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Letchworth State Park, celebrating our Golden Anniversary. August 2018



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Afghan I crocheted for my granddaughter's 16th birthday in 2020.



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St. Pat, adopted March 2016


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My name is Karen, I'm 71 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! My highest weight ever was 250 lbs. I started my Spark journey in Oct. 2010 at 230 lbs and lost 80 more lbs down to 150. Gained a few of those back to 158. Reached my goal weight of 138 in May 2020. So thankful to have found SparkPeople, not just for the weight loss, but for the awesome friends I've made here and their support.

3/2021 Update - In June 2020 I was diagnosed with stage 3 ovarian cancer. Starting in July, I had 7 rounds of chemotherapy followed by a complete hysterectomy on 12/28/2020 and 2 more rounds of chemo after that. A CT scan and lab work now show that the cancer is in remission. I'm feeling good and slowly getting back to exercising more. Every 3 weeks, I go for a 30-minute infusion of a drug that will hopefully keep the cancer in remission. I'm so grateful for my Spark friends support and prayers during this time. Thank you!
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Dieting doesn't work for me, but eating healthy foods and moving a little more does. I'm thankful for 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: 113,486

My Goals:
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 2 to 3 miles outdoors, or indoors with a Leslie Sansone DVD, or use my recumbant exercise bike, at least 5 days a week.

I'm a FitBit Versa user. It motivates me to keep moving and reach my step goal of 7,000 steps a day.
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August 23rd, 2014 - I'm so thrilled to be today's SP Featured Motivator! Thanks, SP!!
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June 3, 2012 - Wow! I've been named a SparkPeople Motivator!! What a thrill!
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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 6-year-old housecat named St. Pat. I'm blessed with a husband of 52 years who loves me no matter what. We are enjoying his retirement since October 2014. Our daughter lives nearby with her husband and 16-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. I belong to a local knitting/crochet group that meets monthly. We donate the items we make to local charities. 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, mostly on my Kindle tablet. My reading interests include a variety of fiction genres and depending on my mood, non-fiction historical books, and inspirational. I read 50+ books a year.




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  • v LUVDOGZ
    Thank you for the (((((Skinny Vibes))))). I see we are on several of the same teams! I love your page and the positivity! I have added you as a friend, hope that's ok! Have a great day! Here are some (((Skinny Vibes)))) for you too!

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    Hugs, Michelle
    3798 days ago
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    emoticon Spreading some Done Girl Love emoticon

    3798 days ago
  • v ABB698
    Welcome to the Done Girls Team! Wishing you much success in your journey!

    Feel free to add me as a friend for support and encouragement should you need it.

    Keep on Sparking!
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    3798 days ago
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    Welcome to Hold the Stuffing Challenge were we stay conscious about our weight as we enjoy our holiday favorites!!!

    We will be helping you maintain your weigh over the holidays. Take advantage of the articles and tools available to you on the team and SP.

    See you at weigh-in the week before Thanksgiving!! emoticon
    3799 days ago
  • v CHRYS13
    Thanks much for the "Happy Thanksgiving" goodie! It'll be here before we know it. Can't wait to see family and celebrate together. How about you!
    Have a wonderful new week! emoticon
    3800 days ago