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Hello All, My Name is Kelly Mahoney and I live in Central Florida. I consider myself an aspiring ragamuffin. Not ragamuffin as in a cat or a rag picker or something, but a ragamuffin as defined below:

ragamuffins--The unsung assembly of saved sinners who are little in their own sight, conscious of their brokenness and powerlessness before God, and who cast themselves on His Mercy!!! (Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel)

I have been on SparkPeople for 13.5 months and ...
Hello All, My Name is Kelly Mahoney and I live in Central Florida. I consider myself an aspiring ragamuffin. Not ragamuffin as in a cat or a rag picker or something, but a ragamuffin as defined below:

ragamuffins--The unsung assembly of saved sinners who are little in their own sight, conscious of their brokenness and powerlessness before God, and who cast themselves on His Mercy!!! (Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel)

I have been on SparkPeople for 13.5 months and have truly enjoyed the journey along the way!!! I have made it halfway to goal, and maintained the decreased weight for several months.

Along the way on this journey I have learned the blessings of encouraging and being encouraged; the importance of setting and articulating goals; the usefulness of blogging, tracking, and reaching out for support; and the satisfaction of doing things I did not believe I could do.

This week I learned that l have gone from x-large exercise pants to smalls! I still prefer medium, but the small's fit!!! Similarly I have gone from being 'comfortable' in xx-large shirts to being comfortable in medium shirts!!!

In maintaining my weight for the last several months (within a 5 pound fluctuation range) I have learned to be comfortable in my own skin. I do not need to hide behind layers of fat nor of clothing. I can be me. I have overcome many of the mental strongholds that kept me from being comfortably thin.


The most important thing to me is that I have truly enjoyed the journey. It has inspired an increase in confidence and faith that has benefited me in every area of life!!!

Join me in the Journey!!!
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RAGAMUFFINKEL Wishing a Happy 17th Birthday to my niece Michele and my nephew Vincent...wondering if I should also be wishing my great-nephew Jonathan a happy BIRTH day!?! Guess I will know soon enough!!!
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Member Since: 1/4/2011

SparkPoints: 55,840

Fitness Minutes: 39,633

My Goals:
Be able to walk and run without my thighs rubbing together and chafing.

Increase endurance when running so that I can sustain a running pace for 60 minutes.

Learn to keep my core activated, and carry myself with better posture.

My Program:
I am tracking food, exercise, and water intake.

I am STILL nursing an aggravated foot so exercise is nore challenging than ever. I am committed to 10+ minutes ST a day and 20 minutes cardio.

I am working on establishing a more regular sleep cycle. My goal is to get a minimum of 6 hrs sleep at night.

I am making it a point to connect with each of my Spark Teams at least two times per week, and each of my Spark Friends at least once a week.

Spark On!!!

Personal Information:
Kelly I. Mahoney

Born in Buffalo, NY

Saved by grace in 1983.

Graduated From UHS--Umatilla, FL

Graduated From Knox College--Galesburg, IL

Attended NIU--DeKalb, IL

Graduated From UGA--Athens, GA

I love to read and take naps!

I am single/never married and have no children of my own. i do have 18 WONDERFUL nieces and nephews.


Other Information:
Changing my mantra from "Forty, Fat, and Frumpy"

to

"Fit and Fabulous by 50!"

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FROSTY99
10/21/2014 7:35:03 PM

A Friend
A friend is like a shade tree
Beside a summer way.
A friend is like the sunshine
That makes a perfect day.
A friend is like a flower
That's worn close to the heart.
A friend is like a treasure
With which one will not part.

You are a special friend I hope to never lose.
Hope you had a terrific Tuesday.
Pat



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FROSTY99
10/19/2014 10:07:30 PM

Over time we've developed something extraordinary,
That will last forever because we're both unordinary.
I used to think that friends were the people that you could laugh and talk to.
Now I know that, Friends will be with you every step of the way
No matter what people say
They make you happy when you are feeling down
They make you smile instead of frown.
Friends always accept your past,
Support your present
And encourage your future.
A friendship isn't an opportunity it's a sweet responsibility

Thank you the gift of your friendship.
Hugs
Pat



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ASOBFALLS
10/16/2014 12:26:16 PM

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Fall is here in the mid-lands.
Resist the urge to bulk up before winter hibernation!

emoticon Welcome back!



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POETLKNG2LOSE
10/15/2014 11:53:32 AM

Thanks for stopping by and I have not been in Sparks for a while. Too involved in school work; need to get back on track too.



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FROSTY99
10/14/2014 8:52:25 PM


We come this way but once.
We can either tiptoe through life and hope we
get to death without being badly bruised
or we can live a full, complete life achieving
our goals and realizing our wildest dreams.
~Bob Proctor~

Have a great week.
Pat




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