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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: 49,052

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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  • v SHEDDY54
    Thank you for your words of kindness. With God's help I am getting stronger. I see you went to Egypt and I went to Accra Ghana.

    144 days ago
    Thanks for your words of encouragement, the thumbs up, and validating what I'm doing right instead of picking apart what I need to change or do better. That's the kind of positive reinforcement I need right now.
    145 days ago
  • v JACKIEANN1968
    Thank you for the spark goodie and comments. Yes, I do great drinking water. I stopped drinking soda completely, about 12 years ago. All I really drink now is 3 cups of coffee each morning, flat water and unflavored, plain seltzer water. After giving up soda, flavored seltzers taste too sweet to me.
    146 days ago
    That was so kind of you to say about my mother on my blog, Kathryn. Appreciate it. emoticon ~~ Lou
    152 days ago
  • v 3CATSLEP
    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!
    157 days ago
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