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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: 138,140

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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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    To achieve your dream, see the world as you want it to be, not as it may appear to be. Gail Lynne Goodwin
    2 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    "Success is focusing the full power of all you are on what you have a burning desire to achieve."
    . – Wilfred Peterson~

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    "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams."
    Live the life you have imagined".
    -Henry David Thoreau"

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    "All Seasons are Beautiful for the Person who carries Happiness within."
    ~ Horace Friess~
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    Have a fun filled Friday Karen, I will be out with my hubby today emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    5 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    9/24 A bad attitude is like a flat tire , You can’t go anywhere until you change it

    The road to success is always under construction.—Lily Tomlin

    Success is very similar to driving. You'll never reach your destination if your main focus is on what's behind you. - Johnnie Ivery

    Weight loss is like driving: If you ever veer off the road, just make a U-Turn and head back in the right direction.

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    Thanks for the candles they made me smile
    Will try and get a picture of Racey and his new hair cut . emoticon emoticon emoticon

    15 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2020 11:00:10 AM
  • v LINDA!
    emoticon emoticon "Stop being ashamed of how many times you've fallen and start being proud of how many times you've gotten up."

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    16 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Dream big, decide what you need to do to actualize that dream, and hold yourself accountable. Justin Sachs
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    23 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 9/24/2020 1:28:57 PM
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