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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: 139,100

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 JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    "Be patient with yourself.
    Follow your body rhythms.
    It will tell you when you need to slow down, move faster or keep the same pace.
    If you do not have 100% energy, learn why and make the necessary adjustments."
    –Mary-Frances Winters
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    "When witches go riding,
    and black cats are seen,
    the moon laughs and whispers,
    ‘tis near Halloween."
    ~Author unknown
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    Hi Karen wishing you a calm Wednesday emoticon emoticon emoticon
    13 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    ...Everything can be taken from a person
    but one thing; the last of our freedoms-
    to choose ones attitude in any given set
    of circumstances, to choose ones own way."
    ~Victor Frankl~ (Choose joy)
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    October is pumpkin time.
    the nicest time of the year.
    When all the pumpkins light their eyes
    and grin from ear to ear.
    Because they know it's Halloween.
    They'll have lots of fun.
    Peeking through the window panes
    and watching people run."
    ~unknown~
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    Have a nice week Karen, cold and very windy here now. have a big mess to clean up emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others. Pericles
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  • v SPARKFRAN514
    This quote makes me smile as the governor of
    Wash. State in March told me I was old because of my age .
    Don’t feel obligated to act you age. Unknown
    CS Lewis Said “ You are never to old to set another goal and dream a new dream”
    Remember you can only take one hurdle at time
    Every day is the Best day and at the end of the day shark it off
    Happy Tuesday

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  • v no profile image THOROBREDJOHN
    Hi, How are you?
    1 day ago
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