St. Pat playing peek-a-boo
With DH at his retirement luncheon in 2014
NEVERORNOW is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My name is Karen, I'm 67 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! I started my Spark journey in Oct. 2010 at 230 lbs and lost 80 lbs down to 150. I'm at 160 now and working to get rid of those 10 lbs and a few more. My ultimate goal is 135-140.
Starting in January, I am participating in the Winter 2017 5% Challenge as a member of the Casual Travelers team! My goal is to lose 8 lbs over the 8 weeks.
Dieting doesn't work, but eating healthy foods and moving a little more does, so that is my plan. I am so thankful for SP and those here who share this journey to health and fitness! Welcome to my page - please leave a note to let me know you were here.
Lose 3 or 4 lbs per month till I reach my ideal weight.
A permanent lifestyle change with more fruits and veggies, more activity, less junk food. Moderation NOT deprivation!
1000 to 1300 calories a day, walk outdoors or on the treadmill at least 5 days a week.
I'm a FitBit Alta user. It motivates me to keep moving and reach my step goal of 7,000 steps a day.
August 23rd, 2014 - I'm so thrilled to be today's SP Featured Motivator! Thanks, SP!!
June 3, 2012 - Wow! I've been named a SparkPeople Motivator!! What a thrill!
June, 2012 - I was honored as the Done Girl Page of the Month - Thank you, Done Girls, you are the best and I love you all!
On 12/17/10, I was DGOTD!! WooHoo!
I live in western NY, near Buffalo with my husband, our adult disabled son, and a 2-year-old domestic shorthair housecat named St. Pat. :) I'm blessed with a husband of 48 years who loves me no matter what. We are enjoying his retirement since October 2014. Our daughter lives nearby with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.
I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
A favorite pastime is crocheting. It's relaxing and helps me to keep my mind off food. Love to do grown-up dot-to-dot books.
I enjoy country music, especially the older music, and also southern gospel music.
I love to read, and am addicted to my Kindle Fire. My reading interests include a variety of fiction genres depending on my mood, non-fiction historical books, and inspirational. I belong to two local book clubs that meet monthly at our town library.
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PS: I wrote you a note when I sent the goodie. Please let me know if you received it. I have been gone so long and am so sleepy, I am not sure I did whatever I was supposed to do to send it. LOL
4 days ago
I come bending my head in shame. I have been gone a long time. However, when I come near my computer my SPAT uploads the steps I have walked and you and one or two others have been faithful to comment on my "progress." I say "progress," because I have not made much progress in the past few months. (It seems like years! I tried to come back once, but didn't make it!) I have actually digressed!
I am trying again. You have been a faithful friend for many years and I think about you all the time, even when I am not active on SP. I sincerely appreciate you!
I just read about the new challenge and your goal of losing 8 pounds in 8 weeks. I am hoping you make it!
I had stayed at the same weight (160) for so long and was so discouraged. I got slack in my signing on to SP and you know what happened! I don't even know exactly how much weight I gained (12-15 pounds) but I have lost down to around 170 and wish I were back at 160! My actual goal is to be below 160, the lower in the 150's the better, but I'm not sure that is possible. Anyway, I have done a lot of soul-searching, Bible study and prayer and my goal now is to be submissive to God -- to eat and drink to His glory, not for my self-indulgence.
Also, since the SPAT will no longer be working after a date next month (Feb. 21?), I have ordered a Fitbit. That is exciting for me to look forward to; it has motivated me to be more active on SP (and I remember the pledge I signed).
Didn't mean to write so much about me. I just wanted to explain where I've been and to thank you for your faithful friendship!
I can hardly believe we are starting the 3rd week of the new year. I hope it has been good for you so far and that it will be happy all year long. I also hope this will be the year we both reach our goal!
4 days ago
for the congrats on being motivator of the day. It was a surprise for me today.
6 days ago
May the sunshine and Sonshine light every area of your life today.
8 days ago
Thanks for stopping by
9 days ago