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By learning to eat healthier, hopefully I will be healthier, and reap some of the rewards by accomplishing that. I love walking and biking. I also enjoy the outdoors, volunteering, being with family and friends, reading, doing puzzles. I am just learning to enjoy these things again after a long period of doing none of these due to health, and circumstances in my life. I am hoping to be able to start "living" again, and feel I am off to a good start by joining Sparkpeople, for I feel a new "spark" in my life that has not been there for a very long time.

Member Since: 5/3/2013

Fitness Minutes: 105,321

My Goals:
Since I've joined SP, I have been able to accomplish some of these goals that I have listed..I've lost 7 lbs., and am maintaining. I am eating so much healthier, eating some foods that I never thought I ever would. My exercise minutes has gone up, and I am really feeling so much healthier. (These were my goals when I joined SP.... to lose 7 lbs., learn healthier eating, build walking to 10,000 steps a day, and overall, take better care of myself, as I have learned, that no one can do it for me!!

My Program:
Walking everyday, (slowly increasing), logging into SP everyday, eating required amounts daily, daily readings, rewarding myself if I do a "good" job, organize something in my life, whether big or small, personal, or otherwise.

Personal Information:
My name is Barb. I am 64, divorced, and have no children. I am, however, a foster grandma to 125 fifth graders. This is my fourth year, & I have found it to be one of the best things to happen to me in a long, long time. I cannot tell you how much those kids have done for me. Compared to a few years ago, my life has turned around completely-all for the best. Meeting & becoming friends here on SP has also made a HUGE difference in my life...I never thought it was possible to have so many caring, supportive friends. Some have become like "sisters" to me..

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I am from East Grand Forks, MN. Even though it can be "bitterly" cold in the winter, I love living here and enjoy all 4 seasons!
I love to go biking, enjoy walking, working out, being outdoors, flowers, reading, spending time with friends, volunteering, going to rummage sales & thrift stores, and I love football, and hockey, and am an avid fan of MN VIKINGS & MN WILD!!
I also love to read Mysteries (James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, John Sanford just to name a few)

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  • v DBELLE39
    Thank you for the motivational quote. Here's mine for today, everyone always has a dislike for Mondays, maybe this will liven things up. LOL.

    Don't hate Monday, make Monday fear & hate you. LOL.
    5 minutes ago
    "Live by inspiring others." ~Author Unknown
    6 hours ago
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    "You don't have to get it perfect. you just have to get it going. Babies don't walk the first time they try, but eventually they get it right. "

    ~Jack Canfield~
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    "Life is never all rosy, nor all thorny.
    So dance with both and enjoy the rhythmic
    cha cha cha
    Just make sure to make it musical."

    ˚. ★ *˛ ˚♥♥* ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღ ˚ 。✰ •* ˚ ♥♥" ✰

    emoticon For the great message, happy to start fresh. emoticon Wishing you a wonderful start to your week too Barb. emoticon
    8 hours ago

    Comment edited on: 9/25/2016 11:59:27 PM
  • v LINDA!
    Let go of what's gone.
    Be grateful for what remains.
    Look forward to what is coming next.

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    10 hours ago
    thank you for the message on your page! so true.

    Hoe you had a good Saturday. Today was at least pretty sane. I'll take it.

    Tomorrow is the condo closing and I had thought of going, but it's just not practical. So . . . will silently wish that all goes well (I'm sure it will) and that the new owner love it as mch as my parents did. Me too! Will be odd to know it's not in the family anymore. But . . . that's how it has to be.,

    HUGS sweetie.
    12 hours ago
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