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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: 188,591

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..

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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    Witching You a WooHoo WEIRDnWILDnWISE Wednesday ~ Only 3 days till Halloween
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BLESSings ~ ALLways ~ Deby ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    " Halloween is... one day of breaking out of your shell... one day you can be completely
    expressive... where the world gives you license to dress up. " ~Chris March

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    To leave the world a little better . . . to know that 1 life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded. Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    “An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.” – Henry David Thoreau emoticon
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    Pumpkin, Oh Pumpkin © Christopher R. Riddels

    Published: October 24, 2019

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your candle light's bright.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You shine bright through the night.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You sit on the porch.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You're a decorative torch.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    Your teeth so messed up,
    As you smile at the kids,
    As cute as a buttercup.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You bring me much joy.
    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You make the children overjoyed.

    Pumpkin, oh Pumpkin,
    You're really a Jack-O'-Lantern.

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    10 hours ago
  • v no profile image PATRICIAANN46
    Hi............Our DIL is from NW Mn. ( a small town called Climax). We live in Wisconsin, about 50 miles N. of Madison. Wherever our Grand-daughter chooses to go to college, it is definitely her choice..................but we will really miss her. We only have 2 Grand-daughters and they have lived 11 miles West of us since birth. We are spoiled but they are so wonderful to be around.

    Thanks for commenting.
    13 hours ago
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