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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: 48,270

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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    That was so kind of you to say about my mother on my blog, Kathryn. Appreciate it. emoticon ~~ Lou
    125 days ago
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    Hi Kathryn! Thanks for checking in on me! I'm being fairly consistent, but need to get on our new dual trainor (elliptical and exercise bike) I'm finally getting rid of this cold and ready to get fit. We are staying warm up here with all the snow! God Bless!
    130 days ago
  • v TMW54812
    Hi Kathryn,
    We are spending the winter in Florida and the weather has been great for our daily walks and for other outdoor activities like pickleball.
    How are you doing? I hope the New Year has inspired you to redouble your commitment to a healthy, active lifestyle.

    Grace and blessings,
    134 days ago
  • v PURPLE0906
    Kathryn, thank you for the spark goodie and stopping by. Hope you are enjoying the bike. Lillly is growing up so fast. And now have a grandson Grayson who was born in July.
    As far as things are going, just taking it day by day. I am going to PT for my neck and back and have several appointments set up next week to different Doctors.

    Happy to see you back, have a wonderful day!!

    135 days ago
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    135 days ago
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