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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: 138,140

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 SPARKFRAN514
    The weather was nice today not to hot and made for a nice walk we did have to avoid several dogs but got our 30 min walk in. our to do some yard work seems that is never ending. The weather person says that our warm weather is on the way back starting tomorrow. Cleaned the freezer so think I have enough food until next week lots of chicken but that is Okay since hamburger is over 5.00 dollars a pound for the good stuff. Still have some Sea Bass left looking for a new recipe baked it in the oven last time in olive oil and butter.
    Talked to Linda yesterday still get tied easy she has a doctor appointment Friday afternoon .
    A news less day here and I did graze enjoying watching the food channel. Dance quotes since its Friday.
    hope to see you soon we miss you
    hugs sis and Racey and snuggles from Racey too.

    6 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    “Problems are like washing machines.
    They twist us, spin us and knock us around
    but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before.”
    . ~Unknown.
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    "Laugh at your mistakes but learn from them.
    Joke over your troubles but gather strength from them.
    Have fun with your difficulties but overcome them."
    ~ Lucy Maud Montgomery
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    Hope you have a fab Friday Karen emoticon
    7 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    Aren’t we all just flowers in the sun?
    We start small.
    We live through sunny days which help us grow, rains which nourish our souls,
    and storms which nearly end us, yet we survive.
    But, flowers have no fear.
    They grow without worry of envy from other flowers, they don’t feel inferior to those taller, or superior to those not quite as tall.
    Wouldn’t it be sad if a flower didn’t bloom at all, for fear that it’s colors wouldn’t be as bright, or that it’s petals may not be good enough for the world?
    Each one blooms in it’s own way, knowing without knowing, that’s all there is to life.
    Each one has worth.
    It really doesn’t matter if you are an early or late bloomer, just as long as you make sure to bloom to your full potential.
    Enjoy your time in the sun.
    ~By Doe Zantamata~
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    Wishing You A Great Day As Fresh, Bright And Colorful As These Flowers.
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    Hope you are ok, Karen. Have a beautiful Thursday emoticon emoticon
    20 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    “In a world full of doing doing doing, it’s important to take a moment to just breathe, to just be”
    -Unknown


    “We’re so busy watching out for what’s just ahead of us that we don’t take time to enjoy where we are.”
    Bill Watterson

    These are the two things I need to do I remember to finish the week strong

    The best way to be happy is to turn the negatives into positives. Don’t let anyone steal your joy and be thankful for what you have. Jimmy Durante

    Racey and I had a nice walk this morning worked in the yard house duties and tried to enjoy a movie but took a nap ! other wise a quiet control. No plans for Thursday except getting my water in so its not a thirsty Thursday

    1 day ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    “We need Joy as we need air.
    We need Love as we need water.
    We need each other as we need the earth we share.”
    ~Maya Angelou ~
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    Good morning
    "Hope you wake up today with sunlight in your heart
    success in your path,
    answers to your prayers,
    and a smile that will always be there in your eyes.
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    1 day ago
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