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MAY, 2014

What changes a year can bring! it was a year ago that my oldest son was diagnoses with cancer. After surgery, radiation, and chemo treatments, the cancer finally won. And God took
Greg Home December 30. I still do so miss him and know there will always be days that it just does not seem like he is gone.

Love my knitting group - such a lively, fun group. We meet 2 or 3 times a week and knit and chat away!! Right now am knitting a prayer shawl for ...
MAY, 2014

What changes a year can bring! it was a year ago that my oldest son was diagnoses with cancer. After surgery, radiation, and chemo treatments, the cancer finally won. And God took
Greg Home December 30. I still do so miss him and know there will always be days that it just does not seem like he is gone.

Love my knitting group - such a lively, fun group. We meet 2 or 3 times a week and knit and chat away!! Right now am knitting a prayer shawl for a friend who has cancer and a scarf for me, I like beading too but have not done any for a while. We do have a nice bead shop here in Pendleton - need to stop in there and get inspired.

Elaine and i have been meeting for almost 2 years now - at the Donut Shop. We have done a study of the book of Roman and have now started a study of Revelation. We have a good study outline and are excited about what God is going to teach us.

I have discovered that just logging into SparkPeople every day, reading all the inspiring blogs, and visiting the teams i belong to is not going to take off all this extra weight i continue to carry - i am going to have to actually start following all the good encouraging suggestions and do have a plan of my own.

I live in Pendleton, Oregon - in the NE corner of the state - famous for the Pendleton Roundup in September - when the town double in size. Lots of activities: the rodeo, Happy Canyon (the Indian pageant), 2 big parades, and booths all over town that have goodies to eat, beautiful articles to purchase.








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Member Since: 10/1/2009

SparkPoints: 40,305

Fitness Minutes: 11,655

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MAY 2014

Still concentrating on my focus to drink more water, And am beginning to get back to the club,

My Program:
Program for 2013:
1. Focus on one goal a month.
2. Spend more time with Granddaughters and a new Great-Grandson.
3. Get to the club at 4 or 5 times a week - and journal to keep on track.
4. Spend more time in Bible study.

Personal Information:
Retired and living in Pendleton. Miss my sister who lives in Medford, our home town. But, love having 2 of my 3 sons here and #3 in Vancouver, just a couple hundred miles down the road! Also, my younger daughter is here, and #2 lives in Salem.

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Summer has arrived with warmer days, swimming for my granddaughters, playing in the dirt and still enjoying my Tuesday morning Bible studies with Elaine!

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RPCLEM2000
6/12/2014 10:57:46 PM

I'm doing ok. Just tired. Need to take J for an EEG appointment. I think there is improvement but something just isn't right. Only time will tell. Thanks for asking. It's nice to know you have real friends. Thanks.
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MARTHA-ANN
6/12/2014 4:42:56 AM

Good morning Barb, thanks for the goodie emoticon

I've been spring cleaning the wardrobe a while now, already sent nine big bin bags to the Air Ambulance Charity as I've now dropped six dress sizes. I've sent a bag of shoes too as I've also gone down a shoe size! emoticon
I still have things in boxes which should fit me now and I'm busy going through those as I don't want to spend a lot on new things as I've got a way to go yet. It's ironic really that I've kept some of the things too long before trying on and some of them are too big before I've even had a chance to wear them! emoticon
It's emotional too, on one hand I feel quite proud at losing all the weight but on the other a little ashamed that I have so much to lose and I look in the mirror and still see the old me, can't quite get my head around how much I've changed. emoticon
The compliments are very nice and the doctor was very pleased with me. I also feel really well and, hopefully, I've now seen the last of ill health!
Just my arms to sort out but they are much, much better. They say it's tendonitis. I'm persevering with the exercises and I can lift my arms above my head now, it's achey but not painful.
The only thing I can't do is fasten my bra or pull my trousers up properly...lol...it seems to be the reaching behind movement which is the bugbear. It's quite painful and leaves my arms feeling like they're dead...on the other hand I can now peg the washing on the line and hoover again! emoticon
Hope you have a wonderful day.
The weather is gorgeous today, it's already 78 degrees and it's still rising! emoticon







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MARTHA-ANN
6/8/2014 2:38:56 AM

Good morning Barb, hope you're well.
Everything seems to be fine at this end for a change!
I'm still doing my arm exercises but they are both a lot better, it's mainly when I lie down that I get pain but I am sleeping better.

How's your weather?
Ours has been very changeable, we've had lots of rain but the occasional hot day with plenty of sunshine. I've been itching to get out in the garden but I can't do a lot as my arms begin to hurt so I've done a fair bit of watching as David does it for me.
I love your background picture, those iris are beautiful.

Take care, have a wonderful week-end emoticon


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CORKYTHEMOM1
6/6/2014 12:25:03 PM

Barb, I'm looking forward to our SP friendship and being a part of your journey. Embracing you in prayers, support, encouragement and hugs. Have a beautiful and blessed weekend! Honored to be friends and your sister in Christ!

emoticon H = HONORED to be among your circle of friends!
emoticon U = UNITY in support, encouragement and motivation!
emoticon G = GRATITUDE to be a part of one another's journey!
emoticon S = SUCCESS because YOU ARE a WINNER in all that you do!


~ Monika ~ emoticon



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SURVIVOR61
6/5/2014 1:16:17 PM

Praise the Lord!! Sister Barbara, I am so excited that you have joined "Keep Walking In Jesus". We are so looking forward to walking in Christ and losing weight together as well as getting to know you personally. We can do this together and all things through Christ. I am awespired of your knitting prayer shawls, You can do this and all things through Christ. Please visit our team leader singinglady's spark page for some awesome inspiration. I know for me that Judi (singinglady) is an inspiration for me!! Praise God!
Love You Always your sister in Christ
Jill emoticon



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