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Reflecting on 2011 and Goals for 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

As I've reflected on 2011 I must admit I've been a little under-whelmed with myself. I kind of thought that was no way to inspire myself to greatness in 2012 so I'm trying to focus on the positives. Here is a list of the best:

1. Logged 9753 minutes of exercise this year
2. Sustained a 269 day streak of being on Spark (since Europe trip) including logging all my food every one of those days.
3. Lost a total of 37 pounds in 2011
4. Decreased my body measurements by 7 inches in the last 75 days of 2011 - unfortunately I don't have measurements from the start, only from a day in October I was scale frustrated.
5. Dropped 5 pant sizes

I know that part of my struggles with being disappointed in the overall outcome for the year is that I gained a pound over Nov and Dec. I have to say that I'm frustrated, I cannot seem to get to the point where I really know how many calories to eat AND eat them! I go around with "I'm not eating enough." "Am I sure that the calorie counts are correct given the amount of exercise?" "I'm not hungry, so do I just eat to make a calorie count or do I stop because I'm not hungry?"

So, I guess this leads to what I want to accomplish in 2012! Here's what I'm thinking...

1. Lose 40 more pounds to a goal weight of 175 - BMI says I can go as low as 136 pounds (I'm 6 feet tall) but that seems pretty low to me...
2. Log 1000 exercise minutes per month
3. Log every morsel that goes in my mouth
4. Continue classes at the Studio for strength training, cardio at home and possibly try running this year - still a maybe Eda!
5. Stay connected with my local SP friends in person and on-line friends.
6. Figure out the calories that I'm really supposed to eat and try like the dickens to eat enough.

I think 6 goals are enough for the year. This looks like it's doable but no walk in the park!

Had a little SP trouble with this blog, I thought I lost it but it posted when I was half done. Blessings SP as we enter 2012!

Karen

  
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_RAMONA 1/17/2012 3:01PM

    I am so NOT underwhelmed by a loss of FIVE!!!! pants sizes, LOL!

...though I sincerely understand your frustrations... I've got some of my own.

This is a great blog! Specifc! Achievable! You'll do great!

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CHUBRUB3 1/2/2012 1:39PM

    You have done great Karen and I know this year will be even better!
Hugs
Angela

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SANDYDOLLAR201 1/2/2012 6:09AM

    Karen,
My dear SP friend since day 1, you have accomplished a ton.

First of all 37 pounds is a wonderful achievement, so please do not short-change yourself in any regard. Also 5 pant sizes is a big deal, so you celebrate girl!
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Secondly, I discovered something about my calorie intake and will share with you in case you do not know. I had been increasing my workout information under my fitness tab, but my calories did not change any, regardless of how much I upped my workouts. I found this strange, and then discovered that I had to make a change on my start page in order for everything to re-calculate. Once you have your fitness page saved as to how many hours or calories you are burning for the week, or you can make those changes on your start page under calories burned, go to My Goals and progress on your start page and under Weight Progress, hit change and make sure you update the goal date and how much you want to weigh by that date, and then it will re-calculate your calorie intake (if it needs to be adjusted). This you can do on a regular basis, so if you need to update it each month you can.

Lastly, I am glad one of your goals is to keep in touch with all your SP friends, I am very happy about that.

Blessings to you Karen for this year and beyond, you are doing awesome.

Love you girl, Tanya


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RAINBOWCHOC 1/2/2012 6:06AM

    I want to join in the applause for all you have achieved. Logging in every day and tracking your food is no mean achievement.
I hope you find the best solution for getting your calorie allowance in. I sometimes find I have a day when I have had enough before time (quite rare) but it allows me to have something extra if I'm in company and everyone else has smething with their coffee. Life goes on and we cannot live in a vacuum!
Good luck with your goals, be kind to yourself and love the body you are evolving
best wishes for 2012
Sandra

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 1/2/2012 1:44AM

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DETERMINEDJANET 1/1/2012 11:32PM

    Reading through your accomplishments I would definitely say you had a lot of success! 37 lb.! I had no idea! Whoo Hoo!!!!

Your goals for 2012 are solid ones and totally achievable.

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EBEAMS 1/1/2012 11:23PM

    I think you did an awesome job in 2011 ... Don't underestimate the progress you made. I remember when we went to run the stairs and you at least tried. And the first class you went to when you were laying there saying you weren't sure it was for you! I have seen phenomenal growth in you and I LOVE IT! You have the heart of a warrior, the wisdom of a sage and the compassion of true friend. I treasure all those aspects of your personality and look forward to getting to know you better in this new year! When you are ready to give running a try, we'll figure it out! We can do this together ... I believe in you! Hugs, Eda

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ALIHIKES 1/1/2012 10:21PM

    COngratulations on your achievements in 2011! Here's to your continued success in 2012! emoticon

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LUV2RUN72 1/1/2012 9:35PM

    You have made great progress in 2011. emoticonIt is good to look on the positive side. emoticon You are gonna totally rock in in 2012. WOW for logging all of your food for 269 days. That is incredible. I am proud of you for loosing those 37 lbs!

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TMW54812 1/1/2012 8:26PM

    You have made great progress down the path to good health and fitness. 2012 can be the time for you to accelerate along this path. Make the most of it! We can do this! emoticon

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Musings and Christmas

Sunday, December 25, 2011

As I was working out on Th and F this week, I decided that "appearances" (my last blog) was closer to what I should be reading thank writing. I need to get some sleeveless workout shirts so I can see my muscles. They are developing nicely and I'm missing out on seeing them. Second, I need some capri workout pants, so I can see my calves, they are SO well-defined that I need to see them when I work out so I can appreciate the strength of my body. That said, I have a rash on one calf that I need to get rid of before revealing it to the world...I'm prone to skin issues so I need to get on top of this.

Christmas was wonderful! I was so blessed to see my kids appreciate their gifts this year. They were thankful and lovely. And my mom was so excited about her gifts. She really lives with so little, not like in her "old life" so she is triple/quadruple thankful for anything that she gets. What a lovely lady.

The gift that I got, that I wanted most was an interval timer. Such an easy, really simple device that can make interval training or even "working a muscle to failure" much easier and easier to track. I've worked on programming it a couple of times and it's easy. It's a Gymboss and that feels very cool! I've come so far in 2011.

No workout today, I certainly could have fit one in time-wise but honestly, if I ever needed a day of rest for all my sore muscles, it was today. I want to thank all my wonderful, supportive Spark Friends for all the gifts and kind words this Christmas season. I'm hitting the end of 2011 and the start of 2012 HARD. I cannot wait to share 2012 with all of you, seriously, you are a wonderful extension to my family. Hugs to you all!

Karen

  
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MRS_TOAD 12/27/2011 8:48AM

    Never heard of an interval timer so I am off to research it. Thanks for the info.

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TRAVELGRRL 12/26/2011 8:44PM

    I have never heard of a gymboss but will check it out! I hope you treat yourself to some new workout clothes...you deserve them!

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BETTA13 12/26/2011 6:31PM

    Love it Karen. I never even heard of an interval timer..sounds very useful. Ps...I wanna see your sexy calves, lol!

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EBEAMS 12/26/2011 4:52PM

    I'm with ya all the way ... We'll be running those steps at the stadium like pros when it warms up!

Happy to hear your Christmas was blessed with warm fuzzies ... I love it! See you soon ... Hugs, Eda

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RAINBOWCHOC 12/26/2011 7:41AM

    Glad you had a lovely day with the family. Very sensible to take a couple of rest days, you'll be full of energy when you get back to it.
I wish you a great fit and healthy 2012

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LINDA! 12/26/2011 12:28AM

    What a wonderful day!!

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WATERMELLEN 12/25/2011 11:44PM

    Sounds like a great day . . . and an inspiring gift! I really hope that you treat yourself to some "form fitting" gym clothes . . .they do help you "check your form" as you work through your routine, and reward you by showing your progress.



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PURESTILLWATER 12/25/2011 11:43PM

    Sounds like a fantastic day

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LVMAMAW 12/25/2011 11:41PM

    Sounds great! Glad you had a good holiday!! emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/25/2011 11:15PM

    Sounds like several of us received and asked for fitness gifts this year! I like your attitude so that you can see the changes that are happening. I go to the gym in shorts and t-shirt. Gorgeous huh? LOL

My fitness gift was a Medicine Ball system by Jillian Michaels. I still have no idea how to put it all together or just make it into a ball. LOL It can be a kettle bell, but after all those wild stories at Moxie that is a bit fearful. Has a rope attachment to swing with and straight pieces for hammering and who knows what all else. It's interesting!

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Appearances

Sunday, November 20, 2011

I've had a couple of thoughts about "appearance" recently. I'm exploring my thoughts...

First, I was at Flab Fighter class on Saturday noon and I was looking at our instructor and my classmates in the mirror. Some who are getting fit, dress skinny. Some who are getting fit, dress fat. I dress like a fat girl. I said to myself that I was working out, do you 'dress up' to work out? Hm...that was thought one.

Second, I was at church this morning, we go to a very casual church and I was feeling pretty good in my much smaller size jeans, tight muscles, and cute shirt...well, the shirt was cute when I was 30 pounds heavier...and I started wondering how thin people dress...and I looked around and didn't see many thin people, and those I saw were not my style...

Like I said at the start, I'm only processing these thoughts, I haven't come to any conclusions...I know when I go to work, I look much like a slob, mostly because I own very few clothes that are my size. My clothing budget hasn't kept up with my weight, size and shape change...I really, really have to get 2 new pair of work slacks over Thanksgiving weekend. But until I figure out what to wear instead of pulling another knit flowy shirt over my head, I'm not buying new shirts.

You know, I had so little fashion sense as a "big girl", what are the expectations as I'm a "shrinking girl"? Or does any of this really matter, and it really is all "appearances"? emoticon

  
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_RAMONA 1/17/2012 2:57PM

    I'm mulling some of the same questions... I do think appearance does matter... most especially to how I feel about and perceive myself.

I've bben watching 'What Not to Wear' religiously and I'm learning a lot about myself... how I feel about clothes in general, and getting a better sense of myself. Truth is, I've never had a sense of style, or been comfortable in my clothes (even when I was thin). I'm choosing to embrace this as part of my evolution here.

Some people here have done posts about their virtual closets that I've found very inspiring, and am currently working on my own. It actually makes feel more excited about the journey... I even did something just before Christmas I've never in my life done before... I bought a dress in a smaller size (not goal weight size... about half way, I think) and it's hanging on the bedroom door to remind me how I want to feel at the end of this journey. I can now even put it on more or less.

Thanks for sharing your thoughts... it helps me mull!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 12/26/2011 9:14AM

    Oh yes, I LOVE LOVE LOVE secondhand clothes stores. What they said!

There's so much variety in style, color, size, etc. It's a great way to try out new looks for almost no money. If you don't like it or "ingrow" it, you can just donate it back.

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WATERMELLEN 12/25/2011 11:42PM

    I'm not sure how I missed this blog . . . but of course I do think it's very important to treat yourself to clothes that match your shrinking shape and changing feelings about yourself: and that a thrift store it a great place to experiment with your "new appearance". It's not superficial at all: it's essential, really. Otherwise there is real tendency to backslide into the clothes we wore which felt psychically and physically comfortable at the former size . . .

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TMW54812 12/8/2011 7:39AM

    Thanks for commenting on my blog post. Your spark friends have offered some good tips that I can use myself. I'm going to check out goodwill store today for some "transitional" clothes.
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MRS_TOAD 11/22/2011 8:56AM

    I try to remember that it is not about appearances, but what is in the heart. And you have a big heart no matter what "size" you think you are!

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LUV2RUN72 11/21/2011 3:08PM

    One thing that I noticed is that when I finally gave in and got a pair of jeans that fit, everyone thought I had just lost a bunch more weight. My baggy clothes hid my progress. I think that if you feel good in your clothes and about how they look, that is what is important. Also I agree with Eda, I am a second hand clothes shopper and I love hand-me-downs too so just one or two new pieces don't have to be too spendy.

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EBEAMS 11/21/2011 1:47PM

    Oh my ... you certainly know how to open up a can of worms, don't ya? Hugs ... I think you look lovely, no matter what. Having said that, here's my 2 cents worth. I blogged quite awhile ago about the fact I would not be buying new clothes during my weight loss trip because it's too expensive and I don't want to waste money on things that will come and go right out of my closet! Hence why all of my skirts either have the waist taken in or a safety pin attached. I have bought a couple of sweater type things that I will be able to wear with a t-shirt to "dress up" just simple basic shirts that I've picked up for under $4 at Walmart or even less at second hand stores! There are TONS of second hand places in Nampa so there's lots of opportunity to score big!

I truly think that dressing in clothing that is more flattering to where you are now is a huge motivator to keep going! If you are wearing clothing that you swim in, you don't get that same sense of satisfaction when you see yourself in passing in a mirror or a window. Appearances are one thing ... Taking pride in what you are accomplishing is a huge way of rewarding yourself.

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DIVINEPRINCESS 11/21/2011 12:46PM

    I wish I had this as a problem, but as of yet, I don't. I'm not a shrinking girl yet, and I'm definitely not a skinny girl. Not that anyone else can see. (In my head, though--and when I look in the mirror--I'm quite sure that the divalicious woman who stares at me is still hidden from the outside world!)

I have visions of one day being a fit girl who dresses skinny. I mean, like body builder skinny. I want to show off all these hard-earned toned muscles, the six pack abs, the biceps, triceps, shoulders, calves....but modesty (and common sense) will, of course, prevent such a display of hussiness. I will, instead, dress like a fit, skinny, 60-something.

I, too, am finding my clothes are getting much looser on me, but I'm not buying anything new until I've dropped to a dress size that I think I'll stay at. I don't want (and can't afford) a wardrobe of varying sizes. When I leave my size 14's behind, I need to go to 8's or 10's and stay there!!!!

I can't wait to hear how your further processing of your thoughts goes...especially now that I've muddied the waters with my own thought processing!!!

I love you. Keep rocking it out. And start to see yourself as fit, skinny girl. And take your time and have fun while you figure out what IS your style. Then you can do a Biggest Loser-type makeover!!!! emoticon

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SANDYDOLLAR201 11/21/2011 7:03AM

    Karen, You wear whatever makes YOU feel good. Wear skinny if you want, that is who you are becoming anyway! You just do what makes you feel good and don't worry what everyone else wears, I bet you look great regardless!!
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RAINBOWCHOC 11/21/2011 5:21AM

    it's a tough one, especially if you have to go through several sizes on your way to the healthy size you want to be. I have bought tops in sales, smaller than I needed so they are ready for me when I get there but I had to buy new bras recently as there was no support other than the straps.
My best advice is to get a catalogue and see what takes your fancy, try it on and send it back if you hate it. It means you don't have to try things on in communal changing rooms!
Another tip is to take a tape measure with you when shopping as sizes mean nothing, especially when they are letters rather than numbers. A store here has S/M/L/XL, the XL measures 50+ on the bust which is far too big for me now. In another shop I cannot get into 2XL....so feel mega-huge!
best wishes for a very difficult challenge, you will be really happy when you have sorted it out

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SLFGOLF 11/21/2011 1:01AM

    I find myself still going to the baggier shirts yet. I still don't feel comfortable with the fitted shirts. It takes time I guess. I'm trying not to buy too many clothes since I'm only part way through. I've lost 25 pounds but want to lose another 20. I just bought a few basic pants and a couple shirts and still have the larger sweaters to get me through the winter. I think its most important to do what you feel comfortable with and what you feel ready for.

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CHUBRUB3 11/21/2011 12:31AM

    Completely normal Karen. You need to find who you are not who you are hiding. You will find your own style that declares to the world: here i am, this is who I am and watch out!
Take a girlfriend who you admire fashion wise and go shopping.
Hugs,
Angela
WTG
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NORASPAT 11/20/2011 11:37PM

    Dress for comfort. Comfort for your body but it has to be comfortable for your emotions too.
If it does not feel comfortable it most likely will never be that way.
It has to be comfortable for your emotions too, it has to make you feel good. If you feel good you will most likely look good .

I was an alterations expert for 25 plus years and that was always my philosophy. My clients gave me many gifts and great satisfaction. If it did not look good, i never spoke up but I knew I could put them in front of my mirror and watch their eyes , their hands would try to adjust any place they were not happy with and then the face. If it did not light up I knew they too had doubts.

Thanks Pat in Maine.

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ALIHIKES 11/20/2011 11:29PM

    I think we all deserve to wear clothing that fits well. So get rid of that baggy clothing that no longer fits, or alter it, or donate it to a good cause!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/20/2011 11:23PM

    You can read so many articles on how to dress to look thinner or how to "not" dress to be rid of that losing weight look. Problem is...we do wear loose clothing when we're heavier as it feels comfortable, but does it make our self-esteem worse at the same time? Good questions you are contemplating! I remember one statement I heard/read recently that basically said to dress as though you are happy with where you are and the attitude and changes will follow. (Guess that means you could definitely go for the "cute" workout clothes!) I too have been looking through my closet trying to figure out what things not to wear or things I could alter to fit nicer.

The gym for me... I still wear my regular stretch shorts and a t-shirt. It's just comfortable at this time and right now I need to feel comfy in an uncomfortable place!

Let us know what you decide!

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BETTA13 11/20/2011 11:07PM

    Oh my you make me smile. Lol. Yes, DO "dress up" to go to the gym. I think buying work out clothes makes a statement for YOUR OWN benefit that this is the NEW ME! But they also look cute.
You deserve to be cute too so go for it!


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Karen's Chronicles November 6, 2011

Sunday, November 06, 2011

What a week...I'll spare you all the icky parts and just hit the numbers...

Eating this week wasn't too bad. One day, Wednesday, I ate candy at work. It was icky, left my teeth feeling nasty, made me feel like I'd wasted calories...serious waste. I ended the week eating 5 days at the low end of my calories, one day at the top end and one day over. Candy day was not the over day...interestingly enough...not too bad. emoticon

My workouts were lame or non-existent this week. I worked out 3 of 7 days, that stinks bad. My goal to work out on Saturday in the am almost happened. I actually had a great plan for Saturday, got laundry going and went to work out. At 17 minutes I started coughing and honestly could not continue. I either had some Exercise Induced Bronchospasms or Exercise Induced Asthma or something. I coughed for a while, was just miserable. Chest hurt most of the day. emoticon

Weight...stayed the same, only by the grace of God. emoticon

My goals going forward...I really need a good week. I was hoping I'd have one of my best staff people back from a medical leave this week but she won't be back for another week. That means that stress won't be relieved this week. Stress wrecks me, the older I get the more I cannot handle it well.

So, let's look at the positives this week. First, I am meeting with my SP Friends on Monday night - love these women, enjoy being with them in person. It's a special bond. Second, I have food planned to be tasty, easy enough, and all within range. Third, I will work out. I will work out if it's the last thing I do every day...and it might be. I usually work out at night anyway, so if it's the last thing, it's ok! Fourth, I WILL HAVE A GOOD WEEK!!!!!!
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WATERMELLEN 11/16/2011 8:10PM

    It is tough to exercise when you are not well: and for me at least 80% of weight loss is nutrition tracking. Exercise is great for other stuff: toning, cardio, mood and the fact that I can't eat while I'm on the elliptical or lifting weights!!

Hope you're having a great week!

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TRAVELGRRL 11/16/2011 11:22AM

    Shoot for a great week! You are worth it!

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CHUBRUB3 11/7/2011 10:45AM

    You WILL have a better week.
Hugs,
Angela

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MRS_TOAD 11/7/2011 8:53AM

    What a successful week! Way to go!

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LUV2RUN72 11/7/2011 8:22AM

    OH Karen, in my book, this week would be a success! No gain, stayed in your calorie range 6 days, worked out 3 days! emoticon This coming week will be even better! Sorry about your lungs having such a hard time....that is a bit concerning to me. Take care!

See you at Moxie! emoticon

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RAINBOWCHOC 11/7/2011 8:18AM

    sometimes we just have to go through the motions and wait for the breakthrough. I hope you can exercise out some of that frustration
best wishes, Sandra

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EBEAMS 11/6/2011 10:52PM

    LOL ... ok, here's my observations ... Last week is gone and never to be reclaimed. Good, bad, ugly ... all gone! Every single day is a new opportunity to succeed and even if we don't hit EVERY goal for our day, we can usually hit one or two.

The thing about stress is sort of convoluted ... You are busier so you have more stress, more work but you NEED to be working out because working out is a stress reliever except you don't have the time to work out. Hmmmm, that is a dilemma. We need to do some figurin' to see how you can build in even just a small walk during the day. Or one of the office workouts that are on Spark People ... I'm sure there are some other things I'm not thinking of right now ...

Reach up and give yourself a pat on the back. You did the best you could last week and this week will be fabulous! Tomorrow I'll give you a real pat on the back ... I think you are awesome!

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DETERMINEDJANET 11/6/2011 10:46PM

    Yes! You will have a GREAT week! Tomorrow night will be an extra boost from your SP friends too to encourage you!

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Karen's Chronicles - October 30, 2011

Sunday, October 30, 2011

I absolutely have to start with the big news first!!! I lost 5 pounds this week!!! I have said for months and months that if I keep doing the right things, I will move that scale. I had NO idea it would move that dramatically...I was stunned. You know the drill, big or small number, we get on the scale, do a double take, get off, get back on, is the number the same? Get off, get back on - and in our house this morning I went running into the kitchen to say to my beloved husband "Guess what I weighed this morning?!? Go ahead, guess!!!" And he did and he was a pound lower than I was but I forgive him, I was glowing!!! So, total loss in 2011 so far is 38 pounds. Wow! emoticon emoticon

So, let's check in on the other goals...

Food, I was at the low end of my calories every day...some days quite a bit under the low end. I'm not sure that I like cutting calories quite that low, I'm not comfortable with it for the long term. So, I will just have to work on this piece of the journey. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Cardio...I didn't fit in workouts on two evenings. But on the good side of this, I walked, I did JM Shred DVD, I ellipticalled, I did hard ST, I mixed it up. Saturday, I didn't work out in the am, I worked out mid-afternoon. Still a good workout week overall. emoticon emoticon emoticon

I stayed off the scale...I slept well...I kept hours at work down to just over 40...yep, a good week overall and then there is that 5 pound loss!!!! Can't argue with that point! emoticon

I am on fire, I am inspired! In fact, I spent the last 48 minutes on my beloved elliptical! Yeah!!

  
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MRS_TOAD 11/1/2011 9:59AM

    You are definitely on fire! What an inspiration to all of us. emoticon

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DIVINEPRINCESS 10/31/2011 8:51AM

    Now that's what I'm talking about. And this time I re-read the post very carefully so I could be sure you said you lost FIVE pounds (and not five-tenths of a pound). I'm thrilled for you, KareBear! And inspired. Isn't it "funny" how when we have a major success it encourages us to want to do more????

You should be so proud of yourself. You could easily have given up when the feet blistering thing kept happening or when you hit the plateau and the scale didn't move...but YOU DIDN'T. You hung in there. You just kept doing the things you knew to be right--and Voila! GREAT RESULTS!
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CHUBRUB3 10/30/2011 10:59PM

    Fantastic job Karen!
Way to go!
Keep up the great work, you are an inspiration.
Hugs,
ANgela
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SHIHJABO 10/30/2011 10:41PM

    KAREN!!!! Ahhhhhhhhh This is so awesome!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Girlfriend, I am SOoooo proud of you emoticon emoticon YOU worked SOoooo hard to get to this place. Yea for you. Woo Hoo. I want to jump up and down with you!!!!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon
Here's to water, good sleep and victory. YEA KAREN emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Love,
Barb

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EBEAMS 10/30/2011 9:28PM

    Oh my goodness ... emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so THRILLED for you! Hip hip hurrah ... hip hip hurrah! I so proud of you, so happy for you! Keep it up! You are my hero! emoticon

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LUV2RUN72 10/30/2011 9:12PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonI am so happy for you Karen!! WOW that is a big loss for one week. Your hard work is really paying off. emoticon

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DETERMINEDJANET 10/30/2011 8:50PM

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SOOOOOOOO happy for you Karen!!!!

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BETTA13 10/30/2011 8:08PM

    Awesome!! So happy for you (happy dance!!) We grown ups play hard! Yep we do. Even our celebration dances are countable (doing the not-so-chubby checker twist). Oh yeah, oh yeah, oh yeah,
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going on down....
and down.....
and down some more....

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CHANGING-TURTLE 10/30/2011 7:32PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonYOU GO GIRL WHAT A GREAT BLOG MADE MY DAY.

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