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Hi, I'm Kathryn. I've finally accepted the fact that losing weight is no longer the easy process it used to be when I was younger. The combination of menopause and mid-life crisis threw me into a depression . I turned to food for comfort and the pounds started to creep up. Initially I was looking for the perfect diet or "magic pill" to lose the weight. Thankfully a health crisis brought me to my senses and with much support and prayers I got on track with a healthy lifestyle. Been a member of SP since Aug 2008 and it has been a blessing. It helps me stay on course from one day to the next and gives me the accountability which was sorely lacking before.. Each morning I say to myself "How can I honor God today?" Part of that requires that I put healthy food in my body (His Temple) and keep as fit as I can. I find that the more my perspective and attitude line up with His will the easier it is to live a healthy life - but I have a long way to go still.

UPDATE Jan 2015

I've been all over the map in the past 6 1/2 years. I knew that changing bad habits and establishing a healthy lifestyle would not be easy, but I did not think it would be this hard. The hardest part for me is staying motivated. I need accountability - that's the best thing about SP, it will keep me honest. I have slacked off and my weight and health have suffered but there is no option but to get back on track or fall farther behind ( and I've got way too much "behind" already)

Member Since: 8/18/2008

Fitness Minutes: 53,108

My Goals:
Achieve a normal BMI ; make exercise a daily habit;
control binge eating and get off of BP medication.

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My Program:
Meal planning is the cornerstone of my program. I use the food tracker to help me stay in my calorie range. Exercise includes Strength Training and cardio 5-6 days per week. Stress reduction techniques to avoid binging.

Personal Information:
I am a transplanted New Yorker now living in FL. Eager to pursue a new career in health and wellness.

Other Information:
Favorite book is The Bible. I love music, reading and learning to live calmly and peacefully in the techno-crazy 21st century.

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  • v OOLALA53
    Hope you're hanging in there with your minimum minute a day of exercise (intense, if you can do it).
    231 days ago
  • v JAISON60
    Hi Kathryn
    this week the POD and helpers come to pick up my stuff! I CLOSE ON THE 20TH AND CT CLOSES ON THE 30TH--sorry for the caps!
    I'll be back on here as soon as I can-- i am way over what i should be weight wise~~that wonderful depression eating here!
    Joined the spring 5% challenge (see my teams) maybe you can join me--i have been on the Awesome A's team.
    enjoy your Easter too! emoticon Kathleen
    240 days ago
  • v JAISON60
    Hi Kathryn! Just dropping in to let you know I am moving up north to Ct to be with family!
    I will probably be off and on here depending on the travel.
    I hope you are doing well! emoticon Kathleen
    255 days ago
  • v DEVRIES51
    Hi there, I just came back to Spark everything has changed so much. I seen a message from you about 3 months old don't know if your still here. Hello again if you see this.🤗
    272 days ago
  • v JAISON60
    Hi Kathryn! Wishing you a very happy Holiday Season! Happy thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! May your New Year be Joyous! emoticon emoticon emoticon Kathleen

    BTW~~I am busy packing for my move back to CT and family! I will still be hanging here but it may take a while to get set up again! emoticon
    340 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/22/2019 6:13:04 AM
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