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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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    Thank you hope you are doing well my sister.
    And you have a good week ahead. Holly emoticon
    450 days ago
    emoticon for the Goodie. Things are okay. Scale numbers not going down but inches are dropping off slowly making clothes looser. That's a victory, right? Hope all is well. -- Lou
    450 days ago
    Good to hear, no sign of infection! God is good all the time! emoticon
    457 days ago
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    Show your Love for Yourself,This above all, to thine own self be true.

    First, act as if you love yourself, Let the emotion of self-love follow the behavior. Pamper yourself. Treat yourself as you would treat someone you love. Feed yourself healthy food. emoticon Get enough restful sleep. emoticon Balance work and play emoticon emoticon . Avoid stressful situations. Find opportunities to relax. emoticon emoticon Create a daily program to care for your body, emoticon mind, emotions, emoticon and spirit. emoticon Such a daily program might include walking, emoticon yoga, emoticon and meditation emoticon or inspirational reading emoticon ,I love yoga and I do it every morning and I feel great after.have a wonderful evening.

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    462 days ago
  • v JACKIEANN1968
    Thank you for the Spark goodie and the friend add. I appreciate the support and the hug:)
    463 days ago
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