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Working hard so I can I wear a little black dress and look as cute as Betty Boop!

2 roads diverged in the woods & I took the one less traveled by &that has made all the difference.


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WELCOME to my HealthyBarb page! I have been on a sparktacular journey for 5 years. During my 1st 2 years I lost 35 pounds, lowered my blood pressure and experienced more energy. The last 3 years have been filled with health issues and life changes but even if the road is challenging I will not stop in my commitment to reaching my goal weight!
My journey goals are to change my body to be healthier and my life to be more simplified. I am enjoying the results of my time with sparkpeople learning and exercising and eating healthy and seeking to see my clothes fit better on a cuter body! I love that there is one site that continues to motivate me to set goals, track my daily life choices and be accountable. Even with the challenges of fibromyalgia and autoimmune issues I continue to seek to enjoy each new season of life as my body is becoming healthier. I remain committed to keep working on my weight loss goals for 2014 and beyond.
I love and have found a place filled with friends and encouragement that has made staying on this get healthy path not only doable but fun!! Lifestyle change for the long run that results in a healthy me is my commitment to myself!!
Smiles Barb

Member Since: 10/1/2010

Fitness Minutes: 144,406

My Goals:
1. Eat healthy and increase Fiber and Potassium while monitoring calories.
2. Lose weight and keep it off.
3. Keep motivated with daily exercise plan .
4. Make long term healthy life changes and make a get healthy bucket list.
5. Keep my commitment to each Challenge Season with the Teddy Bears!!

My Program:
1. Ride recumbent bike or do aerobic exercise daily for 60 mins.
2. Do fibromyalgia stretches 5x weekly.
3. Use Twister board weekly and BP stress balls 3x weekly.
4. Use weights and walk for strengthening and bone density 3 - 4x weekly.
5. Daily log my nutrition and exercise on sparkpeople.

Personal Information:
Love spending time with my hubby and enjoy being mom to two beautiful daughters and son in love.
Love to read.
Enjoy cooking, going out to eat, walking at the ocean and being out in nature.
Love to camp in our trailer and visit Cannon Beach, Vashon and Whidbey Islands.

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My favorite quotes: 2 roads diverged in the road and I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference. Robert Frost and "Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its trouble it empties today of it's strength!"
"Success is a year-round choice. You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. No one else can, will, or should do that for you. " - Rebecca Pratt
"Patience and perseverance have a magical effect before which difficulties disappear and obstacles vanish." - John Quincy Adams
"Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance." - Samuel Johnson

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    Thanks so much for the recumbent bike! love it! emoticon

    I really like your exercise program. Exercising everyday is what makes it for me too. I am thankful for Spark People for helping me do it. I also have an auto-immune disease, rheumatoid arthritis. I am sorry about you having an auto-immune disease. I know it isn't easy. If you are on Facebook, I know a really great forum for sports minded people that have RA. You might like it. They don't whine and do a lot of cheering on. Message me any time. I'd love to chat :)

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    2 days ago
    Hi Barb,

    Thank you so much for my goodie. I really look forward to chatting with you as we continue our journey together.

    Thank you for adding me as one of your friends.

    Have a Beary good night. emoticon

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    5 days ago

    Comment edited on: 1/17/2017 10:37:56 PM
    Hi Barb! I'm so glad that the vision board inspired you! I need to print mine out and tape it to my bathroom mirror. I already write inspirational quotes on it, so I might as well post motivational and inspirational images up there, too. LOL! I hope you have a most fabulous day! I know that I'm ready for the new challenge to start!
    18 days ago
    Sorry i missed your sad news.
    Here if you need anything - lost my dad last year in november.
    26 days ago
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    Sending sincere sympathy to you and your family. emoticon
    49 days ago
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