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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: 188,661

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 JUDITH316
    Good Morning Barb,

    Thank you for your support on my blogs, I appreciate the comments you leave, also wishing you a great day and cheering you on your journey, keep up the good work, you are doing emoticon emoticon
    2596 days ago
  • v no profile image DBELLE39
    Thanks for the sparkgoodie. Hugs are always welcomed!

    Have a terrific Tuesday.
    2598 days ago
  • v BARBIE176
    emoticon for stopping by with the Monday wishes and for filling my page with all those happy emoticons. They put a smile on my face. Today, for some reason though, I have been exhausted. I did find my awesome yoga teacher at the Y and took a class which was amazing. I hope you have started your week off with lots of healthy choices. Have a fantabulous week! My goals are set high and I plan to achieve them. emoticon emoticon
    2598 days ago
    I logged into Spark on the verge of tears. Then I scrolled down my page and saw your note to have a whimsical weekend, and I smiled. I could feel a little of my steam return, you probably stopped a binge that would have caused horrible guilt later! So, not only for today, but all the times your messages on my page have made a difference! emoticon emoticon you are an emoticon friend! God Bless you!

    2598 days ago
  • v MSGLOW
    thank you for my anniversary wishes
    2598 days ago