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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: 136,976

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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    Peter Marshall
    May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right.
    what a powerful quote at this time

    "Tis a lesson you should heed. Try, try, try again.
    If at first you don't succeed, Try, try try again."
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     We ARE doing this. We're doing it right now. Today. Maybe imperfectly but we ARE doing it.
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    Hi Karen Hope you have a good shopping trip. Have a fun filled Friday and a safe 4th of july emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    Leave a little SPARKLE wherever you go.
    SHOOT for the STARS,
    don’t let your LIGHT FADE,
    have a BLAST and go out with a BANG!

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    "You can close your eyes and be scared or open them and enjoy the view."
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    Hope you had a good day emoticon emoticon emoticon Karen.
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