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HAPPINESS IS AN INSIDE JOB!

I'll bet no one ever told you - I think you're eating too many veggies. OR - I think you need a little more sugar in your diet!
I avoid sugar as much as possible and I fill my meals with as many non-starchy veggies as I can. Sugar and starch are not my friends. Avoid sugar and starch and eat all the plants you can!

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I'll bet no one ever told you - I think you're eating too many veggies. OR - I think you need a little more sugar in your diet!
I avoid sugar as much as possible and I fill my meals with as many non-starchy veggies as I can. Sugar and starch are not my friends. Avoid sugar and starch and eat all the plants you can!

My Hobby: http://www.flickr.com/photos/-kayliz/sets

Less than 2 pounds to GOAL in 2012!
It's good to be drug free! No meds other than supplements!

I'm Karen and I'm retired, healthy, happy, and want to be thinner!

I lost about 20 lbs before I found SparkPeople. Now I'm reaching for a LOWER goal than before, (Dr. approved) but feel confident I can do it! The M-WORD - MODERATION- is the most important AND most difficult goal for me to attain. In fact, Moderation is a Four Letter Word, lol, in my book anyway.



Welcome to my page! My name is KAREN. (Unless I type too fast and leave out the A - which happens often and that's how I became KREN)

Of the time I invest in trying to get/stay healthy, 25% is spent trying to lose another pound and 75% is spent managing chronic pain. So don't expect my weight loss ticker to break any speed records!

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Caution! Rank amateur at work. No talent here, just technique and luck!! And a lot of FUN!

The biggest motivation for me seems to be sharing with others of like mind, along the sometimes rocky, hilly road to a healthier lifestyle.

Others inspire me, amaze me, tickle me, engage me emotionally and just remind me that besides the DIET RACE, I'm in the HUMAN RACE.

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My Goals:
I'm aiming for a fit and healthy body, free from chronic pain.

My Program:
I'v come to realize I simply have to eat LESS. I also try to move more in any way I can. Old injuries keep me from doing much consistent exercise, but water activities save the day.

Personal Information:
I'm a native Texan living in Central Texas. I retired a little early, at age 58. I wake up each day expecting HAPPINESS. It's a great thing to look forward to.

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My interests include oil and watercolor painting.

I've decided that my main "work" after retirement is keeping my body healthy and banishing pain and debility that tries to creep up on me.

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NOMIS1
12/15/2014 7:18:58 PM

Thank you for the goodie and our warm wishes.



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JEANNE229
12/10/2014 12:08:57 PM

Thank you, Karen, for the goodie and spark mail comfort. You are the best!



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PJSTIME
11/28/2014 7:09:45 AM

Thanks Karen. Both shawls are knitted. They were a challenge but I learned in the process. I wish we lived close too but I would settle for getting to meet you still hoping that will happen. Are you traveling and or going out of town around Christmas week



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ZEEDRA
11/27/2014 7:23:04 PM

Thanks for the toddy, Karen. Too bad I'm missing a key ingredient!




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SHERYLP461
11/5/2014 12:46:24 PM

Thanks for your comment on my blog, I agree, it is all about gathering at the table together with healthy good and good company. I have been asked to return as coordinator of Food Day in my area by the Center for Science in the Public Interest. This comming year will be my 5th I think.
Sheryl



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