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Before picture - about 175 lbs

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Down 15 pounds 11/16/07

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Down 15 pounds 11/16/07

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2/22/2017 - Still here and trying to get the weight off and feel healthy. I have had ups and downs over the past couple of years. I want to complete my journey this year.

9/21/2015 - Everyday is a new day for me to be healthy. The focus is on putting myself first and taking care of me.

12/31/2013 - Time to get this ball rolling again. Going to turn 40 in May and want to be fit by then.

So I have gained most of the weight back. I am weighing in now at 169 and I certainly dont want to go back to the 170s! So I am back at it again. Wish me luck!

Update - 5/2/2008
It took me 9 months but I was able to lose half the weight I wanted to take off. 20 pounds gone, I could have never done it without the support of sparkpeople! I have been at a standstill for about a month. (maybe a plateau, and I am sure the drinking and eating all I wanted in Mexico last week didn't help) I am finally back on track. My goals have been updated and I am ready to shave off the rest of this weight!

Update: After 6 1/2 months I am now down about 15 pounds. I put on a few pounds over the holidays but they are starting to come back off now that I have gotten back on track. I feel great and am back on my journey of knocking away some more of this weight by April. I only have 3 1/2 more months to go! I have cut back on the wine and I am also trying to cut out a lot of the processed and high sodium foods that I have been eating lately to hopefully speed up my progress.

Update: After 2 1/2 months I am now down 10 lbs and 2 pants sizes. This is the most progress I have made in years. Still hating the exercise but getting better. I am in my second week of the Spark 5k program and I can feel myself getting more fit.

Since July 2007 I have lost 18 pounds with Spark People. My starting weight was 175 and I am down to 157 now. Starting now January 2009 I am on a quest to lose another 20 pounds. I am hoping to be down to 135 by July 2009.

Weigh ins:
2/22 - 186.8

Member Since: 7/26/2007

Fitness Minutes: 51,146

My Goals:
Short term goals:
Track my food each day
5 Fruits/veggies each day
8 cups of water per day
10 minutes exercise per day

Longer term goals:
Lose 10 lbs by March 17th (St. Patty's day 5k)
Complete 5k training for St. Patty's day 5k

Final goal:
Get to goal weight by 10/31/2018

My Program:
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Keeping my calories in range
Strength Training

Personal Information:
My name is Karen.

Other Information:
I love to swim, garden and play basketball. I also enjoy boating and going to the beach.

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  • v no profile image STLCARDSFANEW
    Welcome to the Biggest Loser Season 4 team. Sorry I didn’t get a chance to welcome you sooner but it has been a very busy week for me. We will start on September 11th and will end on February 26. This gives us 24 weeks or 6 months to do the challenge. We will be posting or starting weight and measurements on day one. We will be competing against one another for the title of Biggest Loser. But in the end we will all be big winners in the weight we loose and the health we gain. I will be keeping everyone updated through emails and posts to the site. This is our group and everyone’s input is important if you have any suggestions on things you would like us to do please let me know.

    Thanks and again welcome to the team.

    5081 days ago
  • v LESWHO
    Welcome to the challenge Biggest loser 4. This will be great and fun. I can't wait to get started

    5085 days ago
  • v HAYA1971
    welcome to the CT Karen and best of luck in ur challange!
    if you set ur mind to it, you will do it , we all need just a push to the right direction .motivation here is awsome..
    5090 days ago
  • v no profile image HKENN20
    Love you page!!!! We need to get together on line and discuss what tricks we are using to lose weight. Do you have any??
    5101 days ago
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