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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: 174,076

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..


Other Information:
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 IMLOCOLINDA
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    N o excuses
    O nly successes
    V ery positive
    E veryone can be
    M ake this the month we
    B elieve in ourselves
    E ven when we are on the edge
    R emember that we stand beside each other.

    You are not alone on this journey. We do not stand in front or behind but beside each other. You can do this. Don't get down if you make a mistake but get back up and do it again and again until you get it right. It will happen. Maybe not today or even tomorrow but you will do it if you believe in yourself. Find that strength deep inside and bring it out. Don't jump into a decision to quit and then regret it. Even a small victory is a step ahead. I believe in you and now it is time for all of us to believe in ourselves. Let's make this the believe in ourselves month.
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    emoticon emoticon emoticon for explaining how to do this. I'm having so much fun, spreading the spark and I owe it to YOU, Barb!!
    2334 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    I LOVE your background and page Barb! (((hugs)))
    2335 days ago
  • v 5BADDOGS
    Just wanted to leave a note on your page to say emoticon for being my Spark Friend

    And to let you know how much your support and encouragement mean to me! emoticon

    Together, emoticon !

    And the journey is made so much more fun with good company along the way! emoticon

    I look forward to checking in each day and celebrating your successes emoticon , learning from your experiences emoticon , and offering support when you need a boost. emoticon

    Here's to you! emoticon in this month of giving thanks, emoticon I want you to know how thankful I am to count you as a FRIEND! emoticon

    2335 days ago
  • v STEPBYSTEP1955
    Thank you for the goodie and your kind words of encouragement. Congrats to you as well for helping was to sweep this months challenge. It was a pleasure being on the same team as you. I hope you're having a fantastic day
    2336 days ago
  • v AMYBELLES
    Good morning, Barb! Sorry I gave you two cornucopias by mistake! You deserve it though! I love your November sparkpage! It's so festive with all your Thanksgiving decorations and cornucopias!
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    2336 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/4/2013 8:46:33 AM