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Barb has 10,000 Fitness Minutes! Woo Hoo!

Saturday, February 26, 2011

emoticon I have been climbing on my exercise bike 6 times per week since October 1, 2010 and amazingly have kept this commitment and added weight lifting and core body stretches and workouts to add up to 10,000 fitness minutes. Just one day at a time and one hour at a time has added up! I am thankful for spark people support and encouragement and education all along the way and am celebrating today! I believe that I will succeed at keeping on this new life path and am excited to see my body continue to get healthy and watch the weight come off! Some day I will wear a "Betty Boop Bikini" but for now I am so blessed to be able to keep going one day at a time, to stay the course and to keep sparking and smiling!
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ALMOMMA 3/22/2011 2:45PM

    Great job! It is amazing how one thing at a time adds up. Both good and bad!!! Keep up all the good things and you will be in that Betty Boop Bikini in no time. :) 3

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FUNFROG79 3/22/2011 8:11AM


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JESSIEJUICE 2/28/2011 5:17PM

    Wooohooo!!! Way to go!

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"If you want something you've never must do something you've never done!"

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

This quote has inspired me to look at 2011 differently. It makes me ask myself questions you really want to be healthy? do you really want a cute and thin body? and then ask the difficult question....are you willing to do the hard work it will take to accomplish this goal? I know that it is easy for me to answer yes to the 1st 2 questions but the 3rd question is not so easy....Oh it is easy to say yes.....but it will be the so daily choice of getting up and just doing what needs to be done that will be hard....Eat healthy, exercise, don't eat that butter laden grilled cheese sandwich or that bag of chips or that huge piece of chocolate cake. I love to cook and I love to eat good food! The truth is that I have days and weeks and months ahead of choices....This is both challenging and freeing. I get to choose what it is I really want and I get to choose what really matters and then I get to live it, live it daily, weekly and monthly. The most amazing part of this is I am in charge and Sparkpeople has given me the tools I need to be successful. I have been given a way to accomplish a huge goal and I know that is is possible if I just keep doing one day at a time the Spark way! I am thankful that I am able to cook yummy food and still take care of my cravings for treats and bread and comfort food and by using healthier recipes and tracking calories I am able to enjoy the food I love and still lose weight. So thank you sparkpeople for the way to do something I have never done before. Hears to a healthy heart and body in February and beyond! Smiles Barb emoticon

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JESSIEJUICE 2/8/2011 6:33PM

    That third question is definitely the hardest. Sound like you're kicking booty!!

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FUNFROG79 2/2/2011 12:26PM

    I ask those questions to myself daily and I get a different answer from myself daily--haha! emoticon

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Still going!

Monday, January 17, 2011

I am so tired tonight but feel good that I kept going today. I had a full blow fibromyalgia attack weekend brought on by a big storm that went through our area and a busy Friday going to see the Picasso exhibit with my daughter. We had a wonderful time and were sitting in a cute little Italian restaurant waiting for our "gluten free" pasta lunches when I began to start to hurt and it all went down hill from there. It is Monday and I am still suffering from neck and shoulder and head pain and I am tired of hurting! I am proud of myself though because I still got on my exercise bike both Saturday and today and read my book and road my 7.5 miles and burned my 375 calories and I still sparked all my food and stayed within my calorie range. I ate my Italian Gluten Free Pasta as leftovers and decided I am definitely going back to "The Pink Door" an amazing little Italian Restaurant in the Pike Place Market in Seattle when I am feeling well and can enjoy a real meal without pain. The food was delicious even as leftovers! I am so thankful that I have committed to this life style change and am losing weight at about a pound a week and my blood pressure is back in normal range. I truly believe that I am getting healthier and not for just a little while....NO this path that I started on is sustainable and I even believe I will sometime in the future wear a bikini again! Maybe just for my hubby...we will see! I am so thankful to sparkpeople and the help they have given to me to start on this new path. I have hope and motivation and truly believe that I will succeed on this new path to a better Barb! The fact that I could keep going even through a pain episode makes me smile and know that I can really do this! Smiles Barb

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FUNFROG79 1/18/2011 8:17AM

    I hope your pain is better and congrats on pushing thru your workouts! Very impressive! You know what, YOU"VE GOT THIS! emoticon emoticon

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Smiles for Sparkpeople Success

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

emoticon I am so excited that after only a little over a month of monitoring everything on sparkpeople and seeing what I should eat and how much I should exercise and implementing it to the best of my ability that I have lost 7 lbs, lowered my blood pressure and feel encouraged to keep going. Smiles to Sparkpeople for their gift to me of a way to get healthy and stay accountable that is easy to use, very educational and effective. Smile from Healthy Barb

I am continuing to work hard and have lost total of 10 lbs and still going! So thankful for this sight and all of the encouraging and educational things to read. I love that it is so easy to track what you eat and have all the nutritional information in a second. I am using a stationary recumbent bike and exercising 4o minutes a day 6 days a week and also doing core strength training and breathing and relaxation for 15 minutes a day and seeing my blood pressure go down. I am recovering from Auto immune problems and slowly getting off of prednisone which is hard work but definitely helping. Finally seeing weight loss instead of weight gain is awesome. Smiles from Barb emoticon


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