hope you enjoyed a potato that way by now. i am trying it in the microwave to see if it works as well. Pat in Maine, emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3668 days ago
  • v EMMABE1
    Thank you for spending the time to read my blog - I think having just put that blog together - the first time I have actually put the developing story together like that and now the penny has dropped - and I am beginning to realise what I have done!! So - I'm just a bit slow in the uptake!! LOL!!
    Thank you also for the birthday wishes.
    3669 days ago
Member Comments (118):  123Next >Last >>