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My journey began at 200 lbs with a goal to lose a total of 70 lbs.

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Initially I lost about 40 lbs. In Jan 2017, I injured my shoulder and foot in an accident leading to steroid injections, surgery and physical therapy. Recovery was slow; I regained a lot of weight and developed other health issues that further impacted my progress. In 2018, a check-up revealed that my BP and cholesterol were also dangerously high.

Determined not to live on meds, I decided to focus on lifestyle and dietary changes. Join me on my journey to health!

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 125,424

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs.
To be a size 10.
Get strong, fit & healthy, and have more energy.

My Program:
Following old WW exchange-based diet/program. 1-2 liters water daily.
Exercise/activity 60-90 minutes/day. Strength training 3 x a week.
Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds programs
Also using SparkPeople Workout DVDs and others.

Personal Information:
My name is Karen. I love people, sharing life experiences, and learning about different cultures and foods. Favorite foods (so far) are Italian, Mexican, Chinese,Thai and Middle Eastern. Also I am Christian - I love God and I love the Word of God - Jesus is my Savior and Lord! Spiritual influences include: Joseph Prince, Keith Moore, & Kenneth & Gloria Copeland. I also love animals/nature, living in the country, walking/hiking and fitness, writing, history, art. Enjoy classic, sci-fi & mystery novels. Love Dr. Who (old and new series!) and old movies 40s-50s-60s (TCM) & action/drama films (eg. Bourne series). I am also an artist... see paintings in photo gallery.

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    "People come, people go. They'll drift in and out of your life,
    almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover,
    the characters have told their story and you start up again
    with another book, complete with new characters and adventures.
    Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones,
    not the ones from the past."
    (it's hard to believe, but it happens)
    ~ from the novel "The Rescue" by Nicholas Sparks ~

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    Keep tracking. Always logging your food, exercise and other goals may seem time-consuming, but it really does help you stay on track, notice patterns, and make changes so you can reach your goals for good!

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    Some changes look negative on the surface, but you will soon realize that space is being created in your life for something new to emerge. Eckhart Tolle
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    9 hours ago
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    -Susan Gale-
    17 hours ago
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    Change starts with you, but it doesn't start until you do. - Tom Ziglar

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