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By learning to eat healthier, hopefully I will be healthier, and reap some of the rewards by accomplishing that. I love walking and biking. I also enjoy the outdoors, volunteering, being with family and friends, reading, doing puzzles. I am just learning to enjoy these things again after a long period of doing none of these due to health, and circumstances in my life. I am hoping to be able to start "living" again, and feel I am off to a good start by joining Sparkpeople, for I feel a new "spark" in my life that has not been there for a very long time.

Member Since: 5/3/2013

Fitness Minutes: 174,458

My Goals:
Since I've joined SP, I have been able to accomplish some of these goals that I have listed..I've lost 7 lbs., and am maintaining. I am eating so much healthier, eating some foods that I never thought I ever would. My exercise minutes has gone up, and I am really feeling so much healthier. (These were my goals when I joined SP.... to lose 7 lbs., learn healthier eating, build walking to 10,000 steps a day, and overall, take better care of myself, as I have learned, that no one can do it for me!!


My Program:
Walking everyday, (slowly increasing), logging into SP everyday, eating required amounts daily, daily readings, rewarding myself if I do a "good" job, organize something in my life, whether big or small, personal, or otherwise.



Personal Information:
My name is Barb. I am 66, divorced, and have no children. I am, however, a foster grandma to 125 fifth graders. This is my fourth year, & I have found it to be one of the best things to happen to me in a long, long time. I cannot tell you how much those kids have done for me. Compared to a few years ago, my life has turned around completely-all for the best. Meeting & becoming friends here on SP has also made a HUGE difference in my life...I never thought it was possible to have so many caring, supportive friends. Some have become like "sisters" to me..


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I am from East Grand Forks, MN. Even though it can be "bitterly" cold in the winter, I love living here and enjoy all 4 seasons!
I love to go biking, enjoy walking, working out, being outdoors, flowers, reading, spending time with friends, volunteering, going to rummage sales & thrift stores, and I love football, and hockey, and am an avid fan of MN VIKINGS & MN WILD!!
I also love to read Mysteries (James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, John Sanford just to name a few)




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  • v CATHYSFITLIFE
    “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau emoticon emoticon
    20 minutes ago
  • v BARBIE176
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    Rules of Chocolate Easter Eggs
    If you get melted chocolate all over your hands, you're eating it too slowly.
    Chocolate covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
    Diet tip: Eat an Easter egg before each meal.
    It'll take the edge off your appetite, and that way you'll eat less.
    If you can't eat all your chocolate, it will keep in the freezer. But if you can't eat all your chocolate, what's wrong with you?
    If calories are an issue, store your chocolate on top of the fridge. Calories are afraid of heights, and they will jump out of the chocolate to protect themselves.
    Money talks. Chocolate sings.
    Chocolate has many preservatives. Preservatives make you look younger.
    The problem: How to get two pounds of chocolate eggs home from the store in a hot car.
    The solution: Eat the eggs in the car park.
    Why is there no such organization as Chocoholics Anonymous?
    Because no one wants to quit.
    1 hour ago
  • v LINDA!
    emoticon emoticon They cancelled school, work, weddings..they cancelled the world, but they can't cancel the sun..the moon..or hope.

    Happy Wednesday!!

    •*´¨ ) ¸.•*¨) -:¦:-
    (¸.•´(¸ ;.•.♥ Linda!
    1 hour ago
  • v LINDAMARIEZ1
    You share such cute lil Easter bunnies! love them all!

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    love ya
    Linda
    3 hours ago
  • v JPPERSELL
    Thank you Barbiee for always putting something positive and sweet on my sparkpage. You really do lift my spirits up when I am down. It's been so hard for me the last few weeks of being at home when I am such an extovert. I love people and I can't hug them especially my church family. Praying that the Covid 19 will soon pass so we can get back to our normal lives again!
    3 hours ago
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