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My pledge for the Spring 5% Challenge is to make 2014 my year to achieve my goals while healing from the loss of my best friend and husband on November 12, 2013. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

2014 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

What type of exercise will you do? I like variety. My plan is as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 1 hour yoga class
Wednesday - 1 ...
My pledge for the Spring 5% Challenge is to make 2014 my year to achieve my goals while healing from the loss of my best friend and husband on November 12, 2013. I am here to inspire, support and motivate others in their journey while receiving the same on my journey.

2014 Spring 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment:

What type of exercise will you do? I like variety. My plan is as follows:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 1 hour yoga class
Wednesday - 1 hour Qigong class
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday – 30 minutes cardio
Tuesday, Thursday and Friday – 15 minutes strength training
Work on my 1,100 miles in 2014 goal

2014 Spring 5% Challenge Nutrition plan is as follows:

Follow the Weight Watchers plan and lessen sugar intake by substituting fruit for junk food sweets
Eat 3 or more freggies daily
Lessen processed foods

On my team page I will daily record my exercise and Living the Good Life points, and I will weigh and record my weight weekly. I will check with my team at least three times per week. I will visit team members' pages and blogs as much as I can.

I will STAY FOCUSED and NEVER GIVE UP!
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Member Since: 4/10/2006

SparkPoints: 76,870

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My Goals:
My 2014 goals:

1. Accumulate 1,100 miles through walking, biking, or use of the elliptical.
2. Allow myself to heal from my loss.
3. Achieve my goal weight by losing 4 pounds monthly

My Program:
60 minutes yoga three times weekly
60 minutes Qigong once weekly
15 minutes strength three times weekly
30 cardio four times weekly


Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, aka Barbie. I live in Roseburg, Oregon. I will turn 64 in May, recently widowed on November 12, 2013. I have three children, a grown daughter who has a 21 year old daughter and a 15 year old son; a grown son who has a son who will be 17 at the end of April; and one son who died 21 years ago at the age of 15+ in a downhill skiing accident. I retired just a couple of months before my husband became so ill, so now that he is gone, I am learning how to fill my days.

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I got a dog after my husband's death, a Padderdale Terrier (looks like a miniature black lab), named Marv in memory of my husband who had a collection of Marvin the Martian things.
I enjoy reading, scrapbooking, card making, quilting, and knitting. I am learning how to take care of the lawn and garden which were Bill's pride and joy. I love the sunshine and being outdoors.

Quote by Coach Nicole: Exercise is not a means to an end. It's a tool for living your best life.

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IAM_HIS
4/16/2014 5:39:36 PM

Being around children as often as I am has been a true learning experience. I may not be a young woman, however, I am finding out many things from this beautiful little people.

Life is not boring to me, it is not mundane. It is full of wonder, pleasing smells, awesome colors, beautiful creatures, and breathtaking moments. Children know how to enjoy and appreciate life.

This is what I have learn from children: I think there is a secret to enjoying life more that most people overlook. A hidden way to feel so much more full every single day and it hides in its deceptive simplicity. It’s this: Love every single living thing you find and see them all through wondering eyes. Appreciate the details, notice the colors and textures and imagine you are seeing it for the very first time. See things as new.

What wonderful beauty is all around us.



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JANTHEBLONDE
4/16/2014 5:34:47 PM

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Sending you a big bouquet of beautiful roses today! Thank you for my Birthday sparks goodie and all your kind words on my sparks page! That was so nice of you! You are a total sweetheart!
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WILSONWR
4/16/2014 1:01:02 PM

Barbie, it was good to hear from you. I'm doing pretty well, all in all, but last week was a little rough. I went through Jackie's "memento trunk," where I found all types of greeting cards - sympathy cards from when her son drowned 22 years ago, congratulations cards from our wedding 15 years ago, and all of the birthday and anniversary cards I had given her. It was tough reading all the wedding cards wishing us a "long lifetime" together. I also got emotional reading my cards to her from quite a while back when I was always teasing and also telling her that I was looking forward to "at least 50 more years together." Those light-hearted days seem so long ago as the last 4 years of her illness seem to dominate my memories. I've got to get out the older photo albums to try and concentrate on the more fun times we had together. On the positive side, the Adventure Club looks like it is going to be a lot of fun. Just going on one of the hikes yesterday really lifted my spirits. Take care!

P.S. I just saw that you gave me a goodie. I appreciate it and all the support you have given me. We can get through this!

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STEPBYSTEP1955
4/16/2014 10:02:47 AM

Stopping by to thank you for the goodie and to drop off some love

“Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” - Douglas Pagels

Wishing you a winning Wednesday.



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DBELLE39
4/16/2014 7:23:35 AM

Thank you for the relaxation goodie --it must have worked as I slept so well. Feeling much better today & looking forward to starting vacation tomorrow!

Have a great day.



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