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""Goals For April""--WEEK 1--Dancing Daffodils BSG Challenge

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Goals I achieved for March:
1. I tracked my food & exercise for the whole month of March.
2. I sent goodies and/or comments to my team members almost everyday.
3. I did something "NICE" for myself and someone else everyday.
4. I started going through summer clothes, and packed my winter things away until they are required, which I hope is along time away.
5. I took out Easter decorations and decorated my apt. with lots of bunnies, baskets, and spring flowers.
6. I ate more veggies/fruits, but did not drink as much water as I should have.
7. I started on spring cleaning, but still have things to do.
I did not drink less coffee (some days I did but those days were few & far between). I did not cut down my cigarettes. Otherwise I feel like I did fairly well, so I am proud of myself for accomplishing those things.

Goals I have set for April:
I truly want to continue with:
1. Tracking of food & exercise daily.
2. Doing something "NICE" (for myself & others everyday)
3. Continue with my spring cleaning, and hopefully finish (but whoever gets done with cleaning?)
4. Eat more fruits/veggies and drink more water.
5. Keep up the effort of cutting down smoking.
6. Keep sending comments/goodies daily if I can...(at least to someone)
7. Now that weather is nicer, get out and ride my bike ang go walking everyday & (unless weather is a factor)

That about sums it up..I will let you know how I did in May!! Hopefully I will achieve some of these goals!!
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ECCOVISION1 4/13/2014 11:39AM

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You are doing great!!

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ROOTIHAUSMAN 4/13/2014 11:01AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon on your goals achieved and consistency! emoticon
You can do anything you set your mind too!
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LIVINGFREE19 4/12/2014 12:46AM

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Super job!

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HAVASUJULES 4/11/2014 1:23PM

    March was quite a success - you are doing all the right things for April to be wonderful as well. Keep up the great work!

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MJ2AHM 4/10/2014 9:10PM

    You did wonderful in March WTG!! Looks like you are on your way to a successful April as well. You can do it!

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KRAZY4KATZ 4/10/2014 11:42AM

    You did great for March, even if you didn't meet all of your goals. Great goals for April and you're right, cleaning is a non-stop chore, although it is nice when it's done.

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JANET552 4/10/2014 7:47AM

    Congratulations on all of your March successes!! Good luck in April!

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ANGELFMABV 4/10/2014 7:04AM

    Very nice goals! You are a success!

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SUBMOM2 4/10/2014 1:35AM

    I like the April goals! I hope you have success!

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AMYBELLES 4/9/2014 11:25PM

    Wow, you did really well in March, and I know you will continue to succeed this month as well! You reminded me that I haven't put out my Easter decorations! emoticon

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JAKENELL 4/9/2014 8:49PM

    emoticon on a successful March!
Continue doing what you're doing and I'm sure you will be successful in April also!
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DBELLE39 4/9/2014 8:37PM

    Yayy, March was a success in many ways & I know April will be much of the same. You can do this!

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~~ME? A MOTIVATOR??~~~A & I BSG Challenge~Week 4~~

Monday, March 31, 2014

About 2 weeks or so ago, I was sent a message saying I was selected by others as a Spark People Motivator. I thought "What is this", as I was not aware that there was such a thing. Still not knowing what it meant I went to my page, and on my page was a an emblem with Spark People Motivator. I clicked on it and it took me to the page "Motivational Spark Pages". Listed were many peoples page, and mine was there, too, (I didn't know there was a thing-guess I didn't ever go to this page, even though on many peoples pages, I had nominated them as a motivator), but didn't realize that people received anything for this. Believe me, this was just hard to understand why I had gotten this. I also thought "You mean people actually selected me?" Actually it was a little overwhelming for me, finding it hard to believe this was happening to me. I didn't realize that people actually thought I was motivating.
I'm writing this to thank anyone who thought I was. Without you, I would never have received this. A year ago I would have thought I was not worthy of this, so it has helped me to believe a little in myself.
I really don't know what to say except ""THANK YOU"" to everyone who thought I was worthy of this, and believed in me enough to make this possible. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BRADMILL2922 4/8/2014 1:56AM

    Well deserved my friend! :)

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2BDYNAMIC 4/6/2014 8:34AM

    emoticon Enjoy the moment ......... (which is also permanent!) ........ Way to go!

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KRAZY4KATZ 4/2/2014 9:30AM

    emoticon on being a Spark People Motivator! You deserve it!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 4/1/2014 2:05PM

    emoticon on being a motivator! You are definitely a motivator. You are always so encouraging and supportive of everyone. You truly deserve the honor. a fellow Keep up the good work

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JUDY1676 4/1/2014 11:24AM

    emoticon on being a motivator! emoticon
Keep up the good work!

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DBELLE39 4/1/2014 7:52AM

    Barb, you are so deserving as SPARK MOTIVATOR!!! emoticon emoticon I can certainly see why you were chosen --you are always there to motivate & inspire me as I'm sure others will say the same. Thank you for being that ray of sunshine for our days. emoticon

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AMYBELLES 4/1/2014 12:06AM

    emoticon You certainly deserve this honor! I am very happy for you, Barb! emoticon emoticon

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MARAGRAM 3/31/2014 10:08PM

    Congratulations!

Your challenge sounds intriguing!

Love your background!

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MJ2AHM 3/31/2014 8:52PM

    Congrats! You just never know who you inspire and motivate. Thanks

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VEENAS1 3/31/2014 7:47PM

    You are great motivator. I love your comments on my Spark Pages.

CONGRATULATIONS!

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/31/2014 6:56PM

    You are motivating! You are always there to encourage and support a fellow spark friend. You are definitely a motivator! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BARBIE176 3/31/2014 3:52PM

    You are one of my most motivating friends, and I am happy others feel the same way. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ECCOVISION1 3/31/2014 2:43PM

  Your comments have given me and other people support. Y.ou do deserve this!

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CARRIE925 3/31/2014 2:40PM

    emoticon emoticon Way to go

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DAP1313 3/31/2014 2:09PM

    I think you are a great motivator. If I need some cheering up I go to my comments and you've put something on there that helps me keep going on. I am so glad you are a Spark People Motivator. You do deserve it!

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~Inspiring Women in My Life~~Aspire & Inspire Week 3 BSG Challenge

Monday, March 24, 2014

Two Women Who Inspire Me

The first one being Helen Keller. She is remembered as a woman who overcame being blind, deaf, and mute. She fought against all odds to emerge successful. With the help of Anne Frank, she learned sign language, and went on to go to college, wrote a book, and numerous articles. She dedicated her life to improve conditions of the deaf-blind and gave hope, courage and a ray of sunshine to millions of blind people, throughout the world. She was an inspiration to many who yearned to live life as normal people, despite their disabilities. With her courage and hard work she overcame all barriers to make a mark for herself, and gave a lot to society at the same time. In time, with a lot of courage and hard work, I am hoping to overcome some of the barriers in my life, which does not even compare to the ones she overcame. Her inspiration has given me hope and strength to improve those barriers, but I realize it will not happen overnight.

My Mom is the woman in my life now who has very much inspired me. She worked so hard raising her 6 kids, always finding time for us, my Dad, and many others throughout her lifetime. She overcame epilepsy from childhood, and having her last seizure after she was married and after my oldest brother was born. I also have epilepsy, having my first seizure when I was nineteen, except I still continue to have them. She also had cancer when she was in her forties, but has been in remission. I also had the same kind of cancer when I was that age, and like her, mine is also in remission. I continue learning from this fabulous woman of 95, who is still teaching me about the most important things in life, none being rich in money, but being rich in the life I have today. I love my Mom, and am so thankful that I have this wonderful woman in my life, and I am hoping to be able to give to others as she has throughout her life, and continues to do today.

  
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MJ2AHM 3/28/2014 9:38PM

    Thank you for sharing. What a wonderful mom!

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MOMO7YROLD 3/28/2014 1:22AM

    Lovely, well written. Ur mom sounds like a terrific woman. Cherish the days and years u have left with her.

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BRADMILL2922 3/27/2014 3:28AM

    Love this! Those are certainly two great women!

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AMYBELLES 3/25/2014 10:52PM

    If I had taken the time to write my blog, I would also have chosen Helen Keller and Anne Frank, as the women from history who I admire! Your mom sounds like a very special lady!

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STONE815 3/25/2014 12:48PM

    emoticon Each of us has someone who has helped shape us into the person we are now - let us be wise enough to tell them how much we appreciate them.

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STEPBYSTEP1955 3/25/2014 12:33PM

    emoticon blog. I too admire Helen Keller for overcoming her struggles and inspiring millions to know that they too can overcome such barriers. You have written a beautiful tribute to your mon. emoticon for sharing.

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CATHYGETSFIT 3/25/2014 2:05AM

    Great blog Barb! I too look up to Helen Keller. She overcame many obstacles in her life and never let anything stop her. I think it's great too that you look up to your mom! emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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MACILINN 3/25/2014 12:16AM

    awesome, I hope you let her read this! Go Mom!

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ECCOVISION1 3/24/2014 9:54PM

  What a lovely tribute to your mother. I am very moved by it. Your mother is very blessed to have you as a daughter.

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KMEYERRING1 3/24/2014 7:19PM

    wonderful write up for your mom. Mom's tend to teach us things we never know we need taught. I love my mom, the most important person in my life.

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MADMANSMAMA87 3/24/2014 5:51PM

    Beautifully written, Barb!
Thanks for sharing!!
Stay Positive,

Jes

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MOM2ACAT 3/24/2014 5:10PM

    Wonderful tributes, especially the one about your mom!

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~~Bonus Blog~Week 2 BSG Challenge~~

Monday, March 17, 2014

Celebrating St. Patrick's Day...
For the most part, I do not celebrate St. Patrick's Day. However, I enjoy going to the parades they always have here. I also love to wear green, and my "clover" earrings. St. Patrick's Day always opens the door for Spring, and that I do celebrate.

  
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KRAZY4KATZ 3/18/2014 5:12PM

    That's one thing we don't have here is St Patrick parades. I bet your emoticon earrings are cute!

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CARRENK 3/18/2014 10:54AM

    Those of us on the East Coast woke up to snow on St. Patrick's Day (luckily, just a dusting here.) Hopefully, that is the end of it and spring will be right around the corner!

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BRADMILL2922 3/18/2014 3:59AM

    Happy (belated) St. Patrick's Day!

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AMYISSUCCEEDING 3/17/2014 10:22PM

    I don't celebrate St. Patricks day either but I did decorate my spark page. Hope you have a great week.
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~~5 Favorite Things of Spring~~Week 2 Clever Clovers BSG Challenge~~

Monday, March 17, 2014

Spring is one of my favorite times of the year, so listing things I like about spring is really fairly easy for me. Here are my 5 favorite things of Spring:
1.It is a time for changes, not only seasonal changes, but changes in my life (alot having to do with the seasonal changes)
2. Warmer weather
3. Grass becomes green, leaves budding on trees, flowers are blooming
4. Being able to go outside walking, biking and increasing my exercise minutes while enjoying all the benefits of spring.
5. Being able to enjoy all the sights, smells. and sounds of spring.

Spring changes my routine in exercise with more walking, biking, and just being able to spend more time outside in the fresh air.
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KRAZY4KATZ 3/18/2014 5:09PM

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BRADMILL2922 3/18/2014 3:59AM

    It does feel good to get outside and do more things with spring (if it actually would kick this cold weather out and stick around!). But happy spring Barb!

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MJ7DM33 3/17/2014 10:25PM

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BARBIE176 3/17/2014 10:17PM

    emoticon blog. Thank you for sharing. Have a Happy Spring!

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    emoticon for sharing this emoticon blog

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MADMANSMAMA87 3/17/2014 7:30PM

    I love spring too!
What a wonderful blog:)
Stay Positive,

Jes

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AMYBELLES 3/17/2014 4:49PM

    Being out in the fresh air and seeing the first signs of spring with the green grass, flowers, and flowering trees and shrubs is something I am going to miss being away from PA this year. I am finding that there is a different kind of spring here in Florida!

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ECCOVISION1 3/17/2014 4:41PM

  There is snow outside my window. However, your blog reminded me that spring is near. Thank you! I also love spring!!!

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STEPBYSTEP1955 3/17/2014 4:24PM

    emoticon blog. I love Spring and the opportunity of regrowth and freshness that it brings along with it!
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