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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
    Thanks Karen emoticon emoticon See you soon.
    13 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    Tuesdays thoughts from the past but help when I am looking for my Spark
    We can do it~~~~one step at a time~~~~one day at a time!

    You don't have to eat less. You just have to eat right.

    “I have not failed. I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.” – Thomas A. Edison
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    22 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    “May you Fall in love with October
    and all the beauty it brings,
    May your life be as colorful as
    the turning of the leaves,
    On each blessed autumn day”
    ― Charmaine J. Forde
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    “Come, little leaves," said the Wind one day,
    "Come to the meadows with me and play.
    Put on your dresses of red and gold;
    For Summer is past, and the days grow cold.”
    ― George Cooper
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    Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, it's off to rake we go!
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    Have a nice Tuesday Karen emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1 day ago
  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Even caterpillars who yearn to fly must learn patience. Gail Lynne Goodwin
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  • v I_WALK_WITH_JOY
    “Let your light shine so brightly that others can see their way out of the dark.” – Unknown
    1 day ago
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