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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: 51,986

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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    Thanks for the friend add. I just sent you link to my recent A Blast from the Past blog. Thought you might enjoy as a long time Sparker.
    67 days ago
  • v JAISON60
    Hi Kathryn!
    I see you are back full force too! 2016 was an up and down year for me too! I pulled out my planning book and I have the same plans since 2004! So yes I am just about to venture on my great journey of fixing me! I figure I have about another 30 years here so I might as well make it the best I can!
    I did start Nutrisystem again and this is my 'Fast 5' week and I am actually liking it! I saw it on QVC at a much better price than the site so I locked it in for a year; but can cancel at any time! Saturday will be my last day on fast 5 and I hope to have some good numbers to start my 5% challenge!
    I still belong to the over 50 challenge too! oh and Nutrisystem one here too!
    I am glad you have returned to Spark~~it really does help me too!
    Take care of you! Hugs Kathleen emoticon

    68 days ago
    Thank you for the kind comments about my blog post. I feel sorry for sucking lemon Christians. God has to have a sense of humor, otherwise why would we? My dad loved to laugh. Whenever he would be a curmudgeon I would say something totally ridiculous to pull him out. My mom taught me that. May your day be blessed and your laughter bountiful.
    69 days ago
  • v JACKIEANN1968
    Thank you for the goodie and year of blessings.
    70 days ago
  • v 3CATSLEP
    It's always a pleasure to get an email that says you have visited my page! Thank you for the goodie too! I'm trying to get myself psyched up to start exercising. I've been reading The Daniel Plan again to help me focus. It continues to snow here almost daily! So that doesn't help the mood a whole lot :)
    Best wishes for a wonderful New Year!
    70 days ago
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