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May 24, 2017
Update. Since returning to Sparkpeople approx 5 months ago, I have lost 32 lbs. Yes, I wish it were more but I refuse to give in to the little voice who says "that's not much" because I know it is false and the truth is that it is actually an amazing accomplishment. Due to my health I am not able to be very physically active. I can only do what my body allows at any given moment so, for me, this loss is deepy personal and I feel like I have achieved something really important. No one can take that away from me, not even my own little voice of self-doubt. I will say to it "just shut up". Lol!!!
Do what you can do when you can do it and don't let anyone discourage you or make you feel like your efforts aren't good enough. When those internal voices start yapping, rise up and shut that nonsense down. Go Me!

"Patience is not the ability to wait, but how you act while you're waiting."
I'm Kelly and this is my journey!

There have been many changes in my life since I was last active at SP. In 2014, I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis, Fibromyalgia and Type 2 diabetes. Since then 'life' has been physically painful for me and I am not in great condition right now but I will at least be working to eat much healthier to control my blood sugar and for overall health improvements. Recently my blood sugars have been high so I plan to buckle down and seriously make necessary changes to my diet. As for exercise, that will be a 'seek and find' because I don't really know what I can do at this point. I can't walk much and can not do anything like aerobics or running.

Losing weight has a whole new meaning now, I need it more than ever before. My life depends on it. I hope to find support here from old friends and new ones, as well as with others who suffer from RA and Fibromyalgia, diabetes.

I am not new to SP. I first joined in 2006 and was
Very active for about 2 years and lost 70 lbs. After that, it was a slippery slope and I was in and out of SP until 2013 when my health turned upside down and I left. For about 11 months I had no use of my right arm so being online was difficult and not worth the effort. I am feeling motivated and here. I am again.

I hope to connect with others who have physical challenges, chronic pain and chronic illness.

Member Since: 5/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 10,005

My Goals:
Starting weight on 12/14/16 was 320. Goal is 250 by end of year of 2017.

This time is different though, I have new challenges and am less able to do physical exercise at this time. I now have rheumatoid arthritis and fibromyalgia, as well as Type 2 diabetes. I'm not in good condition right now and due to the chronic pain I'm not able to do much but I figure I can at least work on the 'changing the way I eat' part of it. I want to give up red meat and all soda, more fruits and veggies and more water. These are the things I'll be focusing on to start out. I know it won't be easy, and won't happen overnight, but I need to make this happen and get the weight off before it literally kills me. I hope to find support from old friends, new ones and hope to also connect with other Sparkers who have RA and Fibro,

My Program:
Eat right
Use the food tracker
Drink Water
Give up red meat and all soda
Eat more veggies and fruits
Lower carbs


'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.'


'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not protect you.'

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'Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.' ~Plato

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    Hi Kelly! I was thinking of you today and thought I'd stop by to say hi. emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v SHAY1961
    Thank you Kelly for the words of encouragement. I am nearly done with treatment for the back injury so looking forward to getting back on trac. emoticon
    126 days ago
    Hi sweetie!

    I know what you mean! Well sorta... I haven't experienced a plateau yet, but I certainly struggle a lot with staying in my calorie range!! I know what to do, what not do and I tell myself everyday to stay away from the unhealthy foods. For some reason I end up not listening and I do the things I know I shouldn't!! :( Right now it would be great if I just stayed in the calorie range a couple of days a week... grrr! lol

    I hope you get through this plateau soon! Sometimes it takes awhile and changing things up. At least that's what I've read. Although when its difficult to exercise it makes it even more difficult to change things up! It will be alright though, this will eventually pass! Someone told me that adding a couple of cups more water a day then they were drinking helped them to start losing again. I don't know if that will work for us, but I am going to work on increasing my intake. I have been a little on the low side lately, only drinking 4-6 cups a day. When I was losing weight pretty well I was drinking 9-10. So maybe water helps more than I give it credit for! lol

    Enjoy the rest of your week!!

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    130 days ago
    Hey Kelly!! I hope you are having a great weekend!! Keep sparking forward!!
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    134 days ago
  • v ZEN_YOGI
    Good Morning Kelly! Love your new avatar. :) Hope your'e having a great day. emoticon
    139 days ago
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