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I started this journey a few years ago...and I am heavier now than I have ever been. I am at a crossroads in my life....fitting I think that I woke up this morning on July 4th 2011 and thought I am in bondage that I have put myself in and I want to be FREE. And then that stupid little voice says....nope you can't, oh I have the tools or know what to do, but there is this fear that I won't be able to do it because I am on synthroid. A reason or an excuse. I have the tools, but I am not sure ...
I started this journey a few years ago...and I am heavier now than I have ever been. I am at a crossroads in my life....fitting I think that I woke up this morning on July 4th 2011 and thought I am in bondage that I have put myself in and I want to be FREE. And then that stupid little voice says....nope you can't, oh I have the tools or know what to do, but there is this fear that I won't be able to do it because I am on synthroid. A reason or an excuse. I have the tools, but I am not sure I have the WANT TO, the COURAGE or the energy!!
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Member Since: 1/1/2008

SparkPoints: 20,020

Fitness Minutes: 6,079

My Goals:
Small goal: To lose 15 pounds before my birthday in April.

My Program:
I am going to walk at least 20 minutes a day and keep track of my food and exercise on Sparkpages. I am going to keep in touch with some of my spark pals to help me stay on track

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara, I live in KY. I am very much in love with my husband and am so grateful for the life that God has blessed me with. I have been in recovery in AA for over 14 years. Now I want to beat the addiction of overeating!

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I have 4 beautiful grandchildren and 3 beautiful kids. I am a step mom but I love being a almost like a mom. And I REALLY love being a Bar Bar (that is what my grandkids call me)

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HEART2FOLLOWHIM
12/20/2011 12:46:57 PM

MERRY CHRISTMAS BARB and stay healthy!!



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12/2/2011 9:17:17 PM

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Barb, Welcome to the month of December! It's a holiday season filled with miracles. It's also the last month of the year to reflect how far you have come from the beginning stages of your journey to the many changes that have been made to live a healthier lifestyle. I am giving you a STANDING OVATION for the goals you have achieved and the progress you continue to make! I am so PROUD of your abilities from turning any obstacle that you have had to face into rewarding experiences! You are a WINNER in all that you do and an INSPIRATION to us all.

With temptations of holiday foods and snacks galore, be sure to remain focused on your December goals that will lead you into the new year with wonderful results.


emoticon D = Daily Reflection: Visualize your hopes and dreams until each are met!
emoticon E = Embrace your journey with optimism, commitment and follow-through!
emoticon C = Choose effective goals for each day that fits best for your lifestyle!
emoticon E = Eat healthy nutrition, diversify fitness activities and mindful well-being!
emoticon M = Measure progress without scale by the results that you see and feel!
emoticon B = Be patient and always persevere by turning obstacles into achievements!
emoticon E = Encourage, support and inspire others by sharing your success!
emoticon R = Remember, You are Worthy! You CAN Do It! You are a Winner!


Everyday is a cause for celebration. May you always be fulfilled with the Blessings of Hope, the Spirit of Serenity and the Gift of Happiness. Have a beautiful and blessed holiday season. Love and hugs always.


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11/24/2011 11:33:01 AM

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Barb, never forget how important you and your inspiration are to me. May the spirit of the season fill your life with peace, joy and happiness. Have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving holiday.



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HEART2FOLLOWHIM
10/30/2011 5:10:14 PM

I am back home again and hoping to round you all up again. I posted a new challenge for November under the challenge forum. Please join in.



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9/19/2011 8:01:06 AM

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"The world would be so lonely, in sunny hours or gray, without the gift of friendship to help us every day." ~ Hilda Brett Farr ~


Barb, CONGRATULATIONS on your weight loss! I am so PROUD of you! It's special people like you that help me keep going and remain focused. I am grateful to have you as a Spark friend and for being an example for us to follow. YOU ARE A WINNER in all that you do! Have a beautiful and blessed Monday!


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