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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 family and friends, 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: 128,090

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.

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My name is Barb. I am 65, 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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    emoticon Happy Thursday! “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” ~ --Robert Collier When you put it that way, it truly seems like it should be easy to be successful does it not? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    9 hours ago
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    。˚★Just stopping by to CHEER YOU ON! 。˚★˚ 。
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    ˚✲ •。* And to THANK YOU for the Spark message!!˚✲ •。*
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    11 hours ago
    emoticon You are up early this AM! You must be feeling a lot better!
    12 hours ago
    There's so much you can do right now!
    We tend to give the past and the future more attention than the present.
    This very moment is filled with potential! And so is the next, and the next and the next!
    So go ahead and take a breath,
    take a break or
    take a step.
    Tomorrow is ripe with promise ~ but so is today!

    Hot and dusty and smoky. Lost my cell phone somewhere in the field. It's been a long week!
    12 hours ago
    Thanks for the note about women at different ages. It gives me something to look forward to! I once had a friend tell me, I know why you freak out all the time, you're still in your 20s! And I do feel much more confident and settled in my 30s. It's a
    14 hours ago
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