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I left SparkPeople for awhile, but I'm back and still on this journey. I looked in the mirror this month (July 2016), and whereas I usually just get depressed, this time I just became fed up. I could get all 'Tony Robbins', stretch my mouth open with a toothy grin and be like "I'm on this journey and I " know " I can do it!. But truth is, I 'haven't' done it since the two years ago I made that commitment. So I'm just going to be transparent, and "real". Though I've struggled with my weight all of my life, I never imagined that I would be 39, single, overweight and unhappy. I always pictured my life differently, especially approaching 40. Though I've been through some major hurt and disappointments in my life, truth is, my anger is directed at 'ME'. I think that's where the majority of my being fed up has come from, I look in the mirror and I'm so angry at who I've allowed myself, my body, to become. More so due to the fact that despite who has done whatever to me, " I" allowed myself to become this way. If there's nothing else I can control, I "can" control my diet and moving my body, buy still I've allowed hurt and disappointment to control that as well---fakes ghosts/demons (my past relationship) still haunting my mental space. Now...the POSITIVE side of things...and I guess my somewhat 'Tony Robbins' moment (lol)...I'm ready to relinquish my ghosts/demons and stop allowing them to control "any" part of my life. I'm ready to take back my power and become the person I believe is inside of this 250 something pound person. I realize that if I'm fed up with how I look and feel, throwing a pity party won't change anything... When you're fed up, you DO something about it, and for me, that time has come. No way am I letting 40 years old catch me looking like this, even if I don't reach my goal by my next birthday(April 29th), I will "not" be where I am now.... I WILL be better! NOW FOR THE WRITTEN GOALS/AGENDA:: My ultimate goal for my 5'9 frame is to lose 85 lbs( 170 lbs is my aim). I've decided that i'm going to measure my weight loss in increments--goal by goal...... FIRST GOAL= 55 LBS---in 5 lbs increments START WEIGHT OF 256.3(7/1/2016) 250= 245 240 = 235= 230= 225= 220= 215= 210= 205= 200=(FIRST GOAL MET!!) SECOND GOAL=25 LBS---in 5 lbs increments 195= 190= 185= 180= 175= 170= (SECOND & LAST GOAL MET!!..*time to celebrate*)

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My name is Kesha, i'm from Tampa, Florida and i'm 39 years old. I'm the single Mom of one son, Christian. I working to become a healthier, attractive, confident woman. I want to be the best me i can be by the time I'm 40!

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I definately battle emotional eating, therefore my focus is to conquer this enemy, and also deal with the ghosts of my past. Please heavenly father, stay with me through this journey...

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    Thank you for being you

    The key to our success
    rests in people like you,
    who embody the spirit of greatness
    by saying, "Yes I can, and so can you!"
    Thanks for your inspiring dedication
    and tremendous example to the world.
    3495 days ago
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    emoticon on your progress!! Keep up the great work. I need your secret to losing sooo many inches in just 1 week. You are making great progress, what type of program are you on?

    I was just in Tampa last weekend & had a nice time. We went to Lee Roy Selmon's & girl their food is great. I am glad I don't live there b/c I would have to visit them weekly..LOL..

    (((((((((Sending Skinny Vibes)))))))))
    3496 days ago

    Comment edited on: 7/22/2010 3:20:50 PM

    Poem by Audrey Hepburn

    For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.
    3501 days ago
    Today is "Thumbs Up! Thursday" on the ((((Sending SKINNY Vibes!)))) Team!


    I came by to give you a little boost and and lots of ((((SKINNY Vibes))))!

    Keep on keepin' on! One small change at a time!! You CAN do it!

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    3503 days ago
    A Great Day

    "Today is a great day to be alive. The world is filled with positive possibilities, and those possibilities grow more numerous with each passing moment. Sure, there are challenges and disappointments and frustrations. And within those challenges, within those disappointments, are some of the greatest possibilities.

    Today is a great day to be alive because today you can make things happen. You can set a goal, chart a course, take stock of your situation and use it to create new value. Pay no attention to those who claim to know how things will be. Your future is yours to determine, and this is the day to make it great.

    You don't need anyone's permission to live with joy and fulfillment. You don't need to wait for certain circumstances to line up in a specific way. For today is a great day to be alive, to be productive, to be effective and to fulfill your best possibilities. And now is the moment to enthusiastically get busy making it all happen."-- Ralph Marston
    3510 days ago
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