Karen Goosen

Category 10-20 KG'S
Position 1 ST
Weight Details
70.1 KG'S Starting Weight
55 KG'S Goal Weight
66.9 KG'S Current Weight
Challenge Progress
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12
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Rainy wonderland

Still raining here in Durban. I’m not complaining. But, the cold weather does make you feel a little bit more hungry then usual.

Still going strong

Note for today: Courage will get you to move but strenght will take you to the finish line


Weigh in

Weigh in day today. I really hope there will be some good results. I’m actually more positive now for the weeks that lay ahead.

Note for today: It took more than a day to gain it. It’ll will take more than a day to lose it. Don’t give up

Feeling good

I must admit, the one good thing that came out of this challenge (except the weight that I’m losing slowly) is that my heart rate came down. Doctor’s wanted to tests not so long ago, my heart rate were never under 105. Now…. it’s between 84 – 92. I’m so happy about that. I’ve started running. First time in a long time. It was nice to have the whole family running with me next to the beach. A new routine for the family.  I’m going to give it my all. I received it second chance and I’m grabbing it with both arms.

Note for today: The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Sad Wednesday

This morning I woke up not to a wonderful sight. Our dog passed away, not a nice feeling to find your best friend laying dead. I’ve stood next to her 5:00 this morning for a few minutes not knowing what to do. Husband is still away. She is a big dog, I can’t carry her myself. I also need to wake my kids up to get ready for school. Couldn’t move the dog as she were laying in her favorite spot behind my car.I stood there and think….what about my kids….how will I send them to school without knowing. I thought about the movie “After Earth” where the dad said to the son, “bend a knee”…. I eventually had the courage to go back in the house and wake my kids up, trying to fight back the tears to tell them what happened. The expression on their faces, I will never forget that. My son sat next to our dog for a while, having his own conversation with her. Words can’t explain how one feels. Dogs really are our best friends. She will be missed dearly

My challenge went out the door today, not having an appetite hopefully it will all be okay tomorrow

Note for today: Live each day as if it’s your last. Do something for someone without expecting anything back. If you feel that the door never opens for you, build another door. Live your life to the fullest.

Sleeping beauty

I’m not complaining, but I’m still sleeping so much better than before. I can’t believe this. Not sure what has change, maybe the different dieet / lifestyle. This is really such a big milestone for me as sleep were my enemy. I love this

Weight still feels like it’s going nowhere. I do get compliments at work, but I don’t really see a difference. Still not giving up.

Note for today: ” What you get by achieving your goals is not as important as what you become by achieving your goals”

New week ahead of us

The weekend went by so fast. Also can’t believe that we are in March already. Looking forward to the next 2 weeks. Still going strong

Note for today: The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today

Weekend ahead of us

With another weekend ahead of us, I can’t believe how fast time is going. Husband is coming back to today (He is a Soldier, so our time together is very slim) He will only be home for a few days and leave again. Very difficult at times to be home alone with kids, but it also keeps my marriage sain. Yes, we do still write to each other and send love notes, like when we just dated. I believe that distance definitely make the heart grow fonder.

I do feel better than yesterday’s sad weigh in. But, for some reason I’m more positive than before. I’m going to give it my 120% and more. The scale must start working now. I’m just tired of Cauli Rice…. need to work on my cooking skills.

Have a good weekend

Note for today: Don’t let today’s trouble’s bring you down. Don’t let life’s little obstacles keep you from trying. Don’t let your fears keep you from dreaming. Don’t give up for any reason . Believe in yourself.

Disappointing Thursday

Went for my weigh in today, again…. no good results. Centimetre loss were great. Just want to sit in my own corner and cry it out. I did lose some, but not enough. I’m sticking to the plan, even started excercises, but the scale is not showing. So dishearted at the moment.

Hope the rest of you have pleasing results

Note for today: The one who has fallen but continued to get up is much stronger than the one who nevel fell

Klein Saterdag

Today is a “Klein saterdag”, middle of the week. Normally we would have a braai on a Wednesday night, but as with a new challenge and new lifestyle all things must change. I must also admit, I sleep better. I’ve always struggled to sleep. After we had a break-in (while we were in the house) I’ve struggled a lot with sleeping. This week I’ve switched my light and TV off before 22:00. (Before it were at 02:00)

Note for today: We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges

I’m Karen Goosen from Durban KZN. I’m married for 15 years to the love of my life, we are blessed with two children.

I love camping and just being around family. Braai time with family is my absolute favourite.

I’ve been struggling to lose weight for the pass 17 years. I have no self-confidence and would like to be more active with my children





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