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Traveling

Friday, August 17, 2007

In just a few short hours I'm going to be on my way to Alaska to meet my Sparksister Teresa. I'll try to check in from the hotels as we travel but make no promises. I will do my best to eat healthy and proper portion amounts. I certainly do not want to undo the hard work I've already done. I also know that I'll likely be walking a lot more than usual and will burn more calories. Woo hoo! I'm so excited and can't wait to get there!

  
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TBRAX98 8/26/2007 2:01AM

    Hey Sweet sparksister of mine!!!

It was one of the best vacations I've taken too. I loved having you and Tim here with me and my family and friends. I can't wait to see the pictures. What a blast!!!!!!!

I love you!
Teresa

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MASLIN 8/17/2007 3:36PM

    So awesome! Have a safe trip! Can't wait to hear about it!

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KITT52 8/17/2007 8:45AM

    Karon have a safe trip and tell Teresa I said hello.

Kitt

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Update

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Went to the doctor this morning and am making good progress. She was pleased with my weight loss, happy with my blood pressure, and ready and willing to help with an insurance issue.

According to her scale, I am now down to 390 pounds. My scale weighed me heavier than that. When I asked her about it, she said it is calibrated frequently and she is pretty sure it is accurate. I will continue to weigh on my own scale, but check it against her's for a short time to figure it all out. I may even just run to the doctor office on Monday mornings to see what it says so I can track it more accurately for a time.

The insurance issue has to do with being denied for payment for the lung CT done a couple months ago. The insurance company claimed it was not approved or coordinated by my primary doctor. Hogwash! She's going to check into it. I know I don't have $2300 to pay it so I'm praying she gets it all worked out.

Other than that, things are going well. I'm now down a total of 35 pounds since I started again back in June. I'm down a total of 140 pounds altogether. Yea for me!

  
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LARAINE 8/16/2007 9:44PM

    That's totally wonderful I'm so Proud of you . You go Girl your my IDOL!!!

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TBRAX98 8/14/2007 4:09AM

    You're doing GREAT Karon!! I'm so proud of you. You know what you want and you stick to it.

love you.

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SUN_CLAY 8/13/2007 1:58AM

    Just keep after the insurance company! They will pay!



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JUDYSPOSITIVE 8/9/2007 10:05PM

    Congrats on your weight loss Karon, you are sure doing well, your just what I need for motivation. I sure hope they get all this insurance stuff fixed for you.
Judy

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ATRANSFORMATION 8/9/2007 8:59PM

    Every doctor I go to has a scale that weighs me differently. In fact one of them varied by 24 pounds, depending on where I stood, even tho it was allegedly calbrated often... I think whichever one you started on (Your own?) is the one to use to measure loss. Good for you, by the way...140 is amazing!

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SHANTODD420 8/9/2007 7:26PM

    Way to go Karon,
Looks like things are going well for you. Keep up the hardwork and determination.


Shannon

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MASLIN 8/9/2007 5:30PM

    I think the doctors scale would be more accurate...390, that is so great! Keep GOing!!!

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VASLIMMING 8/8/2007 4:48PM

    Congrats on your weight loss :) That's great news. I will pray for you for that insurance! They try to steal your job but don't let um. Hang in there. :)

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Weighing In

Saturday, July 28, 2007

As of this morning I am finally below the 400 pound mark. I weigh in today at 399 which I had set a mini-goal to be at by Aug 17th when I go to Alaska to visit a dear Sparksister. Now I'm hoping to drop another 5-10 pounds in the next week or so. Once I hit 375, it's all going to be new territory for me. That is what I weighed following the surgery I had last fall to remove the tumor on my left thigh. Once I'm there, I can't even tell you the last time I weighed less than that, but it's got to be about 15 years at least! Woo hoo, I am on my way once again and will keep at this until I make the 200 pounds gone mark, which will be when I hit 330 pounds. I'd love to be there by the end of the year. We'll see. I want to be realistic, but I have to set myself goals or I'd just stop and I don't want to do that. So, my next mini goal is now 24 pounds away ... 375 pounds!

  
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TIGGGER68 8/7/2007 2:04AM

    Karon - you go girl. So happy for you, keep up the great work
you are doing for yourself. You have another great time in Alaska.

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MASLIN 8/4/2007 10:26AM

    Awesome weigh in!!! I am so glad you are doing well! I've missed you!

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LESWHO 8/2/2007 3:29PM

    I know what you mean when I hit under 300 party. I hope to be 275 before the end of Aug. God willing

Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Leslie

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YMIFAT 8/2/2007 12:50PM

    Yayyyy for you. I am happy for you. Keep up the good work. Marlene

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ATRANSFORMATION 8/1/2007 12:49AM

    Good for you! A little relapse and back on the wagon. I can't wait to see your next success posted!

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BIBS4664 7/29/2007 2:15PM

    Keep going Karon. You are amazing. May peace reign in your life.

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KITT52 7/28/2007 5:52PM

    Good luck Karon I know you can do it. We are always here for you.


Kitt

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Bah ...

Friday, July 20, 2007

Well a week ago Sunday I weighed but did not post that I had gained. I had managed to balloon myself back up to 412 pounds. Some of it was from eating out as I traveled to visit my girls. I was amazed that in a week I managed to go from 404 to 412. Then the wonderful monthly monster hit and it all started to make sense.

I'm pleased to post that as of today I am back down to 405 and am confident that by Sunday I will be lower. Whether I will be at 404 or even lower is to be determined. I guess most of the gain was indeed monthly gain, however it has never been that drastic before.

I'd also like to note a small victory for myself today. I went to the grocery store and had made up my mind before I entered that I was going to pass by the electric carts and walk. I did just that! I got three quarters of the way through the store, after an hour of walking, and my right leg was going completely numb from my hip to my knee. This happens a lot and I've talked with my doctor about it. She suspects it's a pinched nerve caused by the weight as I walk. At any rate, normally there is a bench there that I could have rested on until feeling returned. Today, it was not there! I ended up having to return to the front of the store to get an electric cart to finish. Unfortunately, this made me feel bad about myself. I had so hoped to walk the entire shopping trip. I'm proud I did what I did, but disappointed I gave in instead of pushing through it. I know that's kind of unreasonable, but it's how I feel.

I'll be getting a new shipment of food this next week. I picked up some great fresh fruits (strawberries, nectarines, red grapes) today as well as a few entrees to get me through until the food arrives. One meal and one day at a time is how I will make it. Looking forward to an upcoming vacation to Alaska in August to visit my dear adopted Sparksister, Teresa. I'd love to be under 400 pounds by then, so for now that's my newest goal. I can and will do this until I get it right!

  
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MRSJBC 7/27/2007 9:54PM

    Yay for you!!! I always see people at the market in those electric carts and say a little prayer that they would get off and walk--even just for a little bit! You are incredible to walk for a whole hour!!!

Have you ever tried water aerobics? It doesn't hurt your legs because you become "weightless" in the water!

Jaime (I found you on MAMIZORRO2's page)


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FITMYJEANS 7/23/2007 2:56PM

    Good for you! You'll be below 400lbs any day now, and won't that feel amazing?

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MASLIN 7/20/2007 6:53PM

    An hour of walking is pretty damn good if you ask me! So you didn't make the whole trip, you made an HOUR! WTG!

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Weighing in

Saturday, July 07, 2007

As of today I am now down to 406 pounds. That means since I started NutriSystem again I have lost 19 lbs. It has been almost a month and I'm quite pleased with the results.

I am doing a little better with the walking. I am parking farther away when I go out places. I am getting up and doing stuff for myself all the time, instead of relying on Tim to bring me things. It's all progress. I know that walking is going to be one of the keys to my success eventually so I have to build on it. I can't wait until it gets cool again (like fall or even winter) so I can walk and not sweat. I know sweat is the fruit of my labor but I can't stand it!

  
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MASLIN 7/13/2007 5:05PM

    19 pounds in a month! Way to go! Keep Going!!!

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BOOBERRY 7/12/2007 3:57PM

    Karron Congratulation on your weight loss.WAY TO GO. Walking is what I like to do the most and then biking.Its been in the 90's here and high humidity I can not stand it when its that hot and the allergies have been bad. Just take it one day at a time and step by step. Will just wanted to say Hello and Keep up the great job your doing with your weight. Take Care Brenda.

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REDIS279 7/11/2007 9:54PM

    Woohoo! Congrats on the change.

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SHANTODD420 7/9/2007 2:09PM

    Hi Karron,
Way to go on the 19 pounds gone for ever. You can do this and keep doing this. You are truely amazing and keep up the hard work. I will keep checking on you to see how things are going.


Shannon

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ROSEMARIE1965 7/8/2007 2:26PM

    Hi Nora, 19 pounds wow that is great! we miss seeing you on the board, you know what you said reminds me of my self, i was very bad about asking the kids to grab this or that for me, but now i get up and get it myself, small step count, i also was bad for parking very close to the door of the store now i park in the back of the lot, and what i do is if i feel it's a long walk i get a cart to hold on to, it helps.
have a great day.
Rosemarie

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