IAMBLESSED103
250,000-299,999 SparkPoints 270,526
SparkPoints
 
Photos
See this image larger



See this image larger



See this image larger
Nothing like a cozy fireplace on a chilly Autumn day!


Awards

IAMBLESSED103 is a SparkPeople Motivator!

See All SparkPeople Motivators
 
Interact with IAMBLESSED103
Add as SparkFriend Send Private Message Leave Comment Recent Message
Board Posts


My journey began at 200 lbs with a goal to lose a total of 70 lbs.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
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!

August 2020 Update
♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
Returned to doctor for general exam & the results were fantastic!

Weight Loss: Down from 200 lbs to now 169 lbs
Blood Pressure: Down from 150/89 in 2019 to NOW at 132/70.
Previous Cholesterol was: Total 288 (HDL 48, LDL 197, TG 217)
Aug 2020 Cholesterol now: Total 232 (HDL 51, LDL 162, TG 96)


Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 142,234

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs. and wear size 10 again.
To avoid blood pressure and cholesterol medications.
To 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, Creflo Dollar, Andrew Wommack, 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.


Other Information:




Read More About IAMBLESSED103 - Profile Information moved here. (Updated October 3)




Shown if member clicks "Read More"








(Shown after Message Board Posts)
Add a Link
Save Changes
SparkTeams
This user doesn't belong to any groups
My Ticker:
 current weight: 169.0 
200
182.5
165
147.5
130
Login to Leave Comment
Comments
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    When you feel good physically, you feel good mentally as well – and naturally radiate beauty and happiness Juei and Shari Zucker
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    9 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    The only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday! emoticon

    “Now is the operative word.. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.” ~Barbara Sher

    emoticon
    17 hours ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*
    . . . evaluate your life and identify what needs changing. Seek those who can help you get to that next level of success w/positive influence and guidance. Somers Egelsee
    ♥ -:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-:¦:-*♥~.•*´¨ )♥~*-: -*♥-*

    1 day ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    "Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life,
    and when it comes, hold your head high,
    look it squarely in the eye and say,
    "I will be bigger than you.
    You cannot defeat me."
    ~Ann Landers~
    emoticon emoticon
    May the blessings of each day
    be the blessings you need the most.
    ~Irish Blessing~
    •*¨) * ¸.•*¨)
    (¸.•´ .•´ ¸¸.•¨¯`•.
    Have a great tuesday Karen emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Happy March
    Happy Birthday DR. Dr. Seuss
    green emoticon emoticon any one ???
    A person's a person, no matter how small. Dr. Seuss

    Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not. Dr. Seuss


    Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! Dr. Seuss
    I still enjoy his quotes and remember reading his books to my Brother !
    emoticon

    1 day ago
Member Comments (8008):  123Next >Last >>