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Hi, I'm Barbara, 50 year old wife, mother and school bus driver. Married 25 years. Mother of 2 amazing boys ages 21 and 16. I consider them my life's greatest accomplishments. I'm also a mom to my 4 legged fur babies.. 2 lab mixes who bring me joy with their daily unconditional love.
Hi, I'm Barbara, 50 year old wife, mother and school bus driver. Married 25 years. Mother of 2 amazing boys ages 21 and 16. I consider them my life's greatest accomplishments. I'm also a mom to my 4 legged fur babies.. 2 lab mixes who bring me joy with their daily unconditional love.




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Member Since: 11/25/2011

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My Goals:
Time to rethink my goal. After a recent phone conversation with a long time friend, I realized I am 7 months away from my 50th birthday, and since starting SP in 11/2011, I have not managed to really get control of my weight. With the big 50 on the horizon, what am I waiting for. So now my new goal is to be 199 by my 50th birthday which is 1/14/2013. After that, well, I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.

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I really need to be more consistent with tracking my food, I plan to choose good healthy foods and limit the junk. Adding in daily exercise and getting a good nights sleep.

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TURTLE69
10/6/2013 2:21:58 PM

Just stopped by to see how you were doing. Have a fantastic week.



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PIXIE-LICIOUS
9/7/2013 9:37:44 AM

"It is rewarding to find someone you like, but it is essential to like yourself.
It is quickening to recognize that someone is a good and decent human being, but it is indispensable to view yourself as acceptable.
It is a delight to discover people who are worthy of respect and admiration and love, but it is vital to believe yourself deserving of these things."
~Jo Coudert
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I hope you're having a good weekend so far, Sparkfriend! I just wanted to stop by and share a couple of great quotes with you. Keep pushing to reach your goals, one day at a time. Always believe that you are worth your absolute best effort...because you are!
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Pixie
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"My invitation to you is to begin living every moment as though you are miraculous and deserve to live an extraordinary life.
Fake it if you must and keep faking it until it’s real to you. The gift you will be giving yourself is a lifelong journey of discovery, one that is infinite and infinitely rewarding. Begin the journey. Today. This moment. Now."
-Robert White




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PIXIE-LICIOUS
8/2/2013 6:57:58 AM

"One of the most difficult parts of changing how you live and how you eat is believing that change is possible.
We all say we believe that, but many of us, deep down in our hearts believe that it's possible for other people, but not for us.
That other people can do it, that the glowy warm life we imagine is for other people, not for us.
We have an unconscious belief that we can't do it, it's hopeless, and so, on some level, we stop making an effort.
We lapse into the way it always was or is. But change really is possible.
And it really does take a fierce kind of longing, and a fierce kind of love for yourself.
For the life you know is possible. Ask yourself what you love most of all.
Do you love your life? And are you willing to take action on your own behalf?"
-Geneen Roth
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TGIF, Sparkfriend! I hope your week was a good one and that you're ready for a fit, fun and fantastically healthy weekend! Keep your goals in mind and keep taking steps towards them. Remind yourself that you are capable...and love yourself enough to know that you are worth the effort!
Hugs,
Pixie



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STEPH-KNEE
7/26/2013 4:56:10 PM

I completely understand, and if this was super easy and painless then we'd all be skinny ;) I can only speak for myself, and for me it was a question of what was more important to me? My health or the comfort of being lazy? Ill tell u a secret, I'm still a little bit lazy especially in terms of cooking. I eat a lot of frozen foods when I work and I take the help where I can get it... But I'm to a point where tracking the food and at the very least, walking daily has become my life and it is automatic. Everyone's journey is different and u have to find a path and method that works for u. But whatever you chose needs to be a lifetime commitment so make sure it is something that doesn't feel like pure torture to u lol. If u r constantly fighting ur plan cuz u hate it, it's not going to work. Sorry for any typos in ony iPod lol

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STEPH-KNEE
7/25/2013 2:52:16 AM

Thanks so much for the comment on my Onederland blog! I never thought I'd receive so many comments, and I can't respond to them all, but yours stuck out to me! I am not sure how far away you are from Onederland (and I am not that nosey LOL, so I'm not asking ;), but I just wanted to say no matter what you can get there! I started off 72 pounds away and honestly, there was this little negative voice in my head that said "you can't lose that much"... but everyday for the past 16 months I challenged that mean voice everyday. Between you and me some days the voice won out, and I felt defeated, and ate like a pig or got lazy... but I had more winning days then losing days and that is how we get to where we want to be! I know you can do it! emoticon



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