BARBARAROSE54's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BARBARAROSE54 BARBARAROSE54's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Happy Mother's Day !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925739 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669041605.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And this is why I am called "mom" My handsome son Ryan on his wedding day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028341172.jpg"> Sun, 10 May 2015 11:07:21 EST How will I feel when I reach my goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901237 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1775508624.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091807362.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l980794806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622431303.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889424 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011010821.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923554442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:28:03 EST Fall Fitness Frenzy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782418 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663592 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l163981404.jpg"> Thu, 3 Apr 2014 14:46:12 EST Sat. March 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636834 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2079322754.jpg"> <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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1564772890.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635037 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1068528306.jpg"> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 08:19:12 EST Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624069 Wishing all my Spark friends a very happy Valentine's Day <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095133360.jpg"> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 14:52:42 EST inspire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609929 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l928556344.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607941 This blog is for my friend Mary (RainbowMF) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1412425890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1448192032.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1164551469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90842464.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:32:27 EST Quitting is never an option http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605924 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224618713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l996496181.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1497131166.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605084 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1600415897.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356733779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l136357214.jpg"> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 09:09:00 EST Tues. Jan.7/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1419364.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l585999688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l982608054.jpg"> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 11:22:39 EST Sunday Jan. 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l891349434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1638769943.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858465596.jpg"> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 09:51:32 EST Jan. 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578038 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70215905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l215917914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1939286025.jpg"> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:19:52 EST Good bye 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696098452.jpg"> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:52:38 EST Tues Nov 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533124 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1456777247.jpg"> Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:42:20 EST Sunday October 13, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512106 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511384 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1699423508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1501128861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1575446682.jpg"> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:12:02 EST Friday Oct.11/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510932 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533309515.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1450289184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1303931047.jpg"> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 16:41:39 EST Thurs. Oct. 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509555 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1330948133.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l274933847.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1439918496.jpg"> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:54:44 EST Wed. Oct. 9/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508659 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484239565.jpg"> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:38:02 EST Sun. Sept.22/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492839 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1858086157.jpg"> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 14:12:47 EST Friday Sept. 20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491130 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1606346904.jpg"> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 12:42:11 EST Tuesday Aug.6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446889 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1296165031.jpg"> Tue, 6 Aug 2013 20:45:34 EST Monday Aug. 5/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5445008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219211994.jpg"> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 09:21:54 EST Thurs. July 25/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433095 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738158785.jpg"> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:15:38 EST Wed. July 24/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431654 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046421124.jpg"> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:55:37 EST Tues. July 23/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431057 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1158948909.jpg"> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:23:55 EST Sat. July 20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427376 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l897706170.jpg"> Sat, 20 Jul 2013 13:14:23 EST Friday July 19/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426195 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1419749409.jpg"> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:59:02 EST Thurs. July 18/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425213 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2119788672.jpg"> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 10:49:04 EST Wed. July 17/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1452304544.jpg"> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 09:30:33 EST Mon. July 8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414399 Here are more wedding pictures of my son and his bride <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1099196592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> the ring bearer and the flower girl (bride's little sister) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302983254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ryan pinning on my corsage <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940858889.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413572 Yest. my son married his best friend. It was a gorgeous day to celebrate their special day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1173579949.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son and his bride <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376970915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One proud dad <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796991119.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and the proud mom Sun, 7 Jul 2013 20:27:04 EST Wed. July 3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409547 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763979968.jpg"> Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:04:49 EST Wed. April 10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318742 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935061688.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292247 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240195 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225741 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425000656.jpg"> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:48:35 EST Monday Jan 21/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216564 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700986516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l89712224.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1340735141.jpg"> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:24:16 EST Sunday, January 20/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215964 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760493201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l985267894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l696712899.jpg"> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 19:09:45 EST Saturday, January 19/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l548372170.jpg"> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 18:45:13 EST Forest ABC's of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202592 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 CHILDREN...you 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 FRIENDS...you ha... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:46:39 EST Thurs. Jan.10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199922 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1341947557.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137133790.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l167247580.jpg"> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 06:09:29 EST Tues.Jan.8/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197369 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103835231.jpg"> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 17:29:05 EST Jan.6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193115 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2056093315.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jan 2013 12:50:03 EST B/L Challenge week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177455 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159506 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