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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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Member Since: 1/4/2011

SparkPoints: 52,259

Fitness Minutes: 38,759

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
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FROSTY99
4/3/2014 9:14:34 PM

It does not matter how slowly you go so long as you do not stop.
~~Confucius~~

Have a Fabulous Friday

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KALANTHA
10/23/2013 5:16:08 PM

“Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” (Christian D. Larson)

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10/12/2013 8:51:46 PM


Life is a garden,
good friends are the flowers,
And times spent together
life's happiest hours...
And friendship, like flowers,
blooms ever more fair
When carefully tended
by dear friends who care.
~~Helen Steiner Rice~~
You're a Beautiful Flower in my life.
Have a blessed Sunday
Pat




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KALANTHA
10/6/2013 6:52:37 PM

emoticon "Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become. Your vision is the promise of what you shall at last unveil." (John Ruskin)

Wishing you well in the week ahead!

Kathy




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