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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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