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Thursday, July 31, 2014

I been doing Sparks for a while now and I was really thinking it might let me lose a pound or two a month or maybe nothing at all. I sometimes will fall off the routine and then I jump back on again.
Well this time I been going strong for a long time and I am finally seeing the progress. At first I didn't notice..The scale would say I lost a couple of pounds but when I look at myself I didn't see it.
Then I start going around old friends and family and the first thing they say to me, "Karen you lost weight". I would just smile and say yeah I've been trying. First couple of times I heard it, It really didn't bother me but when I start going different places and EVERYBODY was saying it, I was smiling so hard on the inside I could of jump for joy.
But the one of the best things that happen is when it was time for me to go to physical therapy and I put on my old swimsuit (haven't brought one in years) not only was I able to fit it but in some parts it was loose.. and my daughter, who hardly ever gives me compliments said " Mom look at you, who you think you are trying to slim down in a swim suit" that was her way of saying I
I started off at 256 pounds and now I am 215 and I feel good my goal is 180..don't want to look to thin...I like my hips, breast, and


Sickness set me back but I'm not going to let it stop me

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Since the beginning of January I was continuing on Sparks and doing good...Keeping up with my food journal, walking and in the winter time do indoor walking, yoga, exercising and keeping up with my daily journal. When I started this I was around 250lbs and got down to 216lbs at one point. My goal is 180lbs. I really enjoy Sparks and it kept me active and motivated.
Unfortunately I got sick in March and was hospitalized. It started off with gout, then I had a stomach virus and then while I was in the hospital they found blood clots. Exercise was the last thing on my mind and I wasn't eating right either, skipping meals, doubling up on other meals and got addicted to chocolate. Because of that I am now 230lbs.
Gaining some of the weight back put me into a depression, plus the medicine I was taking wasn't helping me to keep the weight off either.
Well now it is the last week of May and only a little has change. I'm off the medicine for the blood clots and the stomach virus only last about 3 days but the gout is still here.
Anybody that has had gout know it is very painful. I have it in my foot, ankle and knee in both legs for the foot and ankle and the knee only in my left leg. I take the pain medicine(which sometime makes me drowsy ) and I take the gout medicine but I still have it. That makes it difficult to stand, let alone exercise, yoga or walk, but I'm not going to let that stop me.
Sparks have exercises that I can do sitting down, also the pools are open, now I can go swimming and there are some position in yoga I can do seated or lying down. Since I'm not on all those meds anymore I can watch my diet again and I have slowed down on the chocolate. I also like gardening and I can sit down and plant my garden. These and other activities I can do while my gout is still active so that whenever it is not active again I can go back into my old exercise routine.
I am not going to let the fact I cannot walk or stand stop me from my goal of losing this weight. For I will walk again and I will get back to my routine of losing weight.
If there is anybody else out there that is going through what I am going through, the gout, not able to walk or stand but still want to lose the weight, please respond and give me some ideas on dealing with the gout, getting rid of the gout and how to keep active and lose weight with the gout...

Thank You


march 25 to april 1st 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

This will start my first full week.
is 220lbs, waist 121, 64 thigh, 37 arms

i stayed within my food goal which is 1,310 - 1,660. i drink my 8 large cups of water throughout the day...i did slip and drank a can of 7 up though wasn't the best choice of food cause feeling a little i mainly ate soup


Walk away the pounds with Leslie Sansone - 3 Mile Weight Loss

This is my first day of this week.. i will post again on Sunday...or if anything has change since then



let's see what i can do in 30 days

Monday, March 24, 2014

I have been getting close to my goal...I've been doing yoga, exercise(some days I have skipped though), walking and since we had this bad weather I do indoor walking videos, my water, and watching what i eat( but i have to admit we have big sunday dinners with the family and i do sometime over indulge)... yet through it all i started at 250 and I have lost and I Stay between 215- and 225,,, WHY CAN I LOSE THESE LAST FEW POUNDS??????. My goal is 180lbs.. I know not to small but I am a tall person and I do want to keep my chest and hips... and I don't have a small head shape so I feel 180lbs will be appropriate. but I can't shed these last few pounds... maybe since the weather has let up a little I can get out more... I love tennis, walking, and going to the park and plat with the grandbabies..maybe that will help.... but I figure this.. from today on.. I am going to post on my blog my 30day routine..whether it's progress or not and then i can see my mistakes or my achievements and maybe by this summer or at least by July I be close to that 180lbs

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TRAVELGO 3/24/2014 9:45AM

  What a great idea!! Good luck!

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Achieved my Goal and Beyond

Sunday, November 03, 2013

I am so excited. When I started Sparks in January of 2013, I was 256lbs. In July I got down to 218lbs.. But in August so many things happen I got off track, didn't exercise, doing for others, and not watching what I ate...really stop not caring I got to goal was to get at least down to 218 by the end of October. Well I did, not only that I lost 2lbs extra I am now at 216lbs. I went in the basement and tried this shirt on I like from a while back and only got to wear two or three times...and it fit...I had the biggest smile on my face.

Thanks to doing my yoga every morning, walking every day(some days I have missed) and the 60day Fitness/health challenge(I also missed some days also)..but I did more days than I missed and got results.

I see when setting goals and achieving them you feel so good want to set more goals

My next goal is to be 205lbs by the end of December..Now I know I am going to have to put in some extra work because of the holidays and with having 8 grandchildren ALL the celebrating goes on at my house... But I am going to do it

Who know I may not only ACHIEVE MY GOAL but GO BEYOND

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LOVELESMILLS 11/3/2013 6:37AM

  You go, girl!

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