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Hi, I'm Kathryn. I've finally accepted the fact that losing weight is no longer the easy process it used to be when I was younger. The combination of menopause and mid-life crisis threw me into a depression . I turned to food for comfort and the pounds started to creep up. Initially I was looking for the perfect diet or "magic pill" to lose the weight. Thankfully a health crisis brought me to my senses and with much support and prayers I got on track with a healthy lifestyle. Been a member of SP since Aug 2008 and it has been a blessing. It helps me stay on course from one day to the next and gives me the accountability which was sorely lacking before.. Each morning I say to myself "How can I honor God today?" Part of that requires that I put healthy food in my body (His Temple) and keep as fit as I can. I find that the more my perspective and attitude line up with His will the easier it is to live a healthy life - but I have a long way to go still.

UPDATE Jan 2015

I've been all over the map in the past 6 1/2 years. I knew that changing bad habits and establishing a healthy lifestyle would not be easy, but I did not think it would be this hard. The hardest part for me is staying motivated. I need accountability - that's the best thing about SP, it will keep me honest. I have slacked off and my weight and health have suffered but there is no option but to get back on track or fall farther behind ( and I've got way too much "behind" already)

Member Since: 8/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 52,689

My Goals:
Achieve a normal BMI ; make exercise a daily habit;
control binge eating and get off of BP medication.

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My Program:
Meal planning is the cornerstone of my program. I use the food tracker to help me stay in my calorie range. Exercise includes Strength Training and cardio 5-6 days per week. Stress reduction techniques to avoid binging.

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I am a transplanted New Yorker now living in FL. Eager to pursue a new career in health and wellness.

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Favorite book is The Bible. I love music, reading and learning to live calmly and peacefully in the techno-crazy 21st century.

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    I think your inner child has been enticing my inner child. Maybe they are texting when we aren't looking! Hope all is well with you. Have a great week.
    297 days ago
    Hi Kathryn,
    Thanks for your encouraging comment on my page today!
    I hope that your day is GREAT!
    332 days ago
    emoticon Kathryn for the Goodie, prayers, and encouragement after my tussle with my car's trunk lid. It seems it will take more time but day by day we handle what we are given, right?

    Be well. emoticon

    345 days ago
    How is your inner child doing these days? Mine almost bought a bag of chocolate toffee that had been $12 marked down to $3. It was really, really good toffee. Got all the way to the checkout and changed my mind. Luckily children are easily distracted!
    345 days ago
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    Hi Kathryn!

    thanks for thinking of me and the Spark Goodie work out clothes. we are going to get a massive snowstorm these next 2 days so I will not get to my club but will walk on my home treadmill instead. my goal is to walk 100 miles/month in the winter, 120 miles in warmer weather. we are looking forward to seeing our grandchildren's Irish dance competition this Friday and (not too much) delicious corned beef emoticon

    All the Best,
    348 days ago
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