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Spring ... a lovely reminder of how beautiful change can truly be. It is good to be a Lovely Lime.

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"Spring breathes new life into the world around us."

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Happiness is just swinging and thinking about the Lovely Limes.

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I am getting ready for the spring challenge to begin. I had a small bit of success in the winter and I am ready to make more progress over the next 10 weeks as a member of the Lime team.

"Well some say life will beat you down
Break your heart, steal your crown
So I've started out, for God knows where
I guess I'll know when I get there

I'm learning to fly, around the clouds
But what goes up must come down

I'm learning to fly, but I ain't got wings
Coming down is the hardest thing"
(Thanks Tom Petty)


January 4, 2018

It's Me again. I am ready to make another attempt at getting some pounds off. There is nothing that has ever been consistently harder than losing weight. It never gets easier. I don't know where this attitude to keep trying comes from but thank the good Lord for it, right? My body hates me but I am trying to love it .... love it enough to make some real healthy changes that will be better for the body and for my Spirit. I want to feel better, that is the simple reason for wanting to lose weight. I don't care about looking good in a swimsuit or wearing a halter dress or any of that. It is about feeling better. Having chronic illness and being this overweight is haaaarrrrdddd! Better health is everything!

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight."


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 deeply personal and I feel like I have achieved something.. 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. 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.

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

Member Since: 5/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 10,105

My Goals:

2018: My only goal is to end 2018 weighing less than when the year began.
Simple. If I have to pick a number, 40 lbs has a nice ring to it. Starting weight 295.

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 ha

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.'

Personal Information:
RA & Fibromyalgia Warrior

Wife & Mom

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"People deal too much with the negative, with what is wrong...Why not try and see positive things, to just touch those things and make them bloom?" ~Thich Nhat Hanh

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

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