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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 friends and a few of my family, 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: 188,081

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 68 (as of 2020) , 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 BARBIE176
    emoticon emoticon fellow Shimmering emoticon on pulling together and winning week one of the A&I BSG challenge. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2500 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Has Anyone Told You Lately Just How Amazing You Are??

    Its about time you heard it again.
    I hear you saying, "Who me?"
    I'm saying right back, "Yep, you.

    You...
    the one doing your thing,
    making your difference,
    being a glorious mess that God can use.

    You... getting back up when you fall down, trying again when it doesn't work out, doing the hard, the different, taking those steps of faith.

    You... wonderfully made just like you are, and on your way to becoming all He made you to be. I see you squirming in that chair, squinting a little at that screen and thinking,"That's for others but I'm not so sure about me." Believe it, receive it, it's true. This is for YOU.
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    I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
    Psalm 139:14 NIV
    2500 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    My quote today is from an unknown source:

    "You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel."

    I can definitely tell you I can relate to that. Have an emoticon Saturday my emoticon emoticon
    2502 days ago
  • v ANGEJO
    Thanks for the Snowflake SparkGoodie! Love it emoticon
    2502 days ago
  • v SAFL04
    Love your snow people and the wolves. I happen to be quite fond of both!!
    2503 days ago