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Hi! I'm a 48 year old mother of one son, 20 years old. I have been married for 25 years. January the 12th, 2011 was my 2 year anniversary with Sparkpeople, I am now more active than I have been in a long time and I am eating better than I ever have in my life. Before I found Sparkpeople I was tired all the time, and I had absolutely no energy. With Sparkpeople I have lost 40 lbs. so far and I am on my way to my goal weight.

As I told my friend, in 5 years I will be 50 and I am already fat, I can be fat or I can be 50, but I don't want to be both! I can't do anything about being 50 so I guess the fat will have to go. I am already well on my way to making that happen. I could never have come this far without Sparkpeople.

Now that I have lost weight and I feel so much better and have so much more energy, I have some new goals I am working toward. The main one is going back to school to get a degree. If not for Sparkpeople I would not have lost the weight and I would not have enough energy to even consider going back to school. It's pretty hard to take classes from 6 to 9 pm when you're ready for bed by 7:30 every night! But those days are behind me now and everything is set on go!

Member Since: 1/12/2009

Fitness Minutes: 39,994

My Goals:
My goals at this time are mainly to eat healthy and develope a healthier lifestyle. I really want to reach my goal weight (140) by June.

I also want to make my real body match the image I have of myself in my head, the way I looked 20 years ago, BK - before kids.

My Program:
I am logging what I eat everyday and trying to stay in my calorie range. I stopped drinking cokes and I eat many more fruits and veggies, less simple carbs.
I exercise almost everyday.

Personal Information:
My name is Barbara and I live in Texas with my husband and son.

I still have 5 pounds to go and I am focusing on that at the moment.

Because of Sparkpeople have been able to lose 40+ pounds and have a new lease on life. I have gone back to college to major in History. I never thought I would get my old figure back but here I am.

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My favorite book of all time is "To Kill A Mockingbird" by Harper Lee.
Other favorites are:
Pride and Prejudice - Austin
The Time Traveler's Wife - Neffenegger
Out of the Dust - Hesse
Favorite Authors: Jane Austin; Fannie Flagg, Karen Hesse, Harper Lee, Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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    I am thrilled to sy you are in the top five for team fitness minutes this week!!! Be proud of what you have accomplished. You are truly an inspiration! Keep up the hard work! I am rooting for you on this journey. You are doing it! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1087 days ago
    Looks like you are off to a great start for the summer - You are in the top five for team fitness minutes. Way to GO!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Keep up the hard work! I am rooting for you all the way!!! Ruthie emoticon
    1094 days ago
    Workouts are an important part of our journey. I am so proud of you for being in the top five for team fitness minutes this week. Continue to be committed to YOU and your health. You are doing it!!!! WOOHOO!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    I am rooting for your continued success! Ruthie emoticon
    1101 days ago
    WOOHOO!!! You are in the top five for the team for fitness minutes this week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I am so happy to know you are making healthy choices and taking care of YOU!!! You are worth every effort! Know that I am supporting you and applauding you. Keep up the fabulous work! emoticon emoticon emoticon
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    1108 days ago
    Y_E_S we most definitely are we are getting things done so I can see it with DH, we loved it. Thanks. we go to Portland tomorrow. DH hip surgery is on Tuesday. HUGS Pat in Maine.
    I am still blogging and i know you are still very busy. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1261 days ago
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