BARBARAROSE54's SparkPeople Blog BARBARAROSE54's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Thurs. Jan.10/13 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:09:29 EST Tues.Jan.8/13 <img src=""> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 17:29:05 EST Jan.6/13 <img src=""> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:50:03 EST B/L Challenge week 2 How to beat the winter blues. <BR> <BR> 1. exercise - will be doing <BR> 2. healthy diet - will be doing <BR> 3. get some sun - while outdoors walking, and planned trip south in February <BR> 4. act on your resolutions - the only one I make every year is to get healthy, which I'll be working towards <BR> 5. avoid binge drinking - not a drinker so doesn't apply to me <BR> 6. treat yourself - my trip south is my big treat <BR> 7. relax - will definitely be working on this one <BR> 8. em... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 08:45:09 EST my pre-challenge blog Before our winter biggest loser challenge starts I had to write a blog about my 5 goals for this challenge. They are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1. Stay motivated <BR> <BR> 2. Healthy daily habits. <BR> <BR> 3. Healthy eating, working at becoming a vegan <BR> <BR> 4. Move my body daily <BR> <BR> 5. Drop some weight, which means no gaining over the holidays <BR> <BR> All these goals are manageable and attainable. I have fallen by the wayside for so long and it's a hard struggle to get back... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 17:26:12 EST Fri Nov 23/12 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> " Think of trying to push a car up a hill. If it slips a bit, and you catch it and keep pushing, you haven't lost much. If it slips and you let it slide, you'll have to go back down the hill and start all over again. <BR> <BR> It's the same in weight loss. Accept the tiny slip and keep on pushing. Why climb the same hill twice? " Fri, 23 Nov 2012 17:41:14 EST