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My husband and I have had so many stresses in our lives lately. But I refuse to use any of that as an excuse for not getting to the healthy place I want to be. I may not be able to do all I would like to do, but I can do something each and every day to get closer to my goal of good health. Multiple sclerosis has stolen a lot, but it has also given. I recognize some of my limits and know there will be consequences if I choose to push beyond what is healthy for me. I continue to fight ...
My husband and I have had so many stresses in our lives lately. But I refuse to use any of that as an excuse for not getting to the healthy place I want to be. I may not be able to do all I would like to do, but I can do something each and every day to get closer to my goal of good health. Multiple sclerosis has stolen a lot, but it has also given. I recognize some of my limits and know there will be consequences if I choose to push beyond what is healthy for me. I continue to fight fibromyalgia and thyroid issues. All seems to be pretty well under control and I pray I can keep it that way. Migraines interfere with some of life, but I always know I will come out the other side just fine. I've gotten through three scary concussions and a battle with breast cancer. I know the Lord has me here for a reason and I am determined to be the healthiest and strongest me I can be to meet the challenges and joys head on. No more hiding out behind life. I choose to lead the charge!
Our miracle granddaughter, Ziva, celebrated her first birthday in December. We weren't sure she would survive very serious head surgery last May, but she's a fighter. Her skull was cut to ribbons and spacers implanted, her eyes moved and nose adjusted. Now, being small is the only obvious challenge. She loves life and thrills in every new experience. She is my little hero. I want to be the healthiest and strongest I can be to be to her and to my other little grandchildren the grandma I never had. We are loving our little condo as Ziva's family lives in our house about 20 miles from us. They will be near for the next two years as her daddy completes a critical care fellowship (he's a neurologist and decided he wanted more challenges than his small town practice offered in Montana). We are thrilled to have them here and pray they will decided to stay. We'll see. We are soon to have another granddaughter as our son and wife in Seattle are expecting their second daughter in a few weeks. Life is good.
I want to lose these extra pounds that hold me back from being all I desire. I think I can, I think I can, I KNOW I can do it! God is so good. With Him all things are truly possible. Praise God!
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Member Since: 1/11/2009

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My Goals:
I want to be the healthiest me I can be. I have some health challenges, but know I can get the weight issue under better control.

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I am eating healthy most of the time and getting exercise most every day. I'm trying to be consistent..

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I'm a California girl who was transplanted to Utah many years ago. I still miss the beaches, but love the mountains. I've been married since March 1973, have two married children and five grandchildren. The kids live in Washington and Utah. I struggle with challenges related to multiple sclerosis, migraine headaches and fibromyalgia.Life is good! My name is Barbara, but my Spark name comes from the name my first grandson gave me when he first began talking. I've been Baba ever since.

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I've struggled with weight most of my life. It's never been an issue of obesity, but it has interfered with life in many ways and continues to be an emotional burden. I dread looking into mirrors.

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_BABE_
4/10/2014 1:59:24 PM

Spring signals a fresh start or a new beginning - itís something we all need from time to time.

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Happy Easter!



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CORKYTHEMOM1
4/7/2014 4:25:29 PM

emoticon and emoticon Barbara!! Life is about choices! We become the choices we make. Every choice impacts our progress. We CAN take daily action based on the choices that's consistent with better lifestyle changes! The results of our choices WILL fulfill our lives in a positive way! Letís commi to making daily healthy CHOICES!!

emoticon C = Create a new normal that will get you to your desired results!
emoticon H = Have a sense of constant belief in yourself and abilities!
emoticon O = Open to new ideas and experiences by taking charge of your life!
emoticon I = Implement an action plan for each goal from start to finish!
emoticon C = Change self-defeating habits into never-ending self-improvements!
emoticon E = Embrace goals by utilizing positive thoughts, decisions and actions!
emoticon S = Set yourself up for success and inspire those around you to do the same!


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SUNRISE141
3/25/2014 7:07:36 AM

Just wanted to stop by and let you know how much i appreciate you being on the team GOD ANSWERS PRAYER . I to have health issues like thyroid heart condition ect but i won't ever give up eating healthier even if the weight doesn't come back off . Have a great day and you are in my prayers !



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JUDITH316
3/17/2014 2:53:54 AM

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Dropping by to say hi and wish you a great week ahead...Let's pull together and cheer each other on for a fantastic week ahead. emoticon emoticon emoticon



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JUDITH316
3/8/2014 5:44:22 PM

Dropping by to say hi and wish you a blessed day and weekend ahead, also want to say emoticon for all the times you have dropped by my blog and left your kind comments, they are always appreciated! emoticon

With spring just around the corner I thought this was a perfect time to share this Poem about springtime. Hope you enjoy....

Sweet Spring

When the gloomy gray sky turns to clear azure blue,
And the snow disappears from the ground,
When the birds start to sing, and our moods start to lift,
Then we know Spring is coming around.
When the first flower bulbs poke their heads toward the sun,
Golden daffodils, hyacinths, too;
When the brown grass turns green, and the wildflowers bloom,
Then sweet Spring makes its showy debut.
Once again we awake from cold winter's pale dream,
As our minds and our bodies revive;
We rejoice and delight in spring's colorful sight;
Each new spring makes us glad we're alive!

By Joanna Fuchs



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