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“Every morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.”

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“There is a power in people who dream big and who try hard."

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"I get by with a little help from my friends. "


KELLY_SS is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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We may not be the fastest, youngest team but
I promise you, we have the most heart!
We encourage each other all the way to the end.

"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"
(Tom Petty)

January 4, 2018 = 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 God for it. My body doesn't cooperate very well but I am trying to love it enough to make some 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. Having chronic illness and being this overweight is haaaarrrrd!

"Fall down seven times, stand up eight."


"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 be learning to eat healthier to control my blood sugar and for overall health improvements. The harder issue is exercise because that is so much harder when also having chronic pain/illness.

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 nearly impossible.


If you haven't walked in MY shoes,
don't tell me what it feels like.

Member Since: 5/15/2006

Fitness Minutes: 10,105

My Goals:

2019: Simple goal. To weigh less at the end of the year than I started.
If I have to pick a goal number, 250 would be ok.

My Program:
Eat right
Use the food tracker
Drink Water
Cut back on 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

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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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