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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: 143,819

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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    Don't Wait!
    Start on your dreams, your impulses,
    your longings, your special occasions today.
    Because this is your moment.
    - Mary Anne Radmacher
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    Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning.
    - Jonathan Lockwood Huie
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    Have a fun day Karen emoticon emoticon
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    Awareness is like the sun. When it shines on things, they are transformed. Thich Nhat Hanh
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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Keep looking up. . .
    That is the secret of life. . . emoticon

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    Simple Thoughts That Can Literally Change Your Life
    “Don’t judge yourself – love yourself.” Douglas Pagels, emoticon
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    Everything exposed to the light becomes visible, and everything that is illuminated itself becomes light itself. St. Paul
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    I will follow the upward road today;
    I will keep my face to the light.
    I will think high thoughts as I go my way;
    I will do what I know is right.
    I will look for the flowers by the side of the road;
    I will laugh and love and be strong.
    I will try to lighten another’s load this day as I fare along.
    —Mary S. Edgar
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    The first blooms of Spring always make my heart sing.
    ~ S Brown~
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    Morning Karen, I had a nice rest day yesterday. Was very windy all day. I have a big mess to clean up today. Sorry about the rain out your way. I look forward to hearing about your Robin friend. Have a great week Karen emoticon emoticon
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