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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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    Hi again Thanks for that most generous GOODIE, I had Dr appointments all day and went to see Hamlet in the evening so very little sparking and no real exercise ,my back is really hurting. I blog every day if you want to read my trials and tribulations.
    Thanks again, I PROMISE i will catch up with you. emoticon

    emoticon emoticon I am so happy you are back and Ethan hawk is still there,Pat oxoxox
    1323 days ago
    Hi Barbara -
    just sent a SparkGoodie before I had finished reading your page and finding out that your name is Barbara!! (sorry!!). I have a brother in Katy, TX now so it's always fun to visit in Texas.

    1411 days ago
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    Welcome back!! It's good to see you in the Friend Feed these days! Are you back in school? I wasn't sure from fb if you are back preparing for the start or back, back!

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    1416 days ago
    Hi Barb, I never had friend feed working but this week I can use it for the first time. No wonder i never knew who was in and who swas out HUGS I hope your weather is good right now we are enjoying the high eighties at least I and the grandkids are. I blog every day so you can always catch up with what I am up to. Not much but IOn do it any way. HUGS Pat in lovely Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1440 days ago
    Hi Barbara, thanks for the friendship add,I've returned the privilege, but am sorry it took me so long to reply, had major probs with sp loading, but all seems ok at the mo.

    I too have just finished The Time Travellers Wife - it wasn't at all what I was expecting, but very clever!

    Good luck with everything you wish to achieve and look forward to watching your progress.

    Mandy x
    1454 days ago
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