She believed she could, so she did


The first time I saw this, I teared up a bit. Having been overweight, obese and morbidly obese my whole adult life (except a brief dip into normal weight after a stint with a national weight loss program), I was not friends with my body. I didn’t treat it well, I let it down and there were times I just didn’t care.

Then for some reason, I finally did.

People ask me about motivation and I don’t think I ever really had any. I do say it’s not wanting to be the woman in the commercial at the bottom of the stairs who can’t get up. I live alone, I was about to turn 49 and finally something clicked.  On January 2, 2013, I took the first step in my weight loss journey. I weighed 248 lbs. At 5 feet 2 inches, my BMI was 45.4 – well into the morbidly obese category.

And so, the adventure began …

I’m starting this blog for me, but by doing so, maybe someone else will get something out of it. I hope so.

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  1. Karen, you are truly an inspiration. You have worked tirelessly toward your goal for 5 years now (based on this blog). You did not take a “fast and easy” route, there is NO SUCH THING.
    You truly committed to yourself…many try, however you succeeded. The last time we saw one another was before this journey for you began. I have only seen your progress through photos, but hope to see you soon in person to tell you how proud I am of you. For me it’s not about your weight loss, because heavy or thin you are still the same person you always were…… I am proud of the love you had for yourself, the determination it must have taken, and your blog which will now inspire others.

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