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Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life!

I am Barb. 36 year old Housewife and Homeschool Mom in Tampa, Florida. I am 5'8".

I am here to help stay motivated to lose weight and get in shape.

I welcome friend requests =)

I began my weight loss and fitness journey on June 1, 2011 at 255 lbs. I discovered SparkPeople at the end of July 2011. As of December 31, 2011 I am down to 229 lbs for a loss of 26 lbs. In the year of 2012 I went from 229 lbs down to 201 lbs, which is 28 lbs. down for a total loss ...
I am Barb. 36 year old Housewife and Homeschool Mom in Tampa, Florida. I am 5'8".

I am here to help stay motivated to lose weight and get in shape.

I welcome friend requests =)

I began my weight loss and fitness journey on June 1, 2011 at 255 lbs. I discovered SparkPeople at the end of July 2011. As of December 31, 2011 I am down to 229 lbs for a loss of 26 lbs. In the year of 2012 I went from 229 lbs down to 201 lbs, which is 28 lbs. down for a total loss of 54 lbs. Also in 2012, in November, I had a regular check up with my doctor to go over lab results which were all within healthy, normal ranges for the 1st time in at least 10 years. No more high blood sugar, no more out of whack cholesterol and no more high blood pressure!

In 2013 I had so many wonderful accomplishments. I even dropped down into ONEderland. My husband and I took several vacations and all was going well. Then on the last night of our Alaskan cruise June 1, 2013, I fell down some steps while dancing and fractured my previously injured knee. I had to have a 2nd surgery to repair the damage and have been informed by the surgeon that it cannot be repaired any longer as there is no more cartilage to work with and the bones are too worn down and damaged. I will require a full knee replacement unless God miraculously heals me. In the meantime I have regained most of the weight I lost up to this point. As of Jaunary 1, 2013 I was back up to 235 lbs.

In 2014 I would like to...

1) Lose 25 lbs so I do not feel so depressed and like a failure
2) Be able to fit back into size 16 jeans
3) Keep up with my food tracking daily.
4) Exercise daily, even if it's only a brief amount. No excuses!
5) Read through my Message Pause/Rewind Daily Bible & attend church as often as possible
6) Continue exceeding water drinking goals daily
7) Make crochet Christmas ornaments throughout year to give to family & friends
8) Complete my doggy cross stitch project
9) Read 100 books from my current favorite authors as well as classics and new authors
10) Keep my home clean and organized
11) Try a new healthy dinner recipe once a month
12) Get my planters weeded and kept weed free
13) Practice riding my motorcycle
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Member Since: 7/21/2011

SparkPoints: 40,621

Fitness Minutes: 51,787

My Goals:
1) Lose 80 Pounds.

2) Make exercising daily a habit.

3) Get up to 10,000 steps or more per day on my pedometer.

4) Read my Bible daily.

5) Read 75 books per year.

6) Finish the crochet and cross stitching projects I start.

7) Keep my house clean and organized.

My Program:
Emerald Team Biggest Loser Challenge

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Pilates, Stability Ball, Resistance Bands, Spark Videos, Leslie Sansone, Biggest Loser, Xbox Kinect, Zumba, Core Fusion, 30 Day Shred

Rewards:

10 lbs = *8/3/11* Walking Shoes

20 lbs = *9/27/11* Nook Color

30 lbs = *1/27/12* Spark 28-Day Bootcamp DVD and The Firm Get Chisl'd DVD

40 lbs = *3/25/12* Xbox Kinect

50 lbs = *7/28/12* Running Shoes

60 lbs = Kinect Game

70 lbs = Kinect Game

80 lbs = New Clothes

Personal Information:
I am a native of Tampa, Florida.

I have been homeschooling my son since 5th grade. We will be tackling 11th grade in 2012/2013.

I am happily married and will celebrate 12 years of marriage July 13, 2014. We've been together since November 24, 1997 and he's my best friend.

I am a Christian and accept Jesus Christ as my Savior and am thankful He has paid my debt for my sins.

I enjoy reading, listening to music, playing computer games especially RPGs and Sim type games.

I love to crochet and do cross stitching. I am also working on learning to knit.

I want to get into gardening, but I need to get into better shape and get my allergies under better control.

Other Information:
Currently Reading: Doing Harm by Kelly Parsons

Listening to Audiobook: Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Just Read: The Killing Floor by Lee Child

Currently playing: Casual games on iPad.

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KLB037
12/16/2013 8:30:46 AM

Go Emerald! Please visit my page.
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MOTHEPRO
12/14/2013 11:11:38 PM

emoticon Good luck with the Winter Warm Up BLC Challenge!

If you have a moment, please come and visit my page!

Thanks,

Heidi
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12/14/2013 7:04:17 PM

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Tangerine is wishing you a very successful winter challenge but most of all, have FUN!!! Hope you'll visit my page!!!

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DETERMINEDJANET
12/14/2013 2:01:27 PM

Stopping by so you can get your points too! LOL Have a great weekend!



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STINAMARIE86
12/13/2013 6:45:43 PM

I like your page!

Sending White Tiger love your way and more! Making sure you can hear us ROAR!

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