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YAAYAAKELLY is a SparkPeople Motivator!

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I started with Spark a year before my Mom passed in 2009. It got me through a tough period 11 years ago and I enjoyed coming home from work and getting my spark on, making friends, spinning the wheel and earning points.

I drifted away from it- no rhyme or reason. It’s been a couple of years since I wrote on my blog. I just stumbled on it today, decided to refresh my name, update some pictures and clear my head by writing. I’ve been writing still, just a couple of sentences a day in my five year book.

2020 has been a year for the record books. My first pandemic 😷 . Finally under -200lbs. I now have a cardiologist on my support team. It has also been a self discovery year. A year of change. Self care. Growth and development. This is only the new beginning 🥰

Member Since: 10/26/2008

Fitness Minutes: 145,728

My Goals:
My goals are to continue my weight loss journey, eating for fuel not living to eat. I have to watch my carb intake, get my fiber and water in and still control my portions. Practice self care, social distance, speak my truth.

My Program:
I am watching my carb intake and cardio, cardio, cardio

Personal Information:
I am originally from Michigan and relocated to Kansas City by the way of Missouri in 2009. I am a veteran of the United States Marine Corps . I just bought a home in 2012 in Kansas City, deciding to set down some roots, spread my wings and really get to know the middle of the US. I recently got married to a wonderful guy in June 2014 and we are settling down quite nicely here and ready to live life to the fullest! My husband is my greatest supporter.

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If you know better, you should do better. (Unknown)

"Do not be weary in well doing for you shall reap if you faint not"-Galatians 6:9

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    Sorry this is so late in the evening, just know that you're in my thoughts and prayers..........there are so many challenges we face daily and things can be difficult. Just know that you have so many supporters here at SparkPeople; I've never been involved with a community full of dedicated and caring people.......please let me know how I can assist you. Take care, keep focused and you'll succeed!!! From your Emotional Eaters sister, RozzieRoz
    4519 days ago
    I also saw your comment in the huddle and want to add my support too. How can we help?
    4522 days ago
    Saw your huddle comment on the High Blood Pressure Team and came by to give you some support....it's not easy but it can be done my friend. Please email me if you need to talk or just have some questions....I promise I will help any way I can!! Hope you have a fantastic day my friend!!
    4522 days ago
    emoticon Welcome to SparkPeople, and good luck with all of your goals:)


    4545 days ago
    I just wanted to wish you good luck with you goals. All you have to do is believe in yourself and things will start to happen! Get support from Spark Teams because people can give you great ideas. I started a group called Art & Craft Ideas... so please feel free to join if you have an interest!

    4545 days ago
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