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My name is Karen, I'm 68 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! I started my Spark journey in Oct. 2010 at 230 lbs and lost 80 lbs down to 150. Gained a few of those back - I'm at 163 now and working to get rid of those lbs and a few more. My ultimate goal is 140.

My goal for 2018 is to lose 25 lbs (1/2 lb per week) and to have a minimum of 1000 fitness minutes every month, increasing gradually to 1250.

Starting April 7th, I'm participating in the Spring 2018 5% Challenge as a member of the Casual Travelers team.

Dieting doesn't work, but eating healthy foods and moving a little more does, so that is my plan. I am so thankful for SP and those here who share this journey to health and fitness! Welcome to my page - please leave a note to let me know you were here.

Member Since: 10/21/2010

Fitness Minutes: 94,858

My Goals:
Lose 3 or 4 lbs per month till I reach my ideal weight.

A permanent lifestyle change with more fruits and veggies, more activity, less junk food. Moderation NOT deprivation!

My Program:
1000 to 1300 calories a day, walk outdoors or on the treadmill at least 5 days a week.

I'm a FitBit Alta user. It motivates me to keep moving and reach my step goal of 7,000 steps a day.
August 23rd, 2014 - I'm so thrilled to be today's SP Featured Motivator! Thanks, SP!!
June 3, 2012 - Wow! I've been named a SparkPeople Motivator!! What a thrill!
June, 2012 - I was honored as the Done Girl Page of the Month - Thank you, Done Girls, you are the best and I love you all!

On 12/17/10, I was DGOTD!! WooHoo!

Personal Information:
I live in western NY, near Buffalo with my husband, our adult disabled son, and a 4-year-old domestic shorthair housecat named St. Pat. I'm blessed with a husband of 49 years who loves me no matter what. We are enjoying his retirement since October 2014. Our daughter lives nearby with her husband and 14-year-old daughter.

I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.

Other Information:
A favorite pastime is crocheting. It's relaxing and helps me to keep my mind off food. Love to do online jigsaw puzzles and word puzzles.

I enjoy country music, especially the older music, and also southern gospel music.

I love to read, and am addicted to my Kindle Fire. My reading interests include a variety of fiction genres depending on my mood, non-fiction historical books, and inspirational. I belong to a local book club that meets monthly at our town library.

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    Karen, dear friend, thank you for your honest opinion. Just for that, here is another original by yours truly. emoticon

    "Tuesday; "taste the tongue twister" of a totally terrific, trimming, thriving team that transcends, titter tottering on the untrained but now triumphant tongue, that treasures and touts thanksgiving, topping all other thriving teams; the tutoring, trusted in Lord and thee together, where thrilling sweetness thrives."
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    19 days ago
    emoticon Today is mine and your's, "Sugar Sweet", Soul Satisfying "Sonday" as we Sing Soothing Songs of Success, reflecting on and rejoicing in the Strong blessed "Sonshine" in our Soul today!
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    20 days ago
    Have a good evening.
    I rode my bike while I watched the Derby.
    Hugs and blessings tomorrow,
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    22 days ago
    Soul Reflections: emoticon Cindy Charlene's Saturday Soul Selfie: de-Stress with Soul Searching and Single out one Sorrowing or Sad Soul and Sow Seeds of loving Service, Stretch yourself, if only a Smile. Stand Still, watch love Stream back, then Sing Soul Strengthening Songs of Self-love. So Sweet. the KEY.
    22 days ago
    Thank you dear Karen for reading and commenting on "My Answer From a Dream". The dream did give me hope that I would rise above the natural man with Jesus, the "lamb of God". Praying your day is Fantastic.
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    23 days ago
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