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Monday, September 01, 2008

I'm not doing well on the walking lately. I think with storms that are coming, I'm just so achy. The joints are really acting up. I go to the rhummy tomorrow for my annual visit. Also new daughter-in-law Carmen is having her ultra sound tomorrow as well. We plan to meet them somewhere tomorrow.

Other dil Jackie called and was in terrible mood. She had a friend over and they were talking dieting. Her friend is good at getting her started on diets and exercise but then in a week quits on her. Jackie doesn't get on the internet much so she is not really into doing sparkpeopl. Also youngest granddaughter got bit by neighbor's dog and I don't think the dog has had a rabis shot. I told her she better call the vet and city tomorrow to come pick up the dog and have it tested. She just brushed it off like it was nothing. She doesn't want to upset the neighbors as she is home alone with the girls for a month at a stretch while the son works on an off shore drillling rig off coast of Brazil. She practically bit my head off when I asked her what was more important...upsetting her neighbors or her daughter getting rabis.

Well Sonny cleaned the garden plot up more. Got the dead tomato vines pulled. I helped pick okra and peppers. This is all we have left. After the rains end we plan to plant turnip greens. I'm still wanting an cold frame built to grow lettuce and carrots this winter.

I also bathed 3 dogs and have been doing laundry all day so it has been a productive Labor Day. Labor on Labor day is my motto.

  
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MARMIZC 9/4/2008 2:17PM

    Am late on catching up on this Barb: what kind of dogs do you have? Mine( don't know if I mentioned it in passing) is a Golden/Collie mix named Zushie Girl..Am anticipating the newest hurricane coming up the coast because I am on the achy train today!

All the best, friend!
Marian

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Another great day

Friday, August 29, 2008

I had a great day today. My daughter-in-law Jackie and I went shopping. We haven't done this in a few months and it was such fun. We visited Hobby Lobby and then ate at Olive Garden and then to the Dollar Tree and Walmarts. This is the first year she hasn't had one child along for almost 13 years so it was a real treat for us both.

Then after we got home, Sonny and I drove back over to town and went to our new step grandson's football game. Jackie and her girls met us. We sat with the youngest son and his new wife. He works on an off-shore drilling ship which is located in the Gulf. He was to leave out this Monday but with Hurricane Gustoff he will be delayed and won't go in until Wednesday or Thursday. Carmen (his wife) and I are both happy. She has her ultra-sound this Tuesday and they should tell what the sex is. She and I are wanting a girl and don't think it matters to the son.

But had a good day and got over 4 miles of walking in. And stuck to my calorie count.

  
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WATOGA17 9/1/2008 8:39AM

    Barb,

What a great day and 4 miles of walking! Way to go!


Jen

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joined Spark Community and became leader of team

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

I'm so thrilled. First I reached stage 4 of my spark journey and was invited to join Spark Community team. I felt so honored to do this and then this morning was asked to become a spark team leader for Arkansas Ladies group. (Thanks Gail and can't wait to work with you).
I feel so much healthier and am able to do so much more now. My clothes are becoming looser every day and can't wait until I get down where I can buy new clothes.
Thanks everyone for such prompting and such support. Sparks is terrific.

  
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MYMISSY 8/28/2008 8:39AM

    Well done Barbara, your really working hard to get where you are, keep it up. Congratulations on your new role, you also join the leaders team. Mymissy. emoticon

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AMELDA1 8/27/2008 8:25PM

  WAY TO GO, YOU'VE DONE SO WELL! I'VE LOST 27 ALSO, BUT HAVE 53 MORE TO GO, CAN'T WAIT TO GET IT ALL OFF! LOVED YOUR PICS, LOVELY FAMILY. YOUR CROSS STITCH IS BEAUTIFUL, A LOT OF WORK WENT INTO THAT I BET!

JUST WANTED TO POP IN TO SAY HELLO, AND COMMEND YOU ON ALL YOUR HARD WORK, YOU LOOK GREAT!

YOUR SPARK FRIEND,

ELAINE

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BGGARDEN 8/27/2008 6:08PM

    This is a great blog - very uplifting! You are truly a motivator.
Keep up your success and continue to reach for the stars!

Your friend -Bren

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27 pound loss

Saturday, August 23, 2008


I have been with Sparks since the end of April and am down by 27 pounds. I'm posting a photo of me today with my son. You can see the difference from my starting photo on my page. I still have a ways to go but know I will eventually get there. It didn't take me overnight to gain this and know it will take some time and effort on my part. I'm with my youngest son. He and his new wife are expecting a baby which will be my 7th and probably last grandbaby. I'm so excited. I found out today that if it is a girl, they plan to name ner Amalia Belle and call her Molly Belle. Amalia (Molly) was my mother's name and Belle was my grandmother's name. I'm so thrilled by this and am truly hoping it is a girl. If a boy they will name him Cassidy Lane. They have sutures put in on Monday which is just an extra precaution since Carmen has an incontinent cervix. Football season starts this weekend coming so we will be attending her son's games this year. We will be filming him for her as she will be complete bedrest starting Monday as well.

We had a great time with my sister and her family and then Jackie and the girls and Sean, Carmen and Johnny. We had a total of 12 here. It rained so we moved everything indoors. It was a good day overall.

  
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AK_MOM 8/25/2008 1:15PM

    Congrats on the weight loss!!! What a great attitude (ie...Rome wasn't built in a day). Double congrats on your new grandbaby too!! What a beautiful name if it's a girl and what a marvelous sentiment!



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3rd day

Friday, April 25, 2008

Well this is the 3rd day and I'm progressing slowly. It is an achey day for me today with a front blowing in. Uncle Arthur is giving me fits and so it seems I have slowed to a crawl today. I've started out ok on the nutrition part and hopefully tomorrow I can add the exercise part.

  
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BJUMPINGFORJOY 4/25/2008 9:02PM

    It is a journey of one day at a time and with all of us working together we will reach our goals and I glad you are working on the food.

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