BARBARAROSE54's SparkPeople Blog BARBARAROSE54's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Good bye 2016 Saying good bye to 2016, you've been a good year. <BR> <BR> Wishing a happy new year to all my Spark friends. <BR> <BR> May 2017 be prosperous, healthy and stress free. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:21:20 EST BLC Summer Strong Challenge This is our last week of the summer challenge. I consider this another successful challenge, I will be finishing with a loss for the summer. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately it is also my last week as a Lovely Lime member. I will be moving on to the Tangerine team and helping Sandra co-lead. <BR> <BR> My Lime team are one big close family and I will miss them. They are lead by one of the best leaders Dawn, I love her like a sister, and I know we will still be close. <BR> <BR> I wish all my Lime ... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 07:42:25 EST Believe <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I believe that your journey towards a healthy you starts with you believing in yourself. Fri, 6 Nov 2015 12:38:02 EST Motivation - hope this helps you and me both !! I copied this from a friend's post on Face Book. Hope it encourages you and me. <BR> <BR> <BR> I want share something that I've recently read. It's regarding the struggle to lose weight. Which is HARD. It encouraged me so much and I hope it does the same for you. 😊 <BR> <BR> "The key to having a steady supply of motivation is to realize that it isn't a straight line that ends abruptly at the edge of a cliff and drops off into an abyss. <BR> <BR> Motivation is a circle: At the top of tha... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:54:39 EST My Lovely Lime Team <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Our LTC this week is to write a blog about how the Lovely Lime BLC Summer Challenge helps me. <BR> <BR> - Great accountability, something I need in my daily life. <BR> <BR> - Great support, I love to give support and it is wonderful to be on the receiving end of it. <BR> <BR> - Great team, many of the Lovely Limes have been on the team for a few challenges, some are new members. One t... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 10:34:26 EST Happy Mother's Day !! Wishing all my friends a Happy Mother's Day. <BR> <BR> This is the first mother's day that I am without my mom, who passed away December 20, 2014. I sure miss her. This is a picture of her that was taken about 5 years ago. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And this is why I am called "mom" My handsome son Ryan on his wedding day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 10 May 2015 11:07:21 EST How will I feel when I reach my goal weight? This is the LTC for week 3 - to write a blog on "How will I feel when I reach my goal weight?" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What is my goal? My goal is to become healthier, to reach a healthy weig... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 15:14:00 EST Lovely Lime BLC Spring Challenge We are getting ready to start the BLC Spring Challenge. This is the 3 goals that I will be working on: <BR> <BR> My top 3 goals for the Spring challenge are: <BR> <BR> 1. Love myself enough to make healthier choices <BR> 2. Encourage others <BR> 3. Work at losing 5 % of my starting weight. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:28:03 EST Fall Fitness Frenzy Challenge Going into the 2nd week of our fall challenge and we have been asked to write a blog. <BR> <BR> I am a proud Lovely Lime member. I have been on this team for many challenges. The warmth and love that is extended by our team keeps me wanting to be here. This season I have taken on the responsibility of being a co-leader with Lisa and our leader Dawn. <BR> <BR> My goals are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1. Eat healthy <BR> 2. Get more movement in daily <BR> 3. Drink 8-10 glasses water daily <B... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:05:44 EST Thurs April 3/14 Been working on getting healthy since Jan 2/14. I weigh in on Thursday mornings and so far I have lost 18.5 lbs. Slow and steady, but I'm doing it <em>104</em> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> <em>134</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:46:12 EST Sat. March 1, 2014 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well hello March.... it's about time you got here. Now I can start thinking about warmer weather, spring-time flowers. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's also Nutrition Month. <BR> <BR> I have done well since January 2nd, having lost 13.5 lbs, going to keep working my program and have a successful March. <BR> <BR> How about you? Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:08:38 EST too cute to not share <img src=""> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:19:12 EST Happy Valentine's Day Wishing all my Spark friends a very happy Valentine's Day <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:52:42 EST inspire <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'! Audrey Hepburn <BR> <BR> If you accept the expectations of others, especially negative ones, then you never will change the outcome. Michael Jordan <BR> <BR> The Wright brothers flew right through the smoke screen of impossibility. Charles Kettering <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 08:06:13 EST Stay positive This blog is for my friend Mary (RainbowMF) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:32:27 EST Quitting is never an option <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've been eating healthy since January 2 nd of this year. That also means no sweets. I am very proud of this streak I have started and my body is liking it. Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:34:04 EST Sat. Jan. 25/14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:09:00 EST Tues. Jan.7/2014 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:22:39 EST Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:51:32 EST Jan. 1, 2014 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:19:52 EST Good bye 2013 <img src=""> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:52:38 EST Tues Nov 5/13 <img src=""> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:42:20 EST Sunday October 13, 2013 This weekend is our Thanksgiving, in Canada. I will be celebrating with my cousin and her family, we will be having dinner today, even though the holiday is Monday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was missing my mom, she's been in a nursing home for a few years, I try to call her a few times a week, spoke with her Friday night, she was in great spirits and was telling me how she's treated like a queen, she loves being at this nursing home. <BR> <BR> So was missing her I think because this holiday ... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 07:39:51 EST Sat. Oct. 12/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:12:02 EST Friday Oct.11/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:41:39 EST Thurs. Oct. 10/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:54:44 EST Wed. Oct. 9/13 <img src=""> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:38:02 EST Sun. Sept.22/13 <img src=""> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:12:47 EST Friday Sept. 20/13 <img src=""> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:42:11 EST Tuesday Aug.6/13 <img src=""> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:45:34 EST Monday Aug. 5/13 <img src=""> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 09:21:54 EST Thurs. July 25/13 <img src=""> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:15:38 EST Wed. July 24/13 <img src=""> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:55:37 EST Tues. July 23/13 <img src=""> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:23:55 EST Sat. July 20/13 <img src=""> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:14:23 EST Friday July 19/13 <img src=""> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:59:02 EST Thurs. July 18/13 <img src=""> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:49:04 EST Wed. July 17/13 <img src=""> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:30:33 EST Mon. July 8/13 Here are more wedding pictures of my son and his bride <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> the ring bearer and the flower girl (bride's little sister) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ryan pinning on my corsage <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> me pinning on Ryan's boutonniere <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 13:19:07 EST Sun July 7/13 Yest. my son married his best friend. It was a gorgeous day to celebrate their special day. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My son and his bride <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One proud dad <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and the proud mom Sun, 7 Jul 2013 20:27:04 EST Wed. July 3/13 <img src=""> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:04:49 EST Wed. April 10/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and this is why we always continue to work at it ! <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 10 Apr 2013 18:15:29 EST Relecting on my 8 weeks B/L Challenge Our challenge over the weekend was to look over our 12 week challenge and what our goals were. Here is what I planned on accomplishing <BR> <BR> - stopped my procrastinating <BR> - worked on my strength training <BR> - learned to like yoga workouts <BR> - diligently drank my water <BR> - pre-planning my meals <BR> - making my workouts top priority <BR> - learning to love me <BR> <BR> This is what I've accomplished in the first 8 weeks. <BR> <BR> - doing much better with my procrast... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 10:34:17 EST LTC for week 8 "If you’re stuck holding onto any guilt or resentment of yourself, how are you ever supposed to truly heal?" <BR> <BR> Lime team challenge this week is a blog on: Can I forgive myself for the past? How will it affect my successful journey to better health? <BR> <BR> Yes would be the right answer to the first question, but it is really no. I can not seem to get past forgiving myself for all the weight I have lost over the years and putting it all back on plus more. Every day I seem to b... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 12:34:39 EST BLC21 Challenge - Me in 12 weeks Hi Barbara, how has your 12 week challenge gone? <BR> <BR> I've had a great challenge. <BR> <BR> - stopped my procrastinating <BR> - worked on my strength training <BR> - learned to like yoga workouts <BR> - diligently drank my water <BR> - pre-planning my meals <BR> - making my workouts top priority <BR> - learning to love me <BR> <BR> Thanks to all my Spark friends, especially my Pixie team who keep me on my toes, to do the best I can, take one day at a time, and believe in me. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 14:55:13 EST Thursday, January 24/13 <img src=""> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:48:35 EST Monday Jan 21/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:24:16 EST Sunday, January 20/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:09:45 EST Saturday, January 19/13 <img src=""> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:45:13 EST Forest ABC's of me ABC blog for the BLC21 challenge - team Forest Green Pixies <BR> <BR> <BR> A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? hopefully it will <BR> B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Newbie <BR> C is for have? 1 adult son, Ryan 31 <BR> D is for DOWNFALL...what's you're biggest temptation? emotional eating <BR> E is for EARLY Bird or Night Owl? Night Owl <BR> F is for FURRY ha... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:46:39 EST