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In the midst of recovering from major cosmetic surgery, Kierra Sheard says she’s trying to heal emotionally by tackling body image issues with help from God.

The 28-year-old daughter of Grammy Award winning singer Karen Clark Sheard, of the gospel music group The Clark Sisters, admits she’s experiencing immense pain as she heals from the cosmetic surgery performed on her body. And she’s being transparent about the painful emotional journey of examining self love.

“If I was able to lose 80 pounds on my own then surely I can trample over the doubts and lack of self discipline that I am currently experiencing. I am ready for this to be over and I cannot believe that I actually have staples in my arms, all for wanting to look a certain way,” she says in her blog that was posted on Friday. “I laid on my couch last night in pain and in tears because I say I love myself but I wonder if I love my body the way I truly should.

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