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Walking My Way to a Healthier ME!

April 2015 - Still here and plugging away at those final few pounds. Currently doing the Spring 5% Challenge as a Casual Traveler! Using my treadmill most every day doing a Jillian Michaels Ifit program, but really struggling with eating. With the weather improving here in western NY, I will be doing a lot more walking outdoors.

My name is Karen, I'm 65 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! I started my Spark journey in Oct., 2010 at 230 lbs and lost 80 lbs down to 150. ...
April 2015 - Still here and plugging away at those final few pounds. Currently doing the Spring 5% Challenge as a Casual Traveler! Using my treadmill most every day doing a Jillian Michaels Ifit program, but really struggling with eating. With the weather improving here in western NY, I will be doing a lot more walking outdoors.

My name is Karen, I'm 65 years old, and I'm DONE being the fat girl! I started my Spark journey in Oct., 2010 at 230 lbs and lost 80 lbs down to 150. My goal is 135-140.

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.
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Member Since: 10/21/2010

SparkPoints: 141,304

Fitness Minutes: 61,091

My Goals:
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!

My Program:
1000 to 1300 calories a day, walk outdoors or on the treadmill, or ride my exercise bike, 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.
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August 23rd, 2014 - I'm so thrilled to be today's SP Featured Motivator! Thanks, SP!!
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June 3, 2012 - Wow! I've been named a SparkPeople Motivator!! What a thrill!
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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!

Personal Information:
I live in upstate NY, near Buffalo with my husband, our adult disabled son, and an uppity 12-year-old domestic shorthair housecat. :) I'm blessed with a husband of 46 years who loves me no matter what. Our daughter lives nearby with her husband and 11-year-old daughter.

I am a born-again believer in Jesus Christ.

Other Information:
A favorite pastime is crocheting. It's relaxing and helps me to keep my mind off food.

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. Favorite authors include Karen Kingsbury and Sue Monk Kidd.


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CORKYTHEMOM1
5/16/2015 12:43:53 PM

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emoticon Karen!! CONGRATULATIONS on your continuing weight-loss success!! I am so PROUD of you! Keep being the WINNER that you are in all that you do! You are an INSPIRATION to us all! Sending lots of WOOHOO hugs to you! Have a wonderful weekend!


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PUGLOVER1999
5/14/2015 12:18:42 PM

So good to hear from you, too, Karen!

Congratulations for losing a little each week during the challenge! Going down and even staying the same for a while is good!

I wish I could say the same. I think I have gained every week! I started out at 157.9, but I seem to have a phobia of being under 160! Every time I get below it, I hurry back to it and stay in the low 160s. However, this morning I was at 159.1, and I am earnestly working toward going DOWN instead of back up!

Yes, I understand about "the old me would have given up." Same here! I have been tempted, to be honest. I am easily discouraged and Satan knows it! Honestly, the pledge you sent me (and I signed) to never give up has kept me going more than once! Thank you again for that! Sometimes I think about sending it around SP again!

Sounds as if retirement is going well! I think it took about 3 years for me to learn to really enjoy my husband's being around all the time; now I wouldn't have it any other way! We are both so old, we consider every day of life a bonus, and it is precious to have him by my side.

Enjoy your trip to Boston! We visited there when we lived in the NE. We ate at a restaurant that is famous for its baked beans AND the abuse of patrons by the servers. However, no one was rude to us! (Cannot say the same for NJ!) Don't remember the name of the restaurant off hand. There are so many places of historical interest in the NE!

I always love to see evidences of your presence, too! I considered changing teams for the spring challenge so that I could be closer to you, but I've gotten to know so many Daisies (who are also very nice, but not as special as you have been to me) and think the leaders are great, I just hated to change.

I'm very proud of you for ALL your weight loss, and especially for losing (or staying the same) during the spring challenge. How far are you from your goal now?

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BERGBA7
5/14/2015 4:20:32 AM

Thank you for your nice wished for the day in the spotlight! Have a great day and keep on going!
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5/13/2015 7:25:07 AM

emoticon Aloha Karen ♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸❤ wishing you a motivated, healthy and fitastic rest of the week... hugs!!



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When nobody compliments you... COMPLIMENT yourself.
It's not up to other people to keep you encouraged.
Encouragement should come from the INSIDE. -Joel Olsteen

*˛♥* ★ REMEMBER, YOU ARE AM✰ZING! ((HUGS)) ★ *˛♥*


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PUGLOVER1999
5/12/2015 9:58:50 AM

Hi, Karen!

How are you doing? I think about you a lot and decided I needed to TELL you that! emoticon emoticon

Hope the Spring Challenge helps you to reach your goal. You have done such a great job!

How's hubby's retirement going? It took my husband and I about 3 years to learn to really enjoy it! emoticon



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