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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: 143,939

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 SPARKFRAN514
    Happy Earth Day Racey and I spent time in the now its time to come and have lunch and then take the neighbor her coffee get my house duties done .

    The Earth is a really space-ial place to be.
    May the forest be with you.
    I love the Earth. It’s so well-rounded.
    “Time spent among trees is never time wasted.”
    —Anonymous

    He that plants trees loves others besides himself.”
    —Thomas Fuller
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    Unexpected kindness is the most powerful, and most underrated agent of human change. Bob Kerrey
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  • v NJ_BEACHCOMBERS
    “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.
    10 hours ago
  • v JACKIEWALKS4FUN
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    "Just feel the magic in the air and power in the breeze,
    Feel the energy of the plants, the bushes and the trees,
    Let yourself be surrounded by nature at its best,
    Calm yourself, focus and let magic do the rest."
    ~ Sally Walker~
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    Earth Day...Here's wishing that the beauty of the earth, bring joy to your heart and makes your day even more beautiful.
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    18 hours ago
  • v SPARKFRAN514
    A good mantra: "Each step gets you closer to the finish line—and there's a medal at the finish line!" unknown emoticon
    Special people can do anything they set their mind to, and we are a special people emoticon emoticon

    20 hours ago
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