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Hi, I'm Karen. I'm the mom of 2 wonderful grown daughters, 2 beautiful grandsons, and 2 wonderful "step" grandchilren. I live out in the country in Indiana with my dog Cheyenne and my cat Callie. Now my weight loss journey. My all time high was 289. I had bariatric surgery back in 2012 and got down to 165. Maintained that for about a year but the weight started creeping back. So I went low carb. Atkins. Had great success. Got down to 130. Went off that and went up to 160 where I stayed for some time. Got quite ill with severe stomach pain that no one could diagnose for about a year. Was quite debilitating. Was finally diagnosed as gastroparesis, which they think was related to an ulcer removal surgery I had-they think it severed or damaged something caused the vagus nerve that controls the contractions of the stomach. Anyway am finally on the correct medication and the pain is gone and I am feeling great. Plus, have discovered a ketogenic, that is Low Carb High Fat diet that is working WONDERS! I am down from 160 to 133.2 with an ultimate goal of 120.

Member Since: 7/22/2016

Fitness Minutes: 3,509

My Goals:
1 Get to 120 lbs.
2.Do 20 minutes of upper body chair excersise daily
3.Stay off cigaretters
4.Stay off diet soda
5.Stay off coffee

My Program:
1.LCHF ketogenic diet
2.Upper Body Seated Workout
3.Quitting smoking (smoke free since August 1-praise God!)
4.Stay off diet soda
5.Stay off coffee

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  • v MOMMY445
    have a wonderful day!
    1374 days ago
    Hey Karen, Have not heard from you in a while. How are you? Hope all is well.

    Avery (Batgurl250) and I have opened up the a backsliders group. Please join us. The link is as follows, just copy and paste into the address bar. If that does not work the backsliders team logo "Find your strong" is on my page.


    1575 days ago
    emoticon Stopping by to say hi! I hope all is well with you and your November has gotten off to a good start. emoticon
    1650 days ago

    I thought I would reach out one more time to see if you are alright and if all is okay. I know it wasn't like you to go missing and not come check in, so I'm a little worried. I hope all is well.
    1650 days ago
  • v IAMNOT61
    I know it was 12 days ago but October is still your birthday month so I want to wish you a very belated emoticon ! Also, emoticon on doing so well on your weight loss journey, you have had some major struggles but perseverance has paid off and that's emoticon !
    1663 days ago
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