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Hey everyone! I joined SparkPeople so I can lose weight and get healthy by receiving inspiration as well as hopefully returning some.
My children have inspired me to get back on track with my weight loss.
I was in shape growing up. I showed my horses and loved to barrel race.
But after I quit smoking in 1986, a year after I married my wonderful husband, Bill, I began gaining weight. It was a sneak attack, you know, a couple of pounds here and there.
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Hey everyone! I joined SparkPeople so I can lose weight and get healthy by receiving inspiration as well as hopefully returning some.
My children have inspired me to get back on track with my weight loss.
I was in shape growing up. I showed my horses and loved to barrel race.
But after I quit smoking in 1986, a year after I married my wonderful husband, Bill, I began gaining weight. It was a sneak attack, you know, a couple of pounds here and there.
Each time I was pregnant, I saw an excuse to eat more and more, and gain more and more. (I loved Hawaiian Pizza way too much!).
My oldest daughter, Melissa, introduced me to Sparkspeople. At first I only joined so I would have the tools to track my food intake and exercise. But I now realize how wonderful it is to also receive, and hopefully return, all the inspiration needed to continue on this journey!
As for my personal life, I have been married to my wonderful husband for 29 years!
We have four terrific kids, Brad 27, Mark 25, Melissa 21 and Lauren 18. I also have two wonderful daughter in laws, Danielle and Courtney, three beautiful granddaughters, Callie 8, Kylie 4 and Brylie 1 year old. Also two handsome grandsons, Ryan 4, and Bryson 2! My family is my life and they keep me pretty darn busy.
I returned to college at 44 years old and earned my AA degree.
I work for a specialty yarn shop in La Conner, Washington! I am also a news reporter and photographer for our local newspaper, mostly sports! I love to do crafts, especially knitting! I also keep stats for our local high school basketball teams! I am a huge sports fan and LOVE MY SEAHAWKS and MARINERS, always have, always will! If you want to know anything else, or just want to talk, don't be shy...just ask!

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Member Since: 4/9/2009

SparkPoints: 2,384

Fitness Minutes: 1,597

My Goals:
My biggest goal is to get healthier, exercise and lose weight! I want to not just be around to watch my grandchildren grow up, but also to be active with them!

My Program:
Watch and track my calorie intake, and walk!

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Hey everyone...I'm Karla. I LOVE food, unfortunately. I don't eat for comfort, I eat because I LOVE the taste of it! I love to have fun and make people laugh! I love my family and friends and can actually keep secrets!

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I have been married to my wonderful husband for 25 years and we have four beautiful children ranging from 24 down to 15! Two boys then two girls! I also have two beautiful daughter-in-laws, and two granddaughters ages 5yrs, and 1 yr, and I have a grandson who will be 1 in October! My family is the center of my world. I do need to learn to take time for myself though, and it is really hard to do!
If you want to know anything else, or just want to talk, message me. I love to talk! lol

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VANALADIEL
9/1/2013 2:19:19 AM

Thank you hon!

I will keep your parents in my prayers! I know it is very hard right now to stay on a schedule but hang in there and maybe soon we can get together and do some walking before the weather gets too bad.

Have a Great Labor Day Weekend!

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VANALADIEL
8/29/2013 9:50:51 PM

How is the job search going? I had my job interview today and now must wait till the 6th of September to find out if I got the job or not.

Good luck as you continue with your search and let me know if anything changes for you.

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KARENCRANER
8/24/2013 10:32:52 PM

I had to follow up on your comment about the deer eating your green beans, and found out that we're in the same weight range. I'm in North Idaho but have cousins who live in western Washington, and I added you as a friend. Keep on Sparking!



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MATTEROFHEART
8/24/2013 10:16:52 PM

Thanks for the friend add! I've added you back!
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VANALADIEL
8/24/2013 3:25:13 AM

So glad to hear that you have returned to SP! I shall be around some but am hoping for a new job so that will bring me on only in the evenings. You are always welcome to contact me and support each other on this journey to wellness and better health!

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