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I have not done that well in 2013 so decided for 2014 that I would try to do better. It seems I would lose 5 lbs each time I did the 5% challenge and then would gain it back during the breaks. I am rejoining the challenge team again but plan to try to do better with my thinking this time. I've just been too lazy and this has got to stop NOW!!

Plans are to walk more and do more core exercises. I am hoping this will help my back which has gotten in bad shape the last few months. I've ...
I have not done that well in 2013 so decided for 2014 that I would try to do better. It seems I would lose 5 lbs each time I did the 5% challenge and then would gain it back during the breaks. I am rejoining the challenge team again but plan to try to do better with my thinking this time. I've just been too lazy and this has got to stop NOW!!

Plans are to walk more and do more core exercises. I am hoping this will help my back which has gotten in bad shape the last few months. I've noticed I've not been motivated to do much of anything so maybe if I go to bed thinking I have to get up and walk first thing in the morning that it will help.

I have already started eating better have cleared out sugary foods out of the house. I'm trying to eat more cereals for breakfast. Hubby usually cooks breakfast but he loves his ham, sausage and eggs too much. Course he doesn't have the problem with weight or high cholesterol, etc. so I need to quit being lazy about that and just put my foot down with myself and eat better.

I'm so hoping this will be a better year. Once I start the back injections to block the pain, I think I will feel more motivated and want to get out and walk more.
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VONBLACKBIRD has planted succulents today in my front door planters and also planted the tomato and pepper plants in the veggie garden.
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Member Since: 4/23/2008

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Fitness Minutes: 46,972

My Goals:
I mainly want to get down in weight so that I can breathe better and do some of the things I used to do. And to protect the joints and the joint replacements I have

My Program:
I plan to keep my daily calorie intake at about 1300 and up my movement in cardio (dance) to 10minutes per day.
Walking at least 15minutes per day.


Personal Information:
I'm Barb from Arkansas. I am a retired (due to disabilities RA) teacher. I have taught every grade from K-12 and I taught over 25 years. I have a BS in Education and a MEd in reading. I now do alot of embroidery and I love watching birds and taking photos of wild flowers. I love flowers and herbs and cooking. I also love trying new foods and new eating places.

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I love embroidery and wool applique. I do not like winters as I tend to gain more then. I love the outdoors but am motion challenged now.


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CREATIVEHEART5
4/17/2014 9:13:51 AM

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Have a Blessed Day! I am thinking of all My Sparks Friends as I work today!
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4/16/2014 5:25:08 PM

Being around children as often as I am has been a true learning experience. I may not be a young woman, however, I am finding out many things from this beautiful little people.

Life is not boring to me, it is not mundane. It is full of wonder, pleasing smells, awesome colors, beautiful creatures, and breathtaking moments. Children know how to enjoy and appreciate life.

This is what I have learn from children: I think there is a secret to enjoying life more that most people overlook. A hidden way to feel so much more full every single day and it hides in its deceptive simplicity. It’s this: Love every single living thing you find and see them all through wondering eyes. Appreciate the details, notice the colors and textures and imagine you are seeing it for the very first time. See things as new.

What wonderful beauty is all around us.



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4/16/2014 4:57:16 PM

Nice weigh in this week. Keep up the good work! emoticon



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BARBIE176
4/16/2014 4:17:47 PM

Thank you for your comments on my hike blog. Marv is such a sweet dog. I am thankful he came into my life when I needed him. Where do you live? Have a wonderful winning Wednesday. Hugs



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4/15/2014 11:49:47 AM

“Watch your thoughts for they become words. Watch your words for they become actions. Watch your actions for they become…habits. Watch your habits, for they become your character. And watch your character, for it becomes your destiny! What we think we become.” By Margret Thatcher
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