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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: 52,201

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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    Hi Kathyrn! Congrats on everything you're doing! emoticon emoticon
    283 days ago
  • v JACKIEANN1968
    I was happy to see you're back. I am still here though not working the plan. I have really slacked off lately. Having trouble getting back on track. Exercising, food prep and cooking healthy all take time and effort. I just keep putting it off and holding myself back. I know what I need to do. I know how important it is. I just don't make myself do it.
    Thank you very much for the goodie. You're a sweetie.
    emoticon Jackie
    290 days ago
  • v EMARTIN1974
    I'm still here! Just hardly ever have time to log in...
    291 days ago
  • v OOLALA53
    I often secretly think that if people are waffling a lot, they've lost sight of the deep motivation. When health is the real issue, not just what we say is, a lot of the fooling ourselves gets a lot harder to do, no? My turnaround happened at 56, too
    294 days ago
  • v LADYBUG1943
    Thanks for stopping by! My weight has edged up a couple of pounds over the last few months, too, and it takes forever to get them abolished again!

    Glad you're renewing your resolve!

    294 days ago
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