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Karilynn

I'm a mom of 4 boys who set out on a journey in 2009 to FINALLY shed those extra pounds. In 10 months I lost 78 lbs and am now working hard to decrease my body fat percentage, maintain a healthy weight, AND inspire others to succeed! My blog is about changing your LIFE!! I'm way over dieting... Full Bio
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Day two! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Wow 2 whole days in a row!! :)   I woke up this morning sore.. but I've been that way since Saturdays race.  My quads have been punishing me for days now so yesterdays st ... Read on »
5 months! REALLY? by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Life... it's been insane.  I have finished my first semster of nursing school with a big fat 4.0.  I've also struggled a ton in personal relationships and lost myself alo ... Read on »
How losing weight has changed me. by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Friday was my nursing school orientation and holy geeze was it amazing.  I always knew I would be a nurse "someday" but I honestly never planned on prioritizing enough to ha ... Read on »
The magic of a year. by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I have this friend on facebook who has posted these random "ecards" with funny insight on her page. The first one that I posted yesterday was meant to be funny but this one ... Read on »
New year.... by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I've been trying to imagine what I would write on the first day of the new year.  I must admit, I never expected to be anticipating so much change in the next 365 days.  ... Read on »
1000 Miles?? by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I've been trying to find some sort of goal/focus to get me back on track.  I would love to do another Sprint Triathlon this year and plan on doing another half marathon i ... Read on »
My Lists by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I often get asked how to stay motivated to succeed in weight loss.  I wish I had some perfect answer, or that I could simply bottle it and give out samples... but the realit ... Read on »
I wonder... by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This morning, as I fished my yoga pants from the bottom of my drawer, I couldn't help but laugh at the idea that those particular pants had been "trying not to get their ... Read on »
Day 1... sorta... by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss  I decided to start this thing today, even though I knew that day one would NOT be the best example.  I chose this day because last night was my last shift at the hospital. ... Read on »
UGH-liness by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I moved.   I got a job.I have been eating crap.I have not been exercising. I have gained 7 lbs in 2 months.  Yesterday was the last day of my job. (My AMAZING Mother-in ... Read on »
New Audience, New Voice! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I realize that I am going to have some new traffic to my blog thanks to a crazy idea to send a pic to Bob Harper the BL trainer.  I didn't realize at the time that a zill ... Read on »
What doesn't kill me... by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Ambition: an earnest desire for some type of achievement or distinction, as power, honor, fame, or wealth, and the willingness to strive for its attainment This morning I ... Read on »
My Favorite Archive by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I wrote this post at the end of the first competition I had ever done!  It's probably my favorite.  Hope you enjoy this flash from the past! ;) When I started this compet ... Read on »
Week 2 by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This week was a little insane complete with the placement of braces and a lot of protein shakes.  I laughed out loud when I read the suggestions for what to eat after ... Read on »
7 days gone! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss This past week has been sort of an emotional roller coaster.  Interestingly I was asked by a new friend something along the lines of "but isn't your husband happy tha ... Read on »
Going for it!! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So in June I ran the Utah Valley Half Marathon and loved it!!  I loved it ENOUGH to make a goal to do the full marathon next year AND qualify for Boston.  What I didn ... Read on »
35 days of perfection!! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss Okay.. so.. my inlaws are coming home from the Phillipinnes in September.  They've been gone for a year and a half which means... when they left.. I looked like this: Read on »
Life! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss I found out recently that we have a lot of money in an HRA that we really need to use or lose.. which started me on my quest to improve my imperfections.  My FIRST attempt w ... Read on »
Exercise and me! by Karilynn Posted in: Blog Posts in Weight loss So working at the gym was an exciting way to get new contacts but made it incredibly hard for me to exercise (or incredibly easy for me to make excuses).  While I've always ... Read on »