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August 2009, fishing in Canada. The fish and I are both fat!

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My son and me in front of the Eiffel Tower, Spring 2011.

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This is me in London, first week of April 2011 after losing 17#. I'm glad my son took these pics!

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December 2011...It's the end of this amazing year. I'm 38 pounds lighter, I'm 5 pant sizes smaller and I'm planning a trip to Greece with both my kids in March 2013. I'm excited about the trip. But, I'm also wondering where I can possibly be in 14 months. The sky is the limit! So now I'm dreaming and goal-setting for 2012.

April 2011...The trip was wonderful, awesome, a trip of a lifetime. Now I'm motivated to keep getting more healthy and get slimmer and build muscle. I've recently been looking at some interesting eating programs. More about this as I learn more too!

Jan 2011...this is the year I travel to Europe with my son. It's also the year I seriously start a healthy new lifestyle. Jan 2 I got on the elliptical and only made it 11 minutes, I felt pathetic. I have a very sedentary and stressful job. When I'm at home, I need to be active and no matter where I am, I need to eat less and better food.

Member Since: 1/28/2011

Fitness Minutes: 16,255

My Goals:
My goals are to lose weight, 50 pounds to start, and to live a healthier lifestyle. Not for the short term, but for the long term.

My Program:
I started by cutting out all soda, it made me hungry. Then I cut down on the amount I was eating and I started working on the elliptical. After 2 weeks of elliptical, I added walking more than the machine.

Currently, I'm working out most days of the week. I use my elliptical the majority of the time but I've added classes at Nampa Fitness Studio for ST and to keep things interesting. Plus, working out local with some of my best SP Gals, that's a treat!

Personal Information:
I'm a 44 year old happily married woman. I have 2 children, a son who is 15 and a daughter who is 13. I am the Credit and Colletions Manager at a Community Health Clinic system in Idaho.

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  • v EBEAMS
    Giggle, giggle ... I just told my hubby yesterday that by the time I make it to my goal weight I will have lost 90 lbs but it's because I keep gaining and having to lose it again! LOL ... The new thing is really working for me --- THANKFULLY!!!

    PS ... it isn't about how fast you run ... Check out John Bingham - he is a runner who understands that promotes that speed isn't the point of running ... running is! emoticon You go, girl!
    3198 days ago
  • v NEW-CAZ
    Thanks for keeping up with my blogs today, hope tomorrow is the start of a great week for you emoticon
    3201 days ago
  • v LUV2RUN72
    You are just a running fool now LOL! Way to go Karen! Now that Brandon and I are on the same page with food in the house, it is becoming easier for me to get back on track to losing this last little bit. I worry about Brandon's health with his diet and now I can feel better about that. Sophia is eve liking many of the dishes that are on our menu (I'm using SP's vegetarian diet plan) so I don't have to cook 3 meals for dinner. I know, i never HAD to, but I did.

    Keep on running. We'll have to go for a run on the green belt together sometime now that the weather is starting to cool off and the daytime temps aren't so bad.

    Take care,
    3203 days ago
  • v EBEAMS
    Good for you ... RUNNING! You are so awesome! I love that I have "diverse" friends, just like me ... Tee hee hee ... emoticon
    3203 days ago
    Are you saying I need a job outside of the home to have a calmer schedule? LOL I keep working at prioritizing and simplifying and the days just seem to get busier and busier!
    3203 days ago
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