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Blessed with another beautiful day!

Trying to balance some health issues with the responsibility of looking out for others can be a challenge. I try to meet those challenges each day in a positive way.

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis


Trying to balance some health issues with the responsibility of looking out for others can be a challenge. I try to meet those challenges each day in a positive way.

"You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream." C.S. Lewis




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MADAMES is heading to the pool even though my body is saying "No, no, no...rest would be better!"
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Member Since: 9/12/2009

SparkPoints: 63,438

Fitness Minutes: 85,084

My Goals:
To be positive each day.
To learn new things.
To enjoy the moment.
To be grateful.
To really listen to others.
To forgive others.
To be a role model.

Things to work on:
To begin to care more about my appearance.
To really work on strength training.
To try some land fitness classes.
To strengthen my bones and nails.
To improve my mobility.
To continue to maintain the "healthy" BMI weight I have achieved.
To cook more and to eat out less frequently.






My Program:
Choose healthy foods.
Stay on track w/calories.
Track all food & exercise.
Track essential nutrients.
Water aerobics 3x weekly
Walk, walk, walk.
Weigh every morning.
Walk neighborhood daily.
Wear Fitbit to motivate me






Personal Information:
My husband and I live in a small town not far from the greater Atlanta area.

In June of 2012 I retired from teaching, a career that I embarked upon in 1972. During those 40 years I taught full time for 26 years and was a stay at home mom for 14 years.

I did not start any type of exercise program until I hit some roadblocks in my 60s. I am not proud of that, but I am proof that it is NEVER too late to start taking care of yourself.


Other Information:
I love to spend time with my daughter, son-in-law and two granddaughters
(ages 8 and 10) who live in the Atlanta area.

DH and I spend lots of time with my parents
( ages 86 and 89) who live 10 minutes away. They are needing more and more of our time & attention although they remain fiercely independent.

I love the tranquility of nature. Gardening and feeding the birds are my daily indulgences.

I love coffee, and I love chocolate.

I now love exercise (amazing, but true).





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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
7/8/2014 7:48:33 PM

Hey there,

hope all is well.

take care
barbara



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
7/8/2014 9:31:10 AM

"Progress. Just make progress. It's okay to have setbacks and the need for do-overs. It's okay to draw a line in the sand and start over again --- and again.
Just make sure you're moving the line forward. Move forward. Take baby steps, but at least take steps that keep you from being stuck. Then change will come.
And it will be good."
-Lysa Terkeurst
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Happy Tuesday! I'm just stopping by from the Countdown to Teddy Bear Picnic Day team to wish you a great rest of the week! Keep that word PROGRESS in your mind, and do your best to keep moving forward...because you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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RUTHIEBEAR
7/6/2014 11:14:12 AM

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Uncle Sam says "I want YOU to work out!!!!"

I see you listened - you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week! DO not let the holiday ruin your track record!! You've got this!!!
Keep up the fabulous exercise routines!!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!

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~KINDREDSPIRIT~
7/4/2014 5:43:12 AM

May the fourth be with you!!!
Hugs,
barbara

May the fourth be with you!!!
hugs,
barbara
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WALLAHALLA
7/4/2014 12:20:06 AM

Celebrate your independence from unhealthy habits!
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