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8/4/14 - Ok everybody, here I am with trying to start again! It's been quite the journey so far. Ups and downs and going back and forth with the same numbers since the end of 2012. I joined SP in Sept. 2011 and over the next year, I lost 67#, plateaued forever and put around 20# back on, give and take over the next couple of years. I feel that I need to be more diligent at doing low carb as good as I can and staying in my low carb ranges. If I can do that the majority of each week, I know ...
8/4/14 - Ok everybody, here I am with trying to start again! It's been quite the journey so far. Ups and downs and going back and forth with the same numbers since the end of 2012. I joined SP in Sept. 2011 and over the next year, I lost 67#, plateaued forever and put around 20# back on, give and take over the next couple of years. I feel that I need to be more diligent at doing low carb as good as I can and staying in my low carb ranges. If I can do that the majority of each week, I know that I'll lose. It's tough with exercising but I can at least pedal on my recumbent bike. I love that and I try to stay on it until I still love it! That's how I used to lose the weight. Up the exercise with what I can do. So here's to me! I can do it with all my wonderful, awesome Sparking friends! My goal is 155# from what my dr. told me in 2011. He said to get down to there and go from there. Well, I keep plugging along at it and will get there in 2014. I can feel it now!!
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Member Since: 8/28/2011

SparkPoints: 74,949

Fitness Minutes: 34,546

My Goals:
1/18/14 174.5#
2/22/14
3/22/14
4/26/14
5/24/14 175.5#
6/28/14
8/4/14 175.5#
9/20/14
10/20/14 180#
11/25/14
12/25/14


Goal: 155#


My Program:
I'm making more healthy choices with food, paying more attention to exercise. I try to keep my goal in view every day.

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I'm originally from Seattle, WA and have lived in the Midwest for around 30 years now, married to my best friend. We own and operate our dairy farm. My husband and I have two grown children. Our daughter's married and our son farms with us full-time. We also have our beloved English Springer Spaniel named Hope! We love her undying love for us every day! We raise corn, soybeans, barley, alfalfa and wheat too sometimes. I love the distinct 4 seasons in the MIdwest, but not always the extreme temp. of heat and humidity in the summer and the cold winds along with snow in the winter. But we know that the things we don't care for as much, find us enduring and then that builds character! I love gardening, baking, collecting, shopping, sewing, music, singing, piano, painting, decorating, embroidery. I hope to become more and more healthy that I can enjoy all of these things more.

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Ask yourself if what you're doing today is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow.

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IRISHEI
11/22/2014 7:43:53 AM

Hi Karen,
It is wonderful to hear you are doing PT ahead of time, before surgery. Your doctor must really be on the ball. Having your dh as your coach is fantastic too and being able to do your routines at home. It does sound like you are really getting prepared and making sure you do what is necessary for a good surgery. I am so happy you are doing this. Your positive actions will be so beneficial to you as you know. Keep up the good work and keep smiling. You are in my prayers for a successful surgery and continued pt to keep you going and help you through this time.
God bless, keep in touch. Hope you have a Happy thanksgiving with family and enjoy some special time.
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LYNCHD05
11/20/2014 10:49:08 PM

Karen. I had my TKR in 2010 and I have never looked back. I work out 4 days a week. Walk at least 15 miles a week and play golf and walk the course at least once a week. I had to give it all up before my surgery which made me very unhappy. I did aquasize before my surgery and I was grateful I could do,that. I don't know what is going to happen in the future but right now i am very happy where I am today. I was very scared too before my surgery and if there was any way I could have got out of it I would have taken it but I knew it had to be done. My life then was so restricted and I felt like an old lady. I am Golfing, walking, and hiking now and couldn't be happier. Go for,it,girl and you will be saying the same things in a few years!!!!

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