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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: 137,393

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 SPARKFRAN514
    Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day..” Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Enjoy the Little Things”
    Commitment is the little choices every day that lead to the final results we’re striving for.” Anonymous

    The best way to be happy is to turn the negatives into positives. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and be thankful for what you have. Jimmy Durante

    Hope you had a good day it was a warm here in the high 80 's tomorrow a cooler day in the 70;s. we are enjoying the Hallmark Christmas movies hope you are to. We hope you have a peace full day . it a me day here too emoticon hugs and snuggles from us emoticon
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    “There are only two days in the year that nothing can be done.
    One is called Yesterday and the other is called Tomorrow.
    Today is the right day to Love, Believe, Do and mostly Live.”
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    "Everywhere you go is a chance to change the world.
    One smile, one hug, one act of kindness can make the world of difference to someone!
    - Karen Salmansohn~
    Hi Karen, keep it going you are doing great. Have a super Saturday emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon m emoticon emoticon

    16 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Life is like dancing – it’s not about getting from one place to another. It’s about enjoying each step.
    We take as we dance along the Spark trail

    Good health and good sense are two of life’s greatest blessings. Publilius Syrus

    Moderation. Small helpings. Sample a little bit of everything. These are the secrets of happiness and good health. Julia Child good advice it has helped me this week not graze though the kitchen . and over do on a favorite food.
    A nice quiet sunny day no news and sleeping better at night and we got up and enjoyed a nice walk before it got warm they say tomorrow we should get our first 90 + temp a good day to stay inside and watch Christmas movies on Hallmark. Don’t forget to drink lots of water
    Racey had a good time dancing around the living room and laughing at how silly we looked.

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    Learn to live & let live by accepting people as they are & not who we want them to be. We are all here in this journey called live, learning our lessons as best we can. Cherilyn Vonn
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