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Here is my ever developing strategy from this day forward and through the challenge:

1.Increase my strength sessions to 35 minutes per session, 3x per week. GOAL met - my sessions are 40 min long and I am keeping it there for now(6/28/16)

Still continuing to get to make 2-9 into habits as of 6/28/16

2. Make a point of checking in on my challenge teams on a more regular basis -- at least 3x per week rather than 1 or no time per week.
3 Read and respond to teammates blogs when time permits.
4. Check Friend Feed and respond on a mostly daily basis.
5. Blog at least once a week on how I am progressing.
6. Become more proactive about planning healthy meals -
7. Make a copy of these strategies and goals so that I can:
8. Review this set of goals daily.
9. Revise and tweak monthly as necessary throughout 2016.

10. Keep on pushing no matter what!!! as of 6/28/16 - still pushing and getting ever so slowly closer to my healthy weight!!!

Goals revised 1/25/16

Member Since: 2/5/2008

Fitness Minutes: 250,000

My Goals:
My goals are simple:
Exercise consistently and reach a healthy weight.
I am aiming for a variety of exercise including but not limited to walking, Zumba and Zumba for Wii, Yoga,Kettlebells, and lifting weights for strength.

My specific goal is to reach my healthy weight 5 pounds at a time with Tuesday's being my "official" day to track that downward path. Will have other weigh-in days depending on what challenges I am participating in.

My Program:
For my Challenges :
accumulate at least 400 minutes of exercise activity weekly.

Include a variety of aerobic exercise, balancing exercises daily and strength training striving for no less than 3x per week for no less than 20 min per session.

Personal Information:
I live in upstate WNY with my husband of 38 years as of April 2016 :) and our 11 year old Beagle Oliver(the Happy Digger)

I do a lot of volunteering including tutoring Math for grade school and adult learners. I also sometimes take care of other people's dogs and sometimes cats.
We just happily became Grandparents on Thanksgiving Day 2016 to a beautiful little girl named Penelope.

Other Information:
I enjoy doing many things including crossword puzzles,Jumbles, playing word games and just plain strategy games on my DS, Sudoku, reading, working with plastic canvas, crocheting, gardening, walking dogs and just plain learning.

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  • v BARBIEE52
    With Valentine's Day only a few days away, I am dedicating the next few days
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    ~~~~TOP 10 Reasons I Love Chocolate~~~~
    10. Better than sex...most of the time.
    9. Always more at the store.
    8. Makes my mouth happy.
    7. Something fun to do alone.
    6. Cheaper than Prozac.
    5. Surprise centers.
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    12 days ago
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    When life gives you lemons, put them in your bra!
    It won't solve your problems....but the extra attention is nice...

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    13 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon emoticon emoticon **TAKE CARE OF YER FRIENDS** emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Friend is a word that I don’t throw around
    Though it’s used and abused, I still like the sound.
    I save it for people who’ve done right by me
    And I know I can count on if ever need be.

    Some of my friends drive big limousines
    Own ranches and banks and visit with queens.
    And some of my friends are up to their neck
    In overdue notes and can’t write a check.
    They’re singers or ropers or writers of prose
    And others, God bless ‘em, can’t blow their own nose!
    I guess bein’ friends don’t have nothin’ to do
    With talent or money or knowin’ who’s who.

    It’s a comfortable feelin’ When you don’t have to care
    ‘Bout choosin’ your words or bein’ quite fair
    ‘Cause friends’ll just listen and let go on by
    Those words you don’t mean and not bat an eye.
    It makes a friend happy to see your success.
    They’re proud of yer good side and forgive all the rest
    And that ain’t so easy, all of the time,
    Sometimes I get crazy and seem to go blind!

    Yer friend just might have to take you on home,
    or remind you sometime that you’re not alone,
    or ever so gently pull you back to the ground
    When you think you can fly with no one around.
    A hug or a shake, whichever seems right
    Is the high point of givin’, I’ll tell ya tonight,
    All worldly riches and tributes of men
    Can’t hold a candle to the worth of a friend.
    ~Baxter Black~

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    17 days ago
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    Happy Sparkversary
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