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'Knowing trees, I understand the meaning of patience. Knowing grass, I can appreciate persistence.'

'Hope is putting faith to work when doubting would be easier.'

It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness.


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"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: 8,844

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


'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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"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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    I'm glad you liked the quote! I thought the photo of the two dogs was perfect!
    59 minutes ago
  • v RDEE22
    Thanks for the lovely comment on the photo in my Gallery. Tonight on the TV I saw an interview with the writer of the McLeods Daughter series. I thought of you.

    I do hope one day you realise your dream and see Australia. It is a fantastic safe country.

    I just Googled the time and I think you are just about 14 hrs behind us.

    Have a good day. I am just off to bed emoticon

    13 hours ago
    I am so glad you've rejoined the LIME team. Your sweet smile warms my heart and I am thrilled to share this journey to better health with you.
    1 day ago
    What I like about YOU is: that despite all the pain and frustration you go through daily... you are pushing yourself to move forward. I admire your sweet friendly spirit. You make my heart smile. Thank you for coming "home" and for being a good team family member. We're all glad to have you with us.
    1 day ago
  • v LISAG66
    Thanks for becoming my friend here. It'll be nice to get to know you, too. emoticon
    1 day ago
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