St. Pat playing peek-a-boo
With DH at his retirement luncheon in 2014
NEVERORNOW is a SparkPeople Motivator!
My name is Karen, I'm 66 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! I started my Spark journey in Oct. 2010 at 230 lbs and have lost 80 lbs down to 150. My ultimate goal is 135-140.
Starting Jun 25th, I am participating in the Summer 2016 5% Challenge as a member of the Casual Travelers team! My goal is to lose 7 lbs over the 8 weeks.
Dieting doesn't work, but eating healthy foods and moving a little more does, so that is my plan. I am so thankful for SP and those here who share this journey to health and fitness! Welcome to my page - please leave a note to let me know you were here.
Lose 3 or 4 lbs per month till I reach my ideal weight.
A permanent lifestyle change with more fruits and veggies, more activity, less junk food. Moderation NOT deprivation!
1000 to 1300 calories a day, walk outdoors or on the treadmill at least 5 days a week.
I'm a FitBit user. It motivates me to keep moving and reach my step goal of 7,000 steps a day.
August 23rd, 2014 - I'm so thrilled to be today's SP Featured Motivator! Thanks, SP!!
June 3, 2012 - Wow! I've been named a SparkPeople Motivator!! What a thrill!
June, 2012 - I was honored as the Done Girl Page of the Month - Thank you, Done Girls, you are the best and I love you all!
On 12/17/10, I was DGOTD!! WooHoo!
I live in western NY, near Buffalo with my husband, our adult disabled son, and a 2-year-old domestic shorthair housecat named St. Pat. :) I'm blessed with a husband of 47 years who loves me no matter what. Our daughter lives nearby with her husband and 12-year-old daughter.
I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.
A favorite pastime is crocheting. It's relaxing and helps me to keep my mind off food. Love to do grown-up dot-to-dot books.
I enjoy country music, especially the older music, and also southern gospel music.
I love to read, and am addicted to my Kindle Fire. My reading interests include a variety of fiction genres depending on my mood, non-fiction historical books, and inspirational. I belong to a local book club that meets monthly at our town library.
Secrets of Success
|Total SparkPoints: 179,435
|SparkPoints Level 21
I have decided to stop saying yes to people and situations that don't support my well-being. Instead, I will say..
Yes to my happiness.
Yes to my growth.
And Yes to all the people and things that inspire me to be authentic and whole, while at the same time accepting me just as I am.
My Yes from here on out is...
My pledge to Live Honestly.
My commitment to Love Myself Fiercely.
And my cry to Create My Best Life possible. YES!!!
- Scott Stabile
I was just looking at the calendar last night and thinking how fast August has gone by and how we're 2/3rd into the year already. Clearly, time is just zipping away and hopefully I can look back and say, I got a lot of meaningful things done this year. Thank you, and enjoy your weekend as well.
12 days ago
for the message of support!
What comes easy,
Won't last long.
And, what lasts long,
Won't come easy!
** Unknown **
Let's make it a Fit Friday!
12 days ago
“When I thought I couldn’t go on, I forced myself to keep going. My success is based on persistence, not luck.” – Estee Lauder
Have a happy Friday.
13 days ago
No matter what happens, no matter how far you seem to be away from where you want to be, never stop believing that you will somehow make it.
Have an unrelenting belief...
that things will work out,
that the long road has purpose,
and that the things you desire may not happen today, but they Will happen
Continue to Persist and Persevere. - Brad Gast
Thank you. Have a wonderful weekend!
13 days ago
You don't need anyone's affection or approval in order to be good enough. When someone rejects or abandons or judges you, it isn't actually about you. It's about them and their own insecurities, limitations, and needs, and you don't have to internalize that.
Your worth isn't contingent upon other people's acceptance of you. it's something inherent.
YOU EXIST, and therefore, YOU MATTER.
You're allowed to voice your thoughts and feelings.
You're allowed to assert your needs and take up space.
You're allowed to hold onto the truth that who you are is exactly enough.
And you're allowed to remove anyone from your life who makes you feel otherwise.
Have a wonderful day!!
14 days ago