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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!

August 2020 Update
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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: 143,242

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.

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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Lets keep up the great job we can do it its not a contest its a journey.

    It's always too soon to quit.

    Take some steps today that will prime your success tomorrow.
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    1 day ago
    Hi Karen Thanks for stopping by. I was having a bit of trouble with my computer this morning. But I got things fixed, not sure what happened. Sorry. emoticon Hope you have a wonderful day and I loved all the flowers and your hike, have a happy Sunday. emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
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    Your comfort zone is supposed to keep your life safe . . . . but all it really does is keep it small Barry Michels and Phil Stutz
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    1 day ago
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    "Just as the butterfly must struggle to shed its cocoon so that it can fly,
    we all must struggle out of adversity to achieve the level of success that we desire."
    ~ John Di Lemme~
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    "I will not be discouraged by how far I must go instead...
    I'll be excited for the opportunity to soar."
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    Hope you had a nice day Karen, beautiful out this so had a really relaxing time on our back patio this evening. Have a beautiful Sunday emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    "Believe in yourself and have faith in your abilities." ~ Norman Vincent Peale
    Never stop trying.
    Never stop believing.
    Never give up!
    Your day will come

    ~~~Mandy Hale~~~
    We think you every day and of course say a little prayer things are going great at your house and you are enjoying some nice spring weather we have been having cool gray days but do get out for short walks. sending snuggles and wet dogie kisses and hugs from me too
    1 day ago
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