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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: 137,393

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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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Life is like dancing – it’s not about getting from one place to another. It’s about enjoying each step.
    We take as we dance along the Spark trail

    Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. Publilius Syrus

    Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. Julia Child good advice it has helped me this week not graze though the kitchen . and over do on a favorite food.
    A nice quiet sunny day no news and sleeping better at night and we got up and enjoyed a nice walk before it got warm they say tomorrow we should get our first 90 + temp a good day to stay inside and watch Christmas movies on Hallmark. Don’t forget to drink lots of water
    Racey had a good time dancing around the living room and laughing at how silly we looked.

    1 day ago
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    Learn to live & let live by accepting people as they are & not who we want them to be. We are all here in this journey called live, learning our lessons as best we can. Cherilyn Vonn
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    2 days ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Racey is popping in to say good night from the two of us and sending you some banana emoticon my paw is so much better thanks for the prayers.
    We think of you everyday and hope your weather is better. and your find a TV soon hugs a and
    snuggles from our house. emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
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    emoticon I am capable
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    emoticon If I believe in myself,
    emoticon I can turn my dreams into a plan,
    emoticon and my plan into my reality
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    Make your day brighter than Yesterday!
    Hi Karen might be getting a new computer so stopping by now and wishing you a great Friday emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/9/2020 11:47:17 PM
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