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the love of my life and our dog, Mickey, as of today APR28,2013 :)



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never thought I would be a homemaker, but with various medical issues I am blessed with, it hasn't really been an optional thing. I do get out to volunteer several times a week at a school helping do data entry for their library and then the rest of my weekdays are taken by appointments.

I live in Washington State, USA with a significant other, my dog, and a large collection of stuffed animals.

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never thought I would be a homemaker, but with various medical issues I am blessed with, it hasn't really been an optional thing. I do get out to volunteer several times a week at a school helping do data entry for their library and then the rest of my weekdays are taken by appointments.

I live in Washington State, USA with a significant other, my dog, and a large collection of stuffed animals.

--background image from http://www.grsites.com


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Member Since: 8/26/2007

My Goals:
Ultimate Goal - 116 lbs

Milestones:
1/4-way mark
(down 30 pounds)
1/2-way mark
(down 60 pounds)
3/4-way mark
(down 90 pounds)
Almost there!
(down 120 pounds)

Mini-Goals & Rewards:
5#-Super Mario World
10#-Super Mario RPG: the Legend of Seven Stars
15#-AquaSpace
20# -Liight
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134#GOAL!

My Program:
I'm slowly implementing the ideas that came to me as inspiration for my SuuuuperGoals blog post.

Area 1: Devotions
Area 2: Appearance
Area 3: Nutrition and Fitness
Area 4: Housekeeping
Area 5: Reading and Vocabulary building

They were in a different order in the post, but they've seemed to reprioritize themselves recently and I'm not complaining.

Personal Information:
I live in Auburn, WA. Feel free to friend, SparkMail, comment or send me notes! I turn 38 on April 22nd and I've been living with my man of choice for about 10 years this April/May!

I'm still trying to get him on SparkPeople, but he says it reminds him too much of facebook. Still I haven't given up hope.

Other Information:
Favorite Books:

The 7 Minute Solution by Allyson Lewis

Crazy Love by Francis Chan

Recipe for Life by Graham and Treena Kerr

A Place of Quiet Rest by Nancy Leigh Demoss

Favorite Quotes:

Greatness takes more than desire. It takes action.
--Pastor Ricardo Quintana

Make a M.A.D.D.I.N.
Make a Difference-Do It Now!
==unknown Flybaby

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Member Comments:
BARBIEE52
3/14/2014 11:07:50 PM

~~~~~~THANKS TO THOSE~~~~~~

Thanks to those who hated me,
You made me a stronger person. emoticon
Thanks to those who loved me.
You made my heart grow fonder. emoticon
Thanks to those who envied me,
You made my self-esteem grow stronger. emoticon
Thanks to those who cared,
You made me feel important. emoticon
Thanks to those who entered my life,
You have made me who I am today. emoticon
Thanks to those who left,
You made me realize that nothing is forever. emoticon
Thanks to those who stayed.
You showed me the true meaning of
Love & Friendship emoticon

Someday everything will make perfect sense. So for now, laugh at the confusion, smile
through the tears, and keep reminding yourself that everything happens for a reason.,

Have a wonderful, meaningful, fulfilling happy weekend!
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Barb



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BARBIEE52
3/8/2014 12:15:05 AM

Theresa,
~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ Sharing Something Special~~ ~~ ~~ ~~ ~~

Sometimes in life, you find a special friend. emoticon
Someone who changes your life just by being part of it.
Someone who makes you laugh until you can't stop. emoticon
Someone who makes you believe that there really is good in the world.
Someone who convinces you that there really is an unlocked door just waiting for you to open it.
This is forever friendship. emoticon
When you're down and the world seems dark and empty, emoticon
Your forever friend lifts you up in spirit and makes that dark and empty world suddenly seem bright and full. emoticon
Your forever friend gets you through the hard times, the sad times and the confused times. emoticon
If you turn and walk away, your forever friend follows. emoticon
If you lose your way, your forever friend guides you and cheers you on. emoticon
Your forever friend holds your hand and tells you that everything is going to be okay. emoticon
And if you find such a friend, you feel happy and complete because you need not worry. emoticon emoticon
You have a forever friend, and forever has no end. emoticon
~~~~~~ Author Unknown~~~~~~
~~~~~Have a warm, wonderful, wise and winning Weekend!!~~~~~
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3/1/2014 11:18:41 PM

I've seen better days. emoticon
But I've also seen worse. emoticon
I don't have everything that I want. emoticon
But I do have all I need. emoticon
I woke up with some aches and pains. emoticon
But I woke up. emoticon
My life may not be perfect. emoticon
But I am truly blessed. emoticon

Reflect on this day...be thankful...be strong...and be yourself.
Have a winning weekend!!
Lots & lots of ((((((((((((((HUGS))))))))))))))))
Barb



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BARBIEE52
2/22/2014 10:30:09 PM

~~~~~~ A meaning of friendship ~~~~~~

I think if Iíve learned anything about friendship, itís to hang in, stay connected, fight for them, and let them fight for you.
Donít walk away, donít be distracted, donít be too busy or tired, donít take them for granted.
Friends are part of the glue that holds life and faith together.

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BARBIEE52
2/8/2014 1:10:43 PM

Theresa,


""""""""""For you and all those who are near and dear to you!!"""""""

-------------------- Say "I LOVE YOU" Every Day ---------------------
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-- -- -- Love is not a feeling-Love is an action-love is a choice. -- -- --

-- -- -- If you want to express unconditional love-don't put conditions on it. -- -- --

-- -- -- When you're tempted to say one more thing-let it be "I love you". -- -- --

-- -- -- There are three things that last...faith hope, and love. -- -- --

-- -- -- To love and be loved...that is life's greatest gift. To share joy with those most important in our lives...that is a blessing. -- -- --

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