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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.

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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
2/2/2014 12:22:30 AM

Theresa,
I came across this on one of my book markers,
So I thought I would share this with you.

""DON'T QUIT""

When things go wrong as they sometimes will,
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill,
When the funds are low, and the debts are high,
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh,
When care is pressing you down a bit,
Rest if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns,
As everyone of us sometimes learns,
And many a failure turns about,
When he might have won, had he stuck it out:
Don't give up though the pace seems slow,
You may succeed with another blow.

Success is failure, turned inside out,
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt,
And you can never tell how close you are,
It maybe near, when it seems so far.
So stick to the fight, when you're hardest hit,
It's when things seem worse, that you must not quit.
(author unknown)

Have a Fabulous February!!
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BARBIEE52
1/11/2014 4:50:02 PM

""STAY POSITIVE""

Oftentimes our path seems to be filled with roadblocks,
and we wonder why life is so difficult.
Things happen that leave us feeling as though we
have little control over our circumstances.
This is a time to remember that hope is a gift we can give to
ourselves...

When we choose this attitude and tap into our inner
reserves, we are rewarded with the knowledge of
what we have learned in life.
The decision to look forward, stay positive,
and remain hopeful is a key that unlocks the door
to possibilities, and, when shared,returns to renew the spirit.

This is a message I want to share,
Just to show you how much I care.

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BARBIEE52
1/4/2014 11:09:24 PM

I came across this yesterday and just felt I had to share it with all of you

*****************TRAIN OF LIFE***********************

Some folks ride the train of life, Looking out the rear.
Watching miles of life roll by, And marking every year.
They sit in sad remembrance, Of wasted days gone by.
And curse their life for what it was, And hang their head and cry.

But I don't concern myself with that, I took a different vent.
I look forward to what life holds, And not what has been spent.
So strap me to the engine, As securely as can be.
I want to be out on the front, To see what I can see.

I want to feel the winds of change, Blowing in my face.
I want to see what life unfolds, As I move from place to place.
I want to see whats coming up. No looking at the past.
Life's too short for yesterday, It moves along too fast.

So if the ride gets bumpy, While you are looking back.
Go up front, and you may find, Your life has jumped the track.
Its all right to remember, That's part of history.
But up front's where its happening. There's so much mystery.

The enjoyment of living, Is not where we have been,
It's looking ever forward, To another year and ten.
It's searching all the byways, Never should you refrain.
For if you want to live your life, You gotta drive the train.
---AUTHOR UNKNOWN---

As I read this, I realized, I cannot live in the past, and I cannot foresee the future,
But I can live for every second, and every minute of today.
""""Enjoy today, and everyday of your life."""""
Barb---(((HUGS)))




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BARBIEE52
10/25/2013 10:03:42 PM

Theresa,
Make this a special weekend, for yourself and others.
Thank someone for doing something nice emoticon
Take a walk and enjoy the fresh air emoticon Taste a new or different food or drink emoticon emoticon Treat yourself to something special emoticon emoticon Throw out (or give away) something you don't really need or want anymore emoticon Try out something new emoticon emoticon Take time for just yourself emoticon emoticon emoticon Tell yourself how well you are doing with positive things emoticon emoticon Think of "happy" thoughts emoticon emoticon emoticon Tidy up a space you have put off from doing emoticon and be sure to Trust your own decisions and your own judgements emoticon emoticon
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BARBIEE52
10/11/2013 8:44:13 PM

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The weekend is here again!! The time goes by so fast. Wishing you a sensational Saturday & Sunday. Hope you can find the time to do a few of these things:
Say "HI" to a stranger, emoticon , Smile at a child, emoticon , Send a card or letter to a "special" friend, emoticon , Shop around for something new, emoticon
Slice up some fresh fruits & vegetables, emoticon emoticon emoticon ,
Sip your favorite beverage, or drink, emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon , Sleep in one morning, emoticon Sit back and relax, emoticon
But most of all, Slow Down & Enjoy the Moment!!!!
Have a great weekend!
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