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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!

Member Since: 5/20/2009

Fitness Minutes: 131,441

My Goals:
To go from 200 lbs to weigh 135 lbs.
To be a size 10.
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, 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 BARBIEE52
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    Thank God I’m Female. Thank God I’m Fabulous.
    Thank God I’m Funny. And yes, Thank God It’s Friday!”

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    "Three things in human life are important:
    the first is to be kind;
    the second is to be kind;
    and the third is to be kind.”
    – Henry James ~

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    "What this world needs is a new kind of army — the army of the kind. "
    ~Cleveland Amory~

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    “How beautiful a day can be, when kindness touches it!”
    – George Elliston~
    Hope you have a joy filled Friday Karen emoticon emoticon

    21 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Those who believe they can are right – as are those who believe they can’t."
    "If you want to climb steep hills, it requires a slow pace at first"
    Food was meant for survival, not comfort

    Today is a brand new day. A day that has never happened before, a day that is filled with new opportunities. So expect today to be filled with new experiences and self-growth. Today is an amazing day!
    emoticon another sunny day and a walk out side cookies done part of the tree is up gathered up some of things I need dinner on Thanksgiving . thanksgiving cards ready of mail box time to watch the food channel and watch all the fancy baking Have a great Friday and remember ME too
    22 hours ago
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    "It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see."

    ~~*~~Happy Friday!~~*~~
    23 hours ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon Sometimes I pretend to be normal,
    but it gets boring so I go back to being myself. emoticon emoticon
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