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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..


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 BARBIE176
    emoticon for your support of my healthy lifestyle journey. Today I am sharing a quote from Will Rogers which I find helpful and fitting for our journeys:

    "Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there."

    Have a Wonderful Wednesday and don't get run over! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2505 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    My quote for today is from C. JoyBell C.

    “You can talk with someone for years, everyday, and still, it won't mean as much as what you can have when you sit in front of someone, not saying a word, yet you feel that person with your heart, you feel like you have known the person for forever.... connections are made with the heart, not the tongue.”

    I think this describes our emoticon quite well. Have a Wonderful Wednesday. emoticon emoticon
    2506 days ago
  • v IMLOCOLINDA
    Thanks! My Tuesday was all those w's and more so hoping Wednesday is more of the same!! Had a lovely dinner with friends and then went to a funny movie. Came home to find you lovely message! The perfect end to a perfect day!!
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    2506 days ago
  • v 2BDYNAMIC

    • O. ¸¸. ✲. ¸. o´¯`¸. o´¯`❄¸ (░) `O. ¸¸. ¸.✲´¯`o. ¸ (░) `O. ¸❄。`O. ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄。 ¨¯`*✲.... ¸. o´¯`o. ¸(░) `O. ¸¸. ¸. o´¯`❄. ¸ (░) ´*。✲´*。. ❄¨¯`*✲。 SNOWBALL FIGHT!!! ❄ Keep It Goin'!**SPLAT**
    Glad to see you stop by my page tonight! .............. emoticon
    Hope you are staying warm ......... its snowy here and oh so cold!
    Hope to stay in touch and I like your new page/ avatar. emoticon





    2506 days ago
  • v CARRENK
    Thanks for the good thoughts! I'm feeling much better, if not exactly 100% yet. 16 hours of sleep can do that. emoticon
    2506 days ago