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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!

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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!

DISCLAIMER FOR MY ARTWORK:
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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ZEEDRA
8/24/2014 8:18:12 PM

Thank you, too, Karen. I appreciate deep thoughts. I don't have too many coming at me! :)



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MORTICIAADDAMS
8/12/2014 12:20:22 PM

I'm okay with most animals but want no part of snakes, spiders and stinging bugs. There are people who go to see the snake migration twice a year. The snakes are protected but I would be wanting to off a bunch of them. I dare say I can't imagine having to stuff a rattlesnake!! Horrible!



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KWILEYONE
8/8/2014 12:22:12 PM

Hi Karen! I see you got your new area rug. And wow, it looks like you are busy updating and improving. Sounds like a challenge! Hope you are enjoying these "century days." I actually am.



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HOLLEEHO
8/7/2014 1:53:39 PM

You are most welcome. So glad to hear you are doing well Karen. Thanks for your nice note on my page.

Enjoy the rest of the summer and put fun on top of your list whenever possible. Take care, Holly emoticon



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PAINTERK1
8/6/2014 2:33:34 PM

Lol......Duck lips.....did you see the photo of Kathleen and me on her page? We have Duck lip whistles. When we went to Boston, we took my daughter and her granddaughter with us. We went on one of the Duck Tours (riding around Boston's waterways and roadways in a Duck boat which are WWII craft that float in water and also drive on land)....and of course I bought Duck lip whistles....which are actually more like kazoos. So Kathleen and I proceeded to quack with them frequently and loudly in order to embarrass the girls.....hehehehe.



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