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😊 This is what I L💖VE the most.. Decorating my Christmas Tree!!! 🌟🌲✨



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Shopping for Christmas Gifts...no one said it's going to be easy!!


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By learning to eat healthier, hopefully I will be healthier, and reap some of the rewards by accomplishing that. I love walking and biking. I also enjoy the outdoors, volunteering, being with friends and a few of my family, reading, doing puzzles. I am just learning to enjoy these things again after a long period of doing none of these due to health, and circumstances in my life. I am hoping to be able to start "living" again, and feel I am off to a good start by joining Sparkpeople, for I feel a new "spark" in my life that has not been there for a very long time.

Member Since: 5/3/2013

Fitness Minutes: 190,112

My Goals:
Since I've joined SP, I have been able to accomplish some of these goals that I have listed..I've lost 7 lbs., and am maintaining. I am eating so much healthier, eating some foods that I never thought I ever would. My exercise minutes has gone up, and I am really feeling so much healthier. (These were my goals when I joined SP.... to lose 7 lbs., learn healthier eating, build walking to 10,000 steps a day, and overall, take better care of myself, as I have learned, that no one can do it for me!!


My Program:
Walking everyday, (slowly increasing), logging into SP everyday, eating required amounts daily, daily readings, rewarding myself if I do a "good" job, organize something in my life, whether big or small, personal, or otherwise.



Personal Information:
My name is Barb. I am 68 (as of 2020) , divorced, and have no children. I am, however, a foster grandma to 125 fifth graders. This is my fourth year, & I have found it to be one of the best things to happen to me in a long, long time. I cannot tell you how much those kids have done for me. Compared to a few years ago, my life has turned around completely-all for the best. Meeting & becoming friends here on SP has also made a HUGE difference in my life...I never thought it was possible to have so many caring, supportive friends. Some have become like "sisters" to me..


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I am from East Grand Forks, MN. Even though it can be "bitterly" cold in the winter, I love living here and enjoy all 4 seasons!
I love to go biking, enjoy walking, working out, being outdoors, flowers, reading, spending time with friends, volunteering, going to rummage sales & thrift stores, and I love football, and hockey, and am an avid fan of MN VIKINGS & MN WILD!!
I also love to read Mysteries (James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, John Sanford just to name a few)




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  • v 1CRAZYDOG
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    Refuse to be a victim. Everyone in this life is handed a basket full or problems – we all just get a different basket w/different problems. Aimee Elizabeth
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    I'm Thankful for You

    Thanksgiving is the appointed time
    for focusing on the good in our lives.
    In each of our days,
    we can find small blessings,
    but too often we overlook them,
    choosing instead to spend our time
    paying attention to problems.
    We give our energy
    to those who cause us trouble
    instead of those who bring peace.
    Starting now,
    let's be on the lookout
    for the bits of pleasure in each hour,
    and appreciate the people who
    bring love and light to everyone
    who is blessed to know them.
    You are one of those people.
    On Thanksgiving,
    I'm thankful for you.
    Happy Thanksgiving!

    By Joanna Fuchs

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    10 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    "Every woman in this world wears a litle sparkle, some in their dress, and some in their eyes."



    💙💚💛💙🤎💓💜🤎🧡💛🤍💝💚Happy Friday!

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    11 hours ago
  • v 1SANDRA2BFIT
    The Only Limit To Our Realization Of Tomorrow Will Be Our Doubts Of Today... Franklin D. Roosevelt
    12 hours ago
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