KKCRIST   12,601
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Hi from Ohio. This is me at my current weight of 206. Not a pretty sight but I'm working on it.

This is Banshee. She is a nut.

Our train ride in CO this past summer. A beautiful trip!

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Hi, I am a 50 yr old looking to drop some pounds with the help of some new exercise buddies.
Hi, I am a 50 yr old looking to drop some pounds with the help of some new exercise buddies.




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 current weight: 212.2 

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Member Since: 12/28/2008

SparkPoints: 12,601

Fitness Minutes: 37,253

My Goals:
I will loose 45 pounds putting me back into the 160 lb range. I will drink 8 glasses of water a day. I will do some form of exercise at least 5 days a week. I will treat myself with respect.

My Program:
I am tracking every little bite I put into my mouth. No more cheating or trying to make myself believe I'm not eating that much. I am doing some form of exercise at least 5 days a week.

Personal Information:
Hi, my name is Karen. I live in NE Ohio just south of Cleveland. I am 50 yrs old with 2 kids in college and one graduated and living in Nashville, TN. I am the only full time female firefighter/medic on our fire department. This is a rough way to make a living. I have been married for 28 yrs. My dh has medical problems which will shorten his life expectancy. Trying to enjoy our time together as best we can since we won't be growing old together. It isn't that bad but it does make you treasure each other more.

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Member Comments:
8/24/2014 10:53:03 AM

Hey there! Another Cleveland area person here--I'm just west of town.

And I think you look great. You have a terrific smile and kind, intelligent eyes. You are much more than a number on a scale!

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3/8/2012 12:22:11 PM

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***Just wanted to take a moment and welcome you to Sparkpeople. Joining Sparkpeople is on of the best decisions I have made and I know you will love it as well.

***Try joining a spark team. The support and motivation that belonging to a team will help you stay on track. This can be found under “Community”.

***Make short term goals. They will help reaching your long term goals manageable. If you look under “My Trackers” click on “Other Goals” and you can set your short term and long term goals. Sparkpeople offers some for you to choose from or you can create your own.

***Try using the nutritional tracker. It really makes it easier to stay within your daily nutritional goals. This can be found under “My Trackers”.

***Read the many success stories to help you stay focused and motivated. This can be found under “Community”.

***Be patient. This is a journey not a marathon. If you need support during your journey please feel free to email me anytime. I am more than happy to be your spark friend during your journey.

***Check out Challenge Central. There are many challenges designed to keep you on track such as the Official 10-Minute Daily Exercise Streak Challenge, SparkPeople 8-Week Diabetes Weight Loss Challenge, Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge, and many others that may interest you. This can be found under “Community”.

***Under the “Community” tab you’ll find Secrets of Success. There you will find tips from members to help make your journey easier.

***Do exercises that you enjoy. Working out can be fun.

***Please feel free add me as a friend, and I'll do the same.

You can do this. Believe in yourself. You are worth this journey.
In friendship and support,

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5/24/2009 8:11:29 PM

Hah to pop in and wish you a wonderful weekend! emoticon emoticon

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4/3/2009 8:45:31 AM

Thanks for being my Spark friend!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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4/2/2009 7:23:53 PM

I had to stop by your page and extend my good wishes to you....I know exactly how you feel (message board post) about feeling so stuck in bad food choices. 2 months ago I had a total meltdown about my weight which led me to search for something online to help. I found Spark and although I'm not coming down in my weight as quickly as I'd like to,I'm slowly loosing. I don't mind,it can take the rest of my life as long as I keep working at it.
But anyway I just wanted to say hi from Maine! emoticon

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