BLUESKY104
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Here is my ever developing strategy from this day forward and through the challenge:

1.Increase my strength sessions to 35 minutes per session, 3x per week. GOAL met - my sessions are 40 min long and I am keeping it there for now(6/28/16)

Still continuing to get to make 2-9 into habits as of 6/28/16

2. Make a point of checking in on my challenge teams on a more regular basis -- at least 3x per week rather than 1 or no time per week.
3 Read and respond to teammates blogs when time permits.
4. Check Friend Feed and respond on a mostly daily basis.
5. Blog at least once a week on how I am progressing.
6. Become more proactive about planning healthy meals -
7. Make a copy of these strategies and goals so that I can:
8. Review this set of goals daily.
9. Revise and tweak monthly as necessary throughout 2016.


10. Keep on pushing no matter what!!! as of 6/28/16 - still pushing and getting ever so slowly closer to my healthy weight!!!

Goals revised 1/25/16
6/28/16



Member Since: 2/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 250,000

My Goals:
My goals are simple:
Exercise consistently and reach a healthy weight.
I am aiming for a variety of exercise including but not limited to walking, Zumba and Zumba for Wii, Yoga,Kettlebells, and lifting weights for strength.

My specific goal is to reach my healthy weight 5 pounds at a time with Tuesday's being my "official" day to track that downward path. Will have other weigh-in days depending on what challenges I am participating in.



My Program:
For my Challenges :
accumulate at least 400 minutes of exercise activity weekly.

Include a variety of aerobic exercise, balancing exercises daily and strength training striving for no less than 3x per week for no less than 20 min per session.





Personal Information:
I live in upstate WNY with my husband of 38 years as of April 2016 :) and our 11 year old Beagle Oliver(the Happy Digger)

I do a lot of volunteering including tutoring Math for grade school and adult learners. I also sometimes take care of other people's dogs and sometimes cats.
We just happily became Grandparents on Thanksgiving Day 2016 to a beautiful little girl named Penelope.


Other Information:
I enjoy doing many things including crossword puzzles,Jumbles, playing word games and just plain strategy games on my DS, Sudoku, reading, working with plastic canvas, crocheting, gardening, walking dogs and just plain learning.




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  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~ IF I HAD MY LIFE TO LIVE OVER ~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    ~~Erma Bombeck~~~(written after she found out she was dying from cancer).

    I would have gone to bed when I was sick instead of pretending the earth
    would go into a holding pattern if I weren't there for the day.
    I would have burned the pink candle sculpted like a rose before it melted in storage.
    I would have talked less and listened more.
    I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained, or the sofa faded.
    I would have eaten the popcorn in the 'good' living room and worried much less
    about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.
    I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather ramble about his youth.
    I would have shared more of the responsibility carried by my husband.
    I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day
    because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.
    I would have sat on the lawn with my grass stains.
    I would have cried and laughed less while watching television and more while watching life.
    I would never have bought anything just because it was practical,
    wouldn't show soil, or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.
    Instead of wishing away nine months of pregnancy, I'd have cherished every moment
    and realized that the wonderment growing inside me
    was the only chance in life to assist God in a miracle.
    When my kids kissed me impetuously, I would never have said,
    "Later. Now go get washed up for dinner."
    There would have been more "I love you's." More "I'm sorry's."
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    But mostly, given another shot at life, I would seize every minute...
    look at it and really see it, live it .and never give it back. I would stop sweating the small stuff.
    I wouldn't worry about who doesn't like me, who has more, or who's doing what. Instead,
    I would cherish the relationships I have with those who love me.
    I would think about what God HAS blessed me with, and what I am doing each day
    to promote myself mentally, physically, emotionally.

    After reading this, I realized how many more "I would" add to this list.
    "I would" share this with my friends, because my life is pretty wonderful with them in it.
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Blessed Day emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Hey you......yes you,
    Stop being unhappy with yourself,
    Stop wishing you looked like someone else
    or wishing people liked you as much as they like someone else,
    Stop trying to get attention from those who hurt you,
    Stop hating your body, your face, your face, your quirks..
    love them for without those things you wouldn't be you
    and why would you want to be anyone else? Be confident
    with who you are, smile..it'll draw people in.
    If anyone hates you because you are happy with yourself,
    then just say "screw it, my happiness will not depend on others anymore.
    I'm happy because I love who I am. I love my flaws..I love my imperfections..
    they make me "me" and "me" is pretty amazing"
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon ~~Love yourself today~~ emoticon emoticon emoticon
    4 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Valentine's Day! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    9 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    I don't know why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day.
    When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short,
    chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.
    (Unknown)
    emoticon emoticon HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!! emoticon emoticon

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    10 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    With Valentine's Day only a few days away, I am dedicating the next few days
    to Chocolate, because there's nothing better than sharing with a friend..
    unless it is a friend with chocolate.
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    ~~~~TOP 10 Reasons I Love Chocolate~~~~
    10. Better than sex...most of the time.
    9. Always more at the store.
    8. Makes my mouth happy.
    7. Something fun to do alone.
    6. Cheaper than Prozac.
    5. Surprise centers.
    4. Hides easily in my pocket.
    3. Two words - mood swings.
    2. Comes in pretty boxes.
    AND THE #1 REASON "I LOVE CHOCOLATE" is....
    Being addicted won't get you arrested.
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    emoticon Maybe you can share your chocolate with a friend, only if you want to emoticon
    12 days ago
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