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Me and my hubby in NYC 2008!

Our trip to NYC...2008...we saw Jersey Boys!!!!! So much FUN!!!!!!!!!


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Hi to all......My name is Barbara and I made a vow to make my goal in 2010, but instead I made it Valentine's Day...2011 with the help of TOPS......see below.

I started my journey in 2008 with a few steps backwards....forward, backwards again and NOW I'm here to keep this weight off!!

I got my focus back when I rejoined TOPS in September 2010(Take off Pounds Sensibly) which is a nonprofit weight loss group of people like you and me who are trying to get fit!! I got to my goal in five months with determination to finally just do it!

Keep it moving everyday, think positive thoughts...there's no room for beating up on your self and getting all negative either!! BELIEVE that YOU CAN DO IT!!! It really does start in your head!!

Member Since: 4/1/2008

Fitness Minutes: 119,337

My Goals:
1. Exercise least 20 minutes.

2. Keep where I'm at or lose a little more than 5# though!

3. Eat sitting down ONLY!

4. Talk out myself (when I'm alone) POSITIVE WORDS ONLY.

5. Continue to remind myself that I AM WORTH IT!

6. Drinking 8 cups of least daily.

7. Get on the treadmill and/ or elliptical at least 15 minutes 3x a week.

My Program:
I'm so glad I rejoined TOPS in September and having the scale to be accountable to and the great support there helps too!! I really watch my portions and usually if I talk on the phone, I will ride my stationery bike, get on the treadmill, or go for a walk!!

Personal Information:
I am married....going on 34 years in April to a great guy, have two wonderful adult kids.

We also have a little black cat, named Bella, who is just a little joy to me.

I have had some back/calf problems since 08, had the spinal decompression, but then fell so I still am having problems, but not as severe and find Yoga and deep, slow stretches really help a lot. Also I think REMOVING the last 22# has helped, unless I overdo it with housework, bending, moving furniture!!

I firmly believe in the Lord.....He is a huge part in my life; don't know where I would be if I couldn't talk to Him daily; I really lean on Him!! He is my strength, especially in tough times!!

I teach RE (religious education)...2nd graders 1x weekly and I absolutely love the little ones; they are such little sponges!!

I am also in the Red Hat Society and was asked two years ago to join the Royal Board, which I am happy to be a part of!!

Other Information:
I love to watch romantic comedies and health shows, like the Dr. Oz show...tape it if I can't watch it, read mostly self help books, enjoy watching/listening to Joyce Meyer......a real down to earth preacher. I usally do my step aerobics or deep stretches for my back while she is on tv.

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    Thank you for the goodies.... Sorry you are having a blah day... Ever wanna chat, in box me.. Prayers and hugs to you... emoticon
    8 days ago
  • v SOPHIEDO13
    Steven & family move soon after the first of the year. You're right I'll cherish the visits I'll have with them. I have flying privleges so I'll use them now when they get settled in. I hope your spirits are getting better after the lose of your Mom
    9 days ago
  • v SILVAS7
    Praying you and your family has a beautiful day !
    15 days ago
  • v SILVAS7
    I have been thinking and praying for you and your family a lot these last few days ! Today in my devotional one of my verses was Matthew 11:30" For My yoke is easy and My burden is light " I am also aware that in the midst of sorrow Jesus will bring peace ! The mourning is something Jesus Himself experienced with loss in the case of His friend Lazarus in John 11:35 we read and simply stated " Jesus wept " . I only know that the Lord wants to share our burdens and He is never to busy to touch our lives with His ! Lean in and on the Savior , He will carry you and your family . With much love .
    19 days ago
    emoticon emoticon So sorry about your Mom.
    20 days ago
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