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Crusing the Napli Coast in Kauai. This is just a couple miles from our house!! I love the Navy!!

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Our wedding in2002. What a great looking family, don't you think?

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Hi there all you fellow sparkers. I have been a ghost lately around here. For all of you that don't know me, my name is Karissa and I am a proud Navy wife and mother of one great 7 year old little girl. We have just moved to Washington State from Hawaii and are loving the change in scenery. I know this is probably taboo, but I started a new program called Lindora and I have lost 33 pounds in the first 7 weeks. I feel amazing!!!! I still can't seem to leave the SP family. I love the support that I get here. I turn 31 in a couple days and am looking forward to having less than 100 pounds to lose. That is a huge milestone that I have not seen in a long time.
As I lose weight, I am looking forward to.........
-Shopping in a "regular" size store/section
-Wearing what is in style and looking good
-Fitting safely into amusement park rides
-Losing my muffin top
-Fitting into one economy airplane seat with no "spill over"
-Not feeling my lower belly touch my thighs when I sit down
-Not thinking that everyone is talking about how fat I am all the time
-Being able to get off the couch without doing the splits to make way for my gut
-letting people not like me for me, not because I am fat
-sitting in plastic lawn furniture without fear
-having meals at restaurants at any table, even a booth
-sitting with both cheeks on my car's seat
-volunteering at my daughter's school and not being embarrassed for her
-buying a bra at Victoria's Secret with matching panties
-going to a buffet in Las Vegas without people rushing to get there before me because they are afraid that I will eat all the food
-to my boobs sticking out farther than my belly
-having space between my thighs and wearing shorts or skirts without the chaffing
-fitting into movie theater seats

Member Since: 1/2/2007

Fitness Minutes: 2,287

My Goals:
My overall goal is to lose 137 lbs, but that is too overwhelming to think about.

My Program:
I am following Lindora's Lean for Life program and I love it!!!!! If you are not familiar, please email me.

Personal Information:
I currently live on Whidbey Island with my husband and daughter. We are a Navy family and absolutely love the lifestyle that it has given us.

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    Hi Karissa! Just wanted to stop by and say hi and say thanks for visiting my page. I haven't been on in a while. My health hasn't been good, so I haven't been on for a while. I am ready to start over with this thing though. Hoping that I can stick with it this time. Thanks for the warm welcome.
    4837 days ago
    Hi I hope you don't mind but I came across your page and wanted to tell you THANKS! I took my before pictures and still haven't had enough nerve to put them on my page but, i'm hoping when I start seeing a difference that I can get up the courage to post my before with my after. I've been really scared and I weigh a bit more than you and I don't know why I'm so scared to post them. I have been in the process of making me an SP binder and I have my pics in there but, every time I look at them I just get sad! I guess since I haven't yet started to see a difference it makes me feel sad still!!! I will be watching your progress and wish you continued success!!
    4844 days ago
    Just stopping by to say hi and see how your doing. emoticon
    4846 days ago
    Hi Karissa!

    I'm very late in checking out the March pics but OMgosh you had me crackin' up... I really think if you had eaten an entire pre-school class you'd be much, much larger honey! ha ha ha Seriously though, you're changing and you have the pics to prove it. Keep moving forward and soon you will be where you feel comfy!

    Have a great rest of the weekend!
    4855 days ago
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    Hope all is going well for you and your family!!! Love your new pictures, I can tell that you have lost weight...totally awesome!!! Chin up and keep moving forward!!! Hugs to you!!!

    4857 days ago
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