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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 KRYS210
    I now have a cute decorated post thanks to your creativity! Thanks!!
    2506 days ago

    emoticon H = HONORED to be among your circle of friends!
    emoticon U = UNITY in support, encouragement and motivation!
    emoticon G = GRATITUDE to be a part of each others journey!
    emoticon S = SUCCESS because YOU ARE a WINNER in all that you do!

    Have a great week!! Keep working toward your goals.
    Love your snowman with the birds on his arms. I have the Lenox Snowman statue like that!!
    2507 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Glad to see your computer is fixed!!! YaY!!!
    2512 days ago
  • v BRADMILL2922
    Hey Barb! Thank you for commenting on my page the other day. I haven't been around the last couple weeks due to some injury issues. My original back injury got better but now I have been dealing with another back injury the last few days. I am heading to the chiropractor tomorrow so hopefully I can get some answers. It has been very frustrating! Hope you have a great week!

    2513 days ago
    Barb, Here it is! The Oneth of the Month

    D o your very best emoticon
    E ncouraging yourself and others emoticon
    C hanging your negative attitudes emoticon
    E mbracing choices for a healthy life emoticon
    M ake this the month we emoticon
    B elieve in ourselves and Santa emoticon
    E ven when we are stressed and on edge emoticon
    R emember that we stand beside each other emoticon spreading the spark emoticon

    Here's hoping you have goals and challenges to meet for yourself in December and you are all set to go!
    2515 days ago