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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 family and friends, 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: 170,338

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 66, 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..


Other Information:
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 IMLOCOLINDA
    I hope you have a great week and reach all your goals. And you may as well have a little inspiration for the start of your week....have a wonderful week and a Sparktacular Sunday!!

    emoticon S -- Say something nice to someone!
    emoticon U -- Undo a wrong you might have done to someone!
    emoticon N -- Notice and give thanks for all the things in life we take for granted everyday!
    emoticon D -- Don't give up when things go badly!
    emoticon A -- Ask others for help if you need it!
    emoticon Y -- You can accomplish anything!!!!
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    (And Special thanks to BARBIEE52 for the basis of this lovely comment today!! She's my comment mentor and I appreciate all her help and being able to steal her great ideas and craft them into my own!)
    13 hours ago
  • v LINDA!
    If you can't fly then run. If you can't run then walk. If you can't walk then crawl. But whatever you do you have to move forward. - Martin L. King

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    15 hours ago
  • v CATHYSFITLIFE
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    And so what if it takes you an extra year or two
    or even five to become who you really want to be?

    Life doesn’t have deadlines,
    there’s no expiration date or even a start date.

    We can change as much as we need,
    shift around as we please, and if we get lost
    and confused along the way —that’s ok!
    It’s a journey, not a race and we’re meant to make mistakes.
    emoticon emoticon You are doing just fine. emoticon emoticon
    17 hours ago
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    18 hours ago
  • v MOEE45
    I love your message!
    You are kind my friend emoticon
    Have a Blessed Sunday emoticon
    20 hours ago
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