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UPDATE (08/2013): While it's true, I am still a very private person; being here on SP has helped me to open up some. My confidence is growing and I've found so many wonderful friends who support and encourage me. I'm gaining more than I bargained for by joining SP. All I can say to someone new reading this is jump right on in and be active. You'll discover some pretty wonderful things!

Original Intro (02/2011): I'm here because I need to be. I'm a very private person who needs to make a change. I was always very fit and active - never really had a problem there. But, in college, I was diagnosed with a hereditary thyroid disorder and managed to gain 60 pounds right before my wedding despite diet and lots of activity (volleyball, flag football, archery and swimming). It wasn't exactly inspiring. I spent the final fitting for my gown in tears. That was nearly 20 years ago.

Knowing that there's a reason for the weight gain is of little comfort and doesn't make the loss any easier. Since the initial gain, I've been busy with graduate school, family and work. But, now, my most recent blood work has been a new wake call for me. I need to stop pretending I'll be okay and stop making everyone else the top priority. My thyroid is getting worse; but that's easily treatable. What worries me more are the results that indicate I'm on the fast track to heart problems and diabetes.

So, I'm too embarrassed to go to the gym. Like I said I'm very private and was very fit in the past. I think I'm much better when I've got to be accountable. So, I'm starting here and making myself available and accountable. We'll see how it goes...


Member Since: 2/22/2011

Fitness Minutes: 128,757

My Goals:
To get fit:
*physically fit
*mentally fit
*emotionally fit


My Program:
1. Cardio daily.
2. Blog daily.
3. ST 6 times per week.
4. Track my nutrition.
5. Track my fitness.
6. Keep it going!



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  • v BARBIEE52
    Easter is a time of love, of loved ones, peace. and prayer.
    It is a time when we say a quiet thanks. for all that we have
    and for all that the future holds.
    Easter is a feeling in our hearts of hope and faith and trust.
    And it is a time for remembering with love and appreciation for
    all the people who make a difference in our lives...people like you.
    ~Anna Marie Edwards~
    emoticon emoticon emoticon Happy Easter Sunday emoticon emoticon emoticon
    469 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    emoticon I think we should give this one a try emoticon

    emoticon emoticon emoticon "EASTER CHALLENGE" emoticon emoticon emoticon

    1 Reese's PB Egg =15 Burpees
    1 Peep = 5 push-ups
    1 Chocolate Egg = 15 jumping jacks
    1 Handful of jellybeans = 10 crunches
    1 Handful of M & M's = 5 squats
    1 Hollow Chocolate Bunny = 10 lunges (each leg)
    1 misc. = 5 arm lifts with arm circles (for each piece)
    emoticon emoticon Challenge yourself, or Challenge a friend! emoticon emoticon

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    471 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    ~~ emoticon FIVE LITTLE EASTER EGGS emoticon ~~

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    Five little Easter eggs, I wish there were more
    Mommy ate the blue one, then there were four.
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    Four little Easter eggs, two and two you see,
    Daddy ate the green one, then there were three.
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    Three little Easter eggs, before I knew.
    My sister ate the yellow one, then there were two.
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    Two little Easter eggs, oh what fun.
    My brother ate the purple one, then there was one.
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    One little Easter egg..at least they left me one
    I ate the pink one, and then there was none.

    emoticon "ENJOY YOUR EASTER EGGS" emoticon

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    473 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
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    Enjoy every bit of today.
    Pretend you are four, giggle, smile, be a little bit silly,
    forget about the not-so-nice stuff, just enjoy it!!

    emoticon emoticon emoticon Wishing you a Wonderful Week emoticon emoticon emoticon
    537 days ago
  • v BARBIEE52
    ~~ emoticon ~~8 things you didn't know about laughter~~ emoticon ~~

    1. In groups, women laugh more than men.
    2. Laughter is said to improve alertness, creativity, and memory.
    3. Most people cannot laugh at command.
    4. The sound of laughter is not associated with any one laugage.
    5. One good belly laugh burns about 3.5 calories.
    6. Gelotology is the study of humor & laughter.
    7. Healthy people laugh about 100 to 400 times a day.
    8. That's about 2,800 times a week or 146, 000 times a year.

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    You laugh, I laugh...you cry, I cry.
    You fall, I laugh, then fall too, because I was laughing too hard.
    I laugh even harder when I try to explain why I'm laughing.

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    My favorite pain is in my stomach when my friends make me laugh too hard.
    Nothing compares with the stomach ache I get from laughing with my
    best friend..that awkward moment when you can't stop laughing while
    telling a joke, and when you're finally done, your friend doesn't even get it.

    emoticon Laughter is a tranquilizer with no side effects
    Please take it regularly emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon Sending "Laughing" ((((((HUGS)))))) & "Smiles emoticon emoticon
    563 days ago
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