KARENKANDO   4,147
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This was me at my stepson's college graduation May 2013





This was taken at a company holiday party - right after I had lost 110 lbs (December 2009)





This was me on my honeymoon in April 2011. . . already regaining the weight I worked so hard to lose



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Hello. My name is Karen. I am 52 years old and live in the midwest. I have "dieted" my way up to my current 242 lbs. Twice before I lost over 100 lbs. Thousands of times before, I have lost 10, 20, 30 lbs. only to regain it all and more. Today I can proudly say, "I am DONE with diets." Today, I make peace with food and begin my journey to 155 lbs. I live for today, but I look forward to all my tomorrows. I just can't "weight" to see what life on the other side looks and feels like.
Hello. My name is Karen. I am 52 years old and live in the midwest. I have "dieted" my way up to my current 242 lbs. Twice before I lost over 100 lbs. Thousands of times before, I have lost 10, 20, 30 lbs. only to regain it all and more. Today I can proudly say, "I am DONE with diets." Today, I make peace with food and begin my journey to 155 lbs. I live for today, but I look forward to all my tomorrows. I just can't "weight" to see what life on the other side looks and feels like.




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Member Since: 6/2/2013

SparkPoints: 4,147

Fitness Minutes: 645

My Goals:
My goal is to be healthy; whatever size that might be. I don't have a "magical" number; rather, I'd just like to lose enough weight that I finally feel comfortable in my own skin. 155 sounds nice, but 165 might work just as well. It's a journey - one that I'm willing to let my body control.

My Program:
I started the Atkins Diet on 06/01/13. I have been successful on this program before, so I thought I'd give it another go. Only this time, I am committed to the program being a "way of life" and not just a fad diet. Sugar is my enemy. It's killing me. I must avoid it at all costs. So Atkins it is!

Personal Information:
I'm 52. In April 2011 I married for the first (and only) time. I waited a life time for the "right" man and I finally found him. Now I seek health so that together we may live a long and happy life. Because I married late in life, I have no biological children. But my husband shares his sons with me. . . I am blessed.

Other Information:
I enjoy reading, walking, hiking, playing tennis and dancing. I'm not necessarily "good" at any of them, but I enjoy them just the same. I've learned to cook - some - in recent years, and I'd like to increase my culinary skills by learning to cook "healthy" "wholesome" "real" food.


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DEEGIRL50
5/30/2014 8:09:53 AM

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We're still here Sparking. Wish you could join us.
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PASTUREPUFF
4/13/2014 12:33:18 AM

Inspired by your page and your comments.



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DEEGIRL50
4/12/2014 12:28:35 AM

Wherever you are on your journey... I hope you're happy, healthy, and thriving!! We miss you.
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SUEPERWOMAN
4/2/2014 9:20:42 PM



Miss you, Karen! Come on back!

Love, Sue



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BEBEZ789
4/1/2014 8:10:19 AM

I saw your intro. and it immediately spoke to my heart. Thanks for accepting my request for friends. I need this so much. God Bless.



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